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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052744/tibiofemoral-joint-congruence-is-lower-in-females-with-acl-injuries-than-males-with-acl-injuries
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Antoine Schneider, Salim Si-Mohamed, Robert A Magnussen, Sebastien Lustig, Philippe Neyret, Elvire Servien
PURPOSE: Previous research has demonstrated that women have a higher risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury than men. Tibiofemoral articular geometry may play a role in the occurrence of ACL tears. The purpose of this study was to analyze the gender-specific geometric characteristics differences in tibiofemoral morphology in ACL-deficient patients. METHODS: Medial tibial slope (MTS), lateral tibial slope (LTS), medial tibial plateau concavity, medial and lateral femoral condyle convexity, and lateral plateau convexity were analyzed in 276 patients with complete ACL injuries (138 females and 138 males)...
October 20, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051899/surgical-treatment-of-segond-fractures-in-acute-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Andrea Ferretti, Edoardo Monaco, Megan Rianne Wolf, Matteo Guzzini, Angelo De Carli, Daniele Mazza
BACKGROUND: The Segond fracture is an avulsion-type fracture located on the anterolateral aspect of the tibia associated with a ligament recently termed the anterolateral ligament. This injury has been described as pathognomonic for an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear and is associated with a higher grade pivot shift. PURPOSE: To present and report 2-year clinical outcomes of a surgical technique for acute ACL reconstruction with fixation of a concomitant Segond fracture...
October 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051898/accuracy-of-the-lever-sign-test-in-the-diagnosis-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries
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Keith A Jarbo, David E Hartigan, Kelly L Scott, Karan A Patel, Anikar Chhabra
BACKGROUND: The lever sign test is a new physical examination tool to diagnose anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. Preliminary results suggest almost 100% sensitivity and specificity to diagnose acute and chronic complete ACL tears and clinically significant partial tears as compared with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). PURPOSE: To assess the sensitivity and specificity of the lever sign test for the diagnosis of acute ACL injuries, as compared to MRI. We also aimed to determine the accuracy of the lever sign test compared with 3 other tests (anterior drawer, Lachman, and pivot shift) when performed by providers of various training levels, and with the patient awake or under anesthesia...
October 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051896/outcomes-and-complication-rates-after-primary-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-are-similar-in-younger-and-older-patients
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Mark E Cinque, Jorge Chahla, Gilbert Moatshe, Nicholas N DePhillipo, Nicholas I Kennedy, Jonathan A Godin, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: Until recently, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in older patients were treated conservatively; however, these patients often experienced significant pain and instability. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to compare the patient-reported outcomes, patient satisfaction, and failure rates of primary ACL reconstruction between a younger (age 20-30 years) and older (age 50-75 years) patient cohort. It was hypothesized that patients in the older cohort could achieve comparable clinical outcomes and retear rates following ACL reconstruction with a bone-tendon-bone autograft or allograft compared with the younger patients...
October 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051869/case-of-acute-concomitant-rupture-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-and-patellar-tendon-of-knee-surgical-decision-making-and-outcome
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Jithin Orville Lobo, Joe Joseph Cherian, Arnav Sahu
INTRODUCTION: Acute concomitant rupture of both anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and patellar tendon is a rare injury. The diagnosis of either of the injuries may be missed on clinical examination in the emergency room. A high index of suspicion is necessary when active extension is absent, and necessary investigations like ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) should be done to confirm the diagnosis. There are no fixed treatment protocols in these injuries. The options include immediate repair of patellar tendon with either simultaneous or delayed reconstruction of ACL...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048929/the-effect-of-hamstring-tendon-autograft-harvest-on-the-restoration-of-knee-stability-in-the-setting-of-concurrent-anterior-cruciate-ligament-and-medial-collateral-ligament-injuries
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Thomas J Kremen, Landon S Polakof, Sean S Rajaee, Trevor J Nelson, Melodie F Metzger
BACKGROUND: A hamstring autograft is commonly used in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR); however, there is evidence to suggest that the tendons harvested may contribute to medial knee instability. HYPOTHESIS: We tested the hypothesis that the gracilis (G) and semitendinosus (ST) tendons significantly contribute to sagittal, coronal, and/or rotational knee stability in the setting of ACLR with a concurrent partial medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992997/association-of-tibial-plateau-fracture-morphology-with-ligament-disruption-in-the-context-of-multiligament-knee-injury
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Jack Porrino, Michael L Richardson, Keegan Hovis, Bruce Twaddle, Albert Gee
BACKGROUND: We identified common morphologies of tibial plateau fractures that arise with multiligament knee injuries (MLKIs), and investigated the relationship of the fracture with ligament tears. We also evaluated the correlation of 3 tibial plateau fracture classification systems (Schatzker, AO, and Duparc). METHODS: Over a 2-year period, a single orthopaedic surgeon at our institution managed 90 MLKIs. Images of those knees with a tibial plateau fracture were retrospectively reviewed and classified per Schatzker, AO, and Duparc systems...
