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Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulations Plus Exercise Bolster ACL Reconstruction Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulations Plus Exercise Bolster ACL Reconstruction
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Return to sport-specific performance after primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a systematic review - Mohtadi NG, Chan DS.
BACKGROUND: Physicians counseling athletes on the prognosis of sport-specific performance outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) depend on the published literature. However, critical appraisal of the validity and biases in these st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Hamstring autograft with preserved insertions linked to improved outcomes compared to free autograft for ACL patients
A study published online in the journal Arthroscopy compares differences in short-term outcomes for patients who undergo anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using a graft with preserved insertions and those treated with a free hamstring graft.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Young athletes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction cleared for sports participation: how many actually meet recommended return-to-sport criteria cutoffs? - Toole AR, Ithurburn MP, Rauh MJ, Hewett TE, Paterno MV, Schmitt LC.
Study Design Prospective cohort study. Background While meeting objective criteria cutoffs are recommended prior to return-to-sport (RTS) following ACL reconstruction (ACLR), the number of young athletes meeting recommended cutoffs and their impact on long... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Functional performance 6 months after ACL reconstruction can predict return to participation in the same preinjury activity level 12 and 24 months after surgery - Nawasreh Z, Logerstedt D, Cummer K, Axe M, Risberg MA, Snyder-Mackler L.
BACKGROUND: Assessing athletes' readiness is a key component for successful outcomes after ACL reconstruction (ACLR). OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether return-to-activity criteria, individually or in combination, at 6 months after ACLR can predict... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What factors affect clinical outcome after revision ACL reconstruction?
A study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine examines factors that may affect clinical outcomes following revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The authors conducted a case-control study of 989 patients undergoing revision ACL reconstruction, who had a median age of 26 years and a median time of 3.4 years since prior ACL reconstruction.    (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - July 22, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Sports injuries: when do show-stoppers need surgery?
Recent injuries in two major sporting events: Wimbledon and the Tour de France. Helen Handoll, Co-ordinating Editor ofCochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma and Senior Reserarch Fellow at Teeside Univerity, takes a look at sports injuries and evidence. Dr Handoll research interests focus on getting the evidence to inform the management of people with hip, shoulder and wrist fractures, either via primary research or conducting Cochrane systematic revi ews.Reposted with permission fromEvidently CochraneWimbledon is upon us – yippee for all tennis fans – and the spectre of sports injury is on Centre Cour...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Return to sport and performance after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in National Football League linemen - Cinque ME, Hannon CP, Bohl DD, Erickson BJ, Verma NN, Cole BJ, Bach BR.
BACKGROUND: Tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are common in the National Football League (NFL). The impact of these injuries on the careers of NFL linemen is unknown. PURPOSE: To define the percentage of NFL linemen who return to sport ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

ACL reconstructions are on the rise among adolescent females
A research letter published online in the journal JAMA Pediatrics notes a strong increase in the rate of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction among adolescent females. The researchers reviewed data on 283,810 ACL reconstructions performed in the United States from 2002 through 2014.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - July 2, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Lower Rates of Rupture Seen With Combined ACL Reconstruction Technique
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - May 19, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

Return to play and decreased performance after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in National Football League defensive players - Read CR, Aune KT, Cain EL, Fleisig GS.
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur commonly in American football. Recent work has reported ACL reconstruction (ACLR) as one of several orthopaedic procedures with unfavorable outcomes for professional athletes. The performance impa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Return to play after revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in National Football League players - Okoroha KR, Kadri O, Keller RA, Marshall N, Cizmic Z, Moutzouros V.
BACKGROUND: National Football League (NFL) players who undergo anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction have been shown to have a lower return to play (RTP) than previously expected. However, RTP in the NFL after revision ACL reconstruction (RACLR) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

​Need for this kind of surgery for athletes called into question by Mercy Health doctor’s research with robot
Some athletes who tear or rupture the anterior cruciate ligament in a knee might be undergoing an aspect of reconstructive surgery that ’s unnecessary, according to recently published research by Dr. Frank Noyes, an orthopedic surgeon with Mercy Health-Cincinnati. A robot that Noyes had built to test ACL reconstruction techniques helped demonstrate that athletes don’t always need two surgeries that involve grafting ligaments on the inside and the outside of the knee to stabilize the joint. Noyes,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

​Need for this kind of surgery for athletes called into question by Mercy Health doctor’s research with robot
Some athletes who tear or rupture the anterior cruciate ligament in a knee might be undergoing an aspect of reconstructive surgery that ’s unnecessary, according to recently published research by Dr. Frank Noyes, an orthopedic surgeon with Mercy Health-Cincinnati. A robot that Noyes had built to test ACL reconstruction techniques helped demonstrate that athletes don’t always need two surgeries that involve grafting ligaments on the inside and the outside of the knee to stabilize the joint. Noyes,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

