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An unusual coexistence of lymphedema with myotonic dystropy: The effect of complex decongestive therapy.
Authors: Borman P, Yaman A, Calp E PMID: 29171975 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - November 26, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Right versus left side bridge static endurance ability among healthy collegiate students at Taibah University.
Authors: El-Gohary TM, Abd Elkader SM, Emara HA, Ibrahim MI, Khaled OA, Ahmed MS Abstract BACKGROUND: Spinal muscles endurance is fundamental for providing adequate trunk stability. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the side bridge static endurance ability of the right versus left side. METHODS: Forty right hand dominant students, aged between 18 and 25 years, were recruited from Taibah University. Every participant had to lie down on his side and bear trunk weight on the arm with shoulder abducted to 90∘ and elbow flexed to 90∘. Every participant had to lift off his trunk of the suppo...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - November 26, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Ultrasonographic measurements of the metacarpophalangeal and talar cartilage thicknesses: A reliability study in healthy subjects.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results have shown that sonographic measurements of MCT and TCT have good to excellent reliabilities in healthy adults. These findings support the use of ultrasound for cartilage assessment in various diseases. PMID: 29171977 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - November 26, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Comparison between zero-profile spacer and plate with cage in the treatment of single level cervical spondylosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study suggests that the application of zero-p spacer can achieve similar clinical and radiological improvement compared with traditional plate and cage. Meanwhile, zero-p is superior to plate and cage with a lower incidence of postoperative dysphagia. PMID: 29171978 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - November 26, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Influence of a dynamic seating habit on lumbar motor control in schoolchildren.
CONCLUSIONS: This preliminary study suggests that daily use of a triangular dynamic cushion has a beneficial impact on children's lumbar proprioception. Further studies are needed to confirm these results and investigate the effectiveness of its use to prevent low back pain in adulthood. PMID: 29171979 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - November 26, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Neuro-Developmental Treatment (bobath concept) on postural control and balance in Cerebral Palsied Children.
Authors: Tekin F, Kavlak E, Cavlak U, Altug F Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to show the effects of an 8-week Neurodevelopmental Treatment based posture and balance training on postural control and balance in diparetic and hemiparetic Cerebral Palsied children (CPC). METHODS: Fifteen CPC (aged 5-15 yrs) were recruited from Denizli Yağmur Çocukları Rehabilitation Centre. Gross Motor Function Classification System, Gross Motor Function Measure, 1-Min Walking Test, Modified Timed Up and Go Test, Paediatric Balance Scale, Functional Independence Measure for Children and Seated...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - November 26, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

A comparison of occupational groups using different working postures in terms of their low back and neck health status.
Authors: Çetin H, Bilgin S, Karakaya J, Köse N Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare how disability, fear of movement, psychosocial status and quality of life are affected in terms of low back-neck health status in three occupational groups using different work postures. METHOD: Three hundred thirty-nine individuals participated in this study from the following three different occupational groups: group A, where the individuals worked in a prolonged sitting position (secretaries), group B, where the individuals performed dynamic activities in a standing position (cleaning workers) and group C, where the in...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - November 26, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Morphofunctional muscle changes influence on foot stability in multiple sclerosis during gait prediction: The rehabilitation potential1.
CONCLUSIONS: Biomechanical analysis of the foot angle and of subtalar angle in the patients with multiple sclerosis allows us to objectify the existence of a right-left asymmetry, the behavior ankle-foot during the gait. At the same time this evolution is closely correlated with the contact surface that tends to increase, which means involving the reflex mechanisms that place the foot in the zone of minimum risk and assure the stability of the body. PMID: 29171982 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - November 26, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Electrical impedance of the torso is associated with the pressure pain threshold on myofascial trigger points in patients with chronic neck pain: A cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: Electrical impedance of the torso is associated with the pressure pain threshold of myofascial trigger points on the upper trapezius of individuals with neck pain. Thus, individuals with a lower pressure pain threshold have higher electrical impedance values of the torso and vice versa. PMID: 29154261 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - November 21, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Review of scapular movement disorders among office workers having ergonomic risk.
The objective of this study is to determine scapular positioning at rest and different anatomical planes, the assessment of pain, postural changes and the functionality of upper extremity that is caused by the lack of ergonomic principles among office workers of civil servants in TRNC (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus). METHODS: One hundred and eighty-three individuals participated in the study and 2 groups were created by grand scores of Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) tool. Scapular dyskinesis, pain of upper extremity and back, physical functions and symptoms of upper extremity, the self-rated neck disability, ...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - November 21, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

