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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138916/lateral-retinaculum-plasty-instead-of-lateral-retinacular-release-with-concomitant-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-can-achieve-better-results-for-patellar-dislocation
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Chang Liu, Guman Duan, Yingzhen Niu, Pengkai Cao, Kunpeng Fu, Jinghui Niu, Fei Wang
PURPOSE: To elucidate the outcomes of lateral retinaculum plasty versus lateral retinacular release with concomitant medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction. METHODS: In a prospective study, 59 patients treated at our institution from 2012 to 2014 were included. The 59 patients were randomly divided into two groups. Group I included 27 patients who underwent lateral retinacular release and MPFL reconstruction. Group II included 32 patients who underwent lateral retinaculum plasty and MPFL reconstruction...
November 14, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134368/-patellofemoral-instability
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S F Fucentese
Patellofemoral instability is an extremely limiting pathology in young and active patients. Anatomical reasons for patellar instability, such as high-riding patella, elevated distance from the tibial tuberosity to trochlear groove (TTTG), trochlear dysplasia, insufficient medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) and malpositioning of the axes and torsion can lead to chronic patellofemoral instability and must be thoroughly analyzed. The first dislocation can be treated conservatively, with the exception of an osteochondral defect...
November 13, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129614/mid-term-clinical-functional-and-radiographic-outcomes-of-105-gender-specific-patellofemoral-arthroplasties-with-or-without-the-association-of-medial-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty
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Sergio Romagnoli, Matteo Marullo
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to evaluate clinical and radiographic outcomes after gender-specific patellofemoral arthroplasty (PFA) either isolated or combined with unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA). METHODS: A total of 105 PFAs in 85 patients were reviewed: 64 knees had isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis and received an isolated PFA, and 41 knees with bicompartmental osteoarthritis were treated with medial UKA and PFA. Preoperative and postoperative clinical and functional assessment included knee range of motion, Knee Society Score, University of California Los Angeles Activity Score, Tegner Activity Level Scale, and visual analogue scale pain...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128875/allowing-one-quadrant-of-patellar-lateral-translation-during-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-successfully-limits-maltracking-without-overconstraining-the-patella
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John J Elias, Kerwyn C Jones, Molly K Lalonde, Joseph N Gabra, S Cyrus Rezvanifar, Andrew J Cosgarea
PURPOSE: Graft tensioning during medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction typically allows for lateral patellar translation within the trochlear groove. Computational simulation was performed to relate the allowed patellar translation to patellofemoral kinematics and contact pressures. METHODS: Multibody dynamic simulation models were developed to represent nine knees with patellar instability. Dual limb squatting was simulated representing the pre-operative condition and simulated MPFL reconstruction...
November 11, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117248/medial-knee-loading-is-altered-in-subjects-with-early-osteoarthritis-during-gait-but-not-during-step-up-and-over-task
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Susana Meireles, Mariska Wesseling, Colin R Smith, Darryl G Thelen, Sabine Verschueren, Ilse Jonkers
This study evaluates knee joint loading during gait and step-up-and-over tasks in control subjects, subjects with early knee OA and those with established knee OA. Thirty-seven subjects with varying degrees of medial compartment knee OA severity (eighteen with early OA and sixteen with established OA), and nineteen healthy controls performed gait and step-up-and-over tasks. Knee joint moments, contact forces (KCF), the magnitude of contact pressures and center of pressure (CoP) location were analyzed for the three groups for both activities using a multi-body knee model with articular cartilage contact, 14 ligaments, and six degrees of freedom tibiofemoral and patellofemoral joints...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103777/comparison-of-intraoperative-soft-tissue-balance-between-cruciate-retaining-and-posterior-stabilized-total-knee-arthroplasty-performed-by-a-newly-developed-medial-preserving-gap-technique
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Masanori Tsubosaka, Hirotsugu Muratsu, Koji Takayama, Hidetoshi Miya, Ryosuke Kuroda, Tomoyuki Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: Medial stability of the knee is considered to be associated with good clinical results after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study aimed to compare intraoperative soft tissue balance between cruciate-retaining (CR) and posterior-stabilized (PS) TKA performed by a newly developed medial preserving gap technique, which aimed at preserving medial stability throughout the range of motion. METHODS: Seventy CR-TKAs and 70 PS-TKAs were performed in patients with varus type osteoarthritis with the novel technique guided by tensor measurements...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100777/anisometry-of-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-in-the-setting-of-increased-tibial-tubercle-trochlear-groove-distance-and-patella-alta
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Lauren H Redler, Kathleen N Meyers, Jacqueline M Brady, Elizabeth R Dennis, Joseph T Nguyen, Beth E Shubin Stein
PURPOSE: To assess the impact elevated tibial tubercle-trochlear groove (TT-TG) distance and patella height, as measured by the Caton-Deschamps Index (CDI), have on the isometry of a reconstructed medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL). METHODS: Nine fresh-frozen cadaveric knees were placed on a custom testing fixture, with a fixed femur and a mobile tibia. A suture fixed to the MPFL origin on the patella and free to move at the Schöttle point on the femur represented a reconstructed MPFL...
