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Daniel J Liechti, Gilbert Moatshe, Jonathon D Backus, Daniel Cole Marchetti, Thomas O Clanton
Achilles tendon ruptures are a common tendon injury, usually occurring in middle-aged men during recreational sporting activities. Both nonoperative and operative management are employed to treat these injuries. Several operative treatments are described in the literature, including percutaneous Achilles repair, mini-open repair, and open repair. Open Achilles repair is associated with higher rates of impaired wound healing and infection, whereas minimally invasive techniques have been reported to have an increased risk of iatrogenic sural nerve injury...
February 2018: Arthroscopy Techniques
Nicholas R Pagani, Antonio Cusano, Xinning Li
Latissimus dorsi tendon transfer is an effective option for young and active patients with massive irreparable posterosuperior rotator cuff tears and intact subscapularis tendon. This approach has been shown to relieve pain and improve shoulder function in both the short and long term. We describe a surgical technique using an acromial osteotomy to better expose the greater tuberosity for the tendon transfer without disrupting the deltoid muscle. The latissimus dorsi tendon is reinforced with a human dermal collagen matrix (GraftJacket; Wright Medical Group) for additional augmentation of the muscle to gain more excursion for the tendon transfer to the greater tuberosity...
February 2018: Arthroscopy Techniques
Shuichi Chida, Hitoshi Suzuki, Moto Kobayashi, Tsutomu Sakuraba, Hideji Kura, Naohisa Miyakoshi, Yoichi Shimada
BACKGROUND: We reconstructed a chronically ruptured Achilles tendon and the associated scar tissue using braided polyblend polyethylene sutures (FiberWire; Arthrex Inc.; Naples, FL, USA) and anchors. CASE PRESENTATION: A 68-year-old Japanese man, who was being treated for right Achilles tendinosis, felt pain in his Achilles tendon when walking and started to find plantar flexion of his ankle joint difficult. As his symptoms persisted, he visited us after 4 weeks...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Yong-Xiang Zuo, Zi-Ping Ma
OBJECTIVE: To explore the operating procedures and therapeutic effects of medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction with Tightrope(Arthrex, FL, USA) button fixation at lateral femoral cortex. METHODS: From May 2014 to July 2016, 9 patients with traumatic patellar dislocation were treated. There were 5 males and 4 females, ranging in age from 16 to 47 years old, with an average of 23.7 years old. All the patients underment arthroscopic lateral retinaculum release and joint debridement first...
November 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Luca Lacitignola, Pasquale De Luca, Annarita Imperante, Simone Della Tommasa, Antonio Crovace
The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of a single-portal endoscopic desmotomy of the PAL with the use of Arthrex - Centerline™. Ten horse distal front limbs from horses free of PAL disease were prepared for tenoscopy of the digital flexor tendon sheath (DFTS). A dual-port endoscopic desmotomy with a hook knife was performed in 5 specimens (Group A) and single port Arthrex-Centerline™ Desmotomy was performed in another 5 specimens (Group B). The performing time, judgments of the surgeon, number of blade passages, and gross anatomy were evaluated...
