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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320786/imaging-of-ligamentous-structures-within-the-knee-includes-much-more-than-the-acl
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Kara Gaetke-Udager, Corrie M Yablon
Ligamentous structures of the knee are numerous and complex, including the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments, medial and lateral collateral ligaments, ligaments of the posteromedial and posterolateral corners, and the anterolateral ligament. Clinical assessment after a knee injury is paramount and can direct both the clinician's choice of imaging study and the radiologist's interpretation. Imaging is crucial in that it provides additional information for diagnosis, management, and surgical planning...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316597/radiographic-classification-systems-for-osteonecrosis-of-the-knee-a-review-of-literature
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Assem A Sultan, William A Cantrell, Morad Chughtai, Prem N Ramkumar, Anton Khlopas, Jared M Newman, Nipun Sodhi, Suela Lamaj, Timothy C Wagner, Linsen T Samuel, Michael A Mont
Knee osteonecrosis is a rare, yet debilitating disease that can lead to knee joint destruction and can be associated with significant pain and disability. Various imaging modalities have different roles in the diagnosis, staging, management, and determination of the prognosis in knee osteonecrosis. Plain radiographic images can show gross joint destruction and secondary arthritic changes. In addition, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become the gold-standard imaging modality to diagnose osteonecrosis. Multiple classification systems have been developed for knee osteonecrosis based on these imaging modalities...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315452/a-case-for-the-brace-a-critical-comprehensive-and-up-to-date-review-of-static-progressive-stretch-dynamic-and-turnbuckle-braces-for-the-management-of-elbow-knee-and-shoulder-pathology
#3
Nipun Sodhi, Benjamin Yao, Anton Khlopas, Iyooh U Davidson, Assem A Sultan, Linsen T Samuel, Suela Lamaj, Jared M Newman, Robert Pivec, Kristy A Fisher, Benjamin Gaal, Michael A Mont
BACKGROUND: Non-operative management of the elbow, shoulder, and knee typically includes braces, such as the: static progressive stretch (SPS), turnbuckle, and dynamic. However, a paucity of literature exists comparing these three bracing modalities. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the current literature on the various bracing modalities for physicians and patients managing elbow, shoulder, or knee joint complications. Specifically, we compared the use of 1) static progressive stretch, 2) dynamic, and 3) turnbuckle braces for the a) elbow, b) knee, and c) shoulder...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308949/a-comparison-of-two-manual-physical-therapy-approaches-and-electrotherapy-modalities-for-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-a-randomized-three-arm-clinical-trial
#4
Ebru Kaya Mutlu, Ersin Ercin, Arzu Razak Ozdıncler, Nadir Ones
A broad spectrum of physical therapy exercise programs provides symptom relief and functional benefit for patients with knee OA. Manual physical therapy, including tailored exercise programs provide relatively higher level benefit that persists to one year. It is currently unknown if there are important differences in the effects of different manual physical therapy techniques for patients with knee OA and there are virtually no studies comparing manual physical therapy and electrotherapy modalities. The aim of the study was to compare long-term results between three treatment groups (mobilization with movements [MWMs], passive joint mobilization [PJM], and electrotherapy) to determine which treatment is most effective in patients with knee OA...
January 8, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303777/evaluation-of-serum-beta-endorphin-and-substance-p-in-knee-osteoarthritis-patients-treated-by-laser-acupuncture
#5
Nagwa Mohammed, Hemat Allam, Eman Elghoroury, Emad N Zikri, Ghada A Helmy, Aliaa Elgendy
Background Laser acupuncture is one of the complementary modalities used for treating osteoarthritis. The study was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of laser acupuncture in the treatment of grade 2 knee osteoarthritis. Patients and methods Forty patients having bilateral knee osteoarthritis were divided into two groups (20 patients in each group). The patients of the first group were subjected to 12 laser sessions at the following acupoints (St 35, St36, Sp9, Sp10 and Gb 34). During each session, laser of 90 mw was directed to each acupoint for 1 min giving energy of 5...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301144/imaging-of-tendons-of-the-knee-much-more-than-just-the-extensor-mechanism
#6
Jad S Husseini, Connie Y Chang, William E Palmer
The tendons of the knee play a critical role in the motion and stability of the knee. Knee pain, a common clinical complaint, can frequently be attributed to pathology of these structures. While the cornerstones of the radiological evaluation of the knee are radiography and magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound can also play an important diagnostic role and can be useful for guided interventional procedures. Understanding the utility of each modality in the assessment for tendon pathology and a familiarity with the normal and abnormal imaging appearance of these structures are crucial for accurate diagnosis...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284998/physical-therapy-in-elderly-suffering-from-degenerative-diseases
#7
Emira Svraka, Muris Pecar, Amila Jaganjac, Amra Macak Hadziomerovic, Eldad Kaljic, Almir Kovacevic
Introduction: Osteoarthritis of the joints (osteoarthritis or arthritis) represents the largest group of rheumatic diseases. Within rheumatic diseases 50% are degenerative rheumatic diseases, 10% inflammatory and 40% extra-articular. Goal: To determine the modalities of physical therapy for elderly with degenerative diseases. Material and methods: The study is retrospective-prospective and descriptive. The survey conducted included 25 patients with degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems in Gerontology Center in Sarajevo, from May 1, 2014- April 30, 2015...
