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Rafael Sierra-Guzmán, Fernando Jiménez, Javier Abián-Vicén
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have reported the factors contributing to chronic ankle instability, which could lead to more effective treatments. However, factors such as the reflex response and ankle muscle strength have not been taken into account in previous investigations. METHODS: Fifty recreational athletes with chronic ankle instability and 55 healthy controls were recruited. Peroneal reaction time in response to sudden inversion, isokinetic evertor muscle strength and dynamic balance with the Star Excursion Balance Test and the Biodex Stability System were measured...
March 6, 2018: Clinical Biomechanics
JongEun Yim, Jerrold Petrofsky, Haneul Lee
Ankle and foot injuries are common among athletes and physically active individuals. The most common residual disability, ankle sprain, is characterized by instability along with postural sway. If the supporting structures around a joint become lax, posture stability and balance are also affected. Previous studies have examined muscle stiffness and elasticity and postural sway separately; however, the relationship between these factors is yet unknown. It is well known that the levels of sex hormones, especially estrogen, change in women over the phase of the menstrual cycle...
2018: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
Hyun Ho Han, Yeon Ji Lee, Suk-Ho Moon
BACKGROUND: When a small, thin, and durable flap is required for coverage of the foot, the proximal peroneal artery perforator (PPAP) free flap may be a novel option. However, few clinical results and anatomical studies on the PPAP flap have been published. METHODS: A total of 24 PPAP flaps used in 22 patients from January 2013 to December 2016 were analyzed. All flaps were elevated in the subfascial plane based on a single perforator from the peroneal artery between the soleus and peroneus muscles...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Emilio Wagner, Pablo Wagner, Cristian Ortiz, Ruben Radkievich, Felipe Palma, Rodrigo Guzmán-Venegas
BACKGROUND: No clear guideline or solid evidence exists for peroneal tendon tears to determine when to repair, resect, or perform a tenodesis on the damaged tendon. The objective of this study was to analyze the mechanical behavior of cadaveric peroneal tendons artificially damaged and tested in a cyclic and failure mode. The hypothesis was that no failure would be observed in the cyclic phase. METHODS: Eight cadaveric long leg specimens were tested on a specially designed frame...
March 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
M А Boldyreva, I V Bondar, I S Stafeev, P I Makarevich, I B Beloglazova, E S Zubkova, E K Shevchenko, Y D Molokotina, M N Karagyaur, Е I Rаtner, Ye V Parfyonova
Peripheral nerve injury remains a common clinical problem with no satisfactory treatment options. Numerous studies have shown that hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) exerts neurotrophic effect in motor, sensory, and parasympathetic neurons in addition to mitogenic, morphogenic, angiogenic, antiapoptotic, antifibrotic, and anti-inflammatory effect on various tissues and cells. In our study we examined efficacy of gene therapy with HGF-bearing plasmid (pC4W-hHGF) to improve consequences of traumatic nerve injury in mice...
March 5, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Jennifer L Favinger, Michael L Richardson, Felix S Chew
The os peroneum is an accessory ossicle within the peroneus longus tendon. Prior reports have discussed fracture of the os peroneum with associated tears of the peroneus longus tendon. When the ossicle fractures, there can be varying degrees of retraction of the tendon, which can be diagnosed by malposition of the ossicle or the ossicle fragments. We report a case of a man with recurrent eversion ankle injuries with progressive retraction of a fractured os peroneum, implying injuries to the superior and inferior peroneal retinacula and the peroneus longus tendon...
