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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220355/adults-with-patellofemoral-pain-do-not-exhibit-manifestations-of-peripheral-and-central-sensitization-when-compared-to-healthy-pain-free-age-and-sex-matched-controls-an-assessor-blinded-cross-sectional-study
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Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Camilla Rams Rathleff, Aoife Stephenson, Rebecca Mellor, Mark Matthews, Kay Crossley, Bill Vicenzino
Patellofemoral Pain (PFP) is highly prevalent among adults and adolescents. Localized mechanical hyperalgesia around the knee and tibialis anterior have been observed in people with PFP, but limited knowledge of potential manifestations of central sensitisation exists. The aims of this study were to study conditioned pain modulation (CPM) and wide-spread hyperalgesia in adults with PFP. This assessor-blinded cross-sectional study design compared CPM and mechanical pressure pain thresholds (PPT) between 33 adults (23 females) diagnosed with PFP and 32 age and sex matched pain-free controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204489/the-cyclops-lesion-after-bicruciate-retaining-total-knee-replacement
#2
Mark A Klaassen, Jerry L Aikins
The cyclops lesion is a localized anterior arthrofibrosis most commonly seen following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. The lesion forms at the anterior cruciate ligament insertion creating a painful extension block between femoral intercondylar notch and tibial plateau. We present 2 cases (3 knees) in which cyclops lesions appeared atypically following bicruciate-retaining total knee replacement. Two lesions occurred in a single patient following bilateral knee replacement. One lesion occurred in an active sportswoman...
December 2017: Arthroplasty Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200071/evidence-basis-for-regional-anesthesia-in-ambulatory-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-part-iii-local-instillation-analgesia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Eric M Yung, Richard Brull, Eric Albrecht, Girish P Joshi, Faraj W Abdallah
BACKGROUND: Local infiltration analgesia offers effective postoperative analgesia after knee arthroplasty, but the role of its counterpart, local instillation analgesia (LIA), in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is unclear. This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluates the analgesic benefits of LIA for outpatient ACLR. METHODS: We sought randomized controlled trials investigating the analgesic effects of LIA versus control in adults having outpatient ACLR and receiving multimodal analgesia (excluding nerve blocks, which are examined in parts I and II of this project)...
November 30, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191469/role-of-anterolateral-reconstruction-in-patients-undergoing-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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C Lutz
There is renewed interest in anterolateral reconstruction (ALR) for patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. This is the result of isolated ACL reconstruction and double-bundle reconstruction providing inadequate control over the pivot shift, and recent anatomical and biomechanical studies on the anterolateral ligament (ALL) and its role in the knee's rotational stability.From a technical point of view, ALR can be performed either as a continuity of the intra-articular ACL reconstruction or an independent procedure...
November 27, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191443/a-meta-analysis-of-patellar-replacement-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-for-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Xiao-Bo Tang, Jian Wang, Pei-Long Dong, Rong Zhou
BACKGROUND: This meta-analysis (MA) aims at comparing the clinical outcomes of resurfacing and nonresurfacing the patella in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials were included by retrieving data from electronic English databases. Both fixed and random-effects models were employed, and standardized mean difference and 95% confidence intervals were calculated. Stata13.1 software was used for statistical analysis for all the studies included to compare the differences in improving Knee Society Clinical Score and Knee Society Function Score as well as the reduction in rates of infection, reoperation, and anterior knee pain...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191442/adding-patella-resurfacing-after-circumpatellar-electrocautery-did-not-improve-the-clinical-outcome-in-bilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-chinese-population-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Yulei Dong, Tao Li, Zhibo Zheng, Shuai Xiang, Xisheng Weng
BACKGROUND: In total knee arthroplasty (TKA), handling of the patella surface is still quite controversial. We carried out a prospective randomized study to compare circumpatellar electrocautery plus patella resurfacing vs circumpatellar electrocautery only in the single-staged bilateral TKA in Chinese population. METHODS: One hundred five patients diagnosed with late-staged osteoarthritis who received single-staged bilateral TKA were screened and 53 patients were included...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185046/functional-outcomes-after-removal-of-hardware-in-patellar-fracture-are-we-helping-our-patients
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Arieh Greenberg, Assaf Kadar, Michael Drexler, Zachary T Sharfman, Ofir Chechik, Ely L Steinberg, Nimrod Snir
PURPOSE: Functional outcomes after Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of the patella are variable. Common complications of patella ORIF include persistent anterior knee pain, limited range of motion and symptomatic hardware. The purpose of this study was to evaluate if removal of hardware is beneficial to symptomatic patients after patellar fracture fixation. METHODS: Patients who presented to our institution between December 2006 and November 2014 with patella fractures treated with ORIF were eligible for inclusion...
