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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422559/the-influence-of-ambulatory-aid-on-lower-extremity-muscle-activation-during-gait
#1
Michael Sanders, Anton E Bowden, Spencer Baker, Ryan Jensen, McKenzie Nichols
CONTEXT: Foot and ankle injuries are common, and often require a non-weight bearing period of immobilization for the involved leg. This non-weight bearing period usually results in muscle atrophy for the involved leg. There is a dearth of objective data describing muscle activation for different ambulatory aids that are used during the aforementioned non-weight bearing period. OBJECTIVE: To compare activation amplitudes for four leg muscles during (1) able-bodied gait and (2) ambulation involving three different ambulatory aids that can be used during the acute phase of foot and ankle injury care...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417667/immediate-and-short-term-biomechanical-adaptation-of-habitual-barefoot-runners-who-start-shod-running
#2
Ivan P H Au, Fannie O Y Lau, Winko W An, Janet H Zhang, Tony L Chen, Roy T H Cheung
This study investigated the immediate and short-term effects of minimalist shoes (MS) and traditional running shoes (TRS) on vertical loading rates, foot strike pattern and lower limb kinematics in a group of habitual barefoot runners. Twelve habitual barefoot runners were randomly given a pair of MS or TRS and were asked to run with the prescribed shoes for 1 month. Outcome variables were obtained before, immediate after and 1 month after shoe prescription. Average and instantaneous vertical loading rates at the 1-month follow-up were significantly higher than that at the pre-shod session (P < 0...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376828/all-polyethylene-tibial-components-in-distal-femur-limb-salvage-surgery-a-finite-element-analysis-based-on-promising-clinical-outcomes
#3
Fan Tang, Yong Zhou, Wenli Zhang, Li Min, Rui Shi, Yi Luo, Hong Duan, Chongqi Tu
BACKGROUND: Whether all-polyethylene tibial (APT) components are beneficial to patients who received distal femur limb-salvage surgery lacks high-quality clinical follow-up and mechanical evidence. This study aimed to investigate the biomechanics of the distal femur reconstructed with APT tumor knee prostheses using finite element (FE) analysis based on our previous, promising clinical outcome. METHODS: Three-dimensional FE models that use APT and metal-backed tibial (MBT) prostheses to reconstruct distal femoral bone defects were developed and input into the Abaqus FEA software version 6...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374052/stress-fractures-of-the-foot-and-ankle-part-1-biomechanics-of-bone-and-principles-of-imaging-and-treatment
#4
REVIEW
Jacob C Mandell, Bharti Khurana, Stacy E Smith
A stress fracture is a focal failure of bone induced by the summation of repetitive forces, which overwhelms the normal bone remodeling cycle. This review, the first of two parts, discusses the general principles of stress fractures of the foot and ankle. This includes bone structure, biomechanics of stress applied to bone, bone remodeling, risk factors for stress fracture, and general principles of imaging and treatment of stress fractures. Cortical bone and trabecular bone have a contrasting macrostructure, which leads to differing resistances to externally applied forces...
April 4, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367693/outcomes-of-the-modified-brostr%C3%A3-m-procedure-augmented-with-suture-tape-for-ankle-instability-in-patients-with-generalized-ligamentous-laxity
#5
Byung-Ki Cho, Kyoung-Jin Park, Ji-Kang Park, Nelson F SooHoo
BACKGROUND: Although recent biomechanical studies have reported mechanical superiority of augmented anterior talofibular ligament reconstruction using suture-tape, clinical evidence regarding the efficacy of suture-tape augmentation is still insufficient. This prospective study was performed to evaluate the outcomes of the modified Broström procedure augmented with suture-tape for chronic ankle instability with generalized ligamentous laxity, which has been known to be a poor prognostic factor for anatomic ligament repair...
