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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631112/risk-of-revision-was-not-reduced-by-a-double-bundle-acl-reconstruction-technique-results-from-the-scandinavian-registers
#1
Cathrine Aga, Jüri-Tomas Kartus, Martin Lind, Stein Håkon Låstad Lygre, Lars-Petter Granan, Lars Engebretsen
BACKGROUND: Double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has demonstrated improved biomechanical properties and moderately better objective outcomes compared with single-bundle reconstructions. This could make an impact on the rerupture rate and reduce the risk of revisions in patients undergoing double-bundle ACL reconstruction compared with patients reconstructed with a traditional single-bundle technique. The National Knee Ligament Registers in Scandinavia provide information that can be used to evaluate the revision outcome after ACL reconstructions...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630584/time-loss-injuries-in-sub-elite-and-emerging-rugby-league-players
#2
Mark Booth, Rhonda Orr
This study aimed to 1) investigate the incidence and characteristics of injuries in emerging rugby league players; and 2) explore the differences in injury incidence and characteristics between the various sub-elite competitions. An NRL emerging player development squad (n = 34) was observed from the beginning of pre-season until the finish of competition. Time-loss injury was defined as any physical pain or impairment sustained that resulted in players missing a match. Injuries were categorised according to circumstance, incidence, characteristics, playing position and competition level...
June 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609131/a-comprehensive-reanalysis-of-the-distal-iliotibial-band-quantitative-anatomy-radiographic-markers-and-biomechanical-properties
#3
Jonathan A Godin, Jorge Chahla, Gilbert Moatshe, Bradley M Kruckeberg, Kyle J Muckenhirn, Alexander R Vap, Andrew G Geeslin, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: The qualitative anatomy of the distal iliotibial band (ITB) has previously been described. However, a comprehensive characterization of the quantitative anatomic, radiographic, and biomechanical properties of the Kaplan fibers of the deep distal ITB has not yet been established. It is paramount to delineate these characteristics to fully understand the distal ITB's contribution to rotational knee stability. Purpose/Hypothesis: There were 2 distinct purposes for this study: (1) to perform a quantitative anatomic and radiographic evaluation of the distal ITB's attachment sites and their relationships to pertinent osseous and soft tissue landmarks, and (2) to quantify the biomechanical properties of the deep (Kaplan) fibers of the distal ITB...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593387/increased-odds-of-patient-reported-success-at-2%C3%A2-years-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-patients-without-cartilage-lesions-a-cohort-study-from-the-swedish-national-knee-ligament-register
#4
Eric Hamrin Senorski, Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Volker Musahl, Freddie Fu, Ferid Krupic, Neel Desai, Olof Westin, Kristian Samuelsson
PURPOSE: To investigate whether the surgical technique of single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, the visualization of anatomic surgical factors and the presence or absence of concomitant injuries at primary ACL reconstruction are able to predict patient-reported success and failure. The hypothesis of this study was that anatomic single-bundle surgical procedures would be predictive of patient-reported success. METHODS: This cohort study was based on data from the Swedish National Knee Ligament Register during the period of 1 January 2005 through 31 December 2014...
June 7, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580250/combined-all-inside-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-and-minimally-invasive-posterolateral-corner-reconstruction-using-ipsilateral-semitendinosus-and-gracilis-autograft
#5
Zakk M Borton, Sam K Yasen, Edward M Britton, Samuel R Heaton, Harry C Palmer, Adrian J Wilson
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most commonly injured knee ligament, particularly among adolescents and young adults. Unrecognized posterolateral laxity is understood as a major cause of ACL reconstruction failure, and concomitant injury to the posterolateral corner (PLC) is prevalent and underdetected. We advocate screening all ACL-deficient knees for PLC injury and present a technique combining minimally invasive PLC reconstruction with anatomic all-inside ACL reconstruction. The combined procedure uses only the ipsilateral hamstring tendons representing a major surgical advantage over traditional management approaches...
April 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550427/the-fifty-highest-cited-papers-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
#6
Ines Vielgut, Jan Dauwe, Andreas Leithner, Lukas A Holzer
INTRODUCTION: The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common injured knee ligaments and at the same time, one of the most frequent injuries seen in the sport orthopaedic practice. Due to the clinical relevance of ACL injuries, numerous papers focussing on this topic including biomechanical-, basic science-, clinical- or animal studies, were published. The purpose of this study was to determine the most frequently cited scientific articles which address this subject, establish a ranking of the 50 highest cited papers and analyse them according to their characteristics...
July 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547586/both-isolated-and-multi-ligament-posterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-results-in-improved-subjective-outcome-results-from-the-danish-knee-ligament-reconstruction-registry
#7
Martin Lind, Torsten Grønbech Nielsen, Kristian Behrndtz
PURPOSE: There are few descriptions of outcomes after posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction in the literature due to the rarity of this type of knee injury. Since 2005, the Danish Knee Ligament Reconstruction Registry (DKRR) has monitored outcomes of PCL reconstructions. This study describes the epidemiology of PCL reconstruction and subsequent outcomes in a Danish population. METHODS: Of 23,253 knee ligament reconstructions performed in 2005-2015, 581 were registered as PCL reconstructions in the DKRR...
