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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688959/arthroscopic-management-of-tibial-spine-avulsion-fractures-principles-and-techniques
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Eric J Strauss, Daniel James Kaplan, Maxwell E Weinberg, Jonathan Egol, Laith M Jazrawi
Tibial spine fractures are uncommon injuries affecting the insertion of the anterior cruciate ligament on the tibia. They typically occur in skeletally immature patients aged 8 to 14 years and result from hyperextension of the knee with a valgus or rotational force. Diagnosis is based on history, physical examination, and standard radiographs. The use of MRI can identify entrapped soft tissue that may prevent reduction. Open or arthroscopic repair is indicated in patients with partially displaced fractures (>5 mm) with one third to one half of the avulsed fragment elevated, in patients who have undergone unsuccessful nonsurgical reduction and long leg casting or bracing, and in patients with completely displaced fractures...
April 23, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687012/sex-based-differences-of-medial-collateral-ligament-and-anterior-cruciate-ligament-strains-with-cadaveric-impact-simulations
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Nathan D Schilaty, Nathaniel A Bates, Christopher V Nagelli, Aaron J Krych, Timothy E Hewett
Background: Female patients sustain noncontact knee ligament injuries at a greater rate compared with their male counterparts. The cause of these differences in the injury rate and the movements that load the ligaments until failure are still under dispute in the literature. Purpose/Hypotheses: This study was designed to determine differences in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) strains between male and female cadaveric specimens during a simulated athletic task...
April 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680779/effects-of-localized-vibration-on-knee-joint-position-sense-in-individuals-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Takashi Nagai, Nathaniel A Bates, Timothy E Hewett, Nathan D Schilaty
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament injury can disrupt one's mechanoreceptors and result in decreased proprioception such as joint position sense and ultimately altered motor function. The application of localized vibration has been used to investigate the integrity of the sensorimotor system and the mechanisms of quadriceps function after anterior cruciate ligament injury and reconstruction. The purpose of the study is to evaluate joint position sense with and without vibration and compare among anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed, contralateral, and control limbs...
April 14, 2018: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679117/the-infrapatellar-fat-pad-is-a-dynamic-and-mobile-structure-which-deforms-during-knee-motion-and-has-proximal-extensions-which-wrap-around-the-patella
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Joanna M Stephen, Ran Sopher, Sebastian Tullie, Andrew A Amis, Simon Ball, Andy Williams
PURPOSE: The infrapatellar fat pad (IFP) is a common cause of knee pain and loss of knee flexion and extension. However, its anatomy and behavior are not consistently defined. METHODS: Thirty-six unpaired fresh frozen knees (median age 34 years, range 21-68) were dissected, and IFP attachments and volume measured. The rectus femoris was elevated, suprapatellar pouch opened and videos recorded looking inferiorly along the femoral shaft at the IFP as the knee was flexed...
April 20, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678623/differences-in-subchondral-bone-plate-and-cartilage-thickness-between-women-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstructions-and-uninjured-controls
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Jennifer L Bhatla, Andres Kroker, Sarah L Manske, Carolyn A Emery, Steven K Boyd
OBJECTIVE: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears increase early onset osteoarthritis (OA) risk leading to cartilage and bone degradation. While the contribution of bone in OA development is unclear, evidence suggests that bone changes accompany cartilage degradation. This study aims to assess if regions with differences in subchondral bone plate thickness have differences in cartilage thickness when comparing ACL reconstructed (ACLR) knees of women ≥5 years post-injury to contralateral and controls with uninjured knees...
April 17, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678417/comparison-of-knee-injury-threshold-during-tibial-compression-based-on-limb-orientation-in-mice
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Allison W Hsia, Franklin D Tarke, Trevor J Shelton, Priscilla M Tjandra, Blaine A Christiansen
Our previous studies used tibial compression overload to induce anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture in mice, while others have applied similar or greater compressive magnitudes without injury. The causes of these differences in injury threshold are not known. In this study, we compared knee injury thresholds using a "prone configuration" and a "supine configuration" that differed with respect to hip, knee, and ankle flexion, and utilized different fixtures to stabilize the knee. Right limbs of female and male C57BL/6 mice were loaded using the prone configuration, while left limbs were loaded using the supine configuration...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675503/factors-affecting-subjective-and-objective-outcomes-and-return-to-play-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Federica Rosso, Davide E Bonasia, Umberto Cottino, Simone Cambursano, Federico Dettoni, Roberto Rossi
Purpose  To analyze the prognostic factors influencing subjective and objective outcomes and return to play (RTP) after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL-R). Methods  Primary ACL-Rs using a transtibial technique performed between 2008 and 2012 were included. Data regarding patients, surgery, sports, and rehabilitation, including an on-field rehabilitation (OFR) and duration of the rehabilitation program, were collected. The International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) subjective and objective evaluation forms, and the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score and Lysholm questionnaires were used for the assessment of subjective and objective outcomes...
