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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433867/validity-and-repeatability-of-inertial-measurement-units-for-measuring-gait-parameters
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Edward P Washabaugh, Tarun Kalyanaraman, Peter G Adamczyk, Edward S Claflin, Chandramouli Krishnan
Inertial measurement units (IMUs) are small wearable sensors that have tremendous potential to be applied to clinical gait analysis. They allow objective evaluation of gait and movement disorders outside the clinic and research laboratory, and permit evaluation on large numbers of steps. However, repeatability and validity data of these systems are sparse for gait metrics. The purpose of this study was to determine the validity and between-day repeatability of spatiotemporal metrics (gait speed, stance percent, swing percent, gait cycle time, stride length, cadence, and step duration) as measured with the APDM Opal IMUs and Mobility Lab system...
April 12, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425054/can-a-three-component-prosthesis-be-used-for-conversion-of-painful-ankle-arthrodesis-to-total-ankle-replacement
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Markus Preis, Travis Bailey, Lucas S Marchand, Alexej Barg
BACKGROUND: In patients with painful ankle arthrodesis, the surgical treatment is challenging, and may include takedown of ankle arthrodesis and conversion to a total ankle replacement (TAR). This procedure is technically demanding given the altered anatomy after arthrodesis. Few studies have evaluated TAR in the setting of prior arthrodesis. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) What intraoperative and perioperative complications were observed in patients who underwent conversion of an ankle arthrodesis to a TAR? (2) Was durable fixation achieved at short term, and what was the alignment of the components? (3) What subsequent surgical procedures were performed, including revisions? (4) What improvements were observed in pain, tibiotalar range of motion (ROM), and quality of life? METHODS: Between January 2007 and December 2014, 18 patients with a painful ankle arthrodesis underwent conversion to TAR at our tertiary referral center...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409510/combined-osteopathy-and-exercise-management-of-achilles-tendinopathy-in-an-athlete-a-case-report
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Georgia Ross, Chris Macfarlane, Brett Vaughan
Mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy is a common injury in sporting populations. There is conflicting evidence about the best approach to conservative management. This report focuses on the rehabilitation of an Achilles tendinopathy utilising osteopathic manual therapy (OMT) and a structured exercise program in a semi-professional volleyballer. The patient presented with a 4-month history of right mid-portion Achilles tendon pain that begun after a lateral inversion sprain of the right ankle. The primary complaint was pain impacting the patients vertical jump performance...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408089/mid-term-outcomes-of-endovenous-laser-ablation-in-patients-with-active-and-healed-venous-ulcers-a-follow-up-study
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H Sinabulya, R Östmyren, L Blomgren
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the mid-term ulcer recurrence rate in patients with healed or active venous ulcers treated with endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) for incompetent superficial axial veins and to search for possible risk factors for non-healing and recurrence. METHODS: Consecutive patients treated with EVLA because of a healed or active venous ulcer between 2006 and 2013 were identified in the medical records and quality registry and invited to follow-up, including clinical history, study examination, Duplex ultrasound scanning, ankle brachial pressure, photoplethysmography, venous clinical severity score (VCSS), and health related quality of life (HRQoL) measured with EQ5D...
April 10, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399654/long-term-outcomes-following-syme-s-amputation
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Elissa S Finkler, Daniel A Marchwiany, Adam P Schiff, Michael S Pinzur
BACKGROUND: The metabolic cost of walking after Syme's ankle disarticulation amputation is minimally more than that for nonamputation. The ability to end weightbearing makes prosthetic fitting relatively simple, and very few patients require extensive rehabilitation or placement in a skilled nursing or rehabilitation facility. In spite of these potential benefits, there is a paucity of objective information on the actual long-term outcomes. METHODS: Fifty-one patients were identified who underwent single-stage Syme's ankle disarticulation amputation with excision of the lateral and medial malleoli by a single surgeon during a 23-year period...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393668/evaluation-of-functional-mobility-outcomes-following-electrical-stimulation-in-children-with-spastic-cerebral-palsy
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Rupsha Mukhopadhyay, Prasanna K Lenka, Abhishek Biswas, Manjunatha Mahadevappa
This study investigated the clinical feasibility of electrical stimulation in enhancing ankle dorsiflexion of the tibialis anterior muscle to improve mobility in children with spastic cerebral palsy. The intervention group received electrical stimulation therapy for 30 minutes and physiotherapy for another 30 minutes for 5 days a week, up to 12 weeks. Gait parameters, Gross Motor Function Measure, Physiological Cost Index, surface electromyogram, and electroencephalogram (EEG) data were recorded pre- and posttreatment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392324/the-reliability-and-validity-of-the-timed-up-and-go-motor-test-for-people-with-chronic-stroke
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Peggy P K Chan, Joyce I F Si Tou, Mimi M Y Tse, Shamay S M Ng
OBJECTIVES: To examine: (1) the intra-rater, inter-rater and test-retest reliabilities of the timed up and go (motor) test (TUGmotor) in terms of the number of steps taken and completion time with a chronic stroke population; (2) the relationship between stroke-specific impairments and the number of steps taken in the test and the completion time; (3) the minimal detectable change in TUGmotor times; and (4) the cut-off time which best discriminates the performance of people with stroke from that of healthy older adults...
