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Heterotrophic calcification of medial collateral ligament of knee joint: A case report.

J Pak Med Assoc 2021 Feb;71(2(B)):756-758

Sialkot College of Physical Therapy, Amin Welfare & Teaching Hospital, Sialkot, Pakistan.

Soft-tissue calcification is characterised by the deposit of calcium in the damaged collagen fibres. The pathology of the phenomenon is not fully known. Trauma, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury have been reported as possible risk factors. Read More

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February 2021

Gastrocnemius pedicled muscle flap for knee and upper tibia soft tissue reconstruction. A useful tool for the orthopaedic surgeon.

Injury 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ioannina School of Medicine, Ioannina 45110, Greece. Electronic address:

Soft tissue defect coverage has always been a challenge for the orthopaedic surgeon. Over the last decades the surgery of flaps has completely changed the prognosis for large defects. The purpose of this study is to retrospectively review our experience with the gastrocnemius muscle as pedicled local flaps for reconstruction of knee and upper third of the tibia soft tissue defects. Read More

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Evaluation of Functional Outcome Following Hybrid External Fixation in The Management of Schatzkers Type V and VI Tibial Plateau Fractures - A Prospective Study of 30 Patients.

Y Subash

Malays Orthop J 2021 Mar;15(1):48-54

Department of Orthopaedics, Saveetha University Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India.

Introduction: Fractures of the proximal tibia are high velocity injuries often associated with soft tissue compromise especially in the type V and VI fracture patterns. Dual plating is the preferred treatment option for these injuries but not in a setting where there is extensive soft tissue injury, as this can lead to problems with wound healing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the functional outcome following hybrid external fixation in the management of Schatzkers type V and VI fractures. Read More

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Trauma mechanism and patient reported outcome in tibial plateau fractures with posterior involvement.

Knee 2021 Apr 10;30:41-50. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Dept. Trauma Surgery, University Hospital Leuven, KU Leuven - University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. Electronic address:

Introduction: Posterior tibial plateau fractures (PTPF) have a high impact on functional outcome and the optimal treatment strategy is not well established. The goal of this study was to assess the relationship between trauma mechanism, fracture morphology and functional outcome in a large multicenter cohort and define possible strategies to improve the outcome.

Methods: An international retrospective cohort study was conducted in five level-1 trauma centers. Read More

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Nerve transfers to restore femoral nerve function following oncologic nerve resection.

J Surg Oncol 2021 Apr 8. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Plastic Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Introduction: Advances in the care of soft-tissue tumors, including imaging capabilities and adjuvant radiation therapy, have broadened the indications and opportunities to pursue surgical limb salvage. However, peripheral nerve involvement and femoral nerve resection can still result in devastating functional outcomes. Nerve transfers offer a versatile solution to restore nerve function following tumor resection. Read More

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Narrative: Review of Anterior Knee Pain Differential Diagnosis (Other than Patellofemoral Pain).

Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med 2021 Apr 5. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Stanford University, 655 Bradford Street #842, Redwood City, CA, 94063, USA.

Purpose Of Review: This review presents a framework for constructing a differential diagnosis for chronic anterior knee pain associated with overuse other than patellofemoral pain. Traumatic, systemic, and pediatric injuries will not be covered.

Recent Findings: From superficial to deep, the anterior knee can be conceptually organized into four layers: (1) soft tissue, (2) extensor mechanism, (3) intracapsular/extrasynovial, and (4) intra-articular. Read More

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Anterolateral complex injuries occur in the majority of 'isolated' anterior cruciate ligament ruptures.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2021 Apr 1. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Fortius Clinic, 17 Fitzhardinge St, London, W1H 6EQ, UK.

Purpose: The anterolateral soft tissue envelope of the knee is frequently injured at the time of ACL rupture. This study aims to investigate the MRI injury patterns to the Anterolateral complex and their associations in patients with acute 'isolated ligament' ACL ruptures.

Methods: Professional athletes who underwent ACL reconstruction for complete ACL rupture between 2015 and 2019 were included in this study. Read More

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MRI of the Morel-Lavallée lesion - a case series.

Radiol Oncol 2021 Mar 31. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Radiology Department, University Medical Center Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia.

Introduction: The aim of the study was to review the appearances of Morel-Lavallée (ML) lesions on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Patients And Methods: 14 patients diagnosed with the ML lesion on MRI were analysed retrospectively (mean age = 35 years). Mechanism of injury, time frame from injury to MRI, location, shape, T1 and proton-density fat-suppression (PDFS) signal intensity (SI), presence of a (pseudo)capsule, septations or nodules within the collection, mass effect and fluid-fluid levels were analyzed. Read More

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Dental Injuries on Garden Trampolines.

