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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639852/osteochondritis-dissecans-etiology-pathology-and-imaging-with-a-special-focus-on-the-knee-joint
#1
Juergen Bruns, Mathias Werner, Christian Habermann
This article is a review of the current understanding of the etiology, pathogenesis, and how to diagnose and treat knee osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) followed by an analysis of and outcomes of the treatments available. OCD is seen in children and adolescents with open growth plates (juvenile OCD) and adults with closed growth plates (adult OCD). The etiology of OCD lesions remains unclear and is characterized by an aseptic necrosis in the subchondral bone area. Mechanical factors seem to play an important role...
June 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629234/healing-of-osteochondral-defects-via-endochondral-ossification-in-an-ovine-model
#2
Helen Lydon, Alan Getgood, Frances M D Henson
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the mechanism of healing of osteochondral defects of the distal femur in the sheep, a commonly used translational model. Information on the healing mechanism be useful to inform the design of tissue engineering devices for joint surface defect repair. DESIGN: A retrospective study was conducted examining 7-mm diameter osteochondral defects made in the distal medial femoral condyle of 40 adult female sheep, comprising control animals from 3 separate structures...
June 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627226/light-absorptive-properties-of-articular-cartilage-ecm-molecules-synovial-fluid-and-photoinitiators-as-potential-barriers-to-light-initiated-polymer-scaffolding-procedures
#3
Anthony J Finch, Jamie M Benson, Patrick E Donnelly, Peter A Torzilli
Objective Many in vivo procedures to repair chondral defects use ultraviolet (UV)-photoinitiated in situ polymerization within the cartilage matrix. Chemical species that absorb UV light might reduce the effectiveness of these procedures by acting as light absorption barriers. This study evaluated whether any of the individual native biochemical components in cartilage and synovial fluid interfered with the absorption of light by common scaffolding photosensitizers. Materials UV-visible spectroscopy was performed on each major component of cartilage in solution, on bovine synovial fluid, and on four photosensitizers, riboflavin, Irgacure 2959, quinine, and riboflavin-5'-phosphate...
June 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608754/a-preliminary-study-comparing-microfracture-and-local-adherent-transplantation-of-autologous-adipose-derived-stem-cells-followed-by-intraarticular-injection-of-platelet-rich-plasma-for-the-treatment-of-chondral-defects-in-rabbits
#4
Timea Spakova, Judita Amrichova, Jana Plsikova, Denisa Harvanova, Slavomir Hornak, Valent Ledecky, Jan Rosocha
Objective This study aimed to compare microfracture and application of adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) by local adherent technique enhanced by platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to provide a new approach for the repair of cartilage defect. Design Full-thickness cylindrical defects were created in the medial femoral condyle in 9 New Zealand White rabbits (5 months old, 4.65 ± 0.20 kg). Two groups of rabbits ( n = 3) were either treated with ADSCs (Group 1) or the microfracture technique (Group 2) following intraarticular injection of PRP 3 times in weekly intervals...
June 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608727/osteoarthritis-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-and-medial-tibial-plateau-a-cadaveric-study
#5
Jessica Immonen, Chris Siefring, Luke Sanders
The objective of this study was to analyze morphometric anatomy and damages with aging in cadaveric knee specimens specific to the cruciate ligaments, the articular cartilage of the tibial plateau, and the menisci. Morphometric analyses to cadaveric anatomy of the knee were performed using Image-Pro® software on 3 age populations: <70 years old, 70 to 79 years old, and ≥80 years old. An average thickness of the cruciate ligaments was assessed with 5 circumferential measurements per specimen using nylon thread...
