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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894756/relationships-between-tibiofemoral-contact-forces-and-cartilage-morphology-at-2-to-3-years-after-single-bundle-hamstring-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-and-in-healthy-knees
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David John Saxby, Adam L Bryant, Xinyang Wang, Luca Modenese, Pauline Gerus, Jason M Konrath, Kim L Bennell, Karine Fortin, Tim Wrigley, Flavia M Cicuttini, Christopher J Vertullo, Julian A Feller, Tim Whitehead, Price Gallie, David G Lloyd
BACKGROUND: Prevention of knee osteoarthritis (OA) following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture and reconstruction is vital. Risk of postreconstruction knee OA is markedly increased by concurrent meniscal injury. It is unclear whether reconstruction results in normal relationships between tibiofemoral contact forces and cartilage morphology and whether meniscal injury modulates these relationships. HYPOTHESES: Since patients with isolated reconstructions (ie, without meniscal injury) are at lower risk for knee OA, we predicted that relationships between tibiofemoral contact forces and cartilage morphology would be similar to those of normal, healthy knees 2 to 3 years postreconstruction...
August 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886868/sharper-angle-higher-risk-the-effect-of-cutting-angle-on-knee-mechanics-in-invasion-sport-athletes
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Mervin J Schreurs, Anne Benjaminse, Koen A P M Lemmink
INTRODUCTION: Cutting is an important skill in team-sports, but unfortunately is also related to non-contact ACL injuries. The purpose was to examine knee kinetics and kinematics at different cutting angles. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 13 males and 16 females performed cuts at different angles (45°, 90°, 135° and 180°) at maximum speed. 3D kinematics and kinetics were collected. To determine differences across cutting angles (45°, 90°, 135° and 180°) and sex (female, male), a 4×2 repeated measures ANOVA was conducted followed by post hoc comparisons (Bonferroni) with alpha level set at α≤0...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872400/what-is-the-most-effective-training-approach-for-preventing-noncontact-acl-injuries-in-high-school-aged-female-athletes
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Erica M Willadsen, Andrea B Zahn, Chris J Durall
CLINICAL SCENARIO: The high prevalence of noncontact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in adolescent female athletes is thought to originate from hormonal, neuromuscular, and structural differences between sexes.(1) Although hormonal and structural factors are non-modifiable, neuromuscular control can be altered with training. A variety of training approaches have been adopted in ACL prevention programs including neuromuscular control training, core stability training, balance training, and plyometric exercise...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865708/computational-stability-of-human-knee-joint-at-early-stance-in-gait-effects-of-muscle-coactivity-and-anterior-cruciate-ligament-deficiency
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M Sharifi, A Shirazi-Adl, H Marouane
As one of the most complex and vulnerable structures of body, the human knee joint should maintain dynamic equilibrium and stability in occupational and recreational activities. The evaluation of its stability and factors affecting it is vital in performance evaluation/enhancement, injury prevention and treatment managements. Knee stability often manifests itself by pain, hypermobility and giving-way sensations and is usually assessed by the passive joint laxity tests. Mechanical stability of both the human knee joint and the lower extremity at early stance periods of gait (0% and 5%) were quantified here for the first time using a hybrid musculoskeletal model of the lower extremity...
August 20, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840276/two-dimensional-motion-analysis-of-dynamic-knee-valgus-identifies-female-high-school-athletes-at-risk-of-non-contact-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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Hitoaki Numata, Junsuke Nakase, Katsuhiko Kitaoka, Yosuke Shima, Takeshi Oshima, Yasushi Takata, Kengo Shimozaki, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
PURPOSE: Female athletes are at greater risk of non-contact ACL injury. Three-dimensional kinematic analyses have shown that at-risk female athletes have a greater knee valgus angle during drop jumping. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between knee valgus angle and non-contact ACL injury in young female athletes using coronal-plane two-dimensional (2D) kinematic analyses of single-leg landing. METHODS: Two hundred ninety-one female high school athletes newly enrolled in basketball and handball clubs were assessed...
August 24, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830232/influence-of-ground-reaction-force-perturbations-on-anterior-cruciate-ligament-loading-during-sidestep-cutting
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Joshua T Weinhandl, Kristian M O'Connor
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury risk is likely increased under unexpected loading conditions. Such situations may arise from mid-air contact with another athlete, or misjudgments in landing height, stride length or surface compliance resulting in an unbalanced landing and unexpected changes in the ground reaction forces (GRFs). The purpose this study was to identify how GRF perturbations influence ACL loading during sidestep cutting. Muscle-actuated simulations of sidestep cutting were generated and analyzed for 20 subjects...
August 22, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817414/systematic-selection-of-key-logistic-regression-variables-for-risk-prediction-analyses-a-five-factor-maximum-model
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Timothy E Hewett, Kate E Webster, Wendy J Hurd
GENERAL AND CRITICAL REVIEW FORMAT: The evolution of clinical practice and medical technology has yielded an increasing number of clinical measures and tests to assess a patient's progression and return to sport readiness after injury. The plethora of available tests may be burdensome to clinicians in the absence of evidence that demonstrates the utility of a given measurement. OBJECTIVE: Thus, there is a critical need to identify a discrete number of metrics to capture during clinical assessment to effectively and concisely guide patient care...
August 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810991/posterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-associated-with-military-survival-swim-training
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Michael S Crowell, John S Mason, Matthew A Posner, Chad A Haley
OBJECTIVES: Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries are relatively common injuries associated with athletic activities and high-energy trauma. Posterolateral corner (PLC) injuries frequently accompany injury to the PCL. Diagnosis can be challenging and requires a comprehensive history and physical examination. Patients frequently report vague, nonspecific symptoms and the mechanism of injury is often useful in localizing injured structures. Two of the more common mechanisms for PCL injury include a direct blow to the proximal anterior tibia with the knee flexed, as well as a significant knee hyperextension injury...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803035/bone-tunnel-change-develops-within-two-weeks-of-double-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-hamstring-autograft-a-comparison-of-different-postoperative-immobilization-periods-using-computed-tomography
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Ryo Shimizu, Nobuo Adachi, Minoru Ishifuro, Atsuo Nakamae, Masakazu Ishikawa, Masataka Deie, Mitsuo Ochi
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate bone tunnel changes following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction during the early postoperative period using computed tomography (CT), and to understand the impact of postoperative immobilization on these changes. METHODS: Twenty patients who underwent double-bundle ACL reconstruction using hamstring tendon autografts were included. We subcategorized patients into two groups: patients who underwent isolated ACL reconstruction and had three days of knee immobilization (Group A, n=10); and patients with concomitant meniscus injuries who underwent ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair simultaneously (Group B, n=10) had their knees immobilized for two weeks after surgery...
August 9, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802422/management-of-neglected-acl-avulsion-fractures-a-case-series-and-systematic-review
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D K Chouhan, M S Dhillon, R John, A Khurana
INTRODUCTION: Neglected tibial eminence avulsion fractures of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are uncommonly seen in modern times, but are fairly common due to a missed diagnosis/mismanagement in developing countries. OBJECTIVES: To determine the outcomes after open reduction and internal fixation of late presenting ACL avulsion fractures, and to review the literature for similar cases, in an attempt to evaluate the ideal surgical management in this unique scenario...
August 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759729/the-effects-of-injury-prevention-programs-on-the-biomechanics-of-landing-tasks-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Thiago Jambo Alves Lopes, Milena Simic, Gregory D Myer, Kevin R Ford, Timothy E Hewett, Evangelos Pappas
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is a common injury in sports and often occurs during landing from a jump. PURPOSE: To synthesize the evidence on the effects of injury prevention programs (IPPs) on landing biomechanics as they relate to the ligament, quadriceps, trunk, and leg dominance theories associated with ACL injury risk. STUDY DESIGN: Meta-analysis. METHODS: Six electronic databases were searched for studies that investigated the effect of IPPs on landing task biomechanics...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735104/effect-of-limb-dominance-and-sex-on-neuromuscular-activation-patterns-in-athletes-under-12-performing-unanticipated-side-cuts
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Michael J Del Bel, Alana K Fairfax, Michelle L Jones, Kendal Steele, Scott C Landry
Non-contact ACL injuries are one of the most common injuries to the knee joint among adolescent/collegiate athletes, with sex and limb dominance being identified as risk factors. In children under 12years of age (U12), these injuries occur less often and there is no sex-bias present. This study set out to explore if sex and/or limb dominance differences exist in neuromuscular activations in U12 athletes. Thirty-four U12 males and females had six bilateral muscles analyzed during unanticipated side-cuts. Principal component analysis was performed, capturing differences in overall magnitudes and timing of peak magnitudes...
