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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227317/co-activation-periods-of-gastrocnemius-and-vastus-lateralis-during-walking-evaluated-by-surface-electromyography
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Alessandro Mengarelli, Annachiara Strazza, Agnese Sbrollini, Angela Agostinelli, Laura Burattini, Sandro Fioretti, Francesco Di Nardo, Alessandro Mengarelli, Annachiara Strazza, Agnese Sbrollini, Angela Agostinelli, Laura Burattini, Sandro Fioretti, Francesco Di Nardo, Alessandro Mengarelli, Sandro Fioretti, Agnese Sbrollini, Annachiara Strazza, Laura Burattini, Angela Agostinelli, Francesco Di Nardo
"In vivo" studies reported that the co-activation of gastrocnemius and quadriceps femoris (QF) muscles produces ACL strain values greater than those caused by an isolated activation of either muscle. Aim of this study was to assess the co-activation of gastrocnemius (lateral head, GL) and vastus lateralis (VL) in healthy and young adults during walking. To this purpose the Statistical Gait Analysis was performed, that allows a characterization of gait considering hundreds of strides belonging to the same walking trial...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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
#2
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/28224442/report-of-the-primary-outcomes-for-gait-mechanics-in-men-of-the-acl-sports-trial-secondary-prevention-with-and-without-perturbation-training-does-not-restore-gait-symmetry-in-men-1-or-2-years-after-acl-reconstruction
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Jacob John Capin, Ryan Zarzycki, Amelia Arundale, Kathleen Cummer, Lynn Snyder-Mackler
BACKGROUND: Movement asymmetries during walking are common after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction and may influence the early development of posttraumatic osteoarthritis. Preoperative neuromuscular training (like perturbation training, which is neuromuscular training requiring selective muscle activation in response to surface perturbations) improves gait asymmetries and functional outcomes among people who are ACL-deficient, but the effect of postoperative perturbation training on gait mechanics after ACL reconstruction is unknown...
February 21, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and 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
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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/28224072/concomitant-arthroscopic-meniscal-allograft-transplantation-and-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Bryan M Saltzman, Justin W Griffin, Nathan Wetters, Maximilian A Meyer, Brian J Cole, Adam B Yanke
In recent decades, arthroscopic meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) has been refined as a robust option for the treatment of evolving unicompartmental tibiofemoral arthrosis in the setting of meniscal deficiency. It is imperative that the MAT be performed in a knee with anatomic stability and alignment to reduce aberrant biomechanical forces experienced by the allograft tissue to maintain its durability. Thus, in an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-deficient knee, ACL reconstruction (ACLR) must be performed to restore the stable knee environment for the MAT to succeed...
October 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224069/allograft-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-utilizing-internal-brace-augmentation
#6
Patrick A Smith, Jordan A Bley
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are among the most common sports-related injuries. Although studies have reported reliable outcomes with allograft tissue, several studies have shown a higher failure rate in younger patients. Although ACL graft augmentation has been met with varying levels of success, internal bracing of an allograft represents a promising area in ACL reconstruction. The purpose of this article is to detail allograft preparation involving a collagen-coated, ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene/polyester suture tape as an internal brace augmentation for ACL reconstruction using the all-inside ACL GraftLink Technique (Arthrex, Naples, FL)...
October 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224063/the-8-strand-hamstring-autograft-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#7
Kunbo Park, Christopher M Brusalis, Theodore J Ganley
Growing participation in youth athletics has resulted in increased numbers of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in skeletally immature patients. Use of autogenous graft material has been associated with improved graft survival. However, pediatric patients sometimes possess hamstring tendons that produce smaller-diameter grafts than those prepared with adult autogenous materials. Smaller-diameter grafts may predispose younger patients to graft failure. We describe a technique that increases the diameter of the ACL construct through the use of an 8-strand autologous hamstring tendon graft...
