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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318610/demographic-and-modifiable-factors-associated-with-knee-contracture-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Erika Cloodt, Andreas Rosenblad, Elisabet Rodby-Bousquet
AIM: To identify the prevalence of knee contracture and its association with gross motor function, age, sex, spasticity, and muscle length in children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD: Cross-sectional data for passive knee extension were analysed in 3 045 children with CP (1 756 males, 1 289 females; mean age 8y 1mo [SD 3.84]). CP was classified using the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) levels I (n=1 330), II (n=508), III (n=280), IV (n=449), and V (n=478)...
January 10, 2018: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299474/improvement-in-hamstring-and-quadriceps-muscle-strength-following-cruciate-retaining-single-radius-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Jennifer Kurowicki, Anton Khlopas, Assem A Sultan, Nipun Sodhi, Linsen T Samuel, Morad Chughtai, Martin Roche, Peter M Bonutti, Michael A Mont
Background: The ability to reach full functional capacity following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is reliant on the strength of the quadriceps and hamstring muscles. Weakness of these muscles can persist anywhere from 1 to 3 years post-operatively. There remains considerable controversy as to what factors influence restoration of muscle strength after TKA. Implant designs have been implicated in the ability of patients to recover. Currently there is a paucity of literature available describing the influence of patient characteristics, surgical factors, and clinical outcomes on quadriceps and hamstring muscle strength following TKA with a cruciate-retaining, single radius (SR) implant...
December 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219884/abduction-in-proximal-hamstring-tendon-avulsion-injury-mechanism-a-report-on-3-athletes
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Anne D van der Made, Rolf W Peters, Claire Verheul, Mario Maas, Gino M Kerkhoffs
Proximal hamstring tendon avulsions are typically sustained during forced hip hyperflexion combined with knee extension. We present 3 cases of athletes with a proximal hamstring tendon avulsion caused by an alternative injury mechanism that also involves a considerable hip abduction component (flexion-abduction injury mechanism). All cases had at least one concurrent injury of the medial thigh muscles, either on the ipsilateral or contralateral side. The 2 elite athletes with this injury mechanism returned to sport at preinjury level relatively quickly...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190853/contributions-of-hamstring-stiffness-to-straight-leg-raise-and-sit-and-reach-test-scores
#4
Naokazu Miyamoto, Kosuke Hirata, Noriko Kimura, Eri Miyamoto-Mikami
The passive straight-leg-raise (PSLR) and the sit-and-reach (SR) tests have been widely used to assess hamstring extensibility. However, it remains unclear to what extent hamstring stiffness (a measure of material properties) contributes to PSLR and SR test scores. Therefore, we aimed to clarify the relationship between hamstring stiffness and PSLR and SR scores using ultrasound shear wave elastography. Ninety-eight healthy subjects completed the study. Each subject completed PSLR testing, and classic and modified SR testing of the right leg...
November 30, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136538/the-impact-of-core-muscles-training-on-the-range-of-anterior-pelvic-tilt-in-subjects-with-increased-stiffness-of-the-hamstrings
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Michał Tomasz Kuszewski, Rafał Gnat, Anna Gogola
The aim of this study is to verify the hypotheses that muscular coordination training of the core region in subjects showing increased hamstring stiffness results in an increase in anterior pelvic tilt and that there is a correlation between hamstring stiffness and anterior pelvic tilt. The two-group, non-blinded experimental controlled trial with three repeated measurements of the dependent variables. The experimental group received muscular coordination training during a period of two weeks, control group - no training...
November 11, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125817/do-peak-torque-angles-of-muscles-change-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-hamstring-or-patellar-tendon-graft
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Hayri Baran Yosmaoğlu, Gül Baltacı, Emel Sönmezer, Hamza Özer, Deha Doğan
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare the effects of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using autogenous hamstring or patellar tendon graft on the peak torque angle. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 132 patients (103 males, 29 females; mean age 29±9 year) who were performed ACL reconstruction with autogenous hamstring or patellar tendon graft. The peak torque angles in the quadriceps and hamstring muscles were recorded using an isokinetic dynamometer...
December 2017: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124077/can-a-clinical-examination-demonstrate-intramuscular-tendon-involvement-in-acute-hamstring-injuries
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Michel D Crema, Ali Guermazi, Gustaaf Reurink, Frank W Roemer, Mario Maas, Adam Weir, Maarten H Moen, Gert J Goudswaard, Johannes L Tol
Background: Involvement of the intramuscular (central) tendon in acute hamstring injuries, as detected on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), may prolong recovery times. To date, it is unclear whether hamstring injuries exhibiting intramuscular tendon involvement can be identified though routine clinical examinations that assess flexibility and strength. Purpose: To test whether MRI-detected intramuscular tendon involvement could be identified by a clinical assessment of muscle strength and flexibility...
