LITERATURE UPDATE
August 02 - August 08, 2018
Literature search for biomech* or locomot*

Sarah A Roelker, PhD
Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas at Austin, USA
https://www.researchgate.net/profile...r/publications
https://tinyurl.com/RoelkerScholar

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*BONE*
Zhang, GJ; Xu, SY; Yang, J; Guan, FJ; Cao, LB; Mao, HJ. Combining specimen-specific finite-element models and optimization in cortical-bone material characterization improves prediction accuracy in three-point bending tests. Journal Of Biomechanics 2018;76:103-111. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.05.042

Fletcher, JWA; Williams, S; Whitehouse, MR; Gill, HS; Preatoni, E. Juvenile bovine bone is an appropriate surrogate for normal and reduced density human bone in biomechanical testing: a validation study. Scientific Reports 2018;8:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-28155-w

Stocchero, M; Toia, M; Jinno, Y; Cecchinato, F; Becktor, JP; Naito, Y; Halldin, A; Jimbo, R. Influence of different drilling preparation on cortical bone: a biomechanical, histological, and micro-ct study on sheep. Clinical Oral Implants Research 2018;29:707-715. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/clr.13262

Qamheya, AHA; Arisan, V; Mutlu, Z; Karabagli, M; Tekkesin, MS; Kara, K; Erol, A; Ersanli, S. Thermal oxidation and hydrofluoric acid treatment on the sandblasted implant surface: a histologic histomorphometric and biomechanical study. Clinical Oral Implants Research 2018;29:741-755. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/clr.13285

Stemmler, F; Simon, D; Liphardt, AM; Englbrecht, M; Rech, J; Hueber, AJ; Engelke, K; Schett, G; Kleyer, A. Biomechanical properties of bone are impaired in patients with acpa-positive rheumatoid arthritis and associated with the occurrence of fractures. Annals Of The Rheumatic Diseases 2018;77:973-980. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-212404

Ohe, M; Moridaira, H; Inami, S; Takeuchi, D; Nohara, Y; Taneichi, H. Pedicle screws with a thin hydroxyapatite coating for improving fixation at the bone-implant interface in the osteoporotic spine: experimental study in a porcine model. Journal Of Neurosurgery-Spine 2018;28:679-687. http://dx.doi.org/10.3171/2017.10.SPINE17702

Zhang, Y; Zhang, LL; Sun, RB; Jia, YD; Chen, XT; Liu, YW; Oyang, H; Feng, LZ. A new 3d printed titanium metal trabecular bone reconstruction system for early osteonecrosis of the femoral head. Medicine 2018;97:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000011088

Romanos, GE; Delgado-Ruiz, RA; Sacks, D; Calvo-Guirado, JL. Influence of the implant diameter and bone quality on the primary stability of porous tantalum trabecular metaldental implants: an invitro biomechanical study. Clinical Oral Implants Research 2018;29:649-655. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/clr.12792

*BOTANY*
Brennen, CE; Keady, G; Imberger, J. A note on algal population dynamics. Ima Journal Of Applied Mathematics 2018;83:783-796. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/imamat/hxy010

Jimenez-Rodriguez, DL; Alvarez-Anorve, MY; Pineda-Cortes, M; Flores-Puerto, JI; Benitez-Malvido, J; Oyama, K; Avila-Cabadilla, LD. Structural and functional traits predict short term response of tropical dry forests to a high intensity hurricane. Forest Ecology And Management 2018;426:101-114. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2018.04.009

*CELLULAR/SUBCELLULAR*
Jung, HY; Cho, SB; Kim, W; Yoo, DY; Won, MH; Choi, GM; Cho, TG; Kim, DW; Hwang, IK; Choi, SY; Moon, SM. Phosphatidylethanolamine-binding protein 1 protects ca1 neurons against ischemic damage via erk-creb signaling in mongolian gerbils. Neurochemistry International 2018;118:265-274. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuint.2018.05.005

Campbell, EJ; Bagchi, P. A computational model of amoeboid cell motility in the presence of obstacles. Soft Matter 2018;14:5741-5763. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8sm00457a

Del Favero, G; Woelflingseder, L; Janker, L; Neuditschko, B; Seriani, S; Gallina, P; Sbaizero, O; Gerner, C; Marko, D. Deoxynivalenol induces structural alterations in epidermoid carcinoma cells a431 and impairs the response to biomechanical stimulation. Scientific Reports 2018;8:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-29728-5

Teng, Y; Zhu, K; Xiong, CY; Huang, JY. Electrodeformation-based biomechanical chip for quantifying global viscoelasticity of cancer cells regulated by cell cycle. Analytical Chemistry 2018;90:8370-8378. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.analchem.8b00584

