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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931244/association-of-lower-extremity-range-of-motion-and-muscle-strength-with-physical-performance-of-community-dwelling-older-women
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Hungu Jung, Masahiro Yamasaki
BACKGROUND: Reduced lower extremity range of motion (ROM) and muscle strength are related to functional disability in older adults who cannot perform one or more activities of daily living (ADL) independently. The purpose of this study was to determine which factors of seven lower extremity ROMs and two muscle strengths play dominant roles in the physical performance of community-dwelling older women. METHODS: Ninety-five community-dwelling older women (mean age ± SD, 70...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Physiological Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928215/anatomic-anterolateral-ligament-reconstruction-improves-postoperative-clinical-outcomes-combined-with-anatomic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#2
Hua Zhang, Man Qiu, Aiguo Zhou, Jian Zhang, Dianming Jiang
A significant cohort of patients is plagued by postoperative rotational instability after the anatomic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery. Anatomic anterolateral ligament (ALL) reconstruction was performed in this study with the aim to assess the clinical role of ALL in knee's stability and joint functions. Sixty patients were recruited and divided into three groups to perform the operations of anatomic single-bundle ACL reconstruction, anatomic double-bundle ACL reconstruction, and anatomic single-bundle ACL reconstruction + anterolateral ligament reconstruction, respectively...
December 2016: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924492/progression-of-gait-ataxia-in-patients-with-degenerative-cerebellar-disorders-a-4-year-follow-up-study
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Mariano Serrao, Giorgia Chini, Carlo Casali, Carmela Conte, Martina Rinaldi, Alberto Ranavolo, Christian Marcotulli, Luca Leonardi, Gaia Fragiotta, Fabiano Bini, Gianluca Coppola, Francesco Pierelli
In the present study, the progression of gait impairment in a group of patients with primary degenerative cerebellar ataxias was observed over a period of 4 years. A total of 30 patients underwent an initial gait analysis study, and thereafter only 12 were evaluated because they completed the 2- and 4-year follow-up evaluations. Time-distance parameters, trunk and joint range of motion (RoM), and variability parameters (e.g., coefficients of variation) were measured at the baseline and at each follow-up evaluation...
December 6, 2016: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921165/left-ventricular-twist-mechanics-during-incremental-cycling-and-knee-extension-exercise-in-healthy-men
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Alexander Beaumont, John Hough, Nicholas Sculthorpe, Joanna Richards
PURPOSE: The objective of the present study was to investigate left ventricular (LV) twist mechanics in response to incremental cycling and isometric knee extension exercises. METHODS: Twenty-six healthy male participants (age = 30.42 ± 6.17 years) were used to study peak twist mechanics at rest and during incremental semi-supine cycling at 30 and 60% work rate maximum (W max) and during short duration (15 s contractions) isometric knee extension at 40 and 75% maximum voluntary contraction (MVC), using two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography...
December 5, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916189/editorial-commentary-lateral-extra-articular-reconstructions-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-surgery-are-these-operative-procedures-supported-by-in%C3%A2-vitro-biomechanical-studies
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EDITORIAL
Frank R Noyes
There remains controversy on the role of a concurrent lateral extra-articular procedure with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Previous biomechanical studies often are historical and inconclusive. Studies show the anterolateral ligament and iliotibial band are secondary restraints and, when injured in conjunction with the ACL, produce gross (Grade 3) pivot-shift subluxations. Recent robotic studies show a well-placed bone-patellar tendon-bone reconstruction does restore time-zero kinematics with a negative pivot-shift...
December 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913901/3d-active-passive-response-of-human-knee-joint-in-gait-is-markedly-altered-when-simulated-as-a-planar-2d-joint
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H Marouane, A Shirazi-Adl, M Adouni
Musculoskeletal models of the lower extremity make a number of important assumptions when attempting to estimate muscle forces and tibiofemoral compartmental loads in activities such as gait. The knee is commonly idealized as a planar 2D joint in the sagittal plane with no consideration of motions and equilibrium in remaining planes. With muscle forces predicted, the static equilibrium in the frontal plane is then used to estimate compartmental loads neglecting also joint passive resistance and assuming condylar contact centers...
