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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354469/arthroscopic-primary-anterior-cruciate-ligament-repair-with-suture-augmentation
#1
Jelle P van der List, Gregory S DiFelice
Historically, poor results of open primary repair of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries have been reported. In hindsight, however, appropriate patient selection (i.e. proximal tears and good tissue quality) was not performed, because it has recently been recognized that good outcomes of primary ACL repair are possible when selectively performed in patients with proximal tears and good tissue quality. Moreover, with modern-day advances, arthroscopic primary repair can be an excellent treatment option for patients with proximal tears...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354433/stump-incorporation-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-step-towards-a-more-anatomical-reconstruction
#2
Walid Reda, Ahmed Khedr
In most anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, the tear is at the femoral side leaving a robust stump attached to the tibia. Stump-preserving ACL reconstruction carries the advantage of rapid reinnervation and revascularization of the graft. In this technique, the femoral tunnel is created after exposing the femoral footprint. The ACL tibial stump is split and the tip of the ACL tibial guide is introduced through this split to reach the center of the tibial footprint. The tibial tunnel is then created and the ACL stump is bored to allow the passage of the graft...
August 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354412/arthroscopic-anatomic-single-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-bone-patellar-tendon-bone-autograft-pearls-for-an-accurate-reconstruction
#3
Jorge Chahla, Gilbert Moatshe, Mark E Cinque, Jonathan Godin, Sandeep Mannava, Robert F LaPrade
An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is one of the most common orthopaedic injuries. Optimal results are not always achieved after surgical reconstruction after a surgical technical error, namely, tunnel malposition. Understanding of the anatomy is vital, and several anatomic landmarks can be used to aid in an optimal reconstruction technique. The purpose of this Technical Note is to describe our preferred technique for an arthroscopic single-bundle anteromedial ACL reconstruction, using a bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft fixed with interference screws...
August 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346717/anterior-cruciate-ligament-tear-induces-a-sustained-loss-of-muscle-fiber-force-production
#4
Jonathan P Gumucio, Kristoffer B Sugg, Elizabeth R Sibilsky Enselman, Alexis C Konja, Logan R Eckhardt, Asheesh Bedi, Christopher L Mendias
INTRODUCTION: Patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears have persistent quadriceps strength deficits that are thought to be due to altered neurophysiological function. Our goal was to determine the changes in muscle fiber contractility independent of the ability of motor neurons to activate fibers. METHODS: We obtained quadriceps biopsies of patients undergoing ACL reconstruction, and additional biopsies one, two, and six months after surgery. Muscles fiber contractility was assessed in vitro, along with whole muscle strength testing...
January 18, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327544/-clinical-outcome-of-arthroscopic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-remnant-preserving-reconstruction
#5
Min Wei, Juan-Li Zhu, Yang Liu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcome of arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament(ACL)reconstruction with remnant cuff preservation. METHODS: There were 42 cases of ACL tear were performed reconstruction in our department from January 2012 to December 2014. The patients were 28.4 years old on average, 17 males and 25 females. ACL reconstruction was performed under arthroscopy with remnant cuff preservation. The stability of knee was assessed by Lachman test and anterior drawer test...
January 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313320/national-age-and-gender-specific-costs-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-by-a-single-nationwide-private-payer
#6
Samuel Rosas, Jennifer Kurowicki, Michael Hughes, Karim Sabeh, Jonathan Sheu, Michael Baraga
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament tears are an unfortunate, but common, event in the United States, with an estimated 100-300,000 reconstructions performed annually. Limited literature has been published analyzing the reimbursement patterns for the reconstruction of this ligament and, thus, cost-effectiveness studies have relied mainly on data from a limited number of subjects and hospitals. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to perform an epidemiological cost analysis of anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions and to analyze and describe the reimbursement patterns for this procedure that can be used as reference for future cost-analysis studies...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305288/clinical-outcomes-return-to-sports-and-patient-satisfaction-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-young-and-middle-aged-patients-in-an-asian-population-a-2-year-follow-up-study
#7
Kae Sian Tay, Andrew Hwee Chye Tan
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical outcomes of arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in young and middle-aged Asians. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed using prospectively collected data from a tertiary institution ACL registry. All Asian patients with ACL tears who underwent primary arthroscopic ACL reconstruction by a single surgeon between 2008 and 2014, with minimum 2-year follow-up, were included. Patients with previous knee surgery or multiligamentous knee injuries were excluded...
