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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099237/lower-limb-muscular-strength-balance-and-mobility-levels-in-adults-following-severe-thermal-burn-injuries
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Mohammed T A Omar, Amal M Abd El Baky, Anwar A Ebid
Severe burn injuries are associated with hypermetabolic response and increased catabolism. These lead to a vast loss of muscle mass and reduced muscle strength and function. Therefore, the aim of this study is to determine the impact of severe burn injuries on lower-limb muscular strength, balance, and mobility level in adults. Forty burned adults with burned TBSA (burned TBSA) ≥40% participated in this study. The peak torque and total work of quadriceps and knee flexors were calculated at 150°/sec using Biodex isokinetic dynamometer...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095952/neck-and-shoulder-muscle-activation-among-experienced-and-inexperienced-pilots-in-gz-exposure
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Tuomas Honkanen, Juha Oksa, Matti J Mäntysaari, Heikki Kyröläinen, Janne Avela
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to compare differences in electromyography (EMG) activation of the neck and shoulder muscles between groups of inexperienced and experienced pilots during controlled +Gz exposure in a centrifuge. METHODS: The subjects were volunteer cadets (inexperienced group) and lieutenants (experienced group) undergoing their first centrifuge training. The first group did not have any high performance aircraft (HPA) experience, while the latter one had a 1-yr experience of intense flying of HPA...
February 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095747/effects-of-roller-massager-on-muscle-recovery-after-exercise-induced-muscle-damage
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Nuno Casanova, Joana F Reis, João R Vaz, Rita Machado, Bruno Mendes, Duane C Button, Pedro Pezarat-Correia, Sandro R Freitas
Two experiments (n = 10) were conducted to determine the effects of roller massager (RM) on ankle plantar flexor muscle recovery after exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD). Experiment 1 examined both functional [i.e., ankle plantar flexion maximal isometric contraction and submaximal (30%) sustained force; ankle dorsiflexion maximal range of motion and resistance to stretch; and medial gastrocnemius pain pressure threshold] and morphological [cross-sectional area, thickness, fascicle length, and fascicle angle] variables, before and immediately, 1, 24, 48, and 72 h after an EIMD stimulus...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095499/treatment-with-riluzole-restores-normal-control-of-soleus-and-extensor-digitorum-longus-muscles-during-locomotion-in-adult-rats-after-sciatic-nerve-crush-at-birth
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Wojciech Zmysłowski, Anna M Cabaj, Urszula Sławińska
The effects of sciatic nerve crush (SNC) and treatment with Riluzole on muscle activity during unrestrained locomotion were identified in an animal model by analysis of the EMG activity recorded from soleus (Sol) and extensor digitorum longus (EDL) muscles of both hindlimbs; in intact rats (IN) and in groups of rats treated for 14 days with saline (S) or Riluzole (R) after right limb nerve crush at the 1st (1S and 1R) or 2nd (2S and 2R) day after birth. Changes in the locomotor pattern of EMG activity were correlated with the numbers of survived motor units (MUs) identified in investigated muscles...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094764/neuromorphic-meets-neuromechanics-part-ii-the-role-of-fusimotor-drive
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Kian Jalaleddini, Chuanxin Niu, Suraj Chakravarthi Raja, Won Joon Sohn, Gerald Loeb, Terence Sanger, Francisco Valero-Cuevas
OBJECTIVE: We studied the fundamentals of muscle afferentation by building a neuro-mechano-morphic system actuating a cadaveric finger. This system is a faithful implementation of the stretch reflex circuitry. It allowed the systematic exploration of the effects of different fusimotor drives to the muscle spindle on the closed-loop stretch reflex response. APPROACH: As in Part I of this work, sensory neurons conveyed proprioceptive information from muscle spindles (with static and dynamic fusimotor drive) to populations of ��-motor neurons (with recruitment and rate coding properties)...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093260/shear-and-pressure-under-the-first-ray-in-neuropathic-diabetic-patients-implications-for-support-of-the-longitudinal-arch
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Brian Davis, Mariam Crow, Visar Berki, Daniela Ciltea
OBJECTIVE: To assess dynamic arch support in diabetic patients at risk for Charcot neuroarthopathy whose arch index has not yet shown overt signs of foot collapse. METHODS: Two indirect measures of toe flexor activation (ratios: peak hallux pressure to peak metatarsal pressure - Ph/Pm; peak posterior hallux shear to peak posterior metatarsal shear - Sh/Sm) were obtained with a custom built system for measuring shear and pressure on the plantar surface of the foot during gait...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093258/stooping-crouching-and-standing-characterizing-balance-control-strategies-across-postures
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Tyler B Weaver, Michal N Glinka, Andrew C Laing
BACKGROUND: While stooping and crouching postures are critical for many activities of daily living, little is known about the balance control mechanisms employed during these postures. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to characterize the mechanisms driving net center of pressure (COPNet) movement across three postures (standing, stooping, and crouching) and to investigate if control in each posture was influenced by time. METHODS: Ten young adults performed the three postures for 60s each...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092337/anatomical-basis-and-clinical-application-of-synovial-flaps-in-the-wrist-and-distal-forearm
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David L Colen, Jiun-Ting Yeh, Lawrence B Colen
Neuropathic symptoms after median nerve repair at the wrist or secondary to refractory carpal tunnel syndrome may become debilitating. These symptoms develop due to perineural adhesions, intraneural fibrosis and fixation of the nerve to the transverse carpal ligament after surgery and often require neurolysis. Interposition of vascularized soft tissue over the median nerve at the time of neurolysis prevents recurrence of such adhesions. The synovial flap, fashioned from the synovial lining of the flexor tendon sheath, is an ideal tissue for this purpose...
