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Dong Yeon Lee, Sang Gyo Seo, Eo Jin Kim, Sung Ju Kim, Kyoung Min Lee, In Ho Choi
BACKGROUND: Multi-segment Foot Models (MFM) have increased in use for both clinical and research applications; however, little is known about the gender differences of inter-segmental motions within the foot and ankle during gait. The objectives of this study were to analyze the gender differences of inter-segmental foot motion during gait in healthy young adults using a MFM with a 15-marker set. METHODS: One hundred healthy adults (50 males, 50 females) between 20 and 35 years of age who had normal function and no radiographic abnormality, were evaluated...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Ya Zhao, Amy Q Shen, Simon J Haward
Wormlike micellar (WLM) solutions are frequently used in enhanced oil and gas recovery applications in porous rock beds where complex microscopic geometries result in mixed flow kinematics with strong shear and extensional components. Experiments with WLM solutions through model microfluidic porous media have revealed a variety of complex flow phenomena, including the formation of stable gel-like structures known as a Flow-Induced Structured Phase (FISP), which undoubtedly play an important role in applications of WLM fluids, but are still poorly understood...
September 23, 2016: Soft Matter
Hagen Hommel, Matthew P Abdel, Carsten Perka
While patient-specific instrumentation (PSI) in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) allows for transfer of the preoperative plan onto bony landmarks, the soft tissue balancing is not affected. The goals of this randomized clinical trial were to compare PSI and the measured resection technique (conventional) with PSI and the gap balancing technique. Fifty patients were randomized to TKA with conventional PSI (PSI-S) (n = 25) or to PSI with additional gap balancing (PSI-GB) (n = 25). All patients were clinically examined at 3 and 12 months postoperatively...
October 6, 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Kamal Deep, Frederic Picard, Joseph Baines
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the kinematics of arthritic knees prior to TKA. The hypothesis was that the arthritic knee follows distinct patterns with regard to deformity in coronal plane as it flexes from extended position. METHOD: Data from 585 consecutive arthritic knees that had undergone TKA using two non-image-based navigation systems were included in the study. Coronal plane alignment given by the femoro-tibial mechanical angle (FTMA) was recorded in extension, 30°, 60°, 90° and maximum flexion prior to making any bony cuts or ligamentous releases...
October 6, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Satoshi Hamai, Ken Okazaki, Satoru Ikebe, Koji Murakami, Hidehiko Higaki, Hiroyuki Nakahara, Takeshi Shimoto, Hideki Mizu-Uchi, Yukio Akasaki, Yukihide Iwamoto
The purpose of this study was to investigate in vivo kinematics in healthy and osteoarthritic (OA) knees during stepping using image-matching techniques. Six healthy volunteers and fourteen patients with medial OA knee before undergoing total knee arthroplasty performed stepping under periodic anteroposterior X-ray images. We analyzed the three-dimensional kinematic parameters of knee joints using X-ray images and CT-derived digitally reconstructed radiographs. The average extension/flexion angle ranged 6°/53° and 16°/44° in healthy and OA knees with significant difference in extension (p = ...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
Gregory C Wernecke, Ian A Harrris, Bradley G Seeto, Darren B Chen, Samuel J MacDessi
BACKGROUND: Rotational alignment of prosthetic components in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is important to successful outcomes. Component malrotation is a known cause of revision and understanding normal rotational alignment may help recreate normal joint kinematics. To date, no large MRI study assessing femorotibial rotational alignment in nonarthritic knees has been undertaken. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: Is Insall's tibial axis a reliable rotational landmark against common femoral rotational axes in the nonarthritic patient population? METHODS: We reviewed 544 knee MRI scans performed for suspected soft tissue pathology and identified Insall's tibial rotational axis as well as the femoral clinical trans-epicondylar axis (TEAc), femoral surgical trans-epicondylar axis (TEAs), posterior condylar articular axis (PCA), and a modified Eckhoff's cylindrical axis...
