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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146161/intraoperative-workflow-for-all-inside-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-biomechanical-evaluation-of-preconditioning-and-knot-tying
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Edoardo Monaco, Samuel Bachmaier, Mattia Fabbri, Riccardo Maria Lanzetti, Coen A Wijdicks, Andrea Ferretti
PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare the effect of preconditioning according to intraoperative workflow on the elongation behavior of single-side and fully knotted all-inside anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction configurations in a biomechanical in vitro study. METHODS: Four full construct all-inside ACL reconstruction groups (n = 8 per group) were tested using porcine tibias and bovine tendons. Groups included both an all-inside configuration with one- (group 1) and both-side knotted adjustable loop-length devices (group 2), without and with performing intraoperative preconditioning (group 1-intraoperative preconditioned [IPC], group 2-IPC)...
November 13, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078961/new-parameters-describing-how-knee-ligaments-carry-force-in-situ-predict-interspecimen-variations-in-laxity-during-simulated-clinical-exams
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Carl W Imhauser, Robert N Kent, James Boorman-Padgett, Ran Thein, Thomas L Wickiewicz, Andrew D Pearle
Knee laxity, defined as the net translation or rotation of the tibia relative to the femur in a given direction in response to an applied load, is highly variable from person to person. High levels of knee laxity as assessed during routine clinical exams are associated with first-time ligament injury and graft reinjury following reconstruction. During laxity exams, ligaments carry force to resist the applied load; however, relationships between intersubject variations in knee laxity and variations in how ligaments carry force as the knee moves through its passive envelope of motion, which we refer to as ligament engagement, are not well established...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067474/restoring-tibiofemoral-alignment-during-acl-reconstruction-results-in-better-knee-biomechanics
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Frantzeska Zampeli, Ioannis Terzidis, João Espregueira-Mendes, Jim-Dimitris Georgoulis, Manfred Bernard, Evangelos Pappas, Anastasios D Georgoulis
PURPOSE: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR) aims to restore normal knee joint function, stability and biomechanics and in the long term avoid joint degeneration. The purpose of this study is to present the anatomic single bundle (SB) ACLR that emphasizes intraoperative correction of tibiofemoral subluxation that occurs after ACL injury. It was hypothesized that this technique leads to optimal outcomes and better restoration of pathological tibiofemoral joint movement that results from ACL deficiency (ACLD)...
October 24, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064870/biomechanical-evaluation-of-pediatric-anterior-cruciate-ligament-acl-reconstruction-techniques-with-and-without-the-anterolateral-ligament-all
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Natasha Trentacosta, James L Pace, Melodie Metzger, Max Michalski, Trevor Nelson, Landon Polakof, Bert Mandelbaum
BACKGROUND: Two popular physeal-sparing procedures used in the management of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in skeletally immature patients are the iliotibial band (ITB) ACL reconstruction (ACLR) and the all-epiphyseal (AE) ACLR. Although there has been concern for overconstraint of the lateral compartment of the knee with the ITB ACLR technique, rotational stability, as provided by the anterolateral ligament (ALL) and ACL, has not been assessed in the setting of pediatric ACLR techniques...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018544/verbal-augmented-feedback-in-the-rehabilitation-of-lower-extremity-musculoskeletal-dysfunctions-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Marianne Storberget, Linn Helen J Grødahl, Suzanne Snodgrass, Paulette van Vliet, Nicola Heneghan
BACKGROUND: Verbal augmented feedback (VAF) is commonly used in physiotherapy rehabilitation of individuals with lower extremity musculoskeletal dysfunction or to induce motor learning for injury prevention. Its effectiveness for acquisition, retention and transfer of learning of new skills in this population is unknown. OBJECTIVES: First, to investigate the effect of VAF for rehabilitation and prevention of lower extremity musculoskeletal dysfunction. Second, to determine its effect on motor learning and the stages of acquisition, retention and transfer in this population...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985125/progressive-changes-in-walking-kinematics-and-kinetics-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-and-reconstruction-a-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
Lindsay V Slater, Joseph M Hart, Adam R Kelly, Christopher M Kuenze
CONTEXT:   Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and ACL reconstruction (ACLR) result in persistent alterations in lower extremity movement patterns. The progression of lower extremity biomechanics from the time of injury has not been described. OBJECTIVE:   To compare the 3-dimensional (3D) lower extremity kinematics and kinetics of walking among individuals with ACL deficiency (ACLD), individuals with ACLR, and healthy control participants from 3 to 64 months after ACLR...
