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L Reissner, K Böttger, H J Klein, M Calcagni, T Giesen
Range of motion and stability are important outcome parameters to assess function of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ), in particular pronation, supination, and weight-lifting capacity. The DRUJ semiconstrained implant developed by Scheker et al is intended to reproduce all the functions of the triangular fibrocartilage complex and the DRUJ. The aim of the study was to investigate the subjective, clinical, and radiographic results in 10 patients after primary implantation of the semiconstrained DRUJ arthroplasty following DRUJ derangement and painful instability, with an average follow-up of 3 years with a special focus on the complications...
November 2016: Journal of Wrist Surgery
Taku Hatta, Shingo Nobuta, Toshitake Aizawa, Koichi Sasajima, Soichi Nakajima, Masahito Honda, Gosuke Oki, Yoshiaki Yamanaka, Eiji Itoi
The aim of our study is to evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes in patients with terrible triad injury, who underwent surgical treatment with or without the medial collateral ligament (MCL) repair. Fourteen patients who underwent surgery with a minimum of 12-month follow-up (mean, 17 months) were reviewed. Based on the systematic treatment protocol, radial head fracture, lateral collateral ligament, and coracoid fracture were treated. Subsequently, torn MCL was repaired in 7 patients, whereas in the remaining 7 patients, the MCL was not treated...
September 19, 2016: Orthopedic Reviews
Hongshi Huang, Noël Keijsers, Herwin Horemans, Qinwei Guo, Yuanyuan Yu, Henk Stam, Stephan Praet, Yingfang Ao
OBJECTIVES: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) deficiency may result in abnormal lower limb loading with increased foot pronation. This study evaluated spatiotemporal parameters and plantar pressure distribution during walking in participants with and without an ACL rupture. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. METHODS: Plantar pressure was measured in 42 unilateral ACL deficient (ACLD) participants and 32 healthy controls while walking barefoot. Spatiotemporal parameters, pressure distribution and center of pressure (CoP) during foot roll off were determined...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
M Thiart, A Ikram, R P Lamberts
INTRODUCTION: Although fragment specific fixation has proved to be an effective treatment regime, it has not been established how successfully this treatment could be performed using fluoroscopy and what the added value of arthroscopy could be. Establish gap and step-off distances after in intra-articular distal radius fractures that have been treated with fragment specific fixation while using fluoroscopy. MATERIAL: Forty-four patients with an intra-articular distal radius fracture were treated with fragment specific fixation while using fluoroscopy...
October 14, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Thomas G McPoil, Jessica Ford, Joel Fundaun, Chelsea Gallegos, Andrew Kinney, Peter McMillan, Jessica Murphy, Elliot Sky, Derrick Torba, Michael Bade
Previous studies have successfully used the longitudinal arch angle (LAA) to assess foot posture, but the measurement consistency and ability of the LAA to predict dynamic foot posture during activity in a variety of foot types have not been evaluated. The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability of the LAA as well as if the clinical method of assessing the LAA could be used to predict the LAA at midstance during walking for supinated, normal, and pronated foot types. The Arch Height Ratio was used to select 35 participants with 12 supinated, 46 normal, and 12 pronated feet...
September 20, 2016: Foot
Marco Hagen, Gerrit Schwiertz, Karl B Landorf, Hylton B Menz, George S Murley
The pronators and supinators play a key role in the medio-lateral stability of the ankle joint complex (i.e. talo-crural and subtalar joints). We hypothesized that each shank muscle has a specific activation pattern determined by its anatomical course around the axes of the subtalar and talo-crural joints. A secondary objective was to examine the effect of foot posture on these activation patterns. Forty-nine young adults (25 normal-arched feet, 24 flat-arched feet) performed maximum voluntary isometric contractions against manual resistance in four movement directions: plantarflexion (PF), dorsiflexion (DF), pronation (PRO) and supination (SUP)...
