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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437059/a-new-and-reliable-classification-system-for-fractures-of-the-navicular-and-associated-injuries-to-the-midfoot
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M J Petrie, C M Blakey, C Chadwick, H G Davies, C M Blundell, M B Davies
AIMS: Fractures of the navicular can occur in isolation but, owing to the intimate anatomical and biomechanical relationships, are often associated with other injuries to the neighbouring bones and joints in the foot. As a result, they can lead to long-term morbidity and poor function. Our aim in this study was to identify patterns of injury in a new classification system of traumatic fractures of the navicular, with consideration being given to the commonly associated injuries to the midfoot...
February 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436289/a-comparative-analysis-of-lumbar-spine-mechanics-during-barbell-and-crate-lifting-implications-for-occupational-lifting-task-assessments
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Jackie D Zehr, Danielle R Carnegie, Timothy N Welsh, Tyson A C Beach
PURPOSE: To compare the effects of object handled and handgrip used on lumbar spine motion and loading during occupational lifting task simulations. METHODS: Eight male and eight female volunteers performed barbell and crate lifts with a pronated (barbell) and neutral (crate) handgrip. The mass of barbells/crates lifted was identical across the objects and fixed at 11.6 kg and 9.3 kg for men and women, respectively. The initial heights of barbells/crates were individualized to mid-shank level...
February 13, 2018: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413796/varus-thrust-visualized-during-gait-was-associated-with-inverted-foot-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-an-exploratory-study
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Hiroshi Ohi, Hirotaka Iijima, Naoto Fukutani, Tomoki Aoyama, Eishi Kaneda, Kazuko Ohi, Hiromu Ito, Shuichi Matsuda, Abe Kaoru
The foot is speculated to play a role in knee joint kinematics. This exploratory cross-sectional study examined the association between static foot posture and the presence of varus thrust visualized during gait in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis (OA). Patients (n = 88 patients and 134 knees; age, 61-91 years; 68.2% female) with Kellgren/Lawrence (K/L) grade ≥1 in the medial compartment were included in this study and underwent gait observation for varus thrust. These patients' three-dimensional static foot posture while standing was evaluated and their tibiofemoral joint K/L grades and anatomical axis angles were also assessed as covariates...
January 29, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413786/arch-index-and-running-biomechanics-in-children-aged-10-14-years
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Karsten Hollander, Julie Stebbins, Inke Marie Albertsen, Daniel Hamacher, Kornelia Babin, Claudia Hacke, Astrid Zech
BACKGROUND: While altered foot arch characteristics (high or low) are frequently assumed to influence lower limb biomechanics and are suspected to be a contributing factor for injuries, the association between arch characteristics and lower limb running biomechanics in children is unclear. RESEARCH QUESTION: Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between a dynamically measured arch index and running biomechanics in healthy children...
February 1, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409292/structural-interaction-between-bone-and-implants-due-to-arthroplasty-of-the-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint
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Marco A Martínez Bocanegra, Javier Bayod Lopez, A Vidal-Lesso, Ricardo Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo, Raúl Lesso-Arroyo
BACKGROUND: Currently, the metatarsophalangeal joint replacement through a restorative arthroplasty, where implants are used, is a viable invasive surgical medical procedure in the treatment of severe cases of osteoarthritis in this joint, better known as hallux rigidus. However, few things are known about the postoperative complications that implants can cause on the joint, like Swanson and Tornier implants.Research in this field can provide a valuable information that would help the specialist surgeon in the decision-making during the selection of the more suitable joint implant in each patient, as well as the redesign of the devices, to make them more efficient, durable and biocompatible with the human body...
October 20, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396468/alterations-of-pregnant-gait-during-pregnancy-and-post-partum
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Qichang Mei, Yaodong Gu, Justin Fernandez
Physique changes during pregnancy lead to gait characteristic variations. This study aimed to analyse gait of pregnant individuals throughout pregnancy and post-partum. Sixteen healthy pregnant women volunteered as participants and had their lower limb kinematics analysed through a VICON three-dimensional motion system and plantar pressure measured with a Novel EMED force plate. Significant changes were observed in pelvic anterior motion, hip and ankle joint kinematics. Mean pressure distribution and COP trajectory deviation altered accordingly with increased pregnancy time, compared with post-partum...
February 2, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389217/foot-kinetics-and-kinematics-profile-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-with-peripheral-neuropathy-a-hospital-based-study-from-south-india
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Animesh Hazari, Arun G Maiya, Shivashankara K N
BACKGROUND: A kinetic change in thefoot like altered plantar pressure is the most common etiological risk factor for causing foot ulcers among people with diabetes mellitus. Kinematic alterations in joint angle and spatiotemporal parameters of the gait have also been frequently observed in participants with diabetes peripheral neuropathy. Diabetes peripheral neuropathy is the most common long-term standing complication of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It leads to various micro and macrovascular related complication of the foot...
