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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231643/three-dimensional-reconstruction-computed-tomography-evaluation-of-the-tunnel-location-and-angle-in-anatomic-single-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-comparison-of-the-anteromedial-portal-and-outside-in-techniques
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Kang-Il Kim, Sang Hak Lee, Chanil Bae, Sung Hae Bae
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the geometry and position of the femoral tunnel between the anteromedial portal (AMP) and outside-in (OI) techniques after anatomic single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Materials and Methods: We evaluated 82 patients undergoing single-bundle ACL reconstruction with hamstring autografts using either the AMP (n=40) or OI (n=42) technique. The locations of the tunnel apertures were assessed by postoperative 3-dimensional computed tomography imaging...
March 1, 2017: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224200/plain-radiographs-can-be-used-for-routine-assessment-of-acl-reconstruction-tunnel-position-with-three-dimensional-imaging-reserved-for-research-and-revision-surgery
#2
REVIEW
Jonathan David Kosy, Vipul I Mandalia
PURPOSE: The position of the osseous tunnels and graft during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has been the subject of multiple studies aiming for either anatomical placement or an alternative. The assessment of these positions, using post-operative imaging, is therefore of interest to the surgeon in both the evaluation of surgical performance and surveillance of potential complications. The purpose of this review is to identify the optimal use of imaging in both the surveillance of clinical practice and in planning revision surgery...
February 21, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214835/up-regulation-of-tgf-%C3%AE-promotes-tendon-to-bone-healing-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-through-the-tgf-%C3%AE-mapk-signaling-pathway-in-a-new-zealand-white-rabbit-model
#3
Rui Wang, Bin Xu, Hong-Gang Xu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to explore the role of TGF-β in tendon-to-bone healing after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) through the TGF-β/MAPK signaling pathway in a New Zealand white rabbit model. METHODS: A total of 72 healthy male New Zealand white rabbits were selected for these experiments. Flow cytometry and immunofluorescence were used to detect the expression of BMSC surface markers, and qRT-PCR was performed to detect TGF-β mRNA expression...
January 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214478/accuracy-of-64-section-mdct-in-the-diagnosis-of-cruciate-ligament-tears
#4
E J Heffernan, D E Moran, J F Gerstenmaier, C J McCarthy, C Hegarty, C J McMahon
AIM: To evaluate the accuracy of non-arthrographic 64-section multidetector computed tomography (CT) in the assessment of cruciate ligament tears. A secondary goal was to determine its accuracy in the diagnosis of additional soft-tissue injuries around the knee. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty consecutive outpatients underwent same-day magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and 64-slice multidetector CT (MDCT) of the knee in this prospective study. MDCT images were independently evaluated for integrity of the anterior (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligaments (PCL), medial and lateral menisci, and medial and lateral collateral ligaments...
February 15, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213953/the-effects-of-acl-graft-placement-on-in-vivo-knee-function-and-cartilage-thickness-distributions
#5
REVIEW
Louis E DeFrate
Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) frequently lead to early-onset osteoarthritis. Despite advancement in surgical techniques, ACL reconstruction has a limited ability to prevent these degenerative changes. While previous studies have investigated knee function after ACL reconstruction, in vivo investigations of the effects of graft placement on in vivo joint function and cartilage health are limited. This review presents a series of studies that used novel imaging and 3D modeling techniques to determine the in vivo placement of the ACL graft on the femur using two different ACL reconstruction techniques...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213703/proximal-tibial-bony-and-meniscal-slopes-are-higher-in-acl-injured-subjects-than-controls-a-comparative-mri-study
#6
Ashraf Elmansori, Timothy Lording, Raphaël Dumas, Khalifa Elmajri, Philippe Neyret, Sébastien Lustig
PURPOSE: Increased tibial slope is reported as a risk factor of non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, but the effect of the soft tissues on slope remains unclear. The primary aims of this study were to compare the tibial bony and soft tissue slopes between patients with and without ACL injury, and to investigate the relationship between the meniscal slopes (MS) and the tibial bony slope. Our hypothesis was that the menisci would correct the inclination of the bony tibial slope towards the horizontal...
February 17, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203605/femoral-and-tibial-tunnel-diameter-and-bioabsorbable-screw-findings-after-double-bundle-acl-reconstruction-in-5-year-clinical-and-mri-follow-up
#7
Tommi Kiekara, Antti Paakkala, Piia Suomalainen, Heini Huhtala, Timo Järvelä
BACKGROUND: Tunnel enlargement is frequently seen in short-term follow-up after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). According to new evidence, tunnel enlargement may be followed by tunnel narrowing, but the long-term evolution of the tunnels is currently unknown. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: The hypothesis was that tunnel enlargement is followed by tunnel narrowing caused by ossification as seen in follow-up using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ossification pattern of the tunnels, the communication of the 2 femoral and 2 tibial tunnels, and screw absorption findings in MRI...
