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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222057/effects-of-toe-in-and-wider-step-width-in-stair-ascent-with-different-knee-alignments
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Hunter J Bennett, Songning Zhang, Guangping Shen, Joshua T Weinhandl, Max R Paquette, Jeffrey Reinbolt, Dawn P Coe
PURPOSE: Toe-in (TI) and toe-in with wider step width (TIW) gait modifications have successfully reduced the internal peak knee adduction moment (KAM) during level walking and stair ascent tasks, respectively, for healthy and knee osteoarthritis populations. However, the concurrent effects of these modifications have not previously been combined to reduce both the first and the second peak KAM during stair ascent or tested among the different knee alignment groups. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine effects of TI and TIW gait modifications on knee biomechanics during stair ascent in individuals with varus, neutral, and valgus knee alignments...
March 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220268/anterolateral-ligament-expert-group-consensus-paper-on-the-management-of-internal-rotation-and-instability-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-deficient-knee
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Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, Matthew Daggett, Jean-Marie Fayard, Andrea Ferretti, Camilo Partezani Helito, Martin Lind, Edoardo Monaco, Vitor Barion Castro de Pádua, Mathieu Thaunat, Adrian Wilson, Stefano Zaffagnini, Jacco Zijl, Steven Claes
Purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the latest research on the anterolateral ligament (ALL) and present the consensus of the ALL Expert Group on the anatomy, radiographic landmarks, biomechanics, clinical and radiographic diagnosis, lesion classification, surgical technique and clinical outcomes. A consensus on controversial subjects surrounding the ALL and anterolateral knee instability has been established based on the opinion of experts, the latest publications on the subject and an exchange of experiences during the ALL Experts Meeting (November 2015, Lyon, France)...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219088/single-bundle-versus-double-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial-with-6-year-follow-up
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Paolo Adravanti, Francesco Dini, Laura de Girolamo, Massimo Cattani, Michele Attilio Rosa
Single-bundle (SB) anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is increasingly used in a large number of patients and it allows obtaining very good clinical and subjective results; however, functional tests show a persistent rotational instability. Biomechanical studies seem to indicate that double-bundle (DB) ACL reconstruction allows to obtain increased anterior and rotational stability compared with SB. The aim of this prospective randomized controlled study was to compare the clinical outcome and the possible osteoarthritic evolution of patients treated either with a SB (freehand transtibial femoral tunnel) or with a DB technique (outside-in for posterolateral femoral tunnel/inside-out for anteromedial femoral tunnel) at a final follow-up of 6 years...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209597/athletic-groin-pain-part-2-a-prospective-cohort-study-on-the-biomechanical-evaluation-of-change-of-direction-identifies-three-clusters-of-movement-patterns
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A Franklyn-Miller, C Richter, E King, S Gore, K Moran, S Strike, E C Falvey
BACKGROUND: Athletic groin pain (AGP) is prevalent in sports involving repeated accelerations, decelerations, kicking and change-of-direction movements. Clinical and radiological examinations lack the ability to assess pathomechanics of AGP, but three-dimensional biomechanical movement analysis may be an important innovation. AIM: The primary aim was to describe and analyse movements used by patients with AGP during a maximum effort change-of-direction task. The secondary aim was to determine if specific anatomical diagnoses were related to a distinct movement strategy...
March 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209345/multiobjective-optimization-of-cartilage-stress-for-non-invasive-patient-specific-recommendations-of-high-tibial-osteotomy-correction-angle-a-novel-method-to-investigate-alignment-correction
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Keke Zheng, Corey J Scholes, Junning Chen, David Parker, Qing Li
Medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy (MOWHTO) is a surgical procedure to treat knee osteoarthritis associated with varus deformity. However, the ideal final alignment of the Hip-Knee-Ankle (HKA) angle in the frontal plane, that maximizes procedural success and post-operative knee function, remains controversial. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to introduce a subject-specific modeling procedure in determining the biomechanical effects of MOWHTO alignment on tibiofemoral cartilage stress distribution...
February 13, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205540/anatomical-characteristics-and-biomechanical-properties-of-the-oblique-popliteal-ligament
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Xiang-Dong Wu, Jin-Hui Yu, Tao Zou, Wei Wang, Robert F LaPrade, Wei Huang, Shan-Quan Sun
This anatomical study sought to investigate the morphological characteristics and biomechanical properties of the oblique popliteal ligament (OPL). Embalmed cadaveric knees were used for the study. The OPL and its surrounding structures were dissected; its morphology was carefully observed, analyzed and measured; its biomechanical properties were investigated. The origins and insertions of the OPL were relatively similar, but its overall shape was variable. The OPL had two origins: one originated from the posterior surface of the posteromedial tibia condyle, merged with fibers from the semimembranosus tendon, the other originated from the posteromedial part of the capsule...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203596/intra-articular-implantation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-part-2-a-review-of-the-literature-for-meniscal-regeneration
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Matthew J Kraeutler, Justin J Mitchell, Jorge Chahla, Eric C McCarty, Cecilia Pascual-Garrido
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) after partial or total meniscectomy is a prevalent issue that patients must face. Various methods of replacing meniscal tissue have been studied to avoid this progression, including meniscal allograft transplantation, meniscal scaffolds, and synthetic meniscus replacement. Studies have shown that meniscal scaffolds may improve symptoms but have not been shown to prevent progression of OA. Recently, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been proposed as a possible biological therapy for meniscal regeneration...
