Christopher C. Kaeding

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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)
BACKGROUND Very few studies examining the predisposing anatomical factors leading to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries have examined the ACL itself, and none of these directly examined the difference in ACL properties between injured and matched control subjects. HYPOTHESIS The ACL total volume in people who have experienced a noncontact ACL(More)
PURPOSE To compare the Phantom bioabsorbable polymer interference screw (DePuy, Warsaw, IN) with a titanium metal interference screw when used in fixation of femoral and tibial bone blocks in central third bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions. TYPE OF STUDY Multicentered prospective randomized study. (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)
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)
PURPOSE Intra-articular chondral and meniscal injury in the multiligament-injured knee has not been examined. The purpose of this study was to determine the pattern of intra-articular chondral and meniscal damage in subjects with multiligament knee injuries undergoing surgery. TYPE OF STUDY Prospective cohort study. METHODS Analysis was performed on(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging findings and the results of surgical treatment and histologic evaluation of 11 knees in 9 athletes with recalcitrant patellar tendinitis are reported. All of the athletes had no improvement with traditional nonoperative treatment and all had abnormal magnetic resonance imaging findings consistent with chronic patellar tendinitis.(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)
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)