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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911285/the-relation-between-chondromalacia-patella-and-meniscal-tear-and-the-sulcus-angle-trochlear-depth-ratio-as-a-powerful-predictor
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Hatice Resorlu, Coskun Zateri, Gurdal Nusran, Ferdi Goksel, Nilufer Aylanc
PURPOSE: To investigate the relation between chondromalacia patella and the sulcus angle/trochlear depth ratio as a marker of trochlear morphology. In addition, we also planned to show the relationship between meniscus damage, subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness as a marker of obesity, patellar tilt angle and chondromalacia patella. METHODS: Patients with trauma, rheumatologic disease, a history of knee surgery and patellar variations such as patella alba and patella baja were excluded...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909676/anatomic-double-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-a-free-quadriceps-tendon-autograft
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Sergiu Caterev, Dan Viorel Nistor, Adrian Todor
Anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction aims to restore the 2 functional bundles of the ACL in an attempt to better reproduce the native biomechanics of the injured knee and promote long-term knee health. However, this concept is not fully accepted and is not performed on a standard basis. In addition, the superiority of this technique over the conventional single-bundle technique has been questioned, especially the long-term clinical results. One of the down sides of the double-bundle reconstruction is the complexity of the procedure, with increased risks, operative time, and costs compared with the single-bundle procedure...
October 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904787/biomechanics-and-pathomechanics-of-the-patellofemoral-joint
#3
Janice K Loudon
The patellofemoral joint is a joint that can be an area of concern for athletes of various sports and ages. The joint is somewhat complex with multiple contact points and numerous tissues that attach to the patella. Joint forces are variable and depend on the degree of knee flexion and whether the foot is in contact with the ground. The sports medicine specialist must have a good working knowledge of the anatomy and biomechanics of the patellofemoral joint in order to treat it effectively.
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897410/androgen-deprivation-causes-selective-deficits-in-the-biomechanical-leg-muscle-function-of-men-during-walking-a-prospective-case-control-study
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Ada S Cheung, Hans Gray, Anthony G Schache, Rudolf Hoermann, Daryl Lim Joon, Jeffrey D Zajac, Marcus G Pandy, Mathis Grossmann
BACKGROUND: Although muscle mass declines with testosterone deficiency in men, previous studies of muscle function have not demonstrated consistent deficits, likely due to relatively insensitive methodology. Our objective was to determine the effects of testosterone deprivation on the biomechanical function of individual lower-limb muscles. METHODS: We conducted a 12-month prospective, observational case-control study of 34 men newly commencing androgen deprivation treatment (ADT) for prostate cancer and 29 age-matched prostate cancer controls...
August 2, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896678/no-clinically-important-difference-in-knee-scores-or-instability-between-transtibial-and-inlay-techniques-for-pcl-reconstruction-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Young-Soo Shin, Hyun-Jung Kim, Dae-Hee Lee
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether the biomechanical superiority of the inlay technique over the transtibial technique, arising from avoidance of the killer turn at the graft-tunnel margin of the proximal tibia during posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction, leads to better knee scores or greater knee stability. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: This systematic review was designed to compare Tegner and Lysholm scores, and posterior residual laxity of the knee, between single-bundle PCL reconstruction using transtibial and inlay techniques...
November 28, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896395/level-of-evidence-of-free-papers-presented-at-the-european-society-of-sports-traumatology-knee-surgery-and-arthroscopy-congress-from-2008-to-2016
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REVIEW
Jeffrey Kay, Muzammil Memon, Joelle Rogozinsky, Nicole Simunovic, Romain Seil, Jon Karlsson, Olufemi Rolland Ayeni
PURPOSE: The European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) congress is an important venue, and the research presented can be a critical source of information used to impact clinical decisions and health policies. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the level of evidence of clinical free papers presented at the ESSKA congress from 2008 to 2016. Moreover, this study evaluated whether there were any changes in the distribution of level of evidence over time...
November 28, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896273/relationships-between-muscle-architecture-of-rectus-femoris-and-functional-parameters-of-knee-motion-in-adults-with-down-syndrome
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Maria Stella Valle, Antonino Casabona, Marco Micale, Matteo Cioni
This study was designed to measure in vivo muscle architecture of the rectus femoris in adults with Down syndrome, testing possible relationships with functional parameters of the knee motion. Ten adults with Down syndrome and ten typically developed participated in the study. Pennation angle and thickness of the rectus femoris and subcutaneous layer of the thigh were measured via ultrasound imaging. Knee kinematics and electromyographic activity of the rectus femoris were recorded during free leg dropping...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890337/a-double-button-adjustable-loop-device-is-biomechanically-equivalent-to-tension-band-wire-in-the-fixation-of-transverse-patellar-fractures-a-cadaveric-study
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Fucai Han, Christopher Jon Pearce, David Q K Ng, Amit K Ramruttun, Desmond Y R Chong, Diarmuid Murphy, Chin Tat Lim, Bernard C S Lee
INTRODUCTION: Tension-band wire fixation of patellar fractures is associated with significant hardware-related complications and infection. Braided polyester suture fixation is an alternative option. However, these suture fixations have higher failure rates due to the difficulty in achieving rigid suture knot fixation. The Arthrex syndesmotic TightRope, which is a double-button adjustable loop fixation device utilizing a 4-point locking system using FibreWire, may not only offer stiff rigid fixation using a knotless system, but may also obviate the need for implant removal due to hardware related problems...
