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Arthroscopy orthopedics sports medicine

Benedict Nwachukwu, Michael Gaudiani, Jennifer Hammann-Scala, Anil Ranawat
PURPOSE: The purpose of this investigation was to apply an arthroscopic shoulder and knee checklist in the evaluation of orthopedic resident arthroscopic skill efficiency and to demonstrate the use of a surgical checklist for assessing resident surgical efficiency over the course of a surgical rotation. METHODS: Orthopedic surgery residents rotating on the sports medicine service at our institution between 2011 and 2015 were enrolled in this study. Residents were administered a shoulder and knee arthroscopy assessment tool at the beginning and end of their 6-week rotation...
August 22, 2016: Journal of Surgical Education
Jacob Budny, Joseph Fox, Michael Rauh, Marc Fineberg
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is one of the most commonly performed and researched orthopedic procedures. As technology and comparative research have advanced, surgical practices have changed to achieve a superior outcome. Our group performed a survey of orthopedic surgeons to evaluate current practice trends and techniques as a follow-up to similar surveys performed in 1999 and 2006. In a survey between 2013 and 2014 consisting of 35 questions regarding the surgical technique, graft choice, fixation method, and perioperative care in ACL reconstruction was sent electronically to the members of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America...
March 28, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
Richard C Mather, William E Garrett, Brian J Cole, Kristen Hussey, Michael P Bolognesi, Tally Lassiter, Lori A Orlando
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic imaging represents the fastest growing segment of costs in the US health system. This study investigated the cost-effectiveness of alternative diagnostic approaches to meniscus tears of the knee, a highly prevalent disease that traditionally relies on MRI as part of the diagnostic strategy. PURPOSE: To identify the most efficient strategy for the diagnosis of meniscus tears. STUDY DESIGN: Economic and decision analysis; Level of evidence, 1...
January 2015: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Michael Hoffmann, Malte Schroeder, Johannes M Rueger
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) represents an important clinical entity in orthopedic sports medicine. Once surgical intervention is required, retrograde drilling for OCD lesions remains technically challenging. A novel electromagnetic navigation system was developed to be a radiation-free navigation tool providing spatiotemporal real-time information to the surgeon without the need for a stationary patient tracker and without relevant setup and calibration times. The novel system was tested for arthroscopically assisted retrograde drilling of cadaveric OCD lesions of the knee and talus and compared with the gold standard fluoroscopy-guided retrograde drilling procedure in a controlled laboratory study setup...
December 2014: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Matthew T Provencher, Rachel M Frank, Matthew G Scuderi, Daniel J Solomon, Neil S Ghodadra, Bernard R Bach, Eric McCarty, Anthony A Romeo
OBJECTIVE: To report on the knowledge and use of both general and disease-specific shoulder outcomes scores among orthopedic surgeons. METHODS: A 22-question Internet survey was administered to members of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North American, and the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopedic Sports Medicine via voluntary e-mail participation. Questions targeted demographic information, preferred surgical management of shoulder conditions, and the preferred use of shoulder outcomes instruments in clinical practice...
September 2014: Physician and Sportsmedicine
Nathan L Grimm, Jennifer M Weiss, Jeffrey I Kessler, Stephen K Aoki
Although several hypotheses have been described to explain the cause of osteochondritis dissecans, no single hypothesis has been accepted in the orthopedic community. Given its increased incidence among athletes, most in the sports medicine community agree that repetitive microtrauma plays at least some role in its development. Knowledge regarding the epidemiology and pathoanatomy of osteochondritis dissecans has helped the understanding of osteochondritis dissecans; however, much is still to be learned about this condition and its cause...
April 2014: Clinics in Sports Medicine
Randy Schwartzberg, Kevin Snyder, Bryan Reuss
This study was designed to evaluate preoperative predictions of the femoral and tibial ACL insertion lengths. Intraoperative measurements were made of the femoral and tibial ACL insertion lengths with an arthroscopic ruler. A musculoskeletal radiologist and a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon measured the ACL insertions from preoperative magnetic resonance imagings (MRIs) in a blinded fashion. Correlations between height, weight, body mass index, and gender with intraoperative ACL insertion length measures were also evaluated...
February 2015: Journal of Knee Surgery
Ryan Koehler, Tamara John, Jeffrey Lawler, Claude Moorman, Gregg Nicandri
The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of use, perceived effectiveness, and preference for arthroscopic surgical skill training resources. An electronic survey was sent to orthopedics residents, residency program directors, and orthopedic sports medicine attending physicians in the United States. The frequency and perceived effectiveness of 10 types of adjunctive arthroscopic skills training was assessed. Residents and faculty members were asked to rate their confidence in resident ability to perform common arthroscopic procedures...
February 2015: Journal of Knee Surgery
Ryan J Koehler, Gregg T Nicandri
BACKGROUND: Examination of arthroscopic skill requires evaluation tools that are valid and reliable with clear criteria for passing. The Arthroscopic Surgery Skill Evaluation Tool was developed as a video-based assessment of technical skill with criteria for passing established by a panel of experts. The purpose of this study was to test the validity and reliability of the Arthroscopic Surgery Skill Evaluation Tool as a pass-fail examination of arthroscopic skill. METHODS: Twenty-eight residents and two sports medicine faculty members were recorded performing diagnostic knee arthroscopy on a left and right cadaveric specimen in our arthroscopic skills laboratory...
