Navigation Links
Timing of Multiple-Ligament Knee Surgery May Not Matter
Date:12/4/2009

Outcomes same whether procedure done immediately or 3 weeks later, study shows

FRIDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Timing of surgical repair or reconstruction of multiple-ligament knee injuries may not affect patient outcome, a new study has found.

Multiple-ligament knee injuries result from traumatic knee dislocations that can occur in high-impact car crashes or in certain sports. The optimal time to perform surgery to repair these injuries hasn't been definitively established.

In this study, published in the December issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, U.S. researchers analyzed 24 studies that included 396 knees that underwent surgery for the most severe multiple-ligament injuries. The review showed that patients who undergo surgery more than three weeks after injury (chronic intervention treatment) appear to have knee stability outcomes comparable to those who have surgery within three weeks of their injury (acute intervention treatment).

"After a review of the available literature, we found that chronic intervention provides results that are at least as good as acute intervention, despite some recent studies showing that acute intervention may be better," lead author Dr. William R. Mook, of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, said in a news release from the journal's publisher.

He and his colleagues also found that patients who underwent staged procedures (treatment from both the acute and chronic intervention stages) had better outcomes than those who received only acute or chronic intervention.

"The reasons for this are not clear," Mook noted in the news release. "The patient population is [varied], and surgery can be delayed for a variety of reasons. It is difficult to tell which procedures were delayed intentionally and which were delayed due to other medical reasons occurring as a result of their initial injury."

More information

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has more about multiple-ligament knee injuries.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, news release, Dec. 1, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Timing of Oxygen After a Stroke May Matter
2. Beauty and the Economy: Unusual Timing for Dallas Uptown Medi-Spa Launch
3. Timing, Type of HRT May Determine Breast Cancer Risk
4. PLC Systems Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results; Announces Timing for Release of Preliminary Data From Italian Study of RenalGuard
5. China Medical Technologies Announces the Substantial Completion of an Independent Internal Investigation and Expected Timing of Reporting of Unaudited Financial Results for the Quarter and Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2009 and the Quarter ended June 30, 20
6. Gene May Help Predict Timing of Alzheimers Onset
7. Transdel Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on Timing of Results for Phase 3 Study
8. Ethnicity affects timing and access to cardiac care
9. Timing May Matter in Organ Donation Decisions
10. Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. Announce Revised Timing for Commercial Availability of Savella(TM)
11. Study Finds Timing Is Everything For Some Heart Attack Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2017)... Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 ... ... announced the addition of ExtraHop to its solutions portfolio. ExtraHop delivers an analytics-first ... and security of every IT system, from the datacenter to the cloud to ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Rob Lowe is a sought after actor, and also serves ... the public important topics from all aspects of life, and a new segment is ... feet and ankles. , Podiatry is essential to people’s overall well-being, and if viewers ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... West Orange, NJ (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... ingredients for avoiding back injury when either lifting weights for strength training and exercise ... Atlantic Spine Center . , “Body position is everything,” Dr. Chang says. “Improper ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... May 23, 2017 , ... ... financial organizations, today announced CIO Applications magazine has named the company a “Top ... innovative use of the Cloud to help organizations simply and proactively address potential cybersecurity ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... , ... May 23, 2017 , ... ... North Carolina have remained steady since 2009, according to a Workers Compensation Research ... The study Monitoring the North Carolina System: CompScope™ Benchmarks, 17th Edition ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/22/2017)... , May 22, 2017  As the ... a whole continue to make the revolutionary shift ... increasingly important for ensuring positive patient outcomes and ... stakeholders are shifting focus away from clinical trials ... effects of long-term specialty drug therapy utilization in ...
(Date:5/15/2017)... -- Enterin Inc., a privately-held CNS pharmaceutical company based in ... treat Parkinson,s disease (PD), has enrolled the first patient in ... controlled, multicenter study involving patients with PD and taking place ... a 9-to-12-month period. The first stage is open label and ... sites include Denver , Boca ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... Global Health Intelligence (GHI), the leading ... , published its 2017 ranking of the Best-Equipped Hospitals ... data analysis from GHI,s hospitals database for Latin America ... region. The GHI database covers 86% of the hospitals in ... data points for each institution in key areas such as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: