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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779140/knee-motion-symmetry-was-not-restored-in-patients-with-unilateral-bi-cruciate-retaining-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-vivo-three-dimensional-kinematic-analysis
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Paul Arauz, Yun Peng, Young-Min Kwon
PURPOSE: Although unilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is successful in restoring function, there are concerns in relation to asymmetric gait patterns. Bi-cruciate retaining (BCR) TKA design preserves both anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments with the potential to restore normal joint kinematics. The purpose of this study was to investigate the in vivo three-dimensional (3D) kinematics of the knee in unilateral BCR TKA patients during gait. METHODS: Twenty-nine unilateral BCR TKA patients were evaluated for both knees during treadmill gait using a combined computer tomography and dual fluoroscopic imaging system approach...
May 19, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778418/correlation-between-translational-and-rotational-kinematic-abnormalities-and-osteoarthritis-like-damage-in-two-in-vivo-sheep-injury-models
#2
Mehdi Shekarforoush, Jillian E Beveridge, David A Hart, Cyril B Frank, Nigel G Shrive
The relations between kinematic abnormalities and post traumatic osteoarthritis have not yet been clearly elucidated. This study was conducted to determine the finite helical axes parameters and the tibiofemoral translation vector in the knee joints of two surgically induced injury sheep models: anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament transection (ACL/MCL Tx) (n = 5) and lateral meniscectomy (n = 5). We hypothesized that morphological damage in the experimental joints would be correlated to alterations in these kinematic variables...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776815/strength-recovery-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-quadriceps-tendon-versus-hamstring-tendon-autografts-in-soccer-players-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#3
Jose Luis Martin-Alguacil, Manuel Arroyo-Morales, Jose Luis Martín-Gomez, Isidro Manuel Monje-Cabrera, Juan F Abellán-Guillén, Francisco Esparza-Ros, Mario Lozano Lozano, Irene Cantarero-Villanueva
BACKGROUND: The comparison between HT and QT grafts in strength recovery and function after an ACLR is scarce in the literature. METHODS: A total of 56 participants were enrolled in this randomized controlled trial and placed into two groups: HT or QT. The hamstring/quadriceps (H/Q) ratio was the primary end-point measured with a Genu-3 dynamometer. Peak torque, functional assessment (Lysholm knee scoring scale and Cincinnati Knee Rating System), and anteroposterior laxity (KT-2000™ arthrometer) were also assessed...
May 15, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775379/decision-to-return-to-sport-participation-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-part-ii-self-reported-and-functional-performance-outcomes
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Jennifer L Werner, Julie P Burland, Carl G Mattacola, Jenny Toonstra, Robert A English, Jennifer S Howard
CONTEXT:   Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR) is the most commonly used method for helping athletes regain function and return to preinjury activity levels after ACL injury. Outcomes after ACLR have suggested that athletes return to a level of function that would support a return to sport participation; however, in a recent meta-analysis, pooled return rates were only 55%. It is unclear whether this discrepancy is a result of functional impairments. OBJECTIVE:   To compare patient-reported outcomes (PROs), dynamic balance, dynamic functional performance, strength, and muscular endurance in athletes who have returned to sport (RTS) and athletes who have not returned to sport (NRTS) after ACLR...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772990/the-effects-of-meniscal-geometry-on-susceptibility-for-meniscal-and-acl-injury-in-non-arthritic-knees-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Alexander Tejani, Qais Naziri, Preston W Grieco, Robert Pivec, Damon Greene, Bhaveen V Kapadia, Dipal Chatterjee, William P Urban
Prior studies have not found significant differences in meniscal parameters between patients with meniscal and ligamentous injury and those without. The purpose of this study was to determine whether such relationships exist. Clinical records and magnetic resonance images of three subject groups were reviewed. Group 1 solely had meniscal tears (medial/lateral), Group 2 had meniscal tears with concurrent ACL tears, and Group 3 had healthy knees. The mean age of subjects included was 35.9 years (range 8.2-72...
2018: Journal of Long-term Effects of Medical Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770342/fibular-collateral-ligament-varus-stress-radiographic-analysis-using-3-different-clinical-techniques
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Patrick W Kane, Mark E Cinque, Gilbert Moatshe, Jorge Chahla, Nicholas N DePhillipo, Matthew T Provencher, Robert F LaPrade
Background: Fibular collateral ligament (FCL) tears are challenging to diagnose. Left untreated, FCL tears lead to residual ligament instability and increased joint loading on the medial compartment of the knee. Additionally, when a concomitant anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is performed, increased forces on reconstruction grafts occur, which may lead to premature graft failure. Stress radiographs constitute a reliable and validated technique for the objective assessment of a complete grade III FCL tear...
May 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769139/double-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-improves-tibial-rotational-instability-analysis-of-squatting-motion-using-a-2d-3d-registration-technique
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Kenichi Kidera, Akihiko Yonekura, Takeshi Miyaji, Yusuke Nakazoe, Kazuyoshi Gamada, Kei Yoneta, Futoshi Ikuta, Masato Tomita, Takashi Miyamoto, Shiro Kajiyama, Akira Hozumi, Ko Chiba, Narihiro Okazaki, Takayuki Shida, Makoto Osaki
BACKGROUND: The anterior cruciate ligament-deficient (ACLD) knee requires appropriate treatment for the patient to return to sports. The purpose of this study was to clarify the kinematics of the anterior cruciate ligament-deficient knee in squatting motion before and after double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (DB-ACLR) using a 2D/3D registration technique. METHODS: The subjects of this study were 10 men with confirmed unilateral ACL rupture who underwent DB-ACLR...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768019/does-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-affect-the-outcome-of-osteochondral-allograft-transplantation-a-matched-cohort-study-with-a-mean-follow-up-of-6-years
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Luís E P Tírico, Julie C McCauley, Pamela A Pulido, William D Bugbee
BACKGROUND: Few studies have evaluated the influence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction on the outcome of cartilage repair. Hypothesis/Purpose: The purpose was to investigate the association between ACL reconstruction and functional outcomes after osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation. The hypothesis was that patients treated with OCA transplantation who had a history of ACL reconstruction would have inferior clinical outcomes and lower osteochondral graft survivorship when compared with a matched group of patients undergoing OCA transplantation without a history of ACL reconstruction...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764846/non-operative-management-of-an-isolated-lateral-collateral-ligament-injury-in-an-adolescent-patient-and-review-of-the-literature
#9
Dominic Davenport, Ajay Arora, Max R Edwards
We present a rare case of isolated traumatic pure ligamentous rupture of the lateral collateral ligament of the knee in an adolescent high-level footballer managed non-operatively with a good functional outcome and return to sport in 4 months.
May 15, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762281/an-increased-lateral-femoral-condyle-ratio-is-a-risk-factor-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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Thomas R Pfeiffer, Jeremy M Burnham, Jonathan D Hughes, Ajay C Kanakamedala, Elmar Herbst, Adam Popchak, Sven Shafizadeh, James J Irrgang, Richard E Debski, Volker Musahl
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between distal femoral morphology and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, ACL reconstruction (ACLR) failure, and contralateral ACL injury. It was hypothesized that increased posterior femoral condylar depth, quantified as the lateral femoral condyle ratio, would correlate with increased risk of primary ACL injuries, ACLR failures, and contralateral ACL injuries. METHODS: The charts of consecutive patients who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery at an academic medical center from 2012 to 2016 with minimum follow-up of 24 months were retrospectively reviewed...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761560/mtor-mediated-inactivation-of-4e-bp1-an-inhibitor-of-translation-precedes-cartilage-degeneration-in-rat-osteoarthritic-knees
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Olga Katsara, Victoria Kolupaeva
Proper control of protein synthesis is vital for tissue homeostasis and its deregulation is characteristic of many disorders including osteoarthritis (OA). The objectives of this work were to analyze and correlate changes in activity of the translation apparatus associated with cartilage degeneration in an animal model of OA. Osteoarthritis was induced surgically in rats by anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT). Using a modified Mankin scoring system and analysis of protein expression we demonstrated, that mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1)-mediated 4E-BP1 phosphorylation was detected significantly earlier than other mTORC1-mediated modifications, such as p70S6K and ULK1 phosphorylation...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761106/current-strategies-and-future-directions-to-optimize-acl-reconstruction-in-adolescent-patients
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Dustin Jon Richter, Roger Lyon, Scott Van Valin, Xue-Cheng Liu
The incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in the pediatric population has risen in recent years. These injuries have historically presented a management dilemma in skeletally immature patients with open physes and significant growth remaining at time of injury. While those nearing skeletal maturity may be treated with traditional, transphyseal adult techniques, these same procedures risk iatrogenic damage to the growth plates and resultant growth disturbances in younger patients with open physes...
