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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641199/influence-of-weight-bearing-visual-feedback-on-movement-symmetry-during-sit-to-stand-task
#1
Sumayeh Abujaber, Federico Pozzi, Joseph Zeni
BACKGROUND: Weight-bearing asymmetry is common in individuals with hip osteoarthritis and after total hip arthroplasty. Including symmetry training to the rehabilitation programs may normalize movement strategies during dynamic tasks. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the immediate influences of real-time visual feedback of weight distribution on the interlimb movement symmetry during the sit-to-stand task, before and after total hip arthroplasty, and to determine whether physical impairments affect the response to visual feedback...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641160/effects-of-hip-joint-centre-mislocation-on-gait-kinematics-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy-calculated-using-patient-specific-direct-and-inverse-kinematic-models
#2
Hans Kainz, Christopher P Carty, Sheanna Maine, Henry P J Walsh, David G Lloyd, Luca Modenese
Joint kinematics can be calculated by Direct Kinematics (DK), which is used in most clinical gait laboratories, or Inverse Kinematics (IK), which is mainly used for musculoskeletal research. In both approaches, joint centre locations are required to compute joint angles. The hip joint centre (HJC) in DK models can be estimated using predictive or functional methods, while in IK models can be obtained by scaling generic models. The aim of the current study was to systematically investigate the impact of HJC location errors on lower limb joint kinematics of a clinical population using DK and IK approaches...
June 4, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641058/acute-kinematics-changes-in-marathon-runners-using-different-footwear
#3
Tania Socorro Amorim Soares, Camila Fonseca de Oliveira, Federico Pizzuto, Rui Manuel Garganta, João Paulo Vila-Boas, Mario Casimiro da Anunciação Paiva
The effects of running with or without shoes on injury prevention have been extensively studied, and several investigations have assessed biomechanical differences between them. However, findings are not consensual and further insights on biomechanical load associated with differently shod or barefoot conditions may be needed. This study aimed to observe if habitually shod marathon runners show acute alterations when running barefoot or with minimalist shoes, and to determine whether the running kinematical adaptations of wearing minimalist shoes were similar to barefoot running...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633788/fluoroscopic-and-gait-analyses-for-the-functional-performance-of%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-custom-made-total-talonavicular-replacement
#4
Claudio Belvedere, Matteo Cadossi, Antonio Mazzotti, Sandro Giannini, Alberto Leardini
The present study evaluated the restoration of joint function in a special clinical case: a professional rock climber who underwent an original total talonavicular replacement with a custom-made prosthesis after a complex articular fracture. Full body gait analysis and 3-dimensional joint kinematics using single-plane fluoroscopy were performed on the same day at the 30-month follow-up examination. Gait analysis was performed using stereophotogrammetric, dynamometric, electromyographic, and baropodometric systems...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629941/does-patella-lowering-improve-crouch-gait-in-cerebral-palsy-comparative-retrospective-study
#5
Eric Desailly, Camille Thévenin-Lemoine, Nejib Khouri
BACKGROUND: Patellalowering aims to improve quadriceps function as a means of correcting crouch gait in patients with cerebral palsy (PC). Few studies have assessed the effects of patella lowering as a component of multilevel surgery. HYPOTHESIS: Including patella lowering into the components of multilevel surgery is beneficial in patients with crouch gait and patella alta. MATERIAL ET METHODS: In 12 lower limbs with patella alta (Caton-Deschamps index >1...
June 16, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627859/use-of-dynamic-movement-orthoses-to-improve-gait-stability-and-trunk-control-in-ataxic-patients
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Mariano Serrao, Carlo Casali, Alberto Ranavolo, Silvia Mari, Carmela Conte, Giorgia Chini, Luca Leonardi, Gianluca Coppola, Cherubino DI Lorenzo, Mahmoud Harfoush, Luca Padua, Francesco Pierelli
BACKGROUND: Patients with cerebellar ataxia show increased upper body movements, which have an impact on balance and walking. AIM: In this study, we investigated the effect of using dynamic movement orthoses (DMO), designed as elastic suits, on trunk motion and gait parameters. DESIGN: A longitudinal uncontrolled study. SETTING: Rehabilitative outpatient unit. POPULATION: Eleven patients (seven men, four women; mean age of 49...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624711/does-the-powers%C3%A2-strap-influence-the-lower-limb-biomechanics-during-running
#7
Henrike Greuel, Lee Herrington, Anmin Liu, Richard K Jones
Previous research has reported a prevalence of running related injuries in 25.9% to 72% of all runners. A greater hip internal rotation and adduction during the stance phase in running has been associated with many running related injuries, such as patellofemoral pain. Researchers in the USA designed a treatment device 'the Powers™ strap' to facilitate an external rotation of the femur and to thereby control abnormal hip and knee motion during leisure and sport activities. However, to date no literature exists to demonstrate whether the Powers™ strap is able to reduce hip internal rotation during running...
