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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
#2
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/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
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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
#6
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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298052/allograft-augmentation-of-hamstring-autograft-for-younger-patients-undergoing-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Cale A Jacobs, Jeremy M Burnham, Eric Makhni, Chaitu S Malempati, Eric Swart, Darren L Johnson
BACKGROUND: Younger patients and those with smaller hamstring autograft diameters have been shown to be at significantly greater risk of graft failure after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. To date, there is no information in the literature about the clinical success and/or cost-effectiveness of increasing graft diameter by augmenting with semitendinosus allograft tissue for younger patients. HYPOTHESIS: Hybrid hamstring grafts are a cost-effective treatment option because of a reduced rate of graft failure...
March 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296429/factors-that-predict-failure-in-anatomic-single-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#12
Ben Parkinson, Curtis Robb, Michael Thomas, Peter Thompson, Tim Spalding
BACKGROUND: Anatomic graft placement in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has become the preferred technique for many surgeons. The predictive factors for graft failure in anatomic single-bundle ACL reconstruction are relatively unknown. PURPOSE: To determine the risk factors for graft failure and the relative importance of those factors in anatomic single-bundle ACL reconstruction. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295686/increased-insulin-stimulated-glucose-uptake-in-both-leg-and-arm-muscles-after-sprint-interval-and-moderate-intensity-training-in-subjects-with-type-2-diabetes-or-prediabetes
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Tanja J Sjöros, Marja A Heiskanen, Kumail K Motiani, Eliisa Löyttyniemi, Jari-Joonas Eskelinen, Kirsi A Virtanen, Nina J Savisto, Olof Solin, Jarna C Hannukainen, Kari K Kalliokoski
We investigated the effects of sprint interval (SIT) and moderate intensity continuous training (MICT) on glucose uptake (GU) during hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp and fatty acid uptake (FAU) at fasting state in thigh and arm muscles in subjects with type 2 diabetes (T2D) or prediabetes. Twenty-six patients (age 49, SD 4; 10 women) were randomly assigned into two groups: SIT (n=13), and MICT (n=13). The exercise in the SIT group consisted of 4-6 x 30 s of all-out cycling with 4 min recovery and in the MICT group 40-60 min cycling at 60% of VO2peak ...
March 13, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292768/managing-acute-hamstring-injuries-in-athletes
#14
Gustaaf Reurink
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286624/a-biomechanical-comparison-of-4-strand-and-5-strand-anterior-cruciate-ligament-graft-constructs
#15
Matthew L Broadhead, Animesh A Singla, Nicky Bertollo, David Broe, William R Walsh
Hamstring tendon autografts are used for reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament. This study tested the hypothesis that a 5-strand hamstring autograft construct is superior in strength to a 4-strand construct. Four-strand and 5-strand tendon grafts constructs were prepared from ovine flexor tendons and then tested in a uniaxial electromechanical load system with suspensory fixation. The 4-strand and 5-strand constructs were pre-conditioned, stress-relaxed and loaded to ultimate failure. Stress-relaxation, stiffness and ultimate load were compared using a one-way ANOVA...
February 20, 2017: Orthopedic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285012/two-stage-treatment-of-ischial-pressure-ulcers-in-spinal-cord-injury-patients-technique-and-outcomes-over-8-years
#16
Sumanas W Jordan, Mauricio De la Garza, Victor L Lewis
BACKGROUND: Despite newly introduced techniques, reconstruction of ischial pressure ulcers remains a difficult problem with high-reported failure rates. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on all spinal cord injury patients who underwent ischial pressure ulcer reconstruction by the senior author (V.L.) between 2004 and 2012. The two-stage procedure consisted of debridement and bone biopsy, followed by bursectomy, partial ischiectomy, fascial release, and gluteus maximus and hamstring advancement flaps...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282673/five-strand-versus-four-strand-hamstring-tendon-graft-technique-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-biomechanical-comparison
#17
Eric R Vaillant, Brent G Parks, Lyn M Camire, Richard Y Hinton
The aim of this article is to compare diameter and stiffness, displacement, and strain in a five-strand versus four-strand hamstring graft for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Eight matched pairs of lower extremities underwent four-strand or five-strand hamstring graft reconstruction. Diameter was significantly higher in the five-strand versus the four-strand construct (p = 0.002). No significant difference was found between the groups in construct displacement or stiffness. Significantly higher strain was observed in the inner limb versus the outer limb in the four-strand construct (p = 0...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280975/the-effect-of-nordic-hamstring-strength-training-on-muscle-architecture-stiffness-and-strength
#18
Kayla D Seymore, Zachary J Domire, Paul DeVita, Patrick M Rider, Anthony S Kulas
PURPOSE: Hamstring strain injury is a frequent and serious injury in competitive and recreational sports. While Nordic hamstring (NH) eccentric strength training is an effective hamstring injury-prevention method, the protective mechanism of this exercise is not understood. Strength training increases muscle strength, but also alters muscle architecture and stiffness; all three factors may be associated with reducing muscle injuries. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of NH eccentric strength training on hamstring muscle architecture, stiffness, and strength...
March 9, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280908/a-prospective-evaluation-of-proximal-hamstring-tendon-avulsions-improved-functional-outcomes-following-surgical-repair
#19
William G Blakeney, Simon R Zilko, Steven J Edmonston, Natalie E Schupp, Peter T Annear
PURPOSE: Avulsion of the proximal hamstring tendons is an uncommon injury. To date, few studies have prospectively evaluated outcomes of surgical repair. The aim of the present study is to review the functional outcomes of surgical repair of proximal hamstring tendon avulsions. METHODS: This is a prospective series of 96 consecutive proximal hamstring surgical repairs in 94 patients, with a median age of 50 years and median follow-up of 33 months (range 12-58). Functional outcomes were assessed using the Perth Hamstring Assessment Tool (PHAT)-a validated scoring system for proximal hamstring injuries...
March 9, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279852/effectiveness-of-surgical-and-non-surgical-management-of-crouch-gait-in-cerebral-palsy-a-systematic-review
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Scott A Galey, Zachary F Lerner, Thomas C Bulea, Seymour Zimbler, Diane L Damiano
BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy (CP) is a prevalent group of neuromotor disorders caused by early injury to brain regions or pathways that control movement. Patients with CP exhibit a range of functional motor disabilities and pathologic gait patterns. Crouch gait, characterized by increased knee flexion throughout stance, is a common gait pattern in CP that increases energy costs of walking and contributes to ambulatory decline. Our aim was to perform the first systematic literature review on the effectiveness of interventions utilized to ameliorate crouch gait in CP...
February 24, 2017: Gait & Posture
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