December 2, 2016: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904794/pain-function-and-strength-outcomes-for-males-and-females-with-patellofemoral-pain-who-participate-in-either-a-hip-core-or-knee-based-rehabilitation-program
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Lori A Bolgla, Jennifer Earl-Boehm, Carolyn Emery, Karrie Hamstra-Wright, Reed Ferber
BACKGROUND: Hip exercise has been recommended for females with patellofemoral pain (PFP). It is unknown if males with PFP will benefit from a similar treatment strategy. HYPOTHESES/PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare improvements in pain, function, and strength between males and females with PFP who participated in either a hip/core or knee rehabilitation program. The directional hypothesis was that females would respond more favorably to the hip/core rehabilitation program and males to the knee program...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904221/what-have-we-learned-from-100-success-of-press-fit-condylar-rotating-platform-posterior-stabilized-knees-a-5-10-years-followup-by-a-nondesigner
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Shrinand V Vaidya, Siddharth Virani, Rajendra Phunde, Abhishek Mahajan
BACKGROUND: Total joint arthroplasties of the hip and knee represent a remarkable feat of modern medicine in terms of reducing pain and restoring function to millions of patients afflicted with severe arthritis. Oftentimes, the performance and longevity of new implants and devices are based on limited data. This is the first study by a non-designer on the press fit condylar rotating platform posterior stabilized (PFC-RP-PS) design with 100' success. This has a relevance, vis-á -vis bias that one may have in terms of reproducibility of technique and funding from the manufacturer...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900510/does-a-positioning-rod-or-a-patient-specific-guide-result-in-more-natural-femoral-flexion-in-the-concept-of-kinematically-aligned-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Max Ettinger, Tilman Calliess, Stephen M Howell
PURPOSE: Flexion of the femoral component in 5° increments downsizes the femoral component, decreases the proximal reach and surface area of the trochlea, delays the engagement of the patella during flexion, and is associated with a higher risk of patellar-femoral instability after kinematically aligned TKA. The present study evaluated flexion of the femoral component after use of two kinematic alignment instrumentation systems. We determined whether a distal cutting block attached to a positioning rod inserted perpendicular to the distal femoral joint line in the axial plane and 8-10 cm into the distal femur anterior and posterior to the distal cortex of the femur in the sagittal plane or a femoral patient-specific cutting guide sets the femoral component in more natural flexion...
November 29, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896952/muscle-strength-in-breast-cancer-patients-receiving-different-treatment-regimes
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Oliver Klassen, Martina E Schmidt, Cornelia M Ulrich, Andreas Schneeweiss, Karin Potthoff, Karen Steindorf, Joachim Wiskemann
BACKGROUND: Muscle dysfunction and sarcopenia have been associated with poor performance status, an increased mortality risk, and greater side effects in oncologic patients. However, little is known about how performance is affected by cancer therapy. We investigated muscle strength in breast cancer patients in different adjuvant treatment settings and also compared it with data from healthy individuals. METHODS: Breast cancer patients (N = 255) from two randomized controlled exercise trials, staged 0-III and aged 54...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895518/single-leg-squats-can-predict-leg-alignment-in-dancers-performing-ballet-movements-in-turnout
#11
Luke S Hopper, Nahoko Sato, Andries L Weidemann
The physical assessments used in dance injury surveillance programs are often adapted from the sports and exercise domain. Bespoke physical assessments may be required for dance, particularly when ballet movements involve "turning out" or external rotation of the legs beyond that typically used in sports. This study evaluated the ability of the traditional single-leg squat to predict the leg alignment of dancers performing ballet movements with turnout. Three-dimensional kinematic data of dancers performing the single-leg squat and five ballet movements were recorded and analyzed...
2016: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895371/rotational-mal-alignment-after-reamed-intramedullary-nailing-for-tibial-shaft-fracture
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Sher Baz Khan, Yasir Mohib, Rizwan Haroon Rashid, Haroonur Rashid
Intra-medullary (IM) nailing is standard of care for unstable tibial shaft fractures. Malrotation is very common but it is under-recognised, inpart because of variation in normal anatomy and partly due to difficulty in accurately assessing rotation. This study was planned to evaluate the frequency of rotational mal-alignment after reamed tibia IMnailing. This cross-sectional study was conducted at Aga khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised patients with tibia shaft fractures managed with IMnailing from January to December 2014...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894178/comparison-of-radiological-parameters-between-normal-and-patellar-dislocation-groups-in-korean-population-a-rotational-profile-ct-based-study
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Jatin Prakash, Jong-Keun Seon, Seong-Hwan Woo, Cheng Jin, Eun-Kyoo Song
Purpose: Patellofemoral instability is a common cause of anterior knee pain in adolescents and young adults. Most normal and pathological values for diagnosing patellofemoral instability are based on Western literature. We conducted this radiological study to determine normal values for different patellofemoral parameters in a Korean population and to evaluate their usefulness in diagnosis. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the rotational profile computerized tomography (CT) scans of the patellar dislocation and control groups...
