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Michalis Michaelides, Elena Drakonaki, Elia Petridou, Maria Pantziara, Cleanthis Ioannides
Osteoid osteomas of the wrist are relatively rare and the diagnosis is challenging due to atypical clinical features. We describe a case of an osteoid osteoma of the scaphoid bone associated with calcific tendinitis of the adjacent flexor carpi radialis tendon and periarticular soft tissue calcifications in a 21-year-old man presenting with radial-sided wrist pain. The lesion was successfully treated with CT-guided RF ablation. To our knowledge, this is the first description of an osteoid osteoma of the wrist associated with calcific tendinitis and periarthritis...
March 14, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
Chandong Jeong, Sung Eun Kim, Kyu-Sik Shim, Hak-Jun Kim, Mi Hyun Song, Kyeongsoon Park, Hae-Ryong Song
Tendon rupture induces an inflammatory response characterized by release of pro-inflammatory cytokines and impaired tendon performance. This study sought to investigate the therapeutic effects of simvastatin-loaded porous microspheres (SIM/PMSs) on inflamed tenocytes in vitro and collagenase-induced Achilles tendinitis in vivo. The treatment of SIM/PMSs in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-treated tenocytes reduced the mRNA expressions of pro-inflammatory cytokines (Matrix metalloproteinase-3 ( MMP-3 ), cyclooxygenase-2 ( COX-2 ), interleukin-6 ( IL-6 ), and tumor necrosis factor-α ( TNF-α ))...
March 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Ilaria Tinazzi, Dennis McGonagle, Alen Zabotti, Donatella Chessa, Antonio Marchetta, Pierluigi Macchioni
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether a detailed sonographic evaluation of the hand flexor tendon compartment could help differentiate between psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Thirty-seven patients with PsA, 47 with RA and 10 healthy controls (HC) had flexor tendon (FT) compartment imaging of the dominant hand 2nd to 4th tendons using grey scale (GS) and power Doppler (PD) ultrasound (US) with evaluation for tenosynovitis, peri-tendinous lesions, soft tissue oedema and bony changes at FT insertions...
February 28, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Yejun Hu, Jisheng Ran, Zefeng Zheng, Zhangchu Jin, Xiao Chen, Zi Yin, Chenqi Tang, Yangwu Chen, Jiayun Huang, Huihui Le, Ruijian Yan, Ting Zhu, Junjuan Wang, Junxin Lin, Kan Xu, Yiting Zhou, Wei Zhang, Youzhi Cai, Pioletti Dominique, Boon Chin Heng, Weishan Chen, Weiliang Shen, Hong-Wei Ouyang
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most difficult tissues to heal once injured. Ligament regeneration and tendon-bone junction healing are two major goals of ACL reconstruction. This study aimed to investigate the synergistic therapeutic effects of Stromal cell-derived factor 1(SDF-1)-releasing collagen-silk (CSF) scaffold combined with intra-articular injection of ligament-derived stem/progenitor cells (LSPCs) for ACL regeneration and the amelioration in the long-term complication of osteoarthritis (OA)...
March 7, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
Michael S Khazzam, Edward P Mulligan, Meredith Brunette-Christiansen, Zachary Shirley
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the influence of rotator cuff pathology on sleep. The purpose of this study was to determine which patient-reported factors correlate with sleep disturbance in patients with rotator cuff disease. METHODS: A nonrandomized, cross-sectional cohort study was performed to evaluate the effects of rotator cuff disease on sleep quality. Data collected at time zero (before any treatment) included the Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation rating, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons score, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, patient demographics, and medical comorbidities...
March 15, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
A B M Boni Rietveld, F M T Hagemans, S Haitjema, T Vissers, R G H H Nelissen
Dancing on pointe and relevé requires extreme plantar flexion of the talo-crural joint. Hence, these positions may lead to posterior ankle impingement syndrome (PAIS). PAIS often coincides with flexor hallucis longus tendinopathy (FHL tendinopathy, or "dancers' tendinitis"). Both injuries can appear in isolation as well. The goal of this review is to evaluate the results and the available levels of evidence of conservative and operative treatment (both open and endoscopic) of PAIS and FHL tendinopathy in dancers...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
Kenneth M Lin, Dean Wang, Joshua S Dines
Rotator cuff disease affects a large proportion of the overall population and encompasses a wide spectrum of pathologies, including subacromial impingement, rotator cuff tendinopathy or tear, and calcific tendinitis. Various injection therapies have been used for the treatment of rotator cuff disease, including corticosteroid, prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma, stem cells, and ultrasound-guided barbotage for calcific tendinitis. However, the existing evidence for these therapies remains controversial or sparse...
