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A B M Boni Rietveld, F M T Hagemans, S Haitjema, T Vissers, R G H H Nelissen
Dancing on pointe and relevé requires extreme plantar flexion of the talo-crural joint. Hence, these positions may lead to posterior ankle impingement syndrome (PAIS). PAIS often coincides with flexor hallucis longus tendinopathy (FHL tendinopathy, or "dancers' tendinitis"). Both injuries can appear in isolation as well. The goal of this review is to evaluate the results and the available levels of evidence of conservative and operative treatment (both open and endoscopic) of PAIS and FHL tendinopathy in dancers...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
A B M Boni Rietveld, F M T Hagemans
Posterior ankle impingement syndrome (PAIS) is a painful, usually limited plantar flexion of the ankle joint due to soft tissue impingement or a bony impediment often coinciding with tendinopathy of the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) behind the medial malleolus. In persistent complaints, the bony impediment is removed, the tunnel of the FHL tendon is released, or a combination of both procedures has traditionally been performed by open surgery. In 2000, an endoscopic surgical technique for PAIS and FHL tendinopathy was introduced...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
A B M Boni Rietveld, S Haitjema
Posterior ankle impingement syndrome (PAIS), the result of posterolateral soft tissue or bony impingement of the ankle, and tendinopathy of the flexor hallucis longus (FHL tendinopathy) in the ankle are common in dancers. If conservative treatment of these conditions fails to produce adequate results, surgical intervention might be necessary. However, outcomes of treatment by open surgery for these diagnoses have been described only in small series of dancers. For this study, data were extracted from clinical files and operative reports of an orthopaedic surgery clinic specialized in dance medicine...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
Jin Park, Jin Ho Che
Talus fracture of the medial tubercle of the posterior process is rare. This type of fracture can be easily missed, because it is difficult to identify on plain radiographs of the ankle. Oblique radiographs with external rotation, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the ankle are useful for making an accurate diagnosis. However, even with an early diagnosis, the treatment guidelines for talus fractures of the posterior medial tubercle have not yet been established. The flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon, which passes through the groove between the medial and lateral tubercles of the posterior process of the talus, can interpose between the fracture sites and interrupt fracture reduction...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Jackson R Staggers, Kenneth Smith, Cesar de C Netto, Sameer Naranje, Krishna Prasad, Ashish Shah
BACKGROUND: Several operative techniques exist for Achilles tendinopathy. The purpose of our study was to compare the clinical and functional outcomes of flexor hallucis longus (FHL) transfer and V-Y advancement for the treatment of chronic insertional Achilles tendinopathy. METHODS: Retrospective chart review from 2010 to 2016 of patients that underwent FHL transfer or V-Y advancement for chronic insertional Achilles tendinopathy. Outcome measures were compared for these two procedures...
February 16, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Salih Angin, Karen J Mickle, Christopher J Nester
BACKGROUND: The plantar foot muscles and plantar fascia differ between different foot postures. However, how each individual plantar structure contribute to foot posture has not been explored. The purpose of this study was to investigate the associations between static foot posture and morphology of plantar foot muscles and plantar fascia and thus the contributions of these structures to static foot posture. METHODS: A total of 111 participants were recruited, 43 were classified as having pes planus and 68 as having normal foot posture using Foot Posture Index assessment tool...
January 27, 2018: Gait & Posture
Nicola Maffulli, Francesco Oliva, Gayle D Maffulli, Angelo Del Buono, Nikolaos Gougoulias
BACKGROUND: Surgical management of chronic Tendo Achillis (TA) ruptures usually requires tendon grafting procedures. Several techniques have been described. We examined the outcome of three different less invasive (incisions length less than 3 cm) tendon transfer techniques in the management of patients with a chronic rupture of the TA. METHODS: Of 62 patients (39 males and 23 females; mean age 44.8 years; range 29.3-62 years) with chronic TA ruptures managed operatively, 21 patients had a ≥6cm gap and underwent free ipsilateral semitendinosus (ST) graft (21 patients), whereas patients with smaller gaps had either ipsilateral peroneus brevis (PB) (20 patients) or ipsilateral flexor hallucis longus (FHL) transfer (21 patients)...