February 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Mingguang Bi, Chen Zhao, Shuijun Zhang, Bin Yao, Zheping Hong, Qing Bi
The anterior half of the peroneus longus tendon (AHPLT) has been reported to be acceptable for ligament reconstruction with respect to strength and safety. However, there is little information regarding the clinical outcomes after using the AHPLT compared with other autograft tendons. A prospective randomized controlled study was performed to compare the results of 62 cases of all-inside anatomical single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using the AHPLT and 62 cases using semitendinosus graft with an average of 30...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Sam K Yasen, Zakk M Borton, Edward M Britton, Harry C Palmer, Adrian J Wilson
Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries usually constitute part of a multiligament injury. Isolated PCL injuries account for only approximately 3% of all ligament injuries. No consensus on optimal surgical reconstruction exists. The PCL is a double-bundle structure that functions in an anisometric manner. Biomechanical studies have shown that re-creating the PCL femoral double-bundle configuration provides greater stability. We present a 3-socket approach for an anatomic "all-inside" double-bundle PCL reconstruction using our preferred option of a FiberTape (Arthrex, Naples, FL)-reinforced peroneus longus allograft fashioned to create a trifurcate graft: the TriLink technique...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Salih Angin, Karen J Mickle, Christopher J Nester
BACKGROUND: The plantar foot muscles and plantar fascia differ between different foot postures. However, how each individual plantar structure contribute to foot posture has not been explored. The purpose of this study was to investigate the associations between static foot posture and morphology of plantar foot muscles and plantar fascia and thus the contributions of these structures to static foot posture. METHODS: A total of 111 participants were recruited, 43 were classified as having pes planus and 68 as having normal foot posture using Foot Posture Index assessment tool...
January 27, 2018: Gait & Posture
Juliane Mueller, Eduardo Martinez-Valdes, Josefine Stoll, Steffen Mueller, Tilman Engel, Frank Mayer
The purpose was to examine gender differences in ankle stabilizing muscle activation during postural disturbances. Seventeen participants (9 females: 27 ± 2yrs., 1.69 ± 0.1 m, 63 ± 7 kg; 8 males: 29 ± 2yrs., 1.81 ± 0.1 m; 83 ± 7 kg) were included in the study. After familiarization on a split-belt-treadmill, participants walked (1 m/s) while 15 right-sided perturbations were randomly applied 200 ms after initial heel contact. Muscle activity of M. tibialis anterior (TA), peroneus longus (PL) and gastrocnemius medialis (GM) was recorded during unperturbed and perturbed walking...
January 26, 2018: Gait & Posture
Nicola Maffulli, Francesco Oliva, Gayle D Maffulli, Angelo Del Buono, Nikolaos Gougoulias
BACKGROUND: Surgical management of chronic Tendo Achillis (TA) ruptures usually requires tendon grafting procedures. Several techniques have been described. We examined the outcome of three different less invasive (incisions length less than 3 cm) tendon transfer techniques in the management of patients with a chronic rupture of the TA. METHODS: Of 62 patients (39 males and 23 females; mean age 44.8 years; range 29.3-62 years) with chronic TA ruptures managed operatively, 21 patients had a ≥6cm gap and underwent free ipsilateral semitendinosus (ST) graft (21 patients), whereas patients with smaller gaps had either ipsilateral peroneus brevis (PB) (20 patients) or ipsilateral flexor hallucis longus (FHL) transfer (21 patients)...
February 16, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Yaning Sun, Huijuan Wang, Yuchao Tang, Haitao Zhao, Shiji Qin, Fengqi Zhang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to report our institution's experience in the treatment of chronic lateral ankle instability using the anterior half of the peroneus longus tendon (AHPLT) to reconstruct the lateral ligament. METHODS: This retrospective study included 32 consecutive patients with chronic lateral ankle instability who underwent surgery from January 2013 to December 2014. All patients had failed to resolve with conservative treatment. A total of 32 ankles underwent AHPLT transfer...
