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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721459/measurement-of-lower-limb-alignment-there-are-within-person-differences-between-weight-bearing-and-non-weight-bearing-measurement-modalities
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Daphne A L Schoenmakers, Peter Z Feczko, Bert Boonen, Martijn G M Schotanus, Nanne P Kort, Pieter J Emans
PURPOSE: Previous studies have compared weight-bearing mechanical leg axis (MLA) measurements to non-weight-bearing measurement modalities. Most of these studies compared mean or median values and did not analyse within-person differences between measurements. This study evaluates the within-person agreement of MLA measurements between weight-bearing full-length radiographs (FLR) and non-weight-bearing measurement modalities (computer-assisted surgery (CAS) navigation or MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two independent observers measured the MLA on pre- and postoperative weight-bearing FLR in 168 patients...
July 18, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720871/localization-of-damage-in-the-human-leg-muscles-induced-by-downhill-running
#2
Sumiaki Maeo, Yukino Ando, Hiroaki Kanehisa, Yasuo Kawakami
We investigated localization of damage within the knee extensors (KEs) and plantar flexors (PFs) induced by downhill running (DR) by using transverse relaxation time (T2)-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Fourteen young adults performed 45-min DR (-15% slope) at their maximal tolerable velocity. At pre- and 24, 48, and 72 h post-exercise, T2-MRI was scanned and T2 values for each muscle composing KEs and PFs at proximal, middle, and distal sites were calculated. Maximal isometric torque and rate of torque development (RTD: 0-30, 0-50, 0-100, 0-200 ms) were also measured...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719231/biologic-injections-for-osteoarthritis-and-articular-cartilage-damage-can-we-modify-disease
#3
Weilong J Shi, Fotios P Tjoumakaris, Mayan Lendner, Kevin B Freedman
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present investigation is to conduct a systematic review of the literature to review the clinical results of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cell treatments (MSC) (biologics) for articular cartilage lesions and osteoarthritis of the knee. METHODS: A search of the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases was performed to identify studies involving biologic therapy for osteoarthritis or osteochondral defects. Only Level I-III clinical trials with at least 3-month follow-up were included...
July 18, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717928/routine-clinical-knee-mr-reports-comparison-of-diagnostic-performance-at-1-5%C3%A2-t-and-3-0%C3%A2-t-for-assessment-of-the-articular-cartilage
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Jacob C Mandell, Jeffrey A Rhodes, Nehal Shah, Glenn C Gaviola, Andreas H Gomoll, Stacy E Smith
OBJECTIVE: Accurate assessment of knee articular cartilage is clinically important. Although 3.0 Tesla (T) MRI is reported to offer improved diagnostic performance, literature regarding the clinical impact of MRI field strength is lacking. The purpose of this study is to compare the diagnostic performance of clinical MRI reports for assessment of cartilage at 1.5 and 3.0 T in comparison to arthroscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This IRB-approved retrospective study consisted of 300 consecutive knees in 297 patients who had routine clinical MRI and arthroscopy...
July 17, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717781/spinal-cord-infarction-mimicking-ischemic-heart-disease
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Dae Won Lee, Yoon Hee Choi
Spinal cord infarction is a rare condition and is easily misdiagnosed owing to its initial non-specific manifestation. We report a case of a 77-year-old man who presented with chest pain and upper back pain initially, and was misdiagnosed with a myocardial infarction. Four hours after admission, he complained of numbness in his entire left leg below the knee, with rapid deterioration of neurological symptoms. After 9 hours, loss of sensation progressed up to the T4 dermatome, strength of both lower extremities deteriorated to grade 0, and decrease in anal tone and deep tendon reflex was observed...
June 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717625/assessment-of-different-fitting-methods-for-in-vivo-bi-component-t2-analysis-of-human-patellar-tendon-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Fang Liu, Richard Kijowski
PURPOSE: To investigate the robustness of four fitting methods for bi-component effective spin-spin T2 (T2(*)) relaxation time analysis of human patellar tendon. METHODS: A three-dimensional (3D) cone ultra-short echo-time (UTE) sequence was performed on the knees of ten healthy volunteers at 3.0T. Four fitting methods incorporating either Gaussian or Rician noise distribution were used for voxel-by-voxel bi-component T2(*) analysis of the patellar tendon. The T2(*) for the short relaxing (T(*)*,s ) and long relaxing (T(*)2,l ) water components and the fraction of the short relaxing water component (fs ) were measured, and different fitting methods were compared using Friedman's and Wilcoxon signed rank tests...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717096/disseminated-mycobacterium-scrofulaceum-infection-in-an-immunocompetent-host
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Yu Takemoto, Hirokazu Tokuyasu, Tomoyuki Ikeuchi, Hirofumi Nakazaki, Satoru Nakamatsu, Suguru Kakite, Keiichi Yamasaki
A 56-year-old woman, without any immunocompromising diseases, was referred to our hospital because of a recurrence of pyogenic spondylitis. Computed tomography revealed multiple osteolytic changes in the whole body. Vertebral magnetic resonance imaging revealed osteomyelitis and spondylitis. Mycobacterium scrofulaceum was detected in sputum cultures, in abscesses from the right knee, and in a subcutaneous forehead abscess. Therefore, the patient was diagnosed with disseminated Mycobacterium scrofulaceum infection...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716681/mri-magic-angle-effect-in-femorotibial-cartilages-of-the-red-kangaroo
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Tonima S Ali, Namal Thibbotuwawa, YuanTong Gu, Konstantin I Momot
OBJECTIVE: Kangaroo knee cartilages are robust tissues that can support knee flexion and endure high levels of compressive stress. This study aimed to develop a detailed understanding of the collagen architecture in kangaroo knee cartilages and thus obtain insights into the biophysical basis of their function. DESIGN: Cylindrical/square plugs from femoral and tibial hyaline cartilage and tibial fibrocartilage were excised from the knees of three adult red kangaroos...
