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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448898/kinematic-gait-pattern-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-and-leg-length-discrepancy-effects-of-an-extra-sole
#1
Meta N Eek, Roland Zügner, Ingibjörg Stefansdottir, Roy Tranberg
The gait pattern in children with cerebral palsy (CP) often differs from normal, with slow velocity, problem with foot clearance and increased stress on joints. Several factors, such as muscle tone, impaired motor control, muscle contractures, skeletal deformities and leg length discrepancy affect gait. Leg length discrepancy can be treated surgically or with elevation of the shoe on the short leg. The purpose of this study was to examine whether compensating for leg length discrepancy, with elevation of the sole, leads to a change in movement pattern during walking in children with spastic CP...
April 17, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445304/toll-like-receptors-2-and-9-tlr2-and-tlr9-gene-polymorphism-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-diabetic-foot
#2
Mohamed-Naguib Abdalla Wifi, Maha Assem, Rasha Hamed Elsherif, Hameda Abdel-Fattah El-Azab, Aasem Saif
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are innate immune receptors that mediate the inflammatory response in diabetes mellitus (DM). The aim of this study is to evaluate the association of TLR2 and TLR9 gene polymorphism in patients with type 2 DM (T2DM) and diabetic foot (DF).The study included 90 subjects divided into group I (30 patients with T2DM and DF), group II (30 patients with T2DM and no evidence of DF), and group III (normal control subjects). TLR2 (1350 T/C, rs3804100) and TLR9 (1237 T/C, rs5743836) genotyping was performed by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) technique for all subjects...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433867/validity-and-repeatability-of-inertial-measurement-units-for-measuring-gait-parameters
#3
Edward P Washabaugh, Tarun Kalyanaraman, Peter G Adamczyk, Edward S Claflin, Chandramouli Krishnan
Inertial measurement units (IMUs) are small wearable sensors that have tremendous potential to be applied to clinical gait analysis. They allow objective evaluation of gait and movement disorders outside the clinic and research laboratory, and permit evaluation on large numbers of steps. However, repeatability and validity data of these systems are sparse for gait metrics. The purpose of this study was to determine the validity and between-day repeatability of spatiotemporal metrics (gait speed, stance percent, swing percent, gait cycle time, stride length, cadence, and step duration) as measured with the APDM Opal IMUs and Mobility Lab system...
April 12, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431500/foot-length-chest-and-head-circumference-measurements-in-detection-of-low-birth-weight-neonates-in-mekelle-ethiopia-a-hospital-based-cross-sectional-study
#4
Marta Yemane Hadush, Amanuel Hadgu Berhe, Araya Abrha Medhanyie
BACKGROUND: Low birth weight (Birth weight < 2500 g) is a leading cause of prenatal and neonatal deaths. The early identification of Low birth weight (LBW) neonates is essential for any comprehensive initiative to improve their chance of survival. However, a large proportion of births in developing countries take place at home and birth weight statistics are not available. Therefore, there is a need to develop simple, inexpensive and practical methods to identify low birth weight (LBW) neonates soon after birth...
April 21, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431451/-experience-with-the-hind-foot-relaxation-boot
#5
Hans Zwipp, Michael Borrmann, Eberhard Walter
The goal of this paper is to report our experience with hindfoot fractures using our specially developed boot, with a follow-up of 557 cases. This boot works like the well-known Allgöwer-Röck ortheses (ARO), but is a hybrid between a boot and an orthesis. It allows full weightbearing without using crutches and completely protects an acutely operated hind foot fracture, hind foot arthrodesis or a hind foot fracture which is suitable for conservative treatment. In its first generation, this boot was custom made and used in 408 cases, from March 1999 to February 2011...
April 21, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426407/helminth-cestoda-nematoda-and-coccidian-apicomplexa-eimeriidae-parasites-of-the-eastern-small-footed-myotis-myotis-leibii-chiroptera-vespertilionidae-from-arkansas-with-a-description-of-a-new-species-of-eimeria
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Chris T McAllister, R Scott Seville, Charles R Bursey
During May and July 2016, 32 eastern small-footed myotis (Myotis leibii) were collected from five counties of northwestern Arkansas and their faeces examined for coccidian parasites. Four of 32 (13%) M. leibii harboured an eimerian that we describe here as new. Oocysts of Eimeria sassei sp. n. were ovoidal to ellipsoidal with a bi-layered wall and measured (length × width, L × W) 18.3 × 15.2 µm, with an L/W ratio of 1.2. A micropyle and oocyst residuum were absent but 1-2 polar granules were present. Sporocysts were ovoidal, 9...
