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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29881167/comparison-of-two-extensile-approaches-to-the-knee-a-cadaveric-study-evaluating-quadriceps-snip-and-extensile-medial-parapatellar-approach
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Jarrad M Stevens, Nicholas D Clement, Gavin Macpherson, James T Patton
Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the mobility and excursion of the patella achieved by two different techniques for increasing exposure to the knee joint: the quadriceps snip and the extensile medial parapatellar approach. Method: Six matched intact fresh frozen cadaveric knees were used in this study. A standard medial parapatellar approach was undertaken and the patella excursion with a constant force of 5 kg was measured based on two fixed points at 0, 45 and 90 °s of knee flexion...
June 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29865003/increased-postural-stiffness-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-who-are-highly-sensitized
#2
R P Hirata, S T Skou, O Simonsen, S Rasmussen, T Graven-Nielsen
Aims To evaluate the effect of widespread pain sensitization on postural stability during quiet standing tasks in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Methods Patients (56) stood quietly on a force platform for 1 min in 4 conditions (each repeated 3 times): (i) firm surface (FS) with open eyes (OE), (ii) FS with closed eyes (CE), (iii) soft foam surface (SS) with OE, and (iv) SS with CE. Postural stability was quantified by Center of Pressure (CoP) variables extracted from the force platform. Pressure pain thresholds (PPTs), were assessed bilaterally with a handheld pressure algometer (1 cm2 probe) at: (i) four sites in the knee region (3 cm medial to the midpoint of the medial edge of the patella; 2 cm proximal to the superior edge of the patella; 3 cm lateral to the mid-point of the lateral edge of the patella; and centre of the patella), (ii) tibialis anterior muscle, and (iii) extensor carpi radialis longus muscle...
December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679117/the-infrapatellar-fat-pad-is-a-dynamic-and-mobile-structure-which-deforms-during-knee-motion-and-has-proximal-extensions-which-wrap-around-the-patella
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Joanna M Stephen, Ran Sopher, Sebastian Tullie, Andrew A Amis, Simon Ball, Andy Williams
PURPOSE: The infrapatellar fat pad (IFP) is a common cause of knee pain and loss of knee flexion and extension. However, its anatomy and behavior are not consistently defined. METHODS: Thirty-six unpaired fresh frozen knees (median age 34 years, range 21-68) were dissected, and IFP attachments and volume measured. The rectus femoris was elevated, suprapatellar pouch opened and videos recorded looking inferiorly along the femoral shaft at the IFP as the knee was flexed...
April 20, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463493/effect-of-impulsive-compression-treatment-on-postoperative-complications-after-open-peripheral-vascular-revascularization-in-situ-protocol-for-a-randomized-control-trial
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Tenna Klit, Marie Dahl, Kim Christian Houlind, Hans Ravn
BACKGROUND: In patients with critical leg ischemia (CLI), the standard operative choice is an in situ bypass to the lower extremity to improve the patients´ prognosis and quality of life. Postoperative complications after surgery occur in 18 % of the patients, prolonging hospitalization and convalescence. The main operative complication is edema. This can be prevented by early mobilization or stimulation of the natural venous pump in the leg. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether compression therapy with foot pump reduces postoperative edema, facilitates wound healing of the operation wounds, promotes healing of ischemic ulcers, and shortens hospitalization, increasing and improving the patient's subjective quality of life faster...
February 20, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430055/conservative-management-of-mri-confirmed-knee-osteoarthritis-with-instrument-assisted-soft-tissue-mobilization-joint-manipulation-and-platelet-rich-plasma
#5
Arif Karmali
Objective: To describe the successful conservative management of a patient with chronic degenerative knee pain. Clinical Features: An active 47 year-old female office-worker with intermittent right knee pain inferolateral to the right patella for eight months described difficulty ascending stairs, sitting on a chair for one hour, and squatting. A physical exam led to the diagnosis of a suspected chronic degenerative tear of the posterior horn of the right medial meniscus and chronic right subpatellar chondrosis, in addition to extensive cartilaginous degeneration revealed by an MRI study conducted prior to initial presentation...
