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Similar function seen between patients released to sport vs those not after ACL reconstruction

August 30, 2015

A comparison of patients released to return to activity after ACL reconstruction and those who were not found no link between clinical impairment measures used to determine return to sport and patient function.

Researchers examined 98 patients 6 months after ACL reconstruction for swelling, range of motion, strength and graft stability. Pain scores, effusion presence, range of motion, Lachman and pivot test results were also collected. Graft laxity was also measured using the KT-1000 arthrometer. Patients were allowed to return to sport based on their clinical evaluation.

In the Journals

Heavy slow resistance training for Achilles tendinopathy associated with early patient satisfaction

August 29, 2015
Among patients with Achilles tendinopathy, both eccentric training and heavy slow resistance training had an equally good positive and lasting clinical effect in results…
In the Journals

Isolated hip joint pathology a common cause of chronic hip and groin pain

August 28, 2015
Based on this retrospective review, hip joint pathology is the most common clinical entity related to chronic hip and groin pain and, frequently, it relates to…
ACL reconstruction with meniscal resection may not impact short-term outcomes In the Journals

ACL reconstruction with meniscal resection may not impact short-term outcomes

August 27, 2015
At 2 years postoperatively, results of this study showed ACL reconstruction with meniscal resection did not contribute to patients’ decreased clinical…
Review Article

Apophyseal Avulsion Fractures of the Hip and Pelvis

Orthopedics, January 2009, Volume 32 Issue 1
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Pediatric Annals December 2014

Sports Medicine: December 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

The past two decades have witnessed an amazing increase in the participation in competitive sports by children of all…
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Meeting News Coverage Video
VIDEO: Fulkerson offers highlights from patellofemoral joint session

VIDEO: Fulkerson offers highlights from patellofemoral joint session

July 14, 2015
LYON, France —  John P. Fulkerson, MD, shared several highlights from a session he moderated on the…
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Meeting News Coverage

Further ACL injury more common in contralateral ACL after initial reconstruction

June 15, 2015
LYON, France — After ACL reconstruction, further ACL injury rates were high, and injury occurred more commonly in the contralateral ACL than…
Meeting News Coverage

Splint-based treatment may yield high restoration rate for ACL

June 15, 2015
LYON, France — A splint-based conservative treatment yielded the same high rate of anatomical and functional restoration of the ACL as seen in…
Meeting News Coverage

MRI alone unreliable for diagnosis of anterolateral ligament injuries

June 12, 2015
LYON, France — Results of a prospective case-control study presented here indicated MRI scans alone should not be used to preoperatively…
Meeting News Coverage

Time-only guidelines for return to sport inappropriate in adolescents after ACL reconstruction

June 12, 2015
LYON, France — Findings of a study presented at the International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine…
Meeting News Coverage

Graft size not the only factor in determining better ACL reconstruction outcomes

June 11, 2015
LYON, France — Although a higher rupture rate was observed among primary ACL reconstructions that used quadruple hamstring autografts measuring…

Study finds 15% survivorship of meniscal allograft transplantation at 24 years

Orthopedics Today, June 2015
LAS VEGAS — A retrospective study of 313 patients with 329 meniscal allograft transplantations performed at Ghent University Hospital in Belgium…

Young age cited as predictor of contralateral ACL reconstruction

Orthopedics Today, June 2015
A 5-year follow-up of patients aged 13 years to 59 years who underwent primary ipsilateral ACL reconstruction revealed patients who were younger than…
Study links smoking with worse subjective treatment outcomes for rotator cuff tears Meeting News Coverage

Study links smoking with worse subjective treatment outcomes for rotator cuff tears

June 8, 2015
LYON, France — Results from a prospective study of patients with symptomatic, full-thickness rotator cuff tears highlighted smoking as an…

Football helmet add-ons may not reduce risk of concussion

June 8, 2015
Football helmet add-ons, including outer soft-shell layers, spray treatments, helmet pads and fiber sheets, may not significantly help lower the risk…

5 stories to keep you updated about UCL reconstruction

May 26, 2015
Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction has become extremely prevalent in sports medicine. Orthopedics Today spotlights five articles that focus on…
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