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Biomechanics of hip joint

Mohammad Kia, Timothy M Wright, Michael B Cross, David J Mayman, Andrew D Pearle, Peter K Sculco, Geoffrey H Westrich, Carl W Imhauser
BACKGROUND: The correct amount of external rotation of the femoral component during TKA is controversial because the resulting changes in biomechanical knee function associated with varying degrees of femoral component rotation are not well understood. We addressed this question using a computational model, which allowed us to isolate the biomechanical impact of geometric factors including bony shapes, location of ligament insertions, and implant size across three different knees after posterior-stabilized (PS) TKA...
January 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Bethany L Hansberger, Shellie Acocello, Lindsay V Slater, Joseph M Hart, Jatin P Ambegaonkar
CONTEXT:   Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries often occur during jump landings and can have detrimental short-term and long-term functional effects on quality of life. Despite frequently performing jump landings, dancers have lower incidence rates of ACL injury than other jump-landing athletes. Planned versus unplanned activities and footwear may explain differing ACL-injury rates among dancers and nondancers. Still, few researchers have compared landing biomechanics between dancers and nondancers...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
Edward P Washabaugh, Chandramouli Krishnan
BACKGROUND: Robotic-resisted treadmill walking is a form of task-specific training that has been used to improve gait function in individuals with neurological injury, such as stroke, spinal cord injury, or cerebral palsy. Traditionally, these devices use active elements (e.g., motors or actuators) to provide resistance during walking, making them bulky, expensive, and less suitable for overground or in-home rehabilitation. We recently developed a low-cost, wearable robotic brace that generates resistive torques across the knee joint using a simple magnetic brake...
2018: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
Su Jin Lee, Ricky Mehta-Desai, Kyunggeune Oh, Jon Sanford, Boris I Prilutsky
PURPOSE: Kinetic characteristics of transfers to and from a toilet performed using bilateral grab bars are not fully quantified to inform grab bar design and configuration. The purpose of this study was to (1) determine effects of bilateral swing-away grab bars on peaks of ankle, knee and hip joint moments during grab bar assisted stand-to-sit and sit-to-stand transfers; and (2) determine effects of three different heights and widths of swing-away grab bars on the same kinetic characteristics...
March 9, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
Marco Freddolini, Francesco Esposito, Leonardo Latella, Massimiliano Marcucci, Andrea Corvi
A crutch is prescribed to permit the patient to walk safely and independently immediately after total hip replacement (THR) surgery. Purpose of this study is to evaluate the influence of the crutch setup on upper limbs biomechanics, including shoulder joint kinematics and kinetics parameters that will be evaluated to detect possible differences related to the crutch length. Thirty patients were randomly assigned to elbow flexed (EF) or elbow extended (EE) forearm crutch setup. Subjects were asked to walk on the laboratory path, instrumented with motion tracking system and force platforms...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
Shuyang Han, Jerry W Alexander, Vijai S Thomas, Joshua Choi, Joshua D Harris, David B Doherty, Jonathan R T Jeffers, Philip C Noble
BACKGROUND: Hip "microinstability" is commonly cited as the cause of symptoms that occur in the presence of translation of the femoral head away from conformity with the acetabular fossa. However, there is still no consistent objective criteria defining its presence and biomechanical basis. One hypothesis is that abnormal motion of the articular surfaces occurs because of capsular laxity, ultimately leading to clinical symptoms. PURPOSE: To determine the relationship between capsular laxity and abnormal rotation and translation of the hip...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Leo Ng, Simon M Rosalie, Dorianne Sherry, Wei Bing Loh, Andreas M Sjurseth, Shrikant Iyengar, Catherine Y Wild
Research has revealed that field hockey drag flickers have greater odds of hip and lumbar injuries compared to non-drag flickers (DF). This study aimed to compare the biomechanics of a field hockey hit and a specialised field hockey drag flick. Eighteen male and seven female specialised hockey DF performed a hit and a drag flick in a motion analysis laboratory with an 18-camera three-dimensional motion analysis system and a calibrated multichannel force platform to examine differences in lower limb and lumbar kinematics and kinetics...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
Kellen Krajewski, Robert LeFavi, Bryan Riemann
The purpose of this study is to analyze biomechanical differences between the bounce and pause styles of deadlifting. Twenty physically active males performed deadlifts at their 75% one repetition maximum testing utilizing both pause and bounce techniques in a within-subjects randomized study design. The average peak height the barbell attained from the three bounce style repetitions was used to compute a compatible phase for analysis of the pause style repetitions. Net joint moment impulse (NJMI), work, average vertical ground reaction force (vGRF), vGRF impulse and phase time were computed for two phases, lift off to peak barbell height and the entire ascent...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Kim Allison, Michelle Hall, Paul W Hodges, Tim V Wrigley, Bill Vicenzino, Yong-Hao Pua, Ben Metcalf, Alison Grimaldi, Kim L Bennell
BACKGROUND: Gluteal tendinopathy (GT) and hip osteoarthritis (OA) are the most common causes of hip pain and associated disability in older adults. Pain and altered walking biomechanics are common to both conditions. This study aimed to compare three-dimensional walking biomechanics between individuals with unilateral, symptomatic GT and HOA. METHODS: Sixty individuals with symptomatic unilateral GT confirmed by magnetic-resonance-imaging and 73 individuals with symptomatic unilateral HOA (Kellgren-Lawrence Grade ≥ 2) underwent three-dimensional gait analysis...
