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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718171/younger-patients-and-men-achieve-higher-outcome-scores-than-older-patients-and-women-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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/28699711/-how-to-choose-the-ideal-graft-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#4
Philippe M Tscholl, Virginie M Haldemann, Arne De Smet, Suzanne Gard, Ryan Burgan, Viken V Yerganyan, Jacques Ménétrey
Indication for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is a debated subject and needs to be discussed on an individual basis, depending on the patient's age and physical demands. Graft selection is a crucial step for successful outcome and needs to be adapted to the patient, to the concomitant lesions, preoperative knee and lower limb injuries, but also to the surgeon's experience and preference. The present article summarizes current concepts, the pros and cons of the most used autografts and allografts, and highlights the importance to adapt postoperative rehabilitation in function of the graft...
July 12, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
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
#5
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-acl-reconstruction-a-delphi-approach
#6
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 upon by a group of experts throughout its development. Objectives To establish consensus on the content and scoring on a Clinician-Rated Drop Vertical Jump Scale (DVJS) for use during rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction...
July 6, 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
#7
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/28657911/efficacy-of-whole-body-vibration-board-training-on-strength-in-athletes-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-randomized-controlled-study
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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/28602934/biomechanical-factors-associated-with-pain-and-symptoms-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-and-reconstruction
#11
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/28597696/-not-always-a-straight-path-patients-perspectives-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-rupture-and-reconstruction
#12
Sarah M Scott, Meredith A Perry, Gisela Sole
PURPOSE: To explore patients' perspectives following anterior cruciate ligament rupture and subsequent reconstructive surgery. METHODS: A qualitative study design was employed, using validated questionnaires, interviews and general inductive methodology. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with five men and four women who had undergone an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in the past 6-36 months. Participants completed the Knee Osteoarthritis Outcome Score and the Tegner Activity Score...
June 9, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573973/knee-flexion-with-quadriceps-cocontraction-a-new-therapeutic-exercise-for-the-early-stage-of-acl-rehabilitation
#13
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
#14
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562674/how-does-functionality-proceed-in-acl-reconstructed-subjects-proceeding-of-functional-performance-from-pre-to-six-months-post-acl-reconstruction
#15
Frieder Cornelius Krafft, Bernd Josef Stetter, Thorsten Stein, Andree Ellermann, Johannes Flechtenmacher, Christian Eberle, Stefan Sell, Wolfgang Potthast
This is the first study examining functionality of subjects with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and a subsequent reconstruction comprehensively by multiple test sessions from pre- to six months post-reconstruction. The purpose was to evaluate if a generally applied rehabilitation program restores functionality to levels of healthy controls. Subjects with unilateral tears of the ACL were compared to matched healthy controls throughout the rehabilitation. 20 recreational athletes were tested: T1 (preoperative), 6 weeks after tear; T2, 6 weeks, T3, 3 months, T4, 6 months post-reconstruction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549818/range-of-motion-and-complications-following-primary-repair-versus-reconstruction-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament
#16
Jelle P van der List, Gregory S DiFelice
INTRODUCTION: Recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair. The procedure is less invasive than ACL reconstruction, yet studies assessing early postoperative course are lacking. Goal therefore was to assess postoperative range of motion (ROM), complications and operative times following primary repair and compare this to the gold standard of reconstruction. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed for which 52 repair and 90 reconstruction patients could be included...
May 24, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548611/relationships-between-knee-extension-moments-during-weighted-and-unweighted-gait-and-strength-measures-that-predict-knee-moments-after-acl-reconstruction
#17
Erin Hartigan, Jennifer Aucoin, Rita Carlson, Melanie Klieber-Kusak, Thomas Murray, Bernadette Shaw, Michael Lawrence
BACKGROUND: Weighted gait increases internal knee extension moment impulses (KEMI) in the anterior cruciate ligament-reconstructed (ACLR) limb; however, limb differences persist. HYPOTHESES: (1) KEMI during normal gait will influence KEMI during weighted gait and (2) peak knee extension (PKE) torque and time to reach PKE torque will predict KEMI during gait tasks. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study. METHODS: Twenty-four women and 14 men completed 3 gait tasks (unweighted, vest, sled) and strength testing after discharge from rehabilitation and clearance to return to sports...
July 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522220/surgical-reconstruction-of-ruptured-anterior-cruciate-ligament-prolongs-trauma-induced-increase-of-inflammatory-cytokines-in-synovial-fluid-an-exploratory-analysis-in-the-kanon-trial
#18
S Larsson, A Struglics, L S Lohmander, R Frobell
OBJECTIVE: Prospectively monitor how treatment of acutely ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) affects biomarkers of inflammation and proteolytic degradation over 5 years. DESIGN: We studied 119 subjects with acute ACL injury from the randomized controlled KANON-trial (Clinical trial ISRCTN 84752559) who had synovial fluid, serum and urine samples available from at least two out of six visits over 5 years after acute ACL rupture. All subjects followed a similar rehabilitation protocol where, according to randomization, 60 also had early ACL reconstruction and 59 had the option to undergo a delayed ACL reconstruction if needed...
May 15, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515057/delaying-acl-reconstruction-and-treating-with-exercise-therapy-alone-may-alter-prognostic-factors-for-5-year-outcome-an-exploratory-analysis-of-the-kanon-trial
#19
Stephanie R Filbay, Ewa M Roos, Richard B Frobell, Frank Roemer, Jonas Ranstam, L Stefan Lohmander
AIM: Identify injury-related, patient-reported and treatment-related prognostic factors for 5-year outcomes in acutely ACL-ruptured individuals managed with early reconstruction plus exercise therapy, exercise therapy plus delayed reconstruction or exercise therapy alone. METHODS: Exploratory analysis of the Knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Nonsurgical versus Surgical Treatment (KANON) trial (ISRCTN84752559). Relationships between prognostic factors (baseline cartilage, meniscus and osteochondral damage, baseline extension deficit, baseline patient-reported outcomes, number of rehabilitation visits, graft/contralateral ACL rupture, non-ACL surgery and ACL treatment strategy) and 5-year Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) pain, symptoms, sport/recreation and quality of life (QOL) scores were explored using multivariable linear regression...
May 17, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507781/isolated-posterior-cruciate-ligament-tears-an-update-of-management
#20
REVIEW
Alfonso Vaquero-Picado, E Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
Isolated posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tears are much less frequent than anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears.Abrupt posterior tibial translation (such as dashboard impact), falls in hyperflexion and direct hyperextension trauma are the most frequent mechanisms of production.The anterolateral bundle represents two-thirds of PCL mass and is reconstructed in single-bundle techniques.The PCL has an intrinsic capability for healing. This is the reason why, nowadays, the majority of isolated PCL tears are managed non-operatively, with rehabilitation and bracing...
April 2017: EFORT open reviews
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