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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209517/clinical-course-and-recommendations-for-patients-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-and-subsequent-reconstruction-a-narrative-review
#1
Alli Gokeler, Bart Dingenen, Caroline Mouton, Romain Seil
Almost all athletes who have suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury expect a full return to sports at the same pre-injury level after ACL reconstruction (ACLR). Detailed patient information on the reasonable outcomes of the surgery may be essential to improve patient satisfaction.Pre-operative rehabilitation before ACLR should be considered as an addition to the standard of care to maximise functional outcomes after ACLR.We propose an optimised criterion-based rehabilitation programme within a biopsychosocial framework...
October 2017: EFORT Open Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205225/using-the-discrete-wavelet-transform-in-assessing-the-effectiveness-of-rehabilitation-in-patients-after-acl-reconstruction
#2
Adam Czaplicki, Wiesława Kuniszyk-Jóźkowiak, Janusz Jaszczuk, Marta Jarocka, Jacek Walawski
PURPOSE: The purpose of the current study was to assess the effectiveness of rehabilitation in patients after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) using a wavelet analysis of the torque-time curve patterns of the extensors of the affected knee. The analysis aimed at the quantitative evaluation of irregularities in these torque-time patterns. METHODS: The study involved a group of 22 men who had had ACL reconstruction. The torque-time characteristics were recorded 3, 6 and 12 months after the surgery by an isokinetic dynamometer...
2017: Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
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
#3
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/29193888/associations-between-slower-walking-speed-and-t1%C3%AF-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-femoral-cartilage-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#4
Steven Pfeiffer, Matthew S Harkey, Laura E Stanley, J Troy Blackburn, Darin A Padua, Jeffrey T Spang, Stephen W Marshall, Joanne M Jordan, Randy Schmitz, Daniel Nissman, Brian Pietrosimone
To determine if walking speed collected at 6 and 12 months following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) associates with inter-limb differences in proteoglycan density, measured via T1ρ magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in tibiofemoral articular cartilage 12 months following ACLR METHODS: Twenty-one individuals with a unilateral patellar-tendon autograft ACLR (10 females, 11 males, 23.9±2.7 years, 23.9±2.7 BMI) were recruited for participation in this study. Walking speed was collected using 3-dimensional motion capture at 6 and 12 months following ACLR...
November 28, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189529/trends-in-management-and-complications-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-in-pediatric-patients-a-survey-of-the-prism-society
#5
Charles A Popkin, Margaret L Wright, Andrew T Pennock, Laura A Vogel, Ajay Padaki, Lauren H Redler, Christopher S Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries have been recognized and treated with increasing frequency in children and adolescents. ACL reconstruction (ACLR) in skeletally immature patients has unique considerations and there is a large practice variation in the management of these injuries. The purpose of this study was to survey the members of the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRiSM) Society regarding their experience with the management and complications of pediatric ACL injuries...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189474/pediatric-acl-reconstruction-and-return-to-the-operating-room-revision-is-less-than-half-of-the-story
#6
Christopher J DeFrancesco, Eileen P Storey, John M Flynn, Theodore J Ganley
BACKGROUND: Although there are several causes of unplanned return to the operating room (RTOR) following pediatric anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR), prior outcomes studies focus primarily on the risk of graft failure. We sought to comprehensively describe indications for RTOR in pediatric primary ACLR patients, estimate associated rates of RTOR, and assess the impact of concomitant meniscal procedures on these rates. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study considered patients who underwent primary ACLR at an urban, pediatric tertiary care hospital between 2013 and 2015...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188336/no-risk-of-arthrofibrosis-after-acute-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#7
Karl Eriksson, Christoffer von Essen, Sven Jönhagen, Björn Barenius
PURPOSE: To compare acute ACL reconstruction (ACLR) within 8 days of injury with delayed reconstruction after normalized range of motion (ROM), 6-10 weeks after injury. It was hypothesized that acute ACL reconstruction with modern techniques is safe and can be beneficial in terms of patient-reported outcomes and range of motion. METHODS: Sample size calculation indicated 64 patients would be required to find a 5° difference in ROM at 3 months. Seventy patients with high recreational activity level, Tegner level 6 or more, were randomized to acute (within 8 days) or delayed (6-10 weeks) ACLR between 2006 and 2013...
