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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437755/an-in-vitro-study-of-cartilage-meniscus-tribology-to-understand-the-changes-caused-by-a-meniscus-implant
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Sara Ehsani Majd, Aditya Iman Rizqy, Hans J Kaper, Tannin A Schmidt, Roel Kuijer, Prashant K Sharma
Active lifestyles increase the risk of meniscal injury. A permanent meniscus implant of polycarbonate urethane (PCU) is a promising treatment to postpone/prevent total knee arthroplasty. Study of the changes in articular cartilage tribology in the presence of PCU is essential in developing the optimum meniscus implant. Therefore, a cartilage-meniscus reciprocating, sliding model was developed in vitro, mimicking the stance and swing phases of the gait cycle. The meniscus was further replaced with PCU and surface-modified PCUs (with C18 chains, mono-functional polydimethylsiloxane groups and mono-functional polytetrafluoroethylene groups) to study the changes...
April 18, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434217/bilateral-hypoplasia-of-the-medial-and-lateral-menisci
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Yoon-Seok Youm, Sung-Do Cho, Hye-Yong Cho, Tae-Wook Kang
Hypoplasia of the meniscus is a very rare congenital abnormality, with only a few cases reported to date. A 9-year-old girl visited our hospital due to lateral knee pain following a hyperextension injury to the left knee. Magnetic resonance imaging showed hypoplasia of the medial and lateral menisci, as well as a posterior horn tear of the lateral meniscus, in both knee joints. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a patient with hypoplasia of the medial and lateral menisci in both knee joints.
April 25, 2017: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433391/mechanisms-of-anterior-posterior-stability-of-the-knee-joint-under-load-bearing
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Ryan J Reynolds, Peter S Walker, John Buza
The anterior-posterior (AP) stability of the knee is an important aspect of functional performance. Studies have shown that the stability increases when compressive loads are applied, as indicated by reduced laxity, but the mechanism has not been fully explained. A test rig was designed which applied combinations of AP shear and compressive forces, and measured the AP displacements relative to the neutral position. Five knees were evaluated at compressive loads of 0, 250, 500, and 750N, with the knee at 15° flexion...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433348/the-influence-of-polyethylene-bearing-thickness-on-the-tibiofemoral-kinematics-of-a-bicruciate-retaining-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Geert Peersman, Josh Slane, Margo Dirckx, Arne Vandevyver, Philipp Dworschak, Thomas J Heyse, Lennart Scheys
BACKGROUND: The recently reintroduced bicruciate retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty (BCR TKA) is an effort to reproduce kinematics closer to the native knee. However, there is no data on appropriate balancing with this implant. Balancing is crucial and challenging as medial and lateral polyethylene (PE) inlays are modular, which allows for placement of different thicknesses in the medial and lateral compartments. This study aimed at providing a detailed kinematic view on balancing BCR TKA...
April 19, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432504/3t-mri-of-the-knee-with-optimised-isotropic-3d-sequences-accurate-delineation-of-intra-articular-pathology-without-prolonged-acquisition-times
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Osamah M Abdulaal, Louise Rainford, Peter MacMahon, Eoin Kavanagh, Marie Galligan, James Cashman, Allison McGee
OBJECTIVES: To investigate optimised isotropic 3D turbo spin echo (TSE) and gradient echo (GRE)-based pulse sequences for visualisation of articular cartilage lesions within the knee joint. METHODS: Optimisation of experimental imaging sequences was completed using healthy volunteers (n=16) with a 3-Tesla (3T) MRI scanner. Imaging of patients with knee cartilage abnormalities (n=57) was then performed. Acquired sequences included 3D proton density-weighted (PDW) TSE (SPACE) with and without fat-suppression (FS), and T2*W GRE (TrueFISP) sequences, with acquisition times of 6:51, 6:32 and 5:35 min, respectively...
April 21, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425824/isolated-acl-versus-multiple-knee-ligament-injury-associations-with-patient-characteristics-cartilage-status-and-meniscal-tears-identified-during-acl-reconstruction
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Ronald W B Wyatt, Maria C S Inacio, Kate D Bellevue, Alan L Schepps, Gregory B Maletis
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to determine (1) if patients undergoing reconstruction of an isolated anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear had different characteristics (age, gender, body mass index [BMI]) than patients undergoing ACL reconstruction (ACLR) with multiple knee ligament (MKL) tears and (2) whether there was a difference in prevalence of articular cartilage injury and meniscus tears between these two groups. METHODS: Patients undergoing primary ACLR between February 2005 and September 2013 were identified through an ACLR registry...