March 2018: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671697/a-biomechanical-comparison-of-dominant-and-non-dominant-limbs-during-a-side-step-cutting-task
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Christine D Pollard, Marc F Norcross, Sam T Johnson, Amanda E Stone, Eunwook Chang, Mark A Hoffman
Numerous studies have investigated anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury risk by examining gender differences in knee and hip biomechanics during a side-step cutting manoeuvre since it is known that ACL injury often occurs during such a task. Recent investigations have also examined lower extremity (LE) biomechanics during side-step cutting in individuals following ACL reconstruction (ACLR). Common research practice is to compare knee and hip biomechanics of the dominant limb between groups but this can add considerable complexity for clinicians and researchers...
April 19, 2018: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671383/sport-specific-biomechanical-responses-to-an-acl-injury-prevention-programme-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#9
Jeffrey B Taylor, Kevin R Ford, Randy J Schmitz, Scott E Ross, Terry A Ackerman, Sandra J Shultz
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention programmes have not been as successful at reducing injury rates in women's basketball as in soccer. This randomised controlled trial (ClinicalTrials.gov #NCT02530333) compared biomechanical adaptations in basketball and soccer players during jump-landing activities after an ACL injury prevention programme. Eighty-seven athletes were cluster randomised into intervention (6-week programme) and control groups. Three-dimensional biomechanical analyses of drop vertical jump (DVJ), double- (SAG-DL) and single-leg (SAG-SL) sagittal, and double- (FRONT-DL) and single-leg (FRONT-SL) frontal plane jump landing tasks were tested before and after the intervention...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668309/posttraumatic-osteoarthritis-development-and-progression-in-an-ovine-model-of-partial-anterior-cruciate-ligament-transection-and-effect-of-repeated-intra-articular-methylprednisolone-acetate-injections-on-early-disease
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Kristen I Barton, Bryan J Heard, Johnathan L Sevick, C Ryan Martin, S M Mehdi Shekarforoush, May Chung, Yamini Achari, Cyril B Frank, Nigel G Shrive, David A Hart
BACKGROUND: Partial anterior cruciate ligament (p-ACL) ruptures are a common injury of athletes. However, few preclinical models have investigated the natural history and treatment of p-ACL injuries. PURPOSE: To (1) demonstrate whether a controlled p-ACL injury model (anteromedial band transection) develops progressive gross morphological and histological posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA)-like changes at 20 and 40 weeks after the injury and (2) investigate the efficacy of repeated (0, 5, 10, and 15 weeks) intra-articular injections of methylprednisolone acetate (MPA; 80 mg/mL) in the mitigation of potential PTOA-like changes after p-ACL transection...
April 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668032/presence-of-meniscus-tear-alters-gene-expression-profile-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tears
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Robert H Brophy, Marcus A Rothermich, Eric D Tycksen, Lei Cai, Muhammad Farooq Rai
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears occur in isolation or in tandem with other intra-articular injuries such as meniscus tears. The impact of injury pattern on the molecular biology of the injured ACL is unknown. Here, we tested the hypothesis that the biological response of the ACL to injury varies based on the presence or absence of concomitant meniscus tear. We performed RNA-seq on 28 ACL tears remnants (12 isolated, 16 combined). In total, 16,654 transcripts were differentially-expressed between isolated and combined injury groups at false-discovery-rate of 0...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667852/determination-of-the-position-of-the-knee-at-the-time-of-an-anterior-cruciate-ligament-rupture-for-male-versus-female-patients-by-an-analysis-of-bone-bruises
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Kwadwo A Owusu-Akyaw, Sophia Y Kim, Charles E Spritzer, Amber T Collins, Zoë A Englander, Gangadhar M Utturkar, William E Garrett, Louis E DeFrate
BACKGROUND: The incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures is 2 to 4 times higher in female athletes as compared with their male counterparts. As a result, a number of recent studies have addressed the hypothesis that female and male patients sustain ACL injuries via different mechanisms. The efficacy of prevention programs may be improved by a better understanding of whether there are differences in the injury mechanism between sexes. Hypothesis/Purpose: To compare knee positions at the time of a noncontact ACL injury between sexes...
