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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718946/evidence-for-plical-support-of-the-patella
#1
Robert M Geraghty, Michelle Spear
There is a consensus that there is no overt anterior joint capsule in the knee. However, other anterior structures act in lieu of a joint capsule: the quadriceps tendon and patellar retinacular fibres. In the absence of a capsule, the synovium forms the suprapatellar pouch. Other synovial structures, the plicae, are more controversial. They are often described as embryonic remnants with no function, despite surrounding the patella. We aimed to identify plical anatomy and histology on cadaveric dissection and to examine their embryology using the human virtual embryo website...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717624/ipsilateral-hamstring-tendon-graft-reconstruction-for-chronic-patellar-tendon-ruptures-surgical-technique
#2
Nicola Maffulli, Angelo Del Buono, Francesco Oliva
BACKGROUND: Patellar tendon chronic ruptures are more debated to manage that acute injuries as the patella tends to retract proximally (after 2 weeks), and surrounding soft tissues may make the repair more complicate. PURPOSE: We propose a novel technique in which the patellar tendon is reconstructed using ipsilateral hamstring tendons. This surgical procedure implies to drill a single tunnel through the patella and another through the tibia to reduce the risk of bony breakage...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688007/how-is-patella-height-modified-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
#3
Jean Louis Prudhon, Jacques H Caton, Thierry Aslanian, Régis Verdier
INTRODUCTION: Since the first measurement method of patella height in 1929 (Janssen), more than 16 methods have been described. Most of these measures are not suitable to measure patella height after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). One of us (JC) modified the original Caton Deschamps (oCD), index with a new relative index called modified Caton Deschamps (mCD) index, by using new landmarks. The purpose of this study was to determine how patella height is modified after TKA. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Sixty primary TKAs were consecutively prospectively enrolled...
July 7, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680670/finite-element-modelling-of-mechanobiological-factors-influencing-sesamoid-tissue-morphology-in-the-patellar-tendon-of-an-ostrich
#4
Kyle P Chadwick, Sandra J Shefelbine, Andrew A Pitsillides, John R Hutchinson
The appearance and shape of sesamoid bones within a tendon or ligament wrapping around a joint are understood to be influenced by both genetic and epigenetic factors. Ostriches (Struthio camelus) possess two sesamoid patellae (kneecaps), one of which (the distal patella) is unique to their lineage, making them a good model for investigating sesamoid tissue development and evolution. Here we used finite-element modelling to test the hypothesis that specific mechanical cues in the ostrich patellar tendon favour the formation of multiple patellae...
June 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667673/on-the-presence-of-the-patella-in-frogs
#5
Virginia Abdala, Miriam C Vera, María Laura Ponssa
The patella is one of the most studied sesamoids. Historically, the patella is described as a big sesamoid embedded in the tendon of the quadriceps femoris muscle. This sesamoid is studied from developmental, functional, clinical and anatomical perspectives. The presence of a patella is reported in squamatans, birds and mammals. Lissamphibians are identified as the major lineage that fail to develop a patella. However, this sesamoid is reported at least once in anurans, but without detailed anatomical discussions...
July 1, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664487/comparative-us-mri-evaluation-of-the-insall-salvati-index
#6
Francesco Giovagnorio, Matteo Olive, Alice Casinelli, Elena Maggini, Cristina Presicci, Celijeta Tominaj, Paolo Ricci
PURPOSE: To investigate whether the universally accepted range of normal patellar height ratio derived from MRI for the Insall-Salvati (IS) method could be similarly applied to ultrasound (US). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 52 patients (age range 11-75 years) who underwent a bi-modality (US and MRI) examination, with a total of 60 knees evaluated. IS index (ratio of the patella tendon length to length of the patella) was acquired with both methods...
June 29, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601942/anatomic-reconstruction-of-the-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-in-children-and-adolescents-using-a-pedicled-quadriceps-tendon-graft-shows-favourable-results-at-a-minimum-of-2-year-follow-up
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Manfred Nelitz, Jens Dreyhaupt, Sean Robert March Williams
PURPOSE: In adults, reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) has shown good results. Treatment for recurrent patellar instability in children and adolescents with open growth plates, however, requires alternative MPFL reconstruction techniques. This study presents the outcomes of a minimally invasive technique for anatomic reconstruction of the MPFL in children using a pedicled superficial quadriceps tendon graft, hardware-free patellar graft attachment, and anatomic femoral fixation that spares the distal femoral physis...