November 28, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181560/stability-and-alignment-do-not-improve-by-using-patient-specific-instrumentation-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nienke M Kosse, Petra J C Heesterbeek, Janneke J P Schimmel, Gijs G van Hellemondt, Ate B Wymenga, Koen C Defoort
PURPOSE: The primary aim of the study was to examine stability and alignment after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using patient-specific instrumentation (PSI) and conventional instrumentation (CI). The hypothesis was that stability and alignment would be better using PSI than CI, 12 months postoperatively. The secondary aim included the evaluation of clinical outcomes after TKA. METHODS: In this prospective randomized controlled trial, 42 patients with knee osteoarthritis received a Genesis II PS prosthesis with either PSI or CI...
November 28, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172393/the-meniscofemoral-ligament-mimicking-a-lateral-meniscus-tear
#9
Bong Keun Park, Hohyoung Lee, Seong-Tae Kim, Min Geun Yoon
A 58-year-old male patient who had developed left knee pain with a history of trauma was referred to our hospital. Physical examination and further examination by magnetic resonance imaging revealed results that closely resemble a horizontal tear of the lateral meniscus and a tear of the medial meniscus. Arthroscopically, we found a cord-like structure originating from the posterior 1/3 portion of the lateral meniscus and passing obliquely toward the medial femoral condyle in front of the posterior cruciate ligament without a tear of the lateral meniscus...
December 1, 2017: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163952/in-office-arthroscopy-for-the-evaluation-of-chronic-knee-pain-a-case-report
#10
Jacob A West, Nirav H Amin
This is a case report detailing the use of in-office needle arthroscopy (mi-eye 2™) in a patient with chronic knee pain and inconclusive magnetic resonance imaging findings. The patient is a 40-year-old male who presented to our clinic after an extended history of right knee pain along the medial aspect with previous failed treatments. Magnetic resonance imaging without contrast had demonstrated full-thickness chondral fissuring of the lateral patellar facet, mild abnormal signals of the proximal patellar tendon and Hoffa's fat pad, and intact anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162949/neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-for-treatment-of-muscle-impairment-critical-review-and-recommendations-for-clinical-practice
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Ethne L Nussbaum, Pamela Houghton, Joseph Anthony, Sandy Rennie, Barbara L Shay, Alison M Hoens
Purpose: In response to requests from physiotherapists for guidance on optimal stimulation of muscle using neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), a review, synthesis, and extraction of key data from the literature was undertaken by six Canadian physical therapy (PT) educators, clinicians, and researchers in the field of electrophysical agents. The objective was to identify commonly treated conditions for which there was a substantial body of literature from which to draw conclusions regarding the effectiveness of NMES...
2017: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159676/the-posterior-anterior-flexed-view-is-better-than-the-anterior-posterior-view-for-assessing-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee
#12
Kilian Rueckl, Friedrich Boettner, Noor Maza, Armin Runer, Ulrich Bechler, Peter Sculco
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to determine whether the posterior-anterior (PA)-flexed view improves the radiographic assessment of patients with knee pain compared with the standard standing anterior-posterior radiograph. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three hundred and sixty-five patients with knee pain underwent anterior-posterior (AP), PA flexed, lateral, and Merchant radiographs of the knee. Knees were grouped as mild (Kellgren and Lawrence [K-L] 1-2) or severe (K-L 3-4) osteoarthritis (OA) and either varus (medial compartment), valgus (lateral compartment), or patellofemoral OA...
November 20, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158998/giant-cell-tumor-of-the-patellar-tendon-sheath-a-rare-case-of-anterior-knee-pain
#13
Ömer Faruk Kılıçaslan, Yusuf Alper Katı, Ozkan Kose, Bekir Erol, Arsenal Sezgin Alikanoglu
Giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath (GCTTS) is a benign, proliferative lesion of the synovium of the joint, the bursa, and the tendon sheath. We report a case of intra-articular, localized GCTTS arising from the patellar tendon, which is a rare cause of anterior knee pain. The diagnosis may be delayed due to non-specific symptoms and normal plain radiographic findings. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is diagnostic to detect the lesion, but several other clinical entities and lesions should be evaluated in the differential diagnosis...