January 12, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089807/ultrasonography-detects-ulnar-nerve-dislocation-despite-normal-electrophysiology-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Jared M Pisapia, Zarina S Ali, Eric D Hudgins, Viviane Khoury, Gregory G Heuer, Eric L Zager
BACKGROUND: Dislocation of the ulnar nerve (UN) occurs in a subset of patients with ulnar neuropathy. Electrodiagnostic and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies are performed to support the clinical diagnosis. We report the case of a patient with ulnar neuropathy with normal electrodiagnostic and MRI studies but with ultrasound (US) showing UN dislocation, which prompted successful treatment by UN submuscular transposition. CASE DESCRIPTION: A healthy 15 year-old female softball player presented with right medial elbow pain and paresthesias of the fourth and fifth digits...
January 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078364/-ligament-injuries-of-fingers-and-thumbs
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R Schmitt
Degenerative and traumatic ligament lesions of the carpometacarpal joints frequently occur at the thumb ray, whereas the carpometacarpal amphiarthrosis of other finger rays are rarely affected. The metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal joints of the thumb and fingers are stabilized by bilaterally running collateral ligaments and palmar plates. At the base of the metacarpophalangeal joints, several ligaments of the extensor hoods guide the extensor tendons and coordinate the fine motoric skills of phalangeal flexing and extending...
January 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077485/persistent-anterior-interosseous-nerve-palsy-following-forearm-crutch-use
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Peter Macneal, Christopher Robert Crome, Scarlett McNally
A 43-year-old man presented with weakness of the interphalageal joint of his right thumb following the use of forearm crutches. On examination he was unable to oppose his thumb and index finger to form the 'ok' sign. Nerve conduction showed anterior interosseous nerve (AIN) damage along its path to the flexor pollicis longus. The patient was managed conservatively with little clinical improvement seen at 4 months. AIN palsies are very rare and account for <1% of all upper limb lesions. Although AIN palsies resulting from other causes such as surgery and blunt trauma are more common, we report the second case of AIN palsy following crutch use, and the first case in which clinical identification was confirmed using electrodiagnosis...
January 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074263/treatment-options-and-outcome-after-bony-avulsion-of-the-flexor-digitorum-profundus-tendon-a-review-of-29-cases
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Gabriel Halát, Lukas Negrin, Jochen Erhart, Robin Ristl, Stefan Hajdu, Patrick Platzer
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this retrospective review was to evaluate the functional and esthetic outcomes in patients with non- or minimally (<2 mm), and severely (>2 mm) displaced bony avulsions of the flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) tendon. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 1996 and 2010, 29 patients with a bony avulsion of the FDP tendon were treated. The displacement magnitude of the avulsed fragment determined, whether conservative or surgical treatment was performed...
January 10, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073652/tarsal-tunnel-syndrome-due-to-three-different-types-of-ganglion-during-a-12-year-period-a-case-report
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Motohisa Kawakatsu, Toshihiro Ishiko, Masafumi Sumiya
A 52-year-old male complained of numbness and radiating pain affecting the plantar region of his left foot. He was found to have recurrent tarsal tunnel syndrome due to posterior tibial nerve compression by 3 different types of ganglion during a 12-year period. To the best of our knowledge, a similar case has not been documented. At the first operation, flexor retinaculum release and simple excision of an epineural ganglion were performed without injuring the nerve fascicles; however, an intrafascicular ganglion developed approximately 2 years later...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072735/localized-type-volkmann-s-contracture-treated-with-tendon-transfer-and-tension-reduced-early-mobilization-a-case-report
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Yoshio Kaji, Osamu Nakamura, Konosuke Yamaguchi, Sachiko Tobiume, Tetsuji Yamamoto
RATIONALE: For localized type Volkmann's contracture, in which degeneration of the flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) muscle to one or two fingers and restriction of finger extension occur, dissection or excision of the affected muscle is usually recommended. However, these surgical procedures need relatively wide exposure of the muscle, because the FDP muscle is in the deep portion of the forearm. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this report, the case of a 35-year-old woman with localized type Volkmann's contracture is presented...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070593/-morphological-investigations-of-deep-sole-ulcers-in-cattle-part-1-the-complicated-rusterholz-ulcer
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Susanne Gehringer, Matthias Müller, Johann Maierl
OBJECTIVE: In the context of a larger study on morphological changes of deep sole ulcers, claws with Rusterholz ulcer (RU) were investigated to describe the varied pathological changes of the RU. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Hind limbs of 55 cows displaying external signs of complicated sole ulcers were examined externally and internally. To examine the samples internally, a sagittal section was performed. Furthermore, the material was examined histologically and after bone maceration...
January 10, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe G, Grosstiere/Nutztiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067854/quantitative-assessment-of-first-annular-pulley-and-adjacent-tissues-using-high-frequency-ultrasound
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Yi-Hsun Lin, Tai-Hua Yang, Shyh-Hau Wang, Fong-Chin Su
Due to a lack of appropriate image resolution, most ultrasound scanners are unable to sensitively discern the pulley tissues. To extensively investigate the properties of the A1 pulley system and the surrounding tissues for assessing trigger finger, a 30 MHz ultrasound system was implemented to perform in vitro experiments using the hypodermis, A1 pulley, and superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) dissected from cadavers. Ultrasound signals were acquired from both the transverse and sagittal planes of each tissue sample...
January 7, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064025/plantar-flexor-muscle-weakness-and-fatigue-in-spastic-cerebral-palsy-patients
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Daria Neyroud, Stéphane Armand, Geraldo De Coulon, Sarah R Dias Da Silva, Nicola A Maffiuletti, Bengt Kayser, Nicolas Place
BACKGROUND: Patients with cerebral palsy develop an important muscle weakness which might affect the aetiology and extent of exercise-induced neuromuscular fatigue. AIM: This study evaluated the aetiology and extent of plantar flexor neuromuscular fatigue in patients with cerebral palsy. METHODS: Ten patients with cerebral palsy and 10 age- and sex-matched healthy individuals (∼20 years old, 6 females) performed four 30-s maximal isometric plantar flexions interspaced by a resting period of 2-3s to elicit a resting twitch...
January 5, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063158/muscle-cramp-susceptibility-increases-following-a-volitionally-induced-muscle-cramp
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Kevin C Miller, Blaine C Long, Jeffrey E Edwards
INTRODUCTION: Muscle cramping may increase peripheral nervous system excitability. It is unknown if, and how long, cramp susceptibility is affected by previous cramping. We tested whether volitionally-induced muscle cramps (VIMC) lowered cramp threshold frequency (TFc ) and how long TFc was affected post-VIMC. METHODS: Fifteen cramp-prone participants volitionally-induced a flexor hallucis brevis (FHB) cramp on 4 separate days. FHB TFc was measured before VIMC (i...
January 7, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057348/lower-extremity-control-during-turns-initiated-with-and-without-hip-external-rotation
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Antonia M Zaferiou, Henryk Flashner, Rand R Wilcox, Jill L McNitt-Gray
The pirouette turn is often initiated in neutral and externally rotated hip positions by dancers. This provides an opportunity to investigate how dancers satisfy the same mechanical objectives at the whole-body level when using different leg kinematics. The purpose of this study was to compare lower extremity control strategies during the turn initiation phase of pirouettes performed with and without hip external rotation. Skilled dancers (n=5) performed pirouette turns with and without hip external rotation...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054504/analysis-of-muscle-fiber-conduction-velocity-during-finger-flexion-and-extension-after-stroke
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Megan O Conrad, Dan Qiu, Gilles Hoffmann, Ping Zhou, Derek G Kamper
BACKGROUND: Stroke survivors experience greater strength deficits during finger extension than finger flexion. Prior research indicates relatively little observed weakness is directly attributable to muscle atrophy. Changes in other muscle properties, however, may contribute to strength deficits. OBJECTIVES: This study measured muscle fiber conduction velocity (MFCV) in a finger flexor and extensor muscle to infer changes in muscle fiber-type after stroke. METHODS: Conduction velocity was measured using a linear EMG surface electrode array for both extensor digitorum communis and flexor digitorum superficialis in 12 stroke survivors with chronic hand hemiparesis and five control subjects...
January 5, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
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