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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
#2
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
#4
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
#8
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464751/minimally-important-change-measurement-error-and-responsiveness-for-the-self-reported-foot-and-ankle-score
#9
Maria C Cöster, Anna Nilsdotter, Lars Brudin, Ann Bremander
Background and purpose - Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are increasingly used to evaluate results in orthopedic surgery. To enhance good responsiveness with a PROM, the minimally important change (MIC) should be established. MIC reflects the smallest measured change in score that is perceived as being relevant by the patients. We assessed MIC for the Self-reported Foot and Ankle Score (SEFAS) used in Swedish national registries. Patients and methods - Patients with forefoot disorders (n = 83) or hindfoot/ankle disorders (n = 80) completed the SEFAS before surgery and 6 months after surgery...
June 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461923/foot-and-ankle-tendoscopies-current-concepts-review
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REVIEW
Manuel Monteagudo, Ernesto Maceira, Pilar Martinez de Albornoz
Tendoscopy is an apparently safe and reliable procedure to manage some foot and ankle disorders.The most common foot and ankle tendoscopies are: Achilles; peroneal; and posterior tibial tendon.Tendoscopy may be used as an adjacent procedure to other techniques.Caution is recommended to avoid neurovascular injuries.Predominantly level IV and V studies are found in the literature, with no level I studies still available.There are many promising and evolving endoscopic techniques for tendinopathies around the foot and ankle, but studies of higher levels of evidence are needed to strongly recommend these procedures...
December 2016: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460597/boosting-the-traditional-physiotherapist-approach-for-stroke-spasticity-using-a-sensorized-ankle-foot-orthosis-a-pilot-study
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Federica Tamburella, Juan C Moreno, Marco Iosa, Iolanda Pisotta, Febo Cincotti, Donatella Mattia, José L Pons, Marco Molinari
BACKGROUND: Spasticity is a motor disorder that is commonly treated manually by a physical therapist (PhT) stretching the muscles. Recent data on learning have demonstrated the importance of human-to-human interaction in improving rehabilitation: cooperative motor behavior engages specific areas of the motor system compared with execution of a task alone. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesize that PhT-guided therapy that involves active collaboration with the patient (Pt) through shared biomechanical visual biofeedback (vBFB) positively impacts learning and performance by the Pt during ankle spasticity treatment...
May 1, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449252/serum-phosphorus-levels-and-fracture-following-renal-transplantation
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Jasna Aleksova, Phillip Wong, William R Mulley, Kay Weng Choy, Robert McLachlan, Peter R Ebeling, Peter G Kerr, Frances Milat
PURPOSE: Increased fracture rates are observed in renal transplant recipients (RTRs) compared with the general population. Risk factors include age, diabetes, dialysis vintage, immunosuppression and mineral and bone disorders.(1) Low serum phosphorus levels occur post-transplantation; however, its relationship with fracture risk has not been evaluated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate risk factors for fracture in RTRs at a single tertiary referral centre. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional analysis of 146 patients (75 M, 71 F) who had been referred for dual energy X-ray densitometry (DXA) post-renal transplantation was performed...
April 27, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433867/validity-and-repeatability-of-inertial-measurement-units-for-measuring-gait-parameters
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Edward P Washabaugh, Tarun Kalyanaraman, Peter G Adamczyk, Edward S Claflin, Chandramouli Krishnan
Inertial measurement units (IMUs) are small wearable sensors that have tremendous potential to be applied to clinical gait analysis. They allow objective evaluation of gait and movement disorders outside the clinic and research laboratory, and permit evaluation on large numbers of steps. However, repeatability and validity data of these systems are sparse for gait metrics. The purpose of this study was to determine the validity and between-day repeatability of spatiotemporal metrics (gait speed, stance percent, swing percent, gait cycle time, stride length, cadence, and step duration) as measured with the APDM Opal IMUs and Mobility Lab system...
