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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904796/functional-hop-tests-and-tuck-jump-assessment-scores-between-female-division-i-collegiate-athletes-participating-in-high-versus-low-acl-injury-prone-sports-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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Philipp Hoog, Meghan Warren, Craig A Smith, Nicole J Chimera
BACKGROUND: Although functional tests including the single leg hop (SLH), triple hop (TH), cross over hop (COH) for distance, and the tuck jump assessment (TJA) are used for return to play (RTP) criteria for post anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, sport-specific baseline measurements are limited. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine differences in SLH, TH, and COH distance and limb symmetry index (LSI), as well as total scores, number of jumps, and individual flaws of the TJA in 97 injury-free Division I (DI) collegiate female student athletes participating in ACL injury prone vs...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
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/27900188/single-leg-balance-and-core-motor-control-in-children-when-does-the-risk-for-acl-injury-occurs
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Allison B Hutchinson, Paul Yao, Mark R Hutchinson
INTRODUCTION: While numerous publications have demonstrated the correlation of poor single-leg balance and core motor control with an increased risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in skeletally mature female athletes, few have analysed the preadolescent population regarding when indeed comparative deficits in balance and core control actually occur. The purpose of this study was to assess whether the neuromotor factors that place mature females at increased risk of ACL injury actually are present in preadolescents and if so when...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888604/mri-depiction-and-3d-visualization-of-three-anterior-cruciate-ligament-bundles
#4
H Otsubo, Y Akatsuka, H Takashima, T Suzuki, D Suzuki, T Kamiya, Y Ikeda, T Matsumura, T Yamashita, K Shino
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is divided into three fiber bundles (AM-M: anteromedial-medial, AM-L: anteromedial-lateral, PL: posterolateral). We attempted to depict the three bundles of the human ACL on MRI images and to obtain 3-dimensional visualization of them. Twenty-four knees of healthy volunteers (14 males, 10 females) were scanned by 3T-MRI using the fat suppression 3D coherent oscillatory state acquisition for the manipulation of imaging contrast (FS 3D-COSMIC). The scanned images were reconstructed after the isotropic voxel data, which allows the images to be reconstructed in any plane, was acquired...
November 26, 2016: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871658/rehabilitation-principles-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstructed-knee-twelve-steps-for-successful-progression-and-return-to-play
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Kevin E Wilk, Christopher A Arrigo
The rehabilitation process begins immediately after injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The goal of preoperative rehabilitation is to prepare the patient for surgery. Current rehabilitation programs focus on strengthening exercises and proprioceptive and neuromuscular control drills to provide a neurologic stimulus. It is also important to address preexisting factors, especially for the female athlete, that may predispose to future injury, such as hip and hamstring weakness. Our goal in the rehabilitation program is to restore full, unrestricted function and to assist the patient to return to 100% of the preinjury level while achieving excellent long-term outcomes...
January 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871652/epidemiology-and-diagnosis-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries
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REVIEW
Christopher C Kaeding, Benjamin Léger-St-Jean, Robert A Magnussen
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are increasingly common in the United States. This may be related to the increase in high school sports participation, particularly in female athletes. A significant proportion of these injuries are caused by noncontact mechanisms. The incidence of these noncontact injuries may be significantly reduced by enrolling young athletes in jump-training programs. The diagnosis of ACL injuries involves a focused history and physical examination, which can provide a high index of suspicion...
