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Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine

Olof Westin, Katarina Nilsson Helander, Karin Grävare Silbernagel, Michael Möller, Peter Kälebo, Jón Karlsson
BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment for acute Achilles tendon ruptures is still an ongoing debate. Acute ultrasonography (US) investigation to measure the diastasis between the tendon ends has previously been used to classify acute Achilles tendon ruptures; however, no study has used US to predict reruptures and functional outcomes. PURPOSE: To investigate whether acute US can be used to predict the risk of reruptures and outcomes after treatment of an acute Achilles tendon rupture...
October 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Nirav H Amin, Alex Volpi, T Sean Lynch, Ronak M Patel, Douglas L Cerynik, Mark S Schickendantz, Morgan H Jones
BACKGROUND: Anatomic reinsertion of the distal biceps is critical for restoring flexion and supination strength. Single- and double-incision surgical techniques have been reported, analyzing complications and outcomes measures. Which technique results in superior clinical outcomes and the lowest associated complications remains unclear. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that rerupture rates would be similar between the 2 techniques, while nerve complications would be higher for the single-incision technique and heterotopic ossification would be more frequent with the double-incision technique...
October 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Ingrid Eitzen, Hege Grindem, Agnethe Nilstad, Håvard Moksnes, May Arna Risberg
BACKGROUND: Reduced quadriceps strength influences knee function and increases the risk of knee osteoarthritis. Thus, it is of significant clinical relevance to precisely quantify strength deficits in patients with knee injuries. PURPOSE: To evaluate isokinetic concentric quadriceps muscle strength torque values, assessed both from peak torque and at specific knee flexion joint angles, in patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, focal cartilage lesions, and degenerative meniscus tears...
October 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Bobby Jean S Lee, J Craig Garrison, John E Conway, Kalyssa Pollard, Subhash Aryal
BACKGROUND: Humeral retrotorsion has been investigated in relation to shoulder range of motion (ROM) in healthy baseball players. Currently, there is limited information on the osseous anatomy and development of ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tears. PURPOSE: To determine the relationship between humeral retrotorsion and shoulder ROM in baseball players with a UCL tear. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Fifty-four baseball players (mean age, 18...
October 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Ted Sueyoshi, Gen Emoto, Tomoki Yuasa
BACKGROUND: Generalized joint laxity has been linked to ligamentous injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament tear and ankle sprain. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to investigate generalized joint laxity and incidence of ligament injuries in high school-aged female volleyball players. It was hypothesized that volleyball players with a past history of sprains would have increased generalized joint laxity compared with those without any history and that athletes with multiple sprains would demonstrate with a higher generalized joint laxity score than those who had only 1 sprain...
October 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Stephen J Nicholas, Steven J Lee, Michael J Mullaney, Timothy F Tyler, Takumi Fukunaga, Christopher D Johnson, Malachy P McHugh
BACKGROUND: The functional benefits of double-row (DR) versus single-row (SR) rotator cuff repair are not clearly established. PURPOSE: To examine the effect of DR versus SR rotator cuff repair on functional outcomes and strength recovery in patients with full-thickness tears. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: Forty-nine patients were randomized to DR or SR repairs; 36 patients (13 women, 23 men; mean age, 62 ± 7 years; 20 SR, 16 DR) were assessed at a mean 2...
October 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Christopher S Lee, Shane M Davis, Brittany Doremus, Shalen Kouk, William B Stetson
BACKGROUND: At present, there is no widely accepted classification system for partial-thickness rotator cuff tears, and as a result, optimal treatment remains controversial. PURPOSE: To examine the interobserver reliability and accuracy of classifying partial rotator cuff tears using the Snyder classification system. We hypothesized that the Snyder classification would be reproducible with high reliability and accuracy. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study (diagnosis); Level of evidence, 2...
September 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Timothy G Baumer, Derek Chan, Veronica Mende, Jack Dischler, Roger Zauel, Marnix van Holsbeeck, Daniel S Siegal, George Divine, Vasilios Moutzouros, Michael J Bey
BACKGROUND: Physical therapy (PT) is often prescribed for patients with rotator cuff tears. The extent to which PT influences strength, range of motion (ROM), and patient-reported outcomes has been studied extensively, but the effect of PT on in vivo joint kinematics is not well understood. PURPOSE: To assess the influence of symptomatic rotator cuff pathology and the effects of PT on shoulder motion, strength, and patient-reported outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study...
September 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Mohammad A Yabroudi, Haukur Björnsson, Andrew D Lynch, Bart Muller, Kristian Samuelsson, Majd Tarabichi, Jón Karlsson, Freddie H Fu, Christopher D Harner, James J Irrgang
BACKGROUND: Revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery occurs in 5% to 15% of individuals undergoing ACL reconstruction. Identifying predictors for revision ACL surgery is of essence in the pursuit of creating adequate prevention programs and to identify individuals at risk for reinjury and revision. PURPOSE: To determine predictors of revision ACL surgery after failed primary ACL reconstruction. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3...
September 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
John J Elias, Michael J Kelly, Kathryn E Smith, Kenneth A Gall, Jack Farr
BACKGROUND: Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is performed to prevent recurrent instability, but errors in femoral fixation can elevate graft tension. HYPOTHESIS: Errors related to femoral fixation will overconstrain the patella and increase medial patellofemoral pressures. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study. METHODS: Five knees with patellar instability were represented with computational models...