October 31, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100765/effect-of-transosseous-tunnels-on-patella-fracture-risk-after-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-a-cadaveric-study
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Nicholas A Bonazza, Gregory S Lewis, Eric Z Lukosius, Evan P Roush, Kevin P Black, Aman Dhawan
PURPOSE: To determine whether (1) tunnels that breach the anterior cortex of the patella result in increased fracture risk and (2) transosseous tunnels drilled across the patella significantly reduce the tensile force needed to fracture the patella. METHODS: Twenty-six fresh-frozen cadaveric human patellas were randomized to 1 of 3 groups: a control group with unmodified patellas, a group with 2 transverse tunnels (TT) that did not breach the anterior cortex, and a group with 2 TT that breached the anterior cortex of the patella (PA)...
October 31, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099881/patella-alta-sees-you-do-you-see-it
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Robert A Magnussen
Numerous anatomic factors have been shown to contribute to patellar instability. Patellar height remains a critical, yet underappreciated contributor to instability that is amenable to surgical correction through the performance of a tibial tubercle distalization osteotomy (TTDO). The indications for a distalizing tibial tubercle osteotomy are not completely clear and depend on multiple factors. One must consider patient factors and physical examination findings in addition to radiographic measures. In general, the addition of a TTDO to medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction should be considered when the degree of patella alta exceeds a Caton-Deschamps Index (CDI) of 1...
September 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099880/comparison-of-lateral-retinaculum-release-and-lengthening-in-the-treatment-of-patellofemoral-disorders
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Berkay Unal, Betina B Hinckel, Seth L Sherman, Christian Lattermann
For lateral retinaculum (LR) tightness, release or lengthening is the indicated surgical correction. LR release (LRR) or lengthening (LRL) may be a primary treatment for painful lateral compression syndrome or as an adjunct treatment in the setting of patellofemoral instability. Although it is challenging, assessment of the soft-tissue balance between the medial restraint (the medial patellofemoral ligament) and the lateral restraint (the lateral retinaculum) is fundamental to a good outcome. LRR and LRL are effective in the treatment of patellofemoral disorders in which lateral tightness is part of the pathology...
September 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095402/mri-and-arthroscopy-correlation-in-the-patellofemoral-joint
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Lisa G M Friedman, Melissa S White, Patrick F Carroll, Jeffrey A Macalena, Elizabeth A Arendt, Jutta M Ellermann, Marc Tompkins
The patellofemoral joint is an articulation between the patella and the femoral trochlea, which serves to increase the lever arm of the extensor mechanism. The stability of the patella within the trochlear groove is supported statically by the bony confines of the groove itself, as well as the medial patellofemoral ligament, and dynamically by the vastus musculature. Pathologic changes seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are frequently well correlated with findings found by arthroscopy at the time of surgery...
December 2017: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095400/mri-arthroscopy-correlations-ligaments-of-the-knee
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Joseph J Ruzbarsky, Gabrielle Konin, Naaman Mehta, Robert G Marx
Magnetic resonance imaging and a thorough understanding of its interpretation in the diagnosis and management of injuries to the ligaments about the knee is an essential skill for orthopedists. The goal of this review is to provide a description of the native and injured anatomy through magnetic resonance imaging and its correlations, when appropriate, as seen through the arthroscope at the time of surgery. The ligaments of focus include the anterior cruciate ligament, the posterior cruciate ligament, the medial collateral ligament, the posterolateral corner, the anterolateral ligament, and the medial patellofemoral ligament...
