Which metrics are being used to evaluate children and adolescents after ACL reconstruction? A systematic review - Fabricant PD, Brusalis CM, Schachne JM, PLUTO Study Group, Matava MJ.
PURPOSE: To identify a comprehensive list of outcome measures previously used in the literature to evaluate clinical outcomes after reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in patients 18 years of age or younger. Methods: A literature sea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

BAck iN the Game (BANG) - a smartphone application to help athletes return to sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: protocol for a multi-centre, randomised controlled trial - Ardern CL, Kvist J, BANG Trial Group.
BACKGROUND: Sustaining injury is a common consequence of playing sport. At least one in every three recreational athletes with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction do not return to their preinjury sport following treatment. Psychological factors... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Force and rate metrics provide return-to-sport criterion after ACL reconstruction - Alzakerin HM, Halkiadakis Y, Morgan KD.
PURPOSE: Peak vertical ground reaction force and linear loading rate can be valuable metrics for return-to-sport assessment because they represent limb loading dynamics; yet, there is no defined cutoff criterion to differentiate between healthy and altered... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Return to sports bridge program improves outcomes, decreases ipsilateral knee re-injury and contralateral knee injury rates post-ACL reconstruction - Nyland J, Greene J, Carter S, Brey J, Krupp R, Caborn D.
PURPOSE: To present the results of a return to sports bridge program designed to reduce knee injuries following ACL reconstruction and physical therapy. METHODS: One hundred and fifty (male = 83, female = 67) patients participated in a whole bo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

One sixth of primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions may undergo reoperation due to complications or new injuries within 2  years - Lord L, Cristiani R, Edman G, Forssblad M, Stålman A.
PURPOSE: To analyse the incidence, types and risk factors for reoperation within 2  years of primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). METHODS: Our clinic registry was used to identify primary ACLRs, performed from 2005 to 2015, and reo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Do older skiers have worse outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction compared with non-skiers or younger skiers? - Schumacher AN, Houck DA, Vidal AF, Wolcott ML, McCarty EC, Bravman JT, Frank RM.
BACKGROUND: There remains a paucity of literature comparing clinical outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) between skiers and non-skiers, particularly in older patient populations. Purpose: To compare clinical outcomes after A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Return to sport activity after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a 6-10 years follow-up - Mardani-Kivi M, Azari Z, Hasannejad F.
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, patients widely accept anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery. However, its long-term complications are still under investigation in athletes. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate long-term ACL reconstruct... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Australian footballers returning from anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction later than 12  months have worse outcomes - Chaker Jomaa M, Gultekin S, Orchard J, Driscoll T, Orchard J.
BACKGROUND: There is evidence that early return to competition post-anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury increases risk of re-injury. AIMS: To compare subsequent ACL and other injury risks following ACL reconstruction for Australian Football League (AFL... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The influence of perioperative nerve block on strength and functional return to sports after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction - Kew ME, Bodkin SG, Diduch DR, Smith MK, Wiggins A, Brockmeier SF, Werner BC, Gwathmey FW, Miller MD, Hart JM.
BACKGROUND: Patients often have quadriceps or hamstring weakness after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), despite postoperative physical therapy regimens; however, little evidence exists connecting nerve blocks and ACLR outcomes. PUR... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Injury-related fears during the return-to-sport phase of ACL reconstruction rehabilitation - Meierbachtol A, Obermeier M, Yungtum W, Bottoms J, Paur E, Nelson BJ, Tompkins M, Russell HC, Chmielewski TL.
BACKGROUND: Fear of reinjury is common after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) and often deters a return to preinjury sport participation. A better understanding of injury-related fear is needed to inform rehabilitation strategies. P... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Passing return to sports tests after ACL reconstruction is associated with greater likelihood for return to sport but fail to identify second injury risk - Welling W, Benjaminse A, Lemmink K, Gokeler A.
BACKGROUND: A limited number of patients return to sport (RTS) after an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) and patients who RTS have a relatively high risk for second ACL injury. The purpose of the current study was to compare the results of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What is the optimal time for return to sports after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction? - Atik O Ş.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Psychological readiness to return to sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction - Ashton ML, Kraeutler MJ, Brown SM, Mulcahey MK.
» Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are among the most common athletic injuries in the United States, and reconstruction is often necessary for athletes to be able to return to their pre-injury level of sport. » Following ACL reconstruction, ma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

