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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040248/retrospective-evaluation-of-surgical-anatomical-repair-of-distal-biceps-brachii-tendon-rupture-using-suture-anchor-fixation
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Jarosław Witkowski, Aleksandra Królikowska, Andrzej Czamara, Paweł Reichert
BACKGROUND To date, no consensus has been reached regarding the preferred fixation method to use in the repair of distal biceps brachii tendon rupture. The aim of this study was to clinically and functionally (Mayo Elbow Performance Index, MEPI) assess the upper limb after surgical anatomic reinsertion of the distal biceps brachii tendon with the use of suture anchor fixation method with regard to postoperative time and limb dominance, and to assess postoperative complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS The sample comprised 18 males (age 52...
October 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036861/task-intensity-influences-upper-limb-and-torso-kinematics-during-two-common-overhead-functional-capacity-evaluation-tasks
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Angelica E Lang, Clark R Dickerson
BACKGROUND: The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a tool used in the return-to-work process to guide treatment and decision making. Individual abilities and maximum capacity can be determined through visual observations of changes in mechanics as intensity increases. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine kinematic differences between sexes and intensity levels of two common FCE tasks to establish normative behaviours. METHODS: Upper limb and torso kinematics were collected from 30 participants as they performed the overhead lift and overhead work FCE tasks...
October 8, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034265/coupled-bimanual-training-using-a-non-powered-device-for-individuals-with-severe-hemiparesis-a-pilot-study
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Preeti Raghavan, Viswanath Aluru, Sina Milani, Peter Thai, Daniel Geller, Seda Bilaloglu, Ying Lu, Donald J Weisz
BACKGROUND: Few options exist for training arm movements in participants with severe post-stroke hemiparesis who have little active range of motion. The purpose of this study was to test the safety and feasibility of training with a non-powered device, the Bimanual Arm Trainer (BAT), to facilitate motor recovery in individuals with severe hemiparesis. The BAT enabled coupled bimanual training of shoulder external rotation, which is reduced in individuals with severe post-stroke hemiplegia...
June 2017: International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033278/different-profiles-of-upper-limb-function-in-four-types-of-neuromuscular-disorders
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Arjen Bergsma, Mariska M H P Janssen, Alexander C H Geurts, Edith H C Cup, Imelda J M de Groot
The aim of this research was to study impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions due to upper limb involvement in people with four different types of neuromuscular disorders (NMD) - FacioScapuloHumeral Dystrophy (FSHD), Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD), Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) - and to investigate whether common or different profiles could be identified. Total of 267 respondents with NMD from the Netherlands answered a set of questionnaires covering upper limb impairments (pain and stiffness), activity limitations and participation restrictions...
September 15, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033227/spasticity-and-hyperselective-neurectomy-in-the-upper-limb
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M Gras, C Leclercq
Spasticity is a complex pathology, both in terms of assessment and treatment. This article focuses on the clinical examination (objective, capacity, performance and function), which is key for choosing a treatment and can be helped by botulinum toxin injections. The treatment involves physical therapy, occupational therapy, medications and surgery. Neurectomy has been used in the upper limb since 1912 and is one of the therapeutic options for spasticity. This treatment is usually reserved for nonfunctional hands...
October 12, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031524/analysis-of-pelvic-strain-in-different-gait-configurations-in-a-validated-cohort-of-computed-tomography-based-finite-element-models
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Zoryana Salo, Maarten Beek, David Wright, Asmaa Maloul, Cari Marisa Whyne
The pelvis functions to transmit upper body loads to the lower limbs and is critical in human locomotion. Semi-automated, landmark-based finite element (FE) morphing and mapping techniques eliminate the need for segmentation and have shown to accelerate the generation of multiple specimen-specific pelvic FE models to enable the study of pelvic mechanical behaviour. The purpose of this research was to produce an experimentally validated cohort of specimen-specific FE models of the human pelvis and to use this cohort to analyze pelvic strain patterns during gait...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025427/adaptive-hybrid-robotic-system-for-rehabilitation-of-reaching-movement-after-a-brain-injury-a-usability-study
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F Resquín, J Gonzalez-Vargas, J Ibáñez, F Brunetti, I Dimbwadyo, L Carrasco, S Alves, C Gonzalez-Alted, A Gomez-Blanco, J L Pons
BACKGROUND: Brain injury survivors often present upper-limb motor impairment affecting the execution of functional activities such as reaching. A currently active research line seeking to maximize upper-limb motor recovery after a brain injury, deals with the combined use of functional electrical stimulation (FES) and mechanical supporting devices, in what has been previously termed hybrid robotic systems. This study evaluates from the technical and clinical perspectives the usability of an integrated hybrid robotic system for the rehabilitation of upper-limb reaching movements after a brain lesion affecting the motor function...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025283/translation-reliability-and-clinical-utility-of-the-melbourne-assessment-2
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Corinna N Gerber, Anael Plebani, Rob Labruyère
OBJECTIVE: The aims were to (i) provide a German translation of the Melbourne Assessment 2 (MA2), a quantitative test to measure unilateral upper limb function in children with neurological disabilities and (ii) to evaluate its reliability and aspects of clinical utility. METHODS: After its translation into German and approval of the back translation by the original authors, the MA2 was performed and videotaped twice with 30 children with neuromotor disorders. For each participant, two raters scored the video of the first test for inter-rater reliability...
