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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150270/m-biceps-femoris-a-wolf-in-sheep-s-clothing-the-downside-of-a-lower-limb-injury-prevention-training
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Thomas Ertelt, Thomas Gronwald
Both, hamstring and ACL injuries are among the most typical injuries, particularly in change of direction and high speed running sports. They're also difficult to treat. Therefore, in the past few years, sports medicine practitioners and exercise scientists have mainly been focusing on the development and implementation of preventive programs in order to reduce the number of lower limb injuries, mainly by improving knee alignment. A number of studies have been able to prove the success of these training interventions, which are mainly addressing sensorimotor abilities and plyometric activities...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140170/clinical-diagnostic-tests-versus-mri-diagnosis-of-acl-tears
#2
Megan P Brady, Windee Weiss
CLINICAL SCENARIO: A common injury among elite, recreational, and youth athletes is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear.(1) Approximately 200,000 ACL injuries occur every year.(2) The gold standard in ACL injury evaluation is diagnostic arthroscopy,(3,4) however the diagnostic accuracy of clinical diagnostic tests and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is debatable.(1,3-6) Due to the frequency of knee injury,(3) MRI is a common diagnostic tool used for imaging and diagnosis(5). ACL tears are also diagnosed using clinical diagnostic tests...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125817/do-peak-torque-angles-of-muscles-change-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-hamstring-or-patellar-tendon-graft
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Hayri Baran Yosmaoğlu, Gül Baltacı, Emel Sönmezer, Hamza Özer, Deha Doğan
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare the effects of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using autogenous hamstring or patellar tendon graft on the peak torque angle. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 132 patients (103 males, 29 females; mean age 29±9 year) who were performed ACL reconstruction with autogenous hamstring or patellar tendon graft. The peak torque angles in the quadriceps and hamstring muscles were recorded using an isokinetic dynamometer...
December 2017: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065622/effects-of-two-fatigue-protocols-on-impact-forces-and-lower-extremity-kinematics-during-drop-landings-implications-for-noncontact-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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Rui Xia, Xini Zhang, Xi Wang, Xiaole Sun, Weijie Fu
The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of fatigue on the impact forces and sagittal plane kinematics of the lower extremities in a drop landing task. 15 male collegiate athletes were recruited. Five successful trials of a drop landing task were obtained during prefatigue and postfatigue in two fatigue protocols (constant speed running fatigue protocol [R-FP] and shuttle running + vertical jumping fatigue protocol [SV-FP]). Duration time, maximal heart rate, and RPE of each protocol were measured separately...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065078/biomechanical-differences-of-multidirectional-jump-landings-among-female-basketball-and-soccer-players
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Jeffrey B Taylor, Kevin R Ford, Randy J Schmitz, Scott E Ross, Terry A Ackerman, Sandra J Shultz
Taylor, JB, Ford, KR, Schmitz, RJ, Ross, SE, Ackerman, TA, and Shultz, SJ. Biomechanical differences of multidirectional jump landings among female basketball and soccer players. J Strength Cond Res 31(11): 3034-3045, 2017-Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) 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 multidirectional jump landings...
November 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018544/verbal-augmented-feedback-in-the-rehabilitation-of-lower-extremity-musculoskeletal-dysfunctions-a-systematic-review
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Marianne Storberget, Linn Helen J Grødahl, Suzanne Snodgrass, Paulette van Vliet, Nicola Heneghan
BACKGROUND: Verbal augmented feedback (VAF) is commonly used in physiotherapy rehabilitation of individuals with lower extremity musculoskeletal dysfunction or to induce motor learning for injury prevention. Its effectiveness for acquisition, retention and transfer of learning of new skills in this population is unknown. OBJECTIVES: First, to investigate the effect of VAF for rehabilitation and prevention of lower extremity musculoskeletal dysfunction. Second, to determine its effect on motor learning and the stages of acquisition, retention and transfer in this population...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018061/association-between-mri-defined-osteoarthritis-pain-function-and-strength-3-10-years-following-knee-joint-injury-in-youth-sport
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Jackie L Whittaker, Clodagh M Toomey, Linda J Woodhouse, Jacob L Jaremko, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Carolyn A Emery
BACKGROUND: Youth and young adults who participate in sport have an increased risk of knee injury and subsequent osteoarthritis. Improved understanding of the relationship between structural and clinical outcomes postinjury could inform targeted osteoarthritis prevention interventions. This secondary analysis examines the association between MRI-defined osteoarthritis and self-reported and functional outcomes, 3-10 years following youth sport-related knee injury in comparison to healthy controls...
