Literature Update for keywords: BIOMECH* or LOCOMOT*.

Dan Ferris Rodger Kram
Univ. of Michigan Univ. of Colorado


or why Mrs. Santa's L4-L5 hurts:

Inpatient hospital care for back disorders in relation to industry
and occupation in Finland
Leino-Arjas P, Kaila-Kangas L, Notkola V, Keskimaki I, Mutanen P
28 (5): 304-313 OCT 2002

Objectives: The variation in hospital admission rates was studied for
back disorders by industry and occupational title among gainfully
employed Finns.
Methods Admissions to Finnish hospitals in 1996 among 25- to
64-year-olds, based on the Hospital Discharge Register, were linked
with sociodemographic data from the 1995 population census for the
following primary diagnoses [International Classification of
Diseases, 10th revision (ICD-10)]: all back disorders (M40.0-54.9; N
(individual patients) 7253), lumbar intervertebral disc disorders
(M51.0-M51.9, N = 3863), and other common back disorders (ICD-10:
M47.1-47.2, M47.8-47.9, M48.0, M54.1, M54.3-54.5, M54.8-54.9; N =
2433), with the total occupationally active workforce (same age range
and gender) as reference. Age-standardized hospitalization rate
ratios (SRR) were calculated.
Results The highest SRR values for hospitalization for any back
disorder were found for fishing (SRR 195), "other" mining and
carrying (SRR 168), and sewage and refuse disposal (SRR 152) among
the men and water transport (SRR 158), wood product (SRR 149) and
pulp, paper and paper product (SRR 145) manufacturing among the
women. Computer activities (SRR 44) among the men and insurance and
pension funding (SRR 49) among the women had the lowest SRR values.
The occupations reindeer breeders and herders (SRR 495), agricultural
workers (SRR 232), and paper product workers (SRR 205) among the men
and plastic product (SRR 233), laundry (SRR 224), and agricultural
(SRR 219) workers among the women had the highest SRR values. The
lowest SRR values were observed for upper white-collar employees in
public administration [men (SRR 40) and women (SRR 61)].
Conclusions Hospitalization rates for back disorders were high for
several physically strenuous industries and occupations.

No mention of back injuries in older men lifting large sacks of toys.

Remarkably, those clever Australians have figured out that the
easiest way to move a sheep is to drag it downhill.

Wood makes shearing less of a drag
Nature Science Update
16 December 2002


Domon T. Yamazaki Y. Fukui A. Ohnishi Y. Takahashi S. Yamamoto T.
Wakita M.
Three-dimensional distribution of the clear zone of migrating osteoclasts
on dentin slices in vitro
Tissue & Cell. 34(5):326-336, 2002 Oct.

Lamoureux P. Ruthel G. Buxbaum RE. Heidemann SR.
Mechanical tension can specify axonal fate in hippocampal neurons
Journal of Cell Biology. 159(3):499-508, 2002 Nov 11.

Draney MT. Herfkens RJ. Hughes TJR. Pelc NJ. Wedding KL. Zarins CK.
Taylor CA.
Quantification of vessel wall cyclic strain using cine phase contrast
magnetic resonance imaging
Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 30(8):1033-1045, 2002 Sep.


Bejder L. Hall BK.
Limbs in whales and limblessness in other vertebrates: mechanisms of
evolutionary and developmental transformation and loss
Evolution & Development. 4(6):445-458, 2002 Nov-Dec.

Huey RB. Carlson M. Crozier L. Frazier M. Hamilton H. Harley C.
Hoang A. Kingsolver JG.
Plants versus animals: Do they deal with stress in different ways?
Integrative & Comparative Biology. 42(3):415-423, 2002 Jun.

Wallace RL.
Rotifers: Exquisite metazoans
Integrative & Comparative Biology. 42(3):660-667, 2002 Jun.

Williams SH. Wall CE. Vinyard CJ. Hylander WL.
A biomechanical analysis of skull form in gum-harvesting galagids
Folia Primatologica. 73(4):197-209, 2002 Jul-Aug.

Rocha-Barbosa O. Youlatos D. Gasc JP. Renous S.
The clavicular region of some cursorial Cavioidea (Rodentia : Mammalia)
Mammalia. 66(3):413-421, 2002.

Thomason JJ. McClinchey HL. Jofriet JC.
Analysis of strain and stress in the equine hoof capsule using finite
element methods: comparison with principal strains recorded in vivo
Equine Veterinary Journal. 34(7):719-725, 2002 Nov.

