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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045874/surgical-treatment-for-failure-of-repair-of-patellar-and-quadriceps-tendon-rupture-with-ipsilateral-hamstring-tendon-graft
#1
Nicola Maffulli, Rocco Papalia, Guglielmo Torre, Vincenzo Denaro
Tears of the patellar and quadriceps tendon are common in the active population, especially in athletes. At present, several techniques for surgical repair and reconstruction are available. When reruptures occur, a reconstruction is mandatory. In the present paper, we describe a surgical technique for patellar and quadriceps tendon reconstruction using ipsilateral hamstring autograft. After routine hamstring tendon harvesting, the tendon ends are prepared using a whip stitch. A transverse tunnel is drilled in the midportion of the patella, the hamstring graft is passed through the patella, and firmly secured to the patellar tunnel openings with sutures...
March 2017: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029579/patellar-inversion-180-degree-rotation-of-the-patella-around-its-vertical-axis-within-the-intercondylar-notch
#2
Samarth Mittal, Arkesh M, Vivek Shankar, Swapnil Singh, Pankaj Sharma, Ravi Mittal
BACKGROUND: Dislocation of the patella can occur around its vertical as well as horizontal axis. However, near 180 degree rotation of the patella around its vertical axis within the intercondylar notch without its complete dislocation has never been previously reported to the best of our knowledge. We report one such neglected case along with its management. METHODS: The patient underwent open reduction and de-rotation of patella with repair of the medial and lateral patellar retinacula...
October 28, 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006992/increasing-hip-and-knee-flexion-during-a-drop-jump-task-reduces-tibiofemoral-shear-and-compressive-forces-implications-for-acl-injury-prevention-training
#3
Liang-Ching Tsai, Yi-An Ko, Kyle E Hammond, John W Xerogeanes, Gordon L Warren, Christopher M Powers
Although most ACL injury prevention programmes encourage greater hip and knee flexion during landing, it remains unknown how this technique influences tibiofemoral joint forces. We examined whether a landing strategy utilising greater hip and knee flexion decreases tibiofemoral anterior shear and compression. Twelve healthy women (25.9 ± 3.5 years) performed a drop-jump task before and after a training session (10-15 min) that emphasised greater hip and knee flexion. Peak tibiofemoral anterior shear and compressive forces were calculated using an electromyography (EMG)-driven knee model that incorporated joint kinematics, EMG and participant-specific muscle volumes and patella tendon orientation measured using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939752/influence-of-patellar-position-on-the-knee-extensor-mechanism-in-normal-and-crouched-walking
#4
Rachel L Lenhart, Scott C E Brandon, Colin R Smith, Tom F Novacheck, Michael H Schwartz, Darryl G Thelen
Patella alta is common in cerebral palsy, especially in patients with crouch gait. Correction of patella alta has been advocated in the treatment of crouch, however the appropriate degree of correction and the implications for knee extensor function remain unclear. Therefore, the goal of this study was to assess the impact of patellar position on quadriceps and patellar tendon forces during normal and crouch gait. To this end, a lower extremity musculoskeletal model with a novel 12 degree of freedom knee joint was used to simulate normal gait in a healthy child, as well as mild (23 deg min knee flexion in stance), moderate (41 deg), and severe (67 deg) crouch gait in three children with cerebral palsy...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928209/the-value-of-visa-score-and-colour-flow-imaging-in-the-follow-up-of-non-athletes-operated-for-jumpers-knee
#5
Eirik S Salvesen, Ketil J Holen
The objective of this study was to assess if the Victorian Institute of Sport Assessment (VISA) questionnaire was suitable in the evaluation of patients from a mixed population with normal levels of sports activity, and if neovascularization of the patellar tendon demonstrated by color flow imaging (CFI) was more frequent in patients with lasting symptoms after surgical treatment for jumpers knee (JK). This study was conducted at St. Olavs Hospital, University Hospital of Trondheim, Norway, and included 21 men and 18 women who were operated for JK...
December 2016: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915446/superior-dislocation-of-the-patella-a-pathognomonic-finding-and-review-of-literature
#6
P W van Egmond, M C Vermeulen, C F van Dijke, H C A Graat
A 59-year-old woman with a painful right knee that became locked in extension after a trivial trauma was seen at the emergency room. This was caused by unloaded hyperextension in bed. She was diagnosed with a superior dislocation of the patella. A closed reduction was performed, but a recurrent episode was seen within a week. An arthroscopy was performed, in which the causative osteophytes were removed. In the 12-month follow-up after treatment, no recurrence was seen. A superior dislocation of the patella is caused by patellofemoral osteophytes that interlock...
