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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985751/assessment-of-the-kinesiotherapy-s-efficacy-in-male-athletes-with-calcaneal-apophysitis
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Ersin Kuyucu, Barış Gülenç, Hüseyin Biçer, Mehmet Erdil
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy of kinesiotherapy used for treating various disorders in athletes on pain and pedal functions in patients with calcaneal apophysitis. METHODS: This prospective randomized controlled study included 22 patients with calcaneal apophysitis aged 8 to 16 years presenting with heel pain among junior athletes of a professional football club. The patients were randomly grouped into two groups, with one group receiving sham tape only and the other kinesio tape...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919208/genetics-of-clubfoot-recent-progress-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Sulman Basit, Khalid I Khoshhal
Clubfoot or talipes equinovarus (TEV) is an inborn three-dimensional deformity of leg, ankle and foot. It results from structural defects of several tissues of foot and lower leg leading to abnormal positioning of foot and ankle joints. TEV can lead to long-lasting functional disability, malformation and discomfort if left untreated. Substantial progress has been achieved in the management and diagnosis of limb defects; however, not much is known about the molecular players and signalling pathways underlying TEV disorder...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918597/effect-of-vibration-on-postural-control-and-gait-of-elderly-subjects-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Atefeh Aboutorabi, Mokhtar Arazpour, Mahmood Bahramizadeh, Farzam Farahmand, Reza Fadayevatan
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Gait and balance disorders are common in the elderly populations, and their prevalence increases with age. This systematic review was performed to summarize the current evidence for subthreshold vibration interventions on postural control and gait in elderly. METHOD: A review of intervention studies including the following words in the title/abstract: insole, foot and ankle appliances, vibration, noise and elderly related to balance and gait...
September 16, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882059/mri-evaluation-of-ligaments-and-tendons-of-foot-arch-in-talar-dome-osteochondral-lesions
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Ali Koç, Özgür Karabiyik
Background There are no publications in literature describing an association between disorders of the ligaments and tendons supporting the foot arch and osteochondral lesions of the talus (OCLT). We believe there may be a correlation between the damage of these structures. Purpose To investigate the pathologies of main ligaments and tendons that support the foot arch in sprained ankles, by reviewing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies and comparing the results in two groups of patients, with and without OCLT...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877943/systematic-review-of-the-evidence-on-orthotic-devices-for-the-management-of-knee-instability-related-to-neuromuscular-and-central-nervous-system-disorders
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Catriona McDaid, Debra Fayter, Alison Booth, Joanne O'Connor, Rocio Rodriguez-Lopez, Dorothy McCaughan, Roy Bowers, Cynthia P Iglesias, Simon Lalor, Rory J O'Connor, Margaret Phillips, Gita Ramdharry
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of orthotic devices for the management of instability of the knee in adults with a neuromuscular disorder or central nervous system disorder. DESIGN: A systematic review of primary studies. SETTING: Community. PARTICIPANTS: Adults with a neuromuscular disorder or central nervous system disorder and impaired walking ability due to instability of the knee. INTERVENTIONS: Orthoses with the clinical aim of controlling knee instability, for example, knee-ankle-foot orthoses, ankle-foot orthoses and knee orthoses or mixed design with no restrictions in design or material...
September 5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853612/foot-problems-in-older-adults-associations-with-incident-falls-frailty-syndrome-and-sensor-derived-gait-balance-and-physical-activity-measures
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Amy Muchna, Bijan Najafi, Christopher S Wendel, Michael Schwenk, David G Armstrong, Jane Mohler
BACKGROUND: Research on the relationship between foot problems and frailty is sparse and could be elucidated via advances in wearable sensor-based measures of gait, balance, and physical activity (PA). This study examined the impact of foot problems on likelihood of falls, frailty syndrome, motor performance, and PA in community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: Arizona Frailty Cohort Study participants (community-dwelling adults 65 years and older without baseline cognitive deficit, severe movement disorders, or recent stroke) underwent Fried frailty and foot assessment...
