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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332404/conceptual-design-and-implantation-of-an-external-fixator-with-improved-mobility-for-knee-rehabilitation
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Gianluca Gatti
A hinged external fixator is used to allow early knee rehabilitation in case of injury or trauma, as an alternative approach to immobilization. It is mainly adopted for the treatment of dislocations, which involve tearing of the ligaments, and it basically consists of two links connected to each other by a revolute joint. Each link is fixed to the femur and tibia via pin fixation, and the revolute joint is approximately aligned to the knee flexion-extension (FE) axis. The advantage in its implantation is to protect ligament reconstruction, while allowing for an aggressive rehabilitation...
March 23, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330922/joint-histology-in-alligator-mississippiensis-challenges-the-identification-of-synovial-joints-in-fossil-archosaurs-and-inferences-of-cranial-kinesis
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Alida M Bailleul, Casey M Holliday
Archosaurs, like all vertebrates, have different types of joints that allow or restrict cranial kinesis, such as synovial joints and fibrous joints. In general, synovial joints are more kinetic than fibrous joints, because the former possess a fluid-filled cavity and articular cartilage that facilitate movement. Even though there is a considerable lack of data on the microstructure and the structure-function relationships in the joints of extant archosaurs, many functional inferences of cranial kinesis in fossil archosaurs have hinged on the assumption that elongated condylar joints are (i) synovial and/or (ii) kinetic...
March 29, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328832/clinico-radiological-diagnosis-and-grading-of-rapidly-progressive-osteoarthritis-of-the-hip
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Ancuţa Zazgyva, Simona Gurzu, István Gergely, Ioan Jung, Ciprian O Roman, Tudor S Pop
Due to the current lack of standard definitions for rapidly progressive osteoarthritis of the hip (RPOH) in the literature, this observational study aimed to describe new diagnostic criteria and a grading system for the disease.From a consecutive series of patients undergoing total hip replacement, 2 groups were selected: 1 with RPOH and 1 with primary hip osteoarthritis (POH), and their clinical, paraclinical, and demographic data were compared. The newly proposed clinico-radiological diagnostic criteria are based on characteristics of pain, joint mobility, and radiological assessment...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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/28322313/the-epidemic-dynamics-of-hepatitis-c-virus-subtypes-4a-and-4d-in-saudi-arabia
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Ahmed A Al-Qahtani, Guy Baele, Nisreen Khalaf, Marc A Suchard, Mashael R Al-Anazi, Ayman A Abdo, Faisal M Sanai, Hamad I Al-Ashgar, Mohammed Q Khan, Mohammed N Al-Ahdal, Philippe Lemey, Bram Vrancken
The relatedness between viral variants sampled at different locations through time can provide information pertinent to public health that cannot readily be obtained through standard surveillance methods. Here, we use virus genetic data to identify the transmission dynamics that drive the hepatitis C virus subtypes 4a (HCV4a) and 4d (HCV4d) epidemics in Saudi Arabia. We use a comprehensive dataset of newly generated and publicly available sequence data to infer the HCV4a and HCV4d evolutionary histories in a Bayesian statistical framework...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319145/does-aquatic-exercise-reduce-hip-and-knee-joint-loading-in-vivo-load-measurements-with-instrumented-implants
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Ines Kutzner, Anja Richter, Katharina Gordt, Jörn Dymke, Philipp Damm, Georg N Duda, Reiner Günzl, Georg Bergmann
Aquatic exercises are widely used for rehabilitation or preventive therapies in order to enable mobilization and muscle strengthening while minimizing joint loading of the lower limb. The load reducing effect of water due to buoyancy is a main advantage compared to exercises on land. However, also drag forces have to be considered that act opposite to the relative motion of the body segments and require higher muscle activity. Due to these opposing effects on joint loading, the load-reducing effect during aquatic exercises remains unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317554/chimpanzee-and-human-midfoot-motion-during-bipedal-walking-and-the-evolution-of-the-longitudinal-arch-of-the-foot
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Nicholas B Holowka, Matthew C O'Neill, Nathan E Thompson, Brigitte Demes
The longitudinal arch of the human foot is commonly thought to reduce midfoot joint motion to convert the foot into a rigid lever during push off in bipedal walking. In contrast, African apes have been observed to exhibit midfoot dorsiflexion following heel lift during terrestrial locomotion, presumably due to their possession of highly mobile midfoot joints. This assumed dichotomy between human and African ape midfoot mobility has recently been questioned based on indirect assessments of in vivo midfoot motion, such as plantar pressure and cadaver studies; however, direct quantitative analyses of African ape midfoot kinematics during locomotion remain scarce...
