In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in athletic training. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

In the Journals

Nonunion, deep infections common after staged ORIF of tibial plateau fractures

March 13, 2015
Nonunion and deep infections were common after staged open reduction and internal fixation of high-energy tibial plateau fractures, with higher rates…
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Risk of secondary meniscal, chondral injuries increases with delayed ACL reconstruction

March 13, 2015
In pediatric patients, delayed ACL reconstruction increased the risks of secondary meniscal and chondral injuries, according to study results…
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Plain radiographs can reliably classify features of osteochondritis dissecans in the knee

March 12, 2015
Recently published data indicated plain radiographs helped reliably classify a number of diagnostic features of femoral condyle osteochondritis…
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Women with OA had more accurate TKA outcome expectations, greater decision readiness

March 12, 2015
Although both men and women with osteoarthritis had poor estimates of total knee arthroplasty outcomes, women experienced more accurate total knee…
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Advantages of electromagnetic navigation in TKA remain unclear

March 11, 2015
According to researchers, demonstrating the value of using electromagnetic navigation in total knee arthroscopy remains a challenge. Between July…
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Graft extrusion greater after medial vs. lateral MAT, unrelated to early clinical outcomes

March 11, 2015
Recently published data indicated the amount and occurrences of graft extrusion were greater after medial meniscus allograft transplantation compared…
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Transphyseal ACL reconstruction can offer positive long-term outcomes in pediatric patients

March 10, 2015
Recently published data indicated transphyseal ACL reconstruction offered a safe option that provided positive outcomes at long-term follow-up in…
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T1p MRI mapping may help identify link between early cartilage deterioration, meniscal tears

March 10, 2015
Degeneration of the cartilage matrix was already present in patients with meniscal tears, even though changes in the articular cartilage had not yet…
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Intratunnel femoral fixation of double-bundle ACL graft provides better instrumented knee laxity

March 10, 2015
Compared with extratunnel femoral fixation with cortical buttons, intratunnel femoral fixation of the double-bundle ACL graft from the cross-pin…
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Age not a predictor of adverse events after meniscectomy

March 10, 2015
Recently published data demonstrated increased comorbidity burden and history of smoking, not older age, increased patients’ risk of adverse…
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