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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327133/improved-knee-biomechanics-among-patients-reporting-a-good-outcome-in-knee-related-quality-of-life-one-year-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Josefine E Naili, Per Wretenberg, Viktor Lindgren, Maura D Iversen, Margareta Hedström, Eva W Broström
BACKGROUND: It is not well understood why one in five patients report poor outcomes following knee arthroplasty. This study evaluated changes in knee biomechanics, and perceived pain among patients reporting either a good or a poor outcome in knee-related quality of life after total knee arthroplasty. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients (mean age 66 (SD 7) years) were included in this prospective study. Within one month of knee arthroplasty and one year after surgery, patients underwent three-dimensional (3D) gait analysis, completed the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS), and rated perceived pain using a visual analogue scale...
March 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326399/total-knee-replacement-for-tricompartmental-arthritis-in-a-patient-with-a-below-knee-amputation-after-a-previous-closing-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomy
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Mark A Fleming, Michael C Dixon
This is a report of a 64-year-old man who had undergone a high tibial osteotomy (HTO) 17 years ago of his right knee for medial compartment osteoarthritis; 5 days later, he received a below-knee amputation owing to a missed popliteal artery injury at the time of the HTO. We elected to perform a total knee replacement (TKR) for progressive arthritis of the ipsilateral knee 17 years after the transtibial amputation. Although there is a plethora of literature regarding TKR in the contralateral knee of amputees, there is a paucity of data of TKR in the ipsilateral knee...
June 2016: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315596/effects-of-hip-and-trunk-muscle-strengthening-on-hip-function-and-lower-limb-kinematics-during-step-down-task
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Vanessa Lara Araújo, Thales Rezende Souza, Viviane Otoni do Carmo Carvalhais, Aline Castro Cruz, Sérgio Teixeira Fonseca
BACKGROUND: Strengthening of the hip and trunk muscles has the potential to change lower limb kinematic patterns, such as excessive hip medial rotation and adduction during weight-bearing tasks. This study aimed to investigate the effect of hip and trunk muscles strengthening on hip muscle performance, hip passive properties, and lower limb kinematics during step-down task in women. METHODS: Thirty-four young women who demonstrated dynamic knee valgus during step-down were divided into two groups...
February 27, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314890/diagnostic-findings-caused-by-cutting-of-the-iliotibial-tract-and-anterolateral-ligament-in-an-acl-intact-knee-using-a-standardized-and-automated-clinical-knee-examination
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Timothy Lording, Shaun K Stinton, Philippe Neyret, Thomas P Branch
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the separate contribution of the two definitions of the anterolateral ligament (ALL), the mid-third lateral capsular ligament (MTLCL) and deep capsule-osseous layer of the iliotibial tract (dcITT) in addition to the superficial iliotibial tract (sITT) to the control of tibial motion with respect to the femur during the application of force/torque seen during the three tests of the standard clinical knee examination (AP Lachman test, tibial axial rotation test and varus-valgus stress test)...
March 17, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302462/the-impact-of-mechanical-and-restricted-kinematic-alignment-on-knee-anatomy-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Abdulaziz M Almaawi, Jonathan R B Hutt, Vincent Masse, Martin Lavigne, Pascal-Andre Vendittoli
BACKGROUND: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA), aiming at neutral mechanical alignment (MA), inevitably modifies the patient's native knee anatomy. Another option is kinematic alignment (KA), which aims to restore the original anatomy of the knee. The aim of this study was to evaluate the variations in lower limb anatomy of a patient population scheduled for TKA, and to assess the use of a restricted KA TKA protocol and compare the resulting anatomic modifications with the standard MA technique...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301825/combined-versus-individual-effects-of-a-valgus-knee-brace-and-lateral-wedge-foot-orthotic-during-stair-use-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Rebecca Moyer, Trevor Birmingham, Colin Dombroski, Robert Walsh, J Robert Giffin
The aim of this study was to investigate the combined and individual biomechanical effects of a valgus knee brace and a lateral wedge foot orthotic during stair ascent and descent in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Thirty-five patients with varus alignment and medial knee OA were prescribed a custom valgus knee brace and lateral wedge foot orthotic. Knee angles and moments in the frontal and sagittal planes were determined from 3D gait analysis completed under four randomized conditions: (1) control (no knee brace or foot orthotic), (2) knee brace, (3) foot orthotic, and (4) combined knee brace and foot orthotic...
March 1, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299385/no-impact-of-under-correction-and-joint-line-obliquity-on-clinical-outcomes-of-total-knee-arthroplasty-for-the-varus-knee
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Richard D Rames, Michael Mathison, Zachary Meyer, Robert L Barrack, Denis Nam
PURPOSE: It has been hypothesized that under-correction of a preoperative varus deformity may be more natural and improve outcomes after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study's purpose was to assess the impact of hip-knee-ankle (HKA) alignment and joint line obliquity on TKA outcomes for the varus knee. METHODS: All patients with a preoperative varus deformity received both preoperative and postoperative standing, full-length radiographs from which two independent observers performed radiographic measurements including the HKA axis and mechanical medial proximal tibial angle (mMPTA)...