January 2, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290539/is-acl-reconstruction-a-prerequisite-for-the-patients-having-recreational-sporting-activities
#8
Emrah Kovalak, Tolga Atay, Cem Çetin, I Meltem Atay, Mustafa Onur Serbest
OBJECTIVE: Whether surgical or conservative treatment is more effective in allowing patients to return to physical activity after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is controversial. We sought to compare mid-term outcome measures between isolated ACL tear patients who underwent reconstruction followed by closed kinetic chain exercises and those who underwent neuromuscular training only. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated patients with ACL tears who underwent post-surgery CKC strength training after ACL reconstruction (Group A), and patients who only underwent neuromuscular training (Group B) with a minimum follow-up time of 5 years...
December 28, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287952/the-effect-of-sequential-tearing-of-the-anterior-cruciate-and-anterolateral-ligament-on-anterior-translation-and-the-pivot-shift-phenomenon-a-cadaveric-study-using-navigation
#9
Edoardo Monaco, Mattia Fabbri, Daniele Mazza, Matthew Daggett, Andrea Redler, Riccardo Maria Lanzetti, Angelo De Carli, Andrea Ferretti
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of progressive lesions of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and anterolateral ligament (ALL) on anterior tibial translation (ATT) as evaluated through the Lachman test and internal tibial rotation (ITR) during a dynamic pivot-shift test in a cadaveric model. METHODS: A total of 7 specimens were tested using a navigation system (2.2 OrthoPilot ACL navigation system). The anterior stability of the knee was measured through the Lachman test and dynamic rotational stability was measured through the pivot-shift test in 3 different conditions: intact knee; ACL-deficient knee; and finally, ACL- and ALL-deficient knee...
December 26, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287948/readability-of-the-most-commonly-accessed-arthroscopy-related-online-patient-education-materials
#10
Sheriff D Akinleye, Ryan Krochak, Nicholas Richardson, Garret Garofolo, Maya Deza Culbertson, Orry Erez
PURPOSE: To assess the readability and comprehension of written text by the most commonly visited websites containing patient education materials on common conditions that can be treated arthroscopically. METHODS: We examined 50 websites, assessed independently by 2 orthopaedic surgery residents (S.A. and G.G.), with educational materials on 5 common conditions treated by arthroscopic surgeons: anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, meniscus tear, hip labral tear, shoulder labral tear, and rotator cuff tear...
December 26, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286825/is-treatment-of-segond-fracture-necessary-with-combined-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#11
Heath P Melugin, Nick R Johnson, Isabella T Wu, Bruce A Levy, Michael J Stuart, Aaron J Krych
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of clinical information to guide the treatment of a combined anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear and Segond fracture. PURPOSE: To compare clinical outcomes, graft failure rates, and activity levels between patients undergoing ACL reconstruction (ACLR) with and without an untreated Segond fracture at a minimum 2-year follow-up. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: This study included a group of patients with a combined ACL tear/untreated Segond fracture that was matched based on age, sex, body mass index, and graft type to a control group of patients with an ACL tear and no Segond fracture...
December 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285553/arthroscopic-primary-repair-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-what-the-radiologist-needs-to-know
#12
REVIEW
Steven P Daniels, Jelle P van der List, J Jacob Kazam, Gregory S DiFelice
Recently, there has been a renewed interest in primary repair of proximal anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays an important role in preoperative patient selection and in postoperative ligament assessment. Knowledge of the imaging factors that make patients candidates for primary ACL repair, namely proximal tear location and good tissue quality, can help radiologists provide information that is meaningful for surgical decision making. Furthermore, an understanding of the surgical techniques can prevent misinterpretation of the postoperative MRI...
December 28, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284175/surgical-management-of-simultaneous-anterior-cruciate-ligament-and-patellar-tendon-ruptures-a-systematic-review
#13
Carlos J Meheux, Robert A Jack, Patrick C McCulloch, David M Lintner, Joshua D Harris
This study performs a systematic review to determine (1) if a significant difference exists in return to preinjury activity level between one- and two-stage treatment of combined anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and patellar tendon (PT) tears; and (2) if a significant difference exists in the number of postoperative complications between the two differing surgical treatment approaches. A systematic review was performed using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines and registered on PROSPERO...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275984/independent-suture-tape-reinforcement-of-small-and-standard-diameter-grafts-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-biomechanical-full-construct-model
#14
Samuel Bachmaier, Patrick A Smith, Jordan Bley, Coen A Wijdicks
PURPOSE: To compare the dynamic elongation, stiffness behavior, and ultimate failure load of standard with small diameter soft tissue grafts for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with and without high-strength suture tape reinforcement. METHODS: Both a tripled "small" diameter and a "standard" quadrupled tendon graft with and without suture tape reinforcement were tested using suspensory fixation (n = 8 each group). The suture tape was passed through the suspensory fixation button on the femur and tibia to ensure independent (safety belt) fixation from the graft in vitro...
