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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350712/effect-of-knee-joint-angle-and-contraction-intensity-on-hamstrings-coactivation
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Rui Wu, Eamonn Delahunt, Massimiliano Ditroilo, Madeleine Lowery, Giuseppe De Vito
PURPOSE: This study investigated the effect of knee joint angle and contraction intensity on the co-activation of the hamstring muscles (when acting as antagonists to the quadriceps) in young and older individuals of both sexes. METHODS: 25 young (24 ± 2.6 years) and 26 older (70 ± 2.5 years) healthy men and women participated. Maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) of the knee extensors (KE) and flexors was assessed at two knee joint angles (90° and 60°, 0° = full extension)...
March 27, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344445/effects-of-static-and-dynamic-stretching-on-the-isokinetic-peak-torques-and-electromyographic-activities-of-the-antagonist-muscles
#2
Abdullah Serefoglu, Ufuk Sekir, Hakan Gür, Bedrettin Akova
The aim of this study was to investigate if static and dynamic stretching exercises of the knee muscles (quadriceps and hamstring muscles) have any effects on concentric and eccentric isokinetic peak torques and electromyographic amplitudes (EMG) of the antagonist muscles. Twenty healthy male athletes (age between 18-30 years) voluntarily participated in this study. All of the subjects visited the laboratory to complete the following intervention in a randomized order on 5 separate days; (a) non-stretching (control), (b) static stretching of the quadriceps muscles, (c) static stretching of the hamstring muscles, (d) dynamic stretching of the quadriceps muscles, and (e) dynamic stretching of the hamstring muscles...
March 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341795/bet-2-laser-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-acute-hamstring-muscle-injuries
#3
Tom Hughes, Michael Callaghan
Local laser therapy has been suggested as a promising treatment for acute hamstring muscle tears. We carried out a shortcut systematic review to establish whether therapeutic lasers are beneficial for patients with acute hamstring tears. Despite a comprehensive literature search, no studies that were directly relevant to the question could be identified. The clinical bottom line is therefore that there is currently no evidence for the use of any form of laser therapy in the treatment of acute hamstring muscle tears...
April 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332373/effect-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-on-hamstring-tightness-in-healthy-subjects-a-pilot-study
#4
Yong Wook Kim, Won Hyuk Chang, Na Young Kim, Jun Beom Kwon, Sang Chul Lee
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for healthy participants with hamstring tightness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was performed at a university rehabilitation hospital. Twenty nine healthy adults with hamstring tightness were enrolled and randomly allocated into four groups (ESWT, stretching exercise, ESWT with stretching exercise, and control). The effects of individual treatments were compared by the finger-to-floor test and popliteal angle...
May 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332110/minimizing-injury-and-maximizing-return-to-play-lessons-from-engineered-ligaments
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Keith Baar
Musculoskeletal injuries account for more than 70% of time away from sports. One of the reasons for the high number of injuries and long return to play is that we have only a very basic understanding of how our training alters tendon and ligament (sinew) structure and function. Sinews are highly dense tissues that are difficult to characterize both in vivo and in vitro. Recently, engineered ligaments have been developed in vitro using cells from human anterior cruciate ligaments or hamstring tendons. These three-dimensional tissues can be grown in a laboratory, treated with agents thought to affect sinew physiology, and then mechanically tested to determine their function...
March 22, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331004/budget-cuts-would-harm-research-and-patients
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Cancer researchers and administrators have attacked the Trump administration's proposal to cut the NIH budget by nearly 20%. Researchers say that the reduction could hamstring efforts to expand immunotherapies and other novel treatments to more patients. They also worry that the proposal could drive away biomedical scientists and shift top-notch research to other countries.
March 22, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327683/infra-patellar-branch-of-saphenous-nerve-injury-during-hamstring-graft%C3%A2-harvest-vertical-versus-oblique-incisions
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A Joshi, N Kayasth, S Shrestha, B R Kc
BACKGROUND: Autologous hamstring grafts are commonly used for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. The injury of infrapatellar branch of saphenous nerve is one of the concerns leading to various pattern of sensory loss in the operated leg. An oblique incision to harvest the graft has been reported to be better than the vertical one.The aim of this study was to compare the incidence, recovery of nerve injury and final outcome in patients with hamstring harvest of vertical or oblique incision...
