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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640896/beneficial-effects-of-a-gait-used-while-wearing-a-kimono-to-decrease-the-knee-adduction-moment-in-healthy-adults
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Susumu Ota, Yukari Ogawa, Hiroki Ota, Tomoya Fujiwara, Tadashi Sugiyama, Akira Ochi
The knee adduction moment (KAM) relates to medial knee osteoarthritis (OA). Several gait modifications to reduce the KAM for the prevention of knee OA have been studied. Most of the modifications, however, involve voluntary changes in leg alignment. Here we investigated the biomechanical effects for reducing the KAM of a walking style with a small trunk rotation and arm swing gait, which is a natural walking style used while wearing a kimono (Nanba walk) that shifts the ground reaction force toward the stance leg (reduced lever arm)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632063/kinetic-analysis-of-the-lower-limbs-in-baseball-tee-batting
#2
Kazumichi Ae, Sekiya Koike, Norihisa Fujii, Michiyoshi Ae, Takashi Kawamura
The purpose of this study was to investigate effects of the ground reaction forces on the rotation of the body as a whole and on the joint torques of the lower limbs associated with trunk and pelvic rotation in baseball tee batting. A total of 22 male collegiate baseball players participated in this study. Three-dimensional coordinate data were acquired by a motion capture system (250 Hz), and ground reaction forces of both legs were measured with three force platforms (1,000 Hz). Kinetic data were used to calculate the moment about the vertical axis through the body's centre of mass resulting from ground reaction forces, as well as to calculate the torque and mechanical work in the lower limb joints...
February 28, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632051/quantifying-coordination-among-the-rearfoot-midfoot-and-forefoot-segments-during-running
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Tomoya Takabayashi, Mutsuaki Edama, Erika Yokoyama, Chiaki Kanaya, Masayoshi Kubo
Because previous studies have suggested that there is a relationship between injury risk and inter-segment coordination, quantifying coordination between the segments is essential. Even though the midfoot and forefoot segments play important roles in dynamic tasks, previous studies have mostly focused on coordination between the shank and rearfoot segments. This study aimed to quantify coordination among rearfoot, midfoot, and forefoot segments during running. Eleven healthy young men ran on a treadmill. The coupling angle, representing inter-segment coordination, was calculated using a modified vector coding technique...
February 28, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632046/targeting-associated-mechanisms-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-in-female-community-level-athletes
#4
Jonathan M D Staynor, Joanna C Nicholas, Gillian Weir, Jacqueline A Alderson, Cyril J Donnelly
This study aims to determine if biomechanically informed injury prevention training can reduce associated factors of anterior cruciate ligament injury risk among a general female athletic population. Female community-level team sport athletes, split into intervention (n = 8) and comparison groups (n = 10), completed a sidestepping movement assessment prior to and following a 9-week training period, in which kinetic, kinematic and neuromuscular data were collected. The intervention group completed a biomechanically informed training protocol, consisting of plyometric, resistance and balance exercises, adjunct to normal training, for 15-20 min twice a week...
February 24, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624711/does-the-powers%C3%A2-strap-influence-the-lower-limb-biomechanics-during-running
#5
Henrike Greuel, Lee Herrington, Anmin Liu, Richard K Jones
Previous research has reported a prevalence of running related injuries in 25.9% to 72% of all runners. A greater hip internal rotation and adduction during the stance phase in running has been associated with many running related injuries, such as patellofemoral pain. Researchers in the USA designed a treatment device 'the Powers™ strap' to facilitate an external rotation of the femur and to thereby control abnormal hip and knee motion during leisure and sport activities. However, to date no literature exists to demonstrate whether the Powers™ strap is able to reduce hip internal rotation during running...
June 3, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615108/kinematics-of-different-components-of-the-posterolateral-corner-of-the-knee-in-the-lateral-collateral-ligament-intact-state-a-human-cadaveric%C3%A2-study
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Christoph Domnick, Karl-Heinz Frosch, Michael J Raschke, Nils Vogel, Martin Schulze, Mathias von Glahn, Tobias C Drenck, Mirco Herbort
PURPOSE: To determine the static stabilizing effects of different anatomical structures of the posterolateral corner (PLC) of the knee in the lateral collateral ligament (LCL)-intact state. METHODS: Thirteen fresh-frozen human cadaveric knees were dissected and tested using an industrial robot with an optical tracking system. Kinematics were determined for 134 N anterior/posterior loads, 10 N m valgus/varus loads, and 5 N m internal/external rotatory loads in 0°, 20°, 30°, 60°, and 90° of knee flexion...