May 25, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533837/-simultaneous-bilateral-rupture-in-both-cruciate-knee-ligaments-about-a-case
#8
Mounir Yahyaoui, Abdelhafid Derfoufi, Najib Abbassi, Abdelkarim Daoudi, Omar Agoumi, Hicham Yacoubi, Abdeljaouad Najib
Bilateral cruciate ligament rupture is rare while simultaneous rupture in both anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) is exceptional; that's why post-traumatic simultaneous bilateral cruciate ligament rupture has never been described in the literature making this case study based on patient's observation, follow-up and therapeutic discussion very interesting. The procedure was performed in two surgical steps spaced in time and results were very satisfactory for both us and patient.
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514510/injury-to-the-infrapatellar-branch-of-the-saphenous-nerve-during-tendon-graft-harvesting-for-knee-ligament-reconstruction-an-ultrasound-simulation-study
#9
Przemysław A Pękala, Ewa Miza, Brandon Michael Henry, Patrick Popieluszko, Marios Loukas, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
INTRODUCTION: The clinical anatomy of the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve (IPBSN) is of particular importance during operations in the area of the knee, especially when material for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is harvested. The nerve can easily be injured during the harvesting procedure, leading to postoperative complications that reduce quality of life. Three different skin incisions are commonly used during hamstring tendon harvesting: horizontal, vertical, and oblique...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500391/anterior-referencing-of-tibial-slope-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-considerably-influences-knee-kinematics-a-musculoskeletal-simulation-study
#10
Marco A Marra, Marta Strzelczak, Petra J C Heesterbeek, Sebastiaan A W van de Groes, Dennis W Janssen, Bart F J M Koopman, Ate B Wymenga, Nico J J Verdonschot
PURPOSE: In total knee arthroplasty (TKA), the posterior tibial slope is not always reconstructed correctly, and the knee ligaments may become too tight in flexion. To release a tight flexion gap, surgeons can increase the posterior tibial slope using two surgical resection techniques: the anterior tibial cortex (ACR) or the centre of tibial plateau (CPR) referencing. It is not known how this choice affects the knee laxity and function during activities of daily living. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of tibial slope on knee laxity, kinematics and forces during a squatting activity using computer simulation techniques...
May 12, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499922/critical-analysis-of-the-lever-test-for-diagnosis-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-insufficiency
#11
Patrick A Massey, Joshua D Harris, Leland A Winston, David M Lintner, Domenica A Delgado, Patrick C McCulloch
PURPOSE: To critically analyze the "lever test" in detecting anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and to compare its accuracy with the Lachman, anterior drawer (AD), and pivot shift tests. METHODS: From June 2014 to June 2015, 91 subjects were analyzed. Inclusion criteria were subjects aged 16 to 60 years, presenting after a knee injury with subjective swelling, or an objective effusion and an uninjured normal contralateral knee for comparison. Exclusion criteria included previous knee ligamentous reconstruction, fracture of the distal femur or proximal tibia, bilateral knee injuries, or known cruciate ligament tear...
May 9, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461181/traumatic-anterior-knee-dislocation-with-popliteal-artery-injury-the-importance-of-a-prompt-diagnosis-and-treatment-to-obtain-lower-limb-salvage
#12
Mafalda Massara, Roberto Prunella, Giovanni De Caridi, Domenico Cito, Raffaele Serra, Pasquale Gerardi, Stefano Notarstefano, Giovanni Impedovo
We report a case of traumatic anterior dislocation of the left knee in association with disruption of the soft tissues including knee ligaments, popliteal artery and common peroneal nerve, resulting in lower limb acute ischemia. All components of this complex trauma were recognised and treated promptly with rehabilitation commencing early. The present case is important in two aspects: firstly it reports a very rare occurrence of simultaneous anterior dislocation of the knee associated with vascular insult and common peroneal nerve injury, that was rarely reported in the current literature; secondly it highlights that with timely intervention and a team approach excellent results could be achieved...
April 28, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460194/graft-diameter-as-a-predictor-for-revision-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-and-koos-and-eq-5d-values-a-cohort-study-from-the-swedish-national-knee-ligament-register-based-on-2240-patients
#13
Thorkell Snaebjörnsson, Eric Hamrin Senorski, Olufemi R Ayeni, Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Ferid Krupic, Fredrik Norberg, Jón Karlsson, Kristian Samuelsson
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR) using a hamstring tendon (HT) autograft is an effective and widespread method. Recent studies have identified a relationship between the graft diameter and revision ACLR. PURPOSE: To evaluate the influence of the graft diameter on revision ACLR and patient-reported outcomes in patients undergoing primary ACLR using HT autografts. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451863/variations-in-knee-kinematics-after-acl-injury-and-after-reconstruction-are-correlated-with-bone-shape-differences
#14
Drew A Lansdown, Valentina Pedoia, Musa Zaid, Keiko Amano, Richard B Souza, Xiaojuan Li, C Benjamin Ma
BACKGROUND: The factors that contribute to the abnormal knee kinematics after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and ACL reconstruction remain unclear. Bone shape has been implicated in the development of hip and knee osteoarthritis, although there is little knowledge about the effects of bone shape on knee kinematics after ACL injury and after ACL reconstruction. QUESTIONS/QUESTIONS: (1) What is the relationship between bony morphology with alterations in knee kinematics after ACL injury? (2) Are baseline bone shape features related to abnormal knee kinematics at 12 months after ACL reconstruction? METHODS: Thirty-eight patients (29 ± 8 years, 21 men) were prospectively followed after acute ACL injury and before ligamentous reconstruction...
