This week's literature search for biomech* or locomot*…

Jinger Gottschall Emory University School of Medicine


***NOTE***: Articles with no volume, issue or page numbers indicate
that the article has not been published in paper form yet, but may be
available in electronic form through the publisher.


Bouxsein, M. L. (2005). "Determinants of skeletal fragility." Best
Practice & Research in Clinical Rheumatology 19(6): 897-911.

Hoemann, C. D., M. Hurtig, et al. (2005). "Chitosan-glycerol
phosphate/blood implants improve hyaline cartilage repair in ovine
microfracture defects." Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery-American
Volume 87A(12): 2671-2686.

Ward, W. E., S. Kim, et al. (2005). "Serum equol, bone mineral density
and biomechanical bone strength differ among four mouse strains."
Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 16(12): 743-749.


Preston, T. M. and C. A. King (2005). "Actin-based motility in the net
slime mould Labyrinthula: Evidence for the role of myosin in gliding
movement." Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 52(6): 461-475.

Skedros, J. G., T. R. Grunander, et al. (2005). "Spatial distribution
of osteocyte lacunae in equine radii and third metacarpals:
Considerations for cellular communication, microdamage detection and
metabolism." Cells Tissues Organs 180(4): 215-236.

Wortley, K. E., K. D. Anderson, et al. (2005). "Agouti-related
protein-deficient mice display an age-related lean phenotype." Cell
Metabolism 2(6): 421-427.


Pfenninger, M., M. Hrabakova, et al. (2005). "Why do snails have hairs?
A Bayesian inference of character evolution - art. no. 59." Bmc
Evolutionary Biology 5: 59-59.


Gerard, J. M., J. Ohayon, et al. (2005). "Non-linear elastic properties
of the lingual and facial tissues assessed by indentation technique -
Application to the biomechanics of speech production." Medical
Engineering & Physics 27(10): 884-892.

Hosoya, Y., E. Kawada, et al. (2005). "Micro-tensile strength of sound
primary second molar dentin." Journal of Materials Science 40(23):


Berg, W. P. and L. S. Mark (2005). "Information for step length
adjustment in running." Human Movement Science 24(4): 496-531.

Deshpande, N. and A. E. Patla (2005). "Postural responses and spatial
orientation to neck proprioceptive and vestibular inputs during
locomotion in young and older adults." Experimental Brain Research
167(3): 468-474.

Knuesel, H., H. Geyer, et al. (2005). "Influence of swing leg movement
on running stability." Human Movement Science 24(4): 532-543.

Roberts, T. (2005). "A step forward for locomotor mechanics." Journal
of Experimental Biology 208(22): 4191-4192.

Siegel, E. H., R. J. Stoltzfus, et al. (2005). "Growth indices, anemia,
and diet independently predict motor milestone acquisition of infants
in South Central Nepal." Journal of Nutrition 135(12): 2840-2844.

Taylor, M. J. D., P. Dabnichki, et al. (2005). "A three-dimensional
biomechanical comparison between turning strategies during the stance
phase of walking." Human Movement Science 24(4): 558-573.


Enna, M., P. Hoepfner, et al. (2005). "Scaphold excision with
four-corner fusion." Hand Clinics 21(4): 531-+.

Tomaino, M. M. and J. Elfar (2005). "Ulnar impaction syndrome." Hand
Clinics 21(4): 567-+.


Safran, M., C. S. Ahmad, et al. (2005). "Ulnar collateral ligament of
the elbow." Arthroscopy-the Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery
21(11): 1381-1395.


Carp, J. S., A. M. Tennissen, et al. (2005). "Long-term spinal reflex
studies in awake behaving mice." Journal of Neuroscience Methods
149(2): 134-143.

Mazzocca, A. D., J. Bicos, et al. (2005). "The biomechanical evaluation
of four fixation techniques for proximal biceps tenodesis."
Arthroscopy-the Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery 21(11):

Pasquali, V. and P. Renzi (2005). "On the use of microwave radar
devices in chronobiology studies: An application with Periplaneta
americana." Behavior Research Methods 37(3): 522-527.


Boothe, D. L., A. H. Cohen, et al. "Temporal Correlations in Stochastic
Models of Double Bursting During Simulated Locomotion." Journal of

Duysens, J. (2006). "How deletions in a model could help explain
deletions in the laboratory." Journal of Neurophysiology 95(1): 562-563.

McCrea, D. and M. Lafreniere-Roula (2006). "How deletions in a model
could help explain deletions in the laboratory - Reply." Journal of
Neurophysiology 95(1): 563-565.

Pronost, N., G. Dumont, et al. (2006). "Morphological and stance
interpolations in database for simulating bipedalism of virtual
humans." Visual Computer 22(1): 4-13.

Zhao, J. H., L. Li, et al. (2005). "3D posture reconstruction and human
animation from 2D feature points." Computer Graphics Forum 24(4):


Hare, K. M., J. H. Miller, et al. (2005). "Total lactate dehydrogenase
activity of tail muscle is not cold-adapted in nocturnal lizards from
cool-temperate habitats." Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology
B-Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 142(4): 438-444.