On-ice return-to-hockey progression after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction - Capin JJ, Behrns W, Thatcher K, Arundale A, Smith AH, Snyder-Mackler L.
Synopsis Limited literature exists pertaining to rehabilitation of ice hockey players seeking to return-to-sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). The purpose of this clinical commentary is to present a criterion-based, return-to-ice ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 1, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

AAOS 2017: Why some ACL surgeries fail
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Typically, orthopaedic surgeons can get athletes back to their sport with ACL reconstruction surgery. But what happens when the reconstruction surgery isn't successful? (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Study: Most athletic patients return to sports, highly satisfied with ACL reconstruction
(Hospital for Special Surgery) A study at Hospital for Special Surgery finds that most athletic patients who have reconstructive surgery for a torn ACL are highly satisfied with the procedure and able to return to sports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Researchers develop 3D-printed, bioabsorbable scaffold for ACL reconstruction
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic‘s tissue engineering and biomaterials laboratory have developed a 3D-printed, porous scaffold for the delayed delivery of recombinant-human bone morphogenetic protein 2, rhBMP-2, to facilitate bone regeneration in patients undergoing ACL reconstruction. The team’s work developing the scaffold and comparing different delivery methods for rhBMP-2 was published this week in Tissue Engineering.  Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Researchers develop 3D-printed, bioabsorbable scaffold for ACL reconstruction appeared first on Mass...
Source: Mass Device - February 27, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Orthopedics Regenerative Medicine Research & Development Mayo Clinic Medtronic Source Type: news

Scientists create 3D-printed scaffold for ACL reconstruction
Researchers from the Mayo Clinic have designed a 3D-printed scaffold for reconstructing a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eighty-three per cent of elite athletes return to preinjury sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a systematic review with meta-analysis of return to sport rates, graft rupture rates and performance outcomes - Lai CC, Ardern CL, Feller JA, Webster KE.
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to calculate the rate of return to sport (RTS) following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in elite athletes. Secondary objectives were to estimate the time taken to RTS, calculate rates of ACL graft rupt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

3-D-printed bioabsorbable scaffold for ACL reconstruction with bone regeneration
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers have designed a 3-D-printed porous scaffold for use in reconstructing ruptured anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) in the knee and engineered it to deliver a human bone-promoting protein over an extended period of time to improve bone regeneration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Returning to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in amateur sports men: a retrospective study - Notarnicola A, Maccagnano G, Barletta F, Ascatigno L, Astuto L, Panella A, Tafuri S, Moretti B.
BACKGROUND: According to the literature, 95% of professional athletes return to their sport after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery. The main objective of this study was to verify the return to sport after ACL reconstruction in a homo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tissue Regenix expands, launches DermaPure in US
Tissue Regenix said today it expanded its operations to the US, now offering its DermaPure product for chronic and acute wound care indications in the region. The U.K.-based company’s dCell decellularization technology is a multi-tissue regenerative medical platform designed for use in a number of applications to allow the body to regenerate critical tissue through utilizing decellularized animal and human biological material. The DermaPure product is designed from decellularized human dermis designed fo patients with hard-to-heal acute and chronic wounds. “We have seen first-hand how life changing these produc...
Source: Mass Device - February 23, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regenerative Medicine Wound Care Tissue Regenix Source Type: news

Hamstring tendon graft with anterolateral ligament reconstruction may offer reduced failure rates compared to other techniques for ACL reconstruction
Findings from a study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine suggest that hamstring tendon graft combined with anterolateral ligament reconstruction (HT+ALL) may offer reduced failure rates compared to bone–patellar tendon–bone (B-PT-B) graft or quadrupled hamstring tendon (4HT) graft for patients who undergo anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - February 4, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Practice Guidelines for ACL Rehabilitation Practice Guidelines for ACL Rehabilitation
A new evidence statement provides updated recommendations for rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction.British Journal of Sports Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Year in review: Our most popular Thriving stories
As the year comes to a close, we look back on some of the most popular stories — from basic tips to second chances to ground-breaking surgeries. Thank you to the many families and patients who kindly contributed to the success of Thriving in 2016. As always, you inspire us. Happy New Year! You’ve heard that the hormone melatonin can help kids sleep. But is melatonin for children safe? Does it work? Learn more from sleep expert Dr. Judith Owens, director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Sleep Center. Actress Jennifer Garner portrayed Anna Beam’s mother in the movie &ldqu...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 30, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Diseases & Conditions Health & Wellness Our Patients’ Stories Research and Innovation ACL reconstruction ACL repair ACL surgery ACL tear Bridge-Enhanced ACL Repair encephalocele melatonin pseudo-obstruction sleep Source Type: news

