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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272092/chest-pain-from-hypermobility-responding-to-physical-therapy-in-an-adolescent
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Megan N Nash, Chloe A Liu, Brienna Maestas, Kristine U Layugan, Catherine C Culver, Jennifer King, David Kurahara
Hypermobility syndrome usually causes pain in limbs from extension type injuries. The authors report on a 16-yr-old female adolescent with incapacitating chest pain secondary to extreme hypermobility of the chest. This pain led the patient to see multiple specialists without improvement or diagnosis. Physical examination results revealed a very hypermobile patient who was able to internally rotate her shoulders inward until her elbows touched. This unusual hyperextension maneuver was achieved by holding the shoulders in anteversion with her hands on her hips (see figures in the article)...
March 6, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270752/neuronal-correlates-of-functional-coupling-between-reach-and-grasp-related-components-of-muscle-activity
#2
Shashwati Geed, Martha L McCurdy, Peter L E van Kan
Coordinated reach-to-grasp movements require precise spatiotemporal synchrony between proximal forelimb muscles (shoulder, elbow) that transport the hand toward a target during reach, and distal muscles (wrist, digit) that simultaneously preshape and orient the hand for grasp. The precise mechanisms through which the redundant neuromuscular circuitry coordinates reach with grasp, however, remain unclear. Recently, Geed and Van Kan (2016) demonstrated, using exploratory factor analysis (EFA), that limited numbers of global, template-like transport/preshape- and grasp-related muscle components underlie the complexity and variability of intramuscular electromyograms (EMGs) of up to 21 distal and proximal muscles recorded while monkeys performed reach-to-grasp tasks...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269367/spring-operated-wearable-enhancer-for-arm-rehabilitation-springwear-after-stroke
#3
Ji Chen, Peter S Lum
A 5-DOF spring actuated exoskeleton, called SpringWear, was developed to increase range of motion in the affected arms of stroke patients. Theoretically perfect gravity compensation is provided at the shoulder elevation DOF. Additional torque is provided to assist weakness in forearm supination and elbow extension. Three stroke patients were tested. All of the assisted joints increased in range of motion, and larger gains should be possible with refinements in the available torque profiles. Additionally, finger range of motion was increased in one subject when asked to open the hand while holding the shoulder at 90 degrees of elevation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265688/from-reaching-to-reach-to-grasp-the-arm-posture-difference-and-its-implications-on-human-motion-control-strategy
#4
Zhi Li, Dejan Milutinović, Jacob Rosen
Reach-to-grasp arm postures differ from those in pure reaching because they are affected by grasp position/orientation, rather than simple transport to a position during a reaching motion. This paper investigates this difference via an analysis of experimental  data collected on reaching and reach-to-grasp motions. A seven-degree-of-freedom (DOFs) kinematic arm model with the swivel angle is used for the motion analysis. Compared to a widely used anatomical arm model, this model distinguishes clearly the four grasping-relevant DOFs (GR-DOFs) that are affected by positions and orientations of the objects to be grasped...
March 6, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249790/free-functioning-gracilis-muscle-transfer-with-and-without-simultaneous-intercostal-nerve-transfer-to-musculocutaneous-nerve-for-restoration-of-elbow-flexion-after-traumatic-adult-brachial-pan-plexus-injury
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Andrés A Maldonado, Michelle F Kircher, Robert J Spinner, Allen T Bishop, Alexander Y Shin
PURPOSE: After complete 5-level root avulsion brachial plexus injury, the free-functioning muscle transfer (FFMT) and the intercostal nerve (ICN) to musculocutaneous nerve (MCN) transfer are 2 potential reconstructive options for restoration of elbow flexion. The aim of this study was to determine if the combination of the gracilis FFMT and the ICN to MCN transfer provides stronger elbow flexion compared with the gracilis FFMT alone. METHODS: Sixty-five patients who underwent the gracilis FFMT only (32 patients) or the gracilis FFMT in addition to the ICN to MCN transfer (33 patients) for elbow flexion after a pan-plexus injury were included...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247117/tension-band-wiring-for-simple-olecranon-fractures-evaluation-of-surgical-technique
#6
Femke M A P Claessen, Michel P J van den Bekerom, C Niek van Dijk, J Carel Goslings, Gino M M J Kerkhoffs, Job N Doornberg
BACKGROUND: In some settings, specific techniques for open reduction and internal fixation are preferred based on the eminence of a surgeon or professional organization. An emphasis on technical aspects of surgery that are not proved superior and vary substantially from surgeon to surgeon can be confusing for trainees. This study applied a numerical grading of the technical aspects of tension band wire (TBW) fixation for olecranon fracture; assessed the interobserver agreement of each criterion; and measured the correlation of the technical grading and objective and subjective long-term outcomes...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245852/reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty-for-the-treatment-of-proximal-humeral-fractures-in-the-elderly-reshape-trial-study-protocol-for-a-multicentre-combined-randomised-controlled-and-observational-trial
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Geoffrey C S Smith, Ed Bateman, Ben Cass, Maurizio Damiani, Wade Harper, Hugh Jones, David Lieu, Jeff Petchell, Minas Petrelis, Kalman Piper, Doron Sher, Christopher J Smithers, John Trantalis, Sindy Vrancic, Ian A Harris
BACKGROUND: Proximal humeral fractures are common in older patients. The majority are minimally displaced and are associated with good outcomes after nonoperative treatment. Poorer outcomes are associated with displaced, multipart fractures. There is no clear benefit from surgical fracture fixation compared to nonoperative treatment. Replacement of the fractured humeral head with a hemiarthroplasty is another treatment option, but has not been shown to be clearly superior to nonoperative treatment or internal fixation...
