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Type II Medial Meniscus Root Repair With Peripheral Release for Addressing Meniscal Extrusion

PMID: 31687324 Medial meniscal root tears are often disabling injuries that can occur in isolation during low-velocity, deep knee flexion movements in middle-aged patients. These lesions often demonstrate a type II pattern, which is described by a tear perpendicular...read more


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The Influence of Graft Tensioning Sequence on Tibiofemoral Orientation During Bicruciate and Posterolateral Corner Knee Ligament Reconstruction: A Biomechanical Study

When multiple ligaments are reconstructed during knee surgery, the order of tensioning each graft can affect alignment of the tibia and femur. If the resulting alignment varies from what naturally occurs, issues such as instability and graft failure may...read more


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Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment of Posterolateral Meniscal Anatomy: Defining the Popliteal Hiatus, Popliteomeniscal Fascicles, and the Lateral Meniscotibial Ligament

PMID: 31136201 Surgical treatment of lateral meniscal tears can be challenging due to the greater mobility of the lateral meniscus, thin capsule, and management of the popliteal hiatus. In such instances, having a detailed understanding of relevant anatomy is...read more


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Single-Stage Multiple-Ligament Knee Reconstructions for Sports-Related Injuries: Outcomes in 194 Patients

Multi-ligament knee injuries in the young and active population can be devastating. This case series sought to report outcomes following sports-related single-stage multi-ligament knee reconstructions. Over a 6-year period, 194 patients that sustained injury to least two out of...read more


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Platelet-Rich Plasma Augmentation in Meniscal Repair Surgery: A Systematic Review of Comparative Studies

PMID: 32057981 Meniscal lesions occur frequently in athletes and the general population, with approximately 1 million meniscal surgical procedures in the United States each year. For patients with chronic, degenerative tears, meniscal injuries may not be able to heal...read more


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Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of the Medial Patellar Ligaments: An Anatomic and Radiographic Study

Previous literature is lacking in a description of the medial stabilizing ligaments of the kneecap in relation to surrounding structures and one another. In this study, the attachments of the following ligaments were analyzed in relation to bony and...read more


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Meniscus Root Repair vs Meniscectomy or Nonoperative Management to Prevent Knee Osteoarthritis After Medial Meniscus Root Tears: Clinical and Economic Effectiveness

PMID: 29517925 Most medial meniscus root tears occur in patients in their fourth or fifth decades of life, causing moderate to severe joint-line pain. Historically, surgeons have elected to treat these tears nonoperatively or by meniscectomy. Unfortunately, clinical studies have...read more


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Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries of the Knee at the National Football League Combine: An Imaging and Epidemiology Study

In this study, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries in players in the National Football League (NFL) Combine were analyzed to define epidemiology by player position, concurrent injury rate, and draft success with injury from 2009 – 2015. This injury...read more


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Meniscal Root Tears

PMID: 31054709 Meniscus root tears are a specific type of meniscal injury that have gained attention over the past several years. They are defined as lesions either directly at the attachment point between the meniscus and tibia, or within...read more


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Perioperative Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation in Patients Undergoing ACL Reconstruction: A Systematic Review

Blood flow restriction (BFR) rehabilitation is an emerging trend in sports medicine, especially in the setting of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. BFR involves placing a cuff around the thigh that decreases the amount of blood in the knee...read more


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Meniscal Repair in Pediatric Populations: A Systematic Review of Outcomes

PMID: 31205961 The loss of healthy meniscal tissue in pediatric populations has been shown to have many negative long term consequences on joint health, including higher rates of early-onset osteoarthritis pain and lower quality of overall life. Thus, meniscal...read more


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Multiple Ligament Reconstruction Femoral Tunnels: Intertunnel Relationships and Guidelines to Avoid Convergence

When multiple knee ligaments require reconstruction, there is a possibility of the tunnels drilled for each graft crossing paths (tunnel convergence). Through use of 3D knee models, the risk of tunnel convergence for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate...read more


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Influence of Meniscal and Chondral Lesions on Patient-Reported Outcomes After Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction at 2-Year Follow-up

PMID: 29468171 Reports have shown that 30% to 60% of those with ACL tears also demonstrate either meniscal or chondral injuries at the time of their ACL reconstruction surgery. Although these lesions concurrent with ACL tears have been associated with...read more


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Effect of Meniscocapsular and Meniscotibial Lesions in ACL-Deficient and ACL-Reconstructed Knees: A Biomechanical Study

The medial meniscus is connected to the knee joint capsule at the meniscocapsular attachment (MCA) and to the tibia at the meniscotibial attachment (MTA). Tears of the MCA, historically termed “ramp” lesions” have been reported in up to 17%...read more


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Diagnostic Performance of Artificial Intelligence for Detection of Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Meniscus Tears: A Systematic Review

PMID: 32956803 Imaging-based detection of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as its current gold standard for diagnosis. However, the accuracy of these MRI readings may decrease due to observer inexperience, presence of multiple injuries,...read more


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Anterolateral Knee Extra-articular Stabilizers: A Robotic Study Comparing Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction and Modified Lemaire Lateral Extra-articular Tenodesis

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are commonplace in the world of sports medicine and are often treated with ACL reconstruction. Following reconstruction, however, patients may continue to experience knee instability. This study aimed to determine the impact of the...read more


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Biological Treatment of the Knee with Platelet-Rich Plasma or Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrates

Knee pathologies including focal cartilage injuries, osteoarthritis and ligament injuries are common. The use of biologic agents has emerged as an option for treating these diseases. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has gained significant interest for treating common sports medicine injuries....read more


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Assessing the Resident Progenitor Cell Population and the Vascularity of the Adult Human Meniscus

Surgical treatment of meniscal tears involves either meniscal repair or meniscectomy, which is the removal of the damaged meniscus. Recent studies have reported meniscectomies to significantly reduce the career lengths of professional athletes, while repairs demonstrated higher success rates...read more


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Reconstruction and Repair of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

Reconstruction and repair of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are both effective in restoring knee stability following ACL injury. This was demonstrated by applying force to cadaveric knees at different degrees of flexion to simulate normal forces experienced by...read more


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Clinical Outcomes of Inside-Out Meniscal Repair According to Anatomic Zone of the Meniscal Tear

Within the meniscus, three anatomical zones have been described based on varying levels of vascularity. The “red-red” zone is on the periphery of the meniscus and has been reported to be the most vascular, whereas the middle “red-white” and...read more


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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury at the Time of Anterior Tibial Spine Fracture in Young Patients: An Observational Cohort Study

The relationship between anterior tibial spine fractures (ATSF) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in the pediatric population has not been defined though the injuries may occur together. ATSF occur at the point on the tibia where the ACL...read more


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