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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331289/titanium-scaffolding-an-innovative-modality-for-salvage-of-failed-first-ray-procedures
#1
Natalie Coriaty, Katherine Pettibone, Nicholas Todd, Shannon Rush, Ryan Carter, Colin Zdenek
Shortening of the first ray is a potential complication associated with first metatarsal procedures. Correction of this deformity conventionally has required the use of a tricortical bone graft to lengthen the bone. Graft complications, including donor site morbidity, poor graft stability, and graft resorption, have revealed a need for an alternative procedure. The present report shows that titanium cage scaffolding has lower extremity applications beyond its previous uses in the ankle and spine. Two patients underwent surgical correction for failed first ray procedures using a titanium cage apparatus with a calcaneal autograft and other biologic agents...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330711/boosting-tendon-repair-interplay-of-cells-growth-factors-and-scaffold-free-and-gel-based-carriers
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REVIEW
Zexing Yan, Heyong Yin, Michael Nerlich, Christian G Pfeifer, Denitsa Docheva
BACKGROUND: Tendons are dense connective tissues and critical components for the integrity and function of the musculoskeletal system. Tendons connect bone to muscle and transmit forces on which locomotion entirely depends. Due to trauma, overuse and age-related degeneration, many people suffer from acute or chronic tendon injuries. Owing to their hypovascularity and hypocellularity, tendinopathies remain a substantial challenge for both clinicians and researchers. Surgical treatment includes suture or transplantation of autograft, allograft or xenograft, and these serve as the most common technique for rescuing tendon injuries...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330414/partially-oxidized-polyvinyl-alcohol-conduitfor-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
#3
Elena Stocco, Silvia Barbon, Lucia Lora, Francesca Grandi, Leonardo Sartore, Cesare Tiengo, Lucia Petrelli, Daniele Dalzoppo, Pier Paolo Parnigotto, Veronica Macchi, Raffaele De Caro, Andrea Porzionato, Claudio Grandi
Surgical reconstruction of peripheral nerves injuries with wide substance-loss is still a challenge. Many studies focused on the development of artificial nerve conduits made of synthetic or biological materials but the ideal device has not yet been identified. Here, we manufactured a conduit for peripheral nerve regeneration using a novel biodegradable hydrogel we patented that is oxidized polyvinyl alcohol (OxPVA). Thus, its characteristics were compared with neat polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and silk-fibroin (SF) conduits, through in vitro and in vivo analysis...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330037/sustained-delivery-of-glial-cell-derived-neurotrophic-factors-in-collagen-conduits-for-facial-nerve-regeneration
#4
Fukai Ma, Feng Xu, Ronggang Li, Yongtao Zheng, Fan Wang, Naili Wei, Junjie Zhong, Qisheng Tang, Tongming Zhu, Zhifu Wang, Jianhong Zhu
Facial nerve injury caused by traffic accidents or operations may reduce the quality of life in patients, and recovery following the injury presents unique clinical challenges. Glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is important in nerve regeneration; however, soluble GDNF rapidly diffuses into body fluids, making it difficult to achieve therapeutic efficacy. In this work, we developed a rat tail derived collagen conduit to connect nerve defects in a simple and safe manner. GDNF was immobilized in the collagen conduits via chemical conjugation to enable controlled release of GDNF...
January 9, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329332/co-delivery-of-a-laminin-111-supplemented-hyaluronic-acid-based-hydrogel-with-minced-muscle-graft-in-the-treatment-of-volumetric-muscle-loss-injury
#5
Stephen M Goldman, Beth E P Henderson, Thomas J Walters, Benjamin T Corona
Minced muscle autografting mediates de novo myofiber regeneration and promotes partial recovery of neuromuscular strength after volumetric muscle loss injury (VML). A major limitation of this approach is the availability of sufficient donor tissue for the treatment of relatively large VMLs without inducing donor site morbidity. This study evaluated a laminin-111 supplemented hyaluronic acid based hydrogel (HA+LMN) as a putative myoconductive scaffolding to be co-delivered with minced muscle grafts. In a rat tibialis anterior muscle VML model, delivery of a reduced dose of minced muscle graft (50% of VML defect) within HA+LMN resulted in a 42% improvement of peak tetanic torque production over unrepaired VML affected limbs...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327146/mid-term-outcome-of-100-consecutive-ross-procedures-excellent-survival-but-yet-to-be-a-cure
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Corina Zimmermann, Christine Attenhofer Jost, René Prêtre, Christoph Mueller, Matthias Greutmann, Burkhardt Seifert, Emanuela Valsangiacomo Büchel, Oliver Kretschmar, Hitendu Hasmukhlal Dave, Roland Weber
The Ross procedure offers excellent short-term outcome but the long-term durability is under debate. Reinterventions and follow-up of 100 consecutive patients undergoing Ross Procedure at our centre (1993-2011) were analysed. Follow-up was available for 96 patients (97%) with a median duration of 5.3 (0.1-17.1) years. Median age of the patient cohort was 15.2 (0.04-58.4) years with 76 males. 93% had underlying congenital aortic stenosis. Root replacement technique was applied in all. The most common valved conduits used for reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract were homografts (66 patients) and bovine jugular vein (ContegraR) graft (31 patients)...
