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  • LITERATURE UPDATE 09-20-07

    LITERATURE UPDATE
    September 21 - September 27, 2007
    Literature search for biomech* or locomot*

    Keith E. Gordon, PhD
    Sensory Motor Performance Program
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

    ***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.

    BONE

    Allen MR, Hogan HA, Hobbs WA, Koivuniemi AS, Koivuniemi MC, Burr DB.
    Raloxifene enhances material- level mechanical properties of femoral
    cortical and trabecular bone. Endocrinology 2007;148(8):3908-13.

    Barrett JG, Sample SJ, McCarthy J, Kalscheur VL, Muir P, Prokuski L. Effect
    of short-term treatment with alendronate on ulnar bone adaptation to cyclic
    fatigue loading in rats. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2007;25(8):1070-7.

    Chong ACM, Miller F, Buxton M, Friis EA. Fracture toughness and fatigue
    crack propagation rate of short fiber reinforced epoxy composites for
    analogue cortical bone. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering-Transactions of
    the Asme 2007;129(4):487-93.

    Fox J, Miller MA, Newman MK, Recker RR, Turner CH, Smith SY. Effects of
    daily treatment with parathyroid hormone 1-84 for 16 months on density,
    architecture and biomechanical properties of cortical bone in adult
    ovariectomized rhesus monkeys. Bone 2007;41(3):321-30.

    Fuchs RK, Shea M, Durski SL, Winters-Stone KM, Widrick J, Snow CM.
    Individual and combined effects of exercise and alendronate on bone mass and
    strength in ovariectomized rats. Bone 2007;41(2):290-6.

    Kirker-Head C, Karageorgiou V, Hofmann S, Fajardo R, Betz O, Merkle HP et
    al. BMP-silk composite matrices heal critically sized femoral defects. Bone
    2007;41(2):247-55.

    Lewis G, Xu J. Rapid and reliable biomechanical screening of injectable bone
    cements for autonomous augmentation of osteoporotic vertebral bodies:
    Appropriate values of elastic constants for finite element models. Journal
    of Biomedical Materials Research Part B-Applied Biomaterials
    2007;82B(2):408-17.

    Nowak M. Structural optimization system based on trabecular bone surface
    adaptation. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 2006;32(3):241-9.

    Pitto RP, Mueller LA, Reilly K, Schmidt R, Munro J. Quantitative
    computer-assisted osteodensitometry in total hip arthroplasty. International
    Orthopaedics 2007;31(4):431-8.

    Portero-Muzy NR, Chavassieux PM, Mitton D, Duboeuf F, Delmas PD, Meunier PJ.
    Euler(strut.cavity), a new histomorphometric parameter of connectivity
    reflects bone strength and speed of sound in trabecular bone from human Os
    calcis. Calcified Tissue International 2007;81(2):92-8.

    Stepan JJ, Burr DB, Pavo I, Sipos A, Michalska D, Li J et al. Low bone
    mineral density is associated with bone microdamage accumulation in
    postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Bone 2007;41(3):378-85.

    Stokes IAF, Clark KC, Farnum CE, Aronsson DD. Alterations in the growth
    plate associated with growth modulation by sustained compression or
    distraction. Bone 2007;41(2):197-205.

    Yeni YN, Shaffer RR, Baker KC, Dong XN, Grimm MJ, Les CM et al. The effect
    of yield damage on the viscoelastic properties of cortical bone tissue as
    measured by dynamic mechanical analysis. Journal of Biomedical Materials
    Research Part A 2007;82A(3):530-7.

    Yi WJ, Heo MS, Lee SS, Choi SC, Huh KH, Lee SP. Direct measurement of
    trabecular bone anisotropy using directional fractal dimension and principal
    axes of inertia. Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology
    and Endodontology 2007;104(1):110-6.

    BOTANY

    Mach KJ, Nelson DV, Denny MW. Techniques for predicting the lifetimes of
    wave-swept macroalgae: a primer on fracture mechanics and crack growth.
    Journal of Experimental Biology 2007;210(13):2213-30.