The effectiveness of proprioceptive and neuromuscular training compared to bracing in reducing the recurrence rate of ankle sprains in athletes: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: This systematic review of the overall effect suggested that current evidence (Level II) does not favour the use of PNT over bracing in reducing the recurrence rate of ankle sprains. Physiotherapists are advised to use either PNT or bracing according to the patients preference and their own expertise. PMID: 29154263 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - November 21, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

The effect of a single massage based on the tensegrity principle on postural stability in young women.
Authors: Cieślik B, Podsiadły I, Kuczyński M, Ostrowska B Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of normalized muscle tension via tensegrity-based massage on postural stability in a sample of female young adults. METHODS: Nineteen females aged 21.8 ± 1.9 years were recruited presenting abnormal tension at muscles adhering to any of the following structural sites: superior iliac spine, lateral sacropelvic surface, linea aspera at 1/2 of femur length, and superior nuchal line of the occiput. Balance and postural control were assessed during bipedal stance using a f...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - November 21, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Analysis of correlation between degeneration of lower lumbar paraspinal muscles and spinopelvic alignment in patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture.
Authors: Li Q, Sun J, Cui X, Jiang Z, Li T Abstract BACKGROUND: A few studies have pointed that trunk extensors may affect the spinopelvic alignment; however, little is known about the exact association between degeneration of lower lumbar paraspinal muscles and spinopelvic parameters. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to analyze the relationship between degeneration of lower lumbar paraspinal muscles and spinopelvic alignment in patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF). METHODS: Thirty-nine OVCF patients were involved in this study. All patients underwent a standing lateral radiographs of ...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - November 21, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Rehabilitation of neglected Monteggia fracture: Dislocations in children.
CONCLUSION: The goals of elbow rehabilitation following Neglected Monteggia cases include restoring function by restoring motion and muscle performance; influencing scar remodeling and preventing joint contracture; and restoring or maintaining joint stability. Patients aged younger than 10 years and intervals of less than one-year, between trauma and diagnosis, as well as early and effective rehabilitation were found as important parameters regarding favorable outcomes. PMID: 29154266 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - November 21, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Test-retest reliability and validity of a motion capture (MOCAP) system for measuring thoracic and lumbar spinal curvatures and sacral inclination in the sagittal plane.
CONCLUSION: The MOCAP system delivered consistently reliable and valid results for standing curvatures compared with a radiographic technique. This system could be used with confidence in research and clinical environments for sagittal spinal curvature measurements. PMID: 29154267 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - November 21, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

