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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932332/the-anterolateral-capsule-of-the-knee-behaves-like-a-sheet-of-fibrous-tissue
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Daniel Guenther, Amir A Rahnemai-Azar, Kevin M Bell, Sebastián Irarrázaval, Freddie H Fu, Volker Musahl, Richard E Debski
BACKGROUND: The function of the anterolateral capsule of the knee has not been clearly defined. However, the contribution of this region of the capsule to knee stability in comparison with other anterolateral structures can be determined by the relative force that each structure carries during loading of the knee. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to determine the forces in the anterolateral structures of the intact and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-deficient knee in response to an anterior tibial load and internal tibial torque...
December 8, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929701/effect-of-serum-and-platelet-rich-plasma-on-human-early-or-advanced-degenerative-meniscus-cells
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Undine Freymann, Lucia Degrassi, Jan Philipp Krüger, Sebastian Metzlaff, Michaela Endres, Wolf Petersen
PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the migratory, proliferating & extracellular matrix (ECM) forming effect of human serum (HS) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on meniscus cells derived from human knees with early or advanced degenerative changes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medial menisci from knees with early degenerative changes (n=5; mean Kellgren score of 1) undergoing arthroscopic meniscal surgery and advanced degenerative changes (n=5; mean Kellgren score of 4) undergoing total knee replacement were collected...
December 8, 2016: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928740/anatomical-study-comparing-the-human-sheep-and-pig-knee-meniscus
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Talal Takroni, Leila Laouar, Adetola Adesida, Janet A W Elliott, Nadr M Jomha
BACKGROUND: Animal models are commonly used in investigating new treatment options for knee joint injuries including injuries to the meniscus. The reliability and applicability of these models to replicate findings in humans depends on determining the most suitable animal proxy. Therefore, this study was designed to compare the wet weight, volume and dimensions of the human meniscus with two commonly used animal models: sheep and pig. METHODS: Human menisci (n = 6 pairs) were obtained from the knee joints of cadaveric male donors...
December 2016: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925477/relevance-of-meniscal-cell-regional-phenotype-to-tissue-engineering
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Shawn P Grogan, Chantal Pauli, Martin K Lotz, Darryl D D'Lima
PURPOSE: Meniscus contains heterogeneous populations of cells that have not been fully characterized. Cell phenotype is often lost during culture; however, culture expansion is typically required for tissue engineering. We examined and compared cell surface molecule expression levels on human meniscus cells from the vascular and avascular regions and articular chondrocytes while documenting changes during culture-induced dedifferentiation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Expression of 16 different surface molecules were examined by flow cytometry after monolayer culture for 24 h, 1 week, and 2 weeks...
December 7, 2016: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925474/fiber-development-and-matrix-production-in-tissue-engineered-menisci-using-bovine-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-fibrochondrocytes
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Mary Clare McCorry, Lawrence J Bonassar
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been investigated with promising results for meniscus healing and tissue engineering. While MSCs are known to contribute to ECM production, less is known about how MSCs produce and align large organized fibers for application to tissue engineering the meniscus. The goal of this study was to investigate the capability of MSCs to produce and organize extracellular matrix molecules compared to meniscal fibrochondrocytes (FCCs). Bovine FCCs and MSCs were encapsulated in an anatomically accurate collagen meniscus using mono-culture and co-culture of each cell type...
December 7, 2016: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923320/3d-co-culture-model-to-analyze-the-crosstalk-between-endothelial-and-smooth-muscle-cells
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Minu Karthika Ganesan, Richard Finsterwalder, Heide Leb, Ulrike Resch, Karin Neumüller, Rainer de Martin, Peter Petzelbauer
The response of blood vessels to physiological and pathological stimuli partly depends on the crosstalk between endothelial cells (EC) lining the luminal side and smooth muscle cells (SMC) building the inner part of the vascular wall. Thus, the in vitro analysis of the pathophysiology of blood vessels requires co-culture systems of EC and SMC. We have developed and validated a modified 3D sandwich co-culture (3D SW-CC) of EC and SMC employing open µ-Slides with a thin glass bottom allowing direct imaging. The culture dish comprises of an intermediate plate to minimize the meniscus resulting in homogenous cell distribution...
December 6, 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919916/posterior-meniscal-root-repairs-outcomes-of-an-anatomic-transtibial-pull-out-technique
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Robert F LaPrade, Lauren M Matheny, Samuel G Moulton, Evan W James, Chase S Dean
BACKGROUND: Outcomes after transtibial pull-out repair for posterior meniscal root tears remain underreported, and factors that may affect outcomes are unknown. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to compare patient-centered outcomes after transtibial pull-out repair for posterior root tears in patients <50 and ≥50 years of age. We hypothesized that improvement in function and activity level at minimum 2-year follow-up would be similar among patients <50 years of age compared with patients ≥50 years and among patients undergoing medial versus lateral root repairs...