October 2016: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
H B Waterson, N D Clement, K S Eyres, V I Mandalia, A D Toms
AIMS: Our aim was to compare kinematic with mechanical alignment in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a prospective blinded randomised controlled trial to compare the functional outcome of patients undergoing TKA in mechanical alignment (MA) with those in kinematic alignment (KA). A total of 71 patients undergoing TKA were randomised to either kinematic (n = 36) or mechanical alignment (n = 35). Pre- and post-operative hip-knee-ankle radiographs were analysed...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
P Á Latorre-Román, F García Pinillos, P Bujalance-Moreno, V M Soto-Hermoso
The main purpose of this study was to evaluate running kinematic characteristics and foot strike patterns (FSP) during early and late stages of actual and common high-intensity intermittent training (HIIT): 5 × 2000 m with 120-s recovery between runs. Thirteen healthy, elite, highly trained male endurance runners participated in this study. They each had a personal record in the half-marathon of 70 ± 2.24 min, and each had a minimum experience of 4 years of training and competition. Heart rate (HR) and rate of perceived exertion (RPE) were monitored during HIIT...
August 11, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
Chengjie Xiong, Michael D Daubs, Trevor P Scott, Kevin H Phan, Akinobu Suzuki, Monchai Ruangchainikom, Allison K Roe, Bayan Aghdasi, Yanlin Tan, Jeffrey C Wang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the movement of the spinal cord and its relationship to the spinal canal in patients with mild spondylosis using kinetic magnetic resonance imaging (kMRI). METHODS: Weight-bearing, multiposition kMRI was performed on symptomatic patients through a full range of flexion-extension. A total of 52 study patients were selected based on the C2-C7 Cobb angle of sagittal alignment: lordotic (from 30 to 45 degrees). We evaluated dynamic changes in different parameters from flexion-extension: spinal canal diameter (CD), spinal cord diameter (SCD), space available for the cord, anterior space available for the cord (ASAC), posterior space available for the cord (PSAC), average distance between the anterior canal and the cord (d-value), and global angle for the spinal canal and cord...
September 27, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
Marie Laberge-Malo, Xavier Rodrigue, Céline Goyette, Annie Pouliot-Laforte, Audrey Parent, Isabelle Marcoux, Laurent Ballaz
OBJECTIVE: Fibula hemimelia is a congenital malformation of the lower limbs that is associated to aplasia or hypoplasia of the fibula. This condition is characterized by knee valgus which tends to increase over years in children walking with a below knee prosthesis. However, few recommendations are available regarding the optimal prosthesis alignment for amputated children with fibula hemimelia. The aim of this case study was to compare different prosthesis alignments and to assess their impact on knee joint moment in the frontal plane during walking...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Alexander J Nedopil, Stephen M Howell, Maury L Hull
INTRODUCTION: Thirteen patients presented with patellofemoral instability out of 3212 knees treated with kinematically aligned total knee arthroplasty (KA TKA) during a nine year period. We determined the clinical characteristics and post-operative radiographic parameters associated with patellofemoral instability, and whether re-operation and patient reported outcome measures are different between patients with and without patellofemoral instability. METHODS: Patients with patellofemoral instability were matched 1:3 to a control cohort based on date of surgery (±3 months), age (±10 years), sex, pre-operative knee deformity (varus or valgus), and implant brand...
September 12, 2016: International Orthopaedics
Steve M Reilly, Stephane J Montuelle, Andre Schmidt, Cornelia Krause, Emily Naylor, Michael E Jorgensen, Richard L Essner
Although the anuran pelvis is thought to be adapted for jumping, the function of the iliosacral joint has seen little direct study. Previous work has contrasted the basal "lateral-bender" pelvis from the "rod-like" pelvis of crown taxa hypothesized to function as a sagittal hinge to align the trunk with take-off forces. We compared iliosacral movements and pelvic motor patterns during jumping in the two pelvic types. Pelvic muscle activity patterns, iliosacral anteroposterior (AP) movements and sagittal bending of the pelvis during the take-off and landing phases were quantified in lateral bender taxa Ascaphus (Leiopelmatidae) and Rhinella (Bufonidae) and the rod-like Lithobates (Ranidae)...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Morphology
Panagiota Toliopoulos, Marc-Andre LeBlanc, Jonathan Hutt, Martin Lavigne, Francois Desmeules, Pascal-Andre Vendittoli
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the intra-operative benefits and the clinical outcomes from kinematic or mechanical alignment for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in patients undergoing revision of failed unicompartmental kneel arthroplasty (UKA) to TKA. METHODS: Ten revisions were performed with a kinematic alignment technique and 11 with a mechanical alignment. Measurements of the hip-knee-ankle angle (HKA), the lateral distal femoral angle (LDFA), and the medial proximal tibial angle (MPTA) were performed using long-leg radiographs...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
Tomonori Sawada, Kazuki Tokuda, Kenji Tanimoto, Yoshitaka Iwamoto, Yuta Ogata, Masaya Anan, Makoto Takahashi, Nobuhiro Kito, Koichi Shinkoda
Lateral wedge insoles (LWIs) reduce the peak external knee adduction moment (KAM). However, the efficacy of LWIs is limited in certain individuals for whom they fail to decrease KAM. Possible explanations for a lack of desired LWI response are variations in foot alignments. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the immediate biomechanical effects of LWIs depend on individual foot alignments during gait. Fifteen healthy adults participated in this study. Their feet were categorized as normal, pronated, and supinated using the foot posture index...
