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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792211/the-impact-of-ankle-foot-orthoses-on-toe-clearance-strategy-in-hemiparetic-gait-a-cross-sectional-study
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Kannit Pongpipatpaiboon, Masahiko Mukaino, Fumihiro Matsuda, Kei Ohtsuka, Hiroki Tanikawa, Junya Yamada, Kazuhiro Tsuchiyama, Eiichi Saitoh
BACKGROUND: Ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) are frequently used to improve gait stability, toe clearance, and gait efficiency in individuals with hemiparesis. During the swing phase, AFOs enhance lower limb advancement by facilitating the improvement of toe clearance and the reduction of compensatory movements. Clinical monitoring via kinematic analysis would further clarify the changes in biomechanical factors that lead to the beneficial effects of AFOs. The purpose of this study was to investigate the actual impact of AFOs on toe clearance, and determine the best strategy to achieve toe clearance (including compensatory movements) during the swing phase...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792104/association-of-hip-and-foot-factors-with-patellar-tendinopathy-jumper-s-knee-in-athletes
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Luciana D Mendonça, Juliana M Ocarino, Natália F N Bittencourt, Luciana G Macedo, Sérgio T Fonseca
Study Design Clinical measurement, cross-sectional. Background Investigations on the causes of patellar tendinopathy (PT) should consider impairments at the hip and foot/ankle since they are known to influence movement patterns and affect patellar tendon loading. Objectives To investigate, by means of CART analysis, impairments of the hip and foot/ankle that are associated with PT in volleyball and basketball athletes. Methods One-hundred and ninety athletes were assessed for impairments of the hip and foot/ankle including: shank-forefoot alignment (SFA), ankle dorsiflexion range of motion (DF ROM), iliotibial band flexibility, passive hip internal rotation (IR) ROM, and hip external rotator (ER) and hip abductor isometric strength...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791963/nerve-entrapment-in-ankle-and-foot-ultrasound-imaging
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Basavaraj Chari, Eugene McNally
Peripheral nerve entrapment of the ankle and foot is relatively uncommon and often underdiagnosed because electrophysiologic studies may not contribute to the diagnosis. Anatomy of the peripheral nerves is variable and complex, and along with a comprehensive physical examination, a thorough understanding of the applied anatomy is essential. Several studies have helped identify specific areas in which nerves are commonly compressed. Identified secondary causes of nerve compression include previous trauma, osteophytes, ganglion cysts, edema, accessory muscles, tenosynovitis, vascular lesions, and a primary nerve tumor...
July 2018: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791252/immediate-effects-of-a-distal-gait-modification-during-stair-descent-in-individuals-with-patellofemoral-pain
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Sandra Aliberti, Bruno Mezêncio, Alberto Carlos Amadio, Julio Cerca Serrão, Luis Mochizuki
BACKGROUND: Knee pain during stair managing is a common complaint among individuals with PFP and can negatively affect their activities of daily living. Gait modification programs can be used to decrease patellofemoral pain. Immediate effects of a stair descent distal gait modification session that intended to emphasize forefoot landing during stair descent are described in this study. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the immediate effects of a distal gait modification session on lower extremity movements and intensity of pain in women with patellofemoral pain during stair descent...
May 23, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791196/determining-success-or-failure-after-foot-and-ankle-surgery-using-patient-acceptable-symptom-state-pass-and-patient-reported-outcome-information-system-promis
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Michael R Anderson, Judith F Baumhauer, Benedict F DiGiovanni, Sam Flemister, John P Ketz, Irvin Oh, Jeffrey R Houck
BACKGROUND: As the role of generic patient-reported outcomes (PROs) expands, important questions remain about their interpretation. In particular, how the Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Instrumentation System (PROMIS) t score values correlate with the patients' perception of success or failure (S/F) of their surgery is unknown. The purposes of this study were to characterize the association of PROMIS t scores, the patients' perception of their symptoms (patient acceptable symptom state [PASS]), and determination of S/F after surgery...
May 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791040/presence-of-chronic-diabetic-foot-ulcers-is-associated-with-more-frequent-and-more-advanced-retinopathy
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A Sellman, P Katzman, S Andreasson, M Löndahl
AIMS: To clarify the frequency and severity of diabetic retinopathy in a group of people with Type 2 diabetes and chronic diabetic foot ulcers, and to compare visual acuity, levels of retinopathy and clinical significant macular oedema with a matched control group of people with Type 2 diabetes without a history of chronic diabetic foot ulcers. METHODS: Visual acuity and fundus imaging were evaluated in 90 white people with at least 3 months' duration of full-thickness diabetic foot ulcers below the ankle and the results compared with those in 180 white people with Type 2 diabetes without a history of chronic diabetic foot ulcers (control group)...
