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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324960/design-and-characterization-of-a-torque-controllable-actuator-for-knee-assistance-during-sit-to-stand
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Max K Shepherd, Elliott J Rouse
Individuals with post-stroke hemiparesis often have difficulty standing out of a chair. One way to potentially improve sit-to-stand is to provide knee extension assistance using a powered knee exoskeleton. An exoskeleton providing unilateral, partial assistance during sit-to-stand would need to be torque-controllable. There are no knee exoskeletons on the market suitable for conducting experiments assisting stroke patients with sit-to-stand, so to enable such experiments a research device was developed. The purpose of this report is to present the design of a novel knee exoskeleton actuator that uses a fiberglass leaf spring in series to improve torque-controllability, and present a characterization of the actuator performance...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318406/use-of-a-shoulder-abduction-brace-after-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-a-study-on-gait-performance-and-falls
#2
Yuma Sonoda, Takashi Nishioka, Ryo Nakajima, Shinji Imai, Piers Vigers, Taku Kawasaki
BACKGROUND: Fall prevention is essential in patients after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair because of the high risk of re-rupture. However, there are no reports related to falls that occur during the early postoperative period, while the affected limb is immobilized. OBJECTIVES: This study assessed gait performance and falls in patients using a shoulder abduction brace after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort and postoperative repeated measures...
March 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301825/combined-versus-individual-effects-of-a-valgus-knee-brace-and-lateral-wedge-foot-orthotic-during-stair-use-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
#3
Rebecca Moyer, Trevor Birmingham, Colin Dombroski, Robert Walsh, J Robert Giffin
The aim of this study was to investigate the combined and individual biomechanical effects of a valgus knee brace and a lateral wedge foot orthotic during stair ascent and descent in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Thirty-five patients with varus alignment and medial knee OA were prescribed a custom valgus knee brace and lateral wedge foot orthotic. Knee angles and moments in the frontal and sagittal planes were determined from 3D gait analysis completed under four randomized conditions: (1) control (no knee brace or foot orthotic), (2) knee brace, (3) foot orthotic, and (4) combined knee brace and foot orthotic...
March 1, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268770/evaluation-of-a-variable-resistance-orthotic-knee-joint
#4
Andrew Herbert-Copley, Edward D Lemaire, Natalie Baddour
Knee-ankle-foot orthoses (KAFOs) are full leg braces for individuals with knee extensor weakness, designed to support the person during weight bearing activities by preventing knee flexion. KAFOs typically result in an unnatural gait pattern and are primarily used for level ground walking. A novel variable resistance orthotic knee joint, the Ottawalk-Variable Speed (OWVS), was designed to address these limitations. This paper presents a pilot test to evaluate the OWVS functional performance during walking and stair descent...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267751/cost-effectiveness-of-adjunct-non-pharmacological-interventions-for-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee
#5
Beth Woods, Andrea Manca, Helen Weatherly, Pedro Saramago, Eleftherios Sideris, Christina Giannopoulou, Stephen Rice, Mark Corbett, Andrew Vickers, Matthew Bowes, Hugh MacPherson, Mark Sculpher
BACKGROUND: There is limited information on the costs and benefits of alternative adjunct non-pharmacological treatments for knee osteoarthritis and little guidance on which should be prioritised for commissioning within the NHS. This study estimates the costs and benefits of acupuncture, braces, heat treatment, insoles, interferential therapy, laser/light therapy, manual therapy, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, pulsed electrical stimulation, pulsed electromagnetic fields, static magnets and transcutaneous electrical nerve Stimulation (TENS), based on all relevant data, to facilitate a more complete assessment of value...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259710/no-beneficial-effect-of-bracing-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-a-cohort-of-969-athletes-followed-in-rehabilitation
#6
P Bordes, E Laboute, A Bertolotti, J F Dalmay, P Puig, P Trouve, E Verhaegue, P A Joseph, P Dehail, M De Seze
OBJECTIVE: Compare the clinical outcomes of different knee braces in the early phase of rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) in athletes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective database study of athletes during early rehabilitation in a tertiary referral hospital between 1 February 2008 and 30 October 2010 after ACLR using bone patellar tendon bone (BPTB) or hamstring autograft. Differences in mid-patellar knee circumference, pain, and range of motion were assessed at admission...
March 1, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226963/design-and-characterization-of-a-torque-controllable-actuator-for-knee-assistance-during-sit-to-stand
#7
Max K Shepherd, Elliott J Rouse, Max K Shepherd, Elliott J Rouse, Elliott J Rouse, Max K Shepherd
Individuals with post-stroke hemiparesis often have difficulty standing out of a chair. One way to potentially improve sit-to-stand is to provide knee extension assistance using a powered knee exoskeleton. An exoskeleton providing unilateral, partial assistance during sit-to-stand would need to be torque-controllable. There are no knee exoskeletons on the market suitable for conducting experiments assisting stroke patients with sit-to-stand, so to enable such experiments a research device was developed. The purpose of this report is to present the design of a novel knee exoskeleton actuator that uses a fiberglass leaf spring in series to improve torque-controllability, and present a characterization of the actuator performance...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226959/evaluation-of-a-variable-resistance-orthotic-knee-joint
#8
Andrew Herbert-Copley, Edward D Lemaire, Natalie Baddour, Andrew Herbert-Copley, Edward D Lemaire, Natalie Baddour, Andrew Herbert-Copley, Natalie Baddour, Edward D Lemaire
Knee-ankle-foot orthoses (KAFOs) are full leg braces for individuals with knee extensor weakness, designed to support the person during weight bearing activities by preventing knee flexion. KAFOs typically result in an unnatural gait pattern and are primarily used for level ground walking. A novel variable resistance orthotic knee joint, the Ottawalk-Variable Speed (OWVS), was designed to address these limitations. This paper presents a pilot test to evaluate the OWVS functional performance during walking and stair descent...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209276/the-aahks-clinical-research-award-what-are-the-costs-of-knee-osteoarthritis-in-the-year-prior-to-total-knee-arthroplasty
#9
Nicholas A Bedard, Spencer B Dowdle, Christopher A Anthony, David E DeMik, Michael A McHugh, Kevin J Bozic, John J Callaghan
BACKGROUND: Despite American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) related to the non-arthroplasty management of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, non-recommended treatments remain in common use. We sought to determine the costs associated with non-arthroplasty management of knee OA in the year prior to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and stratify them by CPG recommendation status. METHODS: The Humana database was reviewed from 2007 to 2015 for primary TKA patients...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195986/functional-bracing-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-systematic-review
#10
Walter R Lowe, Ryan J Warth, Elizabeth P Davis, Lane Bailey
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the current literature on the use of functional knee braces after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with respect to clinical and in vivo biomechanical data. METHODS: A systematic search of both the PubMed and Embase databases was performed to identify all studies that reported clinical and/or in vivo biomechanical results of functional bracing versus nonbracing after ACL reconstruction. Extracted data included study design, surgical reconstruction techniques, postoperative rehabilitation protocols, objective outcomes, and subjective outcomes scores...
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146401/no-effect-of-generalized-joint-hypermobility-on-injury-risk-in-elite-female-soccer-players
#11
Donna Blokland, Karin M Thijs, Frank J G Backx, Edwin A Goedhart, Bionka M A Huisstede
BACKGROUND: Although it has been suggested that generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) is a risk factor for injury in soccer players, it remains unclear whether this applies to elite female soccer players. PURPOSE: To investigate whether GJH is a risk factor for injury in elite female soccer players. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: Elite female soccer players in the Netherlands were screened at the start of the 2014-2015 competitive season...
February 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118804/the-foot-abduction-characteristics-following-steenbeek-foot-abduction-brace
#12
Anil Agarwal, Anubrat Kumar, Madhusudan Mishra
PURPOSE: We prospectively investigated the foot abduction characteristics following Steenbeek foot abduction brace (SFAB) use in corrected clubfeet. The foot abduction achievable in SFAB with knee flexion and extension was calculated to find the effectiveness and stretch exerted by it. METHODS: Only children with corrected idiopathic clubfeet using SFAB for greater than 3 months were enrolled. The foot abduction with and without brace in knee extended and flexed positions was measured...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116264/failure-of-polyethelene-insert-locking-mechanism-after-a-posterior-stabilised-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-case-report
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Gurava Reddy Ay, Soundar Rajan D, Chiranjeevi T, Karthik C, Krishna Kiran E
INTRODUCTION: Disengagement of polyethylene insert used in total knee arthroplasty is a rare but serious complication. Still rarer is disengagement because of failure of tibial insert locking mechanism. We report a previously unpublished complication of polyethylene insert locking mechanism failure in a 10-months-old posterior stabilized total knee arthroplasty in a 70-year-old woman with osteoarthritis for whom Attune (Depuy) knee implant was used. CASE PRESENTATION: A 70-year-old female underwent (Attune, Depuy) primary bilateral posterior stabilised total knee arthroplasty in a private hospital...
