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Upper extremity (UX) movement analysis by means of 3D kinematics has the potential to become an important clinical evaluation method. However, no standardized protocol for clinical application has yet been developed, that includes the whole upper limb. Standardization problems include the lack of a single representative function, the wide range of motion of(More)
It was hypothesized that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with a total knee prosthesis that allows axial rotation of the bearing (MB) will show more co-contraction to stabilize the knee joint during a step-up task than RA patients with a fixed bearing total knee prosthesis (FB) where this rotational freedom is absent while having the same articular(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare a broad range of total knee prostheses with different design parameters to determine whether in vivo kinematics was consistently related to design. The hypothesis was that there are no clear recognizable differences in in vivo kinematics between different design parameters or prostheses. METHODS At two sites,(More)
Kinematic studies, in which mobile- and fixed-bearing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were compared, showed controversial results with respect to axial femorotibial rotation. However, all studies focused only on straight ahead tasks, which may underestimate possible differences in freedom of rotation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal treatment of the diseased long head of the biceps (LHB) tendon during rotator cuff repair remains a topic of debate: tenotomy or tenodesis. A recent meta analysis revealed no difference in strength or functional outcome between treatments. The included studies varied in methodological quality, and only two were randomized controlled(More)
The aim of this study was to translate the Forgotten Joint Score (FJS) into the Dutch language. This -questionnaire was tested for internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha) and test-retest reliability (intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC)). 159 patients were included in this study; 74 with a total hip arthroplasty (THA) and 85 with a total knee(More)
BACKGROUND Patients scheduled for elective surgery with a high risk of thromboembolism require anticoagulation bridging therapy perioperatively. The purpose of this study was to assess the risk of thromboembolic events and bleeding-related complications after total hip and knee arthroplasty in patients requiring bridging therapy for anticoagulants. (More)
BACKGROUND The WORC is a quality of life questionnaire designed for patients with disorders of the rotator cuff, originally developed in English. The purpose of this study was to cross-culturally adapt the WORC for use in the Dutch population and to evaluate reliability, agreement and floor and ceiling effects of this Dutch version in a population of(More)
The goal of this pilot study was to develop and test an integrated method to assess kinematics, kinetics and muscle activation of total knee prostheses during dynamic activities, by integrating fluoroscopic measurements with force plate, electromyography and external motion registration measurements. Subsequently, this multi-instrumental analysis was then(More)
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