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Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Marie E Boo, J Craig Garrison, Joseph P Hannon, Kalyssa M Creed, Shiho Goto, Angellyn N Grondin, James M Bothwell
Background: Female patients are more likely to suffer a second anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury after ACL reconstruction (ACLR) and return to sport (RTS) compared with healthy female controls. Few studies have examined the energy absorption contribution (EAC) that could lead to this subsequent injury. Hypothesis: The ACLR group would demonstrate an altered EAC between joints (hip, knee, and ankle) but no difference in quadriceps, hip abduction, or hip external rotation (ER) strength at the time of RTS...
March 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Brian R Waterman, William Arroyo, Eric J Cotter, Michael A Zacchilli, E'Stephan J Garcia, Brett D Owens
Background: There remains a debate over whether to retain the index anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft in the setting of septic arthritis. Purpose: To evaluate and compare clinical outcomes for the treatment of septic arthritis after ACL reconstruction (ACLR) in those with and without early graft retention. Study Design: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. Methods: The Military Health System was queried for all ACLR procedures performed between 2007 and 2013...
March 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Tetsuro Ushio, Ken Okazaki, Hideki Mizu-Uchi, Satoshi Hamai, Yukio Akasaki, Yasuharu Nakashima
Background: An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has become more common and the surgical morbidity has decreased, it has been performed not only in younger people to play sports but also middle-aged people, with satisfactory results. Therefore, some patients might have comorbidities for which they take medicines. Especially the medicines, such as systemic steroids, might influence the reconstructed ligament strength and durability. Case report: A 49-year-old woman who was taking oral steroids for autoimmune hepatitis suffered a spontaneous ACL injury...
January 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology
Joseph T Gamboa, Edward C Shin, Neil P Pathare, Patrick J McGahan, James L Chen
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are an unfortunate and devastating injury in the athletic patient. Surgical reconstruction of the ACL with a taut graft construct is necessary to restore knee stability and help expedite the patient's return to an active lifestyle. Arthroscopy-assisted ACL reconstruction can be a technically involved procedure, where strong fixation limits graft motion to allow sufficient healing within the tibial and femoral tunnels at the bone-tendon interfaces. Loss of tension in a graft can cause symptomatic anterior or rotatory instability and potential retear of the ACL graft...
February 2018: Arthroscopy Techniques
Kadir Buyukdogan, Michael S Laidlaw, Mark D Miller
The management of multiligament knee injury is a complex process starting with the adequate identification of the injury. A detailed physical and radiographic examination with a thorough understanding of knee anatomy is crucial to assess all damaged structures: anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament, posteromedial corner including the medial collateral ligament, and posterolateral corner including the lateral collateral ligament. Several surgical techniques have been developed throughout the years to adequately address these ligament insufficiencies...
February 2018: Arthroscopy Techniques
Sachin Ramchandra Tapasvi, Anshu Shekhar, Shantanu Sudhakar Patil
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are usually managed by reconstruction with autograft or allograft, but primary repair in carefully selected patients is a reasonable option. Proximal avulsions presenting early with excellent tissue quality are amenable to repair and healing. Restoration of native ACL preserves its proprioceptive and kinematic functions. A repair is less invasive and avoids graft-related problems, and faster rehabilitation is possible. Protection for the repair in the early stages will allow better healing...
February 2018: Arthroscopy Techniques
Wouter Welling, Anne Benjaminse, Romain Seil, Koen Lemmink, Alli Gokeler
PURPOSE: There is a lack of objective factors which can be used in guiding the return to sport (RTS) decision after an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). The purpose of the current study was to conduct qualitative analysis of the single leg hop (SLH) in patients after ACLR with a simple and clinical friendly method and to compare the possible difference in movement pattern between male and female patients. METHODS: Sixty-five patients performed the single leg hop (SLH) test at 6...
March 16, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Kurt P Spindler, Laura J Huston, Kevin M Chagin, Michael W Kattan, Emily K Reinke, Annunziato Amendola, Jack T Andrish, Robert H Brophy, Charles L Cox, Warren R Dunn, David C Flanigan, Morgan H Jones, Christopher C Kaeding, Robert A Magnussen, Robert G Marx, Matthew J Matava, Eric C McCarty, Richard D Parker, Angela D Pedroza, Armando F Vidal, Michelle L Wolcott, Brian R Wolf, Rick W Wright
BACKGROUND: The long-term prognosis and risk factors for quality of life and disability after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction remain unknown. Hypothesis/Purpose: Our objective was to identify patient-reported outcomes and patient-specific risk factors from a large prospective cohort at a minimum 10-year follow-up after ACL reconstruction. We hypothesized that meniscus and articular cartilage injuries, revision ACL reconstruction, subsequent knee surgery, and certain demographic characteristics would be significant risk factors for inferior outcomes at 10 years...
March 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Eric J Cotter, Charles P Hannon, Philip Locker, Annabelle Davey, Kevin C Wang, Nikhil N Verma, Brian J Cole
Background: Patient-reported outcome (PRO) surveys have become increasingly important in both improving patient care and assessing outcomes. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to evaluate which variables are associated with compliance with completing PRO surveys in patients who have undergone anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). The authors hypothesized that older patient age and longer time since ACLR would be associated with lower completion rates of PRO surveys preoperatively and at postoperative time points...
