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Christian Scheele, Matthias F Pietschmann, Christian Schröder, Thomas Grupp, Melanie Holderied, Volmar Jansson, Peter E Müller
BACKGROUND: Unicompartmental total knee arthroplasty (UKA) is a well-established treatment option for unicondylar osteoarthritis, and generally leads to better functional results than tricompartimental total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, revision rates of UKAs are reported as being higher; a major reason for this is aseptic loosening of the tibial component due to implant-cement-bone interface fatigue. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of trabecular bone preparation, prior to implantation of tibial UKAs, on morphological and biomechanical outcomes in a cadaver study...
October 16, 2016: Knee
Guido Wierer, Armin Runer, Peter Gföller, Christian Fink, Christian Hoser
BACKGROUND: Postoperative extension deficits following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction can cause major limitation during daily life. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of an all-arthroscopic approach and posterior capsule release for the treatment of persistent knee extension deficits following ACL reconstruction. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2013 a total of 10 patients with knee flexion contractures after ACL reconstruction were assessed following an all-arthroscopic approach and posterior capsulotomy...
October 12, 2016: Knee
Emanuele Maiorano, Bruno Dino Bodini, Francesca Cavaiani, Catia Pelosi, Valerio Sansone
BACKGROUND: To identify variables influencing length of stay (LOS) and short-term functional outcome in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). A secondary aim was to verify the effect of the same variables on blood management and the rate of postoperative infection. METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed 353 patients, 258 females and 85 males, who underwent primary TKA in a single specialist orthopaedic centre. Anamnestic and anthropometric data and the Modified Barthel Index Score (MBI) at admission were recorded, and entered as covariates in four longitudinal regression models, separately carried out for female and male groups...
October 11, 2016: Knee
Gerhard M Hobusch, Philipp T Funovics, Cynthia Hourscht, Stephan E Domayer, Stephan E Puchner, Martin Dominkus, Reinhard Windhager
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 10, 2016: Knee
C Holwein, S Hinterwimmer, H O Mayr, L Lämmle, P U Brucker, E O Münch, A B Imhoff
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates sports ability, rotational laxity and potential growth changes in children after transphyseal ACL reconstruction with metaphyseal fixation technique, considering physis biology by placing drill holes vertically in the femoral anatomic origin in order to reduce volumetric injury to the physis. METHODS: In this retrospective trial of 42 patients data were collected. Thirty-seven were reviewed measuring rotational laxity and anteroposterior tibial translation using the Laxitester (ORTEMA Sport Protection, Markgroeningen, Germany) and the KT1000...
October 4, 2016: Knee
Nicola Relph, Lee Herrington
BACKGROUND: Following an ACL injury, reconstruction (ACL-R) and rehabilitation, athletes may return to play with a proprioceptive deficit. However, literature is lacking to support this hypothesis in elite athletic groups who have returned to international levels of performance. It is possible the potentially heightened proprioceptive ability evidenced in athletes may negate a deficit following injury. The purpose of this study was to consider the effects of ACL injury, reconstruction and rehabilitation on knee joint position sense (JPS) on a group of elite athletes who had returned to international performance...
October 3, 2016: Knee
Jean-Yves Jenny, Bruno Barbe, Alain Cazenave, Olivier Roche, Philippe Massin
BACKGROUND: One stage exchange of a chronically infected total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is recommended in selected cases only. However, there is little evidence regarding the usefulness of selection criteria. The goal of this retrospective study was to compare the results of two concomitant cohorts of patients with chronically infected TKA: one treated with a routine one-stage exchange (study group) and one treated with one-stage exchange in selected cases only (control group). The hypoyhesis tested was that the failure rate and repeat surgery rate were higher in the study group than in the control group...
October 3, 2016: Knee
Young Gon Na, Moon Jong Chang, Sang Hwa Eom, Seok Jin Kim, Seong Cheol Park, Tae Kyun Kim
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine whether coronal alignment measured on the single-limb stance (SLS) radiographs differs from those on the double-limb stance (DLS) images. We also investigated whether the size of such differences was affected by the knee pathology, lower limb alignment, and geometry of the tibia or femur. METHODS: We measured coronal alignment with mechanical tibiofemoral angle (MTFA) on the DLS and SLS radiographs in patients with posterolateral rotatory instability (PLRI, 30 knees), osteoarthritis (OA) with varus deformity who were scheduled for high tibial osteotomy (HTO) (60 knees), and in normal control (60 knees)...
September 28, 2016: Knee
Sam K Yasen, Zakk M Borton, Alistair I Eyre-Brook, Harry C Palmer, Stewart T Cotterill, Mike J Risebury, Adrian J Wilson
BACKGROUND: This paper reports the outcomes of patients undergoing ACL reconstruction using a TransLateral single bundle, all-inside hamstring technique at a minimum of two year follow-up. METHODS: The semitendinosus alone is harvested, quadrupled and attached in series to two adjustable suspensory fixation devices. Femoral and tibial sockets are produced using a retrograde drill. The graft is deployed, fixed and tensioned on both tibia and femur. Patients were evaluated preoperatively using the KOOS, Lysholm and Tegner scores and at six, 12 and 24months postoperatively...