March 15, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282671/pedobarographic-analysis-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Melih Güven, Onur Kocadal, Budak Akman, Uğur Şayli, Faik Altıntaş
Pedobarographic gait analysis is a useful tool for the determination of loading distributions and alterations on the lower extremity and their reflection on the foot sole after many orthopaedic surgical applications. To date, there have been no studies evaluating the relationship between component alignment and changes of pedobarographic gait analysis in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We aimed to investigate the effects of TKA and prosthetic alignment on the distribution of pedobarographic parameters. Quantitative gait patterns of 47 patients were prospectively evaluated by using pedobarography 1 week before surgery and at the seventh month, on average, postoperatively...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282213/anatomic-and-histological-investigation-of-the-anterolateral-capsular-complex-in-the-fetal-knee
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Soheil Sabzevari, Amir Ata Rahnemai-Azar, Marcio Albers, Monica Linde, Patrick Smolinski, Freddie H Fu
BACKGROUND: There is currently disagreement with regard to the presence of a distinct ligament in the anterolateral capsular complex of the knee and its role in the pivot-shift mechanism and rotatory laxity of the knee. PURPOSE: To investigate the anatomic and histological properties of the anterolateral capsular complex of the fetal knee to determine whether there exists a distinct ligamentous structure running from the lateral femoral epicondyle inserting into the anterolateral tibia...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259491/does-tibial-slope-affect-perception-of-coronal-alignment-on-a-standing-anteroposterior-radiograph
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Adam J Schwartz, Bheeshma Ravi, Mark J Kransdorf, Henry D Clarke
BACKGROUND: A standing anteroposterior (AP) radiograph is commonly used to evaluate coronal alignment following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The impact of coronal alignment on TKA outcomes is controversial, perhaps due to variability in imaging and/or measurement technique. We sought to quantify the effect of image rotation and tibial slope on coronal alignment. METHODS: Using a standard extramedullary tibial alignment guide, 3 cadaver legs were cut to accept a tibial tray at 0°, 3°, and 7° of slope...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253943/the-importance-of-patellar-resurfacing-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-for-symptomatic-valgus-degenerative-deformity
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O B Vukadin, Z B Blagojević, Z Lj Baščarević, N S Slavković, V Stevanović, B D Vukomanović
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Patellar surface replacement during total knee arthroplasty is still a matter of discussion among orthopedic surgeons. The purpose of this study was to examine possible benefits of patellar surface replacement in selected patients with symptomatic degenerative valgus deformity. We have not found any studies in the literature that compare the results of patella management solely for valgus or varus knee deformity nor those that compare both. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients were randomly assigned to a group that would receive patellar surface replacement during total knee arthroplasty and a group of patients in whom total knee arthroplasty was performed without patellar surface replacement...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251263/gait-analysis-following-medial-opening-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomy
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Vincent Morin, Régis Pailhé, Brice Rubens Duval, Roch Mader, Jérémy Cognault, René-Christopher Rouchy, Dominique Saragaglia
PURPOSE: High tibial osteotomy (HTO) is used to treat young and active patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and varus deformity. The medial compartment OA alters the patients' gait. METHODS: A prospective study was carried out in 21 consecutive patients operated for HTO due to knee OA with varus deformity. There were 14 men and 7 women, with a median age of 51.9 years (38-64). Their gait was analyzed preoperatively and at 1 year postoperatively, and compared to a healthy control group...
March 1, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242569/uphill-walking-biomechanical-demand-on-the-lower-extremities-of-obese-adolescents
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Gerda Strutzenberger, Nathalie Alexander, Dominik Bamboschek, Elisabeth Claas, Helmut Langhof, Hermann Schwameder
The number of obesity prevalence in adolescents is still increasing. Obesity treatment programs typically include physical activity with walking being recommended as appropriate activity, but limited information exists on the demand uphill walking places on the joint loading and power of obese adolescents. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of different inclinations on step characteristics, sagittal and frontal joint angles, joint moments and joint power of obese adolescents in comparison to their normal-weight peers...
