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Hirotaka Iijima, Kanako Shimoura, Tomoki Aoyama, Masaki Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Stair climbing was suggested to be the first affected task in individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA). RESEARCH QUESTION: This review aimed to identify consistent kinematic, kinetic, and spatiotemporal alterations of stair climbing exhibited by individuals with knee OA. METHODS: A literature search published until September 2017 was conducted in PubMed, PEDro, CINAHL, and Cochrane CENTRAL. Reviewer extracted data in accordance with the Cochrane Handbook...
March 8, 2018: Gait & Posture
Felix G E Dyrna, Florian B Imhoff, Andreas Voss, Sepp Braun, Elifho Obopilwe, John M Apostolakos, Daichi Morikawa, Brendan Comer, Andreas B Imhoff, Augustus D Mazzocca, Knut Beitzel
BACKGROUND: The acromioclavicular (AC) capsule is an important stabilizer against horizontal translation and also contributes to the strut function of the clavicle, which guides rotation of the scapula. To best reproduce the biomechanical properties and the complex 3-dimensional (3D) guidance of the AC joint, detailed knowledge of the contribution of each of the distinctive capsular structures is needed. Purpose/Hypothesis: To perform a detailed biomechanical evaluation of the specific capsular structures of the AC joint and their contribution to translational and rotational stability...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Małgorzata Mulak, Wojciech A Czak, Małgorzata Mimier, Radosław Kaczmarek
BACKGROUND: Despite the development of various methods of intraocular pressure (IOP) measurement, Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT) is still the most popular. The measurement using GAT depends on the biomechanical properties of the cornea, such as the thickness, the radius of curvature, as well as the amount of the fluorescein used. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to compare IOP values measured by GAT with those measured by applanation resonance tonometry (ART)...
March 19, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Olivia Samotus, Jack Lee, Mandar Jog
BACKGROUND: Botulinum toxin type A (BoNT-A) injections is the accepted first-line therapy for cervical dystonia (CD), however, numerous patients discontinue treatment early due to perceived sub-optimal relief. To improve BoNT-A therapy for CD, proper assessment of neck motion and selection of relevant muscles and dosing must be met. Kinematic technology may improve treatment outcomes by guiding physicians to better tailor muscle selection and BoNT-A dosing for CD therapy. METHODS: 28 CD participants were placed into either group: expert injector determined injection patterns by visual assessment ("vb") versus injection patterns based on kinematics interpreted by an expert injector ("kb")...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Neurology
Shuangjian He, Xiaoyi Huang, Bin Yan, Jian Zhu, Nirong Bao, Jianning Zhao
To evaluate the biomechanical and clinical results of modified separate vertical wiring technique (SVW) for inferior pole patellar fracture repair we conducted a finite element biomechanical study using 2 fixation methods and evaluated a clinical series of eleven patients. The modified SVW technique was an effective, safe and simple method that can provide stable fixation for early exercise with excellent functional results in fixing inferior pole patella fractures.
April 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Joshua M Peterson, Carolyn Chlebek, Ashley M Clough, Alexandra K Wells, Kathleen E Batzinger, John M Houston, Katerina Kradinova, Joseph C Glennon, Darryl J DiRisio, Eric H Ledet
STUDY DESIGN: Real time in vivo measurement of forces in the cervical spine of goats following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). OBJECTIVE: To measure interbody forces in the cervical spine during the time course of fusion following ACDF with plates of different stiffnesses. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Following ACDF, the biomechanics of the arthrodesis is largely dictated by the plate. The properties of the plate prescribe the extent of load-sharing through the disc space versus the extent of stress-shielding...
