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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667429/quadriceps-function-knee-pain-and-self-reported-outcomes-in-patients-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Adam S Lepley, Brian Pietrosimone, Marc L Cormier
CONTEXT:   Interactions among muscle strength, pain, and self-reported outcomes in patients with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) are not well understood. Clarifying these interactions is of clinical importance because improving physical and psychological function is thought to optimize outcomes after ACLR. OBJECTIVE:   To examine the relationships among neuromuscular quadriceps function, pain, self-reported knee function, readiness to return to activity, and emotional response to injury both before and after ACLR...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661570/is-hip-strengthening-the-best-treatment-option-for-females-with-patellofemoral-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-three-different-types-of-exercises
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Marcelo Camargo Saad, Rodrigo Antunes de Vasconcelos, Letícia Villani de Oliveira Mancinelli, Matheus Soares de Barros Munno, Rogério Ferreira Liporaci, Débora Bevilaqua Grossi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of three types of exercise intervention in patients with patellofemoral pain and to verify the contributions of each intervention to pain control, function, and lower extremity kinematics. METHODS: A randomized controlled, single-blinded trial was conducted. Forty women with patellofemoral pain were randomly allocated into four groups: hip exercises, quadriceps exercises, stretching exercises and a control group (no intervention)...
April 4, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
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/29644038/calcific-tendonitis-of-the-quadriceps-tendon
#4
S A Webb, M A Hopper, J Chitnavis
A 61-year-old woman presented with chronic anterior pain and stiffness in the distal left thigh. Examination revealed swelling and tenderness immediately proximal to the patella. Radiographs showed opacities in the distal anterior thigh whilst MRI identified enlargement of the distal quadriceps tendon with splayed fibres separated by solid conglomerates. Dystrophic calcification of the quadriceps tendon was diagnosed. Blood tests revealed no systemic abnormalities in calcium handling. Arthroscopy of the left knee identified calcific deposits in the supra-patella pouch with surrounding synovitis...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628380/quadriceps-tendon-autograft-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Eoghan T Hurley, Manuel Calvo-Gurry, Dan Withers, Shane K Farrington, Ray Moran, Cathal J Moran
PURPOSE: To systematically review the current evidence to ascertain whether quadriceps tendon autograft (QT) is a viable option in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. METHODS: A literature review was conducted in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Cohort studies comparing QT with bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft (BPTB) or hamstring tendon autograft (HT) were included. Clinical outcomes were compared, with all statistical analyses performed using IBM SPSS Statistics for Windows, version 22...
April 5, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623524/could-buerger-s-disease-cause-nonarteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-a-rare-case-report
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Anil Korkmaz, Omer Karti, Dilek Top Karti, Bora Yüksel, Mehmet Ozgur Zengin, Tuncay Kusbeci
We present an interesting case with nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) accompanied by Buerger's disease. A 43-year-old man was referred to our neuro-ophthalmology clinic with a complaint of visual deterioration in the left eye that started 5 days ago. He suffered from Buerger's disease, and he had acute pain in the right lower limb below the knee. His best corrected visual acuity was 10/10 in the right eye and 2/10 in the left eye by Snellen chart. There was a relative afferent pupil defect in the left eye...
April 5, 2018: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622243/editorial-commentary-standing-the-test-of-time-and-sport-fulkerson-tibial-tubercle-osteotomy-of-the-knee
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EDITORIAL
Nicola Maffulli
A biplanar osteotomy aiming to anteromedialize the anterior tibial tuberosity to realign the patellofemoral joint described by Prof. Fulkerson is one of the classical operations to address many pathologies of the patellofemoral joint. The procedure is evidence-based and effective for the management of patellofemoral pain and osteoarthritis, confirming that the original ideas and concepts are still valid, and still stand strong. In high-demand patients, the Fulkerson osteotomy offers good opportunities of success in terms of return to sport...
