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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929927/ankle-taping-can-reduce-external-ankle-joint-moments-during-drop-landings-on-a-tilted-surface
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Nahoko Sato, Hiroyuki Nunome, Luke S Hopper, Yasuo Ikegami
Ankle taping is commonly used to prevent ankle sprains. However, kinematic assessments investigating the biomechanical effects of ankle taping have provided inconclusive results. This study aimed to determine the effect of ankle taping on the external ankle joint moments during a drop landing on a tilted surface at 25°. Twenty-five participants performed landings on a tilted force platform that caused ankle inversion with and without ankle taping. Landing kinematics were captured using a motion capture system...
September 20, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918357/long-term-follow-up-after-tibialis-anterior-tendon-shortening-in-combination-with-achilles-tendon-lengthening-in-spastic-equinus-in-cerebral-palsy
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Michèle Kläusler, Bernhard Maria Speth, Reinald Brunner, Oren Tirosh, Carlo Camathias, Erich Rutz
Using Tibialis Anterior Shortening (TATS) in combination with Achilles Tendon Lengthening (TAL) to treat spastic equinus in children with cerebral palsy (CP) was described in 2011. Short-term results have indicated a good outcome, especially an improvement of the drop foot in swing phase and the correction of equinus in stance phase. The aim of this study was to analyse the results of the long-term follow-up and to determine the relapse rate of TATS and TAL. The kinematics of the sagittal, frontal and transversal planes were measured by using instrumented 3D gait analysis at three defined time points and then described using the Gait Profile Score (GPS) and Movement Analysis Profile (MAP)...
August 30, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912216/a-cargo-sorting-dna-robot
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Anupama J Thubagere, Wei Li, Robert F Johnson, Zibo Chen, Shayan Doroudi, Yae Lim Lee, Gregory Izatt, Sarah Wittman, Niranjan Srinivas, Damien Woods, Erik Winfree, Lulu Qian
Two critical challenges in the design and synthesis of molecular robots are modularity and algorithm simplicity. We demonstrate three modular building blocks for a DNA robot that performs cargo sorting at the molecular level. A simple algorithm encoding recognition between cargos and their destinations allows for a simple robot design: a single-stranded DNA with one leg and two foot domains for walking, and one arm and one hand domain for picking up and dropping off cargos. The robot explores a two-dimensional testing ground on the surface of DNA origami, picks up multiple cargos of two types that are initially at unordered locations, and delivers them to specified destinations until all molecules are sorted into two distinct piles...
September 15, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902752/high-stepping-cross-country-athlete-a-unique-case-of-foot-drop-and-a-novel-treatment-approach
#4
Melissa Tabor, Blaze Emerson, Rebecca Drucker, Eric Brunk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900562/a-biomechanical-comparison-among-three-kinds-of-rebound-type-jumps-in-female-collegiate-athletes
#5
Miki Nariai, Naruto Yoshida, Atsushi Imai, Kazumichi Ae, Ryo Ogaki, Hirokazu Suhara, Hitoshi Shiraki
BACKGROUND: Single-legged drop jumps (SDJ), single-legged repetitive jumps (SRJ), and single-legged side hops (SSH) are often used as plyometric training and functional performance tests. Differences in the kinetics and kinematic characteristics of lower extremity joints during these jumps are unclear. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the joint motion and mechanical work of the takeoff leg from foot contact to foot-off during SDJ, SRJ, and SSH in the sagittal and frontal planes in female athletes...
August 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900414/alterations-in-spectral-attributes-of-surface-electromyograms-after-utilization-of-a-foot-drop-stimulator-during-post-stroke-gait
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Rakesh Pilkar, Arvind Ramanujam, Karen J Nolan
BACKGROUND: A foot drop stimulator (FDS) is a rehabilitation intervention that stimulates the common peroneal nerve to facilitate ankle dorsiflexion at the appropriate time during post-stroke hemiplegic gait. Time-frequency analysis (TFA) of non-stationary surface electromyograms (EMG) and spectral variables such as instantaneous mean frequency (IMNF) can provide valuable information on the long-term effects of FDS intervention in terms of changes in the motor unit (MU) recruitment during gait, secondary to improved dorsiflexion...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884110/malignant-triton-tumor-a-rare-cause-of-sciatic-pain-and-foot-drop
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Maribel R Gomes, Alexandre M P Sousa, Roberto J A Couto, Marco M B Oliveira, João L M Moura, Carlos A Vilela
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) are very rare and are frequently localized in the buttocks, thigh, arm, or paraspinal region; one variant is the malignant Triton tumor, with rhabdomyosarcomatous differentiation. The authors present a challenging differential diagnosis of a sciatic pain and foot drop in a woman with history of lumbar disk herniation, which was found to be caused by a Triton tumor of the sciatic nerve. She underwent surgical excision, followed by radiation and chemotherapy. Malignant Triton tumor cases have rarely been described and reported in the literature...
