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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533627/reduced-foot-pain-after-spasticity-control-with-alcohol-block-in-a-patient-with-chronic-hemiparetic-stroke-a-case-report
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Min Cheol Chang
[Purpose] This study report a case of a patient with hemiparetic stroke who showed significantly reduced foot pain when ankle spasticity was reduced using nerve and motor point blocks with 20% ethyl alcohol. [Subject and Methods] A 58-year-old woman with left hemiparesis following intracranial hemorrhage five years previously presented with pain in the left fifth metatarsal head for two years (numeric rating scale[NRS]: 8). Erythema and edema were observed on the lateral aspect of the head of the fifth metatarsal bone...
April 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483557/six-week-transition-to-minimalist-shoes-improves-running-economy-and-time-trial-performance
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Joel T Fuller, Dominic Thewlis, Margarita D Tsiros, Nicholas A T Brown, Jonathan D Buckley
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated if gradually introducing runners to minimalist shoes during training improved running economy and time-trial performance compared to training in conventional shoes. Changes in stride rate, stride length, footfall pattern and ankle plantar-flexor strength were also investigated. DESIGN: Randomised parallel intervention trial. METHODS: 61 trained runners gradually increased the amount of running performed in either minimalist (n=31) or conventional (n=30) shoes during a six-week standardised training program...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466759/knee-ankle-foot-orthosis-with-powered-knee-for-support-in-the-elderly
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Peter Paul Pott, Sebastian Immanuel Wolf, Julia Block, Stefan van Drongelen, Markus Grün, Daniel Ww Heitzmann, Jürgen Hielscher, Andreas Horn, Roman Müller, Oliver Rettig, Ulrich Konigorski, Roland Werthschützky, Helmut Friedrich Schlaak, Thorsten Meiß
A prototype of a powered knee orthotic device was developed to determine whether fractional external torque and power support to the knee relieves the biomechanical loads and reduces the muscular demand for a subject performing sit-to-stand movements. With this demonstrator, consisting of the subsystems actuation, kinematics, sensors, and control, all relevant sensor data can be acquired and full control is maintained over actuator parameters. A series-elastic actuator based on a direct current motor provides up to 30 Nm torque to the knee via a hinge joint with an additional sliding degree of freedom...
May 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463993/periploca-forrestii-saponin-ameliorates-cia-via-suppressing-proinflammatory-cytokines-and-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-pathways
#4
Chunmei Bao, Yingqin Liu, Xin Sun, Congcong Xing, Luting Zeng, Guangchen Sun
OBJECTIVE: Periploca forrestii Schltr has been used as a Chinese folk medicine for the treatment of rheumatism, arthralgia and fractures. However, the anti-arthritic activity of Periploca forrestii saponin (PFS) and the active compound has still not been revealed. This study aimed to investigate the protective effects and mechanisms of PFS on collagen type II (CII) collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) mice. We sought to investigate whether PFS and Periplocin could regulate osteoclastogenesis, and if so, further investigation on its mechanism of action...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451697/assessment-and-treatment-of-spastic-equinovarus-foot-after-stroke-guidance-from-the-mont-godinne-interdisciplinary-group
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Thierry Deltombe, Delphine Wautier, Philippe De Cloedt, Michèle Fostier, Thierry Gustin
OBJECTIVE: To present interdisciplinary practical guidance for the assessment and treatment of spastic equinovarus foot after stroke. RESULTS: Clinical examination and diagnostic nerve block with anaesthetics determine the relative role of the factors leading to spastic equinovarus foot after stroke: calf spasticity, triceps surae - Achilles tendon complex shortening and dorsiflexor muscles weakness and/or imbalance. Diagnostic nerve block is a mandatory step in determining the cause(s) of, and the most appropriate treatment(s) for, spastic equinovarus foot...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448704/-retrograde-intramedullary-nail-fixation-for-charcot-neuroarthropathy
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E López-Gavito, N A Gómez-Fuentes, P Parra-Téllez, M Lezama-Peniche, J Vázquez-Escamilla, S R León-Hernández
Charcot arthropathy is defined as an articular degenerative, chronic, progressive disease that affects one or more peripheral joints, develops as a result of a failure in the normal sensory perception (pain and proprioception) in the innervation of joints located in the foot and ankle, is characterized by destructive bone lesions without the presence of infection. Neuropathy is directly associated with diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2. Surgery is indicated when there is severe involvement of soft tissue, foot joints are unstable, at the presence of chronic or recurrent ulcers or when the foot and ankle can not fit to a normal shoe, and had limitation to perform activities of daily living...
September 2016: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403379/effect-of-resveratrol-on-walking-performance-in-older-people-with-peripheral-artery-disease-the-restore-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mary M McDermott, Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Jack M Guralnik, Lu Tian, Robert Sufit, Lihui Zhao, Michael H Criqui, Melina R Kibbe, James H Stein, Donald Lloyd-Jones, Stephen D Anton, Tamar S Polonsky, Ying Gao, Rafael de Cabo, Luigi Ferrucci
Importance: Research shows that resveratrol, a sirtuin activator in red wine, improves exercise endurance and skeletal-muscle oxidative metabolism in animals and may enhance vascular function in humans. Resveratrol supplement sales exceed $30 million annually in the United States, but few data are available regarding its efficacy in humans. Objective: To determine whether resveratrol, 125 mg/d or 500 mg/d, improves the 6-minute walk performance in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD)...
