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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819342/bilateral-ruptures-of-the-extensor-mechanism-of-the-knee-a-systematic-review
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Lawrence Camarda, Antonio D'Arienzo, Salvatore Morello, Marco Guarneri, Francesco Balistreri, Michele D'Arienzo
INTRODUCTION: We conduct a systematic and qualitative review of the current literature to evaluate studies that described bilateral ruptures of the extensor mechanism of the knee. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was performed to evaluate all studies included in the literature until September 2016. RESULTS: Fourteen studies with a total of 44 patients met the inclusion criteria. There were 14 patients with CRF (61%), 6 patients were affected by diabetes mellitus (14%) while other 6 patients were obese patients (14%)...
December 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817160/extensor-mechanism-reconstruction-for-chronic-patellar-fracture
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Antonio Cusano, Emily J Curry, Lee N Marinko, Xinning Li
Patients with displaced patellar fractures typically present with disruption to the extensor mechanism requiring acute surgical intervention. Chronic patellar fractures with disruption of the extensor mechanism are uncommon, and few surgical options are available. The authors present a patient who sustained a fracture to the inferior pole of the patella in Africa 5 years prior that was managed conservatively with bands and a brace. He decided to pursue surgical intervention because of difficulties with leg extension, weakness, and ambulation...
August 17, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806096/results-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-patellar-tendon-autografts-objective-factors-associated-with-the-development-of-osteoarthritis-at-20-to-33-years-after-surgery
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K Donald Shelbourne, Rodney W Benner, Tinker Gray
BACKGROUND: Few studies exist that report objective radiographic and physical examination results at >20 years after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. HYPOTHESIS: The risk of osteoarthritis (OA) at >20 years after surgery would be statistically significantly higher if an increased severity of factors was present. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: Between 1982 and 1994, 1428 knees met the inclusion criteria of being primary ACL surgery, having no existing OA or other ligamentous laxity, and having no known graft tear...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804760/autopsy-case-of-the-c12orf65-mutation-in-a-patient-with-signs-of-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Hideaki Nishihara, Masatoshi Omoto, Masaki Takao, Yujiro Higuchi, Michiaki Koga, Motoharu Kawai, Hiroo Kawano, Eiji Ikeda, Hiroshi Takashima, Takashi Kanda
OBJECTIVE: To describe the autopsy case of a patient with a homozygous 2-base deletion, c171_172delGA (p.N58fs), in the C12orf65 gene. METHODS: We described the clinical history, neuroimaging data, neuropathology, and genetic analysis of the patients with C12orf65 mutations. RESULTS: The patient was a Japanese woman with a history of delayed psychomotor development, primary amenorrhea, and gait disturbance in her 20s. She was hospitalized because of respiratory failure at the age of 60...
August 2017: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802742/the-challenges-of-measuring-in-vivo-knee-collateral-ligament-strains-using-ultrasound
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Laura C Slane, Josh A Slane, Jan D'hooge, Lennart Scheys
Ultrasound-based methods have shown promise in their ability to characterize non-uniform deformations in large energy-storing tendons such as the Achilles and patellar tendons, yet applications to other areas of the body have been largely unexplored. The noninvasive quantification of collateral ligament strain could provide an important clinical metric of knee frontal plane stability, which is relevant in ligament injury and for measuring outcomes following total knee arthroplasty. In this pilot cadaveric experiment, we investigated the possibility of measuring collateral ligament strain with our previously validated speckle-tracking approach, but encountered a number of challenges during both data acquisition and processing...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800919/similar-outcomes-after-osteochondral-allograft-transplantation-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-intact-and-reconstructed-knees-a-comparative-matched-group-analysis-with-minimum-2-year-follow-up
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Dean Wang, Claire D Eliasburg, Tim Wang, Ryan R Fader, Francesca R Coxe, Mollyann D Pais, Riley J Williams
PURPOSE: To compare failure rates and clinical outcomes of osteochondral allograft transplantation (OCA) in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-intact versus ACL-reconstructed knees at midterm follow-up. METHODS: After a priori power analysis, a prospective registry of patients treated with OCA for focal chondral lesions ≥2 cm(2) in size with minimum 2-year follow-up was used to match ACL-reconstructed knees with ACL-intact knees by age, sex, and primary chondral defect location...