April 6, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390770/rationale-and-design-of-the-marrowstim-pad-kit-for-the-treatment-of-critical-limb-ischemia-in-subjects-with-severe-peripheral-arterial-disease-mobile-trial-investigating-autologous-bone-marrow-cell-therapy-for-critical-limb%C3%A2-ischemia
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S Keisin Wang, Linden A Green, Raghu L Motaganahalli, Michael G Wilson, Andres Fajardo, Michael P Murphy
OBJECTIVE: Critical limb ischemia (CLI) continues to place a significant encumbrance on patients and the health care system as it progresses to limb loss and long-term disability. Traditional methods of revascularization offer a significant benefit; however, for one-third of CLI patients, these surgical options are not technically possible or patency is severely limited by disease burden (deemed "poor-option" for revascularization). In a previous phase I trial, we demonstrated intramuscular injection of concentrated bone marrow aspirate (cBMA) via MarrowStim (Zimmer Biomet, Warsaw, Ind) harvest is safe and may decrease major amputation in patients with CLI unfit for surgical revascularization...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390710/effects-of-anteroposterior-talus-mobilization-on-range-of-motion-pain-and-functional-capacity-in-participants-with-subacute-and-chronic-ankle-injuries-a-controlled-trial
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Rafael Duarte Silva, Luciana Mundim Teixeira, Tarcísio Santos Moreira, Luci Fuscaldi Teixeira-Salmela, Marcos Antônio de Resende
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April 5, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379125/-tillaux-fractures-functional-results-after-surgical-treatment
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Andres Aguilar Ezquerra, María Eugenia Monge Vazquez, Lorena Gracia Torralba, Marina Angulo Tabernero
INTRODUCTION: Tillaux Fractures are an infrequent type of fracture that occurs in teenagers. The mechanism is an external rotation that causes stress on the anterior tibiofibular ligament, which displace the distal tibial physis fragment. METHODS: 6 patients (5 girls and one boy), with an age between 12-14 years, who had Tillaux fractures with a displacement more than 2 mm; were treated by orthopedic reduction and fixation with a screw. RESULTS: After surgery patients underwent cast immovilization for 4 to 6 weeks; starting then progressive partial bear-weight...
2017: Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377110/the-association-of-neuromuscular-attributes-with-performance-based-mobility-among-community-dwelling-older-adults-with-symptomatic-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
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Catherine T Schmidt, Rachel E Ward, Pradeep Suri, Dan K Kiely, Ni Pensheng, Dennis E Anderson, Jonathan F Bean
OBJECTIVE: To identify differences in health factors, neuromuscular attributes and performance-based mobility among community-dwelling older adults with symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis (SLSS); and to determine which neuromuscular attributes are associated with performance-based measures of mobility. We hypothesized that: (1) community-dwelling older adults with SLSS would have poorer health, greater neuromuscular impairment and worse mobility; and (2) greater impairment in trunk extensor muscle endurance, leg strength, leg speed and knee flexion range of motion (ROM) would be associated with performance-based mobility...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375890/ratio-of-range-of-motion-of-the-ankle-and-surrounding-joints-after-total-ankle-replacement-a-radiographic-cohort-study
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Travis J Dekker, Kamran S Hamid, Mark E Easley, James K DeOrio, James A Nunley, Samuel B Adams
BACKGROUND: This study attempted to identify where motion occurs after total ankle replacement, the difference in range-of-motion contributions between fixed-bearing and mobile-bearing total ankle replacements, and the contribution of abnormal peritalar motion. We hypothesized that sagittal plane radiographic assessment would demonstrate that actual ankle motion through the prosthesis is less than the total arc of ankle motion that may be observed clinically secondary to contributions from adjacent joints...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360498/arthroscopic-assisted-ankle-arthrodesis-a-retrospective-study-of-32-cases
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Raju Vaishya, Ahmad Tariq Azizi, Amit Kumar Agarwal, Vipul Vijay
PURPOSE: The arthroscopic assisted ankle arthrodesis (AAAA) is a minimally invasive procedure for end-stage ankle arthritis with numerous benefits like faster time of union, insignificant blood loss, less morbidity, less infection rate, and less soft tissue complications. A shorter hospital stay decreases the cost and results in early mobilization compared to open methods. We present a retrospective series of 32 patients, who underwent AAAA during a period of 8 years. METHODS: Thirty-two patients were reviewed retrospectively from 2008 to 2015...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358975/age-related-outcome-of-mobile-bearing-total-ankle-replacement
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Federico G Usuelli, Camilla Maccario, Riccardo D'Ambrosi, Michele F Surace, Ettore Vulcano
The aim of this study was to investigate clinical and radiographic outcomes in patients 50 years and younger vs patients older than 50 years undergoing total ankle replacement. Seventy consecutive patients who underwent primary total ankle replacement were included in this retrospective study. Patients were assessed clinically and radiographically. There was a statistically significant difference between the 2 groups for the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society score at final follow-up. The younger group had significantly greater improvement compared with the older group...
