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Bicompartmental Bucket Handle Meniscal Tear with Chronic ACL Deficiency Causing a Rare Triple PCL and Triple Cruciate Sign: A Case Report.

JBJS Case Connect 2021 05 11;11(2). Epub 2021 May 11.

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute - Florida, Orlando, Florida.

Case: A 16-year-old football player presented with chronic ACL deficiency along with bicompartmental bucket handle meniscal tears.

Conclusion: We present a "triple cruciate" sign in addition to the triple posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) sign seen on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to aid in diagnosing this injury. Read More

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On a Trajectory for Success: 9 in Every 10 People With a Degenerative Meniscus Tear Have Improved Knee Function in the 2 Years After Treatment-A Secondary Exploratory Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2021 May 10:1-29. Epub 2021 May 10.

Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.

Objective: To identify trajectories of patient-reported knee function over five years in patients with degenerative meniscal tears, and to explore whether baseline characteristics were associated with trajectories of sport and recreational function.

Design: Prospective cohort study.

Methods: We conducted a secondary exploratory analysis of the randomized controlled Odense-Oslo Meniscectomy versus Exercise (OMEX) trial. Read More

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A larger side-to-side difference in anterior knee laxity increases the prevalence of medial and lateral meniscal injuries in patients with ACL injuries.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, 1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, 734-8551, Japan.

Purpose: The objective of this study was to investigate factors that influence the prevalence of medial and lateral meniscal injuries at the time of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in patients with ACL injuries.

Methods: Patients with ACL injuries at 9 institutions were enrolled in this multicentre study. Age, sex, duration between injury and surgery, pivot shift test grade, anterior knee laxity determined using the Kneelax 3 arthrometer, and other variables were assessed by logistic regression analysis. Read More

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Establishing the Minimal Clinically Important Difference and Patient-Acceptable Symptomatic State after Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair and Associated Variables for Achievement.

Arthroscopy 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Rush University Medical Center Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chicago, IL, USA. Electronic address:

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to establish the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) and patient-acceptable symptomatic state (PASS) after arthroscopic meniscal repair and identify the factors associated with achieving these outcomes.

Methods: This is a retrospective study with prospectively collected data. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) were collected from April 2017 to March 2020. Read More

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Return to Play and Re-Injury Rates in NCAA Division I Football Players Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Hamstring Autograft.

Arthroscopy 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

LSU Team Doctor - Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic, 8080 Bluebonnet Blvd #1000 Baton Rouge, LA 70810.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the outcomes of ACL reconstruction using quadrupled hamstring (QH) autograft in a cohort of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I football players.

Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed on NCAA Division I football players at a single institution who had transtibial ACL reconstruction using QH autograft from 2001 to 2016. Primary outcomes were ACL re-injury and return to play (RTP). Read More

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Comparison of outcomes of ORIF versus bidirectional tractor and arthroscopically assisted CRIF in the treatment of lateral tibial plateau fractures: a retrospective cohort study.

J Orthop Surg Res 2021 May 3;16(1):289. Epub 2021 May 3.

School of Medicine, Nankai University, Tianjin, 300071, People's Republic of China.

Background: Lateral tibial plateau fractures (TPFs) are often treated with conventional open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) through standard anterolateral sub-meniscal arthrotomy. There has been increasing support for "bidirectional rapid redactor" device-assisted closed reduction and internal fixation (CRIF) for treating TPFs. The aim of the present study is to compare the clinical and radiological outcomes between CRIF and ORIF procedures. Read More

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Medial Knee Arthrosis: A Pathology with a Progressive Evolution.

Rev Bras Ortop (Sao Paulo) 2021 Apr 22;56(2):133-137. Epub 2020 Jul 22.

Departamento de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

Medial arthrosis of the knee is an evolutionary pathology that occurs due to progressive muscle imbalance. The muscles of the knee region have a large imbalance caused by the difference of power and lever arm. With the progression of life, this imbalance manifests itself more importantly, especially due to the loss of muscle strength due to aging. Read More

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Less improvement following meniscal repair compared with arthroscopic partial meniscectomy: a prospective cohort study of patient-reported outcomes in 150 young adults at 1- and 5-years' follow-up.

