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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293922/highly-variable-femoral-morphology-in-osteoarthritic-chinese-are-prostheses-today-sufficiently-suitable
#1
Yunjie Zhang, Xiaofeng Wang, Zongming Wu, Qing Xia, Yunchao Shao
Background We aimed to retrospectively investigate the morphology of the resected surfaces of femurs in Chinese patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and to assess the suitability of contemporary femoral components. Methods Measurements on three-dimensional reconstruction after virtual bone cutting were performed on 142 knees from Chinese TKA candidates. The anteroposterior (AP) and mediolateral (ML) dimensions, aspect ratio (ML/AP), and posterior condylar angle (PCA) were measured in the axial plane; the height and length of medial and lateral anterior condyles and the maximal width of the anterior condyles were measured in the frontal plane...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282674/patellar-height-measurements-on-radiograph-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patellar-instability-and-control-patients
#2
R Alexander Yue, Elizabeth A Arendt, Marc A Tompkins
Insall-Salvati (IS) ratio, modified IS ratio (mIS), Caton-Deschamps (CD) index, and Blackburne-Peel (BP) index are patellar height measurements commonly made on lateral radiographs (XRs) in patients with patellofemoral instability. More recently, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been used as an additional imaging modality to measure patellar height. However, different imaging modalities have not been previously compared for all of these measurements. First, to compare the patellar height measurements of IS, mIS, CD, and BP on XR and MRI in first-time lateral patellar dislocation (LPD) patients and a control population and, second, to evaluate for the effect of sex and skeletal maturity...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282673/five-strand-versus-four-strand-hamstring-tendon-graft-technique-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-biomechanical-comparison
#3
Eric R Vaillant, Brent G Parks, Lyn M Camire, Richard Y Hinton
The aim of this article is to compare diameter and stiffness, displacement, and strain in a five-strand versus four-strand hamstring graft for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Eight matched pairs of lower extremities underwent four-strand or five-strand hamstring graft reconstruction. Diameter was significantly higher in the five-strand versus the four-strand construct (p = 0.002). No significant difference was found between the groups in construct displacement or stiffness. Significantly higher strain was observed in the inner limb versus the outer limb in the four-strand construct (p = 0...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282672/all-arthroscopic-autologous-matrix-induced-chondrogenesis-aided-repair-of-a-patellar-cartilage-defect-using-dry-arthroscopy-and-a-retraction-system
#4
Boguslaw Sadlik, Mariusz Puszkarz, Lidia Kosmalska, Martin Wiewiorski
The technique of all-arthroscopic autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis (AMIC)-aided repair of patellar cartilage lesions using a retraction system and dry arthroscopy has been recently described. We report the first clinical and radiological data at a short-term follow-up. Twelve patients underwent AMIC-aided cartilage repair for a patellar lesion. All steps of the procedure were performed arthroscopically, which include the use of an intra-articularly placed retraction plate for distraction of the patellofemoral joint and evacuation of saline solution for collagen matrix insertion and fixation...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282671/pedobarographic-analysis-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
#5
Melih Güven, Onur Kocadal, Budak Akman, Uğur Şayli, Faik Altıntaş
Pedobarographic gait analysis is a useful tool for the determination of loading distributions and alterations on the lower extremity and their reflection on the foot sole after many orthopaedic surgical applications. To date, there have been no studies evaluating the relationship between component alignment and changes of pedobarographic gait analysis in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We aimed to investigate the effects of TKA and prosthetic alignment on the distribution of pedobarographic parameters. Quantitative gait patterns of 47 patients were prospectively evaluated by using pedobarography 1 week before surgery and at the seventh month, on average, postoperatively...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282670/the-transseptal-arthroscopic-knee-portal-is-in-close-proximity-to-the-popliteal-artery-a-cadaveric-study
#6
Jourdan M Cancienne, Brian C Werner, M Tyrrell Burrus, Abdurrahman Kandil, Evan J Conte, Frank W Gwathmey, Mark D Miller
The purpose of this study was to use fluoroscopy to measure the distance between the transseptal portal and the popliteal artery under arthroscopic conditions with an intact posterior knee capsule, and to determine the difference between 90 degrees of knee flexion and full extension. The popliteal artery of eight fresh-frozen cadaveric knees was dissected and cannulated proximal to the knee joint. The posterolateral, posteromedial, and transseptal portals were then established at 90 degrees of flexion. A 4-mm switching stick was placed through the transseptal portal, and barium contrast was injected into the popliteal artery...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282669/comparison-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-graft-isometry-between-paired-femoral-and-tibial-tunnels
