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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822690/microrna29a-treatment-improves-early-tendon-injury
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Ashlee E Watts, Neal L Millar, Josh Platt, Susan M Kitson, Moeed Akbar, Raquel Rech, Jay Griffin, Roy Pool, Tom Hughes, Iain B McInnes, Derek S Gilchrist
Tendon injuries (tendinopathies) are common in human and equine athletes and characterized by dysregulated collagen matrix, resulting in tendon damage. We have previously demonstrated a functional role for microRNA29a (miR29a) as a post-transcriptional regulator of collagen 3 expression in murine and human tendon injury. Given the translational potential, we designed a randomized, blinded trial to evaluate the potential of a miR29a replacement therapy as a therapeutic option to treat tendinopathy in an equine model that closely mimics human disease...
July 28, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822636/endoscopic-treatment-of-mid-portion-achilles-tendinopathy-a-retrospective-case-series-of-patient-satisfaction-and-functional-outcome-at-a-2-to-8-year-follow-up
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Kim T M Opdam, Thomas P A Baltes, Ruben Zwiers, Jan Joost I Wiegerinck, C Niek van Dijk
PURPOSE: To evaluate the results of endoscopic treatment in patients affected by mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy, by release of the paratenon combined with a resection of the plantaris tendon, regarding patient satisfaction, functional outcome, and pain scores. METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated patients endoscopically treated for mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy between 2000 and 2013. Patient satisfaction, functional outcome, pain scores, and health-related quality of life were measured by the use of a numeric rating scale, the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score, the Victorian Institute of Sport assessment for the Achilles tendon, the numeric rating scale for pain during running and during sports, and the EuroQol 5D (EQ-5D-3L) standardized questionnaire...
August 16, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821728/dynamic-weight-bearing-analysis-is-effective-for-evaluation-of-tendinopathy-using-a-customized-corridor-with-multi-directional-force-sensors-in-a-rat-model
#3
Po-Ting Wu, Chieh-Hsiang Hsu, Fong-Chin Su, I-Ming Jou, Shih-Yao Chen, Chao-Liang Wu, Wei-Ren Su, Li-Chieh Kuo
Few studies discuss kinetic changes in tendinopathy models. We propose a customized corridor to evaluate dynamic weight bearing (DWB) and shearing forces. Sixty rats were randomly given ultrasound-assisted collagenase injections (Collagenase rats) or needle punctures (Control rats) in their left Achilles tendons, and then evaluated 1, 4, and 8 weeks later. The Collagenase rats always had significantly (p < 0.001) higher histopathological and ultrasound feature scores than did the Controls, significantly lower DWB values in the injured than in the right hindlimbs, and compensatorily higher (p < 0...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819185/deletion-of-ep4-in-s100a4-lineage-cells-reduces-scar-tissue-formation-during-early-but-not-later-stages-of-tendon-healing
#4
Jessica E Ackerman, Katherine T Best, Regis J O'Keefe, Alayna E Loiselle
Tendon injuries heal via scar tissue rather than regeneration. This healing response forms adhesions between the flexor tendons in the hand and surrounding tissues, resulting in impaired range of motion and hand function. Mechanistically, inflammation has been strongly linked to adhesion formation, and Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) is associated with both adhesion formation and tendinopathy. In the present study we tested the hypothesis that deletion of the PGE2 receptor EP4 in S100a4-lineage cells would decrease adhesion formation...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811061/surgical-demographics-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-and-cubital-tunnel-syndrome-over-5-years-at-a-single-institution
#5
Dafang Zhang, Jamie E Collins, Brandon E Earp, Philip Blazar
PURPOSE: Carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome are the 2 most common upper-limb compressive neuropathies. However, whether the characteristics of patient populations undergoing surgery for these conditions are similar is unclear in terms of demographics and concomitant pathologies. Our null hypothesis was that there are no identifiable differences between these patient populations. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed by billing system query using Common Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for all patients who underwent open carpal tunnel release (CTR) (CPT code 64721) and/or open cubital tunnel surgery (CPT code 64718) by 1 of 4 hand surgeons from August 2008 to July 2013...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789976/percutaneous-ultrasonic-tenotomy-for-refractory-common-extensor-tendinopathy-following-failed-open-surgical-release-a-report-of-two-cases
#6
Reed C Williams, Adam M Pourcho
Common extensor tendinopathy (CET) is a common painful overuse and degenerative condition of the lateral elbow, affecting an estimated 2 million patients per year. Although many cases resolve with conservative treatment, recalcitrant cases may progress to open surgical intervention. For patients who fail to improve with surgical management, treatment options are extremely limited. In this manuscript, we present two cases of recalcitrant surgically treated CET successfully treated with sonographically guided percutaneous ultrasonic tenotomy (UT) with 1 year follow-up...
