LITERATURE UPDATE
Nov 10-16, 2010
Literature search for biomech* or locomot*

Helen J. Huang, PhD
Neuromechanics Laboratory
University of Colorado at Boulder
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- Not all articles have a DOI.
- Some DOI links may not yet be available online.
- 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*

Bala Y, Farlay D, Chapurlat RD and Boivin G. Modifications of bone material properties in postmenopausal osteoporotic women long-term treated with alendronate. European Journal of Endocrinology 2011;165(4):647-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/eje-11-0333

Barth HD, Zimmermann EA, Schaible E, Tang SY, Alliston T and Ritchie RO. Characterization of the effects of x-ray irradiation on the hierarchical structure and mechanical properties of human cortical bone. Biomaterials 2011;32(34):8892-904. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biomaterials.2011.08.013

Beckmann J, Springorum R, Vettorazzi E, Bachmeier S, Luring C, Tingart M, et al. Fracture prevention by femoroplasty-cement augmentation of the proximal femur. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2011;29(11):1753-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jor.21410

Guerard S, Chevalier Y, Moreschi H, Defontaine M, Calle S and Mitton D. Young's modulus repeatability assessment using cycling compression loading on cancellous bone. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part H-Journal of Engineering in Medicine 2011;225(H11):1113-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0954411911416858

Komrakova M, Sehmisch S, Tezval M, Schmelz U, Frauendorf H, Grueger T, et al. Impact of 4-methylbenzylidene camphor, daidzein, and estrogen on intact and osteotomized bone in osteopenic rats. Journal of Endocrinology 2011;211(2):157-68.

*BOTANY*

Holder CD. The relationship between leaf water repellency and leaf traits in three distinct biogeographical regions. Plant Ecology 2011;212(11):1913-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11258-011-9963-6

Huber H, von Wettberg EJ, Aguilera A and Schmitt J. Testing mechanisms and context dependence of costs of plastic shade avoidance responses in impatiens capensis (balsaminaceae). American Journal of Botany 2011;98(10):1602-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.3732/ajb.1000439

Lulli F, Guglielminetti L, Grossi N, Armeni R, Stefanini S and Volterrani M. Physiological and morphological factors influencing leaf, rhizome and stolon tensile strength in c(4) turfgrass species. Functional Plant Biology 2011;38(11):919-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/fp11070

Manakasettharn S, Taylor JA and Krupenkin TN. Bio-inspired artificial iridophores based on capillary origami: Fabrication and device characterization. Applied Physics Letters 2011;99(14). http://dx.doi.org/14410210.1063/1.3646394

*CARDIOVASCULAR / CARDIOPULMONARY*

Dodson RB, Petrash CC, Rozance PJ, Hunter KS and Ferguson VL. Systemic artery biochemical and biomechanical changes in ovine model of intrauterine growth restriction. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease 2011;2:S40-S.

Ford LE. The importance of biomechanical feedback in the generation of asthma. Journal of Applied Physiology 2011;111(4):954-. http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.01041.2011

Gao H, Long Q, Das SK, Halls J, Graves M, Gillard JH, et al. Study of carotid arterial plaque stress for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. Journal of Biomechanics 2011;44(14):2551-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2011.07.012

*CELLULAR / SUBCELLULAR*

Holle AW and Engler AJ. More than a feeling: Discovering, understanding, and influencing mechanosensing pathways. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 2011;22(5):648-54. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.copbio.2011.04.007

Laughton CA and Harris SA. The atomistic simulation of DNA. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews-Computational Molecular Science 2011;1(4):590-600. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wcms.46

Li XG, Wu HX and Southerton SG. Transcriptome profiling of pinus radiata juvenile wood with contrasting stiffness identifies putative candidate genes involved in microfibril orientation and cell wall mechanics. Bmc Genomics 2011;12. http://dx.doi.org/48010.1186/1471-2164-12-480

Schiefermeier N, Teis D and Huber LA. Endosomal signaling and cell migration. Current Opinion in Cell Biology 2011;23(5):615-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ceb.2011.04.001

*COMPARATIVE*

Agca C, Elhajj MC, Klein WH and Venuti JM. Neurosensory and neuromuscular organization in tube feet of the sea urchin strongylocentrotus purpuratus. Journal of Comparative Neurology 2011;519(17):3566-79. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cne.22724

Chapman JW, Klaassen RHG, Drake VA, Fossette S, Hays GC, Metcalfe JD, et al. Animal orientation strategies for movement in flows. Current Biology 2011;21(20):R861-R70. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2011.08.014

Horner AM, Russ DW and Biknevicius AR. Effects of early-stage aging on locomotor dynamics and hindlimb muscle force production in the rat. Journal of Experimental Biology 2011;214(21):3588-95. http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.055087

*DENTAL / ORAL / FACIAL*

Cannizzaro G, Felice P, Soardi E, Ferri V, Leone M and Esposito M. Immediate loading of 2 (all-on-2) versus 4 (all-on-4) implants placed with a flapless technique supporting mandibular cross-arch fixed prostheses: Preliminary results from a pilot randomised controlled trial. European Journal of Oral Implantology 2011;4(3):205-17.