2018: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754495/evaluation-of-anterior-intermeniscal-ligament-in-discoid-lateral-meniscus-cases-and-presenting-the-accompanying-meniscal-pathologies-with-mri
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Ali Koç, Turgut Tursem Tokmak, Özgür Karabıyık, Gamze Türk
Background Although several studies were conducted to put forth the biomechanical function of anterior intermeniscal ligament (AIML) on the stability of meniscal structures, there are few data on the etiology of the early degeneration of discoid type compared to the normal shaped ones. Purpose To determine the AIML subtypes and accompanying meniscal pathologies in discoid lateral menisci (DLM) on knee MRI exams. Material and Methods Knee MRI exams of 171 individuals with DLM were reviewed. DLMs and AIMLs were typed according to Watanabe's classification and Nelson-Laprade classification, respectively...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752638/avoiding-complications-with-mpfl-reconstruction
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REVIEW
Marvin K Smith, Brian C Werner, David R Diduch
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To discuss the potentially significant complications associated with medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction. Additionally, to review the most current and relevant literature with an emphasis on avoiding these potential complications. RECENT FINDINGS: Multiple cadaveric studies have characterized the anatomy of the MPFL and the related morphologic abnormalities that contribute to recurrent lateral patellar instability. Such abnormalities include patella alta, excessive tibial tubercle to trochlear grove (TT-TG) distance, trochlear dysplasia, and malalignment...
May 12, 2018: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752507/changes-of-mechanoreceptors-in-different-state-remnants-of-ruptured-anterior-cruciate-ligament
#15
Bin Li, Yu-Tong Wang, Lun-Hao Bai, Yu Wen
OBJECTIVE: To observe the changes in the quantity and morphology of mechanoreceptors in different-state remnant stumps of ruptured anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs). METHODS: Specimens of completely ruptured ACL remnants were collected from 57 patients. The injury time from injury to surgery was recorded. According to the degree of pre-operative anterior displacement of knee joint, these patients were divided into two groups: group 1 (≤ 6 mm) and group 2 (> 6 mm)...
May 12, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752059/risk-factors-for-abnormal-anteroposterior-knee-laxity-after-primary-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#16
Riccardo Cristiani, Magnus Forssblad, Björn Engström, Gunnar Edman, Anders Stålman
PURPOSE: To identify preoperative and intraoperative factors associated with abnormal anterior knee laxity after primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: A total of 5,462 patients who underwent primary ACL reconstruction at our institution from January 2000 to October 2015, with no associated ligament injuries, were included. Demographic data, information regarding graft used, concomitant meniscal surgery, and instrumented laxity were reviewed...
May 8, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752053/anterior-laxity-lateral-tibial-slope-and-in-situ-acl-force-differentiate-knees-exhibiting-distinct-patterns-of-motion-during-a-pivoting-event-a-human-cadaveric-study
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Robert N Kent, Mark J Amirtharaj, Brendan M Hardy, Andrew D Pearle, Thomas L Wickiewicz, Carl W Imhauser
Knee instability following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture compromises function and increases risk of injury to the cartilage and menisci. To understand the biomechanical function of the ACL, previous studies have primarily reported the net change in tibial position in response to multiplanar torques, which generate knee instability. In contrast, we retrospectively analyzed a cohort of 13 consecutively tested cadaveric knees and found distinct motion patterns, defined as the motion of the tibia as it translates and rotates from its unloaded, initial position to its loaded, final position...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749751/visual-motor-control-of-drop-landing-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#18
Dustin R Grooms, Ajit Chaudhari, Stephen J Page, Deborah S Nichols-Larsen, James A Onate
CONTEXT:   Visual feedback is crucial in the control of human movement. When vision is obstructed, alterations in landing neuromuscular control may increase movements that place individuals at risk for injury. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury may further alter the motor-control response to alterations in visual feedback. The development of stroboscopic glasses that disrupt visual feedback without fully obscuring it has enabled researchers to assess visual-motor control during movements that simulate the dynamic demands of athletic activity...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746389/effect-of-sand-on-knee-load-during-a-single-leg-jump-task-implications-for-injury-prevention-and-rehabilitation-programs
#19
Mark C Richardson, Sinead Murphy, Tom Macpherson, Bryan English, Iain Spears, Paul Chesterton
Richardson, MC, Murphy, S, Macpherson, T, English, B, Spears, I, and Chesterton, P. Effect of sand on knee load during a single-leg jump task: implications for injury prevention and rehabilitation programs. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2018-The purpose of the study was to determine potential differences in landing strategies and subsequent joint loads at the knee (knee abduction moment [KAM], anterior-posterior [AP] tibial translation, and total knee shear force) when jumping onto sand and firm ground from both a level surface and a 30-cm height...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745786/loading-differences-in-single-leg-landing-in-the-forehand-and-backhand-side-courts-after-an-overhead-stroke-in-badminton-a-novel-tri-axial-accelerometer-research
#20
Shogo Sasaki, Yasuharu Nagano, Hiroshi Ichikawa
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in badminton commonly occur during single-leg landing after an overhead stroke in the backhand-side court. This study compared differences in trunk acceleration and kinematic variables during single-leg landing in the forehand- and backhand-side courts after an overhead stroke. Eighteen female junior badminton players performed two singles games while wearing a tri-axial accelerometer. The moment that over 4g of resultant acceleration was generated was determined using synchronised video cameras...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
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