John A. Feagin

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This study examined the mechanisms of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. In the first part of the study, using a comprehensive, standardized questionnaire, 89 athletes (100 knees) were interviewed about the events surrounding their ACL injury. A noncontact mechanism was reported in 71 (72%) knees and a contact injury in 28 (28%) knees; one patient was(More)
Multiplanar spin-echo magnetic resonance imaging was performed on 54 patients with acute complete anterior cruciate ligament tears. Imaging was done within 45 days of index anterior cruciate ligament injury. Spin-echo T1- and T2-weighted images were used to determine the lesion morphology and location. Only the T2-weighted sagittal images were used for the(More)
UNLABELLED The Losee repair controls rotational subluxation of the lateral femoral condyle, or pivot shift, but does not reliably eliminate Lachman laxity. Despite this surgical limitation, many patients who were operated on continued to do high-demand activities at the last followup. We hypothesized that Lachman findings alone did not predict poor surgical(More)
Cystic degeneration of the meniscus is not uncommon. Recent reports suggest that most (or all) meniscal cysts are associated with a meniscal tear, and that the treatment of choice is arthroscopic partial meniscectomy with cyst decompression. This report describes a case of a symptomatic lateral meniscal cyst that was suspected clinically and confirmed by(More)
The perpose of this study was to provide a comprehensive description of the anatomy of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL). The anterior and medial aspects of 4 unpreserved and 16 preserved cadaveric human knees were dissected with particular attention being paid to the relationship of the various layers to one another and to the place of the MPFL(More)
Upper extremity muscle injuries from rock climbing are common. Knowledge of the activity of specific muscles during climbing may allow the development of training programs to reduce these injuries. This study evaluated the electrical activity of the first interosseous (IN), brachioradialis (BR), flexor digitorum superficialis (FD), and biceps brachii (BB)(More)
During the period 1967 to 1971, 64 cadets at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, had surgical repair for isolated tear of the anterior cruciate ligament. In a 5-year follow-up study to determine the functional impairment, present disability, and reinjury to the knee, 32 of the 64 patients were located and evaluated by radiographic(More)
Anatomical features of the intercondylar roof with respect to the native anterior cruciate ligament and proposed substitute ligament attachment sites in anterior cruciate ligament reconstructive surgery were investigated. Using cadaveric knees and K wires, radiographs were obtained with markers placed on the roof and the tibial and femoral attachment sites.(More)
BACKGROUND Over 30 years ago, Feagin and Curl reported on the diagnosis and treatment of "isolated" injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term results of the patients initially diagnosed with tears of the ACL, with special emphasis on those treated with primary repair. HYPOTHESIS Long-term(More)