March 2017: Journal of Human Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315965/evaluation-of-oral-manifestations-of-patients-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-iv-and-vi-clinical-and-imaging-study
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Renata Quirino de Almeida-Barros, Paula Frassinetti Vasconcelos de Medeiros, Marcella Quirino de Almeida Azevedo, Adriana de Oliveira Lira Ortega, Angela Toshie Araki Yamamoto, Sheyla Kátia Lúcio Dornelas, Patrícia Meira Bento
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to assess oral manifestations in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis IV (MPS IVA) and mucopolysaccharidosis VI (MPS VI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen patients were assessed, nine with MPS IVA and eight with MPS VI, treated at the Medical Genetics Outpatient Clinic of Hospital Universitário Alcides Carneiro (HUAC) in Campina Grande, Paraíba State, Brazil. Assessments included clinical and intraoral examinations, analysis of occlusal function, and panoramic X-rays...
March 19, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297177/kinematics-of-the-pelvis-torso-and-lower-limb-during-obstacle-negotiation-while-under-temporal-constraints
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Jesse C Christensen, Christopher R Wilson, Andrew S Merryweather, K Bo Foreman
Biomechanics of unobstructed locomotion consists of synchronized complex movements of the pelvis, torso, and lower limbs. These movement patterns become more complex as individuals encounter obstacles or negotiate uneven terrain. To date, limited research has explored how specifically the pelvis, torso, and lower limb segments relate to obstacle negotiation of varying sized objects combined with temporal constraints to perform the task. Understanding pelvis and adjoining segment movements during object negotiation will provide necessary information in identifying abnormal mechanics and potential fall risk characteristics in balance compromised patient populations...
April 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296815/anterior-trunk-mobility-does-not-predict-disability-in-elderly-women-with-acute-low-back-pain-brazilian-back-complaints-in-the-elders-bace-brazil-study-results
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Diogo Carvalho Felicio, Daniele Sirineu Pereira, Juliano Bergamaschine Mata Diz, Barbara Zille de Queiroz, Juscelio Pereira da Silva, Amanda Aparecida Oliveira Leopoldino, Leani Souza Maximo Pereira
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional, ancillary study of an international multicenter epidemiological study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship of the anterior trunk mobility with self-report and physical performance measures in elderly women with acute low back pain (LBP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: LBP is one of the most prevalent pain complaints in the elderly population. It is postulated that the increased range of motion (ROM) of limited joints of the trunk may improve LBP and functionality of patients...
March 14, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293735/-knee-joint-pain-with-signs-of-arthrosis
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T T A Bender, M Marinova, L Radbruch, R Conrad, D Jobst, M Mücke
Chronic pain in the knee joint is most commonly caused by osteoarthritis, especially in elderly patients but can be due to other causes, such as rheumatoid arthritis. The diagnostics include an exact patient medical history and a clinical examination, which often already provide clear indications of the cause of the knee pain. Subsequently, further diagnostics can then be considered, such as radiological procedures and laboratory diagnostics. The treatment is determined by the cause and the individual patient and aims to reduce pain and to preserve the mobility of the joint...
March 14, 2017: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290704/predicting-manual-therapy-treatment-success-in-patients-with-chronic-ankle-instability-improving-self-reported-function
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Eric A Wikstrom, Patrick O McKeon
CONTEXT: Therapeutic modalities that stimulate sensory receptors around the foot-ankle complex improve chronic ankle instability (CAI)-associated impairments. However, not all patients have equal responses to these modalities. Identifying predictors of treatment success could improve clinician efficiency when treating patients with CAI. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a response analysis on existing data to identify predictors of improved self-reported function in patients with CAI...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289890/kinematic-analysis-of-stair-climbing-in-rotating-platform-cruciate-retaining-and-posterior-stabilized-mobile-bearing-total-knee-arthroplasties
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Koji Murakami, Satoshi Hamai, Ken Okazaki, Satoru Ikebe, Hiroyuki Nakahara, Hidehiko Higaki, Takeshi Shimoto, Hideki Mizu-Uchi, Umito Kuwashima, Yukihide Iwamoto
INTRODUCTION: The aim of our study was to compare and contrast the effects of two types of mobile-bearing total knee arthroplasties (TKA), namely, the cruciate-retaining (CR) and posterior-stabilized (PS) TKAs, on clinical outcomes and in vivo kinematics during stair climbing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Press-Fit Condylar Sigma rotating platform was used for both CR and PS TKAs. Patient-reported outcomes were assessed using the 2011 Knee Society Score. Quadriceps muscle strength was evaluated by isokinetic dynamometry...