February 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203602/hamstring-contracture-after-acl-reconstruction-is-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-cyclops-syndrome
#8
Francisco Guerra Pinto, Mathieu Thaunat, Matt Daggett, Charles Kajetanek, Tiago Marques, Tales Guimares, Bénédicte Quelard, Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet
BACKGROUND: Cyclops syndrome is characterized by loss of terminal knee extension due to proliferative fibrous nodule formation in the intercondylar notch. This complication occurs in the early postoperative period after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). The pathogenesis of Cyclops syndrome is not well understood. HYPOTHESIS: Persistent hamstring contracture after ACLR is associated with an increased risk of subsequent Cyclops syndrome. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3...
January 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203112/bone-contusion-progression-from-traumatic-knee-injury-association-of-rate-of-contusion-resolution-with-injury-severity
#9
Douglas R Pedersen, Georges Y El-Khoury, Dan R Thedens, Mothana Saad-Eldine, Phinit Phisitkul, Annunziato Amendola
BACKGROUND: Bone contusions are frequently encountered in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation of knee anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Their role as indicators of injury severity remains unclear, primarily due to indeterminate levels of joint injury forces and to a lack of preinjury imaging. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to 1) quantify bone contusion pathogenesis following traumatic joint injuries using fixed imaging follow-ups, and 2) assess the feasibility of using longitudinal bone contusion volumes as an indicator of knee injury severity...
2017: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197894/anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-mr-imaging-findings
#10
REVIEW
M Zappia, R Capasso, D Berritto, N Maggialetti, C Varelli, G D'Agosto, M T Martino, M Carbone, L Brunese
More than two million people tear their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) each year, and ACL reconstruction occupies a significant proportion of everyday orthopedic practice, being one of the most commonly performed sports medicine surgical procedures. Patients with postoperative symptoms are frequently imaged to monitor ligament grafts and to identify complications. Given the number of patients undergoing ACL reconstruction, knowledge of the potential complications of this surgery is essential for radiologists...
February 14, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194829/diffusion-tensor-imaging-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-graft
#11
Pieter Van Dyck, Martijn Froeling, Eline De Smet, Pim Pullens, Michaël Torfs, Peter Verdonk, Jan Sijbers, Paul M Parizel, Ben Jeurissen
PURPOSE: A great need exists for objective biomarkers to assess graft healing following ACL reconstruction to guide the time of return to sports. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and reliability of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to delineate the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft and to investigate its diffusion properties using a clinical 3T scanner. MATERIALS AND METHODS: DTI of the knee (b = 0, 400, and 800 s/mm(2) , 10 diffusion directions, repeated 16 times for a total of 336 diffusion-weighted volumes) was performed at 3T in 17 patients between 3 and 7 months (mean, 4 months) following ACL reconstruction...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190582/correlation-of-parameters-on-preoperative-ct-images-with-intra-articular-soft-tissue-injuries-in-acute-tibial-plateau-fractures-a-review-of-132-patients-receiving-arif
#12
Hao-Che Tang, I-Jung Chen, Yu-Cheng Yeh, Chun-Jui Weng, Shih-Sheng Chang, Alvin Chao-Yu Chen, Yi-Sheng Chan
INTRODUCTION: Tibial plateau fractures often occur in conjunction with soft-tissue injuries of knees. The hypothesis of this study is that parameters of CT imaging can predict intra-articular soft-tissue injuries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent arthroscopically assisted reduction and internal fixation (ARIF) for acute tibial plateau fractures performed by a single orthopedic surgeon between 2005 and 2015 were included in this retrospective study. Patients with concomitant ipsilateral femoral fractures, who had received revision surgery or who had undergone index surgery more than 30days from the event were excluded...
