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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727937/preoperative-short-form-health-survey-score-is-predictive-of-return-to-play-and-minimal-clinically-important-difference-at-a-minimum-2-year-follow-up-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Benedict U Nwachukwu, Brenda Chang, Pramod B Voleti, Patricia Berkanish, Matthew R Cohn, David W Altchek, Answorth A Allen, Riley J Williams
BACKGROUND: There is increased interest in understanding the preoperative determinants of postoperative outcomes. Return to play (RTP) and the patient-reported minimal clinically important difference (MCID) are useful measures of postoperative outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). PURPOSE: To define the MCID after ACLR and to investigate the role of preoperative outcome scores for predicting the MCID and RTP after ACLR. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724372/comparison-of-artificial-graft-versus-autograft-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-meta-analysis
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Zhen-Yu Jia, Chen Zhang, Shi-Qi Cao, Chen-Chen Xue, Tian-Ze Liu, Xuan Huang, Wei-Dong Xu
BACKGROUND: Critically evaluation and summarization for the outcomes between autografts and artificial grafts using in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction have not been performed currently. The purpose of this study is to compare the clinical outcomes between artificial ligaments and autografts at a short- to mid-term follow-up. METHODS: A computerized search of the databases was conducted including Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane library. Only prospective or retrospective comparative studies with a minimum 2-year follow-up and a minimum sample size of 15 for each group were considered for inclusion...
July 19, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721590/high-non-anatomic-tunnel-position-rates-in-acl-reconstruction-failure-using-both-transtibial-and-anteromedial-tunnel-drilling-techniques
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Vera Jaecker, Tabea Zapf, Jan-Hendrik Naendrup, Thomas Pfeiffer, Ajay C Kanakamedala, Arasch Wafaisade, Sven Shafizadeh
INTRODUCTION: Although it is well known from cadaveric and biomechanical studies that transtibial femoral tunnel (TT) positioning techniques are associated with non-anatomic tunnel positions, controversial data exist as so far no clinical differences could have been found, comparing transtibial with anteromedial techniques (AM). The purpose of the study was to analyze if graft failure following TT ACL reconstruction was more commonly associated with non-anatomic tunnel position in comparison with the AM technique...
July 18, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718171/younger-patients-and-men-achieve-higher-outcome-scores-than-older-patients-and-women-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#4
Kate E Webster, Julian A Feller
BACKGROUND: There is some evidence that functional performance and validated outcome scores differ according to the gender, age, and sport participation status of a patient after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. However, the impact of these three factors, and interaction among them, has not been studied across a large relatively homogeneous group of patients to better elucidate their impact. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We reviewed a large cohort of patients who had undergone ACL reconstruction to determine if ROM, knee laxity, objective performance measures, and validated outcome scores differed according to (1) gender; (2) age; and (3) sport participation status...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717622/semitendinosus-muscle-architecture-during-maximum-isometric-contractions-in-individuals-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-and-controls
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Evagelos Karagiannidis, Eleftherios Kellis, Nikiforos Galanis, Baltzopoulos Vasilios
BACKGROUND: The most widely used graft as a replacement in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is the semitendinosus (ST) tendon graft. After harvesting for ACL reconstruction, the hamstring tendon regenerates in most people and becomes similar to normal. The effect of graft harvest on muscle morphology and function remains unclear. The present study aimed to examine the morphology of the ST during isometric contraction after harvesting the ST tendon for ACL reconstruction...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714825/quadriceps-and-patient-reported-function-in-acl-reconstructed-patients-a-principal-component-analysis
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Grant E Norte, Jay N Hertel, Susan A Saliba, David R Diduch, Joseph M Hart
CONTEXT: Assessment of physical function for individuals after ACL reconstruction (ACL-R) is complex and warrants the use of diverse evaluation strategies. To maximize the efficiency of assessment, there is a need to identify tests that provide the most meaningful information about this population. OBJECTIVE: To investigate underlying constructs of quadriceps muscle function that uniquely describe aspects of performance in patients after ACL-R, and establish clinical thresholds for measures able to classify patients with and without ACL-R...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714793/equivalent-knee-injury-and-osteoarthritis-outcome-scores-12-and-24-months-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-results-from-the-swedish-national-knee-ligament-register
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Kristian Samuelsson, Robert A Magnussen, Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Ferid Krupic, Kurt P Spindler, Christer Johansson, Magnus Forssblad, Jón Karlsson
BACKGROUND: It is not clear whether Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) results will be different 1 or 2 years after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. PURPOSE: To investigate within individual patients enrolled in the Swedish National Knee Ligament Register whether there is equivalence between KOOS at 1 and 2 years after primary ACL reconstruction. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: This cohort study was based on data from the Swedish National Knee Ligament Register during the period January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2013...
