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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077661/characterizing-differential-post-stroke-corticomotor-drive-to-the-dorsi-and-plantarflexor-muscles-during-resting-and-volitional-muscle-activation
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Jacqueline Ann Palmer, Ryan Zarzycki, Susanne M Morton, Trisha M Kesar, Stuart A Binder-Macleod
Imbalance of corticomotor excitability between the paretic and nonparetic limbs has been associated with the extent of upper extremity motor recovery post-stroke, is greatly influenced by specific testing conditions such as the presence or absence of volitional muscle activation, and may vary across muscle groups. However, despite its clinical importance, post-stroke corticomotor drive to lower extremity muscles has not been thoroughly investigated. Additionally, while conventional gait rehabilitation strategies for stroke survivors focus on paretic limb foot drop and dorsiflexion impairments, most contemporary literature has indicated that paretic limb propulsion and plantarflexion impairments are the most significant limiters to post-stroke walking function...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073138/-long-term-complications-due-to-polyethylene-wear-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-case-report
#2
Matthias Aurich
This is the case of an 84-year-old patient 18 years after total knee replacement. Regular follow-up examinations did not take place beyond 10 years of implantation, so that subsequent wear of the polyethylene insert was not detected. The patient presented because of knee pain, swelling of the calf, and a drop foot. Examination showed a large ganglion with pressure on the peroneal nerve, and a loose knee replacement with severe inlay wear and extensive osteolysis around the tibial and femoral implants. This rare case demonstrates the importance of regular clinical and radiological follow-up examinations after total joint replacements, particularly in the long term...
January 10, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070456/a-simple-rat-model-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-device-to-reproduce-anatomical-and-neurological-changes-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
#3
Ho Jeong Kim, Soo Jeong Han
Mild traumatic brain injury typically involves temporary impairment of neurological function. Previous studies used water pressure or rotational injury for designing the device to make a rat a mild traumatic brain injury model. The objective of this study was to make a simple model of causing mild traumatic brain injury in rats. The device consisted of a free-fall impactor that was targeted onto the rat skull. The weight (175 g) was freely dropped 30 cm to rat's skull bregma. We installed a safety device made of acrylic panel...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063273/mechanisms-of-compensation-in-the-gait-of-patients-with-drop-foot
#4
Błażkiewicz Michalina, Wiszomirska Ida, Kaczmarczyk Katarzyna, Grażyna Brzuszkiewicz-Kuźmicka, Wit Andrzej
BACKGROUND: Drop foot is a complex syndrome, with multiple interactions between joints and muscles. Abnormalities in movement patterns can be measured using motion capture techniques, but identifying compensation mechanisms remains challenging. METHODS: In order to identify compensatory mechanisms in patients with drop foot, this study evaluated a sample of 15 such patients using a computerized gait analysis system, as compared to a group of 15 healthy subjects...
January 3, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050822/corr-insights-%C3%A2-prediction-of-postoperative-clinical-recovery-of-drop-foot-attributable-to-lumbar-degenerative-diseases-via-a-bayesian-network
#5
Raphaël Porcher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039345/simultaneous-bilateral-total-hip-arthroplasty-dislocation-with-unilateral-foot-drop-following-closed-reduction
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Alexander Edward Smith, Christopher Buckle, Thomas Hester, Guy Slater
Dislocation following primary and revision arthroplasty is a well-recognised complication with an estimated incidence rate of 0.2-10%. We present a rare case of simultaneous bilateral total hip replacement dislocation, complicated by unilateral foot drop following closed reduction, with no improvement in neurological function at 6-month follow-up.
December 30, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008365/development-of-a-prototype-of-portable-fes-rehabilitation-system-for-relearning-of-gait-for-hemiplegic-subjects
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Takashi Watanabe, Shun Endo, Ryusei Morita
This study aimed at developing a prototype of portable FES rehabilitation system for relearning gait pattern of healthy subjects, which can measure gait information during walking applying electrical stimulation for foot drop correction or providing timing information. A gait event detection method using an inertial sensor attached on the foot was determined based on gait of healthy subjects from simultaneous measurements with pressure sensors. From the result of comparing the detected gait event timings with EMG signal of the tibialis anterior muscle during walking of healthy subjects, the toe off and the foot flat timings detected by the inertial sensor were suggested to be useful to determine the stimulation timing for the foot drop correction...
