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(Anterior cruciate ligament) AND imaging

Byung Hoon Lee, Dong Ho Kum, Im Joo Rhyu, Youngjun Kim, Hyunchul Cho, Joon Ho Wang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical advantages of a navigation system developed with an emphasis on attaining an appropriate femoral tunnel length and posterior wall margin with no posterior wall blowout, as well as having accurate tunnel positioning, in anatomical anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). METHODS: Ten freshly frozen human knees were transected at mid-femur and mid-tibia. Each knee specimen underwent arthroscopic single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using the outside-in technique, with two knees by manual ACLR (control group) and another eight knees by only the navigational ACLR without arthroscopic assistance (experimental group)...
October 19, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Mutlu Cobanoglu, Ferit Tufan Ozgezmez, Imran Kurt Omurlu, Ilhan Ozkan, Sevki Oner Savk, Emre Cullu
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with ST autograft is sometimes unsuccessful because of harvested thin graft. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be a useful tool to evaluate the thickness of the graft. This study is performed to evaluate whether there is any correlation between diameters and cross-sectional area (CSA) of the semitendinosus tendon (ST) on the preoperative magnetic MRI and the diameter of the 4-stranded ST autograft in ACL reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy patients who underwent single-bundle ACL reconstruction with 4-stranded ST for full-thickness ACL ruptures were included in this study...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
Brett D Steineman, Samuel G Moulton, Tammy L Haut Donahue, Cristián A Fontboté, Christopher M LaPrade, Tyler R Cram, Chase S Dean, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: The anterolateral meniscal root (ALMR) has been reported to intricately insert underneath the tibial insertion of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Previous studies have begun to evaluate the relationship between the insertion areas and the risk of iatrogenic injuries; however, the overlap of the insertions has yet to be quantified in the sagittal and coronal planes. PURPOSE: To investigate the insertions of the human tibial ACL and ALMR using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and to quantify the overlap of the ALMR insertion in the coronal and sagittal planes...
October 11, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
M Cody O'Dell, Diego Jaramillo, Laura Bancroft, Laura Varich, Gregory Logsdon, Sabah Servaes
With increasing participation and intensity of training in youth sports in the United States, the incidence of sports-related injuries is increasing, and the types of injuries are shifting. In this article, the authors review sports injuries of the lower extremity, including both acute and overuse injuries, that are common in or specific to the pediatric population. Common traumatic injuries that occur in individuals of all ages (eg, tears of the acetabular labrum and anterior cruciate ligament) are not addressed, although these occur routinely in pediatric sports...
October 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Richard Kijowski, Humberto Rosas, Alexey Samsonov, Kevin King, Rob Peters, Fang Liu
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of using compressed sensing (CS) to accelerate three-dimensional fast spin-echo (3D-FSE) imaging of the knee. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 3D-FSE sequence was performed at 3T with CS (CUBE-CS with 3:16-minute scan time) and without CS (CUBE with 4:44-minute scan time) twice on the knees of 10 healthy volunteers to assess signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) using the addition-subtraction method and once on the knees of 50 symptomatic patients to assess diagnostic performance...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
Lin Lin, Jing-Sheng Li, Willem A Kernkamp, Ali Hosseini, ChangWan Kim, Peng Yin, Lianxin Wang, Tsung-Yuan Tsai, Peter Asnis, Guoan Li
This study was to investigate the in vivo tibiofemoral cartilage contact locations before and after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction at 6 and 36 months. Ten patients with unilateral ACL injury were included. A step-up motion was analyzed using a combined magnetic resonance modeling and dual fluoroscopic imaging techniques. The preoperative (i.e. ACL deficient and healthy contralateral) and postoperative cartilage contact locations at 6 and 36 months were analyzed. Similar patterns of the cartilage contact locations during the step-up motion were found for the preoperative and postoperative knee states as compared to the preoperative healthy contralateral side...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
Al-Amin M Kassam, Peter J Schranz, Vipul I Mandalia
Anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction has been shown to reduce the risk of graft failure and to improve patient-related clinical outcomes. The posterior border of the anterior horn of the lateral meniscus is a useful marker for anatomic tibial tunnel placement. Assessment of a preoperative magnetic resonance imaging scan can allow surgical planning of tibial tunnel placement to allow for anatomic, patient-specific tibial tunnel placement during anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction...
August 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
Lorenzo Maria Di Giacomo, Muhammad Shahid Khan, Luigi Piscitelli, Michele Bisaccia, Auro Caraffa
Anterior Cruciate ligament (ACL) is a typical athletic injury. One of the most frequent complication after ACL reconstruction is reduced range of motion (ROM) due to the impingement on the inter-condylar notch of a fibrous tissue mass, defined as Cyclops Syndrome. We report the case of a 25 years old male, who underwent reconstruction of ACL with Gracilis-semitendinosus (GR-ST) tendons with delayed onset of loss of knee extension seven years after ACL reconstruction. Clinical and magnetic resonance image (MRI) findings were consistent with Cyclops syndrome...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
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
Yuya Kodama, Takayuki Furumatsu, Shinichi Miyazawa, Masataka Fujii, Takaaki Tanaka, Hiroto Inoue, Toshifumi Ozaki
The anterior root of the lateral meniscus provides functional stability to the meniscus. In this study, we evaluated the relationship between the position of the tibial tunnel and extrusion of the lateral meniscus after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, where extrusion provides a proxy measure of injury to the anterior root. The relationship between extrusion and tibial tunnel location was retrospectively evaluated from computed tomography and magnetic resonance images of 26 reconstructed knees, contributed by 25 patients aged 17 to 31 years...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Thomas R Coughlin, Oran D Kennedy
Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common musculoskeletal disease in the United States, is characterized by cartilage breakdown, pain, and restricted movement. Post-traumatic OA (PTOA) occurs subsequent to traumatic joint injury, such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, and makes up 12% of the overall disease burden, with healthcare costs of approximately $3 billion/year. The current paradigm for PTOA is based on the observation that joint injury affects multiple tissues, all of which may contribute to subsequent joint failure...