Swiss Dent J 2021 Mar 25;131(10). Epub 2021 Mar 25.

Clinic of Oral Surgery and Center of Dental Traumatology, University Center for Dental Medicine UZB, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

Garden trampolines are very popular in Switzerland. Most trampoline related accidents result in fractures and soft tissue injuries of the extremities. While these types of injuries have been well investigated in numerous studies, there has been no study on dental injuries on trampolines. Read More

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Combination of chondrocytes and chondrons improves extracellular matrix production to promote the repairs of defective knee cartilage in rabbits.

J Orthop Translat 2021 May 23;28:47-54. Epub 2021 Feb 23.

Department of Orthopaedics, Second Hospital of Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan, Shanxi, 030001, China.

Background: Chondrons are composed of chondrocytes and the surrounding pericellular matrix (PCM) and function to enhance chondrocyte-mediated cartilage tissue engineering. This study aimed at investigating the potential effect of combined chondrocytes with chondrons on the production of proteoglycan and collagen-II (Col-2) and the repair of defective knee cartilage in rabbits.

Methods: Chondrocytes and chondrons were isolated from the knee cartilage of rabbits, and cultured alone or co-cultured for varying periods in vitro. Read More

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[Clinical effects of bilateral overlength anterolateral femoral perforator flaps connected in series or parallel in repairing large area of wounds in limbs].

Zhonghua Shao Shang Za Zhi 2021 Mar;37(3):250-256

Department of Hand Surgery, Ruihua Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou 215104, China.

To explore the clinical effects of bilateral overlength anterolateral femoral perforator flaps connected in series or parallel in repairing large area of wounds in limbs. From January 2017 to July 2019, 9 patients with large area of skin and soft tissue defects in limbs were admitted to the Departments of Hand Surgery and Foot and Ankle Surgery of Ruihua Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, including 8 males and 1 female, aged 36 to 63 years. The retrospective cohort study was conducted. Read More

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Inside-out Medial Meniscal Repair: Improved Surgical Exposure With a Sub-semimembranosus Approach.

Arthrosc Tech 2021 Feb 16;10(2):e507-e517. Epub 2021 Jan 16.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

Inside-out meniscal repair is considered the gold standard for reparable tears of the medial and lateral menisci despite the recent popularity of all-inside devices. Accurate suture passage is required to perform a stable repair as well as to prevent inadvertent neurovascular injury from the suture needles. Placement of a deep soft-tissue retractor is necessary to identify and retrieve these needles prior to tying the sutures. Read More

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February 2021

Editorial Commentary: Quadriceps Tendon All-Soft-Tissue Graft for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: More Information About A Newer Surgical Nail.

Leslie J Bisson

Arthroscopy 2021 03;37(3):1053-1054

Many different autografts are available for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Although patellar tendon graft and hamstrings are most commonly used, quadriceps tendon with or without a bone plug is gaining popularity. Preliminary evidence suggests that quad tendon without a bone plug performs at least as well as with a plug, although more comparative information is needed. Read More

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High incidence of superficial and deep medial collateral ligament injuries in 'isolated' anterior cruciate ligament ruptures: a long overlooked injury.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2021 Mar 4. Epub 2021 Mar 4.

Fortius Clinic, 17 Fitzhardinge St, London, W1H 6EQ, UK.

Purpose: In anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, concomitant damage to peripheral soft tissues is associated with increased rotatory instability of the knee. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence and patterns of medial collateral ligament complex injuries in patients with clinically 'isolated' ACL ruptures.

Methods: Patients who underwent ACL reconstruction for complete 'presumed isolated' ACL rupture between 2015 and 2019 were retrospectively included in this study. Read More

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[Clinical effects of anterograde sural neurovascular flap in repairing skin and soft tissue defect around the knee].

Zhonghua Shao Shang Za Zhi 2021 Feb;37(2):187-190

Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Beijing Fengtai YouAnMen Hospital, Beijing 100069, China.

To explore the clinical effects of anterograde sural neurovascular flap in repairing skin and soft tissue defect around the knee. Nine patients with skin and soft tissue defect around the knee admitted to Beijing Fengtai YouAnMen Hospital from May 2011 to December 2018, were included in this retrospective descriptive study, including 8 males and 1 female, aged 16 to 65 years. The wound area after debridement ranged from 8 cm×5 cm to 18 cm×10 cm. Read More

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February 2021

Bilateral shoulder septic arthritis due to suspected bacterial endocarditis: A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Mar 15;80:105624. Epub 2021 Feb 15.

Graduate Medical Education, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, Community Memorial Health System, Ventura, CA, USA.

