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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812034/the-influence-of-medical-insurance-on-patient-access-to-orthopaedic-surgery-sports-medicine-appointments-under-the-affordable-care-act
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Daniel H Wiznia, Emmanuel Nwachuku, Alexander Roth, Chang-Yeon Kim, Ameya Save, Nidharshan S Anandasivam, Michael Medvecky, Richard Pelker
BACKGROUND: The goal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was to expand patient access to health care. Since the rollout of the PPACA, Medicaid patients have demonstrated difficulty obtaining appointments in some specialty care settings. PURPOSE: To assess the effect of insurance type (Medicaid and private) on patient access to orthopaedic surgery sports medicine specialists for a semiurgent evaluation of a likely operative bucket-handle meniscus tear...
July 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810626/expression-of-synovial-fluid-biomarkers-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-and-meniscus-injury
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Jian Ding, Xin Niu, Yan Su, Xiaolin Li
In the present study, the levels of synovial fluid biomarkers of patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and those with meniscus injury (MI) were compared to associate the levels of synovial fluid biomarkers with the degree of OA and MI. Synovial fluid samples were obtained from 51 cases with OA and 40 patients with MI. Severity of OA and MI were evaluated using the Kellgren-Lawrence (K-L) classification and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Osteoarthritis Knee Score, respectively. A comparative analysis of the levels of matrix metalloproteinase-13 (MMP-13), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), interleukin (IL)-10, IL-8, IL-6, IL-1, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), as well as collagenase 2 in synovial fluid was made between patients with OA and MI...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809636/-arthroscopic-finding-of-knee-joint-in-relation-to-age-and-its-comparison-with-pre-operative-clinical-finding-a-retrospective-study
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P Látal, K Šimeček, M Kloub
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY In the retrospective study of two South Bohemian centres we present the comparison of pre-operative anamnestic clinical signs in relation to the arthroscopic intraoperative finding. The obtained data is used also to evaluate the arthroscopic finding in relation to age and sex. MATERIAL AND METHODS The arthroscopic findings of patients who underwent surgery in 2013-2014 period (1.1.2013-31.12.2014) at the Department of Trauma Surgery of České Budějovice Hospital, a.s. and in 2014 (1.1...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807034/exosomes-from-embryonic-mesenchymal-stem-cells-alleviate-osteoarthritis-through-balancing-synthesis-and-degradation-of-cartilage-extracellular-matrix
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Yafei Wang, Dongsheng Yu, Zhiming Liu, Fang Zhou, Jun Dai, Bingbing Wu, Jing Zhou, Boon Chin Heng, Xiao Hui Zou, Hongwei Ouyang, Hua Liu
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis (OA) has been widely investigated, but the mechanisms are still unclear. Exosomes that serve as carriers of genetic information have been implicated in many diseases and are known to participate in many physiological processes. Here, we investigate the therapeutic potential of exosomes from human embryonic stem cell-induced mesenchymal stem cells (ESC-MSCs) in alleviating osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Exosomes were harvested from conditioned culture media of ESC-MSCs by a sequential centrifugation process...
August 14, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806096/results-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-patellar-tendon-autografts-objective-factors-associated-with-the-development-of-osteoarthritis-at-20-to-33-years-after-surgery
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K Donald Shelbourne, Rodney W Benner, Tinker Gray
BACKGROUND: Few studies exist that report objective radiographic and physical examination results at >20 years after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. HYPOTHESIS: The risk of osteoarthritis (OA) at >20 years after surgery would be statistically significantly higher if an increased severity of factors was present. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS: Between 1982 and 1994, 1428 knees met the inclusion criteria of being primary ACL surgery, having no existing OA or other ligamentous laxity, and having no known graft tear...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805136/the-ovine-model-for-meniscus-tissue-engineering-considerations-of-anatomy-function-implantation-and-evaluation
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Andrzej Brzezinski, Salim A Ghodbane, Jay M Patel, Barbara A Perry, Charles J Gatt, Michael G Dunn
Meniscus injuries represent one of the most-common intra-articular knee injuries. The current treatment options include meniscectomy and allograft transplantation, both with poor long-term outcomes. Therefore, there is a need for regenerative techniques to restore meniscal function. In order to pre-clinically test scaffolds for meniscus replacement, large-animal models need to be established and standardized. This review establishes the anatomical and compositional similarities between the human and sheep menisci and provides guidance for implantation and evaluation of such devices...
