LITERATURE UPDATE
Dec 29, 2011 - Jan 04, 2012
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.
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There were 280 papers this week and the entire update exceeded the maximum post length.
This is part 2, Orthopaedics/Spine - Picks of the week

*ORTHOPAEDICS / SPINE*

Benzel EC. A biomechanical comparison of a novel thoracic screw fixation method: Transarticular screw fixation vs traditional pedicle screw fixation comment. Neurosurgery 2011;69:146-.

Bogduk N. On cervical zygapophysial joint pain after whiplash. Spine 2011;36:S194-S9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0b013e3182387f1d

Brier-Jones JE, Palmer DK, Inceoglu S and Cheng WK. Vertebral body fractures after transpsoas interbody fusion procedures. Spine Journal 2011;11(11):1068-72. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2011.07.020

Csernatony Z, Molnar S, Hunya Z, Mano S and Kiss L. Biomechanical examination of the thoracic spine-the axial rotation moment and vertical loading capacity of the transverse process. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2011;29(12):1904-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jor.21478

Curatolo M, Bogduk N, Ivancic PC, McLean SA, Siegmund GP and Winkelstein BA. The role of tissue damage in whiplash-associated disorders discussion paper 1. Spine 2011;36:S309-S15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0b013e318238842a

Dolphens M, Cagnie B, Danneels L, De Clercq D, De Bourdeaudhuij I and Cardon G. Long-term effectiveness of a back education programme in elementary schoolchildren: An 8-year follow-up study. European Spine Journal 2011;20(12):2134-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00586-011-1856-9

Driscoll M, Aubin CE, Moreau A and Parent S. Biomechanical comparison of fusionless growth modulation corrective techniques in pediatric scoliosis. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing 2011;49(12):1437-45. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11517-011-0801-8

Ivancic PC. Does knowledge of seat design and whiplash injury mechanisms translate to understanding outcomes? Spine 2011;36:S187-S93. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0b013e3182387eff

Jull GA, Soderlund A, Stemper BD, Kenardy J, Gross AR, Cote P, et al. Toward optimal early management after whiplash injury to lessen the rate of transition to chronicity discussion paper 5. Spine 2011;36:S335-S42. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0b013e3182388449

Lebl DR, Bono CM, Metkar US, Grottkau BE and Wood KB. Bioabsorbable anterior cervical plate fixation for single-level degenerative disorders: Early clinical and radiographic experience. Spine Journal 2011;11(11):1002-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2011.09.010

McLean SA. The potential contribution of stress systems to the transition to chronic whiplash-associated disorders. Spine 2011;36:S226-S32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0b013e3182387fb4

Rad AE, Gray LA, Sinaki M and Kallmes DF. Role of physical activity in new onset fractures after percutaneous vertebroplasty. Acta Radiologica 2011;52(9):1020-3. http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/ar.2011.110184

Siegmund GP. What occupant kinematics and neuromuscular responses tell us about whiplash injury. Spine 2011;36:S175-S9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0b013e3182387d71

Stemper BD, Pintar FA and Rao RD. The influence of morphology on cervical injury characteristics. Spine 2011;36:S180-S6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0b013e3182387d98

Winkelstein BA. How can animal models inform on the transition to chronic symptoms in whiplash? Spine 2011;36:S218-S25. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0b013e3182387f96

*ORTHOPAEDICS / SURGERY*

Bottlang M and Feist F. Biomechanics of far cortical locking. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2011;25:S21-S8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BOT.0b013e318207885b

Chang TW, Yang CT, Liu YL, Chen WC, Lin KJ, Lai YS, et al. Biomechanical evaluation of proximal tibial behavior following unicondylar knee arthroplasty: Modified resected surface with corresponding surgical technique. Medical Engineering & Physics 2011;33(10):1175-82. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.medengphy.2011.05.007

Cheng LM, Yu Y, Zhu R, Lv HX, Jia YW, Zeng ZL, et al. Structural stability of different reconstruction techniques following total sacrectomy: A biomechanical study. Clinical Biomechanics 2011;26(10):977-81. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2011.06.003