The use of electromyography and magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate a core strengthening exercise programme.
CONCLUSIONS: The training programme resulted in a increase in the number of curl-up repetitions revealing an endurance increase in abdominal muscles. Furthermore, there was a increase in the EMG activity of the RA. An increase of the CSA of all tested muscles showed an increase of muscle active force. PMID: 29060921 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - October 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Comparison of spinal sagittal parameters by time of day in a healthy working population: Do we bend during the day?
Authors: Ozkunt O, Sariyilmaz K, Gemalmaz HC, Kaya O, Dikici F Abstract BACKGROUND: Prospective study. OBJECT: To determine the change in spinal sagittal parameters which may occur throughout the day in healthy population. METHODS: Thirty-five healthy hospital employees were enrolled in the study. Two standing left lateral orthoroentgenograms were obtained at 8.00 a.m and at 6.00 p.m. Six spinopelvic parameters were measured on the X-rays. Thereafter, the subjects were divided into two cohorts according to their BMI as low BMI and high BMI. RESULTS: Thirty-five subjects with a mean age of 25.97 ±...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - October 25, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Efficacy of corrective exercise strategy in subjects with hyperkyphosis.
Authors: Senthil P, Sudhakar S, Radhakrishnan R, Jeyakumar S Abstract BACKGROUND: Age-related hyperkyphosis causes deleterious effects on health, physical function, and quality of life. Recently, health care providers recognized it as a major health concern. OBJECTIVE: To identify the effect of corrective exercise strategy on hyperkyphosis and compare it with that of conventional exercise. METHODS: Subjects were randomly categorized into two groups. Each group comprised 30 subjects. Group A received the corrective exercise strategy, and group B received conventional exercises for 8 weeks of the study durati...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - October 4, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Efficacy of kinesiotape on functional disability of women with postnatal back pain: A randomized controlled trial.
Authors: Mohamed EA, El-Shamy FF, Hamed H Abstract BACKGROUND: Postpartum low back pain harmfully affects all parts of women's life. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of kinesiotape on women with postnatal backache. METHODS: Thirty participants were randomly allocated to either group (A; n= 15), treated by kinesiotape with exercise program, or the group (B; n= 15), treated by exercise program. Visual analogue scale (VAS) and Back Pain Function Scale (BPFS) were evaluated.at baseline and after 2 weeks of intervention. RESULTS: There were no statistically significant changes between group A and group B...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - October 4, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Validity and reliability of ankle dorsiflexion measures in children with cerebral palsy.
Authors: Kim DH, An DH, Yoo WG Abstract PURPOSE: We compared a goniometer method in a non-weight-bearing position with a tape measure method in a weight-bearing position to determine which was more reliable for assessing dorsiflexion range of motion (ROM) in children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: Ankle dorsiflexion ROM was measured using goniometer and tape measure methods in non-weight- and weight-bearing positions, respectively. RESULTS: In the test-retest reliability of ankle dorsiflexion ROM using a universal goniometer, the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) varied from 0.75 to 0.96 and the ...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - October 4, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Comparative evaluation of the electrophysiological, functional and ultrastructural effects of alpha lipoic acid and cyanocobalamin administration in a rat model of sciatic nerve injury.
CONCLUSIONS: While both vitamin B12 and ALA produced improvements after sciatic nerve injury, ALA was more functionally effective. The unique ultrastructural effects of vitamin B12 and ALA treatment should be considered in future studies. PMID: 28968230 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - October 4, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Pustulotic arthro-osteitis (Sonozaki Syndrome): A rare case report.
We describe the case of a 43-year-old male patient diagnosed with pustulotic arthro-osteitis. PMID: 28968231 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - October 4, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

The effect of Kinesio ® taping on pain, functionality, mobility and endurance in the treatment of chronic low back pain: A randomized controlled study.
CONCLUSIONS: Kinesio® taping in chronic low back pain is an easy and effective method which increases the effectiveness of the treatment significantly in a short period when applied in addition to exercise and electrotherapy methods. PMID: 28968232 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - October 4, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Professional football players at risk for non-acute groin injuries during the first half of the season: A prospective cohort study in The Netherlands.
CONCLUSIONS: A professional club with a squad of 25 players can expect on average two non-acute groin injuries per season with an average time-loss of 35 days. Players are more at risk in the first half of the season. In Dutch professional football, ultrasound is commonly used to diagnose non-acute groin injury, while manual therapy is the most commonly applied treatment. PMID: 28946513 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Upper-limb motor and sensory function in patients with hip fracture: Comparison with community-dwelling older adults.
CONCLUSIONS: Most upper-limb functions are impaired in the patients with hip fracture. Thus, upper-limb function of patients with hip fracture should be considered during treatment. PMID: 28946514 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of biofeedback versus switch-triggered functional electrical stimulation on sciatica-related foot drop.
This study aims to clarify the effects of functional electrical stimulation on foot drop caused by peripheral nerve compression resulting from lumbar disc herniation. METHODS: Fifty patients were enrolled in our study; of whom 25 were treated with EMG triggered electrical stimulation (EMG-FES) and 25 with heel-floor sensor triggered electrical stimulation (SWITCH-FES) during normal gait cycle. Patients received functional electrical stimulation (with a pulse of 60 Hz and phase duration of 200 ms) once a day, for 30 minutes during 5 consecutive days, over a period of 4 weeks. Electrical diagnostic tests (nerve conductio...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