Acta Orthop 2021 Apr 30:1-8. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

Background and purpose - Meniscal repair may reduce long-term risk of knee osteoarthritis compared with arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM), whereas patient-reported outcomes may be poorer at short term than for APM. We compared patient-reported outcomes in young adults undergoing meniscal repair or APM up to ∼5 years after surgery.Patients and methods - We included 150 patients aged 18-40 years from the Knee Arthroscopy Cohort Southern Denmark (KACS) undergoing meniscal repair or APM. Read More

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Subsequent meniscal tears following tibial tuberosity advancement and tibial plateau leveling osteotomy in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament deficiency: An in vivo experimental study.

Vet Surg 2021 Apr 29. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Veterinary Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea.

Objective: To evaluate the short- and mid-term effects of tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) and tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) on subsequent meniscal tears.

Study Design: Experimental in vivo study.

Animals: Purpose-bred beagle dogs (n = 15). Read More

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Treadmill Exercise after Controlled Abnormal Joint Movement Inhibits Cartilage Degeneration and Synovitis.

Life (Basel) 2021 Apr 1;11(4). Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Department of Physical Therapy, Health and Social Services, Saitama Prefectural University, Koshigaya, Saitama 343-8540, Japan.

Cartilage degeneration is the main pathological component of knee osteoarthritis (OA), but no effective treatment for its control exists. Although exercise can inhibit OA, the abnormal joint movement with knee OA must be managed to perform exercise. Our aims were to determine how controlling abnormal joint movement and treadmill exercise can suppress cartilage degeneration, to analyze the tissues surrounding articular cartilage, and to clarify the effect of treatment. Read More

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Reconstruction of the cranial cruciate ligament using a semitendinosus autograft in a lapine model.

Vet Surg 2021 Apr 29. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

Objective: To clarify and improve a cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) deficient stifle stabilization technique using a semitendinosus tendon (ST) autograft fixed with an interference fit screw (IFS) in a closed-joint trauma lapine osteoarthritis (OA) model.

Study Design: Experimental OA model.

Animals: Forty-one Flemish Giant rabbits. Read More

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Comparison Between Soccer and Basketball of Bone Bruise and Meniscal Injury Patterns in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries.

Orthop J Sports Med 2021 Apr 14;9(4):2325967121995844. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Beijing Advanced Innovation Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, China.

Background: The varying effectiveness of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention programs between soccer and basketball may be due to differences in sport-specific injury mechanisms. Bone bruise patterns may provide information regarding injury mechanisms.

Purpose: To compare bone bruise and meniscal injury patterns for ACL injuries sustained in soccer versus basketball. Read More

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The presence of high-grade pivot shift test preoperatively is associated with inferior functional outcomes.

Phys Sportsmed 2021 May 11:1-5. Epub 2021 May 11.

Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, India.

: The effect of high-grade preoperative pivot shift test on outcomes of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery is not very well established. The present study was conducted to study the factors associated with high-grade pivot shift test and effect of high-grade preoperative pivot shift test on functional outcomes after ACL reconstruction surgery.: Three hundred and sixty-two patients who underwent primary ACL reconstruction surgery were enrolled in the study. Read More

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Midterm Results of Medial Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty Performed in Patients With Lateral Meniscus Abnormalities on Preoperative MRI Without Symptoms Related to Lateral Meniscus.

Authors:
Sang Jin Park

J Arthroplasty 2021 Apr 2. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Department of Orthopaedics, Konkuk University Chungju Hospital, South Korea.

Background: The purpose of the present study was to compare the functional outcomes of medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) between patients with lateral meniscal abnormalities (LM [+] group) on the preoperative magnetic resonance imaging and those without lateral meniscal pathology (LM [-] group) and to evaluate the effect of a lateral meniscus lesion on functional outcomes after minimal 5 year follow-ups of medial UKA.

Methods: The outcomes of 66 knees (LM (+) group) were compared with the outcomes of 59 knees (LM (-) group) with a mean follow-up period of 75 months (range 60-93 months). The clinical outcomes were examined including the KS object/function score, Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome score, lateral side pain, and squatting ability at the last follow-up. Read More

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Editorial Commentary: The Ratio of Tibial Slope and Meniscal Bone Angle is a Strong Predictor for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: A Steep Hill and a Shallow Speed Bump are a Hazardous Combination.

Arthroscopy 2021 May;37(5):1610-1611

Auckland, New Zealand.

The lateral tibial posterior slope (LTPS) and the lateral meniscal bone angle (MBA) are important geometrical features of the knee joint and have therefore been of interest in the setting of anterior cruciate ligament injury (ACL) and ACL reconstruction. An emerging body of evidence suggests that LTPS is an independent risk factor for primary and recurrent ACL injury. Furthermore, biomechanical and clinical evidence is emphasizing the crucial contribution of the lateral meniscus to rotatory knee stability. Read More

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Multiple Ligament Knee Reconstructions.

