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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329889/exploring-individual-adaptations-to-an-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-prevention-programme
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Aaron S Fox, Jason Bonacci, Scott G McLean, Natalie Saunders
BACKGROUND: Individual responses to anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention programmes (ACL IPPs) have received little attention. This study examined the effects of an ACL IPP on neuromuscular control and lower limb biomechanics during landing at the group and individual levels. METHODS: Sixteen female athletes were randomly allocated to training (n=8) or control (n=8) groups. Electromyography, and three-dimensional kinematic and kinetic data were collected during landing at two testing sessions...
January 9, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327823/a-previous-hamstring-injury-affects-kicking-mechanics-in-soccer-players
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Archit Navandar, Santiago Veiga, Gonzalo Torres, David Chorro, Enrique Navarro
BACKGROUND: Although the kicking skill is influenced by limb dominance and sex, how a previous hamstring injury affects kicking has not been studied in detail. Thus, the objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of sex and limb dominance on kicking in limbs with and without a previous hamstring injury. METHODS: 45 professional players (males: n=19, previously injured players=4, age=21.16 ± 2.00 years; females: n=19, previously injured players=10, age=22...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324458/ultrasound-imaging-and-guided-injection-for-the-lateral-and-posterior-hip
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Ke-Vin Chang, Wei-Ting Wu, Henry L Lew, Levent Özçakar
Ultrasound has emerged as one of the most utilized tools to diagnose musculoskeletal disorders and to assist in interventions. Traditionally, sonographic examination of the hip joint has been challenging because most of the major structures are deeply situated, thus requiring the use of curvilinear transducer for better penetrance. The posterior lateral hip is a frequent area for musculoskeletal pain and nerve entrapments. Common disorders include greater trochanteric pain syndrome, gluteus medius tendinopathy, piriformis syndrome, pudendal neuralgia and proximal hamstring tendinopathy...
January 11, 2018: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319735/tibial-tunnel-enlargement-and-joint-instability-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-prospective-comparison-between-autograft-and-allograft
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Qiang Zhang, Guangliang Hao, Mingyong Gu, Xuecheng Cao
PURPOSE: To investigate tibial tunnel widening and knee instability after ACL reconstruction with hamstring autograft or irradiated soft tissue allograft. METHODS: Eight-two patients were divided into two groups: autograft group and allograft group. Radiographic and clinical evaluations were performed. RESULTS: Seventy patients were followed up with median of 36.3 months (range 36-38 months). Tibial tunnel widening was at or greater than 30% for nine patients in the autograft group and 15 patients in the allograft group (P = 0...
December 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318610/demographic-and-modifiable-factors-associated-with-knee-contracture-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Erika Cloodt, Andreas Rosenblad, Elisabet Rodby-Bousquet
AIM: To identify the prevalence of knee contracture and its association with gross motor function, age, sex, spasticity, and muscle length in children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD: Cross-sectional data for passive knee extension were analysed in 3 045 children with CP (1 756 males, 1 289 females; mean age 8y 1mo [SD 3.84]). CP was classified using the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) levels I (n=1 330), II (n=508), III (n=280), IV (n=449), and V (n=478)...
January 10, 2018: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318179/preoperative-ultrasonography-is-unreliable-in-predicting-hamstring-tendon-graft-diameter-for-acl-reconstruction
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Amit M Momaya, Clint Beicker, Paul Siffri, Michael J Kissenberth, Jeffrey Backes, Lane Bailey, Gabriel J Rulewicz, Jennifer M Mercuri, E Carlisle Shealy, John M Tokish, Charles A Thigpen
Background: Hamstring autograft size <8 mm has been shown to be a predictor for failure after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The ability to predict graft size preoperatively is helpful in counseling patients about the possible need for graft augmentation. Purpose: To determine whether preoperative ultrasound (US) measurements of hamstring tendons can predict intraoperative graft diameter during ACL reconstruction. Study Design: Cohort study (diagnosis); Level of evidence, 2...
January 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315811/apolipoprotein-a1-apo-a1-distribution-pattern-in-the-human-achilles-tendon
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James E Gaida, Håkan Alfredson, Alex Scott, Rouhollah Mousavizadeh, Sture Forsgren
Metabolic factors such as cholesterol appear to play an important role in the development of Achilles tendinopathy. There is, however, no morphologic proof explaining the link between high cholesterol and tendinopathy. As apolipoprotein A1 (Apo-A1) is essential for reverse cholesterol transport, it may be related to cholesterol overload in tendon. Nothing is known about Apo-A1 expression in tendon tissue. We examined the distribution of Apo-A1 protein in biopsies from normal and tendinopathy affected human Achilles tendons, and APOA1 mRNA production from cultured human hamstring tenocytes...
