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Joint laxity

Ted Sueyoshi, Gen Emoto, Tomoki Yuasa
BACKGROUND: Generalized joint laxity has been linked to ligamentous injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament tear and ankle sprain. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to investigate generalized joint laxity and incidence of ligament injuries in high school-aged female volleyball players. It was hypothesized that volleyball players with a past history of sprains would have increased generalized joint laxity compared with those without any history and that athletes with multiple sprains would demonstrate with a higher generalized joint laxity score than those who had only 1 sprain...
October 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Loukas Koyonos, Matthew J Kraeutler, Daniel F O'Brien, Michael G Ciccotti, Christopher C Dodson
OBJECTIVES: Generalized joint laxity has been proposed as a significant risk factor for failure after arthroscopic anterior shoulder stabilization. The purpose of this study was to prospectively measure joint mobility in patients undergoing arthroscopic anterior shoulder stabilization and to determine whether hypermobility is a risk factor for worse outcomes compared with patients having normal joint mobility. METHODS: Patients with anterior shoulder instability were prospectively enrolled...
October 13, 2016: Physician and Sportsmedicine
Julien Clément, Jérémie Ménard, Maxime Raison, Jennifer Dumais, Laura Dubois, Dominique M Rouleau
BACKGROUND: Although recurrent anterior shoulder instability (RASI) is a common condition in young patients, no studies to date have measured the 3-dimensional (3D) locked position of the glenohumeral joint during an anterior dislocation. Therefore, our goal was to estimate it with 3D computed tomography (CT) scans. METHODS: Patients in this prospective observational study were separated in 3 groups: normal laxity, hyperlaxity, and epilepsy. They were characterized by questionnaires (Western Ontario Shoulder Instability Index, 11-item version of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand, and Beighton Laxity Score), and a CT scan revealing bipolar bone defects...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Michael P O'Malley, Ayoosh Pareek, Patrick J Reardon, Michael J Stuart, Aaron J Krych
Coronal limb malalignment is a significant contributor to asymmetric joint wear, gait abnormalities, and the development and progression of degenerative joint disease. Osteotomies about the knee were developed to realign the mechanical axis of the limb to unload the affected compartment. Valgus malalignment is less common than varus malalignment, but can contribute to a variety of clinical conditions, including lateral compartment cartilage defects and arthritis, lateral patellofemoral instability, and medial collateral ligament laxity...
August 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
B Salazard, C Philandrianos, B Tekpa
"Palsy of the upper limb" in children includes various diseases which leads to hypomobility of the member: cerebral palsy, arthrogryposis and obstetrical brachial plexus palsy. These pathologies which differ on brain damage or not, have the same consequences due to the early achievement: negligence, stiffness and deformities. Regular entire clinical examination of the member, an assessment of needs in daily life, knowledge of the social and family environment, are key points for management. In these pathologies, the rehabilitation is an emergency, which began at birth and intensively...
October 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
Gregory M Freisinger, Laura C Schmitt, Andrea B Wanamaker, Robert A Siston, Ajit M W Chaudhari
The purpose of this study was to systematically review and synthesize the literature measuring varus-valgus laxity in individuals with tibiofemoral osteoarthritis (OA). Specifically, we aimed to identify varus-valgus laxity differences between persons with OA and controls, by radiographic disease severity, by frontal plane knee alignment, and by sex. We also aimed to identify if there was a relationship between varus-valgus laxity and clinical performance and self-reported function. We systematically searched for peer-reviewed original research articles in PubMed, Scopus, and CINAHL to identify all existing literature regarding knee OA and objective measurement of varus-valgus laxity in vivo...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
Bertrand Semay, Alexandre Rambaud, Rémi Philippot, Pascal Edouard
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to analyze the evolution of the tibiofemoral anterior laxity during the return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty patients (11 women, 9 men) with mean age of 22.4±5.1 years, operated for ACL reconstruction by a hamstring technique, competitors in a pivot-contact sport, were enrolled between September 2014 and March 2016. They were evaluated at 6 (n=20), 9 (n=13) and 12 (n=13) months postoperatively by laximetry to 250N using laximètre GnRB(®) (GenouROB, Laval, France)...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Gregory M Freisinger, Erin E Hutter, Jacqueline Lewis, Jeffrey F Granger, Andrew H Glassman, Matthew D Beal, Xueliang Pan, Laura C Schmitt, Robert A Siston, Ajit M W Chaudhari
Increased varus-valgus laxity has been reported in individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA) compared to controls. However, the majority of previous investigations may not report truly passive joint laxity, as their tests have been performed on conscious participants who could be guarding against motion with muscle contraction during laxity evaluation. The purpose of this study was to investigate how a measure of passive knee laxity, recorded when the participant is under anesthesia, is related to varus-valgus excursion during gait, clinical measures of performance, perceived instability, and self-reported function in participants with severe knee OA...
