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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909675/arthroscopic-primary-repair-of-proximal-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tears
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Gregory S DiFelice, Jelle P van der List
In a select group of patients with proximal anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, primary repair can be a useful technique. Preservation of the native ACL may be advantageous for proprioceptive function and is thought to restore normal knee joint kinematics. The procedure is a less morbid and more conservative surgical approach to restore knee stability. Primary repair is preferably performed in the acute setting because of better healing capacity and tissue quality. We present the surgical technique of arthroscopic primary ACL repair with suture anchors in patients with proximal tears and excellent tissue quality...
October 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900295/diagnostic-performance-of-volume-and-limited-oblique-mri-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-compared-to-knee-arthroscopy
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Paula J Richards, Iain McCall, Alexandra Kraus, Mary Jones, Gayle Maffulli, Stephen Bridgman, Nicola Maffulli
BACKGROUND: Many strategies have been used to improve the visualisation of the ACL including sagittal, coronal oblique sequences, and 3D volume imaging. Nevertheless, the ACL may not always be visualised. METHODS: Two hundred and thirty-one consecutive patients (77 females; 154 males; average age 43.5, range 18 to 82 years; 205 with chronic, 20 acute, and 6 acute on chronic symptoms) underwent knee arthroscopy for mechanical symptoms within a week of MRI. After routine orthogonal sequences, if general MRI radiographers, with over four years experience, were not able to identify the presence of the ACL, then two 3D volume sequences and 2D limited sagittal oblique T1 sequences were performed...
April 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900178/self-reported-worst-injuries-in-women-s-australian-football-identify-lower-limb-injuries-as-a-prevention-priority
#3
Lauren V Fortington, Alex Donaldson, Caroline F Finch
BACKGROUND: Increasing participation by women in Australian football (AF) has made understanding their specific injury prevention needs a priority. In other sports, men and women have different injury profiles. This study aims to provide the first overview of self-reported injuries in women's AF. METHODS: Nationwide survey of women aged 17+ years who played in an AF competition was conducted following the 2014 playing season. The players' self-reported worst injury from the 2014 season is presented according to injury type, body part injured, treatment sought and games/training missed...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885289/assessment-of-knee-joint-injuries-with-low-field-strength-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#4
O B Panta, N P Neupane, S Songmen, G Gurung
BACKGROUND: Magnetic Resonance Imaging is an appropriate screening tool before therapeutic arthroscopy, making diagnostic arthroscopy unnecessary in most patients. This study aims to evaluate the MRI findings in knee injuries and diagnostic value of low Strength MRI for assessing Meniscal and cruciate ligament tear. METHODS: A cross sectional study was conducted on patients undergoing "Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Knee" for injuries of the knee and excluded patients undergoing MRI for other causes, poor diagnostic quality MRI and post operative MRI...
May 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871660/management-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injured-knee-in-the-skeletally-immature-athlete
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REVIEW
Christian N Anderson, Allen F Anderson
Intrasubstance tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are being diagnosed with increasing frequency in the skeletally immature. Management options include nonoperative/ early surgical, or delayed surgical reconstruction. Nonoperative/delayed reconstruction results in worse functional outcomes than early reconstruction. Physicians are faced with a treatment dilemma; clinical and basic science studies have demonstrated risk of limb-length discrepancy and angular deformity with ACL reconstruction. Vertical drill tunnels decrease physeal damage and minimize growth deformity; however, this technique results in nonanatomic ACL graft placement...
January 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871653/surgical-management-and-treatment-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-posterolateral-corner-injured-knee
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REVIEW
Nicholas I Kennedy, Christopher M LaPrade, Robert F LaPrade
Posterolateral knee injuries occur more commonly than in the past. These injuries most commonly occur concurrent with cruciate ligament tears. The main stabilizers of the posterolateral knee are the fibular collateral ligament, the popliteus tendon, and the popliteofibular ligament. These static stabilizers function to prevent increased varus, external rotation, and coupled posterolateral rotation of the knee. The most important clinical tests to diagnose posterolateral knee injuries are the varus stress test, posterolateral drawer, and dial tests...
January 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861256/nonmodifiable-risk-factors-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
#7
Meghan J Price, Maria Tuca, Frank A Cordasco, Daniel W Green
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is becoming increasingly prevalent in the population of active children and young adolescents, it is crucial to be aware of both the modifiable and nonmodifiable factors that place this population at increased ACL injury risk. Historically, there has not been a definitive consensus on all of these risk factors-particularly the nonmodifiable ones. RECENT FINDINGS: The present review has accumulated the most recent evidence for the nonmodifiable risk factors in ACL injury focusing particularly on female gender, generalized joint laxity, knee recurvatum, increased lateral tibial slope, decreased intercondylar notch width, structural lower extremity valgus, limb length discrepancy, family history, and history of contralateral knee ACL injury...
