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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644193/heel-raised-foot-posture-do-not-affect-trunk-and-lower-extremity-biomechanics-during-a-barbell-back-squat-in-recreational-weightlifters
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Szu-Ping Lee, Carrie Gillis, Javier J Ibarra, Derek Oldroyd, Ryan Zane
It is claimed that weightlifting shoes with a raised heel may lead to a more upright trunk posture, and thus reduce the risk of back injuries during a barbell back squat. These proclaimed biomechanical effects have not been thoroughly investigated. The purpose of this study was to compare trunk and lower extremity biomechanics during barbell back squats in 3 foot postures.14 recreational weightlifters (7 male and 7 female) between the ages of 18-50 performed barbell back squats in 3 conditions (barefoot on a flat surface, barefoot on a heel-raised platform, and wearing heel-raised weightlifting shoes) at 80% of their 1-RM...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630577/effects-of-high-velocity-elastic-band-versus-heavy-resistance-training-on-hamstring-strength-activation-and-sprint-running-performance
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Donatas Janusevicius, Audrius Snieckus, Albertas Skurvydas, Viktoras Silinskas, Eugenijus Trinkunas, Joan Aureli Cadefau, Sigitas Kamandulis
Hamstring muscle injuries occur during high-speed activities, which suggests that muscular strength at high velocities may be more important than maximal strength. This study examined hamstring adaptations to training for maximal strength and for strength at high velocities. Physically active men (n = 25; age, 23.0 ± 3.2 years) were randomly divided into: (1) a resistance training (RT, n = 8) group, which performed high-load, low-velocity concentric-eccentric hamstring contractions; (2) a resistance training concentric (RTC; n = 9) group, which performed high-load, low-velocity concentric-only hamstring contractions; and (3) a high-velocity elastic band training (HVT, n = 8) group, which performed low-load, high-velocity concentric-eccentric hamstring contractions...
June 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605148/effects-of-a-dynamic-core-stability-programme-on-the-biomechanics-of-cutting-manoeuvres-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Enda F Whyte, Chris Richter, Siobhan O'Connor, Kieran A Moran
Deficits in trunk control predict ACL injuries which frequently occur during high risk activities such as cutting. However, no existing trunk control/core stability programme has been found to positively affect trunk kinematics during cutting activities. This study investigated the effectiveness of a 6-week dynamic core stability programme (DCS) on the biomechanics of anticipated and unanticipated side and crossover cutting manoeuvres. Thirty-one male, varsity footballers participated in this randomised controlled trial...
June 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596973/quadriceps-strength-in-patients-with-isolated-cartilage-defects-of-the-knee-results-of-isokinetic-strength-measurements-and-their-correlation-with-clinical-and-functional-results
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Anja Hirschmüller, Tasja Andres, Wolfgang Schoch, Heiner Baur, Lukas Konstantinidis, Norbert P Südkamp, Philipp Niemeyer
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have found a significant deficit of maximum quadriceps strength after autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) of the knee. However, it is unclear whether muscular strength deficits in patients with cartilage damage exist prior to operative treatment. PURPOSE: To isokinetically test maximum quadriceps muscle strength and quantify the impact of possible strength deficits on functional and clinical test results. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588166/comparative-efficacy-of-local-steroid-and-therapeutic-ultrasound-for-quicker-functional-improvement-in-tennis-elbow
#5
M S Rahman, A K Salek, M A Ullah
Lateral epicondylitis or Tennis elbow is very common repetitive stress injury or cumulative trauma disorder among active professionals and tennis players. Local steroid injection can provide quick functional improvement as sought by most of the patients. Therapeutic ultrasound and eccentric exercises can also improve the function. This study was carried out to see the comparative efficacy of these two modalities of treatments in terms of quicker functional improvement and this randomized interventional clinical trial was carried out in a private rehabilitation hospital in Dhaka...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587706/coma-after-acute-head-injury
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Raimund Firsching
BACKGROUND: Coma after acute head injury is always alarming. Depending on the type of injury, immediate treatment may be life-saving. About a quarter of a million patients are treated for traumatic brain injury in Germany each year. Treatment recommendations must be updated continually in the light of advancing knowledge. METHODS: This review of treatment recommendations, prognostic factors, and the pathophysiology of coma after acute head injury is based on a 2015 German guideline for the treatment of head injury in adults and on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search in PubMed for literature on post-traumatic coma...
