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Wen-Xia Li, Ying Cao, Meng-Chen Zou, Ying Huang, Ping Hu, Xiang-Rong Luo, Ya Jiang, Yao-Ming Xue, Fang Gao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate foot biomechanics characteristic of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: This study was conducted among 303 patients with type 2 diabetes. The whole foot was divided into 10 regions, namely the first toe (T1); the second to fifth toes (T2-5); the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth metatarsals (M1, M2, M3, M4, and M5, respectively); midfoot (MF), and the heel medial (HM). Foot arch index, foot angle and maximum peak pressure (MPP) of the 10 regions were measured using a Footscan gait system...
October 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
L Chen, D L Wang, Z R Wei, B Wang, J P Qi, G F Sun
Objective: To investigate the effects of local transplantation of autologous adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) on the formation of hyperplastic scar on rabbit ears. Methods: ADSCs were isolated from inguinal fat of six New Zealand rabbits and then sub-cultured. ADSCs of the third passage of each rabbit were used in the following experiments. Six full-thickness skin defect wounds with diameter of 6 mm on the ventral surface of every rabbit ear were made. Wound healing and local-tissue proliferation were observed, and complete epithelization time of wounds and formation time of hyperplastic scar were recorded...
October 20, 2016: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
Eriko Seo, Toshiyuki Sazi, Morio Togawa, Osamu Nagata, Masataka Murakami, Shigeaki Kojima, Yoshiteru Seo
Infrared photoplethysmogram (IR-PPG) and magnetic resonance image (MRI) of the Mytilus galloprovincialis heart were obtained simultaneously. Heart rate was varied by changing temperature, aerial exposure and hypoxia. Higher heart rates (35-20 beat min(-1)) were usually observed at 20°C under the aerobic condition, typical IR-PPG represented a single peak (peak v). The upward and downward slopes of the peak v corresponded to the filling and contraction of the ventricle, respectively. A double-peak IR-PPG was observed in a wide range of heart rates (35 to 5 beats min(-1)) under various conditions...
October 19, 2016: Biology Open
Hongshi Huang, Noël Keijsers, Herwin Horemans, Qinwei Guo, Yuanyuan Yu, Henk Stam, Stephan Praet, Yingfang Ao
OBJECTIVES: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) deficiency may result in abnormal lower limb loading with increased foot pronation. This study evaluated spatiotemporal parameters and plantar pressure distribution during walking in participants with and without an ACL rupture. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. METHODS: Plantar pressure was measured in 42 unilateral ACL deficient (ACLD) participants and 32 healthy controls while walking barefoot. Spatiotemporal parameters, pressure distribution and center of pressure (CoP) during foot roll off were determined...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Joanne Paton, Sam Glasser, Richard Collings, Jon Marsden
BACKGROUND: Over 1 in 3 older people with diabetes sustain a fall each year. Postural instability has been identified as independent risk factor for falls within people with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN). People with DPN, at increased risk of falls, are routinely required to wear offloading insoles, yet the impact of these insoles on postural stability and postural control is unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a standard offloading insole and its constituent parts on the balance in people with DPN...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
Yohei Shimokochi, Jatin P Ambegaonkar, Eric G Meyer
CONTEXT:  Ground reaction force (GRF) and tibiofemoral force magnitudes and directions have been shown to affect anterior cruciate ligament loading during landing. However, the kinematic and kinetic factors modifying these 2 forces during landing are unknown. OBJECTIVE:  To clarify the intersegmental kinematic and kinetic links underlying the alteration of the GRF and tibiofemoral force vectors secondary to changes in the sagittal-plane body position during single-legged landing...
October 10, 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
Marco Hagen, Gerrit Schwiertz, Karl B Landorf, Hylton B Menz, George S Murley
The pronators and supinators play a key role in the medio-lateral stability of the ankle joint complex (i.e. talo-crural and subtalar joints). We hypothesized that each shank muscle has a specific activation pattern determined by its anatomical course around the axes of the subtalar and talo-crural joints. A secondary objective was to examine the effect of foot posture on these activation patterns. Forty-nine young adults (25 normal-arched feet, 24 flat-arched feet) performed maximum voluntary isometric contractions against manual resistance in four movement directions: plantarflexion (PF), dorsiflexion (DF), pronation (PRO) and supination (SUP)...