November 29, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185004/poor-knee-function-after-acl-reconstruction-is-associated-with-attenuated-landing-force-and-knee-flexion-moment-during-running
#8
Luke G Perraton, Michelle Hall, Ross A Clark, Kay M Crossley, Yong-Hao Pua, Tim S Whitehead, Hayden G Morris, Adam G Culvenor, Adam L Bryant
PURPOSE: Poor knee function after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) may increase the risk of future knee symptoms and knee osteoarthritis via abnormal knee joint loading patterns, particularly during high-impact activity. This study aimed to assess the relationship between poor self-reported or clinically measured knee function and knee moments/vertical ground reaction force (vGRF) in individuals following ACLR. METHODS: 61 participants (mean 16.5 ± 3 months following ACLR, 23 women) completed a patient-reported knee function questionnaire and three hop tests (% of uninvolved limb)...
November 28, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171322/graft-fixation-influences-revision-risk-after-acl-reconstruction-with-hamstring-tendon-autografts
#9
Andreas Persson, Tone Gifstad, Martin Lind, Lars Engebretsen, Knut Fjeldsgaard, Jon Olav Drogset, Magnus Forssblad, Birgitte Espehaug, Asle B Kjellsen, Jonas M Fevang
Background and purpose - A large number of fixation methods of hamstring tendon autograft (HT) are available for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). Some studies report an association between fixation method and the risk of revision ACLR. We compared the risk of revision of various femoral and tibial fixation methods used for HT in Scandinavia 2004-2011. Materials and methods - A register-based study of 38,666 patients undergoing primary ACLRs with HT, with 1,042 revision ACLRs. The overall median follow-up time was 2...
November 24, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169096/neuromuscular-compensatory-strategies-at-the-trunk-and-lower-limb-are-not-resolved-following-an-acl-reconstruction
#10
Grant Boggess, Kristin Morgan, Darren Johnson, Mary Lloyd Ireland, Jeffrey A Reinbolt, Brian Noehren
BACKGROUND: Following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), patients present with greater trunk ipsilateral lean, which may affect knee kinetics and increase re-injury risk. However, there has been little research into neuromuscular factors controlling the trunk and their relation to the knee between healthy and ACLR subjects. This is critical to establish in order to develop more directed and effective interventions. HYPOTHESIS: As compared to healthy control subjects, ACLR subjects will demonstrate increased erector spinae and rectus abdominis co-contraction, greater rectus abdominis force and greater hamstring force that is correlated to increased forward trunk lean...
November 13, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164266/nationwide-study-highlights-a-second-peak-in-acl-tears-for-women-in-their-early-forties
#11
Micah Nicholls, Thor Aspelund, Thorvaldur Ingvarsson, Kristin Briem
PURPOSE: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture continues to be a focus of research on knee injuries. Despite this, data on the total number of ruptures on a national basis including both reconstructed (ACLR) and non-reconstructed injuries are limited. The purpose of this study was to describe the national incidence of MRI diagnosed ACL ruptures in Iceland and its subsequent rate of operation with regard to sex and age. METHODS: All MRI knee reports taken in Iceland between 2006 and 2011 were gathered to identify ACL ruptures...