Zhang, QR; Shi, Y; Xu, HJ; Zhou, LL; Gao, J; Jiang, JG; Cai, MJ; Shan, YP. Evaluating the efficacy of the anticancer drug cetuximab by atomic force microscopy. Rsc Advances 2018;8:21793-21797. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8ra03215g

Reinemann, DN; Norris, SR; Ohi, R; Lang, MJ. Processive kinesin-14 hset exhibits directional flexibility depending on motor traffic. Current Biology 2018;28:2356-43. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2018.06.055

*COMPARATIVE*
Apaldetti, C; Martinez, RN; Cerda, IA; Pol, D; Alcober, O. An early trend towards gigantism in triassic sauropodomorph dinosaurs. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2018;2:1227-1232. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0599-y

Haenel, GJ. Local adaptation of tree lizards to canyon dwelling. Evolutionary Ecology 2018;32:315-334. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10682-018-9943-6

Rossi, GS; Turko, AJ; Wright, PA. Oxygen drives skeletal muscle remodeling in an amphibious fish out of water. Journal Of Experimental Biology 2018;221:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.180257

Otero, A. Forelimb musculature and osteological correlates in sauropodomorpha (dinosauria, saurischia). Plos One 2018;13:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0198988

Oladazimi, M; Brendel, W; Schwarz, C. Biomechanical texture coding in rat whiskers. Scientific Reports 2018;8:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-29225-9

*DENTAL/ORAL/FACIAL*
Gehrke, SA; Ramirez-Fernandez, MP; Marin, JMG; Salles, MB; Del Fabbro, M; Guirado, JLC. A comparative evaluation between aluminium and titanium dioxide microparticles for blasting the surface titanium dental implants: an experimental study in rabbits. Clinical Oral Implants Research 2018;29:802-807. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/clr.12973

Boahene, KO; Owusu, J; Ishii, L; Ishii, M; Desai, S; Kim, I; Kim, L; Byrne, P. The multivector gracilis free functional muscle flap for facial reanimation. Jama Facial Plastic Surgery 2018;20:300-306. http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamafacial.2018.0048

Pucci, R; Vellone, V; Ramieri, V; Cascone, P; Della Rocca, C. Histological findings in tmj treated with high condilectomy for internal derangement. Journal Of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery 2018;46:1185-1191. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcms.2018.05.016

Rodrigues, YL; Mathew, MT; Mercuri, LG; da Silva, JSP; Henriques, B; Souza, JCM. Biomechanical simulation of temporomandibular joint replacement (tmjr) devices: a scoping review of the finite element method. International Journal Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery 2018;47:1032-1042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijom.2018.02.005

*ERGONOMICS*
Tang, RL; Holland, M; Milbauer, M; Olson, E; Skora, J; Kapellusch, JM; Garg, A. Biomechanical evaluations of bed-to-wheelchair transfer: gait belt versus walking belt. Workplace Health & Safety 2018;66:384-392. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2165079917749862

Varrecchia, T; De Marchis, C; Rinaldi, M; Draicchio, F; Serrao, M; Schmid, M; Conforto, S; Ranavolo, A. Lifting activity assessment using surface electromyographic features and neural networks. International Journal Of Industrial Ergonomics 2018;66:1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ergon.2018.02.003

Afshari, D; Latifi, SM; Kord, S; Nourollahi-Darabad, M. Assessment of low back disorders risk based on allowable weight limits for manual lifting in iran. Industrial Health 2018;56:327-335. http://dx.doi.org/10.2486/indhealth.2017-0174

Hadid, A; Gozes, G; Atoon, A; Gefen, A; Epstein, Y. Effects of an improved biomechanical backpack strap design on load transfer to the shoulder soft tissues. Journal Of Biomechanics 2018;76:45-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.05.016

*GAIT/LOCOMOTION*
Remus, A; Caulfield, B; Doherty, C; Crowe, C; Severini, G; Delahunt, E. A laboratory captured "giving way" episode in an individual with chronic ankle instability. Journal Of Biomechanics 2018;76:241-246. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.05.015

Neville, SR; Brandon, SCE; Brown, MJ; Deluzio, KJ. Validation of method for analysing mechanics of unloader brace for medial knee osteoarthritis. Journal Of Biomechanics 2018;76:253-258. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.05.035

Faraji, S; Wu, AR; Ijspeert, AJ. A simple model of mechanical effects to estimate metabolic cost of human walking. Scientific Reports 2018;8:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-29429-z

van Andel, S; Cole, MH; Pepping, GJ. Regulation of locomotor pointing across the lifespan: investigating age-related influences on perceptual-motor coupling. Plos One 2018;13:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200244

Lajoie, K; Miller, AB; Strath, RA; Neima, DR; Marigold, DS. Glaucoma-related differences in gaze behavior when negotiating obstacles. Translational Vision Science & Technology 2018;7:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/tvst.7.4.10

Selge, C; Schoeberl, F; Zwergal, A; Nuebling, G; Brandt, T; Dieterich, M; Schniepp, R; Jahn, K. Gait analysis in psp and nph dual-task conditions make the difference. Neurology 2018;90:69-4948-5049-6949-4850-56. http://dx.doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000005168

Owen, E; Fatone, S; Hansen, A. Effect of walking in footwear with varying heel sole differentials on shank and foot segment kinematics. Prosthetics And Orthotics International 2018;42:394-401. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309364617728119

Wagner, A; Luna, S. Effect of footwear on joint pain and function in older adults with lower extremity osteoarthritis. Journal Of Geriatric Physical Therapy 2018;41:85-101. http://dx.doi.org/10.1519/JPT.0000000000000108

*ANIMAL LOCOMOTION*
Jarrell, JR; Farrell, BJ; Kistenberg, RS; Dalton, JF; Pitkin, M; Prilutsky, BI. Kinetics of individual limbs during level and slope walking with a unilateral transtibial bone-anchored prosthesis in the cat. Journal Of Biomechanics 2018;76:74-83. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.05.021

Takagi, J; Ichikawa, K; Arai, N; Miyamoto, Y; Uchida, K; Shoji, J; Mitamura, H. Simultaneous observation of intermittent locomotion of multiple fish by fine-scale spatiotemporal three-dimensional positioning. Plos One 2018;13:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201029

D'Amore, DC; Clulow, S; Doody, JS; Rhind, D; McHenry, CR. Claw morphometrics in monitor lizards: variable substrate and habitat use correlate to shape diversity within a predator guild. Ecology And Evolution 2018;8:6766-6778. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4185

Lillie, MA; Vogl, AW; Raverty, S; Haulena, M; McLellan, WA; Stenson, GB; Shadwick, RE. The caval sphincter in cetaceans and its predicted role in controlling venous flow during a dive. Journal Of Experimental Biology 2018;221:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.177212

*HAND/FINGER/FOOT/TOE*
Guo, JC; Liu, XY; Ding, XL; Wang, LZ; Fan, YB. Biomechanical and mechanical behavior of the plantar fascia in macro and micro structures. Journal Of Biomechanics 2018;76:160-166. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.05.032

Chatwin, KE; Abbott, CA; Reddy, PN; Bowling, FL; Boulton, AJM; Reeves, ND. A foreign body through the shoe of a person with diabetic peripheral neuropathy alters contralateral biomechanics: captured through innovative plantar pressure technology. International Journal Of Lower Extremity Wounds 2018;17:125-129. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1534734618784080

*JOINT/CARTILAGE*
Pascual-Garrido, C; Guilak, F; Rai, MF; Harris, MD; Lopez, MJ; Todhunter, RJ; Clohisy, JC. Canine hip dysplasia: a natural animal model for human developmental dysplasia of the hip. Journal Of Orthopaedic Research 2018;36:1807-1817. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jor.23828

Chen, L; Ji, Y; Hu, XM; Cui, C; Liu, H; Tang, YF; Qi, BW; Niu, YH; Hu, X; Yu, AX; Fan, QL. Cationic poly-l-lysine-encapsulated melanin nanoparticles as efficient photoacoustic agents targeting to glycosaminoglycans for the early diagnosis of articular cartilage degeneration in osteoarthritis. Nanoscale 2018;10:13471-13484. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8nr03791d

Oinas, J; Ronkainen, AP; Rieppo, L; Finnila, MAJ; Iivarinen, JT; van Weeren, PR; Helminen, HJ; Brama, PAJ; Korhonen, RK; Saarakkala, S. Composition, structure and tensile biomechanical properties of equine articular cartilage during growth and maturation. Scientific Reports 2018;8:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-29655-5

*METHODS*
Massaroni, C; Silvatti, AP; Levai, IK; Dickinson, J; Winter, S; Schena, E; Silvestri, S. Comparison of marker models for the analysis of the volume variation and thoracoabdominal motion pattern in untrained and trained participants. Journal Of Biomechanics 2018;76:247-252. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.05.036

Grigg, J; Haakonssen, E; Rathbone, E; Orr, R; Keogh, JWL. The validity and intra-tester reliability of markerless motion capture to analyse kinematics of the bmx supercross gate start. Sports Biomechanics 2018;17:383-401. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14763141.2017.1353129

Hannah, DC; Scibek, JS; Carcia, CR; Phelps, AL. Reliability and validity of a 1-person technique to measure humeral torsion using ultrasound. Journal Of Athletic Training 2018;53:590-596. http://dx.doi.org/10.4085/1062-6050-213-17

Chen, AW; Herzog, W. Software for convenient correction of artifacts in sonomicrometry. Journal Of Experimental Biology 2018;221:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.172726

*MODELING*
Subramaniam, DR; Arens, R; Wagshul, ME; Sin, SH; Wootton, DM; Gutmark, EJ. Biomechanics of the soft-palate in sleep apnea patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Journal Of Biomechanics 2018;76:8-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.05.013

Ishimoto, K; Gaffney, EA. An elastohydrodynamical simulation study of filament and spermatozoan swimming driven by internal couples. Ima Journal Of Applied Mathematics 2018;83:655-679. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/imamat/hxy025

Hume, DR; Navacchia, A; Ali, AA; Shelburne, KB. The interaction of muscle moment arm, knee laxity, and torque in a multi-scale musculoskeletal model of the lower limb. Journal Of Biomechanics 2018;76:173-180. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.05.030

Chanda, A; Unnikrishnan, V. Effect of bladder and rectal loads on the vaginal canal and levator ani in varying pelvic floor conditions. Mechanics Of Advanced Materials And Structures 2018;25:1214-1223. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15376494.2017.1331629

*MUSCLE*
Nogueira, L; Trisko, BM; Lima-Rosa, FL; Jackson, J; Lund-Palau, H; Yamaguchi, M; Breen, EC. Cigarette smoke directly impairs skeletal muscle function through capillary regression and altered myofibre calcium kinetics in mice!. Journal Of Physiology-London 2018;596:2901-2916. http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/JP275888

Menezes-Reis, R; Bonugli, GP; Salmon, CEG; Mazoroski, D; Herrero, CFPD; Nogueira-Barbosa, MH. Relationship of spinal alignment with muscular volume and fat infiltration of lumbar trunk muscles. Plos One 2018;13:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200198

Smith, TTG; Gallagher, S. Impact of loading and work rest intervals on muscle micro-trauma. International Journal Of Industrial Ergonomics 2018;66:161-168. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ergon.2018.03.002

*NEURAL*
Svensson, E; Williams, MJ; Schioth, HB. Neural cotransmission in spinal circuits governing locomotion. Trends In Neurosciences 2018;41:540-550. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tins.2018.04.007

Kagawa-Nagamura, Y; Gengyo-Ando, K; Ohkura, M; Nakai, J. Role of tyramine in calcium dynamics of gabaergic neurons and escape behavior in caenorhabditis elegans. Zoological Letters 2018;4:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40851-018-0103-1

Ferrario, A; Merrison-Hort, R; Soffe, SR; Li, WC; Borisyuk, R. Bifurcations of limit cycles in a reduced model of the xenopus tadpole central pattern generator. Journal Of Mathematical Neuroscience 2018;8:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13408-018-0065-9

Morel, S; Diagbouga, MR; Dupuy, N; Sutter, E; Braunersreuther, V; Pelli, G; Corniola, M; Gondar, R; Jagersberg, M; Isidor, N; Schaller, K; Bochaton-Piallat, ML; Bijlenga, P; Kwak, BR. Correlating clinical risk factors and histological features in ruptured and unruptured human intracranial aneurysms: the swiss aneux study. Journal Of Neuropathology And Experimental Neurology 2018;77:555-566. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jnen/nly031

Rascoe, A; Sharma, P; Shah, PK. Development of an activity-dependent epidural stimulation system in freely moving spinal cord injured rats: a proof of concept study. Frontiers In Neuroscience 2018;12:. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2018.00472

Sheikh, IS; Keefe, KM; Sterling, NA; Junker, IP; Eneanya, CI; Liu, YP; Tang, XQ; Smith, GM. Retrogradely transportable lentivirus tracers for mapping spinal cord locomotor circuits. Frontiers In Neural Circuits 2018;12:. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fncir.2018.00060

*ORTHOPAEDICS/SPINE*
Abdul-Jabbar, A; Yilmaz, E; Iwanaga, J; Tawfik, T; O'Lynnger, TM; Schildhauer, TA; Chapman, J; Oskouian, RJ; Tubbs, RS. Neurovascular relationships of s2ai screw placement: anatomic study. World Neurosurgery 2018;116:69-4948-5669-4949-50. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.04.095

Karikari, IO; Metz, LN. Preventing pseudoarthrosis and proximal junctional kyphosis how to deal with the osteoporotic spine. Neurosurgery Clinics Of North America 2018;29:365-43. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nec.2018.03.005

