Knee musculoskeletal impairments and associated pain factors among rice farmers.
CONCLUSIONS: Knee musculoskeletal impairments is common among Thai rice farmers. Joint dysfunction was common. The factors associated with knee musculoskeletal impairments included being overweight, stooping while twisting and carrying heavy weight. PMID: 30010097 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - July 18, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Wearing high-heeled shoes increases the foot arch angle inducing measurable changes in the musculoskeletal system.
CONCLUSION: These findings show that regular wearing of high-heeled shoes causes changes via the increased foot arch structure. These alterations result from regional, racial, gender, heel height, shoe type (shape), and shoe habits. PMID: 30010098 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - July 18, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Strategy on navigating obstacle in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis: Relationship among trunk and pelvic movement, swing toe clearance, and muscle coordination of the stance limb.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with LSS adapted a poor posture and their thoracic and spinal regions were hyperflexed with restricted pelvic obliquity. This created an inefficient gait, a shorter leading limb step, and less stable muscle coordination in the stance limb. Our findings may help healthcare professionals manage patients with LSS. PMID: 30010099 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - July 18, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

The relation between abdominal muscle asymmetry and trunk postural stability: An ultrasound imaging study.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings indicate that the side-to-side asymmetry of AAM measured in a static position is rarely related to the core stability because the asymmetry can disappear during trunk stabilization. PMID: 30010100 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - July 18, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Evaluation of neural therapy effect in patients with piriformis syndrome.
CONCLUSION: After the neural therapy, the patients with low back pain due to piriformis syndrome may have improvement in both pain and functioning. PMID: 30010101 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - July 18, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Electromyographic analysis of selected shoulder muscles during rehabilitation exercises.
CONCLUSIONS: Results provide basic information to select appropriate rehabilitation programs for occupational workers exposed to the risk of shoulder injury. PMID: 30010102 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - July 18, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Musculoskeletal problems and attitudes towards footwear among university students.
CONCLUSIONS: While patterns such as foot health, flexibility and lightness are reflected in the footwear preferences of those who have lower back pain, those who have pain or problems in their feet take into consideration the quality, lightness, fitness to foot health. The relationship determined in the present study shows that those who experience pain are more selective in their footwear preferences. PMID: 30010103 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - July 18, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

The effect of therapeutic abdominal drawing-in maneuver using ultrasonography on lateral abdominal muscle thickness and balance.
CONCLUSIONS: Performing the bridging exercise with abdominal drawing-in maneuver is a more effective way to strengthen the abdominal muscles and stabilize the body than bridging exercise only. PMID: 30010104 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - July 18, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

A Useful marker in the assessment of remission and activation of disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Serum human neutrophil peptides 1-3.
CONCLUSION: In the present study, patients with an active disease had significantly higher serum HNP 1-3 levels compared to patients in remission. In this respect, serum HNP 1-3 can be a useful marker in the assessment of disease activity and remission in patients with RA. PMID: 29991120 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - July 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Effectiveness of an innovative mattress overlay for improving rehabilitation in low back pain: A pilot randomized controlled study.
CONCLUSIONS: A combination of rehabilitation and mattress overlay use seems an effective approach for improvement of pain, perceived back disability, sleep, spine mobility, and lumbar multifidus size and structure of LBP patients. PMID: 29991121 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - July 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

New approach for evaluating the effectiveness of whole-body magnetic field therapy in the rehabilitation of patients with lumbar discectomy.
Authors: Kulikov AG, Voronina DD, Morozov AE, Zajceva TN, Ustinova KI Abstract OBJECTIVE: Magnetic field therapy involves the application of low-intensity magnetic fields (1-3.5 mT) to a patient's whole body. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of whole-body magnetic field (WBMF) therapy in the early rehabilitation of patients after lumbar discectomy. METHODS: A convenience sample of 73 patients who underwent lumbar discectomy within 1 month previously participated in the study. All patients were randomly assigned to one of two groups and received either a course of conventional rehabilita...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - July 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of ankle dorsiflexion limitation on lower limb kinematic patterns during a forward step-down test.
