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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417667/immediate-and-short-term-biomechanical-adaptation-of-habitual-barefoot-runners-who-start-shod-running
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Ivan P H Au, Fannie O Y Lau, Winko W An, Janet H Zhang, Tony L Chen, Roy T H Cheung
This study investigated the immediate and short-term effects of minimalist shoes (MS) and traditional running shoes (TRS) on vertical loading rates, foot strike pattern and lower limb kinematics in a group of habitual barefoot runners. Twelve habitual barefoot runners were randomly given a pair of MS or TRS and were asked to run with the prescribed shoes for 1 month. Outcome variables were obtained before, immediate after and 1 month after shoe prescription. Average and instantaneous vertical loading rates at the 1-month follow-up were significantly higher than that at the pre-shod session (P < 0...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372470/the-effect-of-a-haptic-biofeedback-system-on-postural-control-in-patients-with-stroke-an-experimental-pilot-study
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Kazuhiro Yasuda, Naomi Kaibuki, Hiroaki Harashima, Hiroyasu Iwata
BACKGROUND: Impaired balance in patients with hemiparesis caused by stroke is frequently related to deficits in the central integration of afferent inputs, and traditional rehabilitation reinforces excessive visual reliance by focusing on visual compensation. OBJECTIVE: The present study investigated whether a balance task involving a haptic biofeedback (BF) system, which provided supplementary vibrotactile sensory cues associated with center-of-foot-pressure displacement, improved postural control in patients with stroke...
April 3, 2017: Somatosensory & Motor Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356626/effects-of-wearing-functional-foot-orthotic-on-pelvic-angle-among-college-students-in-their-20s-with-flatfoot
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KwangYong Park
[Purpose] This study examined the impact of wearing a functional foot orthotic on the pelvic angle of young adults who have flatfoot. [Subjects and Methods] A total of 15 college students diagnosed with flatfoot were included in the study. Changes in the pelvic angle in the stance period during walking before and after orthotic use were measured using a VICON Motion System (VICON, Hansung, Korea). The data were analyzed using SPSS 12.0 for Windows. [Results] In the experimental group, the pelvic angle during the mid-stance and mid-swing periods of the gait cycle significantly decreased on the left and right sides after wearing the orthotic, compared to the measurements taken before orthotic usage...
March 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329748/extensive-multilevel-split-laminotomy-for-debulking-a-cervicothoracolumbar-nondysraphic-intramedullary-spinal-cord-lipoma-in-a-2-month-old-infant
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Ha Son Nguyen, Sean Lew
INTRODUCTION: Laminectomy is the traditional approach for posterior exposure of the spinal canal for tumor resection. Another technique is split laminotomy, which entails the division and retraction of the spinous processes and laminae to access the thecal sac. This technique has been employed for small-segment exposures, but not extensively explored for long-segment exposures. CASE: A 2-month-old male presented with progressive right-leg plegia. MRI of the spine revealed a large, intramedullary spinal-cord lipoma extending from C6 to L5...
March 23, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314214/gait-biomechanics-following-lower-extremity-trauma-amputation-vs-reconstruction
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Elizabeth Russell Esposito, Daniel J Stinner, John R Fergason, Jason M Wilken
BACKGROUND: Surgical advances have substantially improved outcomes for individuals sustaining traumatic lower extremity injury. Injuries once requiring lower limb amputation are now routinely managed with limb reconstruction surgery. However, comparisons of functional outcomes between the procedures are inconclusive. PURPOSE: To compare gait biomechanics after lower limb reconstruction and transtibial amputation. METHODS: Twenty-four individuals with unilateral lower limb reconstruction wearing a custom ankle-foot orthosis (Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis), 24 with unilateral, transtibial amputation, and 24 able-bodied control subjects underwent gait analysis at a standardized Froude speed based on leg length...
February 21, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268416/validation-of-temporal-gait-metrics-from-three-imu-locations-to-the-gold-standard-force-plate
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Matthew R Patterson, William Johnston, Niamh O'Mahony, Sam O'Mahony, Eimear Nolan, Brian Caulfield
The purpose of this work is to compare temporal gait parameters from three different IMU locations to the gold standard force platform. 33 subjects (12 F, 21 M) performed twenty gait trials each while wearing inertial measurement units (IMUs) on the trunk, both shanks and both feet. Data was simultaneously collected from a laboratory embedded force plate. Step times were derived from the raw IMU data at the three IMU locations using methods that have been shown to be accurate. Step times from all locations were valid compared to the force plate...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246134/precision-orthotics-optimising-ankle-foot-orthoses-to-improve-gait-in-patients-with-neuromuscular-diseases-protocol-of-the-proof-afo-study-a-prospective-intervention-study
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Niels F J Waterval, Frans Nollet, Jaap Harlaar, Merel-Anne Brehm
INTRODUCTION: In patients with neuromuscular disorders and subsequent calf muscle weakness, metabolic walking energy cost (EC) is nearly always increased, which may restrict walking activity in daily life. To reduce walking EC, a spring-like ankle-foot-orthosis (AFO) can be prescribed. However, the reduction in EC that can be obtained from these AFOs is stiffness dependent, and it is unknown which AFO stiffness would optimally support calf muscle weakness. The PROOF-AFO study aims to determine the effectiveness of stiffness-optimised AFOs on reducing walking EC, and improving gait biomechanics and walking speed in patients with calf muscle weakness, compared to standard, non-optimised AFOs...
