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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819679/neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-is-effective-in-strengthening-the-quadriceps-muscle-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-surgery
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REVIEW
Annette V Hauger, M P Reiman, J M Bjordal, C Sheets, L Ledbetter, A P Goode
PURPOSE: Reduced ability to contract the quadriceps muscles is often found immediately following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery. This can lead to muscle atrophy and decreased function. Application of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) may be a useful adjunct intervention to ameliorate these deficits following ACL surgery. The purpose of this review was to determine whether NMES in addition to standard physical therapy is superior to standard physical therapy alone in improving quadriceps strength or physical function following ACL surgery...
August 17, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800303/does-gender-make-a-difference-in-knee-rotation-proprioception-and-range-of-motion-in-healthy-subjects
#2
Qassim I Muaidi
BACKGROUND: Knee proprioception is an integral component of neuromuscular control system that stabilizes the joints, reducing incidence of injury. Knee injuries' incidences differ between genders. Knee rotation is a component of different knee injury mechanisms. Gender differences in knee proprioception in internal (IR) and external (ER) rotations are not sufficiently studied. OBJECTIVE: To check whether proprioceptive acuity in IR and ER directions of knee rotation is inherently lower in women compared to men...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735104/effect-of-limb-dominance-and-sex-on-neuromuscular-activation-patterns-in-athletes-under-12-performing-unanticipated-side-cuts
#3
Michael J Del Bel, Alana K Fairfax, Michelle L Jones, Kendal Steele, Scott C Landry
Non-contact ACL injuries are one of the most common injuries to the knee joint among adolescent/collegiate athletes, with sex and limb dominance being identified as risk factors. In children under 12years of age (U12), these injuries occur less often and there is no sex-bias present. This study set out to explore if sex and/or limb dominance differences exist in neuromuscular activations in U12 athletes. Thirty-four U12 males and females had six bilateral muscles analyzed during unanticipated side-cuts. Principal component analysis was performed, capturing differences in overall magnitudes and timing of peak magnitudes...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717621/effects-of-the-menstrual-cycle-on-lower-limb-biomechanics-neuromuscular-control-and-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-risk-a-systematic-review
#4
REVIEW
Vivek Balachandar, Jan-Luigi Marciniak, Owen Wall, Chandrika Balachandar
OBJECTIVE: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury has a devastating impact on physical and psychological disability. Rates of ACL rupture are significantly greater in females than males during the same sports. Hormonal mechanisms have been proposed but are complex and poorly understood. This systematic review evaluates the effects of menstrual cycle on: 1) lower-limb biomechanics, 2) neuromuscular control, and 3) ACL injury risk. METHODS: The MEDLINE, CINAHL, SPORTSDiscus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar databases were searched from inception to August 2016 for studies investigating the effects of the menstrual cycle on lower-limb biomechanics, neuromuscular control, and ACL injury risk in females...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714764/abdominal-hollowing-reduces-lateral-trunk-displacement-during-single-leg-squats-in-healthy-females-but-does-not-affect-peak-hip-abduction-angle-or-knee-abductio-angle-moment
#5
Lukas D Linde, Jessica Archibald, Eve C Lampert, John Z Srbely
CONTEXT: Females suffer 4-6 times more non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries than males due to neuromuscular control deficits of the hip musculature leading to increases in hip adduction angle, knee abduction angle, and knee abduction moment during dynamic tasks such as single-leg squats. Lateral trunk displacement has been further related to ACL injury risk in females, leading to the incorporation of core strength/stability exercises in ACL preventative training programs...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712544/the-effect-of-leg-dominance-and-landing-height-on-acl-loading-among-female-athletes
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Hossein Mokhtarzadeh, Katie Ewing, Ina Janssen, Chen-Hua Yeow, Nicholas Brown, Peter Vee Sin Lee
Female athletes are more prone to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. A neuromuscular imbalance called leg dominance may provide a biomechanical explanation. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare the side-to-side lower limb differences in movement patterns, muscle forces and ACL forces during a single-leg drop-landing task from two different heights. We hypothesized that there will be significant differences in lower limb movement patterns (kinematics), muscle forces and ACL loading between the dominant and non-dominant limbs...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674942/performance-bridging-the-gap-after-acl-surgery
#7
REVIEW
Polly de Mille, Jamie Osmak
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this paper is to identify strategies for a successful transition to sports in patients following rehabilitation for ACL reconstruction surgery (ACLR). RECENT FINDINGS: Recent research continues to demonstrate a relatively low rate of return to previous level of play among athletes following ACLR combined with a significant risk of injury to either the ipsi or the contralateral ACL. Recent research also demonstrates a growing use of a varied battery of assessments to determine readiness to return to sport as well as a lack of consensus on the ideal rehabilitation program, the criteria for clearance for return to play (both in time from surgery and functional milestones), and the nature of a conditioning program designed specifically for transitioning the cleared athlete back to competition...
