ISAKOS Ranks Institute Research Paper in the Top 10  

The e-poster, Outcomes of Treatment of Acute Grade III Isolated and Combined Posterolateral Knee Injuries: A Prospective Case Series, was awarded as a top 10 e-poster out of more than 1,000 submitted at the eight biennial meeting of The International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) held in Rio de Janeiro, May 15-19.   The authors, Robert LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Research Officer for the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, and Andrew G. Geeslin M.D., University of Minnesota Medical School, investigated whether acute grade III posterior cruciate ligament injuries are best treated with repairs or reconstruction. The purpose of the research was to report on the subjective and objective outcomes of acute treatment with a combined anatomic repair and/or reconstruction.

The paper was also published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, September 21, 2011 | Vol. 93, Issue 18

The study elicited the following discussion points:

•       Acute repairs of avulsed structures and reconstructions of non-repairable acute grade III PLC injuries showed significantly improved outcomes

•       Concurrent reconstruction of concomitant cruciate ligament tear(s) are recommended

•       Further study and long-term follow-up are recommended to determine best treatment for this complex injury

ISAKOS was established to develop, support and promote charitable, scientific and literary works that disseminate and further the increased knowledge of arthroscopy, knee surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine. ISAKOS works with regional and local societies that share similar goals, providing a larger arena where these national societies and continental organizations can combine their strengths in an international forum.

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