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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651911/the-effect-of-diacutaneous-fibrolysis-on-patellar-position-measured-using-ultrasound-scanning-in-patellofemoral-pain-syndrome-patients
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Pablo Fanlo-Mazas, Elena Bueno-Gracia, Alazne Ruiz de Escudero-Zapico, José Miguel Tricás-Moreno, María Orosia Lucha-López
CONTEXT: Tightness or lack of flexibility of flexibility of several muscles of the thigh has been associated with patellofemoral-join pain. A tight iliotibial band can lead to laterally located patella and an abnormal patellar tracking pattern. Diacutaneous fibrolysis is commonly used to reduce muscle tightness, but no studies have evaluated the effects of this technique in the treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome patients. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of diacutaneous fibrolysis on patellar position in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552477/sulcus-deepening-trochleoplasty-and-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-for-recurrent-patellar-instability
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Michael S Laidlaw, Scott M Feeley, Jeffrey R Ruland, David R Diduch
There are multiple etiologies for recurrent patellar instability. While patella alta, an elevated tibial tubercle trochlear groove distance, and prior lateral patellar dislocations with medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) insufficiency have been shown to be risk factors for recurrent patellar instability, trochlear dysplasia can result in a significant impediment to normal patellar tracking. With the adequate identification of risk factors, appropriate surgical treatments can be individually tailored to the patient...
February 2018: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544985/dynamic-tracking-influenced-by-anatomy-following-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-computational-simulation
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John J Elias, Kerwyn C Jones, S Cyrus Rezvanifar, Joseph N Gabra, Melanie A Morscher, Andrew J Cosgarea
BACKGROUND: Continued patellar instability can occur following medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction. Computational simulation of function was used to investigate the influence of the lateral position of the tibial tuberosity, trochlear dysplasia and patella alta on lateral patellar tracking following MPFL reconstruction. METHODS: Multibody dynamic simulation models were developed to represent nine knees being treated for recurrent patellar instability...
March 12, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502693/editorial-commentary-is-magnetic-resonance-imaging-imaged-knee-patellar-tracking-relevant-in-assessing-the-patient-with-patellar-instability
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EDITORIAL
Jack Farr
Patellar pain and instability are common presentations to surgeons, yet assessment is more a static art than a dynamic science. In addition to resource-intensive gait laboratory, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have been used to measure patellar tracking. CT has the limitation of radiation and MRI has the limitation of software processing times. With an updated MRI protocol and software, it is now possible to dynamically view patellar tracking. Determining how this will be used to help in the diagnosis and treatment of patients will be the next goal...
March 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29488245/in-vivo-patellar-tracking-in-individuals-with-patellofemoral-pain-and-healthy-individuals
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Fateme Esfandiarpour, Constance M Lebrun, Sukhvinder Dhillon, Pierre Boulanger
Understanding of the exact cause of patellofemoral pain has been limited by methodological challenges to evaluate in-vivo joint motion. This study compared six degree-of-freedom patellar motion during a dynamic lunge task between individuals with patellofemoral pain and healthy individuals. Knee joints of eight females with patellofemoral pain and ten healthy females were imaged using a CT scanner in supine lying position, then by a dual-orthogonal fluoroscope while they performed a lunge. To quantify patellar motion, the three-dimensional models of the knee bones, reconstructed from CT scans, were registered on the fluoroscopy images using the Fluomotion registration software...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463386/effects-of-tracking-landmarks-and-tibial-point-of-resistive-force-application-on-the-assessment-of-patellar-tendon-mechanical-properties-in-vivo
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Falk Mersmann, Olivier R Seynnes, Kirsten Legerlotz, Adamantios Arampatzis
The different methods used to assess patellar tendon elongation in vivo may partly explain the large variation of mechanical properties reported in the literature. The present study investigated the effects of tracking landmark position and tibial point of resistive force application during leg extensions in a dynamometer. Nineteen adults performed isometric contractions with a proximal and distal dynamometer shank pad position. Knee joint moments were calculated employing an inverse dynamics approach. Tendon elongation was measured using the patellar apex and either the tibial tuberosity (T) or plateau (P) as tracking landmark...
February 11, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409075/the-pediatric-patella-normal-development-anatomical-variants-and-malformations-stability-imaging-and-injury-patterns
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Ezekiel Maloney, A Luana Stanescu, Anh-Vu Ngo, Marguerite T Parisi, Ramesh S Iyer
We discuss the pediatric patella, with an emphasis on diagnostic imaging. Topics include normal patellar development, anatomical variants and their physiologic significance, genetic syndromes that alter the appearance of the patella, physiology of patellar tracking and stability, patellofemoral instability, and injury patterns and classification. Recognition of appropriate development on imaging prevents diagnostic error and unnecessary evaluation. Knowledge of the pertinent features of syndromes associated with morphological patellar abnormalities can aid in generating a succinct and relevant differential diagnosis...
