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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430581/association-between-en1-rs4144782-and-susceptibility-of-knee-osteoarthritis-a-case-control-study
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Li Haohuan, Zhang Xiaolong, Cao Yiping, Hu Song, Peng Fei, Zhou Jianlin, Li Jianping
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a complex disease that affects the whole joint, resulting from the combined influence of biomechanical factors and genetic factors. The heritable component for primary OA accounts for about 60% of variation in population liability to the disease. So far, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and candidate gene studies have established many OA-related loci. However, these findings account for only a rather small fraction of the genetic component. To further reveal the genetic architecture of OA, we conducted this case-control study to explore the association of locus EN1 rs4144782 and knee OA susceptibility in a Chinese population...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427385/differences-between-native-and-prosthetic-knees-in-terms-of-cross-sectional-morphology-of-the-femoral-trochlea-a-study-based-on-three-dimensional-models-and-virtual-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Zhe Du, Shichang Chen, Mengning Yan, Bing Yue, You Wang
BACKGROUND: The cross-sectional morphology of the prosthetic knee is crucial to understanding patellar motion and quadriceps strength after total knee arthroplasty. However, few comparative evaluations of the cross-sectional morphology of the femoral trochlea have been performed in the native knee and currently available femoral implants, and the relationship between the trochlear anatomy of prosthetic components and post-operative patellofemoral complications remains unclear. We aimed to investigate the differences in cross-sectional morphology of the femoral trochlea between native knees and prosthetic femoral components...
April 20, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426251/current-concepts-of-the-anterolateral-ligament-of-the-knee-anatomy-biomechanics-and-reconstruction
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Matthew J Kraeutler, K Linnea Welton, Jorge Chahla, Robert F LaPrade, Eric C McCarty
In 1879, Paul Segond described an avulsion fracture (now known as a Segond fracture) at the anterolateral proximal tibia with the presence of a fibrous band at the location of this fracture. Although references to this ligament were occasionally made in the anatomy literature after Segond's discovery, it was not until 2012 that Vincent et al named this ligament what we know it as today, the anterolateral ligament (ALL) of the knee. The ALL originates near the lateral epicondyle of the distal femur and inserts on the proximal tibia near Gerdy's tubercle...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422559/the-influence-of-ambulatory-aid-on-lower-extremity-muscle-activation-during-gait
#4
Michael Sanders, Anton E Bowden, Spencer Baker, Ryan Jensen, McKenzie Nichols
CONTEXT: Foot and ankle injuries are common, and often require a non-weight bearing period of immobilization for the involved leg. This non-weight bearing period usually results in muscle atrophy for the involved leg. There is a dearth of objective data describing muscle activation for different ambulatory aids that are used during the aforementioned non-weight bearing period. OBJECTIVE: To compare activation amplitudes for four leg muscles during (1) able-bodied gait and (2) ambulation involving three different ambulatory aids that can be used during the acute phase of foot and ankle injury care...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419809/knee-biomechanics-during-jogging-after-arthroscopic-partial-meniscectomy-a-longitudinal-study
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Michelle Hall, Tim V Wrigley, Ben R Metcalf, Rana S Hinman, Flavia M Cicuttini, Alasdair R Dempsey, David G Lloyd, Kim L Bennell
BACKGROUND: Altered knee joint biomechanics is thought to play a role in the pathogenesis of knee osteoarthritis and has been reported in patients after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) while performing various activities. Longitudinally, understanding knee joint biomechanics during jogging may assist future studies to assess the implications of jogging on knee joint health in this population. PURPOSE: To investigate knee joint biomechanics during jogging in patients 3 months after APM and a healthy control group at baseline and 2 years later at follow-up...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417667/immediate-and-short-term-biomechanical-adaptation-of-habitual-barefoot-runners-who-start-shod-running
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Ivan P H Au, Fannie O Y Lau, Winko W An, Janet H Zhang, Tony L Chen, Roy T H Cheung
This study investigated the immediate and short-term effects of minimalist shoes (MS) and traditional running shoes (TRS) on vertical loading rates, foot strike pattern and lower limb kinematics in a group of habitual barefoot runners. Twelve habitual barefoot runners were randomly given a pair of MS or TRS and were asked to run with the prescribed shoes for 1 month. Outcome variables were obtained before, immediate after and 1 month after shoe prescription. Average and instantaneous vertical loading rates at the 1-month follow-up were significantly higher than that at the pre-shod session (P < 0...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411958/effects-of-step-length-and-step-frequency-on-lower-limb-muscle-function-in-human-gait
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Yoong Ping Lim, Yi-Chung Lin, Marcus G Pandy
The aim of this study was to quantify the effects of step length and step frequency on lower-limb muscle function in walking. Three-dimensional gait data were used in conjunction with musculoskeletal modeling techniques to evaluate muscle function over a range of walking speeds using prescribed combinations of step length and step frequency. The body was modeled as a 10-segment, 21-degree-of-freedom skeleton actuated by 54 muscle-tendon units. Lower-limb muscle forces were calculated using inverse dynamics and static optimization...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411549/stability-of-knee-ligament-complex-of-thiel-embalmed-cadaver-compared-to-in-vivo-knee
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Florian Völlner, Ulrike Pilsl, Benjamin Craiovan, Florian Zeman, Michael Schneider, Michael Wörner, Joachim Grifka, Markus Weber
BACKGROUND: The first biomechanical evaluation of new implants is usually carried out with cadavers. Fixation of Thiel-embalmed cadavers is supposed to preserve the histological structure, colour and consistency of the tissue and has a low risk of infection and toxicity. However, the biomechanical properties of Thiel-fixated tissue are still unknown. The aim of this study was to quantify the effect of the Thiel-embalming method on the elastic properties of the ligament complex of the knee compared to in vivo knees during total knee arthroplasty...
