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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)]) ...
Chepeha Douglas B - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To determine if oropharyngoplasty using a Gehanno technique of superior constrictor velopharyngoplasty, base of tongue mounding, and primary hypopharyngeal closure in combination with template-based revascularized free tissue transfer is effective for reconstruction of the oropharyngeal defect. DESIGN: Prospective case series. SETTING: Tertiary care academic medical center. PATIENTS: The study ...
Lim Hong Chul - - 2010
We reviewed thirty patients with degenerative posterior root tear of the medial meniscus to investigate clinical results of non-operative treatment retrospectively. There were 3 men and 27 women at a median age of 59 years old (range, 51-65). The median follow-up period was 36 months (range, 24-51). Non-operative treatments included ...
Cui P - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the efficacy of laryngotracheal reconstruction with costal cartilage grafting for the treatment of idiopathic laryngotracheal stenosis. METHODS: From January 2001 to December 2005, 129 patients with laryngotracheal stenosis were treated at our hospital. Of these patients, five (4 per cent) female patients whose ages ranged from 14 ...
Choi Nam-Hong - - 2009
BACKGROUND: There are no reports comparing meniscal healing between inside-out and all-inside repairs using sutures. HYPOTHESIS: No difference in healing rate exists between meniscal repairs with inside-out and all-inside suture repair in conjunction with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with hamstring tendon. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: ...
Mayr Hermann Otto - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction using a water-filled soft brace to those using a hard brace. The method used in this study was a prospective randomised clinical trial including 36 patients wearing a hard brace and 37 patients wearing ...
Khan R M - - 2010
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is becoming increasingly popular in active middle-aged patients with symptomatic instability. The purpose of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the results of ACL reconstruction in patients over the age of 40. Twenty-one patients with a median age of 44 (range 40-56) who had arthroscopically ...
Cohen Moises - - 2009
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of transphyseal anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in patients with open physes. METHODS: Transphyseal ACL reconstruction was performed in 26 patients with open tibial and femoral physes (physis >2 mm) by use of autogenous quadrupled hamstrings as grafts. ...
Rimington Todd - - 2009
This prospective study was designed to evaluate a nonoperative-based treatment protocol for patients with the clinical diagnosis of a degenerative medial meniscus tear and to determine if a significant percent of patients with degenerative medial meniscus tears improve with nonoperative treatment and do not elect operative treatment. Twenty-six patients were ...
Busfield Benjamin T - - 2009
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of return to play and to quantify the effect on the basketball player's performance after surgical reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). METHODS: Surgical injuries involving the ACL were queried for a 10-year period (1993-1994 season through 2004-2005 ...
Suutarla Samuli - - 2009
Reconstruction of the auricle is known to be complex. Our objective was to evaluate the improvement of the outcome of the lobulus-type microtia reconstruction. Patient satisfaction was also evaluated. There are no previous reports of the learning process in this field. Postoperative photographs of 51 microtia reconstructions were assessed and ...
Gunes Taner - - 2009
Viper is a new device for arthroscopically all-inside meniscal repairing. In previous studies about Viper device, procedures were not applied arthroscopically despite this device has been designed for arthroscopic application. In this study, we evaluated primary fixation strength of arthroscopically applied meniscal repair using Viper device to obtain better clinical ...
Arbuthnot James Edmund - - 2010
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficiency can result in symptomatic functional instability of the knee regardless of the patient's age. We reviewed a single surgeon database of 908 ACL reconstructions carried out in the last 20 years for symptomatic instability. 14 patients were identified who were 55 years or above at ...
Sonnery-Cottet Bertrand - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to describe an original technique of reconstruction of the anteromedial bundle preserving the posterolateral bundle and to report the results of a consecutive 36 patients series with mean 24 months follow-up. Our hypothesis is that this selective reconstruction of ACL partial tears could restore ...
Ahld??n Mattias - - 2009
The aims of the study were to analyse the change in knee laxity over time after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, using either bone-patellar-tendon-bone (BPTB) or hamstring (HS) tendon autografts, and to compare the knee laxity measurements between the study groups both pre-operatively and on multiple follow-up occasions. Another aim ...
Sastre Sergi - - 2010
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using the double bundle technique (DB) improves stability in the knee compared with the single bundle technique (SB) with the femoral tunnel in a more horizontal position (2 or 10 o'clock). We conducted a randomized, prospective ...
Gavriilidis Iosif - - 2009
We aimed to evaluate the possibility of hamstring tendon contamination, the correlation with clinical infection and its association with C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) values in 89 anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. Two tissue samples were obtained for culture from each graft: immediately after harvesting the graft and ...
Panzica Martin - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: In the present study, the long-term results of 11 patients with anterior sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) instability are reported. All included patients had an anterior SCJ instability and due to delayed diagnosis, operative treatment was not done immediately. METHOD: The patients had a mean age of 29.2 years (range 16-63 ...