October 6, 2016: Human Movement Science
J Stone, S Aybek
Functional (psychogenic) limb weakness describes genuinely experienced limb power or paralysis in the absence of neurologic disease. The hallmark of functional limb weakness is the presence of internal inconsistency revealing a pattern of symptoms governed by abnormally focused attention. In this chapter we review the history and epidemiology of this clinical presentation as well as its subjective experience highlighting the detailed descriptions of authors at the end of the 19th and early 20th century. We discuss the relevance that physiological triggers such as injury and migraine and psychophysiological events such as panic and dissociation have to understanding of mechanism and treatment...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
Hossein Saremi, Reza Shahryar-Kamrani, Bahareh Ghane, Alireza Yavarikia
BACKGROUND: Nonunion of distal radius fractures is disabling. Treatment is difficult and the results are not predictable. However, posterior interosseous bone flap (PIBF) has been successful in treating forearm nonunion. OBJECTIVES: To treat distal radius fracture nonunion with PIBF as a new procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective non-randomized cohort study was performed at two hospitals in Tehran between January 2011 and September 2015...
July 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
Naoum P Issa, Samuel Frank, Raymond Roos, Betty Soliven, Vernon L Towle, Kourosh Rezania
INTRODUCTION: Simple laboratory tests of upper motor neuron involvement in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are not available. Intermuscular coherence has been shown to distinguish patients with primary lateral sclerosis, a pure upper motor neuron disorder, from normal subjects, suggesting it could be useful for assessing ALS. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether intermuscular coherence can distinguish ALS patients from normal subjects. METHODS: We measured biceps brachii and brachioradialis activity using surface electromyography while subjects held the elbow at flexion and the forearm in semi-pronation...
October 3, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
Kouki Kato, Kazuyuki Kanosue
We investigated the effects of foot muscle relaxation and contraction on muscle activities in the hand on both ipsilateral and contralateral sides. The subjects sat in an armchair with hands in the pronated position. They were able to freely move their right/left hand and foot. They performed three tasks for both ipsilateral (right hand and right foot) and contralateral limb coordination (left hand and right foot for a total of six tasks). These tasks involved: (1) wrist extension from a flexed (resting) position, (2) wrist extension with simultaneous ankle dorsiflexion from a plantarflexed (resting) position, and (3) wrist extension with simultaneous ankle relaxation from a dorsiflexed position...
October 28, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
E Van Hoecke, A Van De Vijver, F Van Glabbeek, J Gielen
Radial head fractures are common injuries, occurring mostly in active young people 85%. Treatment of the more complex radial head fractures (Mason type III and IV), appear to be challenging and remain a subject of controversy. Replacement of the radial head with a metal prosthesis imitates the stabilizing role of the radial head and has been considered as the treatment of choice. However, long-term results are scarce. We report our mid to long-term (mean 9.4 year) clinical and radiographic results after insertion of a Judet Bipolar Radial Head prosthesis...
August 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
J Fan, B Jiang, B Wang, K Chen, F Yuang, J Mei, G-R Yu
The aim of the study was to analysis soft-tissue complications of volar plate fixation and it's prevention strategies along with exploring clinical effects of preserving pronator quadratus (PQ) muscle. From February 2011 to February 2013, sixty-five patients with distal radius fracture underwent open reduction and internal fixation with the volar locking palmar plates. The group with preserving PQ involved 30 patients and group with PQ repair involved 35 patients. Surgeons must took great care of not -letting drill pierce dorsal cortical bone rapidly and dorsal carpal tangential fluoroscopy was also taken in addition to lateral fluoroscopy to get accurate screw length...