Haim D, Muller A, Leonhardt H, Nowak A, Richter G and Lauer G. Biomechanical study of the delta plate and the trilock delta condyle trauma plate. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2011;69(10):2619-25. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joms.2011.01.002

Ihlow D, Dathe H, Fanghanel J, Proff P, Nagerl H, Hahn W, et al. Biomechanics of the mandible and growth extension. Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics-Fortschritte Der Kieferorthopadie 2011;72(5):358-70. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00056-011-0040-5

Meric G, Erkmen E, Kurt A, Eser A and Ozden AU. Biomechanical effects of two different collar implant structures on stress distribution under cantilever fixed partial dentures. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica 2011;69(6):374-84. http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/00016357.2011.572287

Williams SH, Stover KK, Davis JS and Montuelle SJ. Mandibular corpus bone strains during mastication in goats (capra hircus): A comparison of ingestive and rumination chewing. Archives of Oral Biology 2011;56(10):960-71. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.archoralbio.2011.02.014

*ERGONOMICS*

De Carvalho DE and Callaghan JP. Passive stiffness changes in the lumbar spine and effect of gender during prolonged simulated driving. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 2011;41(6):617-24. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ergon.2011.08.002

Hsu DJ, Chang JH, Wu JD, Chen CY and Yang YH. Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders and job exposure in taiwan oyster shuckers. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2011;54(11):885-93. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajim.20976

*EVOLUTION / ANTHROPOLOGY*

Butler RJ, Brusatte SL, Reich M, Nesbitt SJ, Schoch RR and Hornung JJ. The sail-backed reptile ctenosauriscus from the latest early triassic of germany and the timing and biogeography of the early archosaur radiation. Plos One 2011;6(10). http://dx.doi.org/e2569310.1371/journal.pone.0025693

Frelat MA and Mittereocker P. Postnatal ontogeny of tibia and femur form in two human populations: A multivariate morphometric analysis. American Journal of Human Biology 2011;23(6):796-804. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.21217

Haeusler M, Schiess R and Boeni T. New vertebral and rib material point to modern bauplan of the nariokotome homo erectus skeleton. Journal of Human Evolution 2011;61(5):575-82. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2011.07.004

Hutchinson JR, Bates KT, Molnar J, Allen V and Makovicky PJ. A computational analysis of limb and body dimensions in tyrannosaurus rex with implications for locomotion, ontogeny, and growth. Plos One 2011;6(10). http://dx.doi.org/e2603710.1371/journal.pone.0026037

Marchi D and Shaw CN. Variation in fibular robusticity reflects variation in mobility patterns. Journal of Human Evolution 2011;61(5):609-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2011.08.005

Onimaru K, Shoguchi E, Kuratani S and Tanaka M. Development and evolution of the lateral plate mesoderm: Comparative analysis of amphioxus and lamprey with implications for the acquisition of paired fins. Developmental Biology 2011;359(1):124-36. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ydbio.2011.08.003

Palmqvist P, Martinez-Navarro B, Perez-Claros JA, Torregrosa V, Figueirido B, Jimenez-Arenas JM, et al. The giant hyena pachycrocuta brevirostris: Modelling the bone-cracking behavior of an extinct carnivore. Quaternary International 2011;243(1):61-79. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2010.12.035

Panagiotopoulou O and Cobb SN. The mechanical significance of morphological variation in the macaque mandibular symphysis during mastication. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 2011;146(2):253-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.21573

Persons WS and Currie PJ. Dinosaur speed demon: The caudal musculature of carnotaurus sastrei and implications for the evolution of south american abelisaurids. Plos One 2011;6(10). http://dx.doi.org/e2576310.1371/journal.pone.0025763

Rein TR, Harrison T and Zollikofer CPE. Skeletal correlates of quadrupedalism and climbing in the anthropoid forelimb: Implications for inferring locomotion in miocene catarrhines. Journal of Human Evolution 2011;61(5):564-74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2011.07.005

