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Matthew D Milewski, Ryan Krochak, Andrew J Duarte, Joseph W Marchese, Regina O Kostyun, J Lee Pace, Alexander M Broom, Matthew J Solomito
Background: Several radiographic parameters have been associated with a discoid lateral meniscus. However, limited information is available regarding the radiographic findings of a discoid meniscus in the pediatric population. Purpose: To determine the effect of age and weightbearing (WB) on radiographic parameters associated with discoid lateral menisci in pediatric patients. Study Design: Cohort study (diagnosis); Level of evidence, 3. Methods: Radiographs of pediatric patients with arthroscopically confirmed lateral discoid menisci were compared with age-, side-, and sex-matched individuals with confirmed normal menisci...
March 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Michael A Zacchilli, Amos Z Dai, Eric J Strauss, Laith M Jazrawi, Robert J Meislin
The meniscus plays a vital role in knee biomechanics, and its physical absence or functional incompetence (e.g., irreparable root or radial tear) leads to unacceptably high rates of joint degeneration in affected populations. Meniscal allograft transplantation has been used successfully to treat patients with postmeniscectomy syndrome, and there is early laboratory and radiographic evidence hinting at a potential prophylactic role in preventing joint degeneration. We present a technique for lateral meniscal allograft transplantation using the CONMED Meniscal Allograft Transplantation system...
December 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Y Garrabos, C Lecoutre, S Marre, D Beysens, I Hahn
In the modern theory of critical phenomena, the liquid-vapor density diameter in simple fluids is generally expected to deviate from a rectilinear law approaching the critical point. However, by performing precise scannerlike optical measurements of the position of the SF_{6} liquid-vapor meniscus, in an approach much closer to criticality in temperature and density than earlier measurements, no deviation from a rectilinear diameter can be detected. The observed meniscus position from far (10K) to extremely close (1mK) to the critical temperature is analyzed using recent theoretical models to predict the complete scaling consequences of a fluid asymmetry...
February 2018: Physical Review. E
Achu Chandran, P K Khanna, D Haranath, Ashok M Biradar
In this paper, we have investigated the behavior of mesogens at smectic-C*-water interface confined in a liquid crystal (LC) cell with interfacial geometry. Polarized optical microscopy was used to probe the appearance of various smectic-C* domain patterns at water interface owing to the reorientation of mesogens. The undulated stripe domains observed at the air interface of smectic-C* meniscus vanished as the water entered into the smectic layers and focal conical domain patterns appeared at smectic-C*-water boundary...
February 2018: Physical Review. E
Kurt P Spindler, Laura J Huston, Kevin M Chagin, Michael W Kattan, Emily K Reinke, Annunziato Amendola, Jack T Andrish, Robert H Brophy, Charles L Cox, Warren R Dunn, David C Flanigan, Morgan H Jones, Christopher C Kaeding, Robert A Magnussen, Robert G Marx, Matthew J Matava, Eric C McCarty, Richard D Parker, Angela D Pedroza, Armando F Vidal, Michelle L Wolcott, Brian R Wolf, Rick W Wright
BACKGROUND: The long-term prognosis and risk factors for quality of life and disability after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction remain unknown. Hypothesis/Purpose: Our objective was to identify patient-reported outcomes and patient-specific risk factors from a large prospective cohort at a minimum 10-year follow-up after ACL reconstruction. We hypothesized that meniscus and articular cartilage injuries, revision ACL reconstruction, subsequent knee surgery, and certain demographic characteristics would be significant risk factors for inferior outcomes at 10 years...
March 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Benzhong Zhao, Amir Alizadeh Pahlavan, Luis Cueto-Felgueroso, Ruben Juanes
Immiscible fluid-fluid displacement in partial wetting continues to challenge our microscopic and macroscopic descriptions. Here, we study the displacement of a viscous fluid by a less viscous fluid in a circular capillary tube in the partial wetting regime. In contrast with the classic results for complete wetting, we show that the presence of a moving contact line induces a wetting transition at a critical capillary number that is contact angle dependent. At small displacement rates, the fluid-fluid interface deforms slightly from its equilibrium state and moves downstream at a constant velocity, without changing its shape...
