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  • Normal walking support mechanical orthosis with rotation induction to lower leg for patients with knee osteoarthritis  [in Japanese]

    ITAMI Taku , SHINODA Nobuyuki , YANO Ken'ichi , MORI Ichidai , KAMEDA Kazuhiro , AOKI Takaaki , KISHIDA Toshitsugu , HAYASHI Norio , MATSUI Naruki , SUGAWARA Masanori

    … One of the characteristics of knee-OA who are classified as grade II to III of Kellgren-Lawrence classification is rotation dyskinesia of the knee joint due to the degeneration of the system around the knee. … This rotation movement is crucial for impact absorption, balanced walking and stabilization of the knee joint and this movement is one of key elements in walking. …

    Transactions of the JSME (in Japanese) 85(872), 18-00484-18-00484, 2019


  • Association between Ankle Joint Function and Muscle Activity during Gait in Patients with Spastic Hemiplegia  [in Japanese]

    TSUSHIMA Yuichi , FUJITA Kazuki , KOBAYASHI Yasutaka

    … <p>[Purpose] To clarify the association between the function of the ankle joint and activity of the muscles of the ankle on the paralyzed side during gait in patients with spastic hemiplegia. … We assessed their ankle joint function using the Modified Ashworth Scale, Clonus Score, and active and passive ankle dorsiflexion angles. …

    Rigakuryoho Kagaku 34(1), 37-40, 2019


  • Left toe grip strength and lumbar spine/ankle joint disease are associated with falls among frail older women

    Nishida Takahiro , Nakao Rieko , Nishihara Mika , Kawasaki Ryoko , Honda Sumihisa

    … The purpose of our study was to investigate the associations between physical function testing, including toe grip strength and falls in the previous 12 months, in community-dwelling frail older women. … We compared the faller group (n=18) and non-faller group (n=30) in terms of physical function including toe grip strength, hand grip strength, five-repetition sit-to-stand test, one-leg standing duration with vision, 5-meter walk test, and timed up-and-go test, as well as history of orthopedic disease. …

    Acta medica Nagasakiensia 62(1), 1-6, 2018-10


  • 3-D Dynamic Bipedal Walking Based on Body Dynamics:-Bipedal Walking via Phase Oscillator and Adaptability against a Gentle Ascent-  [in Japanese]

    YOKOYAMA Yuki , Hui Hor Jia , TADA Tomoki , KINUGASA Tetsuya , YOSHIDA Koji , HAYASHI Ryota , FUJIMOTO Shinsaku

    … We have attempted to develop a 3-D dynamic biped with flat feet, ankle joint, and ankle spring, via a knee oscillation. … In addition, we have applied the Owaki-Ishiguro method called 'TEGOTAE' function as ground contact information in the phase oscillator to the knee joint.</p> …

    The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec) 2018(0), 1A1-K04, 2018


  • Study on the design development of a multi joint ankle foot orthosis

    Choi Eun-Hong , Kim Seong-Gil , Shin Young-Jun , Lee Dae-Hwan , Kim Myoung-Kwon

    … <p>[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a newly designed multi joint ankle-foot orthosis on the gait and dynamic balance of stroke patients having foot drop. …

    Journal of Physical Therapy Science 30(9), 1161-1163, 2018


  • Estimation of knee joint reaction force based on the plantar flexion resistance of an ankle-foot orthosis during gait

    Yamamoto Masataka , Shimatani Koji , Hasegawa Masaki , Murata Takuya , Kurita Yuichi

    … [Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of changing the plantar flexion resistance of an ankle-foot orthosis on knee joint reaction and knee muscle forces. … Furthermore, the influence of an ankle-foot orthosis with an over-plantar flexion resistance function on knee joint reaction force was verified. …

    Journal of Physical Therapy Science 30(8), 966-970, 2018


  • The kinematic recovery process of rhesus monkeys after spinal cord injury

    WEI Rui-Han , YANG Zhao-Yang , LI Xiao-Guang , ZHAO Can , RAO Jia-Sheng , ZHAO Wen , ZHOU Xia , TIAN Peng-Yu , SONG Wei , JI Run , ZHANG Ai-Feng

