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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197849/effect-of-myofascial-techniques-for-treatment-of-upper-limb-dysfunctions-in-breast-cancer-survivors-randomized-controlled-trial
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An De Groef, Marijke Van Kampen, Nele Verlvoesem, Evi Dieltjens, Lore Vos, Tessa De Vrieze, Marie-Rose Christiaens, Patrick Neven, Inge Geraerts, Nele Devoogdt
PURPOSE: Besides pain, myofascial dysfunctions may contribute to the presence of upper limb impairments such as impaired range of motion, decreased strength, lymphedema, and altered postures and kinematics. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of myofascial therapy in addition to a standard physical therapy program for treatment of upper limb dysfunctions in breast cancer survivors. METHODS: Fifty women treated for a unilateral breast cancer with pain and myofascial dysfunctions at the upper limb region...
February 14, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183337/the-added-value-of-kinematic-evaluation-of-the-timed-finger-to-nose-test-in-persons-post-stroke
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Gudrun M Johansson, Helena Grip, Mindy F Levin, Charlotte K Häger
BACKGROUND: Upper limb coordination in persons post-stroke may be estimated by the commonly used Finger-to-Nose Test (FNT), which is also part of the Fugl-Meyer Assessment. The total movement time (TMT) is used as a clinical outcome measure, while kinematic evaluation also enables an objective quantification of movement quality and motor performance. Our aims were to kinematically characterize FNT performance in persons post-stroke and controls and to investigate the construct validity of the test in persons with varying levels of impairment post-stroke...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161491/shoulder-and-elbow-kinematics-during-the-mallet-score-in-obstetrical-brachial-plexus-palsy
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Olivier Herisson, Nathalie Maurel, Amadou Diop, Morgane Le Chatelier, Adeline Cambon-Binder, Franck Fitoussi
BACKGROUND: The physical signs of obstetrical brachial plexus palsy range from temporary upper-limb dysfunction to a lifelong impairment and deformity in one arm. The aim of this study was to analyze the kinematics of the upper limb and to evaluate the contribution of glenohumeral and scapulothoracic joints of obstetrical brachial plexus palsy children. METHODS: Six children participated in this study: 2 males and 4 females with a mean age of 11.7years. Three patients had a C5, C6 lesion and 3 had a C5, C6, C7 lesion...
January 15, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152452/upper-extremity-motion-during-gait-in-adolescents-with-structural-leg-length-discrepancy-an-exploratory-study
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Fabiola Angelico, Marie Freslier, Jacqueline Romkes, Reinald Brunner, Stefan Schmid
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Depending on the extent of a structural leg length discrepancy (LLD), several compensatory mechanisms take place in order to maintain function and to optimize energy consumption during gait. However, studies describing the influence of a structural LLD on upper limb motion are lacking. The current study therefore aimed at the evaluation of upper limb motion during gait in LLD patients compared to healthy controls. METHODS: Motion capture data from 14 patients with structural LLD and 15 healthy controls that were collected during barefoot walking at a self-selected speed were retrospectively analyzed...
January 4, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131679/effects-of-asymptomatic-rotator-cuff-pathology-on-in-vivo-shoulder-motion-and-clinical-outcomes
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Timothy G Baumer, Jack Dischler, Veronica Mende, Roger Zauel, Marnix van Holsbeeck, Daniel S Siegal, George Divine, Vasilios Moutzouros, Michael J Bey
BACKGROUND: The incidence of asymptomatic rotator cuff tears has been reported to range from 15% to 39%, but the influence of asymptomatic rotator cuff pathology on shoulder function is not well understood. This study assessed the effects of asymptomatic rotator cuff pathology on shoulder kinematics, strength, and patient-reported outcomes. METHODS: A clinical ultrasound examination was performed in 46 asymptomatic volunteers (age: 60.3 ± 7.5 years) with normal shoulder function to document the condition of their rotator cuff...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131678/digital-data-acquisition-of-shoulder-range-of-motion-and-arm-motion-smoothness-using-kinect-v2
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Rizki Fajar Zulkarnain, Ga-Yeong Kim, Arnold Adikrishna, Han Pyo Hong, Yoon Jeong Kim, In-Ho Jeon
BACKGROUND: Range of motion (ROM) is a clinically important parameter in evaluating joint function. However, dynamic evaluation to determine the quality of the arm motion using digitized measurement is often overlooked during clinical assessment. We evaluated the accuracy of Kinect v2 (Microsoft, Redmond, WA, USA) as a digital tool for measuring shoulder ROM objectively and proposed a concept of motion smoothness reflecting the quality of arm motion. METHODS: Ten male participants were included in a 2-stage experiment...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129277/differences-in-muscle-activation-and-kinematics-between-cable-based-and-selectorized-weight-training
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Joseph F Signorile, Nicole K Rendos, Hector H Heredia Vargas, Taislaine C Alipio, Rebecca C Regis, Moataz M Eltoukhy, Renu S Nargund, Matthew A Romero
Signorile, JF, Rendos, NK, Heredia Vargas, HH, Alipio, TC, Regis, RC, Eltoukhy, MM, Nargund, RS, and Romero, MA. Differences in muscle activation and kinematics between cable-based and selectorized weight training. J Strength Cond Res 31(2): 313-322, 2017-Cable resistance training machines are showing resurgent popularity and allow greater number of degrees of freedom than typical selectorized equipment. Given that specific kinetic chains are used during distinct activities of daily living (ADL), cable machines may provide more effective interventions for some ADL, whereas others may be best addressed using selectorized equipment...
