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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528627/physical-risk-factors-identification-based-on-body-sensor-network-combined-to-videotaping
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Nicolas Vignais, Fabien Bernard, Gérard Touvenot, Jean-Claude Sagot
The aim of this study was to perform an ergonomic analysis of a material handling task by combining a subtask video analysis and a RULA computation, implemented continuously through a motion capture system combining inertial sensors and electrogoniometers. Five workers participated to the experiment. Seven inertial measurement units, placed on the worker's upper body (pelvis, thorax, head, arms, forearms), were implemented through a biomechanical model of the upper body to continuously provide trunk, neck, shoulder and elbow joint angles...
May 18, 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526421/delayed-repair-of-distal-biceps-tendon-ruptures-is-successful-a-case-control-study
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John Haverstock, Ruby Grewal, Graham J W King, George S Athwal
BACKGROUND: The literature has shown an increased complication rate with a delay to surgical repair of acute distal biceps tendon ruptures; however, little has been documented regarding the outcome of delayed repairs. This case-control study compared a study cohort of delayed (>21 days) distal biceps tendon repairs with a control cohort repaired acutely (<21 days). METHODS: Sixteen delayed repair cases were reviewed and matched with acute controls (1:3) based on repair technique, age, and workers' compensation status...
June 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506003/synergy-effects-of-combined-multichannel-emg-triggered-electrical-stimulation-and-mirror-therapy-in-subacute-stroke-patients-with-severe-or-very-severe-arm-hand-paresis
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Thomas Schick, Hans-Peter Schlake, Juliane Kallusky, Günter Hohlfeld, Maria Steinmetz, Florian Tripp, Karsten Krakow, Michaela Pinter, Christian Dohle
BACKGROUND: Neurorehabilitation requires the development of severity-dependent and successful therapies for arm/hand rehabilitation in stroke patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of adding mirror therapy to bilateral EMG-triggered multi-channel electrostimulation for the treatment of severe arm/hand paresis in stroke patients. METHODS: The subjects of this randomized, controlled, multicentre study were stroke patients who had suffered their first insult between 1 and 6 months before study start and had severe or very severe arm/hand paresis, as classified by Fugl-Meyer-Assessment...
May 9, 2017: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506002/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-combined-with-visuo-motor-training-as-treatment-for-chronic-stroke-patients
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Elena L Pavlova, Påvel Lindberg, Amirah Khan, Sigurd Ruschkowski, Michael A Nitsche, Jörgen Borg
BACKGROUND: Recent studies exploring the combined effect of motor learning and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for stroke rehabilitation have shown partially conflicting results. OBJECTIVE: To test the efficacy of an optimized hand training approach combined with tDCS in stroke patients. METHODS: In the present pilot study we investigated motor effects of four-week training with a visuomotor grip force tracking task combined with tDCS in 11 chronic stroke patients...
May 9, 2017: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505986/combined-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-and-robotic-upper-limb-therapy-improves-upper-limb-function-in-an-adult-with-cerebral-palsy
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Kathleen M Friel, Peter Lee, Lindsey V Soles, Ana R P Smorenburg, Hsing-Ching Kuo, Dylan J Edwards
BACKGROUND: Robotic therapy can improve upper limb function in hemiparesis. Excitatory transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can prime brain motor circuits before therapy. OBJECTIVE: We tested safety and efficacy of tDCS plus robotic therapy in an adult with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy (USCP). METHODS: In each of 36 sessions, anodal tDCS (2 mA, 20 min) was applied over the motor map of the affected hand. Immediately after tDCS, the participant completed robotic therapy, using the shoulder, elbow, and wrist (MIT Manus)...
May 10, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496293/the-effect-of-dopaminergic-medication-on-joint-kinematics-during-haptic-movements-in-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Kuan-Yi Li, Pei-Yi Chu, Kristen A Pickett
This study examined whether altered joint angular motion during haptic exploration could account for a decline in haptic sensitivity in individuals with PD by analyzing joint position data during haptic exploration of a curved contour. Each participant's hand was passively moved by a robotic arm along the edges of a virtual box (5 cm × 15 cm) with a curved left wall. After each trial, participants indicated whether the contour was curved or straight. Visual, auditory, and tactile cues were occluded, and an electrogoniometer recorded shoulder and elbow joint angles during each trial...
2017: Behavioural Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486932/risk-assessment-of-manual-handling-operations-at-work-with-the-key-indicator-method-kim-mho-determination-of-criterion-validity-regarding-the-prevalence-of-musculoskeletal-symptoms-and-clinical-conditions-within-a-cross-sectional-study
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Andre Klussmann, Falk Liebers, Hansjürgen Gebhardt, Monika A Rieger, Ute Latza, Ulf Steinberg
BACKGROUND: Manual handling operations (MHO) are known to be risk factors for work-related upper limb disorders (WRULDs), e.g. symptoms and conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome. To estimate the risk of WRULDs, a Key Indicator Method (KIM) for the risk assessment of MHO was developed. The method was validated in regard to different criteria, including face validity, criterion validity, reliability and further aspects concerning utility. This paper describes the KIM-MHO and criterion validity of this method with reference to prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)...
