Navigation Links
ACL reconstruction technique improves outcomes in pediatric patients
Date:7/12/2012

the knee, holes are drilled through the ends of the thighbone and shinbone, and a tissue graft is inserted in place of the removed ligament. In this way, the reconstruction mimics the natural ACL footprint. ACL reconstruction is difficult in children because if an adult-type reconstruction were performed, the graft would cross the growth plates, potentially causing damage that can result in uneven limb lengths or angular deformities. Thus, for many years, ACL injuries in children were managed with benign neglect, or surgical procedures that were not anatomic and required large incisions to avoid injuring the growth plate. In recent years, however, clinicians realized that non-operative treatment resulted in damage to menisci and articular cartilage thereby leading to early arthritis. Advances in technology, instrumentation and techniques are now available which allow surgeons to perform the AE reconstruction without risk of injury to the growth plate. These procedures are more technically demanding and are available at only a few centers around the country including HSS.

In the study, researchers, including Dr. Cordasco and HSS pediatric orthopedic surgeon Daniel Green, M.D., compared two ACL reconstruction techniques for children that minimize contact with the growth plate: the AE technique and the over-the-top reconstruction (OT). In the OT, surgeons slide a graft through a hole drilled into the shinbone, similar to an adult ACL surgery, but the graft is then attached to the back of the thighbone. The OT requires an open incision and does not mimic the natural ACL footprint. In the AE, surgeons mimic the adult surgery, but the ligament is only attached to the epiphysis and does not cross into the growth plate. The AE is performed arthroscopically and mimics the natural ACL footprint. While the AE has been around for ten years, it has been drastically refined in the last few years, due to advances in arthroscopic technologies.

The researchers ob
'/>"/>

Contact: Phyllis Fisher
fisherp@hss.edu
212-606-1197
Hospital for Special Surgery
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Donor aortic graft improves reconstruction after partial laryngectomy
2. Noninvasive imaging technique may help kids with heart transplants
3. Technique spots disease using immune cell DNA
4. New technique could reduce number of animals needed to test chemical safety
5. A marker in the lining of the lungs could be useful diagnostic technique for lung cancer screening
6. Screening for breast cancer without X-rays: Lasers and sound merge in promising diagnostic technique
7. New technique predictably generates complex, wavy shapes
8. New surgical technique for removing inoperable tumors of the abdomen
9. New Techniques May Improve Infant Heart Surgery
10. New technique may help severely damaged nerves regrow and restore function
11. Detecting malaria early to save lives: New optical technique promises rapid and accurate diagnosis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/2/2014)... September 02, 2014 The new ... to reduce discomfort and fatigue by absorbing stress and ... eco-friendly, renewable bio-foam core, these anti-fatigue mats are intended ... According to a study by the Texas A&M University, ... difference in reducing spinal compression and increase in sit-reach ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... A little white pill may help scientists learn why ... their peers, even if their lungs are relatively healthy. ... marketed as Revatio to treat pulmonary hypertension and Viagra ... of over-the-counter antioxidants will help them identify the root ... for these patients. , "We want to understand ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... increasing concern to health officials both in NYC and ... Health and Mental Hygiene, the number of unintentional opioid-involved ... of such deaths in 2000. Much of the increase ... prescription opioid (PO) use among teens and young adults, ... transitioned from POs to heroin. , Now researchers ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... new guideline, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine has recommended ... , "There is no evidence that bed rest ... Center for Maternal and Fetal Medicine and one of ... that bed rest can be harmful for moms, babies, ... are placed on bed rest during their pregnancy. Surveys ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... -- Many people believe that marijuana is not addictive, ... more people are able to obtain and consume cannabis ... people are less likely to perceive it as addictive ... Massachusetts General Hospital,s Center for Addiction Medicine, said in ... cannabis use can have significant consequences, and we know ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Eco-Pro Premium Anti-fatigue Mats from Martinson-Nicholls Prevent Fatigue and Discomfort for Standing Workers 2Health News:Drug that improves blood flow may help find cause of exercise intolerance in cystic fibrosis 2Health News:Drug that improves blood flow may help find cause of exercise intolerance in cystic fibrosis 3Health News:Drug that improves blood flow may help find cause of exercise intolerance in cystic fibrosis 4Health News:NYC teens and young adults who abuse prescription at high risk for overdose 2Health News:NYC teens and young adults who abuse prescription at high risk for overdose 3Health News:SMFM releases paper on activity restriction in pregnancy 2Health News:'Pot Addiction' May Be Real, Study Suggests 2
... Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, July 20 ... shorter people to develop cancer, new British research says. ... cancer, leukemia or melanoma appears to go up about 16 ... "Taller women in our study had increased risk of ...
... Neurologist Michele Tagliati, MD, director of the Movement ... an elite international task force commissioned by the ... on deep brain stimulation for dystonia, an uncommon ... The resulting articles, describing the data ...
... , WEDNESDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- In a ... Wednesday approved the blood thinner Brilinta (ticagrelor) for use ... their odds for heart attack and death. Acute ... or heart attack linked to lowered blood flow to ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- ... disease as a major health threat, fearing its onset nearly ... Germany, Poland, Spain and the United States, the poll also ... to visit a doctor if they or a loved one ...
... Reporter , WEDNESDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- The race ... New technology promises to cut costs while speeding the amount ... and potentially provide a personalized report of health risks and ... was first mapped in 2001 and cost roughly $1 billion ...
... (HealthDay News) --, Liars can control certain facial expressions when ... time, a new study shows. The researchers noted the ... conducting the study, scientists randomly asked 60 people to either ... pair of movie tickets from an envelope. While being interviewed, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study Contends Taller People at Heightened Cancer Risk 2Health News:Study Contends Taller People at Heightened Cancer Risk 3Health News:Cedars-Sinai movement disorders expert on international task force for dystonia treatment 2Health News:Cedars-Sinai movement disorders expert on international task force for dystonia treatment 3Health News:Cedars-Sinai movement disorders expert on international task force for dystonia treatment 4Health News:FDA Approves Blood Thinner Brilinta for Heart Patients 2Health News:International Poll Shows Many Fear Alzheimer's as Much as Cancer 2Health News:International Poll Shows Many Fear Alzheimer's as Much as Cancer 3Health News:Cheaper DNA Sequencing Coming Closer 2Health News:Cheaper DNA Sequencing Coming Closer 3Health News:Scrutinizing Faces Might Catch Liars, Study Finds 2
(Date:9/2/2014)... , Sept. 2, 2014  Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Morgan Stanley ... , New York on Tuesday, September ... parties are invited to listen to the live audio webcast ... at www.hologic.com/investors-overview . An archive of the presentation will ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... SEATTLE , Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... company committed to the development and commercialization ... today announced an update on corporate and ... structure, commitment for future funding, ongoing clinical ... In corporate news, Chief Executive Officer ...
(Date:9/2/2014)...  BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: BSTC ), a ... XIAFLEX ® in the U.S. and XIAPEX ® ... Wegman , will present at the following upcoming investor conferences. ... & Renshaw 16 th Annual Global Investment Conference ... 9, 2014 at 9:10 a.m. EDT , Aegis ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:VentiRx Pharmaceuticals Provides Corporate and Clinical Update 2VentiRx Pharmaceuticals Provides Corporate and Clinical Update 3BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Announces Presentations at Upcoming Investor Conferences 2
... (NASDAQ: AMRI ), a global contract services organization ... as part of its ongoing global operations review to improve ... its European operations focused on a reduction of the workforce ... at its Budapest, Hungary operation. As a ...
... Jan. 9, 2012  Xenon today announced a strategic alliance ... RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), to discover and develop compounds ... "We are delighted to be collaborating with ... "Genentech is among the world,s leading biotech companies and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:AMRI Announces Review of Its Hungary Operation 2AMRI Announces Review of Its Hungary Operation 3Xenon to Collaborate with Genentech on Discovery of Novel Targeted Pain Therapeutics 2
... feature a low implant profile, 0.84mm, for ... single-quadrant insertion is technically simpler and allows ... be installed with less trauma than multiple ... Baerveldt implant were designed to minimize bleb ...
... is lightweight enough to shuttle easily between ... Designed with a goldmann standard 30 cm ... with 79 locations (including 30-2, 24-2, and ... different suprathresholds out to 30. Easyfield ...
The most versatile 90 full field perimeter for static- and kinetic perimetry. It incorporates standard White-on-White and Blue-on-Yellow static perimetry. Octopus 101 covers all the needs in clinics ...
... Designed around the patented Interzeag ... 301 sets the trend in ... Ideal for routine screening and ... performance, accuracy and quality of ...
Medicine Products: