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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913925/changes-in-stiffness-of-the-dorsal-scapular-muscles-before-and-after-computer-work-a-comparison-between-individuals-with-and-without-neck-and-shoulder-complaints
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Hiroaki Ishikawa, Takayuki Muraki, Shuhei Morise, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Eiji Itoi, Shin-Ichi Izumi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the stiffness of the dorsal scapular muscles before and after computer work between individuals with and without neck and shoulder complaints. METHODS: Thirty subjects were divided into patient (n = 18) and control (n = 12) groups. The stiffness of the upper trapezius, levator scapulae, and rhomboid major was measured using ultrasound elastography before and after a 30-min typing task. The strain ratio of the muscle to an acoustic coupler was calculated (a lower strain ratio value indicates greater muscle stiffness)...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900708/can-posterior-capsular-stretching-rehabilitation-protocol-change-scapula-kinematics-in-asymptomatic-baseball-pitchers
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A Pellegrini, P Tonino, D Salazar, K Hendrix, I Parel, A Cutti, P Paladini, F Ceccarelli, G Porcellini
PURPOSE: Scapular dyskinesis is a recognized cause of shoulder pain in the throwing shoulder of baseball pitchers and athletes who participate in overhead sports. Past studies have assessed scapular kinematics using electromagnetic tracking devices and have shown a correlation between posterior shoulder tightness and forward scapular posture. The purpose of our study is to evaluate the scapular kinematics, before and after a 4-week posterior stretching protocol in asymptomatic pitchers...
December 2016: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900545/functional-and-oncological-outcome-after-surgical-resection-of-the-scapula-and-clavicle-for-primary-chondrosarcoma
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S P F T Nota, M J A M Russchen, K A Raskin, H J Mankin, F J Hornicek, J H Schwab
PURPOSE: The scapula is a relatively common site for chondrosarcoma to develop in contrary to the clavicle, which is rarely affected by these tumors. The aim of this study is to determine the functional and oncological outcome for patients treated operatively for scapular or clavicular chondrosarcoma. METHODS: In this single-center retrospective study, we included a sample of 20 patients that received the diagnosis of a primary chondrosarcoma of the scapula or clavicle...
November 29, 2016: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900310/rockwood-grade-i-and-ii-acromioclavicular-injuries-as-benign-as-commonly-believed
#4
Alexander Scott North
The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is the articulation between the distal clavicle and the acromion process of the scapula. As the upper limb moves, passive motion of the AC joint occurs in three planes, with the AC and coracoclavicular ligaments providing stability. Injuries are common, particularly during contact sports, and are classified using Rockwood's system. Grade I (sprain) and II (rupture) injuries only affect the AC ligaments and are generally managed conservatively. However, recent reports have indicated that long-term outcomes after these injuries are poor, perhaps due to an inadequate period of immobilization preventing complete ligamentous healing...
July 2016: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896183/the-trapezius-muscle-flap-a-viable-alternative-for-posterior-scalp-and-neck-reconstruction
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Hee Jun Yang, Dong Hun Lee, Yang Woo Kim, Sang Gu Lee, Young Woo Cheon
BACKGROUND: The trapezius muscle flap is not usually the first reconstructive option for skin and soft tissue defects in the posterior neck and scalp due to surgeons' unfamiliarity with the surgical anatomy and developments in free tissue transfer techniques. The goals of this study were to describe the clinical use of trapezius flaps in posterior neck and scalp reconstruction, and to investigate the vascular anatomy of trapezius flaps in Asians in order to obtain information facilitating the safe design and elevation of flaps in which most of the muscle is preserved...
November 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891243/a-comprehensive-musculoskeletal-and-peripheral-nervous-system-assessment-of-war-related-bilateral-upper-extremity-amputees
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Mostafa Allami, Batool Mousavi, Mehdi Masoumi, Ehsan Modirian, Hadi Shojaei, Fatemeh Mirsalimi, Maryam Hosseini, Pirouz Pirouzi
BACKGROUND: Upper limb amputations are one of the unpleasant war injuries that armed forces are exposed to frequently. The present study aimed to assess the musculoskeletal and peripheral nervous systems in Iraq-Iran war veterans with bilateral upper extremity amputation. METHODS: The study consisted of taking a history and clinical examinations including demographic data, presence and location of pain, level of amputation, passive and active ranges of movement of the joints across the upper and lower extremities and spine, manual palpation, neurological examination, blood circulation pulses and issues related to a prosthetic limb...
2016: Military Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880030/osseointegrated-implants-into-a-variety-of-composite-free-flaps-a-comparative-analysis
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Michael Burgess, Matthew Leung, Anthony Chellapah, Jonathan R Clark, Martin D Batstone
BACKGROUND: Significant oral function is often lost after surgical therapy for head and neck cancer. The use of osseointegrated implants for reconstruction in patients with head and neck surgery has shown to significantly improve the quality of life for these patients. Variable success rates range from 99% to 70%. METHODS: A retrospective audit of patient records was performed looking at cumulative survival of implants. Inclusion criteria were patients who were treated at 1 of 2 designated Australian Head and Neck Units and received oral osseointegrated implants...