June 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604062/cartilage-regeneration-in-full-thickness-patellar-chondral-defects-treated-with-particulated-juvenile-articular-allograft-cartilage-an-mri-analysis
#6
Brian Grawe, Alissa Burge, Joseph Nguyen, Sabrina Strickland, Russell Warren, Scott Rodeo, Beth ShubinStein
Background Full-thickness cartilage lesions of the patella represent a common source of pain and dysfunction. Previously reported surgical treatment options include marrow stimulation, cell-based treatments, and osteochondral transfer. Minced juvenile allograft cartilage is a novel treatment option that allows for a single stage approach for these lesions. Hypothesis Particulated juvenile allograft cartilage (PJAC) for the treatment of chondral defects of the patella would offer acceptable lesion fill rates, mature over time, and not be associated with any negative biologic effects on the surrounding tissue...
June 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580842/understanding-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-knee-cartilage-repair-a-focus-on-clinical-relevance
#7
Daichi Hayashi, Xinning Li, Akira M Murakami, Frank W Roemer, Siegfried Trattnig, Ali Guermazi
The aims of this review article are (a) to describe the principles of morphologic and compositional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques relevant for the imaging of knee cartilage repair surgery and their application to longitudinal studies and (b) to illustrate the clinical relevance of pre- and postsurgical MRI with correlation to intraoperative images. First, MRI sequences that can be applied for imaging of cartilage repair tissue in the knee are described, focusing on comparison of 2D and 3D fast spin echo and gradient recalled echo sequences...
June 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573889/the-subchondral-bone-is-affected-by-bone-marrow-stimulation-a-systematic-review-of-preclinical-animal-studies
#8
Dexter Seow, Youichi Yasui, Ian D Hutchinson, Eoghan T Hurley, Yoshiharu Shimozono, John G Kennedy
Objective Despite the mechanical and biological roles of subchondral bone (SCB) in articular cartilage health, there remains no consensus on the postoperative morphological status of SCB following bone marrow stimulation (BMS). The purpose of this systematic review was to clarify the morphology of SCB following BMS in preclinical, translational animal models. Design The MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were systematically reviewed using specific search terms on April 19, 2016 based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...
June 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535076/intraarticular-injection-of-a-cross-linked-sodium-hyaluronate-combined-with-triamcinolone-hexacetonide-cingal-to-provide-symptomatic-relief-of-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-multicenter-clinical-trial
#9
Laszlo Hangody, Robert Szody, Piotr Lukasik, Wojciech Zgadzaj, Endre Lénárt, Eva Dokoupilova, Daniela Bichovsk, Agnes Berta, Gabor Vasarhelyi, Andrea Ficzere, György Hangody, Gary Stevens, Miklos Szendroi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of an intraarticular injection of Cingal (Anika Therapeutics, Inc., Bedford, MA) compared with Monovisc (Anika Therapeutics, Inc., Bedford, MA) or saline for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. DESIGN: This multicenter, double-blind, saline-controlled clinical trial randomized subjects with knee osteoarthritis (Kellgren-Lawrence grades I-III) to a single injection of Cingal (4 mL, 88 mg hyaluronic acid [HA] plus 18 mg triamcinolone hexacetonide [TH]), Monovisc (4 mL, 88 mg HA), or saline (4 mL, 0...
May 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530120/osteochondral-allograft-transplantation-and-opening-wedge-tibial-osteotomy-clinical-results-of-a-combined-single-procedure
#10
Albert C Hsu, Luis E P Tirico, Abraham G Lin, Pamela A Pulido, William D Bugbee
Objective To evaluate the outcome of patients who have undergone simultaneous osteotomy and osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation. Our hypothesis is that use of high tibial osteotomy and fresh OCA in a combined procedure is safe and effective without increasing morbidity in comparison to OCA alone. Design A case series of 17 patients underwent tibial osteotomy and simultaneous OCA during a single surgery. Osteotomy was indicated when axial alignment was within the affected compartment. Patients had a minimum of 2 years of follow-up after surgery...
