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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158959/the-relationship-between-pre-operative-and-twelve-week-post-operative-y-balance-and-quadriceps-strength-in-athletes-with-an-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tear
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Cassidy Hallagin, J Craig Garrison, Kalyssa Creed, James M Bothwell, Shiho Goto, Joseph Hannon
Background: Pre-operative quadriceps strength may have a positive influence on post-operative function and outcomes at time of return to sport. Little consideration has been given to quadriceps strength during the early post-operative timeframes. Twelve-week post-operative anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL-R) is considered a critical time point for progression in the rehabilitation process. There is currently limited research looking at the relationship between clinical measurements pre-operatively and at 12-weeks following ACL-R...
November 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140169/relationship-between-physical-therapy-characteristics-surgical-procedure-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-after-acl-reconstruction
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Ian J Dempsey, Grant E Norte, Matthew Hall, John Goetschius, Lindsay V Slater, Jourdan M Cancienne, Brian C Werner, David R Diduch, Joseph M Hart
CONTEXT: Post-operative rehabilitation is critical to optimize outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). However, the relationship between physical therapy (PT) and clinical outcomes is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To describe PT characteristics following ACLR, and assess the relationships between PT characteristics, surgical procedure, and clinical outcomes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Laboratory...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117738/adding-high-frequency-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-to-the-first-phase-of-post-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-rehabilitation-does-not-improve-pain-and-function-in-young-male-athletes-more-than-exercise-alone-a-randomized-single-blind
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Bijan Forogh, Hossein Aslanpour, Ehsan Fallah, Arash Babaei-Ghazani, Safoora Ebadi
PURPOSE: Knee ligamentous trauma and the following pain is one of the most prevalent athletic injuries. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is one of the conservative approaches in controlling pain which is low cost, noninvasive, and safe with low complications. Our purpose was to study whether transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) could help athletes perform better during the first phase of rehabilitation (0-4 weeks) after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery and until the follow-up...
November 9, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077216/no-difference-between-mechanical-perturbation-training-with-compliant-surface-and-manual-perturbation-training-on-knee-functional-performance-after-acl-rupture
#4
Zakariya Nawasreh, David Logerstedt, Mathew Failla, Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Manual perturbation training improves dynamic knee stability and functional performance after anterior cruciate ligament rupture (ACL-rupture). However, it is limited to static standing position and does not allow time-specific perturbations at different phase of functional activities. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether administering mechanical perturbation training including compliant surface provides effects similar to manual perturbation training on knee functional measures after an acute ACL-rupture...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059108/neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-superimposed-on-movement-early-after-acl-surgery
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Luciana Labanca, Jacopo Emanuele Rocchi, Luca Laudani, Rita Guitaldi, Alessandro Virgulti, Pier Paolo Mariani, Andrea Macaluso
PURPOSE: Quadriceps weakness and asymmetrical loading of lower limbs are two major issues following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a 6-week training protocol involving neuromuscular electrical stimulations (NMES) of the quadriceps muscle superimposed on repeated sit-to-stand-to-sit exercises (STSTS), as an additional treatment to standard rehabilitation, from the 15th to the 60th day following ACLR. METHODS: Sixty-three ACLR patients were randomly allocated to one of the three treatment groups: NMES superimposed on STSTS (NMES+STSTS), STSTS only, or no additional treatment (NAT) to standard rehabilitation...
October 20, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034799/measurement-properties-of-a-test-battery-to-assess-postural-orientation-during-functional-tasks-in-patients-undergoing-acl-injury-rehabilitation
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Jenny Nae, Mark W Creaby, Gustav Nilsson, Kay M Crossley, Eva Ageberg
Study Design Cross-sectional study. Background Visual rating of postural orientation (PO) during functional tasks may be a valuable tool to track rehabilitation progress following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. A valid test battery assessing PO as a separate construct is lacking. Objectives To evaluate measurement properties of a test battery to assess PO in patients with ACL injury. Methods Content validity of functional tasks was assessed by expert focus group discussions. 51 patients (45% women) with ACL injury performed nine functional tasks of varying difficulty...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032484/young-athletes-return-too-early-to-knee-strenuous-sport-without-acceptable-knee-function-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Susanne Beischer, Eric Hamrin Senorski, Christoffer Thomeé, Kristian Samuelsson, Roland Thomeé
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the return to knee-strenuous sport rate, muscle function and subjective knee function among adolescent patients (15-20 years of age) and adult patients (21-30 years of age) 8 and 12 months, respectively, after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. It was hypothesised that no differences in outcome would be found between age groups at 8 or 12 months after ACL reconstruction. METHODS: Cross-sectional data from five tests of muscle function, from the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) and the Tegner Activity Scale (Tegner), performed at 8 and 12 months after a primary ACL reconstruction, were extracted from a rehabilitation outcome register...
