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As meniscal preservation particularly in younger active individuals with a symptomatic meniscal tear remains the preferred treatment option, various methods have been suggested to increase healing and success rates after meniscal repair. The recent increase in clinical use of platelet rich plasma has contributed to the increased use of fibrin clot, which(More)
BACKGROUND For knee-related surgery, there is a great demand for internationally useable subjective scoring systems. Before such measurements can be used, they should be translated and validated for the population they are used on. For the Dutch population, only the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index and Oxford 12 Questionnaire(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the restoration of the flexor power and the correlation between the flexor power and functional performance tests (FPTs) after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with hamstring autograft. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-three men, who underwent ACL reconstruction with hamstring autograft, were evaluated using Lysholm,(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to report a modified transtibial technique to approach the center of anatomical femoral footprint in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and to investigate the accurate femoral tunnel position with 3-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT) and radiography after reconstruction. METHODS From December 2010(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a novel knee evaluation instrument, the Korean Knee Score (KKS), to reflect a floor life style with high knee flexion. In addition, we aimed to assess the importance of high knee flexion activity for Korean patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS The KKS was developed following the guidelines of the(More)
Damage to the medial meniscus root, for example by a complete radial tear, destroys the ability of the knee to withstand hoop strain, resulting in contact pressure increases and kinematic alterations. For these reasons, several techniques have been developed to repair the medial meniscus posterior root tear (MMPRT), many of which have shown complete healing(More)
PURPOSE To validate the functional performance tests (FPTs) after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty men in their third decade after ACL reconstruction at 6 month follow-up and thirty healthy subjects were selected. Lysholm knee score, International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) subjective score, Tegner(More)
PURPOSE This study compared the clinical and radiologic outcomes of arthroscopic medial meniscus root refixation using the modified Mason-Allen stitch and simple stitches. METHODS The outcomes of 25 patients who underwent arthroscopic meniscus root refixation using the modified Mason-Allen stitch (M group) between June 2010 and January 2012 were compared(More)
Revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction can be performed in a 1- or 2-stage procedure. Restoration of bone stock using bone grafting is often required for good results. The authors performed 1-stage revision surgery with a more lateral and oblique femoral tunnel and an impacted bone graft to avoid the bone defect caused by the previous screw(More)
Many complications have been reported during or after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, including infection, bleeding, tibial tunnel widening, arthrofibrosis, and graft failure. However, arterial injury has been rarely reported. This paper reports a case of an anterior tibial arterial injury during bicortical tibial drilling in arthroscopic(More)