November 16, 2016: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824492/evolution-of-intrameniscal-signal-intensity-alterations-detected-on-mri-over-24-months-in-patients-with-traumatic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tear
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Julio Brandao Guimaraes, Luca Facchetti, Benedikt J Schwaiger, Alexandra S Gersing, Sharmila Majumdar, Benjamin C Ma, Xiaojuan Li, Thomas M Link
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to assess the prevalence and evolution of intrameniscal signal-intensity alteration in subjects with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear over 24 months and compare clinical outcome and changes of cartilage between subjects with and those without this meniscal abnormality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-seven subjects with an ACL tear were screened for intrameniscal signal-intensity alteration. Morphologic and compositional MRI was performed before ACL reconstruction and 12 and 24 months after ACL reconstruction...
November 8, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817976/return-to-sport-activity-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-skeletally-immature-athletes-with-manual-drilling-original-all-inside-reconstruction-at-8-years-follow-up
#9
Giacomo Placella, Matteo Bartoli, Marco Peruzzi, Andrea Speziali, Valerio Pace, Giuliano Cerulli
OBJECTIVE: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are common injuries in adolescent athletes, especially in those who bear high stress on their knees due to shearing forces. The goal of the surgical procedures in skeletally immature patients is to restore joint stability avoiding the adverse effects on the growth process. The aim of this study was to verify the return of the skeletally immature professional athletes to sports in the long-term, following ACL reconstruction with the original all-inside technique and with manual drilling...
November 3, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815015/arthroscopic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-repair-for-proximal-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tears-in-skeletally-immature-patients-surgical-technique-and-preliminary-results
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Marco Bigoni, Diego Gaddi, Massimo Gorla, Daniele Munegato, Marco Pungitore, Massimiliano Piatti, Marco Turati
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in children are increasingly common and present difficult treatment decisions due to the risk of growth disturbance. Although open primary ACL repair was abandoned in the historical literature, recent studies have suggested that there is a role for arthroscopic primary repair in patients with proximal tears. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of five consecutive patients aged 9.2years (range 8 to 10) who underwent suture anchor ACL reinsertion...
November 2, 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803940/association-between-meniscal-and-chondral-lesions-and-timing-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#11
Gustavo Constantino de Campos, Wilton Nery, Paulo Eduardo Portes Teixeira, Paulo Henrique Araujo, Wilson de Mello Alves
BACKGROUND: Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common sports injury and is known to be associated with an increased risk of knee osteoarthritis. Several studies have indicated that the risk of additional injuries to the menisci and articular cartilage increases with delays in the treatment of ACL tears. However, no consensus has been reached regarding the ideal timing for ACL reconstruction in terms of preventing secondary lesions. PURPOSE: To determine how the time elapsed between an ACL lesion and its reconstruction affects the incidence of meniscal and chondral lesions...
October 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802963/does-the-chronicity-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-ruptures-influence-patient-reported-outcomes-before-surgery
#12
Joseph T Nguyen, David Wasserstein, Emily K Reinke, Kurt P Spindler, Nabil Mehta, John B Doyle, Robert G Marx
BACKGROUND: The time between an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and ACL reconstruction (ACLR) may influence baseline knee-related and general health-related patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). Despite the common use of PROMs as main outcomes in clinical studies, this variable has never been evaluated. PURPOSE: To compare baseline health-related quality of life measures and the prevalence/pattern of meniscal and articular cartilage lesions between patients who underwent acute and chronic ACLR so as to provide clinicians with benchmark PROMs in 2 different patient populations with ACL injuries...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783350/knee-joint-kinematics-with-dynamic-augmentation-of-primary-anterior-cruciate-ligament-repair-a-biomechanical-study
#13
Janosch Häberli, Philipp Henle, Yves P Acklin, Ivan Zderic, Boyko Gueorguiev
BACKGROUND: Dynamic augmentation of anterior cruciate ligament tears seems to reduce anteroposterior knee translation close to the pre-injury level. The aim of the present study is to biomechanically investigate the course of translation during a simulated early post-operative phase. It is hypothesized that anteroposterior translation is maintained at the immediate post-operative level over a simulated rehabilitation period of 50'000 gait cycles. METHODS: Eight fresh-frozen human cadaveric knee joints from donors with a mean age of 35...