    CARDIOVASCULAR/CARDIOPULMONARY

    Finet G, Ohayon J, Rioufol G, Lefloch S, Tracqui P, Dubreull O et al.
    Morphological and biomechanical aspects of vulnerable coronary plaque.
    Archives Des Maladies Du Coeur Et Des Vaisseaux 2007;100(6-7):547-53.

    Li ZH, Kleinstreuer C. A comparison between different asymmetric abdominal
    aortic aneurysm morphologies employing computational fluid-structure
    interaction analysis. European Journal of Mechanics B-Fluids
    2007;26(5):615-31.

    Najarian S, Dargahi J, Farmanzad F. Elastodynamic analysis of the human
    aorta and the effect of biomechanical parameters on its behavior.
    Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering 2007;17(4):235-40.

    Qin L, Huang JY, Xiong CY, Zhang YY, Fang J. Dynamical stress
    characterization and energy evaluation of single cardiac myocyte actuating
    on flexible substrate. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
    2007;360(2):352-6.

    Quinlan NJ, Dooley PN. Models of flow-induced loading on blood cells in
    laminar and turbulent flow, with application to cardiovascular device flow.
    Annals of Biomedical Engineering 2007;35(8):1347-56.

    Wu S, Liu YL, Cui B, Qu XH, Chen GQ. Study on decellularized porcine aortic
    Valve/Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) hybrid heart valve in
    sheep model. Artificial Organs 2007;31(9):689-97.

    CELLULAR/SUBCELLULAR

    Levitan I, Gooch KJ. Lipid rafts in membrane-cytoskeleton interactions and
    control of cellular biomechanics: Actions of oxLDL. Antioxidants & Redox
    Signaling 2007;9(9):1519-34.

    COMPARATIVE

    Dumont ER. Feeding mechanisms in bats: variation within the constraints of
    flight. Integrative and Comparative Biology 2007;47(1):137-46.

    Hertel F, Campbell KE. The antitrochanter of birds: Form and function in
    balance. Auk 2007;124(3):789-805.

    Hesselberg T. Biomimetics and the case of the remarkable ragworms.
    Naturwissenschaften 2007;94(8):613-21.

    Higham TE. The integration of locomotion and prey capture in vertebrates:
    Morphology, behavior, and performance. Integrative and Comparative Biology
    2007;47(1):82-95.

    Jeck T, Cruse H. Walking in Aretaon asperrimus. Journal of Insect Physiology
    2007;53(7):724-33.
    05. Korta J, Clark DA, Gabel CV, Mahadevan L, Samuel ADT.
    Mechanosensation and mechanical load modulate the locomotory gait of
    swimming C-elegans. Journal of Experimental Biology 2007;210(13):2383-9.

    Natori Y, Porter WP. Model of Japanese serow (Capricornis crispus)
    energetics predicts distribution on Honshu, Japan. Ecological Applications
    2007;17(5):1441-59.

    Saintillan D, Shelley MJ. Orientational order and instabilities in
    suspensions of self-locomoting rods. Physical Review Letters 2007;99(5).

    Schutz H, Guralnick RP. Postcranial element shape and function: assessing
    locomotor mode in extant and extinct mustelid carnivorans. Zoological
    Journal of the Linnean Society 2007;150(4):895-914.

    Vogel S. The emergence of comparative biomechanics. Integrative and
    Comparative Biology 2007;47(1):13-5.

    Wainwright P, Carroll AM, Collar DC, Day SW, Higham TE, Holzman RA. Suction
    feeding mechanics, performance, and diversity in fishes. Integrative and
    Comparative Biology 2007;47(1):96-106.

    DENTAL/ORAL/FACIAL

    Chung KR, Nelson G, Kim SH, Kook YA. Severe bidentoalveolar protrusion
    treated with orthodontic microimplant-dependent en-masse retraction.
    American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
    2007;132(1):105-15.

    Detamore MS, Athanasiou KA, Mao J. A call to action for bioengineers and
    dental professionals: Directives for the future of TMJ bioengineering.
    Annals of Biomedical Engineering 2007;35(8):1301-11.