September 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Richard Holtby, Monique Christakis, Eran Maman, Joy C MacDermid, Tim Dwyer, George S Athwal, Kenneth Faber, John Theodoropoulos, Linda J Woodhouse, Helen Razmjou
BACKGROUND: Increased interest in using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as an augment to rotator cuff repair warrants further investigation, particularly in smaller rotator cuff tears. PURPOSE: To examine the effectiveness of PRP application in improving perioperative pain and function and promoting healing at 6 months after arthroscopic repair of small- or medium-sized rotator cuff tears. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1...
September 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Bryan M Saltzman, Gregory L Cvetanovich, Daniel D Bohl, Brian J Cole, Bernard R Bach, Anthony A Romeo
BACKGROUND: There has been increased emphasis in orthopaedics on high-quality prospective research to provide evidence-based treatment guidelines, particularly in sports medicine/shoulder surgery. The external validity of these studies has not been established, and the generalizability of the results to clinical practice in the United States is unknown. HYPOTHESIS: Comparison of patient demographics in major prospective studies of arthroscopic sports and shoulder surgeries to patients undergoing the same procedures in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database will show substantial differences to question the generalizability and external validity of those studies...
September 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Brayden J Gerrie, Patrick C McCulloch, John S Labis, David M Lintner, Joshua D Harris
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September 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Fernando Comba, Nicolás S Piuzzi, José Ignacio Oñativia, Gerardo Zanotti, Martín Buttaro, Francisco Piccaluga
BACKGROUND: Calcific deposits in tendon, muscles, and periarticular areas are very common. Heterotopic ossification of the rectus femoris (HORF) is a rare condition, and several theories exist regarding the etiopathogenesis, which appears to be multifactorial with traumatic, genetic, and local metabolic factors involved. Although HORF typically responds to nonoperative treatment, when this approach fails, endoscopic treatment is a minimally invasive technique to address the pathology...
September 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Mark D Porter, Bruce Shadbolt
BACKGROUND: Recommendations for bone tunnel placement during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction have become more precise. However, these recommendations differ neither with the choice of graft nor with the method of fixation used. The influence of the method of femoral fixation used on the biomechanical function of a soft tissue ACL graft remains unknown. HYPOTHESIS: Our null hypothesis was that adding femoral aperture fixation to femoral cortical fixation, using the same bone tunnels, will not alter the control of anterior translation (AT) and internal rotation (IR) during ACL reconstruction using a hamstring graft...
September 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Peter Faunø, Lone Rømer, Torsten Nielsen, Martin Lind
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) in skeletally immature patients can result in growth plate injury, which can cause growth disturbances. PURPOSE: To evaluate radiological tibial and femoral length and axis growth disturbances as well as clinical outcomes in skeletally immature ACLR patients treated with a transphyseal drilling technique. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: A total of 39 pediatric patients with ACL injury and open physes at time of surgery, as diagnosed clinically and with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), were treated using transphyseal ACLR using hamstring graft...
September 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Lucian C Warth, Matthew J Bollier, Douglas F Hoffman, Justin S Cummins, Mederic M Hall
BACKGROUND: The importance of meniscal preservation has become widely accepted, and meniscal repair techniques have evolved over recent years. With new techniques come new complications, which are critical to recognize. PURPOSE: To describe a new complication of foreign body reaction from a nonabsorbable suture anchor associated with improper placement of the all-inside meniscal device. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: This study was a retrospective review of 3 patients who developed pain associated with a foreign body reaction from a misplaced all-inside meniscal device...
September 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Zachary Y Kerr, Janet E Simon, Dustin R Grooms, Karen G Roos, Randy P Cohen, Thomas P Dompier
BACKGROUND: Research has found that injury rates in football are higher in competition than during practice. However, there is little research on the association between injury rates and type of football practices and how these specific rates compare with those in competitions. PURPOSE: This study utilized data from the National Collegiate Athletic Association Injury Surveillance System (NCAA ISS) to describe men's collegiate football practice injuries (academic years 2004-2005 to 2008-2009) in 4 event types: competitions, scrimmages, regular practices, and walkthroughs...
September 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Hirotaka Mutsuzaki, Hiromichi Fujie, Hiromi Nakajima, Makoto Fukagawa, Shunsuke Nomura, Masataka Sakane
BACKGROUND: We previously developed a novel technique using an alternate soaking process that improves tendon-bone healing by hybridizing the tendon graft with calcium phosphate (CaP). However, the effects of the CaP-hybridized tendon graft on anatomic single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction remain unclear. PURPOSE: To determine the effects of CaP-hybridized tendon grafts compared with untreated tendon grafts 6 months after anatomic single-bundle ACL reconstruction using a goat model...
August 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Eric S Secrist, Suneel B Bhat, Christopher C Dodson
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries can have negative consequences on the careers of National Football League (NFL) players, however no study has ever analyzed the financial impact of these injuries in this population. PURPOSE: To quantify the impact of ACL injuries on salary and career length in NFL athletes. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Any player in the NFL suffering an ACL injury from 2010 to 2013 was identified using a comprehensive online search...
August 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
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