June 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416969/repeatability-and-agreement-of-ultrasonography-with-computed-tomography-for-evaluating-forefoot-structure-in-the-coronal-plane
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Keisuke Matsubara, Tomofumi Matsushita, Yuto Tashiro, Seishiro Tasaka, Takuya Sonoda, Yasuaki Nakayama, Yuki Yokota, Yusuke Suzuki, Mirei Kawagoe, Tomoki Aoyama
BACKGROUND: Forefoot structure is important to understand some foot problems such as hallux valgus and metatarsalgia. Ultrasonography (US) is a highly portable, noninvasive, low cost, and fast imaging method, especially when compared to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and radiography. As the use of US for evaluating forefoot bony structure has not been validated, except for the presence of synovitis, erosions and bursitis within the forefoot in people with inflammatory arthritis, the purpose of this study was to determine whether US is a reliable method for evaluating forefoot structure...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400615/the-neuromuscular-origins-of-kinematic-variability-during-perturbed-walking
#8
Heather E Stokes, Jessica D Thompson, Jason R Franz
We investigated the neuromuscular contributions to kinematic variability and thus step to step adjustments in posture and foot placement across a range of walking speeds in response to optical flow perturbations of different amplitudes using a custom virtual environment. We found that perturbations significantly increased step width, decreased step length, and elicited larger trunk sway compared to normal walking. However, perturbation-induced effects on the corresponding variabilities of these measurements were much more profound...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399657/cadaveric-evaluation-of-dorsal-intermetatarsal-approach-for-plantar-plate-and-lateral-collateral-ligament-repair-of-the-lesser-metatarsophalangeal-joints
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Phinit Phisitkul, Vinay Hosuru Siddappa, Tinnart Sittapairoj, Jessica E Goetz, Bryan D Den Hartog, John E Femino
BACKGROUND: Access to the plantar plate has been described using either a plantar approach or an extensive dorsal approach that required complete joint destabilization and often a metatarsal osteotomy. Clinical scenarios related to plantar plate tear vary and the pathologies in early stages are frequently limited to unilateral soft tissue structures; a less invasive operative approach may be possible. A novel approach requiring a release of only the lateral collateral ligament and the lateral half of the plantar plate is presented in this cadaver model; the extent of joint exposure possible is described...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398224/inertial-sensor-based-robust-gait-analysis-in-non-hospital-settings-for-neurological-disorders
#10
Can Tunca, Nezihe Pehlivan, Nağme Ak, Bert Arnrich, Gülüstü Salur, Cem Ersoy
The gold standards for gait analysis are instrumented walkways and marker-based motion capture systems, which require costly infrastructure and are only available in hospitals and specialized gait clinics. Even though the completeness and the accuracy of these systems are unquestionable, a mobile and pervasive gait analysis alternative suitable for non-hospital settings is a clinical necessity. Using inertial sensors for gait analysis has been well explored in the literature with promising results. However, the majority of the existing work does not consider realistic conditions where data collection and sensor placement imperfections are imminent...
April 11, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395131/the-effects-of-zinc-supplementation-on-wound-healing-and-metabolic-status-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcer-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Mansooreh Momen-Heravi, Elham Barahimi, Reza Razzaghi, Fereshteh Bahmani, Hamidreza Gilasi, Zatollah Asemi
This study was performed to determine the effects of zinc supplementation on wound healing and metabolic status in patients with diabetic foot ulcer. The current randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted among 60 patients (aged 40-85 years old) with grade 3 diabetic foot ulcer. Participants were randomly divided into two groups (30 participants in each group) to take either 220 mg zinc sulfate supplements containing 50 mg elemental zinc or placebo daily for 12 weeks. After the 12-week intervention, compared with the placebo, zinc supplementation was associated with significant reductions in ulcer length (-1...
April 10, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394688/distance-between-the-malleoli-and-the-grounda-new-clinical-method-to-measure-leg-length-discrepancy
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Estela Gomez Aguilar, Águeda Gómez Domínguez, Carolina Peña-Algaba, José M Castillo-López
BACKGROUND: The aim of this work is to introduce a useful method for the clinical diagnosis of leg-length inequality: distance between the malleoli and the ground (DMG). METHODS: A transversal observational study was performed on 17 patients with leg-length discrepancy. Leg-length inequality was determined with different clinical methods: with a tape measure in a supine position from the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) to the internal and external malleoli, as the difference between the iliac crests when standing (pelvimeter), and as asymmetry between ASISs (PALpation Meter [PALM]; A&D Medical Products Healthcare, San Jose, California)...
March 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393309/free-non-vascularized-fibular-graft-for-treatment-of-large-bone-defect-around-the-elbow-in-pediatric-patients
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Kamolporn Kaewpornsawan, Perajit Eamsobhana
BACKGROUND: Large bone defect is a challenging problem in orthopedics practice. Several methods are available for bridging of these bone defects, including cancellous bone graft, free vascularized fibula graft, and bone transport with external ring fixator. The aim of this study was to describe our experience in nine pediatric cases of free non-vascularized autogenous fibular strut bone graft in which large bone defect and bone loss of >7 cm was caused by open fracture and infective nonunion around the elbow joint...