Introduction: Septic arthritis is an orthopedic emergency that requires rapid diagnosis and treatment. It is typically caused by occult bacteremia which allows bacteria to seed the joint or local invasion of a soft tissue infection. Most cases of septic arthritis are caused by gram-positive bacteria, with the most common culprit being Staphylococcus Aureus. Read More

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Bifocal Patellar Tendon Avulsion Fractures in Children and Adolescents: Diagnosis and Treatment Considerations for a Unique Injury Pattern.

Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil 2021 Feb 27;3(1):e97-e103. Epub 2020 Dec 27.

Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Purpose: To highlight important diagnostic and treatment considerations in patients who present with bifocal patellar tendon avulsion fractures from the tibial tubercle and inferior patellar pole.

Methods: Radiographic presentation, surgical technique, and complications of 5 children who sustained bifocal patellar tendon avulsion fractures with ≥6 months postoperative follow-up were retrospectively reviewed. Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) Brief Functional Activity Scale (HSS Pedi-FABS), Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) pain interference, PROMIS mobility, and Pediatric International Knee Documentation Committee Scale (Pedi-IKDC) were assessed at most recent follow-up. Read More

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February 2021

Secondary below-knee amputation following open reduction and internal fixation of a closed pilon fracture: A case report and algorithm for management.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 Feb;100(7):e24791

Department of Orthopaedics, The Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University.

Rationale: Despite significant advances in surgical techniques and implants, the clinical outcome of high-energy pilon fractures remains unsatisfactory, which continues to represent numerous challenges for orthopedic trauma surgeons.

Patient Concerns: A 62-year-old man injured his right ankle after falling from a 3 m high place. There were no open wounds or other complications. Read More

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February 2021

Staged patellar tendon reconstruction using doubled bone-patellar tendon-bone allograft for infected patellar tendon rupture: a rare case report of three years follow-up.

J Exp Orthop 2021 Feb 18;8(1):13. Epub 2021 Feb 18.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Smarton Hospital, Bucheon, Korea.

Background: Patellar tendon rupture is a relatively rare injury that usually requires surgical treatment. The optimal therapeutic strategy is still controversial, especially when either concomitant patellar tendon infection or soft tissue infection surrounds the patellar tendon. Until recently, most reported reconstruction methods are extensive and difficult to apply because of the poor condition of the soft tissue surrounding the patellar tendon. Read More

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February 2021

Closed Reduction of an Irreducible Knee Dislocation: A Case Report.

J Orthop Case Rep 2020 Oct;10(7):6-10

Department of Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Marshall University, 1600 Medical Center Dr., Huntington, WV 25701, United States.

Addition To Orthopedic Literature: Posterolateral knee dislocations are extremely rare and generally require open reduction; however, we were able to provide closed reduction by reproducing mechanism of injury with a technique described in the literature. This is the second reported case of such accomplishment.

Introduction: Posterolateral knee dislocation is the most common form of "irreducible" knee dislocations. Read More

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October 2020

Recurrent patellar dislocations with patellar cartilage defects: A pain in the knee?

Knee 2021 Feb 8;29:55-62. Epub 2021 Feb 8.

Trauma and Orthopaedics, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, UK.

Background: Recurrent patellar dislocation in combination with cartilage injures are difficult injuries to treat with confounding pathways of treatment. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical and functional outcomes of patients operated for patellofemoral instability with and without cartilage defects.

Methods: Eighty-two patients (mean age 28. Read More

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February 2021

Editorial Commentary: The Pivot Shift and Lachman Examinations: Teammates With Distinct Roles.

Arthroscopy 2021 02;37(2):682-685

New York, New York.

The pivot shift and Lachman examinations are "teammates" with complementary but distinct roles in the successful diagnosis and treatment of anterior cruciate ligament rupture and injury to the surrounding soft-tissue envelope of the knee. The Lachman test measures anterior tibial translation in response to an applied anterior tibial load. This test assesses the integrity of the native or reconstructed anterior cruciate ligament and the secondary medial restraints including the medial meniscus and medial collateral ligament. Read More

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February 2021

Robotic Arm-Assisted Lateral Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: How Are Components Aligned?

J Knee Surg 2021 Jan 28. Epub 2021 Jan 28.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Modena, University of Modena and Reggio-Emilia - Via del Pozzo, Modena, Italy.