November 23, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873752/hibernoma-diagnostic-and-surgical-considerations-of-a-rare-benign-tumour
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Alissa Greenbaum, Brittany Coffman, Ashwani Rajput
Hibernoma is a rare, benign tumour of brown fat origin. Less than 250 cases have been reported in the literature. We present a case of a 19-year-old man referred to surgical oncology for evaluation of a large soft tissue mass near the apex of his right scapula. Complete surgical excision was performed, sparing the overlying latissimus dorsi musculature. Surgical pathology revealed findings were consistent with hibernoma, grossly showing a well-encapsulated fluctuant mass measuring 21.4×14.4×5.3 cm, and histologically composed of brown fat adipocytes...
November 8, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864983/diagnosis-of-unilateral-trapezius-muscle-palsy-54-cases
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Paul Seror, Tanya Stojkovic, Marie Martine Lefevre-Colau, Timothée Lenglet
INTRODUCTION: We assessed medical and surgical causes of unilateral trapezius muscle (TM) palsy and/or wasting. METHODS: Clinical and electrodiagnostic data were collected in 54 patients with TM impairment over 21 years. RESULTS: In total, 35 cases had a medical origin: neuralgic amyotrophy (NA, n=22), idiopathic unilateral TM palsy (n=5), regional neck radiotherapy for different conditions (n=2), facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSH) (n=4), abnormal loop of the jugular vein (n=1), or basilar impression (n=1)...
November 16, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858087/three-dimensional-analysis-of-the-proximal-humeral-and-glenoid-geometry-using-microscribe-3d-digitizer
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Wejdan H Owaydhah, Mohammad A Alobaidy, Abdulrahman S Alraddadi, Roger W Soames
PURPOSE: To understand the geometry of the proximal humerus and glenoid fossa to facilitate the design of components used in shoulder arthroplasty. The aim is to evaluate the geometry of the proximal humerus and glenoid fossa and their relationship using a MicroScribe 3D digitizer. METHODS: Scans and measurements were obtained from 20 pairs of dry proximal humeri and scapulae [10 female and 10 male cadavers: median age 81 years (range 70-94 years)] using a MicroScribe 3D digitizer and Rhinoceros software...
November 17, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847244/effect-of-scapular-stabilization-during-cross-body-stretch-on-the-hardness-of-infraspinatus-teres-minor-and-deltoid-muscles-an-ultrasonic-shear-wave-elastography-study
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Jun Umehara, Satoshi Hasegawa, Masatoshi Nakamura, Satoru Nishishita, Hiroki Umegaki, Hiroki Tanaka, Kosuke Fujita, Ken Kusano, Noriaki Ichihashi
BACKGROUND: Posterior shoulder tightness is a contributing factor to shoulder injuries. Cross-body stretch is a method frequently prescribed to stretch the posterior shoulder structures. This stretching is performed horizontally adducting the shoulder with or without manual stabilization of the scapula by the therapist. However, no studies have investigated the effect of scapular stabilization during cross-body stretch using shear elastic modulus as an index of muscle hardness in vivo...
October 12, 2016: Manual Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846037/scapular-body-fracture-and-concomitant-inferior-angle-apophyseal-separation-with-intrathoracic-displacement-a-case-report
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Ho Youn Park, Hyuk Jin Jang, Yoo Joon Sur
A 10-year-old patient presented to the emergency room after a motor vehicle accident. The patient was diagnosed with left scapular body fracture and concomitant inferior angle apophyseal separation with intrathoracic displacement causing hemopneumothorax. The displaced scapular body was reduced surgically and separated apophysis of the inferior angle was fixed to the scapular body with absorbable suture. Postoperative 2-year follow-up showed a good result. A literature search found two pediatric cases of intrathoracic displacement of scapular body fracture...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836262/tissue-interface-pressure-and-skin-integrity-in-critically-ill-mechanically-ventilated-patients
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Mary Jo Grap, Cindy L Munro, Paul A Wetzel, Christine M Schubert, Anathea Pepperl, Ruth S Burk, Valentina Lucas
OBJECTIVE: To describe tissue interface pressure, time spent above critical pressure levels and the effect on skin integrity at seven anatomical locations. DESIGN, SETTING, PATIENTS: Descriptive, longitudinal study in critically ill mechanically ventilated adults, from Surgical Trauma ICU-STICU; Medical Respiratory ICU-MRICU; Neuroscience ICU-NSICU in a Mid-Atlantic urban university medical centre. Subjects were enroled in the study within 24hours of intubation...
