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ACL return to sport

Jared J Murray, Colleen M Renier, Jenny J Ahern, Barbara A Elliott
OBJECTIVE: To document neuromuscular training (NMT) availability and its relationship to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in 4 major high school sports by gender, sport, and rural/urban geography, with the hypothesis that increased exposure to NMT would be associated with fewer ACL injuries. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. SETTING: All Minnesota high schools identified in the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) database for fall 2014 boys' football and soccer, and girls' volleyball and soccer...
October 17, 2016: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
Mohammad A Yabroudi, Haukur Björnsson, Andrew D Lynch, Bart Muller, Kristian Samuelsson, Majd Tarabichi, Jón Karlsson, Freddie H Fu, Christopher D Harner, James J Irrgang
BACKGROUND: Revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery occurs in 5% to 15% of individuals undergoing ACL reconstruction. Identifying predictors for revision ACL surgery is of essence in the pursuit of creating adequate prevention programs and to identify individuals at risk for reinjury and revision. PURPOSE: To determine predictors of revision ACL surgery after failed primary ACL reconstruction. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3...
September 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
William T Wilson, Graeme P Hopper, Paul A Byrne, Gordon M MacKay
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using tendon or ligament autograft is the gold standard surgical treatment for acute ruptures; however, this is still associated with subsequent problems and variable outcomes. Renewed interest in healing of injured ACL tissue has led to new surgical repair techniques. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of one of the first patients to undergo this novel procedure of ACL repair with internal bracing. An internal brace is a bridging concept using braided suture tape and knotless bone anchors to reinforce ligament strength...
October 6, 2016: Surgical Technology International
G Mirouse, R Rousseau, L Casabianca, M A Ettori, B Granger, H Pascal-Moussellard, F Khiami
INTRODUCTION: The surgical revision rate following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery is 3% at 2 years and 4% at 5 years. Revision ACL surgery raises the question of the type of graft to be used. The present study assessed return to sports and functional results after revision ACL reconstruction by fascia lata graft. The hypothesis was that fascia lata provides a reliable graft in revision ACL surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A single-center retrospective continuous study included 30 sports players with a mean age of 26...
October 6, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
C Holwein, S Hinterwimmer, H O Mayr, L Lämmle, P U Brucker, E O Münch, A B Imhoff
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates sports ability, rotational laxity and potential growth changes in children after transphyseal ACL reconstruction with metaphyseal fixation technique, considering physis biology by placing drill holes vertically in the femoral anatomic origin in order to reduce volumetric injury to the physis. METHODS: In this retrospective trial of 42 patients data were collected. Thirty-seven were reviewed measuring rotational laxity and anteroposterior tibial translation using the Laxitester (ORTEMA Sport Protection, Markgroeningen, Germany) and the KT1000...
October 4, 2016: Knee
Bertrand Semay, Alexandre Rambaud, Rémi Philippot, Pascal Edouard
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to analyze the evolution of the tibiofemoral anterior laxity during the return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty patients (11 women, 9 men) with mean age of 22.4±5.1 years, operated for ACL reconstruction by a hamstring technique, competitors in a pivot-contact sport, were enrolled between September 2014 and March 2016. They were evaluated at 6 (n=20), 9 (n=13) and 12 (n=13) months postoperatively by laximetry to 250N using laximètre GnRB(®) (GenouROB, Laval, France)...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Alexandre Rambaud, Pierre Samozino, Pascal Edouard
OBJECTIVE: After anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, the ACL reconstruction (ACLR) is the standard treatment to return to pivots/contacts sports. The goal of rehabilitation programs is to guide the functional recovery and the safe return to sport without additional knee injury or other injuries. Functional tests, like Hop tests and their side to-side difference index [limb symmetry index (LSI)], are commonly used following ACLR to help return to sport decision making. However, the most commonly used criterion to return to sport is the postoperative time: return to light activities (RtlA) at 3 or 4 month mark and return to sport with contacts and side-cuttings (RtS) between 6 and 9 month mark...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Jean-Yves Jenny, Xavier Clement
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to report the functional outcome following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in patients who decide when to resume work and normal sporting activity post-operatively. The hypothesis tested was that patient-based decision to return to work and sport was possible without compromising functional outcome and increased the rate of repeat rupture in comparison with the existing literature. METHODS: This was a monocentric, retrospective study...
