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Alberto A Castro, Theodore Garland
We have used selective breeding with house mice to study coadaptation of morphology and physiology with the evolution of high daily levels of voluntary exercise. Here, we compared hindlimb bones and muscle masses from the 11th generation of four replicate High Runner (HR) lines of house mice bred for high levels of voluntary wheel running with four non-selected control (C) lines. Mass, length, diameter, and depth of the femur, tibia-fibula, and metatarsal bones, as well as masses of gastrocnemius and quadriceps muscles, were compared by analysis of covariance with body mass or body length as the covariate...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Morphology
Michael A Wewege, Rachel E Ward
OBJECTIVES: To quantitatively compare bone mineral density (BMD) outcomes between pre-professional female adolescent ballet dancers and control populations. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: Six electronic databases and relevant journals were systematically searched up to August 2017. Included articles examined BMD in adolescent females undergoing pre-professional ballet training and healthy age-matched controls with an available English full text...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Goudarz Molaei, Eliza A H Little
Morphological anomalies have been reported in the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae), from the northeastern and upper Midwestern United States, complicating identification of this important vector of human pathogens. Here, we report a case of a local morphological anomaly in I. scapularis, parasitizing a human living in Connecticut. We used a dichotomous morphological key, high-resolution and scanning electron microscopy images, as well as DNA sequencing for identification. The specimen was identified as an adult female I...
March 5, 2018: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
Laura Nadal Bares, Mario Martínez Toribio, Mariano de Miguel Artal, Marta Bonvehi Torres
The diagnosis of pseudoaneurysm of the deep femoral artery as a late complication after orthopaedic surgery is uncommon. The causes of the injury of the artery may be due to the intervention technique itself (mainly the orthopaedic materials or the use of clips), and less frequently by fragments displaced by the trochanter. A case of pseudoaneurysm of the deep femoral artery by a less displaced trochanter fragment is presented in this article, showing how the different professionals interacted, and with the intervention of specialists in angioradiology to resolve it...
March 6, 2018: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
Victoire Bouveau, Thomas-Xavier Haen, Joel Poupon, Christophe Nich
BACKGROUND: Function after revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) in failed metal-on-metal (MoM) hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) is variable, but post-operative complication rates are reportedly high. We hypothesized HRA conversion to THA using the direct anterior approach (DAA) would be associated with optimal outcome. METHODS: Seventeen MoM-HRAs in 15 patients (seven males, eight females) were revised through the DAA. The mean age was 45 years (28-59 yrs)...
March 8, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Wenmin Xing, Xiaoling Lv, Wenyan Gao, Jirong Wang, Zhouxin Yang, Sanying Wang, Jing Zhang, Jing Yan
Objective: This study aimed to verify the existing relationship between bone mineral density (BMD) and chronic heart failure (CHF) by meta-analysis. Methods: Databases, including PubMed, Web of Science, and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, published in English or Chinese up to February 28, 2017, were searched for studies on the association between CHF and BMD. Two independent reviewers collected the relevant articles. The standard mean deviation (SMD) and 95% confidence interval were calculated for BMD with fixed- and random-effect models...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
Yunhua Luo, Sharif Ahmed, William D Leslie
Finite element analysis of medical images is a promising tool for assessing hip fracture risk. Although a number of finite element models have been developed for this purpose, none of them have been routinely used in clinic. The main reason is that the computer programs that implement the finite element models have not been completely automated, and heavy training is required before clinicians can effectively use them. By using information embedded in clinical dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), we completely automated a DXA-based finite element (FE) model that we previously developed for predicting hip fracture risk...
March 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Zhendong Zhang, Dianzhong Luo, Hui Cheng, Kai Xiao, Hong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Several methods are commonly used to predict lower-limb-length discrepancy (LLD) on pelvic radiographs. It is not clear how the lower-limb length of patients with unilateral developmental dislocation of the hip (DDH) changes and whether a pelvic radiograph is reliable to predict LLD. In this study, we analyzed the characteristics of LLD in patients with unilateral DDH by measuring full-length standing anteroposterior radiographs. METHODS: The radiographic data of all patients with unilateral DDH who met the inclusion criteria from March 2011 to May 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Y Luo
Femur expansion occurs during normal aging in both men and women. Average bone mineral density (BMD) over a region of interest (ROI) on the femur may considerably decrease with age even in healthy people, and therefore, it is inaccurate if used to monitor treatment-induced bone change. INTRODUCTION: Areal bone mineral density (BMD), averaged over a region of interest (ROI) on the femur, is widely used in the diagnosis of osteoporosis, assessment of fracture risk, and monitoring of treatment effectiveness...
March 5, 2018: Osteoporosis International
Ehsan Soodmand, Daniel Kluess, Patrick A Varady, Robert Cichon, Michael Schwarze, Dominic Gehweiler, Frank Niemeyer, Dieter Pahr, Matthias Woiczinski
BACKGROUND: The present study contrasts the accuracy of different reconstructed models with distinctive segmentation methods performed by various experts. Seven research groups reconstructed nine 3D models of one human femur based on an acquired CT image using their own computational methods. As a reference model for accuracy assessment, a 3D surface scan of the human femur was created using an optical measuring system. Prior to comparison, the femur was divided into four areas; "neck and greater trochanter", "proximal metaphysis", "diaphysis", and "distal metaphysis"...
March 2, 2018: Biomedical Engineering Online
G C Brombini, S C Rahal, B C Schimming, I F C Santos, M H Tsunemi, M J Mamprim, L S Alves, A L Filadelpho, C R Teixeira
This study aimed to describe the radiographic anatomy and osteology and to evaluate angular radiographic measurements-Norberg angle, inclination angle and anteversion angle-of the pelvic limbs in free-ranging capybaras. Twenty cadavers of free-ranging capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), including five adults and 15 subadults, were studied. Ventrodorsal, craniocaudal, dorsoplantar and mediolateral radiographic views of the pelvic limbs were obtained. The radiographic features were described together with bone samples...
