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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934632/in-vivo-biomechanical-behavior-of-the-trapeziometacarpal-joint-in-healthy-and-osteoarthritic-subjects
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Priscilla D'Agostino, Benjamin Dourthe, Faes Kerkhof, G Harry Van Lenthe, Filip Stockmans, Evie E Vereecke
BACKGROUND: The contact biomechanics of the trapeziometacarpal joint have been investigated in several studies. However, these led to conflicting results and were mostly performed in vitro. The purpose of this study was to provide further insight on the contact biomechanics of the trapeziometacarpal joint by in vivo assessment of healthy and osteoarthritic subjects. METHODS: The hands of 16 healthy women and 6 women with trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis were scanned in positions of maximal thumb extension, flexion, abduction and adduction during three isometric tasks (lateral key pinch, power grasp and jar twist) and in thumb rest posture (relaxed neutral)...
September 12, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934448/cervical-spine-deformity-part-2-management-algorithm-and-anterior-techniques
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Lee A Tan, K Daniel Riew, Vincent C Traynelis
A sound operative plan based on solid understanding of the pathology and biomechanics is the most important part of cervical deformity correction. Many different surgical options exist for operative management of cervical spine deformities. However, selecting the correct approach that ensures the optimal clinical outcome can be challenging and often controversial. In Part 2 of this three-part review series, we discuss the pre-operative planning, management algorithm, and anterior surgical techniques for cervical deformity correction...
October 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934336/the-oldest-record-of-aquatic-amniote-congenital-scoliosis
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Tomasz Szczygielski, Dawid Surmik, Agnieszka Kapuścińska, Bruce M Rothschild
We report the first occurrence of congenital scoliosis in an early Permian aquatic parareptile, Stereosternum tumidum from Paraná state, Brazil. The spine malformation is caused by a congenital hemivertebra. These observations give insight into the biomechanical aspects of underwater locomotion in an axial skeleton-compromised aquatic amniote. This is the oldest record of a hemivertebra in an aquatic animal.
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934329/biochemical-and-biomechanical-properties-of-the-pacemaking-sinoatrial-node-extracellular-matrix-are-distinct-from-contractile-left-ventricular-matrix
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Jessica M Gluck, Anthony W Herren, Sergey Yechikov, Hillary K J Kao, Ambereen Khan, Brett S Phinney, Nipavan Chiamvimonvat, James W Chan, Deborah K Lieu
Extracellular matrix plays a role in differentiation and phenotype development of its resident cells. Although cardiac extracellular matrix from the contractile tissues has been studied and utilized in tissue engineering, extracellular matrix properties of the pacemaking sinoatrial node are largely unknown. In this study, the biomechanical properties and biochemical composition and distribution of extracellular matrix in the sinoatrial node were investigated relative to the left ventricle. Extracellular matrix of the sinoatrial node was found to be overall stiffer than that of the left ventricle and highly heterogeneous with interstitial regions composed of predominantly fibrillar collagens and rich in elastin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934327/a-novel-miniature-in-line-load-cell-to-measure-in-situ-tensile-forces-in-the-tibialis-anterior-tendon-of-rats
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Martin Schmoll, Ewald Unger, Manfred Bijak, Martin Stoiber, Hermann Lanmüller, Jonathan Charles Jarvis
Direct measurements of muscular forces usually require a substantial rearrangement of the biomechanical system. To circumvent this problem, various indirect techniques have been used in the past. We introduce a novel direct method, using a lightweight (~0.5 g) miniature (3 x 3 x 7 mm) in-line load-cell to measure tension in the tibialis anterior tendon of rats. A linear motor was used to produce force-profiles to assess linearity, step-response, hysteresis and frequency behavior under controlled conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933195/biophysical-stimuli-a-review-of-electrical-and-mechanical-stimulation-in-hyaline-cartilage
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Juan J Vaca-González, Johana M Guevara, Miguel A Moncayo, Hector Castro-Abril, Yoshie Hata, Diego A Garzón-Alvarado
Objective Hyaline cartilage degenerative pathologies induce morphologic and biomechanical changes resulting in cartilage tissue damage. In pursuit of therapeutic options, electrical and mechanical stimulation have been proposed for improving tissue engineering approaches for cartilage repair. The purpose of this review was to highlight the effect of electrical stimulation and mechanical stimuli in chondrocyte behavior. Design Different information sources and the MEDLINE database were systematically revised to summarize the different contributions for the past 40 years...
September 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933056/erratum-to-an-in-silico-biomechanical-analysis-of-the-stent-esophagus-interaction
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Mathias Peirlinck, Nic Debusschere, Francesco Iannaccone, Peter D Siersema, Benedict Verhegghe, Patrick Segers, Matthieu De Beule
In the original publication of the article, Tables 2 and 3 were published with error. The correct tables are provided below (Tables 2, 3). The original version of the article has also been corrected.
