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Tzagarakis G N - - 2010
The objective of this study was to compare the gait variability of patients with isolated anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficiency (experimental group) with that of healthy individuals (control group). The hypothesis was that the gait variability of the experimental group would be higher than the control group. The experimental group ...
Sekir Ufuk - - 2010
Hamstring strengthening after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is a vital component of the rehabilitation program. The objective of this trial was to investigate the effects of hamstring isokinetic training used in the early phase of the rehabilitation program on the stability, strength, symptoms, and functional outcomes of patients throughout 12 ...
Kennedy J - - 2010
We reviewed a single-surgeon series of 300 athletic patients who had undergone reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament in order to establish the relationship between the timing of the reconstruction and the incidence of meniscal and chondral pathology. The patients were divided into five groups according to the time from ...
Monaco Edoardo - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Septic arthritis after arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a rare complication. In the literature, several treatments have been proposed. The aim of the study was to report our results using ambulatory irrigation of the knee and parenteral and oral antibiotics. METHODS: From January 2001 to December 2008, ...
Price Rohan - - 2010
BACKGROUND: To determine if there is a different clinical outcome after TransFix versus endobutton femoral fixation in hamstring anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients were randomized into either Endobutton (Smith & Nephew, Andover, MA, USA) (n= 13) or TransFix (Arthrex, Naples, FL, USA) (n= 16) femoral fixation in ...
Hartigan Erin H - - 2010
Randomized clinical trial. Determine effective interventions for improving readiness to return to sports postoperatively in patients with complete, unilateral, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture who do not compensate well after the injury (noncopers). Specifically, we compared the effects of 2 preoperative interventions on quadriceps strength and functional outcomes. The percentage ...
Park Se-Jin - - 2010
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical results of arthroscopic single-bundle and double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: We designed a prospective study that included patients with an isolated ACL injury. From April 2004 to February 2007, of 147 patients who underwent ACL reconstruction, 113 ...
Basad E - - 2010
AIM: Within a prospective case group study, two hamstring fixation techniques, a pin fixation with RigidFix (RF) and an anchor fixation with EndoButton (EB), were compared. METHOD: 67 patients were followed clinically and by MRI preoperatively (t0), at six months (t6) and at twelve months (t12). In one group (N ...
Serrano-Fernandez Jose Miguel - - 2010
The aim of this study is to present a surgical augmentation technique for partial ACL ruptures in which an isolated, autologous, double-bundle semitendinosus tendon graft is passed over the top of the femur, thus fully preserving the still-intact fibers of the ligament remnant. Between 1992 and 2006, 24 patients underwent ...
Streich Nikolaus A - - 2010
ACL reconstruction in adolescents undergoing or being beyond the final growth spurt can be performed as in adults without major concern of growth disturbance. Whereas for the young athlete with wide-open physis a lot of controversy still exists about the technical aspect of the procedure to minimise the risk of ...
Cummings Judd - - 2010
We hypothesized that stringent patient selection in the use of large bulk structural allografts for limb preservation would positively affect outcomes and decrease complication rates by eliminating certain comorbid or social factors known to contribute to the most detrimental sources of allograft failure: infection, fracture, and nonunion.Our selection criteria included ...
Suganuma Jun - - 2010
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the results of meniscal repair of the medial meniscus with or without decompression of the posterior segment of the medial meniscus for the treatment of posteromedial tibiofemoral incongruence at full flexion (PMTFI), which induces deformation of the posterior segment on sagittal ...
Osti Leonardo - - 2010
In athletes with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears combined with meniscal and cartilage injuries, the goals are to restore knee laxity and relieve symptoms, while long-term goals are the return to pre-injury sport activity and to prevent onset of degenerative changes. We compared the post-operative (minimum 5 years) clinical and radiological ...
Barber F Alan - - 2010
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes of a consecutive series of nonrevision bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) allograft anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions in patients aged 40 years or older and patients aged younger than 40 years. METHODS: Prospectively collected data from consecutive BPTB allograft ACL reconstructions fixed with biodegradable interference screws and ...
Ahn Jin Hwan - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Tears of the medial meniscus posterior horn (MMPH) are frequently found in knees with deficient anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs). There are few studies that have evaluated healing of the menisci and the factors associated with healing. HYPOTHESIS: The repaired menisci would show good healing in the knees with reconstructed ...
Keays Susan L - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The incidence of osteoarthritis after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is disturbingly high, with reports of nearly 50% of patients developing mild to moderate osteoarthritis 6 years after surgery. Few studies have assessed the factors involved in the development of osteoarthritis. HYPOTHESIS: The following 10 factors will be found to ...
Brewer Britton W - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to examine the possibility of self-protective changes in athletic identity (AI) being initiated after the occurrence of a severe injury. METHOD: People (72 men and 36 women) undergoing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery and rehabilitation were asked to complete a measure of AI prior to ...
