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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353523/acromioclavicular-joint-disruptions-a-comparison-of-two-surgical-approaches-hook-and-rope
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M S Athar, Neil Ashwood, Georgios Arealis, Mark Hamlet, Emma Salt
INTRODUCTION: Acromioclavicular joint injuries are common shoulder girdle injuries most commonly resulting from a direct blow to the acromion with the arm adducted. Type-I or type-II acromioclavicular joint injuries can be managed with sling immobilization, early shoulder motion, and physiotherapy. The management of type-III injuries remains controversial and is individualized. Type IV and V injuries should be treated surgically. A myriad of surgical techniques for the management of acromioclavicular joint injuries have been reported...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350766/untangling-the-complexity-of-limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophies
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REVIEW
Teerin Liewluck, Margherita Milone
Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMD) are a group of genetically heterogeneous, autosomal inherited muscular dystrophies with childhood-to-adult onset, manifesting with hip and shoulder girdle muscle weakness. When the term LGMD was first conceptualized in 1954, it was thought to be a single entity. Currently, there are 8 autosomal dominant (LGMD1A-1H) and 26 autosomal recessive (LGMD2A-2Z) variants according to the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man database. In addition, there are other genetically-identified muscular dystrophies with a LGMD phenotype not yet classified as LGMD...
January 19, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349032/revision-acromioclavicular-coracoclavicular-reconstruction-use-of-precontoured-button-and-2-allografts
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Daniel B Haber, Robert C Spang, George Sanchez, Anthony Sanchez, Márcio B Ferrari, Matthew T Provencher
Injuries to the acromioclavicular (AC) joint are common, particularly in the young and active population. Approximately 9% of all shoulder girdle injuries involve the AC joint, and AC joint dislocations represent approximately 8% of all joint dislocations throughout the body. AC joint injuries are graded as type I through type VI according to the Rockwood classification. Type I and II injuries are typically treated nonoperatively, whereas type IV, V, and VI injuries are most often treated surgically. A variety of surgical techniques have been described, including anatomic and nonanatomic reconstruction...
December 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324579/traditional-vs-suspended-pushup-muscle-activation-in-athletes-and-sedentary-females
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Majid M Syed-Abdul, Dhwani S Soni, William M Miller, Ryan J Johnson, Jeremy T Barnes, Thomas J Pujol, Jason D Wagganer
Many strength training (ST) programs incorporate pushup exercises, which primarily activate upper body muscles. Past data supports the fact that shoulder girdle muscles [i.e., triceps (T) and anterior deltoids (AD)] exhibit greater electromyography (EMG) activity when a pushup is performed on an unstable [i.e., suspended (SP)] vs. stable [i.e., traditional (TD)] surface (Andrade, 2011). Sixty-nine healthy female volunteers [soccer players (SO), n=24; gymnasts (GY), n=21; sedentary (SE), n=24) performed three TD and three SP pushups...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322888/epidemiology-of-scapular-fractures
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M Tuček, A Chochola, D Klika, J Bartoníček
The aim of the study has been to acquire basic epidemiological data based on a representative group of patients with scapular fractures treated in one centre. The study analyses group of 250 patients. Diagnostics was based on CT examinations, in 227 cases with 3D reconstructions, in 97 cases compared with operative findings. Fractures were classified according to the modified anatomical classification of Tscherne and Christ. The analysed groups of patients include only the fracture lines whose existence has been verified by 3D CT reconstructions and intraoperative findings...
March 2017: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245114/subacromial-impingement-syndrome-an-electromyographic-study-of-shoulder-girdle-muscle-fatigue
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Omid Alizadehkhaiyat, Margaret M Roebuck, Ahmed T Makki, Simon P Frostick
Muscle fatigue affecting glenohumeral and/or scapular muscles is suggested as one of the contributing factors to the development of subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS). Nonetheless, the fatigability of shoulder girdle muscles in association with the pathomechanics of SAIS has not been reported. This study aimed to measure and compare fatigue progression within the shoulder girdle musculature of patients and healthy controls. 75 participants including 39 patients (20 females; 19 males) and 36 healthy controls (15 females; 21 males) participated in the study...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234592/experience-of-total-scapular-excision-for-musculoskeletal-tumor-and-reconstruction-in-eastern-asian-countries
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Katsuhiro Hayashi, Xiaohui Niu, Xiaodong Tang, Vivek Ajit Singh, Apichat Asavamongkolkul, Akira Kawai, Norio Yamamoto, Toshiharu Shirai, Akihiko Takeuchi, Hiroaki Kimura, Shinji Miwa, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
Total scapulectomy and reconstruction has been performed for scapular tumor, however, most of the reconstruction methods have resulted in poor functional outcomes and there is still room for improvement. Most of the reports of reconstruction after scapulectomy are from a single institution. In the present study, we investigated functional outcomes after total scapulectomy in a multicenter study in The Eastern Asian Musculoskeletal Oncology Group (EAMOG). Thirty-three patients who underwent total scapulectomy were registered at EAMOG affiliated hospitals...
