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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908492/fragility-fractures-of-the-ankle-in-the-elderly-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-versus-tibio-talo-calcaneal-nailing-short-term-results-of-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study
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D Georgiannos, V Lampridis, I Bisbinas
INTRODUCTION: The management of ankle fractures in the elderly remains unpredictable, secondary to their various co-morbidities. Although tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) nailing has been an effective option for ankle arthrodesis due to ankle arthritis or Charcot arthropathy there are few reports regarding the use of TTC nail for the treatment of ankle fractures. PURPOSE: Aim of this study was to compare the results of ORIF versus TTC nailing for the treatment of unstable ankle fractures in the elderly...
November 17, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904801/midfoot-and-forefoot-involvement-in-lateral-ankle-sprains-and-chronic-ankle-instability-part-1-anatomy-and-biomechanics
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John J Fraser, Mark A Feger, Jay Hertel
: The modern human foot is the culmination of more than five million years of evolution. The ankle-foot complex absorbs forces during loading, accommodates uneven surfaces, and acts as a lever for efficient propulsion. The ankle-foot complex has six independent functional segments that should be understood for proper assessment and treatment of foot and ankle injuries: the shank, rearfoot, midfoot, lateral forefoot, and the medial forefoot. The compliance of the individual segments of the foot is dependent on velocity, task, and active and passive coupling mechanisms within each of the foot segments...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885101/giant-cell-tumor-of-talus-t-construct-method-of-bone-grafting
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Abhijeet B Kadam, Anoop C Dhamangaonkar
: Giant cell tumor (GCT) or osteoclastoma is a benign, locally aggressive tumor with a tendency to recur. Giant cell tumors typically occur in the epiphysis of long bones, including the distal femur and proximal tibia. They are uncommonly found in the small bones of the foot or ankle, and involvement of talus is rare. The authors present a case of GCT of the talar body in a 21-year-old man, which was diagnosed radiologically by the presence of a well-defined osteolytic lesion involving more than half of the talar body with thinning of the cortices...
November 23, 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882360/static-and-dynamic-predictors-of-foot-progression-angle-in-individuals-with-and-without-diabetes-mellitus-and-peripheral-neuropathy
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Ericka N Merriwether, Mary K Hastings, Michael J Mueller, Kathryn L Bohnert, Michael J Strube, Darrah R Snozek, David R Sinacore
INTRODUCTION: Foot progression angle (FPA) is a predictor of elevated regional plantar stresses and loads, which are indicators of dermal injury risk in individuals with diabetes mellitus and peripheral neuropathy (DMPN). FPA accounts for 15-45% of the variance in plantar stresses and loads in adults with DMPN. However, the biomechanical factors underlying an "out-toeing" gait pattern in this clinical population have not been examined. The primary purpose of this study was to identify static and dynamic predictors of foot progression angle magnitude in adults with and without DMPN...
2016: Annals of Gerontology and Geriatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880057/ankle-plantarflexor-spasticity-is-not-differentially-disabling-for-those-who-are-weak-following-traumatic-brain-injury
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Gavin Williams, Megan Banky, Dean McKenzie, John Olver
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: The main aim of this study was to determine whether the presence of distal lower-limb spasticity had a greater impact on mobility for those who had greater levels of muscle paresis following traumatic brain injury (TBI). RESEARCH DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional cohort study of convenience. Seventy-five people attending physiotherapy for mobility limitations following TBI participated in this study. All participants had sustained a moderate-severe TBI and were grouped according to the presence or absence of ankle plantarflexor spasticity for comparison...
November 23, 2016: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863279/evidence-of-compensatory-joint-kinetics-during-stair-ascent-and-descent-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Zachary J Conway, Peter A Silburn, Tim Blackmore, Michael H Cole
BACKGROUND: Stair ambulation is a challenging activity of daily life that requires larger joint moments than walking. Stabilisation of the body and prevention of lower limb collapse during this task depends upon adequately-sized hip, knee and ankle extensor moments. However, people with Parkinson's disease (PD) often present with strength deficits that may impair their capacity to control the lower limbs and ultimately increase their falls risk. OBJECTIVE: To investigate hip, knee and ankle joint moments during stair ascent and descent and determine the contribution of these joints to the body's support in people with PD...
November 9, 2016: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852621/effect-of-early-supervised-physiotherapy-on-recovery-from-acute-ankle-sprain-randomised-controlled-trial
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Robert J Brison, Andrew G Day, Lucie Pelland, William Pickett, Ana P Johnson, Alice Aiken, David R Pichora, Brenda Brouwer
OBJECTIVE:  To assess the efficacy of a programme of supervised physiotherapy on the recovery of simple grade 1 and 2 ankle sprains. DESIGN:  A randomised controlled trial of 503 participants followed for six months. SETTING:  Participants were recruited from two tertiary acute care settings in Kingston, ON, Canada. PARTICIPANTS:  The broad inclusion criteria were patients aged ≥16 presenting for acute medical assessment and treatment of a simple grade 1 or 2 ankle sprain...
