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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632776/dynamic-knee-valgus-alignment-influences-impact-attenuation-in-the-lower-extremity-during-the-deceleration-phase-of-a-single-leg-landing
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Akihiro Tamura, Kiyokazu Akasaka, Takahiro Otsudo, Jyunya Shiozawa, Yuka Toda, Kaori Yamada
Dynamic knee valgus during landings is associated with an increased risk of non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. In addition, the impact on the body during landings must be attenuated in the lower extremity joints. The purpose of this study was to investigate landing biomechanics during landing with dynamic knee valgus by measuring the vertical ground reaction force (vGRF) and angular impulses in the lower extremity during a single-leg landing. The study included 34 female college students, who performed the single-leg drop vertical jump...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600996/lower-limb-alignment-and-laxity-measures-before-during-and-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jon V Clarke, Angela H Deakin, Frederic Picard, Philip E Riches
BACKGROUND: This study compared knee alignment and laxity in patients before, during and after total knee arthroplasty, using methodologically similar procedures, with an aim to help inform pre-operative planning. METHODS: Eighteen male and 13 female patients were recruited, mean age 66years (51-82) and mean body mass index of 33 (23-43). All were assessed pre- and postoperatively using a non-invasive infrared position capture system and all underwent total knee arthroplasty using a navigation system...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590422/wearable-sensor-data-classification-for-human-activity-recognition-based-on-an-iterative-learning-framework
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Juan Carlos Davila, Ana-Maria Cretu, Marek Zaremba
The design of multiple human activity recognition applications in areas such as healthcare, sports and safety relies on wearable sensor technologies. However, when making decisions based on the data acquired by such sensors in practical situations, several factors related to sensor data alignment, data losses, and noise, among other experimental constraints, deteriorate data quality and model accuracy. To tackle these issues, this paper presents a data-driven iterative learning framework to classify human locomotion activities such as walk, stand, lie, and sit, extracted from the Opportunity dataset...
June 7, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585460/assessment-of-knee-alignment-with-varus-and-valgus-force-through-the-range-of-flexion-with-non-invasive-navigation
#4
F Henderson, R Alho, P Riches, F Picard
In image-free total knee arthroplasty (TKA) navigation, infra-red markers are attached to bony landmarks to provide kinematic data intra-operatively, with the aim of improving the precision of implant placement. In non-invasive navigation, infra-red markers are attached to the skin surface, with recent evidence suggesting that this can give repeatable measurements of lower limb mechanical alignment. The aim of our study was to evaluate the use of a non-invasive navigation system in the assessment of mechanical alignment with applied coronal force through the range of flexion...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581815/biomechanical-factors-associated-with-achilles-tendinopathy-and-medial-tibial-stress-syndrome-in-runners
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James Becker, Stanley James, Robert Wayner, Louis Osternig, Li-Shan Chou
BACKGROUND: There is disagreement in the literature regarding whether the excessive excursion or velocity of rearfoot eversion is related to the development of 2 common running injuries: Achilles tendinopathy (AT) and medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). An alternative hypothesis suggests that the duration of rearfoot eversion may be an important factor. However, the duration of eversion has received relatively little attention in the biomechanics literature. HYPOTHESIS: Runners with AT or MTSS will demonstrate a longer duration of eversion but not greater excursion or velocity of eversion compared with healthy controls...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579132/optimization-of-sagittal-and-coronal-planes-with-robotic-assisted-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty
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Michael A Gaudiani, Benedict U Nwachukwu, Jayesh V Baviskar, Mrinal Sharma, Anil S Ranawat
BACKGROUND: One of the anatomic goals of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is optimizing in the coronal and sagittal plane. Accurate alignments of both planes have been correlated to functional outcome and range of motion. There is a paucity of evidence on the accuracy of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) in balancing biplanar knee alignment - specifically sagittal plane alignment. Because robotic assisted UKA has an advantage of more accurately manipulating sagittal plane for optimal alignment and kinematics based on pre-operative and intraoperative CT planning we assessed the accuracy...
