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G Bressy, V Brun, A Ferrier, D Dujardin, N Oubaya, N Morel, N Fontanin, X Ohl
INTRODUCTION: The use of the semitendinosus tendon alone for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction keeps the gracilis muscle intact and decreases anterior pain in comparison with the use of the patellar tendon. Recently, Lubowitz described a new all-inside technique with an ST4 tendon fixed with a cortical button in both femoral and tibial sides. We hypothesized that this type of graft with cortical button fixation provides well-controlled residual anterior tibial translation (<3mm)...
October 4, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
J H Noh, H S Kyiung, K H Yoon, Y H Roh
We compare clinical outcomes of two different supplementary tibial fixation in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using free tendon Achilles allograft. Eighty subjects underwent ACL reconstruction using Endobutton CL for femoral fixation and Bio-interference screw for tibial fixation. Supplementary tibial fixation was performed as direct -cortical fixation using spiked washer screw (group I) or as post-tie using washer screw (group II). -Lachman test, pivot shift test, IKDC classification, Lysholm score, and side-to-side difference (SSD) were evaluated...
August 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
Hirotaka Mutsuzaki, Hiromichi Fujie, Hiromi Nakajima, Makoto Fukagawa, Shunsuke Nomura, Masataka Sakane
BACKGROUND: We previously developed a novel technique using an alternate soaking process that improves tendon-bone healing by hybridizing the tendon graft with calcium phosphate (CaP). However, the effects of the CaP-hybridized tendon graft on anatomic single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction remain unclear. PURPOSE: To determine the effects of CaP-hybridized tendon grafts compared with untreated tendon grafts 6 months after anatomic single-bundle ACL reconstruction using a goat model...
August 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Ismail Turkmen, Yavuz Saglam, Fatih Turkmensoy, Bahattin Kemah, Adnan Kara, Koray Unay
PURPOSE: Anterior knee pain (AKP) is one of the most common complications after tibia intramedullary surgery. We evaluated changes in patellar tendon length after tibia intramedullary nailing surgery using a transtendinous approach and assessed the importance of nail position in relation to the anterior tibial cortex and joint line. METHODS: Two surgeons blinded to patients' pain status measured both the knee Insall-Salvati and Caton-Deschamps indexes on 30° flexion lateral knee X-rays of 33 patients...
September 22, 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Matthew N Abourezk, Matthew P Ithurburn, Michael P McNally, Louise M Thoma, Matthew S Briggs, Timothy E Hewett, Kurt P Spindler, Christopher C Kaeding, Laura C Schmitt
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) using a hamstring tendon autograft often results in hamstring muscle strength asymmetry. However, the effect of hamstring muscle strength asymmetry on knee mechanics has not been reported. HYPOTHESIS: Participants with hamstring strength asymmetry would demonstrate altered involved limb knee mechanics during walking and jogging compared with those with more symmetric hamstring strength at least 2 years after ACLR with a hamstring tendon autograft...
September 2, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
C Radler, G T Mindler
Over the last 10 years the Ponseti method has become established as the gold standard for initial treatment of clubfeet nearly worldwide. Nevertheless, there are considerable fluctuations regarding the authenticity and quality in the application of the Ponseti method. Especially the efforts to ensure and promote compliance with the foot abduction brace and subsequently the recurrence rate show great variation. As a result, we are still faced with a significant number of recurrent or residual clubfeet. In recent years it has been shown in high-volume clinics that even these can almost always be successfully treated with recasting and with minor interventions, such as anterior tibial tendon transfer and lengthening of the Achilles tendon...
October 2016: Der Orthopäde
Raju Vaishya, Amit Kumar Agarwal, Sachin Ingole, Vipul Vijay
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the current practices and preferences of the arthroscopic surgeons of Delhi in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. METHODS: It was a cross-sectional descriptive study conducted among arthroscopic surgeons of Delhi. A survey was conducted using a questionnaire that was sent either by e-mail or by direct contact to all sixty arthroscopic surgeons of Delhi...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
Olcay Guler, Mahir Mahırogulları, Serhat Mutlu, Mehmet H Cercı, Ali Seker, Selami Cakmak
INTRODUCTION: When treating anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, the position of the ACL graft plays a key role in regaining postoperative knee function and physiologic kinematics. In this study, we aimed to compare graft angle, graft position in tibial tunnel, and tibial and femoral tunnel positions in patients operated with anteromedial (AM) and transtibial (TT) methods to those of contralateral healthy knees. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-eight patients who underwent arthroscopic ACL reconstruction with ipsilateral hamstring tendon autograft were included...
November 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Philippe Colombet, Nicolas Graveleau, Stephane Jambou
BACKGROUND: The success of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction requires solid graft incorporation within the tunnels to enable graft remodeling. Resorbable interference screws (RIS) provide limited tendon-bone contact because much of the tunnel circumference is occupied by the screw itself, while adjustable suspensory fixation (ASF) systems provide larger contact zones, which favor ligamentization. PURPOSE: To evaluate ligamentization of a 4-strand semitendinosus (4ST) graft fixed with ASF compared with RIS within the tibial bone tunnel at 6 months postoperatively using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
July 29, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Shaoqi Tian, Bin Wang, Lun Liu, Yuanhe Wang, Chengzhi Ha, Qicai Li, Xu Yang, Kang Sun
BACKGROUND: Most studies on grafts for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR) have been of autografts or nonirradiated allografts with a single-bundle (SB) technique. Outcome reports evaluating anatomic double-bundle (DB) ACLR with a hamstring tendon autograft versus irradiated allograft are rare. PURPOSE: To compare the clinical outcomes of arthroscopic anatomic DB ACLR with a hamstring tendon autograft versus irradiated allograft. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 2...
