What is the Accuracy of Radiographic Determination of the Posterior Femoral Wall Integrity in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction?

Research Paper Title Accuracy of radiographic determination of the posterior femoral wall integrity in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Background To evaluate the accuracy of radiographs in determining integrity of the posterior femoral cortex following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Methods Fifty adult volunteers undergoing primary arthroscopic transtibial ACL reconstructions were prospectively enrolled into this study.… Read More

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Does Gender Influence Strength Training?

There are some differences between the genders that can influence training, although to what extent is debatable. Although studies have been conducted that examine the potential influence of the female hormonal cycle on adaptations from resistance training and/or injury risk, the results are inconclusive. In terms of anatomical differences, a larger quadriceps angle (‘Q angle’), or the angle… Read More

Knee Pain & Injuries

The knee is a frequently injured joint, with its ligaments, menisci (a thin fibrous cartilage between the surfaces of some joints), and patellofemoral (knee) joint vulnerable to acute and repetitive use damage. Most knee injuries require exercise training for rehabilitation, and some require surgery as well. Predisposing factors to knee injury include the following: Lower… Read More

ACL Reconstruction: Autograft vs Artificial Graft

Research Paper Title Comparison of artificial graft versus autograft in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a meta-analysis. Background Critically evaluation and summarisation for the outcomes between autografts and artificial grafts using in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction have not been performed currently. The purpose of this study is to compare the clinical outcomes between artificial ligaments… Read More

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACLR): Outpatient vs Inpatient

Research Paper Title Outpatient versus inpatient anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Background Efforts to reduce the financial costs related to anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) include reducing the length of hospitalization of the patient undergoing ACLR. However, it is unclear if inpatient and outpatient ACLR differ in terms of safety, satisfaction,… Read More