September 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152522/bone-patellar-tendon-bone-versus-hamstring-tendon-autografts-for-primary-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-systematic-review-of-overlapping-meta-analyses
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REVIEW
Hayden B Schuette, Matthew J Kraeutler, Darby A Houck, Eric C McCarty
Background: Previous meta-analyses have compared bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) with hamstring tendon (HT) autografts for primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). Purpose: To conduct a systematic review of overlapping meta-analyses comparing BPTB with HT autografts for ACLR to determine which meta-analyses provide the best available evidence. Study Design: Systematic review; Level of evidence, 4. Methods: A systematic review was performed by searching the PubMed and Cochrane Library databases...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152439/anterior-cruciate-ligament-ganglion-cyst-and-mucoid-degeneration-a-review
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REVIEW
Raju Vaishya, Abdulrazaq Esin Issa, Amit Kumar Agarwal, Vipul Vijay
Mucoid degeneration and ganglion cyst are two distinct non-traumatic lesions of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) that most commonly occur discretely but occasionally coexist. They are relatively uncommon, and their exact aetiopathogenesis is still not clear. ACL ganglion cyst occurs more frequently among relatively younger patients compared to mucoid degeneration. They could be asymptomatic and discovered incidentally while evaluating the knee for other pathologies. Symptomatic cases of the two conditions present with nonspecific chronic pain, painful limitation of terminal flexion and extension, and mechanical block (among other symptoms), similar to that of other internal derangement pathologies of the knee...
September 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145963/functional-results-and-isokinetic-muscle-strength-in-patients-with-fraser-type-i-floating-knee-treated-with-internal-fixation
#16
Fernando Brandao Andrade-Silva, Adriana Carvalho, Caio Mansano, Aline Giese, Marcos de Camargo Leonhardt, Dennis Barbosa, Kodi Edson Kojima, Jorge Santos Silva
INTRODUCTION: According to Fraser's description, ipsilateral femoral and tibial diaphyseal fractures are characterised as type I floating knee and have a better prognosis than fractures with joint involvement (type II). There are few reports of functional and muscle strength in these patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the functional and isokinetic muscle strength of patients with type I floating knee undergoing femoral and tibial internal fixation. METHODS: Patients with type I floating knee undergoing concomitant femoral and tibial internal fixation were invited for clinical evaluation...
October 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137665/treatment-for-lateral-patellar-impingement-syndrome-with-arthroscopic-lateral-patelloplasty-a-bidirectional-cohort-study
#17
Tianhao Wu, Shiyu Tang, Fei Wang
BACKGROUND: Anterior knee pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints of young patients. We notice that some patients had normal femoral trochlear, medial and lateral patellar retinaculum, and special patellar morphology, which resulted in a series of symptoms in the flexion of the knee due to the impingement of the lateral articular surface of the patella with the femur. We firstly termed this pathologic process as lateral patellar impingement syndrome (LPIS). This ambispective cohort study was to explore the curative effect of arthroscopic lateral patelloplasty for early LPIS...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137611/diagnostic-validity-and-triage-concordance-of-a-physiotherapist-compared-to-physicians-diagnoses-for-common-knee-disorders
#18
S Décary, M Fallaha, B Pelletier, P Frémont, J Martel-Pelletier, J-P Pelletier, D E Feldman, M-P Sylvestre, P-A Vendittoli, F Desmeules
BACKGROUND: Emergence of more autonomous roles for physiotherapists warrants more evidence regarding their diagnostic capabilities. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate diagnostic and surgical triage concordance between a physiotherapist and expert physicians and to assess the diagnostic validity of the physiotherapist's musculoskeletal examination (ME) without imaging. METHODS: This is a prospective diagnostic study where 179 consecutive participants consulting for any knee complaint were independently diagnosed and triaged by two evaluators: a physiotherapist and one expert physician (orthopaedic surgeons or sport medicine physicians)...
November 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136255/loss-of-internal-tibial-rotation-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#19
Shawn R Brandenburg, Thomas M Matelic
The flexion angle of the knee and the position of the tibia need to be considered during tensioning of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft to avoid overconstraining the knee. The purpose of this report was to describe 2 cases of loss of tibial internal rotation after single-bundle anatomic ACL reconstruction with graft tensioning in flexion. Retrospective review of each patient's operative chart revealed that the graft was tensioned in flexion and placed in an anatomic position in the femoral tunnel at the time of the index operation...
November 11, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133185/squatting-re-education-with-lumbo-pelvic-thigh-muscles-cocontraction-improves-functional-performance-in-patellofemoral-pain-syndrome-a-case-report
#20
Nagarajan Manickaraj
Anterior knee pain with or without joint crepitus during squatting is the common clinical feature in the individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Altered lower extremity alignment and lumbo-pelvic-thigh muscles motor control is often associated with PFPS. Although current interventions recommend individual muscle activation and strength training exercises, the reported benefits of cocontraction based exercises in PFPS is limited. It might be due to the long standing hypothesis that the exercise induced cocontraction of thigh muscles may induce a negative effect by increasing the joint contact forces in individuals with knee osteoarthritis...
November 10, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
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