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Seung Yeol Lee, Soon-Sun Kwon, Chin Youb Chung, Kyoung Min Lee, Ki Hyuk Sung, Sangwoo Kim, Moon Seok Park
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous motion of the knee and ankle joints is required for many activities including gait. We aimed to evaluate the influence of surgery involving tendons around the knee on ankle motion during gait in the sagittal plane in cerebral palsy patients. METHODS: We included data from 55 limbs in 34 patients with spastic cerebral palsy. Patients were followed up after undergoing only distal hamstring lengthening with or without additional rectus femoris transfer...
March 15, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Christopher McCrum, Pamela Leow, Gaspar Epro, Matthias König, Kenneth Meijer, Kiros Karamanidis
Tendons transfer forces produced by muscle to the skeletal system and can therefore have a large influence on movement effectiveness and safety. Tendons are mechanosensitive, meaning that they adapt their material, morphological and hence their mechanical properties in response to mechanical loading. Therefore, unloading due to immobilization or inactivity could lead to changes in tendon mechanical properties. Additionally, ageing may influence tendon biomechanical properties directly, as a result of biological changes in the tendon, and indirectly, due to reduced muscle strength and physical activity...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Chunlei Zhu, Suphannee Pongkitwitoon, Jichuan Qiu, Stavros Thomopoulos, Younan Xia
A hierarchically structured scaffold is designed and fabricated for facilitating tendon-to-bone repair. The scaffold is composed of three regions with distinct functions: (i) an array of channels to guide the in-growth of cells and aligned deposition of collagen fibers, as well as integration of the scaffold with the tendon side, (ii) a region with a gradient in mineral composition to facilitate stress transfer between tendon and bone, and (iii) a mineralized inverse opal region to promote the integration of the scaffold with the underlying bone...
March 13, 2018: Advanced Materials
Emilio Wagner, Pablo Wagner, Diego Zanolli, Rubén Radkievich, Gunther Redenz, Rodrigo Guzman
BACKGROUND: Tibialis posterior tendon transfer is performed when loss of dorsiflexion has to be compensated. We evaluated the circumtibial (CT), above-retinaculum transmembranous (TMAR), and under-retinaculum transmembranous (TMUR) transfer gliding resistance and foot kinematics in a cadaveric foot model during ankle range of motion (ROM). METHODS: Eight cadaveric foot-ankle distal tibia specimens were dissected free of soft tissues on the proximal end, applying an equivalent force to 50% of the stance phase to every tendon, except for the Achilles tendon...
March 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
Sydney C Karnovsky, Bridget Desandis, Andrea K Papson, Quinn O'Malley, Robert DiGiacomo, Martin J O'Malley, Taylor N Cabe, Mark C Drakos
BACKGROUND: Tibialis anterior tendon ruptures are rare and can cause significant dysfunction. Often, conservative measures are prescribed because of the morbidity of a tendon transfer as an operative solution. We present a novel reconstruction technique using hamstring autograft, which may obviate the need for local tendon transfer and long-term bracing. METHODS: Patients who underwent tibialis anterior reconstruction with hamstring autograft between 2011 and 2015 were screened for inclusion...
March 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
T Patzer
BACKGROUND: In a progredient rotator cuff tear with tendon retraction, fatty infiltration and atrophy of rotator cuff muscles the humerus cannot be centered and stabilized sufficiently in the glenohumeral joint. This leads to rotator cuff defect arthropathy as an eccentric osteoarthritis with acetabularization and wear of the acromion, as well as of the glenoid. INDICATION: A painful pseudoparalysis of the shoulder indicates the implantation of a reversed total shoulder arthroplasty (rTSA) to reduce pain and restore active motion...