Terhune CE. Modeling the biomechanics of articular eminence function in anthropoid primates. Journal of Anatomy 2011;219(5):551-64. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7580.2011.01424.x

*HAND / FINGER / FOOT / TOE*

Alfuth M and Rosenbaum D. Long distance running and acute effects on plantar foot sensitivity and plantar foot loading. Neuroscience Letters 2011;503(1):58-62. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2011.08.010

Barton CJ, Levinger P, Crossley KM, Webster KE and Menz HB. Relationships between the foot posture index and foot kinematics during gait in individuals with and without patellofemoral pain syndrome. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2011;4. http://dx.doi.org/1010.1186/1757-1146-4-10

Campanelli V, Fantini M, Faccioli N, Cangemi A, Pozzo A and Sbarbati A. Three-dimensional morphology of heel fat pad: An in vivo computed tomography study. Journal of Anatomy 2011;219(5):622-31. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7580.2011.01420.x

Ferber R and Benson B. Changes in multi-segment foot biomechanics with a heat-mouldable semi-custom foot orthotic device. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2011;4. http://dx.doi.org/1810.1186/1757-1146-4-18

Munteanu SE and Barton CJ. Lower limb biomechanics during running in individuals with achilles tendinopathy: A systematic review. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2011;4. http://dx.doi.org/1510.1186/1757-1146-4-15x

Pinzur MS. Principles of balancing the foot with tendon transfers. Foot and Ankle Clinics 2011;16(3):375-84. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fcl.2011.06.001

Wegener C, Hunt AE, Vanwanseele B, Burns J and Smith RM. Effect of children's shoes on gait: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2011;4. http://dx.doi.org/310.1186/1757-1146-4-3

*JOINT / CARTILAGE*

Bey MJ, Peltz CD, Ciarelli K, Kline SK, Divine GW, van Holsbeeck M, et al. In vivo shoulder function after surgical repair of a torn rotator cuff glenohumeral joint mechanics, shoulder strength, clinical outcomes, and their interaction. American Journal of Sports Medicine 2011;39(10):2117-29. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0363546511412164

Eleswarapu SV, Responte DJ and Athanasiou KA. Tensile properties, collagen content, and crosslinks in connective tissues of the immature knee joint. Plos One 2011;6(10). http://dx.doi.org/e2617810.1371/journal.pone.0026178

Haim A, Wolf A, Rubin G, Genis Y, Khoury M and Rozen N. Effect of center of pressure modulation on knee adduction moment in medial compartment knee osteoarthritis. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2011;29(11):1668-74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jor.21422

Woollard JD, Gil AB, Sparto P, Kwoh CK, Piva SR, Farrokhi S, et al. Change in knee cartilage volume in individuals completing a therapeutic exercise program for knee osteoarthritis. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy 2011;41(10):708-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2011.3633

*METHODS*

Lesperance A, Blain S and Chau T. An integrated approach to detecting communicative intent amid hyperkinetic movements in children. Augmentative and Alternative Communication 2011;27(3):150-62. http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/07434618.2011.614640

Maus HM, Seyfarth A and Grimmer S. Combining forces and kinematics for calculating consistent centre of mass trajectories. Journal of Experimental Biology 2011;214(21):3511-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.057422

Murphy AJ, Bull AMJ and McGregor AH. Predicting the lumbosacral joint centre location from palpable anatomical landmarks. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part H-Journal of Engineering in Medicine 2011;225(H11):1078-83. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0954411911416859

*MODELING*

Batterbee DC, Sims ND, Becker W, Worden K and Rowson J. Computational model of an infant brain subjected to periodic motion simplified modelling and bayesian sensitivity analysis. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part H-Journal of Engineering in Medicine 2011;225(H11):1036-49. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0954411911420002

Yu CL, Ting SC, Yeh MK and Yang JT. Three-dimensional numerical simulation of hydrodynamic interactions between pectoral-fin vortices and body undulation in a swimming fish. Physics of Fluids 2011;23(9). http://dx.doi.org/09190110.1063/1.3640080

*MUSCLE*

James RS, Walter I and Seebacher F. Variation in expression of calcium-handling proteins is associated with inter-individual differences in mechanical performance of rat (rattus norvegicus) skeletal muscle. Journal of Experimental Biology 2011;214(21):3542-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.058305

