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Alexander A Theologis, Gregory M Mundis, Stacie Nguyen, David O Okonkwo, Praveen V Mummaneni, Justin S Smith, Christopher I Shaffrey, Richard Fessler, Shay Bess, Frank Schwab, Bassel G Diebo, Douglas Burton, Robert Hart, Vedat Deviren, Christopher Ames
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of supplementing long thoracolumbar posterior instrumented fusion (posterior spinal fusion, PSF) with lateral interbody fusion (LIF) of the lumbar/thoracolumbar coronal curve apex in adult spinal deformity (ASD). METHODS Two multicenter databases were evaluated. Adults who had undergone multilevel LIF of the coronal curve apex in addition to PSF with L5-S1 interbody fusion (LS+Apex group) were matched by number of posterior levels fused with patients who had undergone PSF with L5-S1 interbody fusion without LIF (LS-Only group)...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
Wenhao Song, Dongsheng Zhou, Yu He
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the biomechanical characteristics between bilateral and unilateral lumbo-iliac fixation in unilateral comminuted sacral fractures (USF) by finite element analysis. METHODS: A 3-dimensional finite element model of unilateral sacral fractures was simulated. Three kinds of implants were instrumented into the model, including the unilateral lumbopelvic fixation (ULF), bilateral lumbopelvic fixation (BLF), and unilateral iliac fixation with bilateral lumbar pedicle screws (UBF)...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Christopher J Sorensen, Molly B Johnson, Barbara J Norton, Jack P Callaghan, Linda R Van Dillen
An induced-pain paradigm has been used in back-healthy people to understand risk factors for developing low back pain (LBP) during prolonged standing. We examined asymmetry of lumbopelvic movement timing during a clinical test of active hip abduction in back-healthy people who developed LBP symptoms during standing (Pain Developers; PDs) compared to back-healthy people who did not develop LBP symptoms during standing (Non Pain Developers, NPDs). Participants completed the hip abduction test while movement was recorded with a motion capture system...
October 12, 2016: Human Movement Science
Sei Yano, Yasuchika Aoki, Atsuya Watanabe, Takayuki Nakajima, Makoto Takazawa, Hiroyuki Hirasawa, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Koichi Nakagawa, Arata Nakajima, Hiroshi Takahashi, Sumihisa Orita, Yawara Eguchi, Takane Suzuki, Seiji Ohtori
Pelvic ring fractures are defined as life-threatening injuries that can be treated surgically with external or internal fixation. The authors report on an 81-year-old woman with an unstable pelvic fracture accompanying multiple traumas that was successfully treated with a less invasive procedure. The patient was injured in a traffic accident and sustained a total of 20 fractures, including pelvic ring, bilateral rib, and lumbar transverse processes fractures, and multiple fractures of both upper and lower extremities...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
Suzi Edwards, Hiram C Brooke, Jill L Cook
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to explore the differences in the magnitude of movement variability and strategies utilized during an unanticipated cut task between players with and without a history of groin pain. DESIGN: Cross-sectional design. SETTING: Biomechanics laboratory. PARTICIANTS: Male Australian football players with (HISTORY; n = 7) or without (CONTROL; n = 10) a history of groin pain. OUTCOME MEASURES: Three-dimensional ground reaction forces (GRF) and kinematics were recorded during 10 successful trials of an unanticipated cut task, and isokinetic hip adduction and abduction strength...
July 22, 2016: Physical Therapy in Sport
Ulrik McCarthy Persson, Rebecca M O'Sullivan, Dylan Morrissey, Jennifer Wallace
OBJECTIVES: The ability to maintain a lumbopelvic position (LPP) was assessed in athletes with a history of long-standing groin pain (LSGP) and athletes without LSGP. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: University motion analysis laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty male athletes-15 with a history of LSGP (>12 weeks) and 15 without. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Maintenance of LPP was assessed using a pressure biofeedback unit (PBU) during supine single leg lift (SLL), single leg extension (SLE) and bent knee fallout (BKFO)...
