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George J Davies, Eric McCarty, Matthew Provencher, Robert C Manske
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Because of the epidemiological incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, the high reinjury rates that occur when returning back to sports, the actual number of patients that return to the same premorbid level of competition, the high incidence of osteoarthritis at 5-10-year follow-ups, and the effects on the long-term health of the knee and the quality of life for the patient, individualizing the return to sports after ACL reconstruction (ACL-R) is critical...
July 12, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676083/measuring-individual-hierarchy-of-anxiety-invoking-sports-related-activities-development-and-validation-of-the-photographic-series-of-sports-activities-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-phosa-aclr
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Wim van Lankveld, Nicky van Melick, Bas Habets, Eefje Roelofsen, J Bart Staal, Robert van Cingel
BACKGROUND: Fear of harm (FoH) after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACLR) should be addressed in physical therapy as it hampers return to sports. However, there are no instruments assessing FoH specific for ACLR. The objective of this study is to describe the development and measurement properties of the Photograph Series of Sports Activities for ACLR (PHOSA-ACLR) measuring ACL injury related FoH. METHODS: Based on literature and opinion of physical therapists with extensive experience in ACLR treatment, photographs depicting FoH inducing situations in ACL injury were considered for inclusion in the instrument...
July 4, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667211/criteria-for-return-to-sport-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-lower-reinjury-risk-cr-stal-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-observational-study-in-france
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Alexandre J M Rambaud, Bertrand Semay, Pierre Samozino, Jean-Benoît Morin, Rodolphe Testa, Rémi Philippot, Jérémy Rossi, Pascal Edouard
INTRODUCTION: The decision regarding when to return to sport after an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is an important one. Using a variety of subjective and objective parameters, various attempts have been made to determine an optimal timeline for a return to sport after ACLR, but none have been validated.The aim of the present study is therefore to determine which criteria or combination of criteria could allow to return to sport with the lowest possible risk of reinjury...
June 30, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548611/relationships-between-knee-extension-moments-during-weighted-and-unweighted-gait-and-strength-measures-that-predict-knee-moments-after-acl-reconstruction
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Erin Hartigan, Jennifer Aucoin, Rita Carlson, Melanie Klieber-Kusak, Thomas Murray, Bernadette Shaw, Michael Lawrence
BACKGROUND: Weighted gait increases internal knee extension moment impulses (KEMI) in the anterior cruciate ligament-reconstructed (ACLR) limb; however, limb differences persist. HYPOTHESES: (1) KEMI during normal gait will influence KEMI during weighted gait and (2) peak knee extension (PKE) torque and time to reach PKE torque will predict KEMI during gait tasks. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study. METHODS: Twenty-four women and 14 men completed 3 gait tasks (unweighted, vest, sled) and strength testing after discharge from rehabilitation and clearance to return to sports...
July 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463915/return-to-play-and-patient-satisfaction-after-acl-reconstruction-study-with-minimum-2-year-follow-up
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Benedict U Nwachukwu, Pramod B Voleti, Patricia Berkanish, Brenda Chang, Matthew R Cohn, Riley J Williams, Answorth A Allen
BACKGROUND: Return to play and patient satisfaction after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) have been inconsistently studied. The purposes of this study were to (1) investigate rates and predictors of return to play after ACLR, (2) evaluate patient satisfaction after ACLR, and (3) analyze the relationship between return to play and satisfaction with the result of ACLR. METHODS: Eligible patients were active athletes included in an institutional ACL registry who had undergone ACLR and had been followed for a minimum of 2 years...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451618/factors-associated-with-improved-function-and-maintenance-of-sports-activities-at-5-to-10-years-after-autologous-hamstring-acl-reconstruction-in-young-men
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Iftach Hetsroni, Mischa van-Stee, Niv Marom, Jonathan E J Koch, Eran Dolev, Guy Maoz, Meir Nyska, Gideon Mann
BACKGROUND: There are limited data regarding associated factors of return to sports activities at more than 5 years after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. PURPOSE: To test interrelationships between patient characteristics, concomitant articular lesions, graft laxity, and maintenance of sports activities at 5 to 10 years after ACL reconstruction. It was hypothesized that at 5 to 10 years after the operation in young adult men, maintenance of greater activity level and better knee function would be associated with greater preinjury activity level, younger age at reconstruction, absence of concomitant articular lesions, and minimal graft laxity at follow-up...
