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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768332/short-term-effects-of-customized-arch-support-insoles-on-symptomatic-flexible-flatfoot-in-children-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ru-Lan Hsieh, Hui-Ling Peng, Wen-Chung Lee
BACKGROUND: Limited evidence is available regarding the effects of insoles on pediatric flexible flatfoot because of the heterogeneity and low methodological quality of previous studies. The purpose of this prospective trial is to examine the short-term effects of customized arch support insoles on symptomatic flexible flatfoot in children by using the International Classification of Functioning, randomized controlled Disability, and Health (ICF) framework. METHODS: This study was conducted in a rehabilitation outpatient clinic of a teaching hospital...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764676/effect-of-plantarflexion-resistance-of-an-ankle-foot-orthosis-on-ankle-and-knee-joint-power-during-gait-in-individuals-post-stroke
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Toshiki Kobayashi, Michael S Orendurff, Madeline L Singer, Fan Gao, Grace Hunt, K Bo Foreman
Plantarflexion resistance of an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) plays an important role to prevent foot-drop, but its impact on push-off has not been well investigated in individuals post-stroke. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of plantarflexion resistance of an articulated AFO on ankle and knee joint power of the limb wearing the AFO in individuals post-stroke. Gait analysis was performed on 10 individuals with chronic stroke using a Vicon 3-dimensional motion capture system and a Bertec split-belt instrumented treadmill...
May 5, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748108/the-sensitivity-of-thresholds-by-ground-reaction-force-and-postural-stability-in-subjects-with-and-without-navicular-drop
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Paul S Sung
Understanding plantar pressure changes is an important component of the functional evaluation of subjects with flat foot. However, the altered postural control determined by the threshold from the vertical ground reaction force (GRF) requires clarification. The purpose of our study was to investigate the various GRF thresholds in subjects with and without flat foot during 1-leg standing. We included 34 control subjects and 30 subjects with flat foot in the present study. They performed the 1-leg standing test for 30 seconds, with the contralateral hip and knee flexed approximately 90°...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744050/iatrogenic-nerve-lesion-following-laparoscopic-surgery-a-case-report
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Michele Vecchio, Andrea Santamato, Fortunato Geneovese, Giulia Malaguarnera, Vito Emanuele Catania, Saverio Latteri
Background: Peripheral neuropathy after surgical treatment is an under recognized potential untoward event. Pelvic surgery may be associated with nerve lesions by essentially three main mechanisms: transection, entrapment and pressure-stretching; the latter is the modality most frequently linked to patient's positioning on the operating room table. Presentation of the case: A 25 years old woman, after undergoing a laparoscopic gynaecologic procedure lasted >3 hours, on postoperative day one presented with numbness over her lateral right leg and dorsum of the foot, right foot drop and gait instability due to compression-stretching of the right superficial peroneal nerve...
April 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736360/metachronous-bilateral-painless-foot-drop-secondary-to-spinal-stenosis-case-report
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Luis A Robles
Foot drop (FD) is an uncommon manifestation of nerve root compression secondary to lumbar degenerative disease (LDD). In most of these patients, FD is unilateral and is associated with low back pain and leg pain. A small number of cases have been described with bilateral FD, which is reported to occur simultaneously in a synchronous fashion. A 63-year-old male with a remote history of spinal surgery due to left painless FD presented with a new episode of right FD, this new FD initiated suddenly and it was not associated with low back pain or radicular pain...
March 5, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713385/a-minimal-markerset-for-three-dimensional-foot-function-assessment-measuring-navicular-drop-and-drift-under-dynamic-conditions
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Patric Eichelberger, Angela Blasimann, Nicole Lutz, Fabian Krause, Heiner Baur
Background: The validity of predicting foot pronation occurring mainly at the midfoot by surrogate measures from the rearfoot, like eversion excursion, is limited. The dynamic navicular mobility in terms of vertical navicular drop ( dNDrop ) and medial navicular drift ( dNDrift ) may be regarded as meaningful clinical indicators to represent overall foot function. This study aimed to develop a minimal approach to measure the two parameters and to examine their intra- and interday reliability during walking...
2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707455/bilateral-sciatic-neuropathy-following-gluteal-augmentation-with-autologous-fat-grafting
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Vasileios Vasilakis, Malack Hamade, Steven A Stavrides, Thomas A Davenport
As gluteal augmentation continues to gain in popularity among patients seeking aesthetic enhancements, a thorough knowledge of the postoperative complications associated with this procedure is crucial. This case report concerns a 31-year-old woman who suffered bilateral foot drop secondary to sciatic neuropathy and as a result was wheelchair-bound for several months, following gluteal autologous fat grafting in the Dominical Republic. One year later, the patient had persistent left foot drop and sensory deficits...
