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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332735/within-day-and-between-day-reliability-of-thickness-measurements-of-abdominal-muscles-using-ultrasound-during-abdominal-hollowing-and-bracing-maneuvers
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Mahnaz Aboufazeli, Nima Afshar-Mohajer
Ultrasonography imaging has been used as a non-invasive method to estimate the thickness and relative activities of the abdominal muscles in patients with lower back pain (LBP). However, the statistical reliability of US thickness measurements of abdominal muscles, including transversus abdominis (TrA), internal oblique (IO) and external oblique (EO) muscles during abdominal hollowing (AH) and abdominal bracing (AB) maneuvers has not been well-investigated. This study was performed on a total of 20 female subjects (10 with LBP and 10 without LBP) in the age range of 25-55 years to assess within-day and between-day reliability of the measurements...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331975/is-postoperative-bracing-after-pedicle-screw-fixation-of-spine-fractures-necessary-study-protocol-of-the-ornot-study-a-randomised-controlled-multicentre-trial
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Arjen Johannes Smits, Jaap Deunk, Agnita Stadhouder, Mark Cornelis Altena, Diederik Hendrik Ruth Kempen, Frank Willem Bloemers
INTRODUCTION: The most common surgical treatment of traumatic spine fractures is through a posterior approach using pedicle screws and rods. Postoperative treatment protocols including the use of postoperative orthoses however differ between hospitals and surgeons. A three-point hyperextension orthosis is designed to support proper posture and unload the anterior column. Some motion remains when wearing an orthosis, and its main value in postoperative treatment is therefore believed to be pain relief and patient confidence...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330103/osteoarthritis-year-in-review-2017-rehabilitation-and-outcomes
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Dieuwke Schiphof, Jacoline J van den Driest, Jos Runhaar
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematic review was to describe studies examining rehabilitation for people with osteoarthritis (OA) and to summarize findings from selected key systematic reviews (SRs) and randomized controlled trials (RCTs). DESIGN: A systematic search was performed using Pubmed, Embase and Cochrane databases from April 1st 2016 to May 15th 2017 using the terms 'osteoarthritis', 'randomized controlled trial', and 'systematic review'. Inclusion criteria were: clinically or radiologically diagnosed patients with osteoarthritis, rehabilitation treatment, RCT or SRs...
January 9, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327556/-surgical-treatment-for-the-fractures-and-dislocations-of-the-elbow-in-old-patients
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Hua Xu, Li-Feng Shen, Hua-Jun Yu, Xiao-Wen Zhang, Qiao-Feng Guo
OBJECTIVE: To introduce and report the preliminary results of 7 old patients with fractures and dislocations of the elbow. METHODS: From July 2011 to August 2015, 7 old patients suffered from fractures and dislocations of the elbow(5 of which were terrible triad). One patient had type Iradial head fracture, 3 type IIand 1 type III according to the Mason classification, and 1 type I, 5 type IIand 1 type III according to the Regan-Morrey classification. All the 7 patients received operation and then were treated with external fixation...
January 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320560/measurements-agreement-between-low-cost-and-high-level-handheld-3d-scanners-to-scan-the-knee-for-designing-a-3d-printed-knee-brace
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Yoann Dessery, Jari Pallari
Use of additive manufacturing is growing rapidly in the orthotics field. This technology allows orthotics to be designed directly on digital scans of limbs. However, little information is available about scanners and 3D scans. The aim of this study is to look at the agreement between manual measurements, high-level and low-cost handheld 3D scanners. We took two manual measurements and three 3D scans with each scanner from 14 lower limbs. The lower limbs were divided into 17 sections of 30mm each from 180mm above the mid-patella to 300mm below...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319651/proper-education-on-spinal-orthotics-a-way-to-minimize-associated-complications
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Christopher Elia, Katie Huynh, Fanglong Dong, Dan Miulli
Spinal orthotic bracing is a common modality for treating nonoperative spinal fractures with risks. This study aimed to assess the effect of an intervention on critical care nurses to improve their clinical knowledge and comfort level of managing patients. A literature review was conducted regarding common complications associated with spinal orthotics. This information was compiled and used to create a questionnaire and spinal orthotic course for nurses. Pre- and postassessments of nurses' knowledge regarding spinal orthotics were conducted...
January 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318284/screening-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-us-preventive-services-task-force-recommendation-statement
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David C Grossman, Susan J Curry, Douglas K Owens, Michael J Barry, Karina W Davidson, Chyke A Doubeni, John W Epling, Alex R Kemper, Alex H Krist, Ann E Kurth, C Seth Landefeld, Carol M Mangione, Maureen G Phipps, Michael Silverstein, Melissa A Simon, Chien-Wen Tseng
Importance: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, a lateral curvature of the spine of unknown cause with a Cobb angle of at least 10°, occurs in children and adolescents aged 10 to 18 years. Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common form and usually worsens during adolescence before skeletal maturity. Severe spinal curvature may be associated with adverse long-term health outcomes (eg, pulmonary disorders, disability, back pain, psychological effects, cosmetic issues, and reduced quality of life)...