Udaka J, Terui T, Ohtsuki I, Marumo K, Ishiwata S, Kurihara S, et al. Depressed contractile performance and reduced fatigue resistance in single skinned fibers of soleus muscle after long-term disuse in rats. Journal of Applied Physiology 2011;111(4):1080-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00330.2011

*NEURAL*

Alexander. Prism adaptation and generalization during visually guided locomotor tasks. (vol 106, pg 860, 2011). Journal of Neurophysiology 2011;106(4):2103-. http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.z9k-1035-corr.2011

AuYong N, Ollivier-Lanvin K and Lemay MA. Population spatiotemporal dynamics of spinal intermediate zone interneurons during air-stepping in adult spinal cats. Journal of Neurophysiology 2011;106(4):1943-53. http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00258.2011

Coulon P, Bras H and Vinay L. Characterization of last-order premotor interneurons by transneuronal tracing with rabies virus in the neonatal mouse spinal cord. Journal of Comparative Neurology 2011;519(17):3470-87. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cne.22717

Frigon A, Johnson MD and Heckman CJ. Altered activation patterns by triceps surae stretch reflex pathways in acute and chronic spinal cord injury. Journal of Neurophysiology 2011;106(4):1669-78. http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00504.2011

Hao ZZ, Spardy LE, Nguyen EBL, Rubin JE and Berkowitz A. Strong interactions between spinal cord networks for locomotion and scratching. Journal of Neurophysiology 2011;106(4):1766-81. http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00460.2011

Haspel G and O'Donovan MJ. A perimotor framework reveals functional segmentation in the motoneuronal network controlling locomotion in caenorhabditis elegans. Journal of Neuroscience 2011;31(41):14611-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/jneurosci.2186-11.2011

Malone LA, Vasudevan EVL and Bastian AJ. Motor adaptation training for faster relearning. Journal of Neuroscience 2011;31(42):15136-43. http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/jneurosci.1367-11.2011

Martinez M, Delivet-Mongrain H, Leblond H and Rossignol S. Recovery of hindlimb locomotion after incomplete spinal cord injury in the cat involves spontaneous compensatory changes within the spinal locomotor circuitry. Journal of Neurophysiology 2011;106(4):1969-84. http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00368.2011

Nakajima T, Kitamura T, Kamibayashi K, Komiyama T, Zehr EP, Hundza SR, et al. Robotic-assisted stepping modulates monosynaptic reflexes in forearm muscles in the human. Journal of Neurophysiology 2011;106(4):1679-87. http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.01049.2010

Nishimaru H, Sakagami H, Kakizaki M and Yanagawa Y. Locomotor-related activity of gabaergic interneurons localized in the ventrolateral region in the isolated spinal cord of neonatal mice. Journal of Neurophysiology 2011;106(4):1782-92. http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00385.2011

Park H, Iverson GK and Park HJ. Neural correlates in the processing of phoneme-level complexity in vowel production. Brain and Language 2011;119(3):158-66. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2011.05.010

*ORTHOPAEDICS / SPINE*

Hong JT, Takigawa T, Sugisaki K, Orias AAE, Inoue N and An HS. Biomechanical and morphometric evaluation of occipital condyle for occipitocervical segmental fixation. Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica 2011;51(10):701-6.

Jang WY, Kim IS, Lee HJ, Sung JH, Lee SW and Hong JT. A computed tomography-based anatomic comparison of three different types of c7 posterior fixation techniques: Pedicle, intralaminar, and lateral mass screws. Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2011;50(3):166-72. http://dx.doi.org/10.3340/jkns.2011.50.3.166

Lyons AS, Sherman BP, Puttlitz CM, Patel VV, Abjornson C, Turner AS, et al. Failure of resorbable plates and screws in an ovine model of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Spine Journal 2011;11(9):876-83. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2011.06.016

Nishida N, Kato Y, Imajo Y, Kawano S and Taguchi T. Biomechanical study of the spinal cord in thoracic ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2011;34(5):518-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/2045772311y.0000000029

Sethi A, Muzumdar AM, Ingalhalikar A and Vaidya R. Biomechanical analysis of a novel posterior construct in a transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion model an in vitro study. Spine Journal 2011;11(9):863-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2011.06.015

*ORTHOPAEDICS / SURGERY*

Baumgartner R. Forefoot and midfoot amputations. Operative Orthopadie Und Traumatologie 2011;23(4):254-64. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00064-011-0038-6

