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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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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)
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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (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. (2012-02-07)
Universal neuromuscular training an inexpensive, effective way to reduce
As participation in high-demand sports such as basketball and soccer has increased over the past decade, so has the number of anterior cruciate ligament injuries in teens and young. (2014-05-08)
Land on your toes, save your knees
Anterior cruciate ligament injuries are a common and debilitating problem, especially for female athletes. (2010-08-10)
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