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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817701/effect-of-exoskeletal-joint-constraint-and-passive-resistance-on-metabolic-energy-expenditure-implications-for-walking-in-paraplegia
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Sarah R Chang, Rudi Kobetic, Ronald J Triolo
An important consideration in the design of a practical system to restore walking in individuals with spinal cord injury is to minimize metabolic energy demand on the user. In this study, the effects of exoskeletal constraints on metabolic energy expenditure were evaluated in able-bodied volunteers to gain insight into the demands of walking with a hybrid neuroprosthesis after paralysis. The exoskeleton had a hydraulic mechanism to reciprocally couple hip flexion and extension, unlocked hydraulic stance controlled knee mechanisms, and ankles fixed at neutral by ankle-foot orthoses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814102/minimally-invasive-plate-osteosynthesis-using-locking-plates-for-ao-43-type-fractures-lessons-learnt-from-a-prospective-study
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Rajeev Shukla, Nikhil Jain, Ravi Kant Jain, Shravan Patidar, Vivek Kiyawat
INTRODUCTION: Managing fractures of distal tibia is still a subject of debate for orthopaedic surgeons in terms of both, reduction and fixation. Subcutaneous location and soft tissue anatomy predisposes it to angular and rotational instability as well as other bony and soft tissue complexities. Minimally invasive plating offers many advantages over conventional open techniques. It causes minimal soft tissue dissection and surgical trauma to the bone. Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis(MIPO) maintains biological configuration of distal tibia and fracture hematoma and also provides a construct, which is biomechanically more stable...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813832/design-and-experimental-evaluation-of-a-lightweight-high-torque-and-compliant-actuator-for-an-active-ankle-foot-orthosis
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Marta Moltedo, Tomislav Bacek, Kevin Langlois, Karen Junius, Bram Vanderborght, Dirk Lefeber
The human ankle joint plays a crucial role during walking. At the push-off phase the ankle plantarflexors generate the highest torque among the lower limb joints during this activity. The potential of the ankle plantarflexors is affected by numerous pathologies and injuries, which cause a decrease in the ability of the subject to achieve a natural gait pattern. Active orthoses have shown to have potential in assisting these subjects. The design of such robots is very challenging due to the contrasting design requirements of wearability (light weight and compact) and high torques capacity...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813830/toward-goal-oriented-robotic-gait-training-the-effect-of-gait-speed-and-stride-length-on-lower-extremity-joint-torques
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Robert L McGrath, Margaret Pires-Fernandes, Brian Knarr, Jill S Higginson, Fabrizio Sergi
Robot-assisted gait training is becoming increasingly common to support recovery of walking function after neurological injury. How to formulate controllers capable of promoting desired features in gait, i.e. goals, is complicated by the limited understanding of the human response to robotic input. A possible method to formulate controllers for goal-oriented gait training is based on the analysis of the joint torques applied by healthy subjects to modulate such goals. The objective of this work is to understand how sagittal plane joint torque is affected by two important gait parameters: gait speed (GS) and stride length (SL)...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812039/three-dimensional-biomechanical-analysis-of-rearfoot-and-forefoot-running
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Sebastian Knorz, Felix Kluge, Kolja Gelse, Stefan Schulz-Drost, Thilo Hotfiel, Matthias Lochmann, Björn Eskofier, Sebastian Krinner
BACKGROUND: In the running community, a forefoot strike (FFS) pattern is increasingly preferred compared with a rearfoot strike (RFS) pattern. However, it has not been fully understood which strike pattern may better reduce adverse joint forces within the different joints of the lower extremity. PURPOSE: To analyze the 3-dimensional (3D) stress pattern in the ankle, knee, and hip joint in runners with either a FFS or RFS pattern. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study...
July 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812033/epidemiology-of-injuries-identified-at-the-nfl-scouting-combine-and-their-impact-on-performance-in-the-national-football-league-evaluation-of-2203-athletes-from-2009-to-2015
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Brendin R Beaulieu-Jones, William H Rossy, George Sanchez, James M Whalen, Kyle P Lavery, Kevin J McHale, Bryan G Vopat, Joseph J Van Allen, Ramesses A Akamefula, Matthew T Provencher
BACKGROUND: At the annual National Football League (NFL) Scouting Combine, the medical staff of each NFL franchise performs a comprehensive medical evaluation of all athletes potentially entering the NFL. Currently, little is known regarding the overall epidemiology of injuries identified at the combine and their impact on NFL performance. PURPOSE: To determine the epidemiology of injuries identified at the combine and their impact on initial NFL performance. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3...
