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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208323/evaluation-of-posterior-cruciate-ligament-and-intercondylar-notch-in-subjects-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tear-a-comparative-flexed-knee-3d-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Atul K Taneja, Frederico C Miranda, Marco K Demange, Marcelo P Prado, Durval C B Santos, Laercio A Rosemberg, Ronaldo H Baroni
PURPOSE: To determine if posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and intercondylar notch (IN) morphometries and volumetrics act as risk factors for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. METHODS: A prospective case-controlled magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study was conducted with subjects presenting noncontact knee injuries. Exclusion criteria were previous surgery, PCL tear, osteoarthritis, tumors, or infectious and inflammatory conditions. All participants underwent a flexed-knee 3-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to uniformly straighten PCL...
December 2, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207986/risk-of-total-subtotal-meniscectomy-for-respective-medial-and-lateral-meniscus-injury-correlation-with-tear-type-duration-of-complaint-age-gender-and-acl-rupture-in-6034-asian-patients
#2
Dong Jiang, Xiao Luo, Yingfang Ao, Xi Gong, Yong-Jian Wang, Hai-Jun Wang, Yu Miao, Nan Li, Ji-Ying Zhang, Jia-Kuo Yu
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the risk factor associated with total or subtotal meniscectomy for respective medial and lateral meniscus injury. METHODS: The data of all the meniscus injured patients undergoing arthroscopy in our institute between January 15th, 2000 and December 31st, 2008 was collected and 6034 patients with 7241 injured menisci met the inclusion criteria. The mean patient age was 33.6 ± 14.9 years and there were 4785 males and 2456 females with 3568 medial and 3673 lateral menisci...
December 5, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189529/trends-in-management-and-complications-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-in-pediatric-patients-a-survey-of-the-prism-society
#3
Charles A Popkin, Margaret L Wright, Andrew T Pennock, Laura A Vogel, Ajay Padaki, Lauren H Redler, Christopher S Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries have been recognized and treated with increasing frequency in children and adolescents. ACL reconstruction (ACLR) in skeletally immature patients has unique considerations and there is a large practice variation in the management of these injuries. The purpose of this study was to survey the members of the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRiSM) Society regarding their experience with the management and complications of pediatric ACL injuries...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189474/pediatric-acl-reconstruction-and-return-to-the-operating-room-revision-is-less-than-half-of-the-story
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Christopher J DeFrancesco, Eileen P Storey, John M Flynn, Theodore J Ganley
BACKGROUND: Although there are several causes of unplanned return to the operating room (RTOR) following pediatric anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR), prior outcomes studies focus primarily on the risk of graft failure. We sought to comprehensively describe indications for RTOR in pediatric primary ACLR patients, estimate associated rates of RTOR, and assess the impact of concomitant meniscal procedures on these rates. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study considered patients who underwent primary ACLR at an urban, pediatric tertiary care hospital between 2013 and 2015...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189335/outcomes-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-obese-and-overweight-patients-a-systematic-review
#5
Kevin J DiSilvestro, Julio J Jauregui, Elizabeth Glazier, Denis Cherkalin, Craig H Bennett, Jonathan D Packer, Ralph Frank Henn
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the mechanism of injury, outcomes, and complications of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in overweight and obese patients. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and OVID electronic libraries were systematically searched from inception to December, 2017 for any eligible articles using a combination of the phrases "anterior cruciate ligament," "ACL," "overweight," "obese," and "BMI." RESULTS: Studies that evaluated patients with primary ACL reconstruction, classified patients as overweight or obese, and reported a minimum of 1-year follow-up data were included...
November 20, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188678/posterolateral-bundle-reconstruction-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-to-restore-rotational-stability-of-the-knee
#6
G Vadalà, S Petrillo, F Buschini, R Papalia, V Denaro
Only 5-10% of partial tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are symptomatic, especially in high demand individuals or in patients practicing sports requiring rotational motions.. A certain preoperative diagnosis of this condition is challenging and often needs the combination of clinical examination, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and knee-laxity tool measurements. However, the arthroscopic examination of the torn ACL bundle is the most important factor in decision-making. Evidence in various studies have shown that the preservation of the ACL remnant and its surgical augmentation can bring important advantages in terms of vascularity and proprioception, resulting in better outcomes...
October 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188333/dynamically-tensioned-acl-functional-knee-braces-reduce-acl-and-meniscal-strain
#7
Sebastian Tomescu, Ryan Bakker, David Wasserstein, Mayank Kalra, Micah Nicholls, Cari Whyne, Naveen Chandrashekar
PURPOSE: The effectiveness of ACL functional knee braces to reduce meniscal and ACL strain after ACL injury or reconstruction is not well understood. A new dynamic knee tensioning brace system has been designed to apply an active stabilizing force to the knee. The ability of this system to reduce tissue strains is unknown. The purpose of this study was to test the ability of the dynamically tensioned brace to reduce strain in both the ACL and meniscus during rehabilitation activities...
