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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301221/diagnosis-of-internal-derangement-of-the-knee-volume-isotropic-turbo-spin-echo-acquisition-mri-with-fat-suppression-versus-without-fat-suppression
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Ji Hyun Lee, Young Cheol Yoon, Ki Jeong Park, Joon Ho Wang
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare 3D volume isotropic turbo spin-echo acquisition (VISTA) MRI with and without fat suppression for use in evaluating ligaments, menisci, and cartilage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two radiologists retrospectively and independently reviewed 71 MRI studies. Each study consisted of 3D intermediate-weighted VISTA images with fat suppression and without fat suppression. The presence of tears of the anterior cruciate and posterior cruciate ligaments, tears of the medial and lateral menisci, and cartilaginous defects was evaluated...
March 16, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298056/outcomes-after-biologically-augmented-isolated-meniscal-repair-with-marrow-venting-are-comparable-with-those-after-meniscal-repair-with-concomitant-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Chase S Dean, Jorge Chahla, Lauren M Matheny, Justin J Mitchell, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: Meniscal repair in the setting of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has demonstrated superior outcomes compared with isolated meniscal repair. Limited evidence exists for the effects of biological augmentation in isolated meniscal repair, particularly as compared with meniscal repair with concomitant ACL reconstruction. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to compare the outcomes and survivorship of meniscal repair in 2 cohorts of patients: meniscal repair with biological augmentation using a marrow venting procedure (MVP) of the intercondylar notch, and meniscal repair with concomitant ACL reconstruction...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298053/passive-anterior-tibial-subluxation-in-the-setting-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries
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Lucas S McDonald, Jelle P van der List, Kristofer J Jones, Hendrik A Zuiderbaan, Joseph T Nguyen, Hollis G Potter, Andrew D Pearle
BACKGROUND: Static anterior tibial subluxation after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury highlights the abnormal relationship between the tibia and femur in patients with ACL insufficiency, although causal factors including injuries to secondary stabilizers or the time from injury to reconstruction have not been examined. PURPOSE: To determine static relationships between the tibia and femur in patients with various states of ACL deficiency and to identify factors associated with anterior tibial subluxation...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282214/clinical-and-radiographic-outcomes-of-meniscus-surgery-and-future-targets-for-biologic-intervention-a-review-of-data-from-the-moon-group
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Robert W Westermann, Morgan Jones, David Wasserstein, Kurt P Spindler
Meniscus injury and treatment occurred with the majority of anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions (ACLR) in the multicenter orthopaedic outcomes (MOON) cohort. We describe the patient reported outcomes, radiographic outcomes and predictors of pain from meniscus injuries and treatment in the setting of ACLR. Patient reported outcomes improve significantly following meniscus repair with ACLR, but differences exist based on the meniscus injury laterally (medial or lateral). Patients undergoing medial meniscus repair have worse patient-reported outcomes and more pain compared to those with uninjured menisci...
March 10, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280904/complete-posterolateral-meniscal-root-tear-is-associated-with-high-grade-pivot-shift-phenomenon-in-noncontact-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries
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Guan-Yang Song, Hui Zhang, Xin Liu, Jin Zhang, Zhe Xue, Yi Qian, Hua Feng
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the complete posterolateral meniscal root tear (PLMRT) would be associated with high-grade pivot-shift phenomenon in noncontact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. METHODS: From 2013 to 2015, a total of 1095 consecutive patients were diagnosed as having noncontact ACL injuries and underwent primary ACL reconstructions. Among them, 140 patients were arthroscopically verified to have concomitant PLMRTs...
March 9, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263119/surgical-management-of-pivot-shift-phenomenon-in-a-dog
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Rebekah C Knight, David G Thomson, Alan Danielski
CASE DESCRIPTION A 6.8-year-old neutered male Labrador Retriever-Poodle mix was evaluated because of continued left pelvic limb lameness unresponsive to conservative management 1 year after undergoing tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO). CLINICAL FINDINGS A jerking lateral movement of the left stifle joint was detected during walking. Orthopedic examination revealed a pivot-shift phenomenon (PSP). Palpation elicited no signs of discomfort over the TPLO plate or caudomedial aspect of the stifle joint. Radiography revealed complete bone fusion at the osteotomy site and only mild joint effusion...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258328/arthroscopic-meniscus-repair-for-recurrent-subluxation-of-the-lateral-meniscus
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Jin Hwan Ahn, Sang Hak Lee, Kang Il Kim, Juhyun Nam
PURPOSE: This study was undertaken to diagnose and to document the clinical results and technical aspects of arthroscopic meniscus repair for recurrent subluxation with peripheral tears around the popliteal hiatus of the lateral meniscus. METHODS: Twenty-three patients (24 knees) with symptomatic recurrent subluxation of the lateral meniscus treated by arthroscopic meniscus repair were included. The inclusion criteria were: (1) patients with knee pain, locking or snapping symptoms despite 3 months of conservative treatment; (2) non-discoid lateral meniscus; (3) stable knee, and (4) tears involving the red-white or red-red zone...
