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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219090/quality-of-life-outcomes-of-patients-following-patellofemoral-stabilization-surgery-the-influence-of-trochlear-dysplasia
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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/28192827/the-use-of-mesh-plates-for-difficult-fractures-of-the-patella
#6
David Volgas, Tina K Dreger
Patella fractures present some of the more complicated fracture patterns in orthopaedic trauma care. This is partially due to the small size of the fragments but also the articular nature of each fragment. Fixation methods such as cerclage wiring, excision of smaller fragments, and screw fixation of larger fragments all have their own challenges. Our study examined our Level I trauma center's experience with variable angle locked 2.7 mm titanium plates for treatment of comminuted patella fractures or treatment of patellar nonunion...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192826/the-management-of-bone-defects-in-periarticular-knee-injuries-a-review-article
#7
Brian Buck, Yvonne M Murtha
Traumatic bone defects of the distal femur and proximal tibia present treatment challenges for the orthopaedic traumatologist. In addition to bone loss, significant soft tissue compromise and cartilage defects leave the patient and surgeon with few reconstructive options for proper long-term joint function. These injuries are often complicated by delayed healing, nonunion, malunion, infection, and poor subjective patient outcomes. There are a variety of clinical problems associated with the treatment of periarticular fractures about the knee...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192825/dynamic-alignment-analysis-in-the-osteoarthritic-knee-using-computer-navigation
#8
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
#9
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122388/clinical-study-of-3d-imaging-and-3d-printing-technique-for-patient-specific-instrumentation-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
#10
Bing Qiu, Fei Liu, Bensen Tang, Biyong Deng, Fang Liu, Weimin Zhu, Dong Zhen, Mingyuan Xue, Mingjiao Zhang
Patient-specific instrumentation (PSI) was designed to improve the accuracy of preoperative planning and postoperative prosthesis positioning in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, better understanding needs to be achieved due to the subtle nature of the PSI systems. In this study, 3D printing technique based on the image data of computed tomography (CT) has been utilized for optimal controlling of the surgical parameters. Two groups of TKA cases have been randomly selected as PSI group and control group with no significant difference of age and sex (p > 0...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114703/implant-design-and-effects-on-patellofemoral-crepitus
#11
David Clinton McNabb, Douglas A Dennis, Jason M Jennings, Brian Daines, Peter Laz, Raymond H Kim
Background Patellofemoral crepitus is a known complication of posterior stabilized (PS) total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study compared the incidence of patellofemoral crepitus between two femoral components designs. Methods Between January 2005 and August 2010, 1,120 patients with complete 2-year follow-up had a PS TKA with two different prosthetic designs (group A, 553 patients; group B, 567 patients). Records were reviewed to identify the incidence of total, symptomatic, and operative patellofemoral crepitus...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114702/discoid-lateral-meniscus
#12
Wen-Li Dai, Hua Zhang, Ai-Guo Zhou, Gang Zhang, Jian Zhang
Partial and total meniscectomies are the most common treatments for patients with discoid lateral meniscus (DLM). We conducted this study to quantitatively assess and compare the outcomes of partial and total meniscectomies for DLM. We also assessed whether the outcomes differed by the type of DLM, duration of follow-up, and age of patients. We searched PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane database to identify relevant studies that reported outcomes, including Ikeuchi grade, the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) Subjective Knee score, Lysholm score, or failure rate, in patients who underwent partial and total meniscectomies...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086245/use-of-all-polyethylene-tibial-components-in-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty-increases-the-risk-of-early-failure
#13
In Jun Koh, Kyung Hwan Suhl, Min Woo Kim, Man Soo Kim, Keun Young Choi, Yong In
All-polyethylene (all-poly) tibial designs in primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have been reconsidered with excellent clinical outcomes, survivorship, and cost-effectiveness. However, whether all-poly tibial components provided comparable results to metal-backed modular components during unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) remains unclear. This study compared the clinical outcomes and prevalence of early failure between all-poly and metal-backed modular components in UKA. We retrospectively reviewed the records and radiographs of 101 consecutive UKAs...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086244/approach-to-total-knee-replacement-a-randomized-double-blind-study-between-medial-parapatellar-and-midvastus-approach-in-the-early-postoperative-period-in-asian-population
#14
Mohammed Ammar Aslam, Aamir Bin Sabir, Vivek Tiwari, Sohail Abbas, Anurag Tiwari, Pritish Singh