October 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723822/biomechanical-differences-in-female-basketball-and-soccer-players-during-multi-directional-jump-landings
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Jeffrey B Taylor, Kevin R Ford, Randy J Schmitz, Scott E Ross, Terry A Ackerman, Sandra J Shultz
Anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention programs are less successful in basketball than soccer and may be due to distinct movement strategies that these athletes develop from sport-specific training. The purpose of this study was to identify biomechanical differences between female basketball and soccer players during multi-directional jump landings. Lower extremity biomechanics of eighty-nine female athletes who played competitive basketball (n=40) or soccer (n=49) at the middle- or high-school level were analyzed with three-dimensional motion analysis during a drop vertical jump (DVJ), double- (SAG-DL) and single-leg forward jump (SAG-SL), and double- (FRONT-DL) and single-leg (FRONT-SL) lateral jump...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714764/abdominal-hollowing-reduces-lateral-trunk-displacement-during-single-leg-squats-in-healthy-females-but-does-not-affect-peak-hip-abduction-angle-or-knee-abductio-angle-moment
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Lukas D Linde, Jessica Archibald, Eve C Lampert, John Z Srbely
CONTEXT: Females suffer 4-6 times more non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries than males due to neuromuscular control deficits of the hip musculature leading to increases in hip adduction angle, knee abduction angle, and knee abduction moment during dynamic tasks such as single-leg squats. Lateral trunk displacement has been further related to ACL injury risk in females, leading to the incorporation of core strength/stability exercises in ACL preventative training programs...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710739/prevention-and-management-of-post-operative-complications-following-acl-reconstruction
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REVIEW
Brian J Eckenrode, James L Carey, Brian J Sennett, Miltiadis H Zgonis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this paper is to review the current management and prevention of post-operative complications after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Trends in rehabilitation techniques will be presented, in addition to suggestions for interventions and expected milestones in ACL reconstruction recovery. RECENT FINDINGS: ACL reconstruction protocols have evolved to more of a criterion-based progression rather than a tissue-healing time frame...
July 14, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683233/development-of-a-clinician-rated-drop-vertical-jump-scale-for-patients-undergoing-rehabilitation-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-delphi-approach
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Sheila S Gagnon, Trevor B Birmingham, Bert M Chesworth, Dianne Bryant, Melanie Werstine, J Robert Giffin
Study Design Delphi panel study. Background Biomechanical parameters measured during a drop vertical jump task are risk factors for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and are targeted during rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction. A clinically feasible tool that quantifies observed performance on the drop vertical jump would help inform treatment efforts. The content and scoring of such a tool should be deliberated on by a group of experts throughout its development. Objectives To establish consensus on the content and scoring of a clinician-rated drop vertical jump scale (DVJS) for use during rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction...
August 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656531/acl-injury-prevention-what-does-research-tell-us
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REVIEW
Trent Nessler, Linda Denney, Justin Sampley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mechanisms leading to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury have been identified, yet re-injury or a secondary injury persists in the athletic population. The purpose of this review is to identify risk factors associated with ACL injury and investigate programs to prevent injury. RECENT FINDINGS: Faulty mechanics during dynamic movement that cause excessive valgus force at the knee increases the risk of ACL injury. Faulty mechanics may be a result of lateral displacement of the trunk, unequal limb loading, and lack of control to avoid the valgus knee position...
June 27, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652828/prevention-treatment-and-rehabilitation-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-in-children
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REVIEW
Pamela J Lang, Dai Sugimoto, Lyle J Micheli
As more children and adolescents participate in competitive organized sports, there has been an increase in the reported incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in these age groups. ACL injuries in skeletally immature athletes present a challenge, as reconstruction must preserve the physis of the distal femur and of the proximal tibia to avoid growth disturbances. Historically, a skeletally immature athlete with an ACL injury was treated with a brace and activity modification until skeletal maturity, with ACL reconstruction being performed at that time in the "non-copers" who experienced instability...
2017: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650739/the-effect-of-high-intensity-exercise-and-anticipation-on-trunk-and-lower-limb-biomechanics-during-a-crossover-cutting-manoeuvre
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Enda F Whyte, Chris Richter, Siobhan O'connor, Kieran A Moran
We investigated the effects of high intensity, intermittent exercise (HIIP) and anticipation on trunk, pelvic and lower limb biomechanics during a crossover cutting manoeuvre. Twenty-eight male, varsity athletes performed crossover cutting manoeuvres in anticipated and unanticipated conditions pre- and post-HIIP. Kinematic and kinetic variables were captured using a motion analysis system. Statistical parametric mapping (repeated-measures ANOVA) was used to identify differences in biomechanical patterns. Results demonstrated that both unanticipation and fatigue (HIIP) altered the biomechanics of the crossover cutting manoeuvre, whereas no interactions effects were observed...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646381/stenotic-intercondylar-notch-type-is-correlated-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-in-female-patients-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Theodoros Bouras, Peter Fennema, Stephen Burke, Hilary Bosman
PURPOSE AND HYPOTHESIS: The principal purpose of this paper was to identify whether femoral notch morphology was different in females without anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury from those with ACL injury. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used to assess the femoral notch type, notch width index and 'α angle' in female patients and measure these differences. METHODS: This is a retrospective case control study of 119 female patients, 58 with ACL injury and 61 patients without ACL injury who underwent knee MRI between March 2014 and April 2016...
June 23, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
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