#7
E Lyle Cain, Marcus D Biggers, David P Beason, Benton A Emblom, Jeffrey R Dugas
Accurate tunnel placement is important for a successful anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Controversy exists concerning the preferred method of femoral tunnel preparation, with proponents of both medial portal and transtibial drilling techniques. Current ACL literature suggests that placement of the femoral ACL attachment site posterior or "low" in the ACL footprint leads to more anatomically correct ACL mechanics and better rotational control. There is limited literature focusing on ACL graft displacement through knee range of motion based on specific paired placement of femoral and tibial tunnels...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278525/erratum-the-relationship-between-body-mass-index-and-risk-of-failure-following-meniscus-repair
#8
Mark F Sommerfeldt, Robert A Magnussen, Kyle L Randall, Marc Tompkins, Bryan Perkins, Avijit Sharma, Ryan Blackwell, David C Flanigan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249349/revision-of-total-knee-arthroplasties-performed-in-young-active-patients-with-posttraumatic-and-osteoarthritis
#9
Andrew Brian Old, William John Long, W Norman Scott
Rates of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in younger patients are rising significantly. A recent study performed at our institute illustrated the excellent survivorship of TKAs in patients younger than 55 years at a mean follow-up period of 25 years. This study reports on the 25 knees in this series that required revision surgery. Twenty-five revisions were performed in 24 patients. Indication for revision, clinical outcomes, and radiographs were reviewed at their most recent follow-up. Revisions were performed in 5 cases of infection, 2 cases of fracture/trauma, 17 cases of wear/loosening, and 1 case of instability...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249348/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-is-a-risk-factor-for-unplanned-return-to-the-operating-room-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-a-septic-knee
#10
David Jaffe, Timothy Costales, Patrick Greenwell, Matthew Christian, Iii Ralph Frank Henn
Surgical irrigation and debridement is the mainstay of treatment after the diagnosis of a septic knee. Arthroscopic treatment has been validated as a treatment option, but there is limited literature comparing it to an open arthrotomy regarding risk factors for failing single-stage surgical treatment. A retrospective review of surgically treated native adult septic knees at one urban tertiary care center was conducted to evaluate rates of unplanned return to the operating room (OR) following both arthroscopic and open treatment of an adult septic knee...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249347/patient-self-assessed-passive-range-of-motion-of-the-knee-cannot-replace-health-professional-measurements
#11
Jens Borgbjerg, Frank Madsen, Anders Odgaard
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether patients can accurately self-assess their knee passive range of motion (PROM). A picture-based questionnaire for patient self-assessment of knee PROM was developed and posted to patients. The self-assessed PROM from 58 patients was compared with surgeon-assessed PROM using a short-arm goniometer. Agreement between the measurement methods was calculated with the Bland-Altman method. We calculated the sensitivity and specificity of patient-assessed PROM in dichotomously detecting knee motion impairment in both flexion (≤ 100 degrees) and extension (≥ 10-degree flexion contracture)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235234/should-we-resect-hoffa-s-fat-pad-during-total-knee-replacement
#12
Hannah Sellars, Alun Yewlett, Ryan Trickett, Mark Forster, Adel Ghandour
Resection of Hoffa's fat pad during total knee arthroplasty is sometimes performed to improve access and view. Opponents of this technique argue that sacrificing the fat pad potentially compromises blood supply to the patellar tendon and it can subsequently shorten. Our objective was to identify any difference in the Insall-Salvati ratio of knees undergoing total knee arthroplasty between a cohort that had Hoffa's fat pad preserved and the one that had Hoffa's fat pad completely excised. The total knee arthroplasties by two surgeons at our institution were reviewed over a 3-year period...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235233/erratum-the-use-of-biologic-agents-in-athletes-with-knee-injuries
#13
Michaela Kopka, James P Bradley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 24, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219090/quality-of-life-outcomes-of-patients-following-patellofemoral-stabilization-surgery-the-influence-of-trochlear-dysplasia
#14
Laurie Anne Hiemstra, Sarah Kerslake, Mark R Lafave
Trochlear dysplasia is a well-described risk factor for recurrent patellofemoral instability. Despite its clear association with the incidence of patellofemoral instability, it is unclear whether the presence of high-grade trochlear dysplasia influences clinical outcome after patellofemoral stabilization. The purpose of this study was to assess whether trochlear dysplasia influenced patient-reported, disease-specific outcomes in surgically treated patellar instability patients, when risk factors were addressed in accordance with the à la carte surgical approach to the treatment of patellofemoral instability...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219089/arthroscopic-treatment-of-isolated-hoffa-fractures