February 16, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Don Koh, Jeremy Lim, Jerry Y Chen, Inderjeet R Singh, Kevin Koo
BACKGROUND: Repairs of chronic Achilles tendon ruptures are technically challenging due to large defects after scar excision. Multiple techniques for repair have been proposed but little consensus on best practice established. This study aims to compare flexor hallucis longus (FHL) transfers versus turndown flaps augmented by FHL transfers. METHODS: Between 2005 and 2015, 49 unilateral repairs of chronic Achilles tendon ruptures were performed. We retrospectively compared the outcomes of 20 patients who underwent FHL transfer with 19 patients who underwent turndown flaps augmented with FHL transfer before surgery and at three time points after surgery (three, six and twelve months)...
November 10, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Cesar de Cesar Netto, Apisan Chinanuvathana, Lucas Furtado da Fonseca, Eric J Dein, Eric W Tan, Lew Charles Schon
BACKGROUND: In patients with chronic Achilles tendon disorders, Achilles tendon debridement can be supplemented with a tendon transfer, with the flexor hallucis longus tendon (FHL) transfer representing the most common used technique. Our study describes clinical and functional results of patients treated with flexor digitorum longus (FDL) tendon transfer in the treatment of patients with chronic Achilles tendon disorders. METHODS: Retrospective study of prospectively collected data of thirteen patients (15 feet) that underwent FDL tendon transfer as part of the treatment of chronic Achilles tendon disorders...
December 19, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Akinobu Nishimura, Shigeto Nakazora, Naoya Ito, Aki Fukuda, Ko Kato, Akihiro Sudo
Longitudinal flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon tears are sometimes complicated by posterior ankle impingement syndrome (PAIS), especially in ballet dancers. In recent years, PAIS has been treated endoscopically, but it is difficult to suture FHL tendon tears endoscopically. In this report, we describe how to suture the FHL tendon endoscopically with the Meniscal Viper Repair system (Arthrex, Naples, FL). Without our endoscopic technique, when a patient is found to have a longitudinal tear of the FHL under endoscopy, we must choose to either neglect the tear or convert to an open repair...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Maurice Swinkels, Justine H Zhang, Viranga Tilakaratna, Graeme Black, Rahat Perveen, Selina McHarg, Antonio Inforzato, Anthony J Day, Simon J Clark
Retinal inflammation plays a key role in the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a condition that leads to loss of central vision. The deposition of the acute phase pentraxin C-reactive protein (CRP) in the macula activates the complement system, thereby contributing to dysregulated inflammation. The complement protein factor H (FH) can bind CRP and down-regulate an inflammatory response. However, it is not known whether a truncated form of FH, called factor H-like protein 1 (FHL-1), which plays a significant regulatory role in the eye, also interacts with CRP...
January 26, 2018: Scientific Reports
Orhan Beger, Özlem Elvan, Mert Keskinbora, Burçin Ün, Deniz Uzmansel, Zeliha Kurtoğlu
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the features of flexor hallucis longus (FHL), flexor digitorum longus (FDL) and flexor digitorum accessorius (FDA) muscles with relevance to the tendon grafts and to reveal the location of Master Knot of Henry (MKH). METHODS: Twenty feet from ten formalin fixed cadavers were dissected, which were in the inventory of Anatomy Department of Medicine Faculty, Mersin University. The location of MKH was identified...
January 20, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
Sujal Ghosh, Marlene Carmo, Miguel Calero-Garcia, Ida Ricciardelli, Juan Carlos Bustamante Ogando, Michael P Blundell, Axel Schambach, Philip G Ashton-Rickardt, Claire Booth, Stephan Ehl, Kai Lehmberg, Adrian J Thrasher, H Bobby Gaspar
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the PRF1 gene account for up to 58% of familial haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (FHL) syndromes. The resulting defects in effector cell cytotoxicity lead to hypercytokinaemia and hyperactivation with inflammation in various organs. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether autologous gene corrected T cells can restore cytotoxic function, reduce disease activity and prevent haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) symptoms in in vivo models. METHODS: We developed a gammaretroviral vector to transduce murine CD8-T cells in the prf-/- mouse model...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Tayebeh Soheili, Amandine Durand, Fernando E Sepulveda, Julie Rivière, Chantal Lagresle-Peyrou, Hanem Sadek, Geneviève de Saint Basile, Samia Martin, Fulvio Mavilio, Marina Cavazzana, Isabelle André-Schmutz
Patients with mutations in the UNC13D gene (coding for Munc13-4 protein) suffer from familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis type 3 (FHL3), a life-threatening immune and hyperinflammatory disorder. The only curative treatment is allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation, although the posttreatment survival rate is not satisfactory. Here, we demonstrate the curative potential of UNC13D gene correction of HSCs in a murine model of FHL3. We generated a self-inactivating lentiviral vector, used it to complement HSCs from Unc13d-deficient (Jinx) mice, and transplanted the cells back into the irradiated Jinx recipients...
