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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088070/fatigue-life-of-bovine-meniscus-under-longitudinal-and-transverse-tensile-loading
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Jaremy J Creechley, Madison E Krentz, Trevor J Lujan
The knee meniscus is composed of a fibrous extracellular matrix that is subjected to large and repeated loads. Consequently, the meniscus is frequently torn, and a potential mechanism for failure is fatigue. The objective of this study was to measure the fatigue life of bovine meniscus when applying cyclic tensile loads either longitudinal or transverse to the principal fiber direction. Fatigue experiments consisted of cyclic loads to 60%, 70%, 80% or 90% of the predicted ultimate tensile strength until failure occurred or 20,000 cycles was reached...
December 27, 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086879/validity-evidence-for-two-objective-structured-clinical-examination-stations-to-evaluate-core-skills-of-the-shoulder-and-knee-assessment
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Michael J Battistone, Andrea M Barker, J Peter Beck, Robert Z Tashjian, Grant W Cannon
BACKGROUND: We developed two objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) to educate and evaluate trainees in the evaluation and management of shoulder and knee pain. Our objective was to examine the evidence for validity of these OSCEs. METHODS: A multidisciplinary team of content experts developed checklists of exam maneuvers and criteria to guide rater observations. Content was proposed by faculty, supplemented by literature review, and finalized using a Delphi process...
January 13, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078394/kinematics-of-a-bicruciate-retaining-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Thomas J Heyse, Joshua Slane, Geert Peersman, Margo Dirckx, Arne van de Vyver, Philipp Dworschak, Susanne Fuchs-Winkelmann, Lennart Scheys
PURPOSE: The recently reintroduced bicruciate-retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty (BCR TKA) is an interesting approach in the quest for close replication of knee joint biomechanics and kinematics closer to the native knee. Therefore, this study aimed at providing a detailed biomechanical view on the functional resemblance of BCR TKA to the native knee joint. METHODS: Seven fresh-frozen full leg cadaver specimens (76 ± 10 year) were mounted in a 6 degrees-of-freedom kinematic rig that applied a dynamic squatting motion knee flexion...
January 11, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077356/it-is-time-to-stop-meniscectomy
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Ewa M Roos, Jonas Bloch Thorlund
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075623/identifying-hidden-zones-of-the-far-posterior-cartilage-of-the-femoral-condyles-not-visible-during-knee-arthroscopy
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Mark J Sando, Sean S Rajaee, Joseph P Liu, Michael Banffy, Orr Limpisvasti, John V Crues
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare standard knee arthroscopic and MRI findings and measurements for visualization of the femoral condyle articular cartilage. The hypothesis was that certain posterior cartilage defects identified with MRI may not be accessible with routine arthroscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six cadaveric knees were examined by routine arthroscopy through standard inferomedial and inferolateral portals. Suture anchors were inserted into the femoral condyles at 30°, 60°, 90°, and 120° of flexion as markers of the cartilage surface at the most posterior aspect of the condyle that could be accessed at each degree of flexion...
January 11, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075154/survivorship-after-meniscal-allograft-transplantation-according-to-articular-cartilage-status
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Bum-Sik Lee, Seong-Il Bin, Jong-Min Kim, Won-Kyeong Kim, Jun Weon Choi
BACKGROUND: Clinical outcomes after meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) in arthritic knees are unclear, and objective estimates of graft survival according to the articular cartilage status have not been performed. HYPOTHESIS: MAT should provide clinical benefits in knees with high-grade cartilage damage, but their graft survivorship should be inferior to that in knees with low-grade chondral degeneration after MAT. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074498/imaging-and-t2-relaxometry-of-short-t2-connective-tissues-in-the-knee-using-ultrashort-echo-time-double-echo-steady-state-utedess
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Akshay S Chaudhari, Bragi Sveinsson, Catherine J Moran, Emily J McWalter, Ethan M Johnson, Tao Zhang, Garry E Gold, Brian A Hargreaves
PURPOSE: To develop a radial, double-echo steady-state (DESS) sequence with ultra-short echo-time (UTE) capabilities for T2 measurement of short-T2 tissues along with simultaneous rapid, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)-efficient, and high-isotropic-resolution morphological knee imaging. METHODS: THe 3D radial UTE readouts were incorporated into DESS, termed UTEDESS. Multiple-echo-time UTEDESS was used for performing T2 relaxometry for short-T2 tendons, ligaments, and menisci; and for Dixon water-fat imaging...