April 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451617/return-to-sport-for-skeletally-immature-athletes-after-acl-reconstruction-preventing-a-second-injury-using-a-quality-of-movement-assessment-and-quantitative-measures-to-address-modifiable-risk-factors
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Jessica Graziano, Theresa Chiaia, Polly de Mille, Danyal H Nawabi, Daniel W Green, Frank A Cordasco
BACKGROUND: Reinjury rates after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) are highest among young athletes, who consequently suffer from low rates of return to play. Historically, quantitative measures have been used to determine readiness to return to sport; however, they do not assess modifiable risk factors related to the quality of movement. PURPOSE: To determine the effectiveness of a criteria-based rehabilitation progression and return-to-sport criteria on efficient return to activity and prevention of second injury in young athletes post-ACLR...
April 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451597/outcomes-and-complications-after-all-epiphyseal-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-skeletally-immature-patients
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Eric J Wall, Paul J Ghattas, Emily A Eismann, Gregory D Myer, Preston Carr
BACKGROUND: The safest and most effective technique for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in skeletally immature patients is currently unknown. PURPOSE: To evaluate the functional and patient-reported outcomes of a specific all-epiphyseal ACL reconstruction technique in which the graft, bone tunnels, and fixation do not cross the knee growth plates. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients (23 boys, 4 girls; mean age, 11 years; range, 8-15 years) underwent an all-epiphyseal ACL reconstruction with a single femoral transverse epiphyseal tunnel and primarily split tibial epiphyseal tunnels...
March 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383436/clinical-outcomes-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-lars-artificial-graft-with-an-at-least-7-year-follow-up
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Zhenyu Jia, Chenchen Xue, Wei Wang, Tianze Liu, Xuan Huang, Weidong Xu
The aim of our study was to assess the medium-term clinical outcomes of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using the Ligament Advanced Reinforcement System (LARS) artificial ligament.A total of 168 patients who underwent arthroscopic ACL reconstruction with the LARS artificial ligament in our department were enrolled in our research. Only 125 met the inclusion/exclusion criteria, and 91 could ultimately be contacted to participate in our research. The mean follow-up was 92 ± 19 months. Physical examinations and a KT-1000 arthrometer were used to evaluate knee laxity...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363421/the-effect-of-femoral-nerve-block-on-quadriceps-strength-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Katherine R Swank, Alex C DiBartola, Joshua S Everhart, Christopher C Kaeding, Robert A Magnussen, David C Flanigan
PURPOSE: To assess the isokinetic, functional, and patient-reported outcomes of femoral nerve block (FNB) compared with traditional multimodal anesthesia for FNB in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: A systematic search of PubMed, Scopus, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Cochrane Reviews, and Google Scholar was conducted according to the 2009 Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...
May 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355978/limb-symmetry-indexes-can-overestimate-knee-function-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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Elizabeth Wellsandt, Mathew J Failla, Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Study Design Prospective cohort. Background The high risk of second anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries after return to sport highlights the importance of return-to-sport decision making. Objective return-to-sport criteria frequently use limb symmetry indexes (LSIs) to quantify quadriceps strength and hop scores. Whether using the uninvolved limb in LSIs is optimal is unknown. Objectives To evaluate the uninvolved limb as a reference standard for LSIs utilized in return-to-sport testing and its relationship with second ACL injury rates...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355681/a-biomechanical-study-of-two-distinct-methods-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-rupture-and-a-novel-surgical-reconstruction-technique-in-a-small-animal-model-of-posttraumatic-osteoarthritis
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Austin J Ramme, Matin S Lendhey, Eric J Strauss, Oran D Kennedy
Small animal models are critical for studies of sports-related knee injury and disease such as posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture. In such models, ACL damage can be achieved by surgical transection or, using a more recent innovation, by noninvasive biomechanical means. Whether these approaches differentially alter normal mechanics is unknown. Furthermore, while surgical reconstruction of ruptured ACL can greatly improve joint stability, its effect on PTOA development is also unclear...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255567/an-ecological-study-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-part-2-functional-performance-tests-correlate-with-return-to-sport-outcomes
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Timothy M McGrath, Gordon Waddington, Jennie M Scarvell, Nick Ball, Rob Creer, Kevin Woods, Damian Smith, Roger Adams
BACKGROUND: Additional high-quality prospective studies are needed to better define the objective criteria used in relation to return-to-sport decisions after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in active populations. PURPOSE: To investigate prospectively the relationship between functional performance test results at 24 weeks postoperative and return-to-sport activity (Tegner activity score) at 12 and 24 months, respectively, after synthetic (ligament advanced reinforcement system [LARS]) and autograft (doubled semitendinosus/gracilis [2ST/2GR]) ACL reconstructions...