January 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861256/nonmodifiable-risk-factors-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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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/27859527/gait-mechanics-and-second-acl-rupture-implications-for-delaying-return-to-sport
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Jacob J Capin, Ashutosh Khandha, Ryan Zarzycki, Kurt Manal, Thomas S Buchanan, Lynn Snyder-Mackler
Second anterior cruciate ligament rupture is a common and devastating injury among young women who return to sport after ACL reconstruction, but it is inadequately understood. The purpose of this study was to compare gait biomechanics and return-to-sport time frames in a matched cohort of young female athletes who, after primary ACLR, returned to sport without re-injury or sustained a second ACL injury. Approximately 6 months after primary reconstruction, 14 young women (age 16 ± 2 years) involved in jumping, cutting, and pivoting sports underwent motion analysis testing after physical therapy and impairment resolution...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847842/predicting-the-hamstring-tendon-diameter-using-anthropometric-parameters
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Mohsen Mardani-Kivi, Mahmoud Karimi-Mobarakeh, Ahmadreza Mirbolook, Sohrab Keyhani, Khashayar Saheb-Ekhtiari, Keyvan Hashemi-Motlagh, Parham Porteghali
BACKGROUND: Despite the importance of hamstring tendon autograft, one major disadvantage in applying this technique in the surgical reconstruction of anterior cruciate ligament is individual variability in the tendon diameter. Hence, the purpose of the present study was to use anthropometric parameters such as gender, height and body mass index to predict 4-strand (quadruple) hamstring tendons (gracilis and 2-strand semitendinosus tendons). METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study conducted on all consecutive patients who underwent arthroscopic ACL reconstruction between 2013 and 2015...
October 2016: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820852/osteoarthritis-in-the-knee-joints-of-g%C3%A3-ttingen-minipigs-after-resection-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-missing-correlation-of-mri-gene-and-protein-expression-with-histological-scoring
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Gregor Reisig, Michael Kreinest, Wiltrud Richter, Mechthild Wagner-Ecker, Dietmar Dinter, Ulrike Attenberger, Barbara Schneider-Wald, Stefan Fickert, Markus L Schwarz
INTRODUCTION: The Göttingen Minipig (GM) is used as large animal model in articular cartilage research. The aim of the study was to introduce osteoarthritis (OA) in the GM by resecting the anterior cruciate ligament (ACLR) according to Pond and Nuki, verified by histological and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scoring as well as analysis of gene and protein expression. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The eight included skeletally mature female GM were assessed after ACLR in the left and a sham operation in the right knee, which served as control...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816458/normalization-influences-knee-abduction-moment-results-could-it-influence-acl-injury-research-too
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Marc F Norcross, Samuel T Johnson, Christine D Pollard, Eun Wook Chang, Mark A Hoffman
OBJECTIVES: Normalization of joint moments to reduce anthropometric influences prior to making group comparisons is a widely-accepted practice. However, a seminal prospective study reported greater non-normalized knee abduction moment (KAM) in nine females who subsequently sustained an ACL injury. It is not clear if this finding may have been influenced by the fact that the ACL-injured females were on average 3.6cm taller and 2.4kg heavier than uninjured females. DESIGN: Cross-sectional...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816290/clinical-and-arthrometric-outcomes-of-an-anatomic-outside-in-single-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-a-retrodrill
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David Figueroa, Rafael Calvo, Francisco Figueroa, Daniel Paccot, Guillermo Izquierdo, Nelson Morales
BACKGROUND: The main option to perform an anatomic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is the anteromedial portal (AMP) technique. It has several reported complications (iatrogenic chondral injury, posterior-wall blowout, short sockets, increased risk of injury to common peroneal nerve). In an attempt to avoid these complications the outside-in (OI) technique was revived with the addition of a retrodrill. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical and arthrometric outcomes of a series of anatomical OI single bundle ACL reconstruction using a retrodrill...
November 2, 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803622/effects-of-mental-imagery-on-muscular-strength-in-healthy-and-patient-participants-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Maamer Slimani, David Tod, Helmi Chaabene, Bianca Miarka, Karim Chamari
The aims of the present review were to (i) provide a critical overview of the current literature on the effects of mental imagery on muscular strength in healthy participants and patients with immobilization of the upper extremity (i.e., hand) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), (ii) identify potential moderators and mediators of the "mental imagery-strength performance" relationship and (iii) determine the relative contribution of electromyography (EMG) and brain activities, neural and physiological adaptations in the mental imagery-strength performance relationship...