November 16, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824657/effect-of-footwear-on-joint-pain-and-function-in-older-adults-with-lower-extremity-osteoarthritis
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Amy Wagner, Sarah Luna
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Lower extremity osteoarthritis (OA) is a common condition among older adults; given the risks of surgical and pharmaceutical interventions, conservative, lower-cost management options such as footwear warrant further investigation. This systematic review investigated the effects of footwear, including shoe inserts, in reducing lower extremity joint pain and improving gait, mobility, and quality of life in older adults with OA. METHODS: The CINAHL, SPORTDiscus, PubMed, RECAL, and Web of Knowledge databases were searched for publications from January 1990 to September 2014, using the terms "footwear," "shoes," "gait," "pain," and "older adult...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816937/contributors-to-poor-mobility-in-older-adults-integrating-white-matter-hyperintensities-and-conditions-affecting-other-systems
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Andrea L Rosso, Stephanie A Studenski, W T Longstreth, Jennifer S Brach, Robert M Boudreau, Caterina Rosano
BACKGROUND: Age-related mobility limitations are debilitating and common. Cerebral white matter hyperintensities (WMH) and conditions affecting other systems are known contributors, but have been studied in isolation. METHODS: In 2,703 adults aged 65 years or older, we assessed cross-sectional and longitudinal gait speed and mobility disability (self-reported difficulty walking half mile) in those with and without high burden of MRI-defined WMH along with six other conditions (OCs) affecting mobility: gender-specific weak grip; poor self-reported vision; gender-specific lowest quartile of forced vital capacity; self-reported joint pain; ankle-arm index less than 0...
November 5, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803219/the-monitoring-of-activity-at-home-after-total-hip-arthroplasty
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P A Toogood, M P Abdel, J A Spear, S M Cook, D J Cook, M J Taunton
AIMS: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) has well known subjective benefits, but little is known objectively about the recovery of mobility in the early post-operative period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 33 patients aged > 60 years who underwent elective primary THA had their activity monitored for 30 days post-operatively using an at-home (Fitbit) ankle accelerometer. Their mean age was 70.7 years (61 to 86); 15 (45.5%) were female. The rate of compliance and the mean level of activity were determined...
November 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794622/mobile-bearing-medial-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty-restores-limb-alignment-comparable-to-that-of-the-unaffected-contralateral-limb
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Arun B Mullaji, Siddharth Shah, Gautam M Shetty
Background and purpose - Medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) is undertaken in patients with a passively correctable varus deformity. We investigated whether restoration of natural soft tissue tension would result in a lower limb alignment similar to that of the contralateral unaffected lower limb after mobile-bearing medial UKA. Patients and methods - In this retrospective study, hip-knee-ankle (HKA) angle, position of the weight-bearing axis (WBA), and knee joint line obliquity (KJLO) after mobile-bearing medial UKA was compared with that of the unaffected (clinically and radiologically) contralateral lower limb in 123 patients...
October 31, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770336/a-prospective-multi-center-study-of-intramedullary-nailing-vs-casting-of-stable-tibial-shaft-fractures
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William T Obremskey, Norele Cutrera, Christopher M Kidd
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine optimal treatment of stable tibial shaft fractures using intramedullary nailing (IMN) or casting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a multi-center prospective study cohort. Patients with stable tibia shaft fractures meeting Sarmiento's criteria (isolated closed fractures with less than 12 mm of shortening and 10° of angulation) were enrolled prospectively and treated with either a reamed IMN with static interlocking screws or closed reduction followed by long-leg casting...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768079/exergaming-in-older-people-living-with-hiv-improves-balance-mobility-and-ameliorates-some-aspects-of-frailty
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Suhitha Veeravelli, Bijan Najafi, Ivan Marin, Fernando Blumenkron, Shannon Smith, Stephen A Klotz
Approximately 1.2 million people in the United States live with HIV infection. Medical advancements have increased the life expectancy and this cohort is aging. HIV-positive individuals have a high incidence of frailty (~20%) characterized by depression and sedentary behavior. Exercise would be healthy, but due to the frail status of many HIV-positive individuals, conventional exercise is too taxing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and acceptability of a novel game-based training program (exergame) in ameliorating some aspects of frailty in HIV-infected individuals...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765557/effects-of-talocrural-mobilization-with-movement-on-ankle-strength-mobility-and-weight-bearing-ability-in-hemiplegic-patients-with-chronic-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chang-Man An, Shin-Ok Jo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In general, adequate movement of the ankle joint is known to play an important role in functional activities. Stroke survivors frequently have limited range of motion of the ankle, leading to dysfunctional weight transfer toward the paretic lower limb during standing or gait. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of talocrural mobilization with movement (MWM) on ankle strength, dorsiflexion passive range of motion (DF-PROM), and weight-bearing ability on the paretic limb during standing or gait in stroke patients with limited ankle dorsiflexion...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762619/simultaneous-bilateral-fractureunilateral-dislocation-of-the-talus
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Ümit Aygün, Yalkçn Çalçk, Barçş Alkan, Cengiz Işçk
In this study, we present the case of a 42-year-old man with a fracture and dislocation of the left talus neck, and a fracture of the right talus neck due to a fall. This kind of fracture can be considered rare, and thus few cases have been reported. Fracture fixation was provided through cannulated screws on either side. Splints were removed after 6 weeks, and passive/active joint movement exercises were started. The patient was able to walk with partial weightbearing at 2 months and with full weightbearing at 3 months...