July 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809629/-talar-neck-fractures-treated-using-percutaneous-screw-fixation
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R Veselý, M Kelbl, J Kacián, V Hulka, J Kočiš, R Kunovský
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Closed reduction and percutaneous fixation of nondisplaced talar neck fractures have been applied by some authors. The aim of this paper is to assess the results and complications of this minimally invasive technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS In the period from 2009 to 2014, twenty-one patients with a talar neck fracture were observed after closed reduction and percutaneous screw fixation in the Traumatological Hospital in Brno. The mean age of the patients was 38 years (range 18-56 years)...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808625/epidemiology-of-open-fractures-in-sport-one-centre-s-15-year-retrospective-study
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Alexander M Wood, Greg A J Robertson, Kirsty MacLeod, Anna Porter, Charles M Court-Brown
AIM: To describe the epidemiology of sport-related open fractures from one centre's adult patient population over a 15-year period. METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospectively-collected database was performed: The database contained information all sport-related open fractures, sustained from 1995 to 2009 in the Edinburgh, Mid and East Lothian Populations. RESULTS: Over the 15-year period, there were 85 fractures recorded in 84 patients...
July 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807786/dexmedetomidine-prolongs-levobupivacaine-analgesia-via-inhibition-of-inflammation-and-p38-mapk-phosphorylation-in-rat-dorsal-root-ganglion
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Shunsuke Yamakita, Megumi Matsuda, Yosuke Yamaguchi, Teiji Sawa, Fumimasa Amaya
Following tissue injury, phosphorylation of p38 MAPK in the primary afferent neurons drives sensitization of peripheral nerve. Dexmedetomidine extends the duration of reginal analgesia by local anesthetics. The effect of regional analgesia on the peripheral nerve sensitization is not known. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of regional analgesia by levobupivacaine with or without dexmedetomidine on the p38 MAPK phosphorylation in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and inflammatory reaction in the peripheral tissue...
August 11, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807431/a-prospective-analysis-of-injury-rates-patterns-and-causes-in-cliff-and-splash-diving
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Lukas Ernstbrunner, Armin Runer, Paul Siegert, Matthäus Ernstbrunner, Johannes Becker, Thomas Freude, Herbert Resch, Philipp Moroder
INTRODUCTION: Information about injuries and its differences in Cliff Diving (CD) and Splash Diving (SD) are unknown. It was the aim to analyse (1) injury rates, patterns and causes; (2) differences (in injuries) between both disciplines; and to (3) identify targets for future injury prevention interventions. METHODS: From April to November 2013, 81 cliff and 51 splash divers were prospectively surveyed with an encrypted, monthly e-mail-based questionnaire. RESULTS: During a total of 7857h diving with an average diving height of 13 (±7)m, an overall injury rate of 7...
August 5, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802431/ankle-restrictive-firefighting-boots-alter-the-lumbar-biomechanics-during-landing-tasks
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Vy Vu, Anthony Walker, Nick Ball, Wayne Spratford
Firefighters incur high incidences of lower back and body injuries. Firefighting boots, with specific design requirements, have been shown to reduce ankle range of motion. This reduction has been associated with impaired force dissipation and lower body kinematic alterations. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine the relationship between firefighting boots, lumbar biomechanics and load carriage during landing. Our data indicates that when wearing firefighting boots, lumbar forces increased and kinematics changed in frontal and transverse planes...
November 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802418/delayed-presentation-or-delayed-diagnosis-a-retrospective-study-of-prospectively-collected-data-of-482-foot-and-ankle-injuries
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Rajiv Shah, Shivam Shah
BACKGROUND: Delayed presentation of injury cases is common in developing countries like India. It is prudent to study reasons for delayed presentations to focus preventive measures towards responsible factors. Since foot and ankle orthopaedics is in its infancy in India, it was deemed to be worthwhile to study reasons for delayed presentations of foot and ankle injuries. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from 482 foot and ankle injuries treated at our three foot and ankle centres over past three years was undertaken...
August 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801390/the-benefits-of-hardware-removal-in-patients-with-pain-or-discomfort-after-fracture-healing-of-the-ankle-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Alexandra Thune, Mårten Hagelberg, Hans Nåsell, Olof Sköldenberg
INTRODUCTION: For any orthopaedic surgeon working with trauma; ankle fractures are one of the most common injuries treated. The treatment of ankle fractures can be conservative, using external fixation, but more commonly the fractures are treated with open reduction and internal fixation. Residual pain and discomfort are common in patients after surgical treatment of fractures of the ankle. Sometimes it is difficult to determine whether the pain or discomfort is due to the implants left in situ or the primary injury itself...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799810/acute-effects-of-whole-body-vibration-on-balance-in-persons-with-and-without-chronic-ankle-instability
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Nicole K Rendos, Hyung-Pil Jun, Karen Lew Feirman, Kysha Harriell, Sae Yong Lee, Joseph F Signorile
Chronic ankle instability (CAI) is a common condition following ankle injury that is associated with compromised balance. Whole body vibration training (WBVT) programmes are linked with improved balance and function in athletic and non-athletic populations and may improve balance in CAI. Twelve healthy and seven CAI participants completed two randomly assigned interventions. Two Power Plate® platforms were attached back to back using a Theraband®. Participants stood on the active plate and inactive plate for WBVT and sham interventions, respectively...
