Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is a reliable option to treat knee instability in patients over 50  years old

AbstractPurposeTo evaluate return to sport and clinical outcomes with at least 2  years followup after arthroscopic reconstruction ACL in population over 50 years-old. Methods: eighty-one patients aged 50 years or older underwent isolated, primary ACL reconstruction with hamstring autograft between 2014 and 2016. In all patients, a period of conservative treatment had failed (minimum 6 months), and they complained of functional instability and/or limitation during daily activity. Patients were assessed preoperatively and at the latest follow-up with a physical examination, return to sports activity, the Lysholm score, the International Knee Documentation Committee scor ing system, the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score, and the Tegner activity scale. Data regarding complications and revision surgeries were collected at 2-year follow-up.ResultsAt the last follow-up, significant improvement in outcome scores from pre- to postoperative assessments was found. The mean overall IKDC score increased from a preoperative mean of 54.4 –82.9 (p 
Source: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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AbstractPurposeThe quadriceps tendon (QT) has recently gained interest as an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) autograft. There is a paucity of data from large cohort studies on failures and revision rates after ACLR using the QT graft. The purpose of the present study is to use the Danish Knee Ligament Reconstruction Registry (DKRR) to compare revision rates, objective knee stability and subjective clinical outcomes in patients who have undergone ACLR with QT, hamstring tendon (HT), and patellar tendon (PT) as a graft for ACLR. It was hypothesized that QT autografts would result in similar objective knee st...
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ConclusionBimeniscal replacement by an allograft and/or substitute provides good short-term functional and anatomical outcomes. Nevertheless, this procedure is warranted only in highly selected patients.Level of evidenceIV, retrospective study.
Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionsAnatomic ACL reconstruction could restore not only the normal anterior knee laxity, but also the normal tibiofemoral relationship even under an anterior tibial load.
Source: Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
J Knee Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1695040Patellar bone–tendon–bone (pBTB) autografts are often considered the “gold standard” for complete anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and are also associated with significant complications and early-onset knee osteoarthritis (OA). A novel quadriceps tendon allograft with synthetic augmentation, or “internal brace” (QTIB), has been reported to have potential advantages for ACL reconstruction based on animal model data. In this preclinical canine comparison study, we hypothesized that QTIB allograft compared with pBTB autograft would provi...
Source: Journal of Knee Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeThe purpose of this study was to report the long-term outcomes of a continuous series of patients who underwent simultaneous anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and opening wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) for varus-related early medial tibio-femoral osteoarthritis. It was hypothesized that this combined surgery sustainably allowed return to sport with efficient clinical and radiological results.MethodsFrom 1995 to 2015, all combined ACL reconstruction (bone-patellar tendon-bone graft) and opening wedge HTO for anterior laxity and early medial arthritis were included. Clinical evaluation at fina...
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ConclusionThis systematic review found that the use of HTO for ACLR revision produces good post-operative functional outcomes, low complication rates, and no reported re-ruptures. The main indications for combined HTO with ACLR revision was a posterior slope of more than 12 ° or severe varus malalignment. Future studies with large sample sizes and long-term follow-up are required to corroborate these results.
Source: HSS Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionMore than 60% of the patients reported an acceptable symptom state on four of the five KOOS subscales 2  years after primary ACLR. Age ≥ 30 years and female gender were the non-modifiable factors that consistently increased and reduced, respectively, the odds of achieving a PASS. A symmetrical 6-month isokinetic quadriceps strength and single-leg-hop test performance were the modifiable factor s that consistently increased the opportunity of achieving a PASS 2 years after primary ACLR.Level of evidenceIII.
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AbstractPurposeTo compare the “all-inside technique” for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using a short, quadrupled semitendinosus tendon (ST4) autograft and suspensory cortical fixation on both the femoral and tibial side vs the “conventional technique” using a semitendinosus/gracilis (ST/G) autograft fix ed with a suspensory device on the femoral side and with an interference screw on the tibial side, in terms of clinical and functional outcomes.MethodsA total of 90 patients were enrolled, randomised into two groups, and prospectively followed. Group A comprised 45 patients treated ...
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ConclusionsThe association between weaker quadriceps and greater T1 ρ relaxation times in the MFC suggests deficits in lower extremity muscle strength may be related to cartilage composition as early as 6 months following ACLR. Maximizing quadriceps strength in the first 6 months following ACLR may be critical for promoting cartilage health early following ACLR.Level of evidencePrognostic level 1.
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ConclusionsThe findings of this study showed that anterior knee laxity is restored with revision BPTB autograft ACLR after failed primary HT autograft ACLR, in the same cohort of patients. However, revision ACLR showed a significantly inferior functional knee outcome compared with primary ACLR. It is important for clinicians to inform and set realistic expectations for patients undergoing revision ACLR. Patients must be aware of the fact that having revision ACLR their knee function will not improve as much as with primary ACLR and the final postoperative functional outcome is inferior.Level of evidenceRetrospective cohort study, Level III.
Source: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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