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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741321/-articular-fractures-of-the-distal-femur-comparative-analysis-of-three-surgical-treatments
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F Souki-Chmeit, E Zambrano-Sanguinetti, A Sandia-Briceño, A Souki-Chmeit, M Brito-Velásquez
INTRODUCTION: The distal articular femur fracture is a serious injury that for years has been a problem in traumatology. It is often believed that produced varying degrees of permanent disability in the knee and that the fate of the joint was determined by the injury rather than treatment. OBJECTIVES: Present the results of surgical treatment of articular distal femur fractures type C2 with three treatment modalities: dynamic condylar screw (TDC), condylar buttress plate (PSC) and periarticular plate (PPA)...
January 2017: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740756/sonographic-evaluation-of-the-immediate-effects-of-eccentric-heel-drop-exercise-on-achilles-tendon-and-gastrocnemius-muscle-stiffness-using-shear-wave-elastography
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Wilson K C Leung, K L Chu, Christopher Lai
BACKGROUND: Mechanical loading is crucial for muscle and tendon tissue remodeling. Eccentric heel drop exercise has been proven to be effective in the management of Achilles tendinopathy, yet its induced change in the mechanical property (i.e., stiffness) of the Achilles tendon (AT), medial and lateral gastrocnemius muscles (MG and LG) was unknown. Given that shear wave elastography has emerged as a powerful tool in assessing soft tissue stiffness with promising intra- and inter-operator reliability, the objective of this study was hence to characterize the stiffness of the AT, MG and LG in response to an acute bout of eccentric heel drop exercise...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735780/electromyographic-activity-of-the-vastus-intermedius-muscle-in-patients-with-stiff-knee-gait-after-stroke-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Davide Mazzoli, Erika Giannotti, Mario Manca, Maria Longhi, Paolo Prati, Michela Cosma, Giovanni Ferraresi, Monica Morelli, Paolo Zerbinati, Stefano Masiero, Andrea Merlo
Stiff-knee gait (SKG) in hemiplegic patients is often due to an inappropriate activity of the quadriceps femoris. However, there are no studies in literature addressing the vastus intermedius (VI) involvement in SKG. In this study, VI activity was analyzed in a sample of 46 chronic stroke patients with SKG, during spontaneous gait. VI activity was recorded by fine-wire electrodes inserted under ultrasound guidance then confirmed by electrical stimulation. The measured VI activity was compared to the normal reference pattern reported in literature and classified (e...
July 5, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734612/primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-how-does-residual-patellar-thickness-affect-patient-oriented-outcomes
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Jose C Alcerro, Mark D Rossi, Carlos J Lavernia
BACKGROUND: Maintenance of the native patellar thickness has been deemed important for proper clinical outcomes after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Our objective was to study the effects of the change in patellar thickness on patient-perceived outcomes (PPOs) after TKA. We hypothesized that reestablishing native patellar thickness after TKA results in better PPOs. METHODS: 819 consecutive patients undergoing primary TKA were studied. Patients were classified according to their postoperative patellar thickness into: (1) less than native patella thickness; (2) equal to native patella thickness; and (3) greater than native patella thickness...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729605/evaluating-the-effects-of-material-properties-of-artificial-meniscal-implant-in-the-human-knee-joint-using-finite-element-analysis
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Duraisamy Shriram, Gideon Praveen Kumar, Fangsen Cui, Yee Han Dave Lee, Karupppasamy Subburaj
Artificial meniscal implants may replace severely injured meniscus and restore the normal functionality of the knee joint. Implant material stiffness and shape influence the longevity of implantations. This study, using 3D finite element analysis, aimed to evaluate the effects of material stiffness variations of anatomically shaped artificial meniscal implant in the knee joint. Finite element simulations were conducted on five different cases including intact knee, medial meniscectomized knee, and the knee joint with the meniscal implant with three distinct material stiffness...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728959/mechanisms-contributing-to-gait-speed-and-metabolic-cost-in-children-with-unilateral-cerebral-palsy
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Tatiana Pessoa Silva Pinto, Sérgio Teixeira Fonseca, Rejane Vale Gonçalves, Thales Rezende Souza, Daniela Virgínia Vaz, Paula Lanna Pereira Silva, Marisa Cotta Mancini
BACKGROUND: Gait speed and metabolic cost are indicators of functional capacity in children with cerebral palsy. Uncovering their mechanisms helps guide therapeutic actions. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the contributions of energy-generating and energy-conserving mechanisms to gait speed and metabolic cost of children with unilateral cerebral palsy. METHODS: Data on eccentric and concentric muscle work, co-contraction, elastic torque and vertical stiffness of the affected-limb, forcing torque of the non-affected limb, gait speed and metabolic cost were collected from 14 children with unilateral cerebral palsy, aged 6-12 years...
