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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214426/reduced-step-length-reduces-knee-joint-contact-forces-during-running-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-but-does-not-alter-inter-limb-asymmetry
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Collin D Bowersock, Richard W Willy, Paul DeVita, John D Willson
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is associated with early onset knee osteoarthritis. Running is a typical activity following this surgery, but elevated knee joint contact forces are thought to contribute to osteoarthritis degenerative processes. It is therefore clinically relevant to identify interventions to reduce contact forces during running among individuals after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of reducing step length during running on patellofemoral and tibiofemoral joint contact forces among people with a history of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction...
February 10, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213166/influence-of-clamping-stress-and-duration-on-the-trauma-of-liver-tissue-during-surgery-operation
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Jin Wang, Qing-Yuan Yu, Wei Li, Bing-Rui Wang, Zhong-Rong Zhou
BACKGROUND: Tissue grasping damage often occurs in minimally invasive surgery, which would increase the postoperative recovery time and the risk of surgical complications. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between liver tissue trauma and compression stress magnitude and duration during tissue clamping operation. METHODS: The clamping experiments of liver tissues in vivo were conducted by using a universal soft tissue mechanical testing machine under different clamping stress magnitudes and durations...
February 10, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213167/the-effect-of-peripheral-neuropathy-on-lower-limb-muscle-strength-in-diabetic-individuals
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Jean P Ferreira, Cristina D Sartor, Ângela M O Leal, Isabel C N Sacco, Tatiana O Sato, Ivana L Ribeiro, Alice S Soares, Jonathan E Cunha, Tania F Salvini
BACKGROUND: Skeletal muscle strength is poorly described and understood in diabetic participants with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This study aimed to investigate the extensor and flexor torque of the knee and ankle during concentric, eccentric, and isometric contractions in men with diabetes mellitus type 2 with and without diabetic peripheral neuropathy. METHODS: Three groups of adult men (n=92), similar in age, body mass index, and testosterone levels, were analyzed: 33 non-diabetic controls, 31 with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and 28 with diabetic peripheral neuropathy...
February 9, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208087/morphomechanical-alterations-in-the-medial-gastrocnemius-muscle-in-patients-with-a-repaired-achilles-tendon-associations-with-outcome-measures
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Wei-Chen Peng, Yi-Ping Chang, Yuan-Hung Chao, S N Fu, Christer Rolf, Tiffany Tf Shih, Sheng-Chu Su, Hsing-Kuo Wang
BACKGROUND: Functional deficits are found in ankles that have sustained an Achilles rupture. This study sought to evaluate and compare the morphomechanical characteristics of the medial gastrocnemius muscle in the legs of participants within six months of a unilateral Achilles repair to determine any correlations between those characteristics and objective outcomes and self-reported functional levels. METHODS: Fifteen participants were assessed via measurements of muscle morphologies (fascicle length, pennation angle, and muscle thickness) in a resting state, the mechanical properties of the proximal aponeurosis of the medial gastrocnemius muscle, the pennation angle during ramping maximal voluntary isometric contractions (MVIC), the heel raise test, and the Taiwan Chinese version of the Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS-TC) questionnaire...
February 8, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199880/is-pelvic-fixation-the-only-option-to-provide-additional-stability-to-the-sacral-anchorage-in-long-lumbar-instrumentation-a-comparative-biomechanical-study-of-new-techniques
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David Volkheimer, Heiko Reichel, Hans-Joachim Wilke, Friederike Lattig
BACKGROUND: Supplementary iliac screws have the highest potential to protect S1-pedicle-screws from loosening in long fusion constructs. However, this technique bridges the iliosacral joint with potential disadvantages for the patient. This study aimed to evaluate if two different established fixation techniques can be used in addition to pedicle screws as alternative to iliac screws, and if these two techniques can provide similar stability when S1-pedicle-screws are loosened. METHODS: Flexibility testing with pure moments of 7...
February 8, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213168/patients-with-total-knee-arthroplasty-do-not-use-all-of-their-available-range-of-knee-flexion-during-functional-activities
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Jodie A McClelland, Julian A Feller, Hylton B Menz, Kate E Webster
BACKGROUND: Recent research designed to improve outcome from total knee arthroplasty has included focus on strategies that increase the range of post-operative knee flexion. Patients with knee arthroplasty can now expect >100° of knee flexion following surgery, but it is not clear whether this improved range of motion facilitates outcome or whether patients take advantage of this range when completing daily functional activities. The aim of this study was to investigate the knee flexion angles used during daily functional activities that specifically required high degrees of knee flexion...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189981/single-limb-drop-landing-biomechanics-in-active-individuals-with-and-without-a-history-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-total-support-analysis
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Federico Pozzi, Stephanie Di Stasi, Joseph A Zeni, Joaquin A Barrios
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to characterize the magnitude and distribution of the total support moment during single-limb drop landings in individuals after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction compared to a control group. METHODS: Twenty participants after reconstruction and twenty control participants matched on sex, limb dominance and activity level were recruited. Motion analysis was performed during a single-limb drop landing task. Total support moment was determined by summing the internal extensor moments at the ankle, knee, and hip...