November 2017: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230279/elasto-fibroma-dorsi-a-case-report-of-bilateral-tumours-and-excision-of-the-symptomatic-lesion-in-a-male-patient
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Yagan Pillay, Rathimala Sabarathnam
Elasto fibroma dorsi is a rare tumour of the shoulder girdle that usually arises at the infra scapular area. We present a 57-year-old male with a soft tissue swelling on his right infra scapular area of 6 months duration. It was a painless lesion which caused him discomfort while sleeping. Preoperative imaging revealed bilateral tumours but the left tumour was impalpable. The surgery itself was uneventful but post-operatively he developed a haematoma which was managed conservatively Elasto fibroma is a benign pseudo tumour of the shoulder girdle...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218482/a-novel-muscle-sparing-high-thoracotomy-for-upper-thoracic-spine-resection-and-reconstruction
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Derek T Bernstein, Wu Zhuge, Shanda H Blackmon, Rex A W Marco
PURPOSE: High thoracotomy allows access to the anterior cervicothoracic and upper thoracic vertebrae; however, traditional techniques transect shoulder girdle muscles, leading to postoperative shoulder dysfunction. Muscle-sparing techniques diminish this concern, but often sacrifice the quality of exposure. We describe a novel muscle-sparing, high thoracotomy approach for the treatment of ventral cervicothoracic and upper thoracic spine lesions. METHODS: A novel muscle-sparing, high thoracotomy approach is described, utilizing a midline posterior incision with lateral extension from the lateral decubitus position...
December 7, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205214/biomechanics-of-the-shoulder-girdle-a-case-study-on-the-effects-of-union-rugby-tackles
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Luís Faria, Bárbara Campos, Renato Natal Jorge
PURPOSE: The shoulder girdle is a complex system, comprised by a kinematic chain and stabilizers. Due to the delicate equilibrium and synchronism between mobility and stability, high external loads may compromise its physiology, increasing the risk of injuries. Thus, this study intends to fully characterize the effects of a rugby tackle on the shoulder's anatomy and physiology. METHODS: For the experimental procedures, a matrix of pressure sensors was used, based on the Teckscan® pressure in-soles, force plates, an isokinetic dynamometer and sEMG (surface electromyography)...
2017: Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199779/analysis-of-muscular-activity-in-archery-a-comparison-of-skill-level
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Hiroshi Shinohara, Yukio Urabe
AIM: A series of archery shooting movements requires strong activity of muscles attached to the shoulder girdle and upper extremity. It is unclear which muscles influence archery competition scores. This study aimed to compare muscle activity of the shoulder girdle and upper extremity during shooting movements and to analyze the muscles influencing in archeryskill improvement. METHODS: Thirty male archers, who were divided into three groups based on skill level (elite, preelite, and beginner), were included in this study...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179028/kinematic-analysis-of-scapular-movements-in-patients-with-facioscapulohumeral-muscular-dystrophy
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C Savcun Demirci, E Turgut, E Ayvat, Ö Onursal, F Ayvat, T I Yıldız, I Düzgün, M Kılınç, S Aksu Yıldırım
The purpose of this study is to evaluate scapular movements by the three-dimensional electromagnetic system during shoulder elevation in FSHMD patients, and to compare the results with healthy individuals. 10 patients with FSHMD and 10 healthy individuals were included in the study. Scapular anterior-posterior tilt, upward-downward rotation and internal-external rotation at 30°, 60° and 90° were evaluated using the three-dimensional electromagnetic system during the elevation of the upper limbs in the scapular plane...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166217/the-radiologist-s-primer-to-imaging-the-noncuff-nonlabral-postoperative-shoulder
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Christopher R Smith, Jason T Yoon, Jeremiah R Long, Michael V Friedman, Travis J Hillen, James D Stensby
Many radiologists are familiar with the preoperative imaging assessment of patients with labral tears, rotator cuff abnormalities, and end-stage arthritis, as well as the subsequent primary reconstructions and repairs commonly encountered in routine clinical management. However, the second-line surgical procedures and augmentation procedures performed for refractory or recurrent shoulder instability and the extra-articular surgical procedures of the shoulder girdle may challenge even the most experienced musculoskeletal radiologist...
