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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747517/a-soft-robotic-exosuit-improves-walking-in-patients-after-stroke
#1
Louis N Awad, Jaehyun Bae, Kathleen O'Donnell, Stefano M M De Rossi, Kathryn Hendron, Lizeth H Sloot, Pawel Kudzia, Stephen Allen, Kenneth G Holt, Terry D Ellis, Conor J Walsh
Stroke-induced hemiparetic gait is characteristically slow and metabolically expensive. Passive assistive devices such as ankle-foot orthoses are often prescribed to increase function and independence after stroke; however, walking remains highly impaired despite-and perhaps because of-their use. We sought to determine whether a soft wearable robot (exosuit) designed to supplement the paretic limb's residual ability to generate both forward propulsion and ground clearance could facilitate more normal walking after stroke...
July 26, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747337/comparisons-of-external-fixator-combined-with-limited-internal-fixation-and-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-for-sanders-type-2-calcaneal-fractures-finite-element-analysis-and-clinical-outcome
#2
M Pan, L Chai, F Xue, L Ding, G Tang, B Lv
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the biomechanical stability and clinical outcome of external fixator combined with limited internal fixation (EFLIF) and open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) in treating Sanders type 2 calcaneal fractures. METHODS: Two types of fixation systems were selected for finite element analysis and a dual cohort study. Two fixation systems were simulated to fix the fracture in a finite element model. The relative displacement and stress distribution were analysed and compared...
July 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745438/functional-donor-site-morbidity-longer-than-one-year-after-fibula-free-flap-a-prospective-biomechanical-analysis
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Carsten Rendenbach, Ashkan Rashad, Lara Hansen, Carsten Kohlmeier, Moritz L Dyck, Anna Suling, Alexandre T Assaf, Michael Amling, Max Heiland, Johannes Wikner, Bjoern Riecke, Kilian Kreutzer
OBJECTIVES: The fibula free flap is the workhorse procedure for osseous reconstruction. The objective of this study was to investigate long-term functional outcomes of the harvesting site. PATIENTS AND METHODS: About 19 patients (10 male, 9 female, mean age 58.1 years) were available for the long-term analysis 13-51 months after surgery. Jumping mechanography and balance testing on a ground force reaction plate (Leonardo Mechanograph GFRP) were performed before and surgery...
July 26, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742210/clinical-research-on-correction-of-ankle-arthritis-related-factor-levels-via-urea
#4
C Sun, S Zhang, L Wei, J-Z Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the reliability of urea as the internal reference of ankle irrigating fluid in correction of synovial fluid and related factor concentration dilution times, and to further determine the factor expression level in synovial fluid. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 91 patients, including 20 cases of non-posterior median foot lesions and 71 cases of unilateral ankle osteoarthritis, were enrolled in this study. AOFAS score, Takakura staging and visual analogue pain scale were given; the venous blood was collected and the ankle fluid and irrigating fluid were obtained from the affected side via puncture...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739020/a-multimodal-approach-for-myofascial-pain-syndrome-a-prospective-study
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María Segura-Pérez, M Teresa Hernández-Criado, César Calvo-Lobo, Lorena Vega-Piris, Raquel Fernández-Martín, David Rodríguez-Sanz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to analyze pain intensity in patients with myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) following a multimodal rehabilitation protocol. METHODS: A prospective study was carried out following the Template for Intervention Description and Replication criteria. Patients were recruited from the rehabilitation unit of a university hospital in Spain between 2009 and 2013. Patients were included if they had a medical diagnosis of MPS in any of the following regions: cervicobrachial (n = 102), lumbosacral (n = 30), elbow (n = 14), ankle and foot (n = 10), and temporomandibular jaw (n = 1)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738797/tibiotalocalcaneal-ttc-arthrodesis-with-reverse-philos-plate-and-medial-cannulated-screws-with-lateral-approach
#6
Jian Fan, X Zhang, Y Luo, G W You, W K Ng, Y F Yang
BACKGROUND: Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis is most common and effective surgical treatment for severe hindfoot pathology, but the fusion rate is often lower than the ordinary tibiotalar arthrodesis because of the more serious joint disease associated with obvious deformity and osteoporosis. Recent literature describe tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis with reverse PHILOS plate with good clinical outcome result, though some patients non-union, due to eccentric force of the plate may be hidden...
July 24, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738165/physical-and-mechanical-therapies-for-lower-limb-problems-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
#7
Antoni Fellas, Andrea Coda, Fiona Hawke
BACKGROUND: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is a chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory joint disease and is the most common arthritis affecting children under 16 years of age. Children with JIA commonly experience lower limb dysfunction and disability. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the effectiveness of physical and mechanical therapies for lower limb problems JIA. METHODS: Randomised control trials (RCT) of physical and mechanical interventions for lower limb problems in children with JIA were included...