December 2017: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382294/medium-term-follow-up-of-149-mobile-bearing-total-knee-arthroplasties-and-evaluation-of-prognostic-factors-influencing-outcomes
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Federica Rosso, Umberto Cottino, Matteo Olivero, Davide Edoardo Bonasia, Matteo Bruzzone, Roberto Rossi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the medium-term outcomes of a posterior-stabilized mobile-bearing total knee arthroplasty (PS-MB-TKA) and the role of different prognostic factors. METHODS: Patients indicated for a primary cemented PS-MB-TKA between 2002 and 2010 were included and prospectively evaluated using the Knee Society Scoring System (KSS) and the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) knee scores. The Knee Society Roentgenographic Evaluation form was used for the radiological evaluation...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381883/outcomes-following-low-profile-mesh-plate-osteosynthesis-of-patella-fractures
#7
Matthew Siljander, Denise M Koueiter, Sapan Gandhi, Brett P Wiater, Patrick J Wiater
Treatment of patella fractures is fraught with complications and historically poor functional outcomes. A fixation method that allows for early mobilization and decreases symptomatic hardware rates will improve knee range of motion, postoperative functional status, and reoperation rates. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the functional outcomes after locked plate osteosynthesis of patella fractures at a Level 1 trauma center. A retrospective case series was conducted of patients who underwent open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) of a patella fracture using a locked mesh plating technique coupled with neutralization of forces on the distal pole of the patella...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299225/fes-bike-race-preparation-to-cybathlon-2016-by-ema-team-a-short-case-report
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Juliana Araujo Guimarães, Lucas Oliveira da Fonseca, Ana Carolina de Sousa, Miguel Eduardo Gutierrez Paredes, George Andrew Brindeiro, Antônio Padilha Lanari Bó, Emerson Fachin-Martins
FES-assisted cycling has been recommended to people struggling to emerge from a disability to more functioning life after spinal cord injury. Recommendations issued by a gowing number of scientific papershas promised toimprove body composition and physical activity levels, as well as to controlinvoluntary muscle response; favoring activity and participation which break new grounds in expanding locomotion, leisure and occupational options for people with paraplegia and tetraplegia. In this report we described our experience to select and prepare a pilot to compete in the FES Bike Race modality at Cybathlon 2016 in Kloten (Zurick)...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246134/influence-of-the-anterior-notch-in-mobile-bearing-uka-on-patellofemoral-radiotracer-uptake-and-clinical-outcome
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Dietmar Dammerer, Michael Liebensteiner, Hannes Rochau, Christian Uprimny, Vinzenz Smekal, Ralf Rosenberger, Elvire Servien
BACKGROUND: Previous studies reported that in partial knee arthroplasty smooth transitions to the remaining native parts of the knee are important. However, in mobile-bearing unicondylar knee arthroplasty (UKA) it is mandatory to create an anterior osteochondral notch adjacent to the femoral component to get clearance for the anterior lip of the bearing in full knee extension. This notch is, however, part of the femoral trochlea. It was the aim of the study to test for a potential association between a) an obligatory anterior notch in mobile-bearing UKA located at the margin of the medial aspect of the femoral trochlea and b) postoperative patellofemoral joint (PFJ) bone remodelling and discomfort...
December 16, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238105/relationship-between-patellar-mobility-and-patellofemoral-joint-cartilage-degeneration-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Susumu Ota, Kazutoshi Kurokouchi, Shigeo Takahashi, Masaki Yoda, Ryuichiro Yamamoto, Tadahiro Sakai
Patellofemoral cartilage degeneration is a potential complication of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) surgery. Hypomobility of the patella in the coronal plane is often observed after ACLR. Few studies, however, have examined the relationship between cartilage degeneration in the patellofemoral joint and mobility after ACLR. The present study investigated 1) the coronal mobility of the patella after ACLR, 2) the relationship between patellar mobility and cartilage degeneration of the patellofemoral joint, and 3) the relationship between patellar mobility and knee joint function after ACLR...
November 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202988/mobile-phone-generated-vibrations-used-to-detect-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
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Jonathan David May, Matthew William John Morris
BACKGROUND: In the current United Kingdom population the incidence of diabetic peripheral neuropathy is increasing. The presence of diabetic neuropathy affects decision making and treatment options. This study seeks to evaluate if the vibrations generated from a mobile phone can be used to screen patients for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. METHODS: This study comprised of 61 patients; a control group of 21 patients; a lower limb injury group of 19 patients; a diabetic peripheral neuropathy group of 21 patients...
December 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100777/anisometry-of-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-in-the-setting-of-increased-tibial-tubercle-trochlear-groove-distance-and-patella-alta
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Lauren H Redler, Kathleen N Meyers, Jacqueline M Brady, Elizabeth R Dennis, Joseph T Nguyen, Beth E Shubin Stein
PURPOSE: To assess the impact elevated tibial tubercle-trochlear groove (TT-TG) distance and patella height, as measured by the Caton-Deschamps Index (CDI), have on the isometry of a reconstructed medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL). METHODS: Nine fresh-frozen cadaveric knees were placed on a custom testing fixture, with a fixed femur and a mobile tibia. A suture fixed to the MPFL origin on the patella and free to move at the Schöttle point on the femur represented a reconstructed MPFL...