February 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894010/a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study-of-abnormalities-of-the-patella-and-patellar-tendon-that-predispose-children-to-acute-patellofemoral-dislocation
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Barış Yılmaz, Esin Derin Çiçek, Evrim Şirin, Güzelali Özdemir, Özgün Karakuş, Hasan Hilmi Muratlı
This study compared 20 children hospitalised with acute patellofemoral dislocation with an age-matched healthy control group with no history of knee problems or patellar dislocation. The following morphological parameters were significantly different between the groups: the mean patellar width and length, mean sulcus depth, mean patellar tendon width and total patellar volume. The magnetic resonance imaging findings of this study suggested that structurally smaller than normal patella and patellar tendon volumes are predisposing factors for acute patellofemoral dislocation...
November 17, 2016: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876459/local-and-widespread-hyperalgesia-in-female-runners-with-patellofemoral-pain-are-influenced-by-running-volume
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Marcella Ferraz Pazzinatto, Danilo de Oliveira Silva, Juliana Pradela, Maira Bergamaschi Coura, Christian Barton, Fábio Mícolis de Azevedo
OBJECTIVES: To compare pressure pain threshold (PPT) around the knee (local hyperalgesia) and at a site remote to the knee (widespread hyperalgesia) between female runners with and without patellofemoral pain (PFP); and to evaluate the relationship between running volume, self-reported knee function and PPT measures. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Twenty female runners with PFP and twenty pain-free female runners participated in the study...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855678/augmentation-and-repair-of-tendons-using-demineralised-cortical-bone
#9
Sherif Elnikety, Catherine J Pendegrass, Roberta Ferro de Godoy, Charles Holden, Gordon W Blunn
BACKGROUND: In severe injuries with loss of tendon substance a tendon graft or a synthetic substitute is usually used to restore functional length. This is usually associated with donor site morbidity, host tissue reactions and lack of remodelling of the synthetic substitutes, which may result in suboptimal outcome. A biocompatible graft with mechanical and structural properties that replicate those of normal tendon and ligament has so far not been identified. The use of demineralised bone for tendon reattachment onto bone has been shown to be effective in promoting the regeneration of a normal enthesis...
November 17, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842571/medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-using-a-bone-groove-and-a-suture-anchor-at-patellar-a-safe-and-firm-fixation-technique-and-3-year-follow-up-study
#10
Hong-De Wang, Jiang-Tao Dong, Shi-Jun Gao
BACKGROUND: Graft fixation is critical to the restoration of the medial patella of femoral ligament function and long-term success. Numerous fixations at the patella have been described, while the complications including patellar fractures, violation of the posterior patella and delay of tendon-to-bone healing remain significant challenges. Here, we describe a safe and firm fixation at the patellar for medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction and explore the safety angle of drilling the suture anchor at different morphology of the patellar...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833696/ultrasound-detection-of-patellar-fracture-and-evaluation-of-the-knee-extensor-mechanism-in-the-emergency-department
#11
Kiersten Carter, Arica Nesper, Laleh Gharahbaghian, Phillips Perera
Traumatic injuries to the knee are common in emergency medicine. Bedside ultrasound (US) has benefits in the rapid initial detection of injuries to the patella. In addition, US can also quickly detect injuries to the entire knee extensor mechanism, including the quadriceps tendon and inferior patellar ligament, which may be difficult to diagnose with plain radiographs. While magnetic resonance imaging remains the gold standard for diagnostic evaluation of the knee extensor mechanism, this can be difficult to obtain from the emergency department...
November 2016: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829732/long-term-results-of-bone-patella-tendon-bone-acl-reconstruction
#12
Max Ettinger, Friedel Etter, Tilman Calliess, Michael Bohnsack, Christoph Becher
BACKGROUND: To assess outcomes of bone-patella-tendon-bone ACL-reconstruction at 18 years follow-up. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Outcome measures included the IKDC clinical examination form and clinical scores. Radiographs were analyzed to determine the grade of osteoarthritis. RESULTS: 69% of the examined patients (n = 54) had a normal/nearly normal knee, 14% were abnormal and 17% severely abnormal with significant improvement (P ≤ 0.001)...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815584/surgical-options-for-chronic-patellar-tendon-rupture-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Alfredo Lamberti, Giovanni Balato, Pier Paolo Summa, Ashok Rajgopal, Attique Vasdev, Andrea Baldini
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare mid-term results of three different reconstructive techniques for chronic patellar tendon disruption after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Several surgical techniques have been proposed, but to date it is still unclear which is the best solution. The hypothesis was that allografts provide better functional results than autografts in restoring a correct joint function. METHODS: Twenty-one reconstructions were performed in twenty-one patients (three groups of seven patients) with chronic patellar tendon lesion following TKA...
