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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618310/bilateral-changes-in-3-d-scapular-kinematics-in-individuals-with-chronic-stroke
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Maíra Carolina Lixandrão, Paula Rezende Camargo, Caroline Evelin Neves Scarpa, Christiane Lanatovitz Prado-Medeiros, Tania Fátima Salvini
BACKGROUND: Stroke can lead to altered scapular motion that may limit the ability to perform activities of daily living. The aims were to evaluate scapular kinematics of individuals with chronic stroke and the correlation with paretic arm function. METHODS: Scapular kinematics was assessed in thirty-four individuals (Chronic stroke=17; controls=17) during arm elevation and lowering in scapular and self-selected planes, and during hair combing. The use of the paretic arm to perform activities of daily living was assessed by the Motor Activity Log (MAL-30)...
June 7, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606637/three-dimensional-shoulder-motion-after-teres-major-or-latissimus-dorsi-tendon-transfer-for-posterosuperior-rotator-cuff-tears
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Jan Ferdinand Henseler, Arjen Kolk, Bob Zondag, Jochem Nagels, Jurriaan H de Groot, Rob G H H Nelissen
BACKGROUND: Teres major (TM) transfer and latissimus dorsi (LD) transfer are essential treatment options in patients with posterosuperior rotator cuff (RC) tears. The purpose of this study was to quantify shoulder kinematics before and after TM transfer and LD transfer in posterosuperior RC tear patients. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, we quantitatively measured shoulder movements using an electromagnetic tracking device (Flock of Birds) preoperatively and 1 year after either TM (n = 13) or LD (n = 9) tendon transfer...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605288/neck-and-scapula-focused-exercise-training-on-patients-with-non-specific-neck-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Taha Ibrahim Yildiz, Elif Turgut, Irem Duzgun
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of additional 6-week scapular stabilization training in patients with non-specific neck pain (NNP). MATERIALS AND METHOD: Thirty patients with non-specific neck pain were randomly allocated to the study. Fifteen participants in the intervention group (IG) received neck-focused exercise and scapular stabilization training while 15 participants in the control group(CG) received neck-focused exercise training...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605279/the-effect-of-shoulder-muscle-fatigue-on-acromiohumeral-distance-and-scapular-dyskinesis-in-women-with-generalized-joint-hypermobility
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Razie J Alibazi, Afsun Nodehi Moghadam, Ann M Cools, Enayatollah Bakhshi, Alireza Aziz Ahari
Muscle fatigue is considered to be one cause of shoulder pain, and subjects with generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) are affected more by shoulder pain. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of muscle fatigue on acromiohumeral distance (AHD) and scapular dyskinesis in women with GJH. Thirty-six asymptomatic participants were assigned to either a GJH (n=20) or control group (n=16) using the Beighton scale. Before and after elevation fatigue trials, AHD was measured with ultrasonography at rest and when the arm was in 90° active elevation...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586458/disease-stabilization-of-dyt1-positive-primary-generalized-dystonia-with-deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-globus-pallidus-interna-a-15-yr-follow-up
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Derrick A Dupre, Raj Nangunoori, Sravanthi Koduri, Cindy Angle, Diane Cantella, Donald Whiting
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Primary generalized dystonia (PGD) is a genetic form of dystonia that frequently displays pharmacological resistance and progresses quickly after onset. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been used successfully to treat refractory dystonia, specifically globus pallidus interna (GPi) DBS for DYT1-positive PGD patients. Long-term follow-up of the safety and efficacy falls short of the longevity seen in other diseases treated with DBS. CASE PRESENTATION: A male patient presented for neurosurgical evaluation with scapular winging, hand contractures, and violent truncal spasms, which forced him to be bedridden...
June 6, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571725/the-scapular-dyskinesis-test-reliability-agreement-and-predictive-value-in-patients-with-subacromial-impingement-syndrome
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David Høyrup Christiansen, Anders Damgaard Møller, Jesper Medom Vestergaard, Søren Mose, Thomas Maribo
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort. INTRODUCTION: Assessment of scapular dysfunction is considered important in the clinical evaluation and treatment of patients with symptoms of subacromial impingement. However, sparse research has been conducted into the reliability and predictive value of clinical tests with which to identify scapular dyskinesis. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To evaluate intrarater and interrater reliability and predictive value of the Scapular Dyskinesis Test (SDT) in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567225/clinical-outcomes-and-complications-during-the-learning-curve-for-reverse-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-an-analysis-of-the-first-40-cases
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Chul-Hyun Cho, Kwang-Soon Song, Tae-Won Koo
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the results and complications during the learning curve of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) for rotator cuff deficiency. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the first 40 cases of RTSA performed by a single surgeon. The mean age of patients was 72.7 years (range, 63 to 81 years) and mean follow-up period was 26.7 months (range, 9 to 57 months). Clinical outcomes were evaluated using a visual analog scale (VAS) for pain, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) shoulder score, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon (ASES) score, subjective shoulder value (SSV), and active range of motion (ROM)...
