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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904790/current-concepts-in-the-treatment-of-gross-patellofemoral-instability
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Grant Buchanan, LeeAnne Torres, Brian Czarkowski, Charles E Giangarra
: Patellofemoral instability is a painful and commonly recurring condition, which often must be managed surgically. Diagnosis can be aided by the use of a variety of physical exam signs, such as the Q angle, Beighton hypermobility score, glide test, J sign, patellar tilt test, and apprehension test. Imaging modalities including x-ray, CT, and MRI guide both diagnosis and management by revealing trochlear dysplasia, bony malalignment, and ligamentous injury that contribute to instability...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900181/modified-balance-error-scoring-system-m-bess-test-scores-in-athletes-wearing-protective-equipment-and-cleats
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Aftab Mohammad Azad, Saad Al Juma, Junaid Ahmad Bhatti, J Scott Delaney
BACKGROUND: Balance testing is an important part of the initial concussion assessment. There is no research on the differences in Modified Balance Error Scoring System (M-BESS) scores when tested in real world as compared to control conditions. OBJECTIVE: To assess the difference in M-BESS scores in athletes wearing their protective equipment and cleats on different surfaces as compared to control conditions. METHODS: This cross-sectional study examined university North American football and soccer athletes...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899330/mr-visible-localization-device-for-radiographic-pathologic-correlation-of-surgical-specimens
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Sonja Kinner, Tilman B Schubert, Elisabetta A Nocerino, Shannon Hynes, Timothy J Colgan, Agnes G Loeffler, Christopher Brace, Scott B Reeder, Emily Winslow
PURPOSE: The detection of small parenchymal hepatic lesions identified by preoperative imaging remains a challenge for traditional pathologic methods in large specimens. We developed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatible localization device for imaging of surgical specimens aimed to improve identification and localization of hepatic lesions ex vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The device consists of two stationary and one removable MR-visible grids lined with silicone gel, creating an orthogonal 3D matrix for lesion localization...
November 26, 2016: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898509/acute-achilles-tendon-ruptures-an-update-on-treatment
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Anish R Kadakia, Robert G Dekker, Bryant S Ho
Acute rupture of the Achilles tendon is common and seen most frequently in people who participate in recreational athletics into their thirties and forties. Although goals of treatment have not changed in the past 15 years, recent studies of nonsurgical management, specifically functional bracing with early range of motion, demonstrate rerupture rates similar to those of tendon repair and result in fewer wound and soft-tissue complications. Satisfactory outcomes may be obtained with nonsurgical or surgical treatment...
November 24, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898494/spontaneous-improvement-of-cervical-kyphosis-in-eosinophilic-granuloma-a-case-report
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Hiromitsu Takano, Ikuho Yonezawa, Yukitoshi Shimamura, Kei Yoshikawa, Tatsuya Sato, Takatoshi Okuda, Kazuo Kaneko
We describe the case of a spontaneous improvement of the cervical kyphosis in eosinophilic granuloma with long-term follow-up. A collapse of the C5 vertebral body was confirmed by cervical spine radiography and computed tomography. The patient wore a sterno-occipitalmandibular immobilizer brace for 6 months, and remodeling of the vertebral body was confirmed 18 months after onset. Seven years have passed since the onset of symptoms, and the patient's cervical spine has maintained normal alignment. Management of eosinophilic granuloma of the pediatric cervical spine is still controversial...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896317/video-game-assisted-physiotherapeutic-scoliosis-specific-exercises-for-idiopathic-scoliosis-case-series-and-introduction-of-a-new-tool-to-increase-motivation-and-precision-of-exercise-performance
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Christine Wibmer, Petra Groebl, Alexander Nischelwitzer, Beate Salchinger, Matthias Sperl, Helmut Wegmann, Hans-Peter Holzer, Vinay Saraph
BACKGROUND: It is important to monitor how patients with juvenile and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis comply with their physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises (PSSE). Physiogame, a newly developed video game using the Game-Trak 3D interactive game controller, combines correct PSSE performance with gaming. It tracks the position of the working limb in 3D space during the exercises as participants aim to hit certain targets and avoid others, and gives direct feedback by stopping the game if the working limb leaves the target 3D space, which is chosen to secure the corrective position according to the Schroth method...