Depression and psychiatric disease associated with outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction - Wu HH, Liu M, Dines JS, Kelly JD, Garcia GH.
While most patients with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury indicate satisfaction with surgical intervention, a significant proportion still do not return to pre-injury level of function or sport. Psychiatric comorbidities, such as depression, have... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Variables affecting return to play after anterior cruciate ligament injury in the national football league - Eisenstein ED, Rawicki NL, Rensing NJ, Kusnezov NA, Lanzi JT.
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are common in the National Football League (NFL). Limited literature exists regarding return to play (RTP) and the factors affecting RTP after ACL reconstruction in NFL players. PURPOSE/HYPOTHES... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

ACL surgery keeps boy ’s football dreams alive
Treatment TermsSports medicine CategoriesChildren's health Additional SEO Keywords pediatric sports medicine, acl tear, torn acl, acl surgery, knee ligament, acl injury SEO Meta Description When Haji White Jr tore his ACL, a pediatric orthopaedic specialist at Duke used growth-sparing surgery to get him safely back to playing sports. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview When Haji White Jr tore his ACL, a pediatric orthopaedic specialist at Duke used growth-sparing surgery to get him safely back to playing sports. Hero Image20161111.white_.haji_.acl_.01.blog_.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header A torn ACL...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - November 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Olympian D ’Agostino shares 3 lessons after ACL injury
“The crux of Olympic competition is to do everything you can to be the first one to cross the finish line,” says Abbey D’Agostino. But that’s not what Abbey did during the 5,000-meter qualifying heats in the 2016 summer games. Abbey had trained for her Olympic moment for years, adhering to the rigid 24/7 lifestyle of an elite athlete since graduating from Dartmouth College and signing to run professionally with New Balance. Abbey’s Olympic moment came unexpectedly when she and New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin collided and tumbled to the ground. What happened at the Olympics is an example we sh...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 14, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our Patients’ Stories ACL injury ACL tear Dr. Mininder Kocher Orthopedic Center Sports Medicine Source Type: news

Preoperative and postoperative serial assessments of postural balance and fall risk in patients with arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction - Gokalp O, Akkaya S, Akkaya N, B üker N, Gungor HR, Ok N, Yorukoglu C.
BACKGROUND: Impaired postural balance due to somatosensory data loss with mechanical instability has been shown in patients with ACL deficiency. OBJECTIVE: To assess postural balance in patients with ACL insufficiency prior to surgery and following... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Functional tests: can they help in the decision to return to sports after anterior cruciate ligament? Example with Hop tests - Rambaud A, Samozino P, Edouard P.
OBJECTIVE: After anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, the ACL reconstruction (ACLR) is the standard treatment to return to pivots/contacts sports. The goal of rehabilitation programs is to guide the functional recovery and the safe return to sport withou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Patient-based decision for resuming activity after ACL reconstruction: a single-centre experience - Jenny JY, Clement X.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to report the functional outcome following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in patients who decide when to resume work and normal sporting activity post-operatively. The hypothesis tested was that patien... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in the skeletally immature athlete - Chicorelli AM, Micheli LJ, Kelly M, Zurakowski D, MacDougall R.
OBJECTIVE: Determine the percentage of skeletally immature athletes returning to sports after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Boston Children's Hospital Division of Sports Medi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Braking reaction time after right-knee anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a comparison of  3 grafts - Wasserman BR, Singh BC, Kaplan DJ, Weinberg M, Meislin R, Jazrawi LM, Strauss EJ.
PURPOSE: To determine when patients recover the ability to safely operate the brakes of an automobile after a right-knee anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). METHODS: A computerized driving simulator was used to determine braking abili... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Psychological factors are important to return to pre-injury sport activity after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: expect and motivate to satisfy - Sonesson S, Kvist J, Ardern C, Österberg A, Silbernagel KG.
PURPOSE: To describe individuals' expectations, motivation, and satisfaction before, during, and after rehabilitation for ACL reconstruction and to explore how these factors were associated with return to pre-injury sport activity at 1-year follow-up. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Return to play following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction - Morris RC, Hulstyn MJ, Fleming BC, Owens BD, Fadale PD.
Anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions are commonly performed in an attempt to return an athlete to sports activities. Accelerated rehabilitation has made recovery for surgery more predictable and shortened the timeline for return to play. Despite succ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Return to play of rugby players after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using hamstring autograft: return to sports and graft failure according to age - Takazawa Y, Ikeda H, Saita Y, Kawasaki T, Ishijima M, Nagayama M, Kaneko H, Kaneko K.
PURPOSE: To assess return to play and the frequencies of graft failure in rugby players after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using a hamstring autograft augmented with an artificial ligament and to compare outcomes between rugby players ag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Likelihood of ACL Graft Rupture Likelihood of ACL Graft Rupture
Following this discharge criteria for return to sport after ACL reconstruction may lessen the risk of graft rupture.British Journal of Sports Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Development of a test battery to enhance safe return to sports after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction - Gokeler A, Welling W, Zaffagnini S, Seil R, Padua D.
PURPOSE: There is a lack of consensus regarding the appropriate criteria for releasing patients to return to sports (RTS) after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). A test battery was developed to support decision-making. METHODS: Twen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Decision Rules Can Reduce Reinjury Risk After ACL Surgery Decision Rules Can Reduce Reinjury Risk After ACL Surgery
Understanding the factors associated with the risk of knee re-injury after ACL reconstruction will help determine the appropriate time to return to sport. British Journal of Sports Medicine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 14, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Removing Too Much Meniscus: Risk for Cartilage Degeneration?Removing Too Much Meniscus: Risk for Cartilage Degeneration?
Removing more than one third of the meniscus during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction may be the most important risk factor for cartilage degeneration, a new study suggests. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 14, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Decision Rules Can Reduce Reinjury Risk After ACL SurgeryDecision Rules Can Reduce Reinjury Risk After ACL Surgery
Understanding the factors associated with the risk of knee re-injury after ACL reconstruction will help determine the appropriate time to return to sport. British Journal of Sports Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Newcastle Basic Knee Arthroscopy and ACL Cadaveric Course
This course is designed for surgeons aspiring to a career in orthopaedic surgery. This course will address arthroscopic techniques on the knee and ACL reconstruction and consist of hands-on minimal access workshop using fresh frozen cadaveric tissue. In addition it will cover clinical assessment of common knee conditions. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - July 13, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Meetings Events Source Type: news

