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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813844/soft-stop-knee-brace-for-rehabilitation-from-ligament-injuries-design-and-pilot-trial
#1
James R J Greenfield, Haram Francis Hwang, Claire Davies, Andrew J McDaid
Ligaments within the human knee are commonly torn or injured as a result of sports that involve sharp direction changes, pivoting and landing. For this reason, athletes are often side-lined from their respective sports for up to 18 months after injury to rehabilitate. As part of the rehabilitation process, knee braces are often prescribed in an attempt to decrease the recovery period of the injured individual by restraining and minimizing the motion at the knee. However, the true efficacy of knee bracing is yet to be fully evaluated as studies show mixed results to whether braces actually decrease the rehabilitation period for patients...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810991/posterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-associated-with-military-survival-swim-training
#2
Michael S Crowell, John S Mason, Matthew A Posner, Chad A Haley
OBJECTIVES: Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries are relatively common injuries associated with athletic activities and high-energy trauma. Posterolateral corner (PLC) injuries frequently accompany injury to the PCL. Diagnosis can be challenging and requires a comprehensive history and physical examination. Patients frequently report vague, nonspecific symptoms and the mechanism of injury is often useful in localizing injured structures. Two of the more common mechanisms for PCL injury include a direct blow to the proximal anterior tibia with the knee flexed, as well as a significant knee hyperextension injury...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791612/acl-rehabilitation-progression-where-are-we-now
#3
REVIEW
John T Cavanaugh, Matthew Powers
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With the increase of publications available to the rehabilitation specialist, there is a need to identify a progression to safely progress the patient through their post-operative ACL reconstruction rehabilitation program. Rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction should follow an evidence-based functional progression with graded increase in difficulty in activities. RECENT FINDINGS: Clinicians should be discouraged not to use strict time frames and protocols when treating patients following ACL reconstruction...
August 8, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783555/hamstring-and-calf-muscle-activation-as-a-function-of-bodyweight-support-during-treadmill-running-in-acl-reconstructed-athletes
#4
Clint Hansen, Einar Einarson, Athol Thomson, Rodney Whiteley, Erik Witvrouw
Rehabilitation after injury and reconstruction to the anterior cruciate ligament is thought to require a gradual reintroduction of loading, particularly during resumption of running. One strategy to achieve this is via the use of a reduced-gravity treadmill but it is unknown, if and how muscle activity varies in the reduced gravity conditions compared to regular treadmill running. Nineteen healthy participants and 18 male patients at the end of their rehabilitation (8 with a bone-patellar-bone graft, 10 with a hamstring graft) participated in this multi-muscle surface electromyography (sEMG) running study...
July 29, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768432/effects-of-surgical-factors-on-cartilage-can-be-detected-using-quantitative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#5
Keiko Amano, Alan K Li, Valentina Pedoia, Matthew F Koff, Aaron J Krych, Thomas M Link, Hollis Potter, Scott Rodeo, Xiaojuan Li, C Benjamin Ma, Sharmila Majumdar
BACKGROUND: Quantitative magnetic resonance (qMR) can be used to measure macromolecules in tissues and is a potential method of observing early cartilage changes in the development of posttraumatic osteoarthritis. Hypothesis/Purpose: We hypothesized that specific patient and surgical factors affecting cartilage matrix composition after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR) can be detected using T1ρ and T2 relaxation times. Our purpose was to demonstrate this ability in a multicenter feasibility study...
April 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756525/non-operative-care-of-the-patient-with-an-acl-deficient-knee
#6
REVIEW
Mark V Paterno
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to provide an update to the most objective, evidence-based path through a non-operative course of rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament injury for those hoping to return to pivoting and cutting sports. RECENT FINDINGS: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are prevalent in pivoting and cutting athletes with many of these patients electing to pursue surgical reconstruction in hopes of returning to prior levels of function...
