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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919485/the-required-coefficient-of-friction-for-evaluating-gait-alterations-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-during-gait
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Ilaria Pacifici, Manuela Galli, Ana Francisca Rozin Kleiner, Federica Corona, Giancarlo Coghe, Elisabetta Marongiu, Andrea Loi, Antonio Crisafulli, Eleonora Cocco, Maria Giovanna Marrosu, Massimiliano Pau
BACKGROUND: Required Coefficient of Friction (RCOF) is one of the most critical gait parameters associated to the occurrence of slipping in individuals affected by neurological disorders characterized by balance impairments. This study aims to calculate RCOF in people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) on the basis of three-dimensional Gait Analysis (GA) data. METHODS: This study enrolls 22 people with MS (pwMS) who were characterized by an Expanded Disability Status Score in the range 1...
November 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888849/new-techniques-in-mr-imaging-of-the-ankle-and-foot
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REVIEW
Won C Bae, Thumanoon Ruangchaijatuporn, Christine B Chung
Foot and ankle disorders are common in everyday clinical practice. MR imaging is frequently required for diagnosis given the variety and complexity of foot and ankle anatomy. Although conventional MR imaging plays a significant role in diagnosis, contemporary management increasingly relies on advanced imaging for monitoring therapeutic response. There is an expanding need for identification of biomarkers for musculoskeletal tissues. Advanced imaging techniques capable of imaging these tissue substrates will be increasingly used in routine clinical practice...
February 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853668/the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-exoskeletons-as-assistive-and-rehabilitation-devices-in-the-treatment-of-neurologic-gait-disorders-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-systematic-review
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Christian Fisahn, Mirko Aach, Oliver Jansen, Marc Moisi, Angeli Mayadev, Krystle T Pagarigan, Joseph R Dettori, Thomas A Schildhauer
Study Design Systematic review. Clinical Questions (1) When used as an assistive device, do wearable exoskeletons improve lower extremity function or gait compared with knee-ankle-foot orthoses (KAFOs) in patients with complete or incomplete spinal cord injury? (2) When used as a rehabilitation device, do wearable exoskeletons improve lower extremity function or gait compared with other rehabilitation strategies in patients with complete or incomplete spinal cord injury? (3) When used as an assistive or rehabilitation device, are wearable exoskeletons safe compared with KAFO for assistance or other rehabilitation strategies for rehabilitation in patients with complete or incomplete spinal cord injury? Methods PubMed, Cochrane, and Embase databases and reference lists of key articles were searched from database inception to May 2, 2016, to identify studies evaluating the effectiveness of wearable exoskeletons used as assistive or rehabilitative devices in patients with incomplete or complete spinal cord injury...
December 2016: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815810/ankle-foot-orthosis-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-a-4%C3%A2-year-experience-in-a-multidisciplinary-neuromuscular-disorders-clinic
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Anupam Gupta, Atchayaram Nalini, Shanti Prakash Arya, Seena Vengalil, Meeka Khanna, Rashmi Krishnan, Arun B Taly
OBJECTIVE: To assess Ankle-Foot-Orthosis (AFO) requirement and ambulation in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) patients seen over a period of 4 y at a multi-disciplinary Neuromuscular disorders clinic (NMD). METHODS: A study was conducted in university quaternary research hospital with DMD patients confirmed by MLPA (multiplex ligation - dependent probe amplification) method and were evaluated between January 2012 and December 2015. Their ambulatory status, detailed neurological and functional status were recorded...
November 5, 2016: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810018/validity-and-reliability-of-thai-version-of-the-foot-and-ankle-outcome-score-in-patients-with-arthritis-of-the-foot-and-ankle
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Chayanin Angthong
BACKGROUND: Although the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS) is commonly used in several languages for a variety of foot disorders, it has not been validated specifically for foot and ankle arthritic conditions. The aims of the present study were to translate the original English FAOS into Thai and to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Thai version of the FAOS for the foot and ankle arthritic conditions. METHODS: The original FAOS was translated into Thai using forward-backward translation...
December 2016: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802849/miliary-tuberculosis-and-acquired-immunodeficiency-syndrome-a-cursed-duet
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Atif Tatari, Sahana Ramanujam, Suja Mathai, Nigahus Karabulut, Robert L Moser, Sara L Wallach
Tuberculous osteomyelitis is rare and usually involves the vertebrae but is seldom found in the foot. The uncommon site and ability to mimic other disorders clinically and radiographically leads to diagnostic and therapeutic delays. We report a case of a 40-year-old man who initially presented to his podiatrist with intermittent pain and swelling of his right ankle and foot that lasted for a year. He also started to exhibit significant weight loss and unexplained fevers and was subsequently hospitalized for cellulitis of his right foot...
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796800/is-pes-cavus-alignment-associated-with-lisfranc-injuries-of-the-foot
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Jeremy D Podolnick, Daniel S Donovan, Nicholas DeBellis, Alejandro Pino
BACKGROUND: Lisfranc (tarsometatarsal joint) injuries are relatively rare, accounting for less than 1% of all fractures, and as many as 20% of subtle Lisfranc injuries are missed at the initial patient presentation. An undiagnosed Lisfranc injury can have devastating consequences to the patient. Therefore, any factor that can raise a clinician's index of suspicion to make this diagnosis is potentially important. The cavus foot has been associated with various maladies of the lower extremity, but to our knowledge, it has not been reported to be associated with Lisfranc injury...
October 28, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726920/a-rare-complication-of-total-knee-arthroplasty-type-l-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-of-the-foot-and-ankle
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Gözde Özcan Söylev, Hakan Boya
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a painful and disabling disorder that usually affects the extremities. This complication may affect the knee joint after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We report a unique case of CRPS of the foot and ankle, which was an unusual involvement site for CRPS after TKA.
October 7, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723246/comparison-of-five-systems-of-classification-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-and-predictive-factors-for-amputation
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Byung-Joon Jeon, Hwan Jun Choi, Jin Seok Kang, Min Sung Tak, Eun Soo Park
Diabetes mellitus is a common metabolic disorder. Among various complications, diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disorders are closely associated with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Lower extremity ulcers and amputations are ongoing problems among individuals with diabetes. There are several classification systems for DFUs; however, no prognostic system has to date been accepted as the gold standard or the optimum prediction tool for amputations. A retrospective study was designed. Demographic data and baseline laboratory data were gathered and scored or evaluated using five representative DFU classification systems...
October 10, 2016: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718386/the-burden-of-diabetes-related-foot-disorders-in-community-dwellers-living-in-rural-ecuador-results-of-the-atahualpa-project
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Oscar H Del Brutto, Robertino M Mera, Nathan R King, Mauricio Zambrano, Lauren J Sullivan
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Prevalence of diabetes-related foot disorders (DRFD) in rural areas of developing countries is unknown. The burden of these conditions in Atahualpa, a rural Ecuadorian village, were assessed. METHODS: Using a population-based design, Atahualpa residents aged ≥40 years with diabetes mellitus were identified. Ankle brachial index determinations were used to assess presence of peripheral arterial disease, and the Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument was used to estimate peripheral neuropathy...
June 2, 2016: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682661/-association-between-musculoskeletal-disorders-in-the-lower-limbs-and-occupational-stress-in-bus-drivers
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X Q Liao, J Li, Q Zhang, Y J Lan
Objective: To investigate the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the lower limbs and occupational stress in bus drivers, as well as the association between occupational stress and MSDs in the lower limbs, and to provide a reference for the prevention and control of MSDs in the lower limbs in bus drivers. Methods: Cluster sampling was used to collect 598 bus drivers from those who underwent physical examination in a hospital in Chengdu, China, from June to July, 2015. The data on demographic features and living habits were collected, and the Chinese version of effort-reward imbalance questionnaire and Nordic Standardized Questionnaires for Musculoskeletal Disorders were used to investigate occupational stress and the development of MSDs...
August 20, 2016: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676754/on-the-origin-of-the-mediolateral-displacement-of-the-centre-of-pressure-during-gait-initiation
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Marco Schieppati, Jean Louis Honeine, Manh-Cuong Do, Oscar Crisafulli
OBJECTIVE: The critical action for gait initiation involves lifting of the swing leg while shifting the centre of mass (CoM) of the body over the stance leg. This action is made possible by the initial displacement of the centre of pressure (CoP) in the direction of the swing leg. We hypothesised that the CoP displacement requires a coordinated action of the swing-leg abductor muscles and of the dorsiflexor muscles of the stance leg. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: Nine subjects initiated gait starting from three different initial stance widths (small, medium, wide)...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661391/promis-for-orthopaedic-outcomes-measurement
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Dane Jensen Brodke, Charles L Saltzman, Darrel Scott Brodke
Patient-reported outcome measures have become important tools for assessing health status in a variety of patient populations. Many historically or commonly used patient-reported outcome measures in orthopaedics are narrow in scope and are limited by the burden associated with their administration, making them useful only for specific populations. The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) was developed to overcome these limitations. The system was developed using item response theory, which allows for reliable and efficient estimation of underlying health traits using targeted item banks to assess physical function in the upper and lower extremities...
November 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614824/translation-cross-cultural-adaptation-reliability-and-validity-of-turkish-version-of-the-american-orthopaedic-foot-and-ankle-society-ankle-hindfoot-scale
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Yildiz Analay Akbaba, Derya Celik, R Tahir Ogut
We sought to translate and culturally adapt the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society ankle-hindfoot scale (AOFAS-AHFS) into Turkish and determine the selected psychometric properties of the translated version. The AOFAS-AHFS is widely used to evaluate disability associated with foot and ankle injuries but has not yet been translated or culturally adapted for Turkish-speaking individuals. The AOFAS-AHFS was translated into Turkish using the Beaton guidelines. The measurement properties of the Turkish AOFAS-AHFS (internal consistency, construct validity, and floor and ceiling effects) were tested in 72 patients (94 feet, 50 females; average ± SD age 44...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612311/-functional-electrical-stimulation-in-a-case-of-drop-foot-and-atactic-gait-expert-assessment-of-contested-medical-aids
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M Schwarze, J Block, M Alimusaj, N Beckmann, M Schiltenwolf
Expert medical opinions are necessary in pretrial cases and other legal matters. They act as means of evidence for administrative bodies and courts. It may be necessary to adapt the method of evaluation depending upon the issue or subject matter to be evaluated. We report on a social court case, which needed to answer the question of the medical necessity of a functional electrical stimulation orthosis prescribed to improve the function of a drop foot accompanied by an atactic gait disorder. The claimant suffered from a stroke, which had occurred several years before...
September 9, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599438/arthroscopic-approach-to-posterior-ankle-impingement
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REVIEW
Michael H Theodoulou, Laura Bohman
Posterior ankle pain can occur for many reasons. If it is produced by forced plantarflexion of the foot, it is often a result of impingement from an enlarged posterior talar process or an os trigonum. This condition may present in an acute or chronic state. Management is initially nonoperative, but surgical treatments are available. This condition is often seen in athletes, so procedures that limit surgical trauma and allow early return to activity are ideal. An arthroscopic approach for this disorder produces good outcomes with limited complications...
October 2016: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27597231/foot-and-ankle-ability-measure-to-measure-functional-limitations-in-patients-with-foot-and-ankle-disorders-a-chinese-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation
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Manuel González-Sánchez, Guang Zhi Li, Maria Ruiz Muñoz, Antonio I Cuesta-Vargas
PURPOSE: To perform a cultural adaptation and validation study (internal and external) of the FAAM questionnaire to create the Chinese version of the questionnaire (FAAM-Ch). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two independent professional native translators performed a translation from English to Chinese and reverse translation. Psychometric properties analysis: Internal consistency of measure was analysed through the Cronbach's α coefficients. After extraction by maximum likelihood (EML), the structure factor and construct validity was analysed; to extract a factor, it was necessary to complete the following three requirements: ≥10% of variance, Eigenvalue >1...
September 6, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27547456/short-term-effect-of-prosthesis-transforming-sensory-modalities-on-walking-in-stroke-patients-with-hemiparesis
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Dai Owaki, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Keita Honda, Akio Ishiguro, Shin-Ichi Izumi
Sensory impairments caused by neurological or physical disorders hamper kinesthesia, making rehabilitation difficult. In order to overcome this problem, we proposed and developed a novel biofeedback prosthesis called Auditory Foot for transforming sensory modalities, in which the sensor prosthesis transforms plantar sensations to auditory feedback signals. This study investigated the short-term effect of the auditory feedback prosthesis on walking in stroke patients with hemiparesis. To evaluate the effect, we compared four conditions of auditory feedback from plantar sensors at the heel and fifth metatarsal...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27545430/the-hindfoot-arch-what-role-does-the-imager-play
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REVIEW
Yu-Ching Lin, John Y Kwon, Mohammad Ghorbanhoseini, Jim S Wu
Flatfoot deformity is a common disorder of the foot and ankle and is caused by loss of the hindfoot arch. Radiologists and clinicians should be familiar with the anatomy and the imaging criteria used to assess injury to the supporting structures. Radiographs and computed tomography are most useful in characterizing the degree of osseous deformity and ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging are most useful in the evaluation of the supporting soft tissue structures. Treatment depends on the clinical symptoms and involves restoring the normal biomechanics of the hindfoot arch through strengthening exercises, foot/ankle orthotics, and surgery...
September 2016: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27479974/a-robotic-exoskeleton-for-treatment-of-crouch-gait-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-design-and-initial-application
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Zachary Lerner, Diane Damiano, Hyung-Soon Park, Andrew Gravunder, Thomas Bulea
Crouch gait, a pathological pattern of walking characterized by excessive knee flexion, is one of the most common gait disorders observed in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Effective treatment of crouch during childhood is critical to maintain mobility into adulthood, yet current interventions do not adequately alleviate crouch in most individuals. Powered exoskeletons provide an untapped opportunity for intervention. The multiple contributors to crouch, including spasticity, contracture, muscle weakness, and poor motor control make design and control of such devices challenging in this population...
July 27, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
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