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We evaluated 12 skeletally immature patients with acute, intrasubstance tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and open physes for meniscal pathology. Arthrograms were completed in 10 of 12 patients, and subsequent arthroscopy confirmed 8 meniscal tears (4 medial, 4 lateral) in 6 patients. Four patients with repairable menisci underwent arthroscopic(More)
Impairment in strength development has been demonstrated with combined strength and endurance training as compared with strength training alone. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of combining conventional 3 d.wk-1 strength and endurance training on the compatibility of improving both VO2peak and strength performance simultaneously.(More)
Osteochondral lesions (osteochondritis dissecans) of the talus are common articular lesions that are usually traumatic in origin. Clinical management of these lesions is based on whether or not the fragments are attached. We studied the value of MR imaging in determining the stability of the osteochondral fragments. In 13 of 14 patients who had had(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to determine whether tears of the posterior root of the lateral meniscus can be diagnosed using standard MR criteria of a meniscal tear in the presence or absence of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. MATERIALS AND METHODS From a series of 559 knee MR examinations with arthroscopic correlation, we selected all(More)
Osteochondritis dissecans is a lesion of articular surfaces that is of uncertain etiology. These lesions are seen on radiographs as a bony defect or fragmentation of the subchondral bone. A bony defect may be an actual surface hole or the defect may be filled with fibrous tissue or fibrocartilage. Similarly, the apparent bone fragments may be only partially(More)
OBJECTIVE MR imaging of the knee is a valuable technique for diagnosing meniscal tears, but some tears found at arthroscopy are not shown on MR imaging. The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not tears were more frequently missed in the presence of an anterior cruciate ligament tear or when tears had certain locations or configurations. (More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively compare the sensitivity and specificity of previously described magnetic resonance (MR) imaging criteria for the detection of instability in patients with juvenile or adult osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the knee, with arthroscopic findings as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS Informed consent was waived by the(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging of the knees of 98 consecutive patients with clinically diagnosed anterior cruciate ligament injuries revealed 47 patients (48%) with focal signal abnormalities consistent with the diagnosis of a "bone bruise." Seventy-one percent of the magnetic resonance images taken within 6 weeks of injury demonstrated a bone bruise, whereas(More)
In 111 patients who had anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions, postoperative radiographic measurements of anterior to posterior and medial to lateral location of the tibial tunnels were correlated with the final range of motion achieved. In the 25 patients with extension deficits of 10 degrees or more, placement of the tibial tunnel was more anterior(More)
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is currently the modality of choice for detecting meniscal injuries and planning subsequent treatment. A thorough understanding of the imaging protocols, normal meniscal anatomy, surrounding anatomic structures, and anatomic variants and pitfalls is critical to ensure diagnostic accuracy and prevent unnecessary surgery.(More)