February 2018: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362256/the-experience-of-living-with-patellofemoral-pain-loss-confusion-and-fear-avoidance-a-uk-qualitative-study
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Benjamin E Smith, Fiona Moffatt, Paul Hendrick, Marcus Bateman, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, James Selfe, Toby O Smith, Pip Logan
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the experience of living with patellofemoral pain (PFP). DESIGN: Qualitative study design using semistructured interviews and analysed thematically using the guidelines set out by Braun and Clarke. SETTING: A National Health Service physiotherapy clinic within a large UK teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A convenience sample of 10 participants, aged between 18 and 40 years, with a diagnosis of PFP and on a physiotherapy waiting list, prior to starting physiotherapy...
January 23, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354416/anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-basics-bone-patellar-tendon-bone-autograft-harvest
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Rachel M Frank, John Higgins, Eamon Bernardoni, Gregory Cvetanovich, Charles A Bush-Joseph, Nikhil N Verma, Bernard R Bach
Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft has long been considered the graft preference for young, active patients with anterior cruciate ligament injuries. The central-third of the native patellar tendon is a reliable graft and is the preferred option for competitive athletes given its excellent track record with high return-to-play rates and low failure rates. Disadvantages to using this graft include donor site morbidity and associated postoperative anterior knee pain, the risk of patellar fracture or patellar tendon tear, and the potential for graft-construct mismatch...
August 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349972/-current-therapy-progress-on-the-recurrent-patellar-dislocation
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REVIEW
Wan-Quan Cao, Zi-Quan Yang, Gang Wang, Ya-Xun Men, Xiang-Yun Cheng
Patients who suffer from the recurrent patellar dislocation mainly show the recurrent dislocation of patellar, giving way, most patients have the history of trauma or dysplasia of keen joint. Traditional therapies of recurrent patellar dislocation include medical retinaculum placation, lateral retinaculum release, tibial tubercle osteotomy, femoral trochleoplasty etc. In recent years, with the development of anatomical and biomechanical researches on medial patellofemoral ligament(MPFL), more and more experts focus on the role of MPFL played in preventing the patellar dislocation...
March 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289349/motor-units-in-vastus-lateralis-and-in-different-vastus-medialis-regions-show-different-firing-properties-during-low-level-isometric-knee-extension-contraction
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Leonardo Mendes Leal de Souza, Hélio Veiga Cabral, Liliam Fernandes de Oliveira, Taian Martins Vieira
Architectural differences along vastus medialis (VM) and between VM and vastus lateralis (VL) are considered functionally important for the patellar tracking, knee joint stability and knee joint extension. Whether these functional differences are associated with a differential activity of motor units between VM and VL is however unknown. In the present study, we, therefore, investigate neuroanatomical differences in the activity of motor units detected proximo-distally from VM and from the VL muscle. Nine healthy volunteers performed low-level isometric knee extension contractions (20% of their maximum voluntary contraction) following a trapezoidal trajectory...
April 2018: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273250/clinical-utility-of-continuous-radial-magnetic-resonance-imaging-acquisition-at-3-t-in-real-time-patellofemoral-kinematic-assessment-a-feasibility-study
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Christopher J Burke, Daniel Kaplan, Tobias Block, Gregory Chang, Laith Jazrawi, Kirk Campbell, Michael Alaia
PURPOSE: To compare patellar instability with magnetic resonance imaging analysis using continuous real-time radial gradient-echo (GRE) imaging in the assessment of symptomatic patients and asymptomatic subjects. METHODS: Symptomatic patients with suspected patellofemoral maltracking and asymptomatic volunteers were scanned in real time by a radial 2-dimensional GRE sequence at 3 T in axial orientation at the patella level through a range of flexion-extension. The degree of lateral maltracking, as well as the associated tibial tubercle-trochlear groove distance and trochlea depth, was measured...
March 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226204/single-cut-distal-femoral-varus-osteotomy-scfo-a-preliminary-study
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Reza Abdi, Ramin Hajzargarbashi, Mohammad H Ebrahimzadeh
Background: Genu valgum usually originates from a deformity of distal femur that is often corrected by distal femoral varus osteotomy. The osteotomy includes both components of angulationcorrection and translation because the site of osteotomy is not commonly at the apex of deformity. Improvement of patellar tracking not only depends on valgus correction, but also it may be partially due to centralization of the trochlear groove under the femoral anatomical axis (FAA).We asked whether we could accurately correct the deformities based on our preoperative goals for the correction of the mechanical axis and centralization of the trochlear groove under the FAA by using a single bone cut...