April 27, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451605/the-impact-of-osseous-malalignment-and-realignment-procedures-in-knee-ligament-surgery-a-systematic-review-of-the-clinical-evidence
#15
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Thomas Tischer, Jochen Paul, Dietrich Pape, Michael T Hirschmann, Andreas B Imhoff, Stefan Hinterwimmer, Matthias J Feucht
BACKGROUND: Failure rates of knee ligament surgery may be high, and the impact of osseous alignment on surgical outcome remains controversial. Basic science studies have demonstrated that osseous malalignment can negatively affect ligament strain and that realignment procedures may improve knee joint stability. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: The purpose of this review was to summarize the clinical evidence concerning the impact of osseous malalignment and realignment procedures in knee ligament surgery...
March 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425824/isolated-acl-versus-multiple-knee-ligament-injury-associations-with-patient-characteristics-cartilage-status-and-meniscal-tears-identified-during-acl-reconstruction
#16
Ronald W B Wyatt, Maria C S Inacio, Kate D Bellevue, Alan L Schepps, Gregory B Maletis
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to determine (1) if patients undergoing reconstruction of an isolated anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear had different characteristics (age, gender, body mass index [BMI]) than patients undergoing ACL reconstruction (ACLR) with multiple knee ligament (MKL) tears and (2) whether there was a difference in prevalence of articular cartilage injury and meniscus tears between these two groups. METHODS: Patients undergoing primary ACLR between February 2005 and June 2013 were identified through an ACLR registry...
May 4, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411549/stability-of-knee-ligament-complex-of-thiel-embalmed-cadaver-compared-to-in-vivo-knee
#17
Florian Völlner, Ulrike Pilsl, Benjamin Craiovan, Florian Zeman, Michael Schneider, Michael Wörner, Joachim Grifka, Markus Weber
BACKGROUND: The first biomechanical evaluation of new implants is usually carried out with cadavers. Fixation of Thiel-embalmed cadavers is supposed to preserve the histological structure, colour and consistency of the tissue and has a low risk of infection and toxicity. However, the biomechanical properties of Thiel-fixated tissue are still unknown. The aim of this study was to quantify the effect of the Thiel-embalming method on the elastic properties of the ligament complex of the knee compared to in vivo knees during total knee arthroplasty...
April 7, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409145/extra-articular-and-transcutaneous-migration-of-the-poly-l-d-lactide-interference-screw-after-popliteal-tendon-reconstruction
#18
Camilo Partezani Helito, Noel O Foni, Marcelo Batista Bonadio, José Ricardo Pécora, Marco Kawamura Demange, Fabio Janson Angelini
Knee ligament reconstructions are commonly performed orthopedic procedures. Graft fixation is generally performed with metallic or absorbable interference screws. In a recent study, only ten reports of screw migration were retrieved; of these, only one was not related to the anterior cruciate ligament, and the majority was related to the use of poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA) screws. Only one case retrieved in the literature reported screw migration in reconstructions of the posterolateral corner, and that was to the intra-articular region...
March 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355672/ligamentous-reconstruction-of-the-knee-what-orthopaedic-surgeons-want-radiologists-to-know
#19
Andrew G Geeslin, Matthew G Geeslin, Robert F LaPrade
Knee ligament injuries are common, and treatment methods are continually evolving. Accurate clinical diagnosis with imaging confirmation is critical to support appropriate treatment. Several imaging pearls allow for improved recognition of injuries. Stress radiographs may be obtained to quantify knee laxity. Magnetic resonance imaging allows assessment of the complex anatomy of the knee and has excellent sensitivity and specificity for many injuries.
April 2017: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314886/no-differences-in-subjective-knee-function-between-surgical-techniques-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-at-2-year-follow-up-a-cohort-study-from-the-swedish-national-knee-ligament-register
#20
Eric Hamrin Senorski, David Sundemo, Christopher D Murawski, Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Volker Musahl, Freddie Fu, Neel Desai, Anders Stålman, Kristian Samuelsson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate how different techniques of single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction affect subjective knee function via the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) evaluation 2 years after surgery. It was hypothesized that the surgical techniques of single-bundle ACL reconstruction would result in equivalent results with respect to subjective knee function 2 years after surgery. METHODS: This cohort study was based on data from the Swedish National Knee Ligament Register during the 10-year period of 1 January 2005 through 31 December 2014...
March 17, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
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