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Posterior cruciate ligament

John J Elias, Kerwyn C Jones, S Cyrus Rezvanifar, Joseph N Gabra, Melanie A Morscher, Andrew J Cosgarea
BACKGROUND: Continued patellar instability can occur following medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction. Computational simulation of function was used to investigate the influence of the lateral position of the tibial tuberosity, trochlear dysplasia and patella alta on lateral patellar tracking following MPFL reconstruction. METHODS: Multibody dynamic simulation models were developed to represent nine knees being treated for recurrent patellar instability...
March 12, 2018: Knee
Jia-Ping Pan, Xu-Can Wang, Ming-Hong Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the characteristics and clinical treatment of avulsion fracture of the lateral edge of tibial plateau(segond fracture) in knee joint injuries. METHODS: From January 2011 and December 2015, 29 patients with Segond fracture were treated with minimally invasive arthroscopy technology in intra-articular injuries combined with double anchor nail fixation in avulsion fracture of the lateral edge of tibial plateau, including 17 males and 12 females with an average age of 41 years old ranging from 27 to 62 years old...
February 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Gregory C Fanelli, David G Fanelli
The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)-based multiple ligament injury, or dislocated knee, is often part of a multisystem injury complex that not only includes the knee ligaments, but may also include blood vessels, skin, nerves, fractures, and other organ system trauma. These factors must be considered in the scope of treating this complex knee injury. These complex knee ligament injuries can result in significant functional instability for the affected individual. This article will discuss multiple ligament knee injury evaluation, treatment, and special considerations in the pediatric and adolescent population...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Chae Chil Lee, Yoon Seok Youm, Sung Do Cho, Seung Hyun Jung, Mun Hee Bae, Seon Jae Park, Han Wook Kim
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between posterior tibial slope (PTS) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft rupture in patients who have undergone ACL reconstruction by comparing results in patients who experienced graft rupture and a matched control group. METHODS: The study included 64 knees of 64 patients (58 men and 6 women), of mean age 31 years (range, 18-60 years) who underwent revision ACL reconstruction for ACL graft rupture, as well as a control group without ACL graft rupture matched for age, sex, body mass index (BMI), and left or right side...
March 9, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Hyuk-Soo Han, Seung-Baik Kang
BACKGROUND: This work aimed to evaluate the changes in the femoral posterior condylar offset (PCO) and tibial slope after posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)-substituting total knee arthroplasty (TKA), and to address the presence of any interactive effect between the two on knee flexion. METHODS: Fifty-two PCL-substituting TKAs were performed using a posterior referencing system. Three-dimensional reconstructed computed tomographic (CT) images were used to evaluate PCO and tibial slope before and after arthroplasty...
March 7, 2018: Knee
Bin Xu, Hanyuan Zhang, Bo Li, Weichao Wang
To compare the direct and indirect signs on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for patients with acute and chronic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears.Two independent reviewers retrospectively evaluated the MRI images of 377 patients with ACL tear confirmed by arthroscopy. There were 160 cases with acute ACL tear and 217 cases with chronic ACL tear. Direct signs in T1- and T2-wighted images and indirect signs including meniscus injury, the collateral ligament injury, cartilage damage or osteoarthritis, kissing contusion, Notch syndrome and abnormal posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and other indirect signs were evaluated...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Wei Wang, Bin Yue, JianHua Wang, Hany Bedair, Harry Rubash, Guoan Li
Inconsistent data has been reported on the effect of the femoral posterior condyle offset (PCO) on the maximal knee flexion after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study investigated the relationship between the postoperative changes of the PCO and the changes of maximal knee flexion after a cruciate retaining (CR) TKA. Nine patients with medial osteoarthritis (OA) in one knee were investigated. Before operation, each index knee was magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanned for construction of a three-dimensional (3D) knee model...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Ya-Jun Ma, Michael Carl, Adam Searleman, Xing Lu, Eric Y Chang, Jiang Du
PURPOSE: To develop a 3D adiabatic T1ρ prepared ultrashort echo time cones (3D AdiabT1ρ UTE-Cones) sequence for whole knee imaging on a clinical 3T scanner. METHODS: A train of adiabatic full passage pulses were used for spin locking, followed by time-efficient multispoke UTE acquisition to detect signals from both short and long T2 tissues in the whole knee joint. A modified signal model was proposed for multispoke UTE data fitting. The feasibility of this 3D AdiabT1ρ UTE-Cones technique was demonstrated through numerical simulation, phantom, and ex vivo knee sample studies...