February 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082055/quadriceps-tendon-rupture-in-an-adolescent-athlete
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William A Zuke, Beatrice Go, Alexander E Weber, Brian Forsythe
Quadriceps tendon rupture is an uncommon injury that usually occurs in middle-aged and elderly men with a history of chronic illnesses. We report the case of a 17-year-old healthy adolescent male baseball player who sustained this injury as a result of sudden deceleration in his left knee. He initially reported to the emergency department and then presented to our practice, where he was diagnosed with a quadriceps tendon tear. Preoperatively, he was unable to perform a single straight-leg raise. During surgical repair, the free edge of the quadriceps tendon was mobilized and anchored into the superior pole of the patella, followed by sutures to ensure reinforcement of the quadriceps footprint...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071377/-plate-osteosynthesis-of-patellar-fractures
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E C Müller, K-H Frosch
OBJECTIVE: Anatomic reconstruction of the retropatellar articular surface and repair of the extensor mechanism of the knee joint. The osteosynthesis should allow immediate mobilization as part of an early functional postoperative rehabilitation protocol. INDICATIONS: Displaced fractures of the patella, especially multifragment and comminuted fractures with a retropatellar incongruity or dislocation of >2 mm. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Critical local soft tissue because of the risk of postoperative infection...
December 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986675/does-the-grading-of-chondromalacia-patellae-influence-anterior-knee-pain-following-total-knee-arthroplasty-without-patellar-resurfacing
#15
Guo-Chun Zha, Shuo Feng, Xiang-Yang Chen, Kai-Jin Guo
OBJECTIVES: The influence of chondromalacia patellae (CMP) on post-operative anterior knee pain (AKP) following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) remains controversial, and few studies have focused on the relationship between them. The purpose of this study was to determine whether different CMP grades affect the incidence of AKP after TKA without patellar resurfacing. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data on 290 TKAs with the use of the low contact stress mobile-bearing prosthesis, without patellar resurfacing in 290 patients from February 2009 to January 2013...
March 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970989/crossing-suture-technique-for-the-osteochondral-fractures-repair-of-patella
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Wuey Min Ng, Mohamed Zubair Mohamed Al-Fayyadh, Julius Kho, Teo Seow Hui, Mohamed Razif Bin Mohamed Ali
Osteochondral fracture of the patella is a common concomitant injury of the knee, especially in lateral patellar instability, and the importance of early stable fixation with minimal complication and early mobilization should be emphasized. Screws and Kirschner wires both absorbable and nonabsorbable have been the common mode of fixation of these fractures. Nevertheless, these fixation techniques require larger osteochondral fragments and are associated with cartilage abrasion, hardware prominence, synovitis, and foreign body reaction...
August 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970984/arthroscopic-bony-resection-for-treatment-of-symptomatic-bipartite-patella
#17
Márcio B Ferrari, Anthony Sanchez, George Sanchez, Katrina Schantz, João L Ellera Gomes, Matthew T Provencher
Bipartite patella is a common pathology, affecting 2% to 3% of the population. Usually these cases are bilateral and asymptomatic. However, a patient with a bipartite patella may complain of pain, which is most likely related to fragment mobility. Conservative treatment with physiotherapy, immobilization, and nonsteroidal drugs are encouraged during the initial 6 months following diagnosis. This option is effective in most patients. For patients who do not improve with these conservative measures, surgical intervention is indicated...
August 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952661/non-operative-management-of-a-patella-fracture-environmental-considerations-in-the-subantarctic
#18
Fraser John Gould
Injuries occurring in the remote environment present particular challenges to healthcare professionals, and decisions need to be carefully made on an individual basis. This report describes the successful management of a patella fracture sustained on the Subantarctic island of South Georgia. A 36-year-old boating officer presented to the island surgery after sustaining an isolated closed injury to his left knee. On physical examination there was a large effusion palpable within the joint, and on subsequent radiography an undisplaced transverse fracture of the patella was apparent...
2017: International Maritime Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918784/-treatment-of-patellar-instability
#19
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/28889222/the-predictive-factors-of-secondary-patellar-resurfacing-in-computer-assisted-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Florent Franck, Hervé Ouanezar, Alexandre Jacquel, Vincent Pibarot, Julien Wegrzyn
PURPOSE: The decision to resurface the patella during total knee arthroplasty (TKA) remains controversial. This prospective cohort study aimed to evaluate the outcome and survivorship of the native patella in computer-assisted TKA (CAS TKA) implanted for primary knee osteoarthritis, and to determine the predictive factors of secondary patellar resurfacing (SPR). METHODS: A prospective cohort of 273 cementless ultra-congruent mobile-bearing CAS TKA implanted without patellar resurfacing was included in our total joint registry...
May 2018: International Orthopaedics
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