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Joint-position sense of the knee was measured in 29 subjects with normal knee joints ranging in age from 20 to 82 years. Joint-position sense was determined by two common techniques that measure the threshold to detection of motion and the ability to reproduce passive knee positioning. Joint-position sense was found to deteriorate with increasing age as(More)
Seventeen postoperative total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients were evaluated using two tests of knee joint position sense. Young controls and age-matched controls underwent identical tests. The TKA patients also underwent gait analysis, including foot switch stride analysis, and clinical evaluation using a standard scoring system. Results showed(More)
Cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis is difficult to study because of the heterogeneity and variability of this disease. The gold standard for measurement of cognitive function in multiple sclerosis is a full battery of neurocognitive tests, which is time consuming and expensive. Some cognitive tests like the PASAT, a measure of working verbal memory(More)
Proprioception testing and gait analysis was performed on a group of 17 patients with idiopathic scoliosis. All curves had documented progression. The average curve was 26.8 degrees, all primary curves being right thoracic. The average age was 14.8 years. Twelve, healthy, age-matched controls underwent identical testing. Results showed that scoliotic(More)
Two tests frequently used to measure joint proprioception were performed on the knees of twelve members of a professional ballet company to determine the effect of extensive athletic training on this sensation. These tests measured the threshold of perception of joint motion and the ability of a subject to reproduce a joint position. A healthy, active(More)
A study was undertaken to determine if a somatosensory conduction delay is present in the posterior columns of adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis. Somatosensory evoked potentials were recorded after median and posterior tibial nerve stimulation in 12 adolescent subjects being followed for idiopathic scoliosis with an average age of 14.6 years (range,(More)
Twenty-three patients with idiopathic scoliosis were tested for upper extremity proprioceptive function. All subjects had documented progression of deformity, with an average curvature of 34 degrees. The average ages for scoliotics and 18 control subjects were 16.1 and 20.8 years, respectively. Controls had no spinal deformity and underwent identical test(More)
In brief: Twelve members of a professional ballet company were evaluated for laxity of the knee joint. They also underwent a test of knee joint position sense. A group of 12 healthy, active, age-matched controls were similarly tested. All of the dancers met the criteria for loose joints, while only one of the control group had loose joints. In the test of(More)
Potential complications due to pedicle screw penetration of the anterior cortex include injury to vascular, visceral, ureteral, sympathetic, and neural structures. This study examined the accuracy of lateral roentgenographic techniques in determining actual screw penetration in vertebral levels T12 through S1 of ten unilateral sets of pedicles in five(More)