September 24, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Robert W Westermann, Thomas Sean Lynch, Kurt P Spindler
Since 2015, the Multicenter Orthopedic Outcomes Network (MOON) has addressed several factors associated with patient outcome after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. These factors include predictors of high grade knee laxity, the impact of meniscus treatment on joint space narrowing after surgery, graft selection, treating diabetic patients, predictors of clinically significant pain, and outcomes of patients where meniscus tears were left in situ without treatment. The presence of meniscus tears and generalized laxity predict a lax examination under anesthesia prior to surgery...
October 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
Robert Csapo, Ramona Folie, Simona Hosp, Michael Hasler, Werner Nachbauer
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate temperature-related changes in different neuro-muscular parameters, to elucidate the reasons for the increased likeliness of injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament under cold environmental conditions. DESIGN: Repeated measures study design. METHODS: To induce peripheral cooling of the knee joint and thigh muscles, ten healthy, female subjects underwent 30 min of exposure to a cold environment...
July 18, 2016: Physical Therapy in Sport
Rajalingham Sakthiswary, Rajesh Singh
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a well and widely recognised cause of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). In the rheumatoid wrist, synovial expansion, joint erosions and ligamentous laxity result in compression of the median nerve due to increased intracarpal pressure. We evaluated the published studies to determine the prevalence of CTS and the characteristics of the median nerve in RA and its association with clinical parameters such as disease activity, disease duration and seropositivity. A total of 13 studies met the eligibility criteria...
August 30, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
T Bonanzinga, C Signorelli, A Grassi, N Lopomo, L Bragonzoni, S Zaffagnini, M Marcacci
PURPOSE: To quantify the influence of ALL lesions on static and dynamic laxity in ACL-deficient knee. METHODS: The study was performed in 10 fresh-frozen knees. The joints were analysed in the following conditions: intact, ACL resection and ACL + ALL resection. Testing parameters were defined as: anterior displacement at 30° and 90° of flexion (AP30, AP90) applying a manual-maximum load; internal rotation at 30° and 90° of flexion (INT30, INT90) applying a 5 N m torque and internal rotation and acceleration during manual pivot-shift (PS) test...
September 8, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
S Zaffagnini, C Signorelli, T Bonanzinga, T Roberti Di Sarsina, A Grassi, A Budeyri, G M Marcheggiani Muccioli, F Raggi, L Bragonzoni, N Lopomo, M Marcacci
PURPOSE: The hypothesis was that an alteration of different surgical variables of ACL reconstruction would produce significant changes in post-operative static laxity of knee joint. METHODS: Joint laxity was acquired by a surgical navigation system for 17 patients just after graft fixation during single-bundle reconstruction with extra-articular lateral tenodesis. The analysed laxity parameters were: internal/external rotation at 30° (IE30) and 90° (IE90) of flexion, varus/valgus rotation at 0° (VV0) and 30° (VV30) of flexion and anterior/posterior displacement at 30° (AP30) and 90° (AP90) of flexion...
September 15, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Hossein Saremi, Alireza Yavarikia, Nasibeh Jafari
BACKGROUND: Generalized ligamentous laxity is defined as an increased range of joint motion compared to that of the general population. It is a predisposing factor for sports injuries, especially in the lower extremities. Nevertheless, there is little evidence about the relationship between generalized ligamentous laxity and sports injuries in the upper extremities. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the relationship of generalized ligamentous laxity with acute and chronic shoulder injuries in athletes...
June 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
Elham Abbas, Devin M Cox, Teri Smith, Merlin G Butler
We report a 14-year-old adolescent girl with selective mutism (SM) and a 7q11.23 microduplication detected by chromosomal microarray (CMA) analysis and reviewed the literature from 18 published clinical reports. Our patient had specific phobias, SM, extreme anxiety, obesity, cutis marmorata, and a round appearing face with a short neck and over folded ears. We reviewed the published clinical, cognitive, behavioral, and cytogenetic findings grouped by speech and language delay, growth and development, craniofacial, clinical, and behavior and cognitive features due to the 7q11...
September 2016: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
Julia Vodopiutz, Shuji Mizumoto, Ekkehart Lausch, Antonio Rossi, Sheila Unger, Nikolaus Janocha, Rossella Costantini, Rainer Seidl, Susanne Greber-Platzer, Shuhei Yamada, Thomas Müller, Bernd Jilma, Rudolf Ganger, Andrea Superti-Furga, Shiro Ikegawa, Kazuyuki Sugahara, Andreas R Janecke
Mutations in genes encoding enzymes responsible for the biosynthesis and structural diversity of glycosaminoglycans cause a variety of disorders affecting bone and connective tissues, including Desbuquois dysplasia (DD). In an infant with prenatal-onset disproportionate short stature, joint laxity, and radiographic findings typical for DD compound-heterozygosity for a large intragenic deletion, and a p.Pro384Arg missense mutation in CSGALNACT1 was found. CSGALNACT1 encodes chondroitin sulfate N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase-1 (CSGalNAcT-1, ChGn-1), which initiates chondroitin sulfate (CS) chain biosynthesis on the so-called glycosaminoglycan (GAG)-protein linker region tetrasaccharide...
September 7, 2016: Human Mutation
Przemysław Lubiatowski, Jan Długosz, Marta Ślęzak, Piotr Ogrodowicz, Jakub Stefaniak, Joanna Walecka, Leszek Romanowski
PURPOSE: The evaluation of glenohumeral joint volume in both unstable (with/without laxity) and stable shoulders (subacromial impingement) and volume reduction potential of arthroscopic techniques: (labral anchor repair vs. capsular shift). METHODS: Material was based on 133 patients: anterior shoulder instability without laxity (group I, n = 49), with laxity (group II, n = 22) and subacromial impingement (control group, n = 62) operated in 2010-2011...
August 19, 2016: International Orthopaedics
Mette Hansen, Michael Kjaer
The risk of overuse and traumatic tendon and ligament injuries differ between women and men. Part of this gender difference in injury risk is probably explained by sex hormonal differences which are specifically distinct during the sexual maturation in the teenage years and during young adulthood. The effects of the separate sex hormones are not fully elucidated. However, in women, the presence of estrogen in contrast to very low estrogen levels may be beneficial during regular loading of the tissue or during recovering after an injury, as estrogen can enhance tendon collagen synthesis rate...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Yasin Y Dhaher, Shahab Salehghaffari, Malek Adouni
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgeries, employing a total of 48 models, were conducted by virtually removing the ACL and then modeling the surgical preparation, tunnel architecture, graft pre-tensioning and fixation angle of a bone-patellar-tendon-bone autograft. Multifactorial sensitivity analyses were performed to assess the relative influence of these surgical factors on the intraoperative joint laxity, graft-tunnel contact mechanics and graft forces. The sensitivity results indicated that the combined variation in tunnel architecture and graft pre-tension at the time of fixation accounts for most of the estimated variance of the three outcomes...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
Firouzeh Dehghan, Rahman Soori, Parvin Dehghan, Khadijeh Gholami, Sekaran Muniandy, Mohammad Ali Azarbayjani, Ashril Yusof
The changes in knee laxity and relaxin receptor expression at different phases of rodent estrous cycle are not known. Here, changes in the parameter were investigated in rats at different phases of the estrous cycle. Estrous cycle phases of intact female rats were determined by cytological examination of the vaginal smear. Following phase identification, blood was collected for serum hormone analyses. Knee passive range of motion (ROM) was determined by using a digital miniature goniometer. The animals were then sacrificed and patellar tendon, collateral ligaments and hamstring muscles were harvested for relaxin/insulin-like family peptide receptor 1 and 2 (RXFP1/RXFP2) analyses...
2016: PloS One
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