February 28, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241769/instrumented-gait-analysis-a-measure-of-gait-improvement-by-a-wheeled-walker-in-hospitalized-geriatric-patients
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Samuel Schülein, Jens Barth, Alexander Rampp, Roland Rupprecht, Björn M Eskofier, Jürgen Winkler, Karl-Günter Gaßmann, Jochen Klucken
BACKGROUND: In an increasing aging society, reduced mobility is one of the most important factors limiting activities of daily living and overall quality of life. The ability to walk independently contributes to the mobility, but is increasingly restricted by numerous diseases that impair gait and balance. The aim of this cross-sectional observation study was to examine whether spatio-temporal gait parameters derived from mobile instrumented gait analysis can be used to measure the gait stabilizing effects of a wheeled walker (WW) and whether these gait parameters may serve as surrogate marker in hospitalized patients with multifactorial gait and balance impairment...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226586/validation-of-temporal-gait-metrics-from-three-imu-locations-to-the-gold-standard-force-plate
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Matthew R Patterson, William Johnston, Niamh O'Mahony, Sam O'Mahony, Eimear Nolan, Brian Caulfield, Matthew R Patterson, William Johnston, Niamh O'Mahony, Sam O'Mahony, Eimear Nolan, Brian Caulfield, Niamh O'Mahony, Eimear Nolan, Matthew R Patterson, Brian Caulfield, William Johnston, Sam O'Mahony
The purpose of this work is to compare temporal gait parameters from three different IMU locations to the gold standard force platform. 33 subjects (12 F, 21 M) performed twenty gait trials each while wearing inertial measurement units (IMUs) on the trunk, both shanks and both feet. Data was simultaneously collected from a laboratory embedded force plate. Step times were derived from the raw IMU data at the three IMU locations using methods that have been shown to be accurate. Step times from all locations were valid compared to the force plate...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216809/healing-ulcers-and-preventing-their-recurrences-in-the-diabetic-foot
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S Raja Sabapathy, Madhu Periasamy
Fifteen percent of people with diabetes develop an ulcer in the course of their lifetime. Eighty-five percent of the major amputations in diabetes mellitus are preceded by an ulcer. Management of ulcers and preventing their recurrence is important for the quality of life of the individual and reducing the cost of care of treatment. The main causative factors of ulceration are neuropathy, vasculopathy and limited joint mobility. Altered bio-mechanics due to the deformities secondary to neuropathy and limited joint mobility leads to focal points of increased pressure, which compromises circulation leading to ulcers...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207840/using-the-hephaistos-orthotic-device-to-study-countermeasure-effectiveness-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-and-dietary-lupin-protein-supplementation-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jochen Zange, Kathrin Schopen, Kirsten Albracht, Darius A Gerlach, Petra Frings-Meuthen, Nicola A Maffiuletti, Wilhelm Bloch, Jörn Rittweger
PURPOSE: The present study investigated whether neuromuscular electrical stimulation for 20 min twice a day with an electrode placed over the soleus muscle and nutritional supplementation with 19 g of protein rich lupin seeds can reduce the loss in volume and strength of the human calf musculature during long term unloading by wearing an orthotic unloading device. METHODS: Thirteen healthy male subjects (age of 26.4 ± 3.7 years) wore a Hephaistos orthosis one leg for 60 days during all habitual activities...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188327/tactile-stimuli-affect-long-range-correlations-of-stride-interval-and-stride-length-differently-during-walking
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Jung Hung Chien, V N Pradeep Ambati, Chun-Kai Huang, Mukul Mukherjee
Sensory feedback below the sole of the foot using sub-threshold mechanical noise significantly reduced postural sway in patients with diabetes and stroke. However, the effects of tactile parameters on walking are still elusive. Specifically, the effects of such parameters on human gait variability need to be studied because of possible rehabilitation outcomes in terms of bringing improvement in temporal and spatial gait parameters. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether different frequency and amplitude combinations of vibro-tactile stimulation of feet would affect stride-to-stride variability in healthy young adults...