October 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223305/eighty-three-per-cent-of-elite-athletes-return-to-preinjury-sport-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-of-return-to-sport-rates-graft-rupture-rates-and-performance-outcomes
#8
REVIEW
Courtney C H Lai, Clare L Ardern, Julian A Feller, Kate E Webster
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to calculate the rate of return to sport (RTS) following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in elite athletes. Secondary objectives were to estimate the time taken to RTS, calculate rates of ACL graft rupture, evaluate postsurgical athletic performance and identify determinants of RTS. DESIGN: Pooled RTS and graft rupture rates were calculated using random effects proportion meta-analysis. Time to RTS, performance data and determinants of RTS were synthesised descriptively...
February 21, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220268/anterolateral-ligament-expert-group-consensus-paper-on-the-management-of-internal-rotation-and-instability-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-deficient-knee
#9
REVIEW
Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, Matthew Daggett, Jean-Marie Fayard, Andrea Ferretti, Camilo Partezani Helito, Martin Lind, Edoardo Monaco, Vitor Barion Castro de Pádua, Mathieu Thaunat, Adrian Wilson, Stefano Zaffagnini, Jacco Zijl, Steven Claes
Purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the latest research on the anterolateral ligament (ALL) and present the consensus of the ALL Expert Group on the anatomy, radiographic landmarks, biomechanics, clinical and radiographic diagnosis, lesion classification, surgical technique and clinical outcomes. A consensus on controversial subjects surrounding the ALL and anterolateral knee instability has been established based on the opinion of experts, the latest publications on the subject and an exchange of experiences during the ALL Experts Meeting (November 2015, Lyon, France)...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219309/injury-of-the-infrapatellar-branch-of-the-saphenous-nerve-due-to-hamstring-graft-harvest
#10
Serkan Sipahioglu, Sinan Zehir, Baran Sarikaya, Ali Levent
PURPOSE: Sensory disturbance around the surgical incision due to injury of the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve can be seen in the anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. In this research, we aimed to compare the incidence, extent of sensory loss, its clinical effect, and natural course caused by two different skin incisions used for hamstring graft harvest. METHODS: Vertical incision for 36 patients and oblique incision for 42 patients used for graft harvest were included in this study...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219307/comparative-evaluation-of-posterior-cruciate-ligament-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
#11
Yuan Ma, Wei-Jia Chen, Ryuji Nagamine
INTRODUCTION: It has been realized that for osteoarthritis (OA) knee with varus deformity, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) release resulted in the increase of the flexion gap without significant effect on the extension gap. While the effect of release on gap angle is still obscure. On the other hand, gap distance and varus angle measured under different distraction forces suggest different patterns. OBJECTIVES: In the current study, mechanical gap balance in displacement and angular alternation of extension and flexion gaps will be evaluated, with PCL fully retained or resected under different distracting forces in varus knees...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219089/arthroscopic-treatment-of-isolated-hoffa-fractures
#12
Ersin Ercin, Emre Baca, Cemal Kural
The goal of this study was to evaluate the results of a novel method, arthroscopic fixation of isolated Hoffa fractures.This is a prospective, case series and set at Level 1 trauma center. A total of eight patients with isolated Hoffa fractures who were operated by arthroscopic screw fixation method in the anterior posterior direction with 6.5 mm cannulated screws were followed up prospectively. Same surgical method used for all patients. All patients underwent the same rehabilitation program and active range of motion (ROM) exercises were started immediately...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219088/single-bundle-versus-double-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial-with-6-year-follow-up
#13
Paolo Adravanti, Francesco Dini, Laura de Girolamo, Massimo Cattani, Michele Attilio Rosa
Single-bundle (SB) anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is increasingly used in a large number of patients and it allows obtaining very good clinical and subjective results; however, functional tests show a persistent rotational instability. Biomechanical studies seem to indicate that double-bundle (DB) ACL reconstruction allows to obtain increased anterior and rotational stability compared with SB. The aim of this prospective randomized controlled study was to compare the clinical outcome and the possible osteoarthritic evolution of patients treated either with a SB (freehand transtibial femoral tunnel) or with a DB technique (outside-in for posterolateral femoral tunnel/inside-out for anteromedial femoral tunnel) at a final follow-up of 6 years...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217655/correlation-between-body-mass-index-and-quadrupled-hamstring-tendon-autograft-size-in-acl-reconstruction
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Zafer Atbaşi, Ersin Erçin, Yusuf Erdem, Tuluhan Yunus Emre, Halis Atil Atilla, Adem Parlak
PURPOSE: the aim of this study was to assess the relationship of patient weight, height and body mass index (BMI) with the size of the quadrupled hamstring tendon used in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: from patient records, we retrospectively assessed the weight, height, BMI and graft sizes of 126 patients who underwent ACL reconstruction using a quadrupled hamstring tendon autograft between January 2010 and January 2013 at our institution...