June 11, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614195/assessment-of-knee-kinematics-in-older-adults-using-high-speed-stereo-radiography
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Vasiliki Kefala, Adam J Cyr, Michael D Harris, Donald R Hume, Bradley S Davidson, Raymond H Kim, Kevin B Shelburne
PURPOSE: Quantification of knee motion is essential for assessment of pathologic joint function, such as tracking osteoarthritis progression and evaluating outcomes following conservative or surgical treatment, including total knee arthroplasty. Our purpose was to establish a useful baseline for the kinematic envelope of knee motion in healthy older adults performing movements of daily living. METHODS: A high-speed stereo radiography system was used to measure the three-dimensional tibiofemoral kinematics of eight healthy people over 55 years of age (4F/4M, age=61...
June 13, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610875/identification-and-risk-estimation-of-movement-strategies-during-cutting-maneuvers
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Sina David, Igor Komnik, Markus Peters, Johannes Funken, Wolfgang Potthast
OBJECTIVES: Approximately 70% of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur in non-contact situations during cutting and landing maneuvers. Parameters such as footstrike patterns and trunk orientation were found to influence ACL relevant knee loading, however, the relationship between the whole body movement and injury risk is debated. This study identifies whole body movement strategies that increase injury risk, and provides training recommendations to reduce this risk or enable a save return to sports after injury...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609131/a-comprehensive-reanalysis-of-the-distal-iliotibial-band-quantitative-anatomy-radiographic-markers-and-biomechanical-properties
#9
Jonathan A Godin, Jorge Chahla, Gilbert Moatshe, Bradley M Kruckeberg, Kyle J Muckenhirn, Alexander R Vap, Andrew G Geeslin, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: The qualitative anatomy of the distal iliotibial band (ITB) has previously been described. However, a comprehensive characterization of the quantitative anatomic, radiographic, and biomechanical properties of the Kaplan fibers of the deep distal ITB has not yet been established. It is paramount to delineate these characteristics to fully understand the distal ITB's contribution to rotational knee stability. Purpose/Hypothesis: There were 2 distinct purposes for this study: (1) to perform a quantitative anatomic and radiographic evaluation of the distal ITB's attachment sites and their relationships to pertinent osseous and soft tissue landmarks, and (2) to quantify the biomechanical properties of the deep (Kaplan) fibers of the distal ITB...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607939/the-role-of-the-peripheral-passive-rotation-stabilizers-of-the-knee-with-intact-collateral-and-cruciate-ligaments-a-biomechanical-study
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Alexander R Vap, Jason M Schon, Gilbert Moatshe, Raphael S Cruz, Alex W Brady, Grant J Dornan, Travis Lee Turnbull, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: A subset of patients have clinical internal and/or external knee rotational instability despite no apparent injury to the cruciate or collateral ligaments. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of sequentially cutting the posterolateral, anterolateral, posteromedial, and anteromedial structures of the knee on rotational stability in the setting of intact cruciate and collateral ligaments. It was hypothesized that cutting of the iliotibial band (ITB), anterolateral ligament and lateral capsule (ALL/LC), posterior oblique ligament (POL), and posteromedial capsule (PMC) would significantly increase internal rotation, while sectioning of the anteromedial capsule (AMC) and the popliteus tendon and popliteofibular ligament (PLT/PFL) would lead to a significant increase in external knee rotation...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606122/anterior-tibial-curved-cortex-is-a-reliable-landmark-for-tibial-rotational-alignment-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Joong Il Kim, Jak Jang, Ki Woong Lee, Hyuk Soo Han, Sahnghoon Lee, Myung Chul Lee
BACKGROUND: Rotational alignment of the tibial component is important for long-term success of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study aimed to compare five axes in normal and osteoarthritic (OA) knees to determine a reliable landmark for tibial rotational alignment in TKA. METHODS: One hundred twenty patients with OA knees and 40 with normal knees were included. The angle between a line perpendicular to the surgical transepicondylar axis and each of five axes were measured on preoperative computed tomography...
June 12, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605148/effects-of-a-dynamic-core-stability-programme-on-the-biomechanics-of-cutting-manoeuvres-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Enda F Whyte, Chris Richter, Siobhan O'Connor, Kieran A Moran
Deficits in trunk control predict ACL injuries which frequently occur during high risk activities such as cutting. However, no existing trunk control/core stability programme has been found to positively affect trunk kinematics during cutting activities. This study investigated the effectiveness of a 6-week dynamic core stability programme (DCS) on the biomechanics of anticipated and unanticipated side and crossover cutting manoeuvres. Thirty-one male, varsity footballers participated in this randomised controlled trial...
June 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604466/unique-considerations-in-spinal-cord-stimulator-placement-in-pediatrics-a-case-report
#13
Eugene Kim, Giovanni Cucchiaro
Spinal cord stimulation can be a valuable treatment option in the management of neuropathic pain in select pediatric patients. We present a unique case of a 16-year-old girl with Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome and scoliosis who required the placement of a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) for severe sciatic nerve neuropathic pain after a right above-knee amputation. Several attempts at lead placement were required before successful pain coverage was achieved because of late recognition of significant vertebral body rotation...
