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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164167/single-leg-hop-test-performance-and-isokinetic-knee-strength-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-athletes
#1
Ted Sueyoshi, Akihiro Nakahata, Gen Emoto, Tomoki Yuasa
Background: Isokinetic strength and hop tests are commonly used to assess athletes' readiness to return to sport after knee surgery. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to investigate the results of single-leg hop and isokinetic knee strength testing in athletes who underwent anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) upon returning to sport participation as well as to study the correlation between these 2 test batteries. The secondary purpose was to compare the test results by graft type (patellar tendon or hamstring)...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163995/delayed-tibial-osteomyelitis-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-hamstrings-autograft-and-bioabsorbable-interference-screw-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Kevin S Weiss, Justin M Weatherall, Jen Eick, James R Ross
Osteomyelitis following arthroscopically assisted anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has rarely been reported in the literature. We report a case of a 20-year-old female who had delayed tibial osteomyelitis and a pretibial cyst with culture-positive, oxacillin sensitive Staphylococcus epidermidis 15 months after an ACL reconstruction with hamstring autograft. Soft tissue fixation within the tibial tunnel was with a poly-L-D-lactic acid (PLDLA) bioabsorbable interference screw. The patient underwent surgical treatment with curettage, debridement, hardware removal, and bone grafting of the tibial tunnel followed by a course of intravenous antibiotics...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160630/synthetic-grafts-in-the-treatment-of-ruptured-anterior-cruciate-ligament-of-the-knee-joint
#3
REVIEW
Wojciech Satora, Aleksandra Królikowska, Andrzej Czamara, Paweł Reichert
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is cited as the most frequently injured ligament in the knee. The standard treatment of ACL injury remains ligament reconstruction followed by a postoperative physiotherapeutic procedure. During the reconstruction, the torn ligament can be replaced with an autograft or an allograft. A synthetic ligament is also one of the available graft options. Synthetic grafts in ruptured ACL treatment have been used as scaffolds, stents, or prostheses. The story of using synthetic materials in ACL deficient knee treatment started in the beginning of the 20th century with the usage of silk and silver fibers...
January 2017: Polimery W Medycynie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159462/-ulnar-collateral-ligament-reconstruction-of-the-elbow-in-posttraumatic-and-chronic-ligament-instability
#4
REVIEW
M Beck, A Wichelhaus, T Mittlmeier
OBJECTIVE: Restoration of ulnar elbow stability in cases of posttraumatic and chronic ulnar ligament instability. INDICATIONS: Symptomatic therapy-resistant ulnar ligament instability of the elbow. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Arthrofibrosis and high-grade elbow arthrosis. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Anatomical reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) with autologous tendon graft (tendons of the palmaris longus muscle and gracilis muscle) in implant-free docking technique...
November 20, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152521/isokinetic-strength-deficit-6-months-after-adductor-canal-blockade-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#5
James E Christensen, Natalie E Taylor, Scott J Hetzel, John A Shepler, Tamara A Scerpella
Background: Recent evidence shows a delayed return to sport in children and delayed quadriceps recovery in both adults and children who have undergone anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with concomitant femoral nerve blockade (FNB) compared with those who had no blockade. We evaluated the use of adductor canal blockade (ACB), as an alternative to FNB, at the time of ACL reconstruction. Hypothesis: Patients who receive ACB will have greater isokinetic strength at 6 months postoperative compared with patients who receive FNB at the time of ACL reconstruction...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146163/a-comparative-biomechanical-study-of-femoral-cortical-suspension-devices-for-soft-tissue-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-adjustable-length-loop-versus-fixed-length-loop
#6
Moon Jong Chang, Tae Soo Bae, Young-Wan Moon, Jin Hwan Ahn, Joon Ho Wang
PURPOSE: To determine whether there are differences between adjustable-length loop and fixed-length loop devices in terms of the amount of displacement, temporal pattern of displacement, and ultimate failure load when tested using 4,500 cycles of sinusoidal loading with high loads (100-400 N). METHODS: Two cortical suspension devices with a fixed- or adjustable-length loop were tested. For our comparisons, a 20-mm fixed-length loop device and a fixed-length loop device with the same loop length were used...
