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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919864/taxonomy-for-the-rehabilitation-of-knee-conditions-trak-a-digital-intervention-to-support-the-self-care-components-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-rehabilitation-protocol-of-a-feasibility-study
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Emma Dunphy, Fiona L Hamilton, Kate Button
BACKGROUND: Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is common, especially in the active population. In defining the problem of ACL rehabilitation, this study draws from the knowledge that improved self-care, strength, and fitness are associated with better outcomes. Traditional rehabilitation involves regular physiotherapy, but it is not clear what the optimal way for delivering rehabilitation is, and it varies widely across the world. Evidence for treatments are discussed in the literature, however standard length of rehabilitation and frequency of appointments are unknown...
December 5, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916577/association-of-fibrosis-in-the-infrapatellar-fat-pad-and-degenerative-cartilage-change-of-patellofemoral-joint-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Kyoung Ho Yoon, Dae Hyun Tak, Taeg Su Ko, Sang Eon Park, Juhyun Nam, Sang Hak Lee
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and risk factor of cartilage degeneration of the patellofemoral joint (PFJ) that was diagnosed by second-look arthroscopy. METHODS: One-hundred and seven patients who underwent ACL reconstruction were evaluated by preoperative MRI, postoperative MRI and second-look arthroscopy. Severity of infrapatellar fat pad (IPFP) fibrosis was evaluated by MRI at an average of 26months after ACL reconstruction...
December 1, 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904518/testing-the-feasibility-and-safety-of-the-nintendo-wii-gaming-console-in-orthopedic-rehabilitation-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-study
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Andreas Ficklscherer, Jonas Stapf, Kay Michael Meissner, Thomas Niethammer, Matthias Lahner, Markus Wagenhäuser, Peter E Müller, Matthias F Pietschmann
INTRODUCTION: The Nintendo Wii game console is already used as an additional training device for e.g. neurological wards. Still there are limited data available regarding orthopedic rehabilitation. The authors' objective was to examine whether the Nintendo Wii is an appropriate and safe tool in rehabilitation after orthopedic knee surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective, randomized, controlled study comparing standard physiotherapy vs. standard physiotherapy plus game console training (Wii group) in patients having anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair or knee arthroplasty was conducted...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903590/anterior-cruciate-ligament-derived-stem-cells-transduced-with-bmp2-accelerate-graft-bone-integration-after-acl-reconstruction
#4
Yohei Kawakami, Koji Takayama, Tomoyuki Matsumoto, Ying Tang, Bing Wang, Yutaka Mifune, James H Cummins, Ryan J Warth, Ryosuke Kuroda, Masahiro Kurosaka, Freddie H Fu, Johnny Huard
BACKGROUND: Strong graft-bone integration is a prerequisite for successful graft remodeling after reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) using soft tissue grafts. Novel strategies to accelerate soft tissue graft-bone integration are needed to reduce the need for bone-tendon-bone graft harvest, reduce patient convalescence, facilitate rehabilitation, and reduce total recovery time after ACL reconstruction. HYPOTHESIS: The application of ACL-derived stem cells with enhanced expression of bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) onto soft tissue grafts in the form of cell sheets will both accelerate and improve the quality of graft-bone integration after ACL reconstruction in a rat model...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900196/muscle-function-is-associated-with-future-patient-reported-outcomes-in-young-adults-with-acl-injury
#5
Vala Flosadottir, Ewa M Roos, Eva Ageberg
BACKGROUND/AIM: Consequences of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury include worse patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and a decrease in activity level. Muscle function can be improved by targeted exercise. Our aims were to investigate cross-sectional and longitudinal associations among lower extremity muscle function and PROs after ACL injury. METHODS: Fifty-four participants (15 women, mean 30 years) with ACL injury or reconstruction, from the Knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Nonsurgical versus Surgical Treatment (KANON) trial (ISRCTN84752559), were assessed with hop performance, muscle power and postural orientation 3 years (SD 0...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899894/moderate-load-eccentric-exercise-a-distinct-novel-training-modality
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Hans Hoppeler
Over the last 20 years a number of studies have been published using progressive eccentric exercise protocols on motorized ergometers or similar devices that allow for controlled application of eccentric loads. Exercise protocols ramp eccentric loads over an initial 3 weeks period in order to prevent muscle damage and delayed onset muscle soreness. Final training loads reach 400-500 W in rehabilitative settings and over 1200 W in elite athletes. Training is typically carried out three times per week for durations of 20-30 min...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873020/beneficial-and-limiting-factors-for-return-to-work-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Judith A M Groot, Freerk J Jonkers, Arthur J Kievit, P Paul F M Kuijer, Marco J M Hoozemans
PURPOSE: Evidence-based advice for return to work (RTW) after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is not available. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to determine when patients achieve full RTW, and to explore the beneficial and limiting factors for fully RTW after ACL reconstruction. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed after ACL reconstruction among 185 patients in one hospital. Data from patient files and a questionnaire were used to explore whether patient-, injury-, surgery-, sports-, work- and rehabilitation-related factors are beneficial or limiting for fully RTW after ACL reconstruction, using a backward stepwise logistic regression analysis...
