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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533609/gait-abnormalities-in-patients-with-chronic-ankle-instability-can-improve-following-a-non-invasive-biomechanical-therapy-a-retrospective-analysis
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Shay Tenenbaum, Ofir Chechik, Jason Bariteau, Nathan Bruck, Yiftah Beer, Mazen Falah, Ganit Segal, Amit Mor, Avi Elbaz
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to evaluate the changes in gait patterns and clinical outcomes of patients with chronic ankle instability (CAI) following treatment with a home-based non-invasive biomechanical device. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty-three patients with CAI were compared with 43 healthy controls. Patients underwent a spatiotemporal gait assessment before and three months following treatment. Clinical evaluation was recorded with SF-36 Health Survey and the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS)...
April 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515449/the-role-of-stride-frequency-for-walk-to-run-transition-in-humans
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Ernst Albin Hansen, Lasse Andreas Risgaard Kristensen, Andreas Møller Nielsen, Michael Voigt, Pascal Madeleine
It remains unclear why humans spontaneously shift from walking to running at a certain point during locomotion at gradually increasing velocity. We show that a calculated walk-to-run transition stride frequency (70.6 ± 3.2 strides min(-1)) agrees with a transition stride frequency (70.8 ± 3.1 strides min(-1)) predicted from the two stride frequencies applied during treadmill walking and running at freely chosen velocities and freely chosen stride frequencies. The agreement is based on Bland and Altman's statistics...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513212/an-optical-fiber-based-smart-textile-smart-socks-to-manage-biomechanical-risk-factors-associated-with-diabetic-foot-amputation
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Bijan Najafi, Hooman Mohseni, Gurtej S Grewal, Talal K Talal, Robert A Menzies, David G Armstrong
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to validate a smart-textile based on fiber-optics for simultaneous measurement of plantar temperature, pressure, and joint angles in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). METHODS: After in-vitro validation in the laboratory, 33 eligible subjects with DPN were recruited (age: 58 ± 8 years, BMI: 31.5 ± 8 kg/m(2)) for assessing plantar pressure and temperature during habitual gait-speed in a clinical-setting. All participants were asked to walk at their habitual speed while wearing a pair of sensorized socks made from highly flexible fiber optics (SmartSox)...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503379/a-public-dataset-of-running-biomechanics-and-the-effects-of-running-speed-on-lower-extremity-kinematics-and-kinetics
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Reginaldo K Fukuchi, Claudiane A Fukuchi, Marcos Duarte
BACKGROUND: The goals of this study were (1) to present the set of data evaluating running biomechanics (kinematics and kinetics), including data on running habits, demographics, and levels of muscle strength and flexibility made available at Figshare (DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4543435); and (2) to examine the effect of running speed on selected gait-biomechanics variables related to both running injuries and running economy. METHODS: The lower-extremity kinematics and kinetics data of 28 regular runners were collected using a three-dimensional (3D) motion-capture system and an instrumented treadmill while the subjects ran at 2...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503144/rigid-ankle-foot-orthosis-deteriorates-mediolateral-balance-control-and-vertical-braking-during-gait-initiation
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Arnaud Delafontaine, Olivier Gagey, Silvia Colnaghi, Manh-Cuong Do, Jean-Louis Honeine
Rigid ankle-foot orthoses (AFO) are commonly used for impeding foot drop during the swing phase of gait. They also reduce pain and improve gait kinematics in patients with weakness or loss of integrity of ankle-foot complex structures due to various pathological conditions. However, this comes at the price of constraining ankle joint mobility, which might affect propulsive force generation and balance control. The present study examined the effects of wearing an AFO on biomechanical variables and electromyographic activity of tibialis anterior (TA) and soleus muscles during gait initiation (GI)...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499159/sensitivity-of-biomechanical-outcomes-to-independent-variations-of-hindfoot-and-forefoot-stiffness-in-foot-prostheses
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Peter Gabriel Adamczyk, Michelle Roland, Michael E Hahn
Many studies have reported the effects of different foot prostheses on gait, but most results cannot be generalized because the prostheses' properties are seldom reported. We varied hindfoot and forefoot stiffness in an experimental foot prosthesis, in increments of 15N/mm, and tested the parametric effects of these variations on treadmill walking in unilateral transtibial amputees, at speeds from 0.7 to 1.5m/s. We computed outcomes such as prosthesis energy return, center of mass (COM) mechanics, ground reaction forces, and joint mechanics, and computed their sensitivity to component stiffness...
May 9, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490249/novel-single-marker-approach-to-estimation-of-lower-extremity-movement
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Fateme Navvab Motlagh, Ahmad Reza Arshi
Sacrum motion is used extensively in studying the biomechanical characteristics of walking. This study aimed at investigating the potential of sacrum motion to provide an estimation of important gait events in conjunction with predicting the motion of lower extremity segments. Three-dimensional trajectories of 37 reflective markers placed on anatomical landmarks of 14 healthy subjects were recorded while walking at self-selected normal walking speed on treadmill. Elevation angles of lower extremity segments in sagittal plane were estimated using the lower extremity markers...
May 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488928/do-subjective-assessments-of-running-patterns-reflect-objective-parameters
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Thibault Lussiana, Cyrille Gindre, Laurent Mourot, Kim Hébert-Losier
Running patterns are often categorized into subgroups according to common features before data analysis and interpretation. The Volodalen(®) method is a simple field-based tool used to classify runners into aerial or terrestrial using a 5-item subjective rating scale. We aimed to validate the Volodalen(®) method by quantifying the relationship between its subjective scores and 3D biomechanical measures. Fifty-four runners ran 30 s on a treadmill at 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18 km h(-1) while their kinematics were assessed subjectively using the Volodalen(®) method and objectively using 3D motion capture...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487630/analysis-of-interrelationships-among-voluntary-and-prosthetic-leg-joint-parameters-using-cyclograms
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Farahiyah Jasni, Nur Azah Hamzaid, Nor Elleeiana Mohd Syah, Tze Y Chung, Noor Azuan Abu Osman
The walking mechanism of a prosthetic leg user is a tightly coordinated movement of several joints and limb segments. The interaction among the voluntary and mechanical joints and segments requires particular biomechanical insight. This study aims to analyze the inter-relationship between amputees' voluntary and mechanical coupled leg joints variables using cyclograms. From this analysis, the critical gait parameters in each gait phase were determined and analyzed if they contribute to a better powered prosthetic knee control design...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476390/achilles-tendon-open-surgical-treatment-with-platelet-rich-fibrin-matrix-augmentation-biomechanical-evaluation
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Federica Alviti, Michele Gurzì, Valter Santilli, Marco Paoloni, Roberto Padua, Andrea Bernetti, Marco Bernardi, Massimiliano Mangone
The relationship between surgical technique and ankle biomechanical properties after surgery for acute rupture of the Achilles tendon (ATR) has not yet been fully investigated. Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) matrices seem to play a central role in the complex processes of tendon healing. Our aim was to analyze the biomechanical characteristics, stiffness, and mechanical work of the ankle during walking in patients who had undergone surgery after ATR with and without PRF augmentation. We performed a retrospective review of all consecutive patients who had been treated with surgical repair after ATR...
May 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471543/mri-and-biomechanics-multidimensional-data-analysis-reveals-r2-r1%C3%AF-as-an-early-predictor-of-cartilage-lesion-progression-in-knee-osteoarthritis
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Valentina Pedoia, Jenny Haefeli, Kazuhito Morioka, Hsiang-Ling Teng, Lorenzo Nardo, Richard B Souza, Adam R Ferguson, Sharmila Majumdar
PURPOSE: To couple quantitative compositional MRI, gait analysis, and machine learning multidimensional data analysis to study osteoarthritis (OA). OA is a multifactorial disorder accompanied by biochemical and morphological changes in the articular cartilage, modulated by skeletal biomechanics and gait. While we can now acquire detailed information about the knee joint structure and function, we are not yet able to leverage the multifactorial factors for diagnosis and disease management of knee OA...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463819/the-reliability-of-the-adelaide-in-shoe-foot-model
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Chris Bishop, Susan Hillier, Dominic Thewlis
Understanding the biomechanics of the foot is essential for many areas of research and clinical practice such as orthotic interventions and footwear development. Despite the widespread attention paid to the biomechanics of the foot during gait, what largely remains unknown is how the foot moves inside the shoe. This study investigated the reliability of the Adelaide In-Shoe Foot Model, which was designed to quantify in-shoe foot kinematics and kinetics during walking. Intra-rater reliability was assessed in 30 participants over five walking trials whilst wearing shoes during two data collection sessions, separated by one week...
April 18, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462799/a-novel-physiological-testing-device-to-study-knee-biomechanics-in-vitro
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Fabian van de Bunt, Kaj S Emanuel, Thomas Wijffels, Peter N Kooren, Idsart Kingma, Theodoor H Smit
BACKGROUND: To properly study knee kinetics, kinematics and the effects of injury and surgical treatment in vitro, the knee should be constrained as little as possible, while imposing physiological loads. A novel dynamic biomechanical knee system (BKS) is presented here. The aim of this study was to test the feasibility and reproducibility of the system and demonstrate its features with an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) lesion model. METHODS: Six goat knees were used in the current study...
