Jeff R Houck

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BACKGROUND Frontal plane trunk and lower extremity adjustments during unanticipated tasks are hypothesized to influence hip and knee neuromuscular control, and therefore, contribute to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury risk. The aims of this study were to examine frontal plane trunk/hip kinematics and hip and knee moments (measures of neuromuscular(More)
Although the rabbit hindlimb has been commonly used as an experimental animal model for studies of osteoarthritis, bone growth and fracture healing, the in vivo biomechanics of the rabbit knee joint have not been quantified. The purpose of this study was to investigate the kinematic and kinetic patterns during hopping of the adult rabbit, and to develop a(More)
Despite the increasing percentages of children who are overweight, few studies have investigated their gait patterns. The purpose of this study was to quantify the three-dimensional knee joint kinematics and kinetics during walking in children of varying body mass and to identify effects associated with obesity. Three-dimensional kinematics and kinetics(More)
STUDY DESIGN A 2 x 4 mixed-design ANOVA with a fixed factor of group (posterior tibialis tendon dysfunction [PTTD] and asymptomatic controls), and a repeated factor of phase of stance (loading response, midstance, terminal stance, and preswing). OBJECTIVE To compare 3-dimensional stance period kinematics (rearfoot eversion/inversion, medial longitudinal(More)
STUDY DESIGN Experimental laboratory study using a cross-sectional design. OBJECTIVES To compare foot kinematics, using 3-dimensional tracking methods, during a bilateral heel rise between participants with posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) and participants with a normal medial longitudinal arch (MLA). BACKGROUND The bilateral heel rise test is(More)
BACKGROUND A Sit to Stand task following a hip fracture may be achieved through compensations (e.g. bilateral arms and uninvolved lower extremity), not restoration of movement strategies of the involved lower extremity. The primary purpose was to compare upper and lower extremity movement strategies using the vertical ground reaction force during a Sit to(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case-control laboratory study. OBJECTIVES To compare tendon characteristics (shape, composition) and mechanical properties (strain, stiffness) on the involved side of participants with insertional Achilles tendinopathy (IAT) to the uninvolved side and to controls, and to examine if severity of tendon pathology is associated with severity of(More)
A retrospective review of 4 years experience with over 32 epistaxis patients requiring hospitalization and using a standard medical or surgical therapy for control is presented. Medical therapy included the use of anterior nasal packing alone or in association with intranasal and nasopharyngeal balloon tamponade. Surgical therapy, for the most part,(More)
A class of less toxic retinoids, called heteroarotinoids, was evaluated for their molecular mechanism of growth inhibition of two head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cell lines SCC-2 and SCC-38. A series of 14 heteroarotinoids were screened for growth inhibition activity in vitro. The two most active compounds, one that contained an oxygen(More)