May 10, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481385/an-assessment-of-the-safety-of-an-orthopedic-specialty-hospital-a-5-year-experience
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Eric M Padegimas, Matthew L Ramsey, Matthew Austin, Javad Parvizi, Gerald R Williams, Kelly Doyle, Michael E West, Richard H Rothman, Alexander R Vaccaro, Surena Namdari
One of the goals of orthopedic specialty hospitals is to provide safe and efficient care to medically optimized patients. The authors' orthopedic specialty hospital is a physician-owned, 24-bed facility that accommodates a multispecialty orthopedic practice in the areas of spine, hip and knee arthroplasty, shoulder and elbow, sports, foot and ankle, and hand surgery. The purpose of this study was to examine the first 5 years of an institutional experience with an orthopedic specialty hospital and to determine if any procedures were at increased risk of postoperative transfer...
May 8, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478977/diffusion-tensor-fractional-anisotropy-in-the-superior-longitudinal-fasciculus-correlates-with-functional-independence-measure-cognition-scores-in-patients-with-cerebral-infarction
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Tetsuo Koyama, Kazuhisa Domen
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine the relationship between fiber tract degeneration measured by diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI) and outcome of patients after cerebral infarction. METHODS: Fractional anisotropy (FA) maps were generated by DTI in patients 14-21 days after the first infarction and were analyzed by tract-based spatial statistics (TBSS). Mean FA values within the corticospinal tract (CST) and the superior longitudinal fasciculus (SLF) were extracted from individual TBSS data...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473285/investigation-of-musculoskeletal-symptoms-in-a-manufacturing-company-in-brazil-a-cross-sectional-study
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Paula K Hembecker, Diogo C Reis, Andréa C Konrath, Leila A Gontijo, Eugenio A D Merino
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal disorders are prevalent and represent the most common health problem among the working population in industrially-developing countries, with considerable costs and impact on quality of life. Despite the high incidence of disability insurance claims among Brazilian manufacturing-sector workers, only a few studies assessed musculoskeletal disorders prevalence. OBJECTIVE: To provide information on the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among manufacturing-sector workers and to explore the relationship between musculoskeletal disorders and sociodemographic and occupational characteristics in a medium metallurgical company located in Brazil...
April 11, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464753/a-radial-head-prosthesis-appears-to-be-unnecessary-in-mason-iv-fracture-dislocation
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Jens Nestorson, Per-Olof Josefsson, Lars Adolfsson
Background and purpose - Previous reports on elbow injuries with concomitant comminute radial head fracture are difficult to interpret, since they include an array of different soft-tissue and bony injuries around the elbow. We focused on Mason-IV fracture dislocations of the elbow and retrospectively reviewed 2 treatment options: radial head resection or replacement with a radial head arthroplasty, both in combination with lateral ligament repair. Patients and methods - In Linköping, 18 consecutive patients with Mason-IV fracture dislocation and with a median age of 56 (19-79) years were treated with a radial head arthroplasty...
June 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442854/biceps-rerouting-after-forearm-osteotomy-an-effective-treatment-strategy-for-severe-supination-deformity-in-obstetric-plexus-palsy
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W P Metsaars, M Biegstraaten, R G H H Nelissen
Study Design Retrospective cohort study. Objective Supination deformity in obstetric brachial plexus injury can have debilitating consequences for the functionality of the hand. Surgical treatment by a forearm osteotomy has a recurrence rate of 20 to 42%. As a complement to forearm osteotomy, a biceps rerouting may improve outcome. Methods Children with residual brachial plexus injury, who had a forearm osteotomy for a supination contracture and had a postoperative decrease of pronation to 50 degrees or less, were indicated for a biceps rerouting...
April 2017: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412059/a-systematic-review-of-tennis-elbow-surgery-open-versus-arthroscopic-versus-percutaneous-release-of-the-common-extensor-origin
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Todd P Pierce, Kimona Issa, Benjamin T Gilbert, Brian Hanly, Anthony Festa, Vincent K McInerney, Anthony J Scillia
PURPOSE: To compare complications, function, pain, and patient satisfaction after conventional open, percutaneous, or arthroscopic release of the extensor origin for the treatment of lateral epicondylitis. METHODS: A thorough review of 4 databases-PubMed, EBSCOhost, CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) Plus, and Scopus-was performed to identify all studies that addressed surgical management of lateral epicondylitis. We included (1) studies published between 2000 and 2015 and (2) studies with clearly defined surgical techniques...
