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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024605/hip-and-ankle-kinematics-in-noncontact-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-situations-video-analysis-using-model-based-image-matching
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Hideyuki Koga, Atsuo Nakamae, Yosuke Shima, Roald Bahr, Tron Krosshaug
BACKGROUND: Detailed kinematic descriptions of real anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury situations are limited to the knee only. PURPOSE: To describe hip and ankle kinematics as well as foot position relative to the center of mass (COM) in ACL injury situations through use of a model-based image-matching (MBIM) technique. The distance between the projection of the COM on the ground and the base of support (BOS) (COM_BOS) normalized to the femur length was also evaluated...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018544/verbal-augmented-feedback-in-the-rehabilitation-of-lower-extremity-musculoskeletal-dysfunctions-a-systematic-review
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Marianne Storberget, Linn Helen J Grødahl, Suzanne Snodgrass, Paulette van Vliet, Nicola Heneghan
BACKGROUND: Verbal augmented feedback (VAF) is commonly used in physiotherapy rehabilitation of individuals with lower extremity musculoskeletal dysfunction or to induce motor learning for injury prevention. Its effectiveness for acquisition, retention and transfer of learning of new skills in this population is unknown. OBJECTIVES: First, to investigate the effect of VAF for rehabilitation and prevention of lower extremity musculoskeletal dysfunction. Second, to determine its effect on motor learning and the stages of acquisition, retention and transfer in this population...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018508/gait-improvements-after-peroneal-or-tibial-nerve-transfer-in-patients-with-foot-drop-a-retrospective-study
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Rahul K Nath, Chandra Somasundaram
Background: Injury to the common peroneal nerve disrupts the motor control pathway to ankle dorsiflexors and evertors, as well as toe extensors, resulting in pathological gait and foot drop. Direct external compression on the fibular head is the most frequent cause of peroneal nerve impairment and has poor prognosis. Methods and Patients: Here, we report the surgical outcome of 21 patients with foot drop (9 males and 12 females) who underwent nerve transfer procedure of either the superficial peroneal nerve or the tibial nerve fascicles to the motor branch of the tibialis anterior and to the deep peroneal nerve...
2017: Eplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991043/kinetic-compensations-due-to-chronic-ankle-instability-during-landing-and-jumping
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Hyunsoo Kim, S Jun Son, Matthew K Seeley, J Ty Hopkins
INTRODUCTION: Skeletal muscles absorb and transfer kinetic energy during landing and jumping, which are common requirements of various forms of physical activity. Chronic ankle instability (CAI) is associated with impaired neuromuscular control and dynamic stability of the lower extremity. Little is known regarding an intra-limb, lower-extremity joint coordination of kinetics during landing and jumping for CAI patients. We investigated the effect of CAI on lower-extremity joint stiffness, and kinetic and energetic patterns across the ground contact phase of landing and jumping...
October 3, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990838/3d-printing-calcaneal-fractures-continuously-improving-our-care-by-making-a-complex-problem-tangible
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Tim Schepers, Dominique Misselyn
Calcaneal fractures are amongst the most complex injuries known to man. Their intricate anatomy and extensive damage after trauma make them difficult to understand and treat. Most surgeons specialized in foot and ankle trauma agree that in most patients surgical managements yields the best result. Functional outcome is largely dependent on preventing complications and restoring anatomy. Reconstruction of height and suntalar joint congruency for example are both associated with improved outcome. Over the years insight in the complex (patho-)anatomy has increased...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989069/the-role-of-biomarkers-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-assessment-of-clinical-severity-and-reverse-remodeling
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Sandra Amorim, Manuel Campelo, Brenda Moura, Elisabete Martins, João Rodrigues, Isaac Barroso, Margarida Faria, Tiago Guimarães, Filipe Macedo, José Silva-Cardoso, Maria Júlia Maciel
INTRODUCTION: Biomarkers in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) reflect various pathobiological processes, including neurohormonal activation, oxidative stress, matrix remodeling, myocyte injury and myocyte stretch. We assessed the role of biomarkers in clinical and echocardiographic parameters and in left ventricular (LV) reverse remodeling (LVRR). METHODS: In this prospective study of 50 DCM patients (28 men, aged 59±10 years) with LV ejection fraction (LVEF) <40%, LVRR was defined as an increase of >10 U in LVEF after optimal medical therapy...
October 5, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988268/epidemiology-of-dance-related-injuries-presenting-to-emergency-departments-in-the-united-states-2000-2013
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Amy J Vassallo, Claire Hiller, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Evangelos Pappas
Dance is a popular activity associated with many physical and mental health benefits, but injuries are a concern for all skill levels. Previous studies have focused on professional dancers or particular genres, meaning the population-wide characteristics of injuries is unknown. This study's objective was to identify the incidence and types of dance-related injuries evaluated in emergency departments in the United States over the 14-year period 2000-2013. METHODS: Data were obtained from the nationally representative National Electronic Injury Surveillance System from 2000-2013...
