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Preoperative KOOS and SF-36 scores linked to risk of symptomatic knee OA after ACL reconstruction
A study published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that lower preoperative Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) and SF-36 scores may be linked to increased risk of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - February 10, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Molecular influence of anterior cruciate ligament tear remnants on chondrocytes: a biologic connection between injury and osteoarthritis - Chinzei N, Brophy RH, Duan X, Cai L, Nunley RM, Sandell LJ, Rai MF.
OBJECTIVE: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury initiates a cascade of events often leading to osteoarthritis. ACL reconstruction does not alter the course of osteoarthritis, suggesting that heightened osteoarthritis risk is likely due to factors in add... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Over 90  % of children and adolescents return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Kay J, Memon M, Marx RG, Peterson D, Simunovic N, Ayeni OR.
PURPOSE: To evaluate the rate at which children and adolescent athletes return to sporting activities after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: Three databases, PubMed, MEDLINE, and EMBASE, were searched from database inceptio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Clinical outcomes, return to sports, and patient satisfaction after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in young and middle-aged patients in an asian population-a 2-year follow-up study - Tay KS, Tan AHC.
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical outcomes of arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in young and middle-aged Asians. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed using prospectively collected data from a tertiary institution A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Is ACL reconstruction a prerequisite for the patients having recreational sporting activities? - Kovalak E, Atay T, Cetin C, Atay IM, Serbest MO.
OBJECTIVE: Whether surgical or conservative treatment is more effective in allowing patients to return to physical activity after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is controversial. We sought to compare mid-term outcome measures between isolated ACL ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Self-reported fear predicts functional performance and second ACL injury after ACL reconstruction and return to sport: a pilot study - Paterno MV, Flynn K, Thomas S, Schmitt LC.
BACKGROUND: Outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) are highly variable. Previous studies have failed to report the relationship between fear, objective measures of function, and reinjury rates. The purpose of this study was to dete... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Knee Stability and Alterations in Synovial Fluid After Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction With Hamstring Autograft or Hamstring Allograft
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - December 17, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

Julia Marino ’s Olympic story: Achieving after injury
Julia Marino is always thinking about her story, and it would be hard not too, given how much of an adventure her life has been so far. “Being adopted out of Paraguay to have a normal life in America would’ve been enough of a story itself,” she says. “But I’ve had the chance to live a life beyond what anybody could even dream of.” As an Olympic skier, Julia has been competing at the top of her sport for almost a decade. In 2014, she reached the pinnacle of snow sports at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. But how she got there – and where she plans on going now – was heavi...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 27, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Our Patients’ Stories ACL injury ACL injury prevention ACL reconstruction ACL tear Dr. Martha Murray Sports Medicine Division Source Type: news

Correction to: Young athletes return too early to knee-strenuous sport, without acceptable knee function after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction - Beischer S, Hamrin Senorski E, Thome é C, Samuelsson K, Thomeé R.
The author claims that his name is incorrectly listed on PubMed. The first name should be Eric and the last name should be Hamrin Senorski. On SpringerLink the name is listed correctly, but on PubMed he is listed as Senorski EH. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New York Times (NYT) article looks at OA risk after knee ligament tear and ACL reconstruction
An article in The New York Times (NYT) discusses anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair and an increased likelihood of developing osteoarthritis (OA). (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - November 11, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

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