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Patient-reported results, knee stability improved after all-inside double-bundle ACL reconstruction

November 29, 2015

Investigators found significant improvements from preoperative measures at 24.8-month follow-up for both mean side-to-side differences and Lysholm scores in patients who underwent double-bundle ACL reconstruction using a special drill pin guide and reamer, along with a laser-guided device to facilitate a transtibial approach.

Investigators followed 24 patients with a mean age 31 years. Bone tunnel positions were evaluated using CT scans, with 3-D images obtained 2 weeks postoperatively. In addition, investigators assessed the femoral tunnel with the quadrant method and used Stäubli’s technique to assess the tibial tunnel position. At a mean final follow-up of 24.8 months, patients were evaluated using an arthrometer, range of motion, Lachman test, anterior drawer test, pivot-shift test and Lysolm score.

U.S. Soccer announces player safety campaign that includes restrictions on heading in youth soccer

November 25, 2015
Following the resolution of a class action lawsuit regarding youth soccer concussion, the United States Soccer Federation has recently announced an upcoming player…

BLOG: Injuries in youth basketball players can be prevented with proper training

November 20, 2015
Basketball has been a favorite sport ever since James Naismith first nailed a peach basket to the wall of the YMCA in Springfield, Mass. in 1891. It is popular among…
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Study highlights increased number of ACL tears among youth

October 29, 2015
The number of ACL tears among adolescents and school-aged children has increased during the past 20 years, according to results recently presented at the American…
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Surgery better for patients with hamstring injuries vs non-surgical treatment

July 15, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Patients treated surgically for acute proximal hamstring ruptures had better lower extremity function outcomes, as well as a…
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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 patellofemoral joint at the…
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Increases in Tommy John surgeries likely after elbow injury in young athletes

July 14, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Researchers observed an increase in the incidence of ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction in young athletes between the…
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Pre-college surgery, type of sport are indicators for orthopedic surgery in NCAA athletes

July 14, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Research presented here indicated NCAA athletes who underwent lower extremity surgery prior to college were at a higher risk of…
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Rate of return to sport high by 1 year after all-epiphyseal ACL reconstruction in children

July 13, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Skeletally immature patients with 3 years to 6 years of remaining growth who underwent all-inside, all-epiphyseal ACL…
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Low retear rate found with absorbable biologic scaffold-reinforced rotator cuff repair

July 13, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Among patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair reinforced with an absorbable biologic scaffold for treatment of…
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Hyperextension may not impact retear rate after ACL reconstruction

July 12, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — There was no significant differences in stability and 5-year graft re-tear or failure rates between patients with equal to or…
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Study identifies reoperation rate, characteristics of meniscal tears left during ACL reconstruction

July 11, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Award-winning research using data from the MOON study indicates most meniscal tears left in situ at the time of ACL…
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Research highlights role of revision arthroscopic stabilization with caveats for indications

July 11, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Although a retrospective review of prospectively collected data for 91 shoulders undergoing revision anterior shoulder…
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Study highlights influence of information on surgeon practices to decrease ACL retears

July 10, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Research presented here indicated surgeons changed their practice patterns based on information about risk factors for retear…
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