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BACKGROUND The risk of tear of the intact anterior cruciate ligament in the contralateral knee after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction of the opposite knee and the incidence of rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament graft during the first 2 years after surgery have not been extensively studied in a prospective manner. Clinicians have hypothesized(More)
OBJECTIVE Jumper's knee, or chronic patellar tendinitis, can be a source of considerable pain in athletes. The changes that occur with shearing of the tendinous fibers from repeated microtrauma can progress to significant degeneration and increase the risk of tendon rupture. In order to better understand this phenomenon, a correlative study relating the MR(More)
BACKGROUND Tearing an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft is a devastating occurrence after ACL reconstruction (ACLR). Identifying and understanding the independent predictors of ACLR graft failure is important for surgical planning, patient counseling, and efforts to decrease the risk of graft failure. HYPOTHESIS Patient and surgical variables will(More)
Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) threatens an active lifestyle and exposes the patient to risk of early osteoarthritis (OA). ACL reconstruction is typically chosen by individuals to allow a return to their previous work and sports activities. Primary ACL reconstruction (ACLR) has in general been effective at restoring functional stability, but(More)
Stress fractures are common injuries, particularly in endurance athletes. Stress fracture management should take into consideration the injury site (low risk versus high risk), the grade (extent of microdamage accumulation), and the individual's competitive situation. The authors briefly discuss the pathophysiology and diagnostic process of stress fractures(More)
BACKGROUND The predictors of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) outcome at 6 years as measured by validated patient-based outcome instruments are unknown. HYPOTHESIS Certain variables evaluated at the time of ACLR will predict return to sports function (as measured by the International Knee Documentation Committee [IKDC] questionnaire and(More)
BACKGROUND Identifying risk factors for inferior outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is important for prognosis and future treatment. HYPOTHESIS Articular cartilage lesions and meniscus tears/treatment would predict International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) score, Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) (all(More)
BACKGROUND Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reinjury results in worse outcomes and increases the risk of posttraumatic osteoarthritis. PURPOSE To identify the risk factors for both ipsilateral and contralateral ACL tears after primary ACL reconstruction (ACLR). STUDY DESIGN Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS Data from the Multicenter(More)
BACKGROUND The 1-incision and 2-incision techniques are commonly used methods to repair a distal biceps rupture, and they differ in the location of reinsertion of tendon into bone. HYPOTHESIS The native distal biceps brachii tendon inserts on the posterior-ulnar aspect of the bicipital tuberosity, which functions as a cam, increasing the tendon's moment(More)
With an estimated 200,000 anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions performed annually in the United States, there is an emphasis on determining patient-specific information to help educate patients on expected clinically relevant outcomes. The Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network consortium was created in 2002 to enroll and longitudinally follow a(More)