November 13, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146161/intraoperative-workflow-for-all-inside-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-biomechanical-evaluation-of-preconditioning-and-knot-tying
#7
Edoardo Monaco, Samuel Bachmaier, Mattia Fabbri, Riccardo Maria Lanzetti, Coen A Wijdicks, Andrea Ferretti
PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare the effect of preconditioning according to intraoperative workflow on the elongation behavior of single-side and fully knotted all-inside anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction configurations in a biomechanical in vitro study. METHODS: Four full construct all-inside ACL reconstruction groups (n = 8 per group) were tested using porcine tibias and bovine tendons. Groups included both an all-inside configuration with one- (group 1) and both-side knotted adjustable loop-length devices (group 2), without and with performing intraoperative preconditioning (group 1-intraoperative preconditioned [IPC], group 2-IPC)...
November 13, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142619/the-formation-of-extragraft-bone-bridging-after-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-a-finite-element-analysis
#8
Shin Won Kwon, Chi Heon Kim, Chun Kee Chung, Tae Hyun Park, Su Heon Woo, Sung-Jae Lee, Seung Heon Yang
Objective: In addition to bone bridging inside a cage or graft (intragraft bone bridging, InGBB), extragraft bone bridging (ExGBB) is commonly observed after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with a stand-alone cage. However, solid bony fusion without the formation of ExGBB might be a desirable condition. We hypothesized that an insufficient contact area for InGBB might be a causative factor for ExGBB. The objective was to determine the minimal area of InGBB by finite element analysis...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140169/relationship-between-physical-therapy-characteristics-surgical-procedure-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-after-acl-reconstruction
#9
Ian J Dempsey, Grant E Norte, Matthew Hall, John Goetschius, Lindsay V Slater, Jourdan M Cancienne, Brian C Werner, David R Diduch, Joseph M Hart
CONTEXT: Post-operative rehabilitation is critical to optimize outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). However, the relationship between physical therapy (PT) and clinical outcomes is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To describe PT characteristics following ACLR, and assess the relationships between PT characteristics, surgical procedure, and clinical outcomes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Laboratory...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138892/-partial-and-complete-joint-transplantation-with-fresh-osteochondral-allografts-the-flocsat-concept
#10
REVIEW
C Krettek, J-D Clausen, N Bruns, C Neunaber
Cartilage defects in adult patients do not heal well. Fresh osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation is based on mature, living, mechanically sound hyaline cartilage attached to a bone interface, which is brought into an osteochondral defect, where it becomes osseointegrated. According to current knowledge, intact hyaline cartilage tissue is immune privileged and does not, in contrast to bone, meniscus or ligaments, cause an immune reaction. The technique has the unique advantage of transplanting viable, mature and mechanically stable hyaline cartilage into the affected area...
November 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136255/loss-of-internal-tibial-rotation-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#11
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/29128875/allowing-one-quadrant-of-patellar-lateral-translation-during-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-successfully-limits-maltracking-without-overconstraining-the-patella
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John J Elias, Kerwyn C Jones, Molly K Lalonde, Joseph N Gabra, S Cyrus Rezvanifar, Andrew J Cosgarea
PURPOSE: Graft tensioning during medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction typically allows for lateral patellar translation within the trochlear groove. Computational simulation was performed to relate the allowed patellar translation to patellofemoral kinematics and contact pressures. METHODS: Multibody dynamic simulation models were developed to represent nine knees with patellar instability. Dual limb squatting was simulated representing the pre-operative condition and simulated MPFL reconstruction...
November 11, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125817/do-peak-torque-angles-of-muscles-change-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-hamstring-or-patellar-tendon-graft
#13
Hayri Baran Yosmaoğlu, Gül Baltacı, Emel Sönmezer, Hamza Özer, Deha Doğan
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare the effects of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using autogenous hamstring or patellar tendon graft on the peak torque angle. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 132 patients (103 males, 29 females; mean age 29±9 year) who were performed ACL reconstruction with autogenous hamstring or patellar tendon graft. The peak torque angles in the quadriceps and hamstring muscles were recorded using an isokinetic dynamometer...
December 2017: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124289/peak-stresses-shift-from-femoral-tunnel-aperture-to-tibial-tunnel-aperture-in-lateral-tibial-tunnel-acl-reconstructions-a-3d-graft-bending-angle-measurement-and-finite-element-analysis
#14
Hans Van Der Bracht, Thomas Tampere, Pieter Beekman, Alexander Schepens, Wouter Devriendt, Peter Verdonk, Jan Victor
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of tibial tunnel orientation on graft-bending angle and stress distribution in the ACL graft. METHODS: Eight cadaveric knees were scanned in extension, 45°, 90°, and full flexion. 3D reconstructions with anatomically placed anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) grafts were constructed with Mimics 14.12(®). 3D graft-bending angles were measured for classic medial tibial tunnels (MTT) and lateral tibial tunnels (LTT) with different drill-guide angles (DGA) (45°, 55°, 65°, and 75°)...