February 1, 2018: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381043/foot-and-ankle-conditions-midfoot-and-forefoot-conditions
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Katherine M Edenfield
The midfoot and forefoot are the regions of the foot distal to the talus and calcaneus and are critical to weight bearing and movement. They help support the arch of the foot, provide shock absorption, and convert vertically oriented forces into horizontal forward and propulsive movement. A spectrum of acute, subacute, and chronic conditions in these regions can cause pain and decreased function. A thorough history and physical examination should include foot and leg biomechanics, alignment, and posture in addition to palpation of painful areas...
February 2018: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374491/prosthetic-energy-return-during-walking-increases-after-3%C3%A2-weeks-of-adaptation-to-a-new-device
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Samuel F Ray, Shane R Wurdeman, Kota Z Takahashi
BACKGROUND: There are many studies that have investigated biomechanical differences among prosthetic feet, but not changes due to adaptation over time. There is a need for objective measures to quantify the process of adaptation for individuals with a transtibial amputation. Mechanical power and work profiles are a primary focus for modern energy-storage-and-return type prostheses, which strive to increase energy return from the prosthesis. The amount of energy a prosthesis stores and returns (i...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373047/the-study-of-surface-electromyography-used-for-the-assessment-of-abductor-hallucis-muscle-activity-in-patients-with-hallux-valgus
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Kamila Mortka, Przemysław Lisiński, Agnieszka Wiertel-Krawczuk
BACKGROUND: Hallux valgus is a common foot disorder. In patients with hallux valgus, the anatomy and biomechanics of foot is subject to alterations. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this clinical and neurophysiological study is to compare the activity of abductor hallucis (AbdH) muscle between the group of patients with hallux valgus and control group of healthy people, with the use of surface electromyography. METHODS: The study involved 44 feet with diagnosed hallux valgus (research group) and 42 feet without deformation (control group)...
January 26, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364940/similarities-and-differences-among-half-marathon-runners-according-to-their-performance-level
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Ana Ogueta-Alday, Juan Carlos Morante, Josué Gómez-Molina, Juan García-López
This study aimed to identify the similarities and differences among half-marathon runners in relation to their performance level. Forty-eight male runners were classified into 4 groups according to their performance level in a half-marathon (min): Group 1 (n = 11, < 70 min), Group 2 (n = 13, < 80 min), Group 3 (n = 13, < 90 min), Group 4 (n = 11, < 105 min). In two separate sessions, training-related, anthropometric, physiological, foot strike pattern and spatio-temporal variables were recorded...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357996/peroneus-brevis-tendon-in-proximal-5th-metatarsal-fractures-anatomical-considerations-for-safe-hook-plate-placement
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N Seyidova, L Hirtler, R Windhager, R Schuh, M Willegger
INTRODUCTION: The peroneus brevis tendon (PBT) inserts into the proximal aspect of the 5th metatarsal. Metatarsal bone fractures are encountered to be the most common fractures in the foot with predominantly fractures at the base of the fifth metatarsal bone. Mechanism of injury and treatment of the proximal 5th metatarsal fractures vary due to the complex anatomy and diverse biomechanical properties. The purpose of this study was to analyze the footprint of the PBT with regards to the proximal 5th metatarsal fractures and to define a "safe zone" for hook plate placement...
January 8, 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354574/biomechanical-parameters-in-plantar-fasciitis-measured-by-gait-analysis-system-with-pressure-sensor
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Seung Don Yoo, Hee Sang Kim, Jong Ha Lee, Dong Hwan Yun, Dong Hwan Kim, Jinmann Chon, Seung Ah Lee, Yoo Jin Han, Yun Soo Soh, Yong Kim, Seonyoung Han, Woojin Lee, Young Rok Han
Objective: To investigate the differences in biomechanical parameters measured by gait analysis systems between healthy subjects and subjects with plantar fasciitis (PF), and to compare biomechanical parameters between 'normal, barefooted' gait and arch building gait in the participants. Methods: The researchers evaluated 15 subjects (30 feet) with bilateral foot pain and 15 subjects (15 feet) with unilateral foot pain who had a clinical diagnosis of PF. Additionally, 17 subjects (34 feet) who had no heel pain were recruited...
December 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350644/talar-fractures-radiological-and-ct-evaluation-and-classification-systems
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Giuseppe Caracchini, Michele Pietragalla, Alioscia De Renzis, Michele Galluzzo, Mattia Carbone, Marcello Zappia, Anna Russo, Federico Greco, Vittorio Miele
INTRODUCTION: The talus is the second largest bone of the foot. It is fundamental to ensure normal ankle-foot movements as it connects the leg and the foot. Talar fractures are usually due to high energy traumas (road accidents, high level falls). They are not common as they account for 3-5% of ankle and foot fractures and 0.85% of all body fractures. However, talar fractures not correctly diagnosed and treated can lead to avascular necrosis of the astragalus, pseudoarthrosis, early osteoarthrisis and ankle instability, declining the quality of life of patients...