November 17, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888697/whole-body-organization-during-a-symmetric-bimanual-pick-up-task-in-overweight-and-obese-children
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Ya-Ching Hung, Melissa Mangiafreno, Simone V Gill
Information on the effects of obesity on the biomechanics of whole body movement control in children is limited. The purpose of the current study is to test the hypothesis that during a simple pick up task, overweight and obese children will organize their whole body movements differently than those in normal weight children. Twelve children who were overweight or obese (5-13 years old) and twelve age matched normal weight children participated in the study. Children picked up an empty box to waist height at a self-selected pace while kinematic and kinetic data were recorded and analyzed using a VICON system and two AMTI force plates...
November 19, 2016: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885329/physical-performance-outcomes-and-biomechanical-correlates-from-the-32-week-yoga-empowers-seniors-study
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Man-Ying Wang, Gail A Greendale, Sean S-Y Yu, George J Salem
Background. Yoga Empowers Seniors Study (YESS) quantified physical demands associated with yoga performance using biomechanical methods. This study evaluated the efficacy of the program on physical function outcomes. Methods. Twenty community-dwelling older adults aged 70.7 ± 3.8 years attended biweekly 60-minute Hatha yoga classes for 32 weeks. Four domains of the physical measurements including (1) functional performance, (2) flexibility, (3) muscle strength, and (4) balance were taken at the baseline, 16-week and 32-week time points...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880849/loading-patterns-of-the-posterior-cruciate-ligament-in-the-healthy-knee-a-systematic-review
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S H Hosseini Nasab, Renate List, Katja Oberhofer, Sandro F Fucentese, Jess G Snedeker, William R Taylor
BACKGROUND: The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is the strongest ligament of the knee, serving as one of the major passive stabilizers of the tibio-femoral joint. However, despite a number of experimental and modelling approaches to understand the kinematics and kinetics of the ligament, the normal loading conditions of the PCL and its functional bundles are still controversially discussed. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to generate science-based evidence for understanding the functional loading of the PCL, including the anterolateral and posteromedial bundles, in the healthy knee joint through systematic review and statistical analysis of the literature...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876656/postural-sway-balance-confidence-and-fear-of-falling-in-women-with-knee-osteoarthritis-in-comparison-to-matched-controls
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Marcelo Taglietti, Laís Faganello Dela Bela, Josilainne Marcelino Dias, Alexandre Roberto Marcondes Pelegrinelli, Jéssyca Fernandes Nogueira, João Pedro Batista Júnior, Rodrigo Gustavo da Silva Carvalho, Joseph Gerard McVeigh, Ligia Maria Facci, Felipe Arruda Moura, Jefferson Rosa Cardoso
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative disease that commonly affects the knee joints. Individuals over 65 years with knee OA have a greater risk of falls. However, there has be limited examination of the parameters of postural sway (increased time, speed and postural sway area (center of pressure area (CoP)), and OA of the knee. OBJECTIVES: Primary: to determine whether the CoP variables discriminate between patients with knee OA and matched healthy volunteers, and to correlate the CoP variables with the Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC) and Falls Self-Efficacy Scale (FES); Secondary: to compare the CoP of the older women with OA with a control group in bipedal support condition with eyes opened and closed...
November 19, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874298/volitional-spine-stabilization-during-a-drop-vertical-jump-from-different-landing-heights-implications-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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Ram Haddas, Troy Hooper, C Roger James, Phillip S Sizer
CONTEXT:  Volitional spine stabilization (VSS) during dynamic activities may alter trunk motion, but the role of the core musculature in positioning the trunk during landing tasks is unclear. OBJECTIVE:  To determine whether volitional core-muscle activation incorporated during a drop vertical jump alters lower extremity kinematics and kinetics, as well as trunk and lower extremity muscle activity at different landing heights. DESIGN:  Controlled laboratory study...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872123/effect-of-external-ankle-support-on-ankle-and-knee-biomechanics-during-the-cutting-maneuver-in-basketball-players
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Nardia-Rose Klem, Catherine Y Wild, Sian A Williams, Leo Ng
BACKGROUND: Despite the high prevalence of lower extremity injuries in female basketball players as well as a high proportion of athletes who wear ankle braces, there is a paucity of research pertaining to the effects of ankle bracing on ankle and knee biomechanics during basketball-specific tasks. PURPOSE: To compare the effects of a lace-up brace (ASO), a hinged brace (Active T2), and no ankle bracing (control) on ankle and knee joint kinematics and joint reaction forces in female basketball athletes during a cutting maneuver...