September 12, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989265/technical-considerations-in-revision-anterior-cruciate-ligament-acl-reconstruction-for-operative-techniques-in-orthopaedics
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Jeremy M Burnham, Elmar Herbst, Thierry Pauyo, Thomas Pfeiffer, Darren L Johnson, Freddie H Fu, Volker Musahl
As the incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction continues to increase, the rate of revision surgery continues to climb. Revision surgery has inherent challenges that must be addressed in order to achieve successful results. The cause of the primary ACL reconstruction failure should be determined, and careful preoperative planning should be performed to address the cause(s) of failure. Each patient undergoing revision surgery should undergo a thorough history and physical examination, receive full length alignment radiographs, lateral radiographs, 45-degree flexion weight-bearing postero-anterior radiographs, and patellofemoral radiographs...
March 2017: Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983841/evidence-based-concepts-for-prevention-of-knee-and-acl-injuries-2017-guidelines-of-the-ligament-committee-of-the-german-knee-society-dkg
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Julian Mehl, Theresa Diermeier, Elmar Herbst, Andreas B Imhoff, Thomas Stoffels, Thore Zantop, Wolf Petersen, Andrea Achtnich
INTRODUCTION: Knee injuries and especially anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are frequent in athletes. Therefore, primary and secondary prevention of sports-related lower limb injuries is an ongoing topic of interest. The aim of present study was to establish guidelines for the prevention of knee and ACL injuries on the basis of evidence-based concepts represented in current literature. METHODS: A comprehensive literature review regarding prevention programs for knee and ACL injuries was conducted...
October 5, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982255/high-rates-of-osteoarthritis-develop-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-surgery-an-analysis-of-4108-patients
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Mark E Cinque, Grant J Dornan, Jorge Chahla, Gilbert Moatshe, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction ultimately translates into a large economic effect on the health care system owing to the young ages of this population. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purposes were to perform a meta-analysis to determine the prevalence of osteoarthritis after an ACL reconstruction, examining the effects of length of time after surgery, preoperative time interval from injury to surgery, and patient age at the time of surgery...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975136/national-football-league-skilled-and-unskilled-positions-vary-in-opportunity-and-yield-in-return-to-play-after-an-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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JaeWon Yang, Jonathan D Hodax, Jason T Machan, Eric S Secrist, Wesley M Durand, Brett D Owens, Adam E M Eltorai, Christopher C Dodson
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries pose a significant risk to the careers of players in the National Football League (NFL). The relationships between draft round and position on return to play (RTP) among NFL players are not well understood, and the ability to return to preinjury performance levels remains unknown for most positions. PURPOSE: To test for differences in RTP rates and changes in performance after an ACL injury by position and draft round...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972789/a-prospective-evaluation-of-femoral-tunnel-placement-for-anatomic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-3-dimensional-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Adam Hart, Thiru Sivakumaran, Mark Burman, Tom Powell, Paul A Martineau
BACKGROUND: The recent emphasis on anatomic reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is well supported by clinical and biomechanical research. Unfortunately, the location of the native femoral footprint can be difficult to see at the time of surgery, and the accuracy of current techniques to perform anatomic reconstruction is unclear. PURPOSE: To use 3-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging (3D MRI) to prospectively evaluate patients with torn ACLs before and after reconstruction and thereby assess the accuracy of graft position on the femoral condyle...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966380/management-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-what-s-in-and-what-s-out
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Benjamin Todd Raines, Emily Naclerio, Seth L Sherman
Sports medicine physicians have a keen clinical and research interest in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The biomechanical, biologic, and clinical data researchers generate, help drive injury management and prevention practices globally. The current concepts in ACL injury and surgery are being shaped by technological advances, expansion in basic science research, resurging interest in ACL preservation, and expanding efforts regarding injury prevention. As new methods are being developed in this field, the primary goal of safely improving patient outcomes will be a unifying principle...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966371/comparison-of-outcomes-of-two-femoral-fixation-devices-in-hamstring-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#14
Miguel Angel Sánchez-Carrasco, Juan Francisco Abellán, Salima Qudsi-Sinclair, Guadalupe Ruiz-Merino, Francisco Javier Carrillo-Juliá, David Bo-Rueda