April 2018: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
Steven Slotkin, Andrew Thome, Cassandra Ricketts, Andrew Georgiadis, Aristides Cruz, Mark Seeley
Anterior knee pain (AKP) is a common presenting complaint for pediatricians and orthopaedic surgeons and is often seen in young athletes. AKP is multifactorial and has a broad differential diagnosis. The growth changes, biomechanics, and anatomy around the knee add to the complexity of diagnosis and treatment of AKP. Common causes of AKP include Osgood-Schlatter's disease, patellar tendinitis, and patellofemoral instability. In the diagnosis of AKP, it is important to rule out serious and morbid causes of pain, including infection and tumor...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Jin Ho Hwang, Sang Woo Park, Ki Hyun Kim, Seoung Joon Lee, Kyung-Soo Oh, Seok Won Chung, Sung Gyu Moon
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of transcatheter arterial embolization to relieve pain associated with shoulder and elbow tendinopathy refractory to conservative treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 13 patients (15 cases) who underwent embolization between November 2015 and December 2016 to treat chronic shoulder pain (6 with rotator-cuff tendinopathy, 2 with calcific tendinitis) or elbow pain (7 with lateral epicondylitis) refractory to conservative treatment...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Bojan V Stimec, Jérémy Dash, Mathieu Assal, Richard Stern, Jean H D Fasel
Despite the fact that there are numerous reports on muscular variations in the sole of the foot, routine dissection in a formaldehyde-fixed cadaver revealed an accessory flexor digiti quinti muscle, which to the best of our knowledge is a very unusual variant. This was in the form of a slender, 38 mm long muscular slip, with a proximal and distal tendon extending from the common flexor digitorum longus tendinous plate out to the distal phalanx of the fifth toe. An associated finding was the absence of the musculotendinous portion of the flexor digitorum brevis to the same toe...
February 22, 2018: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
Nick J Besselink, Patricia van der Meijde, Wouter H J Rensen, Peter B L Meijer, Anne C A Marijnissen, Jacob M van Laar, Floris P J G Lafeber, Johannes W G Jacobs
Objective: To develop an optical spectral transmission (OST) model to measure joint inflammation, and thus disease activity, as well as to evaluate (patho-)physiological findings that could lead to misclassification of inflammation. Methods: Forty-six RA patients were included in this cross-sectional study, where US scores, duplicate OST measurements and 28-joint DAS (DAS28) were acquired. With US as a reference standard, the diagnostic performance of OST in detecting inflammation at the joint level was evaluated using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analyses...
February 19, 2018: Rheumatology
Roland Frey, David Reby, Guido Fritsch, Benjamin D Charlton
Koalas are characterised by a highly unusual vocal anatomy, with a descended larynx and velar vocal folds, allowing them to produce calls at disproportionately low frequencies. Here we use advanced imaging techniques, histological data, classical macroscopic dissection and behavioural observations to provide the first detailed description and interpretation of male and female koala vocal anatomy. We show that both males and females have an elongated pharynx and soft palate, resulting in a permanently descended larynx...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Anatomy
Xiao-Dong Li, Yang Bai, Xiu-Mei Duan, Xiao-Cong Wang
Mitral valve myxoma is a very rare entity. Multiple myxomas with extensive involvement of the anterior and posterior leaflets of the mitral valve are exceedingly rare. We report a 58-year-old man who was admitted as sudden syncope. Thoracic echocardiography showed several masses adherent to the anterior and posterior leaflets and the mitral annulus with obvious mobility. Intraoperative probing revealed multiple tumors attached to the mitral annulus, valve leaflets, and tendinous cords. Mechanical mitral valve replacement was performed...
