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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037442/estimation-of-in-vivo-inter-vertebral-loading-during-motion-using-fluoroscopic-and-magnetic-resonance-image-informed-finite-element-models
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Sahand Zanjani-Pour, Judith R Meakin, Alex Breen, Alan Breen
Finite element (FE) models driven by medical image data can be used to estimate subject-specific spinal biomechanics. This study aimed to combine magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and quantitative fluoroscopy (QF) in subject-specific FE models of upright standing, flexion and extension. Supine MR images of the lumbar spine were acquired from healthy participants using a 0.5 T MR scanner. Nine 3D quasi-static linear FE models of L3 to L5 were created with an elastic nucleus and orthotropic annulus. QF data was acquired from the same participants who performed trunk flexion to 60° and trunk extension to 20°...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027895/changes-in-foraminal-area-with-anterior-decompression-versus-keyhole-foraminotomy-in-the-cervical-spine-a-biomechanical-investigation
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Jacqueline Nguyen, Bryant Chu, Calvin C Kuo, Jeremi M Leasure, Christopher Ames, Dimitriy Kondrashov
OBJECTIVE Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with or without partial uncovertebral joint resection (UVR) and posterior keyhole foraminotomy are established operative procedures to treat cervical disc degeneration and radiculopathy. Studies have demonstrated reliable results with each procedure, but none have compared the change in neuroforaminal area between indirect and direct decompression techniques. The purpose of this study was to determine which cervical decompression method most consistently increases neuroforaminal area and how that area is affected by neck position...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024413/deep-tissue-loads-in-the-seated-buttocks-on-an-off-loading-wheelchair-cushion-versus-air-cell-based-and-foam-cushions-finite-element-studies
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Lea Peko Cohen, Amit Gefen
For wheelchair users, a common injury is a sitting-acquired pressure ulcer (PU) which typically onsets near the interface between the ischial tuberosity (IT) and the overlying soft tissues. The risk of developing PUs can be reduced considerably if an adequate cushion is placed on the wheelchair in order to protect tissues from PUs by minimising interface mechanical loads between the body and cushion and also, exposure to internal soft tissue loads. In this work, we studied the biomechanical performances of an off-loading (OL) cushion with limited adjustability, in comparison to a standard foam cushion and a fully adjustable air-cell-based (ACB) cushion...
September 6, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021885/fracture-dislocation-at-c6-c7-level-with-quadriplegia-after-traditional-massage-in-a-patient-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-case-report
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Kak Abilash, Qmq Mohd, Zah Ahmad, Basir Towil
Ankylosing spinal disorders (ASD) tend to result in fractures and/or dislocations after minor trauma because of the altered biomechanical properties. The relative risk of traumatic vertebral fractures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis has been estimated as three times higher than in the general population. These spine traumas, which are located at cervical level in 81% of patients with ankylosing spondylitis, are complicated by neurological lesions in 65% of patients, due to the high inherent instability of these fractures...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019902/in-vitro-biomechanical-comparison-after-fixed-and-mobile-core-artificial-cervical-disc-replacement-versus-fusion
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Jigang Lou, Yuanchao Li, Beiyu Wang, Yang Meng, Tingkui Wu, Hao Liu
In vitro biomechanical analysis after cervical disc replacement (CDR) with a novel artificial disc prosthesis (mobile core) was conducted and compared with the intact model, simulated fusion, and CDR with a fixed-core prosthesis. The purpose of this experimental study was to analyze the biomechanical changes after CDR with a novel prosthesis and the differences between fixed- and mobile-core prostheses.Six human cadaveric C2-C7 specimens were biomechanically tested sequentially in 4 different spinal models: intact specimens, simulated fusion, CDR with a fixed-core prosthesis (Discover, DePuy), and CDR with a mobile-core prosthesis (Pretic-I, Trauson)...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993878/fuzzy-neuronal-model-of-motor-control-inspired-by-cerebellar-pathways-to-online-and-gradually-learn-inverse-biomechanical-functions-in-the-presence-of-delay
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Armin Salimi-Badr, Mohammad Mehdi Ebadzadeh, Christian Darlot
Contrary to forward biomechanical functions, which are deterministic, inverse biomechanical functions are generally not. Calculating an inverse biomechanical function is an ill-posed problem, which has no unique solution for a manipulator with several degrees of freedom. Studies of the command and control of biological movements suggest that the cerebellum takes part in the computation of approximate inverse functions, and this ability can control fast movements by predicting the consequence of current motor command...
October 9, 2017: Biological Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993042/effect-of-sacroiliac-manipulation-on-postural-sway-in-quiet-standing-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mohammad Reza Farazdaghi, Alireza Motealleh, Forough Abtahi, Andrej Panjan, Nejc Šarabon, Farahnaz Ghaffarinejad
BACKGROUND: Sacroiliac joint manipulation can alter joint and muscle control mechanisms through local and remote effects. Postural balance is controlled by supraspinal (rambling) and spinal-peripheral (trembling) mechanisms. A manipulation may interfere with postural control in quiet standing. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the immediate effects of sacroiliac joint manipulation on postural control in patients with (1) sacroiliac dysfunction and (2) to determine whether rambling and trembling are affected by sacroiliac joint manipulation...
