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By Ainsley Rossi Clinician & Asst Professor Emory University Division of PT. Specialist in orthopedic PT.
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636468/do-ligamentum-teres-tears-portend-inferior-outcomes-in-patients-with-borderline-dysplasia-undergoing-hip-arthroscopic-surgery-a-match-controlled-study-with-a-minimum-2-year-follow-up
#1
Edwin O Chaharbakhshi, Itay Perets, Lyall Ashberg, Brian Mu, Christopher Lenkeit, Benjamin G Domb
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic surgery in borderline dysplastic hips remains controversial, but the role of the ligamentum teres (LT) has not been studied in this setting. HYPOTHESIS: Borderline dysplastic patients with LT tears have worse short-term outcomes than those without LT tears. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Data were prospectively collected on patients who underwent arthroscopic surgery between February 2008 and April 2014...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735553/the-development-and-validation-of-a-subjective-assessment-tool-for-the-hip-in-the-athletic-population
#2
Dean N Papaliodis, Michael B Banffy, Orr Limpisvasti, Karen Mohr, Nima Mehran, Christos D Photopoulos, Ronald Kvitne, Neal S ElAttrache
BACKGROUND: No validated functional assessments are available that are designed specifically to evaluate the performance and function of the athletic hip. Subsections of some validated outcome assessments address recreation, but a full assessment dedicated to athletic hip function does not exist. Current hip scoring systems may not be sensitive to subtle changes in performance and function in an athletic, younger population. HYPOTHESIS: The patient-athlete subjective scoring system developed in this study will be validated, reliable, and responsive in the evaluation of hip function in the athlete...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759729/the-effects-of-injury-prevention-programs-on-the-biomechanics-of-landing-tasks-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
#3
Thiago Jambo Alves Lopes, Milena Simic, Gregory D Myer, Kevin R Ford, Timothy E Hewett, Evangelos Pappas
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is a common injury in sports and often occurs during landing from a jump. PURPOSE: To synthesize the evidence on the effects of injury prevention programs (IPPs) on landing biomechanics as they relate to the ligament, quadriceps, trunk, and leg dominance theories associated with ACL injury risk. STUDY DESIGN: Meta-analysis. METHODS: Six electronic databases were searched for studies that investigated the effect of IPPs on landing task biomechanics...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593102/rehabilitation-following-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-for-patellar-instability
#4
Robert C Manske, Daniel Prohaska
Patellar instability is a common problem seen by physical therapists, athletic trainers and orthopedic surgeons. Although following an acute dislocation, conservative rehabilitation is usually the first line of defense; refractory cases exist that may require surgical intervention. Substantial progress has been made in the understanding of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) and its role as the primary stabilizer to lateral patellar displacement. Medial patellofemoral ligament disruption is now considered to be the essential lesion following acute patellar dislocation due to significantly high numbers of ruptures following this injury...
June 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669665/the-fadir-test-accuracy-for-screening-cam-and-pincer-morphology-in-youth-ice-hockey-players
#5
Nicola C Casartelli, Romana Brunner, Nicola A Maffiuletti, Mario Bizzini, Michael Leunig, Christian W Pfirrmann, Reto Sutter
OBJECTIVES: Aim of this study was to evaluate the flexion-adduction-internal rotation (FADIR) test accuracy for screening cam and pincer morphology in youth male ice hockey players without diagnosed hip disorders. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Seventy-four ice hockey players with a mean age of 16 years (range: 13-20 years) were assessed unilaterally. The presence of cam and pincer morphology was evaluated using the FADIR test and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (reference standard)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678520/return-to-play-guidelines-after-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-surgery-for-recurrent-patellar-instability-a-systematic-review
#6
Saif Zaman, Alex White, Weilong J Shi, Kevin B Freedman, Christopher C Dodson
BACKGROUND: Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction and repair continue to gain acceptance as viable treatment options for recurrent patellar instability in patients who wish to return to sports after surgery. Return-to-play guidelines with objective or subjective criteria for athletes after MPFL surgery, however, have not been uniformly defined. PURPOSE: To determine whether a concise and objective protocol exists that may help athletes return to their sport more safely after MPFL surgery...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632588/survivorship-and-outcomes-10-years-following-hip-arthroscopy-for-femoroacetabular-impingement-labral-debridement-compared-with-labral-repair
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Travis J Menge, Karen K Briggs, Grant J Dornan, Shannen C McNamara, Marc J Philippon
BACKGROUND: Studies have demonstrated hip arthroscopy to be an effective treatment for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) with associated labral tears. The purposes of this study were to report 10-year outcomes and hip survival following hip arthroscopy for FAI and to compare labral debridement with labral repair. METHODS: Prospectively collected data on patients followed for a minimum of 10 years after hip arthroscopy for FAI with either labral debridement or labral repair performed by a single surgeon were retrospectively analyzed...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449851/acute-compartment-syndrome
#8
Andrew H Schmidt
Acute compartment syndrome is a well-known complication of tibial fractures, yet it remains difficult to diagnose and the only effective treatment is surgical fasciotomy. Delayed fasciotomy is the most important factor contributing to poor outcomes, and as a result, treatment is biased towards performing early fasciotomy. Current diagnosis of ACS is based on clinical findings and intramuscular pressure (IMP) measurement, and is targeted at identifying safe thresholds for when fasciotomy can be avoided. Since clinical findings are variable and difficult to quantify, measurement of IMP - ideally continuously - is the cornerstone of surgical decision - making...
