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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432901/neuromuscular-rate-of-force-development-deficit-in-parkinson-disease
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Kelley G Hammond, Ronald F Pfeiffer, Mark S LeDoux, Brian K Schilling
BACKGROUND: Bradykinesia and reduced neuromuscular force exist in Parkinson disease. The interpolated twitch technique has been used to evaluate central versus peripheral manifestations of neuromuscular strength in healthy, aging, and athletic populations, as well as moderate to advanced Parkinson disease, but this method has not been used in mild Parkinson disease. This study aimed to evaluate quadriceps femoris rate of force development and quantify potential central and peripheral activation deficits in individuals with Parkinson disease...
April 11, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427385/differences-between-native-and-prosthetic-knees-in-terms-of-cross-sectional-morphology-of-the-femoral-trochlea-a-study-based-on-three-dimensional-models-and-virtual-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Zhe Du, Shichang Chen, Mengning Yan, Bing Yue, You Wang
BACKGROUND: The cross-sectional morphology of the prosthetic knee is crucial to understanding patellar motion and quadriceps strength after total knee arthroplasty. However, few comparative evaluations of the cross-sectional morphology of the femoral trochlea have been performed in the native knee and currently available femoral implants, and the relationship between the trochlear anatomy of prosthetic components and post-operative patellofemoral complications remains unclear. We aimed to investigate the differences in cross-sectional morphology of the femoral trochlea between native knees and prosthetic femoral components...
April 20, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413139/evaluation-of-extensor-mechanism-in-revision-knee-arthroplasty
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Vadym Zhamilov, Vasfi Karatosun, Serpil Kalkan, Bayram Unver, Izge Gunal
BACKGROUND: The success of revision total knee arthroplasty depends on adequate exposure that does not produce complications. The purpose of this study was to compare the results of revision total knee arthroplasty between V-Y quadricepsplasty (QP) and quadriceps snip (QS) approaches. METHODS: In the study, 92 knees with follow-up of 12-108 months which were operated by using QP (55) and QS (37) were evaluated retrospectively. Measurements were taken by using universal transparent goniometer, also varus valgus deformities, knee flexion angles, instability, Hospital for Special Surgery and Lower Extremity Functional Scale scores, functional condition of the knee and activity levels of the patients were evaluated cross-sectionally...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408156/quadriceps-muscle-strength-reference-value-as-index-for-functional-deterioration-of-locomotive-organs-data-from-3617-men-and-women-in-japan
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Kentaro Narumi, Yuya Funaki, Noriko Yoshimura, Shigeyuki Muraki, Go Omori, Atsushi Nawata, Ryoichi Seki
BACKGROUND: Quadriceps muscle strength reference value of normal individuals in Japan is necessary to quantitatively evaluate functional deterioration of locomotive organs. Therefore, we established a reference value by using the Locomo Scan, a new device that measures knee extension muscle strength. METHODS: We measured knee extension muscle strength with the Locomo Scan in 3617 individuals (1692 men, 1925 women, 20-89 years; mean age. 50.7 years) by implementing our own 49 measurement events in 20 prefectures...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407317/reconstruction-of-quadriceps-function-with-composite-free-tissue-transfers-following-sarcoma-resection
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Kempland C Walley, Erin M Taylor, Megan Anderson, Santiago Lozano-Calderon, Matthew L Iorio
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Wide margin resection of a soft tissue sarcoma (STS) may require extensive removal of quadriceps muscle with or without the knee extensor mechanism. The objective of this study is to present present the use of a combined functional muscle transfer and soft tissue coverage through the use of chimeric anterolateral thigh flaps. METHODS: Patients were retrospectively reviewed who underwent deep STS resection of the anterior compartment of the thigh with functional reconstruction of knee extension using a contralateral free anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395965/muscular-echovariation-a-new-biomarker-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Jacinto J Martínez-Payá, María Elena Del Baño-Aledo, José Ríos-Díaz, José I Tembl-Ferrairó, Juan F Vázquez-Costa, Francesc Medina-Mirapeix
The purpose of the work described here was to assess the characteristics of echovariation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) compared with other muscle ultrasonography parameters. Twenty-six ALS patients (8 women, mean age 58.9 y, standard deviation 12.02 y) and 26 healthy controls (17 women, mean age 59.6 y, standard deviation 6.41 y) were included in this observational study. They underwent bilateral and transverse ultrasound of the biceps/brachialis, forearm flexor group, quadriceps femoris and tibialis anterior...
April 7, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392959/restricted-blood-flow-exercise-in-sedentary-overweight-african-american-females-may-increase-muscle-strength-and-decrease-endothelial-function-and-vascular-autoregulation
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Vernon Bond, Bryan Heath Curry, Krishna Kumar, Sudhakar Pemminati, Vasavi Rakesh Gorantla, Kishan Kadur, Richard Mark Millis
OBJECTIVES: Exercise with partially restricted blood flow is a low-load, low-intensity resistance training regimen which may have the potential to increase muscle strength in the obese, elderly and frail who are unable to do high-load training. Restricted blood flow exercise has also been shown to affect blood vessel function variably and can, therefore, contribute to blood vessel dysfunction. This pilot study tests the hypothesis that unilateral resistance training of the leg extensors with partially restricted blood flow increases muscle strength and decreases vascular autoregulation...