January 5, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315348/knee-strength-ratios-in-competitive-female-athletes
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Jaroslaw Kabacinski, Michal Murawa, Krzysztof Mackala, Lechoslaw Bogdan Dworak
Knee strength ratios are related to the movement patterns, sport-specific training and knee injuries in athletes. The purpose of this study was to determine the ratios in the concentric isokinetic strength of the hamstrings and quadriceps and the isometric strength of the knee extensors. In female basketball players (n = 14) and female volleyball players (n = 12) were evaluated: the hamstrings to quadriceps peak torque ratio (H/Q) and side-to-side peak torque ratio (TR) for hamstrings and quadriceps; the ratio of the maximal bilateral strength to the summed maximal unilateral strength (B/U) and side-to-side maximal strength ratio (SR) for knee extensors...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309328/a-new-option-for-the-reconstruction-of-primary-or-recurrent-ischial-pressure-sores-hamstring-adductor-magnus-muscle-advancement-flap-and-direct-closure
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Jin Sik Burm, Jungil Hwang, Yung Ki Lee
BACKGROUND: Owing to the high recurrence rates of ischial pressure sores, surgeons should consider the possibility of future secondary flap surgery during flap selection. The purpose of this article is to present a new surgical option for the reconstruction of primary or recurrent ischial pressure sores using a simple hamstring-adductor magnus advancement flap and direct closure. METHODS: After horizontal fusiform skin excision, complete bursa excision and ischiectomy were performed...
January 5, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304958/editorial-commentary-proximal-hamstring-syndrome-another-pain-in-the-buttock
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EDITORIAL
Dean K Matsuda
Proximal hamstring injuries cause buttock pain and may result in significant weakness and sciatic neuralgia. Avulsion ruptures involving 2 or more tendons with >2-cm retraction may benefit from early open surgical repair. More chronic equivalents may benefit from Achilles allograft reconstruction. Chronic proximal hamstring syndrome causing posterior thigh and sit pain may occur from less severe, often repetitive injury to the proximal hamstring origin with secondary sciatic neuralgia from local adhesions or scar entrapment...
January 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299655/medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-in-children-do-osseous-abnormalities-matter
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Sebastien Pesenti, Matthieu Ollivier, Jean-Charles Escudier, Mathieu Cermolacce, Alexandre Baud, Franck Launay, Jean-Luc Jouve, Elie Choufani
PURPOSE: Management of post-traumatic patellar instability in children with osseous abnormalities is challenging because of the presence of an open physis. The aim of our study was to compare the rate of recurrence after isolated reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) in children with or without osseous abnormalities. METHODS: The medical records of 25 children (27 knees) with recurrent patellar dislocation were reviewed. Each child underwent an isolated reconstruction of the MPFL using a hamstring graft...
January 4, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299474/improvement-in-hamstring-and-quadriceps-muscle-strength-following-cruciate-retaining-single-radius-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Jennifer Kurowicki, Anton Khlopas, Assem A Sultan, Nipun Sodhi, Linsen T Samuel, Morad Chughtai, Martin Roche, Peter M Bonutti, Michael A Mont
Background: The ability to reach full functional capacity following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is reliant on the strength of the quadriceps and hamstring muscles. Weakness of these muscles can persist anywhere from 1 to 3 years post-operatively. There remains considerable controversy as to what factors influence restoration of muscle strength after TKA. Implant designs have been implicated in the ability of patients to recover. Currently there is a paucity of literature available describing the influence of patient characteristics, surgical factors, and clinical outcomes on quadriceps and hamstring muscle strength following TKA with a cruciate-retaining, single radius (SR) implant...