April 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618144/five-strand-hamstring-autograft-in-primary-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#8
Lingaraj Krishna, Xin Yang Tan, Acksen Thangaraja, Francis K L Wong
The purpose of this study was to describe our surgical technique of using five-strand hamstring autograft with interference screw fixation in primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and to report the early postoperative outcomes of this technique. Patients who underwent primary ACL reconstruction using five-strand hamstring autografts with interference screw fixation between December 2014 and June 2016 were included in this study. The five-strand configuration was used in these patients because the four-strand configuration produced a graft diameter of less than 8 mm...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601207/nonsurgical-treatments-of-patellar-tendinopathy-multiple-injections-of-platelet-rich-plasma-are-a-suitable-option-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Luca Andriolo, Sante Alessandro Altamura, Davide Reale, Christian Candrian, Stefano Zaffagnini, Giuseppe Filardo
BACKGROUND: Patellar tendinopathy is a condition characterized by anterior knee activity-related pain. It has a high incidence among athletes engaged in jumping sports and may become a chronic condition. Nonoperative management is the first choice in these patients, and several nonsurgical treatment options have been proposed. Nonetheless, clear indications on the most effective approach to address patellar tendinopathy are still lacking. PURPOSE: To analyze the evidence on nonoperative options to treat chronic patellar tendinopathy through a systematic review of the literature and to perform a meta-analysis to identify the most effective nonsurgical option...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600266/clinical-outcome-of-anatomical-transportal-arthroscopic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-hamstring-tendon-autograft
#10
Omid Shahpari, Moslem FallahKezabi, Hamid Hejrati Kalati, Farshid Bagheri, Mohammad H Ebrahimzadeh
Background: Good clinical outcome and return to sport and daily functions after anatomical arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is goal standard in this surgery. but to date, there are different challenging issues between orthopedic surgeons regarding graft selection and surgical techniques. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the patients who underwent anatomical arthroscopic one bundle ACL reconstruction with quadruple hamstring tendon autograft from 2010 to 2016 in our orthopedic sport medicine center...
March 2018: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600265/comparison-of-clinical-results-between-patellar-resurfacing-and-non-resurfacing-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-short-term-evaluation
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Mohammad H Kaseb, Mohammad N Tahmasebi, Sm Javad Mortazavi, Mohammad R Sobhan, Mohammad H Nabian
Background: There is no difference in the functional outcomes 6 months after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for knee osteoarthritis between patellar resurfacing and non-resurfacing. Thus, we have performed this study to compare the short-term clinical outcomes of TKA performed with and without the patella resurfacing. Methods: A total of 50 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee (OAK) were randomized to receive patellar resurfacing (n=24; resurfaced group) or to retain their native patella (n=26; non-resurfaced group) based on envelope selection and provided informed consent...
March 2018: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589046/-surgical-therapy-of-ischiofemoral-impingement-by-lateralizing-intertrochanteric-osteotomy
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REVIEW
C Suren, R Burgkart, I J Banke, G Hertel, J Schauwecker, R von Eisenhart-Rothe, H Gollwitzer
OBJECTIVE: Lateralizing, derotating intertrochanteric varus osteotomy to increase the ischiofemoral space to counter painful impingement of the lesser trochanter and the os ischium with resulting entrapment of quadratus femoris muscle. INDICATIONS: Symptomatic ischiofemoral impingement (IFI) caused by Coxa valga et antetorta, Coxa valga or Coxa antetorta, or a short femoral neck. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Anatomic configuration suggestive of IFI in asymptomatic patients...
March 27, 2018: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584538/reducing-fear-of-reinjury-and-pain-perception-among-athletes-with-first-time-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstructions-by-implementing-imagery-training
#13
Rosa M Rodriguez, Ashley Marroquin, Nicole Cosby
Injuries are an inevitable part of competitive sports as well a recreational activities. Research shows that one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints that accounts for approximately 48 out of 1,000 patients are knee related injuries.1 As noted, approximately nine percent of these knee complaints are related to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries.2 ,3 The ACL is commonly injured in contact sports via a non-contact action such as planting, cutting, landing on a hyperextended knee, or pivoting and sudden deceleration...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581996/a-5-strand-hamstring-autograft-achieves-outcomes-comparable-to-those-of-a-4-strand-hamstring-autograft-with-a-graft-diameter-of-8-mm-or-more-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#14
Lingaraj Krishna, Xin Yang Tan, Francis Keng Lin Wong, Shi Jie Toh
Background: Quadrupled (4-strand) hamstring tendon autografts are commonly used in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, but there is significant variability in their diameter. The 5-strand hamstring autograft has been used as a means of increasing the graft diameter in patients with undersized hamstring grafts. Purpose: To report the outcomes of primary ACL reconstruction using 5-strand hamstring autografts in patients in whom the 4-strand configuration produced a graft diameter of <8 mm and to compare these outcomes with those of ACL reconstruction using 4-strand semitendinosus-gracilis autografts with a graft diameter of ≥8 mm...