December 21, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243827/one-incision-versus-two-incision-techniques-for-arthroscopically-assisted-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-adults
#15
REVIEW
Fernando C Rezende, Vinícius Y Moraes, Carlos Es Franciozi, Pedro Debieux, Marcus V Luzo, João Carlos Belloti
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are serious knee injuries that are frequently treated surgically in the form of arthroscopically assisted reconstruction with grafts from the patella or hamstrings tendons. We reviewed the evidence for the choice of arthroscopically assisted ACL reconstruction technique in terms of whether it should involve one incision (femoral tunnel drilled from inside the knee joint under arthroscopic visualisation) or two incisions (femoral tunnel drilled from outside to inside the knee joint)...
December 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234557/the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-lever-sign-for-detecting-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
#16
Edward P Mulligan, Amanda Anderson, Seth Watson, Robert J Dimeff
Background: An alternative physical examination procedure for evaluating the integrity of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) has been proposed in the literature but has not been validated in a broad population of patients with a symptomatic complaint of knee pain for its diagnostic value. Purpose: To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of the Lever Sign to detect ACL tears and compare the results to Lachman testing in both supine and prone positions. Study design: Prospective, blinded, diagnostic accuracy study...
December 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225016/posterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-of-the-knee-at-the-national-football-league-combine-an-imaging-and-epidemiology-study
#17
Catherine A Logan, Brendin R Beaulieu-Jones, George Sanchez, Jorge Chahla, Nicholas I Kennedy, Mark E Cinque, Robert F LaPrade, James M Whalen, Bryan G Vopat, Mark D Price, Matthew T Provencher
PURPOSE: To determine the epidemiology by player position, examination, imaging findings, and associated injuries of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries in players participating in the National Football League (NFL) Combine. METHODS: All PCL injuries identified at the NFL Combine (2009-2015) were reviewed. Data were obtained from the database organized by the NFL medical personnel for the compilation of the medical and physical performance examination results of NFL Draftees participating in the NFL Combine from 2009 to 2015...
December 7, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208323/evaluation-of-posterior-cruciate-ligament-and-intercondylar-notch-in-subjects-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tear-a-comparative-flexed-knee-3d-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
#18
Atul K Taneja, Frederico C Miranda, Marco K Demange, Marcelo P Prado, Durval C B Santos, Laercio A Rosemberg, Ronaldo H Baroni
PURPOSE: To determine if posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and intercondylar notch (IN) morphometries and volumetrics act as risk factors for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. METHODS: A prospective case-controlled magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study was conducted with subjects presenting noncontact knee injuries. Exclusion criteria were previous surgery, PCL tear, osteoarthritis, tumors, or infectious and inflammatory conditions. All participants underwent a flexed-knee 3-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to uniformly straighten PCL...
December 2, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207986/risk-of-total-subtotal-meniscectomy-for-respective-medial-and-lateral-meniscus-injury-correlation-with-tear-type-duration-of-complaint-age-gender-and-acl-rupture-in-6034-asian-patients
#19
Dong Jiang, Xiao Luo, Yingfang Ao, Xi Gong, Yong-Jian Wang, Hai-Jun Wang, Yu Miao, Nan Li, Ji-Ying Zhang, Jia-Kuo Yu
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the risk factor associated with total or subtotal meniscectomy for respective medial and lateral meniscus injury. METHODS: The data of all the meniscus injured patients undergoing arthroscopy in our institute between January 15th, 2000 and December 31st, 2008 was collected and 6034 patients with 7241 injured menisci met the inclusion criteria. The mean patient age was 33.6 ± 14.9 years and there were 4785 males and 2456 females with 3568 medial and 3673 lateral menisci...
December 5, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189529/trends-in-management-and-complications-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-in-pediatric-patients-a-survey-of-the-prism-society
#20
Charles A Popkin, Margaret L Wright, Andrew T Pennock, Laura A Vogel, Ajay Padaki, Lauren H Redler, Christopher S Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries have been recognized and treated with increasing frequency in children and adolescents. ACL reconstruction (ACLR) in skeletally immature patients has unique considerations and there is a large practice variation in the management of these injuries. The purpose of this study was to survey the members of the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRiSM) Society regarding their experience with the management and complications of pediatric ACL injuries...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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