September 8, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989849/can-posterior-lumbar-instrumentation-and-fusion-be-overpowered-by-anterior-lumbar-fusion-with-hyperlordotic-cages-a-cadaveric-study
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Nathan Wigner, Abhijeet Kadam, Philip Saville, Vincent Arlet
STUDY DESIGN: Technical report on cadavers. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate preliminary feasibility and safety of lumbar sagittal alignment correction with anterior hyperlordotic cages used to overpower previous posterior spinal instrumentation. METHODS: Hyperlordotic 30° anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) cages were inserted in collapsed L5-S1 disc space of 2 cadavers to overpower prior posterior L5-S1 pedicle screws and rod constructs. A distinct technique of opening up the disc space and creation of intersegmental lordosis was employed using a large endplate distractor and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) paddle distractor...
October 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974376/prior-lumbar-spinal-fusion-is-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-dislocation-and-revision-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis
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Vincent V G An, Kevin Phan, Brahman S Sivakumar, Ralph J Mobbs, Warwick J Bruce
BACKGROUND: The biomechanical relationship between the lumbar spine and the hip is well-documented. It follows that fusing the lumbar spine would have implications on the outcomes of total hip arthroplasty (THA). This study aimed to determine the effect of preexisting lumbar spinal fusion surgery on the outcomes of THA by synthesizing the available evidence via systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: A systematic review with meta-analysis was performed in accordance to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965451/instrumented-fusion-for-spinal-deformity-after-laminectomy-or-laminoplasty-for-resection-of-intramedullary-spinal-cord-tumors-in-pediatric-patients
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David S Hersh, Rajiv R Iyer, Tomas Garzon-Muvdi, Ann Liu, George I Jallo, Mari L Groves
OBJECTIVE Spinal deformity has become a well-recognized complication of intramedullary spinal cord tumor (IMSCT) resection. In particular, laminectomy can result in biomechanical instability caused by loss of the posterior tension band. Therefore, laminoplasty has been proposed as an alternative to laminectomy. Here, the authors describe the largest current series of pediatric patients who have undergone laminoplasty for IMSCT resection and investigate the need for surgical fusion after both laminectomy and laminoplasty...
October 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965445/temporary-occipital-fixation-in-young-children-with-severe-cervical-thoracic-spinal-deformity
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Brian J Kelley, Anas A Minkara, Peter D Angevine, Michael G Vitale, Lawrence G Lenke, Richard C E Anderson
OBJECTIVE The long-term effects of instrumentation and fusion of the occipital-cervical-thoracic spine on spinal growth in young children are poorly understood. To mitigate the effects of this surgery on the growing pediatric spine, the authors report a novel technique used in 4 children with severe cervical-thoracic instability. These patients underwent instrumentation from the occiput to the upper thoracic region for stabilization, but without bone graft at the craniovertebral junction (CVJ). Subsequent surgery was then performed to remove the occipital instrumentation, thereby allowing further growth and increased motion across the CVJ...
October 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937462/instability-in-thoracolumbar-trauma-is-a-new-definition-warranted
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Salman Abbasi Fard, Jesse Skoch, Mauricio J Avila, Apar S Patel, Kamran V Sattarov, Christina M Walter, Ali A Baaj
STUDY DESIGN: Review of the articles. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to review all articles related to spinal instability to determine a consensus statement for a contemporary, practical definition applicable to thoracolumbar injuries. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Traumatic fractures of the thoracolumbar spine are common. These injuries can result in neurological deficits, disability, deformity, pain, and represent a great economic burden to society...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937328/biomechanical-effects-of-hybrid-stabilization-on-the-risk-of-proximal-adjacent-segment-degeneration-following-lumbar-spinal-fusion-using-an-interspinous-device-or-a-pedicle-screw-based-dynamic-fixator
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Chang-Hyun Lee, Young Eun Kim, Hak Joong Lee, Dong Gyu Kim, Chi Heon Kim
OBJECTIVE Pedicle screw-rod-based hybrid stabilization (PH) and interspinous device-based hybrid stabilization (IH) have been proposed to prevent adjacent-segment degeneration (ASD) and their effectiveness has been reported. However, a comparative study based on sound biomechanical proof has not yet been reported. The aim of this study was to compare the biomechanical effects of IH and PH on the transition and adjacent segments. METHODS A validated finite element model of the normal lumbosacral spine was used...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927347/impact-of-spinal-rod-stiffness-on-porcine-lumbar-biomechanics-finite-element-model-validation-and-parametric-study
#14
Martin Brummund, Vladimir Brailovski, Yvan Petit, Yann Facchinello, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong
A three-dimensional finite element model of the porcine lumbar spine (L1-L6) was used to assess the effect of spinal rod stiffness on lumbar biomechanics. The model was validated through a comparison with in vitro measurements performed on six porcine spine specimens. The validation metrics employed included intervertebral rotations and the nucleus pressure in the first instrumented intervertebral disc. The numerical results obtained suggest that rod stiffness values as low as 0.1 GPa are required to reduce the mobility gradient between the adjacent and instrumented segments and the nucleus pressures across the porcine lumbar spine significantly...