January 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203593/effects-of-sex-and-fatigue-on-biomechanical-measures-during-the-drop-jump-task-in-children
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Kristín Briem, Kolbrún Vala Jónsdóttir, Árni Árnason, Þórarinn Sveinsson
BACKGROUND: Female athletes have a higher rate of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury than males from adolescence and into maturity, which is suggested to result from sex-specific changes in dynamic movement patterns with maturation. Few studies have studied movement strategies and response to fatigue in children. PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of fatigue on biomechanical variables associated with increased risk for ACL injury during a drop-jump (DJ) performance in children...
January 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196619/development-and-verification-of-novel-porous-titanium-metaphyseal-cones-for-revision-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Ahmad Faizan, Manoshi Bhowmik-Stoker, Amanda E Kirk, Viktor E Krebs, Steven F Harwin, R Michael Meneghini
BACKGROUND: Porous metaphyseal cones are widely used in revision knee arthroplasty. A new system of porous titanium metaphyseal cones has been designed based on the femoral and tibial morphology derived from a computed tomography-based anatomical database. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the initial mechanical stability of the new porous titanium revision cone system by measuring the micromotion under physiologic loading compared with a widely-used existing porous tantalum metaphyseal cone system...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195986/functional-bracing-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-systematic-review
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Walter R Lowe, Ryan J Warth, Elizabeth P Davis, Lane Bailey
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the current literature on the use of functional knee braces after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with respect to clinical and in vivo biomechanical data. METHODS: A systematic search of both the PubMed and Embase databases was performed to identify all studies that reported clinical and/or in vivo biomechanical results of functional bracing versus nonbracing after ACL reconstruction. Extracted data included study design, surgical reconstruction techniques, postoperative rehabilitation protocols, objective outcomes, and subjective outcomes scores...
March 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195975/the-high-bar-and-low-bar-back-squats-a-biomechanical-analysis
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Daniel J Glassbrook, Scott R Brown, Eric R Helms, J Scott Duncan, Adam G Storey
No prior study has compared the joint angle and ground reaction force (Fv) differences between the high-bar back-squat (HBBS) and low-bar back-squat (LBBS) above 90% 1RM. Six male powerlifters (height: 179.2 ± 7.8 cm; bodyweight: 87.1 ± 8.0 kg; age: 27.3 ± 4.2 years) of international level, six male Olympic weightlifters (height: 176.7 ± 7.7 cm; bodyweight: 83.1 ± 13 kg; age: 25.3 ± 3.1 years) of national level, and six recreationally trained male athletes (height: 181.9 ± 8.7 cm; bodyweight: 87.9 ± 15...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193295/biomechanical-comparison-of-single-and-double-bundle-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction
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Qing Wang, Wenhan Huang, Daozhang Cai, Huayang Huang
BACKGROUND: Recurrent patellar dislocation is common clinically, primarily in adolescents. However, the biomechanical properties of single- and double-bundle medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction remain poorly understood. METHODS: Six fresh frozen adult cadaveric knee specimens were obtained for this study. Each specimen was fixed at 0° to test the force needed when the patella was laterally shifted 10 mm at a speed of 0.5 mm/s, and the test was repeated three times...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188084/biomechanical-evaluation-of-knee-endpoint-during-anterior-tibial-loading-implication-for-physical-exams
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Ata A Rahnemai-Azar, Fabio V Arilla, Kevin M Bell, Freddie H Fu, Volker Musahl, Richard E Debski
BACKGROUND: Physical exams that apply anterior tibial loads are typically used to evaluate knees with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. The amount of anterior tibial translation that occurs during these exams can be difficult to assess due to a "soft" endpoint. Therefore, the objective of this study is to determine the biomechanical characteristics of the endpoint for the intact and ACL deficient knee using quantitative criteria. METHODS: Eight porcine knees were tested using a robotic testing system...
February 7, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185776/tibial-tubercle-osteotomy-a-biomechanical-comparison-of-two-techniques
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Christopher J Maugans, Matthew G Scuderi, Frederick W Werner, Stefanos F Haddad, John P Cannizzaro
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether a modified step-cut tibial tubercle osteotomy (Maquet-Fulkerson hybrid) might produce comparable or better results than a standard oblique anteromedialization tibial tubercle osteotomy (Fulkerson type) and thus warrant the surgical need for additional cuts. METHODS: Six pairs of cadaveric knees were evaluated prior to and after tibial tubercle osteotomies. Simulation was done via a shallow knee bend simulator through 20 to 70° of knee flexion for the intact specimens and following the surgical procedures...
