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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814021/simultaneous-estimation-of-human-and-exoskeleton-motion-a-simplified-protocol
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M T Alvarez, D Torricelli, A J Del-Ama, D Pinto, J Gonzalez-Vargas, J C Moreno, A Gil-Agudo, J L Pons
Adequate benchmarking procedures in the area of wearable robots is gaining importance in order to compare different devices on a quantitative basis, improve them and support the standardization and regulation procedures. Performance assessment usually focuses on the execution of locomotion tasks, and is mostly based on kinematic-related measures. Typical drawbacks of marker-based motion capture systems, gold standard for measure of human limb motion, become challenging when measuring limb kinematics, due to the concomitant presence of the robot...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813570/experimental-and-numerical-characterization-of-the-mechanical-masseter-muscle-response-during-mastication
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Johannes Weickenmeier, Mahmood Jabareen, Benjamin J D Le Révérend, Marco Ramaioli, Edoardo Mazza
Predictive simulations of the mastication system would significantly improve our understanding of temporomandibular joint disorders and the planning of cranio-maxillofacial surgery procedures. Respective computational models must be validated by experimental data from in-vivo characterization of the mastication system's mechanical response. The present work introduces a combined experimental and numerical procedure for the validation of a computer model of the masseter muscle during biting. The proposed experimental setup enables simultaneous bite force measurements and ultrasound-based visualization of masseter deformation for the direct comparison with the numerically predicted masseter response...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811142/anatomical-analysis-of-human-ligamentum-flavum-in-the-cervical-spine-special-consideration-to-the-attachments-coverage-and-lateral-extent
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Mohammad Suhrab Rahmani, Hidetomi Terai, Javid Akhgar, Akinobu Suzuki, Hiromitsu Toyoda, Masatoshi Hoshino, Koji Tamai, Sayed Abdullah Ahmadi, Kazunori Hayashi, Shinji Takahashi, Hiroaki Nakamura
BACKGROUND: Posterior decompression surgeries of cervical spine such as laminoplasty and laminoforaminotomy are well established and increasing in aging population. The anatomical knowledge of cervical ligamentum flavum (LF) is critical to perform posterior spinal surgeries, however, few studies have evaluated it, especially the relation of LF and neural foramen. METHODS: The whole spine was removed en bloc from 15 formalin-embalmed human cadavers and then divided into two segments along the pedicle bases...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809685/human-motion-segmentation-via-robust-kernel-sparse-subspace-clustering
#4
Guiyu Xia, Huaijiang Sun, Lei Feng, Guoqing Zhang, Yazhou Liu
Studies on human motion have attracted a lot of attentions. Human motion capture data, which much more precisely records human motion than videos do, has been widely used in many areas. Motion segmentation is an indispensable step for many related applications, but current segmentation methods for motion capture data do not effectively model some important characteristics of motion capture data, such as Riemannian manifold structure and containing non-Gaussian noise. In this paper, we convert the segmentation of motion capture data into a temporal subspace clustering problem...
August 10, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809627/-the-use-of-btb-allograft-in-revision-reconstruction-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-and-its-success-rate-in-terms-of-subjective-patient-satisfaction
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J Sklenský, P Vališ, M Repko, M Rouchal, M Maršálek, D Hrůzová
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY A retrospective evaluation of the success rate of revision ACL reconstruction performed using BTB allograft in terms of the life expectancy of the procedure up to and over five years from surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS Over a ten-year period, from 2003 to 2013, we performed 47 revision ACL reconstruction surgeries. The majority of the primary ACL reconstructions using BTB autografts were not performed at our site. The group observed included 16 women (34%) and 31 men (66%). The women were aged between 25 and 48 years, the median age being 32...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807564/reduced-metallic-artefacts-in-3%C3%A2-t-knee-mri-using-fast-spin-echo-multi-point-dixon-compared-to-fast-spin-echo-t2-weighted-sequences
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H J Park, S Y Lee, S H Choi, H P Hong, Y J Choi, M S Kim
AIM: To compare multi-point Dixon magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fast spin-echo (FSE) T2-weighted imaging (WI) with regard to the size of metallic artefacts when imaging the knee joint. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 42 patients who underwent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and follow-up imaging with 3 T MRI using the multi-point Dixon technique was included in this retrospective study. The maximal distance of the image distortion area around the metallic artefact was measured (interference screw of femoral tunnel area) on sagittal images of both FSE T2WI (T2WI and fat-suppressed [FS] T2WI) and multi-point Dixon (water only image and in-phase image) sequences...