March 7, 2018: Der Orthopäde
Antonio Cusano, Nicholas Pagani, Xinning Li
Medial scapular winging is often due to dysfunction of the serratus anterior muscle as a result of injury to the long thoracic nerve. Impairment of the serratus anterior muscle may cause uncoordinated scapulohumeral rhythm during shoulder elevation and subsequent subscapular or shoulder pain, subacromial impingement, and glenohumeral joint instability. Although long thoracic nerve injury typically resolves in 12 to 18 months after a physical therapy regimen, surgical intervention is indicated in patients who fail conservative management...
August 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Matthew D Williams, Thomas Bradley Edwards, Gilles Walch
Although the teres minor is often overlooked in a normal shoulder, it becomes a key component in maintaining shoulder function when other rotator cuff tendons fail. The teres minor maintains a balanced glenohumeral joint and changes from an insignificant to the most significant external rotator in the presence of major rotator cuff pathology. The presence or absence of the teres minor provides prognostic information on the outcomes of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty and tendon transfers. Clinical tests include the Patte test, the Neer dropping sign, the external rotation lag sign, and the Hertel drop sign...
March 1, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Benjamin R Freedman, Ashley B Rodriguez, Cody D Hillin, Stephanie N Weiss, Biao Han, Lin Han, Louis J Soslowsky
Tendon experiences a variety of multiscale changes to its extracellular matrix during mechanical loading at the fascicle, fibre and fibril levels. For example, tensile loading of tendon increases its stiffness, with organization of collagen fibres, and increases cell strain in the direction of loading. Although applied macroscale strains correlate to cell and nuclear strains in uninjured tendon, the multiscale response during tendon healing remains unknown and may affect cell mechanosensing and response. Therefore, this study evaluated multiscale structure-function mechanisms in response to quasi-static tensile loading in uninjured and healing tendons...
February 2018: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
Berthold Bickert
Complete rupture of the scapholunate (SL) ligament can cause a dissociative carpal instability (CID). These ligamentous lesions are caused by a fall from a limited height of approximately 1 m or a fall, e. g. when playing handball or soccer. For a freshly injured wrist joint, the X‑ray signs of a static instability (after excluding a fracture) are a SL distance ≥3 mm, a SL angle >60°, and a dorsal displacement of the proximal scaphoid pole. Dynamic instabilities are best seen in kinematography of the wrist joint...
February 20, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
Mira Pecheva, Adam Devany, Basil Nourallah, Steven Cutts, Chandra Pasapula
In this retrospective study, a series of 10 elective patients treated with transfer of the tibialis posterior (TP) tendon for pes cavus and drop foot are described. Since TP transfer completely subtracts the role of this tendon, this cohort of patients provides an opportunity to examine the consequences of tibialis posterior (TP) deficiency. After a mean follow up period of 44.7 months, only one patient showed evidence of strain in the spring ligament but none of the patients in this series developed clinical or radiological evidence of planovalgus deformity...
November 22, 2017: Foot
Lina Bunketorp Käll, Robert J Cooper, Johanna Wangdell, Jan Fridén, Malin Björnsdotter
BACKGROUND: Tendon transfer is a surgical technique for restoring upper limb motor control in patients with cervical spinal cord injuries (SCI), and offers a rare window into cortical neuroplasticity following regained arm and hand function. OBJECTIVE: Here, we aimed to examine neuroplasticity mechanisms related to re-established voluntary motor control of thumb flexion following tendon transfer. METHODS: We used functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to test the hypothesis that restored limb control following tendon transfer is mediated by activation of that limb's area of the primary motor cortex...
2018: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
Adam Kwapisz, John M Tokish
An irreparable subscapularis may have a debilitating influence on glenohumeral joint biomechanics. Traditional treatment approaches are focused on tendon transfers, among which the most popular are pectoralis major and latissimus dorsi transfers. However, these techniques present significant retear rates, possible nerve injuries, and altered biomechanics. Other techniques like tibialis anterior or iliotibial autograft grafting also have many reported failures. We describe an all-arthroscopic anterior capsule reconstruction technique with an acellular dermal graft...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Stephen W Linderman, Mikhail Golman, Thomas R Gardner, Victor Birman, William N Levine, Guy M Genin, Stavros Thomopoulos
Tendon-to-bone surgical repairs have unacceptably high failure rates, possibly due to their inability to recreate the load transfer mechanisms of the native enthesis. Instead of distributing load across a wide attachment footprint area, surgical repairs concentrate shear stress on a small number of suture anchor points. This motivates development of technologies that distribute shear stresses away from suture anchors and across the enthesis footprint. Here, we present predictions and proof-of-concept experiments showing that mechanically-optimized adhesive films can mimic the natural load transfer mechanisms of the healthy attachment and increase the load tolerance of a repair...