February 20, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236553/does-maximal-external-tibial-component-rotation-influence-tibiofemoral-load-distribution-in-the-primary-knee-arthroplasty-setting-a-comparison-of-neutral-vs-maximal-anatomical-external-rotatory-states
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William A Manning, Kanishka M Ghosh, Alasdair P Blain, Lee M Longstaff, Steven P Rushton, David J Deehan
BACKGROUND: Tibial component rotation at time of knee arthroplasty can influence conformity, load transmission across the polyethylene surface, and perhaps ultimately determined survivorship. Optimal tibial component rotation on the cut surface is reliant on standard per operative manual stressing. This subjective assessment aims to balance constraint and stability of the articulation through a full arc of movement. METHODS: Using a cadaveric model, computer navigation and under defined, previously validated loaded conditions mimicking the in vivo setting, the influence of maximal tibial component external rotation compared with the neutral state was examined for changes in laxity and tibiofemoral continuous load using 3D displacement measurement and an orthosensor continuous load sensor implanted within the polyethylene spacer in a simulated single radius total knee arthroplasty...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236551/soft-tissue-releases-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-for-valgus-deformities
#15
Ke Xie, Steven T Lyons
BACKGROUND: Primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for valgus knee deformities can be challenging. Soft tissue releases are often necessary to achieve a well-balanced knee. We reviewed the frequency of soft tissue releases including lateral retinacular release (LRR) as it pertains to preoperative limb alignment. Postoperatively, we evaluated limb alignment, knee range of motion, and complications. METHODS: From 2010 to 2016, 214 primary TKAs with valgus deformity were performed by a single surgeon...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229267/prevalence-of-incorrect-body-posture-in-children-and-adolescents-with-overweight-and-obesity
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Katarzyna Maciałczyk-Paprocka, Barbara Stawińska-Witoszyńska, Tomasz Kotwicki, Anna Sowińska, Alicja Krzyżaniak, Jarosław Walkowiak, Małgorzata Krzywińska-Wiewiorowska
The ever increasing epidemics of overweight and obesity in school children may be one of the reasons of the growing numbers of children with incorrect body posture. The purpose of the study was the assessment of the prevalence of incorrect body posture in children and adolescents with overweight and obesity in Poznań, Poland. The population subject to study consisted of 2732 boys and girls aged 3-18 with obesity, overweight, and standard body mass. The assessment of body mass was performed based on BMI, adopting Cole's cutoff values...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222578/the-effects-of-prevent-injury-and-enhance-performance-program-in-a-female-soccer-team
#17
Cristina Rodríguez, Soledad Echegoyen, Takeshi Aoyama
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the changes of muscle strength in lower limbs and knee valgus alignment using the Prevent Injury and Enhance Performance Program (PEP program) to prevent ACL injuries in female soccer players during an entire season. METHODS: A longitudinal and prospective study was done in twenty female soccer players at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, from a senior team. During 24 weeks the training program was applied three times a week as a part of the team workouts...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222057/effects-of-toe-in-and-wider-step-width-in-stair-ascent-with-different-knee-alignments
#18
Hunter J Bennett, Songning Zhang, Guangping Shen, Joshua T Weinhandl, Max R Paquette, Jeffrey Reinbolt, Dawn P Coe
PURPOSE: Toe-in (TI) and toe-in with wider step width (TIW) gait modifications have successfully reduced the internal peak knee adduction moment (KAM) during level walking and stair ascent tasks, respectively, for healthy and knee osteoarthritis populations. However, the concurrent effects of these modifications have not previously been combined to reduce both the first and the second peak KAM during stair ascent or tested among the different knee alignment groups. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine effects of TI and TIW gait modifications on knee biomechanics during stair ascent in individuals with varus, neutral, and valgus knee alignments...
March 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210787/articular-surface-mounted-navigated-total-knee-arthroplasty-improves-the-reliability-of-component-alignment
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N D Clement, D MacDonald, A G Burgess, C R Howie
PURPOSE: The primary aim was to compare the early knee-specific functional outcome after articular surface mounted (ASM) navigation with non-navigated TKA. The secondary aims were to compare general physical and mental health improvement, patient satisfaction, and reliability of component alignment in the sagittal and coronal planes between ASM navigated TKA with that of non-navigated TKA. METHODS: Prospective functional outcome and radiographic data were collect for 123 patients undergoing ASM navigation and 172 patients undergoing non-navigated TKA by a high volume single surgeon...
February 16, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209345/multiobjective-optimization-of-cartilage-stress-for-non-invasive-patient-specific-recommendations-of-high-tibial-osteotomy-correction-angle-a-novel-method-to-investigate-alignment-correction
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Keke Zheng, Corey J Scholes, Junning Chen, David Parker, Qing Li
Medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy (MOWHTO) is a surgical procedure to treat knee osteoarthritis associated with varus deformity. However, the ideal final alignment of the Hip-Knee-Ankle (HKA) angle in the frontal plane, that maximizes procedural success and post-operative knee function, remains controversial. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to introduce a subject-specific modeling procedure in determining the biomechanical effects of MOWHTO alignment on tibiofemoral cartilage stress distribution...
February 13, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
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