October 14, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026421/comparison-of-patellar-versus-hamstring-tendon-autografts-in-arthroscopic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-6-month-follow-up-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Alireza Sadeghpour, Adel Ebrahimpour, Bahamin Attar, Zahra Azizian
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare the outcomes of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using the patellar versus hamstring tendon (HT) autograft. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this randomized clinical trial, fifty patients undergoing arthroscopic ACL reconstruction were randomized into two equal groups: Those treated with either autogenous patellar tendon grafts (PT group) or HT group grafts. All patients were reviewed immediately after surgery, at 6 and 12 weeks after surgery, and then at 6 months using the International Knee Documentation Committee evaluation form...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019442/the-use-of-hamstring-fatigue-to-reduce-quadriceps-inhibition-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#9
Timothy Lowe, Xuanliang Neil Dong
Arthrogenic muscle inhibition, an inability to fully activate the quadriceps muscles, has been persistently observed after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLr) surgery. Reductions in quadriceps activation may be partly due to the flexion reflex pathway, hamstrings activation, and reciprocal quadriceps inhibition. Since central fatigue has been shown to modify hamstring excitability and change the hamstring reflex response, hamstring fatigue might alleviate quadriceps muscle inhibition by counteracting the flexion reflex...
January 1, 2017: Perceptual and Motor Skills
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/28992770/influence-of-demographic-and-utilization-of-physical-therapy-interventions-on-clinical-outcomes-and-revision-rates-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Caitlin J Miller, Jesse C Christensen, Ryan D Burns
Study Design Retrospective cohort from Intermountain Healthcare system Jan 2007-Dec 2014. Background Recent evolutions in healthcare delivery are putting physical therapists in the forefront to be more responsible for providing high-quality rehabilitation care within a more cost-effective manner. Studies investigating the association between physical therapy (PT) visit utilization and outcomes in vulnerable patient populations following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) may provide useful insights...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951644/randomised-comparison-of-pretensioning-using-cyclical-loading-and-on-tendon-board-for-arthroscopic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-hamstring-autograft
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Rahul Khare, Hitesh Lal, Kandarp Vidyarthi, Vivek Jangira, Deepak Mittal
OBJECTIVE: Pretensioning is usually done using two methods - manual cyclical loading and using tensioner with a tendon board. Both the methods are being used with little knowledge about the superiority of either method. This study was done with the objective of trying to find out the better method. METHODS: A total of 50 patients were selected for the above mentioned study who were randomised into each of the two groups using chit system - In group A patients, cyclical loading was done by twenty times full flexion -extension movements but in group B patients, the graft was placed on a tensioner with 15 pounds tension for 10 minutes...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951643/acl-reconstruction-using-femoral-rigid-fix-and-tibial-bio-intrafix-devices
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Rahul Singh, Sujit Kumar Tripathy, Monappa A Naik, Premjit Sujir, Sharath K Rao
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to report the clinical and functional outcomes of Hamstring graft ACL reconstruction fixed with femoral Rigid-fix and tibial Bio-intrafix devices. METHODS: In a prospective study, the clinical (Lysholm score) and functional outcomes (International Knee Documentation Committee, IKDC) of 44 patients who underwent autologus hamstring graft ACL reconstruction using femoral Rigid-fix and tibial Bio-intrafix devices, were evaluated at the end of one year...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919608/arthroscopic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-triplet-autograft-of-semitendinosus-tendon
#14
M Z Islam, M Rahman, M E Ali, M K Alam, W Ahmed, M T Alam, M K Saha
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most commonly injured ligament occurs in young adult population, which markedly reduces activity level. Anterior cruciate ligament rupture is a threat to the homeostasis of the knee. So, reconstruction of the ACL is necessary to make them fit and return to their pre-injury activity level. The choice of graft for ACL reconstruction is a matter of debate, with the BPTB graft and quadruple graft of ST-G being the two most popular options. Use of triplet graft of semi-tendinosus tendon alone without sacrificing gracilis is another option...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918789/-treatment-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-ruptures
#15
Uffe Jørgensen, Michal Rindom Krogsgaard
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are typically seen in cutting sports. Rehabilitation can be tried in athletes in non-cutting sports and in recreational athletes. If knee instability is experienced, the cessation of risk activities or reduction in activity level are recommended. With recurrent episodes of instability ACL-reconstruction is recommended. 65% return to sports at preinjury level after ACL-reconstruction, 18% after non-operated partial rupture and 7% after non-operated total rupture.