December 26, 2017: Blood Advances
Magali Roger, Fraser Brown, William Gabrielli, Frank Sargent
Hydrogen-dependent reduction of carbon dioxide to formic acid offers a promising route to greenhouse gas sequestration, carbon abatement technologies, hydrogen transport and storage, and the sustainable generation of renewable chemical feedstocks [1]. The most common approach to performing direct hydrogenation of CO2 to formate is to use chemical catalysts in homogeneous or heterogeneous reactions [2]. An alternative approach is to use the ability of living organisms to perform this reaction biologically. However, although CO2 fixation pathways are widely distributed in nature, only a few enzymes have been described that have the ability to perform the direct hydrogenation of CO2 [3-5]...
December 20, 2017: Current Biology: CB
Edgar Leonardo Martinez-Salazar, Joao R T Vicentini, Anne H Johnson, Martin Torriani
Triggering of the toes is rare, with isolated cases reported in the literature involving predominantly the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon, a condition known as "hallux saltans" (HS). We report the dynamic sonographic findings of a 42-year-old female with a 2-month history of ankle pain and triggering of right hallux, consistent with HS. Sonography demonstrated tenosynovitis and focal thickening of FHL at the level of hindfoot, with a fibrous band adjacent to the tendon. Dynamic ultrasound showed triggering and snapping of FHL tendon during hallux flexion and extension, respectively...
December 28, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
Christian Wertheimer, Stefan Kassumeh, Nick P Piravej, Olga Nilmayer, Christian Braun, Claudia Priglinger, Nikolaus Luft, Armin Wolf, Wolfgang J Mayer, Siegfried G Priglinger, Kirsten H Eibl-Lindner
Purpose: Numerous pharmacologic substances have been proposed for preventing posterior capsule opacification (PCO). The following trial was to compare those drugs to find more suitable options. IOL should then be modified by the pharmaceuticals as a drug-delivery device. Methods: A systematic literature search was performed to identify published substances. FHL-124 was used to determine cell proliferation and toxicity using a dye reduction test (XTT). Prescreened substances showing a reduction on cell growth without being toxic were soaked into an IOL...
December 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Begüm D Topçuoğlu, Cem Meydan, Roberto Orellana, James F Holden
Some hyperthermophilic heterotrophs in the genus Thermococcus produce H2 in the absence of S° and have up to seven hydrogenases, but their combined physiological roles are unclear. Here, we show which hydrogenases in Thermococcus paralvinellae are affected by added H2 during growth without S°. Growth rates and steady-state cell concentrations decreased while formate production rates increased when T. paralvinallae was grown in a chemostat with 65 µM of added H2(aq) . Differential gene expression analysis using RNA-Seq showed consistent expression of six hydrogenase operons with and without added H2 ...
December 13, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
Robin C Willenbring, Yasuhiro Ikeda, Larry R Pease, Aaron J Johnson
BACKGROUND: Deleterious mutations in PRF1 result in lethal, childhood disease, familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis type 2 (FHL 2). However, not all mutations in PRF1 are deleterious and result in FHL 2. Currently, these nondeleterious mutations are being investigated in the onset of numerous disorders, such as lymphomas and diabetes. Yet, there is still an overwhelmingly large amount of PRF1 mutations that are not associated with disease. METHODS: We conducted a post hoc analysis of the PRF1 mutations in the coding region using the recently published Exome Aggregation Consortium genomes, Leiden Open Variation Database, NCBI SNP database, and primary literature to better understand PRF1 variation in the human population...
January 2018: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
Mark A Lyle, T Richard Nichols
Prior work has suggested that Golgi tendon organ feedback, via its distributed network linking muscles spanning all joints, could be used by the nervous system to help regulate whole limb mechanics if appropriately organized. We tested this hypothesis by characterizing the patterns of intermuscular force-dependent feedback between the primary extensor muscles spanning the knee, ankle, and toes in decerebrate cat hindlimbs. Intermuscular force feedback was evaluated by stretching tendons of selected muscles in isolation and in pairwise combinations and then measuring the resulting force-dependent intermuscular interactions...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Neurophysiology
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