Kathy J. Simpson

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We evaluated 60 limbs in 30 patients with unilateral primary total hip arthroplasty and nondiseased contralateral hip. The ratio of femoral offset (FO) to the body weight lever arm (FO ratio) and the ratio of the height of hip center (HC) to pelvic height (HC ratio) were calculated on radiographs. Isometric hip abductor strength was measured by dynamometer.(More)
The objective of the study was to determine if prophylactic ankle bracing worn by females during landings produces abnormal lower extremity mechanics. Angular kinematic and ground reaction force (GRF) data were obtained for 16 athletically experienced females who performed brace and no-brace drop landings. The brace condition(More)
Bimanual coordination represents a complex self-organizing system that is subject to both internal and contextual constraints. Although there has been interest in examining bimanual development throughout the lifespan, few data exist relative to the bimanual activity of children between 1 and 4 years of age. The study reported here represents an initial(More)
Wild bearded capuchins (Cebus libidinosus, quadrupedal, medium-sized monkeys) crack nuts using large stones. We examined the kinematics and energetics of the nut-cracking action of two adult males and two adult females. From a bipedal stance, the monkeys raised a heavy hammer stone (1.46 and 1.32 kg, from 33 to 77% of their body weight) to an average height(More)
BACKGROUND Compared to the design of a traditional multi-axis total knee arthroplasty, the single-axis arthroplasty studied has a fixed flexion/extension center of rotation in the femoral component. The influence of this characteristic on functional daily activity, i.e., stand-to-sit, is not well understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate the(More)
This study aimed to test the utility of the ozone challenge model for profiling novel compounds designed to reduce airway inflammation. The authors used a randomized, double-dummy, double-blind, placebo-controlled 3-period crossover design alternating single orally inhaled doses of fluticasone propionate (inhaled corticosteroids, 2 mg), oral prednisolone(More)
Wild bearded capuchins (Cebus libidinosus, quadrupedal, medium-sized monkeys) crack nuts using large stones. We examined the kinematics and energetics of the nut-cracking action of two adult males and two adult females. From a bipedal stance, the monkeys raised a heavy hammer stone (1.46 and 1.32 kg, from 33 to 77% of their body weight) to an average height(More)
The purpose of the current study was to identify the biomechanical features of elite female baseball pitching. Kinematics and kinetics of eleven elite female baseball pitchers were reported and compared with eleven elite male pitchers. Results suggested that females share many similarities with males in pitching kinematics, with a few significant(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine how foot landing position influenced the ground reaction forces of two coordinate systems during gait. DESIGN Values of ground reaction forces components as expressed in two coordinate systems (room, foot) were used to compare ground reaction forces of different foot landing position. BACKGROUND(More)
The purpose of this article is to determine if individuals with high rather than low femoral offset of a total hip arthroplasty achieve improved hip abductor muscle strength and thus improved their ability to step over an obstacle safely. These outcomes will help surgeons decide whether increasing the femoral offset helps a patient's physical function.