CONCLUSIONS: LLMP was affected by this experimental ADROM limitation in healthy people. As this limitation is often encountered in post-traumatic ankle sprain patients, clinicians should consider this point during FSD assessment test. PMID: 29991123 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - July 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of robot assistive upper extremity rehabilitation on motor and cognitive recovery, the quality of life, and activities of daily living in stroke patients.
This study was set as prospective and controlled. Subjects with subacute stroke were allocated into two groups as the robotic and control groups. All subjects received a conventional rehabilitation program five times a week for 3 weeks. In addition, robotic group received robotic rehabilitation five times a week for 3 weeks (30 minutes per session). RESULTS: There were 20 patients in the robotic group (mean age of 63.27 ± 3.88 years) and 15 patients in the control group (mean age of 59.25 ± 8.10 years). Compared with baseline, the Functional independence measure (both motor and cognitive subscale), Fugl-M...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - July 5, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2B: An unusual cause of proximal muscular weakness in Saudi Arabia.
Authors: Algahtani H, Shirah B, Alassiri AH, Habib BA, Almuhanna R, Ahamed MF Abstract Dysferlinopathies encompass a group of neuromuscular diseases characterized by the absence of dysferlin in skeletal muscle. It is a genetic disorder caused by a mutation in the dysferlin gene (DYSF) with an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance. In this article, we report a case of Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2B with a rare homozygous duplication c.164dupA, p.(Ile57Hisfs*8) (rs863225020) in DYSF in a Saudi patient. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case from Saudi Arabia with complete clinical data, pathol...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - July 5, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Functional muscle asymmetries and laterality in Latin American formation dancers.
CONCLUSION: The specific requirements profile of Latin American formation dance seems to produce affects in the form of muscular imbalance on both sides of the body. These differences of muscular status were mainly observed between dance sport competitors and non-dancers rather than between performance levels. Future investigations with higher numbers of participants would be necessary here. PMID: 29945337 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 29, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

The neuropathic pain component among patients with chronic low back-radicular pain.
Authors: Sivas F, Uzun Ö, Başkan B, Bodur H Abstract OBJECTIVES: Determining neuropathic pain component (NPC) among patients with chronic low back pain-radicular pain (CLBP-RP) and the adjustment between scales of neuropathic pain. MATERIAL-METHODS: One hundred and one patients with CLBP-RP were included in the study. The severity of CLBP-RP was evaluated by visual analogue scale (VAS). The Douleur Neuropathique 4 Questions (DN4) and Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs Scales (LANSS) were used to evaluate the NPC. RESULTS: The mean score of CLBP-RP assessed by VAS was 80 mm. NPC was det...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 29, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Rasterstereography versus radiography for assessing shoulder balance in idiopathic scoliosis: A validation study relative to patients' self-image.
CONCLUSIONS: Rasterstereography is a reliable and valid method for assessing shoulder level in idiopathic scoliosis. The parameters can be recommended as a complement to radiography and clinical evaluation for follow-up purposes. Radiographic and rasterstereographic shoulder parameters are significantly related to patients' self-perception. Shoulder variables thus need to be considered in scoliosis patients. PMID: 29945339 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 29, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Reliability and validity of a semi-electronic tissue compliance meter to assess muscle stiffness.
Authors: Wilke J, Vogt L, Pfarr T, Banzer W Abstract BACKGROUND: Most methods assessing soft tissue stiffness are associated with high costs and considerable technical effort. A previous study demonstrated that the tissue compliance meter represents an affordable alternative with straightforward handling. However, little data exists describing its measurement properties. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to elucidate the reliability and validity of a semi-electronic tissue compliance meter (STCM). METHODS: Tissue stiffness at the lateral calf was examined in 34 healthy participants (24 ± 5 yrs, 21 men)...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 29, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Effect of reclining angle on lumbar lordosis at driving posture: A radiological evaluation.