April 12, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397549/functional-impairment-of-patients-undergoing-surgical-correction-for-charcot-foot-arthropathy
#14
Ellen Kroin, Adam Schiff, Michael S Pinzur, Elissa S Davis, Edwin Chaharbakhshi, Frank A DiSilvio
BACKGROUND: Investigations using the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36 Healthy Survey (SF-36) and the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Diabetic Foot Questionnaire (AOFAS-DFQ) have demonstrated a poor quality of life in patients with Charcot foot arthropathy. The Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment (SMFA) questionnaire has been widely used in patients with a broad range of musculoskeletal disorders. METHODS: Twenty-five consecutive patients undergoing operative correction for diabetes-related Charcot foot arthropathy of the midfoot completed the SMFA prior to undergoing surgery...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351736/musculoskeletal-modelling-of-human-ankle-complex-estimation-of-ankle-joint-moments
#15
Prashant K Jamwal, Shahid Hussain, Yun Ho Tsoi, Mergen H Ghayesh, Sheng Quan Xie
BACKGROUND: A musculoskeletal model for the ankle complex is vital in order to enhance the understanding of neuro-mechanical control of ankle motions, diagnose ankle disorders and assess subsequent treatments. Motions at the human ankle and foot, however, are complex due to simultaneous movements at the two joints namely, the ankle joint and the subtalar joint. The musculoskeletal elements at the ankle complex, such as ligaments, muscles and tendons, have intricate arrangements and exhibit transient and nonlinear behaviour...
May 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264542/a-case-series-study-on-the-efficacy-of-functional-surgery-associated-with-early-intensive-rehabilitation-therapy-in-charcot-marie-tooth-type-1a-disease
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Francesco Ferraro, Barbara Dusina, Irene Carantini, Roberto Strambi, Emanuela Galante, Luca Gaiani
BACKGROUND: Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) is a genetically and clinically heterogeneous disorder, and it is caused by alterations in genes with different loci that encode for proteins, resulting into metabolic and structural defects. The most common form of the disease is CMT1A. Treatment of the disease, due to the absence of an effective pharmacological therapy, mainly relies on surgical treatment and rehabilitative therapy. However, the Literature is still poor of evidences on this subject...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246134/precision-orthotics-optimising-ankle-foot-orthoses-to-improve-gait-in-patients-with-neuromuscular-diseases-protocol-of-the-proof-afo-study-a-prospective-intervention-study
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Niels F J Waterval, Frans Nollet, Jaap Harlaar, Merel-Anne Brehm
INTRODUCTION: In patients with neuromuscular disorders and subsequent calf muscle weakness, metabolic walking energy cost (EC) is nearly always increased, which may restrict walking activity in daily life. To reduce walking EC, a spring-like ankle-foot-orthosis (AFO) can be prescribed. However, the reduction in EC that can be obtained from these AFOs is stiffness dependent, and it is unknown which AFO stiffness would optimally support calf muscle weakness. The PROOF-AFO study aims to determine the effectiveness of stiffness-optimised AFOs on reducing walking EC, and improving gait biomechanics and walking speed in patients with calf muscle weakness, compared to standard, non-optimised AFOs...
February 28, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225220/efficacy-of-ruscus-extract-hmc-and-vitamin-c-constituents-of-cyclo-3-fort%C3%A2-on-improving-individual-venous-symptoms-and-edema-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trials
#18
Stavros K Kakkos, François A Allaert
INTRODUCTION: Venoactive drugs (VADs) are considered an important component of the medical (conservative) treatment of chronic venous disorders (CVDs). However, the efficacy of certain VADs on one or more individual leg symptoms may have not been extensively studied to justify a high level or grade of recommendation in guidelines on CVD. The aim of the present systematic review and meta-analysis was to study the effectiveness of VADs containing Ruscus across the spectrum of defined venous symptoms...
April 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222571/the-edurep-approach-plus-manual-therapy-for-the-management-of-insertional-achilles-tendinopathy-a-case-report
#19
Francesco Sartorio, Anna Zanetta, Giorgio Ferriero, Elisabetta Bravini, Stefano Vercelli
BACKGROUND: Insertional Achilles tendinopathy (IAT) is a challenging overuse disorder. The aim of this case report was to study the feasibility of a comprehensive rehabilitative approach according to the Education, Unloading, Reloading, and Prevention (EdUReP) framework combined with Instrument-Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization (I-ASTM). METHODS: An active 51-year-old man patient with chronic IAT was studied. Clinical assessment battery was composed by visual analogue scale for pain during the Achilles tendon palpation test, passive straight leg raise test, single leg hop test, Patient-Specific Functional Scale, and Foot and Ankle Ability Measure...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220573/a-comparison-of-two-types-of-ankle-supports-in-men-with-haemophilia-and-unilateral-ankle-pain-from-arthropathy
#20
D Oleson, L Fox, T Nguyen, P Sochacki, M McCarthy, E Adams, M Recht
INTRODUCTION: Adults with haemophilia frequently have a painful and disordered gait due to ankle arthropathy. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine if pain and gait parameters were affected by the use of different types of ankle bracing. METHODS: We investigated the gait patterns of 17 men with severe haemophilia without bracing, using a fracture boot (FB) and a carbon fibre floor reaction ankle foot orthosis (CF-AFO). Pain relief was determined in each condition...
February 20, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
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