August 8, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796028/sleeve-fracture-of-the-adult-patella-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Linjun Xie, Hong Xu, Lizhi Zhang, Rong Xu, Yingkun Guo
RATIONALE: The patellar fractures are common in adults, but rare in children. As a particular type of patellar fracture, however, sleeve fractures are almost always limited to children in the under 16's group. PATIENT CONCERNS: Herein, we report a rare case of a 19-year-old healthy adult female who presented sleeve fracture at the superior pole of the left patella. The clinical and radiological features are found including joint effusion, anterior tilt of the patella and a shell of bone lying proximally to the patella...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789872/mechanical-analysis-of-extra-articular-knee-ligaments-part-two-tendon-grafts-used-for-knee-ligament-reconstruction
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Kristof Smeets, Johan Bellemans, Lennart Scheys, Bert O Eijnde, Joshua Slane, Steven Claes
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to provide information about the mechanical properties of grafts used for knee ligament reconstructions and to compare those results with the mechanical properties of native knee ligaments. METHODS: Eleven cadaveric knees were dissected for the semitendinosus, gracilis, iliotibial band (ITB), quadriceps and patellar tendon. Uniaxial testing to failure was performed using a standardized method and mechanical properties (elastic modulus, ultimate stress, ultimate strain, strain energy density) were determined...
August 5, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789628/patellar-tendinopathy-in-young-elite-soccer-clinical-and-sonographical-analysis-of-a-german-elite-soccer-academy
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Gerrit Bode, Thorsten Hammer, N Karvouniaris, M J Feucht, L Konstantinidis, N P Südkamp, A Hirschmüller
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of patellar tendinopathy is elevated in elite soccer compared to less explosive sports. While the burden of training hours and load is comparably high in youth elite players (age < 23 years), little is known about the prevalence of patellar tendinopathy at this age. There is only little data available on the influence of age, the amount of training, the position on the field, as well as muscular strength, range of motion, or sonographical findings in this age group...
August 8, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767362/modeling-of-stretch-reflex-activation-considering-muscle-type
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Moon J Kang, Choongsoo S Shin, Hong H Yoo
Although the stretch reflex plays an important role in spasticity, so far the stretch reflex has not been sufficiently investigated. Previous stretch reflex activation models have some limitations, whereby they are not able to predict outcomes of some stretch reflex cases and do not consider uneven distribution of muscle length and stretch velocity on reflex activation. The purpose of this study was 1) to develop a modified stretch reflex activation model employing a new muscle length threshold and weighting factors for slow-twitch fiber and fast-twitch fiber, and 2) to validate the model using pendulum experiments of the lower and upper limbs...
July 31, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760130/neglected-bilateral-congenital-dislocation-of-the-patella
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Mehmet Ali Tokgöz, Ali Turgay Çavuşoğlu, Tacettin Ayanoğlu, Tarık Elma, Abdurrahman Vural
Congenital dislocation of the patella is a disorder that presents with dysfunction in extensor mechanism. Although congenital dislocation of the patella mostly occurs in children with genetic disorders, it may also occur in totally healthy children, despite rarely. In this article, we report a 16-year-old male patient who referred to our clinic with complaints of gait disturbance, frequent falls, and muscular weakness in lower extremity. The patient had no complaints during walking, but had difficulty in running and walking up and down the stairs...
August 2017: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760125/comparison-of-the-effects-of-human-recombinant-epidermal-growth-factor-and-platelet-rich-plasma-on-healing-of-rabbit-patellar-tendon
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Baran Sarıkaya, Nihat Yumuşak, Akın Yigin, Serkan Sipahioğlu, Ünal Yavuz, Mehmet Akif Altay
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare the histological healing process and gene expression profile in tendon after the administration of human recombinant epidermal growth factor (hrEGF) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 24 mature New Zealand white rabbits (6-month-old; weight 2.5-3.0 kg) were used in the study. Patellar tendons of rabbits were tenotomized and then repaired. Rabbits were separated into three groups and repair areas were injected with 1 mL hrEGF in group 1 (n=9) and 1 mL PRP in group 2 (n=9)...
August 2017: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756566/pten-hamartoma-of-the-soft-tissue-the-initial-manifestation-of-an-underlying-pten-hamartoma-tumor-syndrome-in-a-4-year-old-female
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Charles B Chism, Lindsay Crawford, Amanda Tchakarov, Alyaa Al-Ibraheemi, Nicholas M Beckmann
A 4-year-old female was referred to pediatric orthopedic surgery for left leg pain and limping for 3 months following a motor vehicle collision. Recently, the patient's mother had noted left knee swelling and dragging of the left leg when walking. Past medical history was significant for hip dysplasia with slight leg length discrepancy. The patient was otherwise healthy. Physical examination was remarkable for left pre-patellar soft tissue fullness with normal range of motion. There was no warmth or tenderness...