The effect of stabilization exercise training on pain and functional status in patients with cervical radiculopathy.
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates that stabilization exercise training could be an effective intervention for decreasing pain and improving quality of life and posture in patients with cervical radiculopathy. PMID: 28946516 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Evaluation of the effect of heel lift on postural stability and symmetry of muscle activity.
CONCLUSIONS: The results point out the benefits of using the newly applied indices in patients with the LLI. Both methods may become useful tools for the evaluation of the physical state of patients with the LLI in a medical practice. PMID: 28946517 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Comparison of 25-hidroksi Vitamin D serum concentrations in patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
CONCLUSION: The literature does not show significant differences between the PS and PsA groups in terms of serum 25-OHD levels and a prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency. Besides, PASI scores were higher in the PS group. CRP values in the PsA group were higher than in the PS group. There was a poor negative correlation between CRP and serum 25-OHD levels in the PsA group. This correlation was not found in the PS group. PMID: 28946518 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Analysis of peak plantar pressure and center of pressure oscillation in individuals with chronic neck pain: A cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: Individuals with chronic neck pain with mild disability did not differ from a control group in terms of peak plantar pressure or center of pressure oscillation. PMID: 28946519 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation applied to optimal points on the lower abdomen and lumbar paraspinal region changes gait parameters in patients with lumbar degenerative kyphosis.
Authors: Jung GS, Chang MC, Seo SW, Lee DG, Kwak SG, Cho HK, Ahn SH Abstract BACKGROUND: Lumbar degenerative kyphosis (LDK) is characterized by sagittal imbalance resulting from degenerative loss of lumbar lordosis. The ability of transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) to activate deep lumbar stabilizing muscles has been demonstrated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of transcutaneous NMES applied to optimal points on the lower abdomen and lumbar paraspinal region on gait problems in patients with lumbar degenerative kyphosis (LDK). METHODS: Twenty-one patient...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Musculoskeletal pain symptoms among allied health professions' students: Prevalence rates and associated factors.
CONCLUSIONS: MPS in AHP students are prevalent and statistically higher among females. Students are advised to adhere to different conservative precautions and follow prevention programs. Future studies are needed to assess actual mechanisms causing MPS among AHP students and designing effective prevention programs specific to AHP students. PMID: 28946521 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

The effect of manual therapy and exercise in patients with chronic low back pain: Double blind randomized controlled trial.
Authors: Ulger O, Demirel A, Oz M, Tamer S Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of spinal stabilization exercises (SSE) and manual therapy methods on pain, function and quality of life (QoL) levels in individuals with chronic low back pain (CLBP). METHODS: A total of one-hundred thirteen patients diagnosed as CLBP were enrolled to the study. The patients allocated into Spinal Stabilization group (SG) and manual therapy group (MG), randomly. While SSE performed in SG, soft tissue mobilizations, muscle-energy techniques, joint mobilizations and manipulations were performed in MG. While the...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Difference in trunk stability during semicircular turns with and without a bag in elderly women.
CONCLUSIONS: We suggest that a light additional arm load and increased arm swing contributes to trunk stability and efficient walking during semicircular turning by elderly women. PMID: 28946523 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Are the alterations in body posture related to decreased trunk muscle endurance in healthy young adults?
CONCLUSIONS: These results indicated that the alterations of the body posture was significantly related to lower lateral trunk muscle endurance scores. These findings support the importance of trunk muscles, especially lateral trunk musculature to have a better body posture. PMID: 28946524 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Diastasis of rectus abdominis muscles in low back pain patients.
CONCLUSIONS: DRA and LBP may be interrelated, especially among men. This may be a function of greater BMI in individuals with chronic LBP. Understanding the association between DRA, LBP, and BMI may have important implications for treatment of LBP and for intervention. PMID: 28946525 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) following transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic discectomy (TPED) for lumbar disc herniation: A prospective cohort study - early results.
Authors: Kapetanakis S, Giovannopoulou E, Charitoudis G, Kazakos K Abstract BACKGROUND: Lumbar discectomy is among the most frequently performed procedures in spinal surgery. Transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic discectomy (TPED) is a minimally invasive technique that gains ground among surgeons in the recent years. TPED has been studied in terms of effectiveness, however little is known about its overall impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of the patients. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the progress of HRQoL following TPED. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventy-six (76) patients were enrolled in the stud...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Sex differences in passive lateral and medial patellar mobility in healthy young adults.
CONCLUSIONS: Sex differences in LPD/PW and LPD/HT at a 30∘ knee flexion were detected in healthy subjects. Although the knee extension angle related to both the lateral and medial direction of the patellar mobility, the relations were only fairly correlated in asymptomatic young subjects. PMID: 28946527 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

