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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428826/the-reliability-of-shear-elastic-modulus-measurement-of-the-ankle-plantar-flexion-muscles-is-higher-at-dorsiflexed-position-of-the-ankle
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Junya Saeki, Tome Ikezoe, Masatoshi Nakamura, Satoru Nishishita, Noriaki Ichihashi
BACKGROUND: Excessive stiffness of lower limb muscles is associated with sports injuries. Therefore, the identification of a reliable measurement of the shear elastic modulus of various ankle plantar flexion muscles is required to evaluate lower leg sports injuries. This study investigated the reliable measurement of the shear elastic modulus of the ankle plantar flexion muscles at different ankle positions. METHODS: Twenty-three healthy young men (25.3 ± 3...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426894/characteristics-and-course-of-enthesitis-in-a-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-inception-cohort
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Dax G Rumsey, Jaime Guzman, Alan M Rosenberg, Adam M Huber, Rosie Scuccimarri, Natalie J Shiff, Alessandra Bruns, Brian M Feldman, Dean T Eurich
Objective To describe the prevalence, associated characteristics, and course of enthesitis in a juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) inception cohort. Methods Canadian children newly diagnosed with JIA between 2005 and 2010 were categorized using ILAR criteria at the 6-month visit and followed in the ReACCh-Out cohort for up to 5 years. The presence of entheseal tenderness on examination at 33 sites shown on a homunculus was recorded at 0, 6, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 and 60 months after enrolment. Enthesitis was defined as entheseal tenderness at more than one site or on more than one occasion...
April 20, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425251/evaluation-of-plantar-pressure-distributions-in-patients-with-anteriorcruciate-ligament-deficiency-preoperative-and-postoperative-changes
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Engin Çetin, Mehmet Ali Deveci, Murat Songür, Hamza Özer, Sacit Turanli
BACKGROUND/AIM: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficiency results in several kinematic changes in the lower extremities. The aim of this study is to define the plantar pressure parameters in ACL-deficient patients and to show the effect of ACL reconstruction on dynamic plantar pressure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty patients with unilateral ACL rupture and 40 healthy controls were included in this study. Dynamic plantar pressures of both groups were recorded by the EMED SF-2 system during level walking...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425054/can-a-three-component-prosthesis-be-used-for-conversion-of-painful-ankle-arthrodesis-to-total-ankle-replacement
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Markus Preis, Travis Bailey, Lucas S Marchand, Alexej Barg
BACKGROUND: In patients with painful ankle arthrodesis, the surgical treatment is challenging, and may include takedown of ankle arthrodesis and conversion to a total ankle replacement (TAR). This procedure is technically demanding given the altered anatomy after arthrodesis. Few studies have evaluated TAR in the setting of prior arthrodesis. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) What intraoperative and perioperative complications were observed in patients who underwent conversion of an ankle arthrodesis to a TAR? (2) Was durable fixation achieved at short term, and what was the alignment of the components? (3) What subsequent surgical procedures were performed, including revisions? (4) What improvements were observed in pain, tibiotalar range of motion (ROM), and quality of life? METHODS: Between January 2007 and December 2014, 18 patients with a painful ankle arthrodesis underwent conversion to TAR at our tertiary referral center...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422549/obesity-is-associated-with-altered-plantar-pressure-distribution-in-elderly-women
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Silvia Gonçalves Ricci Neri, André Bonadias Gadelha, Ana Luiza Matias Correia, Juscélia Cristina Pereira, Ana Cristina de David, Ricardo Moreno Lima
Increased plantar pressure has been found to be related with greater risk of falling. Although there is evidence suggesting that obesity is linked to foot disorders, the association between obesity and plantar pressure of older adults has been poorly investigated. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between obesity and plantar pressure distribution and to explore its relationship with body fat distribution. Two hundred and eleven elderly women took part in this cross-sectional study. Body mass index were taken for obesity classification...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420761/in-situ-measurements-of-tensile-forces-in-the-tibialis-anterior-tendon-of-the-rat-in-concentric-isometric-and-resisted-co-contractions
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Martin Schmoll, Ewald Unger, Hazel Sutherland, Michael Haller, Manfred Bijak, Hermann Lanmüller, Jonathan C Jarvis
Tensile-force transmitted by the tibialis anterior (TA) tendon of 11 anesthetized adult male Wistar rats (body-mass: 360.6 ± 66.3 g) was measured in-situ within the intact biomechanical system of the hind-limb using a novel miniature in-line load-cell. The aim was to demonstrate the dependence of the loading-profile experienced by the muscle, on stimulation-frequency and the resistance to shortening in a group of control-animals. Data from these acute-experiments shows the type of loading achievable by means of implantable electrical stimulators activating agonists or agonist/antagonist groups of muscles during programmed resistance-training in freely moving healthy subjects...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420258/lace-up-for-healthy-feet-the-impact-of-shoe-closure-on-plantar-stress-response
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Hadi Rahemi, David G Armstrong, Ana Enriquez, Joshua Owl, Talal K Talal, Bijan Najafi
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the impact of shoe closure on plantar thermal stress response (TSR), which is known to be a surrogate of shear stress and skin perfusion. It is aimed to explore potential impact of shoe closure on increasing risk factors associated with plantar ulcers in people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). METHODS: Fifteen eligible subjects were enrolled. The left foot was used as a reference and fitted to a self-adjusted and habitual lace-tightening method by each subject...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418751/influence-of-exergaming-on-the-perception-of-cancer-related-fatigue
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Ricardo da Silva Alves, Denise Hollanda Iunes, Isabela Carvalho Pereira, Juliana Bassalobre Carvalho Borges, Denismar Alves Nogueira, Andreia Maria Silva, Daniel Ferreira Moreira Lobato, Leonardo Cesar Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: Exercise is recommended for cancer patients to reduce fatigue and improve quality of life. This study's aim is to evaluate the influence of an exergaming protocol on cancer-related fatigue, muscle fatigue, and muscle strength in cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a quasi-experimental control study using exergaming in all groups through an Xbox360 Kinect™ console, two to three times per week, for 20 sessions. Three groups were created: cancer patients in chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy group (CRG; n:15), cancer patients after chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy (CAG; n:15), and a control group (CG; n:15)...