September 18, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913413/open-versus-closed-kinetic-chain-exercises-following-an-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Daniel Jewiss, Cecilia Ostman, Neil Smart
BACKGROUND: There is no consensus on whether closed kinetic chain (CKC) or open kinetic chain (OKC) exercises should be the intervention of choice following an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury or reconstruction. METHODS: A systematic search identified randomized controlled trials of OKC versus CKC exercise training in people who had undergone ACL reconstructive surgery. All published studies in this systematic review were comparisons between OKC and CKC groups...
2017: Journal of Sports Medicine (Hindawi Publishing Corporation)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912662/long-term-changes-in-muscles-around-the-knee-joint-after-acl-resection-in-rats-comparisons-of-acl-resected-contralateral-and-normal-limb
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Mahiro Ohno, Hiroto Fujiya, Katsumasa Goto, Mitsutoshi Kurosaka, Yuji Ogura, Kanaka Yatabe, Takaaki Kudo, Hajime Kobayashi, Hisateru Niki, Haruki Musha
The purpose of this study was to investigate the long-term effects of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) resection on the morphological and contractile characteristics of rectus femoris (RF) and semimembranosus (SM) muscles in both injured and contralateral hindlimbs in rats. Wistar male rats (8-week old) were used. Rats were divided into two groups; ACL-resected and (sham-operated) control groups. Furthermore, right and left limbs of rats in the ACL-resected group were assigned as ACL-resected and contralateral groups, respectively, at 1 day, 1, 4, and 48 weeks after ACL resection...
September 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894756/relationships-between-tibiofemoral-contact-forces-and-cartilage-morphology-at-2-to-3-years-after-single-bundle-hamstring-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-and-in-healthy-knees
#18
David John Saxby, Adam L Bryant, Xinyang Wang, Luca Modenese, Pauline Gerus, Jason M Konrath, Kim L Bennell, Karine Fortin, Tim Wrigley, Flavia M Cicuttini, Christopher J Vertullo, Julian A Feller, Tim Whitehead, Price Gallie, David G Lloyd
BACKGROUND: Prevention of knee osteoarthritis (OA) following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture and reconstruction is vital. Risk of postreconstruction knee OA is markedly increased by concurrent meniscal injury. It is unclear whether reconstruction results in normal relationships between tibiofemoral contact forces and cartilage morphology and whether meniscal injury modulates these relationships. HYPOTHESES: Since patients with isolated reconstructions (ie, without meniscal injury) are at lower risk for knee OA, we predicted that relationships between tibiofemoral contact forces and cartilage morphology would be similar to those of normal, healthy knees 2 to 3 years postreconstruction...
August 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886823/update-on-anterior-cruciate-ligament-rupture-and-care-in-the-female-athlete
#19
REVIEW
Jeremy M Burnham, Vonda Wright
As female athlete sports participation has continued to increase, the rate of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture in female athletes has also increased. Individualized, patient-specific treatment is crucial to achieving optimal outcomes; ACL reconstruction must accurately restore native ACL anatomy and address any concomitant injury to secondary stabilizers. Rehabilitation programs should target hip, core, and trunk neuromuscular control; allow adequate time for graft ligamentization; and address the psychosocial needs of the athlete...
October 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862529/an-algorithmic-approach-to-rehabilitation-following-arthroscopic-surgery-for-arthrofibrosis-of-the-knee-a-case-series
#20
Brian J Eckenrode
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Loss of knee range of motion (ROM) has been reported as the most common complication following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). Arthrofibrosis of the knee, or specifically Cyclops syndrome, has been described as the formation of a scar tissue nodule adjacent to the tibial tunnel of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft. This lesion often results in loss of knee extension ROM, pain, and impaired function. CASE DESCRIPTIONS: Three consecutive patients were referred to physical therapy following arthroscopic knee surgery for lysis of adhesions of a Cyclops lesion from a previous ACLR...
September 1, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
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