Claes L. Biomechanical principles and mechanobiologic aspects of flexible and locked plating. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2011;25:S4-S7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BOT.0b013e318207093e

Dienstknecht T, Berner A, Lenich A, Zellner J, Mueller M, Nerlich M, et al. Biomechanical analysis of a transiliac internal fixator. International Orthopaedics 2011;35(12):1863-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00264-011-1251-5

Doornink J, Fitzpatrick DC, Madey SM and Bottlang M. Far cortical locking enables flexible fixation with periarticular locking plates. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2011;25:S29-S34. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BOT.0b013e3182070cda

Ferguson PC, Zdero R, Schemitsch EH, Deheshi BM, Bell RS and Wunder JS. A biomechanical evaluation of press-fit stem constructs for tumor endoprosthetic reconstruction of the distal femur. Journal of Arthroplasty 2011;26(8):1373-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arth.2010.12.005

Hart RA, Daniels AH, Bahney T, Tesar J, Sales JR and Bay B. Relationship of donor variables and graft dimension on biomechanical performance of femoral ring allograft. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2011;29(12):1840-5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jor.21459

Ladermann A, Denard PJ and Burkhart SS. Midterm outcome of arthroscopic revision repair of massive and nonmassive rotator cuff tears. Arthroscopy-the Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery 2011;27(12):1620-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arthro.2011.08.290

Levine BR, Ting N and Della Valle CJ. Use of a barbed suture in the closure of hip and knee arthroplasty wounds. Orthopedics 2011;34(9):E473-E5. http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20110714-35

Lombardi AV, Berend KR and Ng VY. Neutral mechanical alignment: A requirement for successful tka: Affirms. Orthopedics 2011;34(9):E504-E6. http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20110714-40

Moss DP, Means KR, Parks BG and Forthman CL. A biomechanical comparison of volar locked plating of intra-articular distal radius fractures: Use of 4 versus 7 screws for distal fixation. Journal of Hand Surgery-American Volume 2011;36A(12):1907-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2011.08.039

Papp DF, Skelley NW, Sutter EG, Ji JH, Wierks CH, Belkoff SM, et al. Biomechanical evaluation of open suture anchor fixation versus interference screw for biceps tenodesis. Orthopedics 2011;34(7):E275-E8. http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20110526-04

Pietschmann MF, Sadoghi P, Hauser E, Scharpf A, Gulecyuz MF, Schroder C, et al. Influence of testing conditions on primary stability of arthroscopic knot tying for rotator cuff repair: Slippery when wet? Arthroscopy-the Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery 2011;27(12):1628-36. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arthro.2011.06.031

Rhee PC, Dahm DL, Stuart MJ, Thoreson A, An KN and Levy BA. Delta screw versus retroscrew tibial fixation for acl reconstruction. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 2011;19:S94-S100. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00167-011-1543-8

Rosso C, Kovtun K, Dow W, McKenzie B, Nazarian A, DeAngelis JP, et al. Comparison of all-inside meniscal repair devices with matched inside-out suture repair. American Journal of Sports Medicine 2011;39(12):2634-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0363546511424723

Schmal H, Strohm PC, Jaeger M and Sudkamp NP. Flexible fixation and fracture healing: Do locked plating 'internal fixators' resemble external fixators? Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2011;25:S15-S20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BOT.0b013e31820711d3

Sellei RM, Garrison RL, Kobbe P, Lichte P, Knobe M and Pape HC. Effects of near cortical slotted holes in locking plate constructs. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2011;25:S35-S40. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BOT.0b013e3182070f2d

Stern R, Lubbeke A, Suva D, Miozzari H and Hoffmeyer P. Prospective randomised study comparing screw versus helical blade in the treatment of low-energy trochanteric fractures. International Orthopaedics 2011;35(12):1855-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00264-011-1232-8

Swanson MA and Huo MH. Total hip arthroplasty in the ankylosed hip. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2011;19(12):737-45.