June 3, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618311/predicting-knee-osteoarthritis-risk-in-injured-populations
#8
Michael J Long, Enrica Papi, Lynsey D Duffell, Alison H McGregor
BACKGROUND: Individuals who suffered a lower limb injury have an increased risk of developing knee osteoarthritis. Early diagnosis of osteoarthritis and the ability to track its progression is challenging. This study aimed to explore links between self-reported knee osteoarthritis outcome scores and biomechanical gait parameters, whether self-reported outcome scores could predict gait abnormalities characteristic of knee osteoarthritis in injured populations and, whether scores and biomechanical outcomes were related to osteoarthritis severity via Spearman's correlation coefficient...
June 12, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616033/exercise-induced-muscle-fatigue-in-the-unaffected-knee-joint-and-its-influence-on-postural-control-and-lower-limb-kinematics-in-stroke-patients
#9
Sun Wook Park, Sung Min Son, Na Kyung Lee
This study aimed to investigate the effects of exercise-induced muscle fatigue in the unaffected knee joint on postural control and kinematic changes in stroke patients. Forty participants (20 stroke patients, 20 age-matched healthy participants) were recruited. To induce fatigue, maximum voluntary isometric contractions were performed in the unaffected knee joint in a Leg Extension Rehab exercise machine using the pneumatic resistance. We measured static and dynamic balance and lower-limb kinematics during gait...
May 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605148/effects-of-a-dynamic-core-stability-programme-on-the-biomechanics-of-cutting-manoeuvres-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#10
Enda F Whyte, Chris Richter, Siobhan O'Connor, Kieran A Moran
Deficits in trunk control predict ACL injuries which frequently occur during high risk activities such as cutting. However, no existing trunk control/core stability programme has been found to positively affect trunk kinematics during cutting activities. This study investigated the effectiveness of a 6-week dynamic core stability programme (DCS) on the biomechanics of anticipated and unanticipated side and crossover cutting manoeuvres. Thirty-one male, varsity footballers participated in this randomised controlled trial...
June 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601242/kinematic-models-of-lower-limb-joints-for-musculo-skeletal-modelling-and-optimization-in-gait-analysis
#11
REVIEW
Alberto Leardini, Claudio Belvedere, Fabrizio Nardini, Nicola Sancisi, Michele Conconi, Vincenzo Parenti-Castelli
Kinematic models of lower limb joints have several potential applications in musculoskeletal modelling of the locomotion apparatus, including the reproduction of the natural joint motion. These models have recently revealed their value also for in vivo motion analysis experiments, where the soft-tissue artefact is a critical known problem. This arises at the interface between the skin markers and the underlying bone, and can be reduced by defining multibody kinematic models of the lower limb and by running optimization processes aimed at obtaining estimates of position and orientation of relevant bones...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600996/lower-limb-alignment-and-laxity-measures-before-during-and-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-prospective-cohort-study
#12
Jon V Clarke, Angela H Deakin, Frederic Picard, Philip E Riches
BACKGROUND: This study compared knee alignment and laxity in patients before, during and after total knee arthroplasty, using methodologically similar procedures, with an aim to help inform pre-operative planning. METHODS: Eighteen male and 13 female patients were recruited, mean age 66years (51-82) and mean body mass index of 33 (23-43). All were assessed pre- and postoperatively using a non-invasive infrared position capture system and all underwent total knee arthroplasty using a navigation system...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599157/comparison-in-three-dimensional-gait-kinematics-between-young-and-older-adults-on-land-and-in-shallow-water
#13
Khalid Abdul Jabbar, Shigetada Kudo, Kee Wee Goh, Ming Rong Goh
This study investigated in three-dimensional space, firstly whether the aquatic medium and secondly ageing, had any effect on the lower limb's joint angles during aquatic-based gait. Three-dimensional joint kinematics of the lower limb of 51 healthy male participants [25 young group (24.6±4.9 years, 172.1±5.5cm, 69.8±10.3kg) and 26 older group (58.5±5.1 years, 167.9±5.1cm, 70.8±12.1kg)] were quantified during land and shallow water walking. Participants walked at their self-selected comfortable speed in both mediums...