2016: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894522/nickel-free-vs-conventional-braces-for-patients-allergic-to-nickel-gingival-and-blood-parameters-during-and-after-treatment
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Camila Alessandra Pazzini, Luciano José Pereira, Leandro Silva Marques, Joana Ramos-Jorge, Tarcília Aparecida da Silva, Saul Martins Paiva
INTRODUCTION: Allergic and inflammatory reactions have commonly been associated with the release of metal ions during orthodontic treatment. Our objective was to evaluate prospectively gingival and blood status in patients allergic to nickel. METHODS: Allergy to nickel was diagnosed using a patch test. Two groups were established: conventional braces (n = 21) and nickel-free braces (n = 21). The gingival index was used to determine gingival status before treatment, periodically for 12 months (evaluations every 3 months), and 1 month after the removal of the braces...
December 2016: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893215/type-i-error-rates-and-power-of-several-versions-of-scaled-chi-square-difference-tests-in-investigations-of-measurement-invariance
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Jordan Campbell Brace, Victoria Savalei
A Monte Carlo simulation study was conducted to investigate Type I error rates and power of several corrections for nonnormality to the normal theory chi-square difference test in the context of evaluating measurement invariance via structural equation modeling. Studied statistics include the uncorrected difference test, DML, Satorra and Bentler's (2001) original correction, DSB1, Satorra and Bentler's (2010) strictly positive correction, DSB10, and a hybrid procedure, DSBH (Asparouhov & Muthén, 2013). Multiple-group data were generated from confirmatory factor analytic population models invariant on all parameters, or lacking invariance on residual variances, indicator intercepts, or factor loadings...
November 28, 2016: Psychological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886842/hand-and-wrist-injuries-in-golfers-and-their-treatment
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Sang-Hyun Woo, Young-Keun Lee, Jong-Min Kim, Ho-Jun Cheon, William H J Chung
A thorough understanding of the swing phases and mechanisms of injury in golf allows accurate diagnosis, treatment, and future prevention of injuries. Recommended initial treatment starts with cessation of practice to rest the wrist, a splint or orthotic brace, and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug medication with corticosteroid injection and swing modification. Pisiform excision is the best treatment of the most severe chronic cases of pisiform ligament complex syndrome. Delayed diagnosis of hook of hamate fracture may lead to complications, including flexor tendon rupture...
February 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886841/management-of-upper-extremity-injury-in-divers
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Steven C Haase
Modern competitive diving-especially platform diving-applies dramatic stress to the upper extremity. Some stress occurs during handstand-style takeoffs, but more force is delivered to the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder during hands-first entry. Hand positions that minimize the amount of splash result in forceful wrist extension. This repetitive impact can lead to chronic upper extremity pain and acute injuries that require operative intervention. Many divers use taping and bracing to prevent or treat this type of injury, but these are only modestly effective...
February 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872123/effect-of-external-ankle-support-on-ankle-and-knee-biomechanics-during-the-cutting-maneuver-in-basketball-players
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Nardia-Rose Klem, Catherine Y Wild, Sian A Williams, Leo Ng
BACKGROUND: Despite the high prevalence of lower extremity injuries in female basketball players as well as a high proportion of athletes who wear ankle braces, there is a paucity of research pertaining to the effects of ankle bracing on ankle and knee biomechanics during basketball-specific tasks. PURPOSE: To compare the effects of a lace-up brace (ASO), a hinged brace (Active T2), and no ankle bracing (control) on ankle and knee joint kinematics and joint reaction forces in female basketball athletes during a cutting maneuver...
November 21, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870807/back-pain-prevalence-is-associated-with-curve-type-and-severity-in-adolescents-with-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Jean Théroux, Sylvie Le May, Jeffrey J Hebert, Hubert Labelle
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. OBJECTIVES: To investigate spinal pain prevalence in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), and to explore associations between pain intensity and pain-related disability with scoliosis site, severity and spinal bracing. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The causal link between spinal pain and AIS remains unclear. Spinal asymmetry has been recognized as a back pain risk factor, which is a known cause of care-seeking in adolescents...
November 18, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869435/-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a 3D spinal deformity in frontal, sagittal and axial planes, with high relevance in the pediatric population especially in adolescents and females between 10 years of age and the end of growth spurt and skeletal maturity. The radiographic manifestation is a curve greater than 10° measured by Cobb method associated with vertebral rotation. "Idiopathic" diagnosis has to be done after neuroanatomical anomalies of the posterior cerebral fosa and spinal canal have been ruled out...