September 26, 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
May Arna Risberg, Hege Grindem, Britt Elin Øiestad
We like to think that we are successful in the treatment of individuals with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, but recent literature reveals that only about 60% of these individuals make a full recovery, less than 60% return to sport, and more than 50% develop knee osteoarthritis (OA) by middle age. Both short- and long-term outcomes after ACL injury and reconstruction need attention and action. We need to implement strategies early after ACL injury to prevent the development and progression of posttraumatic OA, rather than "sit and wait" until posttraumatic knee OA has developed...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Sofi Sonesson, Joanna Kvist, Clare Ardern, Annika Österberg, Karin Grävare Silbernagel
PURPOSE: To describe individuals' expectations, motivation, and satisfaction before, during, and after rehabilitation for ACL reconstruction and to explore how these factors were associated with return to pre-injury sport activity at 1-year follow-up. METHODS: Sixty-five individuals (34 males), median age 22 (15-45) years, scheduled for ACL reconstruction participated. Participants completed the International Knee Documentation Committee Subjective Knee Form (IKDC-SKF) and questions about expectations, satisfaction, and motivation pre-operatively and at 16 and 52 weeks after surgery...
August 25, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Yuya Ueda, Takehiko Matsushita, Daisuke Araki, Akihiro Kida, Kohei Takiguchi, Yohei Shibata, Kumiko Ono, Rei Ono, Tomoyuki Matsumoto, Koji Takayama, Yoshitada Sakai, Masahiro Kurosaka, Ryosuke Kuroda
PURPOSE: Patients typically return to sports activities 6-12 months after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, and quadriceps strength has been used as one of the criteria to return to sports activities. The purpose of this study is to identify the factors that affect quadriceps strength recovery after ACL reconstruction with a hamstring tendon autograft 6 months after surgery. METHODS: Isokinetic quadriceps strength at 60°/s was measured preoperatively and 6 months after surgery in 193 athletes who underwent ACL reconstruction with a hamstring tendon autograft...
August 23, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Adrian Kurz, Nathan Evaniew, Marco Yeung, Kristian Samuelsson, Devin Peterson, Olufemi R Ayeni
PURPOSE: This systematic review examined the methodological credibility and quality of reporting of all meta-analyses which have compared bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) versus hamstring tendon (HT) for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR). METHODS: EMBASE, MEDLINE, and The Cochrane Library were systematically searched, and two reviewers independently assessed eligibility, credibility according to the Users' Guide to medical literature, and completeness of reporting according to the preferred reporting items for systematic review and meta-analyses (PRISMA) checklist...
August 20, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Nicky van Melick, Robert E H van Cingel, Frans Brooijmans, Camille Neeter, Tony van Tienen, Wim Hullegie, Maria W G Nijhuis-van der Sanden
AIM: The Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy (KNGF) instructed a multidisciplinary group of Dutch anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) experts to develop an evidence statement for rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction. DESIGN: Clinical practice guideline underpinned by systematic review and expert consensus. DATA SOURCES: A multidisciplinary working group and steering group systematically reviewed the literature and wrote the guideline...
August 18, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Gulcan Harput, Damla Tok, Burak Ulusoy, Leyla Eraslan, Taha Ibrahim Yildiz, Elif Turgut, Serdar Demirci, Irem Duzgun, Volga Bayrakci Tunay, Gul Baltaci, Nevin Ergun
PURPOSE: To translate and culturally adapt the anterior cruciate ligament-return to sport after injury (ACL-RSI) scale into Turkish (ACL-RSI-Tr) and examine and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Turkish version in individuals who have undergone anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: The ACL-RSI was forward- and back-translated, culturally adapted and validated on ninety-three Turkish individuals who had undergone ACL reconstruction (5 females, 88 males; age 28...