November 5, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813020/new-insight-in-the-architecture-of-the-quadriceps-tendon
#14
Karl Grob, Mirjana Manestar, Luis Filgueira, Timothy Ackland, Helen Gilbey, Markus S Kuster
BACKGROUND: Published data regarding the structure of the quadriceps tendon are diverse. Dissection of the quadriceps muscle group revealed that beside the rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius and vastus medialis a fifth muscle component- named the tensor vastus intermedius consistently fused into quadriceps tendon. It can be hypothesized that all these elements of the extensor apparatus of the knee joint must also be represented in the quadriceps tendon. This study investigated the multi-layered quadriceps tendon with special emphasis on all components of the quadriceps muscle group including the newly discovered tensor vastus intermedius...
December 2016: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810431/clinical-results-after-treatment-for-bidirectional-patellar-subluxation-minimum-2-years-follow-up
#15
Michael Saper, Candice Brady, Robert Zondervan, David Shneider
BACKGROUND: We describe the preliminary clinical results of a patellar stabilization technique to treat bidirectional patellar subluxation (BPS). METHODS: Patients: six patients (one male, five females; mean age 30.2years) underwent this procedure with a minimum of 24months follow-up. Patients were assessed for clinical instability, patellar complications, and need for revision surgery. Patient functional outcomes were evaluated using the criteria of Crosby and Insall and the Kujala Anterior Knee Pain Scale at the time of final follow-up...
December 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798714/patellar-sleeve-fracture-with-ossification-of-the-patellar-tendon
#16
Derek S Damrow, Scott E Van Valin
Patellar sleeve fractures make up greater than 50% of all patellar fractures. They are essentially only seen in the pediatric population because of the thick periosteum and the distal patellar pole apophysis in this group. These fractures can lead to complications if not treated appropriately and in a timely fashion. Complications of missed or untreated patellar sleeve fractures include patella alta, anterior knee pain, and quadriceps atrophy. These can all result in severe limitations in activity. The authors describe a case of a 16-year-old boy who sustained a patellar sleeve fracture 3 years prior to presentation...
October 31, 2016: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738741/three-dimensional-patellar-tendon-fibre-kinematics-in-navigated-tka-with-and-without-patellar-resurfacing
#17
C Belvedere, A Ensini, M d'Amato, P Barbadoro, A Leardini
PURPOSE: Physiological elongation and orientation of patellar tendon fibres are among the scopes of total knee arthroplasty, but little is known in the three dimensions. The study aims to assess in vitro these variations at the intact and replaced knee, with and without patellar resurfacing. It was hypothesised that fibre patterns differ before and after prosthesis implantation, and between specific prosthesis designs. It was also expected that patellar resurfacing would affect relevant results...
October 13, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714843/acute-tendon-changes-in-intense-crossfit-workout-an-observational-cohort-study
#18
F Y Fisker, S Kildegaard, M Thygesen, K Grosen, M Pfeiffer-Jensen
CrossFit is a fitness program that has become increasingly popular in the Western world, but as in other sports, the risk of injury is present. Only a few studies have addressed health benefits and injuries in CrossFit. It is known that chronically overloaded tendons will thicken and increase the risk of tendinopathy. However, it remains unknown whether acute overload caused by strenuous, high-intensity exercise will exert changes in tendons and if these changes can be detected and described by ultrasonography...
October 7, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692557/the-development-of-a-xenograft-derived-scaffold-for-tendon-and-ligament-reconstruction-using-a-decellularization-and-oxidation-protocol
#19
Thorsten M Seyler, Daniel N Bracey, Johannes F Plate, Mark O Lively, Sandeep Mannava, Thomas L Smith, Justin M Saul, Gary G Poehling, Mark E Van Dyke, Patrick W Whitlock
PURPOSE: To evaluate the biological, immunological, and biomechanical properties of a scaffold derived by architectural modification of a fresh-frozen porcine patella tendon using a decellularization protocol that combines physical, chemical, and enzymatic modalities. METHODS: Porcine patellar tendons were processed using a decellularization and oxidation protocol that combines physical, chemical, and enzymatic modalities. Scaffolds (n = 88) were compared with native tendons (n = 70) using histologic, structural (scanning electron microscopy, porosimetry, and tensile testing), biochemical (mass spectrometry, peracetic acid reduction, DNA quantification, alpha-galactosidase [α-gal] content), as well as in vitro immunologic (cytocompatibility, cytokine induction) and in vivo immunologic nonhuman primate analyses...
September 27, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680889/efficacy-of-%C3%AE-tricalcium-phosphate-graft-into-the-bone-defects-after-bone-patellar-tendon-bone-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#20
Hiroshi Higuchi, Atsushi Kobayashi, Keiko Ikeda, Kazuhisa Hatayama, Sinya Yanagisawa, Kazuo Kato
This prospective pilot study investigated whether grafting β-tricalcium phosphate (B-TCP) into the bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB)-harvesting site after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction would accelerate bone and tendon regeneration in the grafted site. Overall, 19 patients agreed prospectively to undergo regular morphological and histological examinations of the B-TCP-grafted site. Postoperative radiographic, ultrasonographic, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations were performed to evaluate the grafted site at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
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