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PURPOSE To provide short-term clinical results of posterior ankle arthroscopy in the treatment of posterior ankle impingement. METHODS This was a retrospective evaluation of the clinical outcomes of posterior ankle arthroscopy in a series of patients with posterior ankle pain. RESULTS Of 23 patients who underwent 24 posterior ankle arthroscopies between(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome of transphyseal ligament reconstruction in skeletally immature children with midsubstance anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) disruption. Five consecutive patients (mean age, 12.9 years; range, 8 to 14 years) with radiographically documented "wide" open growth plates and a minimum of 5 cm of expected(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of arthroscopic surgery for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee is unknown. METHODS We conducted a single-center, randomized, controlled trial of arthroscopic surgery in patients with moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis of the knee. Patients were randomly assigned to surgical lavage and arthroscopic débridement together with(More)
BACKGROUND This is a prospective clinical study to assess the effectiveness of autologous chondrocyte implantation in patients who failed prior treatments for articular cartilage defects of the knee. HYPOTHESIS Autologous chondrocyte implantation provides clinical benefit in patients with failed articular cartilage treatments. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study;(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether leptin is linked to reproduction, circulating levels were measured longitudinally throughout spontaneous menstrual cycles and during pregnancy in normal women. DESIGN Longitudinal blood samples were collected from normal volunteers, either during regular menstrual cycles or during successful singleton pregnancies. (More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to compare a custom-made valgus-producing functional knee (unloader) brace, a neoprene sleeve, and medical treatment only (control group) with regard to their ability to improve the disease-specific quality of life and the functional status of patients who had osteoarthritis in association with a varus deformity of(More)
BACKGROUND Radiographic measures of lower limb malalignment are used to indicate abnormal loading of the knee and to plan corrective procedures. HYPOTHESES Weightbearing status during hip-to-ankle radiographs will significantly affect malalignment measures; malalignment in single-limb standing will be most highly correlated to the external knee adduction(More)
A morphologic study of 48 cadaveric knees was performed to more accurately define the osseous and soft tissue anatomy of the insertion of the anterior horn of the medial meniscus. Soft tissue relationships of the anterior horn of the medial meniscus to the anterior cruciate ligament and the lateral meniscus were examined. Four tibial insertion locations of(More)
PURPOSE A study of 171 surgical cases and 171 matched controls was conducted to investigate whether a familial predisposition toward tearing the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee exists. STUDY DESIGN Case control study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS Patients who were diagnosed with an anterior cruciate ligament tear were matched by age (within 5(More)