April 2017: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415899/specific-muscle-synergies-in-national-elite-female-ice-hockey-players-in-response-to-unexpected-external-perturbation
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Minhee Kim, Yushin Kim, Hyeyoung Kim, BumChul Yoon
This study aimed to investigate specific muscle synergies in elite ice hockey players indicating highly developed postural control strategies used to restore balance against unexpected external perturbations. Seven elite athletes (EA) on the women's national ice hockey team and 7 non-athletes (NA) participated in this study. Based on trajectories of centre of mass (COM), analysis periods were divided into an initial phase (a balance disturbance after perturbation onset) and a reversal phase (a balance recovery response), respectively...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413557/c2-primary-leiomyoma-in-an-immunocompetent-woman-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Mohana Rao Patibandla, Madhukar T Nayak, A K Purohit, Megha Uppin, Sundaram Challa, Gokul Chowdary Addagada, Manisha Nukavarapu
Clinical case report and review of the literature. This is the first case of primary leiomyoma in an immunocompetent woman without previous history of uterine leiomyoma being reported in the literature to the best of our knowledge. Leiomyoma, a type of smooth muscle cell tumor, involving the vertebra is extremely rare. There were very few primary leiomyoma in patients with AIDS or in the immune-suppressed patients. This 48-year-old female came with H/o neck pain, weakness and bladder retention. On examination, tone increased in all four limbs, power on the right side of the limbs 4/5, power on the left upper limb 0/5, lower limb 3/5, left plantar was up going, decreased sensation over the left second cervical vertebra (C2) dermatome and all modalities decreased below C2...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413452/ankle-and-toe-muscle-strength-characteristics-in-runners-with-a-history-of-medial-tibial-stress-syndrome
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Junya Saeki, Masatoshi Nakamura, Sayaka Nakao, Kosuke Fujita, Ko Yanase, Katsuyuki Morishita, Noriaki Ichihashi
BACKGROUND: A high proportion of flexor digitorum longus attachment is found at the posteromedial border of the tibia, which is the most common location of medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). Therefore, plantar flexion strength of the lesser toes could be related to MTSS; however, the relationship between MTSS and muscle strength of the hallux and lesser toes is not yet evaluated due to the lack of quantitative methods. This study investigated the muscle strength characteristics in runners with a history of MTSS by using a newly developed device to measure the muscle strength of the hallux, lesser toes, and ankle...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405172/mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-phosphatase-3-mkp-3-in-the-surgical-wound-is-necessary-for-the-resolution-of-postoperative-pain-in-mice
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Sladjana Skopelja-Gardner, Madhurima Saha, Perla Abigail Alvarado-Vazquez, Brenna S Liponis, Elena Martinez, E Alfonso Romero-Sandoval
Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) phosphatase-3 (MKP-3) and its substrates (extracellular signal-regulated kinase [ERK] and p38) play an important role in pathophysiological mechanisms of acute postoperative and chronic neuropathic pain in the spinal cord. This study aimed to understand the role of MKP-3 and its target MAPKs at the site of surgical incision in nociceptive behavior. Wild-type (WT) and MKP-3 knockout (KO) mice underwent unilateral plantar hind paw incision. Mechanical allodynia was assessed by using von Frey filaments...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403111/extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-is-effective-in-treating-chronic-plantar-fasciitis-a-meta-analysis-of-rcts
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Jiale Sun, Fuqiang Gao, Yanhua Wang, Wei Sun, Baoguo Jiang, Zirong Li
BACKGROUND: Plantar fasciitis (PF) is the most common reason for heel pain. The efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) as an ideal alternative to conservative treatments and surgery is controversial, and almost all previous articles compared general ESWT with placebo without indicating the kind of shock wave. We undertook a meta-analysis to compare the efficacy of general ESWT, focused shock wave (FSW), and radial shock wave (RSW) with placebo, to assess their effectiveness in chronic PF...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400668/nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infection-of-the-musculoskeletal-system-in-immunocompetent-hosts
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Manit K Gundavda, Hitendra G Patil, Vikas M Agashe, Rajeev Soman, Camilla Rodriques, Ramesh B Deshpande
BACKGROUND: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) were considered saprophytic organisms for many years but now are recognized as human pathogens. Although humans are routinely exposed to NTM, the rate of clinical infection is low. Such infections usually occur in the elderly and in patients who are immunocompromised. However, there has been an increasing incidence in recent years of infections in immunocompetent hosts. NTM infections in immunocompetent individuals are secondary to direct inoculation either contamination from surgical procedures or penetrating injuries rather than hematogenous dissemination...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399657/cadaveric-evaluation-of-dorsal-intermetatarsal-approach-for-plantar-plate-and-lateral-collateral-ligament-repair-of-the-lesser-metatarsophalangeal-joints
