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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060534/is-it-necessary-to-repair-stable-ramp-lesions-of-the-medial-meniscus-during-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Xin Liu, Hui Zhang, Hua Feng, Lei Hong, Xue-Song Wang, Guan-Yang Song
BACKGROUND: A special type of meniscal lesion involving the peripheral attachment of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus (PHMM), termed a "ramp lesion," is commonly associated with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. However, its treatment is still controversial. Recently, stable ramp lesions treated with abrasion and trephination alone have been shown to have good clinical outcomes after ACL reconstruction. HYPOTHESIS: Stable ramp lesions treated with abrasion and trephination alone during ACL reconstruction will result in similar clinical outcomes compared with those treated with surgical repair...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056178/is-there-any-benefit-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-patients-older-than-60-years
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Cécile Toanen, Guillaume Demey, Panagiotis G Ntagiopoulos, Paolo Ferrua, David Dejour
BACKGROUND: Results of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction are traditionally excellent in younger and nonarthritic patients. During the past few decades, people older than 60 years have become more active than ever, with more demanding physical lifestyles. An increase also has been noted in active patients with diagnosed ACL injuries. More patients are requesting treatment for ACL deficiency in hopes of returning to preinjury levels of activity. PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to evaluate the results of ACL reconstruction in patients older than 60 years in terms of functional recovery, return to sports, and postoperative incidence of osteoarthritis and to compare their results with published results of different age groups...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028568/arthroscopic-all-inside-ramp-lesion-repair-using-the-posterolateral-transseptal-portal-view
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Sohrab Keyhani, Jin Hwan Ahn, René Verdonk, Mehran Soleymanha, Mohammadreza Abbasian
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate and describe the clinical results and outcomes of a novel method for all-inside suture repair of medial meniscus ramp lesions through posteromedial and posterolateral transseptal portals during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Further, this investigation compared the posterolateral view to the notch view for diagnosis and repair. METHODS: Between 2011 and 2014, 166 patients had ramp lesions concomitantly with ACL injury; 128 patients (107 men and 21 women) were enrolled in the study after qualification...
December 27, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005092/preservation-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-a-treatment-algorithm-based-on-tear-location-and-tissue-quality
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Jelle P van der List, Gregory S DiFelice
The gold standard of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries is currently single-bundle autograft reconstruction. However, many disadvantages of reconstructive surgery exist, such as: anterior knee pain, muscle atrophy, and loss of range of motion. In addition, native kinematics are not restored, and osteoarthritis is not prevented. Finally, revision surgery, if necessary, can be problematic due to tunnel widening, tunnel malpositioning, and preexisting hardware. Ligament preservation includes preservation of native tissues in order to optimize the biologic aspects, while decreasing the invasive nature of reconstructive surgery...
November 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003668/concurrent-lateral-meniscal-repair-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-induces-the-extrusion-of-the-lateral-meniscus-assessments-of-magnetic-resonance-images
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Naoko Kashihara, Takayuki Furumatsu, Yuya Kodama, Takaaki Tanaka, Toshifumi Ozaki
Concurrent meniscal repair with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has shown good clinical outcomes, but it has a considerable risk of progressing to post-traumatic osteoarthritis of the knee. Here we investigated postoperative changes in the position of the lateral meniscus (LM) and assessed the short-term clinical results after concurrent LM repair with ACL reconstruction. Twentyseven patients underwent LM repair of a peripheral longitudinal tear concomitant with ACL reconstruction. We evaluated the preoperative and postoperative values of the Lysholm score and anteroposterior instability...
December 2016: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987777/synthesis-and-characterization-of-polycaprolactone-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-regeneration
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Ayse Cansu Gurlek, Burcu Sevinc, Ece Bayrak, Cevat Erisken
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most frequently torn ligament in the knee, and complete healing is unlikely due to lack of vascularization. Current approaches for the treatment of ACL injuries include surgical interventions and grafting, however recent reports show that surgeries have 94% recurrency, and that repaired tissues are biomechanically inferior to the native tissue. These necessitate the need for new strategies for scar-free repair/regeneration of ACL injuries. Polycaprolactone (PCL) is a biodegradable and biocompatible synthetic polymer, which has been widely used in the connective tissue repair/regeneration attempts...
February 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955813/gap-formation-following-primary-repair-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-a-biomechanical-evaluation
#7
Jelle P van der List, Gregory S DiFelice
BACKGROUND: Historically, inconsistent and unpredictable results of open primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair were reported. Recently, however, good results of arthroscopic primary ACL repair of proximal tears have been reported. Purpose of this study was to assess the direct postoperative gap formation and maximum failure load following simulated knee motion after primary ACL repair. METHODS: Six matched-paired human cadaveric knees (mean age: 52years, range: 48 to 56years) were used...
