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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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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...
December 28, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273250/clinical-utility-of-continuous-radial-magnetic-resonance-imaging-acquisition-at-3%C3%A2-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...
December 19, 2017: 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
October 19, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045970/-unilateral-patellar-resurfacing-in-bilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-study
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J F Wang, Z Li, K S Zhang, F Yuan, R J Li, Q J Zhong, Z P Guan
OBJECTIVE: To perform unilateral patellar resurfacing and contralateral patellar retention in bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) randomly, and to compare the clinical effects of patellar retention with patellar resurfacing in TKA. METHODS: In the study, 14 bilateral knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients were randomized in the bilateral TKA to receive unilateral patellar resurfacing and contralateral patellar retention, including 28 knees, all were females, 53 to 78 years old, with average (66...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970998/a-modified-osteotomy-for-anteromedialization-of-the-tibial-tubercle
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Michael G Saper, Benjamin A Cox, David A Shneider
Tibial tubercle osteotomy is a common treatment option for a number of patellofemoral joint disorders including chondromalacia, "anterior knee pain" syndromes, patellofemoral arthritis, and patellar instability. Tibial tubercle osteotomy can modify tracking and/or patellofemoral contact forces to effect the unloading of chondral defects of the patella or trochlea, correct multiplanar suboptimal alignment, and be used in conjunction with soft-tissue stabilization procedures for instability. The purpose of this Technical Note is to describe, in detail, a modified osteotomy for anteromedialization of the tibial tubercle...
August 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918784/-treatment-of-patellar-instability
#17
Martin Lind, Peter Faunø, Ole Gade Sørensen, Bjarne Mygind-Klavsen
First-time patellar luxation appears typically in teenagers and young adults below the age of 16 years, with a prevalence of 45/100,000/year. This luxation is treated with brief limited mobility in a bandage, and with a complementary physiotherapy if the mobility is influenced afterwards. Risk factors for patellar instability are patellofemoral dysplasia, hyperlaxity, patella alta and valgus malalignment in the knee joint. In case of repeated luxation the treatment is surgical, i.e. reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament recreating the medial patella-stabilizing structures...
September 18, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820012/effect-of-rotational-prosthetic-alignment-variation-on-tibiofemoral-contact-pressure-distribution-and-joint-kinematics-in-total-knee-replacement
#18
Xin Xie, Roy Rusly, John D DesJardins, Frank Voss, Kim Chillag, Martine LaBerge
In total knee replacement surgery, implant alignment is one of the most important criteria for successful long-term clinical outcome. During total knee replacement implantation, femoral and tibial alignment are determined through appropriate bone resections, which could vary based on patient anatomy, implant design and surgical technique and further influence loading conditions and clinical outcomes. The current research focused on three critical alignment parameters for total knee replacement insertion: femoral component internal/external (I/E) rotation, varus-valgus tibiofemoral angulation and posterior tibial slope...
August 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802742/the-challenges-of-measuring-in-vivo-knee-collateral-ligament-strains-using-ultrasound
#19
Laura C Slane, Josh A Slane, Jan D'hooge, Lennart Scheys
Ultrasound-based methods have shown promise in their ability to characterize non-uniform deformations in large energy-storing tendons such as the Achilles and patellar tendons, yet applications to other areas of the body have been largely unexplored. The noninvasive quantification of collateral ligament strain could provide an important clinical metric of knee frontal plane stability, which is relevant in ligament injury and for measuring outcomes following total knee arthroplasty. In this pilot cadaveric experiment, we investigated the possibility of measuring collateral ligament strain with our previously validated speckle-tracking approach, but encountered a number of challenges during both data acquisition and processing...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736078/patellar-tendon-in-vivo-regional-strain-with-varying-knee-angle
#20
Stephen J Pearson, Azlan S A Mohammed, Syed R Hussain
PURPOSE: Descriptive data on the aspects of site specific in vivo tendon strain with varying knee joint angle are non-existent. The present study determines and compares surface and deep layer strain of the patellar tendon during isometric contractions across a range of knee joint angles. METHODS: Male participants (age 22.0±3.4) performed ramped isometric knee extensions at knee joint angles of 90°, 70°, 50° and 30° of flexion. Strain patterns of the anterior and posterior regions of the patellar tendon were determined using real-time B-mode ultrasonography at each knee joint angle...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
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