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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149666/relationship-between-radiographic-patella-alta-pathology-and-walking-dysfunction-in-children-with-bilateral-spastic-cerebral-palsy
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Matthias Hösl, Harald Böhm, Michaela Seltmann, Chakravarthy Ugandhar Dussa, Leonhard Döderlein
BACKGROUND: Patella-alta is very common in patients with Cerebral Palsy (CP). While several diagnostic x-ray indices have been developed for patella-alta in general, the specific relationship with walking dysfunction in CP is only partly understood. METHODS: 33 participants with bilateral spastic CP between 4 and 20 years (GMFCS I-II without previous surgery) that underwent 3D gait analysis as well as a radiographic exam within 0.8 (SD 1.2) months were retrospectively included...
November 10, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146686/specific-force-of-the-vastus-lateralis-in-adults-with-achondroplasia
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David Thomas Sims, Gladys L Onambele-Pearson, Adrian Burden, Carl Payton, Christopher I Morse
Achondroplasia is a clinical condition defined by shorter stature and disproportionate limb length. Force production in able-bodied individuals (controls) is proportional to muscle size, but given the disproportionate nature of Achondroplasia, normalising to anatomical cross sectional area (ACSA) is inappropriate. The aim of this study was to assess specific force of the vastus lateralis (VL) in 10 adults with Achondroplasia (22 ±3 yrs) and 18 gender matched controls (22 ±2 yrs). Isometric torque (iMVCτ) of the dominant knee extensors (KE) and in vivo measures of VL muscle architecture, volume, activation and patella tendon moment arm were used to calculate VL physiological CSA (PCSA), fascicle force and specific force in both groups...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145110/traumatic-separation-of-osseous-segments-in-a-double-layered-patella
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Andreas Jørgensen, Erik Brandt, Anton Ulstrup
INTRODUCTION: Double-layered patella is a rare intra-articular disorder associated with multiple epiphyseal dysplasia. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case of a 40-year old man with acute pain in his left knee after a tackle during soccer play. DISCUSSION: Clinical examination and radiographs confirmed the diagnosis of a bilateral double-layered patella with traumatic separation of the osseous segments on the afflicted left side. Surgical management comprised of open arthrotomy and debridement of the bony interface...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143404/tool-for-osteoarthritis-risk-prediction-toarp-over-8-years-using-baseline-clinical-data-x-ray-and-mri-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
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Gabby B Joseph, Charles E McCulloch, Michael C Nevitt, Jan Neumann, Alexandra S Gersing, Martin Kretzschmar, Benedikt J Schwaiger, John A Lynch, Ursula Heilmeier, Nancy E Lane, Thomas M Link
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA), a multifactorial disease causing joint degeneration, often leads to severe disability. The rising rates of disability highlight the need for implementing preventative measures at early stages of the disease, which would especially benefit subjects at high risk for OA development. PURPOSE: To develop a risk prediction tool for moderate-severe OA (TOARP) over 8 years based on subject characteristics, knee radiographs, and MRI data at baseline using data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI)...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142790/an-active-giant-cell-tumor-of-the-patella-a-case-report
#5
Svetoslav A Slavchev, Georgi P Georgiev, Kircho Patrikov
Primary neoplasms of the patella account for less than 1% of all primary bone tumors of the lower extremity, the most frequent of them being the giant cell tumor of bone, the chondroblastoma, and the aneurysmal bone cyst. Herein, we report the case of a 29-year-old woman with an active giant cell tumor of the patella (GCTP) with its clinical and radiological features and a brief review of the literature.
September 2, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137665/treatment-for-lateral-patellar-impingement-syndrome-with-arthroscopic-lateral-patelloplasty-a-bidirectional-cohort-study
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Tianhao Wu, Shiyu Tang, Fei Wang
BACKGROUND: Anterior knee pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints of young patients. We notice that some patients had normal femoral trochlear, medial and lateral patellar retinaculum, and special patellar morphology, which resulted in a series of symptoms in the flexion of the knee due to the impingement of the lateral articular surface of the patella with the femur. We firstly termed this pathologic process as lateral patellar impingement syndrome (LPIS). This ambispective cohort study was to explore the curative effect of arthroscopic lateral patelloplasty for early LPIS...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136015/the-influences-of-walking-running-and-stair-activity-on-knee-articular-cartilage-quantitative-mri-using-t1-rho-and-t2-mapping
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Meng Chen, Lin Qiu, Si Shen, Fei Wang, Jing Zhang, Cici Zhang, Sirun Liu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the different influences of walking, running and stair activity on knee articular cartilage with T1 rho and T2 mapping sequences. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MRI (3.0-T) scans of the right knee were performed in twenty-three young healthy adults immediately after 30 minutes of rest, walking, running and stair activity respectively. Articular cartilage was quantitatively assessed based on T1 rho and T2 relaxation times. Analysis of variance for random block design data, bonferroni test and paired samples t tests were performed to estimate the different influences of physiological activities on articular cartilage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134368/-patellofemoral-instability
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S F Fucentese
Patellofemoral instability is an extremely limiting pathology in young and active patients. Anatomical reasons for patellar instability, such as high-riding patella, elevated distance from the tibial tuberosity to trochlear groove (TTTG), trochlear dysplasia, insufficient medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) and malpositioning of the axes and torsion can lead to chronic patellofemoral instability and must be thoroughly analyzed. The first dislocation can be treated conservatively, with the exception of an osteochondral defect...
