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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447910/preventing-non-contact-acl-injuries-in-female-athletes-what-can-we-learn-from-dancers
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Catherine Turner, Sarah Crow, Thomas Crowther, Brittany Keating, Trenton Saupan, Jason Pyfer, Kimberly Vialpando, Szu-Ping Lee
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of dance experience and movement instruction on lower extremity kinematics and muscle activation during a landing task. DESIGN: Cross-sectional case control. SETTING: Laboratory setting. PARTICIPANTS: 27 female subjects (age 18-25) in 2 groups: dancers (n = 12) and non-dancers (n = 15). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Lower extremity biomechanics during drop landing were analyzed...
December 23, 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427218/short-to-mid-term-outcomes-of-anatomic-mcl-reconstruction-with-achilles-tendon-allograft-after-multiligament-knee-injury
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Ian J Barrett, Aaron J Krych, Ayoosh Pareek, Nicholas R Johnson, Diane L Dahm, Michael J Stuart, Bruce A Levy
PURPOSE: Multiple techniques have been described in the literature for reconstruction of the medial collateral ligament. The purpose of this study is to describe functional outcome, range of motion, and knee stability following anatomic MCL reconstruction utilizing an Achilles tendon bone allograft after multiligament knee injury. METHODS: A comprehensive search of a single-hospital multiligament knee injury (MLKI) procedural database was conducted to identify all patients that underwent reconstruction of the MCL utilizing an Achilles tendon bone allograft and with 2-year clinical follow-up...
February 9, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423919/ten-year-retrospective-clinicohistological-study-of-cutaneous-lupus-erythematosus-in-korea
#3
Eui Hyun Oh, Eun Jin Kim, Young Suck Ro, Joo Yeon Ko
An understanding of the differences in clinical manifestations and laboratory abnormalities between subtypes of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) is still lacking. The purpose of this study was to analyze demographic, clinical and histological features of CLE according to three main presentation subsets: acute (ACLE), subacute (SCLE) and chronic (CCLE). A 10-year retrospective analysis was performed on data from patients who were diagnosed with CLE between March 2005 and September 2015 in a Korean tertiary referral dermatology clinic...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404655/concomitant-injuries-may-not-reduce-the-likelihood-of-achieving-symmetrical-muscle-function-one%C3%A2-year-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-prospective-observational-study-based-on-263-patients
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Eric Hamrin Senorski, Eleonor Svantesson, Susanne Beischer, Christoffer Thomeé, Alberto Grassi, Ferid Krupic, Roland Thomeé, Jón Karlsson, Kristian Samuelsson
PURPOSE: A better understanding of patient characteristics and the way common concomitant injuries affect the recovery of muscle function after surgery should help providers to treat patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. The aim of this study was to determine whether patient characteristics, concomitant injuries and graft choice at ACL reconstruction were associated with symmetrical knee muscle function at one year. The hypothesis was that the presence of concomitant injuries would negatively influence the opportunity to achieve symmetrical knee function at the one-year follow-up...
February 5, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395689/effect-of-gnrh-analogue-administration-on-day-7-after-natural-mating-on-formation-accessory-corpus-luteum-progesterone-concentration-and-conception-rate-in-llamas-lama-glama
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Marcos C Abalos, Francisco Acuña, Andrea K Cancino, Juan F Aller
The objectives of the present study were to determine the effects of exogenous GnRH administered 7 days after breeding on the formation of an accessory corpus luteum (ACL), plasma progesterone (P4) concentrations and pregnancy rates. Adult females (n = 71) having a follicle ≥ 7 mm in diameter in the ovary were naturally mated (Day 0). On Day 7, ultrasonic examination was performed to confirm the occurrence of ovulation as evidenced by presence of an induced corpus luteum (ICL). Females with an ICL plus a dominant follicle ≥ 7 mm (n = 56) were treated with saline solution (SS, n = 29) or GnRH analogue (n = 27)...
January 29, 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387641/mri-evaluation-to-predict-tendon-size-for-knee-ligament-reconstruction
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Lawrence Camarda, Emanuele Grassedonio, Domenico Albano, Massimo Galia, Massimo Midiri, Michele D'Arienzo
Background: The aim of this study is to evaluate a possible correlation between specific anthropometric parameters and sizes of knee tendons commonly used for ACL reconstruction. We hypothesized that specific clinical and radiological knee measurements could be better tendon sizes predictors than age, gender, height and weight. Materials and methods: 100 consecutive patients were enrolled and 77 patients met the inclusion criteria of the study. All patients underwent a MRI of the knee with a 1...
