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PURPOSE To report the medium-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of a group of patients who underwent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery combined with high tibial osteotomy (HTO) for varus-related early medial osteoarthritis (OA) and ACL deficiency knee. METHODS Thirty-two patients underwent single-bundle over-the-top ACL reconstruction or(More)
The patellofemoral joint, due to its particular bone anatomy and the numerous capsuloligamentous structures and muscles that act dynamically on the patella, is considered one of the most complex joints in the human body from the biomechanical point of view. The medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) has been demonstrated to contribute 60% of the force that(More)
PURPOSE Good clinical results have been demonstrated in numerous clinical studies using the collagen meniscus implant (CMI); however, the MRI behaviour of the scaffold, evaluated with Genovese score, is limited to a few cases series. The purpose was to evaluate, using the Genovese score, the MRI behaviour of the CMI at different follow-up periods and(More)
The main goal of this work was to evaluate the pivot shift test in awake and anesthetized patients by using two different quantitative methodologies and comparing the results with the standard clinical grading, taking advantage of a multicenter international study. Patients between 16 and 50 years of age undergoing primary unilateral single-bundle anterior(More)
PURPOSE To quantitatively describe the kinematic behaviour of the hip joint with particular interest in the contribution of the periarticular soft tissues to the stability. To quantitatively assess the sealing function of the acetabular labrum of an intact labrum, the effect of a labral-chondral separation and different surgical approaches. The biomechanics(More)
At the current state of the art in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, multiple techniques have been presented but none has given clearly defined and improved results. One of the main issues concerns the choice of graft. The concept of using xenograft tissue, defined as a graft tissue from one species and destined for implantation in an unlike(More)
BACKGROUND Meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) has produced good to excellent results in the general population; however, few investigations have examined MAT in athletes and sport-related outcomes. PURPOSE To report midterm clinical outcomes of MAT and the rate of return to sport in a physically active population. STUDY DESIGN Case series; Level(More)
The main purpose of this article was to describe in detail, from the perspective of the clinical end user, a previously presented non-invasive methodology, applied in the treatment of anterior cruciate ligament injury, in which inertial sensors are used to quantify the pivot shift test. The outcomes obtained and relative considerations were compared with(More)
The pivot shift test is an important clinical tool used to assess the stability of the knee following an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Previous studies have shown that significant variability exists in the performance and interpretation of this manoeuvre. Accordingly, a variety of techniques aimed at standardizing and quantifying the pivot(More)