September 27, 2016: Knee
T Walshaw, S V Karuppiah, I Stewart
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 24, 2016: Knee
Yuezheng Hu, Xinxian Xu, Xiaoyun Pan, Huachen Yu, Yu Zhang, Hong Wen
BACKGROUND: The treatment of discoid meniscus is debatable. This study aimed to assess the clinical efficacy of combined outside-in and FasT-Fix sutures for the treatment of serious discoid meniscal tears. METHODS: This study included 32 consecutive patients who underwent arthroscopic meniscal plasty for serious discoid meniscal tears (full-thickness vertical, longitudinal tears >10mm) between October 2006 and June 2012. A combination of outside-in and FasT-Fix sutures was used to treat serious discoid meniscal tears...
September 17, 2016: Knee
W A Romani, S M Belkoff, J H Elisseeff
BACKGROUND: Women are more likely than men to injure the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Human and animal trials have linked circulating estradiol to injury rate and ligament strength. Fewer studies have examined the role of testosterone. The purpose of this study was to determine if male rats with normal testosterone levels would have stronger ACLs than castrated rats. METHODS: Eight castrated (group C) and eight normal (group N) 12-week-old, male Sprague-Dawley rats were used for the study...
September 16, 2016: Knee
Pawel Zietek, Violetta Dziedziejko, Krzysztof Safranow, Joanna Zietek, Marta Stępień-Słodkowska, Monika Bialecka, Maciej Zietek, Daniel Kotrych, Adam Kamiński, Aleksandra Kowalska
BACKGROUND: Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) helps regulate neuroinflammation and anxiety and could conceivable predict early post-operative pain and function after fast-track total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: In patients with severe osteoarthritic knees undergoing TKA, we assessed: the correlations between pre-operative concentrations of TNF-α in synovial fluid; pre- and six-week post-operative knee function and pain; pre- and post-operative anxiety; pre- and post-operative synovial fluid concentrations of cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP); age and body mass index (BMI)...
September 12, 2016: Knee
Matthijs P Somford, Reinoud W Brouwer, Pieter-Stijn W A Haen, Jos J A M van Raay, Tom M van Raaij
BACKGROUND: This study analysed the technical aspects of revision of the Oxford unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (OUKA) and functional results after revision. METHODS: In a historic cohort study we analysed all revised OUKAs that were primarily implanted at our clinic over a 10-year period (1998-2009). The primary aim was to investigate surgical difficulties encountered during revision surgery of the OUKA. Outcomes were the knee society score (KSS), WOMAC (Western Ontario and McMaster Universities), SF-36, VAS pain and VAS satisfaction after revision...
September 10, 2016: Knee
Sarah H Ward, Alan Pearce, Kim L Bennell, Brian Pietrosimone, Adam L Bryant
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 3, 2016: Knee
M Berruto, P Ferrua, F Uboldi, S Pasqualotto, F Ferrara, G Carimati, E Usellini, M Delcogliano
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the reliability of the Maioregen® biomimetic osteochondral scaffold (Finceramica Faenza SpA, Faenza, Italy) as a salvage and joint-preserving procedure in the treatment of late-stage osteonecrosis of the knee. METHODS: Eleven active patients aged under 65years and presenting with clinical and radiological signs of SPONK were treated with Maioregen®. All were clinically evaluated pre-operatively and yearly thereafter for a minimum of two years...
August 31, 2016: Knee
C Forster-Horváth, N Artz, M A Hassaballa, J R Robinson, A J Porteous, J R Murray, J H Newman
BACKGROUND: Medial UKA performed in England and Wales represents seven to 11% of all knee arthroplasty procedures, and is most commonly performed using mobile-bearing designs. Fixed bearing eliminates the risk of bearing dislocation, however some studies have shown higher revision rates for all-polyethylene tibial components compared to those that utilize metal-backed implants. The aim of the study is to analyse survivorship and maximum eight-year clinical outcome of medial fixed bearing, Uniglide unicompartmental knee arthroplasty performed using an all-polyethylene tibial component with a minimal invasive approach...
August 6, 2016: Knee
K Young, J R Murray, U Khan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 6, 2016: Knee
Henry D Clarke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Knee
Shinya Kawahara, Taro Mawatari, Yukihide Iwamoto, Scott A Banks
BACKGROUND: The anteroposterior (AP) portions of the distal femur are generally resected externally rotated relative to the posterior condylar line (PCL) in non-navigated/measured-resection total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Some femoral sizing devices allow rotational adjustment before sizing (rotation-modified sizing devices), while others do not (rotation-unmodified sizing devices). When rotation-unmodified sizing devices are used, the stylus attached to the sizing device identifies the proximal/anterior flange cut assuming the femoral component is aligned parallel to the PCL...
October 2016: Knee
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