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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333118/the-relationship-between-chondromalacia-patella-medial-meniscal-tear-and-medial-periarticular-bursitis-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis
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Mustafa Resorlu, Davut Doner, Ozan Karatag, Canan Akgun Toprak
Background: This study investigated the presence of bursitis in the medial compartment of the knee (pes anserine, semimembranosus-tibial collateral ligament, and medial collateral ligament bursa) in osteoarthritis, chondromalacia patella and medial meniscal tears. Patients and methods: Radiological findings of 100 patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging with a preliminary diagnosis of knee pain were retrospectively evaluated by two radiologists. The first radiologist assessed all patients in terms of osteoarthritis, chondromalacia patella and medial meniscal tear...
December 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327544/-clinical-outcome-of-arthroscopic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-remnant-preserving-reconstruction
#2
Min Wei, Juan-Li Zhu, Yang Liu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical outcome of arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament(ACL)reconstruction with remnant cuff preservation. METHODS: There were 42 cases of ACL tear were performed reconstruction in our department from January 2012 to December 2014. The patients were 28.4 years old on average, 17 males and 25 females. ACL reconstruction was performed under arthroscopy with remnant cuff preservation. The stability of knee was assessed by Lachman test and anterior drawer test...
January 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305288/clinical-outcomes-return-to-sports-and-patient-satisfaction-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-young-and-middle-aged-patients-in-an-asian-population-a-2-year-follow-up-study
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Kae Sian Tay, Andrew Hwee Chye Tan
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical outcomes of arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in young and middle-aged Asians. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed using prospectively collected data from a tertiary institution ACL registry. All Asian patients with ACL tears who underwent primary arthroscopic ACL reconstruction by a single surgeon between 2008 and 2014, with minimum 2-year follow-up, were included. Patients with previous knee surgery or multiligamentous knee injuries were excluded...
January 2, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290539/is-acl-reconstruction-a-prerequisite-for-the-patients-having-recreational-sporting-activities
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Emrah Kovalak, Tolga Atay, Cem Çetin, I Meltem Atay, Mustafa Onur Serbest
OBJECTIVE: Whether surgical or conservative treatment is more effective in allowing patients to return to physical activity after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is controversial. We sought to compare mid-term outcome measures between isolated ACL tear patients who underwent reconstruction followed by closed kinetic chain exercises and those who underwent neuromuscular training only. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated patients with ACL tears who underwent post-surgery CKC strength training after ACL reconstruction (Group A), and patients who only underwent neuromuscular training (Group B) with a minimum follow-up time of 5 years...
December 28, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287952/the-effect-of-sequential-tearing-of-the-anterior-cruciate-and-anterolateral-ligament-on-anterior-translation-and-the-pivot-shift-phenomenon-a-cadaveric-study-using-navigation
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Edoardo Monaco, Mattia Fabbri, Daniele Mazza, Matthew Daggett, Andrea Redler, Riccardo Maria Lanzetti, Angelo De Carli, Andrea Ferretti
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of progressive lesions of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and anterolateral ligament (ALL) on anterior tibial translation (ATT) as evaluated through the Lachman test and internal tibial rotation (ITR) during a dynamic pivot-shift test in a cadaveric model. METHODS: A total of 7 specimens were tested using a navigation system (2.2 OrthoPilot ACL navigation system). The anterior stability of the knee was measured through the Lachman test and dynamic rotational stability was measured through the pivot-shift test in 3 different conditions: intact knee; ACL-deficient knee; and finally, ACL- and ALL-deficient knee...
December 26, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286825/is-treatment-of-segond-fracture-necessary-with-combined-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Heath P Melugin, Nick R Johnson, Isabella T Wu, Bruce A Levy, Michael J Stuart, Aaron J Krych
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of clinical information to guide the treatment of a combined anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear and Segond fracture. PURPOSE: To compare clinical outcomes, graft failure rates, and activity levels between patients undergoing ACL reconstruction (ACLR) with and without an untreated Segond fracture at a minimum 2-year follow-up. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: This study included a group of patients with a combined ACL tear/untreated Segond fracture that was matched based on age, sex, body mass index, and graft type to a control group of patients with an ACL tear and no Segond fracture...
December 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275984/independent-suture-tape-reinforcement-of-small-and-standard-diameter-grafts-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-biomechanical-full-construct-model
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Samuel Bachmaier, Patrick A Smith, Jordan Bley, Coen A Wijdicks
PURPOSE: To compare the dynamic elongation, stiffness behavior, and ultimate failure load of standard with small diameter soft tissue grafts for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with and without high-strength suture tape reinforcement. METHODS: Both a tripled "small" diameter and a "standard" quadrupled tendon graft with and without suture tape reinforcement were tested using suspensory fixation (n = 8 each group). The suture tape was passed through the suspensory fixation button on the femur and tibia to ensure independent (safety belt) fixation from the graft in vitro...