December 2016: Healthcare Technology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995271/-functional-electrostimulation-for-drop-foot-treatment-clinical-outcome
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D Yao, E Jakubowitz, S Ettinger, L Claassen, C Plaass, C Stukenborg-Colsman, K Daniilidis
INTRODUCTION: Neurologic paralysis of the foot due to damage to the central nervous system is primarily caused by a cerebral insult. The ankle-foot orthosis (AFO), which is the classical conservative treatment option, is associated with drawbacks, e.g., increased contractures, limited mobilization from the sitting position, and cosmetic aspects. METHODS: Functional external electrostimulation (FES) is an suitable treatment method for patients with a central lesion and intact peroneal nerve...
December 19, 2016: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990246/feasibility-of-using-lokomat-combined-with-functional-electrical-stimulation-for-the-rehabilitation-of-foot-drop
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Christian B Laursen, Jørgen F Nielsen, Ole K Andersen, Erika G Spaich
This study investigated the clinical feasibility of combining the electromechanical gait trainer Lokomat with functional electrical therapy (LokoFET), stimulating the common peroneal nerve during the swing phase of the gait cycle to correct foot drop as an integrated part of gait therapy. Five patients with different acquired brain injuries trained with LokoFET 2-3 times a week for 3-4 weeks. Pre- and post-intervention evaluations were performed to quantify neurophysiological changes related to the patients' foot drop impairment during the swing phase of the gait cycle...
June 13, 2016: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990237/rehamovepro-a-versatile-mobile-stimulation-system-for-transcutaneous-fes-applications
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Markus Valtin, Kristian Kociemba, Carsten Behling, Björn Kuberski, Sebastian Becker, Thomas Schauer
Functional Electrical Stimulation is a commonly used method in clinical rehabilitation and research to trigger useful muscle contractions by electrical stimuli. In this work, we present a stimulation system for transcutaneous electrical stimulation that gives extensive control over the stimulation waveform and the stimulation timing. The system supports electrode arrays, which have been suggested to achieve better selectivity and to simplify electrode placement. Electromyography (EMG) measurements are obtained from the active stimulation electrodes (between the stimulation pulses) or from separate surface EMG electrodes...
June 13, 2016: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989337/review-of-drop-hallux-assessment-and-surgical-repair
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Carl A Kihm, Craig A Camasta
Peroneal nerve palsy is common. The hallmark clinical manifestation of peroneal nerve palsy is drop foot. In the drop foot condition, the ankle cannot flex, and the foot does not clear the ground during the swing phase of gait. Spontaneous nerve repair can yield complete or incomplete resolution of drop foot. Some patients with incomplete resolution are left with a drop hallux condition, in which the ankle can dorsiflex, but the hallux remains unable to dorsiflex. This has not been thoroughly discussed in the past, regarding surgical repair...
January 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942135/the-effects-of-short-foot-exercises-and-arch-support-insoles-on-improvement-in-the-medial-longitudinal-arch-and-dynamic-balance-of-flexible-flatfoot-patients
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Eun-Kyung Kim, Jin Seop Kim
[Purpose] The purpose of the present study is to apply short foot exercises and arch support insoles in order to improve the medial longitudinal arch of flatfoot and compare the results to identify the effects of the foregoing exercises on the dynamic balance of the feet and the lower limbs. [Subjects and Methods] Fourteen university students with flexible flatfoot were selected by conducting navicular drop tests and randomly assigned to a short foot exercise group of seven subjects and an arch support insoles group of seven subjects...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932436/multifactorial-pathological-hip-subluxation-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1-nf1-due-to-intra-articular-plexiform-neurofibroma-lumbar-radiculopathy-and-neurofibromatous-polyneuropathy
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Waqar Waheed, Diego F Diego F Lemos, Nelms Nathaniel Nelms, Rup Tandan
Neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF1) is a multisystem disorder with very rare descriptions of hip instability. We report a case of a 37-year-old man with known NF1 and childhood-onset of left foot drop, who developed persistent left hip pain following a minor trauma. Physical examination revealed left-sided mild foot drop, hip abductor weakness, bilateral sensory loss in feet and an antalgic gait. Work-up revealed anterolateral subluxation of the left femoral head along with left hip plexiform neurofibroma (PN), dysplastic and degenerative changes, neurofibromatous neuropathy and chronic left L5 radiculopathy...
