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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912650/the-effects-combining-cryocompression-therapy-following-an-acute-bout-of-resistance-exercise-on-performance-and-recovery
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William H DuPont, Brek J Meuris, Vincent H Hardesty, Emily C Barnhart, Landon H Tompkins, Morricia J P Golden, Clayton J Usher, Paul A Spence, Lydia K Caldwell, Emily M Post, Matthew K Beeler, William J Kraemer
Compression and cold therapy used separately have shown to reduce negative effects of tissue damage. The combining compression and cold therapy (cryocompression) as a single recovery modality has yet to be fully examined. To examine the effects of cryocompression on recovery following a bout of heavy resistance exercise, recreationally resistance trained men (n =16) were recruited, matched, and randomly assigned to either a cryocompression group (CRC) or control group (CON). Testing was performed before and then immediately after exercise, 60 minutes, 24 hours, and 48 hours after a heavy resistance exercise workout (barbell back squats for 4 sets of 6 reps at 80% 1RM, 90 sec rest between sets, stiff legged deadlifts for 4 sets of 8 reps at 1...
September 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886923/the-effect-of-12-month-participation-in-osteogenic-and-non-osteogenic-sports-on-bone-development-in-adolescent-male-athletes-the-pro-bone-study
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Dimitris Vlachopoulos, Alan R Barker, Esther Ubago-Guisado, Francisco B Ortega, Peter Krustrup, Brad Metcalf, Jose Castro Pinero, Jonatan R Ruiz, Karen M Knapp, Craig A Williams, Luis A Moreno, Luis Gracia-Marco
OBJECTIVES: Research investigating the longitudinal effects of the most popular sports on bone development in adolescent males is scarce. The aim is to investigate the effect of 12-month participation in osteogenic and non-osteogenic sports on bone development. DESIGN: A 12-month study was conducted in adolescent males involved in football, swimming and cycling and compared with an active control group. METHODS: 116 adolescent males (13.1±0...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878227/intermittent-muscle-activity-in-the-feedback-loop-of-postural-control-system-during-natural-quiet-standing
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Hiroko Tanabe, Keisuke Fujii, Motoki Kouzaki
The origin of continual body oscillation during quiet standing is a neural-muscular-skeletal closed feedback loop system that includes insufficient joint stiffness and a time delay. Thus, muscle activity and joint oscillations are nonlinear during quiet standing, making it difficult to demonstrate the muscular-skeletal relationship experimentally. Here we experimentally revealed this relationship using intermittent control theory, in which non-actuation works to stabilize the skeletal system towards equilibrium...
September 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872111/method-and-instrumented-fixture-for-femoral-fracture-testing-in-a-sideways-fall-on-the-hip-position
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Dan Dragomir-Daescu, Asghar Rezaei, Timothy Rossman, Susheil Uthamaraj, Rachel Entwistle, Sean McEligot, Vincent Lambert, Hugo Giambini, Iwona Jasiuk, Michael J Yaszemski, Lichun Lu
Mechanical testing of femora brings valuable insights into understanding the contribution of clinically-measureable variables such as bone mineral density distribution and geometry on the femoral mechanical properties. Currently, there is no standard protocol for mechanical testing of such geometrically complex bones to measure strength, and stiffness. To address this gap we have developed a protocol to test cadaveric femora to fracture and to measure their biomechanical parameters. This protocol describes a set of adaptable fixtures to accommodate the various load magnitudes and directions accounting for possible bone orientations in a fall on the hip configuration, test speed, bone size, and left leg-right leg variations...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868990/the-effects-of-whole-body-vibration-on-pulse-wave-velocity-in-men-with-chronic-spinal-cord-injury
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Julia O Totosy de Zepetnek, Masae Miyatani, Maggie Szeto, Lora M Giangregorio, B Catharine Craven
Objective A pilot study to evaluate the therapeutic potential of 40 weeks of passive standing with whole body vibration (PS-WBV) on central and peripheral arterial stiffness among men with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). Methods Consenting participants were pre-screened to ensure safe participation. Fifteen individuals with chronic SCI were enrolled to participate in PS-WBV sessions three times per week for 40 weeks on a modified WAVE platform custom-fitted with an EASYStand 5000. Knee angle was set at 160°, and vibration parameters were 45Hz frequency and 0...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865300/technical-feasibility-of-personalized-articulating-knee-joint-distraction-for-treatment-of-tibiofemoral-osteoarthritis