Hartigan Erin - - 2009
We investigated whether preoperative perturbation training would help anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficient individuals who complain of knee instability ("non-copers") regain quadriceps strength and walk normally after ACL reconstruction. Nineteen non-copers with acute ACL injury were randomly assigned into a perturbation group (PERT) or a strengthening group (STR). The PERT ...
Halinen Jyrki - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Early operative treatment of combined anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligament injuries has frequently led to motion complications and slow quadriceps muscle power gains. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effect of early repair or nonoperative treatment of a concomitant medial collateral ligament injury on ...
Morris Matthew W J MW Melbourne Orthopaedic Group, 3 Winchester Road, Sheffield S10 4EE, England. - - 2009
Chronic instability of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis and its treatment is infrequently described in the literature. We report our results for treating this condition with a reconstruction based on restoration of near normal anatomy with a hamstring autograft. Eight patients, who had chronic distal tibiofibular syndesmosis instability diagnosed arthroscopically underwent ...
Stengel Dirk - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Biodegradable cross-pins have been shown to provide higher failure loads than do screws for fixation of hamstring tendons under laboratory conditions. PURPOSE: To compare the clinical results of biodegradable pins (RigidFix) and interference screws (BioCryl) for fixation of hamstring grafts in arthroscopically assisted anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Study Design ...
Ronga Mario - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Several medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction procedures have been proposed to manage recurrent patellar dislocation. HYPOTHESIS: Reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament using a hamstring graft with a 2 transverse patellar tunnels technique is an effective treatment for recurrent patellar dislocation in patients without any evident predisposing factors. STUDY DESIGN: ...
Trentacosta Natasha E - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Orthopaedic injuries negatively affect the academic lives of children. HYPOTHESIS: The timing of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstructions affects academic performance in school-aged athletes. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. Methods Records of patients < or = 18 years old who underwent ...
Hermans Stijn - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the parameters that influence the long-term results of isolated arthroscopically assisted reconstructions of the anterolateral bundle of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). HYPOTHESIS: Chondrosis, time interval from injury to surgery, and graft choice significantly influence the long-term results of single-bundle PCL reconstructions. STUDY DESIGN: Case ...
Almqvist K F - - 2009
We retrospectively reviewed the long-term clinical outcome of unilateral arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) allograft reconstruction. From October 1995 to December 1997, 64 arthroscopic ACL reconstructions were performed. Multiligamentous knee injuries and ACL injuries in polytrauma patients were excluded and out of the remaining 60 patients 55 were available for ...
Lee Dae-Hee - - 2009
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the midterm outcomes of subtotal/total meniscectomy with those of partial meniscectomy for symptomatic torn discoid lateral meniscus (DLM) in children and evaluate the correlation of chondral wear in the lateral compartment at index surgery with arthritic changes at final follow-up. METHODS: ...
Terasawa Yuka - - 2009
Aortic complicated lesions (ACLs) should be associated with cerebral infarction. Our aim was to develop a simple clinical scale (ACL scale) to predict the presence of ACL. Consecutive stroke patients undergoing transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) examination were prospectively enrolled. We defined ACL as the presence of >4 mm wall thickness, ulceration ...
Heufelder Marcus J - - 2009
PURPOSE: To assess long-term stability and aesthetic and functional outcomes of orbital reconstruction after resection of spheno-orbital meningiomas using calvarial bone grafts. METHODS: A series of 21 patients were retrospectively examined after an average follow-up period of 65.6 months with regard to their personal satisfaction and also proptosis, ocular function, ...
Kowalchuk Deborah A - - 2009
The purpose of this study was to identify preoperative and intraoperative factors that predict patient-oriented outcome as measured by the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) Subjective Knee Form after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. We identified 402 subjects who had undergone primary single-bundle arthroscopic ACL reconstruction at a mean follow-up ...
Lim Hong Chul - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical results of arthroscopic double-bundle posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction using double cross-pin fixation on the tibial side. Twenty-two patients who underwent PCL reconstruction using an Achilles tendon allograft with double cross-pins for tibial fixation were evaluated. There were 19 men ...
Liu Zhong-tang - - 2010
This retrospective study compared the results after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using a four-strand hamstring tendon graft (4SHG) versus Ligament Advanced Reinforcement System (LARS) artificial ligament in 60 patients between January 2003 and July 2004 with a minimum four-year follow-up. The KT-1000 examination, the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) ...
Möller Eva - - 2009
The aim of the present investigation was to study patient-reported long-term outcome after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. On an average 11.5 years after ACL reconstruction with bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) autograft 56 patients were asked to answer four different questionnaires about their knee function and knee-related quality of life. Another ...
Wittstein Jocelyn - - 2009
The presence of remnant tibial and femoral attachments of the ruptured ACL has been described in the literature but the femoral remnant has not been well described as a landmark for tunnel placement during reconstruction. We reviewed operative reports, pictures, and videotapes from 111 ACL reconstructions to determine the incidence ...