ACL Surgery Can Do Real Damage to Your Brain: Study
FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 -- Your knee might never be the same after undergoing surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and the reason is in your head, a small, new study suggests. It turns out ACL reconstruction causes changes in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Alterations in medial-lateral postural control after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction during stair use - Hall M, Perraton LG, Stevermer CA, Gillette JC.
BACKGROUND: Dynamic postural control during everyday tasks is poorly understood in people following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). Understanding dynamic postural control can provide insight into potentially modifiable impairments in peop... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Anterior cruciate ligament-return to sport after injury scale: validation of the Norwegian language version - Faleide AGH, Inderhaug E, Vervaat W, Breivik K, Bogen BE, Mo IF, Tr øan I, Strand T, Magnussen LH.
PURPOSE: Evidence is emerging on the importance of psychological readiness to return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The ACL-Return to Sport after Injury scale (ACL-RSI) is developed to assess this. The aim of the current st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Japanese version of the anterior cruciate ligament-return to sport after injury (ACL-RSI) scale has acceptable validity and reliability - Hirohata K, Aizawa J, Furuya H, Mitomo S, Ohmi T, Ohji S, Ohara T, Koga H, Yagishita K, Webster KE.
PURPOSE: The anterior cruciate ligament-return to sports after injury (ACL-RSI) scale assesses the psychological impact of returning to sports (also referred to as psychological readiness) after ACL reconstruction. The aim of this study was to evaluate imp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Young athletes who return to sport before 9 months after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction have a rate of new injury 7 times that of those who delay return - Beischer S, Gustavsson L, Senorski EH, Karlsson J, Thome é C, Samuelsson K, Thomeé R.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between sustaining a second anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and (1) time to return to sport, (2) symmetrical muscle function, and (3) symmetrical quadriceps strength at the time of return to sport in young ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Keeping Up with Personalized Medicine: Adapting to Meet Patients ’ Needs
Medical technology is revolutionizing healthcare for patients worldwide and is now more than ever becoming crucial in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of numerous diseases. We are increasingly seeing the ability of medical technology to personalize treatments and target patients’ individual needs. However, to ensure we are enabling access to these treatments, regulatory agencies need to consider new approaches to the approval process. Historically, product approvals have focused on the standardization of a drug or a therapy to treat a large population of people with the same disease, s...
Source: MDDI - January 22, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Mike Izon Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Comparison of concomitant injuries and patient-reported outcome in patients that have undergone both primary and revision ACL reconstruction-a national registry study - Svantesson E, Hamrin Senorski E, Kristiansson F, Alentorn-Geli E, Westin O, Samuelsson K.
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) revision surgery has been associated with inferior outcome compared with primary ACL reconstruction. However, this has rarely been investigated in a consecutive cohort limited to patients that have undergone bot... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

No relationship between strength and power scores and anterior cruciate ligament return to sport after injury scale 9 months after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction - O'Connor RF, King E, Richter C, Webster KE, Falvey ÉC.
BACKGROUND: Psychological factors including self-reported readiness to return to sport (RTS) after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) measured with the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Return to Sport After Injury (ACL-RSI) scale have been shown to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How much time is needed between serial "return to play" assessments to achieve clinically important strength gains in patients recovering from anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction? - Bodkin SG, Rutherford MH, Diduch DR, Brockmeier SF, Hart JM.
BACKGROUND: Pass rates for return-to-play evaluations are alarmingly low for patients after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). Since timing of return to play is a complicated decision, it is important that patients be given optimal time to r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Lower extremity muscle strength, postural stability and functional movement screen in female basketball players after ACL reconstruction. Preliminary report - Wrzesie ń Z, Truszczynska-Baszak A, Rzepka R.
PURPOSE: The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is a common injury in basketball. Its consequence is a long absence from training, being a consequence of surgical treatment and long physiotherapy. The aim of the study was to assess muscle strength, post... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Male and female adolescent athletes' readiness to return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament injury and reconstruction - Kostyun RO, Burland JP, Kostyun KJ, Milewski MD, Nissen CW.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine whether readiness to return to sport (RTS) differed between adolescent male and female athletes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). DESIGN: Longitudinal, prospective cohort. SE... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Psychological factors are associated with return to pre-injury levels of sport and physical activity after ACL reconstruction - Baez SE, Hoch MC, Hoch JM.
PURPOSE: The impetus of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is to allow patients to return to sport and to remain engaged in physical activity. Many patients exhibit deficits in psychological domains of health-related quality of life which may... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

