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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634621/role-of-mri-in-predicting-meniscal-tear-reparability
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Paolo Florent Felisaz, Francesco Alessandrino, Simone Perelli, Giacomo Zanon, Francesco Benazzo, Fabrizio Calliada, Luigi Sammarchi
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the role of MRI in predicting meniscal tear reparability according to tear type and location in relation to vascular zones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, two readers evaluated 79 pre-surgical MRIs of meniscal tears arthroscopically treated with meniscectomy or meniscal repair. Tears were classified according to type into vertical, horizontal, radial, complex, flaps and bucket handle and were considered reparable if the distance measured from the tear to the menisco-capsular junction was less than or equal to 5 mm...
June 20, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632776/dynamic-knee-valgus-alignment-influences-impact-attenuation-in-the-lower-extremity-during-the-deceleration-phase-of-a-single-leg-landing
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Akihiro Tamura, Kiyokazu Akasaka, Takahiro Otsudo, Jyunya Shiozawa, Yuka Toda, Kaori Yamada
Dynamic knee valgus during landings is associated with an increased risk of non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. In addition, the impact on the body during landings must be attenuated in the lower extremity joints. The purpose of this study was to investigate landing biomechanics during landing with dynamic knee valgus by measuring the vertical ground reaction force (vGRF) and angular impulses in the lower extremity during a single-leg landing. The study included 34 female college students, who performed the single-leg drop vertical jump...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632053/the-effect-of-a-secondary-cognitive-task-on-landing-mechanics-and-jump-performance
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Boyi Dai, Ross F Cook, Elizabeth A Meyer, Yvonne Sciascia, Taylour J Hinshaw, Chaoyi Wang, Qin Zhu
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries commonly occur during jump-landing tasks when individuals' attention is simultaneously allocated to other objects and tasks. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effect of allocation of attention imposed by a secondary cognitive task on landing mechanics and jump performance. Thirty-eight recreational athletes performed a jump-landing task in three conditions: no counting, counting backward by 1 s from a randomly given number, and counting backward by 7 s from a randomly given number...
February 28, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632046/targeting-associated-mechanisms-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-in-female-community-level-athletes
#4
Jonathan M D Staynor, Joanna C Nicholas, Gillian Weir, Jacqueline A Alderson, Cyril J Donnelly
This study aims to determine if biomechanically informed injury prevention training can reduce associated factors of anterior cruciate ligament injury risk among a general female athletic population. Female community-level team sport athletes, split into intervention (n = 8) and comparison groups (n = 10), completed a sidestepping movement assessment prior to and following a 9-week training period, in which kinetic, kinematic and neuromuscular data were collected. The intervention group completed a biomechanically informed training protocol, consisting of plyometric, resistance and balance exercises, adjunct to normal training, for 15-20 min twice a week...
February 24, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631112/risk-of-revision-was-not-reduced-by-a-double-bundle-acl-reconstruction-technique-results-from-the-scandinavian-registers
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Cathrine Aga, Jüri-Tomas Kartus, Martin Lind, Stein Håkon Låstad Lygre, Lars-Petter Granan, Lars Engebretsen
BACKGROUND: Double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has demonstrated improved biomechanical properties and moderately better objective outcomes compared with single-bundle reconstructions. This could make an impact on the rerupture rate and reduce the risk of revisions in patients undergoing double-bundle ACL reconstruction compared with patients reconstructed with a traditional single-bundle technique. The National Knee Ligament Registers in Scandinavia provide information that can be used to evaluate the revision outcome after ACL reconstructions...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624854/superior-return-to-sports-rate-after-patellar-tendon-autograft-over-patellar-tendon-allograft-in-revision-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Michèle N J Keizer, Roy A G Hoogeslag, Jos J A M van Raay, Egbert Otten, Reinoud W Brouwer
PURPOSE: After revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), the rate of return to the pre-injury type of sport (RTS type) is low and graft choice might be an important factor. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is a difference in outcome after revision ACLR using a patellar tendon allograft compared to an ipsilateral patellar tendon autograft. It was hypothesized that the rate of RTS type using an ipsilateral patellar tendon autograft will be superior to using patellar tendon allograft...