June 2017: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554052/acute-effects-of-spinal-bracing-on-scapular-kinematics-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Gozde Gur, Elif Turgut, Cigdem Ayhan, Gul Baltaci, Yavuz Yakut
BACKGROUND: Bracing is the most common nonsurgical treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spinal braces affect glenohumeral and scapulothoracic motion because they restrict trunk movements. However, the potential spinal-bracing effects on scapular kinematics are unknown. The present study aimed to investigate the acute effects of spinal bracing on scapular kinematics in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. METHODS: Scapular kinematics, including scapular internal/external rotation, posterior/anterior tilting, and downward/upward rotation during scapular plane elevation, were evaluated in 27 in-brace and out-of-brace adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients with a three-dimensional electromagnetic tracking system...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547248/inferior-glenoid-fossa-fractures-patho-anatomy-and-results-of-operative-treatment
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Jan Bartoníček, Michal Tuček, Daniel Klika
INTRODUCTION: A typical feature of inferior glenoid fractures is a distal fragment separated from the glenoid fossa. In most cases, the inferior glenoid fractures are associated with a fracture of the scapular body. However, there are no detailed studies of inferior glenoid fractures, and only brief mentions can be found in the literature in this respect. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The basic group comprised 42 patients, with the mean age of 48 years, who sustained 42 fractures of the inferior glenoid...
May 25, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537680/clinical-features-imaging-findings-treatment-aspects-of-elastofibroma-dorsi-and-long-term-outcomes-after-surgical-resection
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M Bartocci, C Dell'Atti, E Meacci, M T Congedo, N Magarelli, L Bonomo, A Leone
OBJECTIVE: We aim to present clinical features, imaging findings, treatment aspects of the elastofibroma dorsi (ED), which is a benign tumor arising from connective tissue at the scapular region, and long-term outcomes after surgical resection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated retrospectively 82 patients (55 females, 27 males; mean age, 60 years; age range, 23-78 years) with ED who underwent surgery between January 1994 and May 2014; subsequently all patients were invited for follow-up, which consisted of physical and US examinations...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514491/3d-image-based-morphometric-analysis-of-the-scapular-neck-length-in-subjects-undergoing-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty
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P Simon, M Diaz, M Cusick, B Santoni, M Frankle
INTRODUCTION: Scapular notching after RSA may, in part, be related to a patient's scapular morphology. The purpose of this study was to develop a novel 3D measurement technique to describe infraglenoid tubercle morphometry. We hypothesize that the parameters describing infraglenoid tubercle would be normally distributed and would correlate with individual's demographics and glenoid morphometry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A group of 110 subjects treated with RSA were evaluated...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509443/hemodynamically-stimulated-and-in-vivo-generated-axially-vascularized-soft-tissue-free-flaps-for-closure-of-complex-defects-evaluation-in-a-small-animal-model
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Volker J Schmidt, Johanna O Wietbrock, Nico Leibig, Jochen F Hernekamp, Dominic Henn, Christian A Radu, Ulrich Kneser
The arteriovenous (AV) loop model permits the creation of significant volumes of axially vascularized tissue that represents an alternative to conventional free flaps, circumventing their common limitations. However, such AV-loop-based flaps have never before been examined in standardized animal models with respect to their suitability for reconstruction of critical bone exposing defects. In the course of our preliminary studies, we implemented a novel defect model in rats that provides standardized and critical wound conditions and evaluated whether AV-loop-generated flaps are suitable for free microsurgical transfer and closure of composite defects...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483434/posterior-glenoid-bone-grafting-in-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-for-osteoarthritis-with-severe-posterior-glenoid-wear
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Gregory P Nicholson, Gregory L Cvetanovich, Allison J Rao, Patrick O'Donnell
BACKGROUND: Total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) in cases with posterior wear can be addressed by eccentric reaming of the anterior glenoid or by augmenting the posterior glenoid with bone grafting or augmented glenoid implants. We report the results of TSA with posterior glenoid bone grafting (PGBG) with humeral head autograft in patients with shoulder osteoarthritis and severe posterior glenoid wear. METHODS: A retrospective review of cases from 2004 to 2014 revealed 34 patients...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451621/is-there-an-association-between-the-critical-shoulder-angle-and-clinical-outcome-after-rotator-cuff-repair
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Jacob M Kirsch, Amit Nathani, Christopher B Robbins, Joel J Gagnier, Asheesh Bedi, Bruce S Miller
BACKGROUND: Variations in scapular morphology have been associated with the development of atraumatic rotator cuff tears (RCTs). The critical shoulder angle (CSA) accounts for both glenoid inclination and lateral extension of the acromion. The impact of the CSA on outcomes after rotator cuff repair (RCR) has not been investigated previously. HYPOTHESIS: Our hypothesis was that individuals with smaller CSAs will have better patient-reported outcome scores over time compared with those with larger CSAs...