March 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707090/recurrence-is-associated-with-body-mass-index-in-patients-undergoing-a-single-level-lumbar-disc-herniation-surgery
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George Fotakopoulos, Demosthenes Makris, Polikceni Kotlia, Christos Tzerefos, Kostas Fountas
Background: The aim of the study was to assess the body mass index (BMI) and other risk factors associated with lumbar disc herniation (LDH) and clinical outcomes, in patients who undergo surgery for single-level LDH. Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study, affecting patients that underwent surgery for single-level LDH attending our hospital between July 2009 and January 2016. The mean follow-up period was 3.5 years (1 - 8 years). To maintain adequately sized groups for analysis, level L2-L3 and L3-L4 herniations were grouped as upper disc levels (group A) and level L4-L5 (group B) and L5-S1 (group C) herniations were analyzed individually...
June 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679921/electromyographic-and-biomechanical-analysis-of-step-negotiation-in-charcot-marie-tooth-subjects-whose-level-walk-is-not-impaired
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Tiziana Lencioni, Giuseppe Piscosquito, Marco Rabuffetti, Enrica Di Sipio, Manuela Diverio, Isabella Moroni, Luca Padua, Emanuela Pagliano, Angelo Schenone, Davide Pareyson, Maurizio Ferrarin
BACKGROUND: Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) is a slowly progressive disease characterized by muscular weakness and wasting with a length-dependent pattern. Mildly affected CMT subjects showed slight alteration of walking compared to healthy subjects (HS). RESEARCH QUESTION: To investigate the biomechanics of step negotiation, a task that requires greater muscle strength and balance control compared to level walking, in CMT subjects without primary locomotor deficits (foot drop and push off deficit) during walking...
April 13, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660954/usability-of-the-thera-band%C3%A2-to-improve-foot-drop-in-stroke-survivors
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SunHae Song, JungHee Park, GyuDong Song, SeulGi Lee, YoHan Jo, MinKyung Jin, DongGeon Lee, SunHye Jung, SoungKyun Hong, SeungHoo Lee, SeungHyeon Pyo, GyuChang Lee
BACKGROUND: Stroke survivors show "foot drop", dragging their toes on the ground in the swing phase of gait. Ineffective ankle dorsiflexion may result in an abnormal gait pattern. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of ankle Thera-Band® use on gait patterns in stroke survivors. METHODS: Gait data were collected in eight subjects who had had strokes using gait analysis system, both with and without the Thera-Band®...
April 7, 2018: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657891/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-primary-tumors-of-the-spine-and-spinal-cord-%C3%A2
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Erinma Elibe, David Boyce-Fappiano, Samuel Ryu, M Salim Siddiqui, Ian Lee, Jack Rock, Farzan Siddiqui
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of stereotactic radiosurgery in the treatment of primary tumors of the spine and spinal cord. Methods: An Institutional Review Board approved retrospective analysis of 30 patients with primary spine tumors treated at a single institution was performed. Post-treatment pain, neurological, and radiographic responses were the endpoints. Results: Nine patients were treated for benign tumors, and 21 patients were treated for malignant tumors...
2018: Journal of Radiosurgery and SBRT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609157/acute-and-mid-term-six-week-effects-of-an-ankle-foot-orthosis-on-biomechanical-parameters-clinical-outcomes-and-physical-activity-in-knee-osteoarthritis-patients-with-varus-malalignment
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Maik Sliepen, Elsa Mauricio, Dieter Rosenbaum
BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a painful disease commonly caused by high loads on the articular cartilage. Orthotic interventions aim to reduce mechanical loading, thereby alleviating pain. Traditional orthotics appear effective, but high drop-out rates have been reported over prolonged periods. RESEARCH QUESTION: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of a novel ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) on gait parameters, physical function and activity of KOA patients...
March 26, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587246/effect-of-different-designs-of-ankle-foot-orthoses-on-gait-in-patients-with-stroke-a-systematic-review
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Aliyeh Daryabor, Mokhtar Arazpour, Gholamreza Aminian
BACKGROUND: Ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) are used to improve the gait of patients with stroke. RESEARCH QUESTION: The current review aimed at evaluating the efficacy of different designs of AFOs and comparison between them on the gait parameters of individuals with hemiplegic stroke. METHODS: The search strategy was based on the population intervention comparison outcome (PICO) method. A search was performed in PubMed, ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus, Science Direct, and Google Scholar databases...