    Korkmaz HH. Evaluation of different miniplates in fixation of fractured
    human mandible with the finite element method. Oral Surgery Oral Medicine
    Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontology 2007;103(6):E1-E13.

    Magge SN, Chen HI, Heuer GG, Carrasco LR, Storm PB. Dislocation of the
    mandible into the middle cranial fossa - Case report. Journal of
    Neurosurgery 2007;107(1):75-8.

    Vercellotti T, Podesta A. Orthodontic microsurgery: A new surgically guided
    technique for dental movement. International Journal of Periodontics &
    Restorative Dentistry 2007;27(4):325-31.

    ERGONOMICS/REHABILITATION

    Chany AM, Marras WS, Burr DL. The effect of phone design on upper extremity
    discomfort and muscle fatigue. Human Factors 2007;49(4):602-18.

    Descatha A, Roquelaure Y, Evanov B, Niedhammer I, Chastang JF, Mariot C et
    al. Selected questions on biomechanical exposures for surveillance of
    upper-limb work-related musculoskeletal disorders. International Archives of
    Occupational and Environmental Health 2007;81(1):1-8.

    Hoops H, Zhou BH, Lu Y, Solomonow M, Patel V. Short rest between cyclic
    flexion periods is a risk factor for a lumbar disorder. Clinical
    Biomechanics 2007;22(7):745-57.

    Segal NA, Felson DT, Torner JC, Zhu Y, Curtis JR, Niu J et al. Greater
    trochanteric pain syndrome: Epidemiology and associated factors. Archives of
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2007;88(8):988-92.

    Slavens BA, Frantz J, Sturm PF, Harris GF. Upper extremity dynamics during
    lofstrand crutch-assisted gait in children with myelomeningocele. Journal of
    Spinal Cord Medicine 2007;30:S165-S71.

    van Zoest G, Staes F, Stappaerts KH. Three-dimensional manual contact force
    evaluation of graded perpendicular push force delivery by second-year
    physiotherapy students during simple feedback training. Journal of
    Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30(6):438-49.

    EVOLUTION/ANTHROPOLOGY

    Rocha PLB, Renous S, Abourachid A, Hofling E. Evolution toward asymmetrical
    gaits in Neotropical spiny rats (Rodentia : Echimyidae): Evidences favoring
    adaptation. Canadian Journal of Zoology-Revue Canadienne De Zoologie
    2007;85(6):709-17.

    Scheyer TM, Sander PM, Joyce WG, Boehme W, Witzel U. A plywood structure in
    the shell of fossil and living soft-shelled turtles (Trionychidae) and its
    evolutionary implications. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 2007;7(2):136-44.

    GAIT/LOCOMOTION

    Boyd BS, Puttlitz C, Noble-Haeusslein LJ, John CM, Trivedi A, Topp KS.
    Deviations in gait pattern in experimental models of hindlimb paresis shown
    by a novel pressure mapping system. Journal of Neuroscience Research
    2007;85(10):2272-83.

    Cinelli M, Patla A, Stuart B. Involvement of the head and trunk during gaze
    reorientation during standing and treadmill walking. Experimental Brain
    Research 2007;181(1):183-91.

    Courtine GG, Harkema SJ, Dy CJ, Gerasimenko YP, Dyhre-Poulsen P. Modulation
    of multisegmentalmonosynaptic responses in a variety of leg muscles during
    walking and running in humans. Journal of Physiology-London
    2007;582(3):1125-39.

    Dingwell JB, Kang HG. Difference between local and orbital dynamic stability
    during human walking. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering-Transactions of
    the Asme 2007;129(4):586-93.

    Doke J, Kuo AD. Energetic cost of producing cyclic muscle force, rather than
    work, to swing the human leg. Journal of Experimental Biology
    2007;210(13):2390-8.

    Maas H, Prilutsky BI, Nichols TR, Gregor RJ. The effects of
    self-reinnervation of cat medial and lateral gastrocnemius muscles on
    hindlimb kinematics in slope walking. Experimental Brain Research
    2007;181(2):377-93.