May 5, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566815/training-induced-changes-in-physical-performance-can-be-achieved-without-body-mass-reduction-after-eight-week-of-strength-and-injury-prevention-oriented-programme-in-volleyball-female-players
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M Lehnert, M Sigmund, P Lipinska, R Vařeková, M Hroch, Z Xaverová, P Stastny, P Háp, P Zmijewski
The purpose of the study was to analyse the changes in muscle strength, power, and somatic parameters in elite volleyball players after a specific pre-season training programme aimed at improving jumping and strength performance and injury prevention. Twelve junior female volleyball players participated in an 8-week training programme. Anthropometric characteristics, isokinetic peak torque (PT) single-joint knee flexion (H) and extension (Q) at 60º/s and 180º/s, counter movement jump (CMJ), squat jump (SJ), and reactive strength index (RSI) were measured before and after intervention...
June 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549397/assessment-of-distal-radioulnar-joint-stability-after-reconstruction-with-the-brachioradialis-wrap
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Charity S Burke, Keith A Zoeller, Seid W Waddell, John A Nyland, Michael J Voor, Amitava Gupta
BACKGROUND: The brachioradialis (BR) wrap technique is an option to restore the stability of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ). The technique capitalizes on the BR's advantageous insertion point on the radial styloid and the ability of the BR to be harvested with minimal to no deficit. The tendon can then be wrapped around the radius and ulna, tunneling under the pronator quadratus and extensor compartments and secured back into its insertion to provide stability. In this cadaveric study, we used micro-computed tomography (CT) to assess the stability restored by this procedure...
May 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546738/kinematic-and-electromyographic-activity-changes-during-back-squat-with-submaximal-and-maximal-loading
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Hasan U Yavuz, Deniz Erdag
The aim of this study was to investigate the possible kinematic and muscular activity changes with maximal loading during squat maneuver. Fourteen healthy male individuals, who were experienced at performing squats, participated in this study. Each subject performed squats with 80%, 90%, and 100% of the previously established 1 repetition maximum (1RM). Electromyographic (EMG) activities were measured for the vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, rectus femoris, semitendinosus, biceps femoris, gluteus maximus, and erector spinae by using an 8-channel dual-mode portable EMG and physiological signal data acquisition system (Myomonitor IV, Delsys Inc...
2017: Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487313/knee-extensor-strength-and-body-weight-in-adolescent-men-and-the-risk-of-knee-osteoarthritis-by-middle-age
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Aleksandra Turkiewicz, Simon Timpka, Jonas Bloch Thorlund, Eva Ageberg, Martin Englund
OBJECTIVES: To assess the extent to which knee extensor strength and weight in adolescence are associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA) by middle age. METHODS: We studied a cohort of 40 121 men who at age 18 years in 1969/1970 underwent mandatory conscription in Sweden. We retrieved data on isometric knee extensor strength, weight, height, smoking, alcohol consumption, parental education and adult occupation from Swedish registries. We identified participants diagnosed with knee OA or knee injury from 1987 to 2010 through the National Patient Register...
May 9, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485384/reliability-of-the-modified-ashworth-scale-and-modified-tardieu-scale-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injuries
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P Akpinar, A Atici, F U Ozkan, I Aktas, D G Kulcu, A Sarı, B Durmus
STUDY DESIGN: Psychometrics study. OBJECTIVES: To assess the reliability of the Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS) and Modified Tardieu Scale (MTS) in patients with spinal cord injuries (SCIs). SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation clinics at two state hospitals. METHODS: The study included 65 participants aged between 18 and 88 years with SCI with spasticity. All participants were at least 6 months after injury and had an American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale grade of A-D...
May 9, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467583/repair-of-comminuted-fracture-of-the-lower-patellar-pole
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Elsayed Ibraheem Elsayed Massoud
BACKGROUND: Comminuted fracture of the lower patellar pole has characteristics of both patellar fracture and avulsion of the patellar tendon. Therefore, components of both injury types should be considered during treatment. None of the traditional techniques has proven sufficient alone. Currently described is technique that incorporates principles of osteosynthesis as well as repair of the patellar tendon. METHODS: Total of 23 patients with comminuted fracture of the lower patellar pole were treated surgically and prospectively followed for 24 months...