March 3, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258326/meniscus-surgery-is-still-widely-performed-in-the-treatment-of-degenerative-meniscus-tears-in-the-netherlands
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Jan J Rongen, Tony G van Tienen, Pieter Buma, Gerjon Hannink
PURPOSE: Studies have demonstrated rising incidences of meniscus procedures for degenerative meniscus tears in several countries, despite accumulating evidence that questions the efficacy of the treatment. It is not clear if this rise in incidences also applies to the practice of arthroscopic surgery in the Netherlands. The objective of this study was, therefore, to evaluate the number of meniscal surgeries performed in the Netherlands between 2005 and 2014. METHODS: We used registry-based data on meniscal surgeries that originated from Dutch national hospital basic care registrations from 2005 to 2014...
March 3, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256906/rehabilitation-protocols-after-isolated-meniscal-repair
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Kevin O'Donnell, Kevin B Freedman, Fotios P Tjoumakaris
BACKGROUND: Current postoperative rehabilitation protocols after isolated meniscal repair vary widely. No consensus exists with regard to the optimal amount of weightbearing, range of motion, or speed at which the patient progresses through the rehabilitation phases. Confounding factors including concomitant ligamentous or cartilaginous injuries have made studying isolated meniscal tears problematic. PURPOSE: To systematically review and evaluate the influence of range of motion and weightbearing status during the postoperative rehabilitation period after isolated meniscal repair on clinical efficacy and outcome scores...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243702/sport-specific-outcomes-after-isolated-meniscal-repair-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Helge Eberbach, Jörn Zwingmann, Lisa Hohloch, Gerrit Bode, Dirk Maier, Philipp Niemeyer, Norbert P Südkamp, Matthias J Feucht
PURPOSE: The purpose of this systematic review was to assess sport-specific outcomes after repair of isolated meniscal tears. METHODS: A systematic electronic search of the MEDLINE and Cochrane database was performed in May 2016 to identify studies that reported sport-specific outcomes after isolated meniscal repair. Included studies were abstracted regarding study characteristics, patient demographics, surgical technique, rehabilitation, and outcome measures. The methodological quality of the included studies was assessed with the Coleman Methodology Score (CMS)...
February 27, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243169/combined-inside-out-and-all-inside-technique-in-bucket-handle-meniscus-tears
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Serdar Yılmaz, Deniz Cankaya, Ahmet Fırat, Alper Devecı, Bulent Ozkurt, Murat Bozkurt
OBJECTIVE: To determine the outcomes after combined inside-out and all-inside repair technique of bucket-handle meniscus tears. METHODS: A retrospective review was made of patients with bucket-handle meniscus tears repaired with combined techniques, using the all-inside technique in posterior meniscal tears and the inside-out technique in the middle part of the meniscal tears. Meniscal healing was assessed clinically using Barrett's criteria and MRI. RESULTS: The study comprised 52 patients with a mean age of 28...
July 2016: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231642/meniscal-transplants-and-scaffolds-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Sean Dangelmajer, Filippo Familiari, Roberto Simonetta, Mehmet Kaymakoglu, Gazi Huri
The reported incidence of meniscal tears is approximately 61 per 100,000. In instances where preservation of the native meniscus is no longer a feasible option, meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) and implants or scaffolds may be considered. The goal of this review was to compare the success and failure rates of two techniques, MAT and meniscal scaffolds, and make an inference which treatment is more preferable at the present time and future. Studies that met inclusion criteria were assessed for technique used, type of transplant used, number of procedures included in the study, mean age of patients, mean follow-up time, number of failures, failure rate, and reported reoperation rate...
March 1, 2017: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229984/anatomical-knee-variants-in-discoid-lateral-meniscal-tears
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Xu-Xu Chen, Jian Li, Tao Wang, Yang Zhao, Hui Kang
BACKGROUND: Discoid lateral meniscus was a common meniscal dysplasia and was predisposed to tear. There were some anatomical knee variants in patients with discoid lateral meniscus. The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between anatomical knee variants and discoid lateral meniscal tears. METHODS: There were totally 125 cases of discoid lateral meniscus enrolled in this study from February 2008 to December 2013. Eighty-seven patients who underwent arthroscopic surgery for right torn discoid lateral meniscus were enrolled in the torn group...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224064/anterior-horn-meniscal-repair-using-an-outside-in-suture-technique
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Travis J Menge, Chase S Dean, Jorge Chahla, Justin J Mitchell, Robert F LaPrade
The menisci are important structures within the knee that play a critical role in maintaining proper stability, load distribution, and joint lubrication. Injury to the menisci has been found to significantly alter the complex biomechanics of the knee, and thus affect the health and longevity of the native joint. Tears involving the anterior horn are increasingly recognized as an important pathology. Although early treatment of meniscal tears focused primarily on removal of the injured tissue, recent attention on the long-term consequences of partial or total meniscectomy has led to increased attempts at meniscus repair whenever possible...