September 26, 2016: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Stacey M Cornelson, Alicia M Yochum, Norman W Kettner
OBJECTIVE: This case report describes magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diagnostic ultrasound (US) findings for a patient with arthrofibrosis related to a complication of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 25-year old man presented with right knee pain and loss of extension 5 years after ACL reconstruction. MRI and sonographic examination revealed a soft tissue mass anterolateral to the ACL graft consistent with a cyclops lesion...
September 2016: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Daniel Norman, Andrew J Metcalfe, Timothy Barlow, Charles E Hutchinson, Peter J M Thompson, Timothy J W Spalding, Mark A Williams
BACKGROUND: The anatomy of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) has become the subject of much debate. There has been extensive study into attachment points of the native ligament, especially regarding the femoral attachment. Some of these studies have suggested that fibers in the ACL are of differing functional importance. Fibers with higher functional importance would be expected to exert larger mechanical stress on the bone. According to Wolff's law, cortical thickening would be expected in these areas...
September 20, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Peter Faunø, Lone Rømer, Torsten Nielsen, Martin Lind
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) in skeletally immature patients can result in growth plate injury, which can cause growth disturbances. PURPOSE: To evaluate radiological tibial and femoral length and axis growth disturbances as well as clinical outcomes in skeletally immature ACLR patients treated with a transphyseal drilling technique. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: A total of 39 pediatric patients with ACL injury and open physes at time of surgery, as diagnosed clinically and with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), were treated using transphyseal ACLR using hamstring graft...
September 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Flynn Andrew Rowan, Tyler Marshall, Michael R Gombosh, Lutul Dashaun Farrow
Accurate placement of the femoral tunnel is critical for long-term clinical success following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the accuracy of femoral tunnel placement when referencing osseous landmarks during ACL reconstruction. We hypothesize that referencing osseous landmarks during ACL reconstruction consistently results in anatomic placement of the ACL femoral tunnel. This study was a retrospective case series. We reviewed 83 consecutive ACL reconstructions performed by a single surgeon...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
Ali Babaei Jandaghi, Mohsen Mardani-Kivi, Ahmadreza Mirbolook, Mohammad Kazem Emami-Meybodi, Solmaz Mohammadzadeh, Maral Farahmand
BACKGROUND: Knee pain is a common problem in the general population. In order to determine the extent of the injury and the appropriate treatment, MRI provides the most accurate imaging method. This may be done through conventional MRI techniques or by injecting a contrast material (MR arthrography). OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic value of these two methods. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study involved the diagnostic evaluation on 60 patients with knee pain who received treatment over the course of a one-year period...
May 2016: Trauma Monthly
Thomas Tampere, Tom Van Hoof, Michiel Cromheecke, Hans Van der Bracht, Jorge Chahla, Peter Verdonk, Jan Victor
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is twofold: first, to visualize both the tibial and femoral bony insertion surfaces and second, to describe the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) geometrically, using novel 3D CT imaging. In addition, new concepts of best-fit cylinder and central axis are introduced and evaluated. METHODS: Eight unpaired knees of embalmed cadavers were used in this study. Following the dissection process, the ACL was injected with a contrast medium for CT imaging...
September 13, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Jae Lim Kim, Chang Won Moon, Young Suk Son, Sang Jun Kim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the combined effect of bilateral ovariectomy (OVX) and anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT) with medial meniscectomy (MM) on the development of osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Twenty female 15-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats were used. Five rats in each group underwent bilateral OVX (OVX group), bilateral ACLT with MM (ACLT with MM group), bilateral OVX plus ACLT with MM (OVX plus ACLT with MM group), and sham surgery (SHAM group). All the rats were subjected to treadmill running for 4 weeks...
August 2016: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
Yuanjun Teng, Laiwei Guo, Meng Wu, Tianen Xu, Lianggong Zhao, Jin Jiang, Xiaoyun Sheng, Lihu Xu, Bo Zhang, Ning Ding, Yayi Xia
BACKGROUND: Consistent reference data used for anatomic posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction is not well defined. Quantitative guidelines defining the location of PCL attachment would aid in performing anatomic PCL reconstruction. The purpose was to characterize anatomic parameters of the PCL tibial attachment based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a large population of adult knees. METHODS: The PCL tibial attachment site was examined in 736 adult knees with an intact PCL using 3...
2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
S S Sathappan, M Wp Tan, D Ginat, M G Walsh, M E Schweitzer, P E Di Cesare
PURPOSE: To determine the correlation between the distal anterior femoral cortical axis (DAFCA) and the femoral rotational alignment/axis. METHODS: Magnetic resonance images (MRI) of 82 knees in 34 men and 23 women aged 16 to 47 (mean, 33.4) years were reviewed by a musculoskeletal radiologist. Their diagnoses included meniscal tear (n=4), chondromalacia (n=25), anterior cruciate ligament tears (n=11), and normal (n=42). In all patients the collateral ligaments were intact...
August 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
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