August 30, 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852426/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-spanish-version-of-the-foot-and-ankle-ability-measures-faam-sp
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Pablo Cervera-Garvi, Ana Belen Ortega-Avila, Jose Miguel Morales-Asencio, Jose Antonio Cervera-Marin, Rob Roy Martin, Gabriel Gijon-Nogueron
BACKGROUND: The Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) is a Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) commonly used to determine the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions for patients with foot and ankle pathologies and associated impairments of body function and structure, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. The aim of this study was to cross-culturally adapt the FAAM into Spanish. METHODS: Cross-cultural adaptation was performed according to the international guidelines of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828179/the-subtalar-joint-a-complex-mechanism
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Nicola Krähenbühl, Tamara Horn-Lang, Beat Hintermann, Markus Knupp
Subtalar joint anatomy is complex and can vary significantly between individuals.Movement is affected by several adjacent joints, ligaments and periarticular tendons.The subtalar joint has gained interest from foot and ankle surgeons in recent years, but its importance in hindfoot disorders is still under debate.The purpose of this article is to give a general overview of the anatomy, biomechanics and radiographic assessment of the subtalar joint.The influence of the subtalar joint on the evolution of ankle joint osteoarthritis is additionally discussed...
July 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765981/-anatomic-stabilization-of-chronic-lateral-instability-of-the-ankle-gold-technique
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REVIEW
T Diermeier, B Scheiderer, L Lacheta, A B Imhoff
OBJECTIVES: Anatomical reconstruction of the lateral ligament complex in the ankle. INDICATIONS: Chronic lateral ankle instability. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Severe osteoarthritis, obesity, hindfoot varus, general contraindications (infection, circulatory disorders, diabetic foot syndrome). SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Anatomical V‑shaped reconstruction of the lateral ligament complex with half of the peroneus brevis tendon and additional retinaculum stabilization...
August 1, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736620/peroneal-tendon-disorders
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REVIEW
Kinner Davda, Karan Malhotra, Paul O'Donnell, Dishan Singh, Nicholas Cullen
Pathological abnormality of the peroneal tendons is an under-appreciated source of lateral hindfoot pain and dysfunction that can be difficult to distinguish from lateral ankle ligament injuries.Enclosed within the lateral compartment of the leg, the peroneal tendons are the primary evertors of the foot and function as lateral ankle stabilisers.Pathology of the tendons falls into three broad categories: tendinitis and tenosynovitis, tendon subluxation and dislocation, and tendon splits and tears. These can be associated with ankle instability, hindfoot deformity and anomalous anatomy such as a low lying peroneus brevis or peroneus quartus...
June 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690469/ankle-reconstruction-in-fibular-hemimelia-new-approach
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Hany Hefny, ElHussein M Elmoatasem, Mahmoud Mahran, Tamer Fayyad, Mohamed A Elgebeily, Ahmed Mansour, Mamdouh Hefny
BACKGROUND: Fibular hemimelia is a congenital disorder that is characterized by the absence of the fibula that could be either partial or complete. Successful management aims to restore normal weight bearing and normal limb length. The introduction of the Ilizarov method of limb lengthening has provided an attractive alternative to amputation. During lengthening, the tight posterolateral soft-tissue structures, the thick fibrous fibular band, and the shortened Achilles tendon become tighter and transfer a valgus force to the talus and calcaneus, further aggravating the deformity...
July 2017: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654502/kinematic-gait-changes-following-serial-casting-and-bracing-to-treat-toe-walking-in-a-child-with-autism
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Marybeth Barkocy, James Dexter, Colleen Petranovich
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of serial casting in a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) exhibiting a toe-walking gait pattern with equinus contractures. SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS: Although many children with ASD toe walk, little research on physical therapy interventions exists for this population. Serial casting has been validated for use in idiopathic toe walking to increase passive dorsiflexion and improve gait, but not for toe walking in children with ASD...
July 2017: Pediatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605225/effect-of-shoes-on-stiffness-and-energy-efficiency-of-ankle-foot-orthosis-bench-testing-analysis
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Toshiki Kobayashi, Fan Gao, Nicholas LeCursi, K Bo Foreman, Michael S Orendurff
Understanding the mechanical properties of ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) is important to maximize their benefit for those with movement disorders during gait. Though mechanical properties such as stiffness and/or energy efficiency of AFOs have been extensively studied, it remains unknown how and to what extent shoes influence their properties. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of shoes on stiffness and energy efficiency of an AFO using a custom mechanical testing device. Stiffness and energy efficiency of the AFO were measured in the plantarflexion and dorsiflexion range, respectively, under AFO-alone and AFO-Shoe combination conditions...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603784/association-between-years-of-experience-and-ankle-joint-disorder-in-male-student-basketball-players-based-on-ultrasonography
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Yaeko Fukushima
PURPOSE: The goal of the study was to survey ankle joint disorder in male senior high school and college student basketball players based on the results of an ultrasonographic medical check-up of the ankle joint. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The subjects were 17 senior high school student and 19 college student basketball players. Ultrasonography, evaluation of ATFL injury, and examination of the talocrural joint region were performed. The subjects were grouped based on the presence or absence of old ATFL injury, and subjects with ATFL injury were classified by the injured region: fibular insertion site, parenchyma, and talar insertion site...