April 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667429/quadriceps-function-knee-pain-and-self-reported-outcomes-in-patients-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#13
Adam S Lepley, Brian Pietrosimone, Marc L Cormier
CONTEXT:   Interactions among muscle strength, pain, and self-reported outcomes in patients with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) are not well understood. Clarifying these interactions is of clinical importance because improving physical and psychological function is thought to optimize outcomes after ACLR. OBJECTIVE:   To examine the relationships among neuromuscular quadriceps function, pain, self-reported knee function, readiness to return to activity, and emotional response to injury both before and after ACLR...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665801/an-extended-opensim-knee-model-for-analysis-of-strains-of-connective-tissues
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M Marieswaran, Arnab Sikidar, Anu Goel, Deepak Joshi, Dinesh Kalyanasundaram
BACKGROUND: OpenSim musculoskeletal models provide an accurate simulation environment that eases limitations of in vivo and in vitro studies. In this work, a biomechanical knee model was formulated with femoral articular cartilages and menisci along with 25 connective tissue bundles representing ligaments and capsules. The strain patterns of the connective tissues in the presence of femoral articular cartilage and menisci in the OpenSim knee model was probed in a first of its kind study...
April 17, 2018: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665604/-foreign-material-free-anterior-cruciate-ligament-repair-with-hamstring-graft-felmet-technique
#15
Marc Chmielnicki, Wolfram Siebert, Axel Prokop
Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common sports injury. Shear forces can damage the articular cartilage and lead to early osteoarthritis. Ligamentary stabilisation of the knee is necessary. Today, arthroscopic ACL repair is a standard knee procedure. Transplant fixation is often performed using implants, e.g. interference screws. The foreign material-free procedure using the Felmet technique enables biological, mechanically stable fixation of the hamstring tendon graft. We demonstrate the surgical technique, including meniscus suture and a video case study...
April 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663013/bone-to-bone-integrations-were-complete-within-5-months-after-anatomical-rectangular-tunnel-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-a-bone-patellar-tendon-bone-graft
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Hironari Masuda, Shuji Taketomi, Hiroshi Inui, Naoya Shimazaki, Nobuhiro Nishihara, Seikai Toyooka, Hirotaka Kawano, Takumi Nakagawa
PURPOSE: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using a bone-patellar tendon-bone (BTB) graft is known to provide secure fixation due to the direct bone-to-bone integration of the bone plug and bone tunnel. It is important to know the time required for bone integration when designing the postoperative rehabilitation protocol or deciding when the patient can return to competition-level activity, especially if the patient is an athlete. However, because reports are scarce, the period necessary for bone-to-bone integration after ACL reconstruction using a BTB graft remains unclear...
April 16, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662914/ligament-strain-response-between-lower-extremity-contralateral-pairs-during-in-vitro-landing-simulation
#17
April L McPherson, Nathanial A Bates, Nathan D Schilaty, Christopher V Nagelli, Aaron J Krych, Timothy E Hewett
Background: Limb asymmetries, as determined through in vivo biomechanical measures, are known risk factors for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Previous cadaveric studies have shown a lack of significant differences in ligament strain between contralateral lower extremities when identical kinematics were simulated on specimens. Recent methodological developments have applied in vivo knee kinetics to exert landing forces on cadaveric lower extremities to mimic ACL injury events, but it is unknown whether contralateral limbs fail in a consistent manner during impact simulator testing...
April 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662913/high-rate-of-missed-lateral-meniscus-posterior-root-tears-on-preoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#18
Aaron J Krych, Isabella T Wu, Vishal S Desai, Naveen S Murthy, Mark S Collins, Daniel B F Saris, Bruce A Levy, Michael J Stuart
Background: Lateral meniscus posterior root tears (LMPRTs), if left untreated, can cause devastating effects to the knee, with rapid articular cartilage degeneration and loss of the meniscus as a secondary stabilizer. Detection and surgical repair of these defects have been linked to favorable outcomes, but preoperative identification of LMPRTs continues to be challenging. Purpose: To determine the rate of LMPRTs diagnosed preoperatively on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a consecutive series of arthroscopically confirmed LMPRTs...
April 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662910/outcomes-and-return-to-sport-after-revision-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-adolescent-athletes
#19
Michael Saper, Stephanie Pearce, Joseph Shung, Robert Zondervan, Roger Ostrander, James R Andrews
Background: The number of adolescent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries is rising with increased participation in higher level athletics at earlier ages. With an increasing number of primary ACL reconstructions (ACLRs) comes a rise in the incidence of revision ACLRs. Purpose: To evaluate the clinical results of revision ACLR across a group of high-level adolescent athletes with at least 2-year follow-up. Study Design: Case series; Level of evidence, 4...
April 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662909/development-and-validation-of-a-short-version-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-return-to-sport-after-injury-acl-rsi-scale
#20
Kate E Webster, Julian A Feller
Background: The Anterior Cruciate Ligament Return to Sport After Injury (ACL-RSI) scale was developed to measure an athlete's psychological readiness to return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction surgery. The scale is being used with increasing frequency in both research and clinical settings. Purpose: To generate and validate a short version of the ACL-RSI scale. Study Design: Cohort study (diagnosis); Level of evidence, 2...
April 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
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