April 12, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348185/surgery-for-type-b-ankle-fracture-treatment-a-combined-randomised-and-observational-study-crossbat
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Rajat Mittal, Ian A Harris, Sam Adie, Justine M Naylor
BACKGROUND: Isolated type B ankle fractures with no injury to the medial side are the most common type of ankle fracture. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine if surgery is superior to non-surgical management for the treatment of these fractures. METHODS: A pragmatic, multicentre, single-blinded, combined randomised controlled trial and observational study. Setting Participants between 18 and 65 years with a type B ankle fracture and minimal talar shift were recruited from 22 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand...
March 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260202/biochemical-responses-and-physical-performance-during-high-intensity-resistance-circuit-training-in-hypoxia-and-normoxia
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Domingo J Ramos-Campo, Jacobo A Rubio-Arias, Stéphane Dufour, Linda Chung, Vicente Ávila-Gandía, Pedro E Alcaraz
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of hypoxia on metabolic and acid-base balance, blood oxygenation, electrolyte, and half-squat performance variables during high-resistance circuit (HRC) training. METHODS: Twelve resistance-trained subjects participated in this study. After a 6RM testing session, participants performed three randomized trials of HRC: normoxia (NORM: FiO2 = 0.21), moderate hypoxia (MH: FiO2 = 0.16), or high hypoxia (HH: FiO2 = 0...
March 4, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247430/a-novel-phase-unwrapping-method-based-on-pixel-clustering-and-local-surface-fitting-with-application-to-dixon-water-fat-mri
#10
Junying Cheng, Yingjie Mei, Biaoshui Liu, Jijing Guan, Xiaoyun Liu, Ed X Wu, Qianjin Feng, Wufan Chen, Yanqiu Feng
PURPOSE: To develop and evaluate a novel 2D phase-unwrapping method that works robustly in the presence of severe noise, rapid phase changes, and disconnected regions. THEORY AND METHODS: The MR phase map usually varies rapidly in regions adjacent to wraps. In contrast, the phasors can vary slowly, especially in regions distant from tissue boundaries. Based on this observation, this paper develops a phase-unwrapping method by using a pixel clustering and local surface fitting (CLOSE) approach to exploit different local variation characteristics between the phase and phasor data...
March 1, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235517/partial-displacement-of-epidural-catheter-after-patient-position-change-a-case-report
#11
Yoon-Jung Shon, Seung-Kil Bae, Jae-Woo Park, In-Nam Kim, Jin Huh
Epidural catheter migration is a well-known cause of failed anesthesia and complications. One of the factors that affect catheter movement is when patients change their position after skin fixation. We report a case of an epidural catheter placed without evidence of intravascular or subdural insertion that produced an insufficient block. A 36-year-old woman presented for ankle surgery under epidural anesthesia. Epidural block was conducted at the L3-4 intervertebral space with a catheter threaded 3 cm into the epidural space with the patient in a back flexion and lateral position...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139190/patient-specific-instrumentation-for-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Arash Nabavi, Caroline M Olwill, Mike Do, Tanya Wanasawage, Ian A Harris
PURPOSE: To assess the accuracy of total knee replacements (TKRs) performed using CT-based patient-specific instrumentation by postoperative CT scan. METHOD: Approval from the Ethics Committee was granted prior to commencement of this study. Fifty prospective and consecutive patients who had undergone TKR (Evolis, Medacta International) using CT-based patient-specific instrumentation (MY KNEE, Medacta International) were assessed postoperatively using a CT scan and the validated Perth protocol measurement technique...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111159/benefit-of-adding-fibular-osteotomy-to-open-wedge-valgus-distal-tibial-osteotomy-for-correcting-varus-ankle-arthritis-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-study
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Thos Harnroongroj, Bavornrit Chuckpaiwong
Early-stage varus ankle arthritis can usually be treated with a medial, open-wedge, valgus, distal tibial osteotomy; however, the value of adding a fibular osteotomy has been debated. We sought to determine the increase in the maximum medial osteotomy gap and correction angle provided by fibular osteotomy. In 3 sequential experiments on 12 fresh cadaveric legs, we first performed a medial open-wedge, valgus, distal tibial osteotomy alone. Second, we added a transverse fibular osteotomy. Finally, we added a blocked fibular osteotomy...