October 6, 2016: Human Movement Science
Siham Zahi, Laila Mahir, Soumia Meftah, Fatima Lmidmani, Abdellatif El Fatimi
OBJECTIVE: Premature aging syndromes are very rare and most often hereditary. Initially purely descriptive entities, these syndromes are now much better understood genetically and pathophysiologically and can now be classified according to the mechanisms involved. They often manifest as a pigmented skin dry, atrophic and sclerotic. There is no treatment for these conditions apart from that of their complications (frequent ulceration). OBSERVATIONS: Forty-five years of patient follow-up in dermatology for premature aging syndrome, addressed in our service for podiatric care...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Ryutaro Goto, Hiroshi Ishikawa
The Galeommatoidea is a bivalve superfamily that exhibits high species diversity in shallow waters. Many members of this superfamily are associated commensally with burrowing marine invertebrates in benthic sediments. The genus Borniopsis is known only from eastern Asia and exhibits high host diversity (e.g., mantis shrimps, crabs, holothurians, sipunculans and echiurans). A new species, Borniopsis mortoni sp. n., is described from mud flats at the mouth of the Souzu River, southwestern Shikoku Island, Japan...
2016: ZooKeys
Zhe Wu Jin, Shunichi Shibata, Hiroshi Abe, Yu Jin, Xiang Wu Li, Gen Murakami
Using longitudinal semiserial sections of 12 lower extremities from 8 human fetuses at 15-18 weeks, we compared fetal morphologies of the knee in specimens with and without fabellae. We also compared the fabella, if present, with the hallucal sesamoid in the same fetus. Cartilaginous fabella, positive for versican and tenascin by immunohistochemistry, was found in 5 of the 8 fetuses. This structure was embedded in a thick and tight lateral fibrous band, providing a common origin of the plantaris muscle and the lateral head of the gastrocnemius muscle...
September 26, 2016: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
Cornelis J de Ruiter, Ben van Oeveren, Agnieta Francke, Patrick Zijlstra, Jaap H van Dieen
The number of validation studies of commercially available foot pods that provide estimates of running speed is limited and these studies have been conducted under laboratory conditions. Moreover, internal data handling and algorithms used to derive speed from these pods are proprietary and thereby unclear. The present study investigates the use of foot contact time (CT) for running speed estimations, which potentially can be used in addition to the global positioning system (GPS) in situations where GPS performance is limited...
2016: PloS One
Christopher L Camp, Bernard F Morrey, Robert T Trousdale
BACKGROUND: Formalized training in the specialty of orthopedic surgery began at the Mayo Clinic nearly 100 years ago, and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal injuries and disease began even earlier. A robust historical patient database provides the opportunity for review of the first recorded orthopedic cases at our institution, which date back to 1907. METHODS: The first 400 sequential medical charts of the Mayo Clinic's patient record database were comprehensively reviewed in order to identify the first documented orthopedic cases...
2016: Iowa Orthopaedic Journal
Thomas C Prang
The longitudinal arch is a unique characteristic of the human foot, yet the timing and pattern of its evolution remain controversial, in part due to the disagreement among researchers over which skeletal traits are the best indicators of its presence or absence. The small size of the human navicular tuberosity has previously been linked to the presence of a longitudinal arch, implying that the large tuberosity of early hominins such as Australopithecus afarensis reflects a flat foot. However, this hypothesis is at odds with other evidence of pedal form and function, such as metatarsal, tarsal, and footprint morphology, which show that a longitudinal arch was probably present in A...
August 2016: Journal of Human Evolution
Chun-Ming Yin, Xiao-Hua Pan, Yu-Xin Sun, Zhi-Bin Chen
In the present study we investigated the effects of different durations of using high-heeled shoes on plantar pressure and gait. A questionnaire survey and dynamic plantar pressure measurements were performed in 20 control females and 117 females who had worn high-heeled shoes for a long time. According to the duration of using high-heeled shoes (as specified in the questionnaire), subjects were divided into a control group and five groups with different durations of use (i.e. <2years, 2-5years, 6-10years, 11-20years and >20years)...
