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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054163/new-dental-and-postcranial-material-of-agerinia-smithorum-primates-adapiformes-from-the-type-locality-casa-retjo-1-early-eocene-iberian-peninsula
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Joan Femenias-Gual, Judit Marigó, Raef Minwer-Barakat, Salvador Moyà-Solà
New material attributed to Agerinia smithorum from Casa Retjo-1 (early Eocene, NE Iberian Peninsula), consisting of 13 isolated teeth and a fragment of calcaneus, is studied in this work. These fossils allow the first description of the calcaneus and the upper premolars for the genus Agerinia, as well as the first description of the P2 and M(2) for A. smithorum. The newly recovered lower teeth are virtually identical to the holotype of A. smithorum and are clearly distinguishable from the other species of Agerinia...
December 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052080/calcaneal-fractures-where-are-we-now
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REVIEW
Aisha Razik, Mark Harris, Alex Trompeter
This review article on the current management for calcaneal fractures discusses the advantages and disadvantages of different treatment options including the problems encountered. Controversies are described and the evidence reviewed. The management of some types of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures remains contentious; is there a preferred stabilisation method for each type of calcaneal fracture? How constant is the "constant fragment" in an intra-articular calcaneal fracture and what is the evidence for primary arthrodesis and what is its place in these fractures?...
October 20, 2017: Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044711/the-surgical-anatomy-of-the-sural-nerve-an-ultrasound-study
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Patrick Popieluszko, Ewa Mizia, Brandon Michael Henry, Przemysław A Pękala, Beatrice Sanna, Joyeeta Roy, Marios Loukas, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was (a) to examine the anatomy of the sural nerve (SN) in a sample of ______ patients and (b) to analyze the incidence of different origins of the SN, and the distance of the SN from planned arthroscopic portals. METHODS: An ultrasound (USG) examination of the SN was performed bilaterally on thirty healthy patients with no history of surgery or trauma of the lower limb. The SNs were classified into six main types of pattern, with an additional category for new and unclassified types...
October 17, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041945/double-calcaneal-osteotomy-for-severe-adolescent-flexible-flatfoot-reconstruction
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Yang Xu, Yong-Xing Cao, Xing-Chen Li, Yuan Zhu, Xiang-Yang Xu
BACKGROUND: The timing and strategy of treatment for flatfoot still remain controversial. It is a difficult problem when facing severe adolescent flexible flatfoot because a single procedure cannot realign flatfoot deformity effectively. METHODS: We reviewed 13 adolescent flexible flatfoot patients who underwent double calcaneal osteotomy during May 2012 to June 2015. The mean age of patients was 15.2 ± 1.8 (range, 10-18) years. The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Ankle-Hindfoot (AOFAS-AH) scores and SF-36 score were adopted to evaluate the preoperative and postoperative functions of the foot...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040951/perfluoroalkyl-substances-bone-density-and-cardio-metabolic-risk-factors-in-obese-8-12-year-old-children-a-pilot-study
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Naila Khalil, James R Ebert, Masato Honda, Miryoung Lee, Ramzi W Nahhas, Antti Koskela, Thomas Hangartner, Kurunthachalam Kannan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), and perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), have been associated with adverse bone, and metabolic changes in adults. However association of PFASs with bone health in children is understudied. Considering their role as endocrine disruptors, we examined relationships of four PFASs with bone health in children. METHODS: In a cross sectional pilot study, 48 obese children aged 8-12 years were enrolled from Dayton's Children Hospital, Ohio...
October 14, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039261/one-year-follow-up-of-the-capo-kids-trial-are-physical-benefits-maintained
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Rossana C Nogueira, Benjamin K Weeks, Belinda Beck
PURPOSE: To determine the 12-month maintenance of a 9-month, thrice-weekly, 10-minute high-intensity exercise program, delivered in schools, on bone and other health-related performance variables in prepubertal children. METHODS: All participants (N = 311) of the CAPO kids trial (testing times T1-T2) were contacted to undergo retesting (T3) of all original measures-including weight, standing and sitting height, calcaneal broadband ultrasound attenuation (Achilles, GE), and stiffness index (Achilles, GE)-waist circumference, resting heart rate, blood pressure, vertical jump, and aerobic capacity...