February 4, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167343/association-between-ankle-equinus-and-plantar-pressures-in-people-with-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
A Searle, M J Spink, A Ho, V H Chuter
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world and is associated with a life-time risk of foot ulcer of 12-25%. Diabetes related restriction in ankle joint range of dorsiflexion is proposed to contribute to elevated plantar pressures implicated in the development of foot ulcers. METHODS: A systematic search of EBSCO Megafile Premier (containing MEDLINE, CINAHL, SPORTSdiscus and Academic Search Complete) and The Cochrane Library was conducted to 23rd November 2016...
January 31, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178579/comparison-of-head-impact-location-during-games-and-practices-in-division-iii-men-s-lacrosse-players
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Kathleen M O'Day, Elizabeth M Koehling, Lydia R Vollavanh, Debbie Bradney, James M May, Katherine M Breedlove, Evan L Breedlove, Price Blair, Eric A Nauman, Thomas G Bowman
BACKGROUND: Head impacts have been studied extensively in football, but little similar research has been conducted in men's lacrosse. It is important to understand the location and magnitude of head impacts during men's lacrosse to recognize the risk of head injury. METHODS: Descriptive epidemiology study set on collegiate lacrosse fields. Eleven men's lacrosse players (age=20.9±1.13years, mass=83.91±9.04kg, height=179.88±5.99cm) volunteered to participate. We applied X2 sensors behind the right ear of participants for games and practices...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157621/analysis-of-the-upper-cervical-spine-stiffness-during-axial-rotation-a-comparative-study-among-patients-with-tension-type-headache-or-migraine-and-asymptomatic-subjects
#10
P-M Dugailly, A Decuyper, W Salem, A De Boe, G V Espí-López, Y Lepers
BACKGROUND: Many studies reported the implication of the cervical musculoskeletal system in patients with tension type headache and migraine. The objective of this study is to investigate the upper cervical spine stiffness features in axial rotation among headache patients in comparison with a healthy population. METHODS: 48 subjects including 30 migraine patients with/without aura and 18 patients with tension-type headache, aged between 18 and 60years (mean 36, SD 11years) have been evaluated...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187305/improvement-of-upper-trunk-posture-during-walking-in-hemiplegic-patients-after-injections-of-botulinum-toxin-into-the-arm
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Harald Hefter, Dietmar Rosenthal
BACKGROUND: It has been hypothesized that altered trunk movements during gait in post-stroke patients or children with cerebral palsy are compensatory to lower limb impairment. Improvement of trunk movements and posture after injections of botulinum toxin into the affected arm would be at variance with this hypothesis and hint towards a multifactorial trunk control deficit. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical gait analysis was performed in 11 consecutively recruited hemiplegic patients immediately before and 4weeks after a botulinum toxin type A-injection into the affected arm...
January 26, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157619/effects-of-hip-joint-transverse-plane-range-of-motion-with-a-modeled-effusion-and-capsular-tear-a-cadaveric-study
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Casey Hebert, Mark P Smyth, Erik Woodard, Collin C Bills, Marc J Mihalko, William M Mihalko
BACKGROUND: Multiple factors contribute to range of motion of the hip joint in the transverse plane: bony anatomy, hip capsule, corresponding ligaments, articular labrum, ligamentum teres, and negative intra-articular pressure. We hypothesized that violation of the negative pressure of the hip and simulation of an effusion would increase range of motion in the transverse plane in a cadaver model. METHODS: Ten hip specimens were obtained and dissected with the femur and iliac wing mounted in a custom joint-testing rig in neutral position...
January 21, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135662/trunk-and-lower-limb-biomechanics-during-stair-climbing-in-people-with-and-without-symptomatic-femoroacetabular-impingement
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Connor A Hammond, Gillian L Hatfield, Michael K Gilbart, S Jayne Garland, Michael A Hunt
BACKGROUND: Femoroacetabular impingement is a pathomechanical hip condition leading to pain and impaired physical function. It has been shown that those with femoroacetabular impingement exhibit altered gait characteristics during level walking and stair climbing, and decreased muscle force production during isometric muscle contractions. However, no studies to-date have looked at trunk kinematics or muscle activation during dynamic movements such as stair climbing in this patient population...
