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Outcomes After Isolated Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction for the Treatment of Recurrent Lateral Patellar Dislocations: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
A patellar dislocation is a common knee injury in the young, athletic patient population. Recent trends indicate that the use of long-term nonoperative treatment is decreasing, and surgical intervention is more commonly recommended for those patients who fail initial nonoperative management with recurrent patellar dislocations. Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction has become increasingly utilized in this regard.
The LG/J murine strain exhibits near-normal tendon biomechanical properties following a full-length central patellar tendon defect.
Identifying biological success criteria is needed to improve therapies, and one strategy for identifying them is to analyze the RNA transcriptome for successful and unsuccessful models of tendon healing. We have characterized the MRL/MpJ murine strain and found improved mechanical outcomes following a central patellar tendon (PT) injury. In this study, we evaluate the healing of the LG/J murine strain, which comprises 75% of the MRL/MpJ background, to determine if the LG/J also exhibits improved biomechanical properties following injury and to determine differentially expressed transcription factors across the C57BL/6, MRL/MpJ and the LG/J strains during the early stages of healing.
There's no question that exercise is a good thing. A regular workout routine can help control weight, keep your health in check, improve your mood, boost your energy, help you sleep, and even rev up your love life (major bonus, right?). But still, it's possible to have too much of anything, even something as fabulous and necessary as exercise.
Summer may be a time of fun and relaxation, but it can also be a time of heightened danger for kids 14 and younger.
According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety's Division of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), parents should exercise special caution during the months of May through August when it comes to their kid's safety. Incidents from bike crashes, falling and sports-related injury are more common during this time.
Newly diagnosed knee pain is something that affects up to nearly 2 million Americans per year, and the average weekend warrior is certainly not spared from this condition.
Knee pain can be related to acute traumatic events, such as a twisting injury that results in a ruptured ligament, or chronic overuse wear-and-tear injury patterns, such as arthritis. These injuries can often occur for a variety of reasons, including lack of conditioning, improper warmup, lack of endurance, and sometimes plain bad luck. This phenomenon is no longer isolated to the baby boomer population. Physicians are seeing more men and women in their 20s, 30s and 40s than ever before with ankle, elbow, knee and shoulder injuries.