April 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448852/reproducibility-of-scapular-muscle-activity-in-isokinetic-shoulder-flexion-and-extension
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Monique Wochatz, Sophie Rabe, Martin Wolter, Tilman Engel, Steffen Mueller, Frank Mayer
Repetitive overhead movements have been identified as a main risk factor to develop shoulder complaints with scapular muscle activity being altered. Reliable assessment of muscle activity is essential to differentiate between symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the intra- and inter-session reliability of scapular muscle activity during maximal isokinetic shoulder flexion and extension. Eleven asymptomatic adults performed maximum effort isokinetic shoulder flexion and extension (concentric and eccentric at 60°/s) in a test-retest design...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420897/in-vivo-analysis-of-three-dimensional-dynamic-scapular-dyskinesis-in-scapular-or-clavicular-fractures
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Eugene Kim, Jai Hyung Park, Byeong-Ryong Han, Hee Jin Park, So Yeon Lee, Tsuyoshi Murase, Kazumi Sugamoto, Sumika Ikemoto, Se-Jin Park
The three-dimensional (3D) kinematics of the scapula were analyzed in vivo in 10 patients with scapular and 10 patients with clavicular fracture. Both the injured shoulder and normal contralateral shoulder were evaluated by computed tomography in the neutral and fully elevated positions. 3D rotational and translational movements of the scapula relative to the thorax during arm elevation were analyzed. A computer simulation program was used to compare rotational elevation/depression in the coronal plane, anterior/posterior tilting in the sagittal plane and protraction/retraction in the axial plane between the normal and affected sides...
April 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416022/specific-or-general-exercise-strategy-for-subacromial-impingement-syndrome-does-it-matter-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
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Alison R Shire, Thor A B Stæhr, Jesper B Overby, Mathias Bastholm Dahl, Julie Sandell Jacobsen, David Høyrup Christiansen
BACKGROUND: Exercise is frequently suggested as a treatment option for patients presenting with symptoms of subacromial impingement syndrome. Some would argue implementing a specific exercise strategy with special focus on correction of kinematic deficits would be superior to general exercise strategy. There is however a lack of evidence comparing such exercise strategies to determine which is the most effective in the treatment of subacromial impingement syndrome. The aim of this review is to evaluate whether implementing specific exercise strategies involving resistive exercises are more effective than a general exercise strategy for the treatment of patients with subacromial impingement syndrome...
April 17, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408254/midterm-outcomes-of-bone-grafting-in-glenoid-defects-treated-with-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty
#18
Yaiza Lopiz, Carlos García-Fernández, Alvaro Arriaza, Belen Rizo, Hector Marcelo, Fernando Marco
BACKGROUND: Large glenoid defects are a difficult reconstructive problem for shoulder surgeons. The purpose of this study was to determine the complications, rate of healing, and functional results of glenoid bone grafting in primary or revision surgery with reverse shoulder arthroplasty. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 23 patients with glenoid bone loss who underwent primary or revision surgery using a glenoid bone graft with a minimum follow-up of 2 years...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406877/scapulothoracic-dissociation-evaluation-and-management
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Andrew M Choo, Patrick C Schottel, Andrew R Burgess
Scapulothoracic dissociation is a rare, potentially limb- and life-threatening injury of the shoulder girdle. The injury is characterized by lateral displacement of the scapula resulting from traumatic disruption of the scapulothoracic articulation. The typical physical examination findings consist of substantial swelling of the shoulder girdle, along with weakness, numbness, and pulselessness in the ipsilateral upper extremity. Radiographic evaluation includes measurement of the scapular index on a nonrotated chest radiograph and assessment for either a distracted clavicle fracture or a disrupted acromioclavicular or sternoclavicular joint...
May 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395752/efficacy-of-a-new-spot-on-formulation-of-selamectin-plus-sarolaner-for-cats-against-adult-ctenocephalides-felis-flea-egg-production-and-adult-flea-emergence
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Adriano F Vatta, William R Everett, Susan J Holzmer, Judith A Cherni, Vickie L King, Douglas Rugg, Thomas Geurden
A new spot-on formulation of selamectin plus sarolaner was evaluated against fleas for adulticidal efficacy, and for the effect on egg production and hatching when applied to flea-infested cats. Ten male and ten female adult domestic shorthair cats were randomly assigned to one of two treatment groups based on pre-treatment flea counts. Cats received topical treatment on Day 0 in a single spot to the dorsal scapular area with either a placebo formulation or with the combination formulation at the minimal dose of 6...
April 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
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