February 23, 2018: Physical Review Letters
Bahar Bilgen, Chathuraka T Jayasuriya, Brett D Owens
The meniscus is the most commonly injured structure in the human knee. Meniscus deficiency has been shown to lead to advanced osteoarthritis (OA) due to abnormal mechanical forces, and replacement strategies for this structure have lagged behind other tissue engineering endeavors. The challenges include the complex 3D structure with individualized size parameters, the significant compressive, tensile and shear loads encountered, and the poor blood supply. In this progress report, a review of the current clinical treatments for different types of meniscal injury is provided...
March 15, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
Carrie K Hui Mingalone, Zhiyi Liu, Judith M Hollander, Kirsten D Garvey, Averi L Gibson, Rose E Banks, Ming Zhang, Timothy E McAlindon, Heber C Nielsen, Irene Georgakoudi, Li Zeng
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of chronic disability whose mechanism of pathogenesis is largely elusive. Local inflammation is thought to play a key role in OA progression, especially in injury-associated OA. While multiple inflammatory cytokines are detected, the timing and extent of overall inflammatory activities in early OA and the manner by which joint inflammation correlates with cartilage structural damage are still unclear. We induced OA via destabilization of the medial meniscus (DMM) in NFκB luciferase reporter mice, whose bioluminescent signal reflects the activity of NFκB, a central mediator of inflammation...
March 14, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
Marc-Etienne Parent, François Vézina, Nathalie Carrier, Ariel Masetto
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the indications for and clinical procedures resulting from knee magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in older patients. DESIGN: We retrospectively analyzed 215 medical records of patients 50 years of age and older who had undergone a unilateral knee MRI in 2009. SETTING: Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke in Quebec. PARTICIPANTS: Patients 50 years of age and older who underwent a knee MRI in 2009...
March 2018: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
Michael Day, Michael Ryan, Eric Strauss
The management of meniscal root injuries has changed as biomechanical studies have demonstrated the importance of meniscal integrity in load distribution across the knee joint. Meniscal injury causes altered joint mechanics, which is postulated to be related to the onset of arthrosis. Arthroscopic meniscal root repair has been shown to restore more normal joint mechanics and is considered a treatment option in the appropriately indicated patient. Short- and midterm clinical results of meniscal root repair are promising, but long-term results are yet to be established...
March 2018: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
Jian-Wen Li, Feng Ye, Da-Wei Bi, Xiao-Dong Zheng, Jian-Liang Chen
OBJECTIVE: To discusses the clinical effects of arthroscopy combined with minimally invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis(MIPPO) technology in treating Schatzker IV tibial plateau fractures. METHODS: From January 2012 to January 2016, 19 patients with Schatzker type IV tibial plateau fractures were treated with arthroscopy combined with minimally invasive technique including 12 males and 7 females with an average age of 46.5 years old ranging from 19 to 78 years old...
February 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Jia-Ping Pan, Xu-Can Wang, Ming-Hong Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the characteristics and clinical treatment of avulsion fracture of the lateral edge of tibial plateau(segond fracture) in knee joint injuries. METHODS: From January 2011 and December 2015, 29 patients with Segond fracture were treated with minimally invasive arthroscopy technology in intra-articular injuries combined with double anchor nail fixation in avulsion fracture of the lateral edge of tibial plateau, including 17 males and 12 females with an average age of 41 years old ranging from 27 to 62 years old...
February 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Hongsik Cho, Byoung Ju Kim, Sang-Hyug Park, Karen A Hasty, Byoung-Hyun Min
Background: Early stage osteoarthritis (OA) is clinically asymptomatic due to the avascular and the aneural nature of the cartilage tissue. Nevertheless, early detection of cartilage tissue is critical in order to impede the progression of OA. Hence, in order to develop effective preventive therapy for OA, diagnosis in the early stages is necessary. Methods: To achieve this goal, we have developed targeted, fluorescent nanosomes conjugated with monoclonal anti-type II collagen antibodies (MabCII) for diagnosis of early OA...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Okihiro Onishi, Kazuya Ikoma, Masamitsu Kido, Yukichi Kabuto, Keiichiro Ueshima, Ken-Ichi Matsuda, Masaki Tanaka, Toshikazu Kubo
BACKGROUND: Articular cartilage degeneration has been evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, this method has several problems, including its time-consuming nature and the requirement of a high magnetic field or specialized hardware. The purpose of this study was to sequentially assess early degenerative changes in rabbit knee articular cartilage using MRI with a new double-contrast agent. METHODS: We induced osteoarthritis (OA) in the right knee of rabbits by anterior cruciate ligament transection and partial medial meniscectomy...