November 13, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130878/a-novel-technique-utilizing-a-vastus-lateralis-anchor-in-treatment-of-chronic-patellar-dislocation-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Allison Mayfield, Vamsi Singaraju, Afshin A Anoushiravani, Zain Sayeed, Jamal K Saleh, Khaled J Saleh
Extensor mechanism complications involving the patella frequently result in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) failure. Postoperative patellar dislocation may be caused by soft tissue imbalance, improper sizing, and position of the prosthesis. This report describes a case of revision TKA requiring several rounds of soft tissue releases in an effort to treat the patient's chronic patellar dislocation. In the process, a novel surgical approach was developed for the surgical management of refractory chronic patellar dislocations...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128877/the-location-of-the-medial-parapatellar-arthrotomy-influences-intraoperative-patella-tracking
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Scott R Nodzo, Maximilian Kasparek, Kilian Rueckl, Friedrich Boettner
PURPOSE: The medial parapatellar arthrotomy (MPPA) is a commonly utilized surgical approach; however, the placement of the arthrotomy and its influence on intraoperative patellar tracking has not been evaluated. METHODS: Six knees from three fresh frozen cadavers with transthoracic amputations were operated on. All underwent standard posterior stabilized total knee arthroplasty using a medial parapatellar approach placed at the border of the vastus medialis oblique (VMO)-quadriceps junction...
November 11, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128875/allowing-one-quadrant-of-patellar-lateral-translation-during-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-successfully-limits-maltracking-without-overconstraining-the-patella
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John J Elias, Kerwyn C Jones, Molly K Lalonde, Joseph N Gabra, S Cyrus Rezvanifar, Andrew J Cosgarea
PURPOSE: Graft tensioning during medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction typically allows for lateral patellar translation within the trochlear groove. Computational simulation was performed to relate the allowed patellar translation to patellofemoral kinematics and contact pressures. METHODS: Multibody dynamic simulation models were developed to represent nine knees with patellar instability. Dual limb squatting was simulated representing the pre-operative condition and simulated MPFL reconstruction...
November 11, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127822/a-review-of-the-empirical-literature-on-the-use-of-limpets-patella-spp-mollusca-gastropoda-as-bioindicators-of-environmental-quality
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REVIEW
Pablo Reguera, Lucía Couceiro, Nuria Fernández
The need to carry out monitoring programs for environmental pollution of coastal ecosystems makes it necessary to increase the number of indicator species in order to have a wide range of suitable organisms for most of the possible toxic substances and ways of exposure. With the purpose of analyzing the suitability of limpets (Patella spp.) for their use in biomonitoring programs, a literature review was performed on 88 cases found in the Web of Science online platform. The capacity of limpets to accumulate metals and hydrocarbons has been examined in several field studies...
November 8, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127017/the-educational-opportunities-provided-by-a-pediatric-orthopedic-urgent-case-review-conference-keep-score-to-provide-a-better-experience
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Eric D Shirley, Radu Gheorghe, Kevin M Neal, Gary Kiebzak, Steven L Frick
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the distribution of conditions presented at a case conference to assess resident educational exposure to acute pediatric orthopedic conditions. DESIGN: Retrospective review of emergency department and inpatient consultations presented at a daily pediatric orthopedic case conference over a 3-year period. Consultations were divided into 3-month resident rotation blocks for analysis. SETTING: Tertiary children's hospital in the southern United States which host residents from 2 orthopedic surgery residency programs...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124287/medial-stabilized-and-posterior-stabilized-tka-affect-patellofemoral-kinematics-and-retropatellar-pressure-distribution-differently
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Alexander Glogaza, Christian Schröder, Matthias Woiczinski, Peter Müller, Volkmar Jansson, Arnd Steinbrück
PURPOSE: Patellofemoral kinematics and retropatellar pressure distribution change after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). It was hypothesized that different TKA designs will show altered retropatellar pressure distribution patterns and different patellofemoral kinematics according to their design characteristics. METHODS: Twelve fresh-frozen knee specimens were tested dynamically in a knee rig. Each specimen was measured native, after TKA with a posterior stabilized design (PS) and after TKA with a medial stabilized design (MS)...