August 5, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789628/patellar-tendinopathy-in-young-elite-soccer-clinical-and-sonographical-analysis-of-a-german-elite-soccer-academy
#7
Gerrit Bode, Thorsten Hammer, N Karvouniaris, M J Feucht, L Konstantinidis, N P Südkamp, A Hirschmüller
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of patellar tendinopathy is elevated in elite soccer compared to less explosive sports. While the burden of training hours and load is comparably high in youth elite players (age < 23 years), little is known about the prevalence of patellar tendinopathy at this age. There is only little data available on the influence of age, the amount of training, the position on the field, as well as muscular strength, range of motion, or sonographical findings in this age group...
August 8, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789557/current-concepts-review-update-insertional-achilles-tendinopathy
#8
Ruth L Chimenti, Chris C Cychosz, Mederic M Hall, Phinit Phisitkul
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774247/severe-destructive-tendinopathy-in-the-wrist-due-to-dialysis-related-amyloidosis
#9
Dongmin Kim, In Cheul Choi, Jong Woong Park
Dialysis-related amyloidosis (DRA) is a specific subtype of amyloidosis with several clinical presentations. Herein we report a case of severe destructive tendinopathy around the wrist associated with long-standing hemodialysis (HD). A 63-year-old female patient who had been on regular HD for 23 years suffered from symptoms of pain and a palpable mass around the wrist. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an ill-defined soft tissue mass around the extensor tendons that partially invaded the wrist joint. We performed surgical excision and tenolysis for the mass...
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770401/in-vitro-studies-to-evaluate-the-effect-of-varying-culture-conditions-and-ipl-fluencies-on-tenocyte-activities
#10
Jihad A M Alzyoud, Ilyas M Khan, Sarah G Rees
Tendons are dense, fibrous connective tissues which carry out the essential physiological role of transmitting mechanical forces from skeletal muscle to bone. From a clinical perspective, tendinopathy is very common, both within the sporting arena and amongst the sedentary population. Studies have shown that light therapy may stimulate tendon healing, and more recently, intense pulsed light (IPL) has attracted attention as a potential treatment modality for tendinopathy; however, its mechanism of action and effect on the tendon cells (tenocytes) is poorly understood...
August 3, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761710/differential-expression-of-alarmins-s100a9-il-33-hmgb1-and-hif-1%C3%AE-in-supraspinatus-tendinopathy-before-and-after-treatment
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Michael J Mosca, Andrew J Carr, Sarah J B Snelling, Kim Wheway, Bridget Watkins, Stephanie G Dakin
BACKGROUND: Alarmins, endogenous molecules released on tissue damage have been shown to play an important role in inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions including fracture repair andrheumatoid arthritis. However, the contribution of alarmins to the pathogenesis of tendon disease is not fully understood. METHODS: We investigated expression of alarmin proteins (S100A9, high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) and interleukin-33 (IL-33) and hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α), a subunit of an oxygen sensitive transcription factor, in three cohorts of human supraspinatus tissues: healthy (n=6), painful diseased (n=13) and post-treatment pain-free tendon samples (n=5)...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759287/the-use-of-platelet-rich-plasma-to-treat-chronic-tendinopathies-a-technical-analysis
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Jean-François Kaux, Thibault Emonds-Alt
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is blood plasma with a high concentration of autologous platelets which constitute an immense reservoir of growth factors. The clinical use of PRP is widespread in various medical applications. Although highly popular with athletes, the use of PRP for the treatment of tendinopathies remains scientifically controversial, particularly due to the diversity of products that go by the name of "PRP." To optimize its use, it is important to look at the various stages of obtaining PRP. In this literature review, we take a closer look at eight parameters which may influence the quality of PRP: 1) anticoagulants used to preserve the best platelet function, 2) the speed of centrifugation used to extract the platelets, 3) the platelet concentrations obtained, 4) the impact of the concentration of red and while blood cells on PRP actions, 5) platelet activators encouraging platelet degranulation and, hence, the release of growth factors, and 6) the use or nonuse of local anesthetics when carrying out infiltration...