December 2017: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245244/effect-of-joint-mobilization-techniques-for-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jiao Xu, Juan Zhang, Xue-Qiang Wang, Xuan-Lin Wang, Ya Wu, Chan-Cheng Chen, Han-Yu Zhang, Zhi-Wan Zhang, Kai-Yi Fan, Qiang Zhu, Zhi-Wei Deng
BACKGROUND: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has become the most preferred procedure by patients for the relief of pain caused by knee osteoarthritis. TKA patients aim a speedy recovery after the surgery. Joint mobilization techniques for rehabilitation have been widely used to relieve pain and improve joint mobility. However, relevant randomized controlled trials showing the curative effect of these techniques remain lacking to date. Accordingly, this study aims to investigate whether joint mobilization techniques are valid for primary TKA...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202561/meniscal-extrusion-as-booster-of-osteoarthritis
#9
R Papalia, G Papalia, F Russo, L A Diaz, F Bressi, S Sterzi, V Denaro
Meniscal extrusion (ME) has shown to play a critical but still unclear role in osteoarthritis (OA) development. ME has been described as an important risk factor in the progression of knee OA, as it is involved in the thinning of articular cartilage, joint space narrowing, spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee and subchondral bone marrow lesions. Meniscal damage of any degree of severity could cause ME in both compartments, but it is commonly associated with severe meniscal tears or root tears mainly in the medial meniscus...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175827/poor-overall-quality-of-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-musculoskeletal-pain-a-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
Ivan Lin, Louise K Wiles, Robert Waller, Roger Goucke, Yusuf Nagree, Michael Gibberd, Leon Straker, Christopher G Maher, Peter P B O'Sullivan
OBJECTIVES: Undertake a systematic critical appraisal of contemporary clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for common musculoskeletal (MSK) pain conditions: spinal (lumbar, thoracic and cervical), hip/knee (including osteoarthritis) and shoulder. DESIGN: Systematic review of CPGs (PROSPERO number: CRD42016051653).Included CPGs were written in English, developed within the last 5 years, focused on adults and described development processes. Excluded CPGs were for: traumatic MSK pain, single modalities (eg, surgery), traditional healing/medicine, specific disease processes (eg, inflammatory arthropathies) or those that required payment...
November 25, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121695/the-effect-of-preoperative-physical-status-on-pain-management-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-patients-receiving-adductor-canal-blockade
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Chukwuweike U Gwam, Jaydev B Mistry, Nequesha S Mohamed, Nicole E George, Jennifer I Etcheson, Sana Virani, Ryan Scalsky, Shreya Singh, Nicolas S Piuzzi, Ronald E Delanois
INTRODUCTION: Managing postoperative pain can be challenging for arthroplasty surgeons. While pain control modalities, such as adductor canal blockade (ACB), have been proven effective, the multifactorial nature of pain perception may serve as an obstacle for optimizing pain control. This study assesses the effect of patient pre-operative physical status on patient perception of pain. Specifically, we compared 1) lengths of hospital stay (LOS), 2) pain levels, and 3) opioid consumption in patients receiving total knee arthroplasty (TKA) who presented with an American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status score (ASA) of 2 and 3...
November 9, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098574/immune-contributions-to-osteoarthritis
#12
REVIEW
Erika Barboza Prado Lopes, Adrian Filiberti, Syed Ali Husain, Mary Beth Humphrey
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: Mounting evidence supports a role of low-grade inflammation in the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis (OA). We review and discuss the role of synovitis, complement activation, cytokines, and immune cell population in OA. RECENT FINDINGS: Using newer imaging modalities, synovitis is found in the majority of knees with OA. Complement activation and pro-inflammatory cytokines play a significant role in the development of cartilage destruction and synovitis...
November 2, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095245/prospective-multicenter-randomized-crossover-clinical-trial-comparing-the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-cooled-radiofrequency-ablation-with-corticosteroid-injection-in-the-management-of-knee-pain-from-osteoarthritis
#13
Tim Davis, Eric Loudermilk, Michael DePalma, Corey Hunter, David Lindley, Nilesh Patel, Daniel Choi, Marc Soloman, Anita Gupta, Mehul Desai, Asokumar Buvanendran, Leonardo Kapural
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee affects the aging population and has an associated influence on the health care system. Rigorous studies evaluating radiofrequency ablation for OA-related knee pain are lacking. This study compared long-term clinical safety and effectiveness of cooled radiofrequency ablation (CRFA) with intra-articular steroid (IAS) injection in managing OA-related knee pain. METHODS: This is a prospective, multicenter, randomized trial with 151 subjects with chronic (≥6 months) knee pain that was unresponsive to conservative modalities...