Authors: Nam HS, Han M, Choi HY, Song K, Kang S, Ahn SM, Lee SU Abstract BACKGROUND: Optimal seatback angles for automobile drivers' seats have been investigated based on comfort and back muscle activities; however, radiology supported evidences are scarce. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate optimal range of the seatback reclining regarding torso angles for an automobile driver's seat to preserve lumbar lordosis. METHODS: Thirty-one healthy volunteers were recruited among five body type categories. Lateral lumbar spine X-rays were obtained for the neutral sitting posture without seatback (refe...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 29, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Prevalence of low back pain among athletes: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: Like general population, LBP is quite prevalent among athletes. There is a lack of sound data on the prevalence and mechanism of LBP in some popular sports such as volleyball, swimming and track and field. The lack of standardization of research methods and outcome measurement tools are significant problems in literature. Researchers need to use standard and internationally acceptable definitions for LBP and related functional disability. Investigators are encouraged to conduct epidemiologic studies, along with search for possible mechanism of LBP, by recruitment of large sample population of the athletes who a...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 29, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Investigation of the EMG activity of erector spinae and trapezius muscles during Islamic prayer (Salat).
This study aimed to investigate the electrical activity of two muscles located at the dorsal surface during Islamic prayer (Salat). Specifically, the electromyography (EMG) activity of the erector spinae and trapezius muscles during four positions observed while performing Salat, namely standing, bowing, sitting and prostration, were investigated. Seven adult subjects with an average age of 28.1 (± 3.8) years were included in the study. EMG data were obtained from their trapezius and erector spinae muscles while the subjects maintained the specific positions of Salat. The EMG signal was analysed using time and frequ...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 29, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Evaluation of allergic rhinitis with nasal symptoms and nasal mucociliary clearance in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome.
CONCLUSION: The results we obtained suggest that there is a high possibility of coexistence of FM and AR. As a result, the coexistence of AR and FM cannot be denied but we believe that comprehensive clinical studies should be conducted on this subject. PMID: 29889054 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Efficacy of complex training on angular velocity of shoulder in collegiate basketball players.
Authors: Hasan N, Nuhmani S, Kachanathu SJ, Muaidi QI Abstract BACKGROUND: Shoulder internal rotation angular velocity at the time of ball release is a crucial factor deciding the ball velocity in throwing. Even though there are some studies conducted regarding the effectiveness of complex training on the lower limb, the researchers has not given much attention to the upper limb. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of a complex training program combining plyometric and weight training on the angular velocity of shoulder with a program composed of only plyometric training or only weight training. METHODS:...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Aerobic vs. resistance exercise for chronic non-specific low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors: Wewege M, Booth J, Parmenter B Abstract BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: This meta-analysis compared progressive aerobic training (PAT) to progressive resistance training (PRT) for pain, disability and quality of life (QoL) in people with chronic non-specific low back pain (CNSLBP). METHODS: Five electronic databases were systematically searched up to 1 March 2016. Randomised controlled trials included land-based PAT, PRT or combined PRT and PAT, versus usual care for CNSLBP. Exercise interventions were supervised a minimum of once per week and performed ⩾ 2 days/week for ⩾ 6 weeks. Outcome measurem...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of assisted sit-up exercise compared to core stabilization exercise on patients with non-specific low back pain: A randomized controlled trial.
Authors: Bae CR, Jin Y, Yoon BC, Kim NH, Park KW, Lee SH Abstract BACKGROUND: Traditional sit-up exercise is a simple method to strengthen core muscles. However, it can increase the potential of lumbar spine injury during the bending process. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of assisted sit-up exercise (SUE) using a new training device, HubEX-LEX, on strengthening core muscles and improving non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) compared to conventional core stabilization exercise (CSE). METHODS: Subjects with chronic NSLBP were randomly divided into two groups: SUE (n= 18) or CSE (n= 18). They participated in...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Efficacy of FIFA 11+ training program on functional performance in amateur male soccer players.
CONCLUSION: The results show that the FIFA 11+ program may improve the performance of young amateur soccer players. This study may serve as the foundation for further studies with larger participant numbers. PMID: 29889058 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Effect of ankle taping on postural control measures during grasp and release task in patients with chronic ankle instability.
CONCLUSION: In CAI patients Mulligan ankle taping can improve postural control by decreasing velCOP, therefore Mulligan taping can have immediate positive effects on postural parameters and maintenance of dynamic postural control. PMID: 29889059 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of biofeedback postural training on pre-existing low back pain in static-posture workers.
CONCLUSIONS: Postural training with biofeedback application helps with LBP management by decreasing level of LBP discomfort. People with LBP should be aware of their static posture and develop good muscle strength and endurance in order to maintain performance at work, school, or sports. PMID: 29889060 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Decreased amplitude of surface electromyo- graphic recordings of muscle activation along the posterior myofascial kinematic chain in subjects with chronic nonspecific low back pain compared to healthy subjects.