December 4, 2013: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Matthew J Salzler, Albert Lin, Chealon D Miller, Sarah Herold, James J Irrgang, Christopher D Harner
BACKGROUND: Knee arthroscopies are among the most common procedures performed by orthopaedic surgeons, yet little is known about the associated complications and complication rates. PURPOSE: To examine the nature and frequency of complications after the most common arthroscopic knee procedures, with particular attention to fellowship training, geographic location of practice, and age and sex of the patient. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3...
February 2014: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Jocelyn Ross Wittstein, William E Garrett
This study evaluates intraobserver and interobserver agreement in reporting the o'clock position of the femoral tunnel during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Four PGY2 residents, four PGY5 residents, and four sports medicine orthopedic surgeons reported the o'clock position of the femoral ACL tunnel in 10 arthroscopic pictures on two occasions 3 months apart. Intraobserver agreement was determined using the intraobserver correlation coefficient (r > 0.576 for 0.05 significance level)...
February 2014: Journal of Knee Surgery
Matthew D Milewski, Carl W Nissen
Instability of the shoulder is a common issue faced by sports medicine providers caring for pediatric and adolescent patients. A thorough history and physical examination can help distinguish traumatic instability from multidirectional or voluntary instability. A systematic understanding of the relevant imaging characteristics and individual patient disease and goals can help guide initial treatment. Given the high risk of recurrent instability, young, active patients who seek to return to competitive contact sports should consider arthroscopic stabilization after a first-time instability event...
October 2013: Clinics in Sports Medicine
Marty E Reed, Diego C Villacis, George F Rick Hatch, Wendy S Burke, Patrick M Colletti, Steven J Narvy, Raffy Mirzayan, C Thomas Vangsness
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of 3.0-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to accurately assess knee articular cartilage lesions. Sixteen patients who had knee 3.0-T MRI and underwent knee arthroscopy for partial meniscectomy were included. Three fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeons reviewed all images. Articular lesions on MRI were graded from I to IV and compared with arthroscopic grading using the Outerbridge and the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) classifications...
August 2013: Orthopedics
Scott McKay, Christopher Chen, Scott Rosenfeld
As arthroscopy advances and more children are involved in sporting activities, a new field of pediatric sports medicine is emerging. This paper reviews the diagnosis and treatment aspects of three pediatric knee conditions often encountered in the care of skeletally immature patients. We specifically address anterior cruciate ligament injuries, osteochondritis dessicans and discoid meniscus. Representative cases with images and arthroscopic correlation are included.
March 2013: Pediatric Radiology
Frederick A Matsen, Jocelyn L Jette, Moni Blazej Neradilek
BACKGROUND: There is growing concern regarding conflicts of interest in orthopaedic research and education. Because of their potential influence on orthopaedic practice, conflicts of interest among participants in the educational programs of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) are of particular interest. METHODS: We analyzed the voluntarily disclosed conflicts of interest listed in the Final Program of the 2011 Annual Meeting of the AAOS for the relevant program committees as well as for presentations in the disciplines of pediatric orthopaedic surgery, spine, and sports medicine/arthroscopy...
March 6, 2013: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Kristian Samuelsson, Neel Desai, Erik McNair, Carola F van Eck, Max Petzold, Freddie H Fu, Mohit Bhandari, Jón Karlsson
BACKGROUND: There have been numerous studies on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Considering the vast number of studies, a quick assessment reveals rather few with a high level of evidence. PURPOSE: The primary aim was to categorize the study type and level of evidence of studies on primary ACL reconstruction by applying the level of evidence rating system proposed by the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. The secondary aims were to correlate the level of evidence with the impact factor of the journal, to evaluate the level of evidence over time, and to evaluate the geographic distribution of the included studies...
April 2013: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Craig S Mauro, Susan S Jordan, James J Irrgang, Christopher D Harner
BACKGROUND: Recently there have been several evolving trends in the practice of shoulder surgery. Arthroscopic subacromial decompression has been performed with greater frequency by orthopaedic surgeons, and there has been considerable recent interest in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. The purpose of this study was to identify trends in practice patterns for subacromial decompression and rotator cuff repair over time and in relation to the location of practice, fellowship training, and declared subspecialty of the surgeon...
August 15, 2012: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Stephen C Weber, David F Martin, John G Seiler, John J Harrast
BACKGROUND: Tears of the superior labrum (superior labrum anterior and posterior [SLAP] lesions) of the shoulder are uncommon injuries; however, the incidence of surgical correction seems to be increasing. PURPOSE: To report the findings of a review of a proprietary descriptive database that catalogs cases for the purpose of board certification on the demographics of SLAP lesion repair. It is the authors' impression that the percentage of cases of SLAP lesion repairs reported by young orthopaedic surgeons is high and that complications associated with this are not insignificant...
July 2012: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Federico Cabitza, Vincenza Ragone, Paolo Arrigoni, Jón Karlsson, Pietro Randelli
PURPOSE: To describe preferences and to quantify the amount of agreement among orthopaedic surgeons regarding treatment options for four clinical scenarios of knee pathologies. METHODS: A web-based survey was developed to investigate the attitudes of members of an international association of surgeons specialised in sports traumatology and knee surgery European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy. RESULTS: The response rate was 40 % (412 questionnaires)...
March 2013: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
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May 2012: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
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