Tejwani NC and Guerado E. Improving fixation of the osteoporotic fracture: The role of locked plating. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2011;25:S56-S60. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BOT.0b013e31821b8a52

Yu Y, Xie N, Song SH, Zhang W, Guo QF, Ni B, et al. A biomechanical comparison of a novel thoracic screw fixation method: Transarticular screw fixation vs traditional pedicle screw fixation. Neurosurgery 2011;69:141-5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1227/NEU.0b013e31821867de

*POSTURE / BALANCE*

Betsch M, Schneppendahl J, Dor L, Jungbluth P, Grassmann JP, Windolf J, et al. Influence of foot positions on the spine and pelvis. Arthritis Care & Research 2011;63(12):1758-65. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acr.20601

Marone JR, Rosenblatt NJ, Troy KL and Grabiner MD. Fear of falling does not alter the kinematics of recovery from an induced trip: A preliminary study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011;92(12):2093-5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2011.06.034

Yiou E and Do MC. Effects of medio-lateral postural perturbation induced by voluntary arm raising on the biomechanical organization of rapid step initiation. Motor Control 2011;15(4):507-24.

*PROSTHETICS / ORTHOTICS*

Completo A, Pereira J, Fonseca F, Ramos A, Relvas C and Simoes J. Biomechanical analysis of total elbow replacement with unlinked ibp prosthesis: An in vitro and finite element analysis. Clinical Biomechanics 2011;26(10):990-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2011.06.008

Fey NP, Klute GK and Neptune RR. The influence of energy storage and return foot stiffness on walking mechanics and muscle activity in below-knee amputees. Clinical Biomechanics 2011;26(10):1025-32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2011.06.007

Martelli S, Taddei F, Cristofolini L, Schileo E, Rushton N and Viceconti M. A new hip epiphyseal prosthesis: Design revision driven by a validated numerical procedure. Medical Engineering & Physics 2011;33(10):1203-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.medengphy.2011.05.010

*ROBOTICS*

Kallem V, Komoroski AT and Kumar V. Sequential composition for navigating a nonholonomic cart in the presence of obstacles. Ieee Transactions on Robotics 2011;27(6):1152-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/tro.2011.2161159

Schmidt D, Hillenbrand C and Berns K. Omnidirectional locomotion and traction control of the wheel-driven, wall-climbing robot, cromsci. Robotica 2011;29:991-1003. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0263574711000294

Zielinska T and Chmielniak A. Biologically inspired motion synthesis method of two-legged robot with compliant feet. Robotica 2011;29:1049-57. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0263574711000300

*REACHING / GRASP*

Schlerf JE and Ivry RB. Task goals influence online corrections and adaptation of reaching movements. Journal of Neurophysiology 2011;106(5):2622-31. http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00301.2010

*REHABILITATION*

DePaul VG, Wishart LR, Richardson J, Lee TD and Thabane L. Varied overground walking-task practice versus body-weight-supported treadmill training in ambulatory adults within one year of stroke: A randomized controlled trial protocol. Bmc Neurology 2011;11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2377-11-129

Hase K, Suzuki E, Matsumoto M, Fujiwara T and Liu MG. Effects of therapeutic gait training using a prosthesis and a treadmill for ambulatory patients with hemiparesis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011;92(12):1961-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2011.07.005

Moreira CLM, Lima M, Cardoso M, Gomes SCD, Lopes PB and Llerena JC. Independent walk in osteogenesis imperfecta. Acta Ortopedica Brasileira 2011;19(5):312-5.

Stigger F, do Nascimento PS, Dutra MF, Couto GK, Ilha J, Achaval M, et al. Treadmill training induces plasticity in spinal motoneurons and sciatic nerve after sensorimotor restriction during early postnatal period: New insights into the clinical approach for children with cerebral palsy. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience 2011;29(8):833-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2011.09.002

*SPORT / EXERCISE*

Bakken A, Bere T, Bahr R, Kristianslund E and Nordsletten L. Mechanisms of injuries in world cup snowboard cross: A systematic video analysis of 19 cases. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2011;45(16):1315-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2011-090527

Juarez D, Mallo J, De Subijana CL and Navarro E. Kinematic analysis of kicking in young top-class soccer players. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2011;51(3):366-73.