June 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880595/lower-leg-and-foot-contributions-to-turnout-in-university-level-female-ballet-dancersa-preliminary-investigation
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Sarah L Carter, Alan R Bryant, Luke S Hopper
BACKGROUND: Turnout in ballet is produced through summation of the joint structure characteristics and ranges of motion at the hip, knee, ankle, and foot. Contributions of the hip joint to functional turnout in dancers have received extensive examination, whereas little is known about contributions from the knee, ankle, and foot. The aim of this study was to explore the nonhip components of turnout to dancers' functional turnout in first position by assessing passive external tibiofemoral rotation and active measures of foot pronation, ie, navicular drop and Foot Posture Index...
July 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840398/delayed-sciatic-nerve-compression-following-hamstring-injury
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J Macdonald, S E McMahon, D O'Longain, J D Acton
A 47-year-old man presented three months post-hamstring injury with posterior thigh and buttock pain, paraesthesia over the lateral part of the leg and dorsum of the foot and a foot drop. MRI identified a hamstring muscle injury with a lesion surrounding 20 cm of the proximal sciatic nerve consistent with an extensive haematoma. Surgical debridement and release was planned; however, his signs spontaneously resolved with rest, physiotherapy and splintage prior to surgery. There have been no other reports of a sciatic nerve lesion with neurological signs resolving without surgical exploration...
August 24, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834868/outcomes-of-intrathecal-baclofen-therapy-in-patients-with-cerebral-palsy-and-acquired-brain-injury
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Young Kwon Yoon, Kil Chan Lee, Han Eol Cho, Minji Chae, Jin Woo Chang, Won Seok Chang, Sung-Rae Cho
Intrathecal baclofen (ITB) has been known to reduce spasticity which did not respond to oral medications and botulinum toxin treatment. However, few results have been reported comparing the effects of ITB therapy in patients with cerebral palsy (CP) and acquired brain injury. This study aimed to investigate beneficial and adverse effects of ITB bolus injection and pump therapy in patients with CP and to compare outcomes to patients with acquired brain injury such as traumatic brain injury and hypoxic brain injury...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827977/ankle-foot-orthosis-made-by-3d-printing-technique-and-automated-design-software
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Yong Ho Cha, Keun Ho Lee, Hong Jong Ryu, Il Won Joo, Anna Seo, Dong-Hyeon Kim, Sang Jun Kim
We described 3D printing technique and automated design software and clinical results after the application of this AFO to a patient with a foot drop. After acquiring a 3D modelling file of a patient's lower leg with peroneal neuropathy by a 3D scanner, we loaded this file on the automated orthosis software and created the "STL" file. The designed AFO was printed using a fused filament fabrication type 3D printer, and a mechanical stress test was performed. The patient alternated between the 3D-printed and conventional AFOs for 2 months...
2017: Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819123/active-prosthesis-dependent-functional-cortical-reorganization-following-stroke
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Christian Merkel, Janet Hausmann, Jens-Max Hopf, Hans-Jochen Heinze, Lars Buentjen, Mircea Ariel Schoenfeld
The present study investigated the neural correlates associated with gait improvements triggered by an active prosthesis in patients with drop-foot following stroke during the chronic stage. Eleven patients took part in the study. MEG recordings in conjunction with somatosensory stimulation of the left and right hand as well as gait analyses were performed shortly before or after prosthesis implantation surgery and 3-4 months later. Plastic changes of the sensorimotor cortex of the ipsi- and contralesional hemisphere were revealed...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813820/design-of-an-exoskeleton-ankle-robot-for-robot-assisted-gait-training-of-stroke-patients
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Ling-Fung Yeung, Corinna Ockenfeld, Man-Kit Pang, Hon-Wah Wai, Oi-Yan Soo, Sheung-Wai Li, Kai-Yu Tong
Lower Limb Exoskeleton robot that can facilitate stair walking is a big challenge, most systems could only provide level ground walking. In this study, a lightweight (0.5kg at ankle, 0.5kg at waist for control box) and autonomous exoskeleton Ankle Robot was proposed to provide power assistance for gait training of chronic stroke patients and it can facilitate three walking conditions in real-time: (1) level walking, (2) stair ascending, and (3) stair descending. Chronic stroke patients (n=3) with drop foot gait deficit and moderate motor impairment were recruited to evaluate the system under different walking conditions (Functional Ambulatory Category: FAC=4...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794074/the-incidence-of-acute-angle-closure-in-scotland-a-prospective-surveillance-study
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Paul Y Chua, Alexander C Day, Ken L Lai, Nikki Hall, Lai L Tan, Kamran Khan, Lik Thai Lim, Barny Foot, Paul J Foster, Augusto Azuara-Blanco
PURPOSE: To estimate the incidence, and describe the clinical features and short-term clinical outcomes of acute angle closure (AAC). METHODS: Patients with newly diagnosed AAC were identified prospectively over a 12-month period (November 2011 to October 2012) by active surveillance through the Scottish Ophthalmic Surveillance Unit reporting system. Data were collected at case identification and at 6 months follow-up. RESULTS: There were 114 cases (108 patients) reported, giving an annual incidence of 2...
August 9, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768980/thyrotoxicosis-presenting-as-unilateral-drop-foot
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Kenju Hara, Hajime Miyata, Takahide Motegi, Ken Shibano, Hideaki Ishiguro
Neuromuscular disorders associated with hyperthyroidism have several variations in their clinical phenotype, such as ophthalmopathy, periodic paralysis, and thyrotoxic myopathy. We herein report an unusual case of thyrotoxic myopathy presenting as unilateral drop foot. Histopathological examinations of the left tibialis anterior muscle showed marked variation in the fiber size, mild inflammatory cell infiltration, and necrotic and regenerated muscle fibers with predominantly type 1 fiber atrophy. Medical treatment with propylthiouracil resulted in complete improvement of the left drop foot...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764143/prevalence-of-flexible-flat-foot-in-adults-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ashok Aenumulapalli, Manoj Mohan Kulkarni, Achleshwar Ramnarain Gandotra
INTRODUCTION: Flat foot (pes planus) is a commonly observed disorder in clinical practice. The height of Medial Longitudinal Arch (MLA) determines the degree of pes planus. Majority of the previous studies on prevalence of flexible flat foot were done among children. AIM: The present study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of flexible flat foot among 18-21-year-old Indian adults using Navicular Drop Test (NDT) which is regarded as reliable and valid method to characterise MLA...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762109/dual-lumbar-bronchogenic-and-arachnoid-cyst-presenting-with-sciatica-and-left-foot-drop
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Nicholas Candy, Adam Young, Abel Devadass, Andrew Dean, Jason McMillen, Rikin Trivedi
INTRODUCTION: Spinal bronchogenic cysts are rare findings, with only four cases of lumbar bronchogenic cysts reported in the literature. All of these bronchogenic cysts involved the conus medullaris. We present the first case of a lumbar bronchogenic cyst and arachnoid cyst arising from the cauda equina in a 68-year-old male. Uniquely, this bronchogenic cyst also contained components of an arachnoid cyst. METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated a compressive cystic lesion at the level of the L3 vertebra splaying the cauda equina...
July 31, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754454/clinical-spectra-of-neuromuscular-manifestations-in-patients-with-lipodystrophy-a-multicenter-study
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Gulcin Akinci, Haluk Topaloglu, Tevfik Demir, Ayca Ersen Danyeli, Beril Talim, Fatma Ela Keskin, Pinar Kadioglu, Enez Talip, Canan Altay, Guzin Fidan Yaylali, Habib Bilen, Banu Nur, Leyla Demir, Huseyin Onay, Baris Akinci
Lipodystrophy is a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by loss of adipose tissue. Here, we report on clinical spectra of neuromuscular manifestations of Turkish patients with lipodystrophy. Seventy-four patients with lipodystrophy and 20 healthy controls were included. Peripheral sensorimotor neuropathy was a common finding (67.4%) in lipodystrophic patients with diabetes. Neuropathic foot ulcers were observed in 4 patients. Drop foot developed in 1 patient with congenital generalized lipodystrophy type 1...
June 1, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753118/delayed-compression-of-the-common-peroneal-nerve-following-rotational-lateral-gastrocnemius-flap-case-report
#19
Benjamin T Himes, Thomas J Wilson, Andres A Maldonado, Naveen S Murthy, Robert J Spinner
The authors present a case of delayed peroneal neuropathy following a lateral gastrocnemius rotational flap reconstruction. The patient presented 1.5 years after surgery with a new partial foot drop, which progressed over 3 years. At operation, a fascial band on the deep side of the gastrocnemius flap was compressing the common peroneal nerve proximal to the fibular head, correlating with preoperative imaging. Release of this fascial band and selective muscle resection led to immediate improvement in symptoms postoperatively...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724375/bilateral-idiopathic-retinal-vasculitis-following-coxsackievirus-a4-infection-a-case-report
#20
Izumi Mine, Manzo Taguchi, Yutaka Sakurai, Masaru Takeuchi
BACKGROUND: Coxsackieviruses are members of a group of viruses called the enteroviruses, which may cause respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms, erythema, meningoencephalitis, myocarditis, pericarditis, and myositis. Unilateral acute idiopathic maculopathy caused by coxsackievirus A16 has been associated with hand, foot, and mouth disease, but only a few reports describe retinitis associated with coxsackievirus serotype B3 or B4. We report a case of bilateral multifocal obstructive retinal vasculitis that developed after coxsackievirus A4 infection...
July 19, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
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