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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428912/biomechanical-evaluation-of-carpal-kinematics-during-simulated-wrist-motion
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Helen Stoesser, Clare E Padmore, Masao Nishiwaki, Braden Gammon, G Daniel G Langohr, James A Johnson
Background Flexion and extension of the wrist is achieved primarily at the radiocarpal and midcarpal joints. Carpal kinematics have been investigated, although there remains no consensus regarding the relative contribution of each bone to wrist motion. Purpose To determine the kinematics of the scaphoid, lunate, and capitate during unconstrained simulated wrist flexion/extension and to examine the effect of motion direction on the contribution of each bone. Materials and Methods Seven cadaveric upper extremities were tested in a passive wrist simulator with 10N tone loads applied to the wrist flexors/extensors...
May 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428826/the-reliability-of-shear-elastic-modulus-measurement-of-the-ankle-plantar-flexion-muscles-is-higher-at-dorsiflexed-position-of-the-ankle
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Junya Saeki, Tome Ikezoe, Masatoshi Nakamura, Satoru Nishishita, Noriaki Ichihashi
BACKGROUND: Excessive stiffness of lower limb muscles is associated with sports injuries. Therefore, the identification of a reliable measurement of the shear elastic modulus of various ankle plantar flexion muscles is required to evaluate lower leg sports injuries. This study investigated the reliable measurement of the shear elastic modulus of the ankle plantar flexion muscles at different ankle positions. METHODS: Twenty-three healthy young men (25.3 ± 3...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419543/aging-does-not-alter-tendon-mechanical-properties-during-homeostasis-but-does-impair-flexor-tendon-healing
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Jessica E Ackerman, Ibrahima Bah, Jennifer H Jonason, Mark R Buckley, Alayna E Loiselle
Aging is an important factor in disrupted homeostasis of many tissues. While an increased incidence of tendinopathy and tendon rupture are observed with aging, it is unclear whether this is due to progressive changes in tendon cell function and mechanics over time, or an impaired repair reaction from aged tendons in response to insult or injury. In the present study we examined changes in the mechanical properties of Flexor Digitorum Longus (FDL), Flexor Carpi Ulnaris (FCU), and tail fascicles in both male and female C57Bl/6 mice between 3-27 months of age to better understand the effects of sex and age on tendon homeostasis...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417701/survey-of-hand-surgeons-and-therapists-perceptions-of-the-benefit-of-common-surgical-procedures-of-the-hand
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Olli V Leppänen, Jarkko Jokihaara, Esa Jämsen, Teemu Karjalainen
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this survey were (1) to study if surgeons' perceptions of the benefit of six surgical procedures differ if they consider themselves as patients instead of treating a patient, (2) to evaluate the role of five predetermined factors that may influence decision-making, and (3) to assess how uniformly hand surgeons and hand therapists perceive the benefits of the surgical treatments. METHODS: The members of the national societies for Hand Surgery and Hand Therapy were asked to participate in the survey...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394713/elbow-mri-findings-do-not-correlate-with-future-placement-on-the-disabled-list-in-asymptomatic-professional-baseball-pitchers
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Nicholas M Gutierrez, Christopher Granville, Lee Kaplan, Michael Baraga, Jean Jose
BACKGROUND: Injury rates among professional baseball players may reach as high as 5.8 per 1000 encounters, with pitchers being most vulnerable on account of the excessive biomechanical load on the upper extremity during the throwing motion. Anatomically, the shoulder is the most common site of pitching-related injury, accounting for 30.7% of injuries, closely followed by the elbow at 26.3%. Characteristic valgus loading imparts a predictable constellation of stresses on the joint, including medial tension, lateral compression, and posterior medial shearing...
April 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390293/comparison-of-foot-muscle-morphology-and-foot-kinematics-between-recreational-runners-with-normal-feet-and-with-asymptomatic-over-pronated-feet
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Xianyi Zhang, Jeroen Aeles, Benedicte Vanwanseele
Over-pronated feet are common in adults and are associated with lower limb injuries. Studying the foot muscle morphology and foot kinematic patterns is important for understanding the mechanism of over-pronation related injuries. The aim of this study is to compare the foot muscle morphology and foot inter-segmental kinematics between recreational runners with normal feet and those with asymptomatic over-pronated feet. A total of 26 recreational runners (17 had normal feet and 9 had over-pronated feet) participated in this study and their foot type was assessed using the 6-item Foot Posture Index...
March 31, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384102/anatomic-variation-of-the-median-nerve-associated-with-an-anomalous-muscle-of-the-forearm
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Atoni Dogood Atoni, Charles Aidemise Oyinbo
Documented anatomical variations are important not only for the study of the subject of anatomy, but also in clinical situation. This knowledge would aid surgeons in planning a preoperative strategy for surgical procedures and reconstructive surgery. The right forearm of a 35-year-old embalmed male cadaver present a splitting of the median nerve in the proximal 1/3 of the forearm to form medial and lateral divisions that accommodate an anomalous muscle. The split median nerve reunites at the distal 1/3 and continues as a single nerve...
