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PURPOSE The contribution of the pronator quadratus (PQ) muscle in generation of pronation torque has not been determined. The purpose of this study was to investigate pronation torque in healthy volunteers before and after temporary paralysis of the PQ with lidocaine, under electromyographic guidance. METHODS A custom apparatus was designed to allow(More)
An increasing number of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are seen in children now than in the past due to increased sports participation. The natural history of ACL deficient knees in active individuals, particularly in children is poor. Surgical management of ACL deficiency in children is complex due to the potential risk of injury to the physis(More)
Hip arthroscopy is an evolving surgical tool, and with any new procedure, it is important to learn from the complications encountered. A patient with mild hip dysplasia and a symptomatic labral tear underwent uneventful hip arthroscopy and labral repair including partial debridement of a hypertrophied ligamentum teres. Despite preservation of the labrum, no(More)
Chronic, exercise-related groin pain is a debilitating condition. Nonoperative treatment has limited efficacy, but surgical intervention on the adductor-abdomino complex may be used to alleviate symptoms and allow return to play (RTP). The purpose of this study was to report the outcome of adductor tenotomy and hernioplasty for professional soccer players(More)
PURPOSE The purposes of this study were to (1) perform a systematic review of randomized controlled trials evaluating graft tensioning in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, and (2) determine the scientific quality of published randomized controlled trials evaluating graft tensioning in ACL reconstruction. METHODS The search strategy included(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about surgeon agreement and accuracy using arthroscopic evaluation of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tunnel positioning. PURPOSE To investigate agreement on ACL tunnel position evaluated arthroscopically between operating surgeons and reviewing surgeons. We hypothesized that operating and evaluating surgeons would characterize(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate and validate the accuracy and safety of a technique using an anterior approach for non-image-guided intra-articular injection of the hip by use of anatomic landmarks. METHODS We enrolled 55 patients. Injections were performed before supine hip arthroscopy after landmarking and before application of(More)
Hip arthroscopy is being used with increasing frequency as the understanding of arthroscopic management of groin pain improves. To access the hip joint arthroscopically, traction must be placed on the leg. In most cases, countertraction is provided with a padded post in the groin. Complications of traction are often attributed to the post and include(More)
The function of the ligamentum teres remains poorly understood, but tears have been recognized as a source of hip pain. In some patients with complete ligamentum teres tears, symptoms of instability are described. Microinstability and excess motion are hypothesized to be a source of pain and mechanical symptoms. Efforts in recent years to improve symptoms(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine whether hip arthroscopy can be performed using conventional knee-length arthroscopy instrumentation. METHODS We included 116 consecutive hip arthroscopies (104 patients) in this study. Age, side of surgery, height (in inches), weight (in pounds), body mass index (BMI), and a subjective assessment of body(More)