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Genes play a role in common knee injury
It has long been known that the choice of shoe, surface and type of sport can all be contributing factors when someone suffers an anterior cruciate ligament rupture. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now observed that genes also play a decisive role. (2020-12-15)

New radio-frequency technique for knee injuries
The application of a new technique for injuries of the cruciate ligament in the knee, involving the use of bipolar radio-frequency plus heat, has proved to be 90% effective in cases and shortens the recovery time of the patient. This project has received the National Prize for Research into Sports Medicine, awarded annually by the University of Oviedo. (2005-02-24)

Study identifies genetic differences in female athletes with ACL injuries
For the first time, a new study identified varied female-to-male expression of ribonucleic acid molecules leading to proteins maintaining ligament structure, that could explain why females are more likely to suffer an anterior cruciate ligament injury than males. (2014-03-13)

ACL injuries in female athletes traced to genes
Female athletes endure two to eight times more anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, injuries than their male counterparts. Genes are likely a major factor, according to Dr. William Landis, G. Stafford Whitby Chair in Polymer Science at The University of Akron, and Dr. Kerwyn Jones, Chair of Pediatric Orthopedics for Akron Children's Hospital. (2015-03-10)

New ligament discovered in the human knee
Two knee surgeons at University Hospitals Leuven have discovered a previously unknown ligament in the human knee. This ligament appears to play an important role in patients with anterior cruciate ligament tears. (2013-11-05)

The impact of cruciate ligament rupture on osteoarthritis of the knee
The findings of a recent study published in the March 2005 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism indicate anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture as a widely under-recognized and under-treated factor in knee OA. (2005-03-03)

Study affirms differences between sexes - at least when it comes to knees
Knee injuries are a common hazard for athletes who play sports where knees are subjected to twisting and jerking. But a U-M study shows that female athletes may be at an even greater risk for a certain type of knee injury than their male counterparts. (2001-02-27)

Does autograft choice in ACL reconstruction affect recurrent ACL revision rates
Young athletes who have anterior cruciate ligament surgery are more likely to need an additional surgery if they received a hamstring graft compared to a bone-patellar tendon-bone graft, according to research presented today at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. The research was conducted by group of clinicians led by Dr. Christopher C. Kaeding of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. (2019-07-12)

Researchers use nanotechnology to engineer ACL replacements
Northwestern University researchers created a synthetic graft for ACL reconstruction that integrates with the native bone, promotes growth of new ligament tissue, and stabilizes the knee. (2014-12-30)

Researchers win award for best clinical paper in orthopedic physical therapy
University of Delaware researchers have won the American Physical Therapy Association's award for the best clinical paper in orthopedics published in 2008. Their study focused on one of the most controversial topics in sports medicine -- the management of anterior cruciate ligament injuries. (2009-02-25)

Different approaches offer patients improved quality of life after ACL reconstruction
The most common surgical techniques used to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) offer patients improved quality of life five years after injury, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The study followed patients for five years following surgery. (2017-07-21)

Basketball, soccer, lacrosse lead to most ACL injuries among high school female athletes
A new study finds the overall rate of anterior cruciate ligament injuries among high school athletes is significantly higher among females, who are especially likely to experience ACL tears while playing basketball, soccer and lacrosse. (2015-10-23)

Knee injury in women soccer players linked to early osteoarthritis
A recent study underscores the need for improved prevention and treatment of torn knee ligaments among young female athletes. (2004-10-07)

5-year follow-up - over half of all ACL reconstructions could be avoided
In 2010, researchers from Lund University reported that 60 percent of all anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions could be avoided in favor of rehabilitation. The results made waves around the world, and were met with concerns that the results would not hold up in the long term. A follow-up study that confirms the results have now been published. The risk of osteoarthritis and meniscal surgery is no higher for those treated with physiotherapy alone. (2013-01-30)

Improvements in ACL surgery may help prevent knee osteoarthritis
Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee frequently leads to early-onset osteoarthritis, a painful condition that can occur even if the patient has undergone ACL reconstruction to prevent its onset. (2017-02-21)

Lateral extra-articular tenodesis reduces hamstring autograft
The addition of lateral extra-articular tenodesis to a hamstring autograft in knee surgery in young active patients significantly reduces graft failure and persistent anterolateral rotatory laxity at two years post operatively. The research, presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopedic Sports Medicine Society, received the O'Donoghue Sports Injury Award. (2019-07-12)

New AAOS guidelines outline prevention, treatment strategies for ACL injuries
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors has approved Appropriate Use Criteria for anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention programs and treatment, as well as rehabilitation and function checklists to help guide and ensure a safe return to sports for the treated athlete. (2015-10-06)

Technique used in human ankle injuries modified to treat dogs' knees
Each year, more than one million dogs suffer from cranial cruciate ligament deficiency, which is comparable to the anterior cruciate ligament injury in humans. The common method of treatment by many veterinary surgeons involves cutting the tibia bone to stabilize the CCL-deficient knee in these dogs. Now, a new minimally invasive technique with less severe complications than previous methods has been developed by a University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine researcher. (2008-06-16)

A better fix for torn ACLs
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the most common knee injuries. Approximately 200,000 Americans experience a torn ACL each year, and more than half undergo surgical repairs. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have developed a model to show that a newer surgical technique results in a stronger, more natural ACL repair. (2016-04-05)

University of Barcelona researchers describe a new anatomic structure in the ankle
Researchers describe a new ligament in the lateral side of the ankle. (2018-10-30)