    McClelland JA, Webster KE, Feller JA. Gait analysis of patients following
    total knee replacement: A systematic review. Knee 2007;14(4):253-63.

    Mohler BJ, Thompson WB, Creem-Regehr SH, Pick HL, Warren WH. Visual flow
    influences gait transition speed and preferred walking speed. Experimental
    Brain Research 2007;181(2):221-8.

    Parvataneni K, Olney SJ, Brouwer B. Changes in muscle group work associated
    with changes in gait speed of persons with stroke. Clinical Biomechanics
    2007;22(7):813-20.

    Plotnik M, Giladi N, Hausdorff JM. A new measure for quantifying the
    bilateral coordination of human gait: effects of aging and Parkinson's
    disease. Experimental Brain Research 2007;181(4):561-70.

    Sheik-Nainar MA, Kaber DB. The utility of a virtual reality locomotion
    interface for studying gait behavior. Human Factors 2007;49(4):696-709.

    Srinivasan M, Ruina A. Idealized walking and running gaits minimize work.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society a-Mathematical Physical and Engineering
    Sciences 2007;463(2086):2429-46.

    Vogel LC, Mendoza MM, Schottler JC, Chian KM, Anderson CJ. Ambulation in
    children and youth with spinal cord injuries. Journal of Spinal Cord
    Medicine 2007;30:S158-S64.

    HAND/FINGER/FOOT/TOE

    Agic A. Foot morphometric phenomena. Collegium Antropologicum
    2007;31(2):495-501.

    McCall TA, Conrad B, Badman B, Wright T. Volar versus dorsal fixed-angle
    fixation of dorsally unstable extra-articular distal radius fractures: A
    biomechanic study. Journal of Hand Surgery-American Volume
    2007;32A(6):806-12.

    JOINT/CARTILAGE

    Belvedere C, Catani F, Ensini A, de la Barrera JLM, Leardini A. Patellar
    tracking during total knee arthroplasty: an in vitro feasibility study. Knee
    Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 2007;15(8):985-93.

    Brown CP, Crawford RW, Oloyede A. Indentation stiffness does not
    discriminate between normal and degraded articular cartilage. Clinical
    Biomechanics 2007;22(7):843-8.

    Gaasbeek R, Welsing R, Barink M, Verdonschot N, van Kampen A. The influence
    of open and closed high tibial osteotomy on dynamic patellar tracking: a
    biomechanical study. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy
    2007;15(8):978-84.

    Griffith CJ, LaPrade RF, Coobs BR, Olson EJ. Anatomy and biomechanics of the
    posterolateral aspect of the canine knee. Journal of Orthopaedic Research
    2007;25(9):1231-42.

    Heller MO, Matziolis G, Koenig C, Taylor WR, Hinterwimmer S, Graichen H et
    al. Musculoskeletal biomechanics of the knee joint. Orthopade
    2007;36(7):628-34.

    Kamali F, Bayat M, Torkaman G, Ebrahimi E, Salavati M. The therapeutic
    effect of low-level laser on repair of osteochondral defects in rabbit knee.
    Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B-Biology 2007;88(1):11-5.

    Levasseur A, Tetreault P, de Guise J, Nuno N, Hagemeister N. The effect of
    axis alignment on shoulder joint kinematics analysis during arm abduction.
    Clinical Biomechanics 2007;22(7):758-66.

    Papachristou G, Sourlas J, Magnissalis E, Plessas S, Papachristou K. ACL
    reconstruction and the implication of its tibial attachment for stability of
    the joint: anthropometric and biomechanical study. International
    Orthopaedics 2007;31(4):465-70.

    Thambyah A. Contact stresses in both compartments of the tibiofemoral joint
    are similar even when larger forces are applied to the medial compartment.
    Knee 2007;14(4):336-8.

    Tomkoria S, Masuda K, Mao J. Nanomechanical properties of alginate-recovered
    chondrocyte matrices for cartilage regeneration. Proceedings of the
    Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part H-Journal of Engineering in
    Medicine 2007;221(H5):467-73.

