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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804593/an-innovative-sealed-shoe-to-off-load-and-heal-diabetic-forefoot-ulcers-a-feasibility-study
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Gustav Jarl, Roy Tranberg
Background: Non-removable knee-high devices are the gold standard to treat diabetic foot ulcers located on the plantar forefoot, but they immobilize the ankle, which restricts daily life activities and has negative effects on joint functioning. Objective: To investigate the feasibility of sealing a therapeutic shoe to off-load and heal diabetic forefoot ulcers. Design: A case series of seven men with type 2 diabetes and a metatarsal head ulcer were prescribed therapeutic shoes and custom-made insoles. The shoe was sealed with a plastic band...
2017: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774311/design-and-implementation-of-a-bsn-based-system-for-plantar-health-evaluation-with-exercise-load-quantification
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Yang Wang, Zhiwen Liu, Jian Yang, Shaodong Ma
BACKGROUND: Plantar pressure measurement has become increasingly useful in the evaluation of plantar health conditions thanks to the recent progression in sensing technology. Due to the large volume and high energy consumption of monitoring devices, traditional systems for plantar pressure measurement are only focused on static or short-term dynamic monitoring. It makes them inappropriate for early detections of plantar symptoms usually presented in long-term activities. METHODS: A prototype of monitoring system based on body sensor network (BSN) is proposed for quantitative assessment of plantar conditions...
August 3, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770005/increase-in-body-weight-over-a-two-year-period-is-associated-with-an-increase-in-midfoot-pressure-and-foot-pain
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Tom P Walsh, Paul A Butterworth, Donna M Urquhart, Flavia M Cicuttini, Karl B Landorf, Anita E Wluka, E Michael Shanahan, Hylton B Menz
BACKGROUND: There is a well-recognised relationship between body weight, plantar pressures and foot pain, but the temporal association between these factors is unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between increasing weight, plantar pressures and foot pain over a two-year period. METHODS: Fifty-one participants (33 women and 18 men) completed the two-year longitudinal cohort study. The sample had a mean (standard deviation (SD)) age of 52...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765053/metatarsal-periosteal-plantar-ganglion-cyst-associated-with-stress-fracture-a-case-report
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Kenji Serigano, Masayoshi Ikeda, Tadashi Nukaga, Masahiko Watanabe
We encountered a rare case of a periosteal ganglion cyst at the plantar aspect of the metatarsal that induced a stress fracture in a 77-year-old female. The clinical manifestation of the plantar ganglion cyst of the foot was not evident because of its location deep beneath the plantar fascia. A pressure cortical indentation was detected at the metatarsal neck on the initial radiographs. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a stress fracture of the metatarsal with a ganglion cyst. The stress fracture was thought to have resulted from several factors, including structural weakness due to bony absorption from the ganglion cyst, osteoporosis that induced a fragility fracture, and a load-induced fatigue fracture...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763715/adding-an-arch-support-to-a-heel-lift-improves-stability-and-comfort-during-gait
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Xianyi Zhang, Bo Li, Kun Hu, Qiufeng Wan, Yuhao Ding, Benedicte Vanwanseele
Heel lifts have been widely used as a conservative treatment for some musculoskeletal problems and complaints. However, the heel rise caused by heel lifts may also affect the plantar pressure distribution and stability during walking. This study aimed to test whether adding an arch support to a heel lift would improve its stability and comfort through comparing the center of pressure (COP) during walking and subjective ratings between heel lifts with and without an arch support. Fifteen healthy male participants were asked to walk along an 8m walkway while wearing high-cut footwear with the control heel lifts and the heel lifts with an arch support...
July 21, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763713/spatiotemporal-and-plantar-pressure-patterns-of-1000-healthy-individuals-aged-3-101-years
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Marnee J McKay, Jennifer N Baldwin, Paulo Ferreira, Milena Simic, Natalie Vanicek, Elizabeth Wojciechowski, Anita Mudge, Joshua Burns
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to establish normative reference values for spatiotemporal and plantar pressure parameters, and to investigate the influence of demographic, anthropometric and physical characteristics. METHODS: In 1000 healthy males and females aged 3-101 years, spatiotemporal and plantar pressure data were collected barefoot with the Zeno™ walkway and Emed(®) platform. Correlograms were developed to visualise the relationships between widely reported spatiotemporal and pressure variables with demographic (age, gender), anthropometric (height, mass, waist circumference) and physical characteristics (ankle strength, ankle range of motion, vibration perception) in children aged 3-9 years, adolescents aged 10-19 years, adults aged 20-59 years and older adults aged over 60 years...