December 21, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243827/one-incision-versus-two-incision-techniques-for-arthroscopically-assisted-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-adults
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Fernando C Rezende, Vinícius Y Moraes, Carlos Es Franciozi, Pedro Debieux, Marcus V Luzo, João Carlos Belloti
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are serious knee injuries that are frequently treated surgically in the form of arthroscopically assisted reconstruction with grafts from the patella or hamstrings tendons. We reviewed the evidence for the choice of arthroscopically assisted ACL reconstruction technique in terms of whether it should involve one incision (femoral tunnel drilled from inside the knee joint under arthroscopic visualisation) or two incisions (femoral tunnel drilled from outside to inside the knee joint)...
December 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234557/the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-lever-sign-for-detecting-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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Edward P Mulligan, Amanda Anderson, Seth Watson, Robert J Dimeff
Background: An alternative physical examination procedure for evaluating the integrity of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) has been proposed in the literature but has not been validated in a broad population of patients with a symptomatic complaint of knee pain for its diagnostic value. Purpose: To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of the Lever Sign to detect ACL tears and compare the results to Lachman testing in both supine and prone positions. Study design: Prospective, blinded, diagnostic accuracy study...
December 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227374/collateral-ligament-knee-injuries-in-pediatric-and-adolescent-athletes
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Dennis E Kramer, Patricia E Miller, Iman K Berrahou, Yi-Meng Yen, Benton E Heyworth
BACKGROUND: The majority of research on medial (MCL) and lateral (LCL) collateral ligament injuries has focused on adults and combined collateral/cruciate injuries. The purpose of this study was to determine characteristics associated with isolated collateral ligament injuries in adolescents, and assess timing for return to sports. METHODS: Electronic medical records were queried to identify patients aged below 17 years who sustained a magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed isolated MCL or LCL injury over an 8-year period...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227373/incidence-of-meniscal-entrapment-and-associated-knee-injuries-in-tibial-spine-avulsions
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Jason T Rhodes, Peter C Cannamela, Aristides I Cruz, Meredith Mayo, Alexandra C Styhl, Connor G Richmond, Theodore J Ganley, Kevin G Shea
BACKGROUND: Tibial spine avulsions (TSA) have historically been treated as isolated injuries. Data on associated injuries are limited with existing literature reporting wide ranging incidences. The purpose of this multicenter study was to (1) describe the incidence of meniscal entrapment and associated knee injuries in TSA and to (2) compare surgical and magnetic resonance image (MRI) findings for these injuries. Our hypothesis is that tibial spine injuries are not usually isolated injuries, and other meniscal, ligament, and cartilage injuries may be present...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225019/primary-versus-revision-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-patient-demographics-radiographic-findings-and-associated-lesions
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Justin J Mitchell, Mark E Cinque, Grant J Dornan, Lauren M Matheny, Chase S Dean, Brad Kruckeberg, Gilbert Moatshe, Jorge Chahla, Robert F LaPrade
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the differences in intra-articular pathology, demographic characteristics, and radiographic characteristics of the knee associated with primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) versus revision ACLR at the time of initial presentation with either a native anterior cruciate ligament tear or an anterior cruciate ligament graft tear. Secondarily, we aimed to investigate risk factors for concomitant medial and lateral meniscal tears and cartilage injuries at the time of ACLR...
December 7, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225016/posterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-of-the-knee-at-the-national-football-league-combine-an-imaging-and-epidemiology-study
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Catherine A Logan, Brendin R Beaulieu-Jones, George Sanchez, Jorge Chahla, Nicholas I Kennedy, Mark E Cinque, Robert F LaPrade, James M Whalen, Bryan G Vopat, Mark D Price, Matthew T Provencher
PURPOSE: To determine the epidemiology by player position, examination, imaging findings, and associated injuries of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries in players participating in the National Football League (NFL) Combine. METHODS: All PCL injuries identified at the NFL Combine (2009-2015) were reviewed. Data were obtained from the database organized by the NFL medical personnel for the compilation of the medical and physical performance examination results of NFL Draftees participating in the NFL Combine from 2009 to 2015...