April 20, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425757/the-prevalence-and-characteristics-of-a-subcortical-cystic-lesion-at-the-subspinous-region-of-the-knee
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Ji Ye Son, Young Cheol Yoon, Wook Jin, Jang Gyu Cha
Background Although we observed that subcortical cysts near the attachment of the meniscus or cruciate ligaments are frequently seen with a tear or degeneration of the adjacent meniscus and/or cruciate ligament, there is no large study describing the prevalence, distribution, and associated findings of these cysts. Purpose To evaluate the prevalence and distribution of subcortical cysts near the attachments of the meniscus or cruciate ligaments and evaluate pathologies of the meniscus or cruciate ligaments using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420447/ck2-1-a-bone-morphogenetic-protein-receptor-type-ia-mimetic-peptide-repairs-cartilage-in-mice-with-destabilized-medial-meniscus
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Hemanth Akkiraju, Padma Pradeepa Srinivasan, Xian Xu, Xinqiao Jia, Catherine B Kirn Safran, Anja Nohe
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee involves degeneration of articular cartilage of the diarthrodial joints. Current treatment options temporarily relieve the joint pain but do not restore the lost cartilage. We recently designed a novel bone morphogenetic protein receptor type I (BMPRI) mimetic peptide, CK2.1, that activates BMPRIa signaling in the absence of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP). Our previous research demonstrated that CK2.1 induced chondrogenesis in vitro and in vivo; however, it is unknown if CK2...
April 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416188/a-giraffe-neck-sign-of-the-medial-meniscus-a-characteristic-finding-of-the-medial-meniscus-posterior-root-tear-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Takayuki Furumatsu, Masataka Fujii, Yuya Kodama, Toshifumi Ozaki
BACKGROUND: The posterior root ligament of the medial meniscus (MM) has a critical role in regulating the MM movement. An accurate diagnosis of the MM posterior root tear (MMPRT) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is important for preventing sequential osteoarthritis following the MMPRT. However, diagnosis of the MMPRT is relatively difficult even after using several characteristic MRI findings. The aim of this study was to identify a useful meniscal body sign of the MMPRT for improving diagnostic MRI reading...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413859/meniscus-articular-cartilage-and-nucleus-pulposus-a-comparative-review-of-cartilage-like-tissues-in-anatomy-development-and-function
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REVIEW
Song Chen, Peiliang Fu, Haishan Wu, Ming Pei
The degradation of cartilage in the human body is impacted by aging, disease, genetic predisposition and continued insults resulting from daily activity. The burden of cartilage defects (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, intervertebral disc damage, knee replacement surgeries, etc.) is daunting in light of substantial economic and social stresses. This review strives to broaden the scope of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering approaches used for cartilage repair by comparing and contrasting the anatomical and functional nature of the meniscus, articular cartilage (AC) and nucleus pulposus (NP)...
April 17, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409107/a-transosseous-bone-bridge-repair-for-posterior-horn-meniscal-root-tears-during-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Jonathan M Frank, Daniel J Liechti, Jack Anavian, Thomas R Hackett
Meniscal root tears occur in isolation or concurrently with ligamentous knee injury and cause significantly altered knee mechanics with the loss of normal meniscus hoop stress. This loss of normal meniscus function can result in abnormal knee kinematics and, subsequently, more rapid degenerative changes of the knee articular surface. In the setting of anterior cruciate ligament tear, the posterolateral meniscus root is most commonly damaged. Several techniques exist for meniscus root repair; however, none have been shown to be clearly superior...
February 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407360/the-anterolateral-ligament-a-cadaveric-study-in-foetuses
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Ainhoa Nekane Toro-Ibarguen, Juan Pretell-Mazzini, Elena Pérez, Isabel Pedrajas, Juan Miguel Cano-Egea, Jose Ramón Sanudo
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to determine the presence and morphology of the anterolateral ligament (ALL) of the knee in a sample of fetuses. We hypothesized that the ALL is present in sample fetuses and its origin is not related to repetitive stresses throughout life. MATERIAL & METHODS: Forty fresh-frozen knees from cadaveric fetuses were dissected using a standard technique. The ALL and other structures in the anterolateral compartment of the knee were identified...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406879/physical-examination-of-the-knee-meniscus-cartilage-and-patellofemoral-conditions
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Robert D Bronstein, Joseph C Schaffer
The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints in the body. Its superficial anatomy enables diagnosis of the injury through a thorough history and physical examination. Examination techniques for the knee described decades ago are still useful, as are more recently developed tests. Proper use of these techniques requires understanding of the anatomy and biomechanical principles of the knee as well as the pathophysiology of the injuries, including tears to the menisci and extensor mechanism, patellofemoral conditions, and osteochondritis dissecans...