July 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712027/concomitant-meniscal-injury-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction%C3%A2-does-not-lead-to-poorer-short-term-post-operative-outcomes
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Amritpal Singh, Desmond Thiam Wei, Cheryl Tan Pei Lin, Shen Liang, Saumitra Goyal, Kimberly-Anne Tan, Brian Zhaojie Chin, Lingaraj Krishna
PURPOSE: The main objective was to compare post-operative outcomes in patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction both with and without concomitant meniscus injury at a mean follow-up of 3.5 years. The secondary objective was to study the effect of different meniscal injury sites and treatment modalities on post-operative outcomes (PROS). METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of a prospectively maintained database of patients undergoing ACL reconstruction at our tertiary institution between 2009 and 2012...
July 15, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712025/side-to-side-asymmetries-in-landing-mechanics-from-a-drop-vertical-jump-test-are-not-related-to-asymmetries-in-knee-joint-laxity-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Christophe A G Meyer, Paul Gette, Caroline Mouton, Romain Seil, Daniel Theisen
PURPOSE: Asymmetries in knee joint biomechanics and increased knee joint laxity in patients following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) are considered risk factors for re-tear or early onset of osteoarthritis. Nevertheless, the relationship between these factors has not been established. The aim of the study was to compare knee mechanics during landing from a bilateral drop vertical jump in patients following ACLR and control participants and to study the relationship between side-to-side asymmetries in landing mechanics and knee joint laxity...
July 15, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712024/knee-hyperextension-does-not-adversely-affect-dynamic-in-vivo-kinematics-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Kanto Nagai, Tom Gale, Elmar Herbst, Yasutaka Tashiro, James J Irrgang, Scott Tashman, Freddie H Fu, William Anderst
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of knee hyperextension on dynamic in vivo kinematics after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL-R). METHODS: Forty-two patients underwent unilateral ACL-R. Twenty-four months after surgery, subjects performed level walking and downhill running on a treadmill while dynamic stereo radiographs were acquired at 100 (walking) and 150 Hz (running). Tibiofemoral motion was determined using a validated model-based tracking process, and tibiofemoral translations/rotations were calculated...
July 15, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710739/prevention-and-management-of-post-operative-complications-following-acl-reconstruction
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REVIEW
Brian J Eckenrode, James L Carey, Brian J Sennett, Miltiadis H Zgonis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this paper is to review the current management and prevention of post-operative complications after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Trends in rehabilitation techniques will be presented, in addition to suggestions for interventions and expected milestones in ACL reconstruction recovery. RECENT FINDINGS: ACL reconstruction protocols have evolved to more of a criterion-based progression rather than a tissue-healing time frame...
July 14, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707248/macrophage-m1-plays-a-positive-role-in-aseptic-inflammation-related-graft-loosening-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-surgery
#12
Bing Song, Chuan Jiang, Huan Luo, Zhong Chen, Jingyi Hou, Yunfeng Zhou, Rui Yang, Huiyong Shen, Weiping Li
Macrophage-related inflammatory response is one of the main biological factors resulting in failure of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, although the specific pathomechanism remains to be clarified. Our aim was to investigate the association between graft loosening and macrophage-related inflammation in cases of loosening of reconstructed ACL autografts. Tissue samples were obtained from 21 patients who underwent a second-look arthroscopy within the first year after arthroscopic ACL reconstruction using single-bundle hamstring tendon autografts...
July 13, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707115/preoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-predicts-eligibility-for-arthroscopic-primary-anterior-cruciate-ligament-repair
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Jelle P van der List, Gregory S DiFelice
PURPOSE: To assess the role of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on the eligibility for arthroscopic primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair. METHODS: All patients undergoing ACL surgery between 2008 and 2017 were included. Patients underwent arthroscopic primary repair if sufficient tissue length and quality were present, or they underwent single-bundle ACL reconstruction. Preoperative MRI tear locations were graded with the modified Sherman classification: type I (>90% distal remnant length), type II (75-90%), or type III (25-75%)...
July 13, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706842/single-bundle-augmentation-for-a-partial-tear-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament
#14
Allison J Rao, Gregory L Cvetanovich, William A Zuke, Beatrice Go, Brian Forsythe
Given the prevalence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in young athletes, it is essential to elucidate and illustrate surgical interventions that return the most favorable outcomes. Although most ACL injuries are full-thickness tears, occasionally either the anteromedial (AM) or posterolateral (PL) bundle is torn in isolation, allowing consideration of an ACL reconstruction or augmentation. Because the ACL-deficient knee has been shown to exhibit less proprioceptive feedback, the preservation of the intact bundle may offer an inherent component of stability...