November 22, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158955/correlation-of-self-reported-outcome-measures-and-the-selective-functional-movement-assessment-sfma-an-exploration-of-validity
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Mark Riebel, Michael Crowell, Jeffrey Dolbeer, Eliza Szymanek, Don Goss
Background/Purpose: The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a clinical model used to assist diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders by identifying dysfunctions in movement patterns. Based on the premise that addressing movement dysfunction is associated with an improvement in patient outcomes, the validity of the SFMA would be strengthened by observed improvement in self-reported function being associated with change in movement patterns. The purpose of this study was to explore the validity of the SFMA by determining if a correlation exists between a change in self-reported outcome measures and attributes of the assessment...
November 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134518/erector-spinae-plane-block-for-the-management-of-chronic-shoulder-pain-a-case-report
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Mauricio Forero, Manikandan Rajarathinam, Sanjib Das Adhikary, Ki Jinn Chin
PURPOSE: The erector spinae plane (ESP) block has been described in the successful management of both thoracic and abdominal pain. Since the erector spinae muscle extends to the cervical spine, the ESP block may be potentially useful in painful conditions of the shoulder girdle. CLINICAL FEATURES: We performed a series of ESP blocks at the T2/T3 level in an elderly male patient with chronic shoulder pain. Immediate and profound analgesia with improved range of motion was consistently observed following the block...
November 13, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125205/reconstructing-pectoral-appendicular-muscle-anatomy-in-fossil-fish-and-tetrapods-over-the-fins-to-limbs-transition
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Julia L Molnar, Rui Diogo, John R Hutchinson, Stephanie E Pierce
The question of how tetrapod limbs evolved from fins is one of the great puzzles of evolutionary biology. While palaeontologists, developmental biologists, and geneticists have made great strides in explaining the origin and early evolution of limb skeletal structures, that of the muscles remains largely unknown. The main reason is the lack of consensus about appendicular muscle homology between the closest living relatives of early tetrapods: lobe-finned fish and crown tetrapods. In the light of a recent study of these homologies, we re-examined osteological correlates of muscle attachment in the pectoral girdle, humerus, radius, and ulna of early tetrapods and their close relatives...
November 10, 2017: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122761/effect-of-an-arm-traction-device-on-image-quality-and-radiation-exposure-during-neck-ct-a-prospective-study
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Y J Choi, J H Lee, D H Yoon, H J Kim, K J Seo, K-H Do, J H Baek
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The image quality of neck CT is frequently disturbed by streak artifact from the shoulder girdles. Our aim was to determine the effects of an arm traction device on image quality and radiation exposure in neck CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with lymphoma with complete remission who were scheduled to undergo 2 consecutive follow-up neck CT scans for surveillance within a 1-year interval were enrolled in this prospective study. They underwent 2 consecutive neck CT scans (intervention protocol: patients with an arm traction device; standard protocol: no positioning optimization) on the same CT system...
November 9, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092772/thoracoscopic-management-of-non-type-c-esophageal-atresia-and-tracheoesophageal-atresia
#18
Steven S Rothenberg
PURPOSE: This study evaluates the results of thoracoscopic management of complex, non-type C, EA and TEF in infants. METHODS: From March 2000 to February 2017, 23 patients were treated for Type A N=13, Type B N=4, and Type E N=6. Patients diagnosed with EA had G-tube feeds for a period of 4-9weeks. All procedures were performed thoracoscopically. EA gaps were between 4 and 7 1/2 vertebral bodies. RESULTS: All surgeries were completed thoracoscopically...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059589/high-frequency-burst-vagal-nerve-simulation-therapy-in-a-natural-primate-model-of-genetic-generalized-epilepsy
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C Á Szabó, F S Salinas, A M Papanastassiou, J Begnaud, M Ravan, K S Eggleston, R Shade, C Lutz, M De La Garza
PURPOSE: Since the approval of Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Therapy for medically refractory focal epilepsies in 1997, it has been also reported to be effective for a wide range of generalized seizures types and epilepsy syndromes. Instead of conventional VNS Therapy delivered at 20-30Hz signal frequencies, this study evaluates efficacy and tolerability of high-frequency burst VNS in a natural animal model for genetic generalized epilepsy (GGE), the epileptic baboon. METHODS: Two female baboons (B1 P...
October 12, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031414/the-application-of-ultrasound-elastography-in-the-shoulder
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REVIEW
Jonas Schmalzl, Annabel Fenwick, Dirk Boehm, Fabian Gilbert
Ultrasound elastography (EUS) is a recently developed method for the assessment of tissue elasticity by applying mechanical stress and subsequently analyzing tissue displacement with ultrasound. To date, mainly two different techniques are used in clinical practice: strain (compression) EUS and shear wave EUS. However, shear wave EUS has been shown to be more examiner independent and more reliable as this technique allows a quantitative measurement of tissue elasticity. There is increasing evidence that EUS can be used to evaluate mechanical properties of musculoskeletal tissue...
December 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
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