July 18, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761792/plantar-pressure-distribution-of-ostrich-during-locomotion-on-loose-sand-and-solid-ground
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Rui Zhang, Dianlei Han, Songsong Ma, Gang Luo, Qiaoli Ji, Shuliang Xue, Mingming Yang, Jianqiao Li
BACKGROUND: The ostrich is a cursorial bird with extraordinary speed and endurance, especially in the desert, and thus is an ideal large-scale animal model for mechanic study of locomotion on granular substrate. METHODS: The plantar pressure distributions of ostriches walking/running on loose sand/solid ground were recorded using a dynamic pressure plate. RESULTS: The center of pressure (COP) on loose sand mostly originated from the middle of the 3rd toe, which differed from the J-shaped COP trajectory on solid ground...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756345/gait-alterations-in-the-uae-population-with-and-without-diabetic-complications-using-both-traditional-and-entropy-measures
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Kinda Khalaf, Haitham M Al-Angari, Ahsan H Khandoker, Sungmun Lee, Wael Almahmeed, Habiba S Al Safar, Herbert F Jelinek
Diabetic foot, one of the most common and debilitating manifestations of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), is the leading cause of worldwide non-traumatic lower extremity amputations. Diabetics who are at risk of ulceration are currently mainly identified by a thorough clinical examination of the feet, which typically does not show clear symptoms during the early stages of disease progression. In this study, we used a non-linear dynamics tool, gait entropy (GaitEN), in addition to traditional linear gait analysis methods, to investigate gait alterations amongst diabetic patients with combinations of three types of T2DM related complications: retinopathy, diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and nephropathy...
July 21, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725271/normal-foot-loading-parameters-and-repeatability-of-the-footscan%C3%A2-platform-system
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Chao Xu, Xin-Xin Wen, Lu-Yu Huang, Lei Shang, Xi-Xia Cheng, Ya-Bo Yan, Wei Lei
BACKGROUND: The Footscan® platform system is one of the most commonly used clinical tools for the measurement of the foot pressure. The present study was designed to assess the repeatability of the system and identify the range of loading parameters observed in the normal foot. METHODS: Measurements were collected from 32 healthy participants, 15 females and 17 males, twice at an interval of 1 week. Peak pressure (PP), contact time (CT), contact area (CA), pressure-time integral (PTI), and maximum force (MaF) were recorded; these parameters were investigated in 10 areas of the foot: medial heel, lateral heel, midfoot, first to fifth metatarsals, hallux, and toes 2-5...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714798/foot-rollover-temporal-parameters-during-walking-straight-ahead-and-stepping-over-obstacles-obese-and-non-obese-postmenopausal-women
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David Silva, Ronaldo Gabriel, Helena Moreira, João Abrantes, Aurélio Faria
The aim of this study was to compare the temporal foot rollover data between walking straight ahead and stepping over obstacles for obese and non-obese postmenopausal women. Plantar pressure data were collected from 67 women. The initial, final, and duration of contact of 10 foot areas were measured. Both limbs of both groups showed a longer foot contact duration on the obstacle task. Significant temporal differences were found for both groups between straight ahead and crossing obstacles on the initial, final, and duration of contact for several foot areas...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713474/plantar-pressure-differences-between-nordic-walking-techniques
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Alberto Encarnación-Martínez, Ángel Gabriel Lucas-Cuevas, Pedro Pérez-Soriano, Ruperto Menayo, Gemma María Gea-García
High plantar pressure has been associated with increased risk of injury. The characteristics of each physical activity determine the load on the lower limbs. The influence of Nordic Walking (NW) technique on plantar pressure is still unknown. The aim of this study was to analyze the differences between plantar pressure during NW with the Diagonal technique (DT) versus Alpha technique (AT) and compare them with the pressure obtained during normal walking (W). The normality and sphericity of the plantar pressure data were checked before performing a two-way repeated measures ANOVA in order to find differences between speeds (preferred, fast) and the gait (NW, W) as within-subject factors...
June 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713455/a-pilot-study-of-the-effect-of-outsole-hardness-on-lower-limb-kinematics-and-kinetics-during-soccer-related-movements
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Dong Sun, Qichang Mei, Julien S Baker, Xuewen Jia, Yaodong Gu
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of different outsole hardness of turf cleats shoes on the lower limb kinematics and kinetics of soccer players playing on artificial turf. The participants were required to complete tasks of straight running and 45° left sidestep cutting movements, respectively, at the speed of 4.5 ± 0.2 m/s on artificial turf. They were asked to randomly select turf cleats shoes with a soft outsole (SO), medium hardness outsole (MO) and hard outsole (HO). During the stance phase of straight running, peak pressure and force-time integral in medial forefoot (MFF) of players wearing cleats shoes with MO were significantly higher than those wearing cleats shoes with SO...
June 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703910/medialis-pedis-flap-for-reconstruction-of-weight-bearing-heel
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Jin Sung Park, Jae Hoon Lee, Jung Suk Lee, Jong Hun Baek
BACKGROUND: Among the various flaps available for the reconstruction of the heel, a medial plantar flap has been widely accepted as the most ideal. This flap, however, involves the medial plantar nerve and its cutaneous branches, which may lead to postoperative hyperesthesia and dual sensation. The purpose of this report was to report the outcomes of the use of the medialis pedis flap for the coverage of weight bearing heel soft tissue defect. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 8 patients who had undergone reconstruction of the weight bearing heel with the medialis pedis flap were enrolled for this study...