March 2017: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391765/the-efficacy-of-cooling-with-phase-change-material-for-the-treatment-of-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-pilot-study
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Susan Y Kwiecien, Malachy P McHugh, Glyn Howatson
Post-exercise cryotherapy treatments are typically short duration interventions. This study examined the efficacy of prolonged cooling using phase change material (PCM) on strength loss and pain after eccentric exercise. Eight adults performed 120 bilateral eccentric quadriceps contractions (90% MVC). Immediately afterwards, frozen PCM packs (15°C) were placed over the quadriceps, with room temperature PCM packs on the contralateral quadriceps. Skin temperature was recorded continually (6 h PCM application)...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390140/quantitative-sonographic-assessment-of-the-quadriceps-femoris-muscle-in-healthy-japanese-adults
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Tsuneo Watanabe, Hiroki Murakami, Daisuke Fukuoka, Nobuo Terabayashi, Sohee Shin, Tamotsu Yabumoto, Hiroyasu Ito, Hiroshi Fujita, Toshio Matsuoka, Mitsuru Seishima
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationships among aging, muscle strength, and image feature analysis of the quadriceps femoris muscle and to evaluate the relationship between aging, muscle strength, and sonographic findings. METHODS: One hundred forty-five healthy volunteers participated in the study. The participants were classified into 6 groups on the basis of sex and age. To assess muscle quality, texture analysis was defined with the following parameters: mean, skewness, kurtosis, inverse difference moment, sum of entropy, and angular second moment...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388333/blunted-myoglobin-and-quadriceps-soreness-after-electrical-stimulation-during-the-luteal-phase-or-oral-contraception
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Lindsey J Anderson, Lucinda L Baker, E Todd Schroeder
PURPOSE: Acute muscle damage after exercise triggers subsequent regeneration, leading to hypertrophy and increased strength after repeated exercise. It has been debated whether acute exercise-induced muscle damage is altered under various premenopausal estrogen conditions. Acute contraction-induced muscle damage was compared during exogenous (oral contraceptive, OC), endogenous (luteal phase, HI), or low (menses, LO) estrogen in healthy young women aged 21 to 30 years old. METHODS: Women (OC, n = 9; HI, n = 9; LO, n = 8; total N = 26) performed 1 neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) bout...
April 7, 2017: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378509/hamstring-to-quadriceps-fatigue-ratio-offers-new-and-different-muscle-function-information-than-the-conventional-non-fatigued-ratio
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Matheus Daros Pinto, Anthony J Blazevich, Lars L Andersen, Pedro Mil-Homens, Ronei Silveira Pinto
Commonly used injury risk prediction tests such as the hamstring-to-quadriceps (H:Q) strength ratio appear to be poor predictors of non-contact injury. However, these tests are typically performed in a non-fatigued state, despite accumulated fatigue being an important risk factor for both hamstring strain (HS) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in professional soccer players PURPOSE: To examine the influence of neuromuscular fatigue on the H:Q strength ratio and the association between fatigued and non-fatigued ratio scores, after the effect of different H:Q calculation methods were compared and contrasted METHODS: Thirty-five professional soccer players performed a 30-repetition isokinetic fatigue test protocol...
April 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378501/acl-reconstruction-does-not-induce-further-gamma-loop-abnormalities-on-the-intact-side-of-the-qf-a-longitudinal-study
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Yu Konishi
This study aimed to investigate the effect of surgery on the gamma-loop of the quadriceps on the side with an intact knee in patients with ACL injuries. We compared longitudinally the response of alpha motor neurons to vibration stimulation of the quadriceps on the side with an intact knee before and after ACL reconstruction. To evaluate alpha motor neuron response, we measured the maximal knee extension strength and integrated electromyography of the vastus medialis, vastus lateralis, and rectus femoris. After obtaining pre-vibration data from each subject, vibration stimulation was applied to the infrapatellar tendon, and the same measurements were performed immediately after stimulation...
April 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378465/cutoffs-of-isokinetic-strength-ratio-and-hamstring-strain-prediction-in-professional-soccer-players
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M Dauty, P Menu, A Fouasson-Chailloux
Hamstring strain injuries frequently occur during professional soccer practice. Low hamstring strength represents an intrinsic modifiable risk factor but cutoffs of isokinetic knee strength ratios are controversial to predict hamstring strain in professional soccer players. We aimed to predict hamstring strain in accordance with cutoffs of isokinetic knee strength ratios. Bilateral, conventional, and functional isokinetic strength ratios were calculated in 194 professional soccer players at the beginning of 15 consecutive seasons...
April 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378137/hip-external-rotation-strength-predicts-hop-performance-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Paul W Kline, Jeremy Burnham, Michael Yonz, Darren Johnson, Mary Lloyd Ireland, Brian Noehren
PURPOSE: Quadriceps strength and single-leg hop performance are commonly evaluated prior to return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). However, few studies have documented potential hip strength deficits after ACLR, or ascertained the relative contribution of quadriceps and hip strength to hop performance. METHODS: Patients cleared for return to sports drills after ACLR were compared to a control group. Participants' peak isometric knee extension, hip abduction, hip extension, and hip external rotation (HER) strength were measured...
April 4, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376036/evaluation-of-skeletal-muscle-function-in-lung-transplant-candidates
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Dmitry Rozenberg, Lianne G Singer, Margaret Herridge, Roger Goldstein, Lisa Wickerson, Noori A Chowdhury, Sunita Mathur
BACKGROUND: Lung transplantation (LTx) is offered to older and more complex patients who may be at higher risk of skeletal muscle dysfunction, but the clinical implications of this remain uncertain. The study aims were to characterize deficits in skeletal muscle mass, strength and physical performance and examine the associations of these deficits with clinical outcomes. METHODS: Fifty LTx candidates (58% male, 59 ± 9 years) were prospectively evaluated for skeletal muscle deficits: muscle mass using bio-electrical impedance, quadriceps, respiratory muscle and handgrip strength, and physical performance with the Short Physical Performance Battery...
April 3, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373140/acute-quadriceps-tendon-rupture-repaired-by-suture-anchors-outcomes-at-7-years-follow-up-in-25-cases
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P Brossard, G Le Roux, B Vasse
INTRODUCTION: Acute quadriceps tendon rupture is rare. The gold-standard repair technique is transosseous patellar suture. Biomechanical studies have validated the use of anchors as an alternative. The present study sought to report long-term clinical and radiological results in a series of acute quadriceps tendon rupture repaired with anchors. The study hypothesis was that results are comparable to those of the gold-standard technique. METHODS: A retrospective continuous study included 25 knees with acute quadriceps tendon rupture, operated on by a single surgeon between 2007 and 2013: 22 patients; 17 male, 5 female; mean age, 64 years (range, 52-87 years)...
March 31, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370836/lower-limb-muscle-function-is-a-determinant-of-exercise-tolerance-after-lung-resection-surgery-in-patients-with-lung-cancer
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Chris Burtin, Frits M E Franssen, Lowie E G W Vanfleteren, Miriam T J Groenen, Emiel F M Wouters, Martijn A Spruit
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the association between exercise tolerance, pulmonary function and lower-limb muscle function in patients with lung cancer who underwent lung resection surgery in the previous year. METHODS: Sixty-four patients (age: 67 ± 11 years, 66% males) performed a symptom-limited incremental cycle test to define peak oxygen consumption (VO2 peak) and peak workload (Wpeak). The best of two 6-min walking distance (6MWD) tests was also included...
March 30, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363433/improved-skeletal-muscle-mass-and-strength-after-heavy-strength-training-in-very-old-individuals
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Rasmus Leidesdorff Bechshøft, Nikolaj Mølkjær Malmgaard-Clausen, Bjørn Gliese, Nina Beyer, Abigail L Mackey, Jesper Løvind Andersen, Michael Kjær, Lars Holm
Age-related loss of muscle mass and function represents personal and socioeconomic challenges. The purpose of this study was to determine the adaptation of skeletal musculature in very old individuals (83+ years) performing 12weeks of heavy resistance training (3×/week) (HRT) compared to a non-training control group (CON). Both groups received similar protein supplementations. We studied 26 participants (86.9±3.2 (SD) (83-94, range) years old) per-protocol. Quadriceps cross-sectional area (CSA) differed between groups at post-test (P<0...
June 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363421/the-effect-of-femoral-nerve-block-on-quadriceps-strength-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-systematic-review
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Katherine R Swank, Alex C DiBartola, Joshua S Everhart, Christopher C Kaeding, Robert A Magnussen, David C Flanigan
PURPOSE: To assess the isokinetic, functional, and patient-reported outcomes of femoral nerve block (FNB) compared with traditional multimodal anesthesia for FNB in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: A systematic search of PubMed, Scopus, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Cochrane Reviews, and Google Scholar was conducted according to the 2009 Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...
March 28, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356623/-slow-walking-with-turns-increases-quadriceps-and-erector-spinae-muscle-activity
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Mayumi Araki, Yoichi Hatamoto, Yasuki Higaki, Hiroaki Tanaka
[Purpose] To maintain an independent lifestyle, older adults should improve muscle strength and mass, or aerobic capacity. A new exercise pattern, called slow walking with turns, which incorporates turning as an extra load additional to walking. The purpose of this study was to measure oxygen consumption during exercise and muscle activity while turning. [Subjects and Methods] Recreationally active volunteers participated. The participants performed 20 turns per minute while walking back and forth over distances of 1...
March 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
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