September 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324993/dynamic-knee-muscle-co-contraction-quantified-during-walking
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Annachiara Strazza, Alessandro Mengarelli, Valentina Agostini, Marco Knaflitz, Laura Burattini, Sandro Fioretti, Francesco Di Nardo
The purpose of the present study was the quantification of the co-activation patterns of the knee extensor and flexor muscles during walking at self-selected speed and cadence. To this aim, the Statistical Gait Analysis, a recent methodology providing a statistical characterization of gait, was performed on surface EMG signals from Vastus Lateralis (VL) and Medial Hamstrings (MH) in 14 healthy young adult subjects. Muscular co-contraction was assessed as the overlapping period between activation intervals of agonist and antagonist muscles...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324151/higher-hamstring-to-quadriceps-isokinetic-strength-ratio-during-the-first-post-operative-months-in-patients-with-quadriceps-tendon-compared-to-hamstring-tendon-graft-following-acl-reconstruction
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Felix Fischer, Christian Fink, Elmar Herbst, Christian Hoser, Caroline Hepperger, Cornelia Blank, Peter Gföller
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare isokinetic quadriceps and hamstring muscle strength in patients following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction who received either hamstring (HT) or quadriceps (QT) tendon autografts at two time intervals within the first year after surgery. METHODS: One hundred twenty-four patients, 81 males (age 22.0 ± 6.2 years) and 43 females (age 20.9 ± 8.7 years), participated in this study. ACL reconstruction was performed with either quadriceps tendon autografts (QT; n = 61) or hamstring tendon autografts (HT; n = 63)...
March 21, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322596/motor-imagery-during-action-observation-increases-eccentric-hamstring-force-an-acute-non-physical-intervention
#10
Matthew Scott, Stephen Taylor, Paul Chesterton, Stefan Vogt, Daniel Lloyd Eaves
PURPOSE: Rehabilitation professionals typically use motor imagery (MI) or action observation (AO) to increase physical strength for injury prevention and recovery. Here we compared hamstring force gains for MI during AO (AO + MI) against two pure MI training groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over a 3-week intervention physically fit adults imagined Nordic hamstring exercises in both legs and synchronized this with a demonstration of the same action (AO + MI), or they purely imagined this action (pure MI), or imagined upper-limb actions (pure MI-control)...
March 21, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321432/a-novel-implant-system-for-unloading-the-medial-compartment-of-the-knee-by-lateral-displacement-of-the-iliotibial-band
#11
Vivek N Shenoy, Hanson S Gifford, John T Kao
BACKGROUND: Medial knee osteoarthritis (OA) typically occurs with excessive mechanical load within the medial compartment, resulting in degeneration of the articular cartilage. PURPOSE: A novel extracapsular implant (Latella Knee Implant) has been developed to unload the medial compartment of the knee. The implant displaces the iliotibial band (ITB) over the lateral femoral condyle, thereby increasing its effective moment arm, resulting in a transfer of load from the medial compartment to the lateral compartment of the knee...
March 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321428/high-grade-partial-and-retracted-2-cm-proximal-hamstring-ruptures-nonsurgical-treatment-revisited
#12
Jonathan R Piposar, Amrit V Vinod, Joshua R Olsen, Edward Lacerte, Suzanne L Miller
BACKGROUND: High-grade partial proximal hamstring tears and complete tears with retraction less than 2 cm are a subset of proximal hamstring injuries where, historically, treatment has been nonoperative. It is unknown how nonoperative treatment compares with operative treatment. HYPOTHESIS: The clinical and functional outcomes of nonoperative and operative treatment of partial/complete proximal hamstring tears were compared. We hypothesize that operative treatment of these tears leads to better clinical and functional results...
February 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315922/superior-perioperative-analgesia-with-combined-femoral-obturator-sciatic-nerve-block-in-comparison-with-posterior-lumbar-plexus-and-sciatic-nerve-block-for-acl-reconstructive-surgery
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Metaxia Bareka, Michael Hantes, Eleni Arnaoutoglou, George Vretzakis
PURPOSE: The purpose of this randomized controlled study is to compare and evaluate the intraoperative and post-operative outcome of PLPS nerve block and that of femoral, obturator and sciatic (FOS) nerve block as a method of anaesthesia, in performing ACL reconstruction. METHODS: Patients referred for elective arthroscopic ACL reconstruction using hamstring autograft were divided in two groups. The first group received combined femoral-obturator-sciatic nerve block (FOS Group) under dual guidance, whereas the second group received posterior lumbar plexus block under neurostimulation and sciatic nerve block (PLPS Group) under dual guidance...
March 18, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314886/no-differences-in-subjective-knee-function-between-surgical-techniques-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-at-2-year-follow-up-a-cohort-study-from-the-swedish-national-knee-ligament-register
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Eric Hamrin Senorski, David Sundemo, Christopher D Murawski, Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Volker Musahl, Freddie Fu, Neel Desai, Anders Stålman, Kristian Samuelsson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate how different techniques of single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction affect subjective knee function via the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) evaluation 2 years after surgery. It was hypothesized that the surgical techniques of single-bundle ACL reconstruction would result in equivalent results with respect to subjective knee function 2 years after surgery. METHODS: This cohort study was based on data from the Swedish National Knee Ligament Register during the 10-year period of 1 January 2005 through 31 December 2014...