January 12, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325887/stiffness-and-strength-of-cranioplastic-implant-systems-in-comparison-to-cranial-bone
#7
Johan Persson, Benedikt Helgason, Håkan Engqvist, Stephen J Ferguson, Cecilia Persson
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate skull replacement options after decompressive craniectomy by systematically investigating which combination of geometrical properties and material selection would result in a mechanical response comparable in stiffness to that of native skull bone and a strength as high or higher than the same. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted using a Finite Element Model of the top part of a human skull. Native skull bone, autografts and commercial implants made of PEEK, solid titanium, two titanium meshes and a titanium-ceramic composite were modeled under a set load to evaluate deformation and maximum stress...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319735/tibial-tunnel-enlargement-and-joint-instability-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-prospective-comparison-between-autograft-and-allograft
#8
Qiang Zhang, Guangliang Hao, Mingyong Gu, Xuecheng Cao
PURPOSE: To investigate tibial tunnel widening and knee instability after ACL reconstruction with hamstring autograft or irradiated soft tissue allograft. METHODS: Eight-two patients were divided into two groups: autograft group and allograft group. Radiographic and clinical evaluations were performed. RESULTS: Seventy patients were followed up with median of 36.3 months (range 36-38 months). Tibial tunnel widening was at or greater than 30% for nine patients in the autograft group and 15 patients in the allograft group (P = 0...
December 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318179/preoperative-ultrasonography-is-unreliable-in-predicting-hamstring-tendon-graft-diameter-for-acl-reconstruction
#9
Amit M Momaya, Clint Beicker, Paul Siffri, Michael J Kissenberth, Jeffrey Backes, Lane Bailey, Gabriel J Rulewicz, Jennifer M Mercuri, E Carlisle Shealy, John M Tokish, Charles A Thigpen
Background: Hamstring autograft size <8 mm has been shown to be a predictor for failure after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The ability to predict graft size preoperatively is helpful in counseling patients about the possible need for graft augmentation. Purpose: To determine whether preoperative ultrasound (US) measurements of hamstring tendons can predict intraoperative graft diameter during ACL reconstruction. Study Design: Cohort study (diagnosis); Level of evidence, 2...
January 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317260/growth-factor-delivery-strategies-for-rotator-cuff-repair-and-regeneration
#10
Anupama Prabhath, Varadraj N Vernekar, Enid Sanchez, Cato T Laurencin
The high incidence of degenerative tears and prevalence of retears (20-95%) after surgical repair makes rotator cuff injuries a significant health problem. This high retear rate is attributed to the failure of the repaired tissue to regenerate the native tendon-to-bone insertion (enthesis). Biological augmentation of surgical repair such as autografts, allografts, and xenografts are confounded by donor site morbidity, immunogenicity, and disease transmission, respectively. In contrast, these risks may be alleviated via growth factor therapy, which can actively influence the healing environment to promote functional repair...
January 6, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315828/a-collagen-coated-pga-conduit-for-interpositional-jump-graft-with-end-to-side-neurorrhaphy-for-treating-facial-nerve-paralysis-in-rat
#11
Yosuke Niimi, Hajime Matsumine, Yuichi Takeuchi, Hironobu Osaki, Satoshi Tsunoda, Mariko Miyata, Masayuki Yamato, Hiroyuki Sakurai
PURPOSE: This study investigated the potential of collagen-coated polyglycolic acid (PGA) tube with interpositional jump graft (IPJG) in rat. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 16 Lewis rats were used in this study. Facial nerve paralysis was created by ligating facial nerve trunk with a ligature clip. The rats were divided into 3 groups. Nerve conduit group (n = 6) were treated by IPJG with collagen-coated PGA tubes between the facial nerve trunks and the hypoglossal nerves...
January 8, 2018: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312850/anterolateral-rotatory-instability-in-vivo-correlates-tunnel-position-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-bone-patellar-tendon-bone-graft
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Yasutaka Tashiro, Ken Okazaki, Koji Murakami, Hirokazu Matsubara, Kanji Osaki, Yukihide Iwamoto, Yasuharu Nakashima
AIM: To quantitatively assess rotatory and anterior-posterior instability in vivo after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using bone-patellar tendon-bone (BTB) autografts, and to clarify the influence of tunnel positions on the knee stability. METHODS: Single-bundle ACL reconstruction with BTB autograft was performed on 50 patients with a mean age of 28 years using the trans-tibial (TT) (n = 20) and trans-portal (TP) (n = 30) techniques. Femoral and tibial tunnel positions were identified from the high-resolution 3D-CT bone models two weeks after surgery...