November 29, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172648/prevention-of-knee-and-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-through-the-use-of-neuromuscular-and-proprioceptive-training-an-evidence-based-review
#8
Lucas Dargo, Kelsey J Robinson, Kenneth E Games
Reference/Citation:  Donnell-Fink LA, Klara K, Collins JE, et al. Effectiveness of knee injury and anterior cruciate ligament tear prevention programs: a meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2015;10(12)e0144063. CLINICAL QUESTION:   Is neuromuscular and proprioceptive training effective in preventing knee and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries? DATA SOURCES:   The authors searched CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE/EMBASE, PubMed, and Web of Science databases from 1996 through December 2014 and limited the results to peer-reviewed manuscripts published in English...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164266/nationwide-study-highlights-a-second-peak-in-acl-tears-for-women-in-their-early-forties
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Micah Nicholls, Thor Aspelund, Thorvaldur Ingvarsson, Kristin Briem
PURPOSE: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture continues to be a focus of research on knee injuries. Despite this, data on the total number of ruptures on a national basis including both reconstructed (ACLR) and non-reconstructed injuries are limited. The purpose of this study was to describe the national incidence of MRI diagnosed ACL ruptures in Iceland and its subsequent rate of operation with regard to sex and age. METHODS: All MRI knee reports taken in Iceland between 2006 and 2011 were gathered to identify ACL ruptures...
November 21, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162378/arthroscopic-medial-meniscal-repair-with-or-without-concurrent-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-subgroup-analysis
#10
Erdal Uzun, Abdulhamit Misir, Turan Bilge Kizkapan, Mustafa Ozcamdalli, Soner Akkurt, Ahmet Guney
BACKGROUND: There are few large-scale, long-term studies comparing medial meniscal repairs with or without concurrent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: A total of 140 patients who underwent arthroscopic medial meniscal repair were divided into two groups: Group A, meniscus repair only and Group B, meniscus repair with concurrent ACL reconstruction. Clinical assessments in- cluded physical examination findings, Lysholm score, and the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) form...
November 18, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162364/is-there-an-association-between-noncontact-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-and-decreased-hip-internal-rotation-or-radiographic-femoroacetabular-impingement-a-systematic-review
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Nickolas Boutris, Rory A Byrne, Domenica A Delgado, Timothy E Hewett, Patrick C McCulloch, David M Lintner, Joshua D Harris
PURPOSE: To perform a systematic review to determine if there is (1) an association between decreased hip internal rotation and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear rates; (2) an association between radiographic femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and ACL tear rates; and (3) biomechanical evidence demonstrating increased strain in the ACL of patients with decreased hip internal rotation. METHODS: A systematic review was performed using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
November 18, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162077/subtalar-instability-imaging-features-of-subtalar-ligaments-on-3d-isotropic-ankle-mri
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Tae Hyung Kim, Sung Gyu Moon, Hong-Geun Jung, Na Ra Kim
BACKGROUND: MRI analysis of subtalar ligaments in the tarsal sinus has not been well performed. We retrospectively investigated the appearance of subtalar ligaments using 3D isotropic MRI and compared imaging findings of subtalar ligaments between patients with subtalar instability (STI) and controls. METHODS: Preoperative MRIs of 23 STI patients treated with arthroscopic subtalar reconstruction were compared to MRIs of 23 age- and sex-matched control subjects without STI...
November 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158959/the-relationship-between-pre-operative-and-twelve-week-post-operative-y-balance-and-quadriceps-strength-in-athletes-with-an-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tear
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Cassidy Hallagin, J Craig Garrison, Kalyssa Creed, James M Bothwell, Shiho Goto, Joseph Hannon
Background: Pre-operative quadriceps strength may have a positive influence on post-operative function and outcomes at time of return to sport. Little consideration has been given to quadriceps strength during the early post-operative timeframes. Twelve-week post-operative anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL-R) is considered a critical time point for progression in the rehabilitation process. There is currently limited research looking at the relationship between clinical measurements pre-operatively and at 12-weeks following ACL-R...
November 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158244/post-traumatic-knee-mri-findings-and-associations-with-patient-trauma-and-clinical-characteristics-a-subgroup-analysis-in-primary-care-in-the-netherlands
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Kim van Oudenaarde, Nynke M Swart, Johan L Bloem, Sita Ma Bierma-Zeinstra, Paul R Algra, Bart Koes, Jan Verhaar, Rob Ghh Nelissen, Patrick Je Bindels, Pim Aj Luijsterburg, Monique Reijnierse
BACKGROUND: The added value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in primary care is still being debated. A high diagnostic yield can be expected in young and active patients with post-traumatic knee complaints. AIM: To determine the frequency of MRI abnormalities in young and active patients (aged 18-45 years) and the associations with patient, trauma, and clinical characteristics. DESIGN AND SETTING: A subgroup analysis of 174 patients, aged 18-45 years with knee trauma of <6 months, allocated to MRI in a randomised controlled trial on the yield of MRI in primary care...