December 7, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211969/use-of-platelet-rich-plasma-immediately-after-an-injury-did-not-improve-ligament-healing-and-increasing-platelet-concentrations-was-detrimental-in-an-in-vivo-animal-model
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Robert F LaPrade, Laurie R Goodrich, Jennifer Phillips, Grant J Dornan, Travis Lee Turnbull, Michael L Hawes, Kimi D Dahl, Ashley N Coggins, John Kisiday, David Frisbie, Jorge Chahla
BACKGROUND: Limited information in basic science and clinical trials exists to determine if ligament healing may be accelerated with the use of biological adjuvants, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP). However, there has been widespread acceptance of PRP for use in clinical practice, despite an inadequate understanding of its biological mechanism of action. PURPOSE: To determine whether a single dose of PRP could accelerate ligament healing and correspondingly improve histological characteristics and biomechanical properties when injected immediately postoperatively into the injured medial collateral ligament (MCL) of New Zealand White rabbits...
December 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208323/evaluation-of-posterior-cruciate-ligament-and-intercondylar-notch-in-subjects-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tear-a-comparative-flexed-knee-3d-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Atul K Taneja, Frederico C Miranda, Marco K Demange, Marcelo P Prado, Durval C B Santos, Laercio A Rosemberg, Ronaldo H Baroni
PURPOSE: To determine if posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and intercondylar notch (IN) morphometries and volumetrics act as risk factors for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. METHODS: A prospective case-controlled magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study was conducted with subjects presenting noncontact knee injuries. Exclusion criteria were previous surgery, PCL tear, osteoarthritis, tumors, or infectious and inflammatory conditions. All participants underwent a flexed-knee 3-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to uniformly straighten PCL...
December 2, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198355/editorial-commentary-knee-lateral-collateral-ligament-injury-is-more-common-than-we-thought
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EDITORIAL
Russell F Warren
Detection of a knee lateral collateral ligament (LCL) tear, in combination with an anterior cruciate ligament tear, may be facilitated by the heel height test, which seems a modification of Hughston's external rotation recurvatum test for posterolateral rotatory instability. The radiographic and arthroscopic stress tests are also valuable. We have found that varus stress will increase varus opening by 1° to 4° for isolated LCL tears and 5° to 9° for combined (LCL) popliteus injury; an arthroscopic stress evaluation will note a normal opening of 5 to 6 mm increasing to 9 to 10 mm in combined LCL popliteus injury...
December 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189618/bilateral-patellar-tendon-rupture
#17
Mary Kamienski
The knee is the most complex and largest joint in the body. Injuries to any part of this joint affect the entire body. There are multiple injuries that can occur to the knee, with the most common being ligament and meniscus tears. A not-so-common injury to the knee is a patellar tendon rupture. A bilateral patellar tendon rupture is extremely rare. A case study of a 43-year-old man who sustained a bilateral patellar tendon rupture while playing softball is used to present this devastating injury. This discussion includes the incidence and diagnosis of the tear, surgical repair, as well as a description of the comprehensive rehabilitation process necessary to allow the patient to return to normal physical activity...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189474/pediatric-acl-reconstruction-and-return-to-the-operating-room-revision-is-less-than-half-of-the-story
#18
Christopher J DeFrancesco, Eileen P Storey, John M Flynn, Theodore J Ganley
BACKGROUND: Although there are several causes of unplanned return to the operating room (RTOR) following pediatric anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR), prior outcomes studies focus primarily on the risk of graft failure. We sought to comprehensively describe indications for RTOR in pediatric primary ACLR patients, estimate associated rates of RTOR, and assess the impact of concomitant meniscal procedures on these rates. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study considered patients who underwent primary ACLR at an urban, pediatric tertiary care hospital between 2013 and 2015...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189335/outcomes-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-obese-and-overweight-patients-a-systematic-review
#19
Kevin J DiSilvestro, Julio J Jauregui, Elizabeth Glazier, Denis Cherkalin, Craig H Bennett, Jonathan D Packer, Ralph Frank Henn
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the mechanism of injury, outcomes, and complications of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in overweight and obese patients. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and OVID electronic libraries were systematically searched from inception to December, 2017 for any eligible articles using a combination of the phrases "anterior cruciate ligament," "ACL," "overweight," "obese," and "BMI." RESULTS: Studies that evaluated patients with primary ACL reconstruction, classified patients as overweight or obese, and reported a minimum of 1-year follow-up data were included...
November 20, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188678/posterolateral-bundle-reconstruction-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-to-restore-rotational-stability-of-the-knee
#20
G Vadalà, S Petrillo, F Buschini, R Papalia, V Denaro
Only 5-10% of partial tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are symptomatic, especially in high demand individuals or in patients practicing sports requiring rotational motions.. A certain preoperative diagnosis of this condition is challenging and often needs the combination of clinical examination, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and knee-laxity tool measurements. However, the arthroscopic examination of the torn ACL bundle is the most important factor in decision-making. Evidence in various studies have shown that the preservation of the ACL remnant and its surgical augmentation can bring important advantages in terms of vascularity and proprioception, resulting in better outcomes...
October 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
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