Koshida S, Matsuda T and Kawada K. Lower extremity biomechanics during kendo strike-thrust motion in healthy kendo athletes. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2011;51(3):357-65.

McIntosh AS, Andersen TE, Bahr R, Greenwald R, Kleiven S, Turner M, et al. Sports helmets now and in the future. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2011;45(16):1258-65. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2011-090509

Niu WX, Wang Y, Yao J, Zhang M, Fan YB and Zhao QP. Consideration of gender differences in ankle stabilizer selection for half-squat parachute landing. Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine 2011;82(12):1118-24. http://dx.doi.org/10.3357/asem.3128.2011

Oliver GD, Stone AJ, Booker JM and Plummer HA. A kinematic and kinetic analysis of drop landings in military boots. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 2011;157(3):218-21.

*TENDON / LIGAMENT*

Ali N, Rouhi G and Robertson G. Approaches to non-contact anterior cruciate ligament injury studies: Utility of operations research and artificial intelligence. Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering 2011;35(2):145-59.

Beynnon BD, Johnson RJ, Naud S, Fleming BC, Abate JA, Brattbakk B, et al. Accelerated versus nonaccelerated rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction a prospective, randomized, double-blind investigation evaluating knee joint laxity using roentgen stereophotogrammetric analysis. American Journal of Sports Medicine 2011;39(12):2536-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0363546511422349

Buijze GA, Dvinskikh NA, Strackee SD, Streekstra GJ and Blankevoort L. Osseous and ligamentous scaphoid anatomy: Part ii. Evaluation of ligament morphology using three-dimensional anatomical imaging. Journal of Hand Surgery-American Volume 2011;36A(12):1936-43. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2011.09.016

Fujie H, Otsubo H, Fukano S, Suzuki T, Suzuki D, Mae T, et al. Mechanical functions of the three bundles consisting of the human anterior cruciate ligament. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 2011;19:S47-S53. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00167-011-1513-1

Fujiya H, Kousa P, Fleming BC, Churchill DL and Beynnon BD. Effect of muscle loads and torque applied to the tibia on the strain behavior of the anterior cruciate ligament: An in vitro investigation. Clinical Biomechanics 2011;26(10):1005-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2011.06.006

Han Y, Sardar Z, McGrail S, Steffen T and Martineau PA. Peri-anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction femur fracture: A biomechanical analysis of the femoral tunnel as a stress riser. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 2011;19:S77-S85. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00167-011-1527-8

Hashimoto Y, Naka Y, Fukunaga K, Nakamura H and Takaoka K. Acl reconstruction using bone-tendon-bone graft engineered from the semitendinosus tendon by injection of recombinant bmp-2 in a rabbit model. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2011;29(12):1923-30. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jor.21455

Hohmann E, Bryant A, Reaburn P and Tetsworth K. Is there a correlation between posterior tibial slope and non-contact anterior cruciate ligament injuries? Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 2011;19:S109-S14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00167-011-1547-4

Iriuchishima T, Shirakura K, Horaguchi T, Morimoto Y and Fu FH. Full knee extension magnetic resonance imaging for the evaluation of intercondylar roof impingement after anatomical double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 2011;19:S22-S8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00167-011-1504-2

Kearney RS, Lamb SE, Achten J, Parsons NR and Costa ML. In-shoe plantar pressures within ankle-foot orthoses implications for the management of achilles tendon ruptures. American Journal of Sports Medicine 2011;39(12):2679-85. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0363546511420809

Lim BH, Ooi LH, Chou SM and Goh KL. Biomechanical properties of extensor tendon repair using the six-strand single-loop suture technique: A comparative analysis with three other techniques in cadaveric models. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology 2011;11(4):845-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/s0219519411004113

Lo JH, Muller O, Dilger T, Wulker N and Wunschel M. Translational and rotational knee joint stability in anterior and posterior cruciate-retaining knee arthroplasty. Knee 2011;18(6):491-5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.knee.2010.10.009

