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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919498/accelerated-return-to-sport-after-acl-reconstruction-and-early-knee-osteoarthritis-features-at-1-year-an-exploratory-study
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Adam G Culvenor, Brooke E Patterson, Ali Guermazi, Hayden G Morris, Timothy S Whitehead, Kay M Crossley
BACKGROUND: A timely return to competitive sport is a primary goal of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). It is not known if an accelerated return-to-sport increases the risk of early-onset knee osteoarthritis (KOA). OBJECTIVE: To determine whether an accelerated return-to-sport post-ACLR (i.e., <10 months) is associated with increased odds of early KOA features on MRI 1-year post-surgery, and to evaluate the relationship between an accelerated return-to-sport and early KOA features stratified by type of ACL injury (isolated or concurrent chondral/meniscal injury) and lower-limb function (good or poor)...
September 14, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913685/-ramp-lesions-tips-and-tricks-in-diagnostics-and-therapy
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REVIEW
R Seil, A Hoffmann, S Scheffler, D Theisen, C Mouton, D Pape
There is an increasing biomechanical and anatomical understanding of the different types of meniscal lesions. Lesions of the posterior part of the medial meniscus in the meniscosynovial area have recently received increased attention. They generally occur in association with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. They are often missed ("hidden lesions") due to the fact that they cannot be seen by routine anterior arthroscopic inspection. Furthermore, meniscosynovial lesions play a role in anteroposterior knee laxity and, as such, they may be a cause of failure of ACL reconstruction or of postoperative persistent laxity...
September 14, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887704/-indication-and-limitations-of-meniscus-replacement
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REVIEW
C Stärke, S Kopf, R Becker
BACKGROUND: Meniscal lesions are among the most important musculoskeletal disorders and are the most common indication for knee joint arthroplasty. However, the structural integrity and function is rarely retained, and a loss of tissue results. Thus, there is a huge demand for meniscal replacement options. CURRENT PROCEDURES: Autografts were used in the past but did not fulfill expectations. Meniscus allografts have been developed to be a viable treatment option...
September 8, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885697/second-look-arthroscopic-findings-after-cora-based-leveling-osteotomy
#4
Barbara Vasquez, Don Hulse, Brian Beale, Sharon Kerwin, Chad Andrews, Brian W Saunders
OBJECTIVE: To describe the arthroscopic appearance of intra-articular structures mid-term (9 months) and long-term (>12 months) after CORA-based leveling osteotomy (CBLO). STUDY DESIGN: Case series. ANIMALS: Dogs (n = 41) with second-look arthroscopy of the stifle after CBLO for treatment of a cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) deficiency. Both stifles were re-evaluated (stifles n = 42) in 1 dog. METHODS: Medical records of dogs that had second-look arthroscopy after CBLO were reviewed...
September 8, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884106/understanding-posterior-meniscal-roots-lesions-from-basic-science-to-treatment
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REVIEW
Raphael Serra Cruz, Marcio Balbinotti Ferrari, Leonardo Metsavaht, Robert F LaPrade
The variability of symptoms and the fact that they are not easily recognized in imaging studies make the diagnosis and treatment of posterior meniscal roots lesions a challenging task to the orthopedist. In recent years, a more precise understanding of the anatomy and biomechanical impair of the knee joint in these cases has enabled great advances in therapeutic approaches. Well-documented studies have shown that the repair of these lesions presents superior functional and clinical improvement when compared with meniscectomy...
June 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875272/lars%C3%A2-in-acl-reconstruction-evaluation-of-60-cases-with-5-year-minimum-follow-up
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G Bugelli, G Dell'Osso, F Ascione, E Gori, V Bottai, S Giannotti
PURPOSE: The injury of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) causes joint instability and, in the absence of adequate treatment, progressive joint deterioration, meniscal lesions and development of post-traumatic osteoarthritis. METHODS: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical, functional and radiographic outcomes and complications in a consecutive case series of 60 patients with minimum follow-up of 5 years who underwent an arthroscopic surgery for ACL reconstruction using LARS™ ligament...
September 5, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875226/-treatment-of-degenerative-meniscal-lesions-from-eminence-to-evidence-based-medicine
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REVIEW
R Becker, M Bernard, S Scheffler, S Kopf
BACKGROUND: The treatment of degenerative meniscal lesions has received increased attention since the publication of several Level 1 studies over the last few years. The following review of literature including the consensus statement given by ESSKA reports on the management of patients with degenerative meniscal lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The analysis includes the literature of Level 1 to 4 studies and the statement of the consensus group of ESSKA concerning the surgical or conservative management of these patients...