July 13, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702813/dynamic-factors-involved-in-common-peroneal-nerve-entrapment-neuropathy
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Takao Kitamura, Kyongsong Kim, Daijiro Morimoto, Rinko Kokubo, Naotaka Iwamoto, Toyohiko Isu, Akio Morita
BACKGROUND: Common peroneal nerve (CPN) entrapment neuropathy (CPNEN) is the most common peripheral neuropathy of the lower extremities. The pathological mechanisms underlying CPNEN remain unclear. We sought to identify dynamic factors involved in CPNEN by directly measuring the CPN pressure during stepwise CPNEN surgery. METHODS: We enrolled seven patients whose CPNEN improved significantly after CPN neurolysis. All suffered intermittent claudication, and the repetitive plantar flexion test, used as a CPNEN provocation test, was positive...
July 12, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702448/study-of-gait-using-weighted-vests-on-balance-with-paraplegic-patients
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Hyuk-Jae Choi, Hyun-Joo Kang
The aims of this study were to identify static and dynamic balance with the addition of weighted vests for the rehabilitation of paraplegic patients. The study was conducted using weighted vest exercises with applied optimal weight ratios. Ten paraplegic patients who use custom orthosis were enrolled for experiments including static standing and dynamic gait with a weighted vest. We set weight ratios as 0%, 10%, and 15% of the patients' weight. A plantar pressure device was used for static balance tests for excursion and velocity of center of pressure and we identified dynamic balance through the tool of Timed Up and Go (TUG) test...
June 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698802/gait-analysis-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Stéphane Armand, Geraldo Decoulon, Alice Bonnefoy-Mazure
Cerebral palsy (CP) children present complex and heterogeneous motor disorders that cause gait deviations.Clinical gait analysis (CGA) is needed to identify, understand and support the management of gait deviations in CP. CGA assesses a large amount of quantitative data concerning patients' gait characteristics, such as video, kinematics, kinetics, electromyography and plantar pressure data.Common gait deviations in CP can be grouped into the gait patterns of spastic hemiplegia (drop foot, equinus with different knee positions) and spastic diplegia (true equinus, jump, apparent equinus and crouch) to facilitate communication...
December 2016: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694849/optimisation-of-rocker-sole-footwear-for-prevention-of-first-plantar-ulcer-comparison-of-group-optimised-and-individually-selected-footwear-designs
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Stephen J Preece, Jonathan D Chapman, Bjoern Braunstein, Gert-Peter Brüggemann, Christopher J Nester
BACKGROUND: Appropriate footwear for individuals with diabetes but no ulceration history could reduce the risk of first ulceration. However, individuals who deem themselves at low risk are unlikely to seek out bespoke footwear which is personalised. Therefore, our primary aim was to investigate whether group-optimised footwear designs, which could be prefabricated and delivered in a retail setting, could achieve appropriate pressure reduction, or whether footwear selection must be on a patient-by-patient basis...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690463/in-vivo-plantar-pressures-in-adult-acquired-flatfoot-compared-to-control-using-an-intraoperative-pedobarographic-device
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Aoife MacMahon, Howard J Hillstrom, Huong T Do, Jeremy Y Chan, Jonathan T Deland, Scott J Ellis
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative pedobarography has the potential to aid surgical decisions, but no parameters exist to guide its use. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: This study compared supine plantar pressures between flatfoot patients and controls using a previously validated intraoperative pedobarographic device and examined associations between supine, walking, and standing plantar pressures. METHODS: Ten preoperative patients with stage II adult-acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD) were compared to ten healthy controls...
July 2017: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689681/locomotion-pattern-and-foot-pressure-adjustments-during-gentle-turns-in-healthy-subjects
#19
Kathrin E Peyer, Charlotte A Brassey, Kayleigh A Rose, William I Sellers
People suffering from locomotor impairment find turning manoeuvres more challenging than straight-ahead walking. Turning manoeuvres are estimated to comprise a substantial proportion of steps taken daily, yet research has predominantly focused on straight-line walking, meaning that the basic kinetic, kinematic and foot pressure adaptations required for turning are not as well understood. We investigated how healthy subjects adapt their locomotion patterns to accommodate walking along a gently curved trajectory (radius 2...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688455/foot-use-during-vertical-climbing-in-chimpanzees-pan-troglodytes
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R E Wunderlich, S B Ischinger
Upright bipedalism is a hallmark of hominin locomotion, however debates continue regarding the extent of arboreal locomotion and the nature of bipedalism practiced by early hominins. Pedal form and function play a prominent role in these debates, as the foot is the element that directly interacts with the locomotor substrate. Recent finds have substantially increased the availability of associated foot remains of early hominins and emphasized the enigmatic nature of the early evolution of human bipedalism. New discoveries of associated forefoot remains have afforded the opportunity to assess relative proportions across the forefoot of fossil hominins and illuminated the need for data on relative loading across the forefoot in extant hominoids...
August 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
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