September 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972789/a-prospective-evaluation-of-femoral-tunnel-placement-for-anatomic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-3-dimensional-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Adam Hart, Thiru Sivakumaran, Mark Burman, Tom Powell, Paul A Martineau
BACKGROUND: The recent emphasis on anatomic reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is well supported by clinical and biomechanical research. Unfortunately, the location of the native femoral footprint can be difficult to see at the time of surgery, and the accuracy of current techniques to perform anatomic reconstruction is unclear. PURPOSE: To use 3-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging (3D MRI) to prospectively evaluate patients with torn ACLs before and after reconstruction and thereby assess the accuracy of graft position on the femoral condyle...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967542/current-evidence-of-adult-stem-cells-to-enhance-anterior-cruciate-ligament-treatment-a-systematic-review-of-animal-trials
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REVIEW
Ruipeng Guo, Liang Gao, Bin Xu
PURPOSE: To systematically review the available preclinical evidence of adult stem cells as a biological augmentation in the treatment of animal anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: PubMed (MEDLINE) and Embase were searched for the eligible studies. The inclusion criteria were controlled animal trials of adult stem cells used in ACL treatment (repair or reconstruction). Studies of natural ACL healing without intervention, in vitro studies, ex vivo studies, and studies without controls were excluded...
September 26, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932303/the-influence-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-remnant-on-postoperative-clinical-results-in-patients-with-remnant-preserving-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Alan Andonovski, Sonja Topuzovska, Milan Samardziski, Zoran Bozinovski, Biljana Andonovska, Zlatko Temelkovski
BACKGROUND: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) remnants have important biomechanical, vascular and proprioceptive function. AIM: To determine the influence of the ACL residual remnants after partial and complete ACL ruptures on postoperative clinical results in patients with remnant preserving ACL reconstruction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 66 patients divided into two groups. In patients from the investigation group remnant preserving ACL reconstruction was performed, in patients from the control group single bundle ACL reconstruction was performed...
August 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913685/-ramp-lesions-tips-and-tricks-in-diagnostics-and-therapy
#10
REVIEW
R Seil, A Hoffmann, S Scheffler, D Theisen, C Mouton, D Pape
There is an increasing biomechanical and anatomical understanding of the different types of meniscal lesions. Lesions of the posterior part of the medial meniscus in the meniscosynovial area have recently received increased attention. They generally occur in association with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. They are often missed ("hidden lesions") due to the fact that they cannot be seen by routine anterior arthroscopic inspection. Furthermore, meniscosynovial lesions play a role in anteroposterior knee laxity and, as such, they may be a cause of failure of ACL reconstruction or of postoperative persistent laxity...
October 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898105/gait-characteristics-associated-with-a-greater-increase-in-medial-knee-cartilage-t1%C3%AF-and-t2-relaxation-times-in-patients-undergoing-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#11
Hsiang-Ling Teng, Daniel Wu, Favian Su, Valentina Pedoia, Richard B Souza, C Benjamin Ma, Xiaojuan Li
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis of the medial tibiofemoral joint (MTFJ) is prevalent among patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). Magnetic resonance T1ρ and T2 relaxation times provide noninvasive methods to quantify early cartilage degeneration. Altered sagittal-plane gait biomechanics have been observed after ACLR, but their associations with longitudinal changes in MTFJ cartilage T1ρ and T2 remain unclear. Hypothesis/Purpose: To examine whether the peak knee flexion moment (KFM), knee flexion angle (KFA), and vertical ground-reaction force (vGRF) during gait are associated with prospective changes in medial tibiofemoral cartilage T1ρ and T2 in ACL-reconstructed knees and to compare these gait characteristics between patients undergoing ACLR and healthy control participants...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840144/transtibial-versus-anteromedial-portal-acl-reconstruction-is-a-hybrid-approach-the-best
#12
Jonathan K Jennings, Daniel P Leas, James E Fleischli, Donald F D'Alessandro, Richard D Peindl, Dana P Piasecki
BACKGROUND: Improved biomechanical and clinical outcomes are seen when the femoral tunnels of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are placed in the center of the femoral insertion. The transtibial (TT) technique has been shown to be less capable of this than an anteromedial (AM) portal approach but is more familiar to surgeons and less technically challenging. A hybrid transtibial (HTT) technique using medial portal guidance of a transtibial guide wire without knee hyperflexion may offer anatomic tunnel placement while maintaining the relative ease of a TT technique...
August 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840143/allograft-maturation-after-reconstruction-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-is-dependent-on-graft-parameters-in-the-sagittal-plane
#13
Michael Rose, Dennis Crawford
BACKGROUND: Allograft healing (ligamentization) after reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is dependent on multiple factors, including tissue processing, host biologic environment, and biomechanical stressors. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to assess graft maturation after ACL reconstruction. HYPOTHESIS: A significant difference will exist in the MRI analysis between 2 distinct allograft constructs. Specifically, the MRI signal-to-noise quotient (SNQ) value will be smaller in quadrupled hamstring tendon (HT) allografts compared with doubled tibialis anterior (TA) allografts due to the difference in graft geometry (surface area-to-volume ratio)...