Kim Sung-Jae - - 2009
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that transtibial posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction may be compromised by graft abrasion at the "killer turn," where the graft emerges from the tibia. In 1998, one of the authors suggested that beginning the tibial tunnel anterolaterally rather than anteromedially would reduce the killer turn and ...
Levy Bruce A - - 2009
PURPOSE: The purpose of this systematic review was to address the treatment of multiligament knee injuries, specifically (1) surgical versus nonoperative treatment, (2) repair versus reconstruction of injured ligamentous structures, and (3) early versus late surgery of damaged ligaments. METHODS: Two independent reviewers performed a search on PubMed from 1966 ...
Sun Kang - - 2009
To analyze the clinical outcomes of arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with irradiated bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) allograft compared with non-irradiated allograft and autograft. All BPTB allografts were obtained from a single tissue bank and the irradiated allografts were sterilized with 2.5 mrad of irradiation prior to distribution. A total ...
Lind Martin - - 2009
BACKGROUND: In cases of multiple ligament injury or severe medial collateral ligament (MCL) lesion, nonoperative treatment of the MCL lesion may lead to chronic valgus instability or rotatory instability. HYPOTHESIS: In a retrospective case series after isolated and combined MCL reconstructions using a novel MCL reconstruction technique that addresses both ...
Logan Martin - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The preservation of meniscal tissue is important to protect joint surfaces. PURPOSE: We have an aggressive approach to meniscal repair, including repairing tears other than those classically suited to repair. Here we present the medium- to long-term outcome of meniscal repair (inside-out) in elite athletes. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; ...
Carty Matthew J - - 2009
BACKGROUND: For the past 30 years, microsurgical free tissue transfer has enabled the reconstruction of pediatric cranial base lesions formerly believed to be refractory to surgical therapy. Due to the relative rarity of these oncologic processes and the highly specialized requirements for their treatment, few large-scale reviews of microsurgical reconstruction ...
Henry Julien - - 2009
The purpose of this study was to compare two different strategies of management for ACL rupture in skeletally immature patient. In group 1, patients were treated in a children hospital by ACL reconstruction with open physis. In group 2, patients were treated in an adult hospital by delayed reconstruction at ...
Granan Lars-Petter - - 2009
BACKGROUND: There is inadequate evidence to determine when to perform surgery on anterior cruciate ligament-deficient knees. PURPOSE: To study the association between timing of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and the risk of having meniscal tears and cartilage lesions. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study (prognosis); Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: All patients ...
Brunner Alexander - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Hip arthroscopy represents a new and minimally invasive method of treating patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). However, participation in popular sports after this procedure has not yet been analyzed. HYPOTHESES: Arthroscopic treatment of FAI increases the level of popular sports activities, and this level of activity correlates with the ...
Stijak Lazar - - 2009
The position of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the anatomical factors that lead to its injury. We evaluated 66 patients divided in two groups: 33 patients in the examined group with a diagnosed ACL lesion, and 33 patients in the control group with diagnosed patellofemoral pain. The ...
Ogilvie Christian M CM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19106-6192, - - 2009
Osteoarticular allograft reconstruction after extremity tumor resection has been shown to have a high rate of complications. Although good functional results have been seen, long-term outcomes have not been well studied. We performed a retrospective review of 20 patients who underwent primary osteoarticular allograft reconstruction after extremity sarcoma resection. All ...
Widuchowski Wojciech - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Chondral lesions are often documented at the time of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. They are usually asymptomatic. It is not known if these lesions change the outcome of current ACL treatments. HYPOTHESIS: Untreated deep cartilage lesions incidentally found during anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction do not affect clinical and radiological ...
Harilainen Arsi - - 2009
BACKGROUND: New devices for graft fixation in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction are released to clinical use without clinical follow-up data. HYPOTHESIS: There is similar clinical outcome after either cross-pin or absorbable interference screw fixation in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with hamstring tendons. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled clinical trial; Level of ...
Nag Hira Lal - - 2009
PURPOSE: Tubercular infection has not been described, to our knowledge, in the literature after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, and, hence, the purpose of our case series was to describe our experience, evaluate the clinical and laboratory findings, and assess the treatment outcome. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of ...
Terzis Julia K JK Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, International Institute of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA. - - 2009
The versatility of the temporalis muscle justifies its wide popularity in reconstructive craniomaxillofacial surgery. In late facial paralysis, results of neural reconstructive techniques such as cross-facial grafting or mini-hypoglossal-to-facial nerve transfer are partial at best. In this series, the authors have used a segmental temporalis transfer, the "mini-temporalis," to augment ...
Robertson G A J - - 2009
We reviewed 100 patients retrospectively following primary ACL reconstruction with quadruple hamstring autografts to evaluate the incidence and factors associated with postoperative stiffness. Stiffness was defined as any loss of motion using the contra-lateral leg as a control. The median delay between injury and operation was 15 months. The incidence ...
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