January 9, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318283/screening-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-evidence-report-and-systematic-review-for-the-us-preventive-services-task-force
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John Dunn, Nora B Henrikson, Caitlin C Morrison, Paula R Blasi, Matt Nguyen, Jennifer S Lin
Importance: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), a spinal curvature of 10° or more, is the most common form of scoliosis, with a prevalence of 1% to 3%. Curves progress in approximately two-thirds of patients with AIS before skeletal maturity, and large curves (>50°) may be associated with adverse health outcomes. Objective: To systematically review evidence on benefits and harms of AIS screening for the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Data Sources: Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, ERIC, PubMed, CINAHL, and relevant systematic reviews were searched for studies published from January 1966 to October 20, 2016; studies included in a previous USPSTF report were also reviewed...
January 9, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317714/mechanism-and-structural-diversity-of-exoribonuclease-resistant-rna-structures-in-flaviviral-rnas
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Andrea MacFadden, Zoe O'Donoghue, Patricia A G C Silva, Erich G Chapman, René C Olsthoorn, Mark G Sterken, Gorben P Pijlman, Peter J Bredenbeek, Jeffrey S Kieft
Flaviviruses such as Yellow fever, Dengue, West Nile, and Zika generate disease-linked viral noncoding RNAs called subgenomic flavivirus RNAs. Subgenomic flavivirus RNAs result when the 5'-3' progression of cellular exoribonuclease Xrn1 is blocked by RNA elements called Xrn1-resistant RNAs located within the viral genome's 3'-untranslated region that operate without protein co-factors. Here, we show that Xrn1-resistant RNAs can halt diverse exoribonucleases, revealing a mechanism in which they act as general mechanical blocks that 'brace' against an enzyme's surface, presenting an unfolding problem that confounds further enzyme progression...
January 9, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315452/a-case-for-the-brace-a-critical-comprehensive-and-up-to-date-review-of-static-progressive-stretch-dynamic-and-turnbuckle-braces-for-the-management-of-elbow-knee-and-shoulder-pathology
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Nipun Sodhi, Benjamin Yao, Anton Khlopas, Iyooh U Davidson, Assem A Sultan, Linsen T Samuel, Suela Lamaj, Jared M Newman, Robert Pivec, Kristy A Fisher, Benjamin Gaal, Michael A Mont
BACKGROUND: Non-operative management of the elbow, shoulder, and knee typically includes braces, such as the: static progressive stretch (SPS), turnbuckle, and dynamic. However, a paucity of literature exists comparing these three bracing modalities. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the current literature on the various bracing modalities for physicians and patients managing elbow, shoulder, or knee joint complications. Specifically, we compared the use of 1) static progressive stretch, 2) dynamic, and 3) turnbuckle braces for the a) elbow, b) knee, and c) shoulder...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314872/collegiate-football-players-ankle-range-of-motion-and-dynamic-balance-in-braced-and-self-adherent-taped-conditions
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Kristin Willeford, Justin M Stanek, Todd A McLoda
CONTEXT:   Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in the physically active population. Previous researchers have shown that supporting the ankle with taping or bracing is effective in preventing ankle sprains. However, no authors have compared the effects of self-adherent tape and lace-up ankle braces on ankle range of motion (ROM) and dynamic balance in collegiate football players. OBJECTIVE:   To examine the effectiveness of self-adherent tape and lace-up ankle braces in reducing ankle ROM and improving dynamic balance before and after a typical collegiate football practice...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310407/shoulder-dislocation-combined-with-proximal-humerus-fracture-in-children-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Sheng Jin, Haiqing Cai, Yunlan Xu
RATIONALE: Proximal humerus fracture occuring simultaneously with dislocation of a shoulder in children is extremely rare, with only a few recent reports of on such cases having been reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 6-year-old girl fell from a ladder and landed on her dominant right arm with pain in the right shoulder and unable to perform movements; her shoulder did not allow for passive movements as well. DIAGNOSES: Proximal humerus fracture combined with shoulder dislocation...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305100/clinical-outcomes-of-minimally-invasive-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-by-screw-and-washer-for-displaced-greater-tuberosity-fracture-of-the-humerus
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Tae-Hwan Yoon, Chong-Hyuk Choi, Yun-Rak Choi, Jong-Taek Oh, Yong-Min Chun
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate clinical and radiologic outcomes of open reduction and internal fixation with a screw and washer for a displaced greater tuberosity fracture of the proximal humerus through a small incision. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 29 patients who underwent open reduction and internal fixation with a screw and washer for a greater tuberosity fracture of the proximal humerus. After surgery, the patients were immobilized in a brace for 4 weeks...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302566/bridging-the-gap-between-observation-and-brace-treatment-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Eric Chun Pu Chu, Kevin Hsu Kai Huang