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T Struik, J E N Jaspers, N J Besselink, P M van Roermund, S Plomp, M J Rudert, F P J G Lafeber, S C Mastbergen
BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis is a highly prevalent degenerative joint disorder characterized by joint tissue damage and pain. Knee joint distraction has been introduced as a joint preserving surgical procedure to postpone knee arthroplasty. An often used standard externally fixation device for distraction poses a burden to patients due to the absence of joint flexion during the 6weeks treatment. Therefore, a personalized articulating distraction device was developed. The aim of this study was to test technical feasibility of this device...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827977/ankle-foot-orthosis-made-by-3d-printing-technique-and-automated-design-software
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Yong Ho Cha, Keun Ho Lee, Hong Jong Ryu, Il Won Joo, Anna Seo, Dong-Hyeon Kim, Sang Jun Kim
We described 3D printing technique and automated design software and clinical results after the application of this AFO to a patient with a foot drop. After acquiring a 3D modelling file of a patient's lower leg with peroneal neuropathy by a 3D scanner, we loaded this file on the automated orthosis software and created the "STL" file. The designed AFO was printed using a fused filament fabrication type 3D printer, and a mechanical stress test was performed. The patient alternated between the 3D-printed and conventional AFOs for 2 months...
2017: Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827517/rhabdomyolysis-in-a-patient-with-severe-hypothyroidism
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Nooshin Salehi, Endre Agoston, Iqbal Munir, Gary J Thompson
BACKGROUND Muscular symptoms, including stiffness, myalgia, cramps, and fatigue, are present in the majority of the patients with symptomatic hypothyroidism, but rhabdomyolysis, the rapid breakdown of skeletal muscle, is a rare manifestation. In most patients with hypothyroidism who develop rhabdomyolysis, precipitating factors, such as strenuous exercise or use of lipid-lowering drugs, can be identified. CASE REPORT We report a case of a 52-year-old Hispanic woman with a history of hypothyroidism, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes mellitus who presented with fatigue, severe generalized weakness, bilateral leg pain, and recurrent falls...
August 22, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818476/complex-anatomic-abnormalities-of-the-lower-leg-muscles-and-tendons-associated-with-phocomelia-a-case-report
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Thomas Hodo, Mark Hamrick, Yulia Melenevsky
Musculoskeletal anatomy is widely known to have components that stray from the norm in the form of variant muscle and tendon presence, absence, origin, insertion, and bifurcation. Although these variant muscles and tendons might be deemed incidental and insignificant findings by most, they can be important contributors to pathologic physiology or, more importantly, an option for effective treatment. In the present case report, we describe a patient with phocomelia and Müllerian abnormalities secondary to in utero thalidomide exposure...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814014/bio-inspired-control-of-joint-torque-and-knee-stiffness-in-a-robotic-lower-limb-exoskeleton-using-a-central-pattern-generator
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Stefan O Sobrade, Yannik Nager, Amy R Wu, Roger Gassert, Auke Ijspeert
Robotic lower limb exoskeletons are becoming increasingly popular in therapy and recreational use. However, most exoskeletons are still rather limited in their locomotion speed and the activities of daily live they can perform. Furthermore, they typically do not allow for a dynamic adaptation to the environment, as they are often controlled with predefined reference trajectories. Inspired by human leg stiffness modulation during walking, variable stiffness actuators increase flexibility without the need for more complex controllers...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813862/on-the-stiffness-analysis-of-a-cable-driven-leg-exoskeleton
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N S S Sanjeevi, Vineet Vashista