December 5, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918596/degeneration-in-acl-injured-knees-with-and-without-reconstruction-in-relation-to-muscle-size-and-fat-content-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
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Pia M Jungmann, Thomas Baum, Michael C Nevitt, Lorenzo Nardo, Alexandra S Gersing, Nancy E Lane, Charles E McCulloch, Ernst J Rummeny, Thomas M Link
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) injuries represent a major risk factor for early osteoarthritis (OA). PURPOSE: To evaluate the prevalence and 4-year progression of knee OA measured with 3T MR-imaging in individuals with ruptured, reconstructed or normal ACL and to assess the impact of thigh muscle characteristics. METHODS: A total of 54 knees (23/54 male, 31/54 female) were recruited from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI). At baseline, 15/54 subjects had prevalent ACL ruptures and 15/54 subjects had prevalent ACL reconstruction (24/54 normal ACL)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918314/a-mouse-model-for-chronic-pain-induced-increase-in-ethanol-consumption
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Ryan K Butler, Darin J Knapp, Veronica Ulici, Lara Longobardi, Richard F Loeser, George R Breese
Chronic pain conditions are often co-morbid with alcohol abuse. "Self-medication" with alcohol introduces a host of problems associated with the abuse of alcohol which over time has the potential of exacerbating the painful condition. Despite the prevalence of chronic pain being associated with alcohol abuse, rodent models which mimic the co-morbid conditions are lacking. In the present study, we model osteoarthritis (OA) in C57BL/6J mice by surgically destabilizing the medial meniscus (DMM). Sham operated mice served as controls...
November 30, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916187/editorial-commentary-which-factors-influence-osteoarthritic-progression-after-meniscal-allograft-transplantation
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EDITORIAL
Shinichi Yoshiya
In a recent article, the authors conducted radiologic follow-up evaluation for knees that had undergone isolated meniscal allograft transplantation. Postoperative osteoarthritic progression was observed in 45% of the knees. Among the demographic and clinical characteristics, medial meniscus allograft transplantation was identified as a significant risk factor for osteoarthritic progression. However, we still do not know whether meniscal allograft transplantation can prevent or retard the subsequent progression of osteoarthritis...
December 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914838/lacrimal-gland-involvement-in-blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus-inversus-syndrome
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Ana Filipa Duarte, Patricia M S Akaishi, Greice A de Molfetta, Salomão Chodraui-Filho, Murilo Cintra, Alcina Toscano, Wilson Araujo Silva, Antonio A V Cruz
PURPOSE: To describe the involvement of the lacrimal gland (LG) in blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES). DESIGN: Observational, cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-one patients with BPES (10 female, 11 male) aged on average 15 years (range, 2-39 years), from 3 Brazilian medical centers and 1 Portuguese medical center. METHODS: Patients had their ocular surface evaluated with slit-lamp biomicroscopy, and tear production quantified with the Schirmer test I...
November 30, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911285/the-relation-between-chondromalacia-patella-and-meniscal-tear-and-the-sulcus-angle-trochlear-depth-ratio-as-a-powerful-predictor
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Hatice Resorlu, Coskun Zateri, Gurdal Nusran, Ferdi Goksel, Nilufer Aylanc
PURPOSE: To investigate the relation between chondromalacia patella and the sulcus angle/trochlear depth ratio as a marker of trochlear morphology. In addition, we also planned to show the relationship between meniscus damage, subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness as a marker of obesity, patellar tilt angle and chondromalacia patella. METHODS: Patients with trauma, rheumatologic disease, a history of knee surgery and patellar variations such as patella alba and patella baja were excluded...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910916/measuring-the-coefficient-of-friction-of-a-small-floating-liquid-marble
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Chin Hong Ooi, Anh Van Nguyen, Geoffrey M Evans, Dzung Viet Dao, Nam-Trung Nguyen
This paper investigates the friction coefficient of a moving liquid marble, a small liquid droplet coated with hydrophobic powder and floating on another liquid surface. A floating marble can easily move across water surface due to the low friction, allowing for the transport of aqueous solutions with minimal energy input. However, the motion of a floating marble has yet to be systematically characterised due to the lack of insight into key parameters such as the coefficient of friction between the floating marble and the carrier liquid...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909660/osteochondral-proximal-tibial-and-lateral-meniscal-allograft-transplant
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Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, Andrew P Dold, Daniel J Kaplan, David J Fralinger, Laith Jazrawi
Knee pain in young, active patients with meniscus-deficient knees and articular cartilage damage can present a challenge to treatment. Meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) has shown good clinical results as treatment for meniscus deficiency; however, worse outcomes have been observed in patients with significant chondral damage. The development of chondral restorative techniques such as osteochondral allograft transplantation (OCA) has expanded the population of patients who may benefit from MAT. We present a case of proximal tibial osteochondral and lateral meniscal allograft transplant...