July 5, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723822/biomechanical-differences-in-female-basketball-and-soccer-players-during-multi-directional-jump-landings
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Jeffrey B Taylor, Kevin R Ford, Randy J Schmitz, Scott E Ross, Terry A Ackerman, Sandra J Shultz
Anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention programs are less successful in basketball than soccer and may be due to distinct movement strategies that these athletes develop from sport-specific training. The purpose of this study was to identify biomechanical differences between female basketball and soccer players during multi-directional jump landings. Lower extremity biomechanics of eighty-nine female athletes who played competitive basketball (n=40) or soccer (n=49) at the middle- or high-school level were analyzed with three-dimensional motion analysis during a drop vertical jump (DVJ), double- (SAG-DL) and single-leg forward jump (SAG-SL), and double- (FRONT-DL) and single-leg (FRONT-SL) lateral jump...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717620/the-influence-of-muscle-tendon-forces-on-acl-loading-during-jump-landing-a-systematic-review
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Katja Oberhofer, S H Hosseini Nasab, Pascal Schütz, Barbara Postolka, Jess G Snedeker, William R Taylor, Renate List
BACKGROUND: The goal of this review is to summarise and discuss the reported influence of muscle-tendon forces on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) loading during the jump-landing task by means of biomechanical analyses of the healthy knee. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was conducted using different combinations of the terms "knee", "ligament", "load", "tension ", "length", "strain", "elongation" and "lengthening". 26 original articles (n=16 in vitro studies; n=10 in situ studies) were identified which complied with all inclusion/exclusion criteria...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714343/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-combined-self-management-and-exercise-intervention-for-elderly-people-with-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-the-ple-2-no-program
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Priscila Marconcin, Margarida Espanha, Júlia Teles, Paulo Bento, Pedro Campos, Rui André, Flávia Yázigi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of a 12-week self-management and exercise intervention (the PLE(2)NO program) in elderly individuals with knee osteoarthritis. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Four different community settings. SUBJECTS: Eighty individuals aged 60 years or older with clinical and radiographic knee osteoarthritis enrolled in the study. INTERVENTION: A combined self-management and exercise intervention (treatment group) and an educational intervention (control group)...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712015/mechanisms-contributing-to-reduced-knee-stiffness-during-movement
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Daniel Ludvig, Maciej Plocharski, Piotr Plocharski, Eric J Perreault
The ability to modulate the mechanical properties of our limbs contributes to our ability to interact with the physical world in a consistent and predictable manner. An individual joint's contributions to whole limb mechanics can be quantified by its joint impedance, which characterizes the torque generated about a joint in response to external perturbations of position. A number of studies have estimated joint impedance during movement and have shown that it can be much lower than it is during posture. However, the mechanisms contributing to these differences remain unknown partly because conditions known to affect impedance, including muscle activation and joint angles, have not been carefully controlled across studies...
