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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432395/the-magnetic-resonance-imaging-appearance-of-the-anterolateral-ligament-of-the-knee-in-association-with-anterior-cruciate-rupture
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Jonathan D Kosy, Peter J Schranz, Anish Patel, Rahul Anaspure, Vipul I Mandalia
OBJECTIVE: The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance of the anterolateral ligament (ALL) has been described. However, the appearance of this structure and injury, in the presence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, is less well defined. We studied the incidence of injury to the ALL and the pattern of this injury on MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following Institutional Review Board approval, a retrospective study of 375 consecutive MRI studies was performed...
April 21, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431561/the-evaluation-of-the-role-of-medial-collateral-ligament-maintaining-knee-stability-by-a-finite-element-analysis
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Dong Ren, Yueju Liu, Xianchao Zhang, Zhaohui Song, Jian Lu, Pengcheng Wang
BACKGROUND: A three-dimensional finite element model (FEM) of the knee joint was established to analyze the biomechanical functions of the superficial and deep medial collateral ligaments (MCLs) of knee joints and to investigate the treatment of the knee medial collateral ligament injury. METHODS: The right knee joint of a healthy male volunteer was subjected to CT and MRI scans in the extended position. The scanned data were imported into MIMICS, Geomagic, and ANSYS software to establish a three-dimensional FEM of the human knee joint...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429967/knee-arthroscopic-surgery-in-middle-aged-patients-with-meniscal-symptoms-a-3-year-follow-up-of-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Håkan Gauffin, Sofi Sonesson, Andreas Meunier, Henrik Magnusson, Joanna Kvist
BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment for middle-aged patients with knee pain and meniscal lesions has been extensively debated. Most previous studies have revealed only short-term beneficial results of knee arthroscopic surgery. The authors have previously shown a positive benefit of knee arthroscopic surgery and an exercise program after 1 year when compared with an exercise program alone. PURPOSE: To evaluate if knee arthroscopic surgery combined with an exercise program provided an additional long-term benefit after 3 years compared with an exercise program alone in middle-aged patients with meniscal symptoms...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425824/isolated-acl-versus-multiple-knee-ligament-injury-associations-with-patient-characteristics-cartilage-status-and-meniscal-tears-identified-during-acl-reconstruction
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Ronald W B Wyatt, Maria C S Inacio, Kate D Bellevue, Alan L Schepps, Gregory B Maletis
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to determine (1) if patients undergoing reconstruction of an isolated anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear had different characteristics (age, gender, body mass index [BMI]) than patients undergoing ACL reconstruction (ACLR) with multiple knee ligament (MKL) tears and (2) whether there was a difference in prevalence of articular cartilage injury and meniscus tears between these two groups. METHODS: Patients undergoing primary ACLR between February 2005 and September 2013 were identified through an ACLR registry...
April 20, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424850/incidence-and-mri-characterization-of-the-spectrum-of-posterolateral-corner-injuries-occurring-in-association-with-acl-rupture
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Eduardo Frois Temponi, Lúcio Honório de Carvalho Júnior, Adnan Saithna, Mathieu Thaunat, Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and MRI characteristics of the spectrum of posterolateral corner (PLC) injuries occurring in association with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We carried out a level IV, retrospective case series study. All patients clinically diagnosed with an ACL rupture between July 2015 and June 2016 who underwent MRI of the knee were included in the study. In addition to standard MRI knee reporting, emphasis was placed on identifying injury to the PLC and a description of involvement of these structures by two musculoskeletal radiologists...
