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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/28213953/the-effects-of-acl-graft-placement-on-in-vivo-knee-function-and-cartilage-thickness-distributions
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REVIEW
Louis E DeFrate
Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) frequently lead to early-onset osteoarthritis. Despite advancement in surgical techniques, ACL reconstruction has a limited ability to prevent these degenerative changes. While previous studies have investigated knee function after ACL reconstruction, in vivo investigations of the effects of graft placement on in vivo joint function and cartilage health are limited. This review presents a series of studies that used novel imaging and 3D modeling techniques to determine the in vivo placement of the ACL graft on the femur using two different ACL reconstruction techniques...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212673/weight-compensation-characteristics-of-armeo%C3%A2-spring-exoskeleton-implications-for-clinical-practice-and-research
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Bonnie E Perry, Emily K Evans, Dobrivoje S Stokic
BACKGROUND: Armeo®Spring exoskeleton is widely used for upper extremity rehabilitation; however, weight compensation provided by the device appears insufficiently characterized to fully utilize it in clinical and research settings. METHODS: Weight compensation was quantified by measuring static force in the sagittal plane with a load cell attached to the elbow joint of Armeo®Spring. All upper spring settings were examined in 5° increments at the minimum, maximum, and two intermediate upper and lower module length settings, while keeping the lower spring at minimum...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210644/axial-plane-biomechanical-evaluation-of-2-suspensory-cortical-button-fixation-constructs-for-acromioclavicular-joint-reconstruction
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REVIEW
Steven Struhl, Theodore S Wolfson, Frederick Kummer
BACKGROUND: Although numerous suture-button fixation techniques for acromioclavicular (AC) joint reconstruction have been validated with biomechanical testing in the superior direction, clinical reports continue to demonstrate high rates of construct slippage and breakage. PURPOSE: To compare the stability of a novel closed-loop double Endobutton construct with a commercially available cortical button system in both the axial and superior directions. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study...
December 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207656/biomechanical-evaluation-of-transpedicular-nucleotomy-with-intact-annulus-fibrosus
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Fabrizio Russo, Robert A Hartman, Kevin M Bell, Nam Vo, Gwendolyn A Sowa, James D Kang, Gianluca Vadalà, Vincenzo Denaro
STUDY DESIGN: Biomechanical testing of partially nucleotomized ovine cadaveric spines. OBJECTIVE: To explore how the nucleus pulposus (NP) affects the biomechanical behavior of the intervertebral disc (IVD) by performing a partial nucleotomy via the transpedicular approach. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Mechanical loading represents a crucial part of IVD homeostasis. However, traditional regenerative strategies require violation of the annulus fibrosus (AF) resulting in significant alteration of joint mechanics...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205481/a-comparison-of-two-monofilament-suture-materials-for-repair-of-partial-flexor-tendon-lacerations-a-controlled-in-vitro-study
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Abhinav Gulihar, Thomas Whitehead-Clarke, Ladan Hajipour, Joe J Dias
BACKGROUND: Surgical repair is advocated for flexor tendon lacerations deeper than 70%. Repair can be undertaken with different suturing techniques and using different materials. Different materials used for tendon repair will have a different gliding resistance (GR) at the joint. Previous studies have compared strength of repair and gliding resistance for various braided suture materials and for 100% laceration of flexor tendons. We directly compare the GR of two monofilament sutures when used for a peripheral running suture repair of partially lacerated tendons...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205465/biomechanics-of-internal-fixation-modalities-for-middle-phalangeal-base-fracture-dislocation
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Gen-Lin Foo, Amit K Ramruttun, Andre Eujin Cheah, Alphonsus Kin-Sze Chong, Tun-Lin Foo
BACKGROUND: Internal fixation modalities of unstable (>50 percent articular involvement) middle phalangeal volar lip fracture-dislocations include interfragmentary screw and volar buttress plating. This study investigates the mechanical properties (yield strength, ultimate tensile strength, and stiffness) of interfragmentary screw (IS), simple buttress plating (BP) and buttress plating with subchondral screw (BP+S). METHODS: Fifteen cadaveric digits (5 index, 5 middle, and 5 ring) were prepared by excising its skin envelope and flexor tendons while preserving the structures around the proximal interphalangeal joint...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205412/an-investigation-of-dimensional-scaling-using-cervical-spine-motion-segment-finite-element-models
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Dilaver Singh, Duane S Cronin
The paucity of experimental data for validating computational models of different statures underscores the need for appropriate scaling methods so that models can be verified and validated using experimental data. Scaling was investigated using 50(th) percentile male (M50) and 5(th) percentile female (F05) cervical spine motion segment (C4-C5) finite element models subject to tension, flexion and extension loading. Two approaches were undertaken: geometric scaling of the models to investigate size effects (volumetric scaling) and scaling of the force-displacement or moment-angle model results (data scaling)...
February 15, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199931/a-personalized-3d-printed-prosthetic-joint-replacement-for-the-human-temporomandibular-joint-from-implant-design-to-implantation
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David C Ackland, Dale Robinson, Michael Redhead, Peter Vee Sin Lee, Adrian Moskaljuk, George Dimitroulis
Personalized prosthetic joint replacements have important applications in cases of complex bone and joint conditions where the shape and size of off-the-shelf components may not be adequate. The objective of this study was to design, test and fabricate a personalized 3D-printed prosthesis for a patient requiring total joint replacement surgery of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The new 'Melbourne' prosthetic TMJ design featured a condylar component sized specifically to the patient and fixation screw positions that avoid potential intra-operative damage to the mandibular nerve...
February 6, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198781/biomechanical-analysis-of-two-level-cervical-disc-replacement-with-a-stand-alone-u-shaped-disc-implant
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Yang Li, Guy R Fogel, Zhenhua Liao, Rajnesh Tyagi, Gaolong Zhang, Weiqiang Liu
STUDY DESIGN: Biomechanical study using a three-dimensional nonlinear finite element (FE) model. OBJECTIVE: To analyze biomechanical changes with three prostheses based on two-level arthroplasty and to verify the biomechanical efficiency of dynamic cervical implants (DCIs) with a stand-alone U-shaped structure. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Few studies have compared biomechanical behavior of various prostheses as they relate to clinical results after two-level total disc replacement (TDR)...
February 14, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196445/chrome-nitride-coating-reduces-wear-of-small-spherical-crcomo-metal-on-metal-articulations-in-a-joint-simulator
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R Thorkildsen, O Reigstad, M Røkkum
Metal-on-metal articulations have fallen out of favour in larger joint replacements, but are still used in smaller joints. Coating the articulation has been suggested as one way of reducing wear. We compared a standard 6 mm CrCoMo articulation designed for the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb with a chromium nitride-coated version after 512,000 cycles in a joint simulator. A total of 6 articulations in each group were tested with a unidirectional load of 5 kg in Ringer's solution. We found a statistically significant reduction in weight loss, amount of metallic wear produced and volumetric wear for the chromium nitride-coated articulation...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195975/the-high-bar-and-low-bar-back-squats-a-biomechanical-analysis
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Daniel J Glassbrook, Scott R Brown, Eric R Helms, J Scott Duncan, Adam G Storey
No prior study has compared the joint angle and ground reaction force (Fv) differences between the high-bar back-squat (HBBS) and low-bar back-squat (LBBS) above 90% 1RM. Six male powerlifters (height: 179.2 ± 7.8 cm; bodyweight: 87.1 ± 8.0 kg; age: 27.3 ± 4.2 years) of international level, six male Olympic weightlifters (height: 176.7 ± 7.7 cm; bodyweight: 83.1 ± 13 kg; age: 25.3 ± 3.1 years) of national level, and six recreationally trained male athletes (height: 181.9 ± 8.7 cm; bodyweight: 87.9 ± 15...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195607/effects-of-cementing-on-ligament-balance-during-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Jimmy Chow, Kevin Wang, Leah Elson, Christopher Anderson, Martin Roche
Complications related to joint imbalance may contribute to some of the most predominant modes of failure in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). These complications include instability, aseptic loosening, asymmetric component wear, and idiopathic pain. Fixation may represent a step that introduces unchecked variability into the procedure and may contribute to the incidence of joint imbalance-related complications. The ability to quantify in vivo loading in the medial and lateral compartments would allow for the ability to confirm balance after fixation and prior to wound closure...
February 13, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194498/lateral-clavicle-fracture-with-coracoclavicular-ligament-injury-a-biomechanical-study-of-4-different-repair-techniques
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Farhang Alaee, John Apostolakos, Hardeep Singh, Christian Holwein, Theresa Diermeier, Mark P Cote, Knut Beitzel, Andreas B Imhoff, Augustus D Mazzocca, Andreas Voss
PURPOSE: To investigate the biomechanical performance of four different methods used for coracoclavicular (CC) ligament reconstruction in a lateral clavicle fracture repair. METHODS: Native displacement, translation, and rotation at the acromioclavicular joint of 24 fresh-frozen cadaveric shoulders were tested. A reproducible fracture in the lateral third of the clavicle was created by dissecting both CC ligaments. Each specimen was then repaired with plate fixation of the fracture and the following CC repair technique: (1) Cortical button...
