Anatomical Variation of the Sciatic Nerve in Relation to the Piriformis Muscle: An MRI Study

SUMMARY Background. The sciatic nerve is the largest and thickest branch of the lumbosacral plexus. It separates into numerous branches and exhibits multiple anatomical variations that may result in nerve compression, a factor that is attributed to its location in the pelvis. This study aims to detect sciatic nerve branch variation and its association with the piriformis muscle and … Continued

Evaluation of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee in Children with MRI. Arthroscopic Fixation with Bioabsorbable Chondral Darts. A Retrospective Study of 32 Knees

SUMMARY Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) is an idiopathic, well-localized, pathological condition affecting the articular subchondral bone, and its overlying cartilage. In some cases it can progress to the detachment of the affected osteochondral region. Evaluating the stability of the lesion is a key part of providing the correct treatment. Stable lesions, particularly in juvenile patients, have a greater tendency to … 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

Short term evaluation of the hamstring graft diameter after ACL reconstruction

Background. Graft embodiment process that occurs in the twelve weeks following reconstruction surgery is well described. However, the short-term performance characteristics of graphs, in terms of graft size and diameter, used in anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions is currently unknown. The purpose of this study was to measure the diameter of quadruple hamstring autograft with an … Continued