April 7, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411486/the-effect-of-age-and-knee-osteoarthritis-on-muscle-activation-patterns-and-knee-joint-biomechanics-during-dual-belt-treadmill-gait
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Derek Rutherford, Matthew Baker, Ivan Wong, William Stanish
PURPOSE: To compare a group of individuals with moderate medial compartment knee osteoarthritis (OA) to both an age-matched asymptomatic group of older adults and younger adults to determine whether differences in knee joint muscle activation patterns and joint biomechanics exist during gait between these three groups. SCOPE: 20 young adults, 20 older adults, and 40 individuals with moderate knee OA were recruited. Using standardized procedures, surface electromyograms were recorded from the vastus lateralis and medialis, rectus femoris and the medial and lateral hamstrings...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411451/anisotropic-tough-double-network-hydrogel-from-fish-collagen-and-its-spontaneous-in%C3%A2-vivo-bonding-to-bone
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Md Tariful Islam Mredha, Nobuto Kitamura, Takayuki Nonoyama, Susumu Wada, Keiko Goto, Xi Zhang, Tasuku Nakajima, Takayuki Kurokawa, Yasuaki Takagi, Kazunori Yasuda, Jian Ping Gong
Soft supporting tissues in the human body, such as cartilages and ligaments, are tough materials and firmly fixed to bones. These soft tissues, once injured, cannot regenerate spontaneously invivo. Developing tough and biocompatible hydrogels as artificial soft supporting tissues would substantially improve outcomes after soft tissue injury. Collagen is the main rigid component in soft connective tissues which is organized in various hierarchical arrays. We have successfully developed a novel class of collagen fibril-based tough hydrogels based on the double network (DN) concept using swim bladder collagen (SBC) extracted from Bester sturgeon fish...
April 5, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410094/stiffness-perception-during-active-ankle-and-knee-movement
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Alejandro F Azocar, Elliott J Rouse
OBJECTIVE: Recently, human joint impedance-the instantaneous mechanical response to a perturbation-has been quantified during gait, providing new insight beyond the traditional biomechanical descriptions of kinetics and kinematics. However, the role of joint impedance in neuromotor control and the development of exoskeletons and other wearable robotic systems remains unknown. One approach to studying the role of impedance in neuromotor control involves characterizing the human ability to discriminate changes in external impedance properties...
April 6, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406879/physical-examination-of-the-knee-meniscus-cartilage-and-patellofemoral-conditions
#12
Robert D Bronstein, Joseph C Schaffer
The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints in the body. Its superficial anatomy enables diagnosis of the injury through a thorough history and physical examination. Examination techniques for the knee described decades ago are still useful, as are more recently developed tests. Proper use of these techniques requires understanding of the anatomy and biomechanical principles of the knee as well as the pathophysiology of the injuries, including tears to the menisci and extensor mechanism, patellofemoral conditions, and osteochondritis dissecans...
May 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406358/bone-health-in-elite-kenyan-runners
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Nicholas Tam, Jordan Santos-Concejero, Ross Tucker, Robert P Lamberts, Lisa K Micklesfield
Impact loading in athletes participating in various sports has been positively associated with increased bone mineral density (BMD), but this has not been investigated in elite Kenyan runners. Body composition and site-specific BMD measures quantified with dual x-ray absorptiometry were measured in 15 elite male Kenyan runners and 23 apparently healthy South African males of different ethnicities. Training load and biomechanical variables associated with impact loading, such as joint stiffness, were determined in the elite Kenyan runners...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399722/safety-and-function-of-a-prototype-microprocessor-controlled-knee-prosthesis-for-low-active-transfemoral-amputees-switching-from-a-mechanic-knee-prosthesis-a-pilot-study
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Timothy Hasenoehrl, Thomas Schmalz, Reinhard Windhager, Stephan Domayer, Sara Dana, Clemens Ambrozy, Stefano Palma, Richard Crevenna
PURPOSE: Aim of this pilot study was to assess safety and functioning of a microprocessor-controlled knee prosthesis (MPK) after a short familiarization time and no structured physical therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five elderly, low-active transfemoral amputees who were fitted with a standard non-microprocessor controlled knee prosthesis (NMPK) performed a baseline measurement consisting of a 3 D gait analysis, functional tests and questionnaires. The first follow-up consisted of the same test procedure and was performed with the MPK after 4 to 6 weeks of familiarization...