Smith RKW. McGuigan MP. Hyde JT. Daly ASG. Pardoe CH. Lock AN.
Wilson AM.
In vitro evaluation of nonrigid support systems for the equine
metacarpophalangeal joint
Equine Veterinary Journal. 34(7):726-731, 2002 Nov.

Kohler M. Alba DM. Sola SM. MacLatchy L.
Taxonomic affinities of the Eppelsheim femur
American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 119(4):297-304, 2002 Dec.

Ruff CB.
Long bone articular and diaphyseal structure in old world monkeys and
apes. I: Locomotor effects
American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 119(4):305-342, 2002 Dec.


Zhang CH. Liu Y. So RMC. Phan-Thien N.
The influence of inlet velocity profile on three-dimensional
three-generation bifurcating flows
Computational Mechanics. 29(4-5):422-429, 2002 Oct.

Bartel T. Vanheiden H. Schaar J. Mertzkirch W. Erbel R.
Biomechanical modeling of hemodynamic factors determining bulging of
ventricular aneurysms
Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 74(5):1581-1587, 2002 Nov.

Moulton MJ.
Biomechanical modeling of hemodynamic factors determining bulging of
ventricular aneurysms - Invited commentary
Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 74(5):1587-1588, 2002 Nov.


Nelson AJ. Zwick D. Brody S. Doran C. Pulver L. Rooz G. Sadownick M.
Nelson R. Rothman J.
The validity of the GaitRite and the Functional Ambulation Performance
scoring system in the analysis of Parkinson gait
Neurorehabilitation. 17(3):255-262, 2002.


Brizzi L. Ting LH. Zytnicki D.
Positive proprioceptive feedback elicited by isometric contractions of
ankle flexors on pretibial motoneurons in cats
Journal of Neurophysiology. 88(5):2207-2214, 2002 Nov.

McDonagh MJN. Duncan A.
Interaction of pre-programmed control and natural stretch reflexes in
human landing movements
Journal of Physiology-London. 544(3):985-994, 2002 Nov 1.

Li ZM. Yue GH.
Dependence of finger flexion force on the posture of the nonperforming
fingers during key pressing tasks
Journal of Motor Behavior. 34(4):329-338, 2002 Dec.

Nichols TR.
The contributions of muscles and reflexes to the regulation of joint and
limb mechanics
Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. (403 Suppl S):S43-S50, 2002 Oct.

Knikou M. Rymer WZ.
Hip angle induced modulation of H reflex amplitude, latency and duration
in spinal cord injured humans
Clinical Neurophysiology. 113(11):1698-1708, 2002 Nov.

Duysens J.
Human gait as a step in evolution
Brain. 125(Part 12):2589-2590, 2002 Dec.

Dietz V. Muller R. Colombo G.
Locomotor activity in spinal man: significance of afferent input from
joint and load receptors
Brain. 125(Part 12):2626-2634, 2002 Dec.


Okkerse W. Brebels A. De Deyn PP. Nagels G. De Deyn B. Van Bogaert
PP. Braem M.
Influence of a bite-plane according to Jeanmonod, on bruxism activity
during sleep
Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. 29(10):980-985, 2002 Oct.

Haug RH. Street CC. Goltz M.
Does plate adaptation affect stability? A biomechanical comparison of
locking and nonlocking plates
Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. 60(11):1319-1326, 2002 Nov.

Shiller DM. Laboissiere R. Ostry DJ.
Relationship between jaw stiffness and kinematic variability in speech
Journal of Neurophysiology. 88(5):2329-2340, 2002 Nov.

Langenbach GEJ. Zhang F. Herring SW. Hannam AG.
Modelling the masticatory biomechanics of a pig
Journal of Anatomy. 201(5):383-393, 2002 Nov.

Suri S. Utreja A. Rattan V.
Orthodontic treatment of bilaterally impacted maxillary canines in an
American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics.
122(4):429-437, 2002 Oct.


Lebwohl NH. Cunningham BW. Dmitriev A. Shimamoto N. Gooch L. Devlin
V. Boachie-Adjei O. Wagner TA.
Biomechanical comparison of lumbosacral fixation techniques in a calf
spine model
Spine. 27(21):2312-2320, 2002 Nov 1.

Cunningham BW. Lewis SJ. Long J. Dmitriev AE. Linville DA. Bridwell
Biomechanical evaluation of lumbosacral reconstruction techniques for
spondylolisthesis - An in vitro porcine model
Spine. 27(21):2321-2327, 2002 Nov 1.

McKinley TO. Callendar PW. Bay BK.
Trabecular bone strain changes associated with subchondral comminution of
the distal tibia
Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 16(10):709-716, 2002 Nov-Dec.