December 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865775/epidemiology-and-outcomes-from-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrests-in-england
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Claire Hawkes, Scott Booth, Chen Ji, Samantha J Brace-McDonnell, Andrew Whittington, James Mapstone, Matthew W Cooke, Charles D Deakin, Chris P Gale, Rachael Fothergill, Jerry P Nolan, Nigel Rees, Jasmeet Soar, A Niroshan Siriwardena, Terry P Brown, Gavin D Perkins
INTRODUCTION: This study reports the epidemiology and outcomes from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in England during 2014. METHODS: Prospective observational study from the national OHCA registry. The incidence, demographic and outcomes of patients who were treated for an OHCA between 1st January 2014 and 31st December 2014 in 10 English ambulance service (EMS) regions, serving a population of almost 54 million, are reported in accordance with Utstein recommendations...
November 17, 2016: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864683/cervical-sagittal-alignment-variations-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-patients-treated-with-thoraco-lumbo-sacral-orthosis
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Marco Corradin, Federico Canavese, Alain Dimeglio, Jean Dubousset
PURPOSE: Thoraco-lumbo-sacral orthosis (TLSO) is an effective treatment in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients, but cervical sagittal alignment (CSA) variations after bracing have never been evaluated. The purpose of this study was to assess changes in CSA before, during and after TLSO treatment, and to determine whether patients developed cervical pain. METHODS: This was a retrospective study in 38 AIS patients (33 females; mean age 10.8 years) treated by TLSO...
November 18, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863887/comfort-and-acceptability-of-various-immobilization-positions-using-a-shoulder-external-rotation-and-abduction-brace
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Taku Hatta, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Hirotaka Sano, Eiji Itoi
BACKGROUND: Immobilization with shoulder braces is used for conservative treatment of an initial shoulder dislocation. Various arm positions have been investigated to determine optimal position in terms of the anatomical reduction of the Bankart lesion. Recently, the effect of immobilization in shoulder abduction as well as in external rotation has been reported. However, there are few studies assessing subjects' acceptability of the brace in various arm positions. We hypothesized that a certain arm position regarding abduction or external rotation for immobilization would induce significant discomfort during activities of daily living...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861913/even-optimists-get-the-blues-inter-individual-consistency-in-the-tendency-to-brace-for-the-worst
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Kate Sweeny, Angelica Falkenstein
OBJECTIVE: The present research examined whether the tendency to brace for the worst by becoming pessimistic as news approaches varies across people, namely people who differ in their trait-like outlooks on the future (dispositional optimism, defensive pessimism). METHOD: Across 9 studies in laboratory and field settings, we examined the roles of dispositional optimism and defensive pessimism in the propensity to brace for the worst when awaiting uncertain news...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Personality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858697/health-related-quality-of-life-and-perception-of-deformity-in-patients-with-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Tuğba Kuru Çolak, Turgut Akgül, İlker Çolak, Elif Elçin Dereli, Mehmet Chodza, Fatih Dikici
BACKGROUND: Quality of life and cosmethic appearance have gained importance as outcomes in AIS treatment. Improving aesthetic appearance and quality of life are defined as the primary aims of scoliosis treatment by health professionals. Studies that assess and compare the different treatment results in the field of quality of life and cosmethics are some what limited. OBJECTIVE: A cross-sectional study was designed to compare quality of life and deformity perception in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) received conservative (exercise or exercise + brace) or surgical treatment...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858241/repeated-posterior-dislocation-of-total-hip-arthroplasty-after-spinal-corrective-long-fusion-with-pelvic-fixation
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Hiroki Furuhashi, Daisuke Togawa, Hiroshi Koyama, Hironobu Hoshino, Tatsuya Yasuda, Yukihiro Matsuyama
PURPOSE: Several reports have indicated that anterior dislocation of total hip arthroplasty (THA) can be caused by spinal degenerative changes with excessive pelvic retroversion. However, no reports have indicated that posterior dislocation can be caused by fixed pelvic anteversion after corrective spine surgery. We describe a rare case experiencing repeated posterior THA dislocation that occurred at 5 months after corrective spinal long fusion with pelvic fixation. METHODS: A 64-year-old woman had undergone bilateral THA at 13 years before presenting to our institution...
November 17, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856225/correlations-of-vdr-and-vdbp-genetic-polymorphisms-with-susceptibility-to-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-and-efficacy-of-brace-treatment
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Yu Wang, Zhi-Qiang Cui, Tian-Bao Luo, Long Liu
OBJECTIVE: This paper aimed to elucidate the correlations of VDR and VDBP polymorphisms with susceptibility to adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and efficacy of brace treatment. METHODS: AIS patients and healthy controls were enrolled. Lumbar spine bone mineral density (LSBMD) and femoral neck bone mineral density (FNBMD) were detected by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. VDR and VDBP polymorphisms were detected by PCR-RFLP. Efficacy of brace treatment was evaluated by Cobb measurement...
November 14, 2016: Genomics
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