    Wang Y, Wei HW, Yu TC, Cheng CK. Parametric analysis of the stress
    distribution on the articular cartilage and subchondral bone. Bio-Medical
    Materials and Engineering 2007;17(4):241-7.

    METHODS

    Fijalkowski RJ, Stemper BD, Pintar FA, Yoganandan N, Crowe MJ, Gennarelli
    TA. New rat model for diffuse brain injury using coronal plane angular
    acceleration. Journal of Neurotrauma 2007;24(8):1387-98.

    Hedrick AV, Hisada M, Mulloney B. Tama-kugel: Hardware and software for
    measuring direction, distance, and velocity of locomotion by insects.
    Journal of Neuroscience Methods 2007;164(1):86-92.

    Liu XY, Sun Y, Wang WH, Lansdorp BM. Vision-based cellular force measurement
    using an elastic microfabricated device. Journal of Micromechanics and
    Microengineering 2007;17(7):1281-8.

    Pons JL, Rocon E, Forner-Cordero A, Moreno J. Biomedical instrumentation
    based on piezoelectric ceramics. Journal of the European Ceramic Society
    2007;27(13-15):4191-4.

    MODELING

    Alonso FJ, Del Castillo JM, Pintado P. Motion data processing and wobbling
    mass modelling in the inverse dynamics of skeletal models. Mechanism and
    Machine Theory 2007;42(9):1153-69.

    Blajer W, Dziewiecki K, Mazur Z. Multibody modeling of human body for the
    inverse dynamics analysis of sagittal plane movements. Multibody System
    Dynamics 2007;18(2):217-32.

    Lan L, Zhu KY. Biomechanical stability analysis of the lambda-model
    controlling one joint. International Journal of Neural Systems
    2007;17(3):193-206.

    Shukla RK, Eldredge JD. An inviscid model for vortex shedding from a
    deforming body. Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics
    2007;21(5):343-68.

    MUSCLE

    Hodson-Tole EF, Wakeling JM. Variations in motor unit recruitment patterns
    occur within and between muscles in the running rat (Rattus norvegicus).
    Journal of Experimental Biology 2007;210(13):2333-45.

    Weber MA, Kinscherf R, Krakowski-Roosen H, Aulmann M, Renk H, Kuenkele A et
    al. Myoglobin plasma level related to muscle mass and fiber composition - a
    clinical marker of muscle wasting? Journal of Molecular Medicine-Jmm
    2007;85(8):887-96.

    NEURAL

    Erturk A, Hellal F, Enes J, Bradke F. Disorganized microtubules underlie the
    formation of retraction bulbs and the failure of axonal regeneration.
    Journal of Neuroscience 2007;27(34):9169-80.

    Field DT, Wilkie RM, Wann JP. Neural systems in the visual control of
    steering. Journal of Neuroscience 2007;27(30):8002-10.

    Hao H, Shreiber DI. Axon kinematics change during growth and development.
    Journal of Biomechanical Engineering-Transactions of the Asme
    2007;129(4):511-22.

    Musampa NK, Mathieu PA, Levin MF. Relationship between stretch reflex
    thresholds and voluntary arm muscle activation in patients with spasticity.
    Experimental Brain Research 2007;181(4):579-93.

    Thorsen DH, Hale ME. Neural development of the zebrafish (Danio rerio)
    pectoral fin. Journal of Comparative Neurology 2007;504(2):168-84.

    OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

    Read CP, Word RA, Ruscheinsky MA, Timmons BC, Mahendroo MS. Cervical
    remodeling during pregnancy and parturition: molecular characterization of
    the softening phase in mice. Reproduction 2007;134(2):327-40.

    ORTHOPAEDICS/SPINE

    Ahn H, Mousavi P, Chin L, Roth S, Finkelstein J, Vitken A et al. The effect
    of pre-vertebroplasty tumor ablation using laser-induced thermotherapy on
    biomechanical stability and cement fill in the metastatic spine. European
    Spine Journal 2007;16(8):1171-8.

