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Thoracic rotation

Alexandros Stamatopoulos, Davide Patrini, Efstratios Koletsis, Elaine Borg, Reena Khiroja, Martin Hayward, David Lawrence, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a fibroinflammatory condition that can affect practically every organ. Although it was first identified in pancreas and salivary glands, major organs like liver, biliary tree, kidney, thyroid glands and lungs are commonly involved, sometimes resulting in organ failure. We describe a case of an 41-year-old man presented with back pain after a rotator cuff injury. A Computed Tomography (CT) revealed incidentally a right lower lobe paravertebral lesion extending across the T5 and T6 vertebral levels and invading into the adjacent pleural surface...
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Mitsuhiro Nishida, Takeo Nagura, Nobuyuki Fujita, Naobumi Hosogane, Takashi Tsuji, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto, Kota Watanabe
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a structural, lateral curvature with rotation of the spine that develops around puberty. The influence of this spinal deformity on three-dimensional trunk movements during gait has not yet been elucidated. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of spinal curve pattern (single thoracic curve vs. single lumbar curve) on trunk kinematics during gait. METHODS: Twenty-two patients with a single thoracic curve (Lenke type 1) and 17 patients with a single lumbar curve (Lenke type 5) were included in this study...
October 11, 2016: Gait & Posture
Xiaoyu Wang, Laure Boyer, Franck Le Naveaux, Richard M Schwend, Carl-Eric Aubin
BACKGROUND: Differential rod contouring is used to achieve 3-dimensional correction in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis instrumentations. How vertebral rotation correction is correlated with the amount of differential rod contouring is still unknown; too aggressive differential rod contouring may increase the risk of bone-screw connection failure. The objective was to assess the 3-dimensional correction and bone-screw forces using various configurations of differential rod contouring. METHODS: Computerized patient-specific biomechanical models of 10 AIS cases were used to simulate AIS instrumentations using various configurations of differential rod contouring...
October 6, 2016: Clinical Biomechanics
Daniel Sanchez-Parcerisa, Maura Kirk, Marcus Fager, Brendan Burgdorf, Malorie Stowe, Tim Solberg, Alejandro Carabe
The development of rotational proton therapy plans based on a pencil-beam-scanning (PBS) system has been limited, among several other factors, by the energy-switching time between layers, a system-dependent parameter that ranges between a fraction of a second and several seconds. We are investigating mono- and bi-energetic rotational proton modulated arc therapy (PMAT) solutions that would not be affected by long energy switching times. In this context, a systematic selection of the optimal proton energy for each arc is vital...
October 14, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Ang Deng, Hong-Qi Zhang, Ming-Xing Tang, Shao-Hua Liu, Yu-Xiang Wang, Qi-Le Gao
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of posterior-only surgical correction of dystrophic scoliosis in patients with neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) using a multiple anchor point method (MAPM). METHODS From 2005 to 2014, 31 patients (mean age 13.5 years old, range 10-22 years old) suffering from dystrophic scoliosis associated with NF1 underwent posterior-only surgical correction using a MAPM. The apex of the deformity was thoracic (n = 25), thoracolumbar (n = 4), and lumbar (n = 2)...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Adam H Breiteneicher, Bo Norby, Kurt S Schulz, Sharon C Kerwin, Don A Hulse, Derek B Fox, W Brian Saunders
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of sliding humeral osteotomy (SHO) on frontal plane thoracic limb alignment in standing and recumbent limb positions. STUDY DESIGN: Canine cadaveric study. SAMPLE POPULATION: Canine thoracic limbs (n=15 limb pairs). METHODS: Limbs acquired from healthy Labrador Retrievers euthanatized for reasons unrelated to this study were mounted in a limb press and aligned in a standing position followed by axial loading at 30% body weight...
October 13, 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
Leanda McKenna, Xavier Cornwall, Sian Williams
BACKGROUND: Scapular orientation may be influenced by static body posture (sitting and standing) and contribute to the development of shoulder pain. Therefore, a consistent body posture should be considered when assessing scapular orientation as well as enhancing optimal scapular positioning. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there are differences in scapular orientation between standing, neutral sitting, and habitual sitting, while adjusting for spinal posture. DESIGN: A single group randomized repeated measures study...