June 8, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603610/does-additional-reconstruction-of-the-anterolateral-ligament-during-a-primary-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-affect-tibial-rotational-laxity-a-case-series
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Rohi Shah, Runveer Singh, Clodagh Dugdale, Guido Geutjens
BACKGROUND: The current evidence suggests that rotational stability in not restored in patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures, despite reconstructive surgery. The graded pivot-shift is a useful clinical test to delineate extent of ligamentous laxity within the knee. Given its lateralised position, we hypothesized that reconstruction of the anterolateral ligament (ALL) would provide restraint to excessive internal rotation, restoring rotational stability. METHODS: 10 patients with MRI confirmed diagnosis of an isolated ACL rupture were included...
July 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589052/safe-and-effective-reduction-technique-for-intertrochanteric-fracture-with-ipsilateral-below-knee-amputated-limb
#15
Hironori Ochi, Tomonori Baba, Takahiro Hamanaka, Yu Ozaki, Taiji Watari, Yasuhiro Homma, Mikio Matsumoto, Kazuo Kaneko
The positioning of the patient on the fracture table is critical for the successful reduction and operative fixation of intertrochanteric hip fractures. However, this manipulation is challenging with patients who have undergone amputations of their legs. A 97-year-old man presented to the emergency department with symptom of right hip pain following a mechanical fall. He had a below-knee amputation on his right leg following a traffic accident as a 19-year-old and had a below-knee patellar tendon bearing prosthesis fitted to his lower limb for mobility...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585048/diminished-femoral-head-neck-offset-and-the-restricted-hip-range-of-motion-suggesting-a-possible-role-in-acl-injuries
#16
Abolfazl Bagherifard, Mahmoud Jabalameli, Hooman Yahyazadeh, Azadeh Shafieesabet, Kaveh Gharanizadeh, Ali Jahansouz, Parhan Khanlari
PURPOSE: Femoroacetabular impingement may be associated with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. The purpose of this study was to determine the head-neck offset, as measured by 45° Dunn's view alpha angles, in patients with ACL injuries compared to control subjects. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 140 consecutive non-professional athletes with primary ACL ruptures confirmed with knee arthroscopy and 100 consecutive patients with non-ACL injury were enrolled...
June 5, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584927/corr-insights-%C3%A2-rotational-laxity-control-by-the-anterolateral-ligament-and-the-lateral-meniscus-is-dependent-on-knee-flexion-angle-a-cadaveric-biomechanical-study
#17
Geert Pagenstert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 5, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580262/minimally-invasive-combined-anterior-and-anterolateral-stabilization-of-the-knee-using-hamstring-tendons-and-adjustable-loop-suspensory-fixation-device-surgical-technique
#18
Achilleas Boutsiadis, Paul Brossard, Jean-Claude Panisset, Nicolas Graveleau, Johannes Barth
Despite the numerous techniques described regarding isolated anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, many authors have reported that residual knee rotational instability is not always eliminated. The combination of lateral extra-articular knee tenodesis and ACL reconstruction is an alternative surgical approach with very promising clinical results. The purpose of this article is to describe a reliable and reproducible technique of combined ACL reconstruction and lateral extra-articular knee tenodesis using a continuous looped hamstring tendon autograft...
April 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580244/arthroscopic-technique-for-isolated-posterolateral-rotational-instability-of-the-knee
#19
Yasuo Ohnishi, Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, Hiroto Kumagae, Akinori Sakai, Soshi Uchida
Isolated posterolateral corner injury is an uncommon injury that could be a source of unexplained knee pain and dysfunction. Most of these patients present instability caused by concomitant ligament injuries. Numerous studies have shown open approach posterolateral repair or reconstruction surgeries to restore posterolateral rotational stability. Still, there is a certain population of patients who present posterolateral rotation instability without significant injury to the fibular collateral ligament, popliteal fibular ligament, and popliteus tendon...
April 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579444/three-dimensional-computed-tomography-analysis-of-the-posterior-tibial-slope-in-100-knees
#20
Jade Pei Yuik Ho, Azhar M Merican, Muhammad Sufian Hashim, Azlina A Abbas, Chee Ken Chan, Jamal A Mohamad
BACKGROUND: The posterior tibial slope (PTS) is an important consideration in knee arthroplasty. However, there is still no consensus for the optimal slope. The objectives of this study were (1) to reliably determine the native PTS in this population using 3-dimensional computed tomography scans and (2) to determine the normal reference range for PTS in this population. METHODS: One hundred computed tomography scans of disease-free knees were analyzed. A 3-dimensional reconstructed image of the tibia was generated and aligned to its anatomic axis in the coronal and sagittal planes...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
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