April 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367189/the-biomechanical-study-of-the-influence-to-the-forefoot-plantar-pressure-of-the-first-tarsometatarsal-joint-fracture-dislocation-fixed-by-three-different-implants
#6
Xiao Yu, Qing-Jiang Pang, Xian-Jun Chen
OBJECTIVES: To study the influence of forefoot plantar pressure of the first tarsometatarsal joint fracture-dislocation by three different implants to provide experimental reference in selecting implants. METHODS: Eight fresh foot specimens were made into the models of the first tarsometatarsal joint fracture-dislocation, which were fixed with 3.5 mm cortical screw, 1/4 tubular plate and compressive staple in turn. After the loading of 600N, the changes of the plantar pressure in forefoot were measured by the method of the F-scan plantar pressure system...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365220/adaptation-of-running-pattern-to-the-drop-of-standard-cushioned-shoes-a-randomised-controlled-trial-with-a-6-month-follow-up
#7
Laurent Malisoux, Paul Gette, Nicolas Chambon, Axel Urhausen, Daniel Theisen
OBJECTIVES: While several cross-sectional studies have investigated the acute effects of shoe drop on running biomechanics, the long-term consequences are currently unknown. This study aimed to investigate if the drop of standard cushioned shoes induces specific adaptations in running technique over a six-month period in leisure-time runners. DESIGN: Double-blinded randomised controlled trial. METHODS: The participants (n=59) received a pair of shoes with a heel-to-toe drop of 10mm (D10), 6mm (D6) or 0mm (D0) and were followed-up regarding running training over 6 months or 500km, whichever came first...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338618/real-time-gait-event-detection-based-on-kinematic-data-coupled-to-a-biomechanical-model-%C3%A2
#8
Stefan Lambrecht, Anna Harutyunyan, Kevin Tanghe, Maarten Afschrift, Joris De Schutter, Ilse Jonkers
Real-time detection of multiple stance events, more specifically initial contact (IC), foot flat (FF), heel off (HO), and toe off (TO), could greatly benefit neurorobotic (NR) and neuroprosthetic (NP) control. Three real-time threshold-based algorithms have been developed, detecting the aforementioned events based on kinematic data in combination with a biomechanical model. Data from seven subjects walking at three speeds on an instrumented treadmill were used to validate the presented algorithms, accumulating to a total of 558 steps...
March 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325673/lower-limb-dynamics-and-clinical-outcomes-for-habitually-shod-runners-who-transition-to-barefoot-running
#9
Rami Hashish, Sachithra D Samarawickrame, Susan Sigward, Stanley P Azen, George J Salem
OBJECTIVES: Recent investigations have revealed lower vertical loading rates and knee energy absorption amongst experienced barefoot runners relative to those who rear-foot strike (RFS). Although this has led to an adoption of barefoot running amongst many recreational shoe runners, recent investigations indicate that the experienced barefoot pattern is not immediately realized. Therefore, the purpose this investigation was to quantify changes in lower-extremity dynamics and clinical outcomes measures for habitually shod runners who perform a transition to barefoot running...
December 10, 2016: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321479/novel-anatomical-reconstruction-of-distal-tibiofibular-ligaments-restores-syndesmotic-biomechanics
#10
Jian Che, Chunbao Li, Zhipeng Gao, Wei Qi, Binping Ji, Yujie Liu, Ming Han Lincoln Liow
PURPOSE: To date, there is a paucity of literature on syndesmotic reconstruction techniques that restore both anatomic stability and physiologic syndesmotic biomechanics. In this cadaveric study, (1) a novel syndesmotic reconstruction surgical technique using autogenous peroneus brevis tendon was described and (2) the biomechanical properties of the reconstruction was investigated. METHODS: Ten fresh-frozen lower extremities were used in this study. Reconstruction of the anterior and posterior, as well as the interosseous tibiofibular ligaments was performed with a halved peroneus brevis tendon...
March 20, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314214/gait-biomechanics-following-lower-extremity-trauma-amputation-vs-reconstruction
#11
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/28306191/biomechanical-markers-and-theoretical-concepts-related-to-haemophilic-ankle-and-subtalar-joint-arthropathy-introducing-the-term-haemophilic-tarsal-pan-arthropathy
#12
REVIEW
S Lobet, A McCarthy, C Hermans, K Peerlinck, G A Matricali, F Staes, K Deschamps
BACKGROUND: Although regular factor replacement can reduce the incidence of joint bleeds and slow down the development of haemophilic arthropathy, the ankle joint remains particularly vulnerable even in children with haemophilia on primary or secondary prophylaxis and is now the primary joint affected. The heterogeneity in the pathoaetiology of haemophilic ankle arthropathy means that the functional consequences of early stage of ankle arthropathy are difficult to define as early morphological and structural changes can be observed in clinically asymptomatic ankles...
March 17, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301825/combined-versus-individual-effects-of-a-valgus-knee-brace-and-lateral-wedge-foot-orthotic-during-stair-use-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
#13
Rebecca Moyer, Trevor Birmingham, Colin Dombroski, Robert Walsh, J Robert Giffin
The aim of this study was to investigate the combined and individual biomechanical effects of a valgus knee brace and a lateral wedge foot orthotic during stair ascent and descent in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Thirty-five patients with varus alignment and medial knee OA were prescribed a custom valgus knee brace and lateral wedge foot orthotic. Knee angles and moments in the frontal and sagittal planes were determined from 3D gait analysis completed under four randomized conditions: (1) control (no knee brace or foot orthotic), (2) knee brace, (3) foot orthotic, and (4) combined knee brace and foot orthotic...
March 1, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280845/-function-of-prosthesis-components-in-lower-limb-amputees-with-bone-anchored-percutaneous-implants-biomechanical-aspects
#14
S Blumentritt
BACKGROUND: Bone anchorage of an artificial limb has been proven to be an alternative intervention for amputees when prosthesis use is seriously reduced because of stump problems. Little is known about how prosthesis components interact with bone and joints and which potential the optimum use provides with respect to quality of treatment of leg amputees. OBJECTIVE: Does osseointegration influence the motor activity of residual limbs differently compared with socket prostheses? How should prosthesis components be aligned? What type of prosthetic knee joints should be preferred in transfemoral amputees? MATERIAL AND METHODS: Transfer of biomechanical knowledge of socket prosthetics to bone-anchored prostheses...