September 2017: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988265/overuse-injuries-in-professional-anatolian-folk-dancers-a-descriptive-study-verified-with-mri
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Neslihan Aksu, Vefa Atansay, Taner Aksu, Şukriye Damla Kara, Safiye Koçulu, Işık Karalök
BACKGROUND: Professional dancers are artists as well as athletes who push their bodies beyond limits for aesthetic expression. Therefore, overuse injuries are common. We present our findings on overuse injuries in Anatolian (Turkish) folk dancers. METHODS: The Fire of Anatolia dance group comprises of 82 dancers (37 male, 45 female) with a mean age of 27.96±5.05 yrs (range 18 to 38). Forty-one dancers from this group presented to our clinic between February 2009 and April 2016 with complaints of pain, and 25 of them had magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for verification...
September 2017: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988152/acute-effects-of-static-stretching-on-the-shear-elastic-moduli-of-the-medial-and-lateral-gastrocnemius-muscles-in-young-and-elderly-women
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Masatoshi Nakamura, Tome Ikezoe, Satoru Nishishita, Jun Umehara, Misaka Kimura, Noriaki Ichihashi
PURPOSE: Generally, static stretching (SS) is the recommended intervention for a decline in the range of motion among elderly adults. However, no study has investigated the acute effects of SS on the shear elastic modulus in elderly people. The aims of the present study were to investigate the acute effects of SS on the shear elastic moduli of the medial and lateral gastrocnemius muscles and to examine the differences in these acute effects between young and elderly women. METHODS: This study included 15 healthy young women (age: 23...
September 25, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987766/nervous-system-excitability-and-joint-stiffness-following-short-term-dynamic-ankle-immobilization
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Alyssa M Stirling, Jeffrey M McBride, Edward K Merritt, Alan R Needle
Joint immobilization has been demonstrated to modify neural excitability in subsets of healthy populations, leading to disinhibition of cortical and reflexive pathways. However, these findings may have limited clinical application as most models have investigated casting and rigid immobilization, while many musculoskeletal injuries often utilize dynamic immobilization devices such as boot immobilizers and pneumatic splints that allow for modified ambulation. We therefore aimed to determine the short-term effects of ambulation in ankle immobilization devices on nervous system excitability and stiffness in able-bodied individuals...
September 23, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985702/descriptive-epidemiology-of-injuries-sustained-in-national-collegiate-athletic-association-men-s-and-women-s-volleyball-2013-2014-to-2014-2015
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Christine M Baugh, Gil S Weintraub, Andrew J Gregory, Aristarque Djoko, Thomas P Dompier, Zachary Y Kerr
BACKGROUND: There were 18,844 volleyball players in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the 2014-2015 academic year. Little research has examined sex-based differences among these athletes. PURPOSE: To examine injury epidemiology in NCAA men's and women's volleyball athletes. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level 3. METHODS: Injury surveillance data from the 2013-2014 through 2014-2015 academic years were obtained from the NCAA Injury Surveillance Program for 6 men's and 33 women's collegiate volleyball teams...
October 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985486/the-effect-of-ankle-distraction-on-arthroscopic-evaluation-of-syndesmotic-instability-a-cadaveric-study
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Bart Lubberts, Daniel Guss, Bryan G Vopat, Jonathon C Wolf, Daniel K Moon, Christopher W DiGiovanni
BACKGROUND: To assist with visualization, orthopaedic surgeons often apply ankle distraction during arthroscopic procedures. The study aimed to investigate whether ankle distraction suppresses fibular motion in cadaveric specimens with an unstable syndesmotic injury. METHODS: Fourteen fresh-frozen above knee specimens underwent arthroscopic assessment with 1) intact ligaments, 2) after sectioning of the anterior inferior tibiofibular ligament, the interosseous ligament, and the posterior inferior tibiofibular ligament, and 3) after sectioning of the deep and superficial deltoid ligament...
September 28, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983653/combined-arthroscopic-all-inside-repair-of-lateral-and-medial-ankle-ligaments-is-an-effective-treatment-for-rotational-ankle-instability
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Jordi Vega, Jörg Allmendinger, Francesc Malagelada, Matteo Guelfi, Miki Dalmau-Pastor
PURPOSE: When the anterior fascicle of the deltoid ligament is injured in patients with chronic ankle instability, the diagnosis of rotational ankle instability is supported. The aim of this study was to report the results of an all-arthroscopic technique to concomitantly repair the lateral collateral and deltoid ligaments to treat patients with rotational ankle instability. METHODS: Thirteen patients [12 men and 1 woman, median age 32 (15-54) years] with rotational ankle instability were treated by arthroscopic means after failing non-operative management...