November 23, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Yu Zhu, Peilin Hsueh, Bingfang Zeng, Yimin Chai, Changqing Zhang, Yunfeng Chen, Yuchen Wang, Tuerxun Maimaitiaili
BACKGROUND: Anatomic coracoclavicular (CC) ligament reconstruction (ACCR) provides good outcomes for Rockwood type III and VI acromioclavicular (AC) joint dislocations. Various grafts have been used, but complications from graft harvesting are not uncommon. This study examined the clinical and radiographic outcomes of patients with AC joint dislocations repaired with the autogenous anterior half of the peroneus longus tendon (AHPLT) to achieve ACCR. METHODS: Patients with a Rockwood type III to V AC joint dislocation and magnetic resonance imaging of the disruption of the CC ligaments, as well as the AC capsule, were prospectively recruited...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Thomas J Wilson, Grant M Kleiber, Ryan M Nunley, Susan E Mackinnon, Robert J Spinner
OBJECTIVE The sciatic nerve, particularly its peroneal division, is at risk for injury during total hip arthroplasty (THA), especially when a posterior approach is used. The majority of the morbidity results from the loss of peroneal nerve-innervated muscle function. Approximately one-third of patients recover spontaneously. The objectives of this study were to report the outcomes of distal decompression of the peroneal nerve at the fibular tunnel following sciatic nerve injury secondary to THA and to attempt to identify predictors of a positive surgical outcome...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
Marcelo Guimarães Silva, Lucas Struber, José Geraldo T Brandão, Olivier Daniel, Vincent Nougier
One of the challenges regarding human motor control is making the movement fluid and at a limited cognitive cost. The coordination between posture and movement is a necessary requirement to perform daily life tasks. The present experiment investigated this interaction in 20 adult men, aged 18-30 years. The cognitive costs associated to postural and movement control when kicking towards a target was estimated using a dual-task paradigm (secondary auditory task). Results showed that addition of the attentional demanding cognitive task yielded a decreased kicking accuracy and an increased timing to perform the movement, mainly during the backswing motion...
January 30, 2018: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
N Seyidova, L Hirtler, R Windhager, R Schuh, M Willegger
INTRODUCTION: The peroneus brevis tendon (PBT) inserts into the proximal aspect of the 5th metatarsal. Metatarsal bone fractures are encountered to be the most common fractures in the foot with predominantly fractures at the base of the fifth metatarsal bone. Mechanism of injury and treatment of the proximal 5th metatarsal fractures vary due to the complex anatomy and diverse biomechanical properties. The purpose of this study was to analyze the footprint of the PBT with regards to the proximal 5th metatarsal fractures and to define a "safe zone" for hook plate placement...
January 8, 2018: Injury
Tun Hing Lui
Symptomatic hypertrophy of the peroneal tubercle can result in pain, clicking sensation, and limitation of ambulation. Surgical resection is indicated for symptomatic hypertrophied tubercle that is recalcitrant to conservative treatment. The purpose of this Technical Note is to report the details of tendoscopic resection of the hypertrophied peroneal tubercle. This is performed through zone 2 peroneus longus tendoscopy. Any associated hindfoot deformity and peroneal tendon pathology should also be addressed...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Filiz Ateş, Ricardo J Andrade, Sandro R Freitas, François Hug, Lilian Lacourpaille, Raphael Gross, Can A Yucesoy, Antoine Nordez
PURPOSE: While several studies demonstrated the occurrence of intermuscular mechanical interactions, the physiological significance of these interactions remains a matter of debate. The purpose of this study was to quantify the localized changes in the shear modulus of the gastrocnemius lateralis (GL), monoarticular dorsi- and plantar-flexor muscles induced by a change in knee angle. METHOD: Participants underwent slow passive ankle rotations at the following two knee positions: knee flexed at 90° and knee fully extended...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
Maxwell W Weinberg, Nicola Krähenbühl, Nathan P Davidson, Christopher J Hanrahan, Alexej Barg
Avulsion fractures of the first metatarsal (MT1) base at the peroneus longus (PL) tendon attachment are rare and may be undiagnosed during an emergency visit. If the injury is not treated properly, chronic pain or persistent impairment for inversion and plantar-flexion of the first ray may occur. This case report presents a 30-year-old woman who presented 10 weeks post trauma to a foot and ankle surgeon due to a swollen right midfoot with diffuse tenderness over the medial Lisfranc joint. Further evaluation showed an isolated avulsion fracture of the first metatarsal, which was undiagnosed during the emergent visit following the accident...
January 11, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
Yi-Fen Shih, Hsiang-Ting Yu, Wen-Yin Chen, Kwong-Kum Liao, Hsiu-Chen Lin, Yea-Ru Yang
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of joint mobilization and exercise training on neuromuscular performance in individuals with functional ankle instability (FAI). DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Forty five subjects with FAI were randomized into three groups: control (CG, n = 15, 27.9 ± 6.6yr), training (TG, n = 15, 26.9 ± 5.8yr) and mobilization with training group (MTG, n = 15, 26.5 ± 4.8yr). INTERVENTION: Four weeks of neuromuscular training for TG; neuromuscular training and joint mobilization for MTG...
December 20, 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
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