February 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251262/one-stage-revision-acl-reconstruction-after-primary-acl-double-bundle-reconstruction-is-bone-patella-tendon-bone-autograft-reliable
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Tomohiro Tomihara, Yusuke Hashimoto, Masatoshi Taniuchi, Junsei Takigami, Changhun Han, Nagakazu Shimada
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to assess the results of revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction after the failure of primary ACL double bundle reconstruction (ACL-DBR). METHODS: Twenty-two knees in 22 patients (group R) that underwent ACL revision surgery using bone-patellar tendon-bone (BTB) autograft after the failure of primary ACL-DBR were included in this study. Intraoperative findings and postoperative knee laxity and clinical outcomes in group R were assessed...
May 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224443/report-of-the-clinical-and-functional-primary-outcomes-in-men-of-the-acl-sports-trial-similar-outcomes-in-men-receiving-secondary-prevention-with-and-without-perturbation-training-1-and-2-years-after-acl-reconstruction
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Amelia J H Arundale, Kathleen Cummer, Jacob J Capin, Ryan Zarzycki, Lynn Snyder-Mackler
BACKGROUND: Athletes often are cleared to return to activities 6 months after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction; however, knee function measures continue to improve up to 2 years after surgery. Interventions beyond standard care may facilitate successful return to preinjury activities and improve functional outcomes. Perturbation training has been used in nonoperative ACL injury and preoperative ACL reconstruction rehabilitation, but has not been examined in postoperative ACL reconstruction rehabilitation, specifically return to sport rehabilitation...
February 21, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217573/return-to-sports-after-acl-reconstruction-a-new-functional-test-protocol
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Gian Nicola Bisciotti, Alessandro Quaglia, Andrea Belli, Giulia Carimati, Piero Volpi
BACKGROUND: In literature, there are lack of studies proposing clear and rationally designed test battery to be performed after an ACL reconstruction. METHODS: From 2006 to 2015, 80 football players were subjected, after ACL reconstruction, to a newly conceived test battery analyzing: Isometric and isokinetic force productionThe different phases during the jumpThe correct control of the landing phase after jumpThe control of valgus during landing after jump and cutting movements...
October 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203600/do-muscle-strength-deficits-of-the-uninvolved-hip-and-knee-exist-in-young-athletes-before-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Joseph Hannon, Sharon Wang-Price, Shiho Goto, J Craig Garrison, James M Bothwell
BACKGROUND: Muscle strength of the involved limb is known to be decreased after injury. Comparison with the uninvolved limb has become standard of practice to measure progress and for calculation of limb symmetry indices (LSIs) to determine readiness to return to sport. However, some literature suggests strength changes in the uninvolved limb also are present after lower extremity injury. PURPOSE: To examine the uninvolved limb strength in a population of adolescent athletes after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and compare strength values with those of the dominant limb in a healthy control group...
January 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146394/functional-performance-among-active-female-soccer-players-after-unilateral-primary-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-compared-with-knee-healthy-controls
#18
Anne Fältström, Martin Hägglund, Joanna Kvist
BACKGROUND: Good functional performance with limb symmetry is believed to be important to minimize the risk of injury after a return to pivoting and contact sports after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate any side-to-side limb differences in functional performance and movement asymmetries in female soccer players with a primary unilateral anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-reconstructed knee and to compare these players with knee-healthy controls from the same soccer teams...
February 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107551/knee-function-among-elite-handball-and-football-players-1-6%C3%A2-years-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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G Myklebust, R Bahr, A Nilstad, K Steffen
The aim of the study was to describe objective and self-reported knee function for athletes who have returned to elite handball and football play after an ACL injury, comparing these to non-injured players at the same level. A total of 414 handball and 444 football players completed baseline tests from 2007 through 2014, examining lower extremity strength, dynamic balance, knee laxity, and knee function (KOOS questionnaire). Measures were compared between injured and non-injured legs and between injured legs and legs of controls...
May 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054146/revision-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-ipsi-or-contralateral-hamstring-tendon-grafts
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Claudio Legnani, Giuseppe Peretti, Enrico Borgo, Stefania Zini, Alberto Ventura
OBJECTIVES: With the increasing number of primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions, the need for revision ACL surgery has risen over the past few years. The purpose of the present study is to retrospectively compare the clinical outcome of ipsilateral versus contralateral hamstring tendon autografts for ACL revision surgery, specifically with regard to patient satisfaction, post-operative functional outcomes, and return to sports. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2011, 64 patients underwent ACL revision surgery...
May 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
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