9th September 2016, In Brief
Osteochondritis Dissecans Lesions in Family Members: Does a Positive Family History Impact Phenotypic Potency?
6th September 2016, Symposium: The 3rd Annual Meeting of Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRISM)
Although repetitive microtrauma and athletic overuse patterns are most commonly associated with osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), recent studies have identified a potential genetic predisposition for OCD. Several case series have documented family pedigrees that support autosomal-dominant inheritance, but the families in these studies were all selected as a result of unique histories that may not accurately represent OCD inheritance patterns at large. Because there has been little investigation beyond these case reports, we aimed to describe a broader, more representative pattern of OCD inheritance applicable to all affected patients.
Does the Utilization of Allograft Tissue in Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction in Pediatric and Adolescent Patients Restore Patellar Stability?
2nd September 2016, Symposium: The 3rd Annual Meeting of Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRISM)
Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is one of several surgical procedures used to treat patellofemoral instability. Use of allograft tissue can preserve autogenous tissue and may be preferable in patients with connective tissue disorders or ligamentous laxity. Although there are successful reports in adults, it is unclear if the use of allograft tissue in MPFL reconstruction can restore patellofemoral stability in children and adolescents.
9th August 2016, Clinical Faceoff