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Fifty-five ankle arthroscopies performed for anterolateral ankle impingement between January 1987 and April 1992 were reviewed for functional outcome and patient satisfaction. There were 33 men and 22 women with an average age of 34 years (range 20-67). All patients reported a previous history of ankle injury, and 60% of the patients had at least one ankle(More)
INTRODUCTION This review defines the recognized risk factors responsible for the development of knee osteoarthritis after surgical management of meniscal tears. SOURCES OF DATA We performed a literature search using Medline, Ovid, Cochrane and Google Scholar using the keywords: 'Meniscal tears', 'meniscectomy', 'osteoarthritis', 'complications' and 'risk(More)
We measured the initial fixation strength of a new graft, bone-hamstring-bone (BHB), for reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in 79 porcine knees and compared it with that of the normal porcine ACL and of the bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPB) graft. All specimens were subjected to ultimate load to failure and cyclic loading tests to assess(More)
We compared the clinical and quality of life related outcome of rotator cuff repair performed using either a mini-open or an arthroscopic technique for rotator cuff tears of less than 3 cm. The records of 64 patients who underwent rotator cuff repair between September 2003 and September 2005 were evaluated. Thirty-two patients underwent a mini-open rotator(More)
SUMMARY Avulsion fractures of the tibial eminence have been well described in children and adults with an increased in incidence resulting from road traffic and athletic accidents. According to the literature, only surgical treatment is advocated because of the high incidence of the nonunion and instability following conservative treatment. Open reduction(More)
To compare the outcomes of arthroscopic ACL reconstruction procedure in 20 middle-aged patients (12 men and 8 women) and 20 subjects younger than 30 years (control group) at a minimum post-operative follow-up of 24 months. Pre- and post-operative anterior–posterior laxity was assessed by Lachman test, pivot shift test and KT1000 arthrometer at manual(More)
Arthroscopic partial lateral meniscectomies performed for isolated meniscal tears, without associated ligamentous injury, in 41 athletes between August 1, 1988 and June 1, 1991 were reviewed for clinical and functional outcome. The study population was composed of 27 males and 14 females, with an average age of 26 years (range 17-40). Thirty-seven patients(More)
We reviewed 38 patients with arthroscopically-proven complete ACL tears operated on less than three weeks after injury. Their average age was 26 years (16 to 43), with 27 males and 11 females. All patients had had MRI preoperatively. The same examiner performed the Lachman, anterior-drawer, and pivot-shift tests without anaesthesia, recording the(More)
INTRODUCTION The optimal management for combined anterior cruciate ligament-medial collateral ligament (ACL-MCL) injuries is controversial. SOURCES OF DATA We performed a literature search using Medline, Cochrane and Google Scholar using the keywords: 'ACL' and 'MCL' in combination with 'surgery treatment', 'conservative treatment', 'surgery management',(More)
Ganglion cysts on the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) should be suspected in any patient having pain and clicking sensation during terminal knee extension. Previous investigators have reported incidental findings of ganglion cysts on the ACL. However, we report a symptomatic case of a ganglion cyst on the ACL that was treated successfully with arthroscopic(More)