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BACKGROUND Various approaches have been proposed to treat articular cartilage lesions, which are plagued by inherent limited healing potential. PURPOSE To compare the clinical outcome of patients treated with second-generation autologous chondrocyte implantation implants with those treated with the microfracture repair technique at 5-year follow-up. (More)
BACKGROUND This study was undertaken to prospectively analyze, at a mean 11-year follow-up, the clinical and radiographic outcomes in patients undergoing the authors' intra-articular anterior cruciate ligament reconstructive procedure with extra- articular augmentation, and to compare these data with those at 5-year follow-up. PURPOSE The clinical and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate mid-term clinical and radiographic outcomes after an original medial patellotibial ligament reconstruction in patients with patellar dislocation. METHODS Twenty-nine knees (27 patients, 8 males and 19 females) treated for patellar dislocation with medialization of the patellar tendon medial third combined with medial and lateral(More)
BACKGROUND Loss of meniscal tissue can be responsible for increased pain and decreased function. HYPOTHESIS At a minimum 10-year follow-up, patients receiving a medial collagen meniscus implant (MCMI) would show better clinical, radiological, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) outcomes than patients treated with partial medial meniscectomy (PMM). (More)
A variety of graft sources have been used for ACL reconstruction to improve functions and kinematics in ACL deficient knees. The two most commonly used autogenous grafts are the central third of the patellar tendon and the hamstring tendon constructs. The choice of different grafts and different construct influence the final clinical outcome of ACL(More)
Young patients with early osteoarthritis (OA) represent a challenging population due to a combination of high functional demands and limited treatment options. Conservative measures such as injection and physical therapy can provide short-term pain relief but are only palliative in nature. Joint replacement, a successful procedure in the older population,(More)
PURPOSE No study, up to now, has examined the effect of arthritis on pathologic subjects using functional flexion axis (FFA). The purpose of this study is to understand whether arthritis affects somehow the FFA evaluation and to assess whether the FFA could be considered a usable reference for implant positioning for osteoarthritic knees. METHODS Using a(More)
BACKGROUND The best means of ensuring knee stability after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction remains a core debate in sports medicine. HYPOTHESIS There is no difference between ACL reconstruction with patellar tendon or hamstring tendon autografts with regard to postoperative knee laxity and instability. STUDY DESIGN Meta-analysis of(More)
UNLABELLED Young patients with early osteoarthritis (OA) represent a challenging population due to a combination of high functional demands and limited treatment options. Conservative measures such as injection and physical therapy can provide short-term pain relief but are only palliative in nature. Joint replacement, a successful procedure in the older(More)
PURPOSE Aim of the study is to assess the contribution of peri-articular soft tissues to hip joint kinematics and their influence on hip stability. METHODS Four hemi-corpse specimens (3 males, average age 72 years) were studied using a custom navigation system. Hip kinematics (femoral head motion relative to the acetabulum and joint range of motion) were(More)