October 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
A Ateschrang, S Döbele, T Freude, U Stöckle, S Schröter, T M Kraus
BACKGROUND: There is an on-going discussion whether to operatively treat combined grade II and III lesions of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the acute phase rather than conservative treatment of the MCL lesion with a delayed unitary ACL replacement. Another issue is the question how to technically address these MCL lesions. The aim of this study was, therefore, to analyze the results of simultaneous ACL replacement (hamstrings) in a single-bundle technique with a simultaneous MCL ligament bracing procedure...
September 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Jason M Konrath, Christopher J Vertullo, Ben A Kennedy, Hamish S Bush, Rod S Barrett, David G Lloyd
BACKGROUND: The hamstring tendon graft used in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has been shown to lead to changes to the semitendinosus and gracilis musculature. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that (1) loss of donor muscle size would significantly correlate with knee muscle strength deficits, (2) loss of donor muscle size would be greater for muscles that do not experience tendon regeneration, and (3) morphological adaptations would also be evident in nondonor knee muscles...
July 18, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
James N Irvine, Justin W Arner, Eric Thorhauer, Ermias S Abebe, Jennifer D'Auria, Verena M Schreiber, Christopher D Harner, Scott Tashman
BACKGROUND: Bone-patellar tendon-bone (BTB) grafts are generally believed to heal more quickly than soft tissue grafts after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, but little is known about the time course of healing or motion of the grafts within the bone tunnels. HYPOTHESIS: Graft-tunnel motion will be greater in hamstring (HS) grafts compared with BTB grafts and will be less at 1 year than at 6 weeks. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study...
July 13, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Alberto Ruffilli, Gherardo Pagliazzi, Enrico Ferranti, Maurizio Busacca, Diana Capannelli, Roberto Buda
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with hamstring graft (HG) is a commonly performed procedure. Despite the type of reconstruction chosen, the detached HG undergoes a remodeling process known as ligamentization. In order to shorten the ligamentization process, the maintenance of HG tibial insertion, aimed to spare the tendons vascular supply, has been postulated. The aim of this paper is to report the results of a prospective randomized study comparing clinical and MRI results between two different ACL reconstructive procedures with and without HG tibial insertion preservation...
August 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Roberto Padua, Federica Alviti, Michele Venosa, Carlo Mazzola, Luca Padua
PURPOSE: the aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of graft tunnel position on both clinical outcome and instrumental knee stability in patients submitted to arthroscopic ACL reconstruction using a bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) graft. METHODS: thirty patients (24 men and 6 women) who underwent ACL reconstruction performed using an autologous bone-patellar tendon-bone graft were studied at a mean follow-up of 18 months. Clinical outcome was assessed on the basis of the Lysholm score, Tegner activity level, International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) subjective form and the Short Form-36...
January 2016: Joints
Lisa Tibor, Priscilla H Chan, Tadashi T Funahashi, Ronald Wyatt, Gregory B Maletis, Maria C S Inacio
BACKGROUND: The surgical technique for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has evolved as a result of improved understanding of ligament biomechanics, anatomy, device development, and failed reconstructions. Studies on surgical technique preferences have been limited to surgeon surveys, which are subject to selection and recall bias. The purpose of this study was to evaluate ACL reconstruction surgical technique and yearly revision rate trends in a community-based setting...
July 6, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Brian Ho, Eric W Edmonds, Henry G Chambers, Tracey P Bastrom, Andrew T Pennock
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction failure is relatively common in young high-risk athletes. The purpose of this study was to examine a single center's 10-year experience with ACL reconstructions in pediatric and adolescent patients to better define short-term failure rates and risk factors for revision ACL surgery. METHODS: This institutional review board-approved retrospective study included all patients who underwent a primary ACL reconstruction between 2002 and 2013...
July 2, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Lewis E Zionts, Michael H Jew, Kathryn L Bauer, Edward Ebramzadeh, Sophia N Sangiorgio
BACKGROUND: The Ponseti method has become the standard of care for the treatment of idiopathic clubfoot. A commonly reported problem encountered with this technique is a relapsed deformity that is sometimes treated in patients older than 2.5 years by an anterior tibial tendon transfer (ATTT) to the third cuneiform. Presently, there is insufficient information to properly counsel families whose infants are beginning Ponseti treatment on the probability of needing later tendon transfer surgery...
July 2, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Udit Kumar Biswal, Gopisankar Balaji, Sandeep Nema, Murali Poduval, Jagdish Menon, Dilip Kumar Patro
OBJECTIVE: To study the correlation between tunnel widening and tunnel position with short-term functional outcomes post-ACL reconstruction with patellar tendon and hamstring autografts in young adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 33 patients who underwent ACL reconstruction between October 2013 and February 2015 were included and followed up for 6 months. A standardized surgical technique was used for each graft type. Intra-op arthroscopy findings and drilled tunnel diameters were noted...
August 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Ravi Gupta, Raj Bahadur, Anubhav Malhotra, Gladson David Masih, Parmanand Gupta
We present a technique for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using hamstring tendon autograft with preserved tibial insertions. The tendons, harvested with an open-ended tendon stripper while their tibial insertions are preserved, are looped around to prepare a quadrupled graft. The femoral tunnel is drilled independently through a transportal technique, whereas the tibial tunnel is drilled in a standard manner. The length of the quadrupled graft and loop of the RetroButton is adjusted so that it matches the calculated length of both tunnels and the intra-articular part of the proposed ACL graft...
April 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
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