    Bearden BG, Conrad BP, Horodyski M, Rechtine GR. Motion in the unstable
    cervical spine: comparison of manual turning and use of the Jackson table in
    prone positioning. Journal of Neurosurgery-Spine 2007;7(2):161-4.

    Champain S, Mazel C, Mitulescu A, Skalli W. Quantitative analysis in outcome
    assessment of instrumented lumbosacral arthrodesis. European Spine Journal
    2007;16(8):1241-9.

    Chen L, Zhang CL, Tang TS. Cement vertebroplasty combined with ethanol
    injection in the treatment of vertebral hemangioma. Chinese Medical Journal
    2007;120(13):1136-9.

    Fadl YY, Ellenbogen KA, Grubb RL, Khoo-Summers L, Lindsay BD. A review of
    spinal injuries in the invasive cardiologist: Part 1. Biomechanics and pain
    generation. Pace-Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology 2007;30(8):1012-9.
    1
    Graham J, Ahn C, Hai N, Buch BD. Effect of bone density on vertebral
    strength and stiffness after percutaneous vertebroplasty. Spine
    2007;32(18):E505-E11.

    Gu YT, Jia LS, Chen TY. Biomechanical study of a hat type cervical
    intervertebral fusion cage. International Orthopaedics 2007;31(4):585-.

    Higgins KB, Sindall DR, Cuitino AM, Langrana NA. Biomechanical alterations
    in intact osteoporotic spine due to synthetic augmentation: Finite element
    investigation. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering-Transactions of the Asme
    2007;129(4):575-85.

    Lafage V, Gangnet N, Senegas J, Lavaste F, Skalli W. New interspinous
    implant evaluation using an in vitro biomechanical study combined with a
    finite-element analysis. Spine 2007;32(16):1706-13.

    Masuoka K, Michalek AJ, MacLean JJ, Stokes IAF, Iatridis JC. Different
    effects of static versus cyclic compressive loading on rat intervertebral
    disc height and water loss in vitro. Spine 2007;32(18):1974-9.

    Nockels RP, Shaffrey CI, Kanter AS, Azeem S, York JE. Occipitocervical
    fusion with rigid internal fixation: long-term follow-up data in 69
    patients. Journal of Neurosurgery-Spine 2007;7(2):117-23.

    Rohlmann A, Burra NK, Zander T, Bergmann G. Comparison of the effects of
    bilateral posterior dynamic and rigid fixation devices on the loads in the
    lumbar spine: a finite element analysis. European Spine Journal
    2007;16(8):1223-31.

    van Laar W, Meester RJ, Smit TH, van Royen BJ. A biomechanical analysis of
    the self-retaining pedicle hook device in posterior spinal fixation.
    European Spine Journal 2007;16(8):1209-14.

    Yi S, Shin HC, Kim KN, Park HK, Jang T, Yoon DH. Modified techniques to
    prevent sagittal imbalance after cervical arthroplasty. Spine
    2007;32(18):1986-91.

    ORTHOPAEDICS/SURGERY

    Battle J, Carmichael KD, Morris RP. Biomechanical comparison of flexible
    intramedullary nailing versus crossed Kirschner wire fixation in a canine
    model of pediatric forearm fractures (vol 15, pg 370, 2006). Journal of
    Pediatric Orthopaedics-Part B 2007;16(5):387-8.

    Crawford C, Nyland J, Landes S, Jackson R, Chang HC, Nawab A et al. Anatomic
    double bundle ACL reconstruction: a literature review. Knee Surgery Sports
    Traumatology Arthroscopy 2007;15(8):946-64.

    Duda GN, Epari DR, Babst R, Lambert SM, Matthys R, Sudkamp NP. Mechanical
    evaluation of a new minimally invasive device for stabilization of proximal
    humeral fractures in elderly patients - A cadaver study. Acta Orthopaedica
    2007;78(3):430-5.

    Fuchtmeier B, May R, Hente R, Maghsudi M, Volk M, Hammer J et al. Proximal
    humerus fractures: a comparative biomechanical analysis of intra and
    extramedullary implants. Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
    2007;127(6):441-7.

