Outcome measures that reflect patient functioning in a variety of health domains are critical in evaluating the effectiveness of cartilage repair studies and in monitoring the progress of individual patients. Although a number of measures can be identified from the literature, choosing the most appropriate measure requires an understanding of psychometrics.… (More)
Studies of test-retest reliability for health-related quality of life instruments have used varying intervals between test administrations. There is no evidence available to aid in the selection of the time interval between questionnaire administrations for a study of test-retest reliability for health status instruments. We compared the test-retest… (More)
R econstruction of a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common procedure in active individuals.
The clinical practice guideline was explicitly developed to include only treatments less invasive than knee replacement (ie, arthroplasty). Patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee are to be encouraged to participate in self-management educational programs and to engage in self-care, as well as to lose weight and engage in exercise and… (More)
Context: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction rehabilitation has evolved over the past 20 years. This evolution has been driven by a variety of level 1 and level 2 studies. Evidence Acquisition: The MOON Group is a collection of orthopaedic surgeons who have developed a prospective longitudinal cohort of the ACL reconstruction patients. To… (More)
PURPOSE Lower extremity alignment is an important consideration prior to cartilage surgery and/or osteotomy about the knee. This is measured on full length standing hip to ankle radiographs, which has traditionally been done using hard copy radiographs. However, the advent of PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) has allowed these measurements… (More)
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BACKGROUND Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) is extensively used to relieve pain in patients with symptomatic meniscal tear (MT) and knee osteoarthritis (OA). Recent studies have failed to show the superiority of APM compared to other treatments. We aim to examine whether existing evidence is sufficient to reject use of APM as a cost-effective… (More)