October 12, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025225/lymphatic-and-sensory-function-of-the-upper-limb-after-brachioplasty-in-post-bariatric-massive-weight-loss-patients
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Stefano Gentileschi, Maria Servillo, Gabriella Ferrandina, Marzia Salgarello
Background: Varied deformities of the upper arm are common after massive weight loss. Brachioplasty techniques have been successively modified to improve aesthetic outcomes and avoid complications, especially lymphedema and sensory damage. Objectives: The authors evaluated lymphatic drainage and sensory function of the upper limbs after brachioplasty performed with a double-ellipse marking technique, a medial incision, superficial undermining, and posterior arm liposuction...
October 1, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020968/robot-assisted-assessment-of-muscle-strength
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Marco Toigo, Martin Flück, Robert Riener, Verena Klamroth-Marganska
Impairment of neuromuscular function in neurological disorders leads to reductions in muscle force, which may lower quality of life. Rehabilitation robots that are equipped with sensors are able to quantify the extent of muscle force impairment and to monitor a patient during the process of neurorehabilitation with sensitive and objective assessment methods. In this article, we provide an overview of fundamental aspects of muscle function and how the corresponding variables can be quantified by means of meaningful robotic assessments that are primarily oriented towards upper limb neurorehabilitation...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019274/effects-of-whole-body-vibration-on-balance-and-mobility-in-institutionalized-older-adults-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Freddy Mh Lam, Philip Fl Chan, L R Liao, Jean Woo, Elsie Hui, Charles Wk Lai, Timothy Cy Kwok, Marco Yc Pang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether a comprehensive exercise program was effective in improving physical function among institutionalized older adults and whether adding whole-body vibration to the program conferred additional therapeutic benefits. DESIGN: A single-blinded randomized controlled trial was conducted. SETTING: This study was carried out in residential care units. PARTICIPANTS: In total, 73 older adults (40 women, mean age: 82...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017429/rehabilitation-methods-for-reducing-shoulder-subluxation-in-post-stroke-hemiparesis-a-systematic-review
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Kamal Narayan Arya, Shanta Pandian, Vinod Puri
Background Shoulder subluxation is a common post-stroke complication affecting up to 80% of the stroke subjects. The pathomechanics at the skeletal level does not provide the structural base for the neural-motor recovery. The management of subluxed shoulder has always been a challenge, complicating the motor and functional recovery. Objective To review the available studies of rehabilitation interventions for reduction of subluxed shoulder and to explore the evidence for impact of subluxation on motor recovery...
October 11, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993523/giuliano-vanghetti-and-the-innovation-of-cineplastic-operations
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REVIEW
Peppino Tropea, Alberto Mazzoni, Silvestro Micera, Massimo Corbo
OBJECTIVE: Developing functional artificial limbs for amputees has been a centuries-old challenge in medicine. We review the mechanical and neurologic principles of "cineplastic operations" and "plastic motors" used to restore movements in prostheses, with special attention to the work of Giuliano Vanghetti. METHODS: We evaluated original publications describing cineplastic operations, biographic information, writings, drawings, and unpublished letters from the Vanghetti library, preserved in Empoli, Italy, and performed a bibliographic search and comparison for similar procedures in the literature...
October 10, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991037/mechanisms-of-fatigue-and-recovery-in-upper-versus-lower-limbs-in-men
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Gianluca Vernillo, John Temesi, Matthieu Martin, Guillaume Y Millet
PURPOSE: To compare the mechanisms of fatigue and recovery between upper and lower limbs in the same subjects. METHODS: Twelve healthy young males performed a 2-min sustained maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVC) of the knee extensors (KE) and on another day a 2-min MVC of the elbow flexors (EF). Neuromuscular function evaluations were performed with both transcranial magnetic and peripheral stimulations before (PRE), at the end of the 2-min MVCs (POSTimm), and 5 more times within 8 min of recovery...