February 28, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239605/low-dimensional-synergistic-representation-of-bilateral-reaching-movements
#8
Martin K Burns, Vrajeshri Patel, Ionut Florescu, Kishore V Pochiraju, Ramana Vinjamuri
Kinematic and neuromuscular synergies have been found in numerous aspects of human motion. This study aims to determine how effectively kinematic synergies in bilateral upper arm movements can be used to replicate complex activities of daily living (ADL) tasks using a sparse optimization algorithm. Ten right-handed subjects executed 18 rapid and 11 natural-paced ADL tasks requiring bimanual coordination while sitting at a table. A position tracking system was used to track the subjects' arms in space, and angular velocities over time for shoulder abduction, shoulder flexion, shoulder internal rotation, and elbow flexion for each arm were computed...
2017: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236570/arthroscopic-ablation-of-an-osteoid-osteoma-of-the-elbow-a-case-series-with-a-minimum-of-18-months-follow-up
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Reza Shahryar Kamrani, Amirhossein Moradi, Arash Sharafat Vaziri, Mohammad Hossein Nabian, Bahareh Ghane
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic excision of an osteoid osteoma was first reported in the knee joint; since then, there have been several reports of arthroscopic excisions in the knee, shoulder, and elbow, with inconclusive outcomes because of a limited number of cases. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the medium-term functional effects of arthroscopic ablation in cases of an osteoid osteoma around the elbow. METHODS: We treated osteoid osteoma of the elbow through arthroscopic ablation in 10 patients...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227609/spring-operated-wearable-enhancer-for-arm-rehabilitation-springwear-after-stroke
#10
Ji Chen, Peter S Lum, Ji Chen, Peter S Lum, Ji Chen, Peter S Lum
A 5-DOF spring actuated exoskeleton, called SpringWear, was developed to increase range of motion in the affected arms of stroke patients. Theoretically perfect gravity compensation is provided at the shoulder elevation DOF. Additional torque is provided to assist weakness in forearm supination and elbow extension. Three stroke patients were tested. All of the assisted joints increased in range of motion, and larger gains should be possible with refinements in the available torque profiles. Additionally, finger range of motion was increased in one subject when asked to open the hand while holding the shoulder at 90 degrees of elevation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222465/autologous-conditioned-plasma-versus-placebo-injection-therapy-in-lateral-epicondylitis-of-the-elbow-a-double-blind-randomized-study
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Volker Schöffl, Wolfgang Willauschus, Felix Sauer, Thomas Küpper, Isabelle Schöffl, Christoph Lutter, Kolja Gelse, Jörg Dickschas
Introduction There are various therapeutic approaches to the treatment of lateral epicondylitis, a highly prevalent musculoskeletal disorder. Recently, injection therapy with autologous conditioned plasma (ACP) has shown promise as a new approach. Methods Set up as a prospective, double-blind, randomized controlled clinical trial, this study involved 50 patients with lateral epicondylitis. Following external randomization, 25 patients received one round of injection therapy with ACP (platelet rich plasma, PRP), while the remaining 25 patients received a placebo of 0...
February 21, 2017: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185992/lasso-plate-an-original-implant-for-fixation-of-type-i-and-ii-regan-morrey-coronoid-fractures
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Pengfei Wang, Yan Zhuang, Zhong Li, Wei Wei, Yahui Fu, Xing Wei, Kun Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Coronoid fractures are notoriously difficult to manage particularly when there is a small fragment. We report a retrospective analysis of our experience with consecutive type I and II Regan-Morrey coronoid fractures using a lasso plate. HYPOTHESIS: Type I and II Regan-Morrey coronoid fractures can be effectively managed using a lasso plate. METHODS: From October, 2011 and December, 2013, 25 patients(21 males and 4 females, mean age 40...