March 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462679/thumb-boutonni%C3%A3-re-deformity-without-rheumatoid-arthritis-or-trauma
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T Hara, H Yoneda, S Kurimoto, M Yamamoto, K Iwatsuki, H Hirata
Boutonnière deformity of the thumb without rheumatoid arthritis or trauma is not widely recognised. This study aimed to investigate its prevalence, relation to sex and age, and identifying factors associated with the extensor mechanism using ultrasonography. We examined 248 thumbs from 127 participants who were asymptomatic for hand disorders and had no history of hand injury. Boutonnière deformity was identified in 20 thumbs of 17 participants and was significantly more prevalent among elderly participants than among young participants...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459795/four-weeks-of-nordic-hamstring-exercise-reduce-muscle-injury-risk-factors-in-young-adults
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João Breno de A R Alvares, Vanessa Bernardes Marques, Marco Aurélio Vaz, Bruno Manfredini Baroni
The Nordic hamstring exercise (NHE) is a field-based exercise designed for knee-flexor eccentric strengthening, aimed at muscle strains prevention. However, possible effects of NHE programmes on other hamstring injury risk factors remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a NHE training programme on multiple hamstring injury risk factors. Twenty physically active young adults were allocated into two equal sized groups: control group (CG) and training group (TG). The TG was engaged in a 4-week NHE programme, twice a week, 3 sets of 6-10 repetitions; while CG received no exercise intervention...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453357/the-diagnosis-and-management-of-mallet-finger-injuries
#15
Gregory A Lamaris, Michael K Matthew
BACKGROUND: Mallet finger is a common injury of the extensor tendon insertion causing an extension lag of the distal interphalangeal joint. METHODS: We reviewed the most current literature on the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of mallet finger injuries focusing on the indications and outcomes of surgical intervention. RESULTS: Nonoperative management has been advocated for almost all mallet finger injuries; however, complex injuries are usually treated surgically...
May 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453347/drill-penetration-injury-to-extensor-tendons-a-biomechanical-analysis
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Jared M Mahylis, Anora K Burwell, Laura Bonneau, Lynn M Marshall, Adam J Mirarchi
BACKGROUND: Little is known about extensor tendon failure following drill injury at the time of volar plate fixation. Our goals were to analyze extensor tendon injury following simulated drill penetration, and change in tendon displacement during cyclic loading following simulated drill penetration injury. METHODS: Extensor pollicis longus (EPL) and extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) tendons were harvested from 9 fresh frozen cadaveric arms. Eighteen EPL and 18 ECRB samples were created from harvested tendons...
May 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453339/the-painful-sacrifice-the-epidemiology-of-hand-injuries-during-the-holy-festivals-in-the-sultanate-of-oman-a-10-year-case-control-study
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Sultan Al-Shaqsi, Taimoor Al-Bulushi, Ayman Al-Salmi, Ammar Al-Kashmiri, Ali Al-Lawatti
BACKGROUND: The human hand is an important functional and sensory organ. Its complex anatomy reflects its important functional capabilities. Many Muslim countries observe the holy festivals with a traditional sacrifice of an animal in order to share the meat (basic commodity) with beloved ones. During such festivals hand injuries have been reported to increase. This study aimed to compare cases and controls of hand injuries treated at the national trauma center in the Sultanate of Oman during a 10-year time period...
May 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428912/biomechanical-evaluation-of-carpal-kinematics-during-simulated-wrist-motion
#18
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/28422876/low-complication-rate-of-elastic-stable-intramedullary-nailing-esin-of-pediatric-forearm-fractures-a-retrospective-study-of-202-cases
#19
Christiane Kruppa, Pamela Bunge, Thomas A Schildhauer, Marcel Dudda
Elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) has been established as state of the art treatment for forearm fractures in children, if operative stabilization is required. Their use has been expanded to single bone shaft fractures, and also more complex injuries such as Monteggia fractures or Monteggia-like lesions. A wide range of complications has been reported in the literature, up to 70% in certain investigations. The purpose of this study was to assess the complication rate after ESIN treatment of forearm fractures in children and adolescents in a representative cohort of patients from a level 1 trauma center in Germany...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406879/physical-examination-of-the-knee-meniscus-cartilage-and-patellofemoral-conditions
#20
Robert D Bronstein, Joseph C Schaffer
The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints in the body. Its superficial anatomy enables diagnosis of the injury through a thorough history and physical examination. Examination techniques for the knee described decades ago are still useful, as are more recently developed tests. Proper use of these techniques requires understanding of the anatomy and biomechanical principles of the knee as well as the pathophysiology of the injuries, including tears to the menisci and extensor mechanism, patellofemoral conditions, and osteochondritis dissecans...
May 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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