December 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299225/fes-bike-race-preparation-to-cybathlon-2016-by-ema-team-a-short-case-report
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Juliana Araujo Guimarães, Lucas Oliveira da Fonseca, Ana Carolina de Sousa, Miguel Eduardo Gutierrez Paredes, George Andrew Brindeiro, Antônio Padilha Lanari Bó, Emerson Fachin-Martins
FES-assisted cycling has been recommended to people struggling to emerge from a disability to more functioning life after spinal cord injury. Recommendations issued by a gowing number of scientific papershas promised toimprove body composition and physical activity levels, as well as to controlinvoluntary muscle response; favoring activity and participation which break new grounds in expanding locomotion, leisure and occupational options for people with paraplegia and tetraplegia. In this report we described our experience to select and prepare a pilot to compete in the FES Bike Race modality at Cybathlon 2016 in Kloten (Zurick)...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299224/the-effectiveness-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-fes-in-on-off-mode-for-enhancing-the-cycling-performance-of-team-phoenix-at-2016-cybathlon
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Kenry Wc Leung, Raymond Ky Tong, Xiaojun Wang, Ginny Ty Lee, Peter Mk Pang, H W Wai, H C Leung
In this study we designed a Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) trike for a female subject with spinal cord injury to exercise her lower limbs and improve her lower limb muscle condition for attending the 2016 Cybathlon FES bike competition. Our FES pilot was the only female participant, in the FES cycling competition and she rode for Team Phoenix from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Due to the weakness of muscles in the lower limb of the subject, and due to scoliosis over her thoracolumbar aéra, the mechanical structure of the trike had to be tailor-made to ensure she sat on the bike in a safe and secure position...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299223/participation-to-the-first-cybathlon-an-overview-of-the-freewheels-team-fes-cycling-solution
#15
Benoît Sijobert, Charles Fattal, Anne Daubigney, Christine Azevedo-Coste
This article is a contribution to a special issue aiming at collecting data and documenting the different specificities of the teams which participated into Cybathlon 2016 FES-bike discipline. Our team prepared one paraplegic pilot over one year and developed a FES-cycling device based on existing commercial products. Our pilot (47 y.o, spinal cord lesion T3 AIS A since year 1995) was qualified for the final race and finished in 6th position over 12 participants in the discipline, covering a total distance of 750m at an average speed of 5...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298454/risk-factors-for-contralateral-acl-injury-a-single-institution-case-control-study
#16
Todd P Pierce, Kimona Issa, Kaitlin Cassidy, Anthony Festa, Vincent K McInerney, Anthony J Scillia
Our purpose was to evaluate if there is any association between requiring contralateral anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and various: (1) demographics, (2) patient characteristics, and (3) surgery-specific factors. A prospectively collected database at a single institution was queried to find all patients who underwent primary ACL reconstruction between 2012 and 2014. We identified 312 primary ACL reconstruction patients with a mean age of 24 years and a mean follow-up of 3 years (range, 2-5 years)...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287949/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-a-hybrid-graft-versus-a-hamstring-autograft
#17
Hong-De Wang, Shi-Jun Gao, Ying-Ze Zhang
PURPOSE: This study aimed to compare the clinical outcomes of patients who underwent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with a hybrid graft versus an autograft after 3 years of follow-up. METHODS: Among 57 patients with an ACL injury who underwent ACL reconstruction, 28 patients received a hybrid graft (gracilis and semitendinosus tendon autograft plus a soft tissue allograft) and 29 patients received an autograft (gracilis and semitendinosus tendon autograft)...
December 26, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287523/knee-isokinetic-performance-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-patellar-tendon-versus-hamstrings-graft
#18
Felipe Machado, Pedro Debieux, Camila Cohen Kaleka, Diego Astur, Maria Stella Peccin, Moisés Cohen
OBJECTIVE: To compare knee isokinetic performance six months after reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament using grafts from either the patellar tendon or the hamstrings among patients who underwent the same rehabilitation protocol. METHODS: Thirty-four patients were evaluated (17 with grafts from the patellar tendon and 17 with grafts from the hamstrings). Operated and non-operated knees were compared with regards to the variables of peak torque, work and the hamstring/quadriceps relationship at velocities of 60º/s and 180º/s and power of 180º/s after six months of surgery...
December 19, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284176/bone-patellar-tendon-bone-autograft-versus-hamstring-tendon-autograft-for-anatomical-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-three-dimensional-validation-of-femoral-and-tibial-tunnel-positions
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Shuji Taketomi, Hiroshi Inui, Ryota Yamagami, Nobuyuki Shirakawa, Kohei Kawaguchi, Takumi Nakagawa, Sakae Tanaka
The purpose of this retrospective study was to first compare the clinical outcome of anatomical double-bundle (DB) anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) with hamstring tendon (HT) autografts and anatomical rectangular tunnel ACLR with bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) autografts. Secondly, we aimed to demonstrate the quantitative locations of the femoral and tibial tunnel apertures using postoperative three-dimensional computed tomography (3D CT).Twenty-five patients underwent anatomical rectangular tunnel ACLR using BPTB grafts (Group B) and 23 patients underwent anatomical DB ACLR using HT grafts (Group H)...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283933/a-preventive-model-for-muscle-injuries-a-novel-approach-based-on-learning-algorithms
#20
Alejandro López-Valenciano, Francisco Ayala, José Miguel Puerta, Mark De Ste Croix, Francisco Vera-García, Sergio Hernández-Sánchez, Iñaki Ruiz-Pérez, Gregory Myer
INTRODUCTION: The application of contemporary statistical approaches coming from Machine Learning and Data Mining environments to build more robust predictive models to identify athletes at high risk of injury might support injury prevention strategies of the future. PURPOSE: The purpose was to analyse and compare the behaviour of numerous machine learning methods in order to select the best performing injury risk factor model to identify athlete at risk of lower extremity muscle injuries (MUSINJ)...
December 28, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
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