PNF and manual therapy treatment results of patients with cervical spine osteoarthritis.
CONCLUSION: The PNF method proved to be more effective in both short (after two weeks) and long (after three months) term. PMID: 28946528 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Management of refractory sciatic neuropathic pain using ultrasound-guided pulsed radiofrequency.
CONCLUSION: We concluded that the PRF treatment is a very useful treatment technique for patients with refractory sciatic neuropathy. PMID: 28946529 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Reliability and validity study of the Gujarati version of the Oswestry Disability Index 2.1a.
CONCLUSION: The Oswestry disability index version 2.1a was successfully translated into Gujarati language, showing excellent psychometric properties. Therefore, it can be used in evaluating the disability amongst Gujarati population with LBP for both clinical and research purposes. PMID: 28946530 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

The effect of cupping therapy for low back pain: A meta-analysis based on existing randomized controlled trials.
CONCLUSIONS: Cupping therapy can significantly decrease the VAS scores and ODI scores for patients with LBP compared to the control management. High heterogeneity and risk of bias existing in studies limit the authenticity of the findings. PMID: 28946531 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

A randomized controlled study on the efficiency of soft tissue mobilization in babies with congenital muscular torticollis.
Authors: Keklicek H, Uygur F Abstract BACKROUND: Soft tissue mobilization techniques (STM) are used in clinical practice in treatment of congenital muscular torticollis(CMT).However, little is known about its effectiveness. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether using STM to manage CMT in babies with mild to moderate head tilt was effective or not. METHODS: Twenty-nine babies with CMT aged between 0-6 months, who had a head tilt from 5 to 20 degrees were allocated to two groups. Both groups received a baseline home program (positioning, handling strategies, stretching and strengthening exercises, environmental ...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Reliability of skin impedance in subjects with chronic neck pain.
CONCLUSION: The measurement of skin impedance of the upper and lower limbs and torso in individuals with chronic neck pain has acceptable reliability values when considered at different times and by different examiners. PMID: 28946533 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

The effects of balance and postural stability exercises on spa based rehabilitation programme in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.
Authors: Gunay SM, Keser I, Bicer ZT Abstract BACKGROUND: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) can cause severe functional disorders that lead to loss of balance. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of balance and postural stability exercises on spa based rehabilitation programme in AS subjects. METHODS: Twenty-one participants were randomized to the study (n= 11) and control groups (n= 10). Patients balance and stability were assessed with the Berg Balance Scale (BBS), Timed Up and Go (TUG) Test, Single Leg Stance Test (SLST) and Functional Reach Test (FRT). AS spesicied measures were us...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy vs. kinesiotherapy for osteoarthritis of the knee: A pilot randomized controlled trial.
Authors: Lizis P, Kobza W, Manko G Abstract BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a degenerative, painful pathology, needing conservative treatment for symptoms' relief. OBJECTIVE: Comparing the effects of Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) and Kinesiotherapy (KIN) on perceived health and range of motion (ROM) of the affected knee. METHOD: A pilot randomized controlled trial with concealed allocation, assessor blinding, intention-to-treat analysis. Forty participants, aged 40-75 with OA of the knee were randomized to an ESWT and a KIN groups. The ESWT group completed 5 interventions for 5 week...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Test-retest reliability and validity of a motion capture (MOCAP) system for measuring thoracic and lumbar spinal curvatures and sacral inclination in the sagittal plane.
CONCLUSION: The MOCAP system delivered consistently reliable and valid results for standing curvatures compared with a radiographic technique. This system could be used with confidence in research and clinical environments for sagittal spinal curvature measurements. PMID: 28946536 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

The posture of adolescent male handball players: A two-year study.
CONCLUSIONS: A two-year period of handball training did not result in posture asymmetries in young male handball players. The observed changes in the shape of anteroposterior spinal curvatures might be related both to sports training and somatic parameters. PMID: 28946537 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Effects of footrest heights on muscle fatigue, kinematics, and kinetics during prolonged standing work.
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggests that a footrest height of 10% of the body height can be recommended as a normalized height for prolonged standing work in subjects with a history of non-specific lower back pain during prolonged standing. PMID: 28946538 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Effect of breathing exercises combined with dynamic upper extremity exercises on the pulmonary function of young adults.
CONCLUSION: Consequently, we came up with result that breathing exercise with dynamic upper extremity exercise improves pulmonary function. Our findings indicate that the breathing and dynamic upper extremity exercise described here should be considered in patients who require breathing therapy, since it seems to have beneficial effects on pulmonary function. PMID: 28946539 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research