Sport participation 2 years after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in athletes who had not returned to sport after 1 year:

Most athletes who were not playing sport at 1 year had returned to some form of sport within 2 years after ACL reconstruction, which may suggest that athlete can take longer than the clinically accepted time of 1 year to return to sport. However, only 2 of every 5 athletes were playing their preinjury level of sport at 2 years after surgery. When the result of the current study were combined with the results of athletes who had returned to sport at 1 year, the overall rate of return to the preinjury level of sport at 2 years was 60%. Demographic, physical function, and psychological factors were related to playing the preinjury level sport at 2 years after surgery, supporting the notion that returning to sport after surgery is multifactorial.

American Journal of Sports Medicine April 2015

 

Femoral Nerve Block is associated with persistent strength deficits at 6 months after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in pediatric and adolescent patients:

Pediatric and adolescent patients treated with FNB for postoperative analgesia after ACL reconstruction had significant isokinetic deficits in knee extension and flexion strength at 6 months when compared with patients who did not receive a nerve block. Patients without a block were 4 times more likely to meet criteria for clearance to return to sports at six months.

American Journal of Sports medicine, February 2015

 

Prospective clinical and radiologic evaluation of patellofemoral Matrix-Induced Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (MACI):

These results demonstrated that MACI provides improved clinical and radiological outcomes after 24 months in patients undergoing treatment specifically for cartilage defects on the patella or trochlea, with and without concurrent realignment of the extensor mechanism if required.

American Journal of Sports medicine, June 2015

 

Return to play after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in Major league Baseball athletes:

The overall rate of return to play among MLB position players after ACLR was 88%, although there was a 21.2% decline in the number of games played postoperatively. Injury to the rear batting leg resulted in a lower returning batting average compared with an injury to the lead batting leg. Side of injury had no effect on stolen bases or on the number of times a player was caught stealing.

Arthroscopy, May 2015

 

Causes and predictors of 30-Day readmission after shoulder and knee arthroscopy: An analysis of 15,167 cases:

The rate of unplanned readmission within 30 days of shoulder and knee arthroscopic procedures is low, at 0.92%, with wound-related complications being the most common cause. In patients with advanced age, with chronic steroid use, and with chronic systemic disease, the risk of readmission may be higher. These findings may aid in the informed-consent process, patient optimization, and the quality-reporting and risk adjustment process.

Arthroscopy, June 2015