April 12, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410936/radiographic-and-clinical-analysis-of-lateral-epicondylitis
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Matthew Shillito, Maximillian Soong, Nicholas Martin
PURPOSE: The literature suggests that radiographs may be unnecessary in the initial evaluation of lateral epicondylitis because treatment is rarely altered as a result of the radiographic findings. The most commonly reported radiographic finding is calcification at the lateral epicondyle. Our goal was to perform a quantitative and qualitative analysis of this finding to determine its importance and possible relationship with various clinical factors and patient-reported measures. METHODS: All patients diagnosed with lateral epicondylitis by a single surgeon during a 5-year period were retrospectively reviewed...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397457/a-retrospective-evaluation-of-anatomical-reinsertion-of-the-distal-biceps-brachii-tendon-using-an-acl-tightrope%C3%A2-rt-with-a-titanium-cortical-button-and-ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene-suture-a-preliminary-report
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Jarosław Witkowski, Maciej Kentel, Aleksandra Królikowska, Paweł Reichert
BACKGROUND: Various surgical techniques for treating distal biceps brachii tendon injury have been described, and to date there is no consensus regarding the preferred fixation method for the anatomic reinsertion of the ruptured tendon. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to clinically and functionally evaluate the upper limb after surgical anatomic reinsertion of the distal biceps brachii tendon using an ACL TightRope® RT with a titanium cortical button and ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) suture, and to assess postoperative complications...
July 2016: Polimery W Medycynie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391518/discovery-elbow-system-clinical-and-radiological-results-after-2-to-10-year-follow-up
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Patrik Hänninen, Tuukka Niinimäki, Tapio Flinkkilä, Jaakko Niinimäki, Pasi Ohtonen, Susanna Yli-Luukko, Juhana Leppilahti
BACKGROUND: Discovery Elbow System (DES) is a semi-constrained prosthesis, mainly used for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Records from 79 patients with RA (90 DES arthroplasties) were reviewed; 47 patients with 55 DES elbows were re-examined. Range of motion (ROM) of both elbows, upper limb function, and quality of life (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand [DASH] score, Mayo Elbow Performance Score [MEPS], and the RAND 36-Item Health Survey [RAND-36]) were assessed...
April 8, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384945/excision-versus-fixation-of-the-radial-head-a-comparative-study-of-the-functional-outcomes-of-the-two-techniques
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Sanath Kumar Shetty, Ashwin Shetty, Bijith Balan, Arjun Ballal, H Ravindranath Rai, Anoop Hegde
INTRODUCTION: The management of displaced and comminuted radial head fractures has been a matter of debate amongst surgeons for many years. Radial head excision formed the mainstay of surgical management of these injuries. Over the years, there have been improvements in the surgical techniques and availability of better implants and instrumentation techniques, hence, open reduction and internal fixation of these fractures is gaining popularity. AIM: To compare the outcome of elbow function between radial head excision and open reduction and internal fixation of the radial head with mini screws of Mason Type II and Type III radial head fractures and to assess the complications that occur in both techniques...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378990/pain-involving-the-motor-system-and-serum-vitamin-d-concentration-in-postmenopausal-women-working-in-agriculture
#18
Dorota Raczkiewicz, Alfred Owoc, Beata Sarecka-Hujar, Iwona Bojar
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Since the role of vitamin D is essential in numerous biological processes its deficiency was suggested to be a risk factor for e.g. osteoporosis, musculoskeletal pain and spine pain. The purpose of the study was to analyse whether serum vitamin D concentration is related to pain involving the motor system in Polish postmenopausal women working in agriculture. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 1,751 post-menopausal women, aged 45-65, at least 12 months from the last menstrual period, living in rural areas and working in agriculture...
March 22, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365401/reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-amputation-or-paralysis-of-the-contralateral-upper-extremity-one-arm-patients
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Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Nathan R Wanderman, Andrew T Assenmacher, Bassem T Elhassan, Joaquín Sánchez-Sotelo, Robert H Cofield, John W Sperling
BACKGROUND: Theoretically, patients with only one functional arm secondary to contralateral amputation or paralysis will subject their only functional upper extremity to increased loads. This could become an issue after reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA). However, there are no reported data on the implant survival or function for patients with a nonfunctional contralateral upper extremity. OBJECTIVE: To report the outcomes of RSA in patients with contralateral upper extremity amputation or paralysis...
March 29, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363483/restoration-of-reaching-and-grasping-movements-through-brain-controlled-muscle-stimulation-in-a-person-with-tetraplegia-a-proof-of-concept-demonstration
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A Bolu Ajiboye, Francis R Willett, Daniel R Young, William D Memberg, Brian A Murphy, Jonathan P Miller, Benjamin L Walter, Jennifer A Sweet, Harry A Hoyen, Michael W Keith, P Hunter Peckham, John D Simeral, John P Donoghue, Leigh R Hochberg, Robert F Kirsch
BACKGROUND: People with chronic tetraplegia, due to high-cervical spinal cord injury, can regain limb movements through coordinated electrical stimulation of peripheral muscles and nerves, known as functional electrical stimulation (FES). Users typically command FES systems through other preserved, but unrelated and limited in number, volitional movements (eg, facial muscle activity, head movements, shoulder shrugs). We report the findings of an individual with traumatic high-cervical spinal cord injury who coordinated reaching and grasping movements using his own paralysed arm and hand, reanimated through implanted FES, and commanded using his own cortical signals through an intracortical brain-computer interface (iBCI)...
May 6, 2017: Lancet
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