November 21, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164167/single-leg-hop-test-performance-and-isokinetic-knee-strength-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-athletes
#12
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/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/29140169/relationship-between-physical-therapy-characteristics-surgical-procedure-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-after-acl-reconstruction
#14
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/29140161/relationship-between-physical-activity-and-clinical-outcomes-after-acl-reconstruction
#15
Christopher Kuenze, Lisa Cadmus-Bertram, Karin Pfieffer, Stephanie Trigsted, Dane Cook, Caroline Lisee, David Bell
CONTEXT: Reductions in objectively measured moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) have been reported among individuals with ACLR. Self-reported measures of physical activity are commonly utilized to assess participation in physical activity after ACLR despite the lack of evidence to support the validity of such measures within this population. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this research was to determine the relationships between objectively measured MVPA, self-reported physical activity, and knee function among individuals with ACLR...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125920/frontal-plane-knee-mechanics-and-early-cartilage-degeneration-in-people-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-longitudinal-study
#16
Deepak Kumar, Favian Su, Daniel Wu, Valentina Pedoia, Lauren Heitkamp, C Benjamin Ma, Richard B Souza, Xiaojuan Li
BACKGROUND: Abnormal frontal plane gait mechanics are known risk factors for knee osteoarthritis, but their role in early cartilage degeneration after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is not well understood. Hypothesis/Purpose: The objective was to evaluate the association of frontal plane gait mechanics with medial knee cartilage magnetic resonance (MR) relaxation times over 1 year in patients with ACLR and controls. It was hypothesized that (1) there will be an increase in frontal plane medial knee loading and medial knee MR relaxation times over time in the patients with ACLR, and (2) increases in frontal plane medial knee loading will be associated with an increase in medial knee MR relaxation times...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124078/demineralized-bone-matrix-to-augment-tendon-bone-healing-a-systematic-review
#17
Adam T Hexter, Catherine Pendegrass, Fares Haddad, Gordon Blunn
Background: Following injury to the rotator cuff and anterior cruciate ligament, a direct enthesis is not regenerated, and healing occurs with biomechanically inferior fibrous tissue. Demineralized bone matrix (DBM) is a collagen scaffold that contains growth factors and is a promising biological material for tendon and ligament repair because it can regenerate a direct fibrocartilaginous insertion via endochondral ossification. Purpose: To provide a comprehensive review of the literature investigating the use of DBM to augment tendon-bone healing in tendon repair and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR)...
October 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124075/the-role-of-lateral-extra-articular-tenodesis-in-primary-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-and-best-evidence-synthesis
#18
Brian M Devitt, Stuart W Bell, Clare L Ardern, Taylor Hartwig, Tabitha J Porter, Julian A Feller, Kate E Webster
Background: The role of lateral extra-articular tenodesis (LEAT) to augment primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) remains controversial. Purpose: To determine whether the addition of LEAT to primary ACLR provides greater control of rotational laxity and improves clinical outcomes compared with ACLR alone and to assess the impact of early versus delayed ACLR. Study Design: Systematic review; Level of evidence, 3. Methods: Two reviewers independently searched 7 databases for randomized and nonrandomized clinical studies comparing ACLR plus LEAT versus ACLR alone...
October 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109642/comparison-of-intra-articular-analgesics-in-arthroscopic-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-surgeries-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Vijayalakshmi Sivapurapu, Shishir Suranigi Murugharaj, Sai Saran Panathula Venkata
Background and Aims: Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is one of the most common knee surgeries done worldwide today. It involves immense pain at sites of graft harvest, tibial, and femoral tunnels, thereby delaying recovery and increased patient morbidity, and delayed rehabilitation. Various drugs and combination of drugs administered intra-articularly have been studied for analgesic efficacy. Our study gives an insight if there is any added advantage of additives morphine or clonidine to bupivacaine when compared to administering bupivacaine alone...
July 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067474/restoring-tibiofemoral-alignment-during-acl-reconstruction-results-in-better-knee-biomechanics
#20
Frantzeska Zampeli, Ioannis Terzidis, João Espregueira-Mendes, Jim-Dimitris Georgoulis, Manfred Bernard, Evangelos Pappas, Anastasios D Georgoulis
PURPOSE: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR) aims to restore normal knee joint function, stability and biomechanics and in the long term avoid joint degeneration. The purpose of this study is to present the anatomic single bundle (SB) ACLR that emphasizes intraoperative correction of tibiofemoral subluxation that occurs after ACL injury. It was hypothesized that this technique leads to optimal outcomes and better restoration of pathological tibiofemoral joint movement that results from ACL deficiency (ACLD)...
October 24, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
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