August 12, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803035/bone-tunnel-change-develops-within-two-weeks-of-double-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-hamstring-autograft-a-comparison-of-different-postoperative-immobilization-periods-using-computed-tomography
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Ryo Shimizu, Nobuo Adachi, Minoru Ishifuro, Atsuo Nakamae, Masakazu Ishikawa, Masataka Deie, Mitsuo Ochi
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate bone tunnel changes following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction during the early postoperative period using computed tomography (CT), and to understand the impact of postoperative immobilization on these changes. METHODS: Twenty patients who underwent double-bundle ACL reconstruction using hamstring tendon autografts were included. We subcategorized patients into two groups: patients who underwent isolated ACL reconstruction and had three days of knee immobilization (Group A, n=10); and patients with concomitant meniscus injuries who underwent ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair simultaneously (Group B, n=10) had their knees immobilized for two weeks after surgery...
August 9, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800919/similar-outcomes-after-osteochondral-allograft-transplantation-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-intact-and-reconstructed-knees-a-comparative-matched-group-analysis-with-minimum-2-year-follow-up
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Dean Wang, Claire D Eliasburg, Tim Wang, Ryan R Fader, Francesca R Coxe, Mollyann D Pais, Riley J Williams
PURPOSE: To compare failure rates and clinical outcomes of osteochondral allograft transplantation (OCA) in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-intact versus ACL-reconstructed knees at midterm follow-up. METHODS: After a priori power analysis, a prospective registry of patients treated with OCA for focal chondral lesions ≥2 cm(2) in size with minimum 2-year follow-up was used to match ACL-reconstructed knees with ACL-intact knees by age, sex, and primary chondral defect location...
August 8, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797871/factors-affecting-knee-laxity-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-using-a-hamstring-tendon
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Shinya Yanagisawa, Masashi Kimura, Keiichi Hagiwara, Atsuko Ogoshi, Tomoyuki Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Shiozawa, Takashi Ohsawa
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to investigate the correlation between the pre-operative and intraoperative factors that predict postoperative knee laxity following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using a hamstring tendon. METHODS: The subjects included 108 patients (male, n=49; female, n=59) with ACL-deficient knees who had undergone double-bundle reconstruction. The median time between injury and surgery (TBIS) was 27.5weeks (range one to 504)...
August 7, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797093/influence-of-meniscus-on-cartilage-and-subchondral-bone-features-of-knees-from-older-individuals-a-cadaver-study
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Sébastien Touraine, Hamid Bouhadoun, Klaus Engelke, Jean Denis Laredo, Christine Chappard
OBJECTIVE: Cartilage and subchondral bone form a functional unit. Here, we aimed to examine the effect of meniscus coverage on the characteristics of this unit in knees of older individuals. METHODS: We assessed the hyaline cartilage, subchondral cortical plate (SCP), and subchondral trabecular bone in areas covered or uncovered by the meniscus from normal cadaver knees (without degeneration). Bone cores harvested from the medial tibial plateau at locations uncovered (central), partially covered (posterior), and completely covered (peripheral) by the meniscus were imaged by micro-CT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772388/an-overview-of-scaffold-design-and-fabrication-technology-for-engineered-knee-meniscus
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REVIEW
Jie Sun, Sanjairaj Vijayavenkataraman, Hang Liu
Current surgical treatments for meniscal tears suffer from subsequent degeneration of knee joints, limited donor organs and inconsistent post-treatment results. Three clinical scaffolds (Menaflex CMI, Actifit(®) scaffold and NUsurface(®) Meniscus Implant) are available on the market, but additional data are needed to properly evaluate their safety and effectiveness. Thus, many scaffold-based research activities have been done to develop new materials, structures and fabrication technologies to mimic native meniscus for cell attachment and subsequent tissue development, and restore functionalities of injured meniscus for long-term effects...
