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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510477/performance-based-outcomes-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-professional-athletes-differ-between-sports
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Harry T Mai, Danielle S Chun, Andrew D Schneider, Brandon J Erickson, Ryan D Freshman, Benjamin Kester, Nikhil N Verma, Wellington K Hsu
BACKGROUND: Excellent outcomes have been reported for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR) in professional athletes in a number of different sports. However, no study has directly compared these outcomes between sports. PURPOSE: To determine if differences in performance-based outcomes exist after ACLR between professional athletes of each sport. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), National Hockey League (NHL), and Major League Baseball (MLB) athletes undergoing primary ACLR for an acute rupture were identified through an established protocol of injury reports and public archives...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498226/anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-return-to-play-function-and-long-term-considerations
#2
Fernando Sepúlveda, Luis Sánchez, Eduardo Amy, William Micheo
Anterior cruciate ligament tears are common and affect young individuals who participate in jumping and pivoting sports. After injury many individuals undergo ligament reconstruction (ACLR) but do not return to play, suffer recurrent injury and osteoarthritis. Outcome studies show that after ACLR, 81% of individuals return to sports, 65% return to their preinjury level and 55% return to competitive sports. Systematic reviews place the risk of ipsilateral retears at 5.8% and contralateral injuries at 11.8%, with recent reports of over 20% failure rate...
May 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481383/amount-of-minutes-played-does-not-contribute-to-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-in-national-basketball-association-athletes
#3
Kelechi R Okoroha, Kojo Marfo, Fabien Meta, Robert Matar, Ramsy Shehab, Terry Thompson, Vasilios Moutzouros, Eric C Makhni
There is limited information on the potential risk factors for sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in National Basketball Association (NBA) athletes. This study evaluated 83 NBA players who sustained an ACL injury between 1984 and 2015 to determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk. Minutes played in the injury game, during the season, and over their career were assessed, along with the ability to return to play, player efficiency rating, and playing time after return. Athletes in the NBA played significantly fewer minutes before sustaining an ACL injury (17...
May 8, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467122/return-to-play-and-decreased-performance-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-national-football-league-defensive-players
#4
Connor R Read, Kyle T Aune, E Lyle Cain, Glenn S Fleisig
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur commonly in football. Recent work has reported ACL reconstruction (ACLR) as one of several orthopaedic procedures with unfavorable outcomes for professional athletes. The performance impact to defensive players after surgery has not been quantified. PURPOSE: To quantify the effect of ACLR on the performance of defensive players by comparing them to a cohort of matched controls as well as to measure the effect of ACLR on athletes' career length in the National Football League (NFL)...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451617/return-to-sport-for-skeletally-immature-athletes-after-acl-reconstruction-preventing-a-second-injury-using-a-quality-of-movement-assessment-and-quantitative-measures-to-address-modifiable-risk-factors
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Jessica Graziano, Theresa Chiaia, Polly de Mille, Danyal H Nawabi, Daniel W Green, Frank A Cordasco
BACKGROUND: Reinjury rates after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) are highest among young athletes, who consequently suffer from low rates of return to play. Historically, quantitative measures have been used to determine readiness to return to sport; however, they do not assess modifiable risk factors related to the quality of movement. PURPOSE: To determine the effectiveness of a criteria-based rehabilitation progression and return-to-sport criteria on efficient return to activity and prevention of second injury in young athletes post-ACLR...
April 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451611/return-to-play-after-revision-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-national-football-league-players
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Kelechi R Okoroha, Omar Kadri, Robert A Keller, Nathan Marshall, Zlatan Cizmic, Vasilios Moutzouros
BACKGROUND: National Football League (NFL) players who undergo anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction have been shown to have a lower return to play (RTP) than previously expected. However, RTP in the NFL after revision ACL reconstruction (RACLR) is not well defined. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study is to determine the RTP of NFL players after RACLR and evaluate factors that predict RTP. Our hypothesis was that more experienced and established players would be more likely to RTP after RACLR...