2018: Open Veterinary Journal
Sam K Yasen, Zakk M Borton, Edward M Britton, Harry C Palmer, Adrian J Wilson
Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries usually constitute part of a multiligament injury. Isolated PCL injuries account for only approximately 3% of all ligament injuries. No consensus on optimal surgical reconstruction exists. The PCL is a double-bundle structure that functions in an anisometric manner. Biomechanical studies have shown that re-creating the PCL femoral double-bundle configuration provides greater stability. We present a 3-socket approach for an anatomic "all-inside" double-bundle PCL reconstruction using our preferred option of a FiberTape (Arthrex, Naples, FL)-reinforced peroneus longus allograft fashioned to create a trifurcate graft: the TriLink technique...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Mohamed Aboalata, Ashraf Elazab, Abdelsamie Halawa, Andreas B Imhoff, Yehia Bassiouny
The anterior cruciate ligament suture augmentation technique is a method to augment anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) with autologous hamstring tendons using a braided ultrahigh-molecular weight polyester or polyethylene suture or suture tape and fixed on both the femoral and tibial sides independent of the graft to act as a backup or secondary stabilizer until complete integration and ligamentization of the graft take place. The technique is proposed to allow early rehabilitation and return to sports after ACLR and may be advantageous in patients with a high body mass index and in cases with small grafts (7 or 7...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Akinobu Nishimura, Shigeto Nakazora, Naoya Ito, Aki Fukuda, Ko Kato, Akihiro Sudo
Longitudinal flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon tears are sometimes complicated by posterior ankle impingement syndrome (PAIS), especially in ballet dancers. In recent years, PAIS has been treated endoscopically, but it is difficult to suture FHL tendon tears endoscopically. In this report, we describe how to suture the FHL tendon endoscopically with the Meniscal Viper Repair system (Arthrex, Naples, FL). Without our endoscopic technique, when a patient is found to have a longitudinal tear of the FHL under endoscopy, we must choose to either neglect the tear or convert to an open repair...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Kevin C Wang, Rachel M Frank, Eric J Cotter, David R Christian, Brian J Cole
Articular cartilage lesions of the tibial plateau are an uncommonly encountered clinical entity, and they have been comparatively less well studied than femoral condyle or patellofemoral defects. The management of these lesions is complicated by the challenging geometry, difficult surgical approach, and proximity to important anatomic structures, and thus, treating these lesions by previously established methods, such as osteochondral allograft transplantation or osteochondral autograft transfer, can be a technically challenging endeavor...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Jin Cheng, Siddhartha Venkata Paluvadi, SungJae Lee, SeungJin Yoo, Eun-Kyoo Song, Jong-Keun Seon
PURPOSE: Cortical suspensory devices are routinely used for femoral side fixation of soft tissue graft in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the biomechanical properties of a new adjustable loop device (GraftMax®) compared with established devices (EndoButton® and TightRope®) in ACL reconstruction and to investigate whether knotting the free end of TightRope could improve biomechanical properties. METHODS: The three cortical suspensory devices (GraftMax® Button; Conmed, EndoButton® CL; Smith & Nephew, and TightRope® RT; Arthrex) were tested under cyclic load (50-250 N for 1000 cycles) and pull-to-failure conditions at 50 mm/h in a device-only setup using a tensile testing machine...
January 29, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Daniel B Haber, Robert C Spang, George Sanchez, Anthony Sanchez, Márcio B Ferrari, Matthew T Provencher
Injuries to the acromioclavicular (AC) joint are common, particularly in the young and active population. Approximately 9% of all shoulder girdle injuries involve the AC joint, and AC joint dislocations represent approximately 8% of all joint dislocations throughout the body. AC joint injuries are graded as type I through type VI according to the Rockwood classification. Type I and II injuries are typically treated nonoperatively, whereas type IV, V, and VI injuries are most often treated surgically. A variety of surgical techniques have been described, including anatomic and nonanatomic reconstruction...
December 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Jayson C Johnson, Ferris M Pfeiffer, Jill E Jouret, David M Brogan
BACKGROUND: This study compares the effectiveness of a peripheral capsular repair with a knotless arthroscopic transosseous ulnar tunnel repair (TR) in restoring distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) stability and stiffness in the setting of a massive triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tear. METHODS: Eight matched pairs of fresh-frozen cadaveric forearms were tested. Each forearm was tested in supination and pronation using 3-dimensional (3D) optical tracking devices prior to any intervention...
January 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
Franka Klatte-Schulz, Tanja Schmidt, Melanie Uckert, Sven Scheffler, Ulrich Kalus, Markus Rojewski, Hubert Schrezenmeier, Axel Pruss, Britt Wildemann
The poor healing potential of tendons is still a clinical problem, and the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) was hypothesized to stimulate healing. As the efficacy of PRPs remains unproven, platelet lysate (PL) could be an alternative with its main advantages of storage and characterization before use. Five different blood products were prepared from 16 male donors: human serum, two PRPs (Arthrex, (PRP-ACP); RegenLab (PRP-BCT)), platelet concentrate (apheresis, PC), and PL (freezing-thawing destruction of PC)...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
K F Ortved, M B Goodale, C Ober, G A Maylin, L A Fortier
Orthobiologics such as autologous conditioned serum (ACS) are often used to treat joint disease in horses. Because ACS is generated from the horse's own blood, any medication administered at the time of preparation would likely be present in stored ACS, which could lead to an inadvertent positive drug test following intra-articular (IA) injection. The main objective of this study was to determine if ACS prepared from firocoxib positive horses could result in detectable plasma concentrations of the drug following IA injection...