November 20, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140170/clinical-diagnostic-tests-versus-mri-diagnosis-of-acl-tears
#15
Megan P Brady, Windee Weiss
CLINICAL SCENARIO: A common injury among elite, recreational, and youth athletes is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear.(1) Approximately 200,000 ACL injuries occur every year.(2) The gold standard in ACL injury evaluation is diagnostic arthroscopy,(3,4) however the diagnostic accuracy of clinical diagnostic tests and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is debatable.(1,3-6) Due to the frequency of knee injury,(3) MRI is a common diagnostic tool used for imaging and diagnosis(5). ACL tears are also diagnosed using clinical diagnostic tests...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132386/primary-single-suture-anchor-re-fixation-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-proximal-avulsion-tears-leads-to-good-functional-mid-term-results-a-preliminary-study-in-12-patients
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Christof Hoffmann, Jan Friederichs, Christian von Rüden, Christian Schaller, Volker Bühren, Christoph Moessmer
BACKGROUND: Current studies demonstrate encouraging short-term results after primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) suture anchor repair. However, earlier studies reported deterioration of knee function at 5-year follow-up following good clinical short-term recovery. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate clinical long-term results after primary ACL repair at a minimum 5-year follow-up. METHODS: In a retrospective study, 13 patients were included between 2009 and 2012...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119285/lateral-femoral-notch-depth-is-not-associated-with-increased-rotatory-instability-in-acl-injured-knees-a-quantitative-pivot-shift-analysis
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Ajay C Kanakamedala, Jeremy M Burnham, Thomas R Pfeiffer, Elmar Herbst, Marcin Kowalczuk, Adam Popchak, James Irrgang, Freddie H Fu, Volker Musahl
PURPOSE: A deep lateral femoral notch (LFN) on lateral radiographs is indicative of ACL injury. Prior studies have suggested that a deep LFN may also be a sign of persistent rotatory instability and a concomitant lateral meniscus tear. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between LFN depth and both quantitative measures of rotatory knee instability and the incidence of lateral meniscus tears. It was hypothesized that greater LFN depth would be correlated with increased rotatory instability, quantified by lateral compartment translation and tibial acceleration during a quantitative pivot shift test, and incidence of lateral meniscus tears...
November 8, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116829/nonsurgical-management-of-an-anterior-cruciate-ligament-deficient-knee-in-a-women-s-soccer-player-a-validation-clinical-case-report
#18
Courtney E Gray, Chris Hummel, Todd Lazenby
BACKGROUND:   A collegiate women's soccer player sustained an isolated anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear and expressed a desire to continue her season without surgical intervention. DESIGN:   Case report. INTERVENTION(S):   Using the results of a randomized controlled trial and published clinical guidelines, the clinicians classified the patient as an ACL-deficient coper. The patient completed her soccer season without incident, consistent with the findings of the established clinical guidelines...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114629/knee-osteoarthritis-after-reconstruction-of-isolated-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-a-systematic-literature-review
#19
REVIEW
Compagnoni Riccardo, Catani Fabio, Randelli Pietro
Purpose  The aim of this review was to analyze the current literature on osteoarthritic evolution of knees without any combined meniscal or ligament lesions undergoing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Methods  A PubMed/MEDLINE research was performed using the following keywords: "Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction" [Mesh] AND "Osteoarthritis, Knee" [Mesh]. Only English language literature and articles published after 2005 were included. Studies including concomitant meniscal tears, posterior cruciate or collateral ligament injuries, previous surgery in the affected knees, infections, osteochondral defects, loose bodies, synovial plica syndrome, and posteromedial or posterolateral corner injuries were not considered in this review...
March 2017: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066269/contact-versus-noncontact-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-is-mechanism-of-injury-predictive-of-concomitant-knee-pathology
#20
Hytham S Salem, Weilong J Shi, Bradford S Tucker, Christopher C Dodson, Michael G Ciccotti, Kevin B Freedman, Steven B Cohen
PURPOSE: To determine if mechanism of injury is predictive of concomitant knee pathology found at the time of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: All patients aged 16 to 35 who underwent ACL reconstruction at our institution between January 2009 and December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Mechanism of injury was determined from patient history. The presence of meniscal or chondral damage was determined from operative records, while collateral ligament injuries were determined by the treating surgeon's diagnosis after physical examination and their review of magnetic resonance imaging findings...
October 21, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
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