June 1, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573971/relationship-between-increased-in-vivo-meniscal-loads-and-abnormal-tibiofemoral-surface-alignment-in-acl-deficient-sheep-is-varied
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Jillian E Beveridge, Mohammad Atarod, Bryan J Heard, Etienne E J O'Brien, Cyril B Frank, Nigel G Shrive
The aim of this study was to quantify how abnormal dynamic tibiofemoral surface alignment affects the load bearing function of menisci in vivo. Using a sheep model of ACL deficiency, we tested the hypothesis that increased in vivo meniscal loads correlate with greater tibiofemoral surface alignment abnormality. Stifle kinematics were recorded using a bone-mounted instrumented spatial linkage in four sheep before, and at four and twenty weeks (w) after ACL transection. A parallel robotic manipulator was used to quantify stifle kinetics by reproducing each animal׳s in vivo kinematics and measuring tissue loads during gait...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571921/variability-in-static-alignment-and-kinematics-for-kinematically-aligned-tka
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Willy Theodore, Joshua Twiggs, Elizabeth Kolos, Justin Roe, Brett Fritsch, David Dickison, David Liu, Lucy Salmon, Brad Miles, Stephen Howell
BACKGROUND: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) significantly improves pain and restores a considerable degree of function. However, improvements are needed to increase patient satisfaction and restore kinematics to allow more physically demanding activities that active patients consider important. The aim of our study was to compare the alignment and motion of kinematically and mechanically aligned TKAs. METHODS: A patient specific musculoskeletal computer simulation was used to compare the tibio-femoral and patello-femoral kinematics between mechanically aligned and kinematically aligned TKA in 20 patients...
May 29, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567392/kinematically-aligned-total-knee-arthroplasty-alternative-standardized-technique
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Tomoyuki Matsumoto, Koji Takayama, Kazunari Ishida, Shinya Hayashi, Shingo Hashimoto, Ryosuke Kuroda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554150/effect-of-valgus-knee-alignment-on-gait-biomechanics-in-healthy-women
#10
Matthew C Hoch, Joshua T Weinhandl
The purpose of this study was to compare lower extremity kinematics and kinetics between women with greater or lesser degrees of valgus knee alignment during gait. Nine women with greater valgus knee alignment (11.9±1.6°) were compared to nine women with lesser valgus knee alignment (6.6±2.4°). Participants completed a biomechanical assessment of overground walking for the right limb. Dependent variables included sagittal and frontal plane joint angles and moments for the hip, knee, and ankle at peak vertical ground reaction force, along with knee abduction angular impulse...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551203/single-limb-landing-biomechanics-are-altered-and-patellar-tendinopathy-related-pain-is-reduced-with-acute-infrapatellar-strap-application
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Adam B Rosen, Jupil Ko, Cathleen N Brown
BACKGROUND: Patellar tendinopathy, a common condition of the knee, is often treated with patellar tendon straps to control pain during dynamic activity. Little is known regarding their effect on pain, landing kinematics and kinetics with their application. The purpose of this study was to determine if patellar tendon straps influenced pain, kinematics at landing and ground reaction forces in individuals with patellar tendinopathy versus healthy controls. METHODS: Thirty participants with patellar tendinopathy and 30 controls participated...
May 24, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534290/wear-predictions-for-uhmwpe-material-with-various-surface-properties-used-on-the-femoral-component-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-computational-simulation-study
#12
Kyoung-Tak Kang, Juhyun Son, Ho-Joong Kim, Changhyun Baek, Oh-Ryong Kwon, Yong-Gon Koh
The wear of ultrahigh-molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) tibial inserts in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) remains a major limitation that hinders the longevity of clinically successful devices. Surface properties significantly affect the overall performance of TKA, and surface modification with mechanically and chemically stable materials is an effective method for overcoming the wear of TKA. However, wear tests are not cost-efficient or time-efficient; thus, the effects of geometric, loading, and alignment perturbations are often evaluated via parametric studies...
July 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532997/the-influence-of-varus-and-valgus-deviation-on-patellar-kinematics-in-healthy-knees-an-exploratory-cadaver-study
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Michael Worlicek, Benedikt Moser, Günther Maderbacher, Raphael Zentner, Florian Zeman, Joachim Grifka, Armin Keshmiri
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral instability may lead to osteoarthritis, anterior knee pain, and patellar luxation. The purpose of this study was to conduct an exploratory investigation into the difference of patellar kinematics of healthy knees during extension/flexion cycles in neutral, varus and valgus alignment. METHODS: The three-dimensional patellar kinematics of 10 lower extremities of whole body cadavers were examined during passive motion, in neutral position, and under valgus and varus stress...
May 19, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516043/quantification-of-regional-deformation-of-the-lungs-by-non-rigid-registration-of-three-dimensional-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#14
Jiaxin Shao, Peng Hu
BACKGROUND: Assessment of lung function is vital for the diagnosis of a variety of pathological conditions. Research has been proposed to study pulmonary mechanics and kinematics using two-dimensional (2D) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This allows estimation of regional lung tissue mechanics but is limited to 2D information. An approach based on three-dimensional (3D) contrast-enhanced MR angiogram of pulmonary blood vessels and a non-rigid image registration technique is proposed for quantification of lung regional deformations, which can potentially be used for assessment of pulmonary parenchymal mechanics and regional ventilation for disease diagnosis without ionizing radiation...