Lombardi, JM; Shillingford, JN; Lenke, LG; Lehman, RA. Sacropelvic fixation when, why, how?. Neurosurgery Clinics Of North America 2018;29:389-43. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nec.2018.02.001

Stephens, M; Gunasekaran, A; Elswick, C; Laryea, JA; Pait, TG; Kazemi, N. Neurosurgical management of sacral tumors: review of the literature and operative nuances. World Neurosurgery 2018;116:362-369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.05.212

Li, Y; Shen, HK; Khan, KZ; Fang, SS; Liao, ZH; Liu, WQ. Comparison of multilevel cervical disc replacement and multilevel anterior discectomy and fusion: a systematic review of biomechanical and clinical evidence. World Neurosurgery 2018;116:94-104. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.05.012

Teles, AR; Yavin, D; Zafeiris, CP; Thomas, KC; Lewkonia, P; Nicholls, FH; Swamy, G; Jacobs, WB. Fractures after removal of spinal instrumentation: revisiting the stress-shielding effect of instrumentation in spine fusion. World Neurosurgery 2018;116:69-4949-5155-6949-4952-51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.05.187

von der Hoeh, NH; Villa, T; Galbusera, F; Voelker, A; Spiegl, UA; Jarvers, JS; Heyde, CE. Analysis of a unilateral bridging cage for lumbar interbody fusion: 2-year clinical results and fusion rate with a focus on subsidence. World Neurosurgery 2018;116:69-5148-5669-5149-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.04.195

Yao, HD; Svensson, MY; Nilsson, H. Deformation of dorsal root ganglion due to pressure transients of venous blood and cerebrospinal fluid in the cervical vertebral canal. Journal Of Biomechanics 2018;76:16-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.05.012

Bell, KM; Yan, YG; Hartman, RA; Lee, JY. Influence of follower load application on moment-rotation parameters and intradiscal pressure in the cervical spine. Journal Of Biomechanics 2018;76:167-172. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.05.031

Kuo, C; Fanton, M; Wu, L; Camarillo, D. Spinal constraint modulates head instantaneous center of rotation and dictates head angular motion. Journal Of Biomechanics 2018;76:220-228. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.05.024

Oyelese, AA; Fridley, J; Choi, DB; Telfeian, A; Gokaslan, ZL. Minimally invasive direct lateral, retroperitoneal transforaminal approach for large l1-2 disc herniations with intraoperative ct navigational assistance: technical note and report of 3 cases. Journal Of Neurosurgery-Spine 2018;29:46-53. http://dx.doi.org/10.3171/2017.11.SPINE17509

Newton, MD; Hartner, SE; Gawronski, K; Davenport, EJ; Timmons, SC; Baker, KC; Maerz, T. Nondestructive, indirect assessment of the biomechanical properties of the rat intervertebral disc using contrast-enhanced mu ct. Journal Of Orthopaedic Research 2018;36:2030-2038. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jor.23850

Kociolek, AM; Lang, AE; Trask, CM; Vasiljev, RM; Milosavljevic, S. Exploring head and neck vibration exposure from quad bike use in agriculture. International Journal Of Industrial Ergonomics 2018;66:63-69. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ergon.2018.02.009

Wang, HW; Mo, ZJ; Han, JD; Liu, J; Li, CQ; Zhou, Y; Xiang, LB; Yang, L. Extent and location of fixation affects the biomechanical stability of short- or long-segment pedicle screw technique with screwing of fractured vertebra for the treatment of thoracolumbar burst fractures an observational study using finite element analysis. Medicine 2018;97:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000011244

*ORTHOPAEDICS/SURGERY*
Chang, CW; Chen, YN; Li, CT; Chung, YH; Chang, CH; Peng, YT. Role of screw proximity in the fixation of transverse patellar fractures with screws and a wire. Journal Of Orthopaedic Surgery 2018;26:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2309499018789705

Heilpern, G; Stephen, J; Ball, S; Amis, A; Williams, A. It is safe and effective to use all inside meniscal repair devices for posteromedial meniscal 'ramp' lesions. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 2018;26:2310-2316. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00167-018-4976-5

Li, WC; Meng, QX; Xu, RJ; Cai, G; Chen, H; Li, HJ. Biomechanical analysis between orthofix(r) external fixator and different k-wire configurations for pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures. Journal Of Orthopaedic Surgery And Research 2018;13:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13018-018-0891-z

Jabran, A; Peach, C; Zou, ZM; Ren, L. Biomechanical comparison of screw-based zoning of philos and fx proximal humerus plates. Bmc Musculoskeletal Disorders 2018;19:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12891-018-2185-5

Krych, AJ; Johnson, NR; Wu, IT; Smith, PA; Stuart, MJ. A simple cinch is superior to a locking loop for meniscus root repair: a human biomechanical comparison of suture constructs in a transtibial pull-out model. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 2018;26:2239-2244. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00167-017-4652-1

