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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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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
#2
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...
December 29, 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004174/altered-patterns-of-displacement-within-the-achilles-tendon-following-surgical-repair
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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...
December 8, 2016: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904694/soluble-flt-1-improves-the-repair-of-ankle-joint-injury-in-rats
#6
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
#7
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872123/effect-of-external-ankle-support-on-ankle-and-knee-biomechanics-during-the-cutting-maneuver-in-basketball-players
#8
Nardia-Rose Klem, Catherine Y Wild, Sian A Williams, Leo Ng
BACKGROUND: Despite the high prevalence of lower extremity injuries in female basketball players as well as a high proportion of athletes who wear ankle braces, there is a paucity of research pertaining to the effects of ankle bracing on ankle and knee biomechanics during basketball-specific tasks. PURPOSE: To compare the effects of a lace-up brace (ASO), a hinged brace (Active T2), and no ankle bracing (control) on ankle and knee joint kinematics and joint reaction forces in female basketball athletes during a cutting maneuver...
November 21, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852382/-effect-comparison-of-ultrasound-guided-lower-extremity-nerve-block-and-spinal-anesthesia-in-ankle-surgery
#9
L L Yang, J S Ji, Z W Zhao, W Wang, S Luo, Y C Mo, J L Wang
Objective: To compare the anesthesia effect between ultrasound-guided lower extremity nerve block and spinal anesthesia in ankle surgery. Methods: Upon the approval of institutional Ethics Committee and informed consent, 80 patients American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA)Ⅰ-Ⅱaged 18-70 yr, undergoing ankle surgery from December 2014 to May 2015 in the Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Wen Zhou Medical College, were randomly divided by random numbers into two groups (n=40): nerve block group (group N) and spinal anesthesia (group S)...
November 8, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845668/quantitative-eeg-evaluation-during-robot-assisted-foot-movement
#10
Emanuela Formaggio, Stefano Masiero, Anna Bosco, Federica Izzi, Francesco Piccione, Alessandra Del Felice
Passive and imagined limb movements induce changes in cerebral oscillatory activity. Central modulatory effects play a role in plastic changes, and are of uttermost importance in rehabilitation. This has extensively been studied for upper limb, but less is known for lower limb. The aim of this study is to investigate the topographical distribution of event-related desynchronization/synchronization (ERD/ERS) and task-related coherence during a robot-assisted and a motor imagery task of lower limb in healthy subjects to inform rehabilitation paradigms...
November 9, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775097/involvement-of-p2x7-receptor-signaling-on-regulating-the-differentiation-of-th17-cells-and-type-ii-collagen-induced-arthritis-in-mice
#11
Zhi-Dan Fan, Ya-Yuan Zhang, Yi-Hong Guo, Na Huang, Hui-Hui Ma, Hui Huang, Hai-Guo Yu
Interleukin (IL)-17 producing T helper (Th17) cells are major effector cells in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The P2X7 receptor (P2X7R) has emerged as a potential site in the regulation of inflammation in RA but little is known of its functional role on the differentiation of Th17 cells. This study investigates the in vitro and in vivo effects of P2X7R on Th17 cell differentiation during type II collagen (CII) induced experimental arthritis model. In CII-treated dendritic cells (DCs) and DC/CD4(+) T coculture system, pretreatment with pharmacological antagonists of P2X7R (Suramin and A-438079) caused strong inhibition of production of Th17-promoting cytokines (IL-1β, TGF-β1, IL-23p19 and IL-6)...
October 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766077/no-decrease-in-muscle-strength-after-botulinum-neurotoxin-a-injection-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#12
Meta N Eek, Kate Himmelmann
Spasticity and muscle weakness is common in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Spasticity can be treated with botulinum neurotoxin-A (BoNT-A), but this drug has also been reported to induce muscle weakness. Our purpose was to describe the effect on muscle strength in the lower extremities after BoNT-A injections in children with CP. A secondary aim was to relate the effect of BoNT-A to gait pattern and range of motion. Twenty children with spastic CP were included in the study, 8 girls and 12 boys (mean age 7...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754129/os-25-04-the-changes-of-arterial-stiffness-monitored-with-cardio-ankle-vascular-index-cavi-during-raised-intracranial-pressure-in-the-rabbit
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Chikao Miyazaki, Mao Takahashi, Kazuhiro Shimizu, Tatsuo Chiba, Takenori Morisita, Tomoyuki Yamamoto, Nobuo Sugo, Akira Takahara, Kohji Shirai
OBJECTIVE: Cardio ankle vascular index (CAVI) is reflecting stiffness of the arterial tree from the origin of aorta to the ankles. We observed elevated CAVI in patients who suffered from apoplexy attack. To clarify the role and the mechanism by which arterial stiffness elevated just after apoplexy attack, the effect of enhanced intracranial pressure (ICP) by injecting saline into the cisterna magna of the rabbit on blood pressure, CAVI and cervical blood flow, were studied. Furthermore the role of sympathetic nerve was studied...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735787/the-ankle-injury-management-aim-trial-a-pragmatic-multicentre-equivalence-randomised-controlled-trial-and-economic-evaluation-comparing-close-contact-casting-with-open-surgical-reduction-and-internal-fixation-in-the-treatment-of-unstable-ankle-fractures-in
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David J Keene, Dipesh Mistry, Julian Nam, Elizabeth Tutton, Robert Handley, Lesley Morgan, Emma Roberts, Bridget Gray, Andrew Briggs, Ranjit Lall, Tim Js Chesser, Ian Pallister, Sarah E Lamb, Keith Willett
BACKGROUND: Close contact casting (CCC) may offer an alternative to open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery for unstable ankle fractures in older adults. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to (1) determine if CCC for unstable ankle fractures in adults aged over 60 years resulted in equivalent clinical outcome compared with ORIF, (2) estimate cost-effectiveness to the NHS and society and (3) explore participant experiences. DESIGN: A pragmatic, multicentre, equivalence randomised controlled trial incorporating health economic evaluation and qualitative study...