May 23, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787992/reliability-and-validity-analysis-of-the-open-source-chinese-foot-and-ankle-outcome-score-faos
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Samuel K K Ling, Vincent Chan, Karen Ho, Fona Ling, T H Lui
AIM: Develop the first reliable and validated open-source outcome scoring system in the Chinese language for foot and ankle problems. METHODS: Translation of the English FAOS into Chinese following regular protocols. First, two forward-translations were created separately, these were then combined into a preliminary version by an expert committee, and was subsequently back-translated into English. The process was repeated until the original and back translations were congruent...
December 21, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787473/factors-contributing-to-medial-tibial-stress-syndrome-in-runners-a-prospective-study
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James Becker, Mimi Nakajima, Will F W Wu
PURPOSE: Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is one of the most common overuse injuries sustained by runners. Despite the prevalence of this injury, risk factors for developing MTSS remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate differences in passive range of motion, muscle strength, plantar pressure distributions, and running kinematics between runners who developed MTSS and those who did not. METHODS: 24 NCAA Division 1 cross country runners participated in this study...
May 22, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786411/bad-transmission-and-sad-distribution-a-new-scenario-for-critical-limb-ischemia
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Roberto Ferraresi, Giovanni Mauri, Fabrizio Losurdo, Nicola Troisi, Diego Brancaccio, Carlo M Caravaggi, Luca Neri
BACKGROUND: Most of the studies on peripheral artery disease (PAD) focused on above-the-ankle artery disease, while less is known about foot artery disease. We hypothesize a scenario were two different diseases can be present in PAD patients, big artery disease (BAD) and small artery disease (SAD), overlapping at the foot level; the aim of this study is to evaluate their prevalence and their correlation with risk factors and critical limb ischemia (CLI) in a large cohort of patients with symptomatic PAD...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785871/strategies-to-improve-impact-efficiency-in-football-kicking
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James C A Peacock, Kevin Ball
In football, kicking with high ball velocity can increase scoring opportunities and reduce the likelihood of interception. Efficient energy transfer from foot to ball during impact is important to attain a high ball velocity. It is considered impact efficiency can be increased by reducing the change in ankle plantarflexion during foot-ball impact. However, conflicting evidence exists, questioning its effectiveness as a coaching cue. The aim of the present study was to systematically analyse joint stiffness, foot velocity and impact location with a mechanical kicking machine to determine if change in ankle plantarflexion during foot-ball impact and ball velocity are influenced...
May 22, 2018: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784532/short-term-results-of-flexor-hallucis-longus-transfer-in-delayed-and-neglected-achilles-tendon-repair
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Hamza Ozer, Yilmaz Ergisi, Gulcan Harput, Mehmet S Senol, Gul Baltaci
Flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon transfer to the calcaneus in the repair of delayed or neglected Achilles tendon (AT) injuries is a viable and dynamic option. Nineteen patients (18 males, 1 female; mean age 47.4 ± 12.4, range 24 to 74, years; body mass index 27.5 ± 4.5, range 23.2 to 38.9, kg/m2 ; interval from injury to surgery 40.8 ± 11.6, range 28 to 60, days) with delayed or neglected repair of AT rupture were included in the present study. FHL transfer to the calcaneus through a single incision and repair of the defect with native tendon lengthening or a tendinous turndown flap was performed...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784530/triplane-hallux-abducto-valgus-classification
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Daniel J Hatch, Robert D Santrock, Bret Smith, Paul Dayton, Lowell Weil
One of the most common procedures performed in the foot and ankle is correction of hallux abducto valgus deformity or "bunion surgery." Most foot and ankle surgeons recognize the challenges associated with defining each patient's individual deformity and selecting the optimal procedure for the best long-term results. Using current 2-dimensional algorithms that focus on the severity of the transverse plane deformity, surgical outcomes have varied. In the past 10 years, high recurrence and complication rates for popular procedures have been reported...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784038/chronic-traumatic-ankle-and-foot-osteomyelitis-a-nationwide-case-control-study
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Maryam Hosseini, Mostafa Allami, Mohammadreza Soroush, Fateme Babaha, Javad Minooeefar, Davood Rahimpoor
BACKGROUND: Osteomyelitis (OM) is an atypical consequence of ankle-foot trauma which is associated with long-term mental and physical morbidity and persistent pain. This study aimed to assess the health status of OM patients with war-related ankle-foot injuries. METHODS: A total of 1129 veterans with ankle-foot injuries participated in a case-control study (2014-2016). Thirty patients with chronic OM of the ankle-foot were compared with 90 non-OM participants as the control group...
May 15, 2018: Military Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782592/the-role-of-hybrid-bone-spect-ct-imaging-in-the-work-up-of-the-limping-patient-a-symptom-based-and-joint-oriented-review
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REVIEW
H K Mohan, K Strobel, W van der Bruggen, G Gnanasegaran, W U Kampen, T Kuwert, T Van den Wyngaert, F Paycha
A vast spectrum of lower limb bone and joint disorders (hip, knee, ankle, foot) present with a common clinical presentation: limping. Too often this symptom generates an inefficient cascade of imaging studies. This review attempts to optimise the diagnostic effectiveness of bone scintigraphy using the hybrid SPECT/CT technique in relation to the diagnostic clues provided by other imaging modalities, discusses the appropriate clinical indications, optimal scintigraphic procedures and illustrates updated image pattern-oriented reporting...