June 17, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612581/surgical-options-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-the-young-child
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Meghan J Price, Lionel Lazaro, Frank A Cordasco, Daniel W Green
Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is becoming increasingly common in the skeletally immature population. Historically, there was a reluctance to operate on skeletally immature patients due to potential damage to the physis and subsequent growth disturbances; however, more recently, ACL reconstruction techniques specifically developed for this young population have shown good outcomes and low complication rates. In this article, we briefly discuss the modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for ACL injury in children, options for conservative management for ACL rupture, and outcomes for delayed operative management...
August 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610875/identification-and-risk-estimation-of-movement-strategies-during-cutting-maneuvers
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Sina David, Igor Komnik, Markus Peters, Johannes Funken, Wolfgang Potthast
OBJECTIVES: Approximately 70% of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur in non-contact situations during cutting and landing maneuvers. Parameters such as footstrike patterns and trunk orientation were found to influence ACL relevant knee loading, however, the relationship between the whole body movement and injury risk is debated. This study identifies whole body movement strategies that increase injury risk, and provides training recommendations to reduce this risk or enable a save return to sports after injury...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608618/bench-to-bedside-bridge-enhanced-anterior-cruciate-ligament-repair
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Gabriel S Perrone, Benedikt L Proffen, Ata M Kiapour, Jakob T Sieker, Braden C Fleming, Martha M Murray
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most well-known orthopaedic injuries and are treated with one of the most common orthopaedic procedures performed in the United States. This surgical procedure, ACL reconstruction, is successful at restoring the gross stability of the knee. However, the outcomes of ACL reconstruction can be limited by short and long term complications, including muscle weakness, graft rupture and premature osteoarthritis. Thus, new methods of treating this injury are being explored...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603786/how-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-was-averted-during-knee-collapse-in-a-nba-point-guard
#10
Nathan D Schilaty, Nathaniel A Bates, Aaron J Krych, Timothy E Hewett
Non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur with rapid decelerations and pivoting. A recent injury to a high-level National Basketball Association (NBA) player demonstrated neuromuscular control and injury-sparing mechanisms that resulted in only minor ligament injury to the medial collateral ligament. We analyzed biomechanical mechanisms via publically available orthogonal 2-D video to demonstrate how this potential ACL injury was averted. Analysis of the knee injury mechanism demonstrated that the NBA player experienced low ground reaction force, high sagittal plane flexion, and maintenance of frontal plane stability with neuromuscular control...
2017: Ann Musculoskelet Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603610/does-additional-reconstruction-of-the-anterolateral-ligament-during-a-primary-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-affect-tibial-rotational-laxity-a-case-series
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Rohi Shah, Runveer Singh, Clodagh Dugdale, Guido Geutjens
BACKGROUND: The current evidence suggests that rotational stability in not restored in patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures, despite reconstructive surgery. The graded pivot-shift is a useful clinical test to delineate extent of ligamentous laxity within the knee. Given its lateralised position, we hypothesized that reconstruction of the anterolateral ligament (ALL) would provide restraint to excessive internal rotation, restoring rotational stability. METHODS: 10 patients with MRI confirmed diagnosis of an isolated ACL rupture were included...
July 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603569/pediatric-acl-injuries-a-review-of-current-concepts
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Vikas Trivedi, Panna Mishra, Deepankar Verma
BACKGROUND: The number of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries reported in skeletally immature athletes has increased over the past 2 decades. The reasons for this increased rate include the growing number of children and adolescents participating in competitive sports vigorous sports training at an earlier age and greater rate of diagnosis because of increased awareness and greater use of advanced medical imaging. There is a growing need for a consensus and evidence based approach for management of these injuries to frame a dedicated age specific treatment strategy...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602934/biomechanical-factors-associated-with-pain-and-symptoms-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-and-reconstruction
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Aisia Azus, Hsiang-Ling Teng, Lauren Tufts, Daniel Wu, C Benjamin Ma, Richard B Souza, Xiaojuan Li
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the associations between patient-reported outcome and gait in patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction over time. Because there is an association between ACL rupture and the presence of osteoarthritis later in life, a better understanding of these relationships will help to elucidate how patients' gait pattern may affect pain and symptoms, potentially leading to better treatment for or preventing the development of knee OA...