Motosko, CC; Zakhem, GA; Saadeh, PB; Hazen, A. The implications of barbed sutures on scar aesthetics: a systematic review. Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery 2018;142:337-343. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000004552

Fraldi, M; Spadaccio, C; Acar, C; Nappi, F. Best to clarify to avoid misunderstandings in the biomechanics of ross operation: parentheses matter. Annals Of Thoracic Surgery 2018;106:641-642. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.01.047

Chiu, YC; Tsai, MT; Hsu, CE; Hsu, HC; Huang, HL; Hsu, JT. New fixation approach for transverse metacarpal neck fracture: a biomechanical study. Journal Of Orthopaedic Surgery And Research 2018;13:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13018-018-0890-2

Forkel, P; von Deimling, C; Lacheta, L; Imhoff, FB; Foehr, P; Willinger, L; Dyrna, F; Petersen, W; Imhoff, AB; Burgkart, R. Repair of the lateral posterior meniscal root improves stability in an acl-deficient knee. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 2018;26:2302-2309. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00167-018-4949-8

*POSTURE/BALANCE*
Miller, SE; Segal, AD; Klute, GK; Neptune, RR. Hip recovery strategy used by below-knee amputees following mediolateral foot perturbations. Journal Of Biomechanics 2018;76:61-67. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.05.023

Svensson, I; Gao, CS; Halder, A; Gard, G; Magnusson, M. Standing balance on inclined surfaces with different friction. Industrial Health 2018;56:292-299. http://dx.doi.org/10.2486/indhealth.2018-0005

Azizan, NA; Basaruddin, KS; Salleh, AF. The effects of leg length discrepancy on stability and kinematics-kinetics deviations: a systematic review. Applied Bionics And Biomechanics 2018;NaN:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/5156348

*PROSTHETICS/ORTHOTICS*
Farrar, M; Thomas, E. A systematic review of shock-attenuating componentry for lower limb amputees. Prosthetics And Orthotics International 2018;42:367-377. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309364618774062

*ROBOTICS/BIOMIMETICS*
Ma, YF; Ma, SH; Wu, Y; Pei, XW; Gorb, SN; Wang, ZK; Liu, WM; Zhou, F. Remote control over underwater dynamic attachment/detachment and locomotion. Advanced Materials 2018;30:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201801595

Koymen, I; Drakakis, EM. Current-input current-output analog half center oscillator and central pattern generator circuits with memristors. International Journal Of Circuit Theory And Applications 2018;46:1294-1310. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cta.2487

Yesilevskiy, Y; Yang, W; Remy, CD. Spine morphology and energetics: how principles from nature apply to robotics. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 2018;13:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-3190/aaaa9e

Shui, LQ; Zhu, LL; Liu, YL; Chen, X. Acoustic actuators based on the resonance of an acoustic-film system applied to the actuation of soft robots. Journal Of Sound And Vibration 2018;432:310-326. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2018.06.020

Chowdhury, AR; Soh, GS; Foong, SH; Wood, KL. Experiments in robust path following control of a rolling and spinning fit robot on outdoor surfaces. Robotics And Autonomous Systems 2018;106:140-151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2018.05.004

Zhu, YG; Wu, YS; Liu, Q; Guo, T; Qin, R; Hui, JZ. A backward control based on sigma-hopf oscillator with decoupled parameters for smooth locomotion of bio-inspired legged robot. Robotics And Autonomous Systems 2018;106:165-178. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2018.05.009

Tawk, C; Panhuis, MIH; Spinks, GM; Alici, G. Bioinspired 3d printable soft vacuum actuators for locomotion robots, grippers and artificial muscles. Soft Robotics NaN;NaN:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/soro.2018.0021

Wang, ZT; Li, YZ; Yao, YA. Motion and path planning of a novel multi-mode mobile parallel robot based on chessboard-shaped grid division. Industrial Robot-The International Journal Of Robotics Research And Application 2018;45:390-400. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IR-01-2018-0001

Chen, GR; Wang, JZ; Wang, SK; Zhao, JB; Shen, W. Compliance control for a hydraulic bouncing system. Isa Transactions 2018;79:232-238. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.isatra.2018.05.006

*REHABILITATION*
Knox, M; Stewart, A; Richards, CL. Six hours of task-oriented training optimizes walking competency post stroke: a randomized controlled trial in the public health-care system of south africa. Clinical Rehabilitation 2018;32:1057-1068. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269215518763969

Wu, M; Kim, J; Wei, F. Facilitating weight shifting during treadmill training improves walking function in humans with spinal cord injury: a randomized controlled pilot study. American Journal Of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2018;97:585-592. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PHM.0000000000000927