August 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
Jean-Michel Gracies, Caroline Radot, Marieke Chamberon
OBJECTIVE: Bradykinesia in Parkinson's disease (PD) predominates in large movements. Traditional assessments use the UPDRS, a subjective and ordinal tool that does not rate movement scaling (hypometria). We have measured the maximum frequency of standardized large alternating elbow pronation/supination movements in patients with PD, hypothesizing a negative correlation with the UPDRS III score and with the delay since diagnosis. MATERIALS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: We carried out a retrospective study on a convenience sample of 30 patients with idiopathic PD from Henri Mondor University Hospitals (Créteil, France), all assessed in the clinically defined OFF state by a single rater...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Florence Gaillard, Hélène Rauscent, Armel Crétual, Caroline Le Cornec, Sébastien Cordillet, Isabelle Bonan
OBJECTIVE/INTRODUCTION: Children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (HCP) have upper limb limited motion and decreased hand function in daily activities. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the severity of the kinematic motion abnormalities and bimanual performance of the impaired upper limb. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-three children with HCP (mean age 11.9±2.7 years) were evaluated using the Assisting Hand Assessment (AHA) [1] to score functional activity performance...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Jordan Vielotte
OBJECTIVE: Hypermetric tremors, i.e. of cerebellar origin (essential tremor, cerebellar stroke or tumor, multiple sclerosis, hereditary spinocerebellar ataxias), directly relate to iterative hypermetria by delayed antagonist correction at each movement and cause significant functional and social difficulties. Botulinum toxin injections (BoNT) can reduce the amplitude of any tremor, but at the expense of muscle weakening when the injection is performed on both agonists and antagonists contributing to tremor...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Kathleen Hartwich, Alejandro Lorente Gomez, Jaroslaw Pyrc, Radosław Gut, Stefan Rammelt, René Grass
BACKGROUND: We performed a biomechanical comparison of 2 methods for operative stabilization of pronation-abduction stage III ankle fractures; group 1: Anterior-posterior lag screws fixing the posterior tibial fragment and lateral fibula plating (LSLFP) versus group 2: locked plate fixation of the posterior tibial fragment and posterior antiglide plate fixation of the fibula (LPFP). METHODS: Seven pairs of fresh-frozen osteoligamentous lower leg specimens (2 male, and 5 female donors) were used for the biomechanical testing...
September 26, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
Ayman Assi, Ziad Bakouny, Mohammad Karam, Abir Massaad, Wafa Skalli, Ismat Ghanem
The effect of dominance on upper limb (UL) kinematics has only been studied on scapular movements. Moreover, when an anatomical UL movement is performed in a specific plane, secondary movements in the remaining planes involuntarily occur. These secondary movements have not been previously evaluated. The aim of this study was to compare the kinematics of primary and secondary angles of dominant and non-dominant UL during anatomical movements in asymptomatic adults. 25 asymptomatic adults performed 6 anatomical movements bilaterally: shoulder flexion-extension, abduction-adduction, horizontal abduction-adduction, internal-external rotation, elbow flexion-extension and wrist pronation-supination...
September 14, 2016: Human Movement Science
Lauren Roberts, Jason Strelzow, Emily K Schaeffer, Christopher W Reilly, Kishore Mulpuri
BACKGROUND: Although the recommended treatment for Gartland types I and III supracondylar humeral fractures is well-established, the optimal treatment for type II fractures without rotational malalignment remains controversial, involving circumferential casting or closed reduction and pinning. Our institution uses pronated flexion-taping for Gartland type IIA fractures. This theoretically removes external pressure secondary to circumferential casting, potentially decreasing risks of compartment syndrome and mitigating loss of reduction with extension while maintaining optimal flexion position for reduction...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Grzegorz Wysiadecki, Michał Polguj, Robert Haładaj, Mirosław Topol
A low origin of the radial artery is a rare anatomical variation, with the incidence estimated at 0.2 %. This report presents a previously unrecorded case of an unusual distal origin of the radial artery, co-occurring with a double recurrent radial artery. The radial artery arose under the pronator teres muscle, 76 mm below the intercondylar line of the humerus. After emerging from under the tendon of the pronator teres muscle, the radial artery took a typical course and terminated in the deep palmar arch...
September 15, 2016: Anatomical Science International
Behnam Behnoush, Nasim Tavakoli, Elham Bazmi, Fariborz Nateghi Fard, Mohammad Hossein Pourgharib Shahi, Arash Okazi, Tahmineh Mokhtari
BACKGROUND: Universal goniometer (UG) is commonly used as a standard method to evaluate range of motion (ROM) as part of joint motions. It has some restrictions, such as involvement of both hands of the physician, leads to instability of hands and error. Nowadays smartphones usage has been increasing due to its easy application. OBJECTIVES: The study was designed to compare the smartphone inclinometer-based app and UG in evaluation of ROM of elbow. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The maximum ROM of elbow in position of flexion and pronation and supination of forearm were examined in 60 healthy volunteers with UG and smartphone...
June 2016: Asian Journal of Sports Medicine
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