May 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486813/role-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-densities-when-injected-as-suspension-in-joints-with-osteochondral-defects
#11
Elhussein Elbadry Mahmoud, Naosuke Kamei, Goki Kamei, Tomoyuki Nakasa, Ryo Shimizu, Yohei Harada, Nobuo Adachi, Nabil Ahmed Misk, Mitsuo Ochi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate an intraarticular injection of different doses of autologous mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for improving repair of midterm osteochondral defect. DESIGN: At 4 weeks postoperative marrow stimulation model bilaterally (3 mm diameter; 4 mm depth) in the medial femoral condyle, autologous MSCs were injected into knee joint. Twenty-four Japanese rabbits aged 6 months were divided randomly into 4 groups ( n = 6 per group): the control group and and MSC groups including 0...
May 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425303/a-retrospective-study-assessing-safety-and-efficacy-of-bipolar-radiofrequency-ablation-for-knee-chondral-lesions
#12
Monther Gharaibeh, Andras Szomor, Darren B Chen, Samuel J MacDessi
OBJECTIVE: Bipolar radiofrequency (bRF) ablation is gaining popularity as a treatment modality for unstable knee chondral lesions of the knee. Limited reports of osteonecrosis and chondrolysis have been published; however, there is little data examining the safety of this treatment in larger series. This study aims to evaluate the safety and efficacy of bRF in the treatment of chondral lesions encountered during knee arthroscopy. DESIGN: A retrospective evaluation of adverse outcomes in patients that underwent treatment of chondral lesions using bRF was undertaken...
April 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399641/optimization-of-degradation-profile-for-new-scaffold-in-cartilage-repair
#13
Sarav S Shah, Haixiang Liang, Sandeep Pandit, Zalak Parikh, John A Schwartz, Todd Goldstein, Lawrence P Lavelle, Arindam Datta, Daniel A Grande
Objective To establish whether a novel biomaterial scaffold with tunable degradation profile will aid in cartilage repair of chondral defects versus microfracture alone in vitro and in a rat model in vivo. Design In vitro-Short- and long-term degradation scaffolds were seeded with culture expanded articular chondrocytes or bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells. Cell growth and differentiation were evaluated with cell morphological studies and gene expression studies. In vivo-A microfracture rat model was used in this study to evaluate the repair of cartilage and subchondral bone with the contralateral knee serving as the empty control...
April 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397530/comparison-of-fixation-techniques-of-3d-woven-poly-%C3%AF%C2%B5-caprolactone-scaffolds-for-cartilage-repair-in-a-weightbearing-porcine-large-animal-model
#14
James M Friedman, Mackenzie L Sennett, Marcelo B Bonadio, Kerry O Orji, Alexander L Neuwirth, Niobra Keah, James L Carey, Franklin T Moutos, Bradley T Estes, Farshid Guilak, Henning Madry, Robert L Mauck, George R Dodge
Objective To test different fixation methods of a 3-dimensionally woven poly(ϵ-caprolactone) (PCL) scaffold within chondral defects of a weightbearing large animal model. Methods Full thickness chondral defects were made in the femoral condyles of 15 adult male Yucatan mini-pigs. Two surgical approaches were compared including total arthrotomy (traditional) and a retinaculum-sparing, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) approach. Following microfracture (MFX), scaffolds were placed without fixation or were fixed with fibrin glue, suture, or subchondral anchor...
April 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397529/controlling-abnormal-joint-movement-inhibits-response-of-osteophyte-formation
#15
Kenji Murata, Takanori Kokubun, Yuri Morishita, Katsuya Onitsuka, Shuhei Fujiwara, Aya Nakajima, Tsutomu Fujino, Kiyomi Takayanagi, Naohiko Kanemura
Objective Osteoarthritis (OA) is induced by accumulated mechanical stress to joints; however, little has been reported regarding the cause among detailed mechanical stress on cartilage degeneration. This study investigated the influence of the control of abnormal joint movement induced by anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in the articular cartilage. Design The animals were divided into 3 experimental groups: CAJM group ( n = 22: controlling abnormal joint movement), ACL-T group ( n = 22: ACL transection or knee anterior instability increased), and INTACT group ( n = 12: no surgery)...
