Michael C. Ciccotti

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Although limited literature exists on medial epicondylitis of the elbow, this disorder is an injury affecting many athletes at every level, especially throwing athletes. Care must be taken in diagnosing medial epicondylitis to distinguish it from other possible pathologies of the medial elbow, which may exist concurrently. The large majority of patients(More)
BACKGROUND An injury of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is potentially career threatening for elite overhead-throwing athletes. Stress ultrasonography (SUS) allows for a rapid, cost-effective, and noninvasive evaluation of the UCL and elbow joint both at rest and with applied stress. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS To determine the amount of cadaveric elbow valgus(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess factors associated with patient selection of graft type for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS We retrospectively identified 1,038 patients who underwent ACL reconstruction over a 5-year period. Surgery was performed by 5 different surgeons. A questionnaire was sent to patients at a(More)
We designed and validated a novel device for applying flexion-extension cycles to a rat knee in an in vivo model of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL-R). Our device is intended to simulate rehabilitation motion and exercise post ACL-R to optimize physical rehabilitation treatments for the improved healing of tendon graft ligament(More)
PURPOSE The purposes of this study were to evaluate the prevalence of articular cartilage changes in the knee joint and to analyze predictive factors for these changes in patients undergoing arthroscopy for meniscal pathology. METHODS Between March 2005 and June 2009, 1,010 patients underwent arthroscopic meniscectomy or meniscal repair by the senior(More)
BACKGROUND Combined lesions of the glenoid labrum involving tears of the anterior, posterior, and superior labrum have been infrequently reported in the literature. PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical outcomes of arthroscopic repair of these lesions in a general population using validated scoring instruments, presence of complications, and need for revision(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in detecting combined lesions of the glenoid labrum involving tears of the anterior, posterior, and superior labrum. METHODS Preoperative MRI findings were available in 46 cases of arthroscopic repair of combined tears of the anterior,(More)
BACKGROUND Elbow injuries cause significant disability for the throwing athlete. Scant data are available on the distribution and characteristics of these injuries in elite baseball players. No study exists that focuses solely on the epidemiological characteristics of elbow injuries in professional baseball players using a comprehensive injury surveillance(More)
BACKGROUND Youth participation in organized sports in the United States is rising, with many athletes focusing on a single sport at an increasingly younger age. PURPOSE To retrospectively compare single-sport specialization in current high school (HS), collegiate, and professional athletes with regard to the rate and age of specialization, the number of(More)