March 13, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288293/prevalence-of-temporomandibular-dysfunction-and-its-association-with-malocclusion-in-children-an-epidemiologic-study
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Fundagül Bilgiç, İbrahim Erhan Gelgör
INTRODUCTION: Malocclusion is one etiological factor of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). This study investigates the prevalence of TMD and the relationship between TMD and the type of occlusion. STUDY DESIGN: A sample of 923 children (463 girls and 460 boys, ages 7-12 years old) was grouped not only by chronological age but also by gender. The information was collected on functional occlusion (anterior and lateral sliding, interferences), dental wear, mandibular mobility (maximal opening, deflection, deviation), and temporomandibular joint and muscular pain recorded by palpation...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287078/the-design-of-and-chronic-tissue-response-to-a-composite-nerve-electrode-with-patterned-stiffness
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Max Freeberg, Matthew Stone, Ronald Triolo, Dustin Tyler
As neural interfaces demonstrate success in chronic applications, a novel class of reshaping electrodes with patterned regions of stiffness will enable application to a widening range of anatomical locations. Patterning stiff regions and flexible regions of the electrode enables nerve reshaping while accommodating anatomical constraints of various implant locations ranging from peripheral nerves to spinal and autonomic plexi. Introduced is a new composite electrode enabling patterning of regions of various electrode mechanical properties...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285837/the-effect-of-shoulder-position-on-inferior-glenohumeral-mobilization
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Dexter W Witt, Nancy R Talbott
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional clinical measurement study. INTRODUCTION: Inferior mobilizations are used to treat patients with shoulder dysfunctions. Common positions recommended for promoting an inferior glide include: (1) an open-packed position (OPP) in which the shoulder is in 55° of abduction, 30° of horizontal adduction, and no rotation; (2) neutral position (NP) of the shoulder; and (3) position of 90° of shoulder abduction (ABDP). Studies comparing the impact of position on inferior mobilization are lacking...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285704/the-impact-of-non-weight-bearing-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Rachele Quested, Danielle Wiltshire, Scott Sommerville, Michael Lutz
BACKGROUND: Patients with lower limb injuries are commonly advised to non weight bear (NWB) on their injured limb as part of treatment. Occasionally, patients complain that offloading one limb, associated with the use of crutches or other mobility aids, may lead to pain on one of the other supporting limbs. This has led to compensation claims (1) but has never been the subject of formal research. METHODS: A prospective cohort trial was undertaken to address this question...
March 6, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285398/early-voiding-dysfunction-after-midurethral-sling-surgery-comparison-of-two-management-approaches
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Erin A Brennand, Selphee Tang, Colin Birch, Magali Robert, Shunaha Kim-Fine
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Early voiding dysfunction (EVD) with urinary retention (UR) is a complication of midurethral sling (MUS) surgery. Management is not standardized. Our objective was to characterize management approaches at our center, and report outcomes including resolution of UR, persistent voiding dysfunction, and recurrent stress urinary incontinence (SUI). METHODS: All women requiring catheterization for ≥7 days after MUS surgery during the period March 2014 to 2016 were eligible for inclusion in this prospective study...
March 11, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284998/acute-mobilization-and-migration-of-bone-marrow-derived-stem-cells-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-rupture
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Tristan Maerz, Mackenzie Fleischer, Michael D Newton, Abigail Davidson, Meagan Salisbury, Perry Altman, Michael D Kurdziel, Kyle Anderson, Asheesh Bedi, Kevin C Baker
OBJECTIVE: Little is known regarding acute local and systemic processes following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture. No study has elucidated whether bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are mobilized into circulation and recruited to the injured joint. METHODS: In part one, Lewis rats were randomized to noninvasive ACL rupture (Rupture) or non-injured (Control) (n=6/group). After 72 hours, whole blood MSC concentration was assessed using flow cytometry...
March 8, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
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