December 8, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932182/recovery-after-critical-illness-polyneuropathy-in-a-patient-with-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-a-case-report
#14
J Watanabe, E Ito, M Hatano, T Tohyama, Y Okada, Y Takada
After liver transplantation, some patients show neuromuscular abnormalities. A 43-year-old man with liver cirrhosis due to hepatitis C virus underwent living-donor liver transplantation. He developed severe neuromuscular dysfunction after sepsis, and acute respiratory distress syndrome. After the inflammatory reaction gradually improved, we observed bilateral weakness of the extremities and foot drop. Electrophysiological studies indicated primary axonal degeneration of peripheral motor and sensory fibers without inflammation...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913961/prediction-of-postoperative-clinical-recovery-of-drop-foot-attributable-to-lumbar-degenerative-diseases-via-a-bayesian-network
#15
Shota Takenaka, Hiroyuki Aono
BACKGROUND: Drop foot resulting from degenerative lumbar diseases can impair activities of daily living. Therefore, predictors of recovery of this symptom have been investigated using univariate or/and multivariate analyses. However, the conclusions have been somewhat controversial. Bayesian network models, which are graphic and intuitive to the clinician, may facilitate understanding of the prognosis of drop foot resulting from degenerative lumbar diseases. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) To show a layered correlation among predictors of recovery from drop foot resulting from degenerative lumbar diseases; and (2) to develop support tools for clinical decisions to treat drop foot resulting from lumbar degenerative diseases...
December 2, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906945/ganglion-cyst-at-the-proximal-tibiofibular-joint-in-a-patient-with-painless-foot-drop
#16
Abdulmuhsen Alsahhaf, Waleed Renno
Entrapment neuropathies of the fibular nerve and its branches are often underdiagnosed due to the lack of reliable diagnosis using clinical examination and electrophysiologic evaluation. Most fibular nerve compressions may be classified into 2 broad categories: (a) mechanical causes, which occur at fibrous or fibro-osseous tunnels, and (b) dynamic causes related to nerve injury during specific limb positioning. Foot drop resulting from weakness of the dorsiflexor muscles of the foot is a relatively uncommon presentation and closely related to L5 neuropathy caused by a disc herniation...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904756/ct-negative-mri-gre-positive-primary-motor-cortex-contusion-causing-isolated-foot-drop
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Alexander M Tucker, Tianyi Niu, Daniel T Nagasawa, Richard Everson, Shaina Sedighim, Manuel M Buitrago Blanco
BACKGROUND: Isolated acute foot drop due to traumatic brain injury is exceedingly rare and is often misdiagnosed during initial evaluation. Here, we present the case of a patient who presented with left foot drop after falling off a bicycle. CASE DESCRIPTION: The patient is a 55-year-old male who was mountain biking when he fell, hit his head, and lost consciousness. Neurologic examination of the left leg revealed foot drop, no sensory deficits, and 3+ reflexes at the knee and ankle with clonus...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904192/a-case-of-alkaptonuria-with-degenerative-collagenous-plaques-and-foot-drop
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C Chandrakala, Gurusami Karuvelan Tharini, M Ananthi, R Subha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873751/rheumatoid-vasculitis-early-presentation-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
#19
Yasir Abdulqader, Muhsen Al-Ani, Konstantinos Parperis
Rheumatoid vasculitis is a rare and late complication of rheumatoid arthritis and may affect small-to-medium-sized vessels. Here, we report a case of a 49-year-old man who presented with amaurosis fugax in the left eye, symmetric polyarthritis, Raynaud's symptoms and paraesthesia in both lower extremities. The patient subsequently experienced right foot drop, nail fold infracts and gangrene of his right second toe. He was found to have a high titre of rheumatoid factor and treatment with rituximab and high dose of corticosteroids led to significant improvement of his symptoms...
November 8, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871591/continuous-intra-articular-local-anesthetic-drug-instillation-versus-discontinuous-sciatic-nerve-block-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Johannes Cip, Hedwig Erb-Linzmeier, Peter Stadlbauer, Christian Bach, Arno Martin, Reinhard Germann
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Sciatic nerve block (SNB) is commonly used as adjunct to femoralis nerve block (FNB) to achieve high-quality pain relief after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, this combination is associated with considerable muscle weakness, foot drop and surgically related nerve injuries may be masked. The purpose of this study was to assess whether low risk continuous intra-articular anesthetic drug instillation is an adequate alternative to SNB when adding to FNB after TKA...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
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