November 1, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064877/evidence-basis-for-regional-anesthesia-in-ambulatory-arthroscopic-knee-surgery-and-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-part-ii-adductor-canal-nerve-block-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
Herman Sehmbi, Richard Brull, Ushma Jitendra Shah, Kariem El-Boghdadly, David Nguyen, Girish P Joshi, Faraj W Abdallah
BACKGROUND: Adductor canal block (ACB) has emerged as an effective analgesic regional technique for major knee surgeries in the last decade. Its motor-sparing properties make it particularly attractive for ambulatory knee surgery, but evidence supporting its use in ambulatory arthroscopic knee surgery is conflicting. This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluates the analgesic effects of ACB for ambulatory arthroscopic knee surgeries. METHODS: We conducted a comprehensive search of electronic databases for randomized controlled trials examining the analgesic effects of ACB compared to control or any other analgesic modality...
October 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052519/circuit-training-enhances-function-in-patients-undergoing-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#15
Wei-Hsiu Hsu, Wei-Bin Hsu, Wun-Jer Shen, Zin-Rong Lin, Shr-Hsin Chang, Robert Wen-Wei Hsu
BACKGROUND: The number of patients receiving total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has been rising every year due to the aging population and the obesity epidemic. Post-operative rehabilitation is important for the outcome of TKA. METHODS: A series of 34 patients who underwent primary unilateral TKA was retrospectively collected and divided into either exercise group (n = 16) and control group (n = 18). The exercise group underwent a 24-week course of circuit training beginning 3 months after total knee arthroplasty (TKA)...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046778/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-cryoneurolysis-providing-postoperative-analgesia-lasting-many-weeks-following-a-single-administration-a-replacement-for-continuous-peripheral-nerve-blocks-a-case-report
#16
Brian M Ilfeld, Rodney A Gabriel, Andrea M Trescot
Cryoneurolysis entails using low temperatures to reversibly ablate nerves, with a subsequent analgesia duration measured in weeks or months. Previously, clinical applications for acute pain were limited because treatment originally required exposing the target nerve surgically. However, three developments have now made it possible to provide prolonged postoperative analgesia by cryoneurolysis: 1) new portable, hand-held cryoneurolysis devices, 2) ultrasound machine proliferation, and, 3) anesthesiologists trained in ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block administration...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025397/a-qualitative-study-of-patient-education-needs-for-hip-and-knee-replacement
#17
Deborah Kennedy, Amy Wainwright, Lucy Pereira, Susan Robarts, Patricia Dickson, Jennifer Christian, Fiona Webster
BACKGROUND: Quality health information is key to patient engagement, self-management and an enhanced healthcare experience. There is strong evidence to support involving patients and their families in the development and evaluation of health-related educational material. These factors were the impetus for our high volume joint replacement centre to undertake a qualitative study to elicit patient experiences to inform the development of effective strategies and education along the care continuum for hip and knee replacement...
October 12, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947452/a-hospital-based-observational-cohort-study-exploring-pain-and-biomarkers-in-patients-with-hand-osteoarthritis-in-norway-the-nor-hand-protocol
#18
Marthe Gløersen, Elisabeth Mulrooney, Alexander Mathiessen, Hilde Berner Hammer, Barbara Slatkowsky-Christensen, Karwan Faraj, Thore Isaksen, Tuhina Neogi, Tore K Kvien, Karin Magnusson, Ida Kristin Haugen
INTRODUCTION: We have limited knowledge about the underlying disease mechanisms and causes of pain in hand osteoarthritis (OA). Consequently, no disease-modifying drug exists, and more knowledge about the pathogenesis of hand OA is needed, as well as a validation of different outcome measures. Our first aim of this study is to explore the validity of various imaging modalities for the assessment of hand OA. Second, we want to gain a better understanding of the disease processes, with a special focus on pain mechanisms...
September 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942225/arthroscopic-deepening-trochleoplasty-for-chronic-anterior-knee-pain-after-previous-failed-conservative-and-arthroscopic-treatment-report-of-two-cases
#19
Lars Blønd
PURPOSE: A proportion of patients having years of chronic anterior knee pain(AKP) that have not responded to non-operative modalities. Trochlear dysplasia have been found to be a cause for AKP. By restoring the anatomy with a trochleoplasty procedure the patellofemoral joint is unloaded. This study is a prospective 2year follow-up study, based on two cases with chronic AKP for several years and having severe trochlear dysplasia and both were successfully treated by arthroscopic deepening trochleoplasty...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927387/development-of-the-treatment-beliefs-in-knee-and-hip-osteoarthritis-toa-questionnaire
#20
Ellen M H Selten, Johanna E Vriezekolk, Henk J Schers, Marc W Nijhof, Willemijn H van der Laan, Roelien G van der Meulen-Dilling, Rinie Geenen, Cornelia H M van den Ende
BACKGROUND: Use of conservative treatment modalities in osteoarthritis (OA) is suboptimal, which appears to be partly due to patients' beliefs about treatments. The aim of this study was to develop a research instrument assessing patients' beliefs about various treatment modalities of hip and knee OA: the 'Treatment beliefs in OA (TOA) questionnaire'. METHODS: The item pool that was retrieved from interviews with patients and healthcare providers comprised beliefs regarding five treatment modalities: physical activity, pain medication, physiotherapy, injections and arthroplasty...
September 19, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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