December 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311710/a-wnt-protein-therapeutic-improves-the-bone-forming-capacity-of-autografts-from-aged-animals
#13
Tao Chen, Jingtao Li, Luis A Córdova, Bo Liu, Sylvain Mouraret, Qiang Sun, Benjamin Salmon, Jill Helms
Autografts tend to be unreliable in older patients. Some of these age-related skeletal changes appear to be attributable to a decline in endogenous WNT signaling. We used a functional in vivo transplantation assay to demonstrate that the bone-forming capacity of an autograft can be traced back to a Wnt-responsive cell population associated with the mineralized bone matrix fraction of a bone graft. Micro-CT imaging, flow cytometry and quantitative analyses demonstrate that this mineralized fraction declines with age, along with a waning in endogenous Wnt signaling; together these factors contribute to the age-related deterioration in autograft efficacy...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307744/combined-autograft-and-bone-cement-for-painful-chondroblastoma-a-case-report
#14
Jae Jung Ryu, Wanlim Kim, Jong Seok Lee, You Keun Kim, Ho Seong Lee, Sang Gyo Seo
Chondroblastomas of the talus can lead to joint collapse and are often treated using curettage and bone grafting. In the present report, we describe the case of a 19-year-old female with a large chondroblastoma of the talus associated with a secondary aneurysmal cyst. We treated the large cartilage lesion, which involved most of the talus, with an iliac bone graft combined with bone cement to fill the large bone defect and preserve the subchondral bone of the articular surface of the dome of the talus.
January 4, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306259/effects-of-n-acetylcysteine-on-ovarian-tissue-autografted-intogranulation-tissue-compared-to-back-muscle-in-rats
#15
Farideh Danehpoya, Mojtaba Karimipour, Masoumeh Zirak Javanmard, Bagher Pourheydar
Background/aim: Ovarian transplantation can preserve fertility in cancer patients. The aim of this study was to compare ovarian transplantation into granulation tissue (GT) versus back muscle (BM) sites and also to investigate the effects of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) as an antioxidant on ovarian survival in a rat autograft model.Materials and methods: Twenty-eight adult female rats were divided into four equal groups (n = 7 each) as follows: Group 1, ovarian tissue grafted into GT + saline (GT + saline); Group 2, ovarian tissue grafted into GT + NAC (GT + NAC); Group 3, ovarian tissue grafted into BM + saline (BM + saline); and Group 4, ovarian tissue grafted into BM + NAC (BM + NAC)...
December 19, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306231/the-efficacy-of-in-situ-local-autograft-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-surgery-a-comparison-of-three-different-grafting-methods
#16
Metin Işık, Hacı Mustafa Özdemir, Abdurrahman Sakaoğulları, Bertan Cengiz, Nevres Hürriyet Aydoğan
Background/aim: This study was performed to show the efficacy of in situ local autograft with a comparison of in situ local autograft, local autograft with allograft, and local autograft with posterior iliac crest autograft.Materials and methods: In this prospective randomized study, a total of 65 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients were separated into 3 groups: Group 1 using local autograft and allograft, Group 2 using local autograft only, and Group 3 using local autograft and posterior iliac crest autograft...
December 19, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305147/repair-of-a-quadricuspid-autograft
#17
Irem Karliova, Andreas Hagendorff, Ahmad Shalabi, Ulrich Schneider, Hans-Joachim Schäfers
Aortic valve replacement using a pulmonary autograft is an accepted option in children and young patients. The use of a pulmonary valve with congenital anomaly as autograft is controversial. We describe a case in which a quadricuspid pulmonary valve was used as autograft in childhood. The patient presented with severe regurgitation 13 years later. Repair was performed with stabilization of the root and cusp prolapse correction, leading to normalized valve function. Despite concerns over the long term durability of an anomalous pulmonary valve as autograft good mid- to long-term results can be achieved...
January 2, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305098/is-clavicular-reconstruction-imperative-for-total-and-subtotal-claviculectomy-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
Yu Chen, Xiuchun Yu, Weimin Huang, Bing Wang
BACKGROUND: The effects of clavicular reconstruction on total and subtotal claviculectomy are controversial. The aim of this study is to disclose the impact of clavicular reconstruction on the efficacy of this rare surgical procedure. METHODS: This is a systematic review of multiple medical databases for level I through IV evidence. RESULTS: Eleven studies (level IV) with a mean follow-up duration of 53 months (range, 12-156 months) met the inclusion criteria...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304966/editorial-commentary-osteochondral-autograft-transplantation-for-treatment-of-spontaneous-osteonecrosis-of-the-medial-femoral-condyle
#19
EDITORIAL
Jüri-Toomas Kartus
Osteochondral autograft transplantation together with high tibial osteotomy is a successful treatment of spontaneous osteonecrosis of the medial femoral condyle independent of lesion size.
January 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304956/editorial-commentary-superior-capsule-reconstruction-with-dermal-allograft-effective-marketing-or-the-real-deal
#20
EDITORIAL
Timothy S Leroux
The young patient with a massive, irreparable rotator cuff tear is a challenging problem. Not only is this patient population demanding, but of the few surgical options that exist to manage this problem, each have their own unique limitations; as such, the orthopaedic community continues to search for a treatment that maximizes outcome and durability, while minimizing risk and preserving the native shoulder. Over the past few years, there has been considerable interest in a new surgical technique: the superior capsule reconstruction (SCR)...
January 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
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