Featured Article: Impact of graft and tunnel orientation on patient-reported outcome in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using bone-patellar tendon-bone autografts
This study evaluated the clinical influence of graft orientation as measured with the KOOS questionnaire in patients with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with bone-patellar tendon-bone autografts, to determine the tunnel-to-joint (TJA), tunnel-to-shaft (TSA), and graft-tunnel divergence angles to see which would provide the best outcome.
The optimal graft orientation is provided by a coronal tunnel-to-shaft angle of 80° and tunnel-to-joint angle of 75°. Interestingly, patients reported best clinical outcomes with a sagittal graft-tunnel divergence.
Prof Nicola Maffulli, Editor-in-Chief
Prof Nicola Maffulli is a Consultant at Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Surgeons and is also Chair in Musculoskeletal Disorders in Salerno University School of Medicine, Honorary Chair in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary University of London, and has a Visiting Professorship in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at Keele University School of Medicine. His particular scientific interests include physiopathology of sports injuries and arthroscopic techniques of the knee, foot and ankle.
Dr John Furia, Deputy Editor
Dr John Furia is a partner in SUN Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Corporation, located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Evangelical Ambulatory Surgical Center, president of the Union County Medical Society, and has served as president of Old Trail Imaging, LLC. Dr Furia practices orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and specialises in the use of shock wave therapy as a treatment for various musculoskeletal and sports medicine disorders.
Prof Peter Lee, Deputy Editor
Prof Peter Lee holds a full Professor position at the University of Melbourne since 2015. He has held several leadership positions including Deputy Head and Acting Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering, and currently as the Deputy Head (Research and Engagement) of Department of Biomedical Engineering, and the Melbourne School of Engineering Research Program Leader for Medical and Pharmaceutical Technologies. He also leads the Cell and Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory in Engineering, where his research aims to better understand the behaviour of biological cells and tissues under mechanical forces.
Featured article: Assessment of the kinesiotherapy’s efficacy in male athletes with calcaneal apophysitis
In this study, by Kuyucu et al., the aim was to assess the efficacy of kinesiotherapy used for treating various disorders in athletes on pain and pedal functions in patients with calcaneal apophysitis. The authors report that, although kinesio taping can be effectively used for the restoration of ankle functions of athletes with calcaneal apophysitis, its role in pain is limited. Since it lacks serious side effects, it can be used in combination with or as an alternative to pharmacological treatment in this patient group.
2017 Journal Metrics
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122 days from submission to acceptance
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