Authors: Vulfsons S, Chervonenko S, Haddad M, Weisman MH, Lavi N, Dar G Abstract BACKGROUND: The concept of myofascial continuity suggests that muscles activate along kinematic chains with common fascial coverings. Yet, the literature lacks evidence in regards to the function of anatomical chains in populations suffering from low back pain (LBP). OBJECTIVE: To examine muscle activations along the superficial back line in LBP patients compared to healthy controls. METHODS: The sample study included 20 males with chronic LBP (mean age 28.7 (± 3.05) years, mean BMI 24.91 (± 2.76)) and 17 healthy ...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Posture control in patients with herniated nucleus pulposus in cervical and lumbosacral spine subjected to operative treatment.
CONCLUSIONS: Both groups of patients with discopathy have significantly poorer posture control in comparison to healthy subjects. After operative treatment both groups of patients with discopathy presented with significantly decreased values in all the examined balance parameters. PMID: 29865026 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Spatiotemporal gait changes in healthy pregnant women and women with pelvic girdle pain: A systematic review.
CONCLUSION: Evidence from studies on healthy pregnant women could inform future research on PGP women, for which current evidence is scarce. We recommend the standardisation of critical factors to allow inter-study comparisons for a meta-analysis. PMID: 29865027 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Musculoskeletal pain and related factors in coronary artery disease: An observational cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: In CAD, the co-occurrence of musculoskeletal pain leads to a further decrease in health-related quality of life and functional status, and increased severity of anxiety and depression. This stresses the importance of the detection and optimal treatment of musculoskeletal pain in patients diagnosed with CAD. PMID: 29865028 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Comparison of grip and pinch strength in young women with and without hyperkyphosis: A cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: Hyperkyphotic posture has led to decreased grip and pinch strength compared to people without hyperkyphosis. PMID: 29865029 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

An assessment of the relation between bone mineral density and clinic-demographic properties and life quality during postmenopausal period.
This study was conducted to assess the relation between bone mineral density (BMD) and clinic-demographic properties and life quality during postmenopausal period. METHODS: The study group consisted of 172 postmenopausal women who applied to the physical therapy and rehabilitation outpatient clinic at a training and research hospital in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. The Survey Form, The 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and the FRAX™ were used as data collection tools in this study. RESULTS: The osteoporosis and osteopenia frequencies were respectively 28.3% and 42.4% in this study. The 10-year major ...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Sports participation and low back pain in schoolchildren.
CONCLUSIONS: It can be suggested with caution that doing sport is not dangerous for LBP problems in children aged 10-12 years old. Nevertheless, this suggestion should be tested with further longitudinal and intervention studies to confirm our results. PMID: 29865031 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - June 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Single-dose intra-articular corticosteroid injection prior to platelet-rich plasma injection resulted in better clinical outcomes in patients with knee osteoarthritis: A pilot study.
CONCLUSION: According to our results, IA MP injection prior to PRP injection resulted in significantly better clinical outcomes compared to PRP and MP injections alone in patients who had mild to moderate knee OA. PMID: 29710676 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - May 3, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

A physiological exploration on operational stance and occupational musculoskeletal problem manifestations amongst construction labourers of West Bengal, India.
This study is intended to explore the operational stance and occupation related musculoskeletal manifestations amongst the construction labourers. One sixty four male labourers from different construction sites of West Bengal was randomly taken for this study. METHODS: A modified Nordic questionnaire on MSD and the 12 item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ12) were administered on the construction labourers. Rapid Entire Body Assessment [REBA] and Ovako Work Analysis System [OWAS] methods were applied to analyze the operational stance. Finally, discomfort levels of the specific operational stance were calculated by the ...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - April 19, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of group exercise on functional abilities: Differences between physically active and physically inactive women.
CONCLUSION: The recreational group exercise model significantly improves aerobic capacity and functioning of the cardiovascular system. Therefore, it is essential for women to be involved more in any form of recreational group exercising in order to improve functional capacity and health. PMID: 29660897 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - April 19, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Effectiveness of basic body awareness therapy in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis: A randomized controlled study1.