Bryan VE.
Cervical motion segment replacement
European Spine Journal. 11(Suppl 2):S92-S97, 2002 Oct.

Link HD.
History, design and biomechanics of the LINK SB Charite artificial disc
European Spine Journal. 11(Suppl 2):S98-S105, 2002 Oct.

Soslowsky LJ. Thomopoulos S. Esmail A. Flanagan CL. Iannotti JP.
Williamson JD. Carpenter JE.
Rotator cuff tendinosis in an animal model: Role of extrinsic and overuse
Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 30(8):1057-1063, 2002 Sep.

Rutten M. Leterrier C. Constantin P. Reiter K. Bessei W.
Bone development and activity in chickens in response to reduced
weight-load on legs
Animal Research. 51(4):327-336, 2002 Jul-Aug.

Talcott KW. Schulz KS. Kass PH. Mason DR. Stover SM.
In vitro biomechanical study of rotational stabilizers of the canine elbow
American Journal of Veterinary Research. 63(11):1520-1526, 2002 Nov.

Cunningham BW. Lowery GL. Serhan HA. Dmitriev AE. Orbegoso CM. McAfee
PC. Fraser RD. Ross RE. Kulkarni SS.
Total disc replacement arthroplasty using the AcroFlex lumbar disc: a
non-human primate model
European Spine Journal. 11(Suppl 2):S115-S123, 2002 Oct.

Ray CD.
The PDN (R) prosthetic disc-nucleus device
European Spine Journal. 11(Suppl 2):S137-S142, 2002 Oct.

Sullivan D. Bryden P. Callaghan JP.
Inter- and intra-observer reliability of calculating cumulative lumbar
spine loads
Ergonomics. 45(11):788-797, 2002 Sep.

Korge A. Nydegger T. Polard JL. Mayer HM. Husson JL.
A spiral implant as nucleus prosthesis in the lumbar spine
European Spine Journal. 11(Suppl 2):S149-S153, 2002 Oct.

McNally DS.
The objectives for the mechanical evaluation of spinal instrumentation
have changed
European Spine Journal. 11(Suppl 2):S179-S185, 2002 Oct.

Garner MD. Wolfe SJ. Kuslich SD.
Development and preclinical testing of a new tension-band device for the
spine: the Loop system
European Spine Journal. 11(Suppl 2):S186-S191, 2002 Oct.

Caserta S. La Maida GA. Misaggi B. Peroni D. Pietrabissa R. Raimondi
MT. Redaelli A.
Elastic stabilization alone or combined with rigid fusion in spinal
surgery: a biomechanical study and clinical experience based on 82 cases
European Spine Journal. 11(Suppl 2):S192-S197, 2002 Oct.

Mulholland RC. Sengupta DK.
Rationale, principles and experimental evaluation of the concept of soft
European Spine Journal. 11(Suppl 2):S198-S205, 2002 Oct.

Dienst M. Burks RT. Greis PE.
Anatomy and biomechanics of the anterior cruciate ligament
Orthopedic Clinics of North America. 33(4):605-+, 2002 Oct.

McMahon PJ. Lee TQ.
Muscles may contribute to shoulder dislocation and stability
Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. (403 Suppl S):S18-S25, 2002 Oct.

Lee TQ. McMahon PJ.
Shoulder biomechanics and muscle plasticity: Implications in spinal cord
Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. (403 Suppl S):S26-S36, 2002 Oct.

Numazaki H. Tohyama H. Nakano H. Kikuchi S. Yasuda K.
The effect of initial graft tension in anterior cruciate ligament
reconstruction on the mechanical behaviors of the femur-graft-tibia
complex during cyclic loading
American Journal of Sports Medicine. 30(6):800-805, 2002 Nov-Dec.

Ekenman I. Milgrom C. Finestone A. Begin M. Olin C. Arndt T. Burr D.
The role of biomechanical shoe orthoses in tibial stress fracture
American Journal of Sports Medicine. 30(6):866-870, 2002 Nov-Dec.

Miller SL. Gladstone JN.
Graft selection in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Orthopedic Clinics of North America. 33(4):675-+, 2002 Oct.

Gladstone JN. Andrews JR.
Endoscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with patella tendon
Orthopedic Clinics of North America. 33(4):701-+, 2002 Oct.