September 2016: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802963/does-the-chronicity-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-ruptures-influence-patient-reported-outcomes-before-surgery
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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/27798791/anterolateral-ligament-of-the-knee-shows-variable-anatomy-in-pediatric-specimens
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Kevin G Shea, Matthew D Milewski, Peter C Cannamela, Theodore J Ganley, Peter D Fabricant, Elizabeth B Terhune, Alexandra C Styhl, Allen F Anderson, John D Polousky
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction failure rates are highest in youth athletes. The role of the anterolateral ligament in rotational knee stability is of increasing interest, and several centers are exploring combined ACL and anterolateral ligament reconstruction for these young patients. Literature on the anterolateral ligament of the knee is sparse in regard to the pediatric population. A single study on specimens younger than age 5 years demonstrated the presence of the anterolateral ligament in only one of eight specimens; therefore, much about the prevalence and anatomy of the anterolateral ligament in pediatric specimens remains unknown...
October 31, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793803/biomechanical-effects-of-an-injury-prevention-program-in-preadolescent-female-soccer-athletes
#16
Julie A Thompson, Andrew A Tran, Corey T Gatewood, Rebecca Shultz, Amy Silder, Scott L Delp, Jason L Dragoo
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are common, and children as young as 10 years of age exhibit movement patterns associated with an ACL injury risk. Prevention programs have been shown to reduce injury rates, but the mechanisms behind these programs are largely unknown. Few studies have investigated biomechanical changes after injury prevention programs in children. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To investigate the effects of the F-MARC 11+ injury prevention warm-up program on changes to biomechanical risk factors for an ACL injury in preadolescent female soccer players...
October 28, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792220/anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-profile-in-italian-serie-a1-a2-women-s-volleyball-league
#17
Francesca Devetag, Massimiliano Mazzilli, Roberto Benis, Antonio La Torre, Matteo Bonato
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess how anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures with subsequently surgery reconstruction were sustaining during the professional career of women's' volleyball players of A1-A2 Italian volleyball league. METHODS: Using an observational study with a retrospective case-series design for ACL ruptures, 125 teams with 1488 players were monitored. Subjects had to report level, role, injury modality, lower limb injured, laterality, period of the season and age...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792218/anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-profile-in-female-elite-italian-basketball-league
#18
Roberto Benis, Antonio LA Torre, Matteo Bonato
BACKGROUND: In female basketball athletes Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury is the most frequent lower limb injury. Because it is very difficult to get a clear picture of the risk inherent in elite female Italian basketball players, we designed an observational study with a retrospective case-series design with the aim to investigate the incidence of ACL injury in elite Italian basketball league. METHODS: Thirty-two professional female basketball teams (n=352 players) participated to the study...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779159/narrow-intercondylar-notch-and-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-in-female-nonathletes-with-knee-osteoarthritis-aged-41-65-years-in-plateau-region
#19
Bin Geng, Jing Wang, Jing-Lin Ma, Bo Zhang, Jin Jiang, Xiao-Yi Tan, Ya-Yi Xia
BACKGROUND: Few data are available concerning intercondylar notch dimensions in female nonathletes with knee osteoarthritis (OA) in plateau region. The aim of this study was to assess the relation of intercondylar notch morphology to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in female nonathletes with knee OA aged 41-65 years from the Chinese Loess Plateau. METHODS: The study was conducted on 330 patients with ACL injury (aged 31-65 years; 159 males, 171 females), 141 patients with OA (aged 31-65 years; 59 males, 82 females), and 89 female healthy controls (aged 41-65 years), and this evaluation included identifying the distribution of patients with OA or ACL injury and measuring the intercondylar notch width indexes (NWIs)...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755010/neuromuscular-training-availability-and-efficacy-in-preventing-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-in-high-school-sports-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#20
Jared J Murray, Colleen M Renier, Jenny J Ahern, Barbara A Elliott
OBJECTIVE: To document neuromuscular training (NMT) availability and its relationship to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in 4 major high school sports by gender, sport, and rural/urban geography, with the hypothesis that increased exposure to NMT would be associated with fewer ACL injuries. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. SETTING: All Minnesota high schools identified in the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) database for fall 2014 boys' football and soccer, and girls' volleyball and soccer...
October 17, 2016: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
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