Hirschmann Michael T - - 2010
The purpose of our study was to analyze the clinical and radiological long-term outcomes of surgically treated traumatic knee dislocations and determine prognostic factors for outcome. Retrospective consecutive series of patients treated surgically for traumatic knee dislocation with reconstruction/refixation of the anterior (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligaments (PCL) and primary ...
Rexing Josh - - 2010
To compare 4 therapeutic techniques to reduce soft tissue swelling after cranial cruciate ligament repair in the dog. Prospective study. Twenty-four dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCLR). Dogs with naturally occurring CCLR, were surgically repaired by an extracapsular technique and randomly divided into 4 treatment groups (cold compression [CC], ...
LaPrade Robert F - - 2010
Chronic posterolateral knee injuries often result in substantial patient morbidity and functional instability. The clinical stability and functional outcomes following anatomic reconstructions in patients with a chronic posterolateral knee injury have not been determined, to our knowledge. A two-center outcomes study of sixty-four patients with grade-3 chronic posterolateral instability was ...
Tanaka Yoshinari - - 2010
Incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in young female basketball players is higher than that in male basketball players. Graft retears are more frequent with the increasing number of ACL reconstructions. The present study aimed to examine the incidence of retears in competitive female basketball players. Sixty-four female basketball ...
Kubiak Grzegorz - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The paper presents the results of clinical assessment of meniscal repair outcomes after a minimum of two years post-suturing. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The first stage of the treatment involved arthroscopic repair of 34 menisci in 31 knees of 30 patients, and the second stage was anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. ...
Della Villa Stefano - - 2010
Despite improvement in treatment for articular cartilage lesions, prolonged recovery still precludes early return to competitive sports. The challenge of postoperative rehabilitation is to optimize return to preinjury activities without jeopardizing the graft. Intensive rehabilitation after second-generation arthroscopic autologous cartilage implantation (Hyalograft C) facilitates graft maturation and safely allows for ...
Choi Nam-Hong - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to evaluate tibial tunnel widening prospectively after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with hamstring tendon grafts using Rigidfix (DePuy Mitek, Raynham, MA) femoral fixation and Intrafix (DePuy Mitek) tibial fixation. Fifty-six consecutive patients who underwent ACL reconstruction with a minimum of 2 years' postoperative ...
Becher Christoph - - 2010
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the expression of the type 1 PTH/PTHrP receptor (PTH1R) on chondrocytes from hyaline cartilage over the course of osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: In 12 NZW rabbits, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) was resected to create anterior instability of the knee. In 12 control rabbits, only a sham operation, ...
Karasel Seide - - 2010
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and functional outcomes and proprioceptive function in patients who received a modified accelerated rehabilitation program after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with a patellar tendon (PT) graft. The study included 38 patients (33 men, 5 women; mean age 27.6 ± ...
Laaksonen Juha-Pertti - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to use acoustic analyses to describe speech outcomes over the course of 1 year after radial forearm free flap (RFFF) reconstruction of the tongue. Eighteen Canadian English-speaking females and males with reconstruction for oral cancer had speech samples recorded (pre-operative, and 1 month, 6 ...
Oida Takatsugu - - 2010
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The present papaer compared the results of reconstructive procedure following pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) with pancreaticojejunostomy in patients who have undergone partial gastrectomy previously. METHODOLOGY: Twenty-two patients who had previously undergone partial gastrectomy with Billroth-I reconstruction for gastric ulcer or gastric cancer had subsequent PD and were available for this study. ...
Hart Joseph M - - 2010
Arthrogenic muscle inhibition is an important underlying factor in persistent quadriceps muscle weakness after knee injury or surgery. To determine the magnitude and prevalence of volitional quadriceps activation deficits after knee injury. Web of Science database. Eligible studies involved human participants and measured quadriceps activation using either twitch interpolation or ...
Magnussen Robert A - - 2010
Data from large prospectively collected anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) cohorts are being utilized to address clinical questions regarding ACL injury demographics and outcomes of ACL reconstruction. These data are affected by patient and injury factors as well as surgical factors associated with the site of data collection. The aim of ...
Jung Young-Bok - - 2010
PURPOSE: To evaluate the results of a remnant posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)-augmenting stent procedure for acute- or subacute-stage PCL injuries in terms of stability and clinical results. METHODS: Between September 2003 and March 2006, 32 patients with a PCL tear underwent a reconstructive stent procedure with an autogenous hamstring tendon ...
Lee Jung Hwan - - 2010
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstructive surgery by use of bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) allografts, tibialis anterior tendon (TA) allografts, and hamstring tendon (HA) autografts with respect to objective knee testing measures and second-look arthroscopy. METHODS: We analyzed 338 patients who ...
Lee Dae-Hee - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Although graft extrusion is of concern after meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT), the correlation between extrusion and clinicoradiological outcomes remains unclear. Hypothesis Patients with graft extrusion after MAT have worse clinical outcomes and greater arthritic change than those without graft extrusion. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: ...
Snow Martyn - - 2010
The aim of the study was to report the 2-5 year results of primary ACL reconstruction with doubled tibialis anterior allograft. Seventy-three patients who underwent primary ACL reconstruction with doubled tibialis anterior allografts with minimum 2 year follow-up were included in the study. Sixty-four patients were available for follow-up. The median age ...