February 7, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
Kathrine B Nielsen, Navneet N Lal, Philip W Sheard
The age-related loss of muscle mass and function predominantly affect muscles of the lower limbs and have largely been associated with decline in muscle fibre size and number, although the exact mechanisms underlying these losses are poorly understood. In addition, consistent reports that the loss of muscle strength exceeds that which can be explained by declines in muscle mass has widened the search for causes of sarcopenia to include supporting tissues such as the extracellular matrix and tendons. Although the changes to both muscle and tendon with age are well characterised, little work has focused on the interface between these two tissues, the myotendinous junction (MTJ)...
January 30, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
Michael J Schreck, Hayden S Holbrook, L Andrew Koman
Pseudo-boutonniere deformity is an uncommon complication from long-standing proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint contracture in Dupuytren disease. Prolonged flexion contracture of the PIP joint can lead to central slip attenuation and resultant imbalances in the extensor mechanism. We present a technique of flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) tendon transfer to the lateral bands to correct pseudo-boutonniere deformity at the time of palmar fasciectomy for the treatment of Dupuytren disease. The FDS tendon is transferred from volar to dorsal through the lumbrical canal and sutured into the dorsally mobilized lateral bands...
February 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
J W K Louwerens
The present article presents a short summary concerning the pathomechanisms and clinical presentation of foot deformities in Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome. Furthermore, a classification system is introduced and based on a recently performed review of the literature an operative treatment algorithm is provided. The operative technique of the following surgical procedures is described in more detail: 1. dorsiflexion osteotomy at the base of the 1st metatarsus, 2. dorsiflexion osteotomy at the base of a lesser metatarsal bone, 3...
February 7, 2018: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
A H Matthews, N A Jagodzinski, M Westwood, J E Metcalfe, K T Trimble
BACKGROUND: Dislocated metatarsophalangeal joints from clawed or hammer toes can be a disabling consequence of several conditions. The Cobb-Stainsby forefoot arthroplasty combines partial phalangectomy (Stainsby) with extensor tendon transfer to the metatarsal head (Cobb). We present a retrospective, three surgeon case series of 215 toes in 126 patients. METHODS: Early results and complications were gathered from the medical charts of 126 patients who met the inclusion criteria...
February 2018: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Azhar A Ali, Erin M Mannen, Paul J Rullkoetter, Kevin B Shelburne
Successful outcome following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with patella resurfacing is partly determined by the restoration of patellofemoral (PF) function and recovery of the quadriceps mechanism. The current study compared two patellar TKA geometries (medialized dome and anatomic) to determine their impact on PF mechanics and quadriceps function. In-vivo, subject-specific patellar mechanics were evaluated using a sequential experimental and modeling approach. First, stereo radiography, marker-based motion capture, and force plate data were collected for TKA patients (10 dome, 10 anatomic) performing a knee extension and lunge...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Nicholas J Clark, Bassem T Elhassan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to describe the tendon transfer options for treating irreparable rotator cuff tears (RCTs). Options for transfer include latissimus dorsi and lower trapezius transfers for posterior-superior RCTs and pectoralis major and latissimus dorsi transfer for anterior-superior RCTs. RECENT FINDINGS: While the latissimus dorsi tendon transfer has historically been performed for posterosuperior RCTs, the lower trapezius transfer is a more anatomic option and has demonstrated promising results in recent studies...
March 2018: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
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