August 18, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Matthew J Jordan, Per Aagaard, Walter Herzog
PURPOSE: The acute effects of fatigue on functional inter-limb asymmetry and quadriceps/hamstring muscle activity levels including preparatory co-activation during squat jump takeoff and landing was evaluated in elite alpine ski racers with/without anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR). METHODS: Twenty-two elite ski racers (ACLR: n=11; Control: n=11) performed an 80-second repeated squat jump test (jump-test) on a dual force plate system with simultaneous electromyography (EMG) recordings in vastus lateralis (VL), vastus medialis (VM), semitendinosus (ST) and biceps femoris (BF)...
August 17, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Nicolas Lefevre, Shahnaz Klouche, Guillaume Mirouse, Serge Herman, Antoine Gerometta, Yoann Bohu
BACKGROUND: Few studies have reported the return-to-sport rate at 1-year follow-up after primary and revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. PURPOSE: To compare the return-to-sport rate 1 year after primary and revision ACL reconstruction in the same cohort according to 2 modalities: any kind of sport and the patient's usual sport at the same level as before the injury. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: A single-center, prospective cohort study of patients undergoing ACL reconstruction (French prospective Acl STudy [FAST]) was begun in 2012...
August 16, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Eric Hamrin Senorski, Kristian Samuelsson, Christoffer Thomeé, Susanne Beischer, Jón Karlsson, Roland Thomeé
PURPOSE: To characterise patients who returned to knee-strenuous sports after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: Data from isotonic tests of muscle function and patient-reported outcome measures, Tegner activity scale (Tegner and Lysholm in Clin Orthop Relat Res 198:43-49, 1985), physical activity scale, knee injury and osteoarthritis scale and knee self-efficacy scale were extracted from a registry. The 157 included patients, 15-30 years of age, had undergone primary ACL reconstruction and were all involved in knee-strenuous sports, i...
August 16, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Yuji Takazawa, Hiroshi Ikeda, Yoshitomo Saita, Takayuki Kawasaki, Muneaki Ishijima, Masataka Nagayama, Haruka Kaneko, Kazuo Kaneko
PURPOSE: To assess return to play and the frequencies of graft failure in rugby players after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using a hamstring autograft augmented with an artificial ligament and to compare outcomes between rugby players aged <20 and ≥20 years over the long term. METHODS: A consecutive series of 146 rugby players who underwent ACL reconstruction with a hamstring autograft augmented with an artificial ligament were retrospectively reviewed...
August 8, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Matteo Guzzini, Daniele Mazza, Mattia Fabbri, Riccardo Lanzetti, Andrea Redler, Carlo Iorio, Edoardo Monaco, Andrea Ferretti
PURPOSE: The growing popularity of elite soccer among female participants has led to increased incidents of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures. Many authors underline a positive glide after ACL reconstruction (ACLR), especially in women. In fact, an isolated intra-articular ACLR may be inadequate to control rotational instability after a combined injury of the ACL and the peripheral structures of the knee. Extra-articular procedures are sometimes used in primary cases displaying excessive antero-lateral rotatory instability...
October 2016: International Orthopaedics
Roberto Seijas, Oscar Ares, Andrea Sallent, Pedro Alvarez, Xavier Cusco, Ramón Cugat
INTRODUCTION: Injury and surgery of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are very frequent within the sports environment. The purpose of the present study is to assess the level at which a group of athletes were able to return to play (RTP) after ACL reconstruction, and most importantly, the time for RTP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study with patients who presented an ACL injury and underwent ligament reconstruction surgery; a bone-tendon-bone reconstruction and a minimum follow-up of 24 months...
August 6, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
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