March 1, 2018: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
Kyu-Jin Cho, Kyung-Soon Park, Taek-Rim Yoon
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of our technique on further collapse of the femoral head in Association Research Circulation Osseous (ARCO) stage II, patient's functional improvements, and analyze the survival rate of the affected hip. METHODS: Between June 2007 and March 2015, 24 hips diagnosed with osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) were treated with our muscle pedicle bone grafting (MPBG) technique using anterior one-third of gluteus medius attached to the greater trochanter...
February 24, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Alejandro Gomez-Bruton, Alejandro Gonzalez-Aguero, Angel Matute-Llorente, Alba Gomez-Cabello, Jose A Casajus, German Vicente-Rodríguez
The aims of the present study were, firstly, to evaluate areal bone mineral density (aBMD), bone strength and structure during a swimming season and compare them to those of normo-active controls (CG), and secondly to ascertain whether practising an additional weight-bearing sport other than swimming might improve bone. Twenty-three swimmers who only swam (SWI-PURE; 14 males, 9 females), 11 swimmers who combined swimming with an additional weight-bearing sport (SWI-SPORT; 8 males, 3 females) and 28 controls (CG; 16 males, 12 females) participated in the present study...
December 2017: Biology of Sport
S Lerch, D Stark, O Rühmann
OBJECTIVE: Snapping of the iliotibial band over the greater trochanter should be eliminated by reducing tension via lengthening, release, and incision of the iliotibial band. INDICATIONS: Positive clinical examination and painful snapping of the iliotibial band over the greater trochanter, despite extensive conservative treatments, for over 6 months. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Weakness of the abductor muscles with positive Trendelenburg sign. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Direct approach to the iliotibial tract...
February 22, 2018: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
Lucas S Marchand, Dane C Todd, Patrick Kellam, Temitope F Adeyemi, David L Rothberg, Travis G Maak
BACKGROUND: Restoring normal femoral rotation is an important consideration when managing femur fractures. Femoral malrotation after fixation is common and several preventive techniques have been described. Use of the lesser trochanter profile is a simple method to prevent malrotation, because the profile changes with femoral rotation, but the accuracy of this method is unclear. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: The purposes of this study were (1) to report the rotational profiles of uninjured femora in an adult population; and (2) to determine if the lesser trochanter profile was associated with variability in femoral rotation...
February 21, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Rafael N Carvalho
Paradiscocyrtus neglectus Mello-Leitão, 1927 is here redescribed and for the first time illustrated. A neotype is proposed to clarify the taxonomic status of this species and to differentiate it from the other two species of Paradiscocyrtus and related genera (e.g., Discocyrtus). Two junior synonyms of this species, currently allocated in Discocyrtus Holmberg, 1876 are here detected. This harvestman is endemic from areas above 2000 meters of altitude, occurring in the Campos Rupestres montane savannas terrestrial eco-region in the states of Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...
February 16, 2018: Comptes Rendus Biologies
Gregory Chang, Chamith S Rajapakse, Cheng Chen, Arakua Welbeck, Kenneth Egol, Ravinder R Regatte, Punam K Saha, Stephen Honig
Purpose To determine if 3-T magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of proximal femur microarchitecture can allow discrimination of subjects with and without fragility fracture who do not have osteoporotic proximal femur bone mineral density (BMD). Materials and Methods Sixty postmenopausal women (30 with and 30 without fragility fracture) who had BMD T scores of greater than -2.5 in the hip were recruited. All subjects underwent dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry to assess BMD and 3-T MR imaging of the same hip to assess bone microarchitecture...
February 19, 2018: Radiology
Fang-Gui Sun, De-Xin Wang, Yu-Tong Hu, Rong-Ming Xu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the curative effect and the recessive loss of blooding of PFNA for the treatment of intertrochanteric fractures of femur. METHODS: From January 2012 to January 2015, a total of 49 patients with intertrochanteric fractures of femur were treated with proximal femoral anti-rotation nail including 41 males and 8 females with an average age of 79 years old ranging from 65 to 91 years old. According to the modified Evans type, 1 case was type I, 12 cases were type II, 36 cases were type III...
October 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Wen-Lin Hu, Zhan-Feng Zhang, Li-Hua Shi
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of greater trochanteric slide osteotomy(GTSO) in total hip arthroplasty (THA) for the treatment of stiff hip, as well as the potential complications. METHODS: There were 12 cases enrolled in the study from April 2010 to December 2014, including 9 males and 3 females. The mean age was 49.9 years old (ranged, 37 to 62 years old). The clinical result was evaluated according to the Harris evaluation system, and the radiological evaluations included the healing of the osteotomy, the stability of the prosthesis, and occurrence of heterotopic ossification (HA)...
August 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Afsar T Ozkut, Yusuf Iyetin, Omer K Unal, M Salih Soylemez, Esat Uygur, Irfan Esenkaya
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the midterm clinical and radiological outcomes of the medial approach using two intervals for developmental hip dysplasia (DDH). METHODS: The study involved 62 hips of 47 patients (41 girls, 6 boys) treated with medial approach for DDH from 1999 to 2010. The age of the patients at surgery was 18.7 ± 2.25 months. Follow up of the patients was 11.3 ± 3.07 years. The age of the patients at the last follow up was 12.6 ± 1.74 years. According to the Tönnis classification, 13 hips were grade II, 27 hips were grade III and 22 hips were grade IV...
February 14, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
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