Paillard PJ. Amadio PC. Zhao C. Zobitz ME. An KN.
Pulley plasty versus resection of one slip of the flexor digitorum
superficialis after repair of both flexor tendons in zone II - A
biomechanical study
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume. 84A(11):2039-2045, 2002

Harton FM. Weiskopf SA. Goecker RM.
Sectioning the plantar fascia - Effect on first metatarsophalangeal joint
Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. 92(10):532-536,
2002 Nov-Dec.

Li GA. Otterberg E. Sabbag K. Zayontz S. Johnson T. Rubash H.
Biomechanics of posterior-substituting total knee arthroplasty: An in
vitro study
Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. (404):214-225, 2002 Nov.

Anetzberger H. Schulz C. Pfahler M. Refior HJ. Muller-Gerbl M.
Subchondral mineralization patterns of the glenoid after tear of the
Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. (404):263-268, 2002 Nov.

Bail HJ. Kolbeck S. Krummrey G. Weiler A. Windhagen HJ. Hennies K.
Raun K. Raschke MJ.
Ultrasound can predict regenerate stiffness in distraction osteogenesis
Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. (404):362-367, 2002 Nov.

Giannoudis PV. Pape HC. Cohen AP. Krettek C. Smith RM.
Review - Systemic effects of femoral nailing - From Kuntscher to the
immune reactivity era
Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. (404):378-386, 2002 Nov.

Tsuda E. Fukuda Y. Loh JC. Debski RE. Fu FH. Woo SLY.
The effect of soft-tissue graft fixation in anterior cruciate ligament
reconstruction on graft-tunnel motion under anterior tibial loading
Arthroscopy. 18(9):960-967, 2002 Nov-Dec.

Meyer DC. Nyffeler RW. Fucentese SF. Gerber C.
Failure of suture material at suture anchor eyelets
Arthroscopy. 18(9):1013-1019, 2002 Nov-Dec.

Mangus BC. Hoffman LA. Hoffman MA. Altenburger P.
Basic principles of extremity joint mobilization using a Kaltenborn
Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 11(4):235-250, 2002 Nov.

Klanke J. Partenheimer A. Westermann K.
Biomechanical qualities of threaded acetabular cups
International Orthopaedics. 26(5):278-282, 2002 Oct.

Walton JR. Wilber JP.
Sufficient conditions for strong ellipticity for a class of anisotropic
International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics. 38(4):441-455, 2003 Jun.


Richardson JK.
Factors associated with falls in older patients with diffuse
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 50(11):1767-1773, 2002 Nov.

Adolph KE.
Learning to keep balance


Houdijk H. de Koning JJ. Bobbert MF. de Croot G.
How klapskate hinge position affects push-off mechanics in speed skating
Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 18(4):292-305, 2002 Nov.

Lindsay DM. Horton JF. Paley RD.
Trunk motion of male professional golfers using two different golf clubs
Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 18(4):366-373, 2002 Nov.

Elliott B. Khangure M.
Disk degeneration and fast bowling in cricket: an intervention study
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 34(11):1714-1718, 2002 Nov.

Miller MG. Berry DC. Bullard S. Gilders R.
Comparisons of land-based and aquatic-based plyometric programs during an
8-week training period
Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 11(4):268-283, 2002 Nov.

Hovis WD. Dean MT. Mallon WJ. Hawkins RJ.
Posterior instability of the shoulder with secondary impingement in elite
American Journal of Sports Medicine. 30(6):886-890, 2002 Nov-Dec.


Van Cleynenbreugel T. Van Oosterwyck H. Vander Sloten J. Schrooten J.
Trabecular bone scaffolding using a biomimetic approach
Journal of Materials Science-Materials in Medicine. 13(12):1245-1249, 2002

Morelli F. Ferretti A. Conteduca F. Nanni F. Monteleone L. Valente M.
A modified Cryo-Jaw for in vitro biomechanical testing of tendons
Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 18(4):384-389, 2002 Nov.

Gasser TC. Holzapfel GA.
A rate-independent elastoplastic constitutive model for biological
fiber-reinforced composites at finite strains: continuum basis,
algorithmic formulation and finite element implementation
Computational Mechanics. 29(4-5):340-360, 2002 Oct.

Eldridge JDJ. Cunnigham JL. Samuels A. Blunn GW. Lawes TJ. Learmonth
ID. Goodship AE.
Glass ionomer as an expander of allograft in revision arthroplasty of the
Biomaterials. 24(3):499-508, 2003 Feb.

Coulson RJ. Chesler NC. Vitullo L. Cipolla MJ.
Effects of ischemia and myogenic activity on active and passive mechanical
properties of rat cerebral arteries
American Journal of Physiology - Heart & Circulatory Physiology.
283(6):H2268-H2275, 2002 Dec.

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