January 21, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131017/relationship-between-bone-adaptation-and-in-vivo-mechanical-stimulus-in-biological-reconstructions-after-bone-tumor-a-biomechanical-modeling-analysis
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Giordano Valente, Lorenzo Pitto, Enrico Schileo, Sabina Piroddi, Alberto Leardini, Marco Manfrini, Fulvia Taddei
BACKGROUND: Biomechanical interpretations of bone adaptation in biological reconstructions following bone tumors would be crucial for orthopedic oncologists, particularly if based on quantitative observations. This would help plan for surgical treatments, rehabilitative programs and communication with the patients. We aimed to analyze the biomechanical adaptation of a femoral reconstruction after Ewing sarcoma according to an increasingly-used surgical technique, and to relate in-progress bone resorption to the mechanical stimulus induced by different motor activities...
January 21, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129591/work-of-separation-a-method-to-assess-intraperitoneal-adhesion-and-healing-of-parietal-peritoneum-in-an-animal-model
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LETTER
Ospan A Mynbaev, Alexey A Ivanov, Sergei S Simakov, Xenia I Roubliova, Marina Yu Eliseeva, Tahar Benhidjeb, Michael Stark
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 21, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110242/three-dimensional-analysis-of-tarsal-bone-response-to-axial-loading-in-patients-with-hallux-valgus-and-normal-feet
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Kota Watanabe, Yasutoshi Ikeda, Daisuke Suzuki, Atsushi Teramoto, Takuma Kobayashi, Tomoyuki Suzuki, Toshihiko Yamashita
BACKGROUND: Patients with hallux valgus present a variety of symptoms that may be related to the type of deformity. Weightbearing affects the deformities, and the evaluation of the load response of tarsal bones has been mainly performed using two-dimensional plane radiography. The purpose of this study was to investigate and compare structural changes in the medial foot arch between patients with hallux valgus and normal controls using a computer image analysis technique and weightbearing computed tomography data...
January 17, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157620/dynamic-head-neck-stabilization-in-cervical-dystonia
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Patrick A Forbes, Edo de Bruijn, Sebastiaan W R Nijmeijer, Johannes H T M Koelman, Frans C T van der Helm, Alfred C Schouten, Marina A J Tijssen, Riender Happee
BACKGROUND: Effective sensorimotor integration is essential to modulate (adapt) neck stabilization strategies in response to varying tasks and disturbances. This study evaluates the hypothesis that relative to healthy controls cervical dystonia patients have an impaired ability to modulate afferent feedback for neck stabilization with changes in the frequency content of mechanical perturbations. METHODS: We applied anterior-posterior displacement perturbations (110s) on the torso of seated subjects, while recording head-neck kinematics and muscular activity...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119205/sled-fixation-for-horizontal-medial-malleolus-fractures
#18
Adam M Wegner, Philip R Wolinsky, Robin Z Cheng, Michael A Robbins, Tanya C Garcia, Derek F Amanatullah
BACKGROUND: Horizontal fractures of the medial malleolus occur through exertion of various rotational forces on the ankle, including supination--external rotation, pronation--external rotation, and pronation-abduction. Many methods of fixation are employed for these fractures, but the optimal fixation construct remains unclear. METHODS: Horizontal medial malleolus osteotomies were performed in synthetic distal tibiae and randomized into two fixation groups: 1) two parallel unicortical cancellous screws or 2) medial malleolar sled fixation...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119204/effect-of-walking-speed-in-heart-failure-patients-and-heart-transplant-patients
#19
Renata L Bona, Artur Bonezi, Paula Figueiredo da Silva, Carlo M Biancardi, Flávio Antônio de Souza Castro, Nadine Oliveira Clausel
BACKGROUND: Chronic heart failure patients present higher cost of transport and some changes in pattern of walking, but the same aspects have not yet been investigated in heart transplant patients. METHODS: The aim of this study was to investigate both metabolic and mechanicals parameters, at five different walking speeds on treadmill, in chronic heart failure and heart transplant patients. Twelve chronic heart failure patients, twelve healthy controls and five heart transplant patients participated in the study...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110244/quantification-of-postural-control-deficits-in-patients-with-recent-concussion-an-inertial-sensor-based-approach
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Cailbhe Doherty, Liang Zhao, John Ryan, Yusuke Komaba, Akihiro Inomata, Brian Caulfield
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to quantify postural control ability in a group with concussion compared with a healthy control group. METHOD: Fifteen concussion patients (4 females, 11 males) and a group of fifteen age- and sex-matched controls were recruited. Participants were tested during the performance of the three stance variants (bilateral, tandem and unilateral) of the balance error scoring system standing on a force place, while wearing an inertial measurement unit placed at the posterior aspect of the sacrum...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
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