April 20, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423287/microfracture-versus-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation-for-articular-cartilage-lesions-in-the-knee-a-systematic-review-of-5-year-outcomes
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Matthew J Kraeutler, John W Belk, Justin M Purcell, Eric C McCarty
BACKGROUND: Microfracture (MFx) and autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) are 2 surgical treatment options used to treat articular cartilage injuries of the knee joint. PURPOSE: To compare the midterm to long-term clinical outcomes of MFx versus ACI for focal chondral defects of the knee. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: A systematic review was performed by searching PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and Embase to locate studies (level of evidence I-III) comparing the minimum average 5-year clinical outcomes of patients undergoing MFx versus ACI...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422559/the-influence-of-ambulatory-aid-on-lower-extremity-muscle-activation-during-gait
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Michael Sanders, Anton E Bowden, Spencer Baker, Ryan Jensen, McKenzie Nichols
CONTEXT: Foot and ankle injuries are common, and often require a non-weight bearing period of immobilization for the involved leg. This non-weight bearing period usually results in muscle atrophy for the involved leg. There is a dearth of objective data describing muscle activation for different ambulatory aids that are used during the aforementioned non-weight bearing period. OBJECTIVE: To compare activation amplitudes for four leg muscles during (1) able-bodied gait and (2) ambulation involving three different ambulatory aids that can be used during the acute phase of foot and ankle injury care...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419817/objectively-measured-physical-activity-in-patients-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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David R Bell, Karin A Pfeiffer, Lisa A Cadmus-Bertram, Stephanie M Trigsted, Adam Kelly, Eric G Post, Joseph M Hart, Dane B Cook, Warren R Dunn, Christopher Kuenze
BACKGROUND: Returning to a healthy level of physical activity is among the most commonly discussed clinical goals for patients recovering from anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). However, physical activity has not been objectively measured in this population. PURPOSE: To investigate differences in the mean time (min/d) spent in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) as well as the daily step count (steps/d) between patients who underwent ACLR and matched controls...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419808/outcomes-after-1-stage-versus-2-stage-revision-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Justin J Mitchell, Jorge Chahla, Chase S Dean, Mark Cinque, Lauren M Matheny, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: Revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is becoming increasingly common as the number of primary ACLR cases continues to rise. Despite this, there are limited data on the outcomes of revision ACLR and even less information specifically addressing the differences in 1-stage revision reconstruction versus those performed in a 2-stage fashion after primary reconstruction. PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes, patient satisfaction, and failure rates of 1-stage versus 2-stage revision ACLR...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418696/eccentric-exercise-kinesiology-tape-and-balance-in-healthy-men
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Simona Hosp, Ramona Folie, Robert Csapo, Michael Hasler, Werner Nachbauer
CONTEXT:   Deficits in balance have been identified as a possible risk factor for knee injuries in athletes. Despite a lack of evidence for its effectiveness, kinesiology tape (KT) is widely used to prevent knee injuries. OBJECTIVE:   To investigate the influence of KT at the knee joint on balance ability in healthy men after eccentric exercise. DESIGN:   Crossover study. SETTING:   University laboratory. PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:   Twelve young men with no history of lower limb injury volunteered for the study (age = 23...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416087/the-impact-of-joint-angle-and-movement-velocity-on-sex-differences-in-the-functional-hamstring-quadriceps-ratio
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Mark De Ste Croix, Youssif O ElNagar, John Iga, Francisco Ayala, David James
BACKGROUND: Females are two to eight times more likely to suffer a non-contact injury compared with males thus the purpose of this study was to explore the influence of joint angle and movement velocity on sex differences in the functional hamstring to quadriceps ratio (H/QFUNC). METHODS: Isokinetic concentric and eccentric torque were determined in 110 participants (55 males and 55 females) through a 90° range of movement at 60, 120, and 240°/s. Testing was performed with the hip flexed at 10°...
April 13, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415868/-epidemiological-data-of-hungarian-skiers-and-snowboarders-medical-problems
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Péter Felkai, Ingrid Lengyel, Miklós Szokoly, Gábor Forgó
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: There are no high mountains or any advantageous circumstances for winter sports in Hungary, yet within the 10 million population there are about half a million people (the exact number is 550,000) who tend to go for skiing or snowboarding abroad. Authors compared the injury statistical data with results described in the international literature in order to develop conclusions about the differences in the injury patterns and frequency between the Hungarian ones' and those found in countries with plenty of winter sport possibilities...
April 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414917/epidemiology-of-knee-sprains-in-youth-high-school-and-collegiate-american-football-players
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Daniel R Clifton, James A Onate, Eric Schussler, Aristarque Djoko, Thomas P Dompier, Zachary Y Kerr
CONTEXT:   Variations in knee-sprain incidence among competition levels are unclear but may help inform prevention strategies in American football players. OBJECTIVE:   To describe the epidemiology of knee sprains in youth, high school, and collegiate football players. DESIGN:   Descriptive epidemiology study. SETTING:   Injury and athlete-exposure (AE) data were collected from 3 injury-surveillance programs at the youth, high school, and collegiate competition levels...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411451/anisotropic-tough-double-network-hydrogel-from-fish-collagen-and-its-spontaneous-in%C3%A2-vivo-bonding-to-bone
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Md Tariful Islam Mredha, Nobuto Kitamura, Takayuki Nonoyama, Susumu Wada, Keiko Goto, Xi Zhang, Tasuku Nakajima, Takayuki Kurokawa, Yasuaki Takagi, Kazunori Yasuda, Jian Ping Gong
Soft supporting tissues in the human body, such as cartilages and ligaments, are tough materials and firmly fixed to bones. These soft tissues, once injured, cannot regenerate spontaneously invivo. Developing tough and biocompatible hydrogels as artificial soft supporting tissues would substantially improve outcomes after soft tissue injury. Collagen is the main rigid component in soft connective tissues which is organized in various hierarchical arrays. We have successfully developed a novel class of collagen fibril-based tough hydrogels based on the double network (DN) concept using swim bladder collagen (SBC) extracted from Bester sturgeon fish...