The purpose of this multicenter, retrospective, observational study was to investigate the association between intraoperative component positioning and soft tissue balancing, as reported by robotic technology for a cohort of patients who received robotic arm-assisted lateral unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) as well as short-term clinical follow-up of these patients. Between 2013 and 2016, 78 patients (79 knees) underwent robotic arm-assisted lateral UKAs at two centers. Pre- and postoperatively, patients were administered the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Score (KOOS) and the Forgotten Joint Score-12 (FJS-12). Read More

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January 2021

Orthoplastic Management of Open Midfoot Injuries: Is Functional Limb Salvage Possible?

J Foot Ankle Surg 2020 Sep 2. Epub 2020 Sep 2.

Consultant Plastic and Reconstruction Surgeon, Ortho-Plastic Extremity Trauma Group (OPET), University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

High energy open midfoot injuries are uncommon but devastating injuries. A combination of complex fracture dislocations and soft tissue injury patterns render reconstruction challenging. The aim of this study was to assess the surgical and patient reported outcomes following orthoplastic management of open midfoot injuries in a Major Trauma Center. Read More

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September 2020

A prospective study of risk factors for hamstring injury in Australian football league players.

J Sports Sci 2021 Jan 28:1-7. Epub 2021 Jan 28.

School of Allied Health Sciences, Griffith University , Australia.

This study aimed to explore the association between hamstring strength, age and lower limb soft tissue injury history and subsequent hamstring injury among Australian Football League (AFL) players. This prospective cohort study recruited 125 players from three professional AFL teams. Eccentric knee flexor strength was assessed while performing the Nordic hamstring exercise in pre-season, and injury data were collected retrospectively (hamstring, groin, calf, quadriceps and knee), and prospectively (hamstring injuries) for one AFL playing season. Read More

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January 2021

Sideswipe Injury of the Knee: The New Face of an Old Foe?

Niger Med J 2020 Sep-Oct;61(5):288-290. Epub 2020 Oct 13.

Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.

The term "sideswipe injury" has become synonymous and used interchangeably with the term "traffic elbow." However, with the continuous rise in the use of the tricycle as a means of public transportation in some developing countries, a rise in sideswipe injuries of various severities is being experienced. We report a case of sideswipe injury to the left knee region of a 45-year-old female who was a passenger in the backseat of a tricycle. Read More

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October 2020

Bone and non-contractile soft tissue changes following open kinetic chain resistance training and testosterone treatment in spinal cord injury: an exploratory study.

Osteoporos Int 2021 Jan 14. Epub 2021 Jan 14.

Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders, Hunter Holmes McGuire VAMC, Richmond, VA, 23249, USA.

Twenty men with spinal cord injury (SCI) were randomized into two 16-week intervention groups receiving testosterone treatment (TT) or TT combined with resistance training (TT + RT). TT + RT appears to hold the potential to reverse or slow down bone loss following SCI if provided over a longer period.

Introduction: Persons with SCI experience bone loss below the level of injury. Read More

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January 2021

How to Address the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament, Tibial Tubercle, and Articular Cartilage in Patients With Recurrent Patellar Instability.

Instr Course Lect 2021 ;70:273-288

Patellofemoral instability is a common pathology especially in the adolescent female population. Prompt diagnosis and management is critical to prevent future episodes of instability as well as to reduce the risk of cartilaginous injury to the patellofemoral articular surface. Initial management of a first-time patellar dislocation has historically been nonsurgical; however, the presence of intra-articular loose bodies or osseocartilaginous injury may require surgical intervention. Read More

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January 2021

Cell-based therapy in soft tissue sports injuries of the knee: a systematic review.

Expert Opin Biol Ther 2021 Jan 19:1-13. Epub 2021 Jan 19.

South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre , Epsom, UK.

Introduction: An ever-increasing number of clinics are offering purportedly 'regenerative' stem-cell treatments, although cell-based therapies may not primarily act as stem cells and have shown the ability to regenerate end-target tissues in some clinical studies only. We aim to systematically review the evidence for their use in soft-tissue sports injuries of the knee.

Areas Covered: A search for articles pertaining to the use of preparations of, or containing, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in human subjects in sports knee injuries yielded 14 relevant results for inclusion after screening: 7 used cultured MSCs, 5 bone marrow concentrate (BMC), and the remaining 2 evaluated stromal vascular fraction (SVF) and tenocyte-like-cells. Read More

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January 2021

Patient-Reported Activity Levels Correlate With Early Cartilage Degeneration After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.

Am J Sports Med 2021 02 4;49(2):442-449. Epub 2021 Jan 4.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA.

Background: The association between activity level after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR) and development of posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) remains unclear. This study investigated the relationship of patient-reported outcomes and progressive cartilage degenerative changes at 3 years after ACLR.

Hypothesis: Higher activity levels, as measured by Marx scores, are significantly correlated with early cartilage degeneration after ACLR. Read More

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February 2021