August 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816898/timing-of-postoperative-mechanical-loading-affects-healing-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-analysis-in-a-murine-model
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Christopher L Camp, Amir Lebaschi, Guang-Ting Cong, Zoe Album, Camila Carballo, Xiang-Hua Deng, Scott A Rodeo
BACKGROUND: Following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, the mechanical loading of the tissues has a significant impact on tendon-to-bone healing. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of the timing of the initiation of mechanical loading on healing of a tendon graft in a bone tunnel. METHODS: ACL reconstruction using a flexor tendon autograft was performed in 56 mice randomized to 4 groups with differing times to initiation of postoperative mechanical loading: (1) immediate, (2) 5 days, (3) 10 days, or (4) 21 days following surgery...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809626/-structural-damage-to-the-hamstring-graft-due-to-interaction-with-fixation-material-and-its-effect-on-biomechanical-properties-of-acl-reconstruction
#15
J Kautzner, M Držík, M Handl, C Povýšil, P Kos, T Trč, V Havlas
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Hamstring grafts are commonly used for ACL reconstruction. The purpose of our study is to determine the effects of the suspension fixation compared to graft cross-pinning transfixation, and the effect(s) of structural damage during the preparation of the graft on biomechanical properties of the graft. MATERIAL AND METHODS The design of the study is a cadaveric biomechanical laboratory study. 38 fresh-frozen human hamstring specimens from 19 cadaveric donors were used. The grafts were tested for their loading properties...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800252/progressive-changes-in-walking-kinematics-and-kinetics-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-and-reconstruction-a-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
Lindsay V Slater, Joseph M Hart, Adam R Kelly, Christopher M Kuenze
CONTEXT:   Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and ACL reconstruction (ACLR) result in persistent alterations in lower extremity movement patterns. The progression of lower extremity biomechanics from the time of injury has not been described. OBJECTIVE:   To compare the 3-dimensional (3D) lower extremity kinematics and kinetics of walking among individuals with ACL deficiency (ACLD), individuals with ACLR, and healthy control participants from 3 to 64 months after ACLR...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721590/high-non-anatomic-tunnel-position-rates-in-acl-reconstruction-failure-using-both-transtibial-and-anteromedial-tunnel-drilling-techniques
#17
Vera Jaecker, Tabea Zapf, Jan-Hendrik Naendrup, Thomas Pfeiffer, Ajay C Kanakamedala, Arasch Wafaisade, Sven Shafizadeh
INTRODUCTION: Although it is well known from cadaveric and biomechanical studies that transtibial femoral tunnel (TT) positioning techniques are associated with non-anatomic tunnel positions, controversial data exist as so far no clinical differences could have been found, comparing transtibial with anteromedial techniques (AM). The purpose of the study was to analyze if graft failure following TT ACL reconstruction was more commonly associated with non-anatomic tunnel position in comparison with the AM technique...
July 18, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712025/side-to-side-asymmetries-in-landing-mechanics-from-a-drop-vertical-jump-test-are-not-related-to-asymmetries-in-knee-joint-laxity-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#18
Christophe A G Meyer, Paul Gette, Caroline Mouton, Romain Seil, Daniel Theisen
PURPOSE: Asymmetries in knee joint biomechanics and increased knee joint laxity in patients following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) are considered risk factors for re-tear or early onset of osteoarthritis. Nevertheless, the relationship between these factors has not been established. The aim of the study was to compare knee mechanics during landing from a bilateral drop vertical jump in patients following ACLR and control participants and to study the relationship between side-to-side asymmetries in landing mechanics and knee joint laxity...
July 15, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706801/combined-anatomic-reconstruction-of-the-anterior-cruciate-and-anterolateral-ligaments-using-hamstring-graft-through-a-single-femoral-tunnel-and-with-a-single-femoral-fixation
#19
Assem Mohamed Noureldin Zein, Mohamed Ali, Hesham Ali, Ahmed Nady Saleh Elsaid, Alaa Zenhom Mahmoud, Mohamed K Osman, Amr Mohamed Mohamed Soliman
Patients with complete anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury have different degrees of rotational (internal rotation) laxity. A residual pivot shift has been found to be positive in more than 15% of cases after an accurate ACL reconstruction. Improved understanding of the existence, function, and biomechanical role of the anterolateral ligament (ALL) in controlling rotational instability of the knee has redirected and refocused attention on a supplemental extra-articular reconstruction of the ALL in conjunction with the intra-articular ACL reconstruction so as to restore normal kinematics of the knee...
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706794/notchplasty-for-the-arthroscopic-treatment-of-limited-knee-extension
#20
Marcio B Ferrari, Sandeep Mannava, Nicholas DePhillipo, George Sanchez, Robert F LaPrade
Knee osteoarthritis may lead to narrowing of the intercondylar notch due to osteophyte formation, thereby causing changes in native knee biomechanics. The normal close contact between the condyles and the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during knee extension may be compromised due to narrowing of the notch and result in ACL damage, progression of knee osteoarthritis, and loss of knee extension. Outcomes after a notchplasty procedure are well reported for ACL reconstruction in young patients. However, there remains a lack of studies evaluating this procedure in the setting of knee osteoarthritis in patients with a symptomatic loss of knee extension...
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
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