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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202561/meniscal-extrusion-as-booster-of-osteoarthritis
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R Papalia, G Papalia, F Russo, L A Diaz, F Bressi, S Sterzi, V Denaro
Meniscal extrusion (ME) has shown to play a critical but still unclear role in osteoarthritis (OA) development. ME has been described as an important risk factor in the progression of knee OA, as it is involved in the thinning of articular cartilage, joint space narrowing, spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee and subchondral bone marrow lesions. Meniscal damage of any degree of severity could cause ME in both compartments, but it is commonly associated with severe meniscal tears or root tears mainly in the medial meniscus...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189618/bilateral-patellar-tendon-rupture
#2
Mary Kamienski
The knee is the most complex and largest joint in the body. Injuries to any part of this joint affect the entire body. There are multiple injuries that can occur to the knee, with the most common being ligament and meniscus tears. A not-so-common injury to the knee is a patellar tendon rupture. A bilateral patellar tendon rupture is extremely rare. A case study of a 43-year-old man who sustained a bilateral patellar tendon rupture while playing softball is used to present this devastating injury. This discussion includes the incidence and diagnosis of the tear, surgical repair, as well as a description of the comprehensive rehabilitation process necessary to allow the patient to return to normal physical activity...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188333/dynamically-tensioned-acl-functional-knee-braces-reduce-acl-and-meniscal-strain
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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/29170181/multiple-hybrid-sutures-of-bucket-handle-injury-on-the-lateral-and-medial-meniscus-of-the-knee
#4
Diego Costa Astur, Bruno Silveira Pavei, Camila Cohen Kaleka, Moises Cohen
The objective of the study is to show possibilities of several combinations of suture techniques in a rare bicompartmental bucket handle injury. According to specific injury characteristics, combined suturing techniques were used. The option for different meniscal suture techniques in the two knee compartments allowed the patient, after completing the treatment, to return to his activities with a preserved meniscus. Although meniscectomy continues to be a chosen technique in bucket handle injury, we attempted to show a case of bicompartmental meniscal suture with different techniques...
November 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951643/acl-reconstruction-using-femoral-rigid-fix-and-tibial-bio-intrafix-devices
#5
Rahul Singh, Sujit Kumar Tripathy, Monappa A Naik, Premjit Sujir, Sharath K Rao
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to report the clinical and functional outcomes of Hamstring graft ACL reconstruction fixed with femoral Rigid-fix and tibial Bio-intrafix devices. METHODS: In a prospective study, the clinical (Lysholm score) and functional outcomes (International Knee Documentation Committee, IKDC) of 44 patients who underwent autologus hamstring graft ACL reconstruction using femoral Rigid-fix and tibial Bio-intrafix devices, were evaluated at the end of one year...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894756/relationships-between-tibiofemoral-contact-forces-and-cartilage-morphology-at-2-to-3-years-after-single-bundle-hamstring-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-and-in-healthy-knees
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David John Saxby, Adam L Bryant, Xinyang Wang, Luca Modenese, Pauline Gerus, Jason M Konrath, Kim L Bennell, Karine Fortin, Tim Wrigley, Flavia M Cicuttini, Christopher J Vertullo, Julian A Feller, Tim Whitehead, Price Gallie, David G Lloyd
BACKGROUND: Prevention of knee osteoarthritis (OA) following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture and reconstruction is vital. Risk of postreconstruction knee OA is markedly increased by concurrent meniscal injury. It is unclear whether reconstruction results in normal relationships between tibiofemoral contact forces and cartilage morphology and whether meniscal injury modulates these relationships. HYPOTHESES: Since patients with isolated reconstructions (ie, without meniscal injury) are at lower risk for knee OA, we predicted that relationships between tibiofemoral contact forces and cartilage morphology would be similar to those of normal, healthy knees 2 to 3 years postreconstruction...
August 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815275/similar-failure-rate-in-immediate-post-operative-weight-bearing-versus-protected-weight-bearing-following-meniscal-repair-on-peripheral-vertical-meniscal-tears
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Bryan Perkins, Kyle R Gronbeck, Ruixian Alexander Yue, Marc A Tompkins
PURPOSE AND HYPOTHESIS: Post-operative weight bearing after meniscal repair is a point of debate among physicians. This study sought to evaluate whether patients adhering to an immediate WBAT rehabilitation programme have a higher failure rate compared to those adhering to a more traditional, protected, NWB status following meniscal repair. The null hypothesis was that there would be no difference in failure between the two groups. METHODS: A retrospective review of meniscal repair patients greater than 5 years from surgery was performed for patients receiving meniscal repair treatment...
August 16, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753397/lateral-meniscal-allograft-transplant-via-a-medial-approach-leads-to-less-extrusion
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Nam-Hong Choi, Jeong-Ki Choi, Bong-Seok Yang, Doe-Hyun Lee, Brian N Victoroff
BACKGROUND: Accurate positioning of the bony bridge is crucial to prevent extrusion of meniscal allografts after transplant. However, oblique or lateralized placement of the bony bridge of the lateral meniscal allograft may occur due to technical error or a limited visual field. The patellar tendon may be an obstacle to approaching the anterior horn of the lateral meniscus, resulting in a laterally placed allograft. Therefore, lateral meniscal transplant through a medial arthrotomy would be an alternative approach...
October 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652828/prevention-treatment-and-rehabilitation-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-in-children
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REVIEW
Pamela J Lang, Dai Sugimoto, Lyle J Micheli
As more children and adolescents participate in competitive organized sports, there has been an increase in the reported incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in these age groups. ACL injuries in skeletally immature athletes present a challenge, as reconstruction must preserve the physis of the distal femur and of the proximal tibia to avoid growth disturbances. Historically, a skeletally immature athlete with an ACL injury was treated with a brace and activity modification until skeletal maturity, with ACL reconstruction being performed at that time in the "non-copers" who experienced instability...
2017: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515057/delaying-acl-reconstruction-and-treating-with-exercise-therapy-alone-may-alter-prognostic-factors-for-5-year-outcome-an-exploratory-analysis-of-the-kanon-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Stephanie R Filbay, Ewa M Roos, Richard B Frobell, Frank Roemer, Jonas Ranstam, L Stefan Lohmander
AIM: Identify injury-related, patient-reported and treatment-related prognostic factors for 5-year outcomes in acutely ACL-ruptured individuals managed with early reconstruction plus exercise therapy, exercise therapy plus delayed reconstruction or exercise therapy alone. METHODS: Exploratory analysis of the Knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Nonsurgical versus Surgical Treatment (KANON) trial (ISRCTN84752559). Relationships between prognostic factors (baseline cartilage, meniscus and osteochondral damage, baseline extension deficit, baseline patient-reported outcomes, number of rehabilitation visits, graft/contralateral ACL rupture, non-ACL surgery and ACL treatment strategy) and 5-year Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) pain, symptoms, sport/recreation and quality of life (QOL) scores were explored using multivariable linear regression...
November 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219089/arthroscopic-treatment-of-isolated-hoffa-fractures
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Ersin Ercin, Emre Baca, Cemal Kural
The goal of this study was to evaluate the results of a novel method, arthroscopic fixation of isolated Hoffa fractures.This is a prospective, case series and set at Level 1 trauma center. A total of eight patients with isolated Hoffa fractures who were operated by arthroscopic screw fixation method in the anterior posterior direction with 6.5 mm cannulated screws were followed up prospectively. Same surgical method used for all patients. All patients underwent the same rehabilitation program and active range of motion (ROM) exercises were started immediately...
October 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766275/quantifying-quadriceps-muscle-strength-in-patients-with-acl-injury-focal-cartilage-lesions-and-degenerative-meniscus-tears-differences-and-clinical-implications
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Ingrid Eitzen, Hege Grindem, Agnethe Nilstad, Håvard Moksnes, May Arna Risberg
BACKGROUND: Reduced quadriceps strength influences knee function and increases the risk of knee osteoarthritis. Thus, it is of significant clinical relevance to precisely quantify strength deficits in patients with knee injuries. PURPOSE: To evaluate isokinetic concentric quadriceps muscle strength torque values, assessed both from peak torque and at specific knee flexion joint angles, in patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, focal cartilage lesions, and degenerative meniscus tears...
October 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696125/meniscal-allograft-subluxations-are-not-associated-with-preoperative-native-meniscal-subluxations
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Bum-Sik Lee, Seong-Il Bin, Jong-Min Kim, Jae Hyan Kim, Eic Ju Lim
PURPOSE: To determine the relationship between preoperative subluxation of the original menisci and postoperative graft subluxation after lateral meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT). METHODS: Forty patients who underwent isolated lateral MATs in meniscus-deficient knees with a low-grade chondral lesion (≤ICRS grade 2) were assessed. Lateral subluxation of the native meniscus before meniscectomy and those of remaining meniscal tissue before MAT were measured on mid-coronal MRI scans taken at each time point...
January 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676830/contribution-of-isokinetic-in-the-treatment-of-meniscal-lesions-report-of-26-cases
#14
Karima Belhaj, Hicham Elhyaoui, Soumia Meftah, Laila Mahir, Mohamed Rafai, Abdelhak Garch, Fatima Lmidmani, Abdellatif Elfatimi
OBJECTIVE: Meniscal injuries are an extremely common condition that also occurs well in young adults at a sporting injury, than in most elderly where it is often the degenerative changes in the knee illustration. The application of isokinetic knee is widespread, either in assessment or rehabilitation. The objective of the study is to determine the contribution of the isokinetic for meniscal pathology. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 6 months, including patients followed in physical medicine and rehabilitation for meniscal lesions confirmed by imaging and in whom supported classical rehabilitative and/or isokinetic was indicated...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543406/return-to-play-following-meniscus-surgery
#15
REVIEW
Alaina M Brelin, John-Paul H Rue
Meniscus tears are commonly encountered in the athletic population and can result in significant loss of playing time. Current treatment methods for acute tears consist of meniscectomy and meniscal repair, whereas meniscal allograft transplant is reserved as a salvage procedure for symptomatic meniscectomized patients who desire a more functional knee. This review describes the postoperative rehabilitation protocol for each procedure and evaluates the outcomes in existing literature as it pertains to the athlete...
October 2016: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27504467/meniscal-ramp-lesions-anatomy-incidence-diagnosis-and-treatment
#16
Jorge Chahla, Chase S Dean, Gilbert Moatshe, Justin J Mitchell, Tyler R Cram, Carlos Yacuzzi, Robert F LaPrade
Meniscal ramp lesions are more frequently associated with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries than previously recognized. Some authors suggest that this entity results from disruption of the meniscotibial ligaments of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, whereas others support the idea that it is created by a tear of the peripheral attachment of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans have been reported to have a low sensitivity, and consequently, ramp lesions often go undiagnosed...
July 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27429958/injury-patterns-in-patients-presenting-with-a-recurrent-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tear-following-primary-reconstruction
#17
Bryan T H Koh, Andrew A Sayampanathan, Hamid Rahmatullah Bin Abd Razak, Hwei Chi Chong, Hwee-Chye Andrew Tan
BACKGROUND: An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft rupture or a primary ACL injury in the contralateral knee is one of the greatest concerns of patients following primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). Our study describes the epidemiology and presence of concomitant meniscal injuries of patients with a graft rupture following primary ACLR or a primary rupture of the contralateral ACL following primary ACLR of the ipsilateral knee. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 42 patients who underwent a second ACLR...
June 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27134387/the-effect-of-hip-abductor-exercise-on-muscle-strength-and-trunk-stability-after-an-injury-of-the-lower-extremities
#18
Hwang-Bo Kak, Sun-Ja Park, Byun-Joon Park
[Purpose] The gluteus medius, a hip abductor, controls femoral movement and stabilizes the pelvis during lower extremity mobilization. [Subjects] This study enrolled 24 subjects into control and experimental groups. [Methods] This randomized controlled study included patients who underwent arthroscopy after meniscus injury and started a rehabilitative exercise program 8 weeks after surgery. Subjects were divided into the experimental gluteus medius resistance exercise group (n=12) and the control group (n=12)...
March 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27032604/quality-and-variability-of-online-available-physical-therapy-protocols-from-academic-orthopaedic-surgery-programs-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#19
Eric C Makhni, Erica K Crump, Michael E Steinhaus, Nikhil N Verma, Christopher S Ahmad, Brian J Cole, Bernard R Bach
PURPOSE: To assess the quality and variability found across anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rehabilitation protocols published online by academic orthopaedic programs. METHODS: Web-based ACL physical therapy protocols from United States academic orthopaedic programs available online were included for review. Main exclusion criteria included concomitant meniscus repair, protocols aimed at pediatric patients, and failure to provide time points for the commencement or recommended completion of any protocol components...
August 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26979177/does-simulated-walking-cause-gapping-of-meniscal-repairs
#20
Patrick C McCulloch, Hugh L Jones, Kendall Hamilton, Michael G Hogen, Jonathan E Gold, Philip C Noble
BACKGROUND: The objective of rehabilitation following meniscal repair is to promote healing by limiting stresses on repairs, while simultaneously preserving muscle strength and joint motion. Both protective protocols limiting weight bearing and accelerated which do not, have shown clinical success. This study assesses the effects of physiologic gait loading on the kinematic behavior of a repaired medial meniscus. METHODS: The medial menisci of eight fresh cadaveric knees were implanted with arrays of six 0...
December 2016: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
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