Kunkel Kevin A R - - 2009
To evaluate use of a transcondylar toggle system (TCTS) for stabilization of the cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) deficient stifle in small dogs and cats. Prospective clinical study. Small dogs (<7 kg; n=14) and cats (2) with CrCL-associated lameness of <3 months duration and a tibial plateau angle <32 degrees. Affected ...
Landes Sarah - - 2010
Hamstring muscle group dysfunction following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL) using a semitendinosus-gracilis autograft is a growing concern. This study compared the mean peak isometric knee flexor torque of the following three groups: subjects 2 years following ACL reconstruction using semitendinosus-gracilis autografts (Group 1), subjects 2 years following ACL reconstruction ...
Kim Sung-Jae - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Despite its technical complexity, arthroscopic tibial inlay reconstruction of the posterior cruciate ligament has biomechanical advantages over transtibial procedures. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical results of arthroscopic tibial inlay single-bundle and double-bundle techniques with those of the conventional transtibial single-bundle technique. METHODS: We evaluated ...
Yoon Kyoung Ho - - 2009
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyze differences in injury mechanism, preoperative physical examination findings, combined injury pattern, and postoperative clinical results among arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, anteromedial (AM) augmentation, and posterolateral (PL) augmentation with hamstring autograft. We also evaluated the availability of routine magnetic resonance ...
Jiang Feng - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Carinal resection and reconstruction is technically demanding. The aim of this study is to discuss the clinical value of carinoplasty in the surgical treatment of bronchogenic carcinoma involving carina. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 1982 to 2006, 41 cases of centrally placed bronchogenic carcinoma invading the carina were treated with ...
Haake Steve J - - 2009
To assess the effect of technology on sport, the performance statistics for four disciplines were analysed: the 100-m sprint, pole vault, javelin, and cycling. The concept of a performance improvement index was developed to allow comparison between athletes and between sports with a higher index indicating a greater improvement in ...
Heesterbeek P J C - - 2010
This prospective study investigated whether ligament releases necessary during total knee replacement (TKR) led to a higher varus-valgus laxity during intraoperative examination after implantation of the prosthesis and after 6 months. The laxity values of TKR patients were also compared to healthy controls. Varus-valgus laxity was assessed intra- and postoperatively ...
Mithoefer Kai - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Articular cartilage injury in the athlete's knee presents a difficult clinical challenge. Despite the importance of returning injured athletes to sports, information is limited on whether full sports participation can be successfully achieved after articular cartilage repair in the knee. HYPOTHESIS: Systematic analysis of athletic participation after articular cartilage ...
Ibrahim S A R - - 2009
A total of 218 patients with unilateral anterior cruciate ligament deficiency were randomly assigned to one of four groups. In group A an anatomical double bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction was performed; group B were treated by a single bundle using an Endobutton for femoral fixation; in group C by ...
Mehta Vishal M - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Despite the growing popularity of all-inside meniscal repair devices, concerns remain about their fixation strength. It is also unclear which of these devices have the most ideal biomechanical properties. PURPOSE: To compare the biomechanical properties of 3 all-inside meniscal repair devices: the Meniscal Cinch, Ultra FAST-FIX, and MaxFire. STUDY ...
Endele Dominick - - 2009
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the benefits of computer navigation on tunnel placement during anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, controlled study comparing computer navigation with manual operation was performed between December 2003 and April 2004. We assigned 20 patients to the computer navigation ...
Aglietti Paolo - - 2010
Double-bundle ACL reconstruction popularity is increasing with the aim to reproduce native ACL anatomy and improve ACL reconstruction outcome. However, to date, only a few randomized clinical studies have been published. The aim of this study was to prospectively compare the clinical results of single- and double-bundle ACL reconstruction. Randomized ...
Goudie E B - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the functional outcome of surgical reconstruction of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). In particular we wanted to document the recovery of knee muscle function. Twenty three patients underwent single bundle reconstruction of the PCL. There were four isolated PCL reconstructions. The remainder ...
Popescu Dragos - - 2010
The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate meniscal suturing using the FasT-Fix device for chronic meniscal tears. This procedure was carried out on 25 patients between 2006 and 2007. Nineteen patients were male and the median age was 31 (14-47) years. The median waiting time to surgery was ...
Hong Jong Won - - 2009
PURPOSE: There have been numerous attempts to use pharyngoesophageal reconstruction to restore swallowing function. Much controversy exist over reconstruction after total or partial pharyngectomy, and there is also debate over whether to continue with the reconstructive procedure with a narrow strip of remnant mucosa or complete it after total pharyngectomy. ...
Gille J - - 2009
AIM: The purpose of this study was to evaluate postoperative outcome and functional scores after single bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with the use of quadriceps tendon autografts after a 16 (12-24) month follow-up. METHOD: 54 patients (9 women, 45 men, body mass index [BMI] 25.3 [18.1-36.3 kg/m (2)]) ...
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