Petrigliano FA, Musahl V, Suero EM, Citak M and Pearle AD. Effect of meniscal loss on knee stability after single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 2011;19:S86-S93. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00167-011-1537-6

Sim JA, Gadikota HR, Li JS, Li GA and Gill TJ. Biomechanical evaluation of knee joint laxities and graft forces after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction by anteromedial portal, outside-in, and transtibial techniques. American Journal of Sports Medicine 2011;39(12):2604-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0363546511420810

Stein G, Koebke J, Faymonville C, Dargel J, Muller LP and Schiffer G. The relationship between the medial collateral ligament and the medial meniscus: A topographical and biomechanical study. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy 2011;33(9):763-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00276-011-0814-x

Ueba H, Moradi N, Erne HC, Gardner TR and Strauch RJ. An anatomic and biomechanical study of the oblique retinacular ligament and its role in finger extension. Journal of Hand Surgery-American Volume 2011;36A(12):1959-64. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsa.2011.09.033

Wang HJ, Ao YF, Chen LX, Gong X, Wang YJ, Ma Y, et al. Second-look arthroscopic evaluation of the articular cartilage after primary single-bundle and double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. Chinese Medical Journal 2011;124(21):3551-5. http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn...99.2011.21.021

*TISSUE / BIOMATERIAL*

Balint E, Gatt CJ and Dunn MG. Design and mechanical evaluation of a novel fiber-reinforced scaffold for meniscus replacement. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 2012;100A(1):195-202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jbm.a.33260

Cuckler JM. Metal-on-metal surface replacement: A triumph of hope over reason: Affirms. Orthopedics 2011;34(9):E439-E41. http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20110714-21

DeForest CA and Anseth KS. Cytocompatible click-based hydrogels with dynamically tunable properties through orthogonal photoconjugation and photocleavage reactions. Nature Chemistry 2011;3(12):925-31. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nchem.1174

Elsheikh A, Kassem W and Jones SW. Strain-rate sensitivity of porcine and ovine corneas. Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics 2011;13(2):25-36.

Ergeneman O, Pokki J, Pocepcova V, Hall H, Abbott JJ and Nelson BJ. Characterization of puncture forces for retinal vein cannulation. Journal of Medical Devices-Transactions of the Asme 2011;5(4). http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4005318

Huey DJ and Athanasiou KA. Tension-compression loading with chemical stimulation results in additive increases to functional properties of anatomic meniscal constructs. Plos One 2011;6(11). http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0027857

Kharazi AZ, Fathi MH, Bahmani F and Fanian H. Partially resorbable composite bone plate with controlled degradation rate, desired mechanical properties and bioactivity. Polymer Degradation and Stability 2011;96(12):2055-63. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2011.10.004

Li H, Ge YS, Zhang PY, Wu LX and Chen SY. The effect of layer-by-layer chitosan-hyaluronic acid coating on graft-to-bone healing of a poly(ethylene terephthalate) artificial ligament. Journal of Biomaterials Science-Polymer Edition 2012;23(1-4):425-38. http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/092050610x551989

Mellon SJ, Kwon YM, Glyn-Jones S, Murray DW and Gill HS. The effect of motion patterns on edge-loading of metal-on-metal hip resurfacing. Medical Engineering & Physics 2011;33(10):1212-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.medengphy.2011.05.011

Meyer-ter-Vehn T, Han H, Grehn F and Schlunck G. Extracellular matrix elasticity modulates tgf-beta-induced p38 activation and myofibroblast transdifferentiation in human tenon fibroblasts. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2011;52(12):9149-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.10-6679

Miller JP, Krueger S, Heys JJ and Gedeon T. Quantitative characterization of the filiform mechanosensory hair array on the cricket cercus. Plos One 2011;6(11). http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0027873

Park CH, Rios HF, Jin QM, Sugai JV, Padial-Molina M, Taut AD, et al. Tissue engineering bone-ligament complexes using fiber-guiding scaffolds. Biomaterials 2012;33(1):137-45. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biomaterials.2011.09.057

Piszczatowski S. Material aspects of growth plate modelling using carter's and stokes's approaches. Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics 2011;13(3):3-14.