March 16, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582684/strength-of-interference-screw-fixation-to-cuboid-vs-pulvertaft-weave-to-peroneus-brevis-for-tibialis-posterior-tendon-transfer-for-foot-drop
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Daniel Marsland, Joanna M Stephen, Toby Calder, Andrew A Amis, James D F Calder
BACKGROUND: Tibialis posterior (TP) tendon transfer is an effective treatment for foot drop. Currently, standard practice is to immobilize the ankle in a cast for 6 weeks nonweightbearing, risking postoperative stiffness. To assess whether early active dorsiflexion and protected weightbearing could be safe, the current study assessed tendon displacement under cyclic loading and load to failure, comparing the Pulvertaft weave (PW) to interference screw fixation (ISF) in a cadaveric foot model...
March 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580239/is-double-approach-surgery-and-tenodesis-without-a-gastrocnemius-flap-better-for-dealing-with-proximal-fibular-osteosarcoma
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Jun Wan, Can Zhang, Hong-Bo He
BACKGROUND: Resection of proximal fibular osteosarcoma involving the posteromedial aspect of the fibula is challenging. Reconstruction using a gastrocnemius flap may result in significant lateral instability and abnormal knee movement. Furthermore, postoperative gait may be disturbed by foot drop resulting from scarification of the common peroneal nerve. METHODS: Between January 2011 and December 2013, five patients with proximal fibular osteosarcoma were treated via the double-approach procedure using en bloc resection without a gastrocnemius flap...
March 27, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562484/foot-drop-caused-by-a-movable-cystic-mass-during-knee-motion
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Nack Hwan Kim, Sang-Heon Lee
BACKGROUND: Nerve injury due to a movable cystic mass during knee motion is a rare neuropathy, which can be diagnosed precisely using a dynamic ultrasonogram. OBJECTIVE: To present a case with foot drop and common peroneal neuropathy that involved a movable cystic mass during knee flexion adjacent to the proximal tibiofibular joint. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 47-year-old female was referred to our institute for a right foot drop...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533669/elastowetting-of-soft-hydrogel-spheres
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Aditi Chakrabarti, Amir Porat, Elie Raphael, Thomas Salez, Manoj K Chaudhury
When a soft hydrogel sphere is placed on a rigid hydrophilic substrate, it undergoes arrested spreading by forming an axisymmetric foot near the contact line, while conserving its global spherical shape. In contrast, liquid water (that constitutes greater than 90% of the hydrogel's volume) spreads into a thin film on the same surface. We study systematically this elastowetting of gel spheres on substrates of different surface energies, and find that their contact angle increases as the work of adhesion between the gel and the substrate decreases, as one would observe for drops of pure water - albeit being larger than in the latter case...
March 13, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524118/bipedal-gait-model-for-precise-gait-recognition-and-optimal-triggering-in-foot-drop-stimulator-a-proof-of-concept
#18
Muhammad Faraz Shaikh, Zoran Salcic, Kevin I-Kai Wang, Aiguo Patrick Hu
Electrical stimulators are often prescribed to correct foot drop walking. However, commercial foot drop stimulators trigger inappropriately under certain non-gait scenarios. Past researches addressed this limitation by defining stimulation control based on automaton of a gait cycle executed by foot drop of affected limb/foot only. Since gait is a collaborative activity of both feet, this research highlights the role of normal foot for robust gait detection and stimulation triggering. A novel bipedal gait model is proposed where gait cycle is realized as an automaton based on concurrent gait sub-phases (states) from each foot...
March 10, 2018: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518588/examination-of-factors-related-to-the-effect-of-improving-gait-speed-with-functional-electrical-stimulation-intervention-for-stroke-patients
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Koichiro Sota, Yuki Uchiyama, Mitsuhiro Ochi, Shuji Matsumoto, Kenji Hachisuka, Kazuhisa Domen
BACKGROUND: Functional electrical stimulation (FES) for patients with stroke and foot drop is an alternative to ankle foot orthoses. Characteristics of FES responders and nonresponders have not been clarified. OBJECTIVES: (1) To investigate the effects of treatment with FES on patients with stroke and foot drop and (2) to determine which factors may relate to responders and nonresponders. DESIGN: Multicenter, nonrandomized, prospective study...
March 6, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518508/ilio-iliac-arteriovenous-fistulae-an-unusual-diagnosis-with-an-even-more-unusual-clinical-presentation
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Andreia Coelho, Pedro Brandão, Miguel Lobo, Ignatio Lojo, Alexandra Canedo
BACKGROUND: Major pelvic ilio-iliac arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is an exceedingly rare diagnosis with only a few described cases in the literature, most of them related to congenital defects or trauma. In this case report, we aim to present a case of an ilio-iliac AVF with an atypical clinical presentation. METHODS: Relevant medical data were collected from hospital database. RESULTS: The patient is a 77-year-old woman, with a relevant medical history of a temporally remote hysterectomy...
March 5, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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