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Hip Joint Load and Muscular Activation During Rising Exercises
G Németh, J Ekholm, U P Arborelius, K Schüldt, K Harms-Ringdahl
The load on the hip joint and activation of the gluteus maximus, hamstrings, adductor magnus and rectus femoris muscles during rising exercises including different adaptive adjustments were investigated in nine healthy subjects. The joint load was calculated from forces recorded with a force-measuring platform and pictures on cine-film. Levels of muscular activity were recorded with rectified, low ...
Pages: 93-102
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Hip Load Moments and Muscular Activity During Lifting
G Németh, J Ekholm, U P Arborelius
The load on the hip joint during lifting was studied. Healthy subjects lifted a 12.8 kg box from floor to table level with straight and flexed knees in four different ways. The loading moment of force about the bilateral hip axis was calculated by means of a computerized static sagittal plane model. The highest load moment, 124 Nm, occurred initially in the straight knee lift and the compressive j ...
Pages: 103-111
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Information and Regime at Low Back Pain
S Lindequist, B Lundberg, R Wikmark, B Bergstad, G Lööf, A C Ottermark
In a consecutive series of 56 District Health patients with low back pain, 24 had special training and instructions in a Back School, while the 32 in a control group--even if seen regularly, did not get the same intense attention. The two groups were found to have the same characteristics. No significant differences could be demonstrated either concerning the initial duration of symptoms and sick ...
Pages: 113-116
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Autotraction versus manual traction in patients with prolapsed lumbar intervertebral discs
Ljunggren AE, Weber H, Larsen S
Forty-nine patients with lumbago-sciatica and prolapsed lumbar intervertebral discs, comparable concerning anamnestical and clinical data were randomized for autotraction and manual traction given by the same therapist for a period of one week while strict bed rest was prescribed. A blind overall assessment performed immediately after the traction period, after two weeks follow-up training and thr ...
Pages: 117-124
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Autotraction Versus Manual Traction in Patients With Prolapsed Lumbar Intervertebral Discs
A E Ljunggren, H Weber, S Larsen
Forty-nine patients with lumbago-sciatica and prolapsed lumbar intervertebral discs, comparable concerning anamnestical and clinical data were randomized for autotraction and manual traction given by the same therapist for a period of one week while strict bed rest was prescribed. A blind overall assessment performed immediately after the traction period, after two weeks follow-up training and thr ...
Pages: 117-124
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Katz Index of Independence in ADL. Reliability and Validity in Short-Term Care
B Brorsson, K H Asberg
This article deals with the Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living and presents a study of its reliability and validity carried out at a Department of Internal Medicine in Sweden. Enrolled nurses assessed independently 100 aged patients. Scalability and interobserver variability were tested with Guttman scale-analysis. The results indicated that the activities are ranked accordin ...
Pages: 125-132
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Glenohumeral Malalignment in the Hemiplegic Shoulder. An Early Radiologic Sign
G Shai, H Ring, H Costeff, P Solzi
A new radiologic sign is described which seems to diagnose an early presubluxation phase of glenohumeral malalignment in hemiplegic shoulders. The sign consists of a V-shaped widening of the upper part of the space between the humeral head and the glenoid cavity on anteroposterior shoulder films in the erect position. Twelve of 14 patients showing this sign went on to develop chronically painful s ...
Pages: 133-136
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A Battery-Alarm System for Phrenic Nerve Stimulators
B Alstad, H Fodstad
A simple alarm circuitry for unilateral diaphragm pacer transmitters has been constructed. The system, which is attached to the 9 V battery powered transmitter, will trigger an alarm sound when the battery voltage decreases to 8 V. The system may diminish or abolish the need for special supervision of patients with phrenic nerve stimulators.
Pages: 137-138
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