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The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 87-B, Issue 6 | Pages 800 - 803
1 Jun 2005
Ramesh R Von Arx O Azzopardi T Schranz PJ

We assessed hyperextension of the knee and joint laxity in 169 consecutive patients who underwent an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction between 2000 and 2002 and correlated this with a selected number of age- and gender-matched controls. In addition, the mechanism of injury in the majority of patients was documented. Joint laxity was present in 42.6% (72 of 169) of the patients and hyperextension of the knee in 78.7% (133 of 169). All patients with joint laxity had hyperextension of their knee. In the control group only 21.5% (14 of 65) had joint laxity and 37% (24 of 65) had hyperextension of the knee. Statistical analysis showed a significant correlation for these associations. We conclude that anterior cruciate ligament injury is more common in those with joint laxity and particularly so for those with hyperextension of the knee.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 82-B, Issue 3 | Pages 424 - 425
1 Apr 2000
Ramesh R Britton JM

Over-zealous release of the first dorsal compartment of the wrist for de Quervain’s disease or other lesions such as ganglia, may result in volar subluxation of the tendons of abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis. This is usually asymptomatic, but may occasionally become disabling. We describe an operation using part of the extensor retinaculum to stabilise such a subluxation.