November 9, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122433/anterior-cruciate-ligament-graft-removal-versus-retention-in-the-setting-of-septic-arthritis-after-reconstruction-a-systematic-review-and-expected-value-decision-analysis
#15
REVIEW
Nicholas Kusnezov, Emmanuel D Eisenstein, John C Dunn, Aaron J Wey, David R Peterson, Brian R Waterman
PURPOSE: To provide further guidance on the optimal decision between anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft removal versus retention in the setting of septic arthritis following reconstruction using an expected value decision analysis. METHODS: A systematic review and expected value decision analysis and sensitivity analyses were performed to quantify the clinical decision. A decision tree was created with 5 outcomes of interest: nonoperative complications, revision surgery, early reoperation, late reoperation, and "well...
November 6, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119044/nursing-review-of-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-lumbar-degenerative-spondylolisthesis
#16
Nancy E Epstein, Renee D Hollingsworth
Background: In the lumbar spine, degenerative spondylolisthesis or degenerative (not traumatic) slippage of one vertebral body over another is divided into 4 grades - grade I (25%), grade II (50%), grade III (75%), and grade IV (100%). Dynamic X-rays, magnetic resonance (MR), and computed tomography (CT) scans document the slip secondary to arthritic changes of the facet joint plus stenosis, ossification of the yellow ligament, disc herniations, and synovial cysts. MR best demonstrates soft tissue pathology whereas CT better delineates ossific/calcified disease...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118579/surface-modification-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-loaded-silk-fibroin-to-improve-biological-performance-of-ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene-via-promoting-angiogenesis
#17
Chengchong Ai, Dandan Sheng, Jun Chen, Jiangyu Cai, Siheng Wang, Jia Jiang, Shiyi Chen
Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) has been applied in orthopedics, as the materials of joint prosthesis, artificial ligaments, and sutures due to its advantages such as high tensile strength, good wear resistance, and chemical stability. However, postoperative osteolysis induced by UHMWPE wear particles and poor bone-implant healing interface due to scarcity of osseointegration is a significant problem and should be solved imperatively. In order to enhance its affinity to bone tissue, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) was loaded on the surface of materials, the loading was performed by silk fibroin (SF) coating to achieve a controlled-release delivery...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115019/cell-laden-composite-suture-threads-for-repairing-damaged-tendons
#18
Raquel Costa-Almeida, Rui M A Domingues, Afsoon Fallahi, Huseyin Avci, Iman K Yazdi, Mohsen Akbari, Rui L Reis, Ali Tamayol, Manuela E Gomes, Ali Khademhosseini
Tendons have limited regenerative capacity due to their low cellularity and hypovascular nature, which results in poor clinical outcomes of presently used therapies. As tendon injuries are often observed in active adults, it poses an increasing socio-economic burden on healthcare systems. Currently, suture threads are used during surgical repair to anchor the tissue graft or to connect injured ends. Here, we created composite suture threads coated with a layer of cell-laden hydrogel that can be used for bridging the injured tissue aiming at tendon regeneration...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114628/femoral-tunnel-positioning-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-anteromedial-portal-versus-transtibial-technique-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#19
Michele Venosa, Marco Delcogliano, Roberto Padua, Federica Alviti, Antonio Delcogliano
Purpose  The purpose of this study was to investigate, through three-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT), the accuracy of femoral tunnel positioning in patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, comparing transtibial (TT) and anteromedial (AM) techniques. Methods  We evaluated postoperative 3D-CT scans of 26 patients treated with ACL reconstruction with hamstrings autograft using a low accessory AM portal technique and 26 treated with the TT technique. The position of the femoral tunnel center was measured with the quadrant method...
March 2017: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114625/revision-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-contralateral-hamstring-tendon-grafts-6-years-follow-up
#20
Claudio Legnani, Stefania Zini, Enrico Borgo, Alberto Ventura
Purpose  The purpose of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the clinical outcome of revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with contralateral hamstring tendon autografts, specifically with regard to patient satisfaction, return to preinjury activity level, and postoperative functional outcomes. Methods  Between 2004 and 2011, 23 patients underwent revision ACL reconstruction with contralateral autogenous hamstring tendon grafts and were retrospectively reviewed at an average follow-up of 6...
March 2017: Joints
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