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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
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
Erik Lindström, Biljana Rizoska, Karin Tunblad, Charlotte Edenius, Alison M Bendele, Don Maul, Michael Larson, Neha Shah, Valerie Yoder Otto, Chris Jerome, Urszula Grabowska
BACKGROUND: MIV-711 is a highly potent and selective cathepsin K inhibitor. The current article summarizes the therapeutic effects of MIV-711 on joint pathology in rabbits subjected to anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT), and the prophylactic effects on joint pathology in dogs subjected to partial medial meniscectomy, two surgical models of osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Starting 1 week after surgery, rabbits were dosed daily via oral gavage with either MIV-711 or vehicle (n = 7/group) for 7 weeks...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
Jisook Yi, Young Han Lee, Ho-Taek Song, Jin-Suck Suh
Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of synthetic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compared to conventional MRI for the diagnosis of internal derangements of the knee at 3T. Materials and Methods: Following Institutional Review Board approval, image sets of conventional and synthetic MRI in 39 patients were included. Two musculoskeletal radiologists compared the image sets and qualitatively analyzed the images. Subjective image quality was assessed using a four-grade scale...
March 2018: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
Jing Xie, Demao Zhang, Yunfeng Lin, Quan Yuan, Xuedong Zhou
BACKGROUND: The meniscus plays an important role in knee joint diseases such as osteoarthritis (OA). Meniscal injuries can be accompanied by joint catabolic events initiated by inflammation, leading to articular cartilage destruction, but the cellular events responsible for intrinsic meniscal injury and the extracellular matrix changes necessary for meniscal degradation are not well known. PURPOSE: To explore the cellular and matrix-related changes of menisci based on a mouse OA model of anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT)...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Takuya Tokunaga, Hitoshi Arimura, Hiroshi Mizuta, Yuji Hiraki, Chisa Shukunami
Tendons and ligaments are dense fibrous connective tissues mainly composed of type I collagen, aligned in highly ordered arrays along the axis of the tendon and ligament. The enthesis is defined as the attachment site of a tendon, ligament, joint capsule, or fascia to bone. During morphogenesis, the cell population co-expressing Scleraxis(Scx)and the SRY-box containing gene 9(Sox9)contributes to the formation of fibrocartilaginous entheses. Scx regulates tendon and ligament maturation, while Sox9 is a key regulatory factor for cartilage formation...
2018: Clinical Calcium
Ya-Jun Ma, Michael Carl, Adam Searleman, Xing Lu, Eric Y Chang, Jiang Du
PURPOSE: To develop a 3D adiabatic T1ρ prepared ultrashort echo time cones (3D AdiabT1ρ UTE-Cones) sequence for whole knee imaging on a clinical 3T scanner. METHODS: A train of adiabatic full passage pulses were used for spin locking, followed by time-efficient multispoke UTE acquisition to detect signals from both short and long T2 tissues in the whole knee joint. A modified signal model was proposed for multispoke UTE data fitting. The feasibility of this 3D AdiabT1ρ UTE-Cones technique was demonstrated through numerical simulation, phantom, and ex vivo knee sample studies...
February 28, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
U Hagag, M G Tawfiek
The aims of the present study were to describe the normal ultrasonographic, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomographic (CT) appearances of the bovine metacarpo/metatarsophalangeal (MCP/MTP) joints and to assess the normal cross-sectional dimensions of the superficial (SDFT) and deep (DDFT) digital flexor tendons. A systematic ultrasound examination was performed on the MCP/MTP joints of 22 healthy cattle and two bovine cadavers, and the cross-sectional dimensions of the SDFT and DDFT were recorded...
March 2018: Veterinary Journal
Robert M Kwee, Nima Hafezi-Nejad, Frank W Roemer, Bashir A Zikria, David J Hunter, Ali Guermazi, Shadpour Demehri
Purpose To determine whether anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) mucoid degeneration in participants with or at risk for osteoarthritis is associated with longitudinal risk of radiographic progression of medial tibiofemoral compartment joint space loss (JSL). Materials and Methods Baseline demographic, clinical, radiographic, and Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging Osteoarthritis Knee Score (MOAKS) data were evaluated in 600 participants from the Osteoarthritis Initiative database. Two blinded musculoskeletal radiologists independently evaluated baseline MR images for ACL mucoid degeneration...