Beitzel K, Obopilwe E, Chowaniec DM, Niver GE, Nowak MD, Hanypsiak BT, et al. Biomechanical comparison of arthroscopic repairs for acromioclavicular joint instability suture button systems without biological augmentation. American Journal of Sports Medicine 2011;39(10):2218-25. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0363546511416784

Cho NS, Lee BG and Rhee YG. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair using a suture bridge technique is the repair integrity actually maintained? American Journal of Sports Medicine 2011;39(10):2108-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0363546510397171

Domalain MF, Seitz WH, Evans PJ and Li ZM. Biomechanical effect of increasing or decreasing degrees of freedom for surgery of trapeziometacarpal joint arthritis: A simulation study. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2011;29(11):1675-81. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jor.21453

Favre P, Kloen P, Helfet DL and Werner CML. Superior versus anteroinferior plating of the clavicle: A finite element study. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2011;25(11):661-5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BOT.0b013e3182143e06

Havulinna J, Leppanen OV, Jarvinen TLN and Goransson H. Comparison of modified kessler tendon suture at different levels in the human flexor digitorum profundus tendon and porcine flexors and porcine extensors: An experimental biomechanical study. Journal of Hand Surgery-European Volume 2011;36E(8):670-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1753193411415936

Kim HJ, Fragomen AT, Reinhardt K, Hutson JJ and Rozbruch SR. Lengthening of the femur over an existing intramedullary nail. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2011;25(11):681-4. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BOT.0b013e3181f92d6e

Kopf S, Colvin AC, Muriuki M, Zhang XD and Harner CD. Meniscal root suturing techniques implications for root fixation. American Journal of Sports Medicine 2011;39(10):2141-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0363546511413250

Mihata T, Watanabe C, Fukunishi K, Ohue M, Tsujimura T, Fujiwara K, et al. Functional and structural outcomes of single-row versus double-row versus combined double-row and suture-bridge repair for rotator cuff tears. American Journal of Sports Medicine 2011;39(10):2091-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0363546511415660

Teramoto A, Suzuki D, Kamiya T, Chikenji T, Watanabe K and Yamashita T. Comparison of different fixation methods of the suture-button implant for tibiofibular syndesmosis injuries. American Journal of Sports Medicine 2011;39(10):2226-32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0363546511413455

Zhang YZ, Lu S, Yang Y, Xu YQ, Li YB and Pei GX. Design and primary application of computer-assisted, patient-specific navigational templates in metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty 2011;26(7):1083-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arth.2010.08.004

*PROSTHETICS / ORTHOTICS*

Dudkiewicz I, Pisarenko B, Herman A and Heim M. Satisfaction rates amongst elderly amputees provided with a static prosthetic foot. Disability and Rehabilitation 2011;33(21-22):1963-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2011.553705

Karatosun V, Unver B, Gultekin A and Gunal I. A biomechanical comparison of the thrust plate prosthesis and a stemmed prosthesis. Hip International 2011;21(5):565-70. http://dx.doi.org/10.5301/hip.2011.8687

*ROBOTICS*

Chen CY, Shih BY, Chou WC, Li YJ and Chen YH. Obstacle avoidance design for a humanoid intelligent robot with ultrasonic sensors. Journal of Vibration and Control 2011;17(12):1798-804. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1077546310381101

Kang Y, Kim H, Ryu SH, Doh NL, Oh Y and You BJ. Dependable humanoid navigation system based on bipedal locomotion. Ieee Transactions on Industrial Electronics 2012;59(2):1050-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/tie.2011.2162709

Liu GY, Zhang YX, Xie SQ and Xue AK. Optimal control and biomechanics of ambulation with spring-loaded crunches. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems 2011;8(3):1-11.

Milstein A, McGill M, Wiley T, Salleh R and Sammut C. A method for fast encoder-free mapping in unstructured environments. Journal of Field Robotics 2011;28(6):817-31. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rob.20408

Nagatani K, Kinoshita H, Yoshida K, Tadakuma K and Koyanagi E. Development of leg-track hybrid locomotion to traverse loose slopes and irregular terrain. Journal of Field Robotics 2011;28(6):950-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rob.20415

*REHABILITATION*

Schwartz I, Sajina A, Neeb M, Fisher I, Katz-Luerer M and Meiner Z. Locomotor training using a robotic device in patients with subacute spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord 2011;49(10):1062-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sc.2011.59

*SPORT / EXERCISE*

Echevarria BG, Ajamil DL, Argilaga MTA and Idiakez JA. Observational analysis of the free throw shot made by grassroots basketball players. Psicothema 2011;23(4):851-7.