January 3, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770530/erratum-to-rotational-laxity-control-by-the-anterolateral-ligament-and-the-lateral-meniscus-is-dependent-on-knee-flexion-angle-a-cadaveric-biomechanical-study
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Timothy Lording, Gillian Corbo, Dianne Bryant, Timothy A Burkhart, Alan Getgood
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August 2, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767178/chemokine-receptor-7-ccr7-deficiency-leads-to-delayed-development-of-joint-damage-and-functional-deficits-in-a-murine-model-of-osteoarthritis
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Nisha Sambamurthy, Vu Nguyen, Ryan Smalley, Rui Xiao, Kurt Hankenson, Justin Gan, Rachel E Miller, Anne-Marie Malfait, George R Dodge, Carla R Scanzello
Elevated chemokine receptor Ccr7 is observed in knee osteoarthritis (OA) and associated with severity of symptoms. In this study, we confirmed that CCR7 protein expression is elevated in synovial tissue from OA patients by immunohistochemical staining. We then investigated whether Ccr7 deficiency impacted structural and functional joint degeneration utilizing a murine model of OA. OA-like disease was induced in male C57BL/6 and Ccr7-deficient (Ccr7(-/-) ) mice by destabilization of the medial meniscus (DMM)...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765635/conditional-knockdown-of-hyaluronidase-2-in-articular-cartilage-stimulates-osteoarthritic-progression-in-a-mice-model
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Yoshitoshi Higuchi, Yoshihiro Nishida, Eiji Kozawa, Lisheng Zhuo, Eisuke Arai, Shunsuke Hamada, Daigo Morita, Kunihiro Ikuta, Koji Kimata, Takahiro Ushida, Naoki Ishiguro
The catabolism of hyaluronan in articular cartilage remains unclear. The aims of this study were to investigate the effects of hyaluronidase 2 (Hyal2) knockdown in articular cartilage on the development of osteoarthritis (OA) using genetic manipulated mice. Destabilization of the medial meniscus (DMM) model of Col2a promoter specific conditional Hyal2 knockout (Hyal (-/-) ) mice was established and examined. Age related and DMM induced alterations of articular cartilage of knee joint were evaluated with modified Mankin score and immunohistochemical staining of MMP-13, ADAMTS-5, KIAA11199, and biotinylated- hyaluronan binding protein staining in addition to histomorphometrical analyses...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762340/high-energy-x-ray-talbot-lau-radiography-of-a-human-knee
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F Horn, K Gelse, S Jabari, C Hauke, S Kaeppler, V Ludwig, P Meyer, T Michel, J Mohr, G Pelzer, J Rieger, C Riess, M Seifert, G Anton
We report on a radiographic measurement of an ex vivo human knee using a grating-based phase-contrast imaging setup and a medical x-ray tube at a tube voltage of 70 kV. The measurement has been carried out using a Talbot-Lau setup that is suitable to achieve a high visibility in the energy regime of medical imaging. In a medical reading by an experienced trauma surgeon signatures of chondrocalcinosis in the medial meniscus have been identified more evidently using the dark-field image in comparison to the conventional attenuation image...
August 1, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757192/delivery-of-epidermalgrowthfactor-receptor-inhibitor-via-a-customized-collagen-scaffold-promotes-meniscal-defect-regeneration-in-a-rabbit-model
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Zongyou Pan, Yan Wu, Xiaolei Zhang, Qianbao Fu, Jun Li, Yang Yang, Dongsheng Yu, Yuzi Xu, Xiaolang Lu, Heng Sun, Xianzhu Zhang, Boon Chin Heng, Varitsara Bunpetch, Shufang Zhang, Hongwei Ouyang
Meniscal injury is one of the most common knee joint injuries, which remains an intractable challenge in clinical practice to date. Aberrant epidermalgrowthfactor receptor (EGFR) activation levels in both human and mice menisci following injury, prompted us to investigate the functional role of EGFR by utilizing an inducible cartilage-specific EGFR-deficient mouse model. We demonstrated that conditional EGFR deletion in mice resulted in increased partial meniscectomy-induced ECM production within the meniscus, which is comparable to utilization of the small molecule EGFR inhibitor, gefitinib, to block EGFR activity...