Prevost TP, Jin G, de Moya MA, Alam HB, Suresh S and Socrate S. Dynamic mechanical response of brain tissue in indentation in vivo, in situ and in vitro. Acta Biomaterialia 2011;7(12):4090-101. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2011.06.032

Ran B, Song YM, Liu H, Liu LM, Gong Q, Li T, et al. Novel biodegradable alpha-tcp/poly(amino acid) composite artificial lamina following spinal surgery for prevention of intraspinal scar adhesion. European Spine Journal 2011;20(12):2240-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00586-011-1795-5

Roshan-Ghias A, Arnoldi J, Procter P and Pioletti DP. In vivo assessment of local effects after application of bone screws delivering bisphosphonates into a compromised cancellous bone site. Clinical Biomechanics 2011;26(10):1039-43. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2011.06.004

Sanchez-Adams J and Athanasiou KA. Dermis isolated adult stem cells for cartilage tissue engineering. Biomaterials 2012;33(1):109-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biomaterials.2011.09.038

Slowinski J. Procedure of generating the individually matched bone scaffolds. Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics 2011;13(3):15-25.

Sokolis DP, Orfanidis IK and Peroulis M. Biomechanical testing and material characterization for the rat large intestine: Regional dependence of material parameters. Physiological Measurement 2011;32(12):1969-82. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0967-3334/32/12/007

Taheri NS, Blicblau AS and Singh M. Comparative study of two materials for dynamic hip screw during fall and gait loading: Titanium alloy and stainless steel. Journal of Orthopaedic Science 2011;16(6):805-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00776-011-0145-0

Tsukimura N, Ueno T, Iwasa F, Minamikawa H, Sugita Y, Ishizaki K, et al. Bone integration capability of alkali- and heat-treated nanobimorphic ti-15mo-5zr-3al. Acta Biomaterialia 2011;7(12):4267-77. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2011.08.016

Undale A, Fraser D, Hefferan T, Kopher RA, Herrick J, Evans GL, et al. Induction of fracture repair by mesenchymal cells derived from human embryonic stem cells or bone marrow. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2011;29(12):1804-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jor.21480

Viens M, Chauvette G and Langelier E. A roadmap for the design of bioreactors in mechanobiological research and engineering of load-bearing tissues. Journal of Medical Devices-Transactions of the Asme 2011;5(4). http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4005319

Wegener B, Sievers B, Utzschneider S, Muller P, Jansson V, Rossler S, et al. Microstructure, cytotoxicity and corrosion of powder-metallurgical iron alloys for biodegradable bone replacement materials. Materials Science and Engineering B-Advanced Functional Solid-State Materials 2011;176(20):1789-96. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mseb.2011.04.017

Yang YX and Jiang JJ. Hydration recovery of canine thyroarytenoid muscle tissue after varying levels of dehydration. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology 2011;11(4):803-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/s0219519411003922

*VETERINARY / AGRICULTURAL*

Griffin RL, McKnight AL, Rucker A, Bennett SD and Fiser DM. Initial experience using contrast magnetic resonance imaging in laminitic horses: 18 studies. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 2011;31(12):685-92. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2011.05.013

Knell SC, Burki A, Hurter K, Ferguson SJ and Montavon PM. Biomechanical comparison after in vitro laminar vertebral stabilization and vertebral body plating of the first and second lumbar vertebrae in specimens obtained from canine cadavers. American Journal of Veterinary Research 2011;72(12):1681-6.

Poore LAB and Licka TL. A quantitative review of the equinalysis system for equine locomotion analysis. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 2011;31(12):717-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2011.05.016

Vidal GH, Valdez FAM, Tovar LER and Romero RR. Etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of osteochondrosis (oc). Veterinaria Mexico 2011;42(4):311-29.