CONCLUSIONS: BBAT as an additive to bracing and TEs improve curve magnitude, body symmetry and trunk deformity. PMID: 29630516 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - April 10, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Three dimensional finite element analysis of the influence of posterior tibial slope on the anterior cruciate ligament and knee joint forward stability.
CONCLUSION: The steeper PTS may be a risk factor in ACL injury. PMID: 29614621 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - April 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Determination of physical parameters associated with self-efficacy in patients with chronic mechanic low back pain.
Authors: Duray M, Yagci N, Ok N Abstract BACKGROUND: Self-efficacy that is associated with various pain-related disabilities such as chronic low back pain (LBP), should be questioned besides physical assessments. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the physical factors associated with self-efficacy in patients with chronic mechanic LBP. METHODS: One hundred nine patients diagnosed as chronic mechanic LBP (65 females, 44 males) between 20-50 years old were included to this study. The intensity of LBP was assessed by using a 10-cm Visual Analogue Scale. For musculoskeletal fitness measurement; muscle strength, muscle ...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - April 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Ring finger sensorial conduction studies in grading carpal tunnel syndrome: Part II.
Authors: Alemdar M Abstract BACKGROUND: Comparison of sensory conduction of median nerve (MN) with the one of ulnar nerve (UN) over writs-to-ring finger (RF) segment is useful in electrodiagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). However, there is not any consensus regarding the usage of this technique in grading of CTS. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the hands of CTS with elicitable MN sensory responses on index finger, but not on RF (non-respondings) compose a more severe electrophysiologic grade than the hands with elicitable responses on both fingers (respondings). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The patients wi...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - April 6, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Kinect-based virtual rehabilitation and evaluation system for upper limb disorders: A case study.
CONCLUSION: This case study demonstrated the effectiveness of the designed system, which could be promising for the rehabilitation of patients with upper limb disorders. PMID: 29578471 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - March 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Bioinformatics analysis of novel transcription factors and related differentially regulated modules in non-union skeletal fractures.
In conclusion, three TFs, including ZZZ3, POU2F2, and NFYA, and their regulated modules may have important effects on non-union skeletal fractures. Cell proliferation may be related with ZZZ3; cell adhesion and its similar process may be related with POU2F2 and NFYA. PMID: 29578472 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - March 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Medial collateral ligament bursitis in a patient with knee osteoarthritis.
CONCLUSIONS: MCL bursitis, which is a rare condition, must be considered for the differential diagnosis of increased medial knee pain in patients with knee OA. Corticosteroid injection is an effective and safe treatment modality for the management. PMID: 29578473 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - March 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Relationship of hematologic markers with IL-17 and IL-1 beta in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship of NLR (Neutrophil lymphocyte ratio), MPV(mean platelet volume), PDW(distribution width) rates in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with IL-17 and IL-1 beta which are within the cytokines playing an important role in etiopathogenesis and activity of the disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty-seven RA patients diagnosed according to RA classification criteria of ACR/EULAR 2010 and 37 controls were included into the study. WBC (white blood cell), NEU (neutrophil), PLT(platelet), LYM (lymphocyte) values in complete blood count received from routine blood examination o...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - March 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Recovery from nonspecific neck pain in office workers.
CONCLUSION: This study showed that the NHBOW was unable to predict duration of recovery from nonspecific neck pain in office workers. PMID: 29578475 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - March 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Urinary incontinence due to lumbar spinal stenosis causing disability and lowering quality of life.
CONCLUSIONS: Urinary incontinence in women with lumbar spinal canal stenosis is significantly different from the control group. Leakage of urine happened more frequently, the amount of urine leaked was greater, and the general impact on everyday life is harsher, as compared to the clinical control group. PMID: 29578476 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - March 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Morpho-functional implications of myofascial stretching applied to muscle chains: A case study.
CONCLUSIONS: By analysing all the data, we have come to the conclusion that static stretching is an effective treatment method for shortened muscle chains. PMID: 29578477 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - March 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Screening of scoliosis in school children in Tehran: The prevalence rate of idiopathic scoliosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Regarding the high rate of scoliosis in our population and approval of this screening test in different studies, routine use of this screening method is highly recommended in schoolchildren. It has cost-benefit and can be effective in prevention and early treatment of scoliosis. PMID: 29578478 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - March 27, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research