February 28, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Yifei Dai, Michael B Cross, Laurent D Angibaud, Cyril Hamad, Amaury Jung, Jean-Yves Jenny
PURPOSE: Posterior tibial slope (PTS) for cruciate-retaining (CR) total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is usually pre-determined by the surgeon. Limited information is available comparing different choices of PTS on the kinematics of the CR TKA, independent of the balancing of the extension gap. This study hypothesized that with the same balanced extension gap, the choice of PTS significantly impacts the intraoperatively measured kinematics of CR TKA. METHODS: Navigated CR TKAs were performed on seven fresh-frozen cadavers with healthy knees and intact posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)...
February 23, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Christoph Ihle, H Nakayama, Christoph Gonser, Ulrich Stöckle, Stefan Döbele, Steffen Schröter, Marc-Daniel Ahrend, Atesch Ateschrang
BACKGROUND: The established surgical technique for lesion of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is reconstruction with an autologous tendon. However, patients after ACL-replacement have increased osteoarthritis rates. Possible explanations are persistent knee instability and the loss of the ACL's proprioceptive function. Therefore, surgeons have developed an alternative treatment to preserve the ACL by readapting femoral ACL lesions by temporary protective dynamic intraligamentary stabilisation (DIS)...
February 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
Kazuhisa Hatayama, Masanori Terauchi, Kenichi Saito, Jun Aoki, Satoshi Nonaka, Hiroshi Higuchi
PURPOSE: To prospectively evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for diagnosing ramp lesions, to compare them between 1.5- and 3-T MRI, and to evaluate whether bone contusion of the posterior lip of the medial tibial plateau was associated with ramp lesions. METHODS: For 155 knees that underwent primary ACL reconstruction, we prospectively examined for ramp lesions and medial meniscal body tears on MRI. MRI diagnosis of ramp lesions required high signal irregularity of the capsular margin or separation in the meniscocapsular junction of the medial meniscus posterior horn on sagittal images...
February 15, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
J Knox, V Pedoia, A Wang, M Tanaka, G B Joseph, J Neumann, T M Link, X Li, C B Ma
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the longitudinal changes in meniscal T1ρ/T2 signal post-reconstruction in patients with acute anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and to investigate the association with T1ρ/T2 signal in articular knee cartilage. METHOD: In this prospective study, knees of 37 patients with ACL-injury and reconstruction in addition to 13 healthy controls were scanned using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) T1ρ/T2 mapping. Quantitative analysis of the meniscus was performed in the anterior/posterior horns of lateral/medial meniscus fourteen sub-compartments of cartilage spanning the medial/lateral area of the tibia and femoral condyles...
February 10, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Santiago Pache, Zachary S Aman, Mitchell Kennedy, Gilberto Yoshinobu Nakama, Gilbert Moatshe, Connor Ziegler, Robert F LaPrade
The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is the largest and strongest ligament in the human knee, and the primary posterior stabilizer. Recent anatomy and biomechanical studies have provided an improved understanding of PCL function. PCL injuries are typically combined with other ligamentous, meniscal and chondral injuries. Stress radiography has become an important and validated objective measure in surgical decision making and post-operative assessment. Isolated grade I or II PCL injuries can usually be treated non-operatively...
January 2018: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
Bancha Chernchujit, Renaldi Prasetia
The occurrence of posterior root tear of both the lateral and medial menisci, combined with anterior cruciate ligament rupture, is rare. Problems may be encountered such as the difficulty to access the medial meniscal root tear, the confusing circumstances about which structure to repair first, and the possibility of the tunnel for each repair to become taut inside the tibial bone. We present the arthroscopy technique step by step to overcome the difficulties in an efficient and time-preserving manner.