October 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217572/arthroscopic-patterns-of-the-poster-medial-aspect-of-the-knee-joint-classification-of-the-gastrocnemius-semimembranosus-gateway-and-its-relationship-with-baker-s-cyst
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Vittorio Calvisi, Carmine Zoccali
BACKGROUND: The gastrocnemius-semimembranosus bursa may communicate with the knee joint. The arthroscopic anatomy of the posteromedial aspect varies depending on the angle of the oblique popliteal ligament, the level at which it crosses the medial gastrocnemius tendon, and its relationship with the capsular joint and synovia. The aim of this paper is to identify possible patterns, and to evaluate their characteristics and their relationship with Baker's cyst. METHODS: data archived from 185 consecutive arthroscopies were evaluated; an anatomic description and classification was carried out; the percentages of association with BC and the associated pathologies were reported...
October 2016: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214478/accuracy-of-64-section-mdct-in-the-diagnosis-of-cruciate-ligament-tears
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E J Heffernan, D E Moran, J F Gerstenmaier, C J McCarthy, C Hegarty, C J McMahon
AIM: To evaluate the accuracy of non-arthrographic 64-section multidetector computed tomography (CT) in the assessment of cruciate ligament tears. A secondary goal was to determine its accuracy in the diagnosis of additional soft-tissue injuries around the knee. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty consecutive outpatients underwent same-day magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and 64-slice multidetector CT (MDCT) of the knee in this prospective study. MDCT images were independently evaluated for integrity of the anterior (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligaments (PCL), medial and lateral menisci, and medial and lateral collateral ligaments...
February 15, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210945/mr-imaging-evaluation-of-the-postoperative-meniscus
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REVIEW
A Russo, R Capasso, C Varelli, A Laporta, M Carbone, G D'Agosto, S Giovine, M Zappia, A Reginelli
MR imaging has been widely evaluated in the assessment of patients with recurrent or residual symptoms following meniscal surgery. Importantly, the causes of such symptoms may relate to failure or complication of the surgical procedure, a possible recurrent or residual meniscal tear, or may be related to other causes of joint symptoms, including tears of the contralateral meniscus, or local hyaline cartilage, or marrow abnormalities subjacent to or distant to the meniscal surgical site. The complex diagnostic issues involved in the MR imaging evaluation of the postoperative meniscus were identified in early MR imaging studies...
February 16, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210647/association-of-quadriceps-strength-and-psychosocial-factors-with-single-leg-hop-performance-in-patients-with-meniscectomy
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Chao-Jung Hsu, Steven Z George, Terese L Chmielewski
BACKGROUND: Clinicians use the single-leg hop test to assess readiness for return to sports after knee injury. Few studies have reported the results of single-leg hop testing after meniscectomy. Additionally, the contributions of impairments in quadriceps strength and psychosocial factors to single-leg hop performance are unknown. PURPOSE: To compare single-leg hop performance (distance and landing mechanics) between limbs and to examine the association of single-leg hop performance with quadriceps strength and psychosocial factors in patients with meniscectomy...
December 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186682/repair-of-torn-avascular-meniscal-cartilage-using-undifferentiated-autologous-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-in-vitro-optimization-to-a-first-in-human-study
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Michael R Whitehouse, Nicholas R Howells, Michael C Parry, Eric Austin, Wael Kafienah, Kyla Brady, Allen E Goodship, Jonathan D Eldridge, Ashley W Blom, Anthony P Hollander
Meniscal cartilage tears are common and predispose to osteoarthritis (OA). Most occur in the avascular portion of the meniscus where current repair techniques usually fail. We described previously the use of undifferentiated autologous mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) seeded onto a collagen scaffold (MSC/collagen-scaffold) to integrate meniscal tissues in vitro. Our objective was to translate this method into a cell therapy for patients with torn meniscus, with the long-term goal of delaying or preventing the onset of OA...
December 15, 2016: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184957/partial-meniscectomy-provides-no-benefit-for-symptomatic-degenerative-medial-meniscus-posterior-root-tears
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Aaron J Krych, Nick R Johnson, Rohith Mohan, Diane L Dahm, Bruce A Levy, Michael J Stuart
PURPOSE: Medial meniscus posterior root tears (MMPRTs) are recognized as a source of pain and dysfunction, but treatment options remain a challenge. The purpose of the study was to determine (1) the efficacy of partial meniscectomy to treat MMPRTs compared to a matched group of non-operatively treated MMPRTs, and (2) risk factors for worse clinical and radiographic outcome. METHODS: This retrospective comparative study was performed to include patients with complete, isolated MMPRTs with documented clinical symptoms and were treated with arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (PMM) and a minimum 2-year follow-up...
February 9, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
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