July 24, 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737564/localized-leg-volume-index-a-new-method-for-body-type-corrected-evaluation-of-localized-leg-lymphedematous-volume-change
#8
Takumi Yamamoto, Nana Yamamoto, Hidehiko Yoshimatsu, Yukio Seki, Akiyoshi Kajikawa
BACKGROUND: Volume measurement is one of the most common evaluations for lower-extremity lymphedema. However, volume comparison between different patients with different physique may be inappropriate, and it is difficult to evaluate localized limb volume change using leg volume evaluation. METHODS: Localized leg volumes (Vk, k = 1-5) and localized leg volume indices (LEVIk) at 5 points (1, thigh; 2, knee; 3, lower leg; 4, ankle; 5, foot) of 106 legs of 53 examinees with no leg edema were calculated based on physical measurements, leg circumferences and lengths, and body mass index (BMI)...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737072/the-effect-of-metatarsal-padding-on-pain-and-functional-ability-in-metatarsalgia
#9
K Männikkö, J Sahlman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Many kinds of insoles and pads are commonly used as a conservative treatment of metatarsalgia. However, earlier studies of insole treatment provide contradictory results, and the natural progression of metatarsalgia is still unknown. The aims of this study were to (1) determine whether simple custom-made metatarsal pad insoles reduce pain and improve functional ability, (2) find out patients' satisfaction with padding treatment, and (3) investigate predisposing factors for metatarsalgia...
March 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736620/peroneal-tendon-disorders
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REVIEW
Kinner Davda, Karan Malhotra, Paul O'Donnell, Dishan Singh, Nicholas Cullen
Pathological abnormality of the peroneal tendons is an under-appreciated source of lateral hindfoot pain and dysfunction that can be difficult to distinguish from lateral ankle ligament injuries.Enclosed within the lateral compartment of the leg, the peroneal tendons are the primary evertors of the foot and function as lateral ankle stabilisers.Pathology of the tendons falls into three broad categories: tendinitis and tenosynovitis, tendon subluxation and dislocation, and tendon splits and tears. These can be associated with ankle instability, hindfoot deformity and anomalous anatomy such as a low lying peroneus brevis or peroneus quartus...
June 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736619/the-role-of-orthobiologics-in-foot-and-ankle-surgery-allogenic-bone-grafts-and-bone-graft-substitutes
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REVIEW
James Wee, Gowreeson Thevendran
Orthobiologics are biological substances that are used therapeutically for their positive effects on healing skeletal and soft-tissue injuries. The array of orthobiological products currently available to the foot and ankle surgeon is wide, and includes bone allografts, bone substitutes, growth factors, and chondral scaffolds. Nonetheless, despite the surge in interest and usage of orthobiologics, there remains a relative paucity of research addressing their specific applications in foot and ankle surgery. In this review, we attempt to provide an overview of the literature on commonly available allogenic bone grafts and bone substitutes...
June 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736326/tone-inhibiting-insoles-enhance-the-reciprocal-inhibition-of-ankle-plantarflexors-of-post-stroke-hemiparetic-subjects-an-electromyographic-study
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Nobushige Takahashi, Hidetoshi Takahashi, Osamu Takahashi, Ryosuke Ushijima, Rie Umebayashi, Junji Nishikawa, Yasutomo Okajima
BACKGROUND: Spasticity is a common sequela of upper motor neuron pathology, such as cerebrovascular diseases and cerebral palsy. Intervention for spasticity of the ankle plantarflexors in physical therapy may include tone-inhibiting casting and/or orthoses for the ankle and foot. However, the physiological mechanism of tone reduction by such orthoses remains unclarified. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the electrophysiologic effects of tone-inhibiting insoles in stroke subjects with hemiparesis by measuring changes in reciprocal Ia inhibition (RI) in the ankle plantarflexor...
July 20, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736080/the-effect-of-ankle-foot-orthosis-alignment-on-walking-in-individuals-treated-for-traumatic-lower-extremity-injuries
#13
Starr E Brown, Elizabeth Russell Esposito, Jason M Wilken
Limb salvage surgeries are performed to treat a variety of lower limb pathologies and traumatic injuries. Individuals who have undergone limb salvage surgeries may require an ankle foot orthosis (AFO) to compensate for limb impairments and restore walking ability. Understanding the effects of AFO design parameters on gait biomechanics is important to refine AFO prescription criteria. In this study sagittal plane kinematic and kinetic data, muscle activity and alignment preference were examined as individuals treated for traumatic lower extremity injuries (N=12) walked over level ground with Plantarflexed (PF), Neutral, and Dorsiflexed (DF) aligned AFOs...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731965/functional-outcomes-post-lisfranc-injury-transarticular-screws-dorsal-bridge-plating-or-combination-treatment
#14
Simon Lau, Catherine Guest, Marcus Hall, Mark Tacey, Samuel Joseph, Andrew Oppy
OBJECTIVE: To identify whether transarticular screws, dorsal bridging plates or a combination of the 2 result in the best functional outcome after Lisfranc injury. DESIGN: Case series. SETTING: Level one trauma center. PATIENTS: Fifty patients who underwent surgical fixation of Lisfranc injuries over a 6-year period were retrospectively reviewed. INTERVENTION: One of 3 treatment arms: transarticular screw fixation alone, dorsal bridge plating alone or a combination of dorsal bridge and transarticular screw fixation...
