Andrea Visani

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Even if pivot-shift (PS) test has been clinically used to specifically detect anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, the main problem in using this combined test has been yet associated with the difficulty of clearly quantifying its outcome. The goal of this study was to describe an original non-invasive methodology used to quantify PS test, highlighting(More)
We describe an arthroscopic surgical technique for tissue engineered cartilage grafting. A three-dimensional hyaluronic acid support is used for autologous chondrocyte culturing. The technique reduces morbidity of classic autologous implant and avoids open surgery and the use of a periosteal flap. The procedure includes the advantages of arthroscopic(More)
Lachman, drawer, and pivot-shift (PS) tests are important in the assessment of ACL reconstruction. The goal of this work was to analyze the reliability of the PS test using a navigation system, identifying a set of new quantitative parameters and evaluating their clinical relevance. Eighteen patients that underwent anatomic double-bundle ACL reconstruction(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate the mosaicplasty technique for treatment of femoral condyle cartilage lesions (Outerbridge grade IV) less than 2.5 cm2 in homogeneous group of young active patients. TYPE OF STUDY Case series. METHODS Thirty-seven patients (10 female, 27 male; mean age, 29.5 years) with full-thickness knee chondral lesions were treated(More)
Combinations of intra- and extra-articular procedures have been proposed for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with the aim of achieving an optimal control of translational and rotational knee laxities. Recently, the need for better reproducing the structural and functional behavior of the native anterior cruciate ligament led to the definition of(More)
The aims of this study were to determine in elite master swimmers of both genders whether, using anthropometric variables and the hand grip strength measure, it was possible to predict freestyle performance time, whether the considered predictors were related similarly to different events (50, 100, 200, 400, 800 m), and whether they were the same in male(More)
The pivot-shift phenomenon has been identified to be one of the essential signs of functional anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) insufficiency. However, the pivot-shift test remains a surgeon-subjective examination, lacking a general recognized quantitative measurement. The goal of the present study was to validate the use of an inertial sensor for(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate about the reliability of measuring antero-posterior laxity within-subjects for in-vivo studies using a navigation system. METHODS The analysis was performed by enroling 60 patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament ACL reconstruction, and assessing AP laxity during the Lachman and drawer tests.(More)
BACKGROUND This study describes a novel method for accurate evaluations of knee kinematics during arthroscopic reconstructions of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). METHODS Quantitative evaluation of knee stability was estimated by experimental validation on 30 volunteers and by statistical analysis of test repeatability. RESULTS Proposed method present(More)
In six cadaver specimens the mobility of the proximal fibula in relation to the tibia was investigated during plantar/dorsiflexion of the ankle, using Roentgen Stereophotogrammetric Analysis (RSA). The role of the ankle joint, and of the calcaneofibular and talofibular ligaments was also evaluated. The greatest movements were observed along the mediolateral(More)