January 11, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070864/factors-that-affect-the-content-of-cadmium-nickel-copper-and-zinc-in-tissues-of-the-knee-joint
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Wojciech Roczniak, Barbara Brodziak-Dopierała, Elżbieta Cipora, Agata Jakóbik-Kolon, Joanna Kluczka, Magdalena Babuśka-Roczniak
Osteoarthritis causes the degradation of the articular cartilage and periarticular bones. Trace elements influence the growth, development and condition of the bone tissue. Changes to the mineral composition of the bone tissue can cause degenerative changes and fractures. The aim of the research was to determine the content of cadmium (Cd), nickel (Ni), copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) in the tibia, the femur and the meniscus in men and women who underwent a knee replacement surgery. Samples were collected from 50 patients, including 36 women and 14 men...
January 9, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070626/nuclear-receptors-regulate-lipid-metabolism-and-oxidative-stress-markers-in-chondrocytes
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Anusha Ratneswaran, Margaret Man-Ger Sun, Holly Dupuis, Cynthia Sawyez, Nica Borradaile, Frank Beier
: Joint homeostasis failure can result in osteoarthritis (OA). Currently, there are no treatments to alter disease progression in OA, but targeting early changes in cellular behavior has great potential. Recent data show that nuclear receptors contribute to the pathogenesis of OA and could be viable therapeutic targets, but their molecular mechanisms in cartilage are incompletely understood. This study examines global changes in gene expression after treatment with agonists for four nuclear receptor implicated in OA (LXR, PPARδ, PPARγ, and RXR)...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070457/the-concurrent-validity-and-reliability-of-the-leg-motion-system-for-measuring-ankle-dorsiflexion-range-of-motion-in-older-adults
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Carlos Romero Morales, César Calvo Lobo, David Rodríguez Sanz, Irene Sanz Corbalán, Beatriz Ruiz Ruiz, Daniel López López
BACKGROUND: New reliable devices for range of motion (ROM) measures in older adults are necessary to improve knowledge about the functional capability in this population. Dorsiflexion ROM limitation is associated with ankle injuries, foot pain, lower limb disorders, loss of balance, gait control disorders and fall risk in older adults. The aim of the present study was to assess the validity and reliability of the Leg Motion device for measuring ankle dorsiflexion ROM in older adults. METHODS: Adescriptive repeated-measures study was designed to test the reliability of Leg Motion in thirty-three healthy elderly patients older than 65 years...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065381/the-contribution-of-3d-quantitative-meniscal-and-cartilage-measures-to-variation-in-normal-radiographic-joint-space-width-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative-healthy-reference-cohort
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Melanie Roth, Wolfgang Wirth, Katja Emmanuel, Adam G Culvenor, Felix Eckstein
OBJECTIVE: To explore to what extent three-dimensional measures of the meniscus and femorotibial cartilage explain the variation in medial and lateral femorotibial radiographic joint space width (JSW), in healthy men and women. METHODS: The right knees of 87 Osteoarthritis Initiative healthy reference participants (no symptoms, radiographic signs or risk factors of osteoarthritis; 37 men, 50 women; age 55.0±7.6; BMI 24.4±3.1) were assessed. Quantitative measures of subregional femorotibial cartilage thickness and meniscal position and morphology were computed from segmented magnetic resonance images...
February 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064033/altered-gait-mechanics-and-elevated-serum-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-in-asymptomatic-patients-with-mri-evidence-of-knee-cartilage-loss
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Shannon N Edd, Julien Favre, Katerina Blazek, Patrick Omoumi, Jessica L Asay, Thomas P Andriacchi
OBJECTIVE: To test if sagittal plane gait mechanics parameters and serum inflammation levels differ between healthy asymptomatic subjects and asymptomatic subjects with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evidence of cartilage loss. DESIGN: Gait mechanics and resting serum tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα) concentrations were measured for two groups of asymptomatic subjects recruited for a previous study: Pre-Osteoarthritis (OA) subjects had MRI evidence of partial- or full-thickness knee cartilage loss in at least one compartment (n=52 (30 female), 1...
January 4, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060534/is-it-necessary-to-repair-stable-ramp-lesions-of-the-medial-meniscus-during-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Xin Liu, Hui Zhang, Hua Feng, Lei Hong, Xue-Song Wang, Guan-Yang Song
BACKGROUND: A special type of meniscal lesion involving the peripheral attachment of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus (PHMM), termed a "ramp lesion," is commonly associated with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. However, its treatment is still controversial. Recently, stable ramp lesions treated with abrasion and trephination alone have been shown to have good clinical outcomes after ACL reconstruction. HYPOTHESIS: Stable ramp lesions treated with abrasion and trephination alone during ACL reconstruction will result in similar clinical outcomes compared with those treated with surgical repair...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060466/progression-in-the-fountain-pen-approach-from-2d-writing-to-3d-free-form-micro-nanofabrication
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Jung Ho Je, Jong-Man Kim, Justyn Jaworski
The fountain pen approach, as a means for transferring materials to substrates, has shown numerous incarnations in recent years for creating 2D micro/nanopatterns and even generating 3D free-form nanostructures using a variety of material "inks". While the idea of filled reservoirs used to deliver material to a substrate via a capillary remains unchanged since antiquity, the advent of precise micromanipulation systems and functional material "inks" allows the extension of this mechanism to more high-tech applications...