December 2017: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083227/variation-in-the-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-origin-in-the-skeletally-immature-knee-an-anatomic-study
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Kevin G Shea, W Duncan Martinson, Peter C Cannamela, Connor G Richmond, Peter D Fabricant, Allen F Anderson, John D Polousky, Theodore J Ganley
BACKGROUND: The medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) is frequently reconstructed to treat recurrent patellar instability. The femoral origin of the MPFL is well described in adults but not in the skeletally immature knee. PURPOSE: To identify a radiographic landmark for the femoral MPFL attachment in the skeletally immature knee and study its relationship to the distal femoral physis. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study. METHODS: Thirty-six cadaveric specimens between 2 and 11 years old were dissected and examined (29 male and 7 female)...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017801/influence-of-increased-posterior-tibial-slope-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-on-knee-joint-biomechanics-a-computational-simulation-study
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Kyoung-Tak Kang, Yong-Gon Koh, Juhyun Son, Oh-Ryong Kwon, Jun-Sang Lee, Sae-Kwang Kwon
BACKGROUND: The reconstructed posterior tibial slope (PTS) plays a significant role in restoring knee kinematics in cruciate-retaining-total knee arthroplasty (TKA). A few studies have reported the effect of the PTS on biomechanics. METHODS: This study investigates the effect of the PTS on tibiofemoral (TF) kinematics, patellofemoral (PF) contact stress, and forces at the quadriceps, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and collateral ligament after cruciate-retaining-TKA using computer simulations...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016187/quantitative-and-qualitative-analysis-of-the-medial-patellar-ligaments-an-anatomic-and-radiographic-study
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Bradley M Kruckeberg, Jorge Chahla, Gilbert Moatshe, Mark E Cinque, Kyle J Muckenhirn, Jonathan A Godin, Taylor J Ridley, Alex W Brady, Elizabeth A Arendt, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: The qualitative and quantitative anatomy of the medial patellar stabilizers has been reported; however, a quantitative analysis of the anatomic and radiographic attachments of all 4 ligaments relative to anatomic and osseous landmarks, as well as to one another, has yet to be performed. PURPOSE: To perform a qualitative and quantitative anatomic and radiographic evaluation of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL), medial patellotibial ligament (MPTL), medial patellomeniscal ligament (MPML), and medial quadriceps tendon femoral ligament (MQTFL) attachment sites, with attention to their relationship to pertinent osseous and soft tissue landmarks...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979605/medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-using-the-hamstring-tendon-for-patellofemoral-joint-instability-in-an-81-year-old-female
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Tsuneari Takahashi, Katsushi Takeshita
INTRODUCTION: Chronic patellofemoral instability occurs mainly in adolescent females and can also be induced by medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) injury. There are no case reports of MPFL reconstruction for chronic patellofemoral instability due to MPFL injury in aged populations. CASE PRESENTATION: 81-year-old female presented with left knee pain, giving way, and patellar instability while climbing stairs, which continued for 18 months. Patellar apprehension test was positive, and roentgenogram showed lateral patellar subluxation...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970976/medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-in-a-revision-setting-anchor-and-interference-screw%C3%A2-fixation
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Marcio B Ferrari, George Sanchez, Angela Chang, Sami Ferdousian, Matthew T Provencher
Recurrent patellar instability is a common pathology and typically affects younger and more active patients. To prevent complete lateral dislocation of the patella, several osseous and soft-tissue procedures have been previously described, including reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL), which has been identified as the primary medial stabilizer of the patella. Several techniques have been reported for reconstruction of the MPFL, sometimes in conjunction with other procedures, with the majority showing success in the treatment and resolution of patellar instability...
August 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969822/editorial-commentary-the-medial-patellar-ligaments-a-step-closer-to-the-knee-surgeon-s-rubik-s-cube-solution
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EDITORIAL
Stefano Zaffagnini, Tommaso Roberti di Sarsina
Recent cadaveric research analyzing the medial patellar ligaments and their contribution to patellar stability points out not only the need for reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament, but also the medial tibiofemoral ligament to restore normal patellar stability and biomechanics.
October 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932880/double-bundle-anatomical-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-with-lateral-retinaculum-plasty-can-lead-to-good-outcomes-in-patients-with-patellar-dislocation
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Yingzhen Niu, Xinmin Wang, Chang Liu, Xiaomeng Wang, Zhenyue Dong, Jinghui Niu, Fei Wang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical outcomes of double-bundle anatomical medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction combined with lateral retinaculum plasty versus isolated MPFL reconstruction for patellar dislocation. METHODS: From 2011 to 2013, 64 patients underwent either double-bundle anatomical MPFL reconstruction combined with lateral retinaculum plasty (Group A, 32 patients), or isolated MPFL reconstruction (Group B, 32 patients). Clinical evaluations were performed 2 years post-operatively and included determination of the number of patients with patellar redislocation, the patellar tilt angle, lateral patellar shift, subjective symptoms, and functional outcomes as evaluated with the Kujala score and Lysholm score...
September 20, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932876/effective-patellofemoral-joint-stabilization-and-low-complication-rates-using-a-hardware-free-mpfl-reconstruction-technique-with-an-intra-operative-adjustment-of-the-graft-tension
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Lars V von Engelhardt, Torsten Fuchs, Pia Weskamp, Joerg Jerosch
PURPOSE: Even if medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is a proven method, complications such as implant loosening, patella fractures, recurrent luxations, knee pain or knee stiffness are frequently described. Besides a correct tunnel positioning and implant-specific complications, this might be caused by difficulties with an appropriate graft tensioning. The study presented here is a necessary first step in exploring our technique of a double-limbed, hardware-free MPFL reconstruction, which provides another way to test and adjust the graft tension before permanent fastening...
September 20, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
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