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This study assessed the sensitivity of four different types of one-legged hop tests. The goal was to determine alterations in lower limb function in ACL deficient knees. Regression analyses were conducted between limb symmetry as measured by the hop tests and muscle strength, symptoms, and self-assessed function. In 67 patients, 50% had abnormal limb(More)
Existing published knee rating systems that assess sports participation, knee function, and subjective symptomatology following ligamentous surgical procedures were analyzed. Major errors in questionnaire design and data reduction have led to invalid conclusions. A questionnaire containing a minimum set of rating criteria was formulated to validly assess(More)
We assessed short-term treatment results of younger patients with varus malalignment and chronic anterior cruciate ligament deficiency. Forty-one patients (mean, 32 years; range, 16 to 47) underwent a high tibial osteotomy. Because of giving way symptoms, 14 also had a lateral iliotibial band extraarticular procedure at the time of the osteotomy and 16 had(More)
A study was performed on the effect of the addition of an extra-articular procedure involving tenodesis of the iliotibial band to a reconstruction with a bone-patellar ligament-bone allograft for the treatment of chronic rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament. One hundred and four patients were divided into two groups for comparison: Group 1 (sixty-four(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of five hopping, jumping, and cutting-type (shuttle run) tests in determining lower extremity functional limitations in anterior cruciate ligament- (ACL) deficient knees. Ninety-three normal subjects were tested. No statistical significance was found between right and left lower limb scores (limb(More)
The accrual of optimal bone mass during childhood and adolescence is essential for the formation of a skeleton that will meet structural needs throughout life. Assessing bone health of children is becoming increasingly important in order to identify those who require interventions, and quantitative ultrasound (QUS) has appeal for these assessments. The(More)
The hypothesis proposed in this study was that the initiation of active and passive knee motion within 48 hours of major intraarticular knee ligament surgery would not have the deleterious effects of increasing knee effusion, hemarthrosis, periarticular soft tissue edema, and swelling. We conducted a prospective study with randomized assignment of 18(More)
The use of active and passive knee motion in the immediate postoperative period and a treatment plan for early postoperative limitations in knee motion has proven highly effective in restoring motion after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Of 207 knees, 189 (91%) regained a full range of motion of 0 degrees-135 degrees. The remaining 18 knees(More)
A prospective study was performed of the first forty-seven consecutive patients who had repair of a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and replacement with an allograft. Patients who had a rupture of another ligament were excluded, to provide a homogeneous group. Twenty-two patients received a fascia lata allograft and twenty-five patients received a(More)