July 29, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718171/younger-patients-and-men-achieve-higher-outcome-scores-than-older-patients-and-women-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#7
Kate E Webster, Julian A Feller
BACKGROUND: There is some evidence that functional performance and validated outcome scores differ according to the gender, age, and sport participation status of a patient after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. However, the impact of these three factors, and interaction among them, has not been studied across a large relatively homogeneous group of patients to better elucidate their impact. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We reviewed a large cohort of patients who had undergone ACL reconstruction to determine if ROM, knee laxity, objective performance measures, and validated outcome scores differed according to (1) gender; (2) age; and (3) sport participation status...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712025/side-to-side-asymmetries-in-landing-mechanics-from-a-drop-vertical-jump-test-are-not-related-to-asymmetries-in-knee-joint-laxity-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#8
Christophe A G Meyer, Paul Gette, Caroline Mouton, Romain Seil, Daniel Theisen
PURPOSE: Asymmetries in knee joint biomechanics and increased knee joint laxity in patients following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) are considered risk factors for re-tear or early onset of osteoarthritis. Nevertheless, the relationship between these factors has not been established. The aim of the study was to compare knee mechanics during landing from a bilateral drop vertical jump in patients following ACLR and control participants and to study the relationship between side-to-side asymmetries in landing mechanics and knee joint laxity...
July 15, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710739/prevention-and-management-of-post-operative-complications-following-acl-reconstruction
#9
REVIEW
Brian J Eckenrode, James L Carey, Brian J Sennett, Miltiadis H Zgonis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this paper is to review the current management and prevention of post-operative complications after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Trends in rehabilitation techniques will be presented, in addition to suggestions for interventions and expected milestones in ACL reconstruction recovery. RECENT FINDINGS: ACL reconstruction protocols have evolved to more of a criterion-based progression rather than a tissue-healing time frame...
July 14, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688825/three-dimensional-bio-printed-scaffold-sleeves-with-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-enhancement-of-tendon-to-bone-healing-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-soft-tissue-tendon-graft
#10
Sin Hyung Park, Yeong-Jin Choi, Sang Won Moon, Byung Hoon Lee, Jin-Hyung Shim, Dong-Woo Cho, Joon Ho Wang
PURPOSE: To investigate the efficacy of the insertion of 3-dimensional (3D) bio-printed scaffold sleeves seeded with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to enhance osteointegration between the tendon and tunnel bone in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in a rabbit model. METHODS: Scaffold sleeves were fabricated by 3D bio-printing. Before ACL reconstruction, MSCs were seeded into the scaffold sleeves. ACL reconstruction with hamstring tendon was performed on both legs of 15 adult rabbits (aged 12 weeks)...
July 5, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683233/development-of-a-clinician-rated-drop-vertical-jump-scale-for-patients-undergoing-rehabilitation-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-delphi-approach
#11
Sheila S Gagnon, Trevor B Birmingham, Bert M Chesworth, Dianne Bryant, Melanie Werstine, J Robert Giffin
Study Design Delphi panel study. Background Biomechanical parameters measured during a drop vertical jump task are risk factors for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and are targeted during rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction. A clinically feasible tool that quantifies observed performance on the drop vertical jump would help inform treatment efforts. The content and scoring of such a tool should be deliberated on by a group of experts throughout its development. Objectives To establish consensus on the content and scoring of a clinician-rated drop vertical jump scale (DVJS) for use during rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction...
August 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676083/measuring-individual-hierarchy-of-anxiety-invoking-sports-related-activities-development-and-validation-of-the-photographic-series-of-sports-activities-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-phosa-aclr
#12
Wim van Lankveld, Nicky van Melick, Bas Habets, Eefje Roelofsen, J Bart Staal, Robert van Cingel
BACKGROUND: Fear of harm (FoH) after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACLR) should be addressed in physical therapy as it hampers return to sports. However, there are no instruments assessing FoH specific for ACLR. The objective of this study is to describe the development and measurement properties of the Photograph Series of Sports Activities for ACLR (PHOSA-ACLR) measuring ACL injury related FoH. METHODS: Based on literature and opinion of physical therapists with extensive experience in ACLR treatment, photographs depicting FoH inducing situations in ACL injury were considered for inclusion in the instrument...
July 4, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674942/performance-bridging-the-gap-after-acl-surgery
#13
REVIEW
Polly de Mille, Jamie Osmak
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this paper is to identify strategies for a successful transition to sports in patients following rehabilitation for ACL reconstruction surgery (ACLR). RECENT FINDINGS: Recent research continues to demonstrate a relatively low rate of return to previous level of play among athletes following ACLR combined with a significant risk of injury to either the ipsi or the contralateral ACL. Recent research also demonstrates a growing use of a varied battery of assessments to determine readiness to return to sport as well as a lack of consensus on the ideal rehabilitation program, the criteria for clearance for return to play (both in time from surgery and functional milestones), and the nature of a conditioning program designed specifically for transitioning the cleared athlete back to competition...