July 3, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656531/acl-injury-prevention-what-does-research-tell-us
#8
REVIEW
Trent Nessler, Linda Denney, Justin Sampley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mechanisms leading to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury have been identified, yet re-injury or a secondary injury persists in the athletic population. The purpose of this review is to identify risk factors associated with ACL injury and investigate programs to prevent injury. RECENT FINDINGS: Faulty mechanics during dynamic movement that cause excessive valgus force at the knee increases the risk of ACL injury. Faulty mechanics may be a result of lateral displacement of the trunk, unequal limb loading, and lack of control to avoid the valgus knee position...
June 27, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652828/prevention-treatment-and-rehabilitation-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-in-children
#9
REVIEW
Pamela J Lang, Dai Sugimoto, Lyle J Micheli
As more children and adolescents participate in competitive organized sports, there has been an increase in the reported incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in these age groups. ACL injuries in skeletally immature athletes present a challenge, as reconstruction must preserve the physis of the distal femur and of the proximal tibia to avoid growth disturbances. Historically, a skeletally immature athlete with an ACL injury was treated with a brace and activity modification until skeletal maturity, with ACL reconstruction being performed at that time in the "non-copers" who experienced instability...
2017: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603786/how-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-was-averted-during-knee-collapse-in-a-nba-point-guard
#10
Nathan D Schilaty, Nathaniel A Bates, Aaron J Krych, Timothy E Hewett
Non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur with rapid decelerations and pivoting. A recent injury to a high-level National Basketball Association (NBA) player demonstrated neuromuscular control and injury-sparing mechanisms that resulted in only minor ligament injury to the medial collateral ligament. We analyzed biomechanical mechanisms via publically available orthogonal 2-D video to demonstrate how this potential ACL injury was averted. Analysis of the knee injury mechanism demonstrated that the NBA player experienced low ground reaction force, high sagittal plane flexion, and maintenance of frontal plane stability with neuromuscular control...
2017: Ann Musculoskelet Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603569/pediatric-acl-injuries-a-review-of-current-concepts
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Vikas Trivedi, Panna Mishra, Deepankar Verma
BACKGROUND: The number of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries reported in skeletally immature athletes has increased over the past 2 decades. The reasons for this increased rate include the growing number of children and adolescents participating in competitive sports vigorous sports training at an earlier age and greater rate of diagnosis because of increased awareness and greater use of advanced medical imaging. There is a growing need for a consensus and evidence based approach for management of these injuries to frame a dedicated age specific treatment strategy...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587262/trends-in-pediatric-and-adolescent-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-in-victoria-australia-2005-2015
#12
Louise Shaw, Caroline F Finch
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in children and adolescents have been the focus of recent media attention and parental concern, given their potential for adverse long-term health outcomes and healthcare costs. However, there is limited formal evidence on trends in the incidence of ACL injuries in children. This study utilizes the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED) to characterize epidemiologic trends of hospital-admitted ACL injuries in those aged 5 to 14 years over a period of 10 years from 2005 to 2015...
June 5, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451617/return-to-sport-for-skeletally-immature-athletes-after-acl-reconstruction-preventing-a-second-injury-using-a-quality-of-movement-assessment-and-quantitative-measures-to-address-modifiable-risk-factors
#13
Jessica Graziano, Theresa Chiaia, Polly de Mille, Danyal H Nawabi, Daniel W Green, Frank A Cordasco
BACKGROUND: Reinjury rates after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) are highest among young athletes, who consequently suffer from low rates of return to play. Historically, quantitative measures have been used to determine readiness to return to sport; however, they do not assess modifiable risk factors related to the quality of movement. PURPOSE: To determine the effectiveness of a criteria-based rehabilitation progression and return-to-sport criteria on efficient return to activity and prevention of second injury in young athletes post-ACLR...
April 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441059/effectiveness-of-neuromuscular-training-based-on-the-neuromuscular-risk-profile
#14
Timothy E Hewett, Kevin R Ford, Yingying Y Xu, Jane Khoury, Gregory D Myer
BACKGROUND: The effects of targeted neuromuscular training (TNMT) on movement biomechanics associated with the risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are currently unknown. Purpose/Hypotheses: To determine the effectiveness of TNMT specifically designed to increase trunk control and hip strength. The hypotheses were that (1) TNMT would decrease biomechanical and neuromuscular factors related to an increased ACL injury risk and (2) TNMT would decrease these biomechanical and neuromuscular factors to a greater extent in athletes identified as being at a high risk for future ACL injuries...
