J C Rosecrance

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the recovery of median nerve sensory nerve action potentials (SNAP) following median nerve provocation in hands with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Repeated nerve conduction measurements were performed before and after wrist flexion combined with resisted finger flexion in 35 hands with a clinical diagnosis of CTS(More)
The effect of overhead drilling tasks on electromyographic (EMG) activity and shoulder joint moment was examined in this study. Twenty subjects simulated an overhead drilling task using a close, middle and far reach position while standing on either a lower or a higher step of a stepladder. Root mean square amplitude (AMP) of EMG activity from the dominant(More)
The purpose of this descriptive study was to examine bicycle pedaling as a model for studying motor control dysfunction in persons with hemiplegia. Results of a kinematic analysis of the involved lower extremity of 10 hemiplegic patients were compared with the lower-extremity kinematic data of 10 "normal" (nonhemiplegic) subjects. Subjects pedaled at a(More)
This project evaluated the feasibility of a new method of collection of electromyographic (EMG) data during working conditions in industry, and quantified the effects of specific job modifications on the EMG activity of selected upper extremity muscle groups. Average root mean square (RMS) surface EMG activity, calibrated to force equivalent units, was(More)
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are common among construction workers, such as masons. Few interventions are available to reduce masons' exposure to heavy lifting, a risk factor for MSDs. The purpose of this study was to determine whether one such intervention, the use of light-weight concrete blocks (LWBs), reduces physiological loads(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the validity of measuring median nerve distal sensory latency with a portable digital electroneurometer. The results from the digital electroneurometer were compared to standard nerve conduction studies in 51 subjects (40 asymptomatic hands and 12 hands with probable carpal tunnel syndrome). There was a high(More)
Measurements of distal sensory latency are often used to support the clinical diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Currently, there is little research that documents the reliability of measuring distal sensory latency in adult populations. The purpose of this study was to determine intraexaminer and interexaminer reliability of antidromic distal(More)
Job classification, return to work status, and job placement are determined by the results of lifting capacity tests. Lifting capacity is often assessed by maximum static or dynamic physical exertions. The purpose of this study was to compare maximum isometric lifting strength with maximum dynamic lifting capacity in subjects with work-related low back(More)
Measurement of distal motor latencies of the median nerve are often part of electrodiagnostic studies used to verify a diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy. Since electrodiagnostic studies are time consuming, expensive, and impractical for large-scale screening of at-risk individuals, a portable digital electroneurometer was developed for measuring motor(More)
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