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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469658/evolving-treatment-patterns-of-nfl-players-by-orthopaedic-team-physicians-over-the-past-decade-2008-2016
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John B Schrock, Trevor J Carver, Matthew J Kraeutler, Eric C McCarty
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have analyzed the treatment patterns used to manage injuries in National Football League (NFL) players. HYPOTHESIS: Treatment patterns for injuries in NFL players will have changed over the study period. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiology study. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level 5. METHODS: The head orthopaedic team physicians for all 32 NFL teams were asked to complete a survey containing questions regarding experience as team physician, medical coverage of the team, and treatment preferences for some of the most common injuries occurring in football players...
February 1, 2018: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399588/career-length-and-injury-incidence-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-major-league-soccer-players
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Amelia Joanna Hanford Arundale, Holly Jacinda Silvers-Granelli, Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Background: Little is known about career length after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in Major League Soccer (MLS), the top men's professional soccer league in the United States. Further, it is unspecified whether athletes returning to soccer after ACL reconstruction are at a higher risk for injuries, beyond new knee injuries. Purpose: To examine career length and the incidence of lower extremity injuries in MLS athletes after ACL reconstruction in comparison with age-matched controls...
January 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394877/differences-in-the-lateral-compartment-joint-space-width-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-data-from-the-moon-onsite-cohort
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Morgan H Jones, Kurt P Spindler, Jack T Andrish, Charles L Cox, Warren R Dunn, Jeff Duryea, Carol L Duong, David C Flanigan, Braden C Fleming, Laura J Huston, Christopher C Kaeding, Matthew J Matava, Nancy A Obuchowski, Heidi L Oksendahl, Richard D Parker, Erica A Scaramuzza, Matthew V Smith, Carl S Winalski, Rick W Wright, Emily K Reinke
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction can effectively return athletes to the playing field, but they are still at risk of developing posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA). No studies have used multivariable analysis to evaluate the predictors of radiographic PTOA in the lateral compartment of the knee at short-term follow-up after ACL reconstruction. PURPOSE: To determine the predictors of radiographic joint space narrowing in the lateral compartment 2 to 3 years after ACL reconstruction in a young, active cohort...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286965/return-to-national-basketball-association-competition-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-and-fibular-collateral-ligament-injuries-a-case-report
#4
Robert F LaPrade, Luke O'Brien, Nicholas I Kennedy, Mark E Cinque, Jorge Chahla
CASE: Numerous outcome studies regarding anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction demonstrate the ability of athletes to return to a high level of play. However, to our knowledge, there is limited literature regarding return to play following injury to both the ACL and the fibular collateral ligament (FCL). We describe the case of a National Basketball Association (NBA) player who sustained a combined ACL and FCL knee injury and subsequently underwent surgical reconstruction of both affected ligaments...
October 2017: JBJS Case Connector
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173560/extra-articular-tenodesis-in-combination-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-an-overview
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REVIEW
Simone Cerciello, Cécile Batailler, Nader Darwich, Philippe Neyret
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a successful procedure with high rates of return to sport. However, some patients experience persistent instability and graft failure. These adverse events have a significant impact, especially on high-level athletes. In an effort to improve outcomes for these patients, more attention is being paid to the anatomic structures at the anterolateral aspect of the knee. The anterolateral structures of the knee have been shown to play a major role in decreasing rotatory knee instability and forces across the ACL graft following reconstruction...
January 2018: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975136/national-football-league-skilled-and-unskilled-positions-vary-in-opportunity-and-yield-in-return-to-play-after-an-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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JaeWon Yang, Jonathan D Hodax, Jason T Machan, Eric S Secrist, Wesley M Durand, Brett D Owens, Adam E M Eltorai, Christopher C Dodson
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries pose a significant risk to the careers of players in the National Football League (NFL). The relationships between draft round and position on return to play (RTP) among NFL players are not well understood, and the ability to return to preinjury performance levels remains unknown for most positions. PURPOSE: To test for differences in RTP rates and changes in performance after an ACL injury by position and draft round...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803759/role-of-tear-location-on-outcomes-of-open-primary-repair-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-a-systematic-review-of-historical-studies
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Jelle P van der List, Gregory S DiFelice
BACKGROUND: The general opinion is that outcomes of open primary repair of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the historical literature were disappointing. Since good outcomes of primary repair of proximal tears have recently been reported, we aimed to assess the role of tear location on open primary repair outcomes in the historical literature. METHODS: All studies reporting outcomes of open primary ACL repair published between the inception of PubMed, Embase and Cochrane and 2000 were identified...
