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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544949/the-influence-of-shoe-aging-on-children-running-biomechanics
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Alexis Herbaut, Pascale Chavet, Maxime Roux, Nils Guéguen, Franck Barbier, Emilie Simoneau-Buessinger
Athletic children are prone to overuse injuries, especially at the heel and knee. Since footwear is an extrinsic factor of lower limb injury risk, the aim of this study was to assess the influence of shoe aging on children running biomechanics. Fourteen children active in sports participated in a laboratory biomechanical evaluation. A new pair of shoes was provided to each participant at an inclusion visit. Four months later, the participants performed a running task and their kinematics and kinetics were assessed both with their used shoes and with a new pair of shoes identical to the first...
May 17, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538320/the-effects-of-a-heel-wedge-on-hip-pelvis-and-trunk-biomechanics-during-squatting-in-resistance-trained-individuals
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Jesse M Charlton, Connor A Hammond, Christopher K Cochrane, Gillian L Hatfield, Michael A Hunt
Charlton, JM, Hammond, CA, Cochrane, CK, Hatfield, GL, and Hunt, MA. The effects of a heel wedge on hip, pelvis, and trunk biomechanics during squatting in resistance trained individuals. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1678-1687, 2017-Barbell back squats are a popular exercise for developing lower extremity strength and power. However, this exercise has potential injury risks, particularly to the lumbar spine, pelvis, and hip joint. Previous literature suggests heel wedges as a means of favorably adjusting trunk and pelvis kinematics with the intention of reducing such injury risks...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536977/finite-element-simulations-of-different-hamstring-tendon-graft-lengths-and-related-fixations-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Chao Wan, Zhixiu Hao, Zhichang Li, Jianhao Lin
As one of the most frequently used grafts in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, hamstring tendon (HT) grafts are prepared with different lengths and fixed by specific fixations in knee joints. However, there are incomplete studies to investigate both the joint kinematics and graft biomechanics in the ACL reconstructions with different HT graft lengths. In this paper, three different graft lengths (i.e., 30, 50, and 70 mm) were developed in the ACL reconstruction and analyzed using finite element method under two usual clinical test loads (i...
May 23, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536855/rotational-laxity-control-by-the-anterolateral-ligament-and-the-lateral-meniscus-is-dependent-on-knee-flexion-angle-a-cadaveric-biomechanical-study
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Timothy Lording, Gillian Corbo, Dianne Bryant, Timothy A Burkhart, Alan Getgood
BACKGROUND: Injury to the anterolateral ligament (ALL) has been reported to contribute to high-grade anterolateral laxity after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Failure to address ALL injury has been suggested as a cause of persistent rotational laxity after ACL reconstruction. Lateral meniscus posterior root (LMPR) tears have also been shown to cause increased internal rotation of the knee. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: The purpose of this study was to determine the functional relationship between the ALL and LMPR in the control of internal rotation of the ACL-deficient knee...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522238/biomechanical-comparison-of-four-coupled-fixation-systems-for-acl-reconstruction-with-bone-socket-or-full-tunnel-on-the-tibial-side
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Edoardo Monaco, Mattia Fabbri, Riccardo Maria Lanzetti, Andrea Del Duca, Luca Labianca, Andrea Ferretti
BACKGROUND: To compare in an animal model the biomechanical properties of four coupled fixation devices currently used in ACL reconstruction. Three out of four devices used a full tibial tunnel with an interference screw, while the other one system used a tibial socket and an adjustable loop suspension device. The null hypothesis is that there are no biomechanical differences between all the techniques tested. METHODS: Thirty two femur-graft-tibia complexes were mounted on a tensile machine using bovine digital extensor tendons, porcine knees and four different fixation device combinations: After a preconditioning with a tensile load of 90N for five minutes, 1000cycles between 0 and 150N were applied to the complex before the final pulled to failure...
May 15, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520678/anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-at-the-time-of-anterior-tibial-spine-fracture-in-young-patients-an-observational-cohort-study
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Meredith H Mayo, Justin J Mitchell, Derek P Axibal, Jorge Chahla, Claire Palmer, Armando F Vidal, Jason T Rhodes
BACKGROUND: Anterior tibial spine fractures (ATSF) in the skeletally immature parallel anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in adult patients, yet these injuries are generally regarded as mutually exclusive. Biomechanical analysis suggests that intrinsic ACL damage occurs during ATSF, and long-term clinical studies demonstrate residual anteroposterior knee laxity following ATSF. We aim to describe prevalence, demographics, and characteristics of pediatric patients who sustained ATSF with concomitant ACL injury...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516738/intrinsic-fluorescence-and-mechanical-testing-of-articular-cartilage-in-human-patients-with-osteoarthritis
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Juan Pablo Padilla-Martinez, William Lewis, Antonio Ortega-Martinez, Walfre Franco
The degeneration of articular cartilage is the main cause of osteoarthritis (OA), a common cause of disability among elderly patients. The aim of this study is to understand the correlation between intrinsic fluorescence of articular cartilage and its biomechanical properties in patients with osteoarthritis. Cylindrical samples of articular cartilage 6 mm in diameter were extracted via biopsy punch from the femoral condyles of 6 patients with advanced OA undergoing knee replacement surgery. The mechanical stiffness and fluorescence of each cartilage plug were measured by indentation test and spectrofluorometry...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515058/tissue-engineered-cartilage-constructed-by-a-biotin-conjugated-anti-cd44-avidin-binding-technique-for-the-repairing-of-cartilage-defects-in-the-weight-bearing-area-of-knee-joints-in-pigs
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H Lin, J Zhou, L Cao, H R Wang, J Dong, Z R Chen
OBJECTIVES: The lack of effective treatment for cartilage defects has prompted investigations using tissue engineering techniques for their regeneration and repair. The success of tissue-engineered repair of cartilage may depend on the rapid and efficient adhesion of transplanted cells to a scaffold. Our aim in this study was to repair full-thickness defects in articular cartilage in the weight-bearing area of a porcine model, and to investigate whether the CD44 monoclonal antibody biotin-avidin (CBA) binding technique could provide satisfactory tissue-engineered cartilage...