February 6, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183337/the-added-value-of-kinematic-evaluation-of-the-timed-finger-to-nose-test-in-persons-post-stroke
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Gudrun M Johansson, Helena Grip, Mindy F Levin, Charlotte K Häger
BACKGROUND: Upper limb coordination in persons post-stroke may be estimated by the commonly used Finger-to-Nose Test (FNT), which is also part of the Fugl-Meyer Assessment. The total movement time (TMT) is used as a clinical outcome measure, while kinematic evaluation also enables an objective quantification of movement quality and motor performance. Our aims were to kinematically characterize FNT performance in persons post-stroke and controls and to investigate the construct validity of the test in persons with varying levels of impairment post-stroke...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182176/risk-factors-for-upper-extremity-musculoskeletal-disorders-among-office-workers-in-qom-province-iran
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Seyedeh Shohreh Alavi, Mahya Abbasi, Ramin Mehrdad
BACKGROUND: The identification of the risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) is the first step in designing effective preventive interventions. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between individual, organizational, physical, and psychological factors and upper extremity MSDs (i.e., shoulder, elbow and hand/wrist). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, the study population was comprised of office workers from Qom Province, Iran...
October 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174223/fall-related-attendance-and-associated-hospitalisation-of-children-and-adolescents-in-hong-kong-a-12-year-retrospective-study
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James Chun-Yin Lee, Keith Tsz-Suen Tung, Tim M H Li, Frederick Ka-Wing Ho, Patrick Ip, Wilfred Hing-Sang Wong, Chun-Bong Chow
OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to examine the trends and characteristics of fall-related attendance in accident and emergency department (AED) by injury type and the trend in associated average length of stay (LOS) among children and adolescents in Hong Kong. DESIGN: A retrospective approach was adopted. SETTING: AED, involving all local public emergency departments from 2001 to 2012. PARTICIPANTS: 63 557 subjects aged 0-19 years with fall injury record were included in the analysis...
February 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161491/shoulder-and-elbow-kinematics-during-the-mallet-score-in-obstetrical-brachial-plexus-palsy
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Olivier Herisson, Nathalie Maurel, Amadou Diop, Morgane Le Chatelier, Adeline Cambon-Binder, Franck Fitoussi
BACKGROUND: The physical signs of obstetrical brachial plexus palsy range from temporary upper-limb dysfunction to a lifelong impairment and deformity in one arm. The aim of this study was to analyze the kinematics of the upper limb and to evaluate the contribution of glenohumeral and scapulothoracic joints of obstetrical brachial plexus palsy children. METHODS: Six children participated in this study: 2 males and 4 females with a mean age of 11.7years. Three patients had a C5, C6 lesion and 3 had a C5, C6, C7 lesion...
January 15, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146405/the-youth-throwing-score
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Christopher S Ahmad, Ajay S Padaki, Manish S Noticewala, Eric C Makhni, Charles A Popkin
BACKGROUND: Epidemic levels of shoulder and elbow injuries have been reported recently in youth and adolescent baseball players. Despite the concerning frequency of these injuries, no instrument has been validated to assess upper extremity injury in this patient population. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to validate an upper extremity assessment tool specifically designed for young baseball players. We hypothesized that this tool will be both reliable and valid. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study (diagnosis); Level of evidence, 2...
February 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139383/olecranon-physeal-nonunion-in-the-adolescent-athlete-identification-of-two-patterns
#18
Rachel M Frank, Brett A Lenart, Mark S Cohen
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to present the outcomes of patients undergoing surgical management of persistent, symptomatic olecranon physes. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing surgical management for symptomatic persistent olecranon physeal abnormalities were reviewed. Preoperative data, intraoperative findings, and postoperative clinical outcomes including physical examination findings, radiographs, complications, and reoperations were analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 13 elbows in 12 patients (100% male; average age, 18 ± 4 years) were identified...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137437/pronation-and-supination-of-the-hand-anatomy-and-biomechanics
#19
M Soubeyrand, B Assabah, M Bégin, E Laemmel, A Dos Santos, M Crézé
Proper functioning of the hand relies on its capacity to rotate and point the palm upward (i.e. supination) or downward (i.e. pronation) when standing up with the elbow in 90° flexion. Hand rotation is possible because of forearm rotation and also rotation of the whole upper limb at the shoulder. Two distinct mechanisms contribute to hand rotation: one in which the ulna is immobile and another in which the ulna is mobile. In this review, we first summarize how evolution of the human species has led to the progressive development of specific forearm anatomy that allows for pronation and supination...
February 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128085/antiphospholipid-syndrome-with-anti%C3%AE-2glicoprotein-1-antibodies-as-the-cause-of-recurrent-tibial-vein-thrombosis-in-sapho-syndrome
#20
Hanna Przepiera-Będzak, Marek Brzosko
The antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is defined by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies in patients with recurrent venous or arterial thromboembolism (1). SAPHO syndrome is a rare disease, characterized by specific clinical manifestations of synovitis, acne pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis. It is a disease that manifests with a combination of osseous and articular manifestations associated with skin lesions (2). Venous thrombosis complicating SAPHO syndrome seems to be uncommon with an unclear pathogenesis (3-9)...
December 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
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