The purpose of this randomized study was to compare clinical and surgical outcomes of total knee replacements (TKRs) in the early postoperative period using midvastus approach versus medial parapatellar approach in Asian population in a double blind manner. Forty-two knees each were operated using midvastus approach and the medial parapatellar approach. Clinical parameters that were evaluated included Knee Society score (KSS); knee pain using visual analogue scale (VAS) on day 1, 1 week, and 1 month; time required to straight leg raise (SLR); patellar tracking; mean extensor lag at 1 week and 1 month; and time of discharge from the hospital...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081575/what-arthroscopic-skills-need-to-be-trained-before-continuing-safe-training-in-the-operating-room
#15
Gabrielle Tuijthof, Federico Cabitza, Vincenza Ragone, Riccardo Compagnoni, Pietro Randelli
The purpose of this study was to generate consensus among experienced surgeons on "what skills a resident should possess before continuing safe training in the operating room (OR)." An online survey of 65 questions was developed and distributed to surgeons in the European community. A total of 216 responded. The survey included 15 questions regarding generic and specific skills; 16 on patient and tissue manipulation, 11 on knowledge of pathology and 6 on inspection of e-anatomical structures; 5 methods to prepare residents; and 12 on specific skills exercises...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068727/comparison-of-muscle-recovery-following-bi-cruciate-substituting-versus-posterior-stabilized-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-the-asian-population
#16
Akihito Takubo, Keinosuke Ryu, Takanori Iriuchishima, Yasuaki Tokuhashi
The purpose of this study was to compare muscle recovery in the lower extremities following the newly developed bi-cruciate substituting (BCS) to posterior stabilized (PS) total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in the Asian population. Forty-one knees in 41 patients undergoing BCS-TKA (41 female, average age: 71 ± 8.8) and 34 knees in 34 patients undergoing PS-TKA (33 female, average age: 73 ± 7.2) were included in this study. The maximum isometric power of the quadriceps and hamstring muscles was measured preoperatively, and at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after surgery using a handheld dynamometer...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061515/spacer-based-gap-balancing-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-clinical-success-with-a-reproducible-technique
#17
Frédéric Lavoie
Purpose Proper coronal and transverse ligament balancing is an important aspect of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and has an impact on postoperative outcome. Many variations of the gap balancing technique were described to address this challenge, most of them using various tensioning devices, but none for which the use is widespread. The aim of this paper is to describe a gap technique variant for TKA using spacer blocks and report the clinical results for a cohort of patients on which it was used. Methods A total of 114 TKAs were performed in 101 patients using a standardized surgical technique that integrates ligament balancing with sizing and positioning of the femoral component...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038475/readability-of-online-sources-regarding-meniscal-tears
#18
Jonathan D Hodax, Grayson L Baird, Trevor McBride, Brett D Owens
Meniscal injuries are extremely common, with an incidence of 8.3 per 1,000 person/years in young, active individuals. Patients often turn to the internet to glean information about their injuries, and even to guide decision making about treatment. Much research has been done demonstrating that a reading level of eighth grade or lower is appropriate for accurately communicating written information to patients, yet medical practitioners often fail to meet this requirement. To better examine the information patients receive about meniscal injuries, we set out to evaluate the reading level and content of three commonly used search terms on the three search engines with the largest market share...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024306/a-canine-arthroscopic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-model-for-study-of-synthetic-augmentation-of-tendon-allografts
#19
James L Cook, Pat Smith, James P Stannard, Ferris Pfeiffer, Keiichi Kuroki, Chantelle C Bozynski, Cristi Cook
Novel graft types, fixation methods, and means for augmenting anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions require preclinical validation prior to safe and effective clinical application. The objective of this study was to describe and validate a translational canine model for all-inside arthroscopic complete ACL reconstruction using a quadriceps tendon allograft with internal brace (QTIB). With institutional approval, adult research hounds underwent complete transection of the native ACL followed by all-inside ACL reconstruction using the novel QTIB construct with suspensory fixation (n = 10)...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978587/efficacy-of-two-techniques-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#20
James A Hurt, John H Berry, William Replogle, Kasey Thibodeaux, Josie M Hydrick, Austin M Barrett, Gene R Barrett
The purpose of this study is to compare failure rate and functional outcome in young, active patients (< 25 years) with two-incision (rear-entry) versus transtibial (all-endoscopic) anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions.Utilizing a computerized relational database (Access 2007, Microsoft Inc., Redmond, WA), 480 patients were identified that underwent ACL reconstruction, using a bone-patellar-tendon-bone autograft, by a single surgeon between January 2000 and December 2010 via a transtibial or two-incision technique...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
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