May 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502348/osteolysis-in-total-ankle-replacement-how-does-it-work
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REVIEW
Norman Espinosa, Georg Klammer, Stephan H Wirth
Aseptic loosening of implants remains the most common reason for revision surgery for hip, knee, or ankle prostheses. Although a great scientific effort has been made to explain the underlying mechanisms it remains poorly understood, complex, and multifactorial. Many factors, including age, body weight, activity lesions, implant design, fixation methods, material proprieties, immunologic responses, and biomechanical adaptations to total ankle replacement all contribute to the development of periprosthetic osteolysis...
June 2017: Foot and Ankle Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500910/ankle-strength-impairments-associated-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Glaucia Helena Gonçalves, Francisco Alburquerque Sendín, Paula Regina Mendes da Silva Serrão, Luiz Fernando Approbato Selistre, Marina Petrella, Cristiano Carvalho, Stela Márcia Mattiello
BACKGROUND: Knee Osteoarthritis seems to negatively impact ankle biomechanics. However, the effect of knee osteoarthritis on ankle muscle strength has not been clearly established. This study aimed to evaluate the ankle strength of the plantar flexors and dorsiflexors of patients with knee osteoarthritis in different degrees of severity. METHODS: Thirty-seven patients with knee osteoarthritis and 15 controls, subjected to clinical and radiographic analysis, were divided into three groups: control, mild, and moderate knee osteoarthritis...
May 4, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499159/sensitivity-of-biomechanical-outcomes-to-independent-variations-of-hindfoot-and-forefoot-stiffness-in-foot-prostheses
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Peter Gabriel Adamczyk, Michelle Roland, Michael E Hahn
Many studies have reported the effects of different foot prostheses on gait, but most results cannot be generalized because the prostheses' properties are seldom reported. We varied hindfoot and forefoot stiffness in an experimental foot prosthesis, in increments of 15N/mm, and tested the parametric effects of these variations on treadmill walking in unilateral transtibial amputees, at speeds from 0.7 to 1.5m/s. We computed outcomes such as prosthesis energy return, center of mass (COM) mechanics, ground reaction forces, and joint mechanics, and computed their sensitivity to component stiffness...
May 9, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499093/the-segond-fracture-is-an-avulsion-of-the-anterolateral-complex
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Humza Shaikh, Elmar Herbst, Ata Amir Rahnemai-Azar, Marcio Bottene Villa Albers, Jan-Hendrik Naendrup, Volker Musahl, James J Irrgang, Freddie H Fu
BACKGROUND: The Segond fracture was classically described as an avulsion fracture of the anterolateral capsule of the knee. Recently, some authors have attributed its pathogenesis to the "anterolateral ligament" (ALL). Biomechanical studies that have attempted to reproduce this fracture in vitro have reported conflicting findings. PURPOSE: To determine the anatomic characteristics of the Segond fracture on plain radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to compare this location with the location of the ALL described in prior radiographic and anatomic publications, and to determine the fracture's attachments to the soft tissue anterolateral structures of the knee...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487630/analysis-of-interrelationships-among-voluntary-and-prosthetic-leg-joint-parameters-using-cyclograms
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Farahiyah Jasni, Nur Azah Hamzaid, Nor Elleeiana Mohd Syah, Tze Y Chung, Noor Azuan Abu Osman
The walking mechanism of a prosthetic leg user is a tightly coordinated movement of several joints and limb segments. The interaction among the voluntary and mechanical joints and segments requires particular biomechanical insight. This study aims to analyze the inter-relationship between amputees' voluntary and mechanical coupled leg joints variables using cyclograms. From this analysis, the critical gait parameters in each gait phase were determined and analyzed if they contribute to a better powered prosthetic knee control design...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487620/kinematics-of-the-normal-knee-during-dynamic-activities-a-synthesis-of-data-from-intracortical-pins-and-biplane-imaging
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Xavier Gasparutto, Florent Moissenet, Yoann Lafon, Laurence Chèze, Raphaël Dumas
Few studies have provided in vivo tibiofemoral kinematics of the normal knee during dynamic weight-bearing activities. Indeed, gold standard measurement methods (i.e., intracortical pins and biplane imaging) raise ethical and experimental issues. Moreover, the conventions used for the processing of the kinematics show large inconsistencies. This study aims at synthesising the tibiofemoral kinematics measured with gold standard measurement methods. Published kinematic data were transformed in the standard recommended by the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), and a clustering method was applied to investigate whether the couplings between the degrees of freedom (DoFs) are consistent among the different activities and measurement methods...