Jankowski, R. J., R. L. Prantil, et al. "Biomechanical Characterization
of the Urethral Musculature." American Journal of Physiology-Renal

Kalmar, J. M. (2005). "The influence of caffeine on voluntary muscle
activation." Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 37(12):


Belgacem, Y. H. and J. R. Martin (2006). "Disruption of insulin
pathways alters trehalose level and abolishes sexual dimorphism in
locomotor activity in Drosophila." Journal of Neurobiology 66(1): 19-32.

Bermejo, R., W. Friedman, et al. (2005). "Topography of whisking II:
Interaction of whisker and pad." Somatosensory and Motor Research
22(3): 213-220.

Bosco, G., J. Eian, et al. (2005). "Kinematic and non-kinematic signals
transmitted to the cat cerebellum during passive treadmill stepping."
Experimental Brain Research 167(3): 394-403.

Hundza, S. R. and E. P. Zehr (2006). "Cutaneous reflexes during
rhythmic arm cycling are insensitive to asymmetrical changes in crank
length." Experimental Brain Research 168(1-2): 165-177.

Klapka, N., S. Hermanns, et al. (2005). "Suppression of fibrous
scarring in spinal cord injury of rat promotes long-distance
regeneration of corticospinal tract axons, rescue of primary
motoneurons in somatosensory cortex and significant functional
recovery." European Journal of Neuroscience 22(12): 3047-3058.

Mallei, A., S. A. Aden, et al. (2005). "The nitrosteroid NCX 1015, a
prednisolone derivative, improves recovery of function in rats after
spinal cord injury." Brain Research 1062(1-2): 16-25.

McDearmid, J. R. and P. Drapeau (2006). "Rhythmic motor activity evoked
by NMDA in the spinal zebrafish larva." Journal of Neurophysiology
95(1): 401-417.

van den Munckhof, P., F. Gilbert, et al. (2006). "Striatal
neuroadaptation and rescue of locomotor deficit by L-dopa in aphakia
mice, a model of Parkinson's disease." Journal of Neurochemistry 96(1):

Wicher, D., J. Berlau, et al. (2006). "Peptidergic counter-regulation
of Ca2+- and Na+-dependent K+ currents modulates the shape of action
potentials in neurosecretory insect neurons." Journal of
Neurophysiology 95(1): 311-322.


Ames, C. P., F. L. Acosta, et al. (2005). "Biomechanical analysis of a
newly designed bioabsorbable anterior cervical plate." Journal of
Neurosurgery-Spine 3(6): 465-470.

Ames, C. P., J. S. Smith, et al. (2005). "Effect of recombinant human
bone morphogenetic protein-2 in an experimental model of spinal fusion
in a radiated area." Spine 30(23): 2585-2592.

Arjmand, N. and A. Shirazi-Adl (2005). "Biomechanics of changes in
lumbar posture in static lifting." Spine 30(23): 2637-2648.

Cain, C. M. J., P. Schleicher, et al. (2005). "A new stand-alone
anterior lumbar interbody fusion device: Biomechanical comparison with
established fixation techniques." Spine 30(23): 2631-2636.

Gallia, G. L., R. Haque, et al. (2005). "Spinal pelvic reconstruction
after total sacrectomy for en bloc resection of a giant sacral
chordoma." Journal of Neurosurgery-Spine 3(6): 501-506.

Keshari, K. R., J. C. Lotz, et al. (2005). "Correlation of HR-MAS
spectroscopy derived metabolite concentrations with collagen and
proteoglycan levels and Thompson grade in the degenerative disc." Spine
30(23): 2683-2688.

Knikou, M. (2005). "Effects of hip joint angle changes on
intersegmental spinal coupling in human spinal cord injury."
Experimental Brain Research 167(3): 381-393.

Sairyo, K., A. Biyani, et al. (2005). "Pathomechanism of ligamentum
flavum hypertrophy: A multidisciplinary investigation based on
clinical, biomechanical, histologic, and biologic assessments." Spine
30(23): 2649-2656.

Stemper, B. D., N. Yoganandan, et al. (2005). "Localized cervical facet
joint kinematics under physiological and whiplash loading." Journal of
Neurosurgery-Spine 3(6): 471-476.


Kim, S. J., K. A. Jung, et al. (2005). "Arthroscopic all-inside repair
of tears of the anterior horn of the lateral meniscus - art. no.
1399.e1." Arthroscopy-the Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery
21(11): E1-E1.

Piltz, S., R. Dieckmann, et al. (2005). "Biomechanical evaluation of a
bioabsorbable expansion bolt for hamstring graft fixation in ACL
reconstruction: an experimental study in calf tibial bone." Archives of
Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 125(9): 577-584.

Schmalzried, T. P., M. Silva, et al. (2005). "Optimizing patient
election and outcomes with total hip resurfacing." Clinical
Orthopaedics and Related Research(441): 200-204.