July 15, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705546/a-comparative-study-on-the-long-term-outcome-of-total-knee-arthroplasty-performed-for-knees-stiff-in-extension-and-those-stiff-in-flexion
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Ashok Rajgopal, Inayat Panda, Vivek Dahiya
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic stiff knee with extremely restricted arc of motion (AOM ≤ 20°) may present with stiffness either in extension (stiff in extension [SE]) or in flexion (stiff in flexion [SF]). The difference in the functional outcome after total knee arthroplasty between these 2 groups has not been elaborated in literature. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 96 patients (115 knees), who had undergone total knee arthroplasty between January 1990 and December 2010 for stiff or spontaneously ankylosed knees (AOM ≤ 20°)...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704303/gain-of-length-loss-of-strength-alteration-in-muscle-strength-after-femoral-leg-lengthening-in-young-patients-a-prospective-longitudinal-observational-study
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Andreas H Krieg, Sebastian Gehmert, Olivia L Neeser, Xaver Kaelin, Bernhard M Speth
This study aimed to determine the alteration in maximum isokinetic torque in patients after intramedullary femoral leg lengthening. Thirty patients with a median leg-length discrepancy of 3.0 cm underwent femoral limb lengthening with an intramedullary motorized device. Maximum isokinetic, concentric torque of the extensors, and flexors of the knee was measured before (n=30) and 2 years after surgery (n=21). Postoperatively, a significant difference remained for the maximum isokinetic torque of the extensors (22%) between the lengthened and the normal leg, which might have been caused by muscle response to the distraction procedure itself in the form of higher stiffness, less immediate displacement, and inconsistent force relaxation properties...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697080/plate-osteosynthesis-of-patella-fractures-a-video-case-report
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Matthew Siljander, Alexander D Vara, Denise M Koueiter, Sapan Gandhi, Meghan Quigley, Brett Wiater, Patrick Wiater
Operative management of patella fractures continues to be associated with poor outcomes and high reoperation rates. Traditionally, tension band fixation has been used for more simple fracture patterns; however, fixation remains a challenge particularly for comminuted fractures. More recently, various types of plate fixation have been used and reported in the literature. Earlier mobilization after plate osteosynthesis of patella fractures is possible because of a more robust construct, with the potential for decreased knee stiffness and improved functional outcomes...
August 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696164/surgical-predictors-of-clinical-outcomes-after-revision-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Christina R Allen, Allen F Anderson, Daniel E Cooper, Thomas M DeBerardino, Warren R Dunn, Amanda K Haas, Laura J Huston, Brett Brick A Lantz, Barton Mann, Sam K Nwosu, Kurt P Spindler, Michael J Stuart, Rick W Wright, John P Albright, Annunziato Ned Amendola, Jack T Andrish, Christopher C Annunziata, Robert A Arciero, Bernard R Bach, Champ L Baker, Arthur R Bartolozzi, Keith M Baumgarten, Jeffery R Bechler, Jeffrey H Berg, Geoffrey A Bernas, Stephen F Brockmeier, Robert H Brophy, Charles A Bush-Joseph, J Brad Butler, John D Campbell, James L Carey, James E Carpenter, Brian J Cole, Jonathan M Cooper, Charles L Cox, R Alexander Creighton, Diane L Dahm, Tal S David, David C Flanigan, Robert W Frederick, Theodore J Ganley, Elizabeth A Garofoli, Charles J Gatt, Steven R Gecha, James Robert Giffin, Sharon L Hame, Jo A Hannafin, Christopher D Harner, Norman Lindsay Harris, Keith S Hechtman, Elliott B Hershman, Rudolf G Hoellrich, Timothy M Hosea, David C Johnson, Timothy S Johnson, Morgan H Jones, Christopher C Kaeding, Ganesh V Kamath, Thomas E Klootwyk, Bruce A Levy, C Benjamin Ma, G Peter Maiers, Robert G Marx, Matthew J Matava, Gregory M Mathien, David R McAllister, Eric C McCarty, Robert G McCormack, Bruce S Miller, Carl W Nissen, Daniel F O'Neill, Brett D Owens, Richard D Parker, Mark L Purnell, Arun J Ramappa, Michael A Rauh, Arthur C Rettig, Jon K Sekiya, Kevin G Shea, Orrin H Sherman, James R Slauterbeck, Matthew V Smith, Jeffrey T Spang, Steven J Svoboda, Timothy N Taft, Joachim J Tenuta, Edwin M Tingstad, Armando F Vidal, Darius G Viskontas, Richard A White, James S Williams, Michelle L Wolcott, Brian R Wolf, James J York
BACKGROUND: Revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has been documented to have worse outcomes compared with primary ACL reconstruction. HYPOTHESIS: Certain factors under the control of the surgeon at the time of revision surgery can both negatively and positively affect outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Patients undergoing revision ACL reconstruction were identified and prospectively enrolled between 2006 and 2011...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695875/can-bariatric-surgery-delay-the-need-for-knee-replacement-in-morbidly-obese-osteoarthritis-patients