October 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904597/where-does-magnetic-resonance-imaging-stand-in-the-diagnosis-of-knee-injuries
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Shirvan Rastegar, Mahdi Motififard, Amin Nemati, Naeime-Sadat Hosseini, Mohammad Ali Tahririan, Sayyed Alireza Rozati, Mahdi Sepiani, Mehdi Moezi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis of knee injuries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-eight consecutive patients were enrolled in the study. In all patients, MRI and arthroscopy were performed and the results were compared. RESULTS: MRI was most sensitive in the detection of medial meniscus injuries, and the highest specificity and negative predictive value (NPV) were found in the detection of posterior cruciate ligament injuries...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902639/air-tamponade-combined-with-nonsupine-positioning-in-macular-hole-surgery-for-pseudophakic-eyes
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Vegard A Forsaa, Jørgen Krohn
PURPOSE: To investigate the closure rate of primary full-thickness macular hole, following intraocular air tamponade combined with a nonsupine positioning regimen. METHODS: A prospective study of patients with full-thickness macular hole, who underwent pars plana vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane peeling and intraocular air tamponade followed by 3 days of nonsupine positioning. Outcome measures were primary full-thickness macular hole closure and improvement in best-corrected visual acuity after 6 months...
November 29, 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899354/collagenous-ultrastructure-of-the-discoid-meniscus-a-transmission-electron-microscopy-study
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Young-Hee Choi, Young-Jin Seo, Jong Mun Ha, Koo Hyun Jung, Jeehyoung Kim, Si Young Song
BACKGROUND: The collagen ultrastructure of the discoid lateral meniscus (DLM) has not been precisely defined. PURPOSE: To investigate the ultrastructure of the DLM, focusing on its collagen fibers, and to compare the collagen net architecture between intact and torn DLMs using the Collagen Meniscal Architecture (CMA) scoring system. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study. METHODS: Thirty specimens were taken from 30 patients with a diagnosis of a complete DLM using a 1-piece technique...
November 29, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898233/hyaluronan-stimulates-chondrogenic-gene-expression-in-human-meniscus-cells
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Takaaki Tanaka, Takayuki Furumatsu, Shinichi Miyazawa, Masataka Fujii, Hiroto Inoue, Yuya Kodama, Toshifumi Ozaki
: Purpose/Aim of the Study: Inner meniscus cells have a chondrocytic phenotype, whereas outer meniscus cells have a fibroblastic phenotype. In this study, we examined the effect of hyaluronan on chondrocytic gene expression in human meniscus cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human meniscus cells were prepared from macroscopically intact lateral meniscus. Inner and outer meniscus cells were obtained from the inner and outer halves of the meniscus. The cells were stimulated with hyaluronan diluted in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium without serum to the desired concentration (0, 10, 100, and 1000 μg/mL) for 2-7 days...
November 29, 2016: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897156/quantitative-evaluation-of-the-mechanical-risks-caused-by-focal-cartilage-defects-in-the-knee
#19
Mikko S Venäläinen, Mika E Mononen, Jari Salo, Lasse P Räsänen, Jukka S Jurvelin, Juha Töyräs, Tuomas Virén, Rami K Korhonen
Focal cartilage lesions can proceed to severe osteoarthritis or remain unaltered even for years. A method to identify high risk defects would be of utmost importance to guide clinical decision making and to identify the patients that are at the highest risk for the onset and progression of osteoarthritis. Based on cone beam computed tomography arthrography, we present a novel computational model for evaluating changes in local mechanical responses around cartilage defects. Our model, based on data obtained from a human knee in vivo, demonstrated that the most substantial alterations around the defect, as compared to the intact tissue, were observed in minimum principal (compressive) strains and shear strains...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895039/region-specific-effect-of-the-decellularized-meniscus-extracellular-matrix-on-mesenchymal-stem-cell-based-meniscus-tissue-engineering
#20
Kazunori Shimomura, Benjamin B Rothrauff, Rocky S Tuan
BACKGROUND: The meniscus is the most commonly injured knee structure, and surgical repair is often ineffective. Tissue engineering-based repair or regeneration may provide a needed solution. Decellularized, tissue-derived extracellular matrices (ECMs) have received attention for their potential use as tissue-engineered scaffolds. In considering meniscus-derived ECMs (mECMs) for meniscus tissue engineering, it is noteworthy that the inner and outer regions of the meniscus have different structural and biochemical features, potentially directing the differentiation of cells toward region-specific phenotypes...
November 28, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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