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Single- and double-bundle ACL reconstruction increased anterior tibial translation

September 2, 2015

After single-bundle or double-bundle ACL reconstruction, anteroposterior laxity gradually increased under quadriceps muscle activation in ACL-reconstructed and ACL-intact knees. Comparable increases in anterior tibial translation were seen in reconstructed and intact knees in the results of this study.

Researchers prospectively collected data from 30 men who underwent ACL reconstruction, of whom 15 underwent single-bundle reconstruction and 15 underwent double-bundle reconstruction; 15 controls were also included in the study. Knee range of motion, Lachman, anterior drawer and pivot-shift test results were obtained, as well as IKDC, KOOS, Lysholm and Tegner scores.

Knee joint biomechanics could be altered at time of return to play after ACL reconstruction In the Journals

Knee joint biomechanics could be altered at time of return to play after ACL reconstruction

September 2, 2015
Researchers who conducted this study found greater knee movement asymmetries in the sagittal plane in patients with low quadriceps strength compared to patients with…
Promising results found for older recreational athletes following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair In the Journals

Promising results found for older recreational athletes following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

August 31, 2015
Among recreational athletes aged 70 years and older, researchers of this study found arthroscopic rotator cuff repair effectively reduced pain, improved function and…
Factors affected variability in PF instability injuries among high school athletes In the Journals

Factors affected variability in PF instability injuries among high school athletes

August 31, 2015
Understanding that patterns of patellofemoral instability injuries among high school athletes may vary by sport, sex and type of exposure, which investigators in this…
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July 14, 2015
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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…
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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…
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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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Early intervention for proximal hamstring avulsion associated with good clinical outcomes

April 23, 2015
Although early intervention of proximal hamstring avulsions was associated with good clinical outcomes and a quicker return to sport, a delayed…
Infusion of bupivacaine with epinephrine associated with development of knee chondrolysis In the Journals

Infusion of bupivacaine with epinephrine associated with development of knee chondrolysis

April 20, 2015
Patients who received intra-articular infusion of bupivacaine with epinephrine postoperatively after arthroscopic ACL reconstruction were at risk for…
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