High risk of further ACL injury in a 10-year follow-up study of ACL-reconstructed soccer players in the Swedish National Knee Ligament Registry - Sandon A, Engstr öm B, Forssblad M.
PURPOSE: To follow up on soccer players 10  years after a primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction to find out how many players returned to play soccer, what influenced their decision, and if there are any differences in additional ACL injur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The warrior athlete, Part 2-return to duty in the US military: advancing ACL rehabilitation in the tactical athlete - Peebles LA, O'Brien LT, Dekker TJ, Kennedy MI, Akamefula R, Provencher MT.
Rehabilitation following an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is a crucial component of the healing and recovery process and full return to duty/play in the tactical modern-day warfighter. The burden of anterior cruciate ligament injuries and subse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Risk factors for opioid use after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction - Rao AG, Chan PH, Prentice HA, Paxton EW, Funahashi TT, Maletis GB.
BACKGROUND: The misuse of opioid medications has contributed to a significant national crisis affecting public health as well as patient morbidity and medical costs. After orthopaedic surgical procedures, patients may require prescription (Rx) opioid medic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prescribing Fewer Tablets Can Cut Post-ACL Surgery Opioid Use
FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 -- For patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, prescribing fewer tablets is associated with lower postoperative opioid consumption, according to a research letter published in the June 25 issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Does autograft choice in ACL reconstruction affect recurrent ACL revision rates?
(American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) Young athletes who have anterior cruciate ligament surgery are more likely to need an additional surgery if they received a hamstring graft compared to a bone-patellar tendon-bone graft, according to research presented today at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. The research was conducted by group of clinicians led by Dr. Christopher C. Kaeding of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Editorial commentary: Rehabilitation and return-to-sports readiness, the "black box" of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction patient recovery - Nyland J, Taniyama D.
When progressing patients who have undergone anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction through rehabilitation and deciding whether they are ready to safely return to sports, the health care team needs to consider what they know and what they do not know ab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Return to sport following revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in athletes: a systematic review - Glogovac G, Schumaier AP, Grawe BM.
PURPOSE: To report the rate of return to sport following revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in athletes. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-An... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Korean version of the anterior cruciate ligament-return to sport after injury scale: translation and cross-cultural adaptation - Ha JK, Kim JG, Yoon KH, Wang JH, Seon JK, Bae JH, Jang KM.
BACKGROUND: To translate into Korean and culturally adapt the anterior cruciate ligament-return to sports after injury (ACL-RSI) scale assessing psychological readiness to return to sports after ACL reconstruction and to validate its psychometric propertie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Researchers explore augmented ACL reconstruction procedure
(Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine) An innovative procedure that explores the use of amnion, bone marrow concentrate and suture tape in ACL reconstruction may result in earlier return to play protocols for athletes, suggests a new study from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Young athletes who require ACL reconstruction may benefit from additional procedure
(Lawson Health Research Institute) An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, an injury of the knee, can be devastating to a young athlete. While the ACL can be reconstructed through surgery, there is a high risk of re-injury in patients under the age of 25. In the largest clinical trial of its kind, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute have shown that performing an additional surgical procedure called lateral extra-articular tenodesis (LET) may reduce the risk of ACL re-injury in young athletes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oral Contraceptive Pill May Protect Against ACL Tears
MONDAY, May 6, 2019 -- Oral contraceptive pill (OCP) use is associated with reduced odds of experiencing an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, especially for girls aged 15 to 19 years, according to a study recently published online in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

MRI can help assess additional damage from ACL injuries
An acute anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury often also inflicts damage...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D knee model reveals ACL tear same in men, women Musculoskeletal speakers reveal trade secrets on sports injuries 5-minute MRI protocol can be effective for knee scans Sports injury website brings radiology's insights to the fans MRI reveals possible complications after ACL reconstruction (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Blood flow restriction therapy may protect against bone loss following ACL reconstruction
(American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction patients often face bone and muscle loss immediately following the procedure. Researchers presenting their work today at the AOSSM/AANA Specialty Day note that combining blood flow restriction (BFR) therapy with traditional rehabilitation efforts may slow bone loss and reduce return to function time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Miach Orthopaedics touts results of two-year study on ACL repair
Miach Orthopaedics said that a study of its bio-engineered implant for autograft anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair revealed results similar to those achieved by traditional ACL repair surgeries two years post-procedure. The non-randomized, two-arm study conducted at Boston Children’s Hospital enrolled 10 patients treated with Miach Orthopaedics’ bridging scaffold-enhanced ACL repair (BEAR) implant with hamstring autograft ACL reconstruction and was conducted under an FDA Investigational Device Exemption. The BEAR implant was designed to be surgically placed between the torn ACL ends at the time of re...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Clinical Trials Featured Implants News Well Orthopedics Research & Development Surgical Miach Orthopaedics Source Type: news

