Peroneus Longus Tendon Autograft for Primary Arthroscopic Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament

SUMMARY Purpose. Peroneus longus tendon graft is not a popular first choice for ACL reconstruction. However, newer literature has shown good outcomes with its use. This study compares functional outcome and donor site morbidity of peroneus longus with hamstring tendon autograft to assess if it can be considered as one of the first choices for ACLR. Methods. This … Continued

Cross Cultural Adaptation and Multi Centric Validation of The Italian Version of The Tegner Activity Scale

SUMMARY Background. This study aims to adapt the Tegner Activity Scale (TAS) to Italian language and establish its reliability and validity in patients after anterior cruciate liga­ment reconstruction. It was hypnotized the Italian version of the TAS have acceptable psychometric proper­ties for use with the Italian population. Methods. This is an observational multicenter study. The … Continued

Impact of Structural and Physiological Changes in the Vastus Medialis Muscle Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Reconstruction on Short Term Patient-Reported Knee Function

SUMMARY Objective. The objective of this study was to observe the structural and physiological changes in vastus medialis and its impact on short-term patient-reported knee function following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction. Patients and methods. A prospective observational study was conducted on 16 young individuals with an ACL injury. The cross-sectional area (CSA) … Continued

Influence of Hamstring Facilitatory Taping on Knee Muscle Activation and Dynamic Balance in Patients with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficient Knee

SUMMARY Background. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficiency affects proprioception, motor control, and dynamic balance. Stretch or Kinesio taping is one of the techniques hypothesized to address these deficits. However, there is limited objective evidence demonstrating the use of hamstring facilitatory taping in ACL deficient population. Methods. This feasibility study with a pre/post experimental design was conducted on twenty … Continued

The Effect of Proximal Posterior Tibial Slope on the Incidence of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

SUMMARY Several studies have investigated the association of posterior tibial slope (PTS) with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. However, the results have been inconclusive and even contradictory. The first goal of this study was to evaluate the association of PTS with an ACL injury. The second goal was to identify the patients’ characteristics that might affect PTS and ACL … Continued

Most Impacting Injuries in Football: a Possible Association?

SUMMARY Objective. Epidemiological studies on soccer injuries show that anterior cruciate ligament, groin, and hamstring injuries are heavily impacting availability, therefore medical research has focused on them. A certain number of studies have focused on the possible association between these three injuries. The aim of this study is to describe the possible association between these three injuries and to … Continued