August 11, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806096/results-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-patellar-tendon-autografts-objective-factors-associated-with-the-development-of-osteoarthritis-at-20-to-33-years-after-surgery
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K Donald Shelbourne, Rodney W Benner, Tinker Gray
BACKGROUND: Few studies exist that report objective radiographic and physical examination results at >20 years after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. HYPOTHESIS: The risk of osteoarthritis (OA) at >20 years after surgery would be statistically significantly higher if an increased severity of factors was present. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: Between 1982 and 1994, 1428 knees met the inclusion criteria of being primary ACL surgery, having no existing OA or other ligamentous laxity, and having no known graft tear...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803035/bone-tunnel-change-develops-within-two-weeks-of-double-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-hamstring-autograft-a-comparison-of-different-postoperative-immobilization-periods-using-computed-tomography
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Ryo Shimizu, Nobuo Adachi, Minoru Ishifuro, Atsuo Nakamae, Masakazu Ishikawa, Masataka Deie, Mitsuo Ochi
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate bone tunnel changes following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction during the early postoperative period using computed tomography (CT), and to understand the impact of postoperative immobilization on these changes. METHODS: Twenty patients who underwent double-bundle ACL reconstruction using hamstring tendon autografts were included. We subcategorized patients into two groups: patients who underwent isolated ACL reconstruction and had three days of knee immobilization (Group A, n=10); and patients with concomitant meniscus injuries who underwent ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair simultaneously (Group B, n=10) had their knees immobilized for two weeks after surgery...
August 9, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800546/mr-based-respiratory-and-cardiac-motion-correction-for-pet-imaging
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Thomas Küstner, Martin Schwartz, Petros Martirosian, Sergios Gatidis, Ferdinand Seith, Christopher Gilliam, Thierry Blu, Hadi Fayad, Dimitris Visvikis, F Schick, B Yang, H Schmidt, N F Schwenzer
PURPOSE: To develop a motion correction for Positron-Emission-Tomography (PET) using simultaneously acquired magnetic-resonance (MR) images within 90 s. METHODS: A 90 s MR acquisition allows the generation of a cardiac and respiratory motion model of the body trunk. Thereafter, further diagnostic MR sequences can be recorded during the PET examination without any limitation. To provide full PET scan time coverage, a sensor fusion approach maps external motion signals (respiratory belt, ECG-derived respiration signal) to a complete surrogate signal on which the retrospective data binning is performed...
August 3, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796609/piecewise-planar-stereoscan-sequential-structure-and-motion-using-plane-primitives
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Carolina Raposo, Michel Antunes, Joao P Barreto
The article describes a pipeline that receives as input a sequence of stereo images, and outputs the camera motion and a Piecewise-Planar Reconstruction (PPR) of the scene. The pipeline, named Piecewise-Planar StereoScan (PPSS), works as follows: the planes in the scene are detected for each stereo view using semi-dense depth estimation; the relative pose is computed by a new closed-form minimal algorithm that only uses point correspondences whenever plane detections do not fully constrain the motion; the camera motion and the PPR are jointly refined by alternating between discrete optimization and continuous bundle adjustment; and, finally, the detected 3D planes are segmented in images using a new framework that handles low texture and visibility issues...
August 9, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793976/influence-of-implant-length-and-bone-defect-situation-on-primary-stability-after-distal-femoral-replacement-in-vitro
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Jan Nadorf, Simon B Klein, Simone Gantz, Eike Jakubowitz, Jan Philippe Kretzer, Oliver E Bischel
BACKGROUND: Aseptic loosening is the major reason for failure of distal femoral replacement using current modular megaprostheses. Although the same stems are used for proximal and distal replacement, survival rates in clinical studies with distal reconstruction were lower within the same system compared to proximal reconstruction. We analyzed whether primary stability as presupposition for long-term fixation can be achieved with a current tapered stem design. Additionally, we hypothesized that stem length affects primary stability depending on bone defect situations...
August 6, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791612/acl-rehabilitation-progression-where-are-we-now
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REVIEW
John T Cavanaugh, Matthew Powers
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With the increase of publications available to the rehabilitation specialist, there is a need to identify a progression to safely progress the patient through their post-operative ACL reconstruction rehabilitation program. Rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction should follow an evidence-based functional progression with graded increase in difficulty in activities. RECENT FINDINGS: Clinicians should be discouraged not to use strict time frames and protocols when treating patients following ACL reconstruction...
August 8, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783644/robust-adaptive-embedded-label-propagation-with-weight-learning-for-inductive-classification
#13
Zhao Zhang, Fanzhang Li, Lei Jia, Jie Qin, Li Zhang, Shuicheng Yan
We propose a robust inductive semi-supervised label prediction model over the embedded representation, termed adaptive embedded label propagation with weight learning (AELP-WL), for classification. AELP-WL offers several properties. First, our method seamlessly integrates the robust adaptive embedded label propagation with adaptive weight learning into a unified framework. By minimizing the reconstruction errors over embedded features and embedded soft labels jointly, our AELP-WL can explicitly ensure the learned weights to be joint optimal for representation and classification, which differs from most existing LP models that perform weight learning separately by an independent step before label prediction...
