Navigation Links
Delaying ACL reconstruction in kids may lead to higher rates of associated knee injuries
Date:2/11/2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA Kids treated more than 150 days after an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury have higher rates of other knee injuries, including medial meniscal tears, say researchers presenting at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day in San Francisco, CA.

"In our research, children who had delayed treatment of an ACL injury more than 150 days, tended to have an increased chance of also having a medial meniscus or chondral injury in their knee. These additional injuries may increase recovery time, inhibit return to play, and worsen long term functional outcomes of the knee," said lead researcher, Guillaume D. Dumont, MD of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. "This finding may also be relevant when counseling patients and their families regarding timing for injury treatment."

The researchers analyzed records from 370 patients who underwent ACL reconstruction between January 2005 and January 2011 at Children's Medical Center of Dallas. 200 patients were more than 15 years old and 170 patients were less than 15 years old. There were 208 male patients and 162 female patients involved in the study. Patients were injured in a variety of athletic activities: football (29.7%), basketball (20.2%), soccer (17.6%), cheerleading/gymnastics (4.3%), and other (28.1%).

"Weight also appeared to be a factor associated with the rate of meniscal tears found at the time of surgery," comments senior author, Philip Wilson, MD. "Our data demonstrates patient weight over 143 lbs (65 kg) to be associated with an increased rate of medial and lateral meniscal tears at the time of surgery. With recent significant increases in child and adolescent obesity rates, this finding may have significant public health implications."

The study also demonstrated a relationship of age with children more than 15 years old having a higher rate of medial femoral chondral injury. Neither gender nor sport played during injury was found to be associated with an increased rate of injury in the study.


'/>"/>

Contact: Lisa Weisenberger
lisa@aossm.org
847-292-4900
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Delaying post-surgical radiation increases risk of breast cancer recurrence in older women
2. Lower wages, lack of job opportunities means more Americans delaying adulthood
3. No Benefit Seen in Delaying Infant Vaccinations
4. New research finds delaying surgical procedures increases infection risk and health care costs
5. Delaying Sex Might Strengthen Marriage
6. Delaying Intravenous Feeding of ICU Patients May Aid Recovery
7. Delaying retirement age -- least prejudicial solution
8. Repair of torn knee meniscus at the time of ACL reconstruction is safe and effective for children
9. Tommy John elbow reconstruction 95 percent successful with grown teen pitchers, study says
10. 15 years after ACL knee reconstruction, 84 percent of male patients still highly active, study says
11. Biologic Joint Reconstruction Using Stem Cells Proven Successful In Patients With Arthritis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery, is recognizing five medical ... stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). The awards will be presented ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... a wellness specialist for forty years and a trainer for Ageless Grace ( ... Hour Radio Talk Show on May 16, 2016. , Formerly a Northwestern University ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... In light of recent ... of the potential of contaminated well water throughout the Houston area. , Heavy floodwaters ... well water that’s exposed to contaminants. Residents may not even be aware of the ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... ... The Dream Builders Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, ... Mexico on Saturday, May 21st. The volunteers took the children out for the day ... 15 volunteers traveled from Los Angeles to Tijuana, Mexico for the day in the ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... research and education, today announced that it has named Scott Santarella as its ... J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) in San Francisco, where he successfully helped ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016 ... doble terapia del mundo, introduce catéteres para la ... OrbusNeich, una compañía global especializada en el ... ha expandido su cartera incluyendo productos para tratar ... y Scoreflex™ PTA son los dispositivos de primera ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... May 23, 2016 According ... Equipment Market by Product (Wheelchair, Scooters, Medical Beds, ... Care, Critical Care, Wound), Accessories (Lifting, Transfer) & ... 2021", published by MarketsandMarkets, the patient handling equipment ... by 2021 at a CAGR of 10.5% during ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... -- Clarifying Vision - Prospects and Developments ... Care What can be expected from the ... at the fastest rates? This visiongain report ... opportunities and prospects. ,Our 190-page report ... lucrative areas in the industry and the future market ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: