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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464751/minimally-important-change-measurement-error-and-responsiveness-for-the-self-reported-foot-and-ankle-score
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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 Rev
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 (75M, 71F) 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196438/patient-factors-associated-with-higher-expectations-from-foot-and-ankle-surgery
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Elizabeth A Cody, Carol A Mancuso, Jayme C Burket, Anca Marinescu, Aoife MacMahon, Scott J Ellis
BACKGROUND: Few authors have investigated patients' expectations from foot and ankle surgery. In this study, we aimed to examine relationships between patients' preoperative expectations and their demographic and clinical characteristics. We hypothesized that patients with more disability and those with anxiety or depressive symptoms would have greater expectations. METHODS: All adult patients scheduled for elective foot or ankle surgery by 1 of 6 orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons were screened for inclusion over 8 months...
February 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142302/outcomes-of-modified-metatarsal-shortening-offset-osteotomy-for-forefoot-deformity-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-short-to-mid-term-follow-up
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Makoto Hirao, Kosuke Ebina, Hideki Tsuboi, Akihide Nampei, Junichi Kushioka, Takaaki Noguchi, Shigeyoshi Tsuji, Hajime Owaki, Jun Hashimoto, Hideki Yoshikawa
OBJECTIVES: Advances in drug therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been encouraging us to preserve the metatarsopharangeal (MTP) joint in correction of forefoot deformities, and original metatarsal shortening offset osteotomy was recommended as one of the conventional surgical options for forefoot deformities in RA cases. The objective of this study was to evaluate short- to mid-term outcomes of modified metatarsal shortening offset osteotomy. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was completed for 80 RA cases (mean follow-up period: 3...
February 1, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103870/osteochondral-autograft-transplantation-with-biplanar-distal-tibial-osteotomy-for-patients-with-concomitant-large-osteochondral-lesion-of-the-talus-and-varus-ankle-malalignment
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Xingchen Li, Yuan Zhu, Yang Xu, Bibo Wang, Jinhao Liu, Xiangyang Xu
BACKGROUND: Osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLTs) are amongst the most common foot and ankle disorders. Varus ankle malalignment causes stress concentration on medial side of the joint, resulting in OLTs and osteoarthritis. For large symptomatic OLTs (>10 mm), Osteochondral autograft transplantation is usually recommended. This article highlights biplanar distal tibial osteotomy as an approach and management for patients with concomitant large OLTs and varus ankle malalignment...
January 19, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095359/gait-deviations-associated-with-plantar-heel-pain-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Adam Phillips, Shane McClinton
BACKGROUND: Plantar heel pain is a common foot disorder associated with significant pain and gait-related disability. The aim of this systematic review was to identify gait deviations associated with plantar heel pain. METHODS: A systematic review of articles with quantitative gait variables in individuals with plantar heel pain was conducted using the CINAHL, MEDLINE, Scopus, and Embase databases. Methodological quality was assessed using the modified Downs and Black criteria and used along with the number of studies per gait variable to determine level of evidence...
February 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093371/sonographically-guided-knee-meniscus-injections-feasibility-techniques-and-validation
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Michael R Baria, Jacob L Sellon, Dan Lueders, Jay Smith
BACKGROUND: There is a growing interest in the use of biologic agents such as platelet-rich plasma and mesenchymal stem/stromal cells to treat musculoskeletal injuries, including meniscal tears. Although previous research has documented the role of diagnostic ultrasound to evaluate meniscal tears, sonographically guided (SG) techniques to specifically deliver therapeutic agents into the meniscus have not been described. OBJECTIVE: To describe and validate SG injection techniques for the body and posterior horn of the medial and lateral meniscus...
January 16, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087215/surgical-outcome-of-posterior-ankle-impingement-syndrome-with-concomitant-ankle-disorders-treated-simultaneously-in-patient-engaged-in-athletic-activity
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Wataru Miyamoto, Shinya Miki, Hirotaka Kawano, Masato Takao
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether simultaneous surgery for posterior ankle impingement syndrome (PAIS) and concomitant ankle disorders, such as anterior ankle impingement syndrome (AAIS), lateral ankle instability (LAI), and osteochondral lesion of the talus (OLT), allows for early return to athletic activity. METHODS: Ninety-seven patients who engaged in athletic activity (mean age 27 [range 18-43] years) and were treated by a hindfoot endoscopic approach for PAIS alone or simultaneously for PAIS and concomitant ankle disorders were included in this study...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
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