October 5, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990718/limb-sparing-sarcoma-reconstruction-with-functional-composite-thigh-flaps
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John T Stranix, Z-Hye Lee, Gretl Lam, Joshua Mirrer, Timothy Rapp, Pierre B Saadeh
INTRODUCTION: Innervated muscle transfer can improve functional outcomes after extensive limb-sparing sarcoma resections. We report our experience using composite thigh flaps for functional reconstruction of large oncologic extremity defects. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2011 and 2014, four limb-sparing oncologic resections (3 lower extremities, 1 upper extremity) underwent immediate functional reconstruction with composite thigh free flaps in three males and one female...
October 9, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986075/the-scope-of-upper-limb-surgery-for-tetraplegics-role-of-tendon-transfers-and-universal-cuff
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Mukul Mohindra, Paritosh Gogna, Sukhbir Singh Sangwan, Sahil Gaba, Zile Singh Kundu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of tendon transfers and universal cuff in restoring hand function in tetraplegic patients. METHODS: Twenty-one upper limbs on 12 tetraplegic patients (9 males and 3 females); mean age: 42.2 years (range 22-58 years) with a spinal cord injury at or distal to C6, were included in this study. Key pinch was restored using Brachioradialis to Flexor Pollicis Longus transfer and hook using Pronator Teres to Flexor Digitorum Profundus transfer...
October 4, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984352/development-of-the-hand-assessment-for-infants-evidence-of-internal-scale-validity
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Lena Krumlinde-Sundholm, Linda Ek, Elisa Sicola, Lena Sjöstrand, Andrea Guzzetta, Giuseppina Sgandurra, Giovanni Cioni, Ann-Christin Eliasson
AIM: The aim of this study was to develop a descriptive and evaluative assessment of upper limb function for infants aged 3 to 12 months and to investigate its internal scale validity for use with infants at risk of unilateral cerebral palsy. METHOD: The concepts of the test items and scoring criteria were developed. Internal scale validity and aspects of reliability were investigated on the basis of 156 assessments of infants at 3 to 12 months corrected age (mean 7...
October 6, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977143/correlation-between-motor-function-recovery-and-daily-living-activity-outcomes-after-brachial-plexus-surgery
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Sonia Regina Ferreira, Roberto Sérgio Martins, Mário G Siqueira
OBJECTIVE: To establish the correlation between clinical evaluation of motor function recovery and daily living activities in 30 patients with upper traumatic brachial plexus injury submitted to surgery. METHODS: The score of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire and the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) scale were determined in 30 patients. Epidemiologic factors were also examined and correlations were determined...
September 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974941/multidisciplinary-rehabilitation-is-efficacious-and-induces-neural-plasticity-in-multiple-sclerosis-even-when-complicated-by-progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy
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Elisabetta Groppo, Francesca Baglio, Davide Cattaneo, Eleonora Tavazzi, Niels Bergsland, Sonia Di Tella, Riccardo Parelli, Ilaria Carpinella, Cristina Grosso, Ruggero Capra, Marco Rovaris
A 48-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis (MS), treated with natalizumab for more than one year without clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signs of disease activity, was diagnosed with definite progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). She presented with subacute motor deficit of the right upper limb (UL), followed by involvement of the homolateral leg and urinary urgency. The patient was treated with steroids and plasma exchange. On follow-up MRI scans, the PML lesion remained stable and no MS rebounds were observed, but the patient complained of a progressive worsening of the right UL motor impairment, becoming dependent in most activities of daily living...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973961/adapting-tai-chi-for-upper-limb-rehabilitation-post-stroke-a-feasibility-study
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Shujuan Pan, Dahlia Kairy, Hélène Corriveau, Michel Tousignant
Background: Tai chi (TC) has been reported as being beneficial for improving balance post stroke, yet its utility in upper limb rehabilitation remains unknown. Methods: Twelve chronic stroke survivors with persistent paresis of an upper limb underwent 60 minutes of adapted TC twice a week for eight weeks, with a 4-week follow up. A 10-min TC home program was recommended for the days without sessions. TC level of performance, attendance to the sessions, duration of self-practice at home, and adapted TC movements used were recorded...
September 30, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
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