March 17, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314618/drop-punt-kicking-induces-eccentric-knee-flexor-weakness-associated-with-reductions-in-hamstring-electromyographic-activity
#15
Steven J Duhig, Morgan D Williams, Geoffrey M Minett, David Opar, Anthony J Shield
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of 100 drop punt kicks on isokinetic knee flexor strength and surface electromyographic activity of bicep femoris and medial hamstrings. DESIGN: Randomized control study. METHODS: Thirty-six recreational footballers were randomly assigned to kicking or control groups. Dynamometry was conducted immediately before and after the kicking or 10min of sitting (control). RESULTS: Eccentric strength declined more in the kicking than the control group (p<0...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314091/changes-in-muscle-architecture-of-biceps-femoris-induced-by-eccentric-strength-training-with-nordic-hamstring-exercise
#16
Diego Alonso-Fernandez, Pedro Docampo-Blanco, Juan Martinez-Fernandez
Eccentric strength training alters muscle architecture, but it is also an important factor for the prevention of hamstring injuries. The purpose was to determine the architectural adaptations of the Biceps Femoris long head (BFlh) after eccentric strength training with Nordic Hamstring exercise (NHE), followed by a subsequent detraining period. The participants in this intervention (n = 23) completed a period of 13 weeks consisting of a first week of control and prior training, followed by 8 weeks of eccentric strength training with NHE, and concluding with a 4-week period of detraining...
March 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301224/increased-risk-of-revision-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-soft-tissue-allografts-compared-with-autografts-graft-processing-and-time-make-a-difference
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Gregory B Maletis, Jason Chen, Maria C S Inacio, Rebecca M Love, Tadashi T Funahashi
BACKGROUND: The optimal graft for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) remains controversial. PURPOSE: To compare the risk of aseptic revision between bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) autografts, hamstring autografts, and soft tissue allografts. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: Prospectively collected ACLR cases reconstructed with BPTB autografts, hamstring autografts, and soft tissue allografts were identified using the Kaiser Permanente ACLR Registry...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299448/capacity-of-muscle-derived-stem-cells-and-pericytes-to-promote-tendon-graft-integration-and-ligamentization-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#18
Tomislav Ćuti, Maja Antunović, Inga Marijanović, Alan Ivković, Andreja Vukasović, Igor Matić, Marko Pećina, Damir Hudetz
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to examine the capacity of muscle tissue preserved on hamstring tendons forming candy-stripe grafts in order to improve tendon to bone ingrowth and ligamentization. We hypothesized that muscle tissue does possess a stem cell population that could enhance the healing process of the ACL graft when preserved on the tendons. METHODS: Human samples from gracilis and semitendinosus muscles were collected during ACL surgery from ten patients and from these tissue samples human muscle-derived stem cells and tendon-derived stem cells were isolated and propagated...
March 15, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299389/adolescents-and-female-patients-are-at-increased-risk-for-contralateral-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-cohort-study-from-the-swedish-national-knee-ligament-register-based-on-17-682-patients
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Thorkell Snaebjörnsson, Eric Hamrin Senorski, David Sundemo, Eleonor Svantesson, Olof Westin, Volker Musahl, Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Kristian Samuelsson
PURPOSE: The impact of different surgical techniques in index ACL reconstruction for patients undergoing contralateral ACL reconstruction was investigated. METHODS: The study was based on data from the Swedish National Knee Ligament Register. Patients undergoing index ACL reconstruction and subsequent contralateral ACL reconstruction using hamstring graft under the study period were included. The following variables were evaluated: age at index surgery, gender, concomitant meniscal or cartilage injury registered at index injury, transportal femoral bone tunnel drilling and transtibial femoral bone tunnel drilling...
March 15, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298067/incidence-of-second-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tears-1990-2000-and-associated-factors-by-geographic-locale
#20
Nathan D Schilaty, Nathaniel A Bates, Thomas L Sanders, Aaron J Krych, Michael J Stuart, Timothy E Hewett
BACKGROUND: Second anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears after reconstruction occur at a reported rate of 20% to 30%. This high frequency indicates that there may be factors that predispose an athlete to graft failure and ACL tears of the contralateral knee. PURPOSE: To determine the incidence of second ACL injuries in a geographic population-based cohort over a 10-year observation period. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiological study. METHODS: International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision (ICD-9) codes relevant to the diagnosis of an ACL tear and the procedure code for ACL reconstruction were searched across the Rochester Epidemiology Project, a multidisciplinary county database, between the years of 1990 and 2000...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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