December 2017: Veterinary Journal
Chandra Pasapula, Adam Devany, Nicole C Fischer, Coen A Wijdicks, Tim Hübner, Franziska Reifenscneider, Sajid Shariff
INTRODUCTION: The spring ligament (SL) is increasingly recognised as the major structure that fails in acquired adult flatfoot deformity (AAFD). This is the first study that demonstrates integrity of repair of the SL. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Six pairs of fresh frozen cadavers were setup in a standardised fashion with ankle in plantargrade (mean age 59 years, BMI 25). A 25N lateral force was applied to the medial metatarsal head using an algometer. Lateral displacement of the foot was measured with SL intact, sectioned, following FibreWire® repair, then Arthrex InternalBrace (IB) reconstruction, then with selective sectioning of each limb of the IB reconstruction...
December 2017: Foot
U Segal, J Shani, R Joseph
OBJECTIVE: To present a novel, semi-closed, surgical technique for coxofemoral luxation stabilisation using a transarticular toggle rod. STUDY DESIGN: Cadaveric study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Craniodorsal luxation was generated by transecting the ligamentum teres in 12 coxofemoral joints and was then reduced using a closed technique. Anteversion and inclination angles were measured using fluoroscopic projections. An arthroscope was inserted through a bone tunnel drilled from the third trochanter through the femoral neck...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
Molly C Meadows, David M Levy, Christopher M Ferry, Thomas R Gardner, Takeshi Teratani, Christopher S Ahmad
We conducted a study to determine if platelet-rich plasma (PRP) enhances the strength of rotator cuff repair (RCR) and if concomitant use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) affects PRP efficacy. We also wanted to determine the optimal centrifugation protocol for making PRP from rats. This study used 48 rats, 14 in a centrifugation protocol and 34 in an operative protocol. Six syngeneic rats from the operative group were used as PRP blood donors; the other 28 operative rats underwent bilateral RCRs...
September 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
G Ulrich Exner, Hilaire A C Jacob, Gerardo J Maquieira
Subfibular impingement has been described in patients with flatfoot. It possibly occurs with valgus deformity associated with talocalcaneal coalition. We observed symptomatic unilateral fibular impingement initially on the left foot of an 11-year-old female with an otherwise asymptomatic bilateral talocalcaneal coalition. From the age of 8 years, she had complained of pain around the left fibular tip. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a partial talocalcaneal coalition. At 10 years of age, it was questioned whether the pain was related to the coalition...
November 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Patrick J Denard, Matthew P Noyes, J Brock Walker, Yousef Shishani, Reuben Gobezie, Anthony A Romeo, Evan Lederman
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare the radiographic changes of the humerus in the short term after total shoulder arthroplasty with two different short-stem humeral components. The hypothesis was that there would be no difference in radiographic changes or functional outcome based on component type. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of primary total shoulder arthroplasties performed with a short press-fit humeral component. Group A included a collarless humeral stem with an oval geometry and curved stem (Ascend or Ascend Flex; Wright Medical, Memphis, TN, USA)...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Geoffrey C S Smith, Theresia M Bouwmeester, Patrick H Lam
BACKGROUND: In double-row SutureBridge (Arthrex, Naples, FL, USA) rotator cuff repairs, increasing tendon load may generate progressively greater compression forces at the repair footprint (self-reinforcement). SutureBridge rotator cuff repairs using tied horizontal mattress sutures medially may limit this effect compared with a knotless construct. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rotator cuff repairs were performed in 9 pairs of ovine shoulders. One group underwent repair with a double-row SutureBridge construct with tied horizontal medial-row mattress sutures...
December 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
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