October 6, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Arnaud Dubory, Lotfi Miladi, Brice Ilharreborde, Jean-Marie Gennari, Jihane Rouissi, Christophe Glorion, Charles Henri Flouzat Lachaniette, Thierry Odent
PURPOSE: Anterior fusion is a well-established procedure for the treatment of Lenke 5C adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). This retrospective study aimed to assess preoperative and postoperative radiographic differences between the conventional anterior fusion and anterior short fusions (ASF) in Lenke 5C AIS. METHODS: Radiographic data of 42 consecutive cases of Lenke 5C AIS, which were surgically treated through anterior segmental fusion, were analyzed retrospectively...
October 4, 2016: European Spine Journal
Suzi Edwards, Hiram C Brooke, Jill L Cook
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to explore the differences in the magnitude of movement variability and strategies utilized during an unanticipated cut task between players with and without a history of groin pain. DESIGN: Cross-sectional design. SETTING: Biomechanics laboratory. PARTICIANTS: Male Australian football players with (HISTORY; n = 7) or without (CONTROL; n = 10) a history of groin pain. OUTCOME MEASURES: Three-dimensional ground reaction forces (GRF) and kinematics were recorded during 10 successful trials of an unanticipated cut task, and isokinetic hip adduction and abduction strength...
July 22, 2016: Physical Therapy in Sport
Donita I Bylski-Austrow, David L Glos, Anne C Bonifas, Max F Carvalho, Matthew C Coombs, Peter F Sturm
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatments for early onset scoliosis (EOS) correct curvatures and improve respiratory function but involve many complications. A distractible, or 'growing rod,' implant construct that is more flexible than current metal rod systems may sufficiently correct curves in small children and reduce complications due to biomechanical factors. The purpose of this pilot study was to determine ranges of motion (ROM) after implantation of simulated growing rod constructs with a range of clinically relevant structural properties...
2016: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
Jean-Claude Bernard, Eric Berthonnaud, Nuria Rodriguez-Martinez, Julie Deceuninck, Emmanuelle Chaleat-Valayer
OBJECTIVE: Three-dimensional imaging was performed to identify if Lenke 1A curves could be reclassified in subgroups to improved orthopedic or surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. It seems that multitude of 3D reconstructions can exist in Lenke 1A curves. With his classification Lenke introduces new parameters in radiographic analysis of idiopathic scoliosis like frontal lumbar and thoracic sagittal modifiers. Scoliosis is defined as a three dimensional deformity in frontal, sagittal and horizontal plane...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Alexandra Roren, Marie-Martine Lefevre-Colau, Agnès Roby-Brami, Christelle Nguyen, Serge Poiraudeau
OBJECTIVE: Scapular motion is essential for full, functional mobility of the arm. Many shoulder pathologies are associated with alterations of scapular kinematics which have been only little studied in total shoulder arthroplasties. The aim of this study was to compare the 3D scapula kinematics in two groups of patients with total shoulder anatomic (aTSA) or reverse (rTSA) arthoplasties to asymptomatic controls of comparable age during two arm elevation tasks (abduction and flexion) and two simulations of activity of daily living ("hair combing" and "back washing")...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Yonatan Y Greenstein, Ross Littauer, Mangala Narasimhan, Paul H Mayo, Seth J Koenig
BACKGROUND: Widespread use of critical care ultrasonography (CCUS) for the management of patients in the intensive care unit requires an effective training program. The effectiveness of national and regional CCUS training courses is not known. This study describes a national level, simulation-based, three day CCUS training program and evaluates its effectiveness. METHODS: Five consecutive CCUS courses, with a total of 363 people, were studied. The three day CCUS training program consisted of didactic lectures, ultrasonography interpretation sessions, and hands-on modules with live models...