#15
Ersin Ercin, Emre Baca, Cemal Kural
The goal of this study was to evaluate the results of a novel method, arthroscopic fixation of isolated Hoffa fractures.This is a prospective, case series and set at Level 1 trauma center. A total of eight patients with isolated Hoffa fractures who were operated by arthroscopic screw fixation method in the anterior posterior direction with 6.5 mm cannulated screws were followed up prospectively. Same surgical method used for all patients. All patients underwent the same rehabilitation program and active range of motion (ROM) exercises were started immediately...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219088/single-bundle-versus-double-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial-with-6-year-follow-up
#16
Paolo Adravanti, Francesco Dini, Laura de Girolamo, Massimo Cattani, Michele Attilio Rosa
Single-bundle (SB) anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is increasingly used in a large number of patients and it allows obtaining very good clinical and subjective results; however, functional tests show a persistent rotational instability. Biomechanical studies seem to indicate that double-bundle (DB) ACL reconstruction allows to obtain increased anterior and rotational stability compared with SB. The aim of this prospective randomized controlled study was to compare the clinical outcome and the possible osteoarthritic evolution of patients treated either with a SB (freehand transtibial femoral tunnel) or with a DB technique (outside-in for posterolateral femoral tunnel/inside-out for anteromedial femoral tunnel) at a final follow-up of 6 years...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196393/does-manipulation-under-anesthesia-increase-the-risk-of-revision-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-matched-case-control-study
#17
Todd P Pierce, Kimona Issa, Anthony Festa, Anthony J Scillia, Vincent K McInerney, Michael A Mont
Manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) can help patients regain an adequate range of motion (ROM) following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Although there are studies reporting that MUA can assist in improving ROM, there is a paucity of studies regarding whether requiring an MUA is associated with an increased risk of revision. The purpose of this study was to assess the: (1) incidence of revision TKA and (2) outcomes of those undergoing MUA and compare it with a matched cohort who did not require MUA. A prospectively collected database of two high-volume institutions was assessed for patients who required a single MUA following TKA between 2005 and 2011...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196392/patellofemoral-osteochondral-allografts-can-we-improve-the-matching-process
#18
Jason R Determann, James E Fleischli, Donald F D'Alessandro, Dana P Piasecki
An important consideration for the successful use of fresh osteochondral allografts for the patellofemoral joint is selection of appropriately sized donor allografts. This is particularly challenging for matching grafts to the patella because of the substantial variability in articular contour that exists. At present, selection of donor patellae is based only on the width of the proximal tibia, with no established means of quantifying basic patellar size, facet configuration, or articular contour. We hypothesized that using a combination of standard radiographic measurements to generate an accurate profile of the recipients native patella would result in a more accurate donor graft...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192825/dynamic-alignment-analysis-in-the-osteoarthritic-knee-using-computer-navigation
#19
Ricardo Larrainzar-Garijo, David Murillo-Vizuete, Raul Garcia-Bogalo, David Escobar-Anton, Lissette Horna-Castiñeiras, Juan Vicente Peralta-Molero
The lower limb alignment is influenced by the geometry of the joint surfaces and surrounding soft tissue tension. The mechanical behavior changes in a normal, osteoarthritic, and postoperative knee. The purpose of this study is to determine the dynamic coronal femoral tibial mechanical angle (FTMA) in osteoarthritic knees using computer navigation. The authors hypothesize that there are different varus-valgus patterns between flexion and extension in the osteoarthritic knee. We conducted a transversal observational study and included patients with osteoarthritis who underwent primary navigation TKA (Orthopilot version 4...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192824/accuracy-and-learning-curve-of-femoral-tunnel-placement-in-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction
#20
Laurie Anne Hiemstra, Sarah Kerslake, Catherine L O'Brien, Mark R Lafave
The purpose of this study was to assess the accuracy of femoral tunnel placement in a medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction (MPFL-R) cohort. The secondary purpose was to establish the evidence of a learning curve to achieve acceptable femoral tunnel placement during MPFL-R. Two surgeons, using lateral radiographs, assessed 73 subjects post-MPFL-R. Femoral tunnel accuracy and direction of tunnel error were measured in relation to Schöttle's point (A-T distance). Interrater reliability (intraclass correlation coefficient 2,k) of these measures was calculated...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
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