February 20, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Anna Jungwirth-Weinberger, Christian Gerber, Glenn Boyce, Thorsten Jentzsch, Simon Roner, Dominik C Meyer
Background: Passive glenohumeral range of motion may be characteristically limited to specific shoulder pathologies. While pain associated with loss of range of passive external glenohumeral rotation is recognized as a salient feature in adhesive capsulitis, restriction of glenohumeral range of motion in calcific tendinitis of the supraspinatus tendon has never been studied. Hypothesis: On the basis of clinical observation, we hypothesized that calcific tendinitis of the supraspinatus tendon is associated with loss of passive glenohumeral abduction without loss of external rotation...
February 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
M Geerdes, S P Smook, T A von Schükkmann
A 42-year-old woman presented with neck pain without previous trauma. On suspicion of spondylodiscitis, an MRI of the cervical spine was made. This MRI and an additional CT showed calcific tendinitis of the longus colli muscle, a self-limiting disorder.
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Laphatrada Yurasakpong, Krai Meemon, Athikhun Suwannakhan
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to investigate the anatomy and histology of Linburg-Comstock variation, or the anomalous connection between flexor pollicis longus and flexor digitorum profundus to the index finger, in Thai population. METHODS: One hundred and thirty cadaveric upper limbs were dissected. Skin and superficial fascia on the anterior distal forearm and hand were removed. The tendons of the flexor pollicis longus and flexor digitorum profundus to the index finger were identified for the possible occurrence of the intertendinous connection...
February 8, 2018: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
Takuma Wakasugi, Ritsuro Shirasaka, Toshiyuki Kawauchi, Koji Fujita, Atsushi Okawa
BACKGROUND: Intramedullary fixation for distal radius fractures is reported to be free of hardware irritation and less invasive than other fixation methods. Some specific complications associated with intramedullary fixation, such as radial nerve sensory neuritis, have been reported, but no study has focused on the complication rates of intramedullary fixation for distal radius fractures in the elderly population. Furthermore, no studies have analyzed common complications, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and flexor tenosynovitis including trigger finger, among patients with distal radius fractures treated by intramedullary fixation based on a comprehensive complication checklist...
March 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
Wen-Yi Chou, Ching-Jen Wang, Kuan-Ting Wu, Ya-Ju Yang, Jai-Hong Cheng, Shih-Wei Wang
BACKGROUND: Refractory shoulder tendinitis or partial thickness rotator cuff tears (PTRCTs) are common findings in overhead athletes. Previous studies have examined the effectiveness of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) for shoulder tendinitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the current study, we recruited 36 shoulders and performed a comparison between the professional athletes (13 shoulders, athletic group; AG) and the non-athletic population (23 shoulders, non-athletic group, NAG) with PTRCTs or shoulder tendinitis of the shoulder after ESWT...
February 2, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Silvana Salerno
BACKGROUND: In Italy and in Europe occupational diseases (OD) claims are growing among women, and international studies show women's lower compensation rate. OBJECTIVES: Analysis of occupational diseases compensation rate among "Italian" women (country of birth: Italy) and "immigrant" women (country of birth: not Italy) focusing on biomechanical overload of the upper limb, the most common OD in Italy. METHODS: INAIL (Italian National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work) statistical data (2010-2013) on ascertained OD in Industry-Services (I-S) were analyzed by gender and country of birth with particular attention to biomechanical overload of the upper limb and to occupational diseases not included in the official OD list...
February 1, 2018: La Medicina del Lavoro
Agata Krawczyk-Ożóg, Mateusz K Hołda, Filip Bolechała, Zbigniew Siudak, Danuta Sorysz, Dariusz Dudek, Wiesława Klimek-Piotrowska
OBJECTIVES: To characterize morphologic variations in the papillary muscles and tendinous cords of the left ventricle and ventricular zones of the mitral valve leaflets. METHODS: A total of 100 autopsied human hearts from healthy donors with classical mitral valve type were investigated. RESULTS: In 1 heart, only 1 group of papillary muscles was found, and in the remaining 99%, we could distinguish 2 groups of muscles: Superolateral (SLPM) and inferoseptal papillary muscle (ISPM) groups...
December 23, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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