July 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360834/sex-differences-in-muscle-morphology-of-the-knee-flexors-and-knee-extensors
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Fearghal P Behan, Thomas M Maden-Wilkinson, Matt T G Pain, Jonathan P Folland
INTRODUCTION: Females experience higher risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries; males experience higher risk of hamstring strain injuries. Differences in injury may be partially due to sex differences in knee flexor (KF) to knee extensor (KE) muscle size ratio and the proportional size of constituent muscles. PURPOSE: To compare the absolute and proportional size, and mass distribution, of individual KE and KF muscles, as well as overall size and balance (size ratio) of these muscle groups between the sexes...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360406/effect-of-hip-focused-injury-prevention-training-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-reduction-in-female-basketball-players-a-12-year-prospective-intervention-study
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Yorikatsu Omi, Dai Sugimoto, Setsurou Kuriyama, Tomohisa Kurihara, Kenji Miyamoto, Songjo Yun, Tatsuhiro Kawashima, Norikazu Hirose
BACKGROUND: Programs to prevent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in female basketball players are scarce. Also, ACL injury prevention training that focuses on hip joint function has not been reported. PURPOSE: To determine the effectiveness of a hip-focused ACL injury prevention program in female basketball players. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: A prospective intervention study was conducted for 12 years...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334862/the-effects-of-an-unanticipated-side-cut-on-lower-extremity-kinematics-and-ground-reaction-forces-during-a-drop-landing
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Jae P Yom, Tane Owens, Scott Arnett, Justin Beebe, Veronica Son
Unanticipated direction to cut after landing may alter the lower extremity landing biomechanics when performing landing motions. These alterations may potentially increase the risk of ACL injury. The purpose of this study was to determine if an unanticipated side-cut affects lower extremity landing biomechanics in females. Eighteen recreational female athletes participated in two blocks of testing: the first block of testing consisted of three acceptable trials of anticipated dominant limb and non-dominant limb 45-degree diagonal cutting after landing, which were performed in a counterbalanced order...
January 16, 2018: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329889/exploring-individual-adaptations-to-an-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-prevention-programme
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Aaron S Fox, Jason Bonacci, Scott G McLean, Natalie Saunders
BACKGROUND: Individual responses to anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention programmes (ACL IPPs) have received little attention. This study examined the effects of an ACL IPP on neuromuscular control and lower limb biomechanics during landing at the group and individual levels. METHODS: Sixteen female athletes were randomly allocated to training (n=8) or control (n=8) groups. Electromyography, and three-dimensional kinematic and kinetic data were collected during landing at two testing sessions...
January 9, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329888/associations-between-cartilage-proteoglycan-density-and-patient-outcomes-12months-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Brian Pietrosimone, Daniel Nissman, Darin A Padua, J Troy Blackburn, Matthew S Harkey, Robert A Creighton, Ganesh M Kamath, Kaitlin Healy, Randy Schmitz, Jeffrey B Driban, Steve W Marshall, Joanne M Jordan, Jeffrey T Spang
BACKGROUND: Lower proteoglycan density (PGD) of the articular cartilage may be an early marker of osteoarthritis following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACL-R). The purpose this study was to determine associations between the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcomes Score (KOOS) and PGD of the articular cartilage in the femur and tibia 12-months following ACL-R. METHODS: We evaluated KOOS pain, symptoms, function in activities of daily living (ADL), function in sport and recreation (Sport), and quality of life (QOL), as well as PGD using T1rho magnetic resonance imaging in 18 individuals 12...
January 9, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327544/-clinical-outcome-of-arthroscopic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-remnant-preserving-reconstruction
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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/29318179/preoperative-ultrasonography-is-unreliable-in-predicting-hamstring-tendon-graft-diameter-for-acl-reconstruction
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Amit M Momaya, Clint Beicker, Paul Siffri, Michael J Kissenberth, Jeffrey Backes, Lane Bailey, Gabriel J Rulewicz, Jennifer M Mercuri, E Carlisle Shealy, John M Tokish, Charles A Thigpen
Background: Hamstring autograft size <8 mm has been shown to be a predictor for failure after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The ability to predict graft size preoperatively is helpful in counseling patients about the possible need for graft augmentation. Purpose: To determine whether preoperative ultrasound (US) measurements of hamstring tendons can predict intraoperative graft diameter during ACL reconstruction. Study Design: Cohort study (diagnosis); Level of evidence, 2...