Howe PD. Cyborg and supercrip: The paralympics technology and the (dis)empowerment of disabled athletes. Sociology-the Journal of the British Sociological Association 2011;45(5):868-82. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038038511413421

*TENDON / LIGAMENT*

Bluman EM and Dowd T. The basics and science of tendon transfers. Foot and Ankle Clinics 2011;16(3):385-99. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fcl.2011.06.002

Hart ND, Lindsey DP and McAdams TR. Pectoralis major tendon rupture: A biomechanical analysis of repair techniques. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2011;29(11):1783-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jor.21438

Mao WF, Wu YF, Zhou YL and Tang JB. A study of the anatomy and repair strengths of porcine flexor and extensor tendons: Are they appropriate experimental models? Journal of Hand Surgery-European Volume 2011;36E(8):663-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1753193411414117

Rabbito M, Pohl MB, Humble N and Ferber R. Biomechanical and clinical factors related to stage i posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy 2011;41(10):776-84. http://dx.doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2011.3545

*TISSUE / BIOMATERIAL*

Caliari SR, Ramirez MA and Harley BAC. The development of collagen-gag scaffold-membrane composites for tendon tissue engineering. Biomaterials 2011;32(34):8990-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biomaterials.2011.08.035

Heine J, Schmiedl A, Cebotari S, Karck M, Mertsching H, Haverich A, et al. Tissue engineering human small-caliber autologous vessels using a xenogenous decellularized connective tissue matrix approach: Preclinical comparative biomechanical studies. Artificial Organs 2011;35(10):930-40. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1594.2010.01199.x

Nicayenzi B, Shah S, Schemitsch EH, Bougherara H and Zdero R. The biomechanical effect of changes in cancellous bone density on synthetic femur behaviour. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part H-Journal of Engineering in Medicine 2011;225(H11):1050-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0954411911420004

*TRAUMA / IMPACT TESTING*

Li ZB, Zhang WC, Kapoor T and Altenhof W. Crash analysis of a three-year-old human child model in side impacts considering normal and incorrect crs usage. International Journal of Crashworthiness 2011;16(4):457-67. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13588265.2011.606998

Saari A, Itshayek E and Cripton PA. Cervical spinal cord deformation during simulated head-first impact injuries. Journal of Biomechanics 2011;44(14):2565-71. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2011.06.015

*VETERINARY / AGRICULTURAL*

Butler JR, Syrcle JA, McLaughlin RM and Elder SH. The effect of tibial tuberosity advancement and meniscal release on kinematics of the cranial cruciate ligament-deficient stifle during early, middle, and late stance. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology 2011;24(5):342-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.3415/vcot-10-08-0122

Hobbs SJ, Licka T and Polman R. The difference in kinematics of horses walking, trotting and cantering on a flat and banked 10 m circle. Equine Veterinary Journal 2011;43(6):686-94. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2042-3306.2010.00334.x

Portugal SJ, Butler PJ, Green JA and Cassey P. Indications of phenotypic plasticity in moulting birds: Captive geese reveal adaptive changes in mineralisation of their long bones during wing moult. Journal of Ornithology 2011;152(4):1055-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10336-011-0699-9

*VISUAL / VESTIBULAR*

Foster PJ, Broadway DC, Garway-Heath DF, Yip JLY, Luben R, Hayat S, et al. Intraocular pressure and corneal biomechanics in an adult british population: The epic-norfolk eye study. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2011;52(11):8179-85. http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.11-7853

Mochizuki H, Lesley AG and Brandt JD. Shrinkage of the scleral canal during cupping reversal in children. Ophthalmology 2011;118(10):2008-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2011.02.041

Sibony P, Kupersmith MJ and Rohlf FJ. Shape analysis of the peripapillary rpe layer in papilledema and ischemic optic neuropathy. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2011;52(11):7987-95. http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.11-7918

Tang JH, Pan XL, Weber PA and Liu J. Corneal modulus and iop measurements in canine eyes using goldmann applanation tonometry and tono-pen. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2011;52(11):7866-71. http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.11-7407

*UNIQUE TOPIC*

Raymond DE, Catena RD and Vaughan TR. Biomechanics and injury risk assessment of falls onto protective floor mats. Rehabilitation Nursing 2011;36(6):248-54.

*PICK OF THE WEEK*

Presacco A, Goodman R, Forrester L and Contreras-Vidal JL. Neural decoding of treadmill walking from noninvasive electroencephalographic signals. Journal of Neurophysiology 2011;106(4):1875-87. http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00104.2011