April 9, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392074/associations-of-timing-of-surgery-with-postoperative-length-of-stay-complications-and-functional-outcomes-3-6-years-after-operative-fixation-of-closed-ankle-fractures
#14
M G Naumann, U Sigurdsen, S E Utvåg, K Stavem
AIMS: To evaluate the associations of timing of surgery with postoperative length of stay (LOS), complications, and functional outcomes 3-6 years after open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) in closed ankle fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Historical cohort study by chart review of 1011 patients for postoperative LOS and complications; 959 individuals were invited to participate in a postal survey with functional outcomes questionnaires. Complications were classified as perioperative, early, or late...
March 31, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391704/effect-of-bipartite-hallucal-sesamoid-on-hallux-valgus-surgery
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Young Hwan Park, Chan Dong Jeong, Gi Won Choi, Hak Jun Kim
BACKGROUND: Bipartite hallucal sesamoids are often found in patients with hallux valgus. However, it is unknown whether bipartite hallucal sesamoids affect the results of hallux valgus surgery or not. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the outcomes of chevron osteotomy for hallux valgus with and without bipartite hallucal sesamoid. METHODS: A total of 152 patients (168 feet) treated with distal or proximal chevron osteotomy for hallux valgus constituted the study cohort...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391625/fetal-foot-length-at-delivery-as-a-tool-for-determining-gestation-length-in-non-macerated-stillbirths
#16
Elaine Geldenhuys, Jean Coldrey, Colleen Wright, Daan Nel, Drucilla Roberts, Theonia K Boyd, Hein Odendaal
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether fetal foot length at autopsy could reliably indicate gestational duration at stillbirth and the effects of maceration on this method. METHODS: The present cross-sectional secondary analysis was part of the Safe Passage Study; all Safe Passage Study participants who experienced a stillbirth at Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, between August 1, 2007, and January 31, 2015, were eligible to participate. After providing written informed consent for autopsy, the duration of gestation calculated using early ultrasonography and fetal foot length were compared...
April 8, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385335/foot-structure-is-correlated-with-performance-in-a-single-joint-jumping-task
#17
Herman van Werkhoven, Stephen J Piazza
Variability in musculoskeletal structure has the potential to influence locomotor function. It has been shown, for example, that sprinters have smaller Achilles tendon moment arms and longer toes than non-sprinters, and toe length has been found to correlate with toe flexor work in running humans. These findings suggest that interindividual variation in human foot structure allows for function that is adapted to various motor tasks. The purpose of this study was to test for correlations between foot anthropometry and single-joint maximal-height jumping performance...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383619/stature-estimation-from-lower-limb-anthropometry-using-linear-regression-analysis-a-study-on-the-malaysian-population
#18
S N Abu Bakar, A Aspalilah, I AbdelNasser, A Nurliza, M J Hairuliza, M Swarhib, S Das, F Mohd Nor
INTRODUCTION: Stature is one of the characteristics that could be used to identify human, besides age, sex and racial affiliation. This is useful when the body found is either dismembered, mutilated or even decomposed, and helps in narrowing down the missing person's identity. AIM: The main aim of the present study was to construct regression functions for stature estimation by using lower limb bones in the Malaysian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample comprised 87 adult individuals (81 males, 6 females) aged between 20 to 79 years...
March 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378201/poor-reproducibility-of-compression-elastography-in-the-achilles-tendon-same-day-and-consecutive-day-measurements
#19
Catherine Payne, Nick Webborn, Peter Watt, Mara Cercignani
OBJECTIVE: To determine the reproducibility of compression elastography (CE) when measuring strain data, a measure of stiffness of the human Achilles tendon in vivo, over consecutive measures, consecutive days and when using different foot positions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight participants (4 males, 4 females; mean age 25.5 ± 2.51 years, range 21-30 years; height 173.6 ± 11.7 cm, range 156-189 cm) had five consecutive CE measurements taken on one day and a further five CE measures taken, one per day, at the same time of day, every day for a consecutive 5-day period...
April 4, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370219/association-of-bilateral-flat-feet-with-knee-pain-and-disability-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-a-cross-sectional-study
#20
Hirotaka Iijima, Hiroshi Ohi, Takuya Isho, Tomoki Aoyama, Naoto Fukutani, Eishi Kaneda, Kazuko Ohi, Kaoru Abe, Hiroshi Kuroki, Shuichi Matsuda
This cross-sectional study examined the relationship of flat feet with knee pain, disability, and physical performance in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Orthopedic clinic participants (n = 95; age 61-91 years; 68.4% women) with Kellgren-Lawrence (K/L) grade ≥1 in the medial compartment underwent evaluation of navicular height and foot length for flat feet. Knee pain intensity, disability, and physical performance were evaluated using the Japanese Knee Osteoarthritis Measure, 10-m walk, timed up and go, and five-repetition chair stand tests...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
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