October 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727937/preoperative-short-form-health-survey-score-is-predictive-of-return-to-play-and-minimal-clinically-important-difference-at-a-minimum-2-year-follow-up-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#8
Benedict U Nwachukwu, Brenda Chang, Pramod B Voleti, Patricia Berkanish, Matthew R Cohn, David W Altchek, Answorth A Allen, Riley J Williams
BACKGROUND: There is increased interest in understanding the preoperative determinants of postoperative outcomes. Return to play (RTP) and the patient-reported minimal clinically important difference (MCID) are useful measures of postoperative outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). PURPOSE: To define the MCID after ACLR and to investigate the role of preoperative outcome scores for predicting the MCID and RTP after ACLR. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3...
October 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680894/return-to-play-and-player-performance-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-in-elite-australian-rules-football-players
#9
Matthew G Liptak, Kevin R Angel
BACKGROUND: Australian Rules football is a highly aerobic and anaerobic game that at times requires players to perform cutting or pivoting maneuvers, potentially exposing them to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. At present, there are limited data available addressing the impact of ACL injury on return to play and preinjury form after ACL reconstruction. PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of ACL injury and the incidence of further ACL injury, and to consider player return to play and return to preinjury form after ACL reconstruction...
June 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680893/return-to-sport-and-performance-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-national-football-league-linemen
#10
Mark E Cinque, Charles P Hannon, Daniel D Bohl, Brandon J Erickson, Nikhil N Verma, Brian J Cole, Bernard R Bach
BACKGROUND: Tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are common in the National Football League (NFL). The impact of these injuries on the careers of NFL linemen is unknown. PURPOSE: To define the percentage of NFL linemen who return to sport (RTS) after ACL reconstruction, the mean time to RTS, and the impact on performance compared with matched controls. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Data on NFL offensive and defensive linemen who sustained an ACL tear and underwent ACL reconstruction between 1980 and 2015 were analyzed...
June 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674942/performance-bridging-the-gap-after-acl-surgery
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REVIEW
Polly de Mille, Jamie Osmak
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this paper is to identify strategies for a successful transition to sports in patients following rehabilitation for ACL reconstruction surgery (ACLR). RECENT FINDINGS: Recent research continues to demonstrate a relatively low rate of return to previous level of play among athletes following ACLR combined with a significant risk of injury to either the ipsi or the contralateral ACL. Recent research also demonstrates a growing use of a varied battery of assessments to determine readiness to return to sport as well as a lack of consensus on the ideal rehabilitation program, the criteria for clearance for return to play (both in time from surgery and functional milestones), and the nature of a conditioning program designed specifically for transitioning the cleared athlete back to competition...
September 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510477/performance-based-outcomes-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-professional-athletes-differ-between-sports
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Harry T Mai, Danielle S Chun, Andrew D Schneider, Brandon J Erickson, Ryan D Freshman, Benjamin Kester, Nikhil N Verma, Wellington K Hsu
BACKGROUND: Excellent outcomes have been reported for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR) in professional athletes in a number of different sports. However, no study has directly compared these outcomes between sports. PURPOSE: To determine if differences in performance-based outcomes exist after ACLR between professional athletes of each sport. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), National Hockey League (NHL), and Major League Baseball (MLB) athletes undergoing primary ACLR for an acute rupture were identified through an established protocol of injury reports and public archives...
August 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498226/anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-return-to-play-function-and-long-term-considerations
#13
Fernando Sepúlveda, Luis Sánchez, Eduardo Amy, William Micheo
Anterior cruciate ligament tears are common and affect young individuals who participate in jumping and pivoting sports. After injury many individuals undergo ligament reconstruction (ACLR) but do not return to play, suffer recurrent injury and osteoarthritis. Outcome studies show that after ACLR, 81% of individuals return to sports, 65% return to their preinjury level and 55% return to competitive sports. Systematic reviews place the risk of ipsilateral retears at 5.8% and contralateral injuries at 11.8%, with recent reports of over 20% failure rate...