April 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451597/outcomes-and-complications-after-all-epiphyseal-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-skeletally-immature-patients
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Eric J Wall, Paul J Ghattas, Emily A Eismann, Gregory D Myer, Preston Carr
BACKGROUND: The safest and most effective technique for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in skeletally immature patients is currently unknown. PURPOSE: To evaluate the functional and patient-reported outcomes of a specific all-epiphyseal ACL reconstruction technique in which the graft, bone tunnels, and fixation do not cross the knee growth plates. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients (23 boys, 4 girls; mean age, 11 years; range, 8-15 years) underwent an all-epiphyseal ACL reconstruction with a single femoral transverse epiphyseal tunnel and primarily split tibial epiphyseal tunnels...
March 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449611/return-to-play-and-performance-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-the-national-basketball-association-surgeon-case-series-and-literature-review
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Benedict U Nwachukwu, Shawn G Anthony, Kenneth M Lin, Tim Wang, David W Altchek, Answorth A Allen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate return to play (RTP) and functional performance after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) in National Basketball Association (NBA) players and to perform a systematic review of the literature to understand RTP after ACLR in professional basketball. METHODS: NBA players undergoing ACLR between 2008 and 2014 by two surgeons were identified. RTP and performance were assessed based on a review of publically available statistics...
May 8, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251262/one-stage-revision-acl-reconstruction-after-primary-acl-double-bundle-reconstruction-is-bone-patella-tendon-bone-autograft-reliable
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Tomohiro Tomihara, Yusuke Hashimoto, Masatoshi Taniuchi, Junsei Takigami, Changhun Han, Nagakazu Shimada
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to assess the results of revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction after the failure of primary ACL double bundle reconstruction (ACL-DBR). METHODS: Twenty-two knees in 22 patients (group R) that underwent ACL revision surgery using bone-patellar tendon-bone (BTB) autograft after the failure of primary ACL-DBR were included in this study. Intraoperative findings and postoperative knee laxity and clinical outcomes in group R were assessed...
May 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193143/conscious-performance-and-arthroscopic-findings-in-athletes-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-treated-via-conservative-therapy-during-the-competitive-season
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Yasushi Takata, Junsuke Nakase, Tatsuhiro Toratani, Hitoaki Numata, Takeshi Oshima, Katsuhiko Kitaoka, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
PURPOSE: Athletes often receive conservative treatment for injured anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs) so that they can continue to play to the end of their season. The purpose of this study was to examine the conscious performance and arthroscopic findings of athletes who received conservative therapy for ACL injuries. METHODS: Forty-two patients with ACL injuries underwent conservative treatment. After the season ended, ACL reconstruction was performed. We examined the following parameters: (1) time required for return to competition after injury, (2) conscious performance after return to competition, (3) whether the injured knee gave way during conservative therapy or after return to competition, and (4) cause of performance deterioration if applicable...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165760/comparison-of-acl-strain-in-the-mcl-deficient-and-mcl-reconstructed-knee-during-simulated-landing-in-a-cadaveric-model
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Eric J Mancini, Robert Kohen, Amanda O Esquivel, Allison M Cracchiolo, Stephen Edward Lemos
BACKGROUND: Noncontact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury after valgus landing has been reported and studied biomechanically. However, the role of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) in dissipating these forces has not been fully elucidated. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to investigate the role that the MCL plays in ACL strain during simulated landing. The hypothesis was that ACL strain would increase significantly in MCL-incompetent knees compared with the native knee and that reconstructing the MCL would return the values to those of the intact knee...
April 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107551/knee-function-among-elite-handball-and-football-players-1-6%C3%A2-years-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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G Myklebust, R Bahr, A Nilstad, K Steffen
The aim of the study was to describe objective and self-reported knee function for athletes who have returned to elite handball and football play after an ACL injury, comparing these to non-injured players at the same level. A total of 414 handball and 444 football players completed baseline tests from 2007 through 2014, examining lower extremity strength, dynamic balance, knee laxity, and knee function (KOOS questionnaire). Measures were compared between injured and non-injured legs and between injured legs and legs of controls...