March 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581655/effect-of-squatting-velocity-on-hip-muscle-latency-in-women-with-patellofemoral-pain-syndrome
#15
Ignacio Orozco-Chavez, Guillermo Mendez-Rebolledo
[Purpose] Neuromuscular activity has been evaluated in patellofemoral pain syndrome but movement velocity has not been considered. The aim was to determine differences in onset latency of hip and knee muscles between individuals with and without patellofemoral pain syndrome during a single leg squat, and whether any differences are dependent on movement velocity. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty-four females with patellofemoral pain syndrome and 24 healthy females participated. Onset latency of gluteus maximus, anterior and posterior gluteus medius, rectus femoris, vastus medialis, vastus lateralis and biceps femoris during a single leg squat at high and low velocity were evaluated...
March 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29565645/popping-the-cap-the-constellation-of-mri-findings-in-patellofemoral-syndrome
#16
Tyler M Coupal, Peter L Munk, Hugue A Ouellette, Hisham Al-Shikarchy, Paul I Mallinson, Hema Choudur
Patellofemoral syndrome (PFS) is a common etiology of anterior knee pain, particularly amongst young female athletes. Despite recent advancements in the resolution of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), there still remains a paucity of literature that has investigated the MRI findings associated with PFS. This pictorial essay will describe our institutions experience with cases of PFS and review what we believe to be a constellation of findings associated with this diagnostic entity. This review will also describe common pitfalls encountered during the diagnosis of PFS...
March 22, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557928/altered-connectivity-of-the-right-anterior-insula-drives-the-pain-connectome-changes-in-chronic-knee-osteoarthritis
#17
William J Cottam, Sarina J Iwabuchi, Marianne M Drabek, Diane Reckziegel, Dorothee P Auer
Resting-state functional connectivity (FC) has proven a powerful approach to understand the neural underpinnings of chronic pain, reporting altered connectivity in three main networks: the default mode (DMN), central executive (CEN), and the salience network (SN). The interrelation and possible mechanisms of these changes are less well understood in chronic pain. Based on emerging evidence of its role to drive switches between network states, the right anterior insula (rAI, an SN hub) may play a dominant role in network connectivity changes underpinning chronic pain...
March 16, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557887/anatomical-study-of-the-innervation-of-anterior-knee-joint-capsule-implication-for-image-guided-intervention
#18
John Tran, Philip W H Peng, Karen Lam, Ehtesham Baig, Anne M R Agur, Michael Gofeld
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The knee joint is the most common site of osteoarthritis. While joint replacement is considered an ultimate solution, radiofrequency denervation may be contemplated in some cases. Radiofrequency ablation requires precise localization of the articular branches innervating the joint capsule. The objective of this cadaveric study was to determine the source, course, relationships, and frequency of articular branches innervating the anterior knee joint capsule. METHODS: Fifteen knees were meticulously dissected...
March 17, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556503/the-unexplored-role-of-intra-articular-adipose-tissue-in-the-homeostasis-and-pathology-of-articular-joints
#19
Luminita Labusca, Florin Zugun-Eloae
Intra-articular adipose tissue deposits known as articular fat pads (AFPs) are described to exist within synovial joints. Their assumed role in normal joint biomechanics is increasingly objectivized by means of advanced methods of functional imaging. AFPs possess structural similarity with body subcutaneous white adipose tissue (WAT), however, seems to be regulated by independent metabolic loops. AFP dimension are conserved during extreme WAT states: obesity, metabolic syndrome, lipodystrophy, and cachexia...
2018: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531488/investigation-of-the-relationship-between-anterior-knee-pain-and-chondromalacia-patellae-and-patellofemoral-malalignment
#20
Idil Kurut Aysin, Ayhan Askin, Berna Dirim Mete, Ece Guvendi, Murat Aysin, Hikmet Kocyigit
Objective: The study aimed to investigate whether there is any association of anterior knee pain and knee function with chondromalacia stage and patellofemoral alignment in patients with anterior knee pain for over a month and with chondromalacia patellae (CMP) detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Materials and Methods: We reviewed the medical records of 38 patients who underwent a knee MRI examination and were diagnosed with chondromalacia based on the MRI...
February 2018: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
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