2018: European journal of hybrid imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780841/correlation-between-quality-of-evidence-and-number-of-citations-in-top-50-cited-articles-on-elbow-medial-ulnar-collateral-ligament-surgery
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Robert A Jack, Kyle R Sochacki, Hannah A Morehouse, Patrick C McCulloch, David M Lintner, Joshua D Harris
Background: Several studies have analyzed the most cited articles in shoulder, elbow, pediatrics, and foot and ankle surgery. However, no study has analyzed the quality of the most cited articles in elbow medial ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) surgery. Purpose: To (1) identify the top 50 most cited articles related to UCL surgery, (2) determine whether there was a correlation between the top cited articles and level of evidence, and (3) determine whether there was a correlation between study methodological quality and the top cited articles...
April 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779992/radiologic-factors-affecting-ankle-pain-before-and-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-for-the-varus-osteoarthritic-knee
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Chang-Wan Kim, Heui-Chul Gwak, Jung-Han Kim, Chang-Rack Lee, Jeon-Gyo Kim, Minkyung Oh, Ji-Hwan Park
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the radiologic factors related to ankle pain before and after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) among patients with a varus osteoarthritic knee. Fifty-five patients (65 ankles) with a varus osteoarthritic knee who had undergone TKA and were followed up for >24 months were enrolled. For clinical assessment, the visual analog scale for pain and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society ankle-hindfoot scale were used. For radiologic assessment, the mechanical axis deviation angle, talar tilt, tibial anterior surface angle, distal medial clear space, medial tibiotalar joint space, frontal tibial ground angle, and hindfoot alignment view angle were measured...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779991/mechanical-metatarsalgia-as-a-risk-factor-for-relapse-of-morton-s-neuroma-after-ultrasound-guided-alcohol-injection
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Paolo Lorenzon, Carlo Rettore
Although many treatment modalities are available for Morton's neuroma, the injection of the neuroma with alcohol has gained popularity. However, recently, some investigators have observed a progressive deterioration in pain scores for patients initially pain free after the treatment. The purpose of the present retrospective comparative study was to determine whether mechanical metatarsalgia is related to symptom recurrence. We included 104 consecutive cases of ultrasound-guided alcohol injection for Morton's neuroma in 92 patients...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778980/the-influence-of-early-or-delayed-provision-of-ankle-foot-orthoses-on-pelvis-hip-and-knee-kinematics-in-patients-with-sub-acute-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Corien D M Nikamp, Job van der Palen, Hermie J Hermens, Johan S Rietman, Jaap H Buurke
BACKGROUND: Compensatory pelvis, hip- and knee movements are reported after stroke to overcome insufficient foot-clearance. Ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) are often used to improve foot-clearance, but the optimal timing of AFO-provision post-stroke is unknown. Early AFO-provision to prevent foot-drop might decrease the development of compensatory movements, but it is unknown whether timing of AFO-provision affects post-stroke kinematics. RESEARCH QUESTIONS: 1) To compare the effect of AFO-provision at two different points in time (early versus delayed) on frontal pelvis and hip, and sagittal hip and knee kinematics in patients with sub-acute stroke...
May 16, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777283/-fractures-of-the-base-of-the-v-metatarsal-bone-current-concepts-revised
#19
REVIEW
S F Baumbach, W C Prall, M Braunstein, W Böcker, S Polzer, H Polzer
Fractures of the base of the fifth metatarsal bone are one of the most frequent fractures to the foot and ankle. Despite the high frequency and although a number of studies are now available, treatment frequently does not follow the available evidence. Among the reasons is the inconsistent terminology used and that the studies available are neglected. The aim of this review is to present the current classifications, the available treatment studies and to derive evidence-based treatment recommendations. The term "Jones fracture" has been used inconsistently for different fracture entities and should, therefore, not be used anymore...
May 17, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776999/stumbling-corrective-reaction-elicited-by-mechanical-and-electrical-stimulation-of-the-saphenous-nerve-in-walking-mice
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William Paganini Mayer, Turgay Akay
The ability to walk around in a natural environment requires the capacity to cope with unexpected obstacles that may disrupt locomotion. One such mechanism is called the stumbling corrective reaction (SCR) that enables animals to step over obstacles that would otherwise disturb the progression of swing movement. Here we use in vivo motion analysis and physiological recording techniques to describe the SCR in mice. We show that SCR can be elicited consistently in mice during locomotion by inserting an obstacle along the path of leg movement during swing phase...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Experimental Biology
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