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Ingrid Eitzen, Hege Grindem, Agnethe Nilstad, Håvard Moksnes, May Arna Risberg
BACKGROUND: Reduced quadriceps strength influences knee function and increases the risk of knee osteoarthritis. Thus, it is of significant clinical relevance to precisely quantify strength deficits in patients with knee injuries. PURPOSE: To evaluate isokinetic concentric quadriceps muscle strength torque values, assessed both from peak torque and at specific knee flexion joint angles, in patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, focal cartilage lesions, and degenerative meniscus tears...
October 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Zhenlong Liu, Xiaoqing Hu, Zhentao Man, Jiying Zhang, Yanfang Jiang, Yingfang Ao
Though many surgical animal models have been used to induce osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee joint, they always open the capsule of the joint. Any surgical procedures that incises the capsule may cause inflammation, pain, and possibly altered gait. One common disadvantage of these surgically induced animal models is that they may affect the initial structures and synovial fluid in joint. These animal models may not be suitable for research into synovial fluid changes during early OA. This study aimed to create an animal model of early OA by resecting the medial collateral ligament (MCL) outside of the capsule...
October 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
Kenji Murata, Naohiko Kanemura, Takanori Kokubun, Tsutomu Fujino, Yuri Morishita, Katsuya Onitsuka, Shuhei Fujiwara, Aya Nakashima, Daisuke Shimizu, Kiyomi Takayanagi
OBJECTIVE: Joint instability induced by anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) transection is commonly considered as a predisposing factor for osteoarthritis of the knee; however, the influence of re-stabilization on the protection of articular cartilage is unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of joint re-stabilization on articular cartilage using an instability and re-stabilization ACL transection model. DESIGN: To induce different models of joint instability, our laboratory created a controlled abnormal joint movement (CAJM) group and an anterior cruciate ligament transection group (ACL-T)...
October 15, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Fei Yu, Hui Zeng, Ming Lei, De-Ming Xiao, Wei Li, Hao Yuan, Jian-Jing Lin
This study investigated the effects of SIRT1 gene knock-out on osteoarthritis in mice, and the possible roles of SREBP2 protein and the PI3K/AKT signaling pathway in the effects. Mice were randomly divided into a normal group and a SIRT1 gene knock-out group (6 mice in each group). In these groups, one side of the knee anterior cruciate ligament was traversed, and the ipsilateral medial meniscus was cut to establish an osteoarthritis model of knee joint. The countralateral synovial bursa was cut out, serving as controls...
October 2016: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
Larissa Correa Hermeto, Rafael De Rossi, Paulo Henrique de Affonseca Jardim, Aureo Evangelista Santana, Jaqueline de Carvalho Rinaldi, Luis Antonio Justulin
PURPOSE: To compare two different experimental models of osteoarthritis in rabbits: intra-articular collagenase injection and anterior cruciate ligament transection. METHODS: Ten adult rabbits were randomly divided in two groups: COLL (collagenase group) and ACLT (anterior cruciate ligament transection). The COLL group was treated with 0.5 ml collagenase solution (2mg collagenase/0.5 ml sterile PBS), and the ACTL group was subjected to anterior cruciate ligament...
September 2016: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
Richard Kijowski, Humberto Rosas, Alexey Samsonov, Kevin King, Rob Peters, Fang Liu
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of using compressed sensing (CS) to accelerate three-dimensional fast spin-echo (3D-FSE) imaging of the knee. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 3D-FSE sequence was performed at 3T with CS (CUBE-CS with 3:16-minute scan time) and without CS (CUBE with 4:44-minute scan time) twice on the knees of 10 healthy volunteers to assess signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) using the addition-subtraction method and once on the knees of 50 symptomatic patients to assess diagnostic performance...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
David Wasylynko
OBJECTIVE: To present a case of chronic elbow pain as a result of a hidden underlying osteochondral defect. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 17-year old baseball player presented with chronic lateral elbow pain. Examination revealed swelling of the elbow with signs of possible ligament, muscle, and tendon injury. DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT: Although there was apparent soft-tissue injury, the elbow swelling created immediate suspicion of a more serious underlying condition...
September 2016: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Michael P O'Malley, Ayoosh Pareek, Patrick J Reardon, Michael J Stuart, Aaron J Krych
Coronal limb malalignment is a significant contributor to asymmetric joint wear, gait abnormalities, and the development and progression of degenerative joint disease. Osteotomies about the knee were developed to realign the mechanical axis of the limb to unload the affected compartment. Valgus malalignment is less common than varus malalignment, but can contribute to a variety of clinical conditions, including lateral compartment cartilage defects and arthritis, lateral patellofemoral instability, and medial collateral ligament laxity...
August 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
Michael D Ringler, Ezekiel E Shotts, Mark S Collins, B Matthew Howe
OBJECTIVE: Unlike with anterior cruciate ligament injury, little is known about the prevalence of intra-articular pathology associated with isolated posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury in the knee. The objectives of this study were to characterize and identify the frequency of meniscal tears and osteochondral injuries in these patients, and to see if management might be affected. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Altogether, 48 knee MRI exams with isolated PCL tears were evaluated for the presence of: grade and location of PCL tear, meniscal tear, articular chondral lesion, bone bruise, and fracture...
