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

Comparable Tibial Tunnel Widening despite Compound Differences of Bioabsorbable Interference Screws in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: a Retrospective Study

SUMMARY Purpose. To evaluate the effect of β-tricalcium phosphate (BCP) concentration in bioabsorbable interference screws on tibial tunnel widening after hamstring anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Methods. A total of 37 patients with a mean follow-up of 4.6 years were included for analysis. Bioabsorbable interference screws containing 60% BCP and 40% poly-L,Dlactic acid (PLDLA) (60BCP group) or bioabsorbable interference screws … Continued

Morphological Study of the Transverse Ligament of Knee Joint in Embalmed Cadavers

SUMMARY Background. The aim was to study the morphological pattern and dimensions of the transverse genicular ligament (TL) in adult embalmed knee joints. Methods. The present study utilized 50 adult embalmed human cadaveric knee joints. Results. The TL was observed in 90% of the specimens of this study. It was extending from the medial meniscus (MM) anterior … Continued

Evaluation of Quadriceps and Hamstring Muscles’ Elastrographic Properties after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

SUMMARY Background. Tissue stiffness measurement by ultrasound elastography is commonly used for internal organs and tendons. In this study, rectus femoris, vastus medialis, vastus lateralis, biceps femoris, and semitendinosus muscles’ stiffness of patients who underwent anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery was followed up by ultrasound elastography. Methods. 19 male recreational athletes aged between 18-40 years … Continued

High Frequency Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation in the Immediate Postoperative Period of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Its Effects on Drug Costs During Hospitalization

SUMMARY Introduction. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is an important structure for knee stability. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is an electrical current that significantly reduces pain. Objective. To assess drug costs associated with high frequency TENS in the immediate postoperative period of ACL reconstruction. Methods. A single-blind randomized clinical trial with 46 patients randomly assigned to a control … Continued

Evaluation of Antifibrinolytic Use in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Arthroscopic Reconstruction. A Prospective Clinical Trial

SUMMARY Objective. To evaluate the effectiveness of two antifibrinolytic drugs (tranexamic acid and epsilon-aminocaproic acid) in reducing postoperative hemarthrosis after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Methods. 45 patients diagnosed with primary anterior cruciate ligament tears were randomly placed into 3 groups: control, tranexamic acid (TXA) and epsilon-aminocaproic acid (EAC). The first group was operated on without the use of the … Continued

Defensive Antibacterial Coating (DAC ® ) for prevention of infection in ACL reconstruction: a feasibility study

SUMMARY Defensive Antibacterial Coating (DAC) is a hydrogel, Conformité Européene (CE)-marked medical device, intended to be used as a disposable, quickly bioresorbable antibacterial coating for implants. The present feasibility study investigated the application of DAC on the grafts, in addition to IV prophylaxis, during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.

Ultrasonography changes at quadriceps tendon donor site in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Is it consistent with regeneration?

Background. Researchers have investigated changes at the donor site for hamstrings and patellar tendons to be consistent with regeneration in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). Recently free quadriceps tendon has emerged as a potential autograft for ACLR. The objective of this study was to investigate the changes at the quadriceps tendon (QT) donor site after … Continued