July 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072630/bracing-of-the-reconstructed-and-osteoarthritic-knee-during-high-dynamic-load-tasks
#14
Harvi F Hart, Kay M Crossley, Natalie J Collins, David C Ackland
PURPOSE: Lateral compartment osteoarthritis accompanied by abnormal knee biomechanics are frequently reported in individuals with knee osteoarthritis after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in knee biomechanics produced by an adjusted and unadjusted varus knee brace during high dynamic loading activities in individuals with lateral knee osteoarthritis after ACLR and valgus malalignment. METHODS: Nineteen participants who had undergone ACLR 5 to 20 years previously and had symptomatic and radiographic lateral knee osteoarthritis with valgus malalignment were assessed...
January 9, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024306/a-canine-arthroscopic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-model-for-study-of-synthetic-augmentation-of-tendon-allografts
#15
James L Cook, Pat Smith, James P Stannard, Ferris Pfeiffer, Keiichi Kuroki, Chantelle C Bozynski, Cristi Cook
Novel graft types, fixation methods, and means for augmenting anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions require preclinical validation prior to safe and effective clinical application. The objective of this study was to describe and validate a translational canine model for all-inside arthroscopic complete ACL reconstruction using a quadriceps tendon allograft with internal brace (QTIB). With institutional approval, adult research hounds underwent complete transection of the native ACL followed by all-inside ACL reconstruction using the novel QTIB construct with suspensory fixation (n = 10)...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999505/osteochondral-allograft-transplantation-for-femoral-trochlear-dysplasia
#16
Dharmpal V Vansadia, James R Heltsley, Scott Montgomery, Misty Suri, Deryk G Jones
BACKGROUND: The risk factors for patellofemoral joint instability include laxity of medial patellar restraints, abnormal limb geometry, femoral and tibial malrotation, patella alta, and trochlear dysplasia. Femoral trochlear dysplasia is characterized by a hypoplastic or shallow trochlear groove. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 31-year-old female with trochlear dysplasia and recurrent patella dislocations, laxity of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL), and high-grade chondromalacia of the trochlea and the patella...
2016: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939833/orthoses-for-osteoarthritis-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Johann Beaudreuil
Orthoses for osteoarthritis represent splints, taping, sleeves, unloading knee braces and insoles. This review of the effectiveness of these orthoses involved a search for articles published up to 2015 in MEDLINE via PubMed, with a focus on Osteoarthritis Research Society International, American College of Rheumatology and European League Against Rheumatology international recommendations. Evidence for splinting effectiveness in patients with thumb-base osteoarthritis is now provided. Splints for thumb-base osteoarthritis decrease pain and functional disability...
December 6, 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872123/effect-of-external-ankle-support-on-ankle-and-knee-biomechanics-during-the-cutting-maneuver-in-basketball-players
#18
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...
March 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826907/the-unstable-knee-in-congenital-limb-deficiency
#19
REVIEW
Gabriel T Mindler, Christof Radler, Rudolf Ganger
PURPOSE: Instability of the knee is a common finding in patients with congenital limb deficiency. The instability can be attributed to soft tissue abnormalities, frontal, sagittal or rotational deformity of the lower limb and bony dysplasia of the patella or of the femoral condyles. In most of the cases, these pathomorphologic changes stay asymptomatic in daily activity. However, instability can appear during deformity correction and bone-lengthening procedures, leading to flexion contracture or subluxation of the knee...
December 2016: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770156/-arthroscopic-refixation-of-acute-proximal-anterior-cruciate-ligament-rupture-using-suture-anchors
#20
A Achtnich, S Rosslenbroich, K Beitzel, A B Imhoff, W Petersen
OBJECTIVE: Arthroscopic assisted suture anchor refixation combined with microfracturing of the femoral ACL insertion zone in cases of acute proximal anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture to restore anatomical and biomechanical properties of the native ACL. INDICATIONS: Acute proximal ACL rupture/avulsion, multiligament injury of the knee CONTRAINDICATIONS: Chronic (>6 weeks) proximal ACL rupture, intraligamentary rupture, as well as previous ACL surgery. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Arthroscopic examination of the knee joint, debridement of the femoral insertion zone, examination of the ligament quality by a probe, insertion of a curved lasso through the ACL to place the sutures and use of a drill guide to place the anchor in the middle of the femoral ACL insertion...
October 21, 2016: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
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