November 8, 2016: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833291/a-case-report-of-acampomelic-campomelic-dysplasia-and-operative-difficulties-in-cleft-palate-reconstruction
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M Pasupathy, Vasant Radhakrishnan, Hirji Sorab Adenwalla, Puthucode V Narayanan
Acampomelic campomelic dysplasia (CD) is a type of CD (CD; OMIM #114290), a rare form of congenital short-limbed dwarfism and is due to mutations in SOX9 gene family. Characteristic phenotypes of CD include bowing of the lower limbs, a narrow thoracic cage, 11 pairs of ribs, hypoplastic scapulae, macrocephaly, flattened supraorbital ridges and nasal bridge, cleft palate and micrognathia. The bending of the long bones is not an obligatory feature and is absent in about 10% of cases, referred to as acampomelic CD...
May 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832291/mri-for-the-diagnosis-of-scapular-dyskinesis-a-report-of-two-cases
#15
Wataru Morita, Taiki Nozaki, Atsushi Tasaki
Scapular dyskinesis describes the altered position of the scapula and/or abnormal movements of the scapulothoracic joint. It is caused by bony anatomical variations, bursitis, tumors, and muscular pathological conditions including loss of innervation and fibrosis. Scapular dyskinesis is just as often subclinical as it is symptomatic, and as the periscapular anatomical changes may not result in patient symptoms, a precise diagnosis of the etiology and pathophysiology has been a challenge. Scapular bony prominence is a common etiology of scapular dyskinesis, but does not always result in morbidity...
November 10, 2016: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830290/a-new-armored-archosauriform-diapsida-archosauromorpha-from-the-marine-middle-triassic-of-china-with-implications-for-the-diverse-life-styles-of-archosauriforms-prior-to-the-diversification-of-archosauria
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Chun Li, Xiao-Chun Wu, Li-Jun Zhao, Sterling J Nesbitt, Michelle R Stocker, Li-Ting Wang
Reptiles have a long history of transitioning from terrestrial to semi-aquatic or aquatic environments that stretches back at least 250 million years. Within Archosauria, both living crocodylians and birds have semi-aquatic members. Closer to the root of Archosauria and within the closest relatives of the clade, there is a growing body of evidence that early members of those clades had a semi-aquatic lifestyle. However, the morphological adaptations to a semi-aquatic environment remain equivocal in most cases...
December 2016: Die Naturwissenschaften
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822642/bone-age-estimation-based-on-multislice-computed-tomography-study-of-the-scapula
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Florence Nougarolis, Fatima-Zohra Mokrane, Nicolas Sans, Hervé Rousseau, Fabrice Dedouit, Norbert Telmon
Progress in medical imaging has opened new areas of research in forensic anthropology, especially in the context of the study of bone age assessment. The study of bone age has become a useful tool for age estimation at death or age of young adult migrants in an anthropological context. We retrospectively evaluated multislice computed tomography (MSCT) explorations focused on scapulae of 232 individuals (123 males; 109 females) aged between 8 and 30 years old. Computed tomography (CT) scans were viewed in axial and multiplanar reconstructed images using OsiriX 5...
November 7, 2016: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816845/are-chronic-neck-pain-scapular-dyskinesis-and-altered-scapulothoracic-muscle-activity-interrelated-a-case-control-study-with-surface-and-fine-wire-emg
#18
Birgit Castelein, Ann Cools, Thierry Parlevliet, Barbara Cagnie
OBJECTIVES: The function of the scapula is important in normal neck function and might be disturbed in patients with neck pain. The surrounding muscular system is important for the function of the scapula. To date, it is not clear if patients with idiopathic neck pain show altered activity of these scapulothoracic muscles. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate differences in deeper and superficial lying scapulothoracic muscle activity between patients with idiopathic neck pain and healthy controls during arm elevation, and to identify the influence of scapular dyskinesis on muscle activity...
December 2016: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806538/epidemiology-of-the-upper-extremity-trauma-in-a-traumatic-center-in-iran
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Maryam Ameri, Kamran Aghakhani, Ebrahim Ameri, Shahrokh Mehrpisheh, Azadeh Memarian
INTRODUCTION: Orthopedic injuries are the most common types of traumatic injuries and present as fractures of the limbs, pelvis, and vertebrae or lesions in soft tissues, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The upper limb fractures occur in distal radius and ulna, metacarpals, fingers, scapula, and carpal bones, Proximal, diaphysis, distal humerus, clavicle, proximal ulna and radio and distal humero and humero, radio, ulna, and metacarpo. The objective of this project was to accurately describe the occurrence of injuries of the upper extremity and the mechanisms of such injuries in a representative sample of Iranian population...
August 10, 2016: Global Journal of Health Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803227/comparison-of-measurements-of-the-glenopolar-angle-in-3d-ct-reconstructions-of-the-scapula-and-2d-plain-radiographic-views
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T Suter, H B Henninger, Y Zhang, J D Wylie, R Z Tashjian
AIMS: The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of altered viewing perspectives on the measurement of the glenopolar angle (GPA) and the differences between these measurements made on 3D CT reconstructions and anteroposterior (AP) scapular view radiographs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The influence of the viewing perspective on the GPA was assessed, as were the differences in the measurements of the GPA between 3D CT reconstructions and AP scapular view radiographs in 68 cadaveric scapulae...
November 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
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