April 5, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410739/changes-in-tendon-spatial-frequency-parameters-with-loading
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Stephen J Pearson, Aaron J Engel, Gregory R Bashford
To examine and compare the loading related changes in micro-morphology of the patellar tendon. Fifteen healthy young males (age 19±3yrs, body mass 83±5kg) were utilised in a within subjects matched pairs design. B mode ultrasound images were taken in the sagittal plane of the patellar tendon at rest with the knee at 90° flexion. Repeat images were taken whilst the subjects were carrying out maximal voluntary isometric contractions. Spatial frequency parameters related to the tendon morphology were determined within regions of interest (ROI) from the B mode images at rest and during isometric contractions...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409517/could-the-negative-effects-of-static-stretching-in-warm-up-be-restored-by-sport-specific-exercise
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Victor Bengtsson, Ji-Guo Yu, Kajsa Gilenstam
BACKGROUND: Static stretching (SS) is widely used in warm-up as it is generally believed to increase mobility and reduce the risk of injury; however, SS has been shown to induce transient negative effects on subsequent muscle performance. Interestingly, recent studies have shown that sport specific exercise could restore SS-induced negative effects on certain sports, especially of explosive muscular performance. Whether sport specific exercise could restore SS-induced negative effects on isokinetic muscle performance remains unclear...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409107/a-transosseous-bone-bridge-repair-for-posterior-horn-meniscal-root-tears-during-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#17
Jonathan M Frank, Daniel J Liechti, Jack Anavian, Thomas R Hackett
Meniscal root tears occur in isolation or concurrently with ligamentous knee injury and cause significantly altered knee mechanics with the loss of normal meniscus hoop stress. This loss of normal meniscus function can result in abnormal knee kinematics and, subsequently, more rapid degenerative changes of the knee articular surface. In the setting of anterior cruciate ligament tear, the posterolateral meniscus root is most commonly damaged. Several techniques exist for meniscus root repair; however, none have been shown to be clearly superior...
February 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406954/therapeutic-efficacy-of-intra-articular-hyaluronan-derivative-and-platelet-rich-plasma-in-mice-following-axial-tibial-loading
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Xin Duan, Linda J Sandell, Nobuaki Chinzei, Nilsson Holguin, Matthew J Silva, Antonella Schiavinato, Muhammad Farooq Rai
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the therapeutic potential of intra-articular hyaluronan-derivative HYADD® 4-G and/or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in a mouse model of non-invasive joint injury. METHODS: Non-invasive axial tibial loading was used to induce joint injury in 10-week-old C57BL/6J mice (n = 86). Mice underwent a single loading of either 6 Newton (N) or 9N axial tibial compression. HYADD® 4-G was injected intra-articularly at 8 mg/mL or 15 mg/mL either before or after loading with or without PRP...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406879/physical-examination-of-the-knee-meniscus-cartilage-and-patellofemoral-conditions
#19
Robert D Bronstein, Joseph C Schaffer
The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints in the body. Its superficial anatomy enables diagnosis of the injury through a thorough history and physical examination. Examination techniques for the knee described decades ago are still useful, as are more recently developed tests. Proper use of these techniques requires understanding of the anatomy and biomechanical principles of the knee as well as the pathophysiology of the injuries, including tears to the menisci and extensor mechanism, patellofemoral conditions, and osteochondritis dissecans...
May 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406358/bone-health-in-elite-kenyan-runners
#20
Nicholas Tam, Jordan Santos-Concejero, Ross Tucker, Robert P Lamberts, Lisa K Micklesfield
Impact loading in athletes participating in various sports has been positively associated with increased bone mineral density (BMD), but this has not been investigated in elite Kenyan runners. Body composition and site-specific BMD measures quantified with dual x-ray absorptiometry were measured in 15 elite male Kenyan runners and 23 apparently healthy South African males of different ethnicities. Training load and biomechanical variables associated with impact loading, such as joint stiffness, were determined in the elite Kenyan runners...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
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