August 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731802/neurovascular-structures-at-risk-with-curved-retrograde-ttc-fusion-nails
#15
Cesar de Cesar Netto, David Johannesmeyer, Brent Cone, Ibukunoluwa Araoye, Parke William Hudson, Bahman Sahranavard, Michael Johnson, Ashish Shah
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the risk of iatrogenic injury to plantar neurovascular structures of the foot during insertion of a curved retrograde tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) fusion nail. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ten below-knee thawed fresh-frozen cadaveric specimens underwent curved retrograde nailing of the ankle. The shortest distance between the nail and the main plantar neurovascular branches and injured structures were recorded during dissection...
July 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731517/mental-steps-differential-activation-of-internal-pacemakers-in-motor-imagery-and-in-mental-imitation-of-gait
#16
Lucia Maria Sacheli, Laura Zapparoli, Carlo De Santis, Matteo Preti, Catia Pelosi, Nicola Ursino, Alberto Zerbi, Giuseppe Banfi, Eraldo Paulesu
Gait imagery and gait observation can boost the recovery of locomotion dysfunctions; yet, a neurologically justified rationale for their clinical application is lacking as much as a direct comparison of their neural correlates. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, we measured the neural correlates of explicit motor imagery of gait during observation of in-motion videos shot in a park with a steady cam (Virtual Walking task). In a 2 × 2 factorial design, we assessed the modulatory effect of gait observation and of foot movement execution on the neural correlates of the Virtual Walking task: in half of the trials, the participants were asked to mentally imitate a human model shown while walking along the same route (mental imitation condition); moreover, for half of all the trials, the participants also performed rhythmic ankle dorsiflexion as a proxy for stepping movements...
July 21, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731049/composite-hemangioendothelioma-with-neuroendocrine-marker-expression-an-aggressive-variant
#17
Kyle D Perry, Alyaa Al-Lbraheemi, Brian P Rubin, Jin Jen, Hongzheng Ren, Jin Sung Jang, Asha Nair, Jaime Davila, Stefan Pambuccian, Andrew Horvai, William Sukov, Henry D Tazelaar, Andrew L Folpe
Aberrant expression of neuroendocrine markers is extremely rare in endothelial neoplasms, with only a single report describing three cases. Although originally classified as conventional angiosarcoma, further assessment of these tumors revealed a strikingly composite morphology composed of retiform and epithelioid elements reminiscent of composite hemangioendothelioma, a rare subtype of hemangioendothelioma. To further investigate these findings, available materials from 11 morphologically distinctive endothelial tumors showing neuroendocrine marker expression were retrieved from our archives...
July 21, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726265/how-to-havest-the-greatest-length-of-tibialis-posterior-tendon-in-tibialis-posterior-tendon-transfer-a-cadaveric-study
#18
Korakot Thamphongsri, Thos Harnroongroj, Atthakorn Jarusriwanna, Bavornrit Chuckpaiwong
INTRODUCTION: In anterior transfer of the tibialis posterior tendon, the tendon was harvested using two incisions, the first at its attachment point on the navicular bone and second on the medial side of the leg above the medial malleolus. To provide the maximum tendon length, the second incision needs to be as proximal as possible but injury to the muscle origin must be avoided. The purpose of this study is to establish the location of the second incision that yields the greatest tendon length...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726053/the-effect-of-different-ankle-and-knee-supports-on-balance-in-early-ambulation-of-post-stroke-hemiplegic-patients
#19
Burcu Talu, Zilan Bazancir
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of different ankle and knee supports on balance in early ambulation of post-stroke hemiplegic patients. This is a randomized experimental study. The study sample included 20 hemiplegic patients who were able to stand with support and who had been diagnosed with a cerebrovascular accident within the last month. A knee immobilization brace (KIB) was first placed on each individual (first application), followed by placement of knee immobilizer brace and Foot Lifter Orthosis ® (FLO) (second application), and lastly, placement of KIB and rigid taping (RT) (third application)...
July 19, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723779/can-operations-achieve-good-outcomes-in-elderly-patients-with-sanders-ii-iii-calcaneal-fractures
#20
Jun Su, Xuecheng Cao
The aim of this study was to compare the clinical effect of operative treatment and nonoperative treatment for elderly patients with Sanders II-III calcaneal fractures.The study consisted of 60 patients with Sanders II-III calcaneal fractures who were treated in our institution from January 2007 to April 2012. The clinical effect between the operative treatment group of 32 patients and the nonoperative treatment group of 28 patients was studied. Böhler angle, Gissane angle, subtalar joint motion, calcaneal width, and calcaneal height were measured before and after treatment, and these indexes were also measured on the uninjured foot...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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