May 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095169/examination-of-knee-morphology-after-secondary-ipsilateral-acl-injury-compared-to-those-that-have-not-reinjured-a-preliminary-study
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Jessica E Digiacomo, Riann M Palmieri-Smith, John A Redmann, Lindsey K Lepley
CONTEXT: Modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors have been identified for sustaining a primary ACL injury, however less research is available examining risk factors for a second injury. Identifying whether bony morphological factors are different (or more exaggerated) among those that experience a secondary ACL injury is critical to understanding if non-modifiable risk factors are associated with a second injury. OBJECTIVE: To identify if bony morphology is different among those that experience a secondary ACL re-injury as compared to ACL individuals that do not...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871658/rehabilitation-principles-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstructed-knee-twelve-steps-for-successful-progression-and-return-to-play
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REVIEW
Kevin E Wilk, Christopher A Arrigo
The rehabilitation process begins immediately after injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The goal of preoperative rehabilitation is to prepare the patient for surgery. Current rehabilitation programs focus on strengthening exercises and proprioceptive and neuromuscular control drills to provide a neurologic stimulus. It is also important to address preexisting factors, especially for the female athlete, that may predispose to future injury, such as hip and hamstring weakness. Our goal in the rehabilitation program is to restore full, unrestricted function and to assist the patient to return to 100% of the preinjury level while achieving excellent long-term outcomes...
January 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830159/no-association-between-return-to-play-after-injury-and-increased-rate-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-in-men-s-professional-soccer
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Matilda Lundblad, Markus Waldén, Martin Hägglund, Jan Ekstrand, Christoffer Thomeé, Jón Karlsson
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown that previous injury, not necessarily anatomically related, is an important injury risk factor. However, it is not known whether a player runs an increased risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury after returning to play from other injury types. PURPOSE: To analyze whether professional soccer players are more susceptible to ACL injury after returning to play from any previous injury. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3...
October 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826598/variables-affecting-return-to-play-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-in-the-national-football-league
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Emmanuel D Eisenstein, Nathaniel L Rawicki, Nicholas J Rensing, Nicholas A Kusnezov, Joseph T Lanzi
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are common in the National Football League (NFL). Limited literature exists regarding return to play (RTP) and the factors affecting RTP after ACL reconstruction in NFL players. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To determine RTP rates after ACL reconstruction in NFL players and to ascertain which variables affect RTP in these players. We hypothesized that RTP in this population will be less than in the general population and similar to the limited studies published previously...
October 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816096/editorial-commentary-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-and-our-national-pastime
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EDITORIAL
Michael G Ciccotti
Baseball players are most likely to incur an anterior cruciate ligament injury while fielding or base running. Infielders and outfielders are most at risk, followed by pitchers. Return to play at the preinjury level after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is highly likely for these athletes.
November 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590175/the-cost-effectiveness-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-competitive-athletes
#18
Bruce A Stewart, Amit M Momaya, Marc D Silverstein, David Lintner
BACKGROUND: Competitive athletes value the ability to return to competitive play after the treatment of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. ACL reconstruction has high success rates for return to play, but some studies indicate that patients may do well with nonoperative physical therapy treatment. PURPOSE: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the treatment of acute ACL tears with either initial surgical reconstruction or physical therapy in competitive athletes...
January 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27539507/evidence-based-clinical-practice-update-practice-guidelines-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-rehabilitation-based-on-a-systematic-review-and-multidisciplinary-consensus
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REVIEW
Nicky van Melick, Robert E H van Cingel, Frans Brooijmans, Camille Neeter, Tony van Tienen, Wim Hullegie, Maria W G Nijhuis-van der Sanden
AIM: The Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy (KNGF) instructed a multidisciplinary group of Dutch anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) experts to develop an evidence statement for rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction. DESIGN: Clinical practice guideline underpinned by systematic review and expert consensus. DATA SOURCES: A multidisciplinary working group and steering group systematically reviewed the literature and wrote the guideline...
December 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27498106/return-to-prelesional-tegner-level-after-anatomic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#20
Roberto Seijas, Oscar Ares, Andrea Sallent, Pedro Alvarez, Xavier Cusco, Ramón Cugat
INTRODUCTION: Injury and surgery of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are very frequent within the sports environment. The purpose of the present study is to assess the level at which a group of athletes were able to return to play (RTP) after ACL reconstruction, and most importantly, the time for RTP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study with patients who presented an ACL injury and underwent ligament reconstruction surgery; a bone-tendon-bone reconstruction and a minimum follow-up of 24 months...
December 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
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