April 24, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530451/effect-of-high-volume-injection-platelet-rich-plasma-and-sham-treatment-in-chronic-midportion-achilles-tendinopathy-a-randomized-double-blinded-prospective-study
#9
Anders Ploug Boesen, Rudi Hansen, Morten Ilum Boesen, Peter Malliaras, Henning Langberg
BACKGROUND: Injection therapies are often considered alongside exercise for chronic midportion Achilles tendinopathy (AT), although evidence of their efficacy is sparse. PURPOSE: To determine whether eccentric training in combination with high-volume injection (HVI) or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections improves outcomes in AT. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1. METHODS: A total of 60 men (age, 18-59 years) with chronic (>3 months) AT were included and followed for 6 months (n = 57)...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984446/primary-wound-closure-after-open-fracture-a-prospective-cohort-study-examining-nonunion-and-deep-infection
#10
Angela V Scharfenberger, Khaled Alabassi, Stephanie Smith, Donald Weber, Sukhdeep K Dulai, Joseph W Bergman, Lauren A Beaupre
OBJECTIVES: Determine the proportion of subjects developing deep infection or nonunion after primary wound closure of open fractures (humerus, radius/ulna, femur, and tibia/fibula). Secondarily, a matched-series analysis compared outcomes with subjects who underwent delayed wound closure. DESIGN: Prospective cohort between 2009 and 2013 of subjects undergoing primary closure. SETTING: Trauma center. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-three (84 fractures) subjects were enrolled...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363270/hip-pain-dry-needling-versus-cortisone-injections
#11
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Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is chronic, intermittent pain and tenderness on the outside of the hip. The medical community once thought that a swollen hip bursa was the source of such pain, which led to the use of corticosteroid injections to the bursa to help decrease swelling and pain. However, researchers now believe that injuries to the muscles and tendons around the hip are the actual cause of this pain, and that inflammation is often not involved. A study published in the April 2017 issue of JOSPT explores dry needling as an alternative to cortisone injections to reduce pain and improve function in patients with GTPS...
April 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21665168/iliotibial-band-syndrome-soft-tissue-and-biomechanical-factors-in-evaluation-and-treatment
#12
REVIEW
Robert L Baker, Richard B Souza, Michael Fredericson
Muscle performance factors and altered loading mechanics have been linked to a variety of lower extremity musculoskeletal disorders. In this article, biomechanical risk factors associated with iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) are described, and a strategy for incorporating these factors into the clinical evaluation of and treatment for that disorder is presented. Abnormal movement patterns in runners and cyclists with ITBS are discussed, and the pathophysiological characteristics of this syndrome are considered in light of prior and current studies in anatomy...
June 2011: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188077/development-of-a-preliminary-evidence-based-neuromusculoskeletal-exercise-guideline-to-reduce-injury-risk-in-the-lower-limb
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REVIEW
Michael E Lehr, Devin Kime, Cayce Onks, Matthew Silvis, Megan Streisel
Athletic participation growth has resulted in increased exposures and neuromusculoskeletal (NMSK) non-contact injuries. Based on current evidence, the primary objective of this literature review is to create a preliminary evidence-based NMSK exercise guideline, addressing these intrinsic modifiable risk factors. Systematic searches were conducted September 2014 prior to data extraction utilizing CINAHL Plus (1995 to September 2014), MEDLINE (1995 to September 2014), and Academic Search Premier (1995 to September 2014)...
May 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24259750/the-effect-of-subtalar-joint-position-on-dorsiflexion-of-the-ankle-rearfoot-versus-midfoot-forefoot-during-gastrocnemius-stretching
#14
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Marie A Johanson, Amy DeArment, Krystol Hines, Erin Riley, Meghan Martin, Justin Thomas, Kathleen Geist
BACKGROUND: Limited ankle joint dorsiflexion passive range of motion (PROM) has been associated with common chronic lower extremity conditions, and clinicians often instruct patients in stretching exercises to increase dorsiflexion. However, little is known about how subtalar joint (STJ) position affects dorsiflexion at the midfoot/forefoot versus ankle/rearfoot during gastrocnemius stretching. The purpose of this study was to determine if more dorsiflexion occurs at the ankle/rearfoot and less at the midfoot/forefoot during gastrocnemius stretching with the STJ positioned in supination versus pronation...