October 10, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983841/evidence-based-concepts-for-prevention-of-knee-and-acl-injuries-2017-guidelines-of-the-ligament-committee-of-the-german-knee-society-dkg
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Julian Mehl, Theresa Diermeier, Elmar Herbst, Andreas B Imhoff, Thomas Stoffels, Thore Zantop, Wolf Petersen, Andrea Achtnich
INTRODUCTION: Knee injuries and especially anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are frequent in athletes. Therefore, primary and secondary prevention of sports-related lower limb injuries is an ongoing topic of interest. The aim of present study was to establish guidelines for the prevention of knee and ACL injuries on the basis of evidence-based concepts represented in current literature. METHODS: A comprehensive literature review regarding prevention programs for knee and ACL injuries was conducted...
October 5, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979857/osteoarthritis-action-alliance-consensus-opinion-best-practice-features-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-and-lower-limb-injury-prevention-programs
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Thomas Trojian, Jeffrey Driban, Rathna Nuti, Lindsay Distefano, Hayley Root, Cristina Nistler, Cynthia LaBella
AIM: To identify best practice features of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and lower limb injury prevention programs (IPPs) to reduce osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: This consensus statement started with us performing a systematic literature search for all relevant articles from 1960 through January 2017 in PubMed, Web of Science and CINAHL. The search strategy combined the Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) and keywords for terms: (1) ACL OR "knee injury" OR "anterior cruciate ligament"; (2) "prevention and control" OR "risk reduction" OR "injury prevention" OR "neuromuscular training"; and (3) meta-analysis OR "systematic review" OR "cohort study" OR randomized...
September 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970127/relationships-of-hamstring-muscle-volumes-to-lateral-tibial-slope
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Randy J Schmitz, Anthony S Kulas, Sandra J Shultz, Justin P Waxman, Hsin-Min Wang, Robert A Kraft
BACKGROUND: Greater posterior-inferior directed slope of the lateral tibial plateau (LTS) has been demonstrated to be a prospective ACL injury risk factor. Trainable measures to overcome a greater LTS need to be identified for optimizing injury prevention protocols. It was hypothesized that Healthy individuals with greater LTS who have not sustained an ACL injury would have a larger lateral hamstring volume. METHODS: Eleven healthy females (mean +/- standard deviation) (1...
September 29, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966380/management-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-what-s-in-and-what-s-out
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Benjamin Todd Raines, Emily Naclerio, Seth L Sherman
Sports medicine physicians have a keen clinical and research interest in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The biomechanical, biologic, and clinical data researchers generate, help drive injury management and prevention practices globally. The current concepts in ACL injury and surgery are being shaped by technological advances, expansion in basic science research, resurging interest in ACL preservation, and expanding efforts regarding injury prevention. As new methods are being developed in this field, the primary goal of safely improving patient outcomes will be a unifying principle...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965142/improvement-in-the-medial-meniscus-posterior-shift-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Hiroto Inoue, Takayuki Furumatsu, Shinichi Miyazawa, Masataka Fujii, Yuya Kodama, Toshifumi Ozaki
PURPOSE: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction can reduce the risk of developing osteoarthritic knees. The goals of ACL reconstruction are to restore knee stability and reduce post-traumatic meniscal tears and cartilage degradation. A chronic ACL insufficiency frequently results in medial meniscus (MM) injury at the posterior segment. How ACL reconstruction can reduce the deformation of the MM posterior segment remains unclear. In this study, we evaluated the form of the MM posterior segment and anterior tibial translation before and after ACL reconstruction using open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
September 30, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959697/acl-injury-prevention-training-results-in-modification-of-hip-and-knee-mechanics-during-a-drop-landing-task
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Christine D Pollard, Susan M Sigward, Christopher M Powers
BACKGROUND: Injury prevention training has been shown to be effective in reducing the incidence of noncontact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury; however, the underlying reason for the success of these training programs is unclear. PURPOSE: To investigate whether an ACL injury prevention program that has been shown to reduce the incidence of ACL injury alters sagittal plane hip and knee biomechanics during a drop-landing task. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933331/-comparison-of-the-arthroscopic-finding-in-the-knee-joint-and-the-mri-retrospective-study
#14
K Šimeček, P Látal, J Duda, M Šimeček
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Our retrospective study presents the comparison of the preoperative magnetic resonance imaging of the knee joint - MRI - and the arthroscopic finding - ASC. Its aim is to find out how a positive or a negative finding of MRI corresponds with the operative finding and how much the experience of radiologist contributes to the conformity. MATERIAL AND METHODS The MRI findings of knee joints treated surgically at two departments in 2013 and 2014 were assessed. The MRI was performed in a total of 470 patients who subsequently underwent an arthroscopic surgery...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
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...
October 3, 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
#18
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...
October 3, 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
#20
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...
October 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
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