Journal

Below you will find a summary of recent studies relevant to the area of sport orthopaedics, as well as clinical guidelines and recommendations made by expert panels.

Published in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 2016 This study used computer navigation to demonstrates that the use of aperture fixation (that is screw fixation) on the femoral side of an ACL reconstruction, using the patient's own hamstring graft, improves the function of the graft relative to the use of suspensory fixation, such as cortical button.
Published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 2014. This RCT demonstrated that an accelerated rehabilitation protocol following surgical repair of a ruptured TA, using high-strength suture material with locking sutures, results in more accurate restoration of tendon length and a more rapid return to running. Click on the link to read the full article.
Study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine in 2018. This paper confirms the efficacy of a modification of the ITB tenodesis procedure, designed by Dr. Porter, to improve the control of the pivot shift movement, in patients undergoing a revision ACL reconstruction. This is part of on-going research into this particular anterolateral soft tissue augmentation procedure.
Study published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine in 2014. This paper confirms that it is possible to correct the pivot shift phenomenon, indicative of ACL rupture, using an appropriately position single bundle ACL reconstruction using the patient's own hamstring graft.
Published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 2014. This research demonstrated that the use of LARS augmentation of lateral ligament repair, results in a clinically superior outcome, relative to the use of the standard modified Brostrom-Gould procedure, at two year follow-up. This randomised controlled trial is on-going.