March 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378509/hamstring-to-quadriceps-fatigue-ratio-offers-new-and-different-muscle-function-information-than-the-conventional-non-fatigued-ratio
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Matheus Daros Pinto, Anthony J Blazevich, Lars L Andersen, Pedro Mil-Homens, Ronei Silveira Pinto
Commonly used injury risk prediction tests such as the hamstring-to-quadriceps (H:Q) strength ratio appear to be poor predictors of non-contact injury. However, these tests are typically performed in a non-fatigued state, despite accumulated fatigue being an important risk factor for both hamstring strain (HS) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in professional soccer players PURPOSE: To examine the influence of neuromuscular fatigue on the H:Q strength ratio and the association between fatigued and non-fatigued ratio scores, after the effect of different H:Q calculation methods were compared and contrasted METHODS: Thirty-five professional soccer players performed a 30-repetition isokinetic fatigue test protocol...
April 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365148/outcomes-after-flexor-tendon-repair-combined-with-the-application-of-human-amniotic-membrane-allograft
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Olli V Leppänen, Teemu Karjalainen, Harry Göransson, Annika Hakamäki, Jouni Havulinna, Jyrki Parkkinen, Jarkko Jokihaara
PURPOSE: Clinically proven methods to prevent adhesion formation after flexor tendon repair have not yet been established. The aim of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility of amniotic membrane allograft as a mechanical barrier to decrease adhesion formation. METHODS: Ten patients having flexor tendon injuries were planned to be recruited to the pilot study. The operative treatment consisted of tendon repair and fixation of amniotic membrane allograft around the repaired tendon...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355990/active-elbow-flexion-is-possible-in-c4-quadriplegia-using-hybrid-assistive-limb-hal%C3%A2-technology-a-case-study
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Yukiyo Shimizu, Hideki Kadone, Shigeki Kubota, Akira Ikumi, Tetsuya Abe, Aiki Marushima, Tomoyuki Ueno, Ayumu Endo, Hiroaki Kawamoto, Kousaku Saotome, Akira Matsushita, Akira Matsumura, Yoshiyuki Sankai, Yasushi Hada, Masashi Yamazaki
CONTEXT: Patients with complete quadriplegia after high cervical spinal cord injury are fully dependent with activities of daily living. Assistive technology can improve their quality of life. We examined the use of a hybrid assistive limb for single joints (HAL-SJ) in a 19-year-old man with complete C4 quadriplegia due to chronic spinal cord injury to restore function of active elbow flexion. This is the first report on the use of the HAL-SJ in a patient with spinal cord injury. FINDINGS: The HAL-SJ intervention for each elbow was administered in 10 sessions...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355741/-mri-of-the-finger-ligament-and-tendon-injuries-imaging-technique-and-clinical-application
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Y X Li, W Ye, R J Bai, H L Zhan, Y Liu, Z H Qian, H Zhang
Objective: To explore the MRI technique and the clinical application in ligament and tendons of fingers. Methods: The study was reviewed and approved by an institutional review board of hospital.A total of 20 normal volunteers and 50 patients from Beijing Jishuitan Hospital between May 2012 and May 2015 with finger injuries were chosen to undergo magnetic resonance examination by using Achieva 3.0 T MR produced by Philips.Scanning from coronal, sagittal and axial view in T(1)-weighted and proton fat saturation sequence (PD-FS), choosing suitable parameters, in order to get clear images of finger tendons and ligaments...
March 21, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325701/evaluation-of-flexor-pollicis-longus-tendon-attrition-using-color-doppler-imaging-after-volar-plate-fixation-for-distal-radius-fracture
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Yoshitaka Tanaka, Hiroyuki Gotani, Koichi Yano, Kosuke Sasaki, Yoshitaka Hamada
PURPOSE: Early diagnosis of attritional wear of the flexor pollicis longus (FPL) tendon is essential in preventing subsequent tendon rupture. There are currently few objective methods of assessing FPL attrition. We hypothesized that color Doppler imaging could visibly detect FPL tendon attrition, and analyzed our results. METHODS: We evaluated ultrasound imaging of the contact between the FPL tendon and a volar locking plate using the real-time B-mode and Doppler waveforms of the FPL tendon using the continuous Doppler wave mode in 40 patients who underwent fixation of the distal volar locking plate for distal radius fracture...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324204/tibial-nerve-neuropathy-following-medial-opening-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomy-case-report-of-a-rare-technical-complication
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Young-Soo Shin, Hyun-Bo Sim, Jung-Ro Yoon
A 63-year-old woman developed tibial nerve injury caused by an overlong K wire and 4.5-mm cortical lag screw through the first distal hole below the osteotomy during medial opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO), leading to a lack of sensation on the sole of the foot with no disturbances in motor functions. The temporary lag screw in the first distal hole below the osteotomy is often inserted by an excessive length in order to compress the potentially fractured opposite cortex. By doing so, posterior neurovascular structures including the tibial nerve and the popliteal vessels can be injured...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319875/electrophysiologic-features-of-ulnar-neuropathy-in-childhood-and-adolescence
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Ioannis Karakis, Wendy Liew, Heather Szelag Fournier, H Royden Jones, Basil T Darras, Peter B Kang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze patterns of nerve injury in pediatric ulnar neuropathy (PUN). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 49 children with PUN. RESULTS: Sensory loss in digit V was the prevailing complaint (89%). Predominant localization was at the elbow (55%). Diminished ulnar SNAP was the most common abnormality (71%) with median axon loss estimate (MAXE) of 62%. Dorsal ulnar cutaneous (DUC) sensory nerve action potential (SNAP) was reduced in 55% with MAXE of 43%...