March 13, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Ji Eun Kim, Da-Hyun Song, Soo Hyun Kim, Youngmee Jung, Sang Jun Kim
Osteoarthritis (OA) is characterized by a progressive loss of articular cartilage, subchondral bone sclerosis and synovial inflammation and is the most common chronic condition worldwide today. However, most treatments have focused on pain relief and OA symptoms. For these reasons, many ongoing studies are currently trying to develop efficient and successful therapies based on its pathology. Animal models that mimic the histopathology and symptoms of OA have a critical role in OA research and make it possible to investigate both secondary osteoarthritic changes due to a precedent event such as traumatic injury and naturally occurring changes for the development of therapeutics which can be tested in preclinical and clinical OA trials...
2018: PloS One
Philip P Roessler, Dieter C Wirtz, Max J Friedrich
OBJECTIVE: Successful treatment of knee joint disease requires an accurate diagnosis. In addition to a differentiated history, clinical examination is the most important component in the diagnosis of knee joint diseases. METHOD: The present video explains the common provocation and functional tests that are used in the basic clinical examination of the knee joint. In addition to general inspection and palpation, the focus here is on the individual region's patella, menisci, cruciate ligaments and collateral ligaments...
March 12, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
Christian H Siebert, Roland Becker, Matthias Buchner, Jürgen Förster, Karl-Heinz Frosch, Andreas Losch, Philipp Niemeyer, Sven Scheffler
A meniscal injury should not automatically lead to surgery. Even in light of all the developments in arthroscopic surgery, non-operative management still has a place in the treatment algorithms for lesions around the knee. In this second publication of the German guidelines for meniscal surgery, the authors describe the various treatment possibilities, their indications and offer critical insight into the various therapeutic options. This will allow the patient and physician alike to make the proper individual decisions...
March 12, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
Darren de Sa, Ajaykumar Shanmugaraj, Melissa Weidman, Devin C Peterson, Nicole Simunovic, Volker Musahl, Olufemi R Ayeni
The all-inside technique (AIT) for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is gaining popularity as a more anatomic, less invasive, technique with the potential for more rapid recovery. This systematic review aims to critically assess components of the technique, its safety profile, outcomes, and complications. PUBMED, EMBASE, and MEDLINE were searched for studies discussing primary ACLR using the AIT. Article screening, quality assessment, and data abstraction were completed in duplicate, and a minimal clinically important difference (MCID) was used to frame the descriptive results in a clinically significant context...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Alexander Tack, Anirban Mukhopadhyay, Stefan Zachow
OBJECTIVE: To present a novel method for automated segmentation of knee menisci from MRIs. To evaluate quantitative meniscal biomarkers for osteoarthritis (OA) estimated thereof. METHOD: A segmentation method employing convolutional neural networks in combination with statistical shape models was developed. Accuracy was evaluated on 88 manual segmentations. Meniscal volume, tibial coverage, and meniscal extrusion were computed and tested for differences between groups of OA, joint space narrowing (JSN), and WOMAC pain...
March 8, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Jin-Hyuck Lee, Jae-Won Heo, Dae-Hee Lee
BACKGROUND: Types of mechanoreceptors may differ between the medial and lateral menisci, suggesting that postural stability may differ between patients with medial and lateral meniscus tears. However, to date, postural stability has not been compared in patients with medial and lateral meniscus tears. This study used stabilometry to compare postural stability in patients with medial and lateral meniscus tears. METHODS: Postural stability and thigh muscle strength were assessed in 24 patients with medial and 18 patients with lateral meniscus tears...
March 7, 2018: Knee
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