September 16, 2016: Chest
Christian Liebsch, Nicolas Graf, Hans-Joachim Wilke
PURPOSE: The influence of the anterior rib cage on the stability of the human thoracic spine is not completely known. One of the most common surgical interventions on the anterior rib cage is the longitudinal median sternotomy and its fixation by wire cerclage. Therefore, the purpose of this in vitro study was to examine, if wire cerclage can restore the stability of the human thoracic spine after longitudinal median sternotomy. METHODS: Six fresh frozen human thoracic spine specimens (C7-L1, 56 years in average, range 50-65), including the intact rib cage without intercostal muscles, were tested in a spinal loading simulator and monitored with an optical motion tracking system...
September 17, 2016: European Spine Journal
Franck Le Navéaux, A Noelle Larson, Hubert Labelle, Xiaoyu Wang, Carl-Éric Aubin
BACKGROUND: Optimal implant densities and configurations for thoracic spine instrumentation to treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis remain unknown. The objective was to computationally assess the biomechanical effects of implant distribution on 3D curve correction and bone-implant forces. METHODS: 3D patient-specific biomechanical spine models based on a multibody dynamic approach were created for 9 Lenke 1 patients who underwent posterior instrumentation (main thoracic Cobb: 43°-70°)...
September 9, 2016: Clinical Biomechanics
Ayman Assi, Ziad Bakouny, Mohammad Karam, Abir Massaad, Wafa Skalli, Ismat Ghanem
The effect of dominance on upper limb (UL) kinematics has only been studied on scapular movements. Moreover, when an anatomical UL movement is performed in a specific plane, secondary movements in the remaining planes involuntarily occur. These secondary movements have not been previously evaluated. The aim of this study was to compare the kinematics of primary and secondary angles of dominant and non-dominant UL during anatomical movements in asymptomatic adults. 25 asymptomatic adults performed 6 anatomical movements bilaterally: shoulder flexion-extension, abduction-adduction, horizontal abduction-adduction, internal-external rotation, elbow flexion-extension and wrist pronation-supination...
September 14, 2016: Human Movement Science
Xin Zheng, Bang-Ping Qian, Zhen Liu, Xu Sun, Ze-Zhang Zhu, Bin Wang, Yang Yu, Yong Qiu
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY: The objective was to investigate the effect of apical pedicle screw placement on surgical outcomes of Lenke 1 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). SUMMARY OF THE BACKGROUND DATA: Pedicle screw instrumentation achieves satisfactory correction of scoliosis in thoracic AIS patients, but the effect of apical screw placement is unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Lenke 1 AIS patients with all pedicle screw instrumentation between January 2009 and January 2011 were reviewed...
September 10, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
Jun Sakata, Emi Nakamura, Makoto Suzukawa, Atsushi Akaike, Kuniaki Shimizu
BACKGROUND: The physical risk factors for a medial elbow injury in junior baseball players are unknown. PURPOSE: To identify the risk factors for an initial medial elbow injury in junior baseball players. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Junior baseball players (aged 6-12 years) without a history of elbow pain underwent a clinical assessment, ultrasonography, and physical function measurements before the baseball season started...
September 7, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Mario Morgenstern, Christian von Rüden, Hauke Callsen, Jan Friederichs, Sven Hungerer, Volker Bühren, Alexander Woltmann, Christian Hierholzer
INTRODUCTION: The thoracic cage is an anatomical entity composed of the upper thoracic spine, the ribs and the sternum. The aims of this study were primarily to analyse the combined injury pattern of thoracic cage injuries and secondarily to evaluate associated injuries, trauma mechanism, and clinical outcome. We hypothesized that the sternal fracture is frequently associated with an unstable fracture of the thoracic spine and that it may be an indicator for unstable thoracic cage injuries...
August 29, 2016: Injury
Hojin Ha, Guk Bae Kim, Jihoon Kweon, Sang Joon Lee, Young-Hak Kim, Namkug Kim, Dong Hyun Yang
Since the first observation of a helical flow pattern in aortic blood flow, the existence of helical blood flow has been found to be associated with various pathological conditions such as bicuspid aortic valve, aortic stenosis, and aortic dilatation. However, an understanding of the development of helical blood flow and its clinical implications are still lacking. In our present study, we hypothesized that the direction and angle of aortic inflow can influence helical flow patterns and related hemodynamic features in the thoracic aorta...
2016: Scientific Reports
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