Robotic systems are being used for gait rehabilitation of patients with neurological disorder. These devices are externally powered to apply external forces on human limbs to assist the leg motion. Patients while walking with these devices adapt their walking pattern in response to the applied forces. The efficacy of a rehabilitation paradigm thus depends on the human-robot interaction. A cable driven leg exoskeleton (CDLE) use actuated cables to apply external joint torques on human leg. Cables are lightweight and flexible but can only be pulled, thus a CDLE requires redundant cables...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806708/predictive-simulation-of-diabetic-gait-individual-contribution-of-ankle-stiffness-and-muscle-weakening
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Gilmar F Santos, Aline A Gomes, Isabel C N Sacco, Marko Ackermann
Diabetic neuropathic individuals present massive muscle strength reduction at the ankle plantar- and dorsiflexors and increased joint stiffness. Our aim is to investigate the adaptation strategies to these musculoskeletal alterations during walking by means of predictive simulations. We used a seven segment planar musculoskeletal model actuated by eight Hill-type muscles in each leg. The effect of all passive tissue in muscles and other joint structures was modeled by net passive joint moment curves. The predictive simulations were generated by solving an optimal control problem that minimized a cost function, including effort and tracking terms, using direct collocation and a commercial optimal control package...
August 1, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801956/evidence-of-er-stress-and-upr-activation-in-patients-with-brody-disease-and-brody-syndrome
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V Guglielmi, N C Voermans, A Oosterhof, D Nowis, B G van Engelen, G Tomelleri, G Vattemi
Brody disease (BD, OMIM #601003) is an inherited skeletal muscle disease clinically characterized by exercise-induced impairment of muscle relaxation and stiffness due to the delay in the Ca(2+) re-uptake in the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR)[1, 2]. The delayed muscle relaxation mainly affects legs, harms, hands and eyelids and usually improves after a few minutes rest [1-3]. Patients frequently report myalgia, painless or mildly painful cramps whereas recurrent rhabdomyolysis have been described in a few cases [2, 3]...
August 12, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746246/acute-effects-of-constant-angle-and-constant-torque-static-stretching-on-passive-stiffness-of-the-posterior-hip-and-thigh-muscles-in-healthy-young-and-old-men
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Ty B Palmer
The purpose of this study was to examine the acute effects of constant-angle (CA) and constant-torque (CT) static stretching on passive stiffness of the posterior hip and thigh muscles in healthy, young and old men. Fifteen young (25±3 years) and 15 old (71±4 years) men underwent 2 passive straight-leg raise (SLR) assessments before and after 8 min of CA and CT stretching using an isokinetic dynamometer. Passive stiffness was calculated during each SLR as the slope of the final 10% of the angle-torque curve...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740756/sonographic-evaluation-of-the-immediate-effects-of-eccentric-heel-drop-exercise-on-achilles-tendon-and-gastrocnemius-muscle-stiffness-using-shear-wave-elastography
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Wilson K C Leung, K L Chu, Christopher Lai
BACKGROUND: Mechanical loading is crucial for muscle and tendon tissue remodeling. Eccentric heel drop exercise has been proven to be effective in the management of Achilles tendinopathy, yet its induced change in the mechanical property (i.e., stiffness) of the Achilles tendon (AT), medial and lateral gastrocnemius muscles (MG and LG) was unknown. Given that shear wave elastography has emerged as a powerful tool in assessing soft tissue stiffness with promising intra- and inter-operator reliability, the objective of this study was hence to characterize the stiffness of the AT, MG and LG in response to an acute bout of eccentric heel drop exercise...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728959/mechanisms-contributing-to-gait-speed-and-metabolic-cost-in-children-with-unilateral-cerebral-palsy
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Tatiana Pessoa Silva Pinto, Sérgio Teixeira Fonseca, Rejane Vale Gonçalves, Thales Rezende Souza, Daniela Virgínia Vaz, Paula Lanna Pereira Silva, Marisa Cotta Mancini
BACKGROUND: Gait speed and metabolic cost are indicators of functional capacity in children with cerebral palsy. Uncovering their mechanisms helps guide therapeutic actions. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the contributions of energy-generating and energy-conserving mechanisms to gait speed and metabolic cost of children with unilateral cerebral palsy. METHODS: Data on eccentric and concentric muscle work, co-contraction, elastic torque and vertical stiffness of the affected-limb, forcing torque of the non-affected limb, gait speed and metabolic cost were collected from 14 children with unilateral cerebral palsy, aged 6-12 years...