August 2, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779807/calcaneal-osteotomies-pearls-and-pitfalls
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REVIEW
Stephen Greenfield, Bruce Cohen
Adult acquired flatfoot deformity is a debilitating condition typically affecting middle-aged patients. The multiple components include hindfoot valgus, first ray elevation, medial soft tissue compromise, and forefoot abduction. As the foot becomes unbalanced, the deformity progresses with repetitive loading and time. Untreated patients often need significant reconstructions or extensive arthrodesis after arthritis and joint contractures present. Medializing calcaneal osteotomy is the workhorse operation for correction of hindfoot valgus, reliably correcting deformity with a relatively low complication risk...
September 2017: Foot and Ankle Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779803/deltoid-ligament-repair-in-flatfoot-deformity
#15
REVIEW
Ezekiel Oburu, Mark S Myerson
Deltoid ligament reconstruction allows for joint preservation of the ankle in the setting of patients a triple arthrodesis due to a flat foot deformity. Although the increased forces that may occur in the ankle joint after a triple arthrodesis cannot be eliminated, reconstruction of the ligament will delay and may prevent the onset arthritis, allowing the patient to maintain mobility of the ankle joint. The anatomy, surgery, and risks and benefits are discussed.
September 2017: Foot and Ankle Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777285/3d-modeling-of-lower-extremities-with-biplanar-radiographs-reliability-of-measures-on-subsequent-examinations
#16
David E Westberry, Ashley M Carpenter
BACKGROUND: Biplanar radiography with 3-dimensional (3D) modeling (EOS) provides a comprehensive assessment of lower limb alignment in an upright weight-bearing position with less radiation than conventional radiography. A study was performed to assess the consistency and reliability of 2 lower extremity 3D biplanar radiograph models created at least 1 year apart in a pediatric population. METHODS: All patients who had 2 lower extremity radiographic evaluations with EOS performed at visits a minimum of 1 year apart were reviewed...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777215/bone-loss-and-glenohumeral-instability
#17
David J Tennent, Michael A Donohue, Matthew A Posner
Glenohumeral instability secondary to glenohumeral bone loss presents a complex problem to the treating surgeon because of the complex biomechanics of the glenohumeral joint and its reliance on numerous dynamic and static stabilizers. The role of glenoid bone loss, specifically inferior-anterior glenoid bone loss, has been well characterized in the setting of recurrent unidirectional instability with greatly improved clinical results when following an algorithmic reconstructive approach to the location and percentage of overall bone loss...
September 2017: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776631/diffuse-pigmented-villonodular-synovitis-as-a-rare-cause-of-graft-failure-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#18
Rajiv Rajani, Liliana Ogden, Christopher J Matthews, C Parker Gibbs
This case report describes a 42-year-old woman who was diagnosed with pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) in the knee. The patient had received a bone-patella tendon-bone autograft reconstruction of her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) 22 years prior to her diagnosis of PVNS. After a traumatic event that tore her ACL graft, she underwent a second surgery to repair the initial reconstruction. However, her pain and joint instability remained unresolved. When radiolucent lesions in her tibia and femur were identified through a radiographic image, the patient was referred to the authors' orthopedic oncology clinic...
August 3, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774439/a-hybrid-algorithm-for-speckle-noise-reduction-of-ultrasound-images
#19
Karamjeet Singh, Sukhjeet Kaur Ranade, Chandan Singh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Medical images are contaminated by multiplicative speckle noise which significantly reduce the contrast of ultrasound images and creates a negative effect on various image interpretation tasks. In this paper, we proposed a hybrid denoising approach which collaborate the both local and nonlocal information in an efficient manner. The proposed hybrid algorithm consist of three stages in which at first stage the use of local statistics in the form of guided filter is used to reduce the effect of speckle noise initially...
September 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772725/wear-distribution-detection-of-knee-joint-prostheses-by-means-of-3d-optical-scanners
#20
Saverio Affatato, Maria Cristina Valigi, Silvia Logozzo
The objective of this study was to examine total knee polyethylene inserts from in vitro simulation to evaluate and display-using a 3D optical scanner-wear patterns and wear rates of inserts exposed to wear by means of simulators. Various sets of tibial inserts have been reconstructed by using optical scanners. With this in mind, the wear behavior of fixed and mobile bearing polyethylene knee configurations was investigated using a knee wear joint simulator. After the completion of the wear test, the polyethylene menisci were analyzed by an innovative 3D optical scanners in order to evaluate the 3D wear distribution on the prosthesis surface...
March 30, 2017: Materials
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