March 9, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276650/comparison-of-arthrodesis-and-non-fusion-to-treat-lisfranc-injuries
#15
Yu-Sen Qiao, Jun-Kun Li, Hao Shen, Hai-Yan Bao, Ming Jiang, Yan Liu, Wasim Kapadia, Hong-Tao Zhang, Hui-Lin Yang
OBJECTIVE: "Lisfranc joint injury" is comprised of a tarsometatarsal joint-complex injury. The Lisfranc complex injury is always a challenge for orthopedists, and the optimum treatment is still up for debate. Anatomic reduction and stable internal fixation prove to have no satisfactory outcomes. This research aims to compare the clinical curative effects, complications and radiographic features of arthrodesis and non-fusion of the Lisfranc joint in the follow-up of the patients who suffered Lisfranc injuries...
February 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273496/ertl-and-non-ertl-amputees-exhibit-functional-biomechanical-differences-during-the-sit-to-stand-task
#16
Abbie E Ferris, Cory L Christiansen, Gary D Heise, David Hahn, Jeremy D Smith
BACKGROUND: People with transtibial amputation stand ~50times/day. There are two general approaches to transtibial amputation: 1) distal tibia and fibula union using a "bone-bridge" (Ertl), 2) non-union of the tibia and fibula (Non-Ertl). The Ertl technique may improve functional outcomes by increasing the end-bearing ability of the residual limb. We hypothesized individuals with an Ertl would perform a five-time sit-to-stand task faster through greater involvement/end-bearing of the affected limb...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268729/development-of-a-planar-shear-sensor
#17
Bruce J P Mortimer, Gary A Zets, Brian J Altenbernd, Tharaka Goonetilleke
This paper describes a wearable sensor that simultaneously measures both shear and orthogonal force. The planar shear sensor is based on inductive coupling between a small target and a series of adjacent coils. Lateral movement of the target changes the coupling between a primary coil and a series of geometrically shaped and scaled sense coils. Design of the sensor and methods for calibration are investigated. The wearable sensor can be used for measurement of in-situ foot loading during ambulation and we postulate that this may be useful for biomechanical analysis including exoskeletons and balance rehabilitation applications...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250804/predictive-behavior-of-a-computational-foot-ankle-model-through-artificial-neural-networks
#18
Ruchi D Chande, Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves, Norma Ortiz-Robinson, Jennifer S Wayne
Computational models are useful tools to study the biomechanics of human joints. Their predictive performance is heavily dependent on bony anatomy and soft tissue properties. Imaging data provides anatomical requirements while approximate tissue properties are implemented from literature data, when available. We sought to improve the predictive capability of a computational foot/ankle model by optimizing its ligament stiffness inputs using feedforward and radial basis function neural networks. While the former demonstrated better performance than the latter per mean square error, both networks provided reasonable stiffness predictions for implementation into the computational model...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248538/possible-pathogenetic-mechanisms-and-new-therapeutic-approaches-of-pes-equinovarus
#19
M Ošťádal, J Lišková, D Hadraba, A Eckhardt
Idiopathic pes equinovarus (clubfoot) is a congenital deformity of the foot and lower leg defined as a fixation of the foot in plantar flexion, adduction, supination and varus. The deformity does not affect only the foot position, which is usually investigated by radiography, CT, micro-CT, MRI or ultrasound but logically influence the whole gait biomechanics. It is supposed, that clubfoot belongs to a group of fibroproliferative disorders whose origin and multi-hierarchical effect remain unknown. It has been suggested that fibroblasts and growth factors may be involved...
February 28, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246134/precision-orthotics-optimising-ankle-foot-orthoses-to-improve-gait-in-patients-with-neuromuscular-diseases-protocol-of-the-proof-afo-study-a-prospective-intervention-study
#20
Niels F J Waterval, Frans Nollet, Jaap Harlaar, Merel-Anne Brehm
INTRODUCTION: In patients with neuromuscular disorders and subsequent calf muscle weakness, metabolic walking energy cost (EC) is nearly always increased, which may restrict walking activity in daily life. To reduce walking EC, a spring-like ankle-foot-orthosis (AFO) can be prescribed. However, the reduction in EC that can be obtained from these AFOs is stiffness dependent, and it is unknown which AFO stiffness would optimally support calf muscle weakness. The PROOF-AFO study aims to determine the effectiveness of stiffness-optimised AFOs on reducing walking EC, and improving gait biomechanics and walking speed in patients with calf muscle weakness, compared to standard, non-optimised AFOs...
February 28, 2017: BMJ Open
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