May 20, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592282/the-role-of-virtual-reality-in-improving-motor-performance-as-revealed-by-eeg-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#14
Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, Antonino Naro, Margherita Russo, Antonino Leo, Rosaria De Luca, Tina Balletta, Antonio Buda, Gianluca La Rosa, Alessia Bramanti, Placido Bramanti
BACKGROUND: Many studies have demonstrated the usefulness of repetitive task practice by using robotic-assisted gait training (RAGT) devices, including Lokomat, for the treatment of lower limb paresis. Virtual reality (VR) has proved to be a valuable tool to improve neurorehabilitation training. The aim of our pilot randomized clinical trial was to understand the neurophysiological basis of motor function recovery induced by the association between RAGT (by using Lokomat device) and VR (an animated avatar in a 2D VR) by studying electroencephalographic (EEG) oscillations...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587934/ankle-and-knee-biomechanics-during-normal-walking-following-ankle-plantarflexor-fatigue
#15
Michael A Hunt, Gillian L Hatfield
The purpose of this study was to investigate the immediate effects of unilateral ankle plantarflexor fatigue on bilateral knee and ankle biomechanics during gait. Lower leg kinematics, kinetics, and muscle activation were assessed before and after an ankle plantarflexor fatiguing protocol in 31 healthy individuals. Fatigue (defined as >10% reduction in maximal isometric ankle plantarflexor torque production and a downward shift in the median power frequency of both heads of the gastrocnemius muscle of the fatigued limb) was achieved in 18 individuals, and only their data were used for analysis purposes...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585460/assessment-of-knee-alignment-with-varus-and-valgus-force-through-the-range-of-flexion-with-non-invasive-navigation
#16
F Henderson, R Alho, P Riches, F Picard
In image-free total knee arthroplasty (TKA) navigation, infra-red markers are attached to bony landmarks to provide kinematic data intra-operatively, with the aim of improving the precision of implant placement. In non-invasive navigation, infra-red markers are attached to the skin surface, with recent evidence suggesting that this can give repeatable measurements of lower limb mechanical alignment. The aim of our study was to evaluate the use of a non-invasive navigation system in the assessment of mechanical alignment with applied coronal force through the range of flexion...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578844/does-the-dual-mobility-hip-prosthesis-produce-better-joint-kinematics-during-extreme-hip-flexion-task
#17
Danilo S Catelli, Erik Kowalski, Paul E Beaulé, Mario Lamontagne
BACKGROUND: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) using dual-mobility (DM) design permits larger hip range of motion. However, it is unclear how it benefits the patients during activities of daily living. The purpose was to compare kinematic variables of the operated limb between THA patients using either DM or single-bearing (SB) implants during a squat task. METHODS: Twenty-four THA patients were randomly assigned to either a DM or SB implant and matched to 12 healthy controls (CTRLs)...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577907/assessment-of-the-lower-limb-soft-tissue-artefact-at-marker-cluster-level-with-a-high-density-marker-set-during-walking
#18
Arnaud Barré, Rachid Aissaoui, Kamiar Aminian, Raphaël Dumas
The estimation of joint kinematics from skin markers is hindered by the soft tissue artefact (STA), a well-known phenomenon although not fully characterized. While most assessments of the STA have been performed based on the individual skin markers displacements, recent assessments were based on the marker-cluster geometrical transformations using, e.g., principal component or modal analysis. However, these marker-clusters were generally made of 4-6 markers and the current findings on the STA could have been biased by the limited number of skin makers analysed...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577440/effects-of-unstable-footwear-on-gait-characteristic-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Maede Farzadi, Zahra Nemati, Maryam Jalali, Roghaye Sheikhy Doulagh, Mohammd Kamali
BACKGROUND: Over the last three decades, several designs of unstable footwear have been developed in the forms of shoes, sandals and boots. There are marketing claims related to the positive effects of these shoes on the training of lower limb muscles and improving gait. Many studies have been performed on the effects of unstable footwear on muscle activity, balance, posture, energy expenditure, lower extremity disorders, and biomechanical changes. The analysis of the kinetics and kinematics characteristics of gait would provide objective representation of body movement...
June 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554150/effect-of-valgus-knee-alignment-on-gait-biomechanics-in-healthy-women
#20
Matthew C Hoch, Joshua T Weinhandl
The purpose of this study was to compare lower extremity kinematics and kinetics between women with greater or lesser degrees of valgus knee alignment during gait. Nine women with greater valgus knee alignment (11.9±1.6°) were compared to nine women with lesser valgus knee alignment (6.6±2.4°). Participants completed a biomechanical assessment of overground walking for the right limb. Dependent variables included sagittal and frontal plane joint angles and moments for the hip, knee, and ankle at peak vertical ground reaction force, along with knee abduction angular impulse...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
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