July 29, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753397/lateral-meniscal-allograft-transplant-via-a-medial-approach-leads-to-less-extrusion
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Nam-Hong Choi, Jeong-Ki Choi, Bong-Seok Yang, Doe-Hyun Lee, Brian N Victoroff
BACKGROUND: Accurate positioning of the bony bridge is crucial to prevent extrusion of meniscal allografts after transplant. However, oblique or lateralized placement of the bony bridge of the lateral meniscal allograft may occur due to technical error or a limited visual field. The patellar tendon may be an obstacle to approaching the anterior horn of the lateral meniscus, resulting in a laterally placed allograft. Therefore, lateral meniscal transplant through a medial arthrotomy would be an alternative approach...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741155/length-change-patterns-and-shape-of-a-grafted-tendon-after-anatomical-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-differs-from-that-in-a-healthy-knee
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Shuji Nakagawa, Yuji Arai, Hiroaki Inoue, Manabu Hino, Yuta Fujii, Shintaro Komaki, Kazuya Ikoma, Keiichiro Ueshima, Hiroyoshi Fujiwara, Toshikazu Kubo
PURPOSE: Recurrent patellar dislocation is currently treated with anatomical reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL), and favourable postoperative outcomes have been reported. However, it is uncertain if healthy MPFL function is restored by anatomical reconstruction. The hypothesis in this study was that stabilization of the patella following MPFL reconstruction would be improved compared with that before surgery, but that function of the grafted tendon would differ from that of a healthy MPFL...
July 24, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737955/meta-analysis-of-the-risk-of-infections-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-by-graft-type
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Anchal Bansal, Joseph D Lamplot, James T Vandenberg, Robert H Brophy
BACKGROUND: An infection after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a relatively rare but challenging complication. There are no meta-analyses comparing the incidence of infections after ACL reconstruction with the various available graft choices. PURPOSE: To compare the incidence of infections after ACL reconstruction with bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) autografts compared with hamstring autografts, with a secondary aim of comparing the incidence of infections after reconstruction with autografts compared with allografts...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736078/patellar-tendon-in-vivo-regional-strain-with-varying-knee-angle
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Stephen J Pearson, Azlan S A Mohammed, Syed R Hussain
PURPOSE: Descriptive data on the aspects of site specific in vivo tendon strain with varying knee joint angle are non-existent. The present study determines and compares surface and deep layer strain of the patellar tendon during isometric contractions across a range of knee joint angles. METHODS: Male participants (age 22.0±3.4) performed ramped isometric knee extensions at knee joint angles of 90°, 70°, 50° and 30° of flexion. Strain patterns of the anterior and posterior regions of the patellar tendon were determined using real-time B-mode ultrasonography at each knee joint angle...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718946/evidence-for-plical-support-of-the-patella
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Robert M Geraghty, Michelle Spear
There is a consensus that there is no overt anterior joint capsule in the knee. However, other anterior structures act in lieu of a joint capsule: the quadriceps tendon and patellar retinacular fibres. In the absence of a capsule, the synovium forms the suprapatellar pouch. Other synovial structures, the plicae, are more controversial. They are often described as embryonic remnants with no function, despite surrounding the patella. We aimed to identify plical anatomy and histology on cadaveric dissection and to examine their embryology using the human virtual embryo website...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717629/ultrasound-measures-of-tendon-thickness-intra-rater-inter-rater-and-inter-machine-reliability
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María Elena Del Baño-Aledo, Jacinto Javier Martínez-Payá, José Ríos-Díaz, Silvia Mejías-Suárez, Sergio Serrano-Carmona, Ana de Groot-Ferrando
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound imaging is often used by physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals but the reliability of image acquisition with different ultrasound machines is unknown. The objective was to compare the intra-rater, inter-rater and intermachine reliability of thickness measurements of the plantar fascia (PF), Achilles tendon (AT), patellar tendon (PT) and elbow common extensor tendon (ECET) with musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging (MSUS). METHODS: Tendon thickness was measured in four anatomical structures (14 participants, 28 images per tendon) by two sonographers and with two different ultrasound machines...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717625/assessment-of-different-fitting-methods-for-in-vivo-bi-component-t2-analysis-of-human-patellar-tendon-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Fang Liu, Richard Kijowski
PURPOSE: To investigate the robustness of four fitting methods for bi-component effective spin-spin T2 (T2(*)) relaxation time analysis of human patellar tendon. METHODS: A three-dimensional (3D) cone ultra-short echo-time (UTE) sequence was performed on the knees of ten healthy volunteers at 3.0T. Four fitting methods incorporating either Gaussian or Rician noise distribution were used for voxel-by-voxel bi-component T2(*) analysis of the patellar tendon. The T2(*) for the short relaxing (T(*)*,s ) and long relaxing (T(*)2,l ) water components and the fraction of the short relaxing water component (fs ) were measured, and different fitting methods were compared using Friedman's and Wilcoxon signed rank tests...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
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