Expectations for return to preinjury sport before and after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction - Webster KE, Feller JA.
BACKGROUND:: There is limited information about patient expectations regarding return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). While it has generally been assumed that patients expect to return, it has also been acknowledged that ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Effect of activity at time of injury and concomitant ligament injuries on patient-reported outcome after posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction - Owesen C, R øtterud JH, Engebretsen L, Arøen A.
BACKGROUND: The outcomes after posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (PCLR) have been shown to be inferior to those of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. There is a lack of knowledge regarding prognostic factors of PCLR outcomes. PURPO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Length of time between anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and return to sport does not predict need for revision surgery in National Football League Players - Okoroha KR, Fidai MS, Tramer JS, Elmenini J, Makhni EC, Verma NN, Bach BR, Moutzouros V.
PURPOSE: To determine whether the length of time between primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) and return to sport (RTS) predicted the need for revision ACLR in National Football League (NFL) athletes. METHODS: All NFL players wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Progression of the psychological ACL-RSI score and return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a prospective 2-year follow-up study from the French Prospective Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Cohort Study (FAST) - Sadeqi M, Klouche S, Bohu Y, Herman S, Lefevre N, Gerometta A.
BACKGROUND: Successful return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction requires optimal physical and psychological recovery. The main validated tool to quantify a patient's psychological readiness to return to sport after this surgery... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Low rates of return to preinjury sport after bilateral anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction - Webster KE, Feller JA, Kimp AJ, Whitehead TS.
BACKGROUND:: Patients with bilateral anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries tend to report worse results in terms of knee function and quality of life as compared with those with unilateral injury. There are limited data regarding return to preinjury sp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Female soccer players with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction have a higher risk of new knee injuries and quit soccer to a higher degree than knee-healthy controls - F ältström A, Kvist J, Gauffin H, Hägglund M.
BACKGROUND:: Many patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction who return to sport suffer new ACL injuries or quit sports soon after returning. PURPOSE:: To prospectively follow a cohort of female soccer players with primary unilat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Fifteen-year audit of anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions in the Australian Football League from 1999 to 2013: return to play and subsequent ACL injury - Lai CCH, Feller JA, Webster KE.
BACKGROUND:: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury has been a major cause of missed game time among Australian Football League (AFL) players. Return to play after ACL reconstruction is not always achieved, even among elite athletes. The rate of subsequen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Jumping performance based on duration of rehabilitation in female football players after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction - Arundale AJH, Kvist J, H ägglund M, Fältström A.
PURPOSE: To determine if female football players who had longer durations of rehabilitation, measured in months, after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction would have lower tuck jump scores (fewer technique flaws) and smaller asymmetries during drop v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Long-term success of ACL reconstruction is connected to way you move post-surgery
(Brigham Young University) Researchers from the University of North Carolina and Brigham Young University conducted a study to observe walking biomechanics of 130 subjects who have had ACL reconstruction surgery. They found people who report lingering symptoms post-surgery either underload their injured leg (6-12 months after surgery) or overload the injured leg (after the 24-month mark), as compared to those who have had the surgery but no longer report symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NFL players get in on $23m Series A for Miach Orthopaedics
The National Football League Players Assn. got in on a nearly $23 million Series A round for Miach Orthopaedics and its knee repair technology, the Boston-based company said today. Miach is developing bio-engineered implants for surgical connective tissue repair, aiming first at anterior cruciate ligament repair with its Bridge-Enhanced ACL Repair product, a sponge that’s designed to act as a scaffold to stimulate healing. The $22.5 million A round, co-led by Amzak Health Investors and DSM Venturing, also included the NFLPA and other investors, Miach said. The proceeds are earmarked for ongoing clinical wor...
Source: Mass Device - September 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Orthopedics Regenerative Medicine Miach Orthopaedics Source Type: news

Return to level I sports after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: evaluation of age, sex, and readiness to return criteria - Webster KE, Feller JA.
BACKGROUND: Return to sport (RTS) after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a topic of current interest. The high reinjury rates reported in younger athletes may be due in part to an early RTS. PURPOSE: To determine the proportion of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news