September 5, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873486/meniscal-ramp-lesion-repair-using-the-fast-fix-technique-evaluating-healing-and-patient-outcomes-with-second-look-arthroscopy
#8
Zhong Chen, Wei-Ping Li, Rui Yang, Bin Song, Chuan Jiang, Jing-Yi Hou, Huan Luo, Yun-Feng Zhou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 5, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873348/management-of-traumatic-meniscal-tear-and-degenerative-meniscal-lesions-save-the-meniscus
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REVIEW
P Beaufils, N Pujol
Meniscectomy remains one of the most frequent orthopedic procedures, despite meniscal sparing having been advocated for several decades now. Incidence is excessive in the light of scientifically robust studies demonstrating the interest of meniscal repair or of non-operative treatment for traumatic tear and of non-operative treatment for degenerative meniscal lesions. It is high time that the paradigm shifted, in favor of meniscal preservation. In traumatic tear, and most particularly longitudinal vertical tear in vascularized zones, repair shows a high success rates in terms of recovery time, functional outcome and cartilage protection...
September 2, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852795/-meniscal-lesion-pre-osteoarthrotic-condition-of-the-knee-joint
#10
REVIEW
L Goebel, J Reinhard, H Madry
BACKGROUND: A close relationship between meniscal damage and articular cartilage exist. Likewise, (partial) meniscectomy may lead to the development of osteoarthritis (OA). OBJECTIVES: With a special emphasis on therapeutic consequences for orthopaedic surgeons, the structural and functional relationship between meniscal tears/extrusion and cartilage loss, and/or the effect of meniscectomy or meniscal repair on the development of OA, are emphasized. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A selective literature review with implementation of own research findings...
August 29, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834442/mri-of-native-knee-cartilage-delamination-injuries
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Candace L White, Nancy A Chauvin, Gregory R Waryasz, Bradford T March, Michael L Francavilla
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to describe the normal imaging appearance of cartilage and the pathophysiologic findings, imaging appearance, and surgical management of cartilage delamination. CONCLUSION: Delamination injuries of knee cartilage signify surgical lesions that can lead to significant morbidity without treatment. These injuries may present with clinical symptoms identical to those associated with meniscal injury, and arthroscopic identification can be difficult, thereby creating a role for imaging diagnosis...
August 23, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831763/relationship-between-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-radiological-grading-psychological-distress-and-pain-in-patients-with-symptomatic-knee-osteoarthritis
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Marina Carotti, Fausto Salaffi, Marco Di Carlo, Andrea Giovagnoni
BACKGROUND: Synovial hypertrophy, synovial effusions, and abnormalities in the subchondral bone play a key role in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis (OA) and are associated with pain. Understanding and careful clinical assessment together with better imaging such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the knee may improve treatment strategies. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the associations between the structural findings on MRI (bone marrow lesions [BMLs], synovitis, cartilage defects, meniscal lesions), X-ray examination (Kellgren and Lawrence [K/L] grade), and psychological aspects with pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA)...
August 22, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831524/-meniscal-root-lesions-clinical-relevance-and-treatment
#13
REVIEW
S Kopf, C Stärke, R Becker
Meniscal roots play an important role in load distribution of the tibiofemoral knee joint. Thus, meniscal root tears are severe injuries of the knee, which significantly expose cartilage to increased stress. Two entities are distinguished: (i) acute root tears that mainly affect the posterolateral root and often occur with ruptures of the anterior cruciate ligament; and (ii) chronic, degenerative root tears that mainly affect the posteromedial root. For diagnosis of both entities, the patient's medical history, a knee examination and especially MRI play key roles...
August 22, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830272/bone-morphological-factors-influencing-cartilage-degeneration-in-the-knee
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Kenji Takahashi, Sanshiro Hashimoto, Shinji Kiuchi, Atsuya Watanabe, Hiroshi Nakamura, Futoshi Ikuta, Tomoyuki Okuaki, Tatsunori Kataoka, Tokifumi Majima, Shinro Takai
OBJECTIVES: Morphological features of the distal femur and proximal tibia associated with cartilage degeneration are unknown. This study aimed to elucidate local anatomical parameters of the knee which correlate with articular cartilage degeneration using MRI T1ρ mapping. METHODS: This study involved 200 subjects with knee pain (mean age, 48.7 years; range, 14-80 years) with no severe osteoarthritic changes on plain X-ray. T1ρ values were measured in the regions of interest on the surface layer of the cartilage on mid-coronal images of the femorotibial joint...