November 21, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871661/single-bundle-anatomic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-surgical-technique-pearls-and-pitfalls
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REVIEW
Chaitu S Malempati, Adam V Metzler, Darren L Johnson
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures are some of the most common sports-related injuries. Treatment of these injuries with ACL reconstruction has evolved over the last several decades. Anatomic single-bundle ACL reconstruction offers an accurate and reproducible method to reproduce native knee anatomy, restore knee kinematics, and ultimately restore function and decrease long-term degenerative effects. The importance of adequate arthroscopic visualization and a thorough understanding of the native anatomic ACL landmarks are discussed in this article...
January 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871658/rehabilitation-principles-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstructed-knee-twelve-steps-for-successful-progression-and-return-to-play
#9
REVIEW
Kevin E Wilk, Christopher A Arrigo
The rehabilitation process begins immediately after injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The goal of preoperative rehabilitation is to prepare the patient for surgery. Current rehabilitation programs focus on strengthening exercises and proprioceptive and neuromuscular control drills to provide a neurologic stimulus. It is also important to address preexisting factors, especially for the female athlete, that may predispose to future injury, such as hip and hamstring weakness. Our goal in the rehabilitation program is to restore full, unrestricted function and to assist the patient to return to 100% of the preinjury level while achieving excellent long-term outcomes...
January 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871656/etiologic-factors-that-lead-to-failure-after-primary-anterior-cruciate-ligament-surgery
#10
REVIEW
James D Wylie, Lucas S Marchand, Robert T Burks
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is common in the active young population. Failure of ACL reconstruction can be due to continued or recurrent instability, stiffness, or patient-reported failure in the setting of seemingly successful surgical reconstruction, such as pain that limits activity. Multiple preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative variables can be optimized to give the greatest likelihood of success. Some of these include timing of surgery, identification, and treatment of associated ligamentous, meniscal and chondral injuries, tunnel placement, graft choice, fixation, tensioning, and postoperative rehabilitation...
January 2017: Clinics in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843365/a-systematic-review-to-evaluate-exercise-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-does-this-approach-reduce-the-incidence-of-knee-osteoarthritis
#11
REVIEW
Koji J Duncan, Jaclyn N Chopp-Hurley, Monica R Maly
PURPOSE: Among a variety of conservative and surgical options to treat anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, we do not understand which options could potentially prevent knee osteoarthritis (OA). The aim of this systematic review was to examine the evidence pertaining to exercise treatment of ACL injuries in the context of knee OA. METHODS: Medline, Embase, CINAHL, PubMed, and PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database) databases were systematically searched using keywords encompassed within four primary key terms: knee, osteoarthritis, anterior cruciate ligament, and exercise...
2016: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834612/the-effectiveness-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-in-improving-voluntary-activation-of-the-quadriceps-a-critically-appraised-topic
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Cody B Bremner, William R Holcomb, Christopher D Brown, Melanie E Perreault
: Clinical Scenario: Orthopedic knee conditions are regularly treated in sports medicine clinics. Rehabilitation protocols for these conditions are often designed to address the associated quadriceps strength deficits. Despite these efforts, patients with orthopedic knee conditions often fail to completely regain their quadriceps strength. Disinhibitory modalities have recently been suggested as a clinical tool that can be used to counteract the negative effects of arthrogenic muscle inhibition (AMI), which is believed to limit the effectiveness of therapeutic exercise...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833408/postoperative-evaluation-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-measurements-and-abnormalities-on-radiographic-and-ct-imaging
#13
Minchul Kim, Yun Sun Choi, Hyoungseop Kim, Nam-Hong Choi
Reconstruction of a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a well-established procedure for repair of ACL injury. Despite improvement of surgical and rehabilitation techniques over the past decades, up to 25% of patients still fail to regain satisfactory function after an ACL reconstruction. With development of CT imaging techniques for reducing metal artifacts, multi-planar reconstruction, and three-dimensional reconstruction, early post-operative imaging is increasingly being used to provide immediate feedback to surgeons regarding tunnel positioning, fixation, and device placement...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784622/kinesio-taping-as-a-treatment-method-in-the-acute-phase-of-acl-reconstruction-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
#14
Selvin Balki, Hanım Eda Göktaş, Zekeriya Öztemur
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed on investigating the effects of Kinesio taping (KT) in acute postoperative rehabilitation phase of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: Thirty male patients (mean age: 28.1 years) with ACL reconstruction were randomly assigned to two groups: (1) an experimental group to receive a KT treatment through the muscle and lymphatic correction techniques; or (2) a control group for sham KT. Both interventions were applied twice during a 10-day period from the fourth postoperative day...