September 20, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932820/reduced-arterial-elasticity-due-to-surgical-skeletonization-is-ameliorated-by-abluminal-peg-hydrogel
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Karyn G Robinson, Rebecca A Scott, Anne M Hesek, Edward J Woodford, Wafa Amir, Thomas A Planchon, Kristi L Kiick, Robert E Akins
Arteries for bypass grafting are harvested either with neighboring tissue attached or as skeletonized vessels that are free of surrounding tissue. There are significant benefits to skeletonization, but reports suggest that skeletonized vessels may develop structural defects and are at risk for atherosclerosis. We investigated the specific short-term effects of skeletonization on carotid artery biomechanics and microanatomy in a rabbit model. Six carotid arteries were surgically skeletonized. To support healing, three of these received polyethylene glycol hydrogel injected along their exterior surfaces...
June 2017: Bioengineering & Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932763/a-co-culture-assay-to-determine-efficacy-of-tnf-%C3%AE-suppression-by-biomechanically-induced-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Miguel F Diaz, Siobahn M Evans, Scott D Olson, Charles S Cox, Pamela L Wenzel
The beneficial effects of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-based cellular therapies are believed to be mediated primarily by the ability odansf MSCs to suppress inflammation associated with chronic or acute injury, infection, autoimmunity, and graft-versus-host disease. To specifically address the effects of frictional force caused by blood flow, or wall shear stress (WSS), on human MSC immunomodulatory function, we have utilized microfluidics to model WSS at the luminal wall of arteries. Anti-inflammatory potency of MSCs was subsequently quantified via measurement of TNF-α production by activated murine splenocytes in co-culture assays...
August 20, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932749/vascular-tissue-engineering-effects-of-integrating-collagen-into-a-pcl-based-nanofiber-material
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Ulf Bertram, Dominik Steiner, Benjamin Poppitz, Dirk Dippold, Katrin Köhn, Justus P Beier, Rainer Detsch, Aldo R Boccaccini, Dirk W Schubert, Raymund E Horch, Andreas Arkudas
The engineering of vascular grafts is a growing field in regenerative medicine. Although numerous attempts have been made, the current vascular grafts made of polyurethane (PU), Dacron®, or Teflon® still display unsatisfying results. Electrospinning of biopolymers and native proteins has been in the focus of research to imitate the extracellular matrix (ECM) of vessels to produce a small caliber, off-the-shelf tissue engineered vascular graft (TEVG) as a substitute for poorly performing PU, Dacron, or Teflon prostheses...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932503/effect-of-high-tibial-osteotomy-on-hip-biomechanics-in-patients-with-genu-varum-a%C3%A2-prospective-cohort-study
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Mehdi Moghtadaei, Ali Yeganeh, Bahram Boddouhi, Atefe Alaee, Hossein Farahini, Babak Otoukesh
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of proximal tibia osteotomy on hip biomechanics. METHODS: This cohort study was conducted on 50 knees of 37 patients divided into two groups of unilateral and bilateral surgeries during 2015-2016. Patients underwent medial open-wedge osteotomy of proximal tibia. Axial alignment of lower limb radiography was carried out for the patients before and after the osteotomy. RESULTS: Findings from unilateral and bilateral high tibial osteotomies demonstrated that the average of greater trochanter (GT) angle from femoral head center and also the average angle of knee varus were significantly decreased (P = 0...
June 2017: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932338/recent-innovations-in-collagen-corneal-cross-linking-a-mini-review
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Iraklis Vastardis, Brigitte Pajic-Eggspuehler, Charis Nichorlis, Jörg Mueller, Bojan Pajic
BACKGROUND: The introduction of corneal cross-linking (CXL) with ultraviolet-A (UVA) and Riboflavin photosensitizer (Vit B2) from Seiler et al., revolutionized the treatment of Keratoconus and other corneal ectatic diseases. Today, the commonly known epithelium off Dresden protocol is in clinical use for the last 15 years with great success and regarded by many as the golden standard. METHODS: With several studies demonstrating its simplicity, efficacy and safety this revolutionary method, paved the way for new therapies and strategies in the treatment of corneal ectatic diseases and changed our understanding in corneal biomechanics...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932334/corneal-biomechanics-in-ectatic-diseases-refractive-surgery-implications
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Renato Ambrósio, Fernando Faria Correia, Bernardo Lopes, Marcella Q Salomão, Allan Luz, Daniel G Dawson, Ahmed Elsheikh, Riccardo Vinciguerra, Paolo Vinciguerra, Cynthia J Roberts
BACKGROUND: Ectasia development occurs due to a chronic corneal biomechanical decompensation or weakness, resulting in stromal thinning and corneal protrusion. This leads to corneal steepening, increase in astigmatism, and irregularity. In corneal refractive surgery, the detection of mild forms of ectasia pre-operatively is essential to avoid post-operative progressive ectasia, which also depends on the impact of the procedure on the cornea. METHOD: The advent of 3D tomography is proven as a significant advancement to further characterize corneal shape beyond front surface topography, which is still relevant...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932303/the-influence-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-remnant-on-postoperative-clinical-results-in-patients-with-remnant-preserving-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Alan Andonovski, Sonja Topuzovska, Milan Samardziski, Zoran Bozinovski, Biljana Andonovska, Zlatko Temelkovski
BACKGROUND: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) remnants have important biomechanical, vascular and proprioceptive function. AIM: To determine the influence of the ACL residual remnants after partial and complete ACL ruptures on postoperative clinical results in patients with remnant preserving ACL reconstruction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 66 patients divided into two groups. In patients from the investigation group remnant preserving ACL reconstruction was performed, in patients from the control group single bundle ACL reconstruction was performed...
August 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930778/radioprotection-with-amifostine-enhances-bone-strength-and-regeneration-and-bony-union-in-a-rat-model-of-mandibular-distraction-osteogenesis
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Catherine N Tchanque-Fossuo, Alexis Donneys, Sagar S Deshpande, Deniz Sarhaddi, Noah S Nelson, Laura A Monson, Sara E Dahle, Steve A Goldstein, Steven R Buchman
BACKGROUND: Using distraction osteogenesis (DO) to regenerate robust endogenous bone could greatly enhance postoncologic reconstruction of head and neck cancer. However, radiation (XRT) corrosive effects still preclude DO's immense potential. We posit that adjunctive pretreatment with the radioprotectant amifostine (AMF) can optimize wound healing and allow for successful DO with quantifiable enhancements in bony union and strength despite previous surgical bed irradiation. METHODS: Two groups of murine left hemimandibles were exposed to a human equivalent radiation dosage fractionated over 5 daily doses of 7 Gy...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929927/ankle-taping-can-reduce-external-ankle-joint-moments-during-drop-landings-on-a-tilted-surface
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Nahoko Sato, Hiroyuki Nunome, Luke S Hopper, Yasuo Ikegami
Ankle taping is commonly used to prevent ankle sprains. However, kinematic assessments investigating the biomechanical effects of ankle taping have provided inconclusive results. This study aimed to determine the effect of ankle taping on the external ankle joint moments during a drop landing on a tilted surface at 25°. Twenty-five participants performed landings on a tilted force platform that caused ankle inversion with and without ankle taping. Landing kinematics were captured using a motion capture system...
September 20, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929033/baastrup-s-disease-interspinal-bursitis-and-dorsal-epidural-cysts-radiologic-evaluation-and-impact-on-treatment-options
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Jesse Hatgis, Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson
Baastrup's disease or "kissing spines syndrome" was first described as a cause of lumbar pain before computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning existed. The diagnosis was based on x-ray studies, which showed that the spinous processes, especially in the lower lumbar spine, became approximated to each other and this was a generator of positional back pain. Biomechanically, the interspinous and supraspinous ligaments that are degenerated in Baastrup's disease normally contribute significantly to sagittal alignment...
July 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928650/locomotor-sub-functions-for-control-of-assistive-wearable-robots
#18
Maziar A Sharbafi, Andre Seyfarth, Guoping Zhao
A primary goal of comparative biomechanics is to understand the fundamental physics of locomotion within an evolutionary context. Such an understanding of legged locomotion results in a transition from copying nature to borrowing strategies for interacting with the physical world regarding design and control of bio-inspired legged robots or robotic assistive devices. Inspired from nature, legged locomotion can be composed of three locomotor sub-functions, which are intrinsically interrelated: Stance: redirecting the center of mass by exerting forces on the ground...
2017: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927929/mechanical-characterization-of-structurally-porous-biomaterials-built-via-additive-manufacturing-experiments-predictive-models-and-design-maps-for-load-bearing-bone-replacement-implants
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D Melancon, Z S Bagheri, R B Johnston, L Liu, M Tanzer, D Pasini
Porous biomaterials can be additively manufactured with micro-architecture tailored to satisfy the stringent mechano-biological requirements imposed by bone replacement implants. In a previous investigation, we introduced structurally porous biomaterials, featuring strength five times stronger than commercially available porous materials, and confirmed their bone ingrowth capability in an in-vivo canine model. While encouraging, the manufactured biomaterials showed geometric mismatches between their internal porous architecture and that of its as-designed counterpart, as well as discrepancies between predicted and tested mechanical properties, issues not fully elucidated...
September 16, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927643/a-combined-kinematic-and-kinetic-analysis-at-the-residuum-socket-interface-of-a-knee-disarticulation-amputee
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Jinghua Tang, Michael McGrath, Nick Hale, Liudi Jiang, Dan Bader, Piotr Laszczak, David Moser, Saeed Zahedi
The bespoke interface between a lower limb residuum and a prosthetic socket is critical for an amputee's comfort and overall rehabilitation outcomes. Analysis of interface kinematics and kinetics is important to gain full understanding of the interface biomechanics, which could aid clinical socket fit, rehabilitation and amputee care. This pilot study aims to investigate the dynamic correlation between kinematic movement and kinetic stresses at the interface during walking tests on different terrains. One male, knee disarticulation amputee participated in the study...
September 15, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
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