Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA

(ISSN: 0942-2056, 1433-7347)

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From Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA

2023 - 31 (9)

  • Speed whip ripstop technique during anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using quadriceps tendon results in higher fixation strength. 
  • Rotator cuff repairs with all-suture tape anchors: no difference in outcomes between with or without all-suture tape anchors. 
  • Previously failed Bankart repair and the duration from first dislocation to surgery were the risk factors associated with the level of return to sports after coracoid transfer. 
  • The tibial tunnel drilling angles of 60° provided a lower ultimate load to failure on a single bundle posterior cruciate ligament graft using interference screw fixation compared to 30°/45°. 
  • High degree of consensus amongst an expert panel regarding focal resurfacing of chondral and osteochondral lesions of the femur with mini-implants. 
  • Combined quadriceps medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction and osteochondral fixation offers good patient-reported outcomes and low rates of recurrent instability for osteochondral defects secondary to acute patella dislocation. 
  • An MCL internal brace can withstand cyclic fatigue loading and produce a valgus load to failure similar to that of intact knees. 
  • MCL internal brace does not fully recapitulate normal MCL function in valgus stress. 
  • Multimodal analgesia did not improve post-operative pain scores, reduce opioid consumption or reduce length of stay following hip arthroscopy. 
  • Arthroscopic modified Broström procedure achieved similar favorable short term outcomes to open procedure for chronic lateral ankle instability cases with generalized joint laxity. 
  • The adductor magnus tendon is a viable option for medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction, but with a busy surrounding neurovascular topography. 
  • In closed wedge distal femur osteotomies for correction of valgus malalignment overcorrection of mLDFA should be avoided. 
  • Optimism and pessimism are antithetically associated with post-operative knee function in patients' undergoing total knee arthroplasty. 
  • Restoration or relative overcorrection of pre-arthritic coronal alignment leads to improved results following medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. 
  • Ultrasonographic echo intensity in the medial femoral cartilage is enhanced prior to cartilage thinning in women with early mild knee osteoarthritis. 
  • Additional anteromedial staple fixation prevents changes in the posterior tibial slope in retrotuberosity bi-planar open-wedge high tibial osteotomy. 
  • Fixed-bearing is superior to mobile-bearing in lateral unicompartmental knee replacement: a retrospective matched-pairs analysis. 
  • Total knee arthroplasty without patella resurfacing leads to worse results in patients with patellafemoral osteoarthritis Iwano Stages 3-4: a study based on arthroplasty registry data. 
  • Patellofemoral arthroplasty with onlay prosthesis leads to higher rates of osteoarthritis progression than inlay design implants: a systematic review. 
  • Functional scores and prosthetic implant placement are different for navigated medial UKA left in varus alignment. 
  • Postoperative full leg radiographs exhibit less residual coronal varus deformity compared to intraoperative measurements in robotic arm-assisted total knee arthroplasty with the MAKO™ system. 
  • Progression of varus deformity in osteoarthritic knees induces anterior paradoxical motion of the femur during early knee flexion. 
  • The coronal plane alignment of the knee classification does not correlate with the functional knee phenotype classification. 
  • Bicruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty procedure reduced tensile force in the middle and posterior components of lateral collateral ligament during deep knee flexion activities with no effect on tensile force of the medial collateral ligament. 
  • Targeting the neutral hip-to-calcaneus axis in kinematically aligned total knee arthroplasty is feasible with fewer alignment outliers for varus osteoarthritic patients. 
  • Navigated functional alignment total knee arthroplasty achieves reliable, reproducible and accurate results with high patient satisfaction. 
  • Comparable accuracy of femoral joint line reconstruction in different kinematic and functional alignment techniques. 
  • High variation among clinical studies in the assessment of physical function after knee replacement: a systematic review. 
  • Routine use of antibiotic-laden bone cement in total knee arthroplasty is a cost-effective practice in the single-payer healthcare system. 
  • Trochlea dysplasia, increased TT-TG distance and patella alta are risk factors for developing first-time and recurrent patella dislocation: a systematic review. 
  • Standardized multi-planar reformation improves the reliability of the assessment of the anterolateral ligament in ACL-deficient knees. 
  • Balancing the flexion gap first in total knee arthroplasty leads to better preservation of posterior condylar offset resulting in better knee flexion. 
  • Independent of the preoperative coronal deformity, adjusted mechanical alignment leads in a high percentage to non-anatomical tibial and femoral bone cuts. 
  • Younger patients, lower BMI, complete meniscus root healing, lower HKA degree and shorter preoperative symptom duration were the independent risk factors correlated with the good correction of MME in patients with repaired MMPRTs. 
  • Inverse kinematic alignment accommodates native coronal knee alignment better in comparison to adjusted mechanical alignment and restricted kinematic alignment. 
  • Fulfilment of patients' mandatory expectations are crucial for satisfaction: a study amongst 352 patients after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). 
  • Effect of mediolateral gap difference on postoperative outcomes in navigation-assisted total knee arthroplasty using an ultracongruent insert and the medial stabilising technique. 
  • Medial stability and lateral flexibility of the collateral ligaments during mid-range flexion in medial-pivot total knee arthroplasty patients demonstrates favorable postoperative outcomes. 
  • Lateral-medial asymmetry of posterior tibial slope and small lateral tibial plateau articular surface depth are morphological factors of lateral meniscus posterior root tears in ACL-injured patients. 
  • Health-economic evaluation of meniscus tear treatments: a systematic review. 
  • Familial association and epidemilogical factors as risk factors for developing first time and recurrent patella dislocation: a systematic review and best knowledge synthesis of present literature. 
  • Medial pivot design does not yield superior results compared to posterior-stabilised total knee arthroplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised control trials. 
  • Higher sensitivity and accuracy of synovial next-generation sequencing in comparison to culture in diagnosing periprosthetic joint infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 
  • Excessive femoral torsion is not associated with patellofemoral pain or instability if TKA is functionally aligned and the patella denervated. 
  • Age and synovitis affect the results of the treatment of knee osteoarthritis with Microfragmented Autologous Fat Tissue. 
  • Larger bone marrow lesion volume before medial open-wedge high tibial osteotomy correlates with better improvement of clinical scores in patients with knee osteoarthritis. 
  • Osteotomies around the knee are not correlated to substantial post-operative ankle pain. 
  • The posterolateral upslope of a low-conforming insert blocks the medial pivot during a deep knee bend in TKA: a comparative analysis of two implants with different insert conformities. 
  • The trochlear sulcus of the native knee is consistently orientated close to the sagittal plane despite variation in distal condylar anatomy. 
  • Meniscus allograft transplantation for biologic knee preservation: gold standard or dilemma? 

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