March 30, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356629/the-effects-of-posterior-talar-glide-with-dorsiflexion-of-the-ankle-on-mobility-muscle-strength-and-balance-in-stroke-patients-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jin Lee, Ju-O Kim, Byoung-Hee Lee
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of posterior talar glide (PTG) with dorsiflexion of the ankle on stroke patients ankle mobility, muscle strength, and balance ability. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty-four subjects were randomly assigned to either a PTG with dorsiflexion group (PTG; n=17), or a weight-bearing with placebo PTG group (control; n=17). Subjects in the PTG group performed PTG with dorsiflexion, designed to improve ankle mobility, muscle strength and balance ability with proprioceptive control of the ankle, for 10 glides of 5 sets/day, 5 days/week, for 4 weeks...
March 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342828/-resistance-training-for-muscle-weakness-in-multiple-sclerosis-direct-versus-contralateral-approach-in-individuals-with-ankle-dorsiflexors-disparity-in-strength
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Andrea Manca, Maria Paola Cabboi, Daniele Dragone, Francesca Ginatempo, Enzo Ortu, Edoardo Rosario De Natale, Beniamina Mercante, Giovanni Mureddu, Guido Bua, Franca Deriu
OBJECTIVE: To compare effects of contralateral strength training (CST) versus direct strength training (DST) of the more-affected ankle dorsiflexors on muscle performance and clinical-functional outcomes in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) exhibiting inter-limb strength asymmetry. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial PARTICIPANTS: Individuals with relapsing-remitting MS and mild-to-moderate disability (EDSS≤6) presenting with ankle dorsiflexors' strength disparity...
March 22, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326159/effects-of-weight-bearing-exercise-on-a-mini-trampoline-on-foot-mobility-plantar-pressure-and-sensation-of-diabetic-neuropathic-feet-a-preliminary-study
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Wararom Kanchanasamut, Praneet Pensri
Objective: Foot and ankle exercise has been advocated as a preventative approach in reducing the risk of foot ulceration. However, knowledge about the appropriate types and intensity of exercise program for diabetic foot ulcer prevention is still limited. The current study aimed to examine the effects of an eight-week mini-trampoline exercise on improving foot mobility, plantar pressure and sensation of diabetic neuropathic feet. Methods: Twenty-one people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy who had impaired sensation perception were divided into two groups...
2017: Diabetic Foot & Ankle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324754/effects-of-sit-to-stand-training-combined-with-transcutaneous-electrical-stimulation-on-spasticity-muscle-strength-and-balance-ability-in-patients-with-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Kyoung-Sim Jung, Tae-Sung In, Hwi-Young Cho
Sit-to-stand is a fundamental movement of human being for performing mobility and independent activity. However, Stroke people symptoms experience difficulty in conducting the sit-to-stand due to paralysis and especially ankle spasticity. Recently, transcutaneouselectrical- stimulation (TENS) is used to reduce pain but also to manage spasticity. The purpose of this study was to determine (1) whether TENS would lead to ankle spasticity reduction and (2) whether sit-to-stand training combined with TENS would improve spasticity, muscle strength and balance ability in stroke patients...
March 10, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316904/management-of-osteoporotic-and-neuropathic-ankle-fractures-in-the-elderly
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P Hoogervorst, Cja Van Bergen, Mpj Van den Bekerom
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Treatment of osteoporotic and neuropathic ankle fractures in the elderly is challenging. The purpose of this paper is to review recent publications on this topic and to identify the optimal treatment for these fractures. RECENT FINDINGS: Treatment consists of a variety of conservative or operative options all with advantages and disadvantages as described in this review. Little research has been published that specifically focuses on elderly patients with ankle fractures...
2017: Current Geriatrics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301442/effect-of-ankle-mobility-and-segment-ratios-on-trunk-lean-in-the-barbell-back-squat
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Emil Isager Fuglsang, Anders Stampe Telling, Henrik Sørensen
The barbell back squat is a popular exercise used for both performance enhancing and rehabilitation purposes. However, injuries are common and people with a history of lower back pain are especially vulnerable. Past studies have shown that higher trunk angles (less forward lean) generate less stress on the lower back; thus, it seems appropriate to investigate the factors presumed to influence the trunk angle. Therefore, the aim in this study was to investigate how ankle mobility and the segment ratios between the thoracic spine, thighs and shanks influence the trunk angle in the back squat...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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