April 11, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396901/-%C3%A2-biomechanics-of-new-implants-for-hto
#15
D Pape, A Diffo Kaze, A Hoffmann, S Maas
Biomechanical characteristics of 5 tibial osteotomy plates for the treatment of medial knee joint osteoarthritis were examined. Fourth-generation tibial bone composites underwent a medial open-wedge high tibial osteotomy, using TomoFix™ standard, PEEKPower®, ContourLock®, TomoFix™ small stature plates, and iBalance® implants. Static compression load to failure and load-controlled cyclic fatigue failure tests were performed. All plates had sufficient stability up to 2400 N in the static compression load to failure tests...
April 10, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393268/the-scientific-rationale-for-lateral-tenodesis-augmentation-of-intra-articular-acl-reconstruction-using-a-modified-lemaire-procedure
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Andy Williams, Simon Ball, Jo Stephen, Nathan White, Mary Jones, Andrew Amis
PURPOSE: The purpose of this work was to develop the rationale for adding a lateral extra-articular tenodesis to an ACL reconstruction in a knee with an injury that included both the ACL and anterolateral structures, and to show the early clinical picture. METHODS: The paper includes a review of recent anatomical and biomechanical studies of the anterolateral aspect of the knee. It then provides a detailed description of a modified Lemaire tenodesis technique. A short-term clinical follow-up of a case and control group was performed, with two sequential groups of patients treated by isolated ACL reconstruction, and by combined ACL plus lateral tenodesis...
April 9, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392051/evaluating-the-femoral-side-critical-corner-in-posterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-the-effect-of-outside-in-versus-inside-out-creation-of-femoral-tunnels-on-graft-contact-pressure-in-a-synthetic-knee-model
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Steven J Narvy, George F Hatch, Hansel E Ihn, Nathanael D Heckmann, Michelle H McGarry, James E Tibone, Thay Q Lee
PURPOSE: To characterize and compare the graft contact characteristics of outside-in (OI) and inside-out (IO) femoral tunnels during single-bundle reconstruction of the anterolateral bundle of the posterior cruciate ligament in a synthetic knee model. METHODS: Femoral tunnels were separately made in 16 synthetic femora (8 OI and 8 IO). Achilles tendon allografts were fixed using suspensory fixation with a pressure sensor between the allograft and femoral tunnel...
April 6, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388232/increasing-and-decreasing-pain-causes-acute-responses-of-strength-and-running-mechanics-in-patellofemoral-pain
#18
David M Bazett-Jones, Wendy Huddleston, Stephen Cobb, Kristian O'Connor, Jennifer E Earl-Boehm
CONTEXT:   Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is typically exacerbated by repetitive activities that load the patellofemoral joint, such as running. Understanding the mediating effects of changes in pain in individuals with PFP might inform injury progression, rehabilitation, or both. OBJECTIVE:   To investigate the effects of changing pain on muscular strength and running biomechanics in those with PFP. DESIGN:   Crossover study. SETTING:   University research laboratory...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384527/anterolateral-ligament-reconstruction-with-autologous-grafting-a-biomechanical-study
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E Monaco, R M Lanzetti, M Fabbri, A Redler, A De Carli, A Ferretti
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the reliability of the Iliotibial band compared to gracilis tendon as a graft to be used in anterolateral ligament reconstruction. METHODS: Gracilis tendon and a strip of Iliotibial band compared were harvested from 8 fresh human cadaveric knees. The gracilis tendon was prepared to obtain a graft of 10cm in length (Group 1). Iliotibial band compared was prepared to obtain a graft of 10cm in length and 0.5cm in width from the middle portion (Group 2)...
March 31, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378981/knee-osteoarthritis-in-a-chestnut-farmer-case-report
#20
Stefano Mattioli, Francesca Graziosi, Stefania Curti, Roberta Bonfiglioli, Antonio Argentino, Francesco Saverio Violante
INTRODUCTION: Several studies have dealt with the issue of professional risk factors and onset of knee osteoarthritis (OA). In particular, occupational epidemiological studies have provided evidence that activities resulting in biomechanical overload may be linked with an increased risk of knee OA - also among farmers. To our knowledge, no cases of knee OA among chestnut farmers have been reported in the literature. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 70-year-old Caucasian male who has worked for more than 50 years on a chestnut farm...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
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