July 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435336/anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-reinjury-in-alpine-ski-racing-a-narrative-review
#15
REVIEW
Matthew J Jordan, Per Aagaard, Walter Herzog
The purpose of the present review was to: 1) provide an overview of the current understanding on the epidemiology, etiology, risk factors, and prevention methods for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in alpine ski racing; and 2) provide an overview of what is known pertaining to ACL reinjury and return to sport after ACL injury in alpine ski racing. Given that most of the scientific studies on ACL injuries in alpine ski racing have been descriptive, and that very few studies contributed higher level scientific evidence, a nonsystematic narrative review was employed...
2017: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378509/hamstring-to-quadriceps-fatigue-ratio-offers-new-and-different-muscle-function-information-than-the-conventional-non-fatigued-ratio
#16
M D Pinto, A J Blazevich, L L Andersen, P Mil-Homens, R S Pinto
Commonly used injury risk prediction tests such as the hamstring-to-quadriceps (H:Q) strength ratio appear to be poor predictors of non-contact injury. However, these tests are typically performed in a non-fatigued state, despite accumulated fatigue being an important risk factor for both hamstring strain (HS) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in professional soccer players. After the effect of different H:Q calculation methods were compared and contrasted, the influence of neuromuscular fatigue on the H:Q strength ratio and the association between fatigued and non-fatigued ratio scores were examined...
April 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338388/preferred-hip-strategy-during-landing-reduces-knee-abduction-moment-in-collegiate-female-soccer-players
#17
Anh-Dung Nguyen, Jeffrey B Taylor, Taylor G Wimbish, Jennifer L Keith, Kevin R Ford
CONTEXT: Hip focused interventions are aimed to decrease frontal plane knee loading related to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Whether a preferred hip landing strategy decreases frontal plane knee loading is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine if a preferred hip landing strategy during a drop vertical jump (DVJ) is utilized during a single leg landing (SLL) task and whether differences in frontal plane knee loading are consistent between a DVJ and a SLL task...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298066/effect-of-fatigue-protocols-on-lower-limb-neuromuscular-function-and-implications-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-prevention-training
#18
Sue D Barber-Westin, Frank R Noyes
BACKGROUND: Approximately two-thirds of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are sustained during noncontact situations when an athlete is cutting, pivoting, decelerating, or landing from a jump. Some investigators have postulated that fatigue may result in deleterious alterations in lower limb biomechanics during these activities that could increase the risk of noncontact ACL injuries. However, prior studies have noted a wide variation in fatigue protocols, athletic tasks studied, and effects of fatigue on lower limb kinetics and kinematics...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255658/symmetry-tensiomyographic-neuromuscular-response-after-chronic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-acl-reconstruction
#19
Noriaki Maeda, Yukio Urabe, Syogo Tsutsumi, Hironori Fujishita, Shuhei Numano, Takuya Takeuchi, Kazuhiko Hirata, Yukio Mikami, Hiroaki Kimura
PURPOSE: Quadriceps muscle weakness is common following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Tensiomyography is a recent method to assess muscle strength, and one that also enables evaluation of individual muscles. The purpose of this study was to evaluate motor unit recruitment and investigate the effects on mechanical and contractile characteristics of the quadriceps and hamstring muscles after chronic ACL reconstruction. METHODS: This study recruited 20 participants: three males and seven females at 24 months after ACL reconstruction, and three males and seven females with no history of knee injury (control group)...
March 2, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224442/report-of-the-primary-outcomes-for-gait-mechanics-in-men-of-the-acl-sports-trial-secondary-prevention-with-and-without-perturbation-training-does-not-restore-gait-symmetry-in-men-1-or-2-years-after-acl-reconstruction
#20
Jacob John Capin, Ryan Zarzycki, Amelia Arundale, Kathleen Cummer, Lynn Snyder-Mackler
BACKGROUND: Movement asymmetries during walking are common after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction and may influence the early development of posttraumatic osteoarthritis. Preoperative neuromuscular training (like perturbation training, which is neuromuscular training requiring selective muscle activation in response to surface perturbations) improves gait asymmetries and functional outcomes among people who are ACL-deficient, but the effect of postoperative perturbation training on gait mechanics after ACL reconstruction is unknown...
February 21, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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