May 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314214/gait-biomechanics-following-lower-extremity-trauma-amputation-vs-reconstruction
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Elizabeth Russell Esposito, Daniel J Stinner, John R Fergason, Jason M Wilken
BACKGROUND: Surgical advances have substantially improved outcomes for individuals sustaining traumatic lower extremity injury. Injuries once requiring lower limb amputation are now routinely managed with limb reconstruction surgery. However, comparisons of functional outcomes between the procedures are inconclusive. PURPOSE: To compare gait biomechanics after lower limb reconstruction and transtibial amputation. METHODS: Twenty-four individuals with unilateral lower limb reconstruction wearing a custom ankle-foot orthosis (Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis), 24 with unilateral, transtibial amputation, and 24 able-bodied control subjects underwent gait analysis at a standardized Froude speed based on leg length...
February 21, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294692/lower-extremity-isokinetic-strength-ratios-of-elite-springboard-and-platform-diving-athletes
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Amilton Vieira, Savio Alex, André Martorelli, Lee E Brown, Ricardo Moreira, Martim Bottaro
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the present study was to examine knee extensor and flexor muscle strength ratios of an elite group of diving athletes. METHODS: Sixteen divers (10 females and 6 males) from the Brazil national team were assessed for lower-body strength. They had participated in international competitions such as the 2016 Olympic Games and 2015 Pan American Games. The dynamic concentric torque of their knee flexor and extensor muscles were evaluated using a Biodex isokinetic dynamometer...
May 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282793/relationship-between-scapular-muscle-and-core-endurance-in-healthy-subjects
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Zeynep Hazar Kanik, Omer Osman Pala, Gurkan Gunaydin, Ugur Sozlu, Zeynep Beyza Alkan, Selda Basar, Seyit Citaker
BACKGROUND: Scapular muscle endurance and core endurance reportedly influence shoulder injury risk. The exact relationships between scapular muscle endurance and core endurance, and how they impact one another in the healthy subjects remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between scapular muscle endurance and core endurance in healthy subjects. METHODS: Fifty healthy volunteers (23 males, 27 females; mean age 20.42 ± 1...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269706/a-stimulation-driven-exoskeleton-for-walking-after-paraplegia
#18
Sarah R Chang, Mark J Nandor, Lu Li, Kevin M Foglyano, John R Schnellenberger, Rudi Kobetic, Roger D Quinn, Ronald J Triolo
An untethered version of a stimulation-driven exoskeleton was evaluated for its ability to restore walking after paralysis from spinal cord injury. The hybrid neuroprosthesis (HNP) combined a passive variable-constraint exoskeleton for stability and support with functional neuromuscular stimulation (FNS) to contract the paralyzed muscles to drive limb movement. This self-contained HNP was operated by an onboard controller that sampled sensor signals, generated appropriate commands to both the exoskeletal constraints and integrated stimulator, and transmitted data wirelessly via Bluetooth to an off-board computer for real-time monitoring and recording for offline analysis...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269491/mri-measures-of-fat-infiltration-in-the-lower-extremities-following-motor-incomplete-spinal-cord-injury-reliability-and-potential-implications-for-muscle-activation
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Andrew C Smith, Maria Knikou, Katrina L Yelick, Abigail R Alexander, Margaret M Murnane, Andrew A Kritselis, Paul J Houmpavlis, Jacob G McPherson, Marie Wasielewski, Mark A Hoggarth, James M Elliott
Muscle fat infiltration (MFI) is an expected consequence of incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI). The MFI magnitude may have clinical value in determining functional recovery. However, there is a lack of understanding of how MFI relates to the volitional muscle activity in people with motor incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI). Five iSCI and 5 uninjured age-matched control subjects participated in the study. In this preliminary study, we established the reliability of MFI quantification of select lower extremity muscles across different raters...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268895/prediction-of-forelimb-muscle-emgs-from-the-corticospinal-signals-in-rats
#20
Sinan Gok, Mesut Sahin
To generate voluntary forearm movements, the information that is encoded in the activity of the cortical neurons has to travel through the spinal cord and activate the skeletal muscles. The axons carrying these signals are tightly bundled together in the descending tracts that control the spinal circuitry innervating the forearm muscles. In this paper, we show that corticospinal tract (CST) signals can be used to predict forearm electromyographic (EMG) activities that are recorded during an isometric-pull task...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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