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Lajja Rishi, Mohit Bhandari, Ravindra Kumar
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to find the weight reduction pattern and its outcome on knee pain and function in osteoarthritis (OA) morbidly obese patients' post-bariatric surgery with dietary and exercise changes. METHODOLOGY: Thirty morbidly obese (body mass index [BMI] >40 kg/m2) OA patients gave consent for bariatric surgery. Despite wearisome lifestyle modifications for weight loss and knee pain, satisfactory results were not retrieved. We took consent from all the patients predetermined for knee replacement in future because of pain and disability as recommended by knee replacement surgeon...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683980/midterm-survivorship-and-complications-of-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-dwarfism
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Timothy L Tan, Michael M Kheir, Ronuk Modi, Chi-Lung Chen, Hongyi Shao, Antonia F Chen
BACKGROUND: Dwarfism is associated with skeletal dysplasias and joint deformities that frequently result in osteoarthritis requiring treatment with total knee arthroplasty (TKA). These surgeries can be challenging because of alignment deformities, poor bone stock, and smaller components. This study aims to compare TKA implant survivorship and complications between dwarf and nondwarf patients. METHODS: A retrospective case-control study was performed from 1997-2014 evaluating 115 TKAs in patients under the height threshold of 147...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676900/serum-levels-of-the-bone-turnover-markers-dickkopf-1-osteoprotegerin-and-tnf-%C3%AE-in-knee-osteoarthritis-patients
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Sicong Min, Chao Wang, Wanli Lu, Zhihong Xu, Dongquan Shi, Dongyang Chen, Huajian Teng, Qing Jiang
Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a common degenerative joint disease causing pain, stiffness, reduced motion, swelling, crepitus, and disability. Several inflammatory markers and cartilage degradation products can be used as biomarkers in OA. The key factors of bone metabolism in normal joint bone, dickkopf-1 (DKK1) and osteoprotegerin (OPG), interact with Wnt signaling pathway, balancing between bone absorption and bone reconstruction. TNF-α is a key inducer of DKK-1, which belongs to the family of proteins involved in joint remodeling...
July 4, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674255/amelioration-of-the-development-of-osteoarthritis-by-daily-intake-of-%C3%AE-cryptoxanthin
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Gyujin Park, Tetsuhiro Horie, Kazuya Fukasawa, Kakeru Ozaki, Yuki Onishi, Takashi Kanayama, Takashi Iezaki, Katsuyuki Kaneda, Minoru Sugiura, Eiichi Hinoi
β-Cryptoxanthin, which is primarily obtained from citrus fruits such as Satsuma mandarins, is a major carotenoid routinely found in human serum. Recently, we demonstrated that daily oral intake of β-cryptoxanthin prevented ovariectomy-induced bone loss and ameliorated neuropathic pain in mice. Although β-cryptoxanthin exerts preventive effects on various lifestyle-related diseases, there have been no studies on the effect of β-cryptoxanthin on the development of osteoarthritis, the most common degenerative joint disease, which frequently leads to loss of ability and stiffness in the elderly...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673200/analysis-of-functional-outcome-of-hoffa-fractures-a-retrospective-review-of-32-patients
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Vivek Trikha, Saubhik Das, Sahil Gaba, Prabhat Agrawal
PURPOSE: Hoffa fractures are uncommon intra-articular fractures of femoral condyle in coronal plane. The purpose of our study is to assess radiologic and functional outcome in operatively treated Hoffa fractures. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 32 patients of isolated Hoffa fracture from January 2010 to March 2015. All were treated with open reduction and internal fixation using lateral approach for lateral Hoffa and medial approach for medial Hoffa fracture...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670285/muscle-and-tendon-adaptation-in-adolescence-elite-volleyball-athletes-compared-to-untrained-boys-and-girls
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Falk Mersmann, Georgios Charcharis, Sebastian Bohm, Adamantios Arampatzis
Though the plasticity of human tendons is well explored in adults, it is still unknown how superimposed mechanical loading by means of athletic training affects the properties of tendons during maturation. Due to the increased responsiveness of muscle to mechanical loading, adolescence is an important phase to investigate the effects of training on the mechanical properties of tendons. Hence, in the present study we compared vastus lateralis (VL) architecture, muscle strength of the knee extensor muscles and patellar tendon mechanical properties of male and female adolescent elite athletes to untrained boys and girls...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
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