October 4, 2016: Skeletal Radiology
S Konan, F S Haddad
AIMS: Medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) is associated with successful outcomes in carefully selected patient cohorts. We hypothesised that severity and location of patellofemoral cartilage lesions significantly influences functional outcome after Oxford medial compartmental knee arthroplasty. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed 100 consecutive UKAs at minimum eight-year follow-up (96 to 132). A single surgeon performed all procedures. Patients were selected based on clinical and plain radiographic assessment...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Elżbieta Grochowska, Piotr Gietka, Mateusz Płaza, Grzegorz Pracoń, Fadhil Saied, Marta Walentowska-Janowicz
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common autoimmune systemic disease of the connective tissue affecting individuals in the developmental age. Radiography, which was described in the first part of this publication, is the standard modality in the assessment of this condition. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging enable early detection of the disease which affects soft tissues, as well as bones. Ultrasound assessment involves: joint cavities, tendon sheaths and bursae for the presence of synovitis, intraand extraarticular fat tissue to visualize signs of inflammation, hyaline cartilage, cartilaginous epiphysis and subchondral bone to detect cysts and erosions, and ligaments, tendons and their entheses for signs of enthesopathies and tendinopathies...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
Boris Dousteyssier, Jérôme Molimard, Chafiaa Hamitouche, Woo Suck Han, Eric Stindel
OBJECTIVE: With cartilage physiopathology, knee stability and therefore the subsequent loadings on ligaments have a strong impact in the development of knee osteoarthritis. To understand this phenomenon, authors are proposing different knee models. Most of them are without any flexion, some have been introduced by controlling actively muscular groups. In this case, the forces used to achieve the flexion may not be physiological, and the pressure on the articulation can be questioned. We propose a mixed approach, both using medical imaging (MRI, EOS X-ray system) and force platform in conjunction with a finite element model...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Thomas R Coughlin, Oran D Kennedy
Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common musculoskeletal disease in the United States, is characterized by cartilage breakdown, pain, and restricted movement. Post-traumatic OA (PTOA) occurs subsequent to traumatic joint injury, such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, and makes up 12% of the overall disease burden, with healthcare costs of approximately $3 billion/year. The current paradigm for PTOA is based on the observation that joint injury affects multiple tissues, all of which may contribute to subsequent joint failure...
September 26, 2016: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Hirotaka Mutsuzaki, Hiromichi Fujie, Hiromi Nakajima, Makoto Fukagawa, Shunsuke Nomura, Masataka Sakane
BACKGROUND: We previously developed a novel technique using an alternate soaking process that improves tendon-bone healing by hybridizing the tendon graft with calcium phosphate (CaP). However, the effects of the CaP-hybridized tendon graft on anatomic single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction remain unclear. PURPOSE: To determine the effects of CaP-hybridized tendon grafts compared with untreated tendon grafts 6 months after anatomic single-bundle ACL reconstruction using a goat model...
August 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Stefanie A Pawelek, Jennifer D Illes, John A Taylor
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this case report is to describe a case where calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate crystal deposition disease (CPPD) simulated osteoarthritis of the knee. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 78-year-old woman had a 2-week history of severe right knee pain accompanied by mild swelling. The onset was sudden and did not involve a history of trauma or previous injury to the right knee. Inspection and palpation revealed pain along the medial joint line and marked difficulty ambulating...
September 2016: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Christopher V Nagelli, James L Cook, Kei Kuroki, Chantelle Bozynski, Richard Ma, Timothy E Hewett
Complications following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction that include chronic dysfunction, second ACL injury, and posttraumatic osteoarthritis (OA) may be interrelated and stem from the inability to fully restore native ACL integrity and function. The loss of ACL sensory input following injury may significantly contribute to joint dysfunction. We developed a novel preclinical animal model to assess the contributions of ACL sensory afferents to knee joint function and health. We hypothesized that ACL sensory denervation would manifest in knee joint dysfunction and development of early OA...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
Vikrant Rai, Nicholas E Dietz, Matthew F Dilisio, Mohamed M Radwan, Devendra K Agrawal
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee joint is a degenerative process resulting in cartilage loss. Recent evidence suggests that OA is not merely a disease of cartilage but a disease of the entire knee joint and that inflammation may play an important role. OA has been associated with vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D as an immunomodulator and anti-inflammatory agent may attenuate inflammation in the knee. The aim of this study was to assess the anti-inflammatory effect of vitamin D on inflammation in the knee...
2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Ronald G Ray
There are a number of variations in the intra-articular anatomy of the ankle which should not be considered pathological under all circumstances. The anteromedial corner of the tibial plafond (between the anterior edge of the tibial plafond and the medial malleolus) can have a notch, void of cartilage and bone. This area can appear degenerative arthroscopically; it is actually a normal variant of the articular surface. The anterior inferior tibiofibular ligament (AITF) can possess a lower, accessory band which can impinge on the anterolateral edge of the talar dome...
October 2016: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
C Aulin, P Lundbäck, K Palmblad, L Klareskog, H Erlandsson Harris
OBJECTIVE: To explore the possibility of cartilage protection in osteoarthritis (OA) by intraarticular injection of a chemically modified hyaluronan (HA) gel and investigate whether the chemical modifications provide intrinsic anti-inflammatory activity. METHOD: OA was induced in C57BL/6 mice by anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT) and HA gel or carbazate-modified component was injected intra-articularly. Assessment of cartilage rescue was performed by histology, immunohistochemistry and TUNEL analysis...
August 29, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Jen-Hsin Kao, Sheng-Hsiung Lin, Chun-Fu Lai, Yu-Chieh Lin, Zwe-Ling Kong, Chih-Shung Wong
BACKGROUND: Shea nut oil triterpene concentrate is considered to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Traditionally, it has been used to treat arthritic conditions in humans. This study aimed to investigate the effect of attenuating osteoarthritis (OA)-induced pain and joint destruction in rats by administering shea nut oil triterpene concentrate (SheaFlex75, which is more than 50% triterpenes). METHODS: An anterior cruciate ligament transaction (ACLT) with medial meniscectomy (MMx) was used to induce OA in male Wistar rats...
2016: PloS One
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