July 31, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742534/ultrasound-imaging-for-dorsal-ulnar-cutaneous-neuropathy-with-extensor-carpi-ulnaris-tendinopathy
#13
Ke-Vin Chang, Wei-Ting Wu, Levent Özçakar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 25, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740756/sonographic-evaluation-of-the-immediate-effects-of-eccentric-heel-drop-exercise-on-achilles-tendon-and-gastrocnemius-muscle-stiffness-using-shear-wave-elastography
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Wilson K C Leung, K L Chu, Christopher Lai
BACKGROUND: Mechanical loading is crucial for muscle and tendon tissue remodeling. Eccentric heel drop exercise has been proven to be effective in the management of Achilles tendinopathy, yet its induced change in the mechanical property (i.e., stiffness) of the Achilles tendon (AT), medial and lateral gastrocnemius muscles (MG and LG) was unknown. Given that shear wave elastography has emerged as a powerful tool in assessing soft tissue stiffness with promising intra- and inter-operator reliability, the objective of this study was hence to characterize the stiffness of the AT, MG and LG in response to an acute bout of eccentric heel drop exercise...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739444/small-molecule-therapeutics-for-inflammation-associated-chronic-musculoskeletal-degenerative-diseases-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Yangwu Chen, Jiayun Huang, Chenqi Tang, Xiao Chen, Zi Yin, Boon Chin Heng, Weishan Chen, Weiliang Shen
Inflammation-associated chronic musculoskeletal degenerative diseases (ICMDDs) like osteoarthritis and tendinopathy often results in morbidity and disability, with consequent heavy socio-economic burden. Current available therapies such as NSAIDs and glucocorticoid are palliative rather than disease-modifying. Insufficient systematic research data on disease molecular mechanism also makes it difficult to exploit valid therapeutic targets. Small molecules are designed to act on specific signaling pathways and/or mechanisms of cellular physiology and function, and have gradually shown potential for treating ICMDDs...
July 21, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736593/successful-treatment-of-achilles-tendinopathy-with-electroacupuncture-two-cases
#16
Matthew Kendall Hawks
Background: Achilles tendinopathy is a common injury for active patient populations and is challenging to treat. Acupuncture tendon-based therapy was first described in the Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine. In modern times, specific techniques have been described poorly in the literature. The aim of this case report is to describe a new technique of acupuncture for the treatment of Achilles tendinopathy and provide 2 illustrative cases. Cases: Treatments for the 2 patients were performed in a deployed military treatment facility...
June 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727745/evaluation-of-tissue-displacement-and-regional-strain-in-the-achilles-tendon-using-quantitative-high-frequency-ultrasound
#17
Stijn Bogaerts, Catarina De Brito Carvalho, Lennart Scheys, Kaat Desloovere, Jan D'hooge, Frederik Maes, Paul Suetens, Koen Peers
The Achilles tendon has a unique structure-function relationship thanks to its innate hierarchical architecture in combination with the rotational anatomy of the sub-tendons from the triceps surae muscles. Previous research has provided valuable insight in global Achilles tendon mechanics, but limitations with the technique used remain. Furthermore, given the global approach evaluating muscle-tendon junction to insertion, regional differences in tendon mechanical properties might be overlooked. However, recent advancements in the field of ultrasound imaging in combination with speckle tracking have made an intratendinous evaluation possible...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720637/intersection-syndrome-the-subtle-squeak-of-an-overused-wrist
#18
Thomas M Skinner
Patient histories that include wrist pain can be pivotal in the distinction between intersection syndrome (IS) and the more common de Quervain's tenosynovitis (DQT). Presented here is a 26-year-old pregnant woman with a history of rowing who developed left radial/dorsal wrist pain and a rubbing/squeaking sensation. Nine months of conservative DQT therapy and a landmark-guided corticosteroid injection failed to relieve her symptoms. An in-clinic ultrasound showed tenosynovitis at the intersection of the first and second compartments, confirming a diagnosis of IS...
July 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717617/conservative-treatment-for-insertional-achilles-tendinopathy-platelet-rich-plasma-and-focused-shock-waves-a-retrospective-study
#19
Davide Erroi, Matilde Sigona, Tania Suarez, Donatella Trischitta, Antonio Pavan, Maria Chiara Vulpiani, Mario Vetrano
BACKGROUND: Insertional Achilles tendinopathy (IAT) represents a serious challenge for both physiatrists and surgeons. Here we analyse the results obtained by two conservative treatments [platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and focused extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (ESWT)] in physically active patients with IAT. METHODS: During two consecutive periods, 45 consecutive patients with IAT were treated with 3 sessions of ESWT (2400 impulses at 0.17-0.25 mJ/mm(2) per session) (24 cases between September 2011 and July 2013) or with 2 autologous PRP injections over two weeks (21 cases between September 2013 and July 2015)...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717616/topical-polidocanol-application-in-combination-with-static-stretching-in-tendinopathies-a-prospective-pilot-study
#20
Matthias Gatz, Simone Schrading, Timm Dirrichs, Marcel Betsch, Markus Tingart, Björn Rath, Christiane Kuhl, Valentin Quack
BACKGROUND: Highly operator-based injection therapy with vasosclerosing and anesthetic polidocanol is used for tendinopathies. This pilot-study evaluates the topical application of polidocanol gel. METHODS: Prospective case series. 39 patients with tendinopathies (14 Achilles, 14 patella, 11 wrist extensors) with a symptom duration > 6 months were included. Polidocanol and static stretching were the therapy in the first 2 weeks, while static stretching was continuously performed for 6 months...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
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