June 27, 2016: Physical Therapy in Sport
Ali H Palejwala, Jared S Fridley, Krystal Garcia, Sanjeev A Vasudevan, David Khechoyan, Surya Rednam, Chester J Koh, Andrew Jea
Neurofibrosarcoma is rare in the pediatric age group. A malignant tumor of the sacrum presents significant challenges, especially if the goals are to resect with wide and clean surgical margins and to achieve acceptable functional outcomes. The authors report a case of this rare tumor affecting the sacrum and sacral nerve roots of a 7-year-old girl and review the role of total hemisacrectomy sparing the contralateral sacral nerve roots and lumbopelvic reconstruction in the treatment of this disease. This patient is, to the best of the authors' knowledge, the youngest to be treated in this manner...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Garrett S Bullock Spt, Nate Brookerson, Amy M Knab, Robert J Butler
Abnormal fundamental movement patterns and upper quarter dynamic balance are proposed mechanisms affecting athletic performance and injury risk. There are few studies investigating functional movement and closed chain upper extremity dynamic stability in swimmers. The purpose of this study was to determine differences in fundamental movement competency and closed chain upper extremity dynamic balance, utilizing the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Upper Quarter Y-Balance Test (YBT-UQ), of high school (HS; n=70) and collegiate (COL; n=70) swimmers...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
In-Cheol Jeon, Oh-Yun Kwon, Jong-Hyuck Weon, Ui-Jae Hwang, Sung-Hoon Jung
CONTEXT: Prone hip extension has been recommended for strengthening the back and hip muscles. Previous studies have investigated prone hip extension conducted with subjects on the floor in the prone position. However, no study has compared three different table hip extension (THE) positions in terms of the activities of the back and hip joint muscles with lumbopelvic motion. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to identify more effective exercises for strengthening the gluteus maximus (GM) by comparing three different exercises [THE alone, THE with the abdominal drawing-in maneuver (THEA), and THEA with chair support under the knee (THEAC)] based on electromyographic muscle activity and pelvic compensation...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Michio Tojima, Naoshi Ogata, Haruhi Inokuchi, Nobuhiko Haga
[Purpose] To examine the variations in the lumbopelvic rhythm and lumbar-hip ratio in the frontal plane. [Subjects and Methods] Markers were placed on the T10 and T12 spinous processes, bilateral paravertebral muscles at the T11 level, the pelvis, and the femur. Lumbar spine and hip angles were measured during lateral trunk bending using three-dimensional motion analysis. Data from the trunk lateral bending movement were categorized into descending (start of hip movement to when the hip angle reached its maximum value) and ascending (from the maximum hip angle to the end of movement) phases...
August 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Myoung-Kwon Kim, Hyun-Gyu Cha, Young-Jun Shin
[Purpose] To examine the effects of lumbopelvic sling and abdominal drawing-in exercises on the lung capacities of healthy subjects. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty-nine healthy subjects with no orthopedic history of the back were recruited. Subjects were randomly assigned to a experimental group and control group. Subjects were allocated to one of two groups; an experimental group that underwent lumbopelvic sling and abdominal drawing-in exercises and a control group that underwent treadmill and abdominal drawing-in exercises...
August 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Kyue-Nam Park, Oh-Yun Kwon, Chung-Hwi Yi, Heon-Seock Cynn, Jong-Hyuck Weon, Tae-Ho Kim, Houng-Sik Choi
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a 6-week motor control exercise (MCE) vs stretching exercise (SE) on reducing compensatory pelvic motion during active prone knee flexion (APKF) and intensity of low back pain. METHODS: Thirty-six people in the lumbar-rotation-extension subgroup were randomly assigned equally into 2 exercise groups (18 people in each an MCE or SE group). A 3-dimensional motion-analysis system was used to measure the range and onset time of pelvic motion and knee flexion during APKF...
September 3, 2016: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
In-Cheol Jeon, Ui-Jae Hwang, Sung-Hoon Jung, Oh-Yun Kwon
OBJECTIVE: To compare the surface electromyography (EMG) amplitude of the hip joint, including the gluteus maximus (GM), biceps femoris (BF), and semitendinosus (ST) muscles generated by three different exercises: prone hip extension (PHE), prone table hip extension (PTHE), and prone table hip extension with 90° knee flexion (PTHEK), with compensatory pelvic motions. DESIGN: Repeated-measure within-subject intervention. PARTICIPANTS: Sixteen-healthy males (mean age = 23...