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) remains the most common and potentially severe form of scoliosis during the rapid growth period. It is generally accepted that AIS is a multifactorial disease controlled by genetic, hormonal, neuromuscular, and environmental factors. Herein, we describe a case of 12-year-old scoliotic girl with a double curve of initially 26° thoracic and 23° lumbar, seeking chiropractic care. The therapy was provided three times/twice a week for 6 months. Adjustments of the spine through chiropractic, both soreness and mobility, were shown to improve...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301177/iatrogenic-spinal-subarachnoid-hematoma-after-diagnostic-lumbar-puncture
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Jung Hyun Park, Jong Yeol Kim
Spinal subarachnoid hematoma (SSH) following diagnostic lumbar puncture is very rare. Generally, SSH is more likely to occur when the patient has coagulopathy or is undergoing anticoagulant therapy. Unlike the usual complications, such as headache, dizziness, and back pain at the needle puncture site, SSH may result in permanent neurologic deficits if not properly treated within a short period of time. An otherwise healthy 43-year-old female with no predisposing factors presented with fever and headache. Diagnostic lumbar puncture was performed under suspicion of acute meningitis...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300225/articular-cartilage-injury-pathways-and-treatment-options
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Timothy M Simon, Douglas W Jackson
Articular cartilage injury and degeneration is a frequent occurrence in synovial joints. Treatment of these articular cartilage lesions are a challenge because this tissue is incapable of quality repair and/or regeneration to its native state. Nonoperative treatments endeavor to control symptoms, and include anti-inflammatory medication, viscosupplementation, bracing, orthotics, and activity modification. Techniques to stimulate the intrinsic repair (fibrocartilage) process include drilling, abrasion, and microfracture of the subchondral bone...
March 2018: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297724/effect-of-a-novel-mobilization-with-movement-procedure-on-anterolateral-ankle-impingement-a-case-report
#17
Sudarshan Anandkumar
This case report describes a 50-year-old male who presented with right anterolateral ankle pain managed unsuccessfully with rest, medications, bracing, injection, physical therapy, and massage therapy. Clinical diagnosis of anterolateral ankle impingement was based on concordant symptom reproduction with palpatory tenderness and a positive lateral synovial impingement test. This case report is a potential first time description of the successful management of anterolateral ankle impingement utilizing a novel Mulligan's mobilization with movement procedure (consisting of internal rotation of the distal tibia) and taping with immediate improvements noted in pain, range of motion, and function...
January 3, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290537/assessment-of-variability-in-turkish-spine-surgeons-trauma-practices
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Engin Çetin, Alpaslan Şenköylü, Emre Acaroğlu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyse the variability among Turkish spinal surgeons in the management of thoracolumbar fractures by carrying out a web survey. METHODS: An invitation text and web-link of the survey were sent to the members of the Turkish Spine Society mail group. A fictitious spine trauma vignette, a 23 year-old male with a L1 burst fracture, was presented and 25 questions were asked to participants. Variability of answers in a given question was assessed with the Index of Qualitative Variation (IQV)...
December 28, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287814/factors-predictive-of-outcomes-in-vertebral-body-stapling-for-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Patrick J Cahill, Michael Auriemma, Elias Dakwar, John P Gaughan, Amer F Samdani, Joshua M Pahys, Randal R Betz
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVES: To identify factors associated with successful outcomes in patients treated with vertebral body stapling (VBS) for idiopathic scoliosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The standard of care for moderate scoliosis (20°-45°) consists of observation and bracing with the goal of halting curve progression. Although several recent studies have confirmed the efficacy of bracing in altering the natural history of scoliosis, bracing is not universally effective...
January 2018: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282267/stepped-care-approach-for-medial-tibiofemoral-osteoarthritis-streamline-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Sarah Rubia Robbins, Luciano Ricardo S Melo, Hema Urban, Leticia A Deveza, Rebecca Asher, Victoria L Johnson, David J Hunter
INTRODUCTION: Current guidelines recommend tailored interventions to optimise knee osteoarthritis (OA) management. However, models of care still have a 'one size fits all' approach, which is suboptimal as it ignores patient heterogeneity. This study aims to compare a stepped care strategy with standard care for overweight and obese persons with medial tibiofemoral OA. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Participants will be randomised into two groups (85 each). The intervention will receive a diet and exercise programme for 18 weeks in the first step of the study...
December 26, 2017: BMJ Open
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