February 12, 2018: Gait & Posture
Robert M Barker-Davies, Andrew Roberts, Alexander N Bennett, Daniel T P Fong, Patrick Wheeler, Mark P Lewis
BACKGROUND: Single leg squats are commonly used subjective assessments of general biomechanical function, injury risk, as a predictor for recovery and as an outcome measure of rehabilitation. While 3D motion capture is a useful tool for elite sports performance and research it is impractical for routine clinical use. RESEARCH QUESTION: This cross-sectional study aims to: assess reliability and validity of clinicians' subjective ratings of single leg squats compared to 3D motion capture, and to identify whether performance predicts joint moments...
February 21, 2018: Gait & Posture
Ruud A Leijendekkers, Marco A Marra, Sjoerd Kolk, Geert van Bon, B Wim Schreurs, Vivian Weerdesteyn, Nico Verdonschot
INTRODUCTION: Untreated unilateral developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) results in asymmetry of gait and hip strength and may lead to early osteoarthritis, which is commonly treated with a total hip arthroplasty (THA). There is limited knowledge about the obtained symmetry of gait and hip strength after the THA. The objectives of this cross-sectional study were to: a) identify asymmetries between the operated and non-operated side in kinematics, kinetics and hip strength, b) analyze if increased walking speed changed the level of asymmetry in patients c) compare these results with those of healthy subjects...
2018: PloS One
Matthew G King, Peter R Lawrenson, Adam I Semciw, Kane J Middleton, Kay M Crossley
OBJECTIVE: (1) Identify differences in hip and pelvic biomechanics in patients with femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAIS) compared with controls during everyday activities (eg, walking, squatting); and (2) evaluate the effects of interventions on hip and pelvic biomechanics during everyday activities. DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: Medline, CINAHL, EMBASE, Scopus and SPORTDiscus until February 2017. METHODS: Primary aim: studies that investigated hip or pelvic kinematics and/or joint torques of everyday activities in patients with FAIS compared with the asymptomatic contralateral limb or a control group...
February 13, 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
S Gore, A Franklyn-Miller, C Richter, E C Falvey, E King, K Moran
Athletic groin pain (AGP) is a common injury prevalent in field sports. One biomechanical measure that may be of importance for injury risk is stiffness. To date however, stiffness has not been examined in AGP. The primary aim was to determine if AGP affects vertical and joint stiffness and if so, whether successful rehabilitation is associated with a change in stiffness. Sixty-five male patients with AGP and fifty male controls were recruited to this study. Assessment included a biomechanical examination of stiffness during a lateral hurdle hop test...
February 9, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Ryan Mahaffey, Stewart C Morrison, Paul Bassett, Wendy I Drechsler, Mary C Cramp
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity is associated with musculoskeletal dysfunction and altered lower limb biomechanics during gait. Few previous studies have explored relationships between childhood obesity measured by body fat and lower limb joint waveform kinematics and kinetics. RESEARCH QUESTION: What is the association between body fat and hip, knee and ankle joint angles and moments during gait and in 7 to 11 year-old boys? METHODS: Fifty-five boys participated in the study...
February 2, 2018: Gait & Posture
Helen Anwander, Martin Beck, Lorenz Büchler
Anatomy and biomechanics of the human hip joint are a consequence of the evolution of permanent bipedal gait. Habitat and behaviour have an impact on hip morphology and significant differences are present even within the same biological family. The forces acting upon the hip joint are mainly a function of gravitation and strength of the muscles. Acetabular and femoral anatomy ensure an inherently stable hip with a wide range of motion. The femoral head in first human ancestors with upright gait was spherical (coxa rotunda)...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
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
Christine Kruse, Signe Rosenlund, Leif Broeng, Søren Overgaard
The two most common surgical approaches to total hip arthroplasty are the posterior approach and lateral approach. The surgical approach may influence cup positioning and restoration of the offset, which may affect the biomechanical properties of the hip joint. The primary aim was to compare cup position between posterior approach and lateral approach. Secondary aims were to compare femoral offset, abductor moment arm and leg length discrepancy between the two approaches. Eighty patients with primary hip osteoarthritis were included in a randomized controlled trial and assigned to total hip arthroplasty using posterior approach or lateral approach...
2018: PloS One
Xiangbin Wang, Xuerong Xie, Meijin Hou, Xiaoling Wang, Jian Chen, Jiao Yu, Xiang Li
OBJECTIVE: To observe the kinetic change that reflects joint loading in different planes during stair climbing in knee osteoarthritis (KOA) after electroacupuncture (EA) by three-dimensional motion analysis, so as to provide reference for its biomechanical mechanism treated with acupuncture. METHODS: Forty KOA patients, in accordance with the random number table, were assigned into an observation group and a control group, 20 cases in each one and finally 18 cases completed...
October 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Laura E Diamond, Kim L Bennell, Tim V Wrigley, Rana S Hinman, Michelle Hall, John O'Donnell, Paul W Hodges
BACKGROUND: Femoroacetabular impingment (FAI) syndrome is common among young active adults and a proposed risk factor for the future development of hip osteoarthritis. Pain is dominant and drives clinical decision-making. Evidence for altered hip joint function in this patient population is inconsistent, making the identification of treatment targets challenging. A broader assessment, considering adjacent body segments (i.e. pelvis, trunk) and individual movement strategies, may better inform treatment programs...
January 11, 2018: Gait & Posture
William K Conaway, Scott D Martin
We describe an arthroscopic technique for the treatment of labral pathology and femoroacetabular impingement that provides excellent access to the central and peripheral compartments while preserving the biomechanically crucial components of hip joint stability. The hip capsule and the ligaments within it have been shown to be integral to hip biomechanical stability. Other popular techniques such as interportal and T-capsulotomy inherently damage the capsuloligamentous complex of the hip and can be associated with postoperative gross instability, micro-instability, heterotopic ossification, and seroma...
December 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
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