July 14, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713612/in-vivo-magnetic-resonance-imaging-morphometry-of-the-patella-bone-in-south-indian-population
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Reshma Muhamed, Vasudha V Saralaya, B V Murlimanju, Ganesh Kumar Chettiar
Racial differences exist in the dimensions of structures and the commercially available prostheses are designed based on the Caucasians. In this context, the goal of the present investigation was to determine the gender wise measurements of patella bone in South Indians. The present study included axial magnetic resonance images of the knee joint from 140 South Indian adults (70 males, 70 females; aged between 20-70 years). The angle, width, thickness, lateral facet width, facet thickness, ratio of the lateral facet, the relative thickness and ratio of facet thickness were measured in the patella by using the digital ruler...
June 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710543/acute-non-contact-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tears-are-associated-with-relatively-increased-vastus-medialis-to-semimembranosus-cross-sectional-area-ratio-a-case-control-retrospective-mr-study
#10
Ged G Wieschhoff, Jacob C Mandell, Gregory J Czuczman, Violeta Nikac, Nehal Shah, Stacy E Smith
OBJECTIVE: Hamstring muscle deficiency is increasingly recognized as a risk factor for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the vastus medialis to semimembranosus cross-sectional area (VM:SM CSA) ratio on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with ACL tears compared to controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred knee MRIs of acute ACL tear patients and 100 age-, sex-, and side-matched controls were included. Mechanism of injury, contact versus non-contact, was determined for each ACL tear subject...
July 15, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706802/medial-meniscus-posterior-root-tear-repair-using-a-2-simple-suture-pullout-technique
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Tarek Mohamed Samy, Wael A M Nassar, Zeiad Mohamed Zakaria, Ahmed Khaled Farrag Abdelaziz
Medial meniscus posterior root tear is one of the underestimated knee injuries in terms of incidence. Despite its grave sequelae, using simple but effective technique can maintain the native knee joint longevity. In the current note, a 2-simple-suture pullout technique was used to effectively reduce the meniscus posterior root to its anatomic position. The success of the technique depended on proper tool selection as well as tibial tunnel direction that allowed easier root suturing and better suture tensioning, without inducing any iatrogenic articular cartilage injury or meniscal tissue loss...
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705915/microarray-analysis-of-bone-marrow-lesions-in-osteoarthritis-demonstrates-upregulation-of-genes-implicated-in-osteochondral-turnover-neurogenesis-and-inflammation
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Anasuya Kuttapitiya, Lena Assi, Ken Laing, Caroline Hing, Philip Mitchell, Guy Whitley, Abiola Harrison, Franklyn A Howe, Vivian Ejindu, Christine Heron, Nidhi Sofat
OBJECTIVE: Bone marrow lesions (BMLs) are well described in osteoarthritis (OA) using MRI and are associated with pain, but little is known about their pathological characteristics and gene expression. We evaluated BMLs using novel tissue analysis tools to gain a deeper understanding of their cellular and molecular expression. METHODS: We recruited 98 participants, 72 with advanced OA requiring total knee replacement (TKR), 12 with mild OA and 14 non-OA controls...
July 13, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705162/the-effect-of-autologous-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-a-large-osteochondral-defect-of-the-knee-following-unsuccessful-surgical-intervention-of-osteochondritis-dissecans-a-case-study
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Julien Freitag, Kiran Shah, James Wickham, Richard Boyd, Abi Tenen
BACKGROUND: A prospective analysis of the effect of autologous adipose derived mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy in the treatment of an osteochondral defect of the knee with early progressive osteoarthritis following unsuccessful surgical intervention of osteochondritis dissecans (OCD). CASE PRESENTATION: After failed conventional management of OCD a patient undergoes intra-articular MSC therapy. Patient outcome measures included the Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS), the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC) and the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS)...