April 2017: Ultrasound International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576195/tibiotalocalcaneal-arthrodesis-for-foot-and-ankle-deformities
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REVIEW
Patrick R Burns, Augusta Dunse
Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis is a safe and viable option to treat patients with arthridities affecting ankle and subtalar joints, neuromuscular disorders, avascular necrosis of the talus, failed ankle arthrodesis, instability, and Charcot neuroarthropathy. Choice of incision and fixation is based on deformity, pathology, prior surgery and hardware, and surgeon comfort and preference. Intramedullary nails offer high primary stability, reduce sustained soft tissue damage, and may allow for earlier return to activities than traditional plate or screw constructs...
July 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566782/early-results-of-an-intraosseous-device-for-arthrodesis-of-the-hallux-metatarsophalangeal-joint
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Efstathios Drampalos, Shen Hwa Vun, Levent Bayam, Irfan Fayyaz
BACKGROUND: Arthrodesis of the hallux metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint is commonly done as a primary procedure either to correct severe hallux valgus deformities or for rheumatoid arthritis, hallux rigidus, in patients with neuromuscular disorders and as a salvage procedure for failed bunion surgery or infection. Prominent metalwork frequently can cause soft tissue impingement and thus require removal. In contrast, osteosynthesis with a completely intraosseous implant has the advantage of less damage to the periosteal circulation...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552043/tibiotalocalcaneal-arthrodesis-using-a-soft-tissue-preserved-fibular-graft-for-treatment-of-large-bone-defects-in-the-ankle
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Kota Watanabe, Atsushi Teramoto, Takuma Kobayashi, Izaya Ogon, Yuzuru Sakakibara, Tomoaki Kamiya, Tomoyuki Suzuki, Toshihiko Yamashita
BACKGROUND: Pathogenesis of ankle disorders with a large bone defect is varied and treatment for those problems is challenging for orthopaedic surgeons. The aims of this study were to present an operative technique of arthrodesis for the reconstruction of the ankle and hindfoot with a large bone defect using a soft tissue-preserved fibular strut graft and to report outcomes of consecutively treated patients. METHODS: Twelve feet from 11 patients, including feet with aseptic necrosis of the talus and total ankle implant loosening, were treated...
June 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550416/optimal-suture-anchor-direction-in-arthroscopic-lateral-ankle-ligament-repair
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Ichiro Yoshimura, Tomonobu Hagio, Masahiro Noda, Kazuki Kanazawa, So Minokawa, Takuaki Yamamoto
PURPOSE: In this study, the distance between the insertion point of the suture anchors and posterior surface of the fibula during arthroscopic lateral ankle ligament repair was investigated on computed tomography (CT) images. The hypothesis of this study was that there is an optimal insertional direction of the suture anchor to avoid anchor-related complications. METHODS: One hundred eleven ankles of 98 patients who had undergone three-dimensional CT scans for foot or ankle disorders without deformity of the fibula were assessed (59 males, 52 females; median age 25...
May 26, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487621/effect-of-drop-foot-on-spatiotemporal-kinematic-and-kinetic-parameters-during-gait
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Ida Wiszomirska, Michalina Błażkiewicz, Katarzyna Kaczmarczyk, Grażyna Brzuszkiewicz-Kuźmicka, Andrzej Wit
Background. The complexity of the structure and function of a living body can be affected by disorders and can cause various dysfunctions. Objective. The aim of this study was to determine compensatory mechanisms in subjects with drop foot during gait. Methods. The study evaluated 10 subjects with drop foot (DF) whose results were compared to a group of 10 healthy controls (C). Spatiotemporal, kinematic, and kinetic parameters during the gait cycle were collected using Vicon system synchronized with Kistler platforms...
2017: Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476392/gastrocnemius-recession-leads-to-increased-ankle-motion-and-improved-patient-satisfaction-after-2-years-of-follow-up
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Julia Alessandra Holtmann, Norbert P Südkamp, Hagen Schmal, Alexander T Mehlhorn
The isolated gastrocnemius contracture present in neurologic healthy patients results in a significant limitation of ankle dorsiflexion causing pathologic gait patterns and a greater risk of further foot disorders. Gastrocnemius recession is an established procedure to increase ankle dorsiflexion. However, little evidence is available of the use of gastrocnemius recession in these patients. Complication rates, recurrence of gastrocnemius contracture, and the prevalence of additional foot disorders needs further evaluation...
May 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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