July 27, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754246/a-contact-pressure-analysis-comparing-an-all-inside-and-inside-out-surgical-repair-technique-for-bucket-handle-medial-meniscus-tears
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Daniel Cole Marchetti, Brian M Phelps, Kimi D Dahl, Erik L Slette, Jacob D Mikula, Grant J Dornan, Gabriella Bucci, Travis Lee Turnbull, Steven B Singleton
PURPOSE: To directly compare effectiveness of the inside-out and all-inside medial meniscal repair techniques in restoring native contact area and contact pressure across the medial tibial plateau at multiple knee flexion angles. METHODS: Twelve male, nonpaired (n = 12), fresh-frozen human cadaveric knees underwent a series of 5 consecutive states: (1) intact medial meniscus, (2) MCL tear and repair, (3) simulated bucket-handle longitudinal tear of the medial meniscus, (4) inside-out meniscal repair, and (5) all-inside meniscal repair...
July 25, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752186/low-impact-sports-activities-are-feasible-after-meniscus-transplantation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Sue D Barber-Westin, Frank R Noyes
PURPOSE: To determine sports activities achieved after meniscus transplantation and if associations exist between sports activity levels and transplant failure or progression of tibiofemoral osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: A systematic search was performed using PubMed and Cochrane online databases. Inclusionary criteria were English language, clinical trials published from 1996 through May 2017, minimum 2 years of follow-up, and sports activity data reported. RESULTS: Twenty-eight studies were included in which 1521 menisci were implanted into 1497 patients...
July 27, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748491/polyurethane-meniscal-scaffolds-lead-to-better-clinical-outcomes-but-worse-articular-cartilage-status-and-greater-absolute-meniscal-extrusion
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Young-Soo Shin, Hoon-Nyun Lee, Hyun-Bo Sim, Hyun-Jung Kim, Dae-Hee Lee
PURPOSE: Implantation of polyurethane (PU) meniscal scaffolds has become a popular procedure to provide a scaffold for vessel ingrowth and meniscal tissue regeneration in patients with partial meniscal defects. However, it is unclear whether PU meniscal scaffolds lead to better clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) outcomes post-operatively. This meta-analysis compared the clinical and MRI outcomes in patients with partial meniscal defects treated with PU meniscal scaffolds. METHODS: This meta-analysis reviewed all studies that assessed Lysholm score, International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) score, visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain, Tegner score, Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcomes Score (KOOS), articular cartilage (AC), absolute meniscal extrusion (AME), morphology and size (MS), signal intensity (SI) of meniscal implant, and interface of the implant-residual meniscus complex (IIRMC) in patients with partial meniscal defects treated with PU meniscal scaffolds...
July 26, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744035/therapeutic-efficacy-of-three-hyaluronic-acid-formulations-in-young-and-middle-aged-patients-with-early-stage-meniscal-injuries
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Bahar Dernek, Fatma Nur Kesiktas, Tahir Mutlu Duymus, Demirhan Diracoglu, Cihan Aksoy
[Purpose] To investigate and compare the efficacy of three hyaluronic acid formulations in patients with early-stage meniscal injuries. [Subjects and Methods] Male and female patients who were admitted to our clinic between January 2013 and December 2013, diagnosed with early-stage meniscus lesions of the knee, and given a hyaluronic acid treatment were included in this retrospective study. Patients were categorized into 3 groups according to their treatments: MONOVISC, OSTENIL PLUS, or ORTHOVISC. Scores from a Visual Analog Scale and the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index were evaluated at baseline and one, three, and six months after baseline...
July 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
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