Esculier, JF; Bouyer, LJ; Dubois, B; Leblond, J; Brisson, M; Chau, L; Roy, JS. Predictors of clinical success in runners with patellofemoral pain: secondary analyses of a randomized clinical trial. Journal Of Science And Medicine In Sport 2018;21:777-782. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2018.01.006

Luc-Harkey, BA; Franz, JR; Blackburn, JT; Padua, DA; Hackney, AC; Pietrosimone, B. Real-time biofeedback can increase and decrease vertical ground reaction force, knee flexion excursion, and knee extension moment during walking in individuals with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Journal Of Biomechanics 2018;76:94-102. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.05.043

Holleran, CL; Hennessey, PW; Leddy, AL; Mahtani, GB; Brazg, G; Schmit, BD; Hornby, TG. High-intensity variable stepping training in patients with motor incomplete spinal cord injury: a case series. Journal Of Neurologic Physical Therapy 2018;42:94-101. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NPT.0000000000000217

Curran, MT; Lepley, LK; Palmieri-Smith, RM. Continued improvements in quadriceps strength and biomechanical symmetry of the knee after postoperative anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction rehabilitation: is it time to reconsider the 6-month return-to-activity criteria?. Journal Of Athletic Training 2018;53:535-544. http://dx.doi.org/10.4085/1062-6050-478-15

Renner, KE; Franck, CT; Miller, TK; Queen, RM. Limb asymmetry during recovery from anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Journal Of Orthopaedic Research 2018;36:1887-1893. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jor.23853

*SPORT/EXERCISE*
Yong, JR; Silder, A; Montgomery, KL; Fredericson, M; Delp, SL. Acute changes in foot strike pattern and cadence affect running parameters associated with tibial stress fractures. Journal Of Biomechanics 2018;76:1-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.05.017

Jie-Han, NK; Gouwanda, D; Gopalai, AA; Zheng, CY. Estimation of vertical ground reaction force during running using neural network model and uniaxial accelerometer. Journal Of Biomechanics 2018;76:269-273. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.06.006

Silva, WA; de Lira, CAB; Vancini, RL; Andrade, MS. Hip muscular strength balance is associated with running economy in recreationally-trained endurance runners. Peerj 2018;6:. http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.5219

Maas, E; De Bie, J; Vanfleteren, R; Hoogkamer, W; Vanwanseele, B. Novice runners show greater changes in kinematics with fatigue compared with competitive runners. Sports Biomechanics 2018;17:350-360. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14763141.2017.1347193

Makaruk, H; Porter, JM; Starzak, M. Environmental and task constraints influence footfall variability in track and field jumping events. International Journal Of Sports Science & Coaching 2018;13:552-558. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1747954117733888

Fleisig, GS; Diffendaffer, AZ; Ivey, B; Aune, KT. Do baseball pitchers improve mechanics after biomechanical evaluations?. Sports Biomechanics 2018;17:314-321. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14763141.2017.1340508

Sigurosson, HB; Sveinsson, T; Briem, K. Timing, not magnitude, of force may explain sex-dependent risk of acl injury. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 2018;26:2424-2429. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00167-018-4859-9

Veldman, SLC; Jones, RA; Santos, R; Sousa-Sa, E; Pereira, JR; Zhang, ZG; Okely, AD. Associations between gross motor skills and physical activity in australian toddlers. Journal Of Science And Medicine In Sport 2018;21:817-821. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2017.12.007

Wallett, MM; Woods, AL; Versey, N; Garvican-Lewis, LA; Welvaert, M; Thompson, KG. Effect of intensified endurance training on pacing and performance in 4000-m cycling time trials. International Journal Of Sports Physiology And Performance 2018;13:735-741. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2017-0287

Bezodis, IN; Kerwin, DG; Cooper, SM; Salo, AIT. Sprint running performance and technique changes in athletes during periodized training: an elite training group case study. International Journal Of Sports Physiology And Performance 2018;13:755-762. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2017-0378

Healy, R; Kenny, IC; Harrison, AJ. Reactive strength index: a poor indicator of reactive strength?. International Journal Of Sports Physiology And Performance 2018;13:802-809. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2017-0511

Song, QP; Wang, S; Wong, DP; Zhou, JY; Sun, W; Zhang, C; Gu, HX; Mao, DW. Long-term tai chi exercise increases body stability of the elderly during stair ascent under high and low illumination. Sports Biomechanics 2018;17:402-413. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14763141.2017.1358761

Pellegrini, B; Stoggl, TL; Holmberg, HC. Developments in the biomechanics and equipment of olympic cross-country skiers. Frontiers In Physiology 2018;9:. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2018.00976