Arthroscopy 2021 May;37(5):1378-1380

Twin Cities Orthopedics, Edina-Crosstown. Edina, Minnesota, U.S.A.. Electronic address:

Patients with multiligament knee injuries require a thorough examination (Lachman, posterior-drawer, varus, valgus, and rotational testing). Diagnoses are confirmed with magnetic resonance imaging as well as stress radiographs (posterior, varus, and valgus) when indicated. Multiple systematic reviews have reported that early (<3 weeks after injury) single-stage surgery and early knee motion improves patient-reported outcomes. Read More

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Alpha defensin-1 attenuates surgically induced osteoarthritis in association with promoting M1 to M2 macrophage polarization.

Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, West China Hospital, SiChuan University, ChengDu, SiChuan Province, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Objective: Macrophages play an important part in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis (OA). Our objective was to determine the effects of α-defensin-1 on macrophage polarization and consequently OA.

Methods: OA synovial tissue and synovial fluid were assessed for the presence of M1 (CD68CD16CD206) and M2 (CD68CD206CD16) macrophages by flow cytometry. Read More

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Association of Ligamentous Laxity, Male Sex, Chronicity, Meniscal Injury, and Posterior Tibial Slope With a High-Grade Preoperative Pivot Shift: A Post Hoc Analysis of the STABILITY Study.

Orthop J Sports Med 2021 Apr 6;9(4):23259671211000038. Epub 2021 Apr 6.

Investigation performed at the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.

Background: A spectrum of anterolateral rotatory laxity exists in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-injured knees. Understanding of the factors contributing to a high-grade pivot shift continues to be refined.

Purpose: To investigate factors associated with a high-grade preoperative pivot shift and to evaluate the relationship between this condition and baseline patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). Read More

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The 50 Most Cited Articles in Meniscal Injury Research.

Orthop J Sports Med 2021 Apr 8;9(4):2325967121994909. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

UHealth Sports Medicine Institute, Miami, Florida, USA.

Background: Meniscal injuries are among the most common orthopaedic injuries, with a significant volume of published literature.

Purpose: To perform a comprehensive bibliometric analysis that appropriately evaluates the 50 most cited articles in meniscal research.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Read More

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Treatment of post-meniscectomy knee symptoms with medial meniscus replacement results in greater pain reduction and functional improvement than non-surgical care.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Northwell Health Physician Partners, Orthopaedic Institute at Lenox Hill, New York, NY, USA.

Purpose: Partial meniscectomy is a common orthopedic procedure intended to improve knee pain and function in patients with irreparable meniscal tears. However, 6-25% of partial meniscectomy patients experience persistent knee pain after surgery. In this randomized controlled trial (RCT) involving subjects with knee pain following partial meniscectomy, it was hypothesized that treatment with a synthetic medial meniscus replacement (MMR) implant provides significantly greater improvements in knee pain and function compared to non-surgical care alone. Read More

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Ramp Lesion Subtypes: Prevalence, Imaging, and Arthroscopic Findings in 2156 Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions.

Am J Sports Med 2021 Apr 21:3635465211006103. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Hôpital Privé Jean Mermoz, Ramsay Générale de Santé, Centre Orthopédique Santy, FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, Lyon, France.

Background: Ramp lesions are defined as a particular type of injury within the posterior horn of the medial meniscus and its meniscocapsular attachments. Five subtypes have been described: type 1, meniscocapsular lesion; type 2, partial superior lesion; type 3, partial inferior lesion or hidden type; type 4, complete tear in the red zone; and type 5, complete double tear.

Purpose: (1) To determine the prevalence of different subtypes of ramp lesions in patients undergoing arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). Read More

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Meniscal Salvage: Where We Are Today.

J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

From the Division of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD (Anderson and Dickens), Geneva Foundation, Tacoma, WA (Gaston), the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD (Gaston), and United States Naval Academy, Naval Health Clinic Annapolis, Annapolis, MD (LeClere).

The menisci are fibrocartilaginous semilunar structures in the knee that provide load support. Injury to the meniscus alters its load sharing and biomechanical profile. Knee arthroscopy with meniscus débridement is the most common orthopaedic surgical procedure done in the United States. Read More

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3D-bioprinting ready-to-implant anisotropic menisci recapitulate healthy meniscus phenotype and prevent secondary joint degeneration.