October 24, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783350/knee-joint-kinematics-with-dynamic-augmentation-of-primary-anterior-cruciate-ligament-repair-a-biomechanical-study
#15
Janosch Häberli, Philipp Henle, Yves P Acklin, Ivan Zderic, Boyko Gueorguiev
BACKGROUND: Dynamic augmentation of anterior cruciate ligament tears seems to reduce anteroposterior knee translation close to the pre-injury level. The aim of the present study is to biomechanically investigate the course of translation during a simulated early post-operative phase. It is hypothesized that anteroposterior translation is maintained at the immediate post-operative level over a simulated rehabilitation period of 50'000 gait cycles. METHODS: Eight fresh-frozen human cadaveric knee joints from donors with a mean age of 35...
December 2016: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771170/integrating-social-media-and-anterior-cruciate-ligament-surgery-an-analysis-of-patient-surgeon-and-hospital-use
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Prem N Ramkumar, Ton La, Evan Fisch, Peter D Fabricant, Alexander E White, Kristofer J Jones, Samuel A Taylor
PURPOSE: The purpose of this observational study of social media in sports medicine was to investigate and analyze the presence and shared content of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) patients, sports surgeons, and top orthopaedic hospitals on popular social media streams. METHODS: A search of 2 public domains (Instagram and Twitter) was performed over a 6-month period. ACL surgery ("#aclsurgery") was selected for the Instagram-based patient analysis after exclusion of veterinary ACL operations...
October 19, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766275/quantifying-quadriceps-muscle-strength-in-patients-with-acl-injury-focal-cartilage-lesions-and-degenerative-meniscus-tears-differences-and-clinical-implications
#17
Ingrid Eitzen, Hege Grindem, Agnethe Nilstad, Håvard Moksnes, May Arna Risberg
BACKGROUND: Reduced quadriceps strength influences knee function and increases the risk of knee osteoarthritis. Thus, it is of significant clinical relevance to precisely quantify strength deficits in patients with knee injuries. PURPOSE: To evaluate isokinetic concentric quadriceps muscle strength torque values, assessed both from peak torque and at specific knee flexion joint angles, in patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, focal cartilage lesions, and degenerative meniscus tears...
October 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735985/effects-of-early-whole-body-vibration-treatment-on-knee-neuromuscular-function-and-postural-control-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Eugenio Maria Pistone, Luca Laudani, Gianluca Camillieri, Alessandra Di Cagno, Gabriele Tomassi, Andrea Macaluso, Arrigo Giombini
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of adding a whole-body vibration protocol at optimal frequency (WBV-OF) to a traditional rehabilitation programme (TRP) early after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, on maximal strength and balance, in comparison with a traditional rehabilitation programme. DESIGN: A total of 34 anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed patients with hamstring-tendon graft underwent either 4 weeks of WBV-OF training in addition to a traditional rehabilitation programme, or a traditional rehabilitation programme only, starting from the first month after surgery...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734019/predictors-of-revision-surgery-after-primary-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#19
Mohammad A Yabroudi, Haukur Björnsson, Andrew D Lynch, Bart Muller, Kristian Samuelsson, Majd Tarabichi, Jón Karlsson, Freddie H Fu, Christopher D Harner, James J Irrgang
BACKGROUND: Revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery occurs in 5% to 15% of individuals undergoing ACL reconstruction. Identifying predictors for revision ACL surgery is of essence in the pursuit of creating adequate prevention programs and to identify individuals at risk for reinjury and revision. PURPOSE: To determine predictors of revision ACL surgery after failed primary ACL reconstruction. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3...
September 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728954/anterior-cruciate-ligament-repair-with-internal-brace-ligament-augmentation
#20
William T Wilson, Graeme P Hopper, Paul A Byrne, Gordon M MacKay
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using tendon or ligament autograft is the gold standard surgical treatment for acute ruptures; however, this is still associated with subsequent problems and variable outcomes. Renewed interest in healing of injured ACL tissue has led to new surgical repair techniques. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of one of the first patients to undergo this novel procedure of ACL repair with internal bracing. An internal brace is a bridging concept using braided suture tape and knotless bone anchors to reinforce ligament strength...
October 6, 2016: Surgical Technology International
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