December 1, 2016: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886399/simulation-of-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-5%C3%A2-or-7%C3%A2-valgus-a-study-of-gap-imbalances-and-changes-in-limb-and-knee-alignments-from-native
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Stephanie Gu, Stephen M Howell, Maury L Hull
This study calculated the frequency of occurrence of gap imbalances between medial and lateral compartments at 0° flexion and within a compartment between 0° and 90° flexion, and changes in limb and knee alignment from native after computer simulation of TKA with the knee set 5° or 7° valgus at 0° flexion. TKA was simulated on forty-nine 3D bone models of native limbs. At 0° flexion, the femoral component was set 5° or 7° valgus from the anatomic axis of the femur, and the tibial component was set 0° to the tibial anatomic axis...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882825/validity-and-reliability-of-a-low-cost-digital-dynamometer-for-measuring-isometric-strength-of-lower-limb
#15
Natalia Romero-Franco, Pedro Jiménez-Reyes, Juan A Montaño-Munuera
Lower limb isometric strength is a key parameter to monitor the training process or recognise muscle weakness and injury risk. However, valid and reliable methods to evaluate it often require high-cost tools. The aim of this study was to analyse the concurrent validity and reliability of a low-cost digital dynamometer for measuring isometric strength in lower limb. Eleven physically active and healthy participants performed maximal isometric strength for: flexion and extension of ankle, flexion and extension of knee, flexion, extension, adduction, abduction, internal and external rotation of hip...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882612/the-relationship-between-geometry-of-the-extensor-mechanism-of-the-knee-and-risk-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
#16
Josh C Carter, Daniel R Sturnick, Pamela M Vacek, Michael J DeSarno, Erin C Argentieri, James R Slauterbeck, Robert J Johnson, Bruce D Beynnon
The complex inter-segmental forces that are developed across an extended knee by body weight and contraction of the quadriceps muscle group transmits an anteriorly-directed force on the tibia that strain the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). We hypothesized that a relationship exists between geometry of the knees extensor mechanism and the risk of sustaining a non-contact ACL injury. Geometry of the extensor mechanism was characterized using MRI scans of the knees of 88 subjects that suffered their first non-contact ACL injury and 88 matched control subjects with normal knees that were on the same team...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881382/early-changes-in-knee-center-of-rotation-during-walking-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-correlate-with-later-changes-in-patient-reported-outcomes
#17
Matthew R Titchenal, Constance R Chu, Jennifer C Erhart-Hledik, Thomas P Andriacchi
BACKGROUND: Altered knee kinematics after anterior cruciate ligament injury and reconstruction (ACLR) have been implicated in the development of posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA), leading to poor long-term clinical outcomes. PURPOSE: This study was conducted to determine (1) whether the average knee center of rotation (KCOR), a multidimensional metric of knee kinematics, of the ACL-reconstructed knee during walking differs from that of the uninjured contralateral knee; (2) whether KCOR changes between 2 and 4 years after surgery; and (3) whether early KCOR changes predict patient-reported outcomes 8 years after ACLR...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876498/associated-lateral-medial-knee-instability-and-its-relevant-factors-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injured-knees
#18
Arata Yuuki, Takeshi Muneta, Toshiyuki Ohara, Ichiro Sekiya, Hideyuki Koga
BACKGROUND: Associations of lateral/medial knee instability with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury have not been thoroughly investigated. The purposes of this study were to investigate whether lateral/medial knee instability is associated with ACL injury, and to clarify relevant factors for lateral/medial knee instability in ACL-injured knees. METHODS: One hundred and nineteen patients with unilateral ACL-injured knees were included. Lateral/medial knee instability was assessed with varus/valgus stress X-ray examination for both injured and uninjured knees by measuring varus/valgus angle, lateral/medial joint opening, and lateral/medial joint opening index...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874298/volitional-spine-stabilization-during-a-drop-vertical-jump-from-different-landing-heights-implications-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
#19
Ram Haddas, Troy Hooper, C Roger James, Phillip S Sizer
CONTEXT:  Volitional spine stabilization (VSS) during dynamic activities may alter trunk motion, but the role of the core musculature in positioning the trunk during landing tasks is unclear. OBJECTIVE:  To determine whether volitional core-muscle activation incorporated during a drop vertical jump alters lower extremity kinematics and kinetics, as well as trunk and lower extremity muscle activity at different landing heights. DESIGN:  Controlled laboratory study...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872123/effect-of-external-ankle-support-on-ankle-and-knee-biomechanics-during-the-cutting-maneuver-in-basketball-players
#20
Nardia-Rose Klem, Catherine Y Wild, Sian A Williams, Leo Ng
BACKGROUND: Despite the high prevalence of lower extremity injuries in female basketball players as well as a high proportion of athletes who wear ankle braces, there is a paucity of research pertaining to the effects of ankle bracing on ankle and knee biomechanics during basketball-specific tasks. PURPOSE: To compare the effects of a lace-up brace (ASO), a hinged brace (Active T2), and no ankle bracing (control) on ankle and knee joint kinematics and joint reaction forces in female basketball athletes during a cutting maneuver...
November 21, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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