December 7, 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940573/knee-osteoarthritis-is-associated-with-previous-meniscus-and-anterior-cruciate-ligament-surgery-among-elite-college-american-football-athletes
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Matthew V Smith, Jeffrey J Nepple, Rick W Wright, Matthew J Matava, Robert H Brophy
BACKGROUND: Football puts athletes at risk for knee injuries such meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, which are associated with the development of osteoarthritis (OA). Previous knee surgery, player position, and body mass index (BMI) may be associated with knee OA. HYPOTHESIS: In elite football players undergoing knee magnetic resonance imaging at the National Football League's Invitational Combine, the prevalence of knee OA is associated with previous knee surgery and BMI...
December 9, 2016: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932332/the-anterolateral-capsule-of-the-knee-behaves-like-a-sheet-of-fibrous-tissue
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Daniel Guenther, Amir A Rahnemai-Azar, Kevin M Bell, Sebastián Irarrázaval, Freddie H Fu, Volker Musahl, Richard E Debski
BACKGROUND: The function of the anterolateral capsule of the knee has not been clearly defined. However, the contribution of this region of the capsule to knee stability in comparison with other anterolateral structures can be determined by the relative force that each structure carries during loading of the knee. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to determine the forces in the anterolateral structures of the intact and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-deficient knee in response to an anterior tibial load and internal tibial torque...
December 8, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909675/arthroscopic-primary-repair-of-proximal-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tears
#10
Gregory S DiFelice, Jelle P van der List
In a select group of patients with proximal anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, primary repair can be a useful technique. Preservation of the native ACL may be advantageous for proprioceptive function and is thought to restore normal knee joint kinematics. The procedure is a less morbid and more conservative surgical approach to restore knee stability. Primary repair is preferably performed in the acute setting because of better healing capacity and tissue quality. We present the surgical technique of arthroscopic primary ACL repair with suture anchors in patients with proximal tears and excellent tissue quality...
October 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904518/testing-the-feasibility-and-safety-of-the-nintendo-wii-gaming-console-in-orthopedic-rehabilitation-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-study
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Andreas Ficklscherer, Jonas Stapf, Kay Michael Meissner, Thomas Niethammer, Matthias Lahner, Markus Wagenhäuser, Peter E Müller, Matthias F Pietschmann
INTRODUCTION: The Nintendo Wii game console is already used as an additional training device for e.g. neurological wards. Still there are limited data available regarding orthopedic rehabilitation. The authors' objective was to examine whether the Nintendo Wii is an appropriate and safe tool in rehabilitation after orthopedic knee surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective, randomized, controlled study comparing standard physiotherapy vs. standard physiotherapy plus game console training (Wii group) in patients having anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair or knee arthroplasty was conducted...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900338/the-bridge-enhanced-anterior-cruciate-ligament-repair-bear-procedure-an-early-feasibility-cohort-study
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Martha M Murray, Brett M Flutie, Leslie A Kalish, Kirsten Ecklund, Braden C Fleming, Benedikt L Proffen, Lyle J Micheli
BACKGROUND: This study assessed the safety of the newly developed bridge-enhanced anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair (BEAR), which involves suture repair of the ligament combined with a bioactive scaffold to bridge the gap between the torn ligament ends. As the intra-articular environment is complex in its response to implanted materials, this study was designed to determine whether there would be a significant rate of adverse reaction to the implanted scaffold. HYPOTHESIS: The primary hypothesis was that the implanted scaffold would not result in a deep joint infection (arthrocentesis with positive culture) or significant inflammation (clinical symptoms justifying arthrocentesis but negative culture)...
November 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894146/variables-associated-with-chondral-and-meniscal-injuries-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-surgery
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E Lyle Cain, Glenn S Fleisig, Brent A Ponce, Hikel A Boohaker, Martha P George, Gerald McGwin, James R Andrews, Lawrence J Lemak, William G Clancy, Jeffrey R Dugas
This article aims to evaluate factors associated with chondral and meniscal lesions in primary and revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions. ACL reconstructions from 2001 to 2008 at a single institution were retrospectively analyzed. Logistic regression was used to estimate the association between chondral and meniscal injuries and age, gender, tear chronicity, additional ligamentous injuries, sport type, and participation level. Of the 3,040 ACL reconstructions analyzed, 90.4% were primary reconstructions and 9...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885394/sports-specific-differences-in-postsurgical-infections-after-arthroscopically-assisted-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#14
Werner Krutsch, Johannes Zellner, Florian Zeman, Michael Nerlich, Matthias Koch, Christian Pfeifer, Peter Angele
PURPOSE: Post-operative infection after arthroscopically assisted anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a rare but severe complication, particularly for young and active patients. It is unclear whether the prevalence of knee infection is correlated with the type of sports or the level of performance. METHODS: From 2008 to 2012, the internal single-centre ACL registry of the FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence Regensburg was retrospectively screened for sex, age, time between isolated primary ACL rupture and surgery, surgical technique, rate of infection after ACL reconstruction and the type of sports practised...