October 2016: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217571/returning-to-sport-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-amateur-sports-men-a-retrospective-study
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Angela Notarnicola, Giuseppe Maccagnano, Federico Barletta, Leonardo Ascatigno, Leopoldo Astuto, Antonio Panella, Silvio Tafuri, Biagio Moretti
BACKGROUND: According to the literature, 95% of professional athletes return to their sport after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery. The main objective of this study was to verify the return to sport after ACL reconstruction in a homogenous group of amateur sportsmen and sportswomen in a series of Italian patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We designed a retrospective study in which we analyzed the amateur sports patients operated for ACL reconstruction...
October 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217570/risk-factors-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-in-football-players-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#16
Piero Volpi, Gian Nicola Bisciotti, Karim Chamari, Emanuela Cena, Giulia Carimati, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi
BACKGROUND: The ACL lesion represents one of the most dramatic injuries in a sportsman's career. There are many injury risk factors related to intrinsic, or non-modifiable, and extrinsic, or modifiable, factors. In literature at today current evidence suggests that ACL injury risk is multifactorial and involves biomechanical, anatomical, hormonal and neuromuscular factors. PURPOSE: To perform a systematic review of the literature concerning the ACL injury risk factors in soccer...
October 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217412/exercises-that-facilitate-optimal-hamstring-and-quadriceps-co-activation-to-help-decrease-acl-injury-risk-in-healthy-females-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#17
Rachel Dedinsky, Lindsey Baker, Samuel Imbus, Melissa Bowman, Leigh Murray
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is common among females due to many anatomic, hormonal, and neuromuscular risk factors. One modifiable risk factor that places females at increased risk of ACL injury is a poor hamstrings: quadriceps (H:Q) co-activation ratio, which should be 0.6 or greater in order to decrease the stress placed on the ACL. Exercises that produce more quadriceps dominant muscle activation can add to the tension placed upon the ACL, potentially increasing the risk of ACL injury...
February 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216289/biomechanical-comparison-of-fixed-loop-and-adjustable-loop-cortical-suspensory-devices-for-metaphyseal-femoral-sided-soft-tissue-graft-fixation-in-anatomic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-a-porcine-model
#18
Darin D Nye, W Ryan Mitchell, Wei Liu, Roger V Ostrander
PURPOSE: To compare the displacement, stiffness, and ultimate failure load of a fixed-loop cortical suspensory device with 2 adjustable-loop devices when positioned on metaphyseal bone. METHODS: Thirty devices (10 of each device) were positioned on the metaphyseal cortex of 30 porcine femora simulating anatomic anterior cruciate ligament femoral tunnel placement. Bovine tendons were used for soft tissue grafts, and the constructs were then cycled 1,000 times and pulled to failure, measuring displacement, stiffness, and failure load...
February 16, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214894/mechanical-loading-improves-tendon-bone-healing-in-a-rabbit-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-model-by-promoting-proliferation-and-matrix-formation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-tendon-cells
#19
Fanglong Song, Dawei Jiang, Tianchen Wang, Yi Wang, Fengmei Chen, Guoxing Xu, Yifan Kang, Yinquan Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study investigated the effect of mechanical stress on tendon-bone healing in a rabbit anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction model as well as cell proliferation and matrix formation in co-culture of bone-marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) and tendon cells (TCs). METHODS: The effect of continuous passive motion (CPM) therapy on tendon-bone healing in a rabbit ACL reconstruction model was evaluated by histological analysis, biomechanical testing and gene expressions at the tendon-bone interface...
February 16, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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
#20
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
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