October 2016: Human Movement Science
Melissa Gar Yee Louey, Morgan Sangeux
Sagittal plane alignment of the foot presents challenges when the subject wears shoes during gait analysis. Typically, visual alignment is performed by positioning two markers, the heel and toe markers, aligned with the foot within the shoe. Alternatively, software alignment is possible when the sole of the shoe lies parallel to the ground, and the change in the shoe's sole thickness is measured and entered as a parameter. The aim of this technical note was to evaluate the accuracy of visual and software foot alignment during shod gait analysis...
September 2016: Gait & Posture
Hyunju Seo, Jeong-Yeol Han, Sug-Whan Kim, Sehyun Seong, Siyoung Yoon, Kyoungmuk Lee, Jinsuk Hong, Haengbok Lee, Mingab Bok
A new and patented polishing tool called Orthogonal Velocity field Tool (OVT) was built and its material removal characteristics from Chemical Vapor Deposition Silicon Carbide (CVD SiC) mirror surfaces were investigated in this study. The velocity field of OVT is produced by rotating the bicycle type tool in the two orthogonal axes, and this concept is capable of producing a material removal foot print of pseudo Gaussian shapes. First for the OVT characterization, we derived a theoretical material removal model using distributions of pressure exerted onto the workpiece surface, relative speed between the tool and workpiece surface, and dwell time inside the tool- workpiece contact area...
May 30, 2016: Optics Express
Zhiguo He, Fabien Forest, Philippe Gain, Damien Rageade, Aurélien Bernard, Sophie Acquart, Michel Peoc'h, Dennis M Defoe, Gilles Thuret
Corneal endothelial cells (CECs) are terminally differentiated cells, specialized in regulating corneal hydration and transparency. They are highly polarized flat cells that separate the cornea from the aqueous humor. Their apical surface, in contact with aqueous humor is hexagonal, whereas their basal surface is irregular. We characterized the structure of human CECs in 3D using confocal microscopy of immunostained whole corneas in which cells and their interrelationships remain intact. Hexagonality of the apical surface was maintained by the interaction between tight junctions and a submembraneous network of actomyosin, braced like a drum...
2016: Scientific Reports
A Cebulski-Delebarre, N Boutry, C Szymanski, C Maynou, G Lefebvre, E Amzallag-Bellenger, A Cotten
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to identify rotational abnormalities of the lower limb in adult patients with primary symptomatic flatfoot. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From September 2009 to May 2012, 24 patients (12 women, 12 men; mean age: 40 years) were prospectively included in the study. Each patient underwent radiographs of the flat foot and weight-bearing upright EOS(®) examination. Three-dimensional reconstructions of the lower extremities were performed with derived measurements (length, hip and knee parameters, rotations)...
June 13, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
G Pisani
UNLABELLED: Coxa pedis is the talocalcaneonavicular joint and is the distal enarthrosis of the lower limb. It is defined coxa because of: (1) the enarthrosic meaning from an anatomical point of view, (2) the analogy to the hip. The stabilising devices are structural, passive and active; the corresponding pathology is the "Coxa pedis destabilising syndrome". During walking, release and stiffening of the foot are related to the opening and closure of the kinetic chain of the coxa pedis: it is mutually reversible, while opening is a passive event, closure is an active one...
June 2016: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Pravin U Jadhav, Santosh N Banshelkikar, Binoti A Seth, Arvind B Goregaonkar
INTRODUCTION: Osteochondromas are benign tumours of the skeletal system. Their commonplace of occurrence is around growing ends of long bones like lower end of femur and upper end of tibia, but literature describing their incidence around flat bones of body like pelvis, scapula and small bones of hand, foot is rare. CASE REPORT: We describe two cases of osteochondromas at unusual sites, one on the dorsal aspect of scapula and other at the base of first metatarsal...
January 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
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