January 19, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334675/effects-of-running-retraining-on-biomechanical-factors-associated-with-lower-limb-injury
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Marcus D Dunn, David B Claxton, Graham Fletcher, Jonathan S Wheat, David M Binney
Injury risk is an important concern for runners; however, limited evidence exists regarding changes to injury risk following running style retraining. Biomechanical factors, such as absolute peak free moment, knee abduction impulse, peak foot eversion and foot eversion excursion, have been shown to predict lower limb injury. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of Pose running retraining on biomechanical factors associated with lower limb running injury. Twenty uninjured recreational runners were pair-matched based on their five km run time performance and randomly assigned to control (n = 10) and intervention (three 2-h Pose running retraining sessions) groups (n = 10)...
January 12, 2018: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306147/the-effect-of-simulated-leg-length-discrepancy-on-lower-limb-biomechanics-during-gait
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Sam Khamis, Eli Carmeli
Understanding the effects of leg length discrepancy (LLD) on the biomechanics of gait and determining as to what extent of LLD alters gait is essential. A total of 91 biomechanical data were assessed from 14 lower limbs of healthy individuals walking under random conditions: shod only and with a 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 and 40 mm sole lift. Lower limb kinematics and dynamic leg length (DLL) were measured by a motion capture system. Hotelling's T-Square test was used to evaluate the differences in DLLs throughout the gait cycle in conjunction with differences between the sides based on the maximal stance phase and minimal swing phase DLLs...
December 28, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296679/foot-force-models-of-crowd-dynamics-on-a-wobbly-bridge
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Igor Belykh, Russell Jeter, Vladimir Belykh
Modern pedestrian and suspension bridges are designed using industry standard packages, yet disastrous resonant vibrations are observed, necessitating multimillion dollar repairs. Recent examples include pedestrian-induced vibrations during the opening of the Solférino Bridge in Paris in 1999 and the increased bouncing of the Squibb Park Bridge in Brooklyn in 2014. The most prominent example of an unstable lively bridge is the London Millennium Bridge, which started wobbling as a result of pedestrian-bridge interactions...
November 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276850/maintaining-stable-transfemoral-amputee-gait-on-level-sloped-and-simulated-uneven-conditions-in-a-virtual-environment
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James A Sturk, Edward D Lemaire, Emily H Sinitski, Nancy L Dudek, Markus Besemann, Jacqueline S Hebert, Natalie Baddour
PURPOSE: Describe and quantify how people with transfemoral amputations (TFA) maintain stable gait over a variety of surfaces; including, downhill and uphill, top and bottom-cross-slopes, medial-lateral translations, rolling hills and simulated rocky surfaces. METHODS: Ten TFA and ten matched people without amputations (NA) walked in a virtual environment with level, sloped and simulated uneven surfaces on a self-paced treadmill. Stability was quantified using medial-lateral margin of stability (ML-MoS), step parameters, and gait variability (standard deviations for speed, temporal-spatial parameters, foot clearance and root-mean-square of medial-lateral trunk acceleration)...
December 24, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247970/comprehensive-biomechanical-characterization-of-feet-in-usma-cadets-comparison-across-race-gender-arch-flexibility-and-foot-types
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Jinsup Song, Kersti Choe, Michael Neary, Rebecca A Zifchock, Kenneth L Cameron, Michael Trepa, Marian T Hannan, Howard Hillstrom
Lower extremity musculoskeletal injuries are common, complex, and costly problems. Literature supports associations between static foot structure and dynamic foot function, as well as between overuse injury and demographic characteristics. Previous studies failed to provide a comprehensive biomechanical foot characteristics of at-risk military personnel. In this study, foot structure, function, and arch height flexibility (AHF) were objectively measured in 1090 incoming cadets (16.3% female, mean age of 18...
December 6, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234863/gait-analysis-in-short-term-follow-up-of-medial-opening-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomy
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Hésojy Gley Pereira Vital da Silva, Alessandro Rozim Zorzi, Heglayne Pereira Vital da Silva, João Batista de Miranda
BACKGROUND: Biomechanical gait changes are proposed as adaptations to medial knee osteoarthritis (OA), and little is known about which parameters can be modified early by high tibial osteotomy (HTO) surgery. The aim of this study was to identify early gait changes in a postoperative period of 6 months as compared to a control group, in three different spatial planes. METHODS: Twenty-one patients with OA were submitted to three-dimensional gait analysis preoperatively and 6 months after HTO surgery...
December 12, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
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