September 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922883/proximal-junctional-kyphosis-prevention-strategies-a-video-technique-guide
#15
Michael M Safaee, Joseph A Osorio, Kushagra Verma, Shay Bess, Christopher I Shaffrey, Justin S Smith, Robert Hart, Vedat Deviren, Christopher P Ames
BACKGROUND: Proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) is a well-recognized complication in patients undergoing posterior instrumented fusion procedures for adult spinal deformity. Strategies that reduce rates of PJK have the potential to improve the safety of these operations and decrease cost by eliminating the need for revision surgery. OBJECTIVE: To present a set of surgical techniques that can decrease rates of PJK in adults undergoing surgery for spinal deformity...
October 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922314/temporal-indices-of-ankle-clonus-and-relationship-to-electrophysiologic-and-clinical-measures-in-persons-with-spinal-cord-injury
#16
Kathleen J Manella, Kathryn E Roach, Edelle C Field-Fote
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Clonus arising from plantar flexor hyperreflexia is a phenomenon that is commonly observed in persons with spastic hypertonia. We assessed the temporal components of a biomechanical measure to quantify ankle clonus, and validated these in persons with spasticity due to spinal cord injury. METHODS: In 40 individuals with chronic (>1 year) spinal cord injury, we elicited ankle clonus using a standardized mechanical perturbation (drop test)...
October 2017: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915961/short-stem-total-hip-arthroplasty-potential-explanations-for-persistent-post-surgical-thigh-pain
#17
Isabel A C Baert, Enrique Lluch, Francis Van Glabbeek, Rudy Nuyts, Salim Rufai, Joanna Tuynman, Filip Struyf, Mira Meeus
Short stem uncemented femoral implants were developed with the aim of preserving proximal bone stock for future revisions, improving biomechanical reconstruction, aiding insertion through smaller incisions and potentially decreasing or limiting the incidence of thigh pain. Despite all the advantages of short stem designs, it remains unclear whether they are able to limit post-surgical thigh pain. In patients with short stem hip arthroplasty and persistent thigh pain, it is of the utmost importance to understand the potential etiologies of this chronic pain for selecting the appropriate treatment strategy...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915925/biomechanical-analysis-of-the-posterior-bony-column-of-the-lumbar-spine
#18
Jiukun Li, Shuai Huang, Yubo Tang, Xi Wang, Tao Pan
BACKGROUND: Each part of the rear bone structure can become an anchor point for an attachment device. The objective of this study was to evaluate the stiffness and strength of different parts of the rear lumbar bone structure by axial compression damage experiments. METHODS: Five adult male lumbar bone structures from L2 to L5 were exposed. The superior and inferior articular processes, upper and lower edges of the lamina, and upper and lower edges of the spinous process were observed and isolated and then divided into six groups (n = 10)...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899825/long-term-performance-and-user-satisfaction-with-implanted-neuroprostheses-for-upright-mobility-after-paraplegia-two-to-14-year-follow-up
#19
Ronald J Triolo, Stephanie Nogan Bailey, Kevin M Foglyano, Rudi Kobetic, Lisa M Lombardo, Michael E Miller, Gilles Pinault
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the long-term (LT) (>2 years) effects of lower extremity (LE) neuroprostheses (NPs) for standing, transfers, stepping and seated stability after spinal cord injury. DESIGN: Single-subject design case series with participants acting as their own concurrent controls, including retrospective data review. SETTING: Hospital-based clinical biomechanics laboratory with experienced (>20 years in the field) research biomedical engineers, physical therapist and medical monitoring review...
September 9, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893279/biomechanics-and-neural-control-of-movement-20%C3%A2-years-later-what-have-we-learned-and-what-has-changed
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REVIEW
Andrew D Nordin, William Z Rymer, Andrew A Biewener, Andrew B Schwartz, Daofen Chen, Fay B Horak
We summarize content from the opening thematic session of the 20th anniversary meeting for Biomechanics and Neural Control of Movement (BANCOM). Scientific discoveries from the past 20 years of research are covered, highlighting the impacts of rapid technological, computational, and financial growth on motor control research. We discuss spinal-level communication mechanisms, relationships between muscle structure and function, and direct cortical movement representations that can be decoded in the control of neuroprostheses...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
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