October 17, 2017: Pediatric Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037927/short-term-outcomes-of-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-for-sanders-type-iii-calcaneal-fractures-with-and-without-bone-grafts
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Hong Cao, Yun-Guang Li, Qing An, Bo Gou, Wei Qian, Xiao-Peng Guo, Ying Zhang
Calcaneal fractures, often caused by a fall from a height, are the most common injuries encountered by orthopedic surgeons. Currently, open anatomic reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is considered a valuable treatment of displaced intraarticular fractures of the calcaneus; however, the need for bone grafting in the treatment is still controversial. Therefore, in the present study, we investigated the outcomes of 2 methods (with and without bone grafting) used for the surgical treatment of Sanders type III calcaneal fractures...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037925/radiographic-union-scoring-scale-for-determining-consolidation-rates-in-the-calcaneus
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Michael L Sganga, N Jake Summers, Brandon Barrett, Michael Matthews, Timothy Karthas, Lindsay Johnson, Jeremy J Cook, Philip Basile, Emily A Cook
The reliable evaluation of osseous consolidation after hindfoot osteotomy can be difficult. Concomitant hindfoot osteotomies often dictate the advancement of weightbearing, and radiographs are the mainstay imaging tool owing to cost, efficiency, and radiation exposure. Understanding the radiographic parameters that can be used to reliably determine osseous healing is paramount. However, currently, no reliable or validated method is available to determine osseous healing of hindfoot osteotomies in irregular bones of the foot...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037074/reference-data-for-ultrasound-bone-characteristics-in-hungarian-children-aged-7-19-years
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Márta Szmodis, Annamária Zsákai, Edit Bosnyák, Anna Protzner, Emese Trájer, Anna Farkas, Gábor Szőts, Miklós Tóth
Backround: Osteoporosis is a common disease and physical activity (PA) has a favourable influence on bone status. AIM: To establish normative data for calcaneal quantitative ultrasound (QUS) bone characteristics in children and to analyse the relationships between PA, anthropometric and bone parameters. SUBJECTS & METHODS: Hungarian children aged 7-19 (N = 2674; 1325 girls, 1349 boys) provided PA, anthropometric and bone data. QUS parameters were registered with Sonost3000 densitometer (speed of sound: SOS, m/s; broadband ultrasound attenuation: BUA, dB/MHz; bone quantity index (BQI=αSOS+βBUA)...
October 16, 2017: Annals of Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032485/endoscopic-plantar-fascia-release-via-a-suprafascial-approach-is-effective-for-intractable-plantar-fasciitis
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Wataru Miyamoto, Youichi Yasui, Shinya Miki, Hirotaka Kawano, Masato Takao
PURPOSE: To evaluate the medium-term clinical results of endoscopic plantar fascia release (EPFR) using a suprafascial approach for recalcitrant plantar fasciitis. METHODS: Twenty-four feet of twenty-three patients who underwent EPFR using a suprafascial approach were followed up for more than 2 years using the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) score. The AOFAS score at final follow-up was compared between patients who participated in athletic activity (group A) and those who were sedentary (group S) and between those with and those without calcaneal spur (group with CS and group without CS, respectively)...
October 14, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024511/the-relationship-between-linear-osteological-and-radiographic-measurements-of-the-human-calcaneus-and-talus
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David Agoada
Plain radiographs of the foot are a common form of examination in individuals when medical evaluation is indicated. Their availability makes them useful for studying human variation where large sample sizes are crucial. Calcaneal and talar morphology are critical in the understanding of human foot form and function, but few studies have examined the accuracy of linear measurements of these bones taken from radiographs. If linear measurements are to be used in quantitative analysis, their accuracy must first be demonstrated...
October 10, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990838/3d-printing-calcaneal-fractures-continuously-improving-our-care-by-making-a-complex-problem-tangible
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Tim Schepers, Dominique Misselyn
Calcaneal fractures are amongst the most complex injuries known to man. Their intricate anatomy and extensive damage after trauma make them difficult to understand and treat. Most surgeons specialized in foot and ankle trauma agree that in most patients surgical managements yields the best result. Functional outcome is largely dependent on preventing complications and restoring anatomy. Reconstruction of height and suntalar joint congruency for example are both associated with improved outcome. Over the years insight in the complex (patho-)anatomy has increased...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990692/functional-results-of-free-tissue-transfer-for-complex-heel-calcaneal-defects
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Chang-Yi Chou, Hao-Yu Chiao, Chi-Yu Wang, Yu-Shan Sun, Chin-Ta Lin, Niann-Tzyy Dai, Shyi-Gen Chen, Shun-Cheng Chang
BACKGROUND: Loss of soft tissue in heel-calcaneal region is frequently caused by trauma, infection, or tumors. Limited availability of similar tissue becomes challenging, therefore, the use of free tissue transfer offers a solution. Our aim is to describe long term functional outcome of different free tissue transfers for these defects. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 24 consecutive cases of the heel-calcaneal defect between January 2009 and December 2014...
