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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131239/effectiveness-of-a-novel-boswellic-acids-delivery-form-casperome%C3%A2-in-the-management-of-grade-ii-ankle-sprains-due-to-sport-trauma-a-registry-study
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B Feragalli, E Ippolito, M Dugall, M Cacchio, G Belcaro, M R Cesarone, M Abdel-Tawab, A Riva, S Togni, R Eggenhoffner, L Giacomelli
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we evaluated a novel delivery form of boswellic acids (Casperome®) in the management of signs and symptoms associated with ankle sprain grade II due to sport trauma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this supplement registry study, 72 otherwise healthy subjects with grade II ankle sprain induced by sport activities were advised to either follow a standard management (SM, 37 subjects) for the condition or the SM with the additional daily intake of 1 tablet containing 250 mg Casperome® (35 subjects)...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116827/frontal-plane-variability-in-foot-orientation-during-fatiguing-running-exercise-in-individuals-with-chronic-ankle-instability
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Denise McGrath, Matthew Patterson, Ulrik McCarthy Persson, Brian Caulfield
CONTEXT:   Researchers have reported increased variability in frontal-plane movement at the ankle during jumping in individuals with chronic ankle instability (CAI), which may increase their risk of recurrent ankle sprain. It is not known if this behavior is present during running gait or how fatigue affects the amount of frontal-plane-movement variability in individuals with CAI. OBJECTIVE:   To investigate the amount of roll-angle variability at the foot during a fatiguing exercise protocol in participants with CAI...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113569/physical-therapy-rehabilitation-of-an-adolescent-pre-professional-dancer-following-os-trigonum-excision-a-case-report
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Alyson Filipa, Kelli Barton
Study Design Case report. Background An os trigonum can be a source of pain for dancers due to impingement during repetitive ankle plantarflexion movements. Following excision of an os trigonum, it is important to have a gradual, progressive return-to-dance program for optimal recovery. The purpose of this case report is to describe the post-operative management and return-to-dance progression of an adolescent dancer status post os trigonum excision. Case Description An adolescent pre-professional female dancer had an extensive history of left posterior heel pain beginning at age eight that led to surgical removal of an os trigonum at age fifteen...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110725/tendon-split-lengthening-technique-for-flexor-hallucis-longus-tendon-rupture
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Jae Yong Park, Chenyu Wang, Hee Dong Kim, Hyong Nyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon rupture is a challenging injury to lead with clawing of the great toe when the FHL tendon is repaired too tight. When the diagnosis is delayed, the tendon ends may not be opposable because of contracture or poor tendon tissue. METHODS: A technique to reconstruct FHL tendon rupture without a free tendon graft is described. A split tendon lengthening is performed at the midfoot around the knot of Henry. Ankle block anesthesia is used to allow the patient's active movement of the interphalangeal (IP) joint to determine the appropriate length of the reconstructed tendon for maintaining balance and preventing the tendon from being too tight or too loose...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104998/ankle-passive-and-active-movement-training-in-children-with-acute-brain-injury-using-a-wearable-robot
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Kai Chen, Bo Xiong, Yupeng Ren, Assaf Dvorkin, Deboah Gaebler-Spira, Charles Sisung, Li-Qun Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of a wearable robotic device in guiding isometric torque generation and passive-active movement training for ankle motor recovery in children with acute brain injury. PARTICIPANTS/SETTING: Ten inpatient children with acute brain injury being treated in a rehabilitation hospital. DESIGN: Daily robot-guided ankle passive-active movement therapy for 15 sessions, including isometric torque generation under real-time feedback, stretch-ing, and active movement training with motivating games using a wearable ankle rehabilitation robot...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040289/sole-vibration-improves-locomotion-through-the-recovery-of-joint-movements-in-a-mouse-cast-model
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Atsushi Doi, Kazuaki Miyamoto, Yu-Shin Nakano, Juntaro Sakasaki, Syota Kasae, Keisuke Nishimura, Min-Chul Shin, Megumu Yoshimura
We investigated the effects of a vibratory stimulus on the plantar surface of the hind limb for motor, sensory, and locomotive function using a mouse cast model. The right knee joint of C57BL/6 male mice (7 weeks, 20 g, n = 31) was flexed with aluminum splint and tape for 6 weeks. These mice were randomly divided into 2 groups (control group, n = 11 and vibration group, n = 12). The mice in the vibration group received vibration on the sole of the ankle for 15 minutes per day, 5 days per week. After the knee joint cast was removed, we measured the range of motion (ROM) of both knee and ankle joints and the sensory threshold of the sole...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037626/the-acute-effects-of-ankle-mobilisations-on-lower-extremity-joint-kinematics
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Louis P Howe
INTRODUCTION: Previous investigations have identified compensatory movement strategies (CMS) within the lower extremity or lumbopelvic complex during closed chain exercises may be associated with a loss of ankle dorsiflexion range of motion (ROM). The aim of this study was to investigate the acute effects of ankle mobilisations on proximal joint kinematics during a movement task that demands a high amount of ankle dorsiflexion ROM. METHODS: Eight healthy males (mean (SD) age 25 (4) years) demonstrating side-to-side asymmetry during the weight-bearing lunge test (WBLT) and CMS during the single-leg step-down exercise were accepted for this study...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023365/soft-smart-garments-for-lower-limb-joint-position-analysis
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Massimo Totaro, Tommaso Poliero, Alessio Mondini, Chiara Lucarotti, Giovanni Cairoli, Jesùs Ortiz, Lucia Beccai
Revealing human movement requires lightweight, flexible systems capable of detecting mechanical parameters (like strain and pressure) while being worn comfortably by the user, and not interfering with his/her activity. In this work we address such multifaceted challenge with the development of smart garments for lower limb motion detection, like a textile kneepad and anklet in which soft sensors and readout electronics are embedded for retrieving movement of the specific joint. Stretchable capacitive sensors with a three-electrode configuration are built combining conductive textiles and elastomeric layers, and distributed around knee and ankle...
October 12, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974400/the-effect-of-knee-flexor-and-extensor-fatigue-on-shock-absorption-during-cutting-movements-after-a-jump-landing
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Youkyung Kim, Changhong Youm, Minji Son, Jinhee Kim, Myeounggon Lee
BACKGROUND: Sporting situations include instances of continuous and/or integrated movements. However, the effect of fatigue on the performance of these movements remains unclear. PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of knee flexor and extensor fatigue on the shock absorption strategy of the lower limb during cutting movements performed after jump landings. METHODS: Twenty-four healthy participants performed cutting movements following jump landings from two heights - 30cm and 40cm - and under three levels of lower limb fatigue: pre-fatigue (100% peak knee extension torque), and post-fatigue 50% (post-50%) and 30% (post-30%) peak knee extension torque...
September 30, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963155/comparison-of-the-outcome-of-total-ankle-arthroplasty-for-osteoarthritis-with-moderate-and-severe-varus-malalignment-and-that-with-neutral-alignment
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
S-D Joo, K-B Lee
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical and radiographic outcomes of total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) in patients with pre-operatively moderate and severe arthritic varus ankles to those achieved for patients with neutral ankles. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 105 patients (105 ankles), matched for age, gender, body mass index, and follow-up duration, were divided into three groups by pre-operative coronal plane tibiotalar angle; neutral (< 5°), moderate (5° to 15°) and severe (> 15°) varus deformity...
October 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963153/do-varus-or-valgus-outliers-have-higher-forces-in-the-medial-or-lateral-compartments-than-those-which-are-in-range-after-a-kinematically-aligned-total-knee-arthroplasty-limb-and-joint-line-alignment-after-kinematically-aligned-total-knee-arthroplasty
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T J Shelton, A J Nedopil, S M Howell, M L Hull
AIMS: The aims of this study were to determine the proportion of patients with outlier varus or valgus alignment in kinematically aligned total knee arthroplasty (TKA), whether those with outlier varus or valgus alignment have higher forces in the medial or lateral compartments of the knee than those with in-range alignment and whether measurements of the alignment of the limb, knee and components predict compartment forces. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The intra-operative forces in the medial and lateral compartments were measured with an instrumented tibial insert in 67 patients who underwent a kinematically aligned TKA during passive movement...
October 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950149/tissue-flossing-on-ankle-range-of-motion-jump-and-sprint-performance-a-follow-up-study
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Matthew Driller, Kelsi Mackay, Blair Mills, Francisco Tavares
OBJECTIVES: Previous results from our laboratory suggest that band flossing results in increased ankle range of motion (ROM) and jump performance 5-min following application. However, the time-course of such benefits is yet to be examined. DESIGN: Parallel group design. SETTING: University laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: 69 recreational athletes (32 male/37 female). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Participants performed a weight-bearing lunge test (WBLT), a counter-movement jump (CMJ) and a 15 m sprint test (SPRINT) pre and up to 45-min post application of a floss band to both ankles (FLOSS) or without flossing of the ankle joints (CON)...
November 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933330/-short-term-results-of-surgical-treatment-of-patients-with-hallux-rigidus
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M Dygrýnová, M Uvízl, J Gallo
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Hallux rigidus is common and degenerative arthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. The aim of this study was to assess the results of cheilectomy and total joint replacement (TJR) in patients with hallux rigidus. Minimum duration of followup was 18 months. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included fifty-nine patients who underwent surgery at our Department due to hallux rigidus between January 2013 and December 2014. Thirty-seven patients underwent cheilectomy and twenty-two patients had total joint arthroplasty using METIS®...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929926/three-dimensional-kinematic-analysis-and-power-output-of-elite-flat-water-kayakers
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Anna Bjerkefors, Olga Tarassova, Johanna S Rosén, Pascal Zakaria, Anton Arndt
The purpose was to examine power output and three-dimensional (3D) kinematic variables in the upper limbs, lower limbs and trunk in elite flat-water kayakers during kayak ergometer paddling. An additional purpose was to analyse possible changes in kinematics with increased intensity and differences between body sides. Six male and four female international level flat-water kayakers participated. Kinematic and kinetic data were collected during three tasks; low (IntL), high (IntH) and maximal (IntM) intensities...
September 20, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915105/variations-of-ankle-foot-orthosis-constrained-movements-increase-ankle-range-of-movement-while-maintaining-power-output-of-recumbent-cycling
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Puteri N F Hamdan, Nur Azah Hamzaid, Juliana Usman, Md Anamul Islam, Victor S P Kean, Ahmad K Abdul Wahab, Nazirah Hasnan, Glen M Davis
Previous research investigated recumbent cycle power output (PO) from the perspective of knee and hip joint biomechanics. However, ankle-foot biomechanics and, in particular, the effect of ankle-foot orthosis (AFO)-constrained movements on cycle PO has not been widely explored. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine whether AFOs of a fixed position (FP) and in dorsi-plantarflexion (DPF)-, dorsiflexion (DF)- and plantarflexion (PF)-constrained movements might influence PO during voluntary recumbent cycling exercises...
September 15, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913376/joint-distraction-in-advanced-osteoarthritis-of-the-ankle
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REVIEW
E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan
BACKGROUND: Ankle joint distraction (AJD) avoids the potential complications associated with ankle fusion or total ankle replacement (TAR) in patients with advanced ankle osteoarthritis (OA). AJD could a tenable option to ankle fusion or TAR. METHODS: A review has been performed on the role of AJD in advanced OA of the ankle. The exploration machine was MedLine. The keywords utilized were: joint distraction ankle. Three hundred and eleven articles were found. Of the above-mentioned, only 14 were chosen and analyzed because they were rigorously focused on the issue and the question of this paper...
July 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904724/treatment-of-high-energy-pilon-fractures-using-the-ilizarov-treatment
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Walid Osman, Zeineb Alaya, Hamdi Kaziz, Lassad Hassini, Meriem Braiki, Nader Naouar, Mohamed Laaziz Ben Ayeche
The management of high-energy pilon fractures is still controversial. Open reduction and internal fixation are often associated with serious complications. Various methods have been used to treat these injuries, with variable results. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the clinical and radiographic outcome of the ILIZAROV technique in patients with high-energy pilon fractures. Thirty cases of distal tibia epiphysis fractures (pilon fractures) were managed from 1999 to 2012. The study group included 5 cases of open fractures...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882509/clinical-benefits-of-joint-mobilization-on-ankle-sprains-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ishanka Weerasekara, Peter Osmotherly, Suzanne Snodgrass, Jodie Marquez, Rutger de Zoete, Darren A Rivett
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical benefits of joint mobilization for ankle sprains. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, MEDLINE In-Process, Embase, AMED, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, PEDro, Scopus, SPORTDiscus, and Dissertations and Theses were searched from inception to June 2017. STUDY SELECTION: Studies investigating humans with grade I or II lateral or medial sprains of the ankle in any pathologic state from acute to chronic, who had been treated with joint mobilization were considered for inclusion...
September 4, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874063/venous-thromboprophylaxis-with-neuromuscular-stimulation-is-it-calf-muscle-pumping-or-just-twitches-and-jerks
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Christopher R Lattimer, Vassilios Zymvragoudakis, George Geroulakos, Evi Kalodiki
The common peroneal nerve stimulator (CPNS) is a UK-approved device for reducing venous thromboembolism risk. It resembles a wrist watch and is placed over the common peroneal nerve to fire at 1 electrical impulse/sec. The aim was to quantify the claim that it drives the venous muscle pump and imitates walking. Twelve healthy volunteers performed 10 tip-toe maneuvers and 10 ankle dorsiflexions to imitate walking movements. The reductions in calf volume were recorded using air plethysmography (APG). The common peroneal nerve was stimulated for over 10 seconds at each of the 7 increasing electrical impulse settings, and the volume reductions were measured for comparison...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871904/the-biomechanics-and-motor-control-of-tap-dancing
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Priscila Rocha, Jodie McClelland, Tony Sparrow, Meg E Morris
Although tap dancing is a popular dance genre, little is known about the biomechanics and motor control of this complex motor skill. We conducted a detailed 3D kinematic analysis of movement timing, amplitude, and symmetry in three experienced female tap dancers. Kinematic analyzes of three basic tap dance steps (nerve beats, brush brush stamps, and heel ball walks) were undertaken. A 10-camera Vicon motion analysis system was used to collect the data. The results showed the feet and knees to play a major role in movement execution...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
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