October 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121696/quadriceps-and-hamstring-muscle-strength-improves-after-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty
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Jennifer Kurowicki, Anton Khlopas, Nipun Sodhi, Jared M Newman, Assem A Sultan, Morad Chughtai, Anil Bhave, Martin Roche, Peter M Bonutti, Michael A Mont
INTRODUCTION: The ability to reach functional capacity following knee arthroplasty depends on the strength of the quadriceps and hamstring muscles. Following total knee arthroplasty, weakness of these muscles can persist for up to one year postoperatively; however, this phenomenon is not well-studied in unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) patients. Therefore, we assessed: 1) quadriceps muscle strength; 2) hamstring muscle strength; and 3) correlation to functional outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A review of all patients with medial compartment osteoarthritis treated with UKA at a minimum of one-year follow-up was performed...
November 9, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117428/change-in-knee-flexor-torque-after-fatiguing-exercise-identifies-previous-hamstring-injury-in-football-players
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Cameron Lord, Fadi Ma'ayah, Anthony J Blazevich
PURPOSE: Muscular fatigue and inter-limb strength asymmetry are factors known to influence hamstring injury risk, however limb-specific exacerbation of knee flexor (hamstrings) torque production after fatiguing exercise has previously been ignored. To investigate changes in muscular force production before and after sport-specific (repeated-sprint) and non-specific (knee extension-flexion) fatiguing exercise, and explore the sensitivity and specificity of isokinetic endurance (i.e. muscle-specific) and single-leg vertical jump (i...
November 8, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116573/an-evidence-based-framework-for-strengthening-exercises-to-prevent-hamstring-injury
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Matthew N Bourne, Ryan G Timmins, David A Opar, Tania Pizzari, Joshua D Ruddy, Casey Sims, Morgan D Williams, Anthony J Shield
Strength training is a valuable component of hamstring strain injury prevention programmes; however, in recent years a significant body of work has emerged to suggest that the acute responses and chronic adaptations to training with different exercises are heterogeneous. Unfortunately, these research findings do not appear to have uniformly influenced clinical guidelines for exercise selection in hamstring injury prevention or rehabilitation programmes. The purpose of this review was to provide the practitioner with an evidence-base from which to prescribe strengthening exercises to mitigate the risk of hamstring injury...
November 7, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040061/validation-of-a-novel-biomechanical-test-bench-for-the-knee-joint-with-six-degrees-of-freedom
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Christian H Heinrichs, Dominik Knierzinger, Hannes Stofferin, Werner Schmoelz
A novel biomechanical test bench has been developed for in-vitro evaluation of the knee joint. The test bench allows the kinematics of the knee joint to be studied in all six degrees of freedom. Flexion-extension knee movements are induced by quadriceps and hamstring muscle forces simulated by five pneumatic cylinders. The kinematics of the knee and the actively applied muscle forces are measured simultaneously. The aim of this study was to validate the sensitivity and reproducibility of this novel test bench...
October 17, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922049/magnitudes-of-muscle-activation-of-spine-stabilizers-in-healthy-adults-during-prone-on-elbow-planking-exercises-with-and-without-a-fitness-ball
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James W Youdas, Kendra C Coleman, Erin E Holstad, Stephanie D Long, Nicole L Veldkamp, John H Hollman
Prone planking exercises have been used by rehabilitation professionals to activate torso muscles in healthy persons and those with low back pain. The aim of this study was to compare the magnitude of electromyographic (EMG) muscle activation from 10 right-sided muscles as demonstrated by the percentage of maximum voluntary isometric contraction (%MVIC) during four planking procedures. Surface EMG activity was acquired from the following muscles: (1) iliocostalis lumborum (IL), (2) longissimus thoracis (LT), (3) lumbar multifidus (LM), (4) rectus abdominis (RA), (5) external oblique (EO), (6) internal oblique (IO), (7) serratus anterior (SA), (8) latissimus dorsi (LD), (9) hamstrings (HS), and (10) gluteus maximus (GM)...
September 18, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914131/safety-and-efficacy-of-repeat-open-label-abobotulinumtoxina-treatment-in-pediatric-cerebral-palsy
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Mauricio R Delgado, Marcin Bonikowski, Jorge Carranza, Edward Dabrowski, Dennis Matthews, Barry Russman, Ann Tilton, Juan Carlos Velez, Anne-Sophie Grandoulier, Philippe Picaut
This was a prospective, repeat-treatment, open-label study (NCT01251380) of abobotulinumtoxinA for the management of lower limb spasticity in children who had completed a double-blind study. Children (2-17 years) received injections into the gastrocnemius-soleus complex, and other distal and proximal muscles as required (maximum total dose per injection cycle: 30 U/kg or 1000U). A total of 216 of the 241 double-blind patients entered the extension study and 207 received ≥1 open label injection into the gastrocnemius-soleus; 17-24% of patients also had injections into the hamstrings...