February 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123261/comparison-of-dynamics-in-3d-glenohumeral-position-between-primary-dislocated-shoulders-and-contralateral-healthy-shoulders
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Doo Sup Kim, Bonggun Lee, Scott A Banks, Kyungjin Hong, Young Hwan Jang
BACKGROUNDS: After shoulder dislocation, kinematic changes in shoulder, including translation of the humeral head, ensue. There have been many attempts to measure these changes using motion measurement techniques, but in vivo three-dimensional (3D) glenohumeral changes have not been appreciated until now. The purpose of this study was to measure and analyze changes in glenohumeral translation in patients with shoulder dislocation and compare these changes with healthy shoulder. METHODS: We included 20 subjects who had suffered shoulder dislocation for first time, and 3D models of their humerus and scapula were obtained using computed tomography and fluoroscopic images during scapular plane abduction and external rotation of shoulder with elbow flexed at 90° and arm abducted at 90°...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114996/does-the-finger-to-nose-test-measure-upper-limb-coordination-in-chronic-stroke
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Marcos R M Rodrigues, Matthew Slimovitch, Gevorg Chilingaryan, Mindy F Levin
BACKGROUND: We aimed to kinematically validate that the time to perform the Finger-to-Nose Test (FNT) assesses coordination by determining its construct, convergent and discriminant validity. METHODS: Experimental, criterion standard study. Both clinical and experimental evaluations were done at a research facility in a rehabilitation hospital. Forty individuals (20 individuals with chronic stroke and 20 healthy, age- and gender-matched individuals) participated...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110146/enhanced-arm-swing-alters-interlimb-coordination-during-overground-walking-in-individuals-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Ksenia I Ustinova, Joseph E Langenderfer, Nilanthy Balendra
The current study investigated interlimb coordination in individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) during overground walking. The study involved 10 participants with coordination, balance, and gait abnormalities post-TBI, as well as 10 sex- and age-matched healthy control individuals. Participants walked 12m under two experimental conditions: 1) at self-selected comfortable walking speeds; and 2) with instructions to increase the amplitude and out-of-phase coordination of arm swinging. The gait was assessed with a set of spatiotemporal and kinematic parameters including the gait velocity, step length and width, double support time, lateral displacement of the center of mass, the amplitude of horizontal trunk rotation, and angular motions at shoulder and hip joints in sagittal plane...
January 19, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107113/the-relationship-between-pitching-mechanics-and-injury
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Peter N Chalmers, Markus A Wimmer, Nikhil N Verma, Brian J Cole, Anthony A Romeo, Gregory L Cvetanovich, Michael L Pearl
CONTEXT: The overhand pitch is one of the fastest known human motions and places enormous forces and torques on the upper extremity. Shoulder and elbow pain and injury are common in high-level pitchers. A large body of research has been conducted to understand the pitching motion. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A comprehensive review of the literature was performed to gain a full understanding of all currently available biomechanical and clinical evidence surrounding pitching motion analysis...
January 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103299/walking-through-apertures-in-individuals-with-stroke
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Daisuke Muroi, Yasuhiro Hiroi, Teruaki Koshiba, Yohei Suzuki, Masahiro Kawaki, Takahiro Higuchi
OBJECTIVE: Walking through a narrow aperture requires unique postural configurations, i.e., body rotation in the yaw dimension. Stroke individuals may have difficulty performing the body rotations due to motor paralysis on one side of their body. The present study was therefore designed to investigate how successfully such individuals walk through apertures and how they perform body rotation behavior. METHOD: Stroke fallers (n = 10), stroke non-fallers (n = 13), and healthy controls (n = 23) participated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100095/shoulder-kinetics-during-start-up-and-propulsion-with-a-manual-wheelchair-within-the-initial-phase-of-uninstructed-training
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Samuel Hybois, Alice Siegel, Joseph Bascou, Nicolas Eydieux, Philippe Vaslin, Hélène Pillet, Pascale Fodé, Christophe Sauret
PURPOSE: Wheelchair locomotion is constraining for the upper limbs and involves a set of motor tasks that need to be learnt by a novice user. To understand this integration process, we investigated the evolution of shoulder kinetics during start-up and propulsion within the initial phase of low-intensity uninstructed training. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen novice able-bodied subjects performed a 120-min uninstructed practice distributed over 4 weeks. During the initial and final sessions, upper limbs kinematics and hand-rim kinetics were continuously collected...