February 6, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185775/femoral-component-rotations-in-different-gap-tensions-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Joong Il Kim, Sae Hyung Chun, Hyuk Soo Han, Sahnghoon Lee, Myung Chul Lee
BACKGROUND: In total knee arthroplasty (TKA), femoral component rotation is an important factor in the flexion stability and biomechanics of the patellofemoral joint. However, it remains unclear how much tension is appropriate when performing TKA using the gap technique. METHODS: One hundred fifty TKAs that used the gap technique were randomized into one of the three groups. Gravity group (n=50) included patients who underwent TKA using only the weight of the patient's lower leg...
February 6, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182316/tissue-mechanics-during-temporal-summation-of-sequentially-cuff-pressure-induced-pain-in-healthy-volunteers-and-patients-with-painful-osteoarthritis
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B Manafi-Khanian, K Kjaer Petersen, L Arendt-Nielsen
BACKGROUND: The phenomenon of temporal summation to repetitive pressure pain stimuli is an important central neural mechanism for pain intensity encoding. This study evaluated the time-dependent behaviour of mechanical characteristics of soft tissue during repeated cuff stimulation used for eliciting temporal summation of cuff pressure-evoked pain. Such information of tissue mechanics is important for the interpretation of the pain response evoked during sequential stimulations. METHODS: Temporal summation was assessed in 16 subjects separated into two groups (healthy controls and severe knee osteoarthritis patients) using a visual analogue scale during 10 repetitive painful cuff stimuli (1-s duration, 1-s break) of the lower leg...
February 9, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173988/gender-differences-in-the-restoration-of-knee-joint-biomechanics-during-gait-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Makoto Asaeda, Masataka Deie, Naoto Fujita, Yoshifumi Kono, Chiaki Terai, Wataru Kuwahara, Hodaka Watanabe, Hiroaki Kimura, Nobuo Adachi, Toru Sunagawa, Mitsuo Ochi
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to evaluate the effects of gender on recovery of knee joint biomechanics over the stance phase of gait after reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). METHODS: Gait parameters and knee joint kinematics and kinetics were compared in 32 patients (16 male and 16 female) who underwent ACL reconstruction for a unilateral ACL deficiency, with comparison to an age-, height-, and weight-matched Control group. Knee flexion, adduction and tibial rotation angles were measured and knee extension and abduction moment was calculated by inverse dynamics methods...
February 4, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173978/the-effects-of-tibia-profile-distraction-angle-and-knee-load-on-wedge-instability-and-hinge-fracture-a-finite-element-study
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Pei-Wei Weng, Chia-Hsien Chen, Chu-An Luo, Jui-Sheng Sun, Yang-Hwei Tsuang, Cheng-Kung Cheng, Shang-Chih Lin
Several plate systems for high tibial osteotomy (HTO) have been developed to stabilize the opening wedge of an osteotomized tibia. Among them, the TomoFix system, having a quasi-straight and T-shaped design, has been widely adopted in the literature. However, this system is implemented by inserting a lag (i.e., cortical) screw through the proximal combi-hole, to deform the plate and pull the distal tibia toward the plate. This process potentially induces plate springback and creates an elastic preload on the osteotomized tibia, especially at the lateral hinge of the distracted wedge...
February 4, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173788/real-time-optimized-biofeedback-utilizing-sport-techniques-robust-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jeffrey B Taylor, Anh-Dung Nguyen, Mark V Paterno, Bin Huang, Kevin R Ford
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in female athletes lead to a variety of short- and long-term physical, financial, and psychosocial ramifications. While dedicated injury prevention training programs have shown promise, ACL injury rates remain high as implementation has not become widespread. Conventional prevention programs use a combination of resistance, plyometric, balance and agility training to improve high-risk biomechanics and reduce the risk of injury. While many of these programs focus on reducing knee abduction load and posture during dynamic activity, targeting hip extensor strength and utilization may be more efficacious, as it is theorized to be an underlying mechanism of injury in adolescent female athletes...
February 7, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166904/difference-between-male-and-female-workers-lifting-the-same-relative-load-when-palletizing-boxes
#20
A Plamondon, C Larivière, D Denis, H Mecheri, I Nastasia
A few biomechanical studies have contrasted the work techniques of female and male workers during manual material handling (MMH). A recent study showed that female workers differed from males mostly in the strategy they used to lift 15-kg boxes from the ground, especially regarding task duration, knee and back postures and interjoint coordination. However, the lifting technique difference observed in females compared to males was perhaps due to a strength differences. The objective of this study was to test whether female workers would repeat the same lifting technique with a load adjusted to their overall strength (females: 10 kg; males: 15 kg), which can be considered a "relative load" since the overall back strength of females is 2/3 that of males...
April 2017: Applied Ergonomics
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