March 19, 2018: Spine
Enrico Bellato, James S Fitzsimmons, Youngbok Kim, Daniel R Bachman, Lawrence J Berglund, Alexander W Hooke, Shawn W O'Driscoll
BACKGROUND: Joint incongruity in posteromedial rotatory instability (PMRI) has been theorized to determine early articular degenerative changes. Our hypothesis was that the articular contact area and contact pressure differ significantly between an intact elbow and an elbow affected by PMRI. METHODS: Seven cadaveric elbows were tested under gravity varus stress using a custom-made machine designed to simulate muscle loads and allow passive elbow flexion (0° to 90°)...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Hongbo Tan, Dean Wang, Amir H Lebaschi, Ian D Hutchinson, Liang Ying, Xiang-Hua Deng, Scott A Rodeo, Russell F Warren
BACKGROUND: Many orthopaedic surgical procedures involve reattachment of a single tendon to bone. Whether tendon-to-bone healing is better facilitated by tendon fixation within a bone tunnel or on a cortical surface is unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate tendon-healing within a bone tunnel compared with that on the cortical surface in a rabbit model of biceps tenodesis. METHODS: Thirty-two rabbits (24 weeks of age) underwent unilateral proximal biceps tenodesis with tendon fixation within a bone tunnel (BT group) or on the cortical surface (SA [surface attachment] group)...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Lyndsay Brown, William Foulsham, Savva Pronin, Andrew J Tatham
PURPOSE: To examine the effect of corneal biomechanical properties on intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements obtained using a rebound self-tonometer (Icare HOME) compared to Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT). METHODS: An observational study of 100 patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension. All had a comprehensive ophthalmic examination and standard automated perimetry. IOP was assessed by GAT, Icare HOME and Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA), which was also used to assess corneal hysteresis (CH) and corneal resistance factor (CRF)...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Erdem Kucukal, Jane A Little, Umut A Gurkan
Non-adherence and deformability are the key intrinsic biomechanical features of the red blood cell (RBC), which allow it to tightly squeeze and pass through even the narrowest of microcirculatory networks. Blockage of microcirculatory flow, also known as vaso-occlusion, is a consequence of abnormal cellular adhesion to the vascular endothelium. In sickle cell disease (SCD), an inherited anaemia, even though RBCs have been shown to be heterogeneous in adhesiveness and deformability, this has not been studied in the context of physiologically relevant dynamic shear gradients at the microscale...
March 20, 2018: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
Muriel W Lambert
Nonerythroid αII-spectrin is a structural protein whose roles in the nucleus have just begun to be explored. αII-spectrin is an important component of the nucleoskelelton and has both structural and non-structural functions. Its best known role is in repair of DNA ICLs both in genomic and telomeric DNA. αII-spectrin aids in the recruitment of repair proteins to sites of damage and a proposed mechanism of action is presented. It interacts with a number of different groups of proteins in the nucleus, indicating it has roles in additional cellular functions...
March 2018: Experimental Biology and Medicine
Hui Ye
Bone cells sense mechanical load, which is essential for bone growth and remodeling. In a fracture, this mechanism is compromised. Electromagnetic stimulation has been widely used to assist in bone healing, but the underlying mechanisms are largely unknown. A recent hypothesis suggests that electromagnetic stimulation could influence tissue biomechanics; however, a detailed quantitative understanding of EM-induced biomechanical changes in the bone is unavailable. This paper used a muscle/bone model to study the biomechanics of the bone under EM exposure...
March 19, 2018: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
Luminita Labusca, Florin Zugun-Eloae
Intra-articular adipose tissue deposits known as articular fat pads (AFPs) are described to exist within synovial joints. Their assumed role in normal joint biomechanics is increasingly objectivized by means of advanced methods of functional imaging. AFPs possess structural similarity with body subcutaneous white adipose tissue (WAT), however, seems to be regulated by independent metabolic loops. AFP dimension are conserved during extreme WAT states: obesity, metabolic syndrome, lipodystrophy, and cachexia...
2018: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
Gernot Hochleitner, Fei Chen, Carina Blum, Paul D Dalton, Brian Amsden, Jürgen Groll
Ligaments and tendons are comprised of aligned, crimped collagen fibrils that provide tissue-specific mechanical properties with non-linear extension behaviour, exhibiting low stress at initial strain (toe region behaviour). To approximate this behaviour, we report fibrous scaffolds with sinusoidal patterns by melt electrowriting (MEW) below the critical translation speed (CTS) by exploitation of the natural flow behaviour of the polymer melt. More specifically, we synthesised photopolymerizable poly(L-lactide-co-ε-caprolactone-co-acryloyl carbonate) (p(LLA-co-ε-CL-co-AC)) and poly(ε-caprolactone-co-acryloyl carbonate) (p(ε-CL-co-AC)) by ring-opening polymerization (ROP)...
