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Yaxia Zhang, Michael Joyce, Jean Schils, Thomas W Bauer
Sarcoidosis is a systemic inflammatory disorder characterized by non-caseating granulomas, predominantly involving lung, mediastinal lymph nodes and other organs. Synovium involvement is infrequent, and as far as we know, involvement of a periprosthetic membrane has not been reported in the English literature. Intra-articular diffuse tenosynovial giant cell tumor ("conventional diffuse pigmented villonodular synovitis") is an uncommon, locally aggressive neoplasm with few previous case reports in which it arose in periprosthetic tissues after knee arthroplasty...
October 7, 2016: Skeletal Radiology
Laurie Anne Hiemstra, Sarah Kerslake, Mark Lafave
PURPOSE: The WARPS/STAID classification employs clinical assessment of presenting features and anatomic characteristics to identify two distinct subsets of patients within the patellofemoral instability population. The purpose of this study was to further define the specific demographics and the prevalence of risky pathoanatomies in patients classified as either WARPS or STAID presenting with recurrent patellofemoral instability. A secondary purpose was to further validate the WARPS/STAID classification with the Banff Patella Instability Instrument (BPII), the Marx activity scale and the Patellar Instability Severity Score (ISS)...
October 7, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
John J Elias, Michael J Kelly, Kathryn E Smith, Kenneth A Gall, Jack Farr
BACKGROUND: Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is performed to prevent recurrent instability, but errors in femoral fixation can elevate graft tension. HYPOTHESIS: Errors related to femoral fixation will overconstrain the patella and increase medial patellofemoral pressures. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study. METHODS: Five knees with patellar instability were represented with computational models...
September 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Devgan A, Rohilla R, Jain A, Mehta H, Singh S
INTRODUCTION: Locked vertical patellar dislocations are rare and pose a therapeutic challenge. This case is more unusual, as the patient was a known case of recurrent patellar dislocation and presented with an atraumatic locked and vertically rotated patellar dislocation. This type of presentation has never been reported in literature to the best of our knowledge. CASE PRESENTATION: A 14-year-old healthy male child with previous history of recurrent lateral dislocation of patella presented to accident & emergency department with complaints of inability to walk or bear weight on his left lower limb after he spontaneously dislocated his patella while running on uneven ground...
April 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Alexander J Nedopil, Stephen M Howell, Maury L Hull
INTRODUCTION: Thirteen patients presented with patellofemoral instability out of 3212 knees treated with kinematically aligned total knee arthroplasty (KA TKA) during a nine year period. We determined the clinical characteristics and post-operative radiographic parameters associated with patellofemoral instability, and whether re-operation and patient reported outcome measures are different between patients with and without patellofemoral instability. METHODS: Patients with patellofemoral instability were matched 1:3 to a control cohort based on date of surgery (±3 months), age (±10 years), sex, pre-operative knee deformity (varus or valgus), and implant brand...
September 12, 2016: International Orthopaedics
Marie Askenberger, Per-Mats Janarv, Throstur Finnbogason, Elizabeth A Arendt
BACKGROUND: The incidence of primary lateral patellar dislocation (LPD) in children aged 9 to 14 years is 0.6 to 1.2 per 1000. Causation is assumed to be multifactorial, including anatomic variants of the patellofemoral (PF) joint that result in a higher risk of LPD. No publication has compared the morphology of the PF joint and anatomic patellar instability risk factors (APIFs) in a primary LPD population versus controls, defining children by skeletal maturity. PURPOSE: To characterize the PF morphology and APIFs (trochlear dysplasia, abnormal lateral patellar tilt, elevated tibial tubercle-trochlear groove [TT-TG] distance, patella alta) through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements in skeletally immature children with and without a primary LPD and to identify (potential) distinctive differences between these 2 groups...
September 9, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Eric Hohn, Nirav K Pandya
BACKGROUND: Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is one of several surgical procedures used to treat patellofemoral instability. Use of allograft tissue can preserve autogenous tissue and may be preferable in patients with connective tissue disorders or ligamentous laxity. Although there are successful reports in adults, it is unclear if the use of allograft tissue in MPFL reconstruction can restore patellofemoral stability in children and adolescents. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Does allograft tissue in MPFL reconstruction in pediatric and adolescent patients restore patellar stability? (2) What complications were associated with allograft MPFL reconstructions in children and adolescents? METHODS: Between June 2012 and August 2015, one surgeon (NKP) performed 26 MPFL reconstructions in 23 patients with gracilis allograft for traumatic patellar instability...
