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On 21/04/2022

N°016 - March / April 2022

N°016 - March / April 2022

Interview : THOMAS BAUER

On the occasion of the 20th ESSKA congress, which is being held in Paris and of which he was President, we met Thomas Bauer who talks about the behind-the-scenes aspects of organising such an event, the encounters that have influenced his career, but also the aspects of the profession that are dear to him: exchange, transmission and research.

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Article : Story of subacromial balloon : is there a proof of science? By Ladislav Kovačič (1), Vladimir Senekovič (2)

This time of the year is marked with the 20th ESSKA Congress in Paris with the main theme: Science opens the mind. Science is for sure the mainstream of the medical practice. There is a strong direction to involve the novelty in the medicine by the scientific evidence. Every new surgical method, every innovation in technique and every new implant must pass the proof of science.

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Article : The role of tibial slope in ACL rerupture: when and how to correct it By Edoardo Giovannetti de Sanctis, Anouk Rozinthe, Guillaume Demey, David H. Dejour

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are common acute knee injuries frequently resulting in ACL reconstruction (ALCR). The number of ACL surgeries performed in USA yearly has increased significantly from 2008. In 2018 about 100 000 ACLR have been performed in USA. Between 2.8 and 4.5 % despite improvements in surgical techniques and anatomic knowledge. Two types of risk factors have been associated with ACL rupture and failure: extrinsic and intrinsic.

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Article : Acute patellar ligament reconstruction with the synthetic LARS ligament as an internal stabilizer By Matteo Izzo, Pierre Ranger

The acute rupture of the patellar ligament represents still an important challenge for the surgeon today. A rapid diagnosis and therapy are essential for an adequate rehabilitation of the patient since the patellar tendon is a key part of the knee extensor apparatus and is essential for walking and maintaining an upright position.

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Article : Basic most important tips and tricks for treatment of the non-infected unhappy total knee arthroplasty - what to do? By Michael T. Hirschmann , Manuel Sava, Dominic Mathis

About 10-30 % of the patients after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) report ongoing or recurrent pain or are not satisfied after TKA and some require subsequent revision surgery. The number of revision TKAs is rising in many countries all over the world. National registries report revision rates between 3 and 12 %, depending on the length of the observed period and included interventions.

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Article : Natural history of an anterior cruciate ligament injury: associated injuries and consequences of rotational instability By César Praz, Alexandre Ferreira, Martin Tripon, Christophe Hulet

In 2019, 45,997 patients in France underwent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, 60% of whom underwent outpatient surgery (Source ATIH). The incidence of ACL injury in sports populations varies based on studies of 10–65/100,000 persons. The incidence is higher (241/100,000 persons) in at-risk populations that are 19 to 25 years of age and practicing pivotal contact sports.

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Article : Endoscopic flexor hallucis tenolysis combined with ACL reconstruction allows better function and return to high sporting activities By Theresa Olden, Jacques Vallotton

Endoscopic tenolysis of the Flexor Hallucis Longus (FHL) tendon was associated with Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction in a series of 136 patients operated by the same surgeon between 2002 and 2019. The aim of this study is to evaluate the benefit to combine both procedures.

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Article : Open versus arthroscopic repair for chronic lateral ankle instability: a critical review and description of arthroscopic techniques By Dexter Seow, Christopher J. Pearce

Ankle inversion injuries are exceedingly common, with an incidence rate of 2.15 per 1000 person-year. However, it has been reported that approximately 50% of patients that incur an ankle inversion injury seek medical attention. Ligamentous disruption most commonly involves the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) and/or the calcaneofibular ligament (CFL).

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