September 2016: Gait & Posture
Woo-Shin Cho, Hun-Sik Cho, Seong-Eun Byun
PURPOSE: Hindfoot alignment can affect the weight-bearing kinematics of the knee joint in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study evaluated the change in hindfoot alignment after TKA by prospectively analysing the correlation between the knee joint and the hindfoot deformity, the post-operative improvement in the hindfoot deformity, and the long-term post-operative changes in hindfoot alignment. METHODS: This study included 195 knees from 117 patients with osteoarthritis who underwent TKA between 2012 and 2013...
August 16, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Amy A Claeson, Victor H Barocas
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The lumbar facet capsular ligament (FCL) is a posterior spinal ligament with a complex structure and kinematic profile. The FCL has a curved geometry, multiple attachment sites, and preferentially aligned collagen fiber bundles on the posterior surface that are innervated with mechanoreceptive nerve endings. Spinal flexion induces three-dimensional (3D) deformations, requiring the FCL to maintain significant tensile and shear loads. Previous works aimed to study 3D facet joint kinematics during flexion, but to our knowledge none have reported localized FCL surface deformations likely created by this complex structure...
August 9, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Anil S Ranawat, Benedict U Nwachukwu, Andrew D Pearle, Hendrik A Zuiderbaan, Kenneth D Weeks, Saker Khamaisy
BACKGROUND: Lateral closing-wedge (LCW) and medial opening-wedge (MOW) high tibial osteotomies (HTOs) correct varus knee alignment and stabilize the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-deficient knee. Tibiofemoral and patellofemoral alignment and kinematics after HTO are not well quantified. PURPOSE: To compare the effect of LCW and MOW HTO on tibiofemoral and patellofemoral alignment in the ACL-deficient knee. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study...
August 5, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Olcay Guler, Mahir Mahırogulları, Serhat Mutlu, Mehmet H Cercı, Ali Seker, Selami Cakmak
INTRODUCTION: When treating anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, the position of the ACL graft plays a key role in regaining postoperative knee function and physiologic kinematics. In this study, we aimed to compare graft angle, graft position in tibial tunnel, and tibial and femoral tunnel positions in patients operated with anteromedial (AM) and transtibial (TT) methods to those of contralateral healthy knees. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-eight patients who underwent arthroscopic ACL reconstruction with ipsilateral hamstring tendon autograft were included...
November 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
A Jordan Grier, Abigail C Schmitt, Samuel B Adams, Robin M Queen
BACKGROUND: Gait mechanics following total ankle replacement (TAR) have reported improved ankle motion following surgery. However, no studies have addressed the impact of preoperative radiographic tibiotalar alignment on post-TAR gait mechanics. We therefore investigated whether preoperative tibiotalar alignment (varus, valgus, or neutral) resulted in significantly different coronal plane mechanics or ground reaction forces post-TAR. METHODS: We conducted a non-randomized study of 93 consecutive end-stage ankle arthritis patients...
July 2016: Gait & Posture
B Ganesan, K N K Fong, A Luximon, A Al-Jumaily
OBJECTIVE: Genu valgum is a common knee deformity in growing children. It alters the alignment of the lower extremity, body posture, and gait pattern of the children. Understanding of kinematic and kinetic parameters of gait in genu valgum is essential for planning and implementing the intervention to correcting the valgus deformity. The aim of this paper is to investigate the kinetic and kinematic gait differences in children with genu valgum. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 13-year old girl with left side unilateral genu valgum and a closely matched healthy counterpart were recruited to compare the kinetic and kinematic parameters of their gait performances, and they were captured by The VICON motion analysis system...
July 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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