Researchers develop synthetic scaffolds to heal injured tendons and ligaments
Top biomedical engineering researcher develops synthetic scaffolds for tendon and ligament regeneration. Previous synthetic tendon grafts have led to poor outcomes and implant rejection. Australia has one of the highest rates of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in the world -- and up to 25 percent of surgeries require revision. (2020-04-14)

Beaumont awarded grants to study sports-related injury treatment, improve recovery
Two orthopedic organizations have presented Beaumont Health System with prestigious, competitive research grants that could improve patients' recovery from both athletic and nonathletic injuries. (2014-04-22)

Study results may help patients after ACL surgery
A new study provides critical information on how osteoarthritis may arise after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. (2016-10-17)

Why are women more prone to knee injuries than men?
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that women who take the birth control pill, which lessen and stabilize estrogen levels, were less likely to suffer serious knee injuries. The findings are currently available in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. (2016-03-18)

After an ACL tear: Research opens door to new treatments to improve recovery for athletes
New drug target may prevent one of the most dreaded consequences of an ACL tear. (2013-06-13)

Conventional thought on ACL injury mechanism challenged
Landing from a jump can cause a non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. But evidence presented at the Orthopaedic Research Society 2012 Annual Meeting demonstrates that the injury mechanism that causes that ACL injury involves a combination of factors rather than a single factor as some have claimed. Many hold the view that an athlete ruptures the ACL via a single plane motion -- the tibia moving forward due to a large quadriceps contraction. (2012-02-14)

3-D MRI helps kids with ACL tears -- surgery without harming the growth plate
New technology has made it possible for surgeons to reconstruct ACL tears in young athletes without disturbing the growth plate. (2011-01-25)

Delay in surgery can cause irreparable meniscus tears in children with ACL injuries
For children aged 14 and under, delaying reconstructive surgery for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries may raise their risk of further injury, according to a new study by pediatric orthopaedic surgeons. If surgery occurs later than 12 weeks after the injury, the injury may even be irreparable. ACL injuries have increased in recent years among children and young adults. (2012-03-12)

Pig model to help research on human knee growth, injury treatment
Medical and biomedical engineering researchers have published research on how the knees of pigs compare to human knees at various stages of maturity -- a finding that will advance research by this group and others on injury treatment in young people. (2017-05-15)

Geometry, not gender
Much orthopaedic research has been devoted to determining why women are far more susceptible to knee ligament injuries than men. According to a new study, the answer may lie in geometry -- the length and shape of a patient's knee bone -- more than gender. (2012-02-06)

The 'other' cruciate ligament: Newer treatments for PCL tears
While major advances have been made in the understanding of posterior cruciate ligament anatomy and reconstruction, a literature review published in the July 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons finds that there must be continued advances in basic science research in order to determine the best course of treatment for those with PCL injuries. (2009-07-01)

Link Found Between Menstrual Cycle And Knee Injuries
Researchers at the University of Michigan and the Cincinnati Sports Medicine Clinic have discovered that female athletes are more likely to suffer a common type of knee injury when their estrogen levels are highest. (1997-06-23)

Surgical repair of knee injuries does not decrease risk of osteoarthritis
Arthroscopic surgical repair of torn anterior cruciate ligaments or meniscal cartilage injuries in the knee does not decrease the chances of developing osteoarthritis, according to a new study. (2010-06-29)

'Wildcat Power Cord' repairs cruciate ligament in dairy cow's knee
An 8-year-old Jersey dairy cow is back at her Kansas farm thanks to a decade of research and an experimental surgery performed at Kansas State University's Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. (2008-03-27)

Cadaver tissue fails nearly 25 percent of the time in young ACL reconstructions
Choosing the best replacement ligament for surgery is one key to ACL reconstruction success. A study released today at the 2008 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, found that with a failure rate of almost 24 percent, the use of cadaver replacement ligaments may not be the best choice for young, athletic patients. (2008-07-10)

AOSSM presents prestigious research awards
In order to recognize and encourage cutting-edge research in orthopedic sports medicine, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine will present eight research awards and two grants during its annual meeting, July 9-12 in Keystone, Colo. As a leader in orthopedic sports medicine, AOSSM annually provides more than $150,000 to research initiatives and projects around the country. (2009-06-23)

Athletes with smaller ACLs may be more susceptible to injury
Comparing images of the knees in people who did and didn't have previous injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament suggests that people who tore their ACLs are more likely to have a smaller ligament than do similarly sized people who have never injured a knee. Researchers calculated the total volume of the ligaments based on magnetic resonance images of human knees. The ACLs among those with previous injuries were, on average, about 10 percent smaller than were ACLs among those without an injury. (2009-09-14)

Consulting 'Dr. Google'
The quality of online information about the most common sports medicine diagnoses varies widely, according to a study published in the July 2010 issue of rhe Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. (2010-07-02)

Engineers create bone that blends into tendons
Engineers at Georgia Tech have used skin cells to create artificial bones that mimic the ability of natural bone to blend into other tissues such as tendons or ligaments. The artificial bones provide for better integration with the body and handle weight more successfully. (2008-08-29)

Competitive soccer linked to increased injuries and menstrual dysfunction in girls
In the US, there are nearly three million youth soccer players, and half of them are female. New research presented today at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found that despite reporting appropriate body perception and attitudes toward eating, elite youth soccer athletes face an increased risk for delayed or irregular menstruation. (2012-02-07)

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