August 11, 2017: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799030/transfer-of-improved-movement-technique-after-receiving-verbal-external-focus-and-video-instruction
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Anne Benjaminse, Wouter Welling, Bert Otten, Alli Gokeler
PURPOSE: It is unknown how movement patterns that are learned carry over to the field. The objective was to determine whether training during a jump-landing task would transfer to lower extremity kinematics and kinetics during sidestep cutting. METHODS: Forty healthy athletes were assigned to the verbal internal focus (IF, n = 10), verbal external focus (EF, n = 10), video (VI, n = 10) or control (CTRL, n = 10) group. A jump-landing task was performed as baseline followed by training blocks (TR1 and TR2) and a post-test...
August 10, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796127/a-systematic-review-of-the-association-between-physical-fitness-and-musculoskeletal-injury-risk-part-2-muscular-endurance-and-muscular-strength
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Sarah J de la Motte, Timothy C Gribbin, Peter Lisman, Kaitlin Murphy, Patricia A Deuster
This is a systematic review and evaluation of the current evidence on the association between muscular endurance (ME) and/or muscular strength (MS) and musculoskeletal injury (MSK-I) risk in military and civilian populations. MEDLINE, EBSCO, EMBASE, and the Defense Technical Information Center were searched for original studies published from 1970 through 2015 that examined associations between physical fitness (ME and MS) and MSK-I in military or civilian populations. Methodological quality and strength of the evidence were determined following criteria adapted from previously published systematic reviews...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792901/an-automated-classification-of-pathological-gait-using-unobtrusive-sensing-technology
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Elham Dolatabadi, Babak Taati, Alex Mihailidis
This study integrates an unobtrusive and affordable sensing technology with machine learning methods to discriminate between healthy and pathological gait patterns as a result of stroke or acquired brain injury (ABI). A feature analysis is used to identify the role of each body part in separating pathological patterns from healthy patterns. Gait features including the orientations of the hips and spine (trunk), shoulders and neck (upper limb), knees and ankles (lower limb), are calculated during walking based on Kinect skeletal tracking sequences...
August 7, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790476/surgical-treatment-of-sanders-type-2-calcaneal-fractures-using-a-sinus-tarsi-approach
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Chul Hyun Park, Dong Yeol Lee
BACKGROUND: Calcaneum is the most commonly fractured tarsal bone. The optimal treatment for displaced calcaneus fractures involving the posterior facet is surgical. The extensile lateral approach is commonly preferred because it provides sufficient exposure of the subtalar facet. However, this technique has the risk of complications such as wound necrosis and sural nerve injury. Various minimally invasive approaches, such as sinus tarsi approach, limited posterior approach, and percutaneous approach, have been introduced to reduce possible complications...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783473/heel-rise-height-deficit-1-year-after-achilles-tendon-rupture-relates-to-changes-in-ankle-biomechanics-6-years-after-injury
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Annelie Brorsson, Richard W Willy, Roy Tranberg, Karin Grävare Silbernagel
BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether the height of a heel-rise performed in the single-leg standing heel-rise test 1 year after an Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) correlates with ankle biomechanics during walking, jogging, and jumping in the long-term. PURPOSE: To explore the differences in ankle biomechanics, tendon length, calf muscle recovery, and patient-reported outcomes at a mean of 6 years after ATR between 2 groups that, at 1-year follow-up, had less than 15% versus greater than 30% differences in heel-rise height...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783444/hip-and-groin-injuries-in-dancers-a-systematic-review
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Natasha Trentacosta, Dai Sugimoto, Lyle J Micheli
CONTEXT: Injury data on hip and groin injuries vary, and these injuries are often misrepresented or overlooked for more commonly seen injuries, such as those to the foot and ankle. OBJECTIVE: To provide a systematic review of the injury rates of hip and groin pathology in dancers and look to establish a better understanding of the occurrence of hip and groin injuries in the dancer population. DATA SOURCES: A literature search was performed using PubMed and CINAHL databases for articles published between 2000 and 2016...
August 1, 2017: Sports Health
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