November 21, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871660/management-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injured-knee-in-the-skeletally-immature-athlete
#15
REVIEW
Christian N Anderson, Allen F Anderson
Intrasubstance tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are being diagnosed with increasing frequency in the skeletally immature. Management options include nonoperative/ early surgical, or delayed surgical reconstruction. Nonoperative/delayed reconstruction results in worse functional outcomes than early reconstruction. Physicians are faced with a treatment dilemma; clinical and basic science studies have demonstrated risk of limb-length discrepancy and angular deformity with ACL reconstruction. Vertical drill tunnels decrease physeal damage and minimize growth deformity; however, this technique results in nonanatomic ACL graft placement...
January 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871655/surgical-indications-and-technique-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-combined-with-lateral-extra-articular-tenodesis-or-anterolateral-ligament-reconstruction
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REVIEW
Bart Vundelinckx, Benjamin Herman, Alan Getgood, Robert Litchfield
After anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, anteroposterior and rotational laxity in the knee causes instability, functional symptoms, and damage to other intra-articular structures. Surgical reconstruction aims to restore the stability in the knee, and to improve function and ability to participate in sports. It also protects cartilage and menisci from secondary injuries. Because of persistent rotational instability after ACL reconstruction, combined intra-articular and extra-articular procedures are more commonly performed...
January 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869622/acl-deficiency-increases-forces-on-the-medial-femoral-condyle-and-the-lateral-meniscus-with-applied-rotatory-loads
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Lucas S McDonald, James Boorman-Padgett, Robert Kent, Kyle Stone, Thomas L Wickiewicz, Andrew D Pearle, Carl W Imhauser
BACKGROUND: The articular surfaces and menisci act with the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) to stabilize the knee joint. Their role in resisting applied rotatory loads characteristic of instability events is unclear despite commonly observed damage to these intra-articular structures in the acute and chronic ACL injury settings. METHODS: Ten fresh-frozen human cadaveric knees were mounted to a robotic manipulator. Combined valgus and internal rotation torques were applied in the presence and absence of a 300-N compressive load...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865814/obesity-and-the-role-of-bariatric-surgery-in-the-surgical-management-of-osteoarthritis-of-the-hip-and-knee-a-review-of-the-literature
#18
REVIEW
Bryan D Springer, Jonathan T Carter, Alexander S McLawhorn, Keith Scharf, Mitchell Roslin, Kara J Kallies, John M Morton, Shanu N Kothari
Obesity accelerates the development of osteoarthritis of the knee and hip by exerting deleterious effects on joints through both biomechanical and also systemic inflammatory changes. The objective of this review was to evaluate the impact of obesity on lower limb biomechanics and total joint arthroplasty outcomes, as well as weight changes after joint arthroplasty and the role of bariatric surgery among patients requiring joint arthroplasty. The currently published data indicate that weight loss increases swing time, stride length, gait speed, and lower extremity range of motion...
September 14, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865130/effects-of-fatigue-on-lower-limb-pelvis-and-trunk-kinematics-and-muscle-activation-gender-differences
#19
Giovanna Camparis Lessi, Ana Flávia Dos Santos, Luis Fylipe Batista, Gabriela Clemente de Oliveira, Fábio Viadanna Serrão
BACKGROUND: Muscle fatigue is associated with biomechanical changes that may lead to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Alterations in trunk and pelvis kinematics may also be involved in ACL injury. Although some studies have compared the effects of muscle fatigue on lower limb kinematics between men and women, little is known about its effects on pelvis and trunk kinematics. The aim of the study was to compare the effects of fatigue on lower limb, pelvis and trunk kinematics and muscle activation between men and women during landing...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863284/landing-from-different-heights-biomechanical-and-neuromuscular-strategies-in-trained-gymnasts-and-untrained-prepubescent-girls
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Α Christoforidou, D A Patikas, E Bassa, I Paraschos, S Lazaridis, C Christoforidis, C Kotzamanidis
The purpose of this study was to examine the biomechanics of the lower limb, during landing in female prepubertal gymnasts and prepubertal untrained girls, aged 9-12years. Ten healthy participants were included in each group and performed five landings from 20, 40, and 60cm. Kinematics, ground reaction forces (GRF) and electromyogram (EMG) from the lateral gastrocnemius, tibialis anterior, and vastus lateralis are presented. Gymnasts had higher vertical GRF and shorter braking phase during landing. Compared to untrained girls, gymnasts exhibited for all examined drop heights more knee flexion before and at ground contact, but less knee flexion at maximum knee flexion position...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
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