April 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493211/what-mechanisms-are-associated-with-tibial-component-failure-after-kinematically-aligned-total-knee-arthroplasty
#15
Alexander J Nedopil, Stephen M Howell, Maury L Hull
PURPOSE: Eight patients treated with kinematically-aligned (KA) total knee arthroplasty (TKA) presented with tibial component failure. We determined whether radiographic measurements and clinical characteristics are different between patients with and without tibial component failure to identify mechanisms of failure and strategies to reduce the risk. METHODS: Out of 3,212 primary TKAs (2,725 TKAs with a two-year minimum follow up), of which all were performed with KA, eight patients presented with tibial component failure...
May 11, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484791/varus-femoral-and-tibial-coronal-alignments-result-in-different-kinematics-and-kinetics-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Mutsumi Watanabe, Shinichi Kuriyama, Shinichiro Nakamura, Yoshihisa Tanaka, Kohei Nishitani, Moritoshi Furu, Hiromu Ito, Shuichi Matsuda
PURPOSE: Abnormal knee motion under various conditions has been described after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, differences in kinematics and kinetics of knees with varus femoral versus varus tibial alignment have not been evaluated. It was hypothesized that varus femoral and tibial alignments have the same impact on knee motion. METHODS: A musculoskeletal computer simulation was used. Femoral and tibial alignment in the coronal plane was each varied from neutral to 5° of varus in 1° increments...
May 8, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477279/temporal-clustering-of-surgical-activities-in-robot-assisted-surgery
#17
Aneeq Zia, Chi Zhang, Xiaobin Xiong, Anthony M Jarc
PURPOSE: Most evaluations of surgical workflow or surgeon skill use simple, descriptive statistics (e.g., time) across whole procedures, thereby deemphasizing critical steps and potentially obscuring critical inefficiencies or skill deficiencies. In this work, we examine off-line, temporal clustering methods that chunk training procedures into clinically relevant surgical tasks or steps during robot-assisted surgery. METHODS: We collected system kinematics and events data from nine surgeons performing five different surgical tasks on a porcine model using the da Vinci Si surgical system...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460408/does-kinematic-alignment-improve-short-term-functional-outcomes-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-compared-with-mechanical-alignment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Yanhong Li, Shuanke Wang, Yuliang Wang, Mingxuan Yang
This meta-analysis was conducted to study whether kinematically aligned total knee arthroplasty (TKA) improves short-term functional outcomes compared with mechanical alignment without changing the hip-knee-ankle angle. Prospective cohort studies were searched from electronic literature databases, including PubMed, Web of Science, Embase (Ovid interface), and Cochrane Library (Ovid interface). Total 1,159 records were identified. Six trials involving 561 patients were eligible for data extraction and meta-analysis...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456677/kinematic-evaluation-of-cervical-sagittal-balance-and-thoracic-inlet-alignment-in-degenerative-cervical-spondylolisthesis-using-kinematic-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#19
Permsak Paholpak, Alexander Nazareth, Patrick C Hsieh, Zorica Buser, Jeffrey C Wang
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: T1 slope is a novel thoracic parameter used to assess cervical spine sagittal balance. Thoracic index (TI) parameters including T1 slope and cervical sagittal alignment parameters may play an important role in degenerative cervical spondylolisthesis (DCS). Current literature regarding the relationship between TI and cervical sagittal alignment parameters in patients with DCS is limited. PURPOSE: (1) To evaluate the T1 slope, cervical sagittal alignment, and thoracic inlet parameter in patients with DCS using kinematic magnetic resonance imaging (kMRI), and (2) to find a correlation between the T1 slope, TI, and other cervical sagittal parameters in patients with DCS...
April 26, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455730/knee-abduction-affects-greater-magnitude-of-change-in-acl-and-mcl-strains-than-matched-internal-tibial-rotation-in-vitro
#20
Nathaniel A Bates, Rebecca J Nesbitt, Jason T Shearn, Gregory D Myer, Timothy E Hewett
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injures incur over USD 2 billion in annual medical costs and prevention has become a topic of interest in biomechanics. However, literature conflicts persist over how knee rotations contribute to ACL strain and ligament injury. To maximize the efficacy of ACL injury prevention, the effects of underlying mechanics need to be better understood. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We applied robotically controlled, in vivo-derived kinematic stimuli to the knee to assess ligament biomechanics in a cadaver model...
April 28, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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