January 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318174/sagittal-plane-hip-knee-and-ankle-biomechanics-and-the-risk-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-a-prospective-study
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Mari Leppänen, Kati Pasanen, Tron Krosshaug, Pekka Kannus, Tommi Vasankari, Urho M Kujala, Roald Bahr, Jarmo Perttunen, Jari Parkkari
Background: Stiff landings with less knee flexion and high vertical ground-reaction forces have been shown to be associated with an increased risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. The literature on the association between other sagittal plane measures and the risk of ACL injuries with a prospective study design is lacking. Purpose: To investigate the relationship between selected sagittal plane hip, knee, and ankle biomechanics and the risk of ACL injury in young female team-sport athletes...
December 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318172/clinical-factors-that-predict-a-second-acl-injury-after-acl-reconstruction-and-return-to-sport-preliminary-development-of-a-clinical-decision-algorithm
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Mark V Paterno, Bin Huang, Staci Thomas, Timothy E Hewett, Laura C Schmitt
Background: Biomechanical predictors of a second anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury after ACL reconstruction (ACLR) and return to sport (RTS) have been identified; however, these measures may not be feasible in a standard clinical environment. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether standard clinical measures predicted the risk of second ACL injuries. The hypothesis tested was that a combination of strength, function, and patient-reported measures at the time of RTS would predict the risk of second ACL injuries with high sensitivity and specificity...
December 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315787/metabolomic-serum-profiling-after-acl-injury-in-rats-a-pilot-study-implicating-inflammation-and-immune-dysregulation-in-post-traumatic-osteoarthritis
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Tristan Maerz, Eric Sherman, Michael Newton, Ali Yilmaz, Praveen Kumar, Stewart F Graham, Kevin C Baker
ACL rupture is a major risk factor for post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) development. Little information exists on acute systemic metabolic indicators of disease development. 36 female Lewis rats were randomized to Control or noninvasive anterior cruciate ligament rupture (ACLR) and to three post-injury time points: 72 hours, 4 weeks, 10 weeks (n = 6). Serum was collected and analyzed by 1 H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and combined direct injection and liquid chromatography (LC)-mass spectrometry (MS)/MS (DI-MS)...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313320/national-age-and-gender-specific-costs-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-by-a-single-nationwide-private-payer
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Samuel Rosas, Jennifer Kurowicki, Michael Hughes, Karim Sabeh, Jonathan Sheu, Michael Baraga
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament tears are an unfortunate, but common, event in the United States, with an estimated 100-300,000 reconstructions performed annually. Limited literature has been published analyzing the reimbursement patterns for the reconstruction of this ligament and, thus, cost-effectiveness studies have relied mainly on data from a limited number of subjects and hospitals. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to perform an epidemiological cost analysis of anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions and to analyze and describe the reimbursement patterns for this procedure that can be used as reference for future cost-analysis studies...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304972/editorial-commentary-adult-stem-cell-potential-to-enhance-healing-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament
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EDITORIAL
Monique C Chambers, Freddie H Fu
Even with the most accurate individualized, anatomic approach to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, the potential for graft failure still exists, with reported retear rates as low as 5%, and even higher in female athletes or patients reconstructed with allograft. ACL graft healing is dependent on several factors, including anatomic placement, appropriate graft choice, proper technique, recovery time, and the biological environment of nature. If the double-bundle concept is followed and individualized for each patient's anatomic morphology, the ACL will biologically reform...
January 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299611/bone-morphology-and-morphometry-of-the-lateral-femoral-condyle-is-a-risk-factor-for-acl-injury
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Sebastiano Vasta, Renato Andrade, Rogério Pereira, Ricardo Bastos, Antonino Giulio Battaglia, Rocco Papalia, João Espregueira-Mendes
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of the knee lateral compartment bony morphology and morphometry on risk of sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. METHODS: A total of 400 age and sex-matched patients (200 ACL-ruptured and 200 ACL-intact) were included. The lateral femoral and tibial bone morphology and morphometric parameters were measured on knee lateral radiographs, taken at 30° of knee flexion with overlapping of the femoral condyles...
January 3, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298454/risk-factors-for-contralateral-acl-injury-a-single-institution-case-control-study
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Todd P Pierce, Kimona Issa, Kaitlin Cassidy, Anthony Festa, Vincent K McInerney, Anthony J Scillia
Our purpose was to evaluate if there is any association between requiring contralateral anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and various: (1) demographics, (2) patient characteristics, and (3) surgery-specific factors. A prospectively collected database at a single institution was queried to find all patients who underwent primary ACL reconstruction between 2012 and 2014. We identified 312 primary ACL reconstruction patients with a mean age of 24 years and a mean follow-up of 3 years (range, 2-5 years)...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
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