June 10, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580272/proximal-patellar-tendon-repair-internal-brace-technique-with-unicortical-buttons-and-suture-tape
#8
George Sanchez, Marcio B Ferrari, Anthony Sanchez, Gilbert Moatshe, Jorge Chahla, Nicholas DePhillipo, Matthew T Provencher
Patellar tendon ruptures may be considerably limiting, especially in younger and highly active patients. These injuries ultimately result in a complete inability to maintain extension of the knee, thereby placing strict impediment on physical activity. As a result, a durable repair construct via surgery is necessary to allow patients to return to their preinjury activity level. Because of the inherent difficulty in maintaining patellar tendon position after repair, and to avoid failure of the tendon healing to the patella, we recommend using an internal brace construct...
April 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515980/investigating-the-effectiveness-of-kinesio%C3%A2-taping-space-correction-method-in-healthy-adults-on-patellofemoral-joint-and-subcutaneous-space
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Katie J Lyman, Kassiann Keister, Kara Gange, Christopher D Mellinger, Thomas A Hanson
BACKGROUND: Limited quantitative, physiological evidence exists regarding the effectiveness of Kinesio® Taping methods, particularly with respect to the potential ability to impact underlying physiological joint space and structures. To better understand the impact of these techniques, the underlying physiological processes must be investigated in addition to the examination of more subjective measures related to pain in unhealthy tissues. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether the Kinesio® Taping Space Correction Method created a significant difference in patellofemoral joint space, as quantified by diagnostic ultrasound...
April 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498223/bedside-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-quadriceps-tendon-rupture-and-avulsed-patella
#10
Mathew Nelson, Andrew Jersey, Yoshito Okumura, Brendon Stankard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497386/oral-contraceptive-pill-use-and-the-susceptibility-to-markers-of-exercise-induced-muscle-damage
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K M Hicks, G Onambélé-Pearson, K Winwood, C I Morse
PURPOSE: Firstly, to establish whether oral contraceptive pill (OCP) users are more susceptible to muscle damage compared to non-users, and secondly, to establish whether differences can be attributed to differences in patella tendon properties. METHODS: Nine female OCP users and 9 female non-users participated in the investigation. Combining dynamometry, electromyography and ultrasonography, patella tendon properties and vastus lateralis architectural properties were measured pre and during the first of 6 sets of 12 maximal voluntary eccentric knee extensions...
July 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459746/the-anatomy-of-the-medial-patellofemoral-complex
#12
Miho J Tanaka
The term "medial patellofemoral complex" (MPFC) was proposed to describe the static medial stabilizer of the patella, typically referred to as the medial patellofemoral ligament. In light of our increasing understanding of the attachment of its fibers to the quadriceps tendon in addition to the patella, the term MPFC is used in this article. The purpose of this article is to describe and discuss the anatomy of the MPFC.
June 2017: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457794/partial-quadriceps-tendon-transfer-for-revision-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-a-new-surgical-technique
#13
Joan Leal-Blanquet, Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Raúl Torres-Claramunt, Joan Carles Monllau
Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction for patellofemoral instability is a common procedure. Although MPFL reconstruction is a successful procedure in terms of return to normal life or sports, revision cases are challenging due to previous holes into the patella or implants placed in the anatomical femoral insertion site. In this technical note, the use of a partial quadriceps tendon transfer to the adductor magnus tendon is presented as a good solution for revision cases to avoid the use of implants, bone drilling, use of allografts, or two-stage surgical procedures...
April 27, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454185/patella-dislocation-in-children-and-adolescents
#14
Sven Höhne, Kristina Gerlach, Lars Irlenbusch, Mathias Schulz, Christian Kunze, Rainer Finke
Introduction Patellar dislocation is one of the commonest knee injuries in adolescents. Although treatment usually leads to good results, the influence of anatomical and functional factors on therapeutic strategy has been underestimated, especially in cases of recurrence. Patients and Methods The course of treatment has been analysed in 88 patients with 136 patellar dislocations. The importance of anatomical conditions was studied using X-ray and MRI findings. The treatment results were critically evaluated in comparison with current recommendations...
