Jan Gillquist

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We have designed a scoring scale for knee ligament surgery follow-up emphasizing evaluation of symptoms of instability. Instability is defined as "giving way" during activity. Our scoring scale was compared to a slightly modified Larson scale in patients with anteromedial and/or anterolateral instability, posterolateral and straight posterior instability,(More)
In thirty-three normal cadaver knees from adults (mean age, twenty-nine years), the average length of the anterior cruciate ligament was 31 +/- 3 millimeters and the angle between the ligament and the long axis of the femur was 28 +/- 4 degrees with the knee at 90 degrees of flexion. We could find no macroscopic or microscopic evidence of discrete(More)
We have followed for 13 years a consecutive series of 31 patients who had open repair of a torn meniscus. They were between 13 and 43 years of age at the time of operation and all had intact stabilising ligaments. Comparison was made with a matched group of normal subjects of similar age and level of activity. The total rate of failure after meniscal repair(More)
To study the efficacy of an injury prevention program in a randomized trial, 12 teams (180 players) in a male senior soccer division were followed up for 6 months. The 12 teams were allocated at random to two groups of six teams, one being given a prophylactic program and the other serving as control. The program was based on previous studies of injury(More)
There exists a substantial group of patients with unsatisfactory results following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions. This may be attributable to graft failure. Revision surgery, for the correction of abnormal anterior translation of laxity, requires a careful analysis of the causes of failure to ensure the success of the salvage procedure.(More)
A performance test simulating components of sports was devised to evaluate dysfunction after ACL injury. The test included a one-leg hop, running in a figure of eight (straight running and turn running measured separately), running up and down a spiral staircase, and running up and down a slope. Twenty-six men with ACL injury, most of them soccer players,(More)
Two different methods for the prevention of ankle joint injuries in soccer were tested. Coordination training on an ankle disk improves functional stability and postural control, whereas an orthosis provides mechanical support. Both techniques reduce the frequency of ankle sprains in soccer players with previous ankle problems. The orthosis is an(More)
Knee ligament injuries are common in sport. A rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most serious of these injuries because it may cause long term disability. In this literature review, the frequency of post-traumatic gonarthrosis is examined. There are few long term prospective studies but a number of retrospective studies with follow-up(More)
In order to study the incidence and mechanisms of injury in soccer and to recommend prophylactic measures, 180 players in a senior male soccer division were followed prospectively for 1 yr. Attendance records for games and practice sessions were kept, and all injuries were examined and treated by the same orthopaedic surgeon. One hundred twenty-four players(More)
A prospective study of repaired vertical peripheral tears of the meniscus in fifty patients (nine women and forty-one men) was carried out from January 1977 to June 1980. All tears were confirmed preoperatively by arthroscopy. Forty-three medial and seven lateral menisci were repaired. Fifteen tears were treated within two weeks and thirty-five were(More)