July 5, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723822/biomechanical-differences-in-female-basketball-and-soccer-players-during-multi-directional-jump-landings
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Jeffrey B Taylor, Kevin R Ford, Randy J Schmitz, Scott E Ross, Terry A Ackerman, Sandra J Shultz
Anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention programs are less successful in basketball than soccer and may be due to distinct movement strategies that these athletes develop from sport-specific training. The purpose of this study was to identify biomechanical differences between female basketball and soccer players during multi-directional jump landings. Lower extremity biomechanics of eighty-nine female athletes who played competitive basketball (n=40) or soccer (n=49) at the middle- or high-school level were analyzed with three-dimensional motion analysis during a drop vertical jump (DVJ), double- (SAG-DL) and single-leg forward jump (SAG-SL), and double- (FRONT-DL) and single-leg (FRONT-SL) lateral jump...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715304/influence-of-stretching-velocity-on-musculotendinous-stiffness-of-the-hamstrings-during-passive-straight-leg-raise-assessments
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Ty B Palmer, Nathaniel D M Jenkins, Brennan J Thompson, Joel T Cramer
BACKGROUND: Recently, passive musculotendinous stiffness (MTS) has been assessed manually in the field; however, when conducting these types of assessments, the stretching velocity must be controlled to avoid eliciting the stretch reflex, which can be observed by increased electromyographic (EMG) amplitude of the stretched muscles and greater resistive torque (indicating the assessment is no longer passive). OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of slow, medium, and fast stretching velocities during manually-applied passive straight-leg raise (SLR) assessments on hamstrings MTS and EMG amplitude characteristics...
August 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709154/contributions-to-leg-stiffness-in-high-compared-with-low-arched-athletes
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Douglas W Powell, Max R Paquette, D S Blaise Williams
PURPOSE: High-arched (HA) athletes exhibit greater lower extremity stiffness during functional tasks than low-arched (LA) athletes. The contributions of skeletal and muscular structures to stiffness may underlie the distinct injury patterns observed in these athletes. The purpose of this study was to compare skeletal and muscular contributions to leg stiffness in HA and LA athletes during running and landing tasks. METHODS: Ten HA and 10 LA female athletes performed five overground running trials at a self-selected pace and five step off bilateral landing trials from a height of 30 cm...
August 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704303/gain-of-length-loss-of-strength-alteration-in-muscle-strength-after-femoral-leg-lengthening-in-young-patients-a-prospective-longitudinal-observational-study
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Andreas H Krieg, Sebastian Gehmert, Olivia L Neeser, Xaver Kaelin, Bernhard M Speth
This study aimed to determine the alteration in maximum isokinetic torque in patients after intramedullary femoral leg lengthening. Thirty patients with a median leg-length discrepancy of 3.0 cm underwent femoral limb lengthening with an intramedullary motorized device. Maximum isokinetic, concentric torque of the extensors, and flexors of the knee was measured before (n=30) and 2 years after surgery (n=21). Postoperatively, a significant difference remained for the maximum isokinetic torque of the extensors (22%) between the lengthened and the normal leg, which might have been caused by muscle response to the distraction procedure itself in the form of higher stiffness, less immediate displacement, and inconsistent force relaxation properties...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
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