2017: Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480842/dinamics-of-knee-joint-space-asymmetry-on-x-ray-as-a-marker-of-knee-osteoarthritis-rehabilitation-efficacy
#15
N Sheveleva, L Minbayeva, Y Belyayeva
Reducing of articular cartilage functional volume in knee joint osteoarthritis occurs unevenly and accompanied with pathological changes of lower limb axis as a result of connective tissue and muscle structures dysfunction. Evaluation of X-ray knee joint space asymmetry seems to be informative to analyze the dynamics of lower extremities biomechanical imbalances characteristic for knee joint osteoarthritis. However, standardized method of X-ray joint space determining does not include its symmetry calculation...
March 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473871/lateral-wedges-with-and-without-custom-arch-support-for-people-with-medial-knee-osteoarthritis-and-pronated-feet-an-exploratory-randomized-crossover-study
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Michael A Hunt, Judit Takacs, Natasha M Krowchuk, Gillian L Hatfield, Rana S Hinman, Ryan Chang
BACKGROUND: Pronated foot posture is associated with many clinical and biomechanical outcomes unique to medial compartment knee osteoarthritis (OA). Though shoe-worn insole treatment, including lateral wedges, is commonly studied in this patient population, their effects on the specific subgroup of people with medial knee OA and concomitant pronated feet are unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether lateral wedge insoles with custom arch support are more beneficial than lateral wedge insoles alone for knee and foot symptoms in people with medial tibiofemoral knee osteoarthritis (OA) and pronated feet...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471543/mri-and-biomechanics-multidimensional-data-analysis-reveals-r2-r1%C3%AF-as-an-early-predictor-of-cartilage-lesion-progression-in-knee-osteoarthritis
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Valentina Pedoia, Jenny Haefeli, Kazuhito Morioka, Hsiang-Ling Teng, Lorenzo Nardo, Richard B Souza, Adam R Ferguson, Sharmila Majumdar
PURPOSE: To couple quantitative compositional MRI, gait analysis, and machine learning multidimensional data analysis to study osteoarthritis (OA). OA is a multifactorial disorder accompanied by biochemical and morphological changes in the articular cartilage, modulated by skeletal biomechanics and gait. While we can now acquire detailed information about the knee joint structure and function, we are not yet able to leverage the multifactorial factors for diagnosis and disease management of knee OA...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466759/knee-ankle-foot-orthosis-with-powered-knee-for-support-in-the-elderly
#18
Peter Paul Pott, Sebastian Immanuel Wolf, Julia Block, Stefan van Drongelen, Markus Grün, Daniel Ww Heitzmann, Jürgen Hielscher, Andreas Horn, Roman Müller, Oliver Rettig, Ulrich Konigorski, Roland Werthschützky, Helmut Friedrich Schlaak, Thorsten Meiß
A prototype of a powered knee orthotic device was developed to determine whether fractional external torque and power support to the knee relieves the biomechanical loads and reduces the muscular demand for a subject performing sit-to-stand movements. With this demonstrator, consisting of the subsystems actuation, kinematics, sensors, and control, all relevant sensor data can be acquired and full control is maintained over actuator parameters. A series-elastic actuator based on a direct current motor provides up to 30 Nm torque to the knee via a hinge joint with an additional sliding degree of freedom...
May 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462799/a-novel-physiological-testing-device-to-study-knee-biomechanics-in-vitro
#19
Fabian van de Bunt, Kaj S Emanuel, Thomas Wijffels, Peter N Kooren, Idsart Kingma, Theodoor H Smit
BACKGROUND: To properly study knee kinetics, kinematics and the effects of injury and surgical treatment in vitro, the knee should be constrained as little as possible, while imposing physiological loads. A novel dynamic biomechanical knee system (BKS) is presented here. The aim of this study was to test the feasibility and reproducibility of the system and demonstrate its features with an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) lesion model. METHODS: Six goat knees were used in the current study...
April 25, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461915/gait-analysis-of-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-highlights-a-pathological-mechanical-pathway-and-provides-a-basis-for-therapeutic-interventions
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REVIEW
Julien Favre, Brigitte M Jolles
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful and incapacitating disease affecting a large portion of the elderly population, for which no cure exists. There is a critical need to enhance our understanding of OA pathogenesis, as a means to improve therapeutic options.Knee OA is a complex disease influenced by many factors, including the loading environment. Analysing knee biomechanics during walking - the primary cyclic load-bearing activity - is therefore particularly relevant.There is evidence of meaningful differences in the knee adduction moment, flexion moment and flexion angle during walking between non-OA individuals and patients with medial knee OA...
October 2016: EFORT Open Rev
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