September 2, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Mitch Beckert, Dylan Crebs, Michael Nieto, Yubo Gao, John Albright
AIM: To study patient outcomes after surgical correction for iatrogenic patellar instability. METHODS: This retrospective study looked at 17 patients (19 knees) suffering from disabling medial patellar instability following lateral release surgery. All patients underwent lateral patellofemoral ligament (LPFL) reconstruction by a single surgeon. Assessments in all 19 cases included functional outcome scores, range of motion, and assessment for the presence of apprehension sign of the patella to determine if LPFL reconstruction surgery was successful at restoring patellofemoral stability...
August 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
Kars P Valkering, Aysha Rajeev, Nick Caplan, Wim E Tuinebreijer, Deiary F Kader
PURPOSE: Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction for recurrent patellar instability has gained popularity, and anatomical and biomechanical studies have recently altered our operative techniques. The aim of this study was to report the clinical outcome of this new anatomical MPFL reconstructive technique and investigate whether correlating factors could be identified. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2012, a total of 31 consecutive patients underwent MPFL reconstruction using an autologous gracilis graft and anatomical tunnel placement...
August 26, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Riccardo G Gobbi, Marco K Demange, Luiz Francisco Rodrigues de Ávila, José de Arimatéia Batista Araújo Filho, Ramon Alfredo Moreno, Marco Antônio Gutierrez, Marina de Sá Rebelo, Luis Eduardo Passarelli Tírico, José Ricardo Pécora, Gilberto Luis Camanho
PURPOSE: Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction offers good clinical results with a very low rate of instability recurrence. However, its in vivo effect on patellar tracking is not clearly known. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of MPFL reconstruction on patellar tracking using dynamic 320-detector-row CT. METHODS: Ten patients with patellofemoral instability referred to isolated MPFL reconstruction surgery were selected and subjected to dynamic CT before and ≥6 months after surgery...
August 20, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Mitch W Beckert, Jay C Albright, Jeff Zavala, Justin Chang, John P Albright
BACKGROUND: The J-sign is defined as lateral patellar translation over the anterolateral femur proximal to the trochlear groove during active leg extension. Dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques allow for quantification of the J-sign using a variety of published indices. However, to date, clinical quantification of the J-sign has not been reliably described. The purpose of the present study is to assess the accuracy of clinically quantifying the J-sign compared with objective MRI data...
2016: Iowa Orthopaedic Journal
T C Drenck, R Akoto, N M Meenen, M Heitmann, A Preiss, K- H Frosch
Due to an increase in sporting activities, the number of injuries of the immature knee is continuously increasing. These injuries necessitate a special approach regarding the particular anatomical situation with open growth plates. Three of the most commonly occurring injuries are rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament, patella dislocation and meniscus injuries. The clinical results for conservative treatment of ruptures of the anterior cruciate ligament in the growth phase are inferior to operative treatment...
July 2016: Der Unfallchirurg
Miho J Tanaka, John J Elias, Ariel A Williams, Shadpour Demehri, Andrew J Cosgarea
PURPOSE: Little has been reported on the relationship between patellar maltracking and instability. Patellar maltracking has been subjectively described with the "J sign" but is difficult to assess objectively using traditional imaging. Dynamic kinematic computed tomography (DKCT) allows dynamic assessment of the patellofemoral joint. DKCT was used to visualize and quantify patellar maltracking patterns, and severity of maltracking was correlated with the presence or absence of patellar instability symptoms...
June 29, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Mohd Fairudz Bin Mohd Miswan, Mohamed Zubair Mohamed Al-Fayyadh, Teo Seow Hui, Mohamed Razif Bin Mohamed Ali, Wuey Min Ng
A patient with patellar instability frequently presents with anterior knee pain, patellar subluxation, or dislocation. Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) has a key role for normal patella tracking and stability. Reconstruction of the MPFL using a hamstring graft is a commonly used procedure for the treatment of chronic lateral subluxation of patella. Anchor sutures and bony tunnels are used for the patellar attachment of the graft. This can be associated with complications such as patella fracture; besides, it does not produce an anatomical reconstruction for the native MPFL that can alter the direction of tension applied on the patella...