March 16, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
Mehmet Emre Yurttutan, Ahmet Keskin
BACKGROUND: Successful dental implant treatment is directly related to osseointegration. In achieving osseointegration, the surface property of the implant is of great importance. Sandblasting is the most commonly used basic method for modifying the surface. Many companies use different sand particles for surface roughening and claim their sand is the best. This leads clinicians to mix their minds in product selection. In this study, we tried to find the appropriate sand material by working objectively without praising any brand...
March 20, 2018: BMC Oral Health
Zhoushan Tao, Wanshu Zhou, Yunyun Jiang, Xingjin Wu, Zhujun Xu, Min Yang, Jiabing Xie
The objective of the present study was to incorporate strontium into calcium phosphate cement combined with a lower single-dose local administration of bone morphogenetic protein-2 to enhance its in vivo biodegradation and bone tissue growth. After the creation of a rodent critical-sized femoral metaphyseal bone defect, strontium-modified calcium phosphate cement was prepared by mixing sieved granules of calcium phosphate cement and 5% SrCO3 for medical use, and then strontium-modified calcium phosphate cement with dripped bone morphogenetic protein-2 solution (5 µg) was implanted into the defect of OVX rats until death at eight weeks...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
Pinar Yilgor Huri, Seren Hamsici, Emre Ergene, Gazi Huri, Mahmut Nedim Doral
Infrapatellar fat pad is a densely vascularized and innervated extrasynovial tissue that fills the anterior knee compartment. It plays a role in knee biomechanics as well as constitutes a source of stem cells for regeneration after knee injury. Infrapatellar fat pad-derived stem cells (IPFP-ASCs) possess enhanced and age-independent differentiation capacity as compared to other stem cells, which makes them a very promising candidate in stem cell-based regenerative therapy. The aims of this review are to outline the latest advances and potential trends in using IPFP-ASCs and to emphasize the advantages over other sources of stem cells for applications in orthopedic surgery...
March 19, 2018: Knee Surgery & related Research
Jill G Putnam, Anikar Chhabra, Paulo Castañeda, J Brock Walker, Collin C Barber, James A Lendrum, David E Hartigan
BACKGROUND: Greater trochanter decortication is frequently performed at the time of abductor tendon repair to theoretically increase healing potential. No previous studies have determined the effect that greater trochanter decortication has on the pullout strength of suture anchors. Hypothesis/Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine whether greater trochanter decortication and bone mineral density affect suture anchor pullout strength in abductor tendon repair. The authors hypothesize that both will have a significant detrimental effect on suture anchor pullout strength...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Matthew D LaPrade, Samantha L Kallenbach, Zachary S Aman, Gilbert Moatshe, Hunter W Storaci, Travis Lee Turnbull, Elizabeth A Arendt, Jorge Chahla, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: Quantification of the biomechanical properties of each individual medial patellar ligament will facilitate an understanding of injury patterns and enhance anatomic reconstruction techniques by improving the selection of grafts possessing appropriate biomechanical properties for each ligament. PURPOSE: To determine the ultimate failure load, stiffness, and mechanism of failure of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL), medial patellotibial ligament (MPTL), and medial patellomeniscal ligament (MPML) to assist with selection of graft tissue for anatomic reconstructions...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Stefan Plesser, Mohammad Keilani, Gyoergy Vekszler, Timothy Hasenoehrl, Stefano Palma, Martin Reschl, Richard Crevenna, Stefan Hajdu, Harald Kurt Widhalm
Biomechanical studies have shown the use of suture anchors (SA) to be superior to the traditional transosseous sutures (TS) in the repair of quadriceps tendon rupture (QTR). This study aimed to analyze and compare the functional outcomes of patients treated for quadriceps tendon ruptures using suture anchors or transosseous sutures. Patients having undergone suture anchor repair or transosseous suture repair for quadriceps tendon rupture between 2010 and 2015 at one of the two participating hospitals were included...
2018: PloS One
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