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    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.