July 3, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657911/efficacy-of-whole-body-vibration-board-training-on-strength-in-athletes-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-randomized-controlled-study
#14
Cosimo Costantino, Silvia Bertuletti, Davide Romiti
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether an 8-week whole-body vibration training program may improve recovery of knee flexion/extension muscular strength in athletes after arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Single outpatient rehabilitation center. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-eight female volleyball/basketball players (aged between 20 and 30), randomized into 2 treatment groups...
June 22, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652828/prevention-treatment-and-rehabilitation-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-in-children
#15
REVIEW
Pamela J Lang, Dai Sugimoto, Lyle J Micheli
As more children and adolescents participate in competitive organized sports, there has been an increase in the reported incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in these age groups. ACL injuries in skeletally immature athletes present a challenge, as reconstruction must preserve the physis of the distal femur and of the proximal tibia to avoid growth disturbances. Historically, a skeletally immature athlete with an ACL injury was treated with a brace and activity modification until skeletal maturity, with ACL reconstruction being performed at that time in the "non-copers" who experienced instability...
2017: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608009/clinical-outcomes-of-extra-articular-tenodesis-anterolateral-reconstruction-in-the-acl-injured-knee
#16
REVIEW
Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, Nuno Camelo Barbosa, Thais Dutra Vieira, Adnan Saithna
PURPOSE: The role of concomitant extra-articular procedures in improving the outcome of ACL reconstruction has experienced a recent resurgence in interest. The aim of this article is to highlight the differences in philosophies and outcomes of historical lateral extra-articular tenodesis (LET) and contemporary, anterolateral reconstruction. METHODS: A narrative review was performed using PubMed/MEDLINE using the keywords "lateral extra-articular tenodesis" and "anterolateral ligament reconstruction"...
June 12, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605148/effects-of-a-dynamic-core-stability-program-on-the-biomechanics-of-cutting-maneuvers-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
E F Whyte, C Richter, S O'Connor, K A Moran
Deficits in trunk control predict ACL injuries which frequently occur during high-risk activities such as cutting. However, no existing trunk control/core stability program has been found to positively affect trunk kinematics during cutting activities. This study investigated the effectiveness of a 6-week dynamic core stability program (DCS) on the biomechanics of anticipated and unanticipated side and crossover cutting maneuvers. Thirty-one male, varsity footballers participated in this randomized controlled trial...
June 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602934/biomechanical-factors-associated-with-pain-and-symptoms-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-and-reconstruction
#18
Aisia Azus, Hsiang-Ling Teng, Lauren Tufts, Daniel Wu, C Benjamin Ma, Richard B Souza, Xiaojuan Li
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the associations between patient-reported outcome and gait in patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction over time. Because there is an association between ACL rupture and the presence of osteoarthritis later in life, a better understanding of these relationships will help to elucidate how patients' gait pattern may affect pain and symptoms, potentially leading to better treatment for or preventing the development of knee OA...
June 8, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573973/knee-flexion-with-quadriceps-cocontraction-a-new-therapeutic-exercise-for-the-early-stage-of-acl-rehabilitation
#19
Andrea Biscarini, Samuele Contemori, Daniele Busti, Fabio M Botti, Vito E Pettorossi
Quadriceps strengthening exercises designed for the early phase of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rehabilitation should limit the anterior tibial translation developed by quadriceps contraction near full knee extension, in order to avoid excessive strain on the healing tissue. We hypothesize that knee-flexion exercises with simultaneous voluntary contraction of quadriceps (voluntary quadriceps cocontraction) can yield considerable levels of quadriceps activation while preventing the tibia from translating forward relative to the femur...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566790/one-stage-revision-single-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-impacted-morselized-bone-graft-following-a-failed-double-bundle-reconstruction
#20
Ho Jong Ra, Jeong Ku Ha, Jin Goo Kim, Do-Yon Hwang
Although double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has theoretical benefits such as more accurate reproduction of ACL anatomy, it is technically more demanding surgery. This report describes the case of a one stage revision single-bundle ACL reconstruction after primary double-bundle ACL reconstruction. A professional dancer had an ACL previously reconstructed with a double-bundle technique, but the femoral tunnels were malpositioned resulting in residual laxity and rotational instability...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
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