September 2, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761474/generalized-joint-laxity-and-ligament-injuries-in-high-school-aged-female-volleyball-players-in-japan
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Ted Sueyoshi, Gen Emoto, Tomoki Yuasa
BACKGROUND: Generalized joint laxity has been linked to ligamentous injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament tear and ankle sprain. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to investigate generalized joint laxity and incidence of ligament injuries in high school-aged female volleyball players. It was hypothesized that volleyball players with a past history of sprains would have increased generalized joint laxity compared with those without any history and that athletes with multiple sprains would demonstrate with a higher generalized joint laxity score than those who had only 1 sprain...
October 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735787/the-ankle-injury-management-aim-trial-a-pragmatic-multicentre-equivalence-randomised-controlled-trial-and-economic-evaluation-comparing-close-contact-casting-with-open-surgical-reduction-and-internal-fixation-in-the-treatment-of-unstable-ankle-fractures-in
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David J Keene, Dipesh Mistry, Julian Nam, Elizabeth Tutton, Robert Handley, Lesley Morgan, Emma Roberts, Bridget Gray, Andrew Briggs, Ranjit Lall, Tim Js Chesser, Ian Pallister, Sarah E Lamb, Keith Willett
BACKGROUND: Close contact casting (CCC) may offer an alternative to open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery for unstable ankle fractures in older adults. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to (1) determine if CCC for unstable ankle fractures in adults aged over 60 years resulted in equivalent clinical outcome compared with ORIF, (2) estimate cost-effectiveness to the NHS and society and (3) explore participant experiences. DESIGN: A pragmatic, multicentre, equivalence randomised controlled trial incorporating health economic evaluation and qualitative study...
October 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727383/close-contact-casting-vs-surgery-for-initial-treatment-of-unstable-ankle-fractures-in-older-adults-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Keith Willett, David J Keene, Dipesh Mistry, Julian Nam, Elizabeth Tutton, Robert Handley, Lesley Morgan, Emma Roberts, Andrew Briggs, Ranjit Lall, Timothy J S Chesser, Ian Pallister, Sarah E Lamb
Importance: Ankle fractures cause substantial morbidity in older persons. Surgical fixation is the contemporary intervention but is associated with infection and other healing complications. Objective: To determine whether initial fracture treatment with close contact casting, a molded below-knee cast with minimal padding, offers outcome equivalent to that with immediate surgery, with fewer complications and less health resource use. Design, Setting, and Participants: This was a pragmatic, equivalence, randomized clinical trial with blinded outcome assessors...
October 11, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703571/the-role-of-rehabilitation-in-the-management-of-patients-with-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-report-of-two-cases
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Erieta Nikolikj Dimitrova, Ivana Božinovikj, Simona Ristovska, Aleksandra Hadzieva Pejcikj, Aleksandra Kolevska, Mirjeta Hasani
BACKGROUND: Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is a hereditary disease with signs of chronic non-progressive motor-sensory neuropathy which is characterised by symmetric muscle atrophy and weakness of the distal portion of lower extremities. AIM: The aim is to present two cases with peroneal muscular atrophy, applied rehabilitation procedures and rehabilitation outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patient DR, aged 51, and patient KH, aged 78. Both patients had weakness and pronounced atrophy of the distal portion of lower extremities, numbness down the legs, contractures in the ankles and walking difficulties...
September 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701126/management-of-open-distal-lower-extremity-wounds-with-exposed-tendons-using-porcine-urinary-bladder-matrix
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Scott E Geiger, Olivier A Deigni, John Tracy Watson, Bruce A Kraemer
: Open wounds of the distal third of the leg and foot with an exposed tendon present a challenge in wound management and in attaining stable, durable coverage. The mobility of the tendon often leads to chronic inflammation that impedes wound closure, while the desiccation of the exposed tendon leads to progressive tendon necrosis. For the authors' cases, the ability of extracellular matrix (ECM) products to modulate wound bed inflammation and facilitate constructive remodeling of a wound seemed a reasonable approach in treating these wounds, especially in patients who are often poor surgical candidates for more advanced reconstructive procedures...
September 2016: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
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