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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 outcomes.

Researchers used the Norwegian Knee Ligament Registry to evaluate outcomes for 4,691 patients with primary ACL reconstruction. They used the KOOS scoring system to evaluate pain and other symptoms, activities of daily living (ADL), sport and recreation function and quality of life. Using multiple linear regression modeling, the researchers compared results for patients with isolated ACL reconstruction to patients with ACL reconstruction performed with lateral meniscal repair, lateral meniscal resection, medial meniscal repair or medial meniscal resection.

Comparable outcomes found with different labral repair techniques In the Journals

Comparable outcomes found with different labral repair techniques

August 27, 2015
Researchers of this study found similar Hip Outcome Score-activities of daily living subscale scores among patients who underwent primary hip arthroscopy performed with…

10 items to read in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine

August 24, 2015
Orthopedics Today has highlighted ten important stories to keep your practice up-to-date regarding sports medicine issues in younger patients. 
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BLOG: Pitch Smart is a comprehensive resource for safe pitching practices

August 18, 2015
We are all looking for a solution to the escalation of youth baseball injuries, which is near epidemic proportions. The Pitch Smart program is a product of Major League…
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Predicting ACL Rupture in the Population Actively Engaged in Sports Activities Based on Anatomical Risk Factors

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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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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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In the Journals

Researchers identify 50 most-referenced studies in ACL research

May 19, 2015
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers used citation analysis to determine the studies most influential on the field of ACL research based on
In the Journals

Age, sport-specialized training, excessive play may be linked to injury risk

May 14, 2015
Young athletes were found to be at an elevated risk for injury as they aged, engaged in sport-specialized training and when they spent a…
In the Journals

Combined knee joint geometry measurements provided more information on ACL injury risk

May 7, 2015
Compared with individual measures, combinations of knee joint geometry measurements provided more information about the risk of noncontact ACL injury…
In the Journals

Noncontact lower-extremity injury risks likely differ by sport, gender

May 6, 2015
According to recently published data, differences were noted between sport and sex with regard to the risk for sustaining a noncontact…

Recovery and time to surgery linked in proximal hamstring avulsion fixation

May 6, 2015
A delay in surgery for a patient who has suffered a hamstring avulsion injury can lead to a longer delay in return to sport for athletes of all…
No clinical differences found between combined DCR, RCR and isolated RCR at 24 months In the Journals

No clinical differences found between combined DCR, RCR and isolated RCR at 24 months

May 6, 2015
At a minimum 24-month follow-up, researchers found no differences in clinical evaluations between patients who underwent combined arthroscopic distal…
Determining fracture pattern stability more reliable for distal clavicle fracture classification In the Journals

Determining fracture pattern stability more reliable for distal clavicle fracture classification

May 6, 2015
For the classification of distal clavicle fractures, researchers found the determination of fracture pattern stability may be a more appropriate and…
In the Journals

Male track and field athletes at greater risk of injury

May 4, 2015
Compared with other sexes and competition levels, male track and field athletes, particularly masters male athletes, are at a greater risk of injury…
In the Journals

On-site treatments appear effective for athletes with exertional heat stroke

April 30, 2015
According to recently published data, athletes treated on-site during foot races for exertional heat stroke generally responded well to cold-water…
High isokinetic-strength, functional testing score may lead to higher knee strength, activity level Meeting News Coverage

High isokinetic-strength, functional testing score may lead to higher knee strength, activity level

April 24, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Patients who had an excellent performance on isokinetic-strength and functional testing 6 months after ACL reconstruction…
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