February 21, 2018: Radiology
Ji Li, Zhong-Li Li, Hao Zhang, Ke-Tao Wang, Yi-Meng Yang, Xiang-Zheng Su
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical effects of popliteal cyst excision combined with debridement of the knee under arthroscopy with local anesthesia. METHODS: From February 2009 to August 2014, 52 patients with popliteal cysts were treated in our hospital, including 34 males and 18 females with an average age of 43.6 years old ranging from 14 to 62 years old; 29 cases were on the right knee and 23 on the left knee. Preoperative diagnosis was performed according to MRI findings and to determine whether other knee disorders were associated with the disease, 52 patients were diagnosed as popliteal cyst before operation; 23 cases of simple meniscus injury or cartilage injury, 18 cases of osteoarthritis, 7 cases of cruciate ligament injury, 2 cases of gouty arthritis, 1 case of rheumatoid arthritis, 1 case of pigmented villonodular arthritis...
October 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Konstantinos Karamesinis, Efthimia K Basdra
Jaw discrepancies and malrelations affect a large proportion of the general population and their treatment is of utmost significance for individuals' health and quality of life. The aim of their therapy is the modification of aberrant jaw development mainly by targeting the growth potential of the mandibular condyle through its cartilage, and the architectural shape of alveolar bone through a suture type of structure, the periodontal ligament. This targeted treatment is achieved via external mechanical force application by using a wide variety of intraoral and extraoral appliances...
February 14, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Sophie Jane Gilbert, Cleo Selina Bonnet, Paulina Stadnik, Victor Colin Duance, Deborah JaneMason, Emma Jane Blain
Joint injury is the predominant risk factor for post-traumatic osteoarthritis development (PTOA). Several non-invasive mouse models mimicking human PTOA investigate molecular mechanisms of disease development; none have characterised the inflammatory response to this acute traumatic injury. Our aim was to characterise the early inflammatory phase and later degenerative component in our in vivo non-invasive murine model of PTOA induced by anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture. Right knees of 12-week-old C57Bl6 mice were placed in flexion at a 30° offset position and subjected to a single compressive load (12N, 1...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Marta Anna Szychlinska, Paola Castrogiovanni, Francesca Maria Trovato, Houda Nsir, Mokhtar Zarrouk, Debora Lo Furno, Michelino Di Rosa, Rosa Imbesi, Giuseppe Musumeci
PURPOSE: Osteoarthitis (OA) leads to progressive loss of articular cartilage, pain and joint disability. An acute injury constitutes an important risk factor for early OA, determining an inflammatory process responsible of cartilage degeneration and muscle atrophy, due to the joint pain and immobility. The study aims to assess the effects of conjugation of physical activity and diet enriched by olive tree compounds [extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and olive leaf extract (OLE)], on the musculoskeletal system in OA rat model...
February 15, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
Piotr Luczkiewicz, Karol Daszkiewicz, Wojciech Witkowski, Jacek Chróścielewski, Tomasz Ferenc, Boguslaw Baczkowski
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of a change in the meniscus cross sectional shape on its position and on the biomechanics of a knee joint. METHODS: One main finite element model of a left knee joint was created on the basis of MRI images. The model consisted of bones, articular cartilages, menisci and ligaments. Eight variants of this model with an increased or decreased meniscus height were then prepared. Nonlinear static analyses with a fixed flexion/extension movement for a compressive load of 1000 N were performed...
