Thigh

Publication Title: 
Anaesthesia

A female patient with multiple chemical sensitivity and previous anaphylactoid reactions to local anaesthetics was admitted for removal of a thigh skin tumour under hypnosis as sole anaesthesia. The hypnotic protocol included hypnotic focused analgesia and a pre-operative pain threshold test. After inducing hypnosis, a wide excision was performed, preserving the deep fascia, and the tumour was removed; the patient's heart rate and blood pressure did not increase during the procedure. When the patient was de-hypnotised, she reported no pain and was discharged immediately.

Author(s): 
Facco, E.
Pasquali, S.
Zanette, G.
Casiglia, E.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

BACKGROUND: Switching a thymidine analogue to a non-thymidine analogue or changing to a nucleoside-sparing regimen has been shown to partially reverse peripheral lipoatrophy. The current study evaluated both approaches.

Author(s): 
Tebas, P.
Zhang, J.
Häfner, R.
Tashima, K.
Shevitz, A.
Yarasheski, K.
Berzins, B.
Owens, S.
Forand, J.
Evans, S.
Murphy, R.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Anatomy

As the intermediate layer between the muscle and skin, the subcutaneous tissue frequently experiences shear and lateral stresses whenever the body is in motion. However, quantifying such stresses in vivo is difficult. The lack of such measures is partly responsible for our poor understanding of the biomechanical behaviors of subcutaneous tissue.

Author(s): 
Ahn, Andrew C.
Kaptchuk, Ted J.
Publication Title: 
Physical Therapy in Sport: Official Journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine

OBJECTIVES: To assess effects of a regular massage program on novice runners over a longer-term training period. PARTICIPANTS: Twelve control and sixteen massage subjects took part in the study. SETTING: Both groups participated in 10-week running preparation clinics. DESIGN: An individualized massage treatment plan was developed for each massage group participant. Massage group subjects met weekly with a registered massage therapist for a half hour massage. Control subjects were given no massage treatments.

Author(s): 
Dawson, Kimberley A.
Dawson, Lance
Thomas, Amy
Tiidus, Peter M.
Publication Title: 
Lasers in Surgery and Medicine

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cellulite is present in 90% of post-adolescent women. Several technologies have been developed for treating cellulite; however, they all involve some degree of massage or mechanical manipulation. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a low-level laser light device employing green 532 nm diodes as a stand-alone procedure without massage or mechanical manipulation for improving the appearance of cellulite in the thighs and buttocks.

Author(s): 
Jackson, Robert F.
Roche, Gregory C.
Shanks, Steven C.
Publication Title: 
Lasers in Surgery and Medicine

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cellulite is present in 90% of post-adolescent women. Several technologies have been developed for treating cellulite; however, they all involve some degree of massage or mechanical manipulation. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a low-level laser light device employing green 532 nm diodes as a stand-alone procedure without massage or mechanical manipulation for improving the appearance of cellulite in the thighs and buttocks.

Author(s): 
Jackson, Robert F.
Roche, Gregory C.
Shanks, Steven C.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

Meralgia paresthetica, a neuritis of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, appears to be usually a nerve entrapment syndrome but may also arise from other nerve insults or neuropathies. This paper reviews the anatomy of the affected nerve, differential diagnosis of the condition and the available treatments from conservative to surgical. The authors suggest that, because of failure to recognize it, the condition may be more prevalent than has been assumed, and they propose a role for chiropractic care in the sequence of management.

Author(s): 
Kadel, R. E.
Godbey, W. D.
Davis, B. P.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

Diagnostic screening was performed in a southeastern Chiropractic clinic for the incidence of Meralgia Paresthetica. The study covered a 10 month period and confirmed the presence of 12 cases during the period considered. All patients complaining of a new diagnostic condition were screened for the condition. A total of 215 people were screened during the program to reveal the presence of 12 cases. This study indicates that Meralgia Paresthetica may not be a rare condition, and that many Chiropractic doctors may be missing its diagnosis.

Author(s): 
Kadel, R. E.
Godbey, W. D.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

Myositis ossificans is a fairly common disorder that typically involves progressive heterotropic bone formation. A typical case is discussed in this paper. The radiographic findings in myositis ossificans are relevant in differentiating it from a malignant bone tumor and a benign process. Myositis ossificans can cause impairment to a joint with poor rehabilitative results. Limitation of joint function and little reabsorption of the heterotopic bone formation is common. Most cases are posttraumatically related with the brachialis and the quadricep femoris muscles frequently involved.

Author(s): 
Tsuno, M. M.
Shu, G. J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVES: To compare the effectiveness of a spinal (suboccipital) stretching technique and a peripheral stretching technique. DESIGN: Clinical cohort study. SETTING: Macquarie University Centre for Chiropractic Outpatient Clinic. METHOD: A reliable hand-held dynamometer was used to determine the end point of range of motion (ROM) before and after the application of a treatment. Three groups of subjects were treated: cervical stretch, hip stretch and sham/placebo. ROM of the hip in flexion (straight leg raise) was used as the independent variable.

Author(s): 
Pollard, H.
Ward, G.

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