January 30, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176356/compositional-mapping-of-the-mature-anterior-cruciate-ligament-to-bone-insertion
#13
Dovina Qu, Siddarth D Subramony, Adele L Boskey, Nancy Pleshko, Stephen B Doty, Helen H Lu
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-to-bone interface constitutes a complex, multi-tissue structure comprised of contiguous ligament, non-mineralized fibrocartilage, mineralized fibrocartilage, and bone regions. This composite structure enables load transfer between structurally and functionally dissimilar tissues and is critical for ligament homeostasis and joint stability. Presently, there is a lack of quantitative understanding of the matrix composition and organization across this junction, especially after the onset of skeletal maturity...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164045/ipsilateral-medial-and-lateral-discoid-meniscus-with-medial-meniscus-tear
#14
Kengo Shimozaki, Junsuke Nakase, Yoshinori Ohashi, Hitoaki Numata, Takeshi Oshima, Yasushi Takata, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
INTRODUCTION: Discoid meniscus is a well-documented knee pathology, and there are many cases of medial or lateral discoid meniscus reported in the literature. However, ipsilateral concurrent medial and lateral discoid meniscus is very rare, and only a few cases have been reported. Herein, we report a case of concurrent medial and lateral discoid meniscus. CASE REPORT: A 27-year-old Japanese man complained of pain on medial joint space in his right knee that was diagnosed as a complete medial and lateral discoid meniscus...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159425/magnetic-resonance-imaging-evaluation-of-physeal-violation-in-adolescents-after-transphyseal-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#15
Joon-Ho Wang, Kang-Min Son, Dae-Hee Lee
PURPOSE: To quantify and compare the amount and location of physis violation of the distal femur and proximal tibia after transphyseal anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in skeletally immature patients. METHODS: This study included 19 patients with open physes of the distal femur and proximal tibia who underwent ACL reconstruction with tibialis anterior allografts. Physeal tunnel volume and location on the growth plate, as well as obliquity to the growth plate, were measured by 3-dimensional postoperative magnetic resonance imaging of the distal femur and proximal tibia...
January 31, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147215/attenuated-synovial-fluid-ghrelin-levels-are-linked-with-cartilage-damage-meniscus-injury-and-clinical-symptoms-in-patients-with-knee-anterior-cruciate-ligament-deficiency
#16
Yu-Cong Zou, Liang-Hua Chen, Yong-Liang Ye, Guang-Gang Yang, Zheng Mao, Dan-Dan Liu, Jun-Qi Chen, Jing-Jie Chen, Gang Liu
BACKGROUND: The meniscus injury and post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis (PTOA) following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) lesions often cause great burdens to patients. Ghrelin, a recently identified 28-amino-acid peptide, has been shown to inhibit inflammation and perform as a growth factor for chondrocyte. OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed at investigating ghrelin concentration in synovial fluid and its association with the degree of meniscus injury, articular degeneration, and clinical severity in patients suffering from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficiency...
December 2016: Discovery Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142365/hip-and-knee-osteoarthritis-affects-younger-people-too
#17
Ilana N Ackerman, Joanne L Kemp, Kay M Crossley, Adam G Culvenor, Rana S Hinman
Synopsis Although osteoarthritis (OA) has traditionally been considered a disease of older age, hip and knee OA can and does affect younger adults, with a profound impact on psychosocial well-being and work capacity. Obesity and a history of traumatic knee injury (eg, anterior cruciate ligament rupture and/or meniscal tear) are key risk factors for the accelerated development of knee OA, while structural hip deformities (including those contributing to femoroacetabular impingement syndrome) are strong predictors of early-onset hip OA...
February 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135427/is-remnant-preservation-truly-beneficial-to-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-healing
#18
Takuya Naraoka, Yuka Kimura, Eiichi Tsuda, Yuji Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Ishibashi
BACKGROUND: Remnant-preserved anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction was introduced to improve clinical outcomes and biological healing. However, the effects of remnant preservation and the influence of the delay from injury until reconstruction on the outcomes of this technique are still uncertain. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purposes of this study were to evaluate whether remnant preservation improved the clinical outcomes and graft incorporation of ACL reconstruction and to examine the influence of the delay between ACL injury and reconstruction on the usefulness of remnant preservation...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090444/bone-marrow-edema-like-lesions-bmels-are-associated-with-higher-t1%C3%AF-and-t2-values-of-cartilage-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-acl-reconstructed-knees-a-longitudinal-study
#19
Jingshan Gong, Valentina Pedoia, Luca Facchetti, Thomas M Link, C Benjamin Ma, Xiaojuan Li
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the longitudinal changes of bone marrow edema-like lesions (BMELs) in patients after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and to investigate the effect of BMELs on cartilage matrix composition changes measured using MR T1ρ and T2 mapping. METHODS: Patients with acute ACL tear were enrolled in a prospective study. MR imaging was performed at baseline (before surgeries) and at 6-month, 1-year and 2-year after ACL reconstruction...
December 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090443/topographical-and-depth-dependent-glycosaminoglycan-concentration-in-canine-medial-tibial-cartilage-3-weeks-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-transection-surgery-a-microscopic-imaging-study
#20
Daniel Mittelstaedt, David Kahn, Yang Xia
BACKGROUND: Medical imaging has become an invaluable tool to diagnose damage to cartilage. Depletion of glycosaminoglycans (GAG) has been shown to be one of the early signs of cartilage degradation. In order to investigate the topographical changes in GAG concentration caused by the anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT) surgery in a canine model, microscopic magnetic resonance imaging (µMRI) and microscopic computed tomography (µCT) were used to measure the GAG concentration with correlation from a biochemical assay, inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES), to understand where the topographical and depth-dependent changes in the GAG concentration occur...
December 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
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