Two-year follow-up after ACL reconstruction in adolescent female athletes
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the four major ligaments that make up your knee. A tear of the ACL may require reconstruction using another tendon or ligament to substitute the torn ligament. Tears of the ACL are increasing in incidence especially in the younger, active population as participation in more intense training and sports are beginning at an earlier age. As the demographic changes in youth sports and more females become involved, it is pertinent to evaluate if this population can be categorized with the general population or if there are differences between female outcomes and their male counterparts.
Evaluate the long-term outcomes of female athletes who have undergone an ACL reconstruction to determine the rate of return to sport and the re-rupture rate of the ACL graft.
Long Term Follow Up of ACL Reconstructions of a Single Surgeon
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the four major ligaments that make up the knee. A tear of the ACL may require reconstruction using another tendon or ligament to substitute the torn ligament. An ACL reconstruction is performed to stabilize the knee, restore function, and prevent additional damage to other structures in the knee.
Evaluate the long-term outcomes of patients who have undergone an ACL reconstruction to determine return to sport/activity, graft health, knee function, knee osteoarthritis, and concomitant surgeries.
Long Term Effects of a 5 Week Neuromuscular Training Program on Lower Limb Symmetry Index Scores, and Outcomes Scores following Unilateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Neuromuscular training programs for the prevention and rehabilitation of major knee injuries have become increasingly popular due to the increased awareness of proper body kinematics and improvements in strength demonstrated by patients who choose to participate in these programs. While studies have demonstrated improvements in function following neuromuscular training programs, few if any studies have demonstrated the long-term (more than one year post-operatively) benefits on function and return to play.
Determine if a neuromuscular training program, specifically TRIA Lower Extremity Agility Program (TRIA L.E.A.P.), can be implemented as a post-operative ACL reconstruction tool to provide long-term benefits on lower limb symmetry index and outcome scores.
Timeline of Return to Activities of Daily Living Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the four major ligaments that make up your knee. A tear of the ACL may require a procedure called ACL reconstruction. The ACL is reconstructed using another tendon or ligament to substitute the torn ligament.
Evaluating the short-term outcomes and return to activities of daily living following ACL reconstruction.
Activity Scale Ease of Use, Reliability and Responsiveness in a US Population
The Activity Scale instrument is a questionnaire designed to measure how injury/illness effects activities, specifically at how often and for how long the activity is participated in.
Determine the ease of use, reliability with re-testing, and responsiveness to change following an injury for the Activity Scale.
A Stratified, Post-Market Study of DeNovo NT for Treatment of Femoral and Patellar Articular Cartilage Lesions of the Knee
Articular cartilage injury of the knee is a major cause of disability in North America. Arthritis, trauma, and sports injury can lead to damaged cartilage surfaces causing pain, functional impairment, effusions, and in some cases, progressive knee joint degeneration. Damage to articular cartilage is a common problem that is often under-appreciated or masked by other concomitant knee injuries.
Evaluate the improvement in clinical outcomes for treatment of articular cartilage lesions of the knee using DeNovo NT, which is a FDA-approved, juvenile cartilaginous tissue graft.
A Phase 3b open-label, historically-controlled study to assess the safety and efficacy of two concurrent injections of AA4500 in adult subjects with multiple Dupuytren's contractures with palpable cords.
In people with Dupuytren’s contracture, there is thickening of the skin and tissue in the palm of your hand that is not normal. Over time, this thickened tissue can form a cord in your palm. This causes one or more of your fingers to bend toward the palm, so you cannot straighten them. The study doctor and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. are conducting a research study of a drug called AA4500 (collagenase clostridium histolyticum), the brand name of AA4500 in the US is Xiaflex. Xiaflex is a prescription medicine approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat adults with Dupuytren’s contracture when a “cord” can be felt (a palpable cord). Currently, Xiaflex is approved to be injected into one cord at a time and injections and finger extension procedures may be administered up to 3 times per cord at approximately every 4 weeks.
Assess the safety and efficacy of the administration of injections of AA4500 (Xiaflex) into the same hand with multiple Dupuytren’s contractures caused by palpable cords followed by a finger extension procedure.
Evaluating the Efficacy of Lateral Heel Wedges for Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Knee osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition in which the cartilage that protects the knee joint wears down over a period of time. Given the prevalence of osteoarthritis of the knee and the general aging trends of the population, it is important to develop effective non-operative interventions to reduce pain and improve function in the adult population with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.
The purpose of this investigation is to document the acceptability and effectiveness of a shoe insert in a group of patients with significant osteoarthritis of the knee.
Use of the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcomes Survey (KOOS) in a Normal US Population
The Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcomes Survey (KOOS) is a questionnaire developed to measure symptoms, knee function as it relates to sport and recreation, pain, activities of daily living, and knee-related quality of life.
Determine baseline KOOS questionnaire scores in a US population who do not report knee pain.
Influence of a Letter on Patient Opinion Regarding Residents and Students
Physicians at TRIA Orthopaedic Center have the privilege of providing training to residents and medical students throughout our clinic and surgery center. As part of this training, residents and medical students are involved in all aspect of patient care from consultations to surgery.
As educating future doctors is one of the important missions at TRIA, we are studying how our patients understand the role that students have in their care.
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