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Yoshinori Ishii, Hideo Noguchi, Junko Sato, Hana Ishii, Koji Todoroki, Shin-Ichi Toyabe
BACKGROUND: Tibial component coverage (TCC) and tibial rotational angle (TRA) have been studied simultaneously in simulations, but not in clinical studies after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The purposes of this study were (1) to evaluate TCC and rotational setting postoperatively in mobile-bearing TKA patients and (2) to compare the results with previously published simulation data. METHODS: We prospectively examined 100 patients who underwent primary TKA using the LCS® Total Knee System (LCS) posterior cruciate ligament-substituting prosthesis...
February 10, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Nathaniel A Bates, Rebecca J Nesbitt, Jason T Shearn, Gregory D Myer, Timothy E Hewett
BACKGROUND: Following anterior cruciate ligament injury and subsequent reconstruction transverse plane tibiofemoral rotation becomes underconstrained and overconstrained, respectively. Conflicting reports exist on how rotations influence loading at the knee. This investigation aimed to determine the mechanical effects of internal and external tibial rotation offsets on knee kinematics and ligament strains during in vitro simulations of in vivo recorded kinematics. METHOD: A 6-degree-of-freedom robotic manipulator arm was used to articulate 11 cadaveric tibiofemoral joint specimens through simulations of four athletic tasks produced from in vivo recorded kinematics...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Biomechanics
Glaucus Cajaty Martins, Gilberto Camanho, Mara Ibis Rodrigues, Luiz Felippe Martins Filho, Marco Kawamura Demange
BACKGROUND: According to some authors, the indication of an arthroplasty maintaining the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) demands adequate structural preservation and proprioceptive function of this ligament. The nervous fibers contained in the synovial neurovascular bundle (NVB) around the PCL are involved in proprioception. A study evaluating the grade of PCL and NVB degeneration by using clinical, radiological, and perioperative parameters in knee arthritis patients, in theory, could help surgeons in the decision of preserving or not preserving the PCL in a particular patient...
February 7, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Sam K Yasen, Zakk M Borton, Edward M Britton, Harry C Palmer, Adrian J Wilson
Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries usually constitute part of a multiligament injury. Isolated PCL injuries account for only approximately 3% of all ligament injuries. No consensus on optimal surgical reconstruction exists. The PCL is a double-bundle structure that functions in an anisometric manner. Biomechanical studies have shown that re-creating the PCL femoral double-bundle configuration provides greater stability. We present a 3-socket approach for an anatomic "all-inside" double-bundle PCL reconstruction using our preferred option of a FiberTape (Arthrex, Naples, FL)-reinforced peroneus longus allograft fashioned to create a trifurcate graft: the TriLink technique...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Hervé Ouanezar, Mathieu Thaunat, Adnan Saithna, Levi Reina Fernandes, Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet
Full radial posterior lateral meniscus root tears are frequently associated with injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament. Left unrepaired, they result in loss of the meniscus hoop stress function and can lead to overload of the lateral compartment and early degenerative changes. Arthroscopic suture repairs show successful results with long-term follow-up. However, previously described suture repair techniques have often required special instrumentation and can be technically demanding. This Technical Note describes the use of an accessory portal through the patellar tendon as a safe and easy method for repairing full posterior radial tears of the lateral meniscus...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Nirav Maniar, Anthony G Schache, Prasanna Sritharan, David A Opar
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are a burdensome condition due to potential surgical requirements and increased risk of long term debilitation. Previous studies indicate that muscle forces play an important role in the development of ligamentous loading, yet these studies have typically used cadaveric models considering only the knee-spanning quadriceps, hamstrings and gastrocnemius muscle groups. Using a musculoskeletal modelling approach, we investigated how lower-limb muscles produce and oppose key tibiofemoral reaction forces and moments during the weight acceptance phase of unanticipated sidestep cutting...
February 6, 2018: Scientific Reports
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