Sekiya, J. K. and C. A. Kurtz (2005). "Posterolateral corner
reconstruction of the knee: Surgical technique utilizing a bifid
Achilles tendon allograft and a double femoral tunnel - art. no.
1400.e1." Arthroscopy-the Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery
21(11): E1-E1.

Yonetani, Y., Y. Toritsuka, et al. (2005). "Graft length changes in the
bi-socket anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: Comparison between
isometric and anatomic femoral tunnel placement." Arthroscopy-the
Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery 21(11): 1317-1322.


Bottaro, A., M. Casadio, et al. (2005). "Body sway during quiet
standing: Is it the residual chattering of an intermittent
stabilization process?" Human Movement Science 24(4): 588-615.

Haridas, C., E. P. Zehr, et al. (2005). "Postural uncertainty leads to
dynamic control of cutaneous reflexes from the foot during human
walking." Brain Research 1062(1-2): 48-62.


Krosuri, S. P. and M. A. Minor (2005). "Design, modeling, control, and
evaluation of a hybrid hip joint miniature climbing robot."
International Journal of Robotics Research 24(12): 1033-1053.

Popovic, M. B., A. Goswami, et al. (2005). "Ground reference points in
legged locomotion: Definitions, biological trajectories and control
implications." International Journal of Robotics Research 24(12):


Bertucci, W., R. Taiar, et al. (2005). "Differences between sprint
tests under laboratory and actual cycling conditions." Journal of
Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 45(3): 277-283.

Jacobson, J. A., B. S. Miller, et al. (2005). "Golf and racquet sports
injuries." Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology 9(4): 346-359.

Smith, J. D., K. B. Kinser, et al. (2005). "Physiological and
biomechanical responses while running with and without a stroller."
Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 45(3): 270-276.

Vanezis, A. and A. Lees (2005). "A biomechanical analysis of good and
poor performers of the vertical jump." Ergonomics 48(11-14): 1594-1603.


Yagishita, K., I. Sekiya, et al. (2005). "The effect of hyaluronan on
tendon healing in rabbits." Arthroscopy-the Journal of Arthroscopic and
Related Surgery 21(11): 1330-1336.


Arbos, M. A., J. M. Ferrando, et al. (2006). "Improved surgical mesh
integration into the rat abdominal wall with arginine administration."
Biomaterials 27(5): 758-768.

Carter, T. J., M. Sermesant, et al. (2005). "Application of soft tissue
modelling to image-guided surgery." Medical Engineering & Physics
27(10): 893-909.

Giombini, A., L. Innocenzi, et al. (2005). "Heterotopic ossification of
the ulnar collateral ligament: a description of a case in a top level
weightlifting athlete." Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
45(3): 365-369.

Graindorge, S., W. Ferrandez, et al. (2005). "Biphasic surface
amorphous layer lubrication of articular cartilage." Medical
Engineering & Physics 27(10): 836-844.

Kasyanov, V., J. Isenburg, et al. (2006). "Tannic acid mimicking
dendrimers as small intestine submucosa stabilizing nanomordants."
Biomaterials 27(5): 745-751.


Kumar, S., R. Ferrari, et al. (2005). "Cervical muscle response to
trunk flexion in whiplash-type lateral impacts." Experimental Brain
Research 167(3): 345-351.

Viano, D. C., I. R. Casson, et al. (2005). "Concussion in professional
football: Comparison with boxing head impacts - Part 10." Neurosurgery
57(6): 1154-1170.


Hansen, N., F. Buchner, et al. (2005). "Evaluation using hoof wall
strain gauges of a therapeutic shoe and a hoof cast with a heel wedge
as potential supportive therapy for horses with laminitis." Veterinary
Surgery 34(6): 630-636.

Sod, G. A., J. D. Hubert, et al. (2005). "An in vitro biomechanical
comparison of a limited-contact dynamic compression plate fixation with
a dynamic compression plate fixation of osteotomized equine third
metacarpal bones." Veterinary Surgery 34(6): 579-586.

Sod, G. A., J. D. Hubert, et al. (2005). "An in vitro biomechanical
comparison of a prototype equine metacarpal dynamic compression plate
fixation with double dynamic compression plate fixation of osteotomized
equine third metacarpal bones." Veterinary Surgery 34(6): 594-603.

Sod, G. A., J. D. Hubert, et al. (2005). "An in vitro evaluation of
plate luting using osteotomized equine third metacarpal bones with a
limited contact-dynamic compression plate." Veterinary Surgery 34(6):

***ISSUE ALERT***: The following atypical biomechanics journal had
several hits this week on…


Martinoli, C., S. Bianchi, et al. (2005). "Imaging of rock climbing
injuries." Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology 9(4): 334-345.

McNally, E., D. Wilson, et al. (2005). "Rowing injuries." Seminars in
Musculoskeletal Radiology 9(4): 379-396.

Ouellette, H., A. Kassarjian, et al. (2005). "Imaging of the overhead
throwing athlete." Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology 9(4): 316-333.

Robinson, P. and L. M. White (2005). "The biomechanics and imaging of
soccer injuries." Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology 9(4): 397-420.