January 19, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071815/effect-of-glenohumeral-elevation-on-subacromial-supraspinatus-compression-risk-during-simulated-reaching
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Rebekah L Lawrence, Dustin M Schlangen, Katelyn A Schneider, Jonathan Schoenecker, Andrea L Senger, William C Starr, Justin L Staker, Jutta M Ellermann, Jonathan P Braman, Paula M Ludewig
Mechanical subacromial rotator cuff compression is one theoretical mechanism in the pathogenesis of rotator cuff disease. However, the relationship between shoulder kinematics and mechanical subacromial rotator cuff compression across the range of humeral elevation motion is not well understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of humeral elevation on subacromial compression risk of the supraspinatus during a simulated functional reaching task. Three-dimensional anatomical models were reconstructed from shoulder magnetic resonance images acquired from 20 subjects (10 asymptomatic, 10 symptomatic)...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060814/glenohumeral-joint-kinematics-following-clavicular-fracture-and-repairs
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Claudio Rosso, Michael Nasr, Kempland C Walley, Ethan R Harlow, Babak Haghpanah, Ashkan Vaziri, Arun J Ramappa, Ara Nazarian, Joseph P DeAngelis
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this biomechanical study was to determine the effect of shortened clavicle malunion on the center of rotation of the glenohumeral (GH) joint, and the capacity of repair to restore baseline kinematics. METHODS: Six shoulders underwent automated abduction (ABD) and abbreviated throwing motion (ATM) using a 7-DoF automated upper extremity testing system in combination with an infrared motion capture system to measure the center of rotation of the GH joint...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052378/comparison-of-limb-kinematics-between-collected-and-lengthened-medium-extended-trot-in-two-groups-of-dressage-horses-on-two-different-surfaces
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V A Walker, C A Tranquille, J R Newton, S J Dyson, J Brandham, A J Northrop, R C Murray
BACKGROUND: Dressage horses are often asked to work in lengthened paces during training and competition, but to date there is limited information about the biomechanics of dressage-specific paces. Preliminary work has shown increased fetlock extension in extended compared with collected paces, but further investigation of the kinematic differences between collected, medium and extended trot in dressage horses is warranted. OBJECTIVES: Investigation of the effect of collected versus medium/extended trot on limb kinematics of dressage horses...
January 4, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042977/full-can-test-mechanisms-of-a-positive-test-in-patients-with-shoulder-pain
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Mark K Timmons, Sevgi S Yesilyaprak, Jeff Ericksen, Lori A Michener
BACKGROUND: The full can test is theorized to produce compressive loads on the supraspinatus tendon within the subacromial space. Characterizing the width of the subacromial outlet, scapular orientation, and shoulder pain during the full can test will improve the mechanistic understanding of the positive full can test. METHODS: Cross-sectional repeated measures design. Participants with subacromial pain syndrome (n=30) were compared to a matched control group (n=30) during 2 conditions: passive support, and the full can test...
December 24, 2016: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038912/effect-of-lateralized-design-on-muscle-and-joint-reaction-forces-for-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty
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William Liou, Yang Yang, Graysen R Petersen-Fitts, Daniel J Lombardo, Sasha Stine, Vani J Sabesan
BACKGROUND: Manufacturers of reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) implants have recently designed innovative implants to optimize performance in rotator cuff-deficient shoulders. These advancements are not without tradeoffs and can have negative biomechanical effects. The objective of this study was to develop an integrated finite element analysis-kinematic model to compare the muscle forces and joint reaction forces (JRFs) of 3 different RSA designs. METHODS: A kinematic model of a normal shoulder joint was adapted from the Delft model and integrated with the well-validated OpenSim shoulder model...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986326/kinematic-models-of-the-upper-limb-joints-for-multibody-kinematics-optimisation-an-overview
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Sonia Duprey, Alexandre Naaim, Florent Moissenet, Mickaël Begon, Laurence Chèze
Soft tissue artefact (STA), i.e. the motion of the skin, fat and muscles gliding on the underlying bone, may lead to a marker position error reaching up to 8.7cm for the particular case of the scapula. Multibody kinematics optimisation (MKO) is one of the most efficient approaches used to reduce STA. It consists in minimising the distance between the positions of experimental markers on a subject skin and the simulated positions of the same markers embedded on a kinematic model. However, the efficiency of MKO directly relies on the chosen kinematic model...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942129/muscle-activation-patterns-in-acceleration-based-phases-during-reach-to-grasp-movement
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Keisuke Tokuda, Bumsuk Lee, Yasufumi Shiihara, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Naoki Wada, Kenji Shirakura, Hideomi Watanabe
[Purpose] An earlier study divided reaching activity into characteristic phases based on hand velocity profiles. By synchronizing muscle activities and the acceleration profile, a phasing approach for reaching movement, based on hand acceleration profiles, was attempted in order to elucidate the roles of individual muscle activities in the different phases of the acceleration profile in reaching movements. [Subjects and Methods] Ten healthy volunteer subjects participated in this study. The aim was to electromyographically evaluate muscles around the shoulder, the upper trapezius, the anterior deltoid, the biceps brachii, and the triceps brachii, most of which have been used to evaluate arm motion, as well as the acceleration of the upper limb during simple reaching movement in the reach-to-grasp task...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
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