November 24, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879170/the-past-present-and-future-of-ligament-regenerative-engineering
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Paulos Y Mengsteab, Lakshmi S Nair, Cato T Laurencin
Regenerative engineering has been defined as the convergence of Advanced Materials Sciences, Stem Cell Sciences, Physics, Developmental Biology and Clinical Translation for the regeneration of complex tissues and organ systems. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction necessitates the regeneration of bone, ligament and their interface to achieve superior clinical results. In the past, the ACL has been repaired with the use of autologous and allogeneic grafts, which have their respective drawbacks. Currently, investigations on the use of biodegradable matrices to achieve knee stability and permit tissue regeneration are making promising advancements...
December 2016: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846352/-risk-factors-and-frequency-in-re-ruptures-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-in-adults
#16
M L Velázquez-Rueda, J P Martínez-Ávila, A G Pérez-Serna, F Gómez-García
BACKGROUND: The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) takes part in the knees articular cinematic regulation, which is why its rupture should be repaired as soon as possible. The surgical treatment is targeted to substitute the ruptured ACL with a graft that recreates the anatomical and biomechanical functions. Nevertheless, there are different factors that may produce a second rupture. OBJECTIVE: To determine the risk factors and frequency of failure in the ACL reconstruction...
March 2016: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843707/fresh-and-frozen-tissue-engineered-three-dimensional-bone-ligament-bone-constructs-for-sheep-anterior-cruciate-ligament-repair-following-a-2-year-implantation
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Vasudevan Mahalingam, Edward M Wojtys, Deneen M Wellik, Ellen M Arruda, Lisa M Larkin
Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) often require surgical reconstruction utilizing tendon grafts to restore knee function and stability. Some current graft options for ACL repair are associated with poor long-term outcomes. Our laboratory has fabricated tissue-engineered bone-ligament-bone (BLB) constructs that demonstrate native ligament regeneration and advancement toward native ACL mechanical properties in a sheep ACL reconstruction model. Prior work has shown that freezing BLBs as a method of preservation resulted in similar outcomes compared with fresh BLBs after 6-month implantation...
2016: BioResearch Open Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833408/postoperative-evaluation-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-measurements-and-abnormalities-on-radiographic-and-ct-imaging
#18
Minchul Kim, Yun Sun Choi, Hyoungseop Kim, Nam-Hong Choi
Reconstruction of a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a well-established procedure for repair of ACL injury. Despite improvement of surgical and rehabilitation techniques over the past decades, up to 25% of patients still fail to regain satisfactory function after an ACL reconstruction. With development of CT imaging techniques for reducing metal artifacts, multi-planar reconstruction, and three-dimensional reconstruction, early post-operative imaging is increasingly being used to provide immediate feedback to surgeons regarding tunnel positioning, fixation, and device placement...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824492/evolution-of-intrameniscal-signal-intensity-alterations-detected-on-mri-over-24-months-in-patients-with-traumatic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tear
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Julio Brandao Guimaraes, Luca Facchetti, Benedikt J Schwaiger, Alexandra S Gersing, Sharmila Majumdar, Benjamin C Ma, Xiaojuan Li, Thomas M Link
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to assess the prevalence and evolution of intrameniscal signal-intensity alteration in subjects with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear over 24 months and compare clinical outcome and changes of cartilage between subjects with and those without this meniscal abnormality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-seven subjects with an ACL tear were screened for intrameniscal signal-intensity alteration. Morphologic and compositional MRI was performed before ACL reconstruction and 12 and 24 months after ACL reconstruction...
November 8, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815015/arthroscopic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-repair-for-proximal-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tears-in-skeletally-immature-patients-surgical-technique-and-preliminary-results
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Marco Bigoni, Diego Gaddi, Massimo Gorla, Daniele Munegato, Marco Pungitore, Massimiliano Piatti, Marco Turati
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in children are increasingly common and present difficult treatment decisions due to the risk of growth disturbance. Although open primary ACL repair was abandoned in the historical literature, recent studies have suggested that there is a role for arthroscopic primary repair in patients with proximal tears. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of five consecutive patients aged 9.2years (range 8 to 10) who underwent suture anchor ACL reinsertion...
November 2, 2016: Knee
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