March 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Hayley Jansson, Steven J Narvy, Nima Mehran
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March 13, 2018: JBJS Reviews
Raffaele Iorio, Ferdinando Iannotti, Antonio Ponzo, Lorenzo Proietti, Andrea Redler, Fabio Conteduca, Andrea Ferretti
PURPOSE: To evaluate functional and radiological results in patients older than 50 years who underwent an anatomic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with semitendinosus and gracilis tendons and to compare these results with those of patients younger than 40 years. METHODS: Thirty-six patients over the age of 50 years with a diagnosis of ACL complete lesion and 36 consecutive patients under 40 years were included in this prospective study. Follow-up included clinical evaluation using Lysholm, IKDC, and Tegner scores and a KT-1000 arthrometric evaluation...
March 12, 2018: International Orthopaedics
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
Darren de Sa, Ajaykumar Shanmugaraj, Melissa Weidman, Devin C Peterson, Nicole Simunovic, Volker Musahl, Olufemi R Ayeni
The all-inside technique (AIT) for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is gaining popularity as a more anatomic, less invasive, technique with the potential for more rapid recovery. This systematic review aims to critically assess components of the technique, its safety profile, outcomes, and complications. PUBMED, EMBASE, and MEDLINE were searched for studies discussing primary ACLR using the AIT. Article screening, quality assessment, and data abstraction were completed in duplicate, and a minimal clinically important difference (MCID) was used to frame the descriptive results in a clinically significant context...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Andres Kroker, Jennifer L Bhatla, Carolyn A Emery, Sarah L Manske, Steven K Boyd
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are a common sports-related knee injury that increases the risk of developing post-traumatic osteoarthritis (OA). During OA progression bone microarchitecture changes in the affected knee, however, little is known about bone microarchitecture in knees with early stage OA. The purpose of this study is to investigate in a cohort of females predisposed to develop OA how bone microarchitecture in ACL reconstructed knees differs from uninjured contralateral knees as well as healthy control knees and how this relates to early changes in OA...
March 8, 2018: Bone
Athol Thomson, Einar Einarsson, Clint Hansen, Chris Bleakley, Rod Whiteley
OBJECTIVES: Compare maximum plantar force (Fmax) during running in soccer players following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) as they pass return to sport (RTS) criteria. DESIGN: Case control study. METHODS: Soccer players after ACLR (n=16) and matched healthy controls (n=16) ran on a treadmill at 12, 14 and 16km/h while plantar loading data was measured using an in-shoe pressure system (Pedar-X, Novel). Fmax and contact time of the injured and uninjured limbs in athletes <9months post-ACLR and those ≥9months ACLR were compared to healthy players (no ACLR)...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Kim Hébert-Losier, Lina Schelin, Eva Tengman, Andrew Strong, Charlotte K Häger
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures may lead to knee dysfunctions later in life. Single-leg tasks are often evaluated, but bilateral movements may also be compromised. Our aim was to use curve analyses to examine double-leg drop-jump kinematics in ACL-reconstructed, ACL-deficient, and healthy-knee cohorts. METHODS: Subjects with unilateral ACL ruptures treated more than two decades ago (17-28years) conservatively with physiotherapy (ACLPT , n=26) or in combination with reconstructive surgery (ACLR , n=28) and healthy-knee controls (n=25) performed 40-cm drop-jumps...
March 7, 2018: Knee
Hope C Davis, Jeffery T Spang, Richard F Loeser, Staffan Larsson, Veronica Ulici, J Troy Blackburn, R Alexander Creighton, Ganesh M Kamath, Joanne M Jordan, Stephen W Marshall, Brian Pietrosimone
BACKGROUND: To determine the association between time from injury to ACL reconstruction (TimeInjury-ACLR ) and biochemical markers of cartilage metabolism and inflammation six months following ACL reconstruction (ACLR). METHODS: Individuals with a unilateral ACL injury were enrolled at initial presentation in the orthopedic clinic; blood was collected six months following ACLR. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays were used to analyze the ratio of serum concentrations of type-II collagen breakdown (C2C) to synthesis (CPII), plasma matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and serum aggrecan neoepitope (ARGS)...
March 7, 2018: Knee
Joel B Huleatt, Carl W Nissen, Matthew D Milewski
The treatment of sports injuries in the skeletally immature has a unique set of complications. Growth deformity may occur after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction; therefore, skeletal age is used to help guide the choice between physeal sparing and transphyseal techniques. Arthrofibrosis after tibial spine fracture fixation can be reduced by initiating immediate range of motion, and should be treated early and cautiously to avoid iatrogenic fracture. Nonunions of medial epicondyle elbow fractures are more common with nonoperative treatment, but seldom lead to clinical problems outside of certain athletes...
April 2018: Clinics in Sports Medicine
James E Christensen, Mark D Miller
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States. Although complications are rare in ACL surgery, failure to appreciate them can lead to significant patient morbidity in the short and long terms. More common complications in ACL reconstruction include tunnel malposition, infection, tunnel osteolysis, fixation failure, fracture, arthrofibrosis, graft site morbidity, and deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. Tunnel malposition is the most common technical error in ACL reconstruction leading to failure...
April 2018: Clinics in Sports Medicine
Giovanna Camparis Lessi, Rodrigo Scattone Silva, Fábio Viadanna Serrão
OBJECTIVES: Studies comparing the effects of fatigue between men and women after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction are lacking. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of muscle fatigue on trunk, pelvis and lower limb kinematics and on lower limb muscle activation between male and female athletes who underwent ACL reconstruction. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Laboratory setting. PARTICIPANTS: Fourteen recreational athletes (7 males and 7 females) with unilateral ACL reconstruction participated of this study...
February 5, 2018: Physical Therapy in Sport
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