    Knox J, Ambrose H, McCallister W, Trumble T. Percutaneous pins versus volar
    plates for unstable distal radius fractures: A biornechanic study using a
    cadaver model. Journal of Hand Surgery-American Volume 2007;32A(6):813-7.

    Krupp R, Nyland J, Smith C, Nawab A, Burden R, Cabom DNM. Biomechanical
    comparison between CentraLoc and Intrafix fixation of quadrupled
    semitendinosus-gracilis allografts in cadaveric tibiae with low bone mineral
    density. Knee 2007;14(4):306-13.

    Liu Q, Olson DR, Tiley FW, Shea M, Sits M, Hart RA. Biomechanical comparison
    of a novel multilevel hex-head pedicle screw design with a conventional head
    design. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2007;25(8):1115-20.

    Suhm N, Hengg C, Schwyn R, Windolf M, Quarz V, Hanni M. Mechanical torque
    measurement predicts load to implant cut-out: a biomechanical study
    investigating DHS (R) anchorage in femoral heads. Archives of Orthopaedic
    and Trauma Surgery 2007;127(6):469-74.

    PROSTHETICS/ORTHOTICS

    Kayabasi O, Ekici B. The effects of static, dynamic and fatigue behavior on
    three-dimensional shape optimization of hip prosthesis by finite element
    method. Materials & Design 2007;28(8):2269-77.

    Panagiotopoulos EC, Kallivokas AG, Koulioumpas I, Mouzakis DE. Early failure
    of a zirconia femoral head prosthesis: Fracture or fatigue? Clinical
    Biomechanics 2007;22(7):856-60.

    Wong MS. A prospective study on the development of critical thinking skills
    for student prosthetists and orthotists in Hong Kong. Prosthetics and
    Orthotics International 2007;31(2):138-46.

    ROBOTICS

    Aoi S, Sasaki H, Tsuchiya K. A multilegged modular robot that meanders:
    Investigation of turning maneuvers using its inherent dynamic
    characteristics. Siam Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems 2007;6(2):348-77.

    Shen XR, Goldfarb M. Simultaneous force and stiffness control of a pneumatic
    actuator. Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control-Transactions of
    the Asme 2007;129(4):425-34.

    SPORT/EXERCISE

    Edwards LM, Jobson SA, George SR, Day SH, Nevill AM. The effect of crank
    inertial load on the physiological and biomechanical responses of trained
    cyclists. Journal of Sports Sciences 2007;25(11):1195-201.

    Nissen CW, Westwell M, Ounpuu S, Patel M, Tate JP, Plerz K et al. Adolescent
    baseball pitching technique: A detailed three-dimensional biornechanical
    analysis. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 2007;39(8):1347-57.

    Salter CW, Sinclair PJ, Portus MR. The associations between fast bowling
    technique and ball release speed: A pilot study of the within-bowler and
    between-bowler approaches. Journal of Sports Sciences 2007;25(11):1279-85.

    Sigward SM, Powers CM. Loading characteristics of females exhibiting
    excessive valgus moments during cutting. Clinical Biomechanics
    2007;22(7):827-33.

    Stiles V, Dixon S. Biomechanical response to systematic changes in impact
    interface cushioning properties while performing a tennis-specific movement.
    Journal of Sports Sciences 2007;25(11):1229-39.

    TENDON/LIGAMENT

    Devkota AC, Tsuzaki M, Almekinders LC, Banes AJ, Weinhold PS. Distributing a
    fixed amount of cyclic loading to tendon explants over longer periods
    induces greater cellular and mechanical responses. Journal of Orthopaedic
    Research 2007;25(8):1078-86.

    Silvers HJ, Mandelbaum BR. Prevention of anterior cruciate ligament injury
    in the female athlete. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2007;41:I52-I9.

    Yu B, Garrett WE. Mechanisms of non-contact ACL injuries. British Journal of
    Sports Medicine 2007;41:I47-I51.

    TISSUE/BIOMATERIAL

    Chen MY, Sun YL, Zhao CF, Zobitz ME, An KN, Moran SL et al. Factors related
    to contraction and mechanical strength of collagen gels seeded with canine
    endotenon cells. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B-Applied
    Biomaterials 2007;82B(2):519-25.