October 9, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985751/assessment-of-the-kinesiotherapy-s-efficacy-in-male-athletes-with-calcaneal-apophysitis
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Ersin Kuyucu, Barış Gülenç, Hüseyin Biçer, Mehmet Erdil
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy of kinesiotherapy used for treating various disorders in athletes on pain and pedal functions in patients with calcaneal apophysitis. METHODS: This prospective randomized controlled study included 22 patients with calcaneal apophysitis aged 8 to 16 years presenting with heel pain among junior athletes of a professional football club. The patients were randomly grouped into two groups, with one group receiving sham tape only and the other kinesio tape...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985691/comparative-outcomes-between-step-cut-lengthening-calcaneal-osteotomy-vs-traditional-evans-osteotomy-for-stage-iib-adult-acquired-flatfoot-deformity
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Stuart M Saunders, Scott J Ellis, Constantine A Demetracopoulos, Anca Marinescu, Jayme Burkett, Jonathan T Deland
BACKGROUND: The forefoot abduction component of the flexible adult-acquired flatfoot can be addressed with lengthening of the anterior process of the calcaneus. We hypothesized that the step-cut lengthening calcaneal osteotomy (SLCO) would decrease the incidence of nonunion, lead to improvement in clinical outcome scores, and have a faster time to healing compared with the traditional Evans osteotomy. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 111 patients (143 total feet: 65 Evans, 78 SLCO) undergoing stage IIB reconstruction followed clinically for at least 2 years...
October 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985685/effectiveness-of-the-simultaneous-stretching-of-the-achilles-tendon-and-plantar-fascia-in-individuals-with-plantar-fasciitis
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Phoomchai Engkananuwat, Rotsalai Kanlayanaphotporn, Nithima Purepong
BACKGROUND: Since the plantar fascia and the Achilles tendon are anatomically connected, it is plausible that stretching of both structures simultaneously will result in a better outcome for plantar fasciitis. METHODS: Fifty participants aged 40 to 60 years with a history of plantar fasciitis greater than 1 month were recruited. They were prospectively randomized into 2 groups. Group 1 was instructed to stretch the Achilles tendon while group 2 simultaneously stretched the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia...
October 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982055/ontogenetic-changes-in-foot-strike-pattern-and-calcaneal-loading-during-walking-in-young-children
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Angel Zeininger, Daniel Schmitt, Jody L Jensen, Liza J Shapiro
The assumption that the morphology of the human calcaneus reflects high and cyclical impact forces at heel strike during adult human walking has never been experimentally tested. Since a walking step with a heel strike is an emergent behavior in children, an ontogenetic study provides a natural experiment to begin testing the relationship between the mechanics of heel strike and calcaneal anatomy. This study examined the ground reaction forces (GRFs) of stepping in children to determine the location of the center of pressure (COP) relative to the calcaneus and the orientation and magnitude of ground reaction forces during foot contact...
September 23, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980331/spontaneous-distal-rupture-of-the-plantar-fascia
#18
Salvatore Gitto, Ferdinando Draghi
Spontaneous ruptures of the plantar fascia are uncommon injuries. They typically occur at its calcaneal insertion and usually represent a complication of plantar fasciitis and local treatment with steroid injections. In contrast, distal ruptures commonly result from traumatic injuries. We describe the case of a spontaneous distal rupture of the plantar fascia in a 48-year-old woman with a low level of physical activity and no history of direct injury to the foot, plantar fasciitis, or steroid injections.
October 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980027/-insertional-achilles-tendinopathy-differentiated-diagnostics-and-therapy
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REVIEW
S F Baumbach, M Braunstein, M G Mack, F Maßen, W Böcker, S Polzer, H Polzer
Achilles tendinopathy at the calcaneal insertion is classified into insertional tendinopathy, retrocalcaneal and superficial bursitis. The aim of this study was to present the current evidence on conservative and surgical treatment of insertional tendinopathy of the Achilles tendon. Conservative first-line therapy includes reduction of activity levels, administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), adaptation of footwear, heel wedges and orthoses or immobilization. In addition, further conservative therapy options are also available...
October 4, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979072/increased-risk-of-osteoporosis-in-depressive-patients-with-erectile-dysfunction-a-cross-sectional-study-from-malaysia
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Abdul Rahman Fata Nahas, Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman
BACKGROUND: Depression imposes numerous changes on depressive men, promoting for low bone mineral density (BMD) and erectile dysfunction (ED), yet no published data on exploring the possible association between these two disorders among depressive men. We therefore investigated whether low BMD is associated with ED among depressive men and highlighted the possible mutual underlying factors that might give rise to these two disorders in this specific group of patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 119 depressive men were recruited and their sociodemographic and clinical characteristics were obtained...
July 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
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