October 5, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979857/osteoarthritis-action-alliance-consensus-opinion-best-practice-features-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-and-lower-limb-injury-prevention-programs
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Thomas Trojian, Jeffrey Driban, Rathna Nuti, Lindsay Distefano, Hayley Root, Cristina Nistler, Cynthia LaBella
AIM: To identify best practice features of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and lower limb injury prevention programs (IPPs) to reduce osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: This consensus statement started with us performing a systematic literature search for all relevant articles from 1960 through January 2017 in PubMed, Web of Science and CINAHL. The search strategy combined the Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) and keywords for terms: (1) ACL OR "knee injury" OR "anterior cruciate ligament"; (2) "prevention and control" OR "risk reduction" OR "injury prevention" OR "neuromuscular training"; and (3) meta-analysis OR "systematic review" OR "cohort study" OR randomized...
September 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979588/management-of-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talar-dome
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Chamnanni Rungprai, Joshua N Tennant, Ryan D Gentry, Phinit Phisitkul
Osteochondral lesion of the talus (OLT) is a common condition associated with ankle injury that brings challenges in the diagnosis and treatment. Symptoms related to this condition are nonspecific including pain, swelling, stiffness, and mechanical symptoms of locking and catching. While the natural history of the OLTs is not well understood, surgical treatment is often required especially in chronic cases and acute cases with displaced articular fragments. Arthroscopic treatment of the OLTs aims to restore ankle joint function and pain relief by the removal of the chondral or osteochondral fragment, debridement and stabilization of cartilage rim and subchondral bone, and stimulate healing of the bone and damaged cartilage...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979582/recent-developments-in-the-treatment-of-ankle-and-subtalar-instability
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Kazuya Sugimoto, Shinji Isomoto, Norihiro Samoto, Koujirou Okahashi, Masasuke Araki
It was nearly a centenary ago that severe ankle sprain was recognized as an injury of the ankle ligament(s). With the recent technological advances and tools in imaging and surgical procedures, the management of ankle sprains - including subtalar injuries - has drastically improved. The repair or reconstruction of ankle ligaments is getting more anatomical and less invasive than previously. More specifically, ligamentous reconstruction with tendon graft has been the gold standard in the management of severely damaged ligament, however, it does not reproduce the original ultrastructure of the ankle ligaments...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979580/an-ultrasound-classification-of-anterior-talofibular-ligament-atfl-injury
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Yehua Cai, Shengkun Li, Shiyi Chen, Yinghui Hua, Jielin Shan
BACKGROUND: To develop a classification of ATFL injury based on the ultrasonography. METHODS: The ultrasound images of 560 cases that had chronic ankle instability were studied from May 2012 to May 2015. All the patients accepted ultrasonography to type the ATFL injury. RESULTS: The ATFL injuries could be divided into six subtypes based on ultrasound imaging: I: Intact ligament; II: Injury at the fibular side; III:Injury at the talar side; IV: Tear at the midsubstance; V:Ligament absorbed; VI:Combined injury...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978574/in-the-setting-of-paediatric-osteomyelitis-do-not-be-afraid-to-cast-an-eye
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Rebecca Anne Russell, Edina Moylett
The case commences with an innocuous right ankle injury (lateral malleolus), for which the patient, a 9-year-old boy, was placed in a temporary cast at his local hospital. Three days following this incident, the patient was diagnosed with new-onset type 1 diabetes mellitus. He was admitted to his local hospital with severe diabetic ketoacidosis appropriately treated and subsequently discharged c.1 week later clinically well. Approximately 1 week later, again he presented for a third time with a significant serosanguinous discharge from the site of the initial injury permeating through the temporary cast in place for c...
October 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975280/the-functional-roles-of-muscles-passive-prostheses-and-powered-prostheses-during-sloped-walking-in-people-with-a-transtibial-amputation
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Nathaniel T Pickle, Alena M Grabowski, Jana R Jeffers, Anne K Silverman
Sloped walking is challenging for individuals with transtibial amputation (TTA) due to the functional loss of the ankle plantarflexors. Prostheses that actively generate ankle power may help to restore this lost function. The purpose of this study was to use musculoskeletal modeling and simulation to quantify the mechanical power delivered to body segments by passive and powered prostheses and the remaining muscles in the amputated and intact legs during sloped walking. We generated walking simulations from experimental kinematic and kinetic data on slopes of 0, ±3 deg and ±6 deg in eight people with a TTA using powered and passive prostheses and eight nonamputees...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971694/biomechanical-comparison-of-intramedullary-fibular-nail-versus-plate-and-screw-fixation
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George Smith, Samuel Peter Mackenzie, Robert James Wallace, Tom Carter, Timothy Oliver White
BACKGROUND: Clinical evidence has shown that percutaneous ankle fracture fixation using an intramedullary fibular nail results in good outcomes at 1 year and reduces postoperative wound complications in patients with vulnerable soft tissues. Confirmatory biomechanical evidence of its strength when used to secure a supination external rotation (SER) IV (AO/OTA 44B-type) fracture, compared with traditional plates and screws, is currently lacking. METHODS: Twenty cadaveric lower limbs (10 cadavers) had a SER IV injury surgically created...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
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