Theranostics 2021 5;11(11):5160-5173. Epub 2021 Mar 5.

Clinical and Translational Research Center for 3D Printing Technology, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200011, China.

Disruption of anisotropic phenotypes of the meniscus would contribute to OA progression. Exploring phenotype changes of the anisotropic meniscus in joint degeneration would help understand the biologic interaction between the meniscus and OA, and further facilitate the therapeutic strategies of meniscus injury-related joint degeneration. Meanwhile, engineering biomimetic meniscal tissue mimicking the anisotropy of the healthy meniscus remains a challenge. Read More

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[Relevance of meniscus loss for the progression of osteoarthritis and treatment options for early arthritis].

Orthopade 2021 May 13;50(5):366-372. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Orthopädisch Chirurgisches Centrum Tübingen, Tübingen, Deutschland.

Meniscal tears are still one of the most frequent lesions in the knee joint. The relevance of meniscus loss for the development of osteoarthritis is undisputed. Meniscus repair, replacement and transplantation play an important role in the treatment of early arthritis, especially when they are a part of a master plan including alignment correction, stabilization and cartilage surgery, if needed. Read More

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The translated Danish version of the Western Ontario Meniscal Evaluation Tool (WOMET) is reliable and responsive.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2021 Apr 10. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to translate and cross-culturally adapt the Western Ontario Meniscal Evaluation Tool (WOMET) for use in Denmark and evaluate its test-retest reliability and comparative responsiveness.

Methods: Sixty patients (mean age 50 years (range 19-71 years), females 57%) with meniscal injury scheduled for arthroscopic meniscal surgery at a small Danish hospital in the period from September 2017 to February 2018 were included in this study. The WOMET was translated into Danish using forward and backward translation. Read More

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Surgical treatment of complex meniscus tear and disease: state of the art.

J ISAKOS 2021 01 17;6(1):35-45. Epub 2020 Sep 17.

Department of Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

The meniscus is important for load distribution, shock absorption and stability of the knee joint. Meniscus injury or meniscectomy results in decreased function of the meniscus and increased risk of knee osteoarthritis. To preserve the meniscal functions, meniscal repair should be considered as the first option for meniscus injury. Read More

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January 2021

Arthroscopic Saucerization of a Symptomatic Posterior Horn Tear in a Discoid Medial Meniscus.

Ochsner J 2021 ;21(1):115-118

The University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine, Ochsner Clinical School, New Orleans, LA.

Discoid medial meniscus is an extremely rare congenital anatomic variant with an estimated incidence of 0.12%. Arthroscopic meniscal saucerization and repair are reserved for symptomatic tears only. Read More

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January 2021

Lateral meniscus "PASTA injury": Partial-thickness radial tear of the lateral meniscus: A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 Apr 17;81:105757. Epub 2021 Mar 17.

Department of Orthopedics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Shandong First Medical University & Shandong Provincial Qianfoshan Hospital, No. 16766, Jingshi Road, Jinan, Shandong Province, 250014, China.

Introduction: We report a relatively rare case of partial-thickness radial tear in the inferior surface of lateral meniscus, while the superior surface is intact. This situation was similar to PASTA rotator cuff tear. Meanwhile, there is a full-thickness radial tear in the edge. Read More

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Effectiveness of Low-Level Laser Therapy Associated with Strength Training in Knee Osteoarthritis: Protocol for a Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial.

Methods Protoc 2021 Mar 1;4(1). Epub 2021 Mar 1.

Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, 5009 Bergen, Norway.

Physical activity and low-level laser therapy (LLLT) can reduce knee osteoarthritis (KOA) inflammation. We are conducting a randomized placebo-controlled trial to investigate the long-term effectiveness of LLLT combined with strength training (ST) in persons with KOA, since it, to our knowledge, has not been investigated before. Fifty participants were enrolled. Read More

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Rates of Concomitant Meniscal Tears in Pediatric Patients With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries Increase With Age and Body Mass Index.

Orthop J Sports Med 2021 Mar 15;9(3):2325967120986565. Epub 2021 Mar 15.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Background: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are frequently associated with meniscal injury. Risk factors for concomitant meniscal injuries have been studied in the adult population but less so in pediatric patients.

Purpose: To evaluate the relationship between age and body mass index (BMI) and the presence of a concomitant meniscal tear at the time of ACL reconstruction (ACLR) in pediatric patients. Read More

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