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706813/all-inside-bicruciate-ligament-reconstruction-technique-a-focus-on-graft-tensioning-sequence
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Mathieu Thaunat, Gilles Clowez, Colin G Murphy, Antoine Desseaux, Tales Guimaraes, Jean Marie Fayard, Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet
Bicruciate ligament (BCL) reconstructions are challenging procedures. One of the main operative goals is to stabilize the knee in the correct anterior-posterior position. We present an all-inside arthroscopic BCL reconstruction technique using hamstring tendon grafts. Ipsilateral semitendinosus (ST) and gracilis tendons are used for TriLink (Arthrex, Naples, FL) double-bundle posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction and contralateral ST tendon is used for GraftLink (Arthrex) single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction...
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706803/arthroscopic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-femoral-tunnel-visualization-for-button-fixation
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Savan D Patel, Peter J Boxley, Richard W Kang
Arthroscopic reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) remains one of the most commonly performed procedures in orthopaedic surgery. We describe a technique to visualize the button being advanced through the femoral tunnel using an arthroscope placed in the anteromedial portal. Looking into the femoral tunnel in line with the sutures, this technique allows the surgeon to directly visualize the femoral button as it traverses the femoral tunnel and confirms that it is engaged over the femoral cortex...
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706801/combined-anatomic-reconstruction-of-the-anterior-cruciate-and-anterolateral-ligaments-using-hamstring-graft-through-a-single-femoral-tunnel-and-with-a-single-femoral-fixation
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Assem Mohamed Noureldin Zein, Mohamed Ali, Hesham Ali, Ahmed Nady Saleh Elsaid, Alaa Zenhom Mahmoud, Mohamed K Osman, Amr Mohamed Mohamed Soliman
Patients with complete anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury have different degrees of rotational (internal rotation) laxity. A residual pivot shift has been found to be positive in more than 15% of cases after an accurate ACL reconstruction. Improved understanding of the existence, function, and biomechanical role of the anterolateral ligament (ALL) in controlling rotational instability of the knee has redirected and refocused attention on a supplemental extra-articular reconstruction of the ALL in conjunction with the intra-articular ACL reconstruction so as to restore normal kinematics of the knee...
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706794/notchplasty-for-the-arthroscopic-treatment-of-limited-knee-extension
#18
Marcio B Ferrari, Sandeep Mannava, Nicholas DePhillipo, George Sanchez, Robert F LaPrade
Knee osteoarthritis may lead to narrowing of the intercondylar notch due to osteophyte formation, thereby causing changes in native knee biomechanics. The normal close contact between the condyles and the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during knee extension may be compromised due to narrowing of the notch and result in ACL damage, progression of knee osteoarthritis, and loss of knee extension. Outcomes after a notchplasty procedure are well reported for ACL reconstruction in young patients. However, there remains a lack of studies evaluating this procedure in the setting of knee osteoarthritis in patients with a symptomatic loss of knee extension...
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705571/tunnel-widening-after-acl-reconstruction-with-aperture-screw-fixation-or-all-inside-reconstruction-with-suspensory-cortical-button-fixation-volumetric-measurements-on-ct-and-mri-scans
#19
Raul Mayr, Vinzenz Smekal, Christian Koidl, Christian Coppola, Josef Fritz, Ansgar Rudisch, Christof Kranewitter, René Attal
BACKGROUND: Tunnel widening after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is influenced by the surgical and fixation techniques used. Computed tomography (CT) is the most accurate image modality for assessing tunnel widening, but magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) might also be reliable for tunnel volume measurements. In the present study tunnel widening after ACLR using biodegradable interference screw fixation was compared with all-inside ACLR using button fixation, with tunnel volume changes being measured on CT and MRI scans...
July 10, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702921/acl-return-to-sport-guidelines-and-criteria
#20
REVIEW
George J Davies, Eric McCarty, Matthew Provencher, Robert C Manske
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Because of the epidemiological incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, the high reinjury rates that occur when returning back to sports, the actual number of patients that return to the same premorbid level of competition, the high incidence of osteoarthritis at 5-10-year follow-ups, and the effects on the long-term health of the knee and the quality of life for the patient, individualizing the return to sports after ACL reconstruction (ACL-R) is critical...
July 12, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
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