December 2016: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766275/quantifying-quadriceps-muscle-strength-in-patients-with-acl-injury-focal-cartilage-lesions-and-degenerative-meniscus-tears-differences-and-clinical-implications
#14
Ingrid Eitzen, Hege Grindem, Agnethe Nilstad, Håvard Moksnes, May Arna Risberg
BACKGROUND: Reduced quadriceps strength influences knee function and increases the risk of knee osteoarthritis. Thus, it is of significant clinical relevance to precisely quantify strength deficits in patients with knee injuries. PURPOSE: To evaluate isokinetic concentric quadriceps muscle strength torque values, assessed both from peak torque and at specific knee flexion joint angles, in patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, focal cartilage lesions, and degenerative meniscus tears...
October 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737282/knee-injuries-in-american-football-an-epidemiological-review
#15
Paul Rothenberg, Luis Grau, Lee Kaplan, Michael G Baraga
Football has the highest injury rate amongst popular American sports. Of those injuries that end seasons or careers, the knee is the most common culprit. This is of particular concern because knee injuries are most common in football. This article reviews 4 of the most common knee injuries in American football, with emphasis on epidemiology, risk factors, and treatment outcomes. The injuries reviewed are tears of the anterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament, medial patellofemoral ligament, and posterior cruciate ligament...
September 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729320/overlap-between-anterior-cruciate-ligament-and-anterolateral-meniscal-root-insertions-a-scanning-electron-microscopy-study
#16
Brett D Steineman, Samuel G Moulton, Tammy L Haut Donahue, Cristián A Fontboté, Christopher M LaPrade, Tyler R Cram, Chase S Dean, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: The anterolateral meniscal root (ALMR) has been reported to intricately insert underneath the tibial insertion of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Previous studies have begun to evaluate the relationship between the insertion areas and the risk of iatrogenic injuries; however, the overlap of the insertions has yet to be quantified in the sagittal and coronal planes. PURPOSE: To investigate the insertions of the human tibial ACL and ALMR using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and to quantify the overlap of the ALMR insertion in the coronal and sagittal planes...
October 11, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726919/reverse-segond-fracture-and-associated-knee-injuries-a-case-report-and-review-of-13-published-cases
#17
Ozkan Kose, Selahattin Ozyurek, Adil Turan, Ferhat Guler
Reverse Segond fracture is originally described as an indirect radiographic clue for a specific injury complex of the knee joint that includes posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) rupture and medial meniscal tear. Herein, we describe a case with reverse Segond fracture associated with PCL avulsion fracture instead of PCL rupture. According to current literature review, reverse Segond fracture is not only associated with PCL and medial meniscal injuries, but also frequently associated with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries...
October 7, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726754/imaging-of-sports-related-injuries-of-the-lower-extremity-in-pediatric-patients
#18
M Cody O'Dell, Diego Jaramillo, Laura Bancroft, Laura Varich, Gregory Logsdon, Sabah Servaes
With increasing participation and intensity of training in youth sports in the United States, the incidence of sports-related injuries is increasing, and the types of injuries are shifting. In this article, the authors review sports injuries of the lower extremity, including both acute and overuse injuries, that are common in or specific to the pediatric population. Common traumatic injuries that occur in individuals of all ages (eg, tears of the acetabular labrum and anterior cruciate ligament) are not addressed, although these occur routinely in pediatric sports...
October 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726749/posterior-root-meniscal-tears-preoperative-intraoperative-and-postoperative-imaging-for-transtibial-pullout-repair
#19
Andrew R Palisch, Ronald R Winters, Marc H Willis, Collin D Bray, Theodore B Shybut
The menisci play an important biomechanical role in axial load distribution of the knees by means of hoop strength, which is contingent on intact circumferentially oriented collagen fibers and meniscal root attachments. Disruption of the meniscal root attachments leads to altered biomechanics, resulting in progressive cartilage loss, osteoarthritis, and subchondral edema, with the potential for development of a subchondral insufficiency fracture. Identification of meniscal root tears at magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is crucial because new arthroscopic surgical techniques (transtibial pullout repair) have been developed to repair meniscal root tears and preserve the tibiofemoral cartilage of the knee...
October 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726244/knee-imaging-rapid-three-dimensional-fast-spin-echo-using-compressed-sensing
#20
Richard Kijowski, Humberto Rosas, Alexey Samsonov, Kevin King, Rob Peters, Fang Liu
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of using compressed sensing (CS) to accelerate three-dimensional fast spin-echo (3D-FSE) imaging of the knee. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 3D-FSE sequence was performed at 3T with CS (CUBE-CS with 3:16-minute scan time) and without CS (CUBE with 4:44-minute scan time) twice on the knees of 10 healthy volunteers to assess signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) using the addition-subtraction method and once on the knees of 50 symptomatic patients to assess diagnostic performance...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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