Zimmerman M, Dyson S and Murray R. Comparison of radiographic and scintigraphic findings of the spinous processes in the equine thoracolumbar region. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 2011;52(6):661-71. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-8261.2011.01845.x

*VISUAL / VESTIBULAR*

Jonas JB, Jonas SB, Jonas RA, Holbach L and Panda-Jonas S. Histology of the parapapillary region in high myopia. American Journal of Ophthalmology 2011;152(6):1021-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2011.05.006

Palko JR, Pan XL and Liu J. Dynamic testing of regional viscoelastic behavior of canine sclera. Experimental Eye Research 2011;93(6):825-32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exer.2011.09.018

Perez J, Espinosa J, Domenech B, Mas D and Illueca C. Blinking kinematics description through non-invasive measurement. Journal of Modern Optics 2011;58(19-20):1857-63. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500340.2011.554898

Roy AS and Dupps WJ. Patient-specific computational modeling of keratoconus progression and differential responses to collagen cross-linking. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2011;52(12):9174-87. http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.11-7395

Schumacher S, Oeftiger L and Mrochen M. Equivalence of biomechanical changes induced by rapid and standard corneal cross-linking, using riboflavin and ultraviolet radiation. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2011;52(12):9048-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.11-7818

Sharma PK, Busscher HJ, Terwee T, Koopmans SA and van Kooten TG. A comparative study on the viscoelastic properties of human and animal lenses. Experimental Eye Research 2011;93(5):681-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exer.2011.08.009

Sigal IA, Yang HL, Roberts MD, Grimm JL, Burgoyne CF, Demirel S, et al. Iop-induced lamina cribrosa deformation and scleral canal expansion: Independent or related? Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2011;52(12):9023-32. http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.11-8183

Szul-Pietrzak E, Hachol A, Cieslak K, Drozdz R and Podbielska H. Modeling the influence of lasik surgery on optical properties of the human eye. Journal of Modern Optics 2011;58(19-20):1880-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500340.2011.609945

Winkler M, Chai D, Kriling S, Nien CJ, Brown DJ, Jester B, et al. Nonlinear optical macroscopic assessment of 3-d corneal collagen organization and axial biomechanics. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2011;52(12):8818-27. http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.11-8070

*UNIQUE TOPIC*

Frey MA. Research progress reports from the nasa human research program understanding difficulties with balance, locomotion, and visual acuity during transition from spaceflight to a gravitational environment. Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine 2011;82(12):1159-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.3357/asem.2976.2011

Ng EYK, Zannoli R and Hung TK. Publication and citation in biomechanics: A comparison with closely related fields (2003-2010) response. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology 2011;11(4):711-.

Strauss EJ, Kim S, Calcei JG and Park D. Iliotibial band syndrome: Evaluation and management. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2011;19(12):728-36.

Yoshimura N, Oka H, Muraki S, Akune T, Hirabayashi N, Matsuda S, et al. Reference values for hand grip strength, muscle mass, walking time, and one-leg standing time as indices for locomotive syndrome and associated disability: The second survey of the road study. Journal of Orthopaedic Science 2011;16(6):768-77. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00776-011-0160-1

Zadpoor AA and Nikooyan AA. Publication and citation in biomechanics: A comparison with closely related fields (2003-2010). Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology 2011;11(4):705-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/s0219519411004836

*PICKS OF THE WEEK*

Horvath RD, da Silva TD, Neto JC, Nakagaki WR, Garcia JAD and Soares EA. Effects of alcoholism and alcoholic detoxication on the repair and biomechanics of bone. Acta Ortopedica Brasileira 2011;19(5):305-8.

Kao T, Shumsky JS, Knudsen EB, Murray M and Moxon KA. Functional role of exercise-induced cortical organization of sensorimotor cortex after spinal transection. Journal of Neurophysiology 2011;106(5):2662-74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.01017.2010

Noren SR, Redfern JV and Edwards EF. Pregnancy is a drag: Hydrodynamics, kinematics and performance in pre- and post-parturition bottlenose dolphins (tursiops truncatus). Journal of Experimental Biology 2011;214(24):4151-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.059121