BACKGROUND: Tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common ligamentous injury of the knee. Reconstruction of this ligament is often required to restore functional stability of the knee. Outcome of ACL reconstruction is significantly affected by how the graft is fixed to the bone. This study is to determine if there is a different clinical outcome after cortical versus cortical-cancellous suspension femoral fixation in hamstring based anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965142/improvement-in-the-medial-meniscus-posterior-shift-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Hiroto Inoue, Takayuki Furumatsu, Shinichi Miyazawa, Masataka Fujii, Yuya Kodama, Toshifumi Ozaki
PURPOSE: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction can reduce the risk of developing osteoarthritic knees. The goals of ACL reconstruction are to restore knee stability and reduce post-traumatic meniscal tears and cartilage degradation. A chronic ACL insufficiency frequently results in medial meniscus (MM) injury at the posterior segment. How ACL reconstruction can reduce the deformation of the MM posterior segment remains unclear. In this study, we evaluated the form of the MM posterior segment and anterior tibial translation before and after ACL reconstruction using open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
September 30, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952012/comparison-of-a-fast-5-min-knee-mri-protocol-with-a-standard-knee-mri-protocol-a-multi-institutional-multi-reader-study
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Erin FitzGerald Alaia, Alex Benedick, Nancy A Obuchowski, Joshua M Polster, Luis S Beltran, Jean Schils, Elisabeth Garwood, Christopher J Burke, I-Yuan Joseph Chang, Soterios Gyftopoulos, Naveen Subhas
PURPOSE: To compare diagnostic performance of a 5-min knee MRI protocol to that of a standard knee MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred 3 T (100 patients, mean 38.8 years) and 50 1.5 T (46 patients, mean 46.4 years) MRIs, consisting of 5 fast, 2D multi-planar fast-spin-echo (FSE) sequences and five standard multiplanar FSE sequences, from two academic centers (1/2015-1/2016), were retrospectively reviewed by four musculoskeletal radiologists. Agreement between fast and standard (interprotocol agreement) and between standard (intraprotocol agreement) readings for meniscal, ligamentous, chondral, and bone pathology was compared for interchangeability...
September 26, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949245/segond-fractures-are-not-a-risk-factor-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-failure
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Christopher L Gaunder, Tracey Bastrom, Andrew T Pennock
BACKGROUND: Segond fractures may be identified when an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is diagnosed and likely represent an avulsion of the anterolateral ligament. It is currently unclear whether these fractures can be ignored at the time of ACL reconstruction or if they should be addressed surgically. PURPOSE: To compare the incidence of Segond fractures in patients undergoing primary ACL reconstruction compared with those undergoing revision ACL reconstruction in an attempt to determine if the presence of a Segond fracture predisposes to ACL reconstruction failure...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945689/complications-after-pediatric-acl-reconstruction-a-meta-analysis
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Stephanie E Wong, Brian T Feeley, Nirav K Pandya
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this meta-analysis is to review clinical outcomes and complications following pediatric anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: The PubMed and EMBASE databases were searched for studies on ACL ruptures in the skeletally immature from 1985 to 2016. Full-text studies in English and performed on humans were included (n=5718). Titles included discussed operative intervention on skeletally immature patients with ACL tears (n=160)...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933331/-comparison-of-the-arthroscopic-finding-in-the-knee-joint-and-the-mri-retrospective-study
#19
K Šimeček, P Látal, J Duda, M Šimeček
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Our retrospective study presents the comparison of the preoperative magnetic resonance imaging of the knee joint - MRI - and the arthroscopic finding - ASC. Its aim is to find out how a positive or a negative finding of MRI corresponds with the operative finding and how much the experience of radiologist contributes to the conformity. MATERIAL AND METHODS The MRI findings of knee joints treated surgically at two departments in 2013 and 2014 were assessed. The MRI was performed in a total of 470 patients who subsequently underwent an arthroscopic surgery...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927769/spontaneous-healing-of-a-tear-of-an-anterior-cruciate-ligament-graft-a-case-report
#20
Natalie Yu Yi Ng, Barry Wei Loong Tan, Lingaraj Krishna
BACKGROUND: Almost 30% of young athletic patients sustain a second anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury within 24months of their ACL reconstruction and returning to pivoting sports. Most patients with high athletic demand and significant anteroposterior instability often require ACL revision surgery to restore their pre-injury activity levels. CASE REPORT: A 24-year old gentleman ruptured his hamstring tendon autograft during a twisting injury seven months after his ACL reconstruction...
September 16, 2017: Knee
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