October 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734925/an-optogenetic-demonstration-of-motor-modularity-in-the-mammalian-spinal-cord
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Vittorio Caggiano, Vincent C K Cheung, Emilio Bizzi
Motor modules are neural entities hypothesized to be building blocks of movement construction. How motor modules are underpinned by neural circuits has remained obscured. As a first step towards dissecting these circuits, we optogenetically evoked motor outputs from the lumbosacral spinal cord of two strains of transgenic mice - the Chat, with channelrhodopsin (ChR2) expressed in motoneurons, and the Thy1, expressed in putatively excitatory neurons. Motor output was represented as a spatial field of isometric ankle force...
October 13, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693959/long-term-effects-of-lateral-wedge-orthotics-on-hip-and-ankle-joint-space-widths
#16
Mehmet E Tezcan, Berna Goker, Roy Lidtke, Joel A Block
BACKGROUND: Lateral wedge insoles have been used for the treatment of medial knee osteoarthritis (OA) and have been shown to reduce loading of the medial compartment of the knee. However, as the entire lower extremity acts as a single kinetic chain, altering the biomechanics of the knee may also have significant effects at the ankles or hips. We aimed to evaluate the effects of lateral wedge orthotics on ankle and hip joints, compared to neutral orthotics, by assessing the changes in joint space width (JSW) during 36 months of continuous use...
January 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682577/magnetic-nanogel-polymer-of-bupivacaine-for-ankle-block-in-rats
#17
Sedigheh Nadri, Hormoz Mahmoudvand, Ali Eatemadi
INTRODUCTION: In an effort of designing an alternative method for local nerve block, we demonstrated the possibility of inducing ankle block in the rat with intravenous (IV) injection of magnetic nanoparticles conjugated bupivacaine and application of a magnet at the ankle. METHODS: The anaesthetic effect of magnet-directed bupivacaine-associated MNPs (NIPAAM-MAA-bupivacaine) was tested in rat using paw withdrawal latencies from thermal stimuli on the hind paw. Thirteen (13) experimental animals were grouped into two; untreated left hind paw (control group) and test group with treated right hind paw...
November 2016: Journal of Microencapsulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676800/plastic-changes-in-spinal-synaptic-transmission-following-botulinum-toxin-a-in-post-stroke-spastic-patients
#18
Marjorie Kerzoncuf, Laurent Bensoussan, Jean Michel Viton, Alain Delarque, Christiane Rossi Durand
OBJECTIVE: The therapeutic effects of intramuscular injections of botulinum toxin-type A on spasticity can be largely explained by its blocking action at the neuromuscular junction. BTx-A is assumed also to have a central action by affecting the functional organization of the CNS. The objective was to assess its action on spinal motor networks by investigating the post-activation depression (post-AD) of the soleus H-reflex in post-stroke patients. Post-AD that is a presynaptic mechanism controlling the synaptic efficacy of Ia-motoneuron transmission is involved in the pathophysiology of spasticity...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672017/effectiveness-of-headless-bioabsorbable-screws-for-fixation-of-the-scarf-osteotomy
#19
Jin Su Kim, Hun Ki Cho, Ki Won Young, Sang Young Lee, Ji Soo Kim, Kyoungtae Lee
BACKGROUND: Scarf osteotomy has been used in hallux valgus surgery due to its large fixation surface for screws and low postoperative complications. However, screws may cause skin irritation from their head, which may require an additional surgical procedure to remove. METHODS: This study included 115 patients (106 females and 9 males, 115 feet) who underwent hallux valgus correction with a scarf osteotomy using bioabsorbable screws between September 2010 and September 2012...
November 2016: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643056/os-25-04-the-changes-of-arterial-stiffness-monitored-with-cardio-ankle-vascular-index-cavi-during-raised-intracranial-pressure-in-the-rabbit
#20
Chikao Miyazaki, Mao Takahashi, Kazuhiro Shimizu, Tatsuo Chiba, Takenori Morisita, Tomoyuki Yamamoto, Nobuo Sugo, Akira Takahara, Kohji Shirai
OBJECTIVE: Cardio ankle vascular index (CAVI) is reflecting stiffness of the arterial tree from the origin of aorta to the ankles. We observed elevated CAVI in patients who suffered from apoplexy attack. To clarify the role and the mechanism by which arterial stiffness elevated just after apoplexy attack, the effect of enhanced intracranial pressure (ICP) by injecting saline into the cisterna magna of the rabbit on blood pressure, CAVI and cervical blood flow, were studied. Furthermore the role of sympathetic nerve was studied...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
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