May 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400662/early-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-can-save-meniscus-without-any-complications
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Chang-Ik Hur, Eun-Kyoo Song, Sung-Kyu Kim, Seung-Hun Lee, Jong-Keun Seon
BACKGROUND: Early ACL reconstruction, before retuning to activity eliminates recurrent episodes of instability and thereby decreases chances of meniscal and cartilage injury. However, there are no clear and uniform guidelines regarding the timing of ACL reconstruction or clarity in the definition of early and delayed reconstruction to reduce the complications after reconstruction in the ACL injured knee. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcome, stability, muscle power, and postural control after early and delayed anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397004/the-frequency-of-cartilage-lesions-in-non-injured-knees-with-symptomatic-meniscus-tears-results-from-an-arthroscopic-and-nir-near-infrared-spectroscopic-investigation
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Gunter Spahn, Holger Plettenberg, Martin Hoffmann, Holm-Torsten Klemm, Christoph Brochhausen-Delius, Gunther O Hofmann
INTRODUCTION: Are symptomatic tear injuries to the menisci of the knee frequently or always associated with cartilage damage to the corresponding articular surfaces and other joint surfaces, respectively? METHODS: A total of 137 patients (medial n = 127; lateral n = 10) underwent a meniscus resection. These patients showed no signs of a clear radiographic arthrosis and no MRI-detectable cartilage lesions > grade II. Traumatic injury was ruled out with a thorough medical history...
April 10, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383764/risk-factors-for-radiographic-joint-space-narrowing-and-patient-reported-outcomes-of-post-traumatic-osteoarthritis-after-acl-reconstruction-data-from-the-moon-cohort
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Morgan H Jones, Kurt P Spindler
The Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) is an NIH-funded prospective, longitudinal cohort of over 3500 patients who have undergone anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) by 14 sports medicine surgeons at 7 academic medical centers. Patient reported outcome questionnaires (PRO's) are completed at baseline and multiple timepoints after surgery, and a nested cohort of patients return for radiographs to assess the development of joint space changes. We review the risk factors for worse patient reported outcomes, the predictors of clinically significant symptoms of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA), and the factors associated with more radiographic joint space narrowing...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380690/chemogenetic-inhibition-of-pain-neurons-in-a-mouse-model-of-osteoarthritis
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Rachel E Miller, Shingo Ishihara, Bula Bhattacharyya, Ada Delaney, Daniela M Menichella, Richard J Miller, Anne-Marie Malfait
Objective - The purpose of this study was to determine the ability of drugs that activate inhibitory G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) expressed in peripheral NaV 1.8-positive sensory neurons to control osteoarthritis associated pain. Therefore, we used Designer Receptors Exclusively Activated by a Designer Drug (DREADD) technology, which utilizes engineered GPCRs to activate or inhibit neurons upon binding the synthetic ligand, clozapine-N-oxide. Methods -NaV 1.8-Pdi C57BL/6 mice were created to express the inhibitory DREADD receptor, Pdi, in NaV 1...
April 5, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378451/association-between-medial-meniscus-extrusion-and-spontaneous-osteonecrosis-of-the-knee
#18
Tadashi Yasuda, Satoshi Ota, Satoshi Fujita, Eijiro Onishi, Koichi Iwaki, Hiroshi Yamamoto
AIM: Medial meniscus tear has been proposed as a potential etiology of spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee (SONK). Disruption of collagen fibers within the meniscus causes meniscal extrusion, which results in alteration in load distribution in the knee. Our purpose was to determine whether the extent of medial meniscus extrusion correlates with the severity of SONK in the medial femoral condyle. METHODS: Radiological stage of SONK and femorotibial angle (FTA) were determined on knee radiographs...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373943/simplified-arthroscopic-lateral-meniscal-root-repair-involving-the-use-of-2-cinch-loop-sutures
#19
Patrick A Smith, Jordan A Bley
The meniscal root attachments are critical for meniscal function by securing the menisci in place and allowing optimal shock absorption in the knee. Successful meniscal root repair has been shown to restore the knee's tibiofemoral contact pressure to the same state as an intact meniscus. Although there have been multiple different repair techniques described, there is no report in the literature regarding the use of 2 simple cinch-loop sutures for a meniscal root repair. This article presents an arthroscopic lateral meniscal root repair technique involving the use of 2 simple cinch-loop configuration sutures and tibial suture anchor fixation...
February 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355670/update-on-mri-pulse-sequences-for-the-knee-imaging-of-cartilage-meniscus-tendon-and-hardware
#20
Aticha Ariyachaipanich, Won C Bae, Sheronda Statum, Christine B Chung
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is widely used in the clinical setting as well as for research applications. Since its inception, technical development has broadly progressed as a response to challenges in both the clinical and research settings. Higher magnetic field strength and advances in hardware and software have revolutionized the diagnostic potential of MRI and moved well beyond diagnosis to characterization of tissue metabolism, biochemistry, disease pathogenesis, and material property, to name a few...
April 2017: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
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