January 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060066/assessment-of-the-tear-meniscus-by-strip-meniscometry-and-keratograph-in-patients-with-dry-eye-disease-according-to-the-presence-of-meibomian-gland-dysfunction
#15
Kang Won Lee, Jung Yong Kim, Hee Seung Chin, Kyoung Yul Seo, Tae-Im Kim, Ji Won Jung
PURPOSE: We aimed to compare the tear meniscus measurements using strip meniscometry (SM) and Keratograph5M (K5M) between 3 subtypes of dry eye disease patient groups, classified according to the presence of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), and normal subjects. METHODS: We enrolled 145 eyes from 145 subjects and measured the tear meniscus using SM and K5M, tear film breakup time, ocular surface staining, and ocular surface disease index; the Schirmer test; and examined lid margins and meibomian glands...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060065/lower-tear-meniscus-measurements-using-a-new-anterior-segment-swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography-and-agreement-with-fourier-domain-optical-coherence-tomography
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Pedro Arriola-Villalobos, José Ignacio Fernández-Vigo, David Díaz-Valle, Jaime Almendral-Gómez, Cristina Fernández-Pérez, José M Benítez-Del-Castillo
PURPOSE: To assess intraobserver repeatability and interobserver and intersession reproducibility of lower tear meniscus height (LTMH) measurements obtained using a new anterior segment swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) device. Agreement with Fourier-domain (FD) OCT (Spectralis) was also examined. METHODS: In an observational cross-sectional study, one eye of 29 healthy subjects was randomly imaged with both devices at our center. Two examiners then randomly measured the LTMH using the software's calipers...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060064/automated-measurement-of-tear-film-dynamics-and-lipid-layer-thickness-for-assessment-of-non-sj%C3%A3-gren-dry-eye-syndrome-with-meibomian-gland-dysfunction
#17
Yong Woo Ji, Jeihoon Lee, Hun Lee, Kyoung Yul Seo, Eung Kweon Kim, Tae-Im Kim
PURPOSE: To investigate automated values from an advanced corneal topographer with a built-in real keratometer, color camera, and ocular surface interferometer for the evaluation of non-Sjögren dry eye syndrome (NSDES) with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). METHODS: Sixty-four patients (64 eyes) diagnosed with NSDES with MGD were enrolled. All eyes were evaluated using the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI), fluorescence staining score, tear film breakup time (TBUT), Schirmer test, and MGD grade...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060062/pilot-study-of-corneal-sensitivity-and-its-association-in-keratoconus
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Preeji S Mandathara, Fiona J Stapleton, Jim Kokkinakis, Mark D P Willcox
PURPOSE: To evaluate corneal sensitivity and its association with other clinical parameters in keratoconus. METHODS: Twenty-four subjects with keratoconus aged between 18 and 65 years were recruited in this cross-sectional study. Ocular symptoms, corneal topography, tear variables such as tear osmolarity, volume and lower tear meniscus height, ocular surface staining, central sensitivity threshold (CST), and corneal subepithelial nerve mapping were obtained. Association between central CST and other clinical variables was examined using the Spearman correlation coefficient...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059475/reducing-uncertainty-when-using-knee-specific-finite-element-models-by-assessing-the-effect-of-input-parameters
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Hongqiang Guo, Thomas J Santner, Amy L Lerner, Suzanne A Maher
Little is known about knee-specific factors that influence contact mechanics. Finite Element (FE) models offer a powerful tool to study contact mechanics, but there often exists ambiguity in the exact values of the inputs (tissue properties, for example), which can result in a range of output values. Our objective was to quantify the reduction in the range of output values (defined herein as "uncertainty") from FE models of the human knee joint when known pre-defined values are used for clinically measurable inputs...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057910/arthroscopic-detection-of-medial-meniscal-injury-in-small-breed-dogs-with-the-use-of-a-joint-distractor
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Joo-Ho Kim, Su-Young Heo, Hae-Beom Lee
The goal of the present study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of a joint distractor in arthroscopy in small-breed dogs. Sixty stifle joints, which were collected from thirty cadavers, were used in this study. To simulate different injuries, no medial meniscal tear, a full-thickness vertical longitudinal tear, a partial-thickness vertical longitudinal tear, full- and partial-thickness vertical longitudinal tears, or a peripheral detachment were made on the caudal horn of the medial meniscus of each stifle joint along with cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) rupture...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
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