August 23, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828058/arthroscopic-knee-anatomy-in-young-achondroplasia-patients
#15
M Del Pilar Duque Orozco, N C Record, K J Rogers, M B Bober, W G Mackenzie, A Atanda
PURPOSE: Achondroplasia is the most common form of skeletal dysplasia, affecting more than 250 000 individuals worldwide. In these patients, the developing knee undergoes multiple anatomical changes. The purpose of this study was to characterise the intra-articular knee anatomy in children with achondroplasia who underwent knee arthroscopy. METHODS: Records of achondroplasia patients who underwent knee arthroscopy between 2009 and 2014 were reviewed. Demographic data, operative reports, follow-up notes, MRI and arthroscopy images were reviewed...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812037/a-retrospective-analysis-of-concurrent-pathology-in-acl-reconstructed-knees-of-elite-alpine-ski-racers
#16
Matthew J Jordan, Patricia Doyle-Baker, Mark Heard, Per Aagaard, Walter Herzog
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is the most frequent injury in alpine ski racing, and there is a high prevalence of ACL reinjury. Limited data exist on the concurrent pathology with primary ACL tears in elite alpine ski racers and the magnitude of injury progression after primary ACL reconstruction (ACLR). PURPOSE: To evaluate (1) the involvement of intra-articular and multiligament pathologies at the time of primary ACLR, (2) the subsequent progression in meniscal/chondral injuries, and (3) the occurrence of ACL reinjury in elite alpine ski racers...
July 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809636/-arthroscopic-finding-of-knee-joint-in-relation-to-age-and-its-comparison-with-pre-operative-clinical-finding-a-retrospective-study
#17
P Látal, K Šimeček, M Kloub
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY In the retrospective study of two South Bohemian centres we present the comparison of pre-operative anamnestic clinical signs in relation to the arthroscopic intraoperative finding. The obtained data is used also to evaluate the arthroscopic finding in relation to age and sex. MATERIAL AND METHODS The arthroscopic findings of patients who underwent surgery in 2013-2014 period (1.1.2013-31.12.2014) at the Department of Trauma Surgery of České Budějovice Hospital, a.s. and in 2014 (1.1...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780004/prognostic-factors-for-all-inside-meniscal-repair-a-87-case-series
#18
L Laurendon, T Neri, F Farizon, R Philippot
INTRODUCTION: Repair is indicated for tears in non-degenerative menisci. The literature reports a 15% failure rate for all-inside repair. The aim of the present study was to determine prognostic factors for failure of all-inside meniscal repair. The study hypothesis was that epidemiological, clinical and surgical factors affect success. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective study included 87 meniscal repair procedures, with or without anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear...
August 2, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744035/therapeutic-efficacy-of-three-hyaluronic-acid-formulations-in-young-and-middle-aged-patients-with-early-stage-meniscal-injuries
#19
Bahar Dernek, Fatma Nur Kesiktas, Tahir Mutlu Duymus, Demirhan Diracoglu, Cihan Aksoy
[Purpose] To investigate and compare the efficacy of three hyaluronic acid formulations in patients with early-stage meniscal injuries. [Subjects and Methods] Male and female patients who were admitted to our clinic between January 2013 and December 2013, diagnosed with early-stage meniscus lesions of the knee, and given a hyaluronic acid treatment were included in this retrospective study. Patients were categorized into 3 groups according to their treatments: MONOVISC, OSTENIL PLUS, or ORTHOVISC. Scores from a Visual Analog Scale and the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index were evaluated at baseline and one, three, and six months after baseline...
July 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706814/tibial-allograft-transfer-for-medial-tibial-plateau-resurfacing
#20
Jonathan A Godin, Salvatore Frangiamore, Jorge Chahla, Mark E Cinque, Nicholas N DePhillipo, Robert F LaPrade
A large cartilage lesion of the tibial plateau with a deficient meniscus in a young patient is a challenging pathology for the orthopaedic surgeon due to the limited options available. While hemiarthroplasty procedures can be an option, the risk of revision in a young patient is high, and therefore a reconstructive procedure is advocated. The purpose of this Technical Note is to describe our technique for tibial plateau resurfacing, including the preparation and implantation of a medial tibial plateau and medial meniscal allograft, in a patient with a post-traumatic KD-4 knee dislocation with a medial tibial plateau rim fracture, medial meniscus deficiency, and medial tibiofemoral joint subluxation...
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
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