April 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
A Lamotte, T Neri, A Kawaye, B Boyer, F Farizon, R Philippot
INTRODUCTION: Patellar instability is a frequent cause of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) failure. In cases of post-arthroplasty patellar instability, the medial structures may be damaged. The objective of this study was to study the effectiveness of medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction. We hypothesized that MPFL reconstruction will effectively realign the patella, making it a viable treatment option for managing post-arthroplasty patellar instability. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective study of six patients treated by four different surgeons, patients were included if they had a recurring or permanent patellar dislocation after undergoing TKA...
September 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Sanjeev Patnaik, Biswaranjan Nayak, Laxmikanta Mishra, Akshaya Kumar Sahoo
INTRODUCTION: Prophylactic gastrocnemius flap with primary rotating hinge knee is technically demanding in a case of neglected post-traumatic, infective arthritis of the knee, with challenges of compromised skin and soft tissues, articular bone defect, limb mal-alignment, gross instability, retained hardware and a contracted extensor mechanism with the patella fixed in the lateral gutter all in combination, is rarely reported. We report such a complex case in this study. CASE REPORT: We report a 48 year male patient with a history of fracture lateral femoral condyle of right knee due to road traffic accident 10 years back, for which he got operated with open reduction and internal fixation with cancellous screws, which subsequently got infected...
October 2015: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Thomas Tischer, Andreas Geier, Robert Lenz, Christoph Woernle, Rainer Bader
PURPOSE: Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is a key procedure for treating patellofemoral instability. However, controversy exists regarding the correct graft placement in different patellar heights. Therefore, our study aimed to investigate the influence of patellar height on MPFL insertion points. METHODS: Strain patterns of the reconstructed MPFL were calculated using a dynamic musculoskeletal multibody simulation. Numerous patellar (proximal, central, distal) and femoral attachment sites (around the radiological point according to Schöttle) were analysed in the presence of different patella heights [Insall-Salvati (IS) indices 0...
June 11, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Yubao Gong, Chen Yang, Yang Liu, Jianguo Liu, Xin Qi
Hereditary onycho-osteodysplasia, also known as nail-patella syndrome (NPS), is a rare genetic disorder that is primarily characterized by poorly developed nails and patella. Patients with NPS frequently suffer from patellar instability that requires surgical management. The present case report describes a 25-year-old man with NPS. The patient presented with left knee pain and was found to have recurrent left patellar dislocation. The knee pain was first reported 1-year after a minor knee trauma incident. Following complete evaluation, a diagnosis of NPS was reached...
June 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Chase S Dean, Jorge Chahla, Raphael Serra Cruz, Tyler R Cram, Robert F LaPrade
Recurrent patellar instability can be very debilitating and may require surgical intervention. A thorough workup must be completed in this subset of patients. Risk factors for recurrent instability include patella alta, trochlear dysplasia, an increased tibial tubercle-trochlear groove distance, and insufficiencies in the medial retinacular structures. Necessary treatment of these risk factors, once identified, should be addressed surgically. Patellofemoral reconstruction must be individually tailored to each patient's anatomy and may necessitate medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction, tibial tubercle osteotomy, or trochleoplasty in any combination or as a standalone procedure...
February 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
Teresa Errigo Vitale, Brianne Mooney, Ashley Vitale, Demitra Apergis, Stephen Wirth, Mark G Grossman
BACKGROUND: The incidence of patellar subluxation or dislocation has been documented up to 43/100,000 with females more prevalent then males. There are many contributing factors involving the hip, knee, and ankle that lead to patellar subluxation. A patellar position of lateral tilt with lateral glide may indicate weakness of the vastus medialis oblique (VMO) and adductors, increased tightness in the iliotibial band, and overpowering of the vastus lateralis. Patella alta can predispose an individual to lateral dislocation due to the patella placement outside of the femoral trochlear groove with a disadvantage of boney stability...
June 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
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