September 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159672/patellar-tracking-should-be-taken-into-account-when-measuring-radiographic-parameters-for-recurrent-patellar-instability
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Si Heng Sharon Tan, Mazen M Ibrahim, Zhaojie Joel Lee, Yen Kit Michael Chee, James H Hui
PURPOSE: To date, many radiographic parameters on patellar instability have their measurements taken statically, and have not been studied in various degrees of flexion according to the patellar tracking. There are also limited data regarding the use of these parameters in predicting recurrent patellar dislocation. The current study aims to review the radiographic parameters of the patellofemoral joint in different degrees of knee flexion and to correlate them with the presence of recurrent instability...
November 20, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157109/comparison-of-patellar-tracking-according-to-different-angles-of-external-rotation-of-femoral-component-in-varus-knee-of-asians
#15
Jai Hyung Park, Seong-Il Bin, Jong-Min Kim, Bum-Sik Lee, Chang-Rack Lee, Jong-Min Kim, Yongun Cho
PURPOSE: Racial difference in the femoral geometry may exist. Asian femurs may be more externally rotated. If anatomical differences in distal femur had existed between Caucasians and Asians, the group with 5° external rotation of the femoral component should have shown better results than the group with 3° external rotation of the femoral component have. METHODS: 598 patients underwent total knee arthroplasty in our institution, among whom 83 patients (115 knees) who had postoperative computed tomography (CT) were studied retrospectively...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138916/lateral-retinaculum-plasty-instead-of-lateral-retinacular-release-with-concomitant-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-can-achieve-better-results-for-patellar-dislocation
#16
Chang Liu, Guman Duan, Yingzhen Niu, Pengkai Cao, Kunpeng Fu, Jinghui Niu, Fei Wang
PURPOSE: To elucidate the outcomes of lateral retinaculum plasty versus lateral retinacular release with concomitant medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction. METHODS: In a prospective study, 59 patients treated at our institution from 2012 to 2014 were included. The 59 patients were randomly divided into two groups. Group I included 27 patients who underwent lateral retinacular release and MPFL reconstruction. Group II included 32 patients who underwent lateral retinaculum plasty and MPFL reconstruction...
November 14, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130878/a-novel-technique-utilizing-a-vastus-lateralis-anchor-in-treatment-of-chronic-patellar-dislocation-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
#17
Allison Mayfield, Vamsi Singaraju, Afshin A Anoushiravani, Zain Sayeed, Jamal K Saleh, Khaled J Saleh
Extensor mechanism complications involving the patella frequently result in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) failure. Postoperative patellar dislocation may be caused by soft tissue imbalance, improper sizing, and position of the prosthesis. This report describes a case of revision TKA requiring several rounds of soft tissue releases in an effort to treat the patient's chronic patellar dislocation. In the process, a novel surgical approach was developed for the surgical management of refractory chronic patellar dislocations...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128877/the-location-of-the-medial-parapatellar-arthrotomy-influences-intraoperative-patella-tracking
#18
Scott R Nodzo, Maximilian Kasparek, Kilian Rueckl, Friedrich Boettner
PURPOSE: The medial parapatellar arthrotomy (MPPA) is a commonly utilized surgical approach; however, the placement of the arthrotomy and its influence on intraoperative patellar tracking has not been evaluated. METHODS: Six knees from three fresh frozen cadavers with transthoracic amputations were operated on. All underwent standard posterior stabilized total knee arthroplasty using a medial parapatellar approach placed at the border of the vastus medialis oblique (VMO)-quadriceps junction...
November 11, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124287/medial-stabilized-and-posterior-stabilized-tka-affect-patellofemoral-kinematics-and-retropatellar-pressure-distribution-differently
#19
Alexander Glogaza, Christian Schröder, Matthias Woiczinski, Peter Müller, Volkmar Jansson, Arnd Steinbrück
PURPOSE: Patellofemoral kinematics and retropatellar pressure distribution change after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). It was hypothesized that different TKA designs will show altered retropatellar pressure distribution patterns and different patellofemoral kinematics according to their design characteristics. METHODS: Twelve fresh-frozen knee specimens were tested dynamically in a knee rig. Each specimen was measured native, after TKA with a posterior stabilized design (PS) and after TKA with a medial stabilized design (MS)...
November 9, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051166/epidemiology-of-imaging-detected-tendon-abnormalities-in-athletes-participating-in-the-rio-de-janeiro-2016-summer-olympics
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Mohamed Jarraya, Michel D Crema, Lars Engebretsen, Oleg M Teytelboym, Daichi Hayashi, Frank W Roemer, Abdalla Y Skaf, Ali Guermazi
BACKGROUND: Tendon abnormalities are prevalent among both elite and non-elite athletes. Cross-sectional imaging modalities are used to confirm and evaluate the severity of such lesions. AIM: To describe the demographics, prevalence, anatomical location and characteristics of tendon abnormalities in athletes who participated in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympic Games. METHODS: We recorded all sports injuries reported by the National Olympic Committee (NOC) medical teams and the Organizing Committee medical staff during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics...
April 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
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