    Kohles SS, Wilson CG, Bonassar LJ. A mechanical composite spheres analysis
    of engineered cartilage dynamics. Journal of Biomechanical
    Engineering-Transactions of the Asme 2007;129(4):473-80.

    Ng KW, Achuth HN, Moochhala S, Lim TC, Hutmacher DW. In vivo evaluation of
    an ultra-thin polycaprolactone film as a wound dressing. Journal of
    Biomaterials Science-Polymer Edition 2007;18(7):925-38.

    Sambasivan S, Fischer DA, Hsu SM. Effect of cross-linking ultrahigh
    molecular weight polyethylene: Surface molecular orientation and wear
    characteristics. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A 2007;25(4):932-7.

    TRAUMA/IMPACT TESTING

    Grant JR, Rhee JS, Pintar FA, Yoganandan N. Modeling mechanisms of skull
    base injury for drivers in motor vehicle collisions. Otolaryngology-Head and
    Neck Surgery 2007;137(2):195-200.

    Wang XY, Dai LY, Xu HZ, Chi YL. A comparison of single and incremental
    impact approaches for producing experimental thoracolumbar burst fractures.
    Journal of Neurosurgery-Spine 2007;7(2):199-204.

    VETERINARY/AGRICULTURAL

    Schmiedt CW, Lu Y, Heaney K, Muir P, Amodie DM, Markel MD. Comparison of two
    doses of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein in absorbable collagen
    sponges for bone healing in dogs. American Journal of Veterinary Research
    2007;68(8):834-40.

    VISUAL/VESTIBULAR

    Ahearne M, Yang Y, Then KY, Liu KK. An indentation technique to characterize
    the mechanical and viscoelastic properties of human and porcine corneas.
    Annals of Biomedical Engineering 2007;35(9):1608-16.

    Weeber HA, Eckert G, Pechhold W, van der Heijde RGL. Stiffness gradient in
    the crystalline lens. Graefes Archive for Clinical and Experimental
    Ophthalmology 2007;245(9):1357-66.

    UNIQUE TOPIC

    Baek S, Valentin A, Humphrey JD. Biochemomechanics of cerebral vasospasm and
    its resolution: II. Constitutive relations and model simulations. Annals of
    Biomedical Engineering 2007;35(9):1498-509.

    Boyer KA, Nigg BM. Changes in muscle activity in response to different
    impact forces affect soft tissue compartment mechanical properties. Journal
    of Biomechanical Engineering-Transactions of the Asme 2007;129(4):594-602.

    Chan RW, Fu M, Young L, Tirunagari N. Relative contributions of collagen and
    elastin to elasticity of the vocal fold under tension. Annals of Biomedical
    Engineering 2007;35(8):1471-83.

    Hides JA, Wong I, Wilson SJ, Belavy DL, Richardson CA. Assessment of
    abdominal muscle function during a simulated unilateral weight-bearing task
    using ultrasound imaging. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy
    2007;37(8):467-71.

    Miyati T, Mase M, Kasai H, Hara M, Yamada K, Shibamoto Y et al. Noninvasive
    MRI assessment of intracranial compliance in idiopathic normal pressure
    hydrocephalus. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2007;26(2):274-8.

    Nishikawa K, Biewener AA, Aerts P, Ahn AN, Chiel HJ, Daley MA et al.
    Neuromechanics: an integrative approach for understanding motor control.
    Integrative and Comparative Biology 2007;47(1):16-54.

    Nitzsche N, Schmidt G. Force-reflecting telepresence in extensive remote
    environments. Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems 2007;50(1):3-18.

    Pilon JF, De Serres SJ, Feldman AG. Threshold position control of arm
    movement with anticipatory increase in grip force. Experimental Brain
    Research 2007;181(1):49-67.

    PICK OF THE WEEK

    Scott JE. Chemical morphology: The chemistry of our shape, in vivo and in
    vitro. Structural Chemistry 2007;18(3):257-65.
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