June 8, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599980/generalized-hypermobility-knee-hyperextension-and-outcomes-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-prospective-case-control-study-with-mean-6%C3%A2-years-follow-up
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Christopher M Larson, Asheesh Bedi, Mark E Dietrich, Jennifer C Swaringen, Corey A Wulf, David M Rowley, M Russell Giveans
PURPOSE: To determine whether generalized hypermobility and contralateral knee hyperextension affect failure rates and patient-related outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). METHODS: A total of 226 consecutive patients presenting with acute ACL tears were prospectively evaluated for generalized hypermobility by a modified Beighton criteria. Minimum 2-year follow-up was achieved for 183 knees (81%). Patients underwent ACLR with either bone-patellar-tendon (BPTB) autograft (n = 46), quadrupled hamstring (HT) autograft (n = 85), or allograft tissue (n = 52)...
June 6, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597696/-not-always-a-straight-path-patients-perspectives-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-rupture-and-reconstruction
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Sarah M Scott, Meredith A Perry, Gisela Sole
PURPOSE: To explore patients' perspectives following anterior cruciate ligament rupture and subsequent reconstructive surgery. METHODS: A qualitative study design was employed, using validated questionnaires, interviews and general inductive methodology. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with five men and four women who had undergone an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in the past 6-36 months. Participants completed the Knee Osteoarthritis Outcome Score and the Tegner Activity Score...
June 9, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594522/skeletally-immature-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-controversies-and-management
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Shital N Parikh, Bradley P Jaquith, Christopher M Brusalis, Lauren H Redler, Theodore J Ganley, Mininder S Kocher
At one time, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in skeletally immature patients were considered rare. The recommended treatment option for skeletally immature patients with ACL tears was to modify activities until skeletal maturity, at which point definitive ACL reconstruction could be safely performed. The management of ACL tears in skeletally immature patients has evolved as a result of the increased frequency of ACL tears in younger patients and an increased awareness for the potential development or worsening of meniscal tears, chondral lesions, and degenerative changes that occur with the "wait-and-fix-later" approach...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593387/increased-odds-of-patient-reported-success-at-2%C3%A2-years-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-patients-without-cartilage-lesions-a-cohort-study-from-the-swedish-national-knee-ligament-register
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Eric Hamrin Senorski, Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Volker Musahl, Freddie Fu, Ferid Krupic, Neel Desai, Olof Westin, Kristian Samuelsson
PURPOSE: To investigate whether the surgical technique of single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, the visualization of anatomic surgical factors and the presence or absence of concomitant injuries at primary ACL reconstruction are able to predict patient-reported success and failure. The hypothesis of this study was that anatomic single-bundle surgical procedures would be predictive of patient-reported success. METHODS: This cohort study was based on data from the Swedish National Knee Ligament Register during the period of 1 January 2005 through 31 December 2014...
June 7, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590388/the-quandary-of-treating-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tears-in-children-and-adolescents-commentary-on-an-article-by-travis-j-dekker-md-et-al-return-to-sport-after-pediatric-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-and-its-effect-on-subsequent-anterior-cruciate
#18
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590374/return-to-sport-after-pediatric-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-and-its-effect-on-subsequent-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
#19
Travis J Dekker, Jonathan A Godin, Kevin M Dale, William E Garrett, Dean C Taylor, Jonathan C Riboh
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft failure and contralateral ACL tears are more frequent in children and adolescents than adults. The reasons for higher subsequent injury rates in this population are incompletely understood. METHODS: We analyzed a continuous cohort of patients who were <18 years of age. Subjects underwent isolated, primary ACL reconstruction with autograft between 2006 and January 1, 2014, and had a minimum 2-year follow-up. Return-to-sport characteristics were described, and multivariable Cox regression modeling was used to identify predictors of a second ACL injury...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587262/trends-in-pediatric-and-adolescent-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-in-victoria-australia-2005-2015
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Louise Shaw, Caroline F Finch
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in children and adolescents have been the focus of recent media attention and parental concern, given their potential for adverse long-term health outcomes and healthcare costs. However, there is limited formal evidence on trends in the incidence of ACL injuries in children. This study utilizes the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED) to characterize epidemiologic trends of hospital-admitted ACL injuries in those aged 5 to 14 years over a period of 10 years from 2005 to 2015...
June 5, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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