February 14, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193637/jumping-performance-of-flea-hoppers-and-other-mirid-bugs-hemiptera-miridae
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M Burrows, M Dorosenko
The order Hemiptera includes jumping insects with the fastest take-off velocities, all generated by catapult mechanisms. It also contains the large family Miridae or plant bugs. Here we analysed the jumping strategies and mechanisms of six mirid species from high speed videos and from the anatomy of their propulsive legs and conclude that they use a different mechanism in which jumps are powered by the direct contractions of muscles. Three strategies were identified. First, jumping was propelled only by movements of the middle and hind legs which were respectively 140% and 190% longer than the front legs...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189095/effects-of-toe-out-and-toe-in-gait-with-varying-walking-speeds-on-knee-joint-mechanics-and-lower-limb-energetics
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Soobia Saad Khan, Saad Jawaid Khan, Juliana Usman
Toe-out/-in gait has been prescribed in reducing knee joint load to medial knee osteoarthritis patients. This study focused on the effects of toe-out/-in at different walking speeds on first peak knee adduction moment (fKAM), second peak KAM (sKAM), knee adduction angular impulse (KAAI), net mechanical work by lower limb as well as joint-level contribution to the total limb work during level walking. Gait analysis of 20 healthy young adults was done walking at pre-defined normal (1.18m/s), slow (0.85m/s) and fast (1...
January 27, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186834/elevated-knee-joint-kinetics-and-reduced-ankle-kinetics-are-present-during-jogging-and-hopping-after-achilles-tendon-ruptures
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Richard W Willy, Annelie Brorsson, Hayley C Powell, John D Willson, Roy Tranberg, Karin Grävare Silbernagel
BACKGROUND: Deficits in plantarflexor function are common after an Achilles tendon rupture. These deficits may result in an altered distribution of joint loads during lower extremity tasks. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that, regardless of treatment, the Achilles tendon-ruptured limb would exhibit deficits in ankle kinematics and joint power while exhibiting elevated knee joint power and patellofemoral joint loads during walking, jogging, and hopping. We further hypothesized that this loading pattern would be most evident during jogging and hopping...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183604/wear-behaviour-of-uhmwpe-reinforced-by-carbon-nanofiller-and-paraffin-oil-for-joint-replacement
#18
Samy Yousef, Annamaria Visco, Giovanna Galtieri, Davide Nocita, Claudia Espro
The majority of artificial joints incorporate biomedical grade Ultra High Molecular Weight Poly Ethylene (UHMWPE), whose wear is considered most important in controlling service time of the whole joint. The aim of this work was to improve wear resistance of UHMWPE through the addition of 0.5-2.0wt% of Carbon Nano Filler (CNF) and 2% wt of Paraffin Oil (PO) using ball milling (BM) and extrusion techniques (EX). The wear tests on these nanocomposites were conducted by a pin on disc in dry (air) and wet media (simulated synovial fluid or artificial lubricant, and bovine synovial fluid or natural lubricant)...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183211/3d-optical-investigation-of-2-nail-systems-used-in-tibiotalocalcaneal-arthrodesis
#19
Julia Evers, Martin Lakemeier, Dirk Wähnert, Martin Schulze, Martinus Richter, Michael J Raschke, Sabine Ochman
BACKGROUND: Although retrograde intramedullary nails for tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis (TTCA) are an established fixation method, few studies have evaluated the stability of the available nail systems. The purpose of this study was to compare biomechanically the primary stability of 2 nail-systems, A3 (Small Bone Innovations) and HAN (Synthes), in human cadavers and analyze the exact point of instability in TTCA by means of optical measurement. METHODS: In 6 pairs of lower legs (n = 12) of fresh-frozen human cadavers with osteoporotic bone structure, bone mineral density (BMD) was determined...
February 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182649/estimating-the-respective-contributions-of-human-and-viral-genetic-variation-to-hiv-control
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István Bartha, Paul J McLaren, Chanson Brumme, Richard Harrigan, Amalio Telenti, Jacques Fellay
We evaluated the fraction of variation in HIV-1 set point viral load attributable to viral or human genetic factors by using joint host/pathogen genetic data from 541 HIV infected individuals. We show that viral genetic diversity explains 29% of the variation in viral load while host factors explain 8.4%. Using a joint model including both host and viral effects, we estimate a total of 30% heritability, indicating that most of the host effects are reflected in viral sequence variation.
February 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
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