April 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178141/a-non-surgical-approach-to-the-management-of-exposure-keratitis-due-to-facial-palsy-by-using-mini-scleral-lenses
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Victor Zaki
RATIONALE: This is a retrospective study aimed to determine the efficacy of mini-scleral contact lens in protecting the cornea and improving vision in cases of facial palsy. PATIENT CONCERNS: Patients with facial palsy get exposure keratitis because the cornea is dry. They feel pain, discomfort and excessive watering. If left untreated, it leads to permanent damage to the cornea and loss of good functional vision. Mini-scleral lens keep the cornea covered by saline solution all wearing hours...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166873/effect-of-work-boot-type-on-work-footwear-habits-lower-limb-pain-and-perceptions-of-work-boot-fit-and-comfort-in-underground-coal-miners
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Jessica A Dobson, Diane L Riddiford-Harland, Alison F Bell, Julie R Steele
Lower limb injuries are highly prevalent in underground coal mining. Wearing gumboots with inadequate ankle support was thought to contribute to these injuries. Despite the uptake of leather lace-up boots, which provide more ankle support, no recent research could be found investigating the effect of this alternative work boot in underground coal mining. Consequently, this study aimed to determine whether boot type (gumboot, leather lace-up boot) influenced work footwear habits, foot problems, lower limb pain, lower back pain, or perceptions of work boot fit and comfort in underground coal miners...
April 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095763/effect-of-socks-structures-on-plantar-dynamic-pressure-distribution
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Zeynab Soltanzadeh, Saeed Shaikhzadeh Najar, M Haghpanahi, M R Mohajeri-Tehrani
A major purpose of investigating the plantar pressure in patients with pain or those at risk for skin injury is to reduce the pressure below metatarsal heads, specially first and second metatarsal heads. The aim of this article is to evaluate the effects of the socks structures on the changes in plantar dynamic pressure. In this study, seven socks types with different structures for the sole area were produced. The Gaitview(®) AFA-50 system, a force plate, was used to measure the plantar dynamic pressure of 10 participants...
November 2016: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073138/-long-term-complications-due-to-polyethylene-wear-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-case-report
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Matthias Aurich
This is the case of an 84-year-old patient 18 years after total knee replacement. Regular follow-up examinations did not take place beyond 10 years of implantation, so that subsequent wear of the polyethylene insert was not detected. The patient presented because of knee pain, swelling of the calf, and a drop foot. Examination showed a large ganglion with pressure on the peroneal nerve, and a loose knee replacement with severe inlay wear and extensive osteolysis around the tibial and femoral implants. This rare case demonstrates the importance of regular clinical and radiological follow-up examinations after total joint replacements, particularly in the long term...
January 10, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070223/medical-grade-footwear-the-impact-of-fit-and-comfort
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Bessie Hurst, Helen Branthwaite, Andrew Greenhalgh, Nachiappan Chockalingam
BACKGROUND: Pressure-related skin lesions on the digits are a significant cause of discomfort. Most foot pain related to ill-fitting shoes occurs in the forefoot and digital areas. Pain has been associated with poor shoe fit, reduced toe box volume, as well as contour and shape of the shoe Off-the-shelf medical-grade footwear is designed as an intervention for chronic lesions on the digits. These shoes are designed with a flexible neoprene fabric upper that is thought to reduce pressure on the forefoot and reduce discomfort associated with ill-fitting shoes...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052381/the-lateral-calcaneal-artery-as-an-alternative-recipient-vessel-option-for-heel-and-lateral-foot-reconstruction
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Kyong-Je Woo, Jin-Woo Park, Goo-Hyun Mun
BACKGROUND: Clinical outcomes of consecutive use of the lateral calcaneal artery (LCA) as a recipient vessel for microsurgical reconstruction have not been reported. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of the LCA as a recipient vessel for microsurgical foot reconstruction based on anatomical study of CT angiography and clinical results of using this vessel as the recipient. METHODS: Anatomic study was performed using CT angiography of 61 lower extremities (31 patients)...
January 4, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050409/prevalence-of-anaemia-and-its-associated-risk-factors-among-adolescent-girls-of-central-kerala
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P M Siva, A Sobha, V D Manjula
INTRODUCTION: Adolescent age group is the window of opportunity to correct nutritional status of children. If we intervene correctly during this period we can prevent future consequences of nutritional deficiencies. Very few studies have been conducted in kerala regarding adolescent anaemia. AIM: To estimate prevalence of anaemia and its associated factors among adolescent girls of central Kerala, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 257 adolescent girls of ettumanoor panchayat, the field practice area of Government Medical College, Kottayam...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041533/investigation-and-identification-of-factors-affecting-migrating-peasant-workers-usage-of-safety-footwear-in-the-chinese-construction-industry
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Qinghui Suo, Daming Zhang
A sample of 300 migrating peasant workers from 15 Chinese building construction sites completed a demographic questionnaire to investigate the usage of safety footwear. The survey form were constructed based on the theory of planned behaviour, and a total of 12 questions focusing on the workers' past experience, attitudes, subjective norms and perceived behavioural control were included in the survey. It was found that 92% of the participants did not wear safety footwear while working on construction sites, although more than 91% of them believed that safety footwear would protect the foot from injury; none of the participants had been provided free safety footwear by their employer...
December 31, 2016: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
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