April 25, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461915/gait-analysis-of-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-highlights-a-pathological-mechanical-pathway-and-provides-a-basis-for-therapeutic-interventions
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REVIEW
Julien Favre, Brigitte M Jolles
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful and incapacitating disease affecting a large portion of the elderly population, for which no cure exists. There is a critical need to enhance our understanding of OA pathogenesis, as a means to improve therapeutic options.Knee OA is a complex disease influenced by many factors, including the loading environment. Analysing knee biomechanics during walking - the primary cyclic load-bearing activity - is therefore particularly relevant.There is evidence of meaningful differences in the knee adduction moment, flexion moment and flexion angle during walking between non-OA individuals and patients with medial knee OA...
October 2016: EFORT Open Rev
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460239/external-loading-alters-trunk-kinematics-and-lower-extremity-muscle-activity-in-a-distribution-specific-manner-during-sitting-and-rising-from-a-chair
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Michelle C Walaszek, Amanda L Ransom, Steven Capehart, Michael B Pohl, Robert Shapiro, Lance M Bollinger
BACKGROUND: Excess body mass alters gait biomechanics in a distribution-specific manner. The effects of adding mass centrally or peripherally on biomechanics during sitting and rising from a chair are unknown. METHODS: Motion analysis and lower extremity EMG were measured for fifteen healthy, normal weight subjects during sit-to-stand (SitTS) and stand-to-sit (StandTS) from a chair under unloaded (UN), centrally loaded (CL), and peripherally loaded (PL) conditions...
June 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458186/dual-belt-treadmill-familiarization-implications-for-knee-function-in-moderate-knee-osteoarthritis-compared-to-asymptomatic-controls
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Derek Rutherford, Matthew Baker, Ivan Wong, William Stanish
BACKGROUND: Effect of treadmill familiarization on knee function in osteoarthritis is not clear. Purpose was to determine whether spatiotemporal characteristics, knee joint biomechanics and muscle activation patterns change as individuals with and without medial compartment knee osteoarthritis familiarize to dual-belt treadmill walking over 6min. METHODS: 20 individuals with knee osteoarthritis and 20 asymptomatic controls walked at a self-selected speed. Spatiotemporal characteristics, sagittal plane joint motions, sagittal and frontal plane moments and knee joint muscle activation patterns, amplitude normalized to maximum isometric contractions were analyzed...
June 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456333/how-symmetric-are-metal-on-metal-hip-resurfacing-patients-during-gait-insights-for-the-rehabilitation
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Renan A Resende, Renata N Kirkwood, John F Rudan, Kevin J Deluzio
Metal-on-metal hip resurfacing patients demonstrate hip biomechanics closer to normal in comparison to total hip arthroplasty during gait. However, it is not clear how symmetric is the gait of hip resurfacing patients. Biomechanical data of 12 unilateral metal-on-metal hip resurfacing participants were collected during gait at a mean time of 45months (SD 24) after surgery. Ankle, knee, hip, pelvis and trunk kinematics and kinetics of both sides were measured with a motion and force-capture system. Principal component analysis and mean hypothesis' tests were used to compare the operated and healthy sides...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454998/finite-element-analysis-of-the-biomechanical-effects-of-3-posterolateral-corner-reconstruction-techniques-for-the-knee-joint
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Kyoung-Tak Kang, Yong-Gon Koh, Juhyun Son, Sung-Jae Kim, Sungryul Choi, Moonki Jung, Sung-Hwan Kim
PURPOSE: To compare the forces exerted on the cruciate ligaments and the contact stresses on the tibiofemoral (TF) and patellofemoral (PF) joints with respect to 3 different tibial- and fibular-based posterolateral corner (PLC) reconstructions under dynamic loading conditions. METHODS: A subject-specific finite element knee model was developed by using 3-dimensional anatomic data from motion captures in gait and squat activities, including in vivo knee joint kinematics and muscle forces for the single subject...
April 25, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445855/speed-dependent-effects-of-laterally-wedged-insoles-on-gait-biomechanics-in-healthy-subjects
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Felix Kluge, Sebastian Krinner, Matthias Lochmann, Bjoern M Eskofier
Laterally wedged insoles have been shown to be effective for the reduction of the knee adduction moment and other biomechanical variables that are associated with the pathogenesis of knee osteoarthritis. However, inconclusive results such as adverse effects in individual subjects or even no group-wise wedge effects have been presented in different studies and it has been suggested to identify variables that potentially confound the wedge effect. The main objective of this study was the investigation of interaction effects of lateral wedges with walking speed, as different self-selected speeds have mainly been used in previous studies...
April 9, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444585/corr-insights-%C3%A2-prediction-of-polyethylene-wear-rates-from-gait-biomechanics-and-implant-positioning-in-total-hip-replacement
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Stephen Li
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April 25, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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