January 2014: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22622915/a-systematic-evaluation-of-prevalence-and-diagnostic-accuracy-of-sacroiliac-joint-interventions
#15
REVIEW
Thomas T Simopoulos, Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Vijay Singh, Sanjeeva Gupta, Haroon Hameed, Sudhir Diwan, Steven P Cohen
BACKGROUND: The contributions of the sacroiliac joint to low back and lower extremity pain have been a subject of considerable debate and research. It is generally accepted that 10% to 25% of patients with persistent mechanical low back pain below L5 have pain secondary to sacroiliac joint pathology. However, no single historical, physical exam, or radiological feature can definitively establish a diagnosis of sacroiliac joint pain. Based on present knowledge, a proper diagnosis can only be made using controlled diagnostic blocks...
May 2012: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509827/leptin-elevation-as-a-risk-factor-for-slipped-capital-femoral-epiphysis-independent-of-obesity-status
#16
Schuyler J Halverson, Tracy Warhoover, Gregory A Mencio, Steven A Lovejoy, Jeffrey E Martus, Jonathan G Schoenecker
BACKGROUND: Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is strongly associated with childhood obesity, yet the prevalence of obesity is orders of magnitude greater than the prevalence of SCFE. Therefore, it is hypothesized that obesity is not, by itself, a sufficient condition for SCFE, but rather one component of a multifactorial process requiring preexisting physeal pathology. Leptin elevation is seen to varying degrees in patients with obesity, and as leptin has been shown to cause physeal pathology similar to the changes seen in SCFE, we propose that leptin may be a factor distinguishing between patients with SCFE and equally obese children without hip abnormalities...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386761/platelet-rich-plasma-for-the-management-of-hip-and-knee-osteoarthritis
#17
REVIEW
Kim L Bennell, David J Hunter, Kade L Paterson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA) are major public health problems worldwide causing pain, disability and impaired quality of life. This narrative paper discusses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as a treatment for hip and knee OA, with a focus on evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs). RECENT FINDINGS: Since the first RCT of PRP in 2012, there has been 15 RCTs in knee OA and three in hip OA, mostly comparing PRP to another intra-articular injection therapy, hyaluronic acid...
May 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520460/the-influence-of-body-mass-index-on-outcomes-after-hip-arthroscopic-surgery-with-capsular-plication-for-the-treatment-of-femoroacetabular-impingement
#18
Bryan M Saltzman, Benjamin D Kuhns, Bryce Basques, Timothy Leroux, Jennifer Alter, Richard C Mather, Michael J Salata, Shane J Nho
BACKGROUND: It remains unknown how variations in body mass index (BMI) influence outcomes after primary hip arthroscopic surgery with capsular plication for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect that abnormal BMI (namely, overweight, obese, morbidly obese, and underweight) versus normal weight has on patient-reported clinical outcomes more than 2 years postoperatively from primary hip arthroscopic surgery with capsular plication by a single surgeon...
August 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520461/clinical-outcome-after-arthroscopic-debridement-and-microfracture-for-osteochondritis-dissecans-of-the-capitellum
#19
Rens Bexkens, Kim I M van den Ende, Paul T Ogink, Christiaan J A van Bergen, Michel P J van den Bekerom, Denise Eygendaal
BACKGROUND: Various surgical treatment techniques have been developed to treat capitellar osteochondritis dissecans; however, the optimal technique remains the subject of ongoing debate. PURPOSE: To evaluate clinical outcomes after arthroscopic debridement and microfracture for advanced capitellar osteochondritis dissecans. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2015, the authors followed 77 consecutive patients (81 elbows) who underwent arthroscopic debridement and microfracture, and loose body removal if needed, for advanced capitellar osteochondritis dissecans...
August 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437505/guidelines-for-treatment-of-lateral-patella-dislocations-in-skeletally-mature-patients
#20
Michael C Liebensteiner, Florian Dirisamer, Peter Balcarek, Philip Schoettle
The incidence of lateral patella dislocations is high, particularly in young females. Beside traumatic cases, many patients present with specific anatomical factors that predispose to lateral patella dislocations (torsional abnormalities of the femur or the tibia, trochlea dysplasia, patella alta, etc). It is of utmost importance to correct those pathologic factors during concomitant procedures as isolated reconstructions of the medial patellofemoral ligament would fail in the presence of severe anatomic risk factors...
March 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
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