May 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481383/amount-of-minutes-played-does-not-contribute-to-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-in-national-basketball-association-athletes
#14
Kelechi R Okoroha, Kojo Marfo, Fabien Meta, Robert Matar, Ramsy Shehab, Terry Thompson, Vasilios Moutzouros, Eric C Makhni
There is limited information on the potential risk factors for sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in National Basketball Association (NBA) athletes. This study evaluated 83 NBA players who sustained an ACL injury between 1984 and 2015 to determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk. Minutes played in the injury game, during the season, and over their career were assessed, along with the ability to return to play, player efficiency rating, and playing time after return. Athletes in the NBA played significantly fewer minutes before sustaining an ACL injury (17...
July 1, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467122/return-to-play-and-decreased-performance-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-national-football-league-defensive-players
#15
Connor R Read, Kyle T Aune, E Lyle Cain, Glenn S Fleisig
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur commonly in football. Recent work has reported ACL reconstruction (ACLR) as one of several orthopaedic procedures with unfavorable outcomes for professional athletes. The performance impact to defensive players after surgery has not been quantified. PURPOSE: To quantify the effect of ACLR on the performance of defensive players by comparing them to a cohort of matched controls as well as to measure the effect of ACLR on athletes' career length in the National Football League (NFL)...
July 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463928/can-we-improve-the-value-of-acl-reconstruction-by-studying-the-rates-of-return-to-play-and-satisfaction-commentary-on-an-article-by-benedict-u-nwachukwu-md-mba-et-al-return-to-play-and-patient-satisfaction-after-acl-reconstruction-study-with-minimum-2-year
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463915/return-to-play-and-patient-satisfaction-after-acl-reconstruction-study-with-minimum-2-year-follow-up
#17
Benedict U Nwachukwu, Pramod B Voleti, Patricia Berkanish, Brenda Chang, Matthew R Cohn, Riley J Williams, Answorth A Allen
BACKGROUND: Return to play and patient satisfaction after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) have been inconsistently studied. The purposes of this study were to (1) investigate rates and predictors of return to play after ACLR, (2) evaluate patient satisfaction after ACLR, and (3) analyze the relationship between return to play and satisfaction with the result of ACLR. METHODS: Eligible patients were active athletes included in an institutional ACL registry who had undergone ACLR and had been followed for a minimum of 2 years...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451617/return-to-sport-for-skeletally-immature-athletes-after-acl-reconstruction-preventing-a-second-injury-using-a-quality-of-movement-assessment-and-quantitative-measures-to-address-modifiable-risk-factors
#18
Jessica Graziano, Theresa Chiaia, Polly de Mille, Danyal H Nawabi, Daniel W Green, Frank A Cordasco
BACKGROUND: Reinjury rates after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) are highest among young athletes, who consequently suffer from low rates of return to play. Historically, quantitative measures have been used to determine readiness to return to sport; however, they do not assess modifiable risk factors related to the quality of movement. PURPOSE: To determine the effectiveness of a criteria-based rehabilitation progression and return-to-sport criteria on efficient return to activity and prevention of second injury in young athletes post-ACLR...
April 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451611/return-to-play-after-revision-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-national-football-league-players
#19
Kelechi R Okoroha, Omar Kadri, Robert A Keller, Nathan Marshall, Zlatan Cizmic, Vasilios Moutzouros
BACKGROUND: National Football League (NFL) players who undergo anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction have been shown to have a lower return to play (RTP) than previously expected. However, RTP in the NFL after revision ACL reconstruction (RACLR) is not well defined. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study is to determine the RTP of NFL players after RACLR and evaluate factors that predict RTP. Our hypothesis was that more experienced and established players would be more likely to RTP after RACLR...
April 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451597/outcomes-and-complications-after-all-epiphyseal-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-skeletally-immature-patients
#20
Eric J Wall, Paul J Ghattas, Emily A Eismann, Gregory D Myer, Preston Carr
BACKGROUND: The safest and most effective technique for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in skeletally immature patients is currently unknown. PURPOSE: To evaluate the functional and patient-reported outcomes of a specific all-epiphyseal ACL reconstruction technique in which the graft, bone tunnels, and fixation do not cross the knee growth plates. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients (23 boys, 4 girls; mean age, 11 years; range, 8-15 years) underwent an all-epiphyseal ACL reconstruction with a single femoral transverse epiphyseal tunnel and primarily split tibial epiphyseal tunnels...
March 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
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