July 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704603/relationship-between-knee-pain-and-infra-patellar-fat-pad-morphology-a-within-and-between-person-analysis-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
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Eva Steidle-Kloc, Adam G Culvenor, Jan Dörrenberg, Wolfgang Wirth, Anja Ruhdorfer, Felix Eckstein
OBJECTIVE: Inflammation is known to be strongly associated with knee pain in osteoarthritis. The infra-patellar fat pad represents a potential source of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Yet, the relationship between infra-patellar fat pad morphology and osteoarthritis symptoms is unclear. METHODS: Here we investigate quantitative imaging parameters of infra-patellar fat pad morphology between: a) painful vs. contralateral pain-free limbs of subjects with unilateral pain; and b) knees of patients with chronic knee pain vs...
July 13, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702800/anterolateral-ligament-injuries-in-knees-with-an-anterior-cruciate-ligament-tear-contribution-of-ultrasonography-and-mri
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Marie Faruch Bilfeld, Etienne Cavaignac, Karine Wytrykowski, Olivia Constans, Franck Lapègue, Hélène Chiavassa Gandois, Ahmed Larbi, Nicolas Sans
OBJECTIVES: To describe the pathological appearance of the anterolateral ligament (ALL) on US and MRI in knees with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. METHODS: This prospective study included 30 patients who had a suspected acute ACL tear. Their injured and contralateral knees were evaluated with radiography, US and MRI. Two radiologists evaluated the ALL on the MRI and US examinations. Agreement between these examiners' findings was evaluated with Cohen's kappa...
July 12, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702392/subchondroplasty-for-treating-bone-marrow-lesions-in-the-knee-initial-experience
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Marcelo Batista Bonadio, Pedro Nogueira Giglio, Camilo Partezani Helito, José Ricardo Pécora, Gilberto Luis Camanho, Marco Kawamura Demange
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of subchondroplasty in the treatment of bone marrow lesions in an initial series of five cases. METHODS: The study included patients aged between 40 and 75 years old, with pain in the knee for at least six months, associated with high-signal MRI lesion on T2 sequences, on the tibia or femur. Patients were assessed using the visual analog pain scale and the KOOS score, one week before surgery and one, three, six, 12, and 24 weeks after the procedure...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698929/favourable-alignment-outcomes-with-mri-based-patient-specific-instruments-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
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REVIEW
Martijn G M Schotanus, Elke Thijs, Marion Heijmans, Rein Vos, Nanne P Kort
PURPOSE: Patient-specific instruments (PSIs) are already in relatively common use, and their post-operative radiographic results are equal to those for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with conventional instrumentation. PSI use requires a preoperative MRI scan, CT scan, or a combination of MRI and a long-leg standing radiograph. However, there is no consensus as to which of these modalities, MRI or CT, is the preferred imaging modality when performing TKA with PSIs. METHODS: This systematic literature review and meta-analysis studied the differences in alignment outliers between CT- and MRI-based PSI for TKA...
July 11, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698105/magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-defined-cartilage-degeneration-and-joint-pain-are-associated-with-poor-physical-function-in-knee-osteoarthritis-the-oulu-knee-osteoarthritis-study
#18
Päivi Kaukinen, Jana Podlipská, Ali Guermazi, Jaakko Niinimäki, Petri Lehenkari, Frank W Roemer, Miika T Nieminen, Juhani M Koski, Simo Saarakkala, Jari Pa Arokoski
OBJECTIVE: The main aim was to investigate the associations between MRI-defined structural pathologies of the knee and physical function. DESIGN: A cohort study with frequency matching on age and sex with eighty symptomatic subjects with knee pain and suspicion or diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis (OA) and 57 asymptomatic subjects was conducted. The subjects underwent knee MRI, and the severity of structural changes was graded by MRI Osteoarthritis Knee Score (MOAKS) in separate knee locations...
July 8, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696168/point-of-no-return-for-improvement-of-cartilage-quality-indicated-by-dgemric-before-and-after-weight-loss-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-a-cohort-study
#19
Stine Hangaard, Henrik Gudbergsen, Marie Skougaard, Henning Bliddal, Janus D Nybing, Carl Johan Tiderius, Mikael Boesen
Background It has been demonstrated that weight loss improves symptoms in obese subjects with knee osteoarthritis (KOA). A parallel change in cartilage morphology remains to be demonstrated. Purpose To demonstrate a parallel change in cartilage morphology. Material and Methods Obese patients with KOA were examined before and after weight loss over 16 weeks. Target knee joints were radiographically assessed by the Kellgren/Lawrence grading (KLG) system. Patients with KLG-1 and 2 changes in the lateral compartment were included...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695434/the-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-snp-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-308g-a-gene-is-associated-with-early-onset-primary-knee-osteoarthritis-in-an-egyptian-female-population
#20
Sahar M Abdel Galil, Nillie Ezzeldin, Faten Fawzy, Mohamed El-Boshy
The objective of the present study is to investigate if there is a potential association between the single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the tumor necrosis factor alpha gene (TNF-α -308G/A, rs1800629) and the susceptibility to and severity of early-onset knee osteoarthritis in the Egyptian female population. Genotype distributions and allelic frequencies of TNF-α -308G/A polymorphism were investigated in 210 knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients and 210 age-, sex-, and ethnicity-matched healthy controls (HC)...
July 10, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
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