April 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393540/microfracture-state-of-the-art-in-cartilage-surgery
#16
Florian Frehner, Jan P Benthien
Objective This study is a literature review from 2010 to 2014 concerning the quality of evidence in clinical trials about microfracture in attempt to repair articular cartilage. We have decided to focus on microfracturing, since this seems to be the best documented technique. Interest in evaluation of publication quality has risen in orthopaedic sports medicine recently. Therefore, we think it is necessary to evaluate recent clinical trials being rated for their evidence-based medicine (EBM) quality. We also compared the mean impact factor of the journals publishing the different studies as an indicator of the study's citation and evaluated for a change over the studied time frame...
April 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393539/autologous-bone-marrow-cell-stimulation-and-allogenic-chondrocyte-implantation-for-the-repair-of-full-thickness-articular-cartilage-defects-in-a-rabbit-model
#17
Sungwook Choi, Gyeong Min Kim, Young Hee Maeng, Hyunseong Kang, Chen Tai Teong, Emily E Lee, Seung Jin Yoo, Darryl D Dlima, Myung Ku Kim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of autologous bone marrow cell stimulation and allogenic chondrocyte implantation using 3-dimensional gel-type fibrin matrix in an animal model. DESIGN: Eighteen rabbits were divided into 2 treatment groups. One group was treated with a microfracture and covering of it with gel-type fibrin (AutoBMS; n = 9), and the other group was treated with allogenic chondrocytes mixed gel-type fibrin at the cartilage defect (AlloCI; n = 9)...
April 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618873/magnetic-resonance-imaging-score-and-classification-system-amadeus-for-assessment-of-preoperative-cartilage-defect-severity
#18
Pia M Jungmann, Götz H Welsch, Mats Brittberg, Siegfried Trattnig, Sepp Braun, Andreas B Imhoff, Gian M Salzmann
Objective To design a simple magnetic resonance (MR)-based assessment system for quantification of osteochondral defect severity prior to cartilage repair surgery at the knee. Design The new scoring tool was supposed to include 3 different parameters: (1) cartilage defect size, (2) depth/morphology of the cartilage defect, and (3) subchondral bone quality, resulting in a specific 3-digit code. A clearly defined numeric score was developed, resulting in a final score of 0 to 100. Defect severity grades I through IV were defined...
July 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618872/outcomes-of-patellofemoral-osteochondral-lesions-treated-with-structural-grafts-in-patients-older-than-40-years
#19
Ryan M Degen, Nathan W Coleman, Danielle Tetreault, Brenda Chang, Greg T Mahony, Christopher L Camp, Shawn G Anthony, Riley J Williams
Background Chondral lesions in the patellofemoral compartment represent a difficult entity to treat among active patients, with no clear consensus on the optimal treatment strategy. The purpose of this study was to review the functional outcomes of patients >40 years old with primary patellofemoral osteochondral lesions who underwent a cartilage restoration procedure with a structural graft. Methods Following institutional review board approval, 35 patients >40 years treated for patellofemoral chondral or osteochondral injuries were retrospectively identified...
July 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618871/five-year-follow-up-of-knee-joint-distraction-clinical-benefit-and-cartilaginous-tissue-repair-in-an-open-uncontrolled-prospective-study
#20
Jan-Ton A D van der Woude, Karen Wiegant, Peter M van Roermund, Femke Intema, Roel J H Custers, Felix Eckstein, Jaap M van Laar, Simon C Mastbergen, Floris P J G Lafeber
Objective In end-stage knee osteoarthritis, total knee arthroplasty (TKA) may finally become inevitable. At a relatively young age, this comes with the risk of future revision surgery. Therefore, in these cases, joint preserving surgery such as knee joint distraction (KJD) is preferred. Here we present 5-year follow-up data of KJD. Design Patients ( n = 20; age <60 years) with conservative therapy resistant tibiofemoral osteoarthritis considered for TKA were treated. Clinical evaluation was performed by questionnaires...
July 2017: Cartilage
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