March 26, 2016: Physical Therapy in Sport
Yoichiro Takata, Kosaku Higashino, Masatoshi Morimoto, Toshinori Sakai, Kazuta Yamashita, Mitusnobu Abe, Akihiro Nagamachi, Koichi Sairyo
STUDY DESIGN: A radiologic study of sacropelvic morphology and vacuum phenomenon of sacroiliac joint in subjects unrelated to low back pain. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to describe the relationship between sacropelvic morphology and vacuum phenomenon of the sacroiliac joint. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Lumbopelvic alignment and sacropelvic morphology are associated with the pathomechanisms of various spinal disorders. The vacuum phenomena of the sacroiliac joint (SJVP) are often observed in clinical practice, but the relationships between these phenomena and sacropelvic morphology have not been investigated...
August 2016: Asian Spine Journal
Gabriella R Goshtigian, Brian T Swanson
BACKGROUND: Despite the multidirectional quality of human movement, common measurement procedures used in physical therapy examination are often uni-planar and lack the ability to assess functional complexities involved in daily activities. Currently, there is no widely accepted, validated standard to assess movement quality. The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is one possible system to objectively assess complex functional movements. The purpose of this case report is to illustrate the application of the SFMA as a guide to the examination, evaluation, and management of a patient with non-specific low back pain (LBP)...
August 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
Joseph G Wasser, Cong Chen, Heather K Vincent
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) and motion alterations can occur in athletes who engage in high-speed throwing motions. The relationship between LBP and shooting motion in lacrosse players is not yet known. PURPOSE: To quantify the effects of LBP on key kinematic parameters of the lacrosse shot and determine the contribution of the severity of LBP on specific kinematic parameters of the shooting motion. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study...
July 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Federico De Iure, Michele Cappuccio, Matteo Palmisani, Raffaele Pascarella, Matteo Commessatti
INTRODUCTION: The goal of the study was to evaluate both clinical and radiological outcome of a consecutive series of 11 patients submitted to lumboiliac fixation after lumbopelvic disjunction or associated injuries of the pelvis and lumbosacral tract in mid- and long-term follow-up. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The following were evaluated from clinical charts: damage control preoperative procedures, surgery, and pre-, intra- and post-operative complications; imaging was also evaluated from the preoperative assessment to the final follow-up (4 to 13...
August 3, 2016: Injury
Kaitlin M Gallagher, Michael Sehl, Jack P Callaghan
BACKGROUND: Approximately 50% of a sample population will develop prolonged standing induced low back pain. The cause of this pain may be due to their lumbar spine posture. The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in lumbar posture between 17 participants categorized as a pain or non-pain developers during level ground standing. A secondary purpose was to evaluate the influence of two standing aids (an elevated surface to act as a foot rest and declined sloped surface) on lumbopelvic posture...
August 2016: Clinical Biomechanics
A Courbalay, T Deroche, M Descarreaux, E Prigent, J O'Shaughnessy, M-A Amorim
Background. Through real-time behavioral observation systems, pain behaviors are commonly used by clinicians to estimate pain intensity in patients with low back pain. However, little is known about how clinicians rely on pain-related behaviors to make their judgment. According to the Information Integration Theory (IIT) framework, this study aimed at investigating how clinicians value and integrate information from lumbopelvic kinematics (LK), a protective pain behavior, and facial expression intensity (FEI), a communicative pain behavior, to estimate pain in patients with chronic low back pain (cLBP)...
2016: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
Helen Elden, Annelie Gutke, Gunilla Kjellby-Wendt, Monika Fagevik-Olsen, Hans-Christian Ostgaard
BACKGROUND: Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is a multifactorial condition, which can be mentally and physically compromising both during and after pregnancy. However, long-term pregnancy-related PGP has been poorly investigated. This longitudinal follow-up study uniquely aimed to describe prevalence and predictors of PGP and its consequences on women's health and function up to 11 years after pregnancy. METHODS/DESIGN: A postal questionnaire was sent to 530 women who participated in 1 of 3 randomized controlled studies for PGP in pregnancy...
2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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