    … The present study aimed to observe the post-SCI locomotor recovery of rhesus monkey hindlimbs and compare the recovery degrees of different hindlimb parts, thus revealing the recovery process of locomotor function. … Twelve weeks after surgery, partial kinematic recovery was observed at the limb endpoint, shank, foot, and knee joints, and the locomotor performance of the ankle joint even recovered to the pre-lesion level; …

    Experimental Animals, 2018


  • Effect of Kinesthetic Illusion Induced by Visual Stimulation for Dorsiflexion Dysfunction Caused by Guillain–Barre Syndrome  [in Japanese]

    SAKAI Katsuya , IKEDA Yumi , YAMANAKA Seiichiro , NOGUCHI Ryutaro

    … The patient was evaluated using a visual analog scale (VAS), self-portrait drawing, ankle dorsiflexion automatic movement angle (ADAMA), and the 10-meter walk test. … 5 mm, and self-portrait drawing, assessed by the patient completing a drawing of the affected ankle joint, changed to a more detailed picture following phase B. … [Conclusion] The addition of KiNvis to a conventional rehabilitation program enhanced improvements in dorsiflexion function. …

    Rigakuryoho Kagaku 33(1), 187-190, 2018

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  • Characteristics of functional impairment in patients with long-standing rheumatoid arthritis based on range of motion of joints: Baseline data from a multicenter prospective observational cohort study to evaluate the effectiveness of joint surgery in the treat-to-target era

    Kojima Toshihisa , Ishikawa Hajime , Tanaka Sakae , Haga Nobuhiko , Nishida Keiichiro , Yukioka Masao , Hashimoto Jun , Miyahara Hisaaki , Niki Yasuo , Kimura Tomoatsu , Oda Hiromi , Asai Shuji , Funahashi Koji , Kojima Masayo , Ishiguro Naoki

    … Objective: To explore the characteristics of functional impairment in patients with established rheumatoid arthritis (RA) based on the range of motion (ROM) of joints in a prospective observational study of RA patients undergoing joint surgery. … Methods: We collected data on demographics, Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index (HAQ-DI), and the ROM of large joints including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle. …

    Modern Rheumatology 28(3), 474-481, 2018

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  • Measurement of Range of Motion with a Non-Contact Three-Dimensional Measurement Device  [in Japanese]

    KANEDA Daisuke , 堀田 昌宏 , 西田 圭一郎 , 竹下 歩 , 大橋 秀基 , 尾﨑 敏文 , 堅山 佳美 , 千田 益生 , 中原 龍一 , 那須 義久

    … The clinical measurement of range of motion (ROM) is a fundamental evaluation procedure of physical function. … Measurement objects were the active ROM of right elbow joints and ankle joints of eight healthy adults. … ICC (3,1) were 0.66 and 0.80 at elbow flexion, 0.35 and 0.80 at elbow extension, 0.39 and 0.85 at ankle extension, and 0.49 and 0.88 at ankle flexion with manual measurement and with 3-D scanner image measurement, respectively. …

    Japanese Journal of Joint Diseases 36(4), 481-487, 2017

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  • Influence of hooks and a lag screw on plate fixation for ankle lateral malleolus fracture  [in Japanese]

    YONEO Terumasa , SAKAI Rina , UCHINO Masataka , OHTAKI Yasuaki , GOMI Tsutomu , MINEHARA Hiroaki , MATSUURA Terumasa , UJIHIRA Masanobu

    … <p>For internal fixation of AO classification Type B ankle lateral malleolus fracture, insertion of lag screws into the fracture plane and fixation with a 1/3 tubular plate as a protecting plate are recommend. …

    The Proceedings of the Bioengineering Conference Annual Meeting of BED/JSME 2017.29(0), 1B42, 2017


  • Development of an ankle joint assist suit with hardware-based safety devices (Design using quality function deployment)  [in Japanese]

    YABE Masafumi , NOGUCHI Souhei , SUGIYAMA Masahito , IKEDA Keisuke , KANEDA Tsubasa , KAI Yoshihiro , TOMIZUKA Masayoshi

    … In this paper, we propose an ankle joint assist suit with a velocity-based safety device and a commercial torque limiter. … The velocity-based safety device switches off the assist suit's motor if it detects an unexpected high joint angular velocity. … The torque limiter cuts off the torque transmission if it detects an unexpected high joint torque. …

    Journal of Advanced Science 29(0), n/a, 2017


  • Quantification of lower limb joint function during acceleration phase of cutting maneuvers  [in Japanese]

    OIKAWA Suguru , KOIKE Sekiya

    … The dynamic contributions of support leg joint torques, at first step (first cutting leg: CL1) and next step (CL2) during cutting maneuvers, to the generation of GRF were quantified by using dynamical force equation regarding 15-segment-linked whole-body system. …

    The Proceedings of the Symposium on sports and human dynamics 2017(0), C-32, 2017


  • Ankle Joint Function in the Lower Limb Impact Absorption Mechanism of Normal Gait  [in Japanese]

    FURUYA Tomoiki , HIIRAGI Yukinobu

    … [Conclusion] The results show that the impact during normal gait is mainly absorbed by the ankle joint. …

    Rigakuryoho Kagaku 32(6), 835-838, 2017

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  • Motion sock with safety function to support ankle movement  [in Japanese]

    SASANUMA Hayato , TSUKAGOSHI Hideyuki

    … <p>This paper describes a soft pneumatic wearable actuator, motion sock, to give passive ankle exercises for the prevention of DVT. … It gives proper plantarflexion-dorsiflexion movement in the range of motion of the ankle joint and has an effect to promote blood flow. … Furthermore, my suggestion motion sock is easy to wear, and equipped with limiter which is a safety function. …

    The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec) 2017(0), 2A1-I05, 2017


  • Evaluation of Stumbling-resistant Socks Using Gait Dynamics and Electromyogram Analysis  [in Japanese]


    … The knee, ankle, and toe joints were examined in this study. … was greater in the FS condition than in the Co for the knee, ankle, and toe joints, suggesting that wearing nursing-care shoes reduces stumbling. … In conclusion, it was found that for stumbling-resistant socks to be effective, the function of the sole and upper of shoes is required.</p> …



  • The effect of newly designed multi joint ankle foot orthosis on the gait and dynamic balance of stroke patients with foot drop

    Shin Young Jun , Lee Dae Hwan , Kim Myoung-Kwon

    … <p>[Purpose] The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of the newly designed multi joint ankle-foot orthosis on the gait and dynamic balance of stroke patients having foot drop. …

    Journal of Physical Therapy Science 29(11), 1899-1902, 2017

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  • Changes in Ankle Function of University Female Volleyball Players during the Menstrual Cycle: Muscle Strength, Joint Position Sense and Flexibility  [in Japanese]

    HIGUCHI Akina , HONMA Miku , YAMAMOTO Miyu , TANAKA Yasuo , HAMANO Rena , EDAMA Mutsuaki

    … [Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in ankle plantarflexion/dorsiflexion muscle strength, joint position sensation, and joint flexibility during the menstrual cycle. … [Subjects and Methods] The subjects were 6 students in a university female volleyball team who had no menstrual cycle disorders, no history of surgery to the right lower thigh, and no history of varus/valgus sprains of the ankle in the previous 3 months. …

    Rigakuryoho Kagaku 32(4), 503-507, 2017

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  • Changes in interjoint coordination pattern in anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed knee during stair walking

    HSU Wei-Li , CHEN Yu-Jen , LU Tung-Wu , HO Ka-Hou , WANG Jyh-Horng

    … <p>Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL-R) surgery can improve knee joint stability; … however, altered sensory feedback after reconstruction surgery might affect the movement control which is required by proper multijoint coordination to compensate for the impaired sensorimotor function. … Higher variability of the knee-ankle interjoint coordination was observed in the affected side during stair walking in individuals with ACL-R than the healthy control. …

    Journal of Biomechanical Science and Engineering 12(2), 16-00694-16-00694, 2017


  • Application of massage for ankle joint flexibility and balance

    Park Jeonguk , Shim Jemyung , Kim Sungjoong , Namgung Seung , Ku Inyoung , Cho Munmi , Lee Hyotaek , Roh Hyolyun

    … <p>[Purpose] The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of calf muscle massage on ankle flexibility and balance. … [Conclusion] Calf muscle massage may be effective for enhancing the flexibility and balance function of the ankle joint. …

    Journal of Physical Therapy Science 29(5), 789-792, 2017

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