November 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873030/differences-in-hamstring-activation-characteristics-between-the-acceleration-and-maximum-speed-phases-of-sprinting
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Ayako Higashihara, Yasuharu Nagano, Takashi Ono, Toru Fukubayashi
This study aimed to investigate activation characteristics of the biceps femoris long head (BFlh) and semitendinosus (ST) muscles during the acceleration and maximum-speed phases of sprinting. Lower-extremity kinematics and electromyographic (EMG) activities of the BFlh and ST muscles were examined during the acceleration sprint and maximum-speed sprint in 13 male sprinters during an overground sprinting. Differences in hamstring activation during each divided phases and in the hip and knee joint angles and torques at each time point of the sprinting gait cycle were determined between two sprints...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840398/delayed-sciatic-nerve-compression-following-hamstring-injury
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J Macdonald, S E McMahon, D O'Longain, J D Acton
A 47-year-old man presented three months post-hamstring injury with posterior thigh and buttock pain, paraesthesia over the lateral part of the leg and dorsum of the foot and a foot drop. MRI identified a hamstring muscle injury with a lesion surrounding 20 cm of the proximal sciatic nerve consistent with an extensive haematoma. Surgical debridement and release was planned; however, his signs spontaneously resolved with rest, physiotherapy and splintage prior to surgery. There have been no other reports of a sciatic nerve lesion with neurological signs resolving without surgical exploration...
August 24, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803367/the-role-of-agonist-and-antagonist-muscles-in-explaining-isometric-knee-extension-torque-variation-with-hip-joint-angle
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Theodoros M Bampouras, Neil D Reeves, Vasilios Baltzopoulos, Constantinos N Maganaris
PURPOSE: The biarticular rectus femoris (RF), operating on the ascending limb of the force-length curve, produces more force at longer lengths. However, experimental studies consistently report higher knee extension torque when supine (longer RF length) compared to seated (shorter RF length). Incomplete activation in the supine position has been proposed as the reason for this discrepancy, but differences in antagonistic co-activation could also be responsible due to altered hamstrings length...
October 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759535/relationship-between-physical-fitness-at-the-end-of-pre-season-and-the-in-season-game-performance-in-japanese-female-professional-baseball-players
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Yuya Watanabe, Yosuke Yamada, Tsukasa Yoshida, Tomoyuki Matsui, Kazuya Seo, Yoshikazu Azuma, Machiko Hiramoto, Yuichiro Miura, Hideaki Fukushima, Akito Shimazu, Toshiaki Eto, Homare Saotome, Noriyuki Kida, Toru Morihara
This study examined anthropometric and fitness profiles of Japanese female professional baseball players and investigated the relationship between players' physical fitness and in-season game performance. Fifty-seven players who were registered in the Japan Women's Baseball League (JWBL) participated. Height, weight, grip strength, back strength, knee-extension and -flexion strength, hamstring extensibility, vertical jump height, and horizontal jump distance were measured at pre-season (February and March) in 2013...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735102/intra-operatively-measured-spastic-semimembranosus-forces-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#18
Can A Yucesoy, Yener Temelli, Filiz Ateş
The knee kept forcibly in a flexed position is typical in cerebral palsy. Using a benchmark, we investigate intra-operatively if peak spastic hamstring force is measured in flexed knee positions. This tests the assumed shift of optimal length due to adaptation of spastic muscle and a decreasing force trend towards extension. Previously we measured spastic gracilis (GRA) and semitendinosus (ST) forces. Presently, we studied spastic semimembranosus (SM) and tested the following hypotheses: spastic SM forces are (1) high in flexed and (2) low in extended positions...
October 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720481/knee-extension-and-flexion-strength-asymmetry-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-positive-subjects-a-cross-sectional-study
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Vitor H F Oliveira, Susana L Wiechmann, Argéria M S Narciso, Rafael Deminice
BACKGROUND: Human Immunodeficiency Virus positive subjects present impairment in muscle function, neural activation, balance, and gait. In other populations, all of these factors have been associated with muscle strength asymmetry. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the existence of muscle strength asymmetry between dominant and non-dominant lower limbs and to determine the hamstrings-to-quadriceps strength ratio in Human Immunodeficiency Virus positive subjects. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 48 subjects were included (22 men and 26 women; mean age 44...
November 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704884/prone-hip-extension-muscle-recruitment-is-associated-with-hamstring-injury-risk-in-amateur-soccer
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Joke Schuermans, Damien Van Tiggelen, Erik Witvrouw
'Core stability' is considered essential in rehabilitation and prevention. Particularly with respect to hamstring injury prevention, assessment and training of lumbo-pelvic control is thought to be key. However, supporting scientific evidence is lacking. To explore the importance of proximal neuromuscular function with regard to hamstring injury susceptibility, this study investigated the association between the Prone Hip Extension (PHE) muscle activation pattern and hamstring injury incidence in amateur soccer players...
September 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
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