April 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408084/semiextended-approach-for-intramedullary-nailing-via-a-patellar-eversion-technique-for-tibial-shaft-fractures-evaluation-of-the-patellofemoral-joint
#15
Tomohiro Yasuda, Shu Obara, Junji Hayashi, Masayuki Arai, Kaoru Sato
Intramedullary nail fixation is a common treatment for tibial-shaft fractures, and it offers a better functional prognosis than other conservative treatments. Currently, the primary approach employed during intramedullary nail insertion is the semiextended position is the suprapatellar approach, which involves a vertical incision of the quadriceps tendon Damage to the patellofemoral joint cartilage has been highlighted as a drawback associated with this approach. To avoid this issue, we perform surgery using the patellar eversion technique and a soft sleeve...
June 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357555/morphological-study-and-relations-of-the-fascia-vasto-adductoria
#16
Eman Elazab Beheiry Elazab
The precise description of the fascia vasto-adductoria (FVA) has become an issue of great surgical and clinical importance. Neurovascular entrapment within the adductor canal (AC) may simulate many clinical conditions for cases presented with medial knee or leg pain and ischemic manifestations of the leg. The aim of the present work is to describe the morphological features of the FVA and to elucidate its neurovascular relations. Forty thigh specimens, pertaining to 15 embalmed and five fresh adult human cadavers, were dissected in pursuit of this aim...
March 29, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349206/impingement-of-the-patellar-component-against-the-tibial-post-after-posterior-stabilized-and-constrained-tka-a-pilot-study
#17
Yukihide Minoda, Ryo Sugama, Yoichi Ohta, Hiroaki Nakamura
INTRODUCTION: Patella-post impingement (PPI), contact of the patellar component with the tibial post, occurs during deep knee flexion after posterior stabilized total knee arthroplasty (TKA). PPI can cause anterior knee pain, increased patellar pressure, wear of the polyethylene patellar component and tibial post, and poor range of motion. There have been no reports on the relationship between PPI and tibial post design. The aim of this study was to compare different tibial post designs with regard to PPI incidence...
March 27, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344905/evolution-of-the-patellar-sesamoid-bone-in-mammals
#18
Mark E Samuels, Sophie Regnault, John R Hutchinson
The patella is a sesamoid bone located in the major extensor tendon of the knee joint, in the hindlimb of many tetrapods. Although numerous aspects of knee morphology are ancient and conserved among most tetrapods, the evolutionary occurrence of an ossified patella is highly variable. Among extant (crown clade) groups it is found in most birds, most lizards, the monotreme mammals and almost all placental mammals, but it is absent in most marsupial mammals as well as many reptiles. Here, we integrate data from the literature and first-hand studies of fossil and recent skeletal remains to reconstruct the evolution of the mammalian patella...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328560/surgical-treatment-of-congenital-and-obligatory-dislocation-of-the-patella-in-children
#19
Ronen Sever, Michael Fishkin, Yoram Hemo, Shlomo Wientroub, Moshe Yaniv
BACKGROUND: Congenital (fixed) dislocations and obligatory (habitual) patellar dislocations represent a complex clinical and surgical challenge. Numerous treatment options, offering different perspectives, and surgical solutions are reported in the literature.We implemented the surgical technique principles, originally described by Stanisavljevic, for congenital (fixed) and obligatory (habitual) patellar dislocations, with slight modifications. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the results of group of 12 patients (15 knees), operated between the years 2002 and 2013...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327634/scleraxis-is-required-for-maturation-of-tissue-domains-for-proper-integration-of-the-musculoskeletal-system
#20
Yuki Yoshimoto, Aki Takimoto, Hitomi Watanabe, Yuji Hiraki, Gen Kondoh, Chisa Shukunami
Scleraxis (Scx) is a basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor that is expressed persistently in tendons/ligaments, but transiently in entheseal cartilage. In this study, we generated a novel Scx(Cre) knock-in (KI) allele, by in-frame replacement of most of Scx exon 1 with Cre recombinase (Cre), to drive Cre expression using Scx promoter and to inactivate the endogenous Scx. Reflecting the intensity and duration of endogenous expression, Cre-mediated excision occurs in tendinous and ligamentous tissues persistently expressing Scx...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
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