Young Age, Small Grafts, and the Odds of ACL Reconstruction Re-tearYoung Age, Small Grafts, and the Odds of ACL Reconstruction Re-tear
Young patients and small grafts may have higher odds of re-tear after an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, new research suggests. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 12, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Revision ACL Reconstruction Compared With Primary SurgeryRevision ACL Reconstruction Compared With Primary Surgery
Find out how revision ACL reconstruction compares with primary ACL reconstruction in terms of postoperative clinical outcomes. British Journal of Sports Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Incomplete Rehab Linked to Increased Risk of ACL Graft RuptureIncomplete Rehab Linked to Increased Risk of ACL Graft Rupture
Failure to complete rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is associated with a marked increase in the risk of graft rupture, researchers report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 7, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Sport participation and the risk of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in adolescents: a population-based prospective cohort study (The Young-HUNT Study) - Johnsen MB, Guddal MH, Småstuen MC, Moksnes H, Engebretsen L, Storheim K, Zwart JA.
BACKGROUND: An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is a severe injury that may require ACL reconstruction (ACLR) to enable the return to sport. Risk factors for ACLR have not firmly been established in the general adolescent population. PURPOSE... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exploring better options for ACL repairs
by Lisa Fratt An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear can be a devastating sports injury. Every year, 400,000 people, many of them teen and young adult athletes, sustain ACL injuries or tears. Martha Murray, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Boston Children’s Hospital, worked with a team of colleagues to create a new procedure known as bridge-enhanced ACL repair (BEAR) that encourages natural healing. Watch this animation to see how it works: Why do surgeons need a better way to repair ACL injuries? The current standard of care, surgical ACL reconstruction, is a good solution. But it is linked with a 20 percent ris...
Source: Mass Device - March 25, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Vector Blog Source Type: news

Boston Children’s Hospital Hopes New Procedure Will Revolutionize ACL Treatment
BOSTON (CBS) – Doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital are repairing ruptured ACLs with a less invasive procedure, and they think it could change the course of treatment. Corey Peak of Cambridge took a nasty tumble on the ski slopes last January. “I heard two pops while I was falling,” Peak explains. “One was my right ski binding coming undone which is good because it helps protect the knee. But the other side I think was my right ACL rupturing.” Peak is among hundreds of thousands of people who tear their ACLs every year. Girls who play sports like soccer, basketball, lacrosse and field h...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mwschooley Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Boston Children's Hospital Dr. Mallika Marshall Torn ACL Source Type: news