March 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033291/adductor-canal-block-versus-femoral-nerve-block-combined-with-sciatic-nerve-block-as-an-anesthetic-technique-for-hindfoot-and-ankle-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-noninferiority-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Han Bum Joe, Ho Sik Choo, Ji Sang Yoon, Sang Eon Oh, Jae Ho Cho, Young Uk Park
BACKGROUND: A femoral nerve block (FNB) in combination with a sciatic nerve block (SNB) is commonly used for anesthesia and analgesia in patients undergoing hindfoot and ankle surgery. The effects of FNB on motor function, related fall risk, and rehabilitation are controversial. An adductor canal block (ACB) potentially spares motor fibers in the femoral nerve, but the comparative effect on hindfoot and ankle surgeries between the 2 approaches is not yet well defined. We hypothesized that compared to FNB, ACB would cause less weakness in the quadriceps and produce similar pain scores during and after the operation...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033159/effect-of-perineural-dexamethasone-on-the-duration-of-single-injection-saphenous-nerve-block-for-analgesia-after-major-ankle-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Siska Bjørn, Frank Linde, Kristian K Nielsen, Jens Børglum, Rasmus Wulff Hauritz, Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients undergoing major elective ankle surgery often experience pain from the saphenous nerve territory persisting beyond the duration of a single-injection saphenous nerve block. We hypothesized that perineural dexamethasone as an adjuvant for the saphenous nerve block prolongs the duration of analgesia and postpones as well as reduces opioid-requiring pain. METHODS: Forty patients were included in this prospective, randomized, controlled study...
March 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004174/altered-patterns-of-displacement-within-the-achilles-tendon-following-surgical-repair
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Åsa Fröberg, Ann-Sophie Cissé, Matilda Larsson, Mattias Mårtensson, Michael Peolsson, Tomas Movin, Anton Arndt
PURPOSE: Ultrasound speckle tracking was used to compare tendon deformation patterns between uninjured and surgically repaired Achilles tendons at 14-27-month follow-up. The hypothesis was that the non-homogenous displacement pattern previously described in uninjured tendons, where displacement within deep layers of the tendons exceeds that of superficial layers, is altered following tendon rupture and subsequent surgical repair. METHODS: In the first part of this study, an in-house-developed block-matching speckle tracking algorithm was evaluated for assessment of displacement on porcine flexor digitorum tendons...
December 21, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995304/patient-specific-instrumentation-versus-conventional-knee-arthroplasty-comparative-study
#17
Vlad Predescu, Catalin Prescura, Razvan Olaru, Liliana Savin, Paul Botez, Bogdan Deleanu
BACKGROUND: The key to a successful knee replacement is restoring normal kinematics with a neutral alignment, thus a hip-knee-ankle (HKA) angle of 180° (within 3° limits). Conventional TKR is proven to have excellent results but relies in extensive visual referencing of bony landmarks. Customised cutting blocks provide accurate bone cuts, also lowering the risk of fat embolism, blood loss and operating time. METHOD: We share our experience comparing two different TKA techniques using patient specific instrumentation (PSI) with the Visionaire knee and conventional instrumentation (CVI) from the same system (Genesis II Smith&Nephew)...
December 19, 2016: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942736/the-doubled-suture-nice-knot
#18
Pascal Boileau, Ghassan Alami, Adam Rumian, Daniel G Schwartz, Christophe Trojani, Adam J Seidl
The authors describe a novel suture fixation technique that combines a doubled suture with a sliding knot. The knot can be tied in both open and arthroscopic surgery to fix torn tendons/ligaments and fractured/osteotomized bones. The advantages of the doubled-suture Nice knot include strength, adjustability, simplicity, and versatility. This technique, which has proven useful in the authors' practice for the past 10 years, has replaced metallic wires and cables for bone fixation. The doubled-suture Nice knot can also be tied over a double-button and has been used for ankle syndesmosis, acromioclavicular joint separation repair, and coracoid bone block fixation...
March 1, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904694/soluble-flt-1-improves-the-repair-of-ankle-joint-injury-in-rats
#19
Jing Tian, Bing Xie, Liangbi Xiang, Yong Zhao, Dapeng Zhou
The ankle injuries create great pain to a great number of patients worldwide. Past studies have focused on the development of practical treatments to relieve pain and improve recovery, but the molecular mechanisms underlying the ankle injuries, especially the local inflammation in the damaged ankle joint, have been rarely studied. Moreover, although reduction of production and secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines may reduce the pain and promote the recovery, a practical approach is currently lacking. Here, we detected significantly higher levels of placental growth factor (PLGF) and pro-inflammatory cytokines in the joint fluid from the patients of acute ankle joint injury (AAJI)...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902645/effect-of-nerve-stimulation-use-on-the-success-rate-of-ultrasound-guided-subsartorial-saphenous-nerve-block-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Shaylyn H Montgomery, Colleen M Shamji, Grace S Yi, Cynthia H Yarnold, Stephen J Head, Scott C Bell, Stephan K W Schwarz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound-guided subsartorial saphenous nerve block is commonly used to provide complete surgical anesthesia of the foot and ankle in combination with a popliteal sciatic nerve block. However, in part owing to its small caliber and absence of a prominent vascular landmark in the subsartorial plane distal to the adductor canal, the saphenous nerve is more difficult to reliably block than the sciatic nerve in the popliteal fossa. Although the saphenous nerve is a sensory nerve only, neurostimulation can be used to elicit a "tapping" sensation on the anteromedial aspect of the lower leg extending toward the medial malleolus...
January 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
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