*TENDON/LIGAMENT*
Lord, BR; Colaco, HB; Gupte, CM; Wilson, AJ; Amis, AA. Acl graft compression: a method to allow reduced tunnel sizes in acl reconstruction. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 2018;26:2430-2437. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00167-018-4932-4

Bi, C; Thoreson, AR; Zhao, CF. The effects of lyophilization on flexural stiffness of extrasynovial and intrasynovial tendon. Journal Of Biomechanics 2018;76:229-234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.06.010

Bez, M; Kremen, TJ; Tawackoli, W; Avalos, P; Sheyn, D; Shapiro, G; Giaconi, JC; Ben David, S; Snedeker, JG; Gazit, Z; Ferrara, KW; Gazit, D; Pelled, G. Ultrasound-mediated gene delivery enhances tendon allograft integration in mini-pig ligament reconstruction. Molecular Therapy 2018;26:1746-1755. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ymthe.2018.04.020

*TISSUE/BIOMATERIAL*
Sullivan, TN; Zhang, YL; Zavattieri, PD; Meyers, MA. Hydration-induced shape and strength recovery of the feather. Advanced Functional Materials 2018;28:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201801250

Khosravi, A; Ghasemi-Mobarakeh, L; Mollahosseini, H; Ajalloueian, F; Rad, MM; Norouzi, MR; Jokandan, MS; Khoddami, A; Chronakis, IS. Immobilization of silk fibroin on the surface of pcl nanofibrous scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. Journal Of Applied Polymer Science 2018;135:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/app.46684

Scholze, M; Singh, A; Lozano, PF; Ondruschka, B; Ramezani, M; Werner, M; Hammer, N. Utilization of 3d printing technology to facilitate and standardize soft tissue testing. Scientific Reports 2018;8:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-29583-4

*VETERINARY/AGRICULTURAL*
Swiatkiewicz, S; Arczewska-Wlosek, A; Szczurek, W; Calik, J; Krawczyk, J; Jozefiak, D. The influence of selected feed additives on mineral utilisation and bone characteristics in laying hens. Annals Of Animal Science 2018;18:781-793. http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/aoas-2018-0017

Hu, HZ; Jeffery, ND; Grange, N. Somatosensory and motor evoked potentials in dogs with chronic severe thoracolumbar spinal cord injury. Veterinary Journal 2018;237:49-54. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2018.05.007

Sugiyama, T; Woodward, A; Ryan, SD. Biomechanical evaluation of 6 transarticular tibiotarsal immobilization methods in canine cadaveric limbs. Veterinary Surgery 2018;47:705-714. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/vsu.12923

Piccionello, AP; Serrani, D; Busoni, V; Salvaggio, A; Bonazzi, M; Bergamino, C; Volta, A. Sonoelastographic features of the patellar ligament in clinically normal dogs. Veterinary And Comparative Orthopaedics And Traumatology 2018;31:279-284. http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1651499

Hagen, J; Kojah, K; Geiger, M; Vogel, M. Immediate effects of an artificial change in hoof angulation on the dorsal metacarpophalangeal joint angle and cross-sectional areas of both flexor tendons. Veterinary Record 2018;182:. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/vr.104700

*VISUAL/VESTIBULAR/EYE*
Yuan, Y; Li, M; To, CH; Lam, TC; Wang, P; Yu, YJ; Chen, QZ; Hu, XJ; Ke, BL. The role of the rhoa/rock signaling pathway in mechanical strain-induced scleral myofibroblast differentiation. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2018;59:3619-3629. http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.17-23580

Cabuk, KS; Esen, B; Atalay, K; Kirgiz, A; Aydin, R. Alterations in biomechanical properties of the cornea among patients with polycystic kidney disease. International Ophthalmology 2018;38:1559-1564. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10792-017-0619-y

Kojima, T; Takagi, M; Ichikawa, K; Horai, R; Sakai, Y; Tanaka, Y; Tamaoki, A; Ichikawa, K. Clinical and exvivo laboratory comparison of the self-sealing properties and dimensional stability between the femtosecond laser and manual clear corneal incisions. Acta Ophthalmologica 2018;96:69-5349-4869-5349-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aos.13634

*BACK-TO-SCHOOL BIOMECHANICS*
Lahaye, M; Bouin, C; Barbacci, A; Le Gall, S; Foucat, L. Water and cell wall contributions to apple mechanical properties. Food Chemistry 2018;268:386-394. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2018.06.110

*PICK OF THE WEEK*
Hsieh, C; Knudson, D. Important learning factors in high- and low-achieving students in undergraduate biomechanics. Sports Biomechanics 2018;17:361-370. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14763141.2017.1347194