Lindsey Westover

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Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a disorder of the patellofemoral (PF) joint in which abnormal tracking is often cited as a factor in pain development. PF tracking is partially dependent on passive stabilizers (ex: PF geometry). Relations amongst PFPS, PF tracking, and contact mechanics are poorly understood. In-vivo investigation of passive PF joint(More)
Quantifying joint congruence may help to understand the relationship between joint function and health. In previous studies, a congruence index (CI) has been used to define subject-specific joint congruence. However, the sensitivity of the CI algorithm to surface representation was unknown. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of applying(More)
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a three-dimensional spinal deformity. Brace treatment is a common non-surgical treatment, intended to prevent progression (worsening) of the condition during adolescence. Estimating a braced patient’s risk of progression is an essential part of planning treatment, so method for predicting this risk would be a useful(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) affects 2% to 4% of the population and predominantly affects female individuals. The scoliosis researchers and clinical communities use the "Cobb angle" obtained from anterior-posterior radiographs as the standard assessment tool for scoliosis. However, excessive radiation exposure over consecutive(More)
During the past decade there has been an increasing interest shown in the study of electrolyte balance. Magnesium, however, has played a minor r81e in these studies. There are perhaps two reasons for this; first, that serum magnesium levels remain fairly constant and, second, that magnesium determinations require special technique and equipment and are(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT At first visit and each clinical follow-up session, patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) undergo radiographic examination, from which the Cobb angle is measured. The cumulative exposure to X-ray radiation justifies efforts in developing noninvasive methods for scoliosis monitoring. PURPOSE To determine the capability of(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM The success of implants for bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHA) relies on proper osseointegration at the bone-implant interface. Clinical evaluation of implant stability is important in prescribing loading, identifying the risk of failure, and monitoring the long-term health of the implant. PURPOSE The purpose of this in vitro study was(More)
Methods The full torso ST of 90 AIS patients with different curve types were retrieved from our previous study [2]. The mean Cobb angle was 32.5° (range: 8°-69°). The best plane of symmetry that divides the torso into left and right parts was calculated. Deviations between the left and right parts were measured and displayed as deviation colour maps (DCMs).(More)