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Phinit Phisitkul, Vinay Hosuru Siddappa, Tinnart Sittapairoj, Jessica E Goetz, Bryan D Den Hartog, John E Femino
BACKGROUND: Access to the plantar plate has been described using either a plantar approach or an extensive dorsal approach that required complete joint destabilization and often a metatarsal osteotomy. Clinical scenarios related to plantar plate tear vary and the pathologies in early stages are frequently limited to unilateral soft tissue structures; a less invasive operative approach may be possible. A novel approach requiring a release of only the lateral collateral ligament and the lateral half of the plantar plate is presented in this cadaver model; the extent of joint exposure possible is described...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399024/immediate-reconstruction-for-plantar-melanoma-a-paradigm-shift
#16
Hunter Oliver-Allen, Merisa Piper, Carolyn Vaughn, Hani Sbitany
INTRODUCTION: Plantar melanoma tumors are traditionally treated with wide local excision based on depth of invasion, followed by delayed reconstruction once negative surgical margins are confirmed. However, delayed reconstruction requires care for an open wound, a prolonged treatment course, and the need for an additional surgery. Immediate reconstruction has been shown to be oncologically safe in head and neck melanoma, but little is described in the literature regarding immediate reconstruction in plantar melanoma...
May 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398696/accuracy-of-sonography-in-plantar-plate-tears-in-cadavers
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Michael Stone, William Eyler, Joshua Rhodenizer, Marnix van Holsbeeck
OBJECTIVES: Sonography is often used in the evaluation of forefoot disorders, and its use has been suggested in the diagnosis of plantar plate tears. This study aimed to assess the accuracy of sonography in the diagnosis of plantar plate tears of the lesser digits using gross dissection as the reference standard. METHODS: The second through fifth digits of 6 cadavers were examined with sonography to evaluate for plantar plate tears. The examination was performed by a single musculoskeletal radiologist in longitudinal and short axes, and plates were graded as torn or intact...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398291/fine-dissection-of-the-tarsal-tunnel-in-60-cases
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Y Yang, M L Du, Y S Fu, W Liu, Q Xu, X Chen, Y J Hao, Z Liu, M J Gao
The fine dissection of nerves and blood vessels in the tarsal tunnel is necessary for clinical operations to provide anatomical information. A total of 60 feet from 30 cadavers were dissected. Two imaginary reference lines that passed through the tip of the medial malleolus were applied. A detailed description of the branch pattern and the corresponding position of the posterior tibial nerve, posterior tibial artery, medial calcaneal nerve and medial calcaneal artery was provided, and the measured data were analyzed...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396927/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-platelet-rich-plasma-versus-corticosteroid-injections-for-plantar-fasciopathy
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Prashant Singh, Suroosh Madanipour, Jagmeet S Bhamra, Ian Gill
PURPOSE: To determine whether platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are associated with improved pain and function scores when compared with corticosteroid injections for plantar fasciopathy. METHODS: A systematic review of published literature was performed for studies comparing PRP injections and corticosteroid injections for plantar fasciopathy. Studies were assessed using the Cochrane Risk of Bias Tool and the Newcastle Ottawa Scale (NOS). The primary endpoint was pain and function score at three and six month follow-up...
April 10, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394696/pharmacology-pharmacokinetics-and-metabolism-of-the-dna-decoy-ayx1-for-the-prevention-of-acute-and-chronic-post-surgical-pain
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Julien Mamet, Scott Harris, Michael Klukinov, David C Yeomans, Renee R Donahue, Brad K Taylor, Kelly Eddinger, Tony Yaksh, Donald C Manning
Background AYX1 is an unmodified DNA-decoy designed to reduce acute post-surgical pain and its chronification with a single intrathecal dose at the time of surgery. AYX1 inhibits the transcription factor early growth response protein 1, which is transiently induced at the time of injury and triggers gene regulation in the dorsal root ganglia and spinal cord that leads to long-term sensitization and pain. This work characterizes the AYX1 dose-response profile in rats and the link to AYX1 pharmacokinetics and metabolism in the cerebrospinal fluid, dorsal root ganglia, and spinal cord...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
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