November 9, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103482/quantitative-evaluation-of-knee-cartilage-and-meniscus-destruction-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-using-t1%C3%AF-and-t2-mapping
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Xiang Hong Meng, Zhi Wang, Li Guo, Xiu Chan Liu, Yu Wei Zhang, Ze Wei Zhang, Xin Long Ma
OBJECTIVE: To calculate T1ρ and T2 values of articular cartilage and menisci in knee joints of patients with RA, and compare the values between RA patients and healthy volunteers, to gain insight into the pathogenesis of cartilage and meniscus degradation in patients with RA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine patients with RA and knee joints symptoms were enrolled in the study, twenty healthy volunteers without knee joint diseases were included as controls. Sagittal fat-saturated T1ρ and T2 mapping images were obtained on a 3T MR scanner (GE750, GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI), using a dedicated 8-channel knee coil...
November 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100777/anisometry-of-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-in-the-setting-of-increased-tibial-tubercle-trochlear-groove-distance-and-patella-alta
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Lauren H Redler, Kathleen N Meyers, Jacqueline M Brady, Elizabeth R Dennis, Joseph T Nguyen, Beth E Shubin Stein
PURPOSE: To assess the impact elevated tibial tubercle-trochlear groove (TT-TG) distance and patella height, as measured by the Caton-Deschamps Index (CDI), have on the isometry of a reconstructed medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL). METHODS: Nine fresh-frozen cadaveric knees were placed on a custom testing fixture, with a fixed femur and a mobile tibia. A suture fixed to the MPFL origin on the patella and free to move at the Schöttle point on the femur represented a reconstructed MPFL...
October 31, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100765/effect-of-transosseous-tunnels-on-patella-fracture-risk-after-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-a-cadaveric-study
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Nicholas A Bonazza, Gregory S Lewis, Eric Z Lukosius, Evan P Roush, Kevin P Black, Aman Dhawan
PURPOSE: To determine whether (1) tunnels that breach the anterior cortex of the patella result in increased fracture risk and (2) transosseous tunnels drilled across the patella significantly reduce the tensile force needed to fracture the patella. METHODS: Twenty-six fresh-frozen cadaveric human patellas were randomized to 1 of 3 groups: a control group with unmodified patellas, a group with 2 transverse tunnels (TT) that did not breach the anterior cortex, and a group with 2 TT that breached the anterior cortex of the patella (PA)...
October 31, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099881/patella-alta-sees-you-do-you-see-it
#18
Robert A Magnussen
Numerous anatomic factors have been shown to contribute to patellar instability. Patellar height remains a critical, yet underappreciated contributor to instability that is amenable to surgical correction through the performance of a tibial tubercle distalization osteotomy (TTDO). The indications for a distalizing tibial tubercle osteotomy are not completely clear and depend on multiple factors. One must consider patient factors and physical examination findings in addition to radiographic measures. In general, the addition of a TTDO to medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction should be considered when the degree of patella alta exceeds a Caton-Deschamps Index (CDI) of 1...
September 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095402/mri-and-arthroscopy-correlation-in-the-patellofemoral-joint
#19
Lisa G M Friedman, Melissa S White, Patrick F Carroll, Jeffrey A Macalena, Elizabeth A Arendt, Jutta M Ellermann, Marc Tompkins
The patellofemoral joint is an articulation between the patella and the femoral trochlea, which serves to increase the lever arm of the extensor mechanism. The stability of the patella within the trochlear groove is supported statically by the bony confines of the groove itself, as well as the medial patellofemoral ligament, and dynamically by the vastus musculature. Pathologic changes seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are frequently well correlated with findings found by arthroscopy at the time of surgery...
December 2017: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093059/weibel-palade-bodies-at-a-glance
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REVIEW
Jessica J McCormack, Mafalda Lopes da Silva, Francesco Ferraro, Francesca Patella, Daniel F Cutler
The vascular environment can rapidly alter, and the speed with which responses to both physiological and pathological changes are required necessitates the existence of a highly responsive system. The endothelium can quickly deliver bioactive molecules by regulated exocytosis of its secretory granules, the Weibel-Palade bodies (WPBs). WPBs include proteins that initiate both haemostasis and inflammation, as well those that modulate blood pressure and angiogenesis. WPB formation is driven by von Willebrand factor, their most abundant protein, which controls both shape and size of WPBs...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
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