2018: PloS One
Li-Hua Cui
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common diseases that cause pain in the knee joint. At present, there is no specific diagnostic measure. The diagnosis of patellofemoral pain syndrome may be considered when imaging is performed without cartilage, ligament and soft tissue injuries. The etiology includes abnormalities of the patellar motion caused by various anatomical abnormalities, such as abnormal patellar position, increased Q angle, and excessive valgus foot. Dysfunction of the lower extremity muscles such as the imbalance of the four biceps and the dysfunction of the gluteal muscles also play an important role in the development of patellofemoral pain syndrome...
July 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Hirotaka Mutsuzaki, Hiromi Nakajima, Masataka Sakane
[Purpose] To investigate the influence of knee immobilization period on recovery of histological damages in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) insertion and articular cartilage in rabbits. This knowledge is important for determining the appropriate rehabilitation approach for patients with ligament injuries, fracture, disuse atrophy, and degenerative joint disease. [Materials and Methods] Forty-eight male Japanese white rabbits were divided equally into the remobilization and control groups. The remobilization group had the right knee surgically immobilized, and was divided equally into four subgroups according to the duration of immobilization (1, 2, 4 and 8 weeks)...
January 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Nathan C Ho, Sophia N Sangiorgio, Spenser Cassinelli, Stephen Shymon, John Fleming, Virat Agrawal, Edward Ebramzadeh, Thomas G Harris
BACKGROUND: To obtain adequate fixation in treating Lisfranc soft tissue injuries, the joint is commonly stabilized using multiple transarticular screws; however iatrogenic injury is a concern. Alternatively, two parallel, longitudinally placed plates, can be used to stabilize the 1st and 2nd tarsometatarsal joints; however this may not provide adequate stability along the Lisfranc ligament. Several biomechanical studies have compared earlier methods of fixation using plates to the standard transarticular screw fixation method, highlighting the potential issue of transverse stability using plates...
August 23, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Caio Nery, Lucas Fonseca, Fernando Raduan, Marcus Moreno, Daniel Baumfeld
BACKGROUND: Lateral ankle ligament injury is among the most common orthopedic injuries. The objective of this study is to present the preliminary prospective results of treatment using the "Inside-Out" variant of the fully arthroscopic Broström-Gould technique. METHODS: Twenty six patients were included: 20 male and 6 female, aged 19-60 years, mean 41 years. All patients had positive "anterior drawer" and "talar tilt" tests. When necessary, cartilage injuries were treated with microfracture and arthroscopic resection for anterior impingement; three patients had hindfoot varus, on whom Dwyer osteotomy was performed; one patient had peroneal tendinopathy and was treated with tendoscopic debridement and another one had partial injury of the deltoid ligament, which was treated by direct repair...
March 22, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Gustavo A Orozco, Petri Tanska, Mika E Mononen, Kimmo S Halonen, Rami K Korhonen
Ligaments provide stability to the human knee joint and play an essential role in restraining motion during daily activities. Compression-tension nonlinearity is a well-known characteristic of ligaments. Moreover, simpler material representations without this feature might give reasonable results because ligaments are primarily in tension during loading. However, the biomechanical role of different constitutive representations and their fibril-reinforced poroelastic properties is unknown. A numerical knee model which considers geometric and material nonlinearities of meniscus and cartilages was applied...
February 2, 2018: Scientific Reports
Morgan H Jones, Kurt P Spindler, Jack T Andrish, Charles L Cox, Warren R Dunn, Jeff Duryea, Carol L Duong, David C Flanigan, Braden C Fleming, Laura J Huston, Christopher C Kaeding, Matthew J Matava, Nancy A Obuchowski, Heidi L Oksendahl, Richard D Parker, Erica A Scaramuzza, Matthew V Smith, Carl S Winalski, Rick W Wright, Emily K Reinke
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction can effectively return athletes to the playing field, but they are still at risk of developing posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA). No studies have used multivariable analysis to evaluate the predictors of radiographic PTOA in the lateral compartment of the knee at short-term follow-up after ACL reconstruction. PURPOSE: To determine the predictors of radiographic joint space narrowing in the lateral compartment 2 to 3 years after ACL reconstruction in a young, active cohort...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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