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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736080/the-effect-of-ankle-foot-orthosis-alignment-on-walking-in-individuals-treated-for-traumatic-lower-extremity-injuries
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Starr E Brown, Elizabeth Russell Esposito, Jason M Wilken
Limb salvage surgeries are performed to treat a variety of lower limb pathologies and traumatic injuries. Individuals who have undergone limb salvage surgeries may require an ankle foot orthosis (AFO) to compensate for limb impairments and restore walking ability. Understanding the effects of AFO design parameters on gait biomechanics is important to refine AFO prescription criteria. In this study sagittal plane kinematic and kinetic data, muscle activity and alignment preference were examined as individuals treated for traumatic lower extremity injuries (N=12) walked over level ground with Plantarflexed (PF), Neutral, and Dorsiflexed (DF) aligned AFOs...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733769/communication-for-coordination-gesture-kinematics-and-conventionality-affect-synchronization-success-in-piano-duos
#2
Laura Bishop, Werner Goebl
Ensemble musicians often exchange visual cues in the form of body gestures (e.g., rhythmic head nods) to help coordinate piece entrances. These cues must communicate beats clearly, especially if the piece requires interperformer synchronization of the first chord. This study aimed to (1) replicate prior findings suggesting that points of peak acceleration in head gestures communicate beat position and (2) identify the kinematic features of head gestures that encourage successful synchronization. It was expected that increased precision of the alignment between leaders' head gestures and first note onsets, increased gesture smoothness, magnitude, and prototypicality, and increased leader ensemble/conducting experience would improve gesture synchronizability...
July 21, 2017: Psychological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731751/inferences-about-supernova-physics-from-gravitational-wave-measurements-gw151226-spin-misalignment-as-an-indicator-of-strong-black-hole-natal-kicks
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Richard O'Shaughnessy, Davide Gerosa, Daniel Wysocki
The inferred parameters of the binary black hole GW151226 are consistent with nonzero spin for the most massive black hole, misaligned from the binary's orbital angular momentum. If the black holes formed through isolated binary evolution from an initially aligned binary star, this misalignment would then arise from a natal kick imparted to the first-born black hole at its birth during stellar collapse. We use simple kinematic arguments to constrain the characteristic magnitude of this kick, and find that a natal kick v_{k}≳50  km/s must be imparted to the black hole at birth to produce misalignments consistent with GW151226...
July 7, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697709/standardized-measurement-of-sensorimotor-recovery-in-stroke-trials-consensus-based-core-recommendations-from-the-stroke-recovery-and-rehabilitation-roundtable
#4
Gert Kwakkel, Natasha A Lannin, Karen Borschmann, Coralie English, Myzoon Ali, Leonid Churilov, Gustavo Saposnik, Carolee Winstein, Erwin Eh van Wegen, Steven L Wolf, John W Krakauer, Julie Bernhardt
Finding, testing and demonstrating efficacy of new treatments for stroke recovery is a multifaceted challenge. We believe that to advance the field, neurorehabilitation trials need a conceptually rigorous starting framework. An essential first step is to agree on definitions of sensorimotor recovery and on measures consistent with these definitions. Such standardization would allow pooling of participant data across studies and institutions aiding meta-analyses of completed trials, more detailed exploration of recovery profiles of our patients and the generation of new hypotheses...
July 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696485/repeatability-of-a-dislocation-spinal-cord-injury-model-in-a-rat-a-high-speed-biomechanical-analysis
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Stephen Mattucci, Jie Liu, Paul Fijal, Wolfram Tetzlaff, Thomas R Oxland
Dislocation is the most common, and severe, spinal cord injury (SCI) mechanism in humans, yet there are few preclinical models. While dislocation in the rat model has been shown to produce unique outcomes, like other closed column models it exhibits higher outcome variability. Refinement of the dislocation model will enhance the testing of neuroprotective strategies, further biomechanical understanding, and guide therapeutic decisions. The overall objective of this study is to improve biomechanical repeatability of a dislocation SCI model in the rat, through the following specific aims: i) design new injury clamps that pivot and self-align to the vertebrae; ii) measure intervertebral kinematics during injury using the existing and redesigned clamps; and iii) compare relative motion at the vertebrae-clamp interface to determine which clamps provide the most rigid connection...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657561/total-knee-replacement-intraoperative-and-postoperative-kinematic-assessment
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M Bontempi, U Cardinale, L Bragonzoni, L Macchiarola, A Grassi, C Signorelli, G M Marcheggiani Muccioli, Stefano Zaffagnini
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The main goals of the total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is to reduce the perceived pain and  restore knee mobility and function in case of osteoarthritic knees joints. Literature shows how the three major causes of TKA failures are related to wear, loosening and instability and this is due to a problem of imbalance and malalignment. Intraoperative and postoperative kinematics analysis could be of benefit for improving surgery outcome. The aim of the present paper is to give an overview of the two set-up with the highest accuracy for intraoperative and postoperative TKA kinematics evaluation, currently in use at Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli...
June 7, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649018/rear-foot-kinematics-when-wearing-lateral-wedge-insoles-and-foot-alignment-influence-the-effect-of-knee-adduction-moment-for-medial-knee-osteoarthritis
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Tomonori Sawada, Kenji Tanimoto, Kazuki Tokuda, Yoshitaka Iwamoto, Yuta Ogata, Masaya Anan, Makoto Takahashi, Nobuhiro Kito, Koichi Shinkoda
Lateral wedge insoles (LWIs) are prescribed for patients with medial knee osteoarthritis to reduce the external knee adduction moment (KAM). However, the biomechanical effects of LWIs are limited in some patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the biomechanical effects of LWIs depend on individual foot alignment and to examine the relationship between change in KAM and changes in foot and ankle biomechanics when wearing LWIs. Twenty-one patients participated in this study. They were categorized into normal or abnormal foot groups based on the foot posture index (FPI)...
June 15, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646383/anterior-cruciate-ligament-graft-fixation-first-in-anterior-and-posterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-best-restores-knee-kinematics
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Libin Zheng, Soheil Sabzevari, Brandon Marshall, Junjun Zhu, Monica A Linde, Patrick Smolinski, Freddie H Fu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of different graft fixation sequences in one-stage anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction on (1) knee biomechanics and (2) tibiofemoral alignment. METHODS: Twelve porcine knees were used in this study. Five fixation sequences were performed (angle indicating knee flexion): (a) PCL at 30° and ACL at 30°, (b) PCL at 90° and ACL at 30°, (c) ACL at 30° and PCL at 30°, (d) ACL at 30° and PCL at 90°, and (e) ACL and PCL simultaneous fixation at 30°...
June 23, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644188/surgical-techniques-for-total-knee-arthroplasty-measured-resection-gap-balancing-and-hybrid
#9
Neil P Sheth, Adeel Husain, Charles Lenwood Nelson
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is effective in managing end-stage degenerative joint disease. Achieving favorable clinical outcomes is predicated on proper implant alignment, sizing, and rotation as well as adequate soft-tissue balancing. Modern TKA implants are designed to address the fundamental needs of attaining stability in both flexion and extension and of optimizing patellar tracking. Measured resection and gap balancing are the two different techniques used to implant the TKA components used today. Both techniques have been validated as durable and successful, and each has unique advantages and disadvantages...
July 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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
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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
#15
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
#19
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...
August 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
#20
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
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