Low back pain (LBP) is a widespread health problem and a major contributor to increasing health costs and lost work days. Different pathologies cause LBP and one of these is lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis (SPL). There are no generally accepted and standardized methods for assessing the outcome of patients treated for degenerative lumbar SPL. This… (More)
The records of 403 patients treated for herniated lumbar disc disease were analysed in a retrospective observational study in order to verify how three outcome measures, i.e., satisfaction with the outcome of surgery, the degree of return to activities of daily living including work (ADL), and duration of interruption of ADL, may be influenced by clinical… (More)
Tumor-induced osteomalacia is an osteomalacic syndrome caused by a mesenchymal origin's tumor. The diagnostic procedure takes time and extensive investigations because of the characteristics of these tumors usually small dimensioned, slowly growing, non-invasive and therefore hard to locate. The differential diagnosis is determined by a bone biopsy. Tumor's… (More)
The Tinetti test is a widespread test for assessing motor control in the elderly, which could also be usefully applied in neurology. At present it uses a qualitative measurement scale. As a first step towards its objective quantification, trunk inclination was measured during the test by two inclinometers and quantified by descriptive parameters. The 95th… (More)
[Purpose] To quantitatively assess the effect of a personalized rehabilitation protocol after knee megaprosthesis. [Subject and Methods] The gait patterns of a 33-year-old male patient with knee synovial sarcoma were assessed by a computerized analysis before and after 40 rehabilitation sessions. [Results] The rehabilitation protocol improved the gait… (More)
Hip fracture is common in the elderly and it is usually associated with comorbidities and physiological changes which may have an impact on functioning and quality of life. The concept of resilience may explain why this impact varies among patients. The aim of this open, prospective cohort study was to explore the relationships between resilience, frailty… (More)
Using computerized surface EMG signal analysis, authors point out that muscle fatigue onset depends not only by exercise frequency and external load but also by mechanical arrangement of muscle insertions and this onset is faster if contraction is concentric. Therefore selective muscle training programs must contemplate this phenomenon.