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Cartilage lesion

Joshua J Leeman, Daria Motamedi, Ben Wildman-Tobriner, Richard J O'Donnell, Thomas M Link
We present the case of an intra-articular osteoid osteoma at the femoral trochlea. Intra-articular osteoid osteoma can present a diagnostic challenge both clinically and with imaging because it presents differently from the classic cortical osteoid osteoma. Given the lesion's proximity to overlying cartilage, the patient underwent resection of the lesion with osteochondral autograft transplantation at the surgical defect. A comprehensive literature review and discussion of intra-articular osteoma will be provided...
June 2016: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Christian H Roux, Violaine Foltz, Emmanuel Maheu, Gabriel Baron, Frederique Gandjbakhch, Cédric Lukas, Daniel Wendling, Damien Loeuille, Pierre Lafforgue, Liana Euler-Ziegler, Pascal Richette, Xavier Chevalier
OBJECTIVES: To explore the relationship between clinical findings, biologic biomarkers, conventional radiography and MRI in patients with painful hand OA. METHODS: The following patient baseline data from the DORA study (evaluating anti-TNF-α agents against painful hand OA) were used: clinical assessment (pain, swelling, stiffness and function: Dreiser functional hand index [FIHOA] and Cochin hand functional scale [CHFS]); measurement of biomarkers (cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP), type IIA collagen N-propeptid (PIINP), hyaluronic acid (HA), ultrasensitive C-reactive protein (usCRP), tumour necrosis factor (TNF), interleukin (IL)-6, IL-1β and urinary CTXII); radiological staging (Verbruggen, Kallman, Kellgren-Lawrence); anatomical evaluation by contrast-enhanced MRI of proximal and distal interphalangeal joints of dominant hand...
September 18, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Hannes A Rüdiger, Krzystof Piasecki, Fabio Becce, Stéphane Cherix
BACKGROUND: Surgical access to benign neoplastic lesions of the femoral head are associated with significant morbidity, including contamination of intra-osseous access tracks, articular cartilage lesions, avascular bone necrosis or tumour recurrence due to incomplete curettage. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 20-year-old female with a giant cell tumour in the femoral head, which was treated with curettage through a trans-foveal approach and bone grafting...
September 22, 2016: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
Larissa Correa Hermeto, Rafael De Rossi, Paulo Henrique de Affonseca Jardim, Aureo Evangelista Santana, Jaqueline de Carvalho Rinaldi, Luis Antonio Justulin
PURPOSE: To compare two different experimental models of osteoarthritis in rabbits: intra-articular collagenase injection and anterior cruciate ligament transection. METHODS: Ten adult rabbits were randomly divided in two groups: COLL (collagenase group) and ACLT (anterior cruciate ligament transection). The COLL group was treated with 0.5 ml collagenase solution (2mg collagenase/0.5 ml sterile PBS), and the ACTL group was subjected to anterior cruciate ligament...
September 2016: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
Weiyu Han, Dawn Aitken, Zhaohua Zhu, Andrew Halliday, Xia Wang, Benny Antony, Flavia Cicuttini, Graeme Jones, Changhai Ding
BACKGROUND: There are few clinical and epidemiological studies reporting the association between abnormal changes within the IPFP and knee osteoarthritic changes. This study aims to describe the associations between hypointense signals in the infrapatellar fat pad (IPFP) and knee structural change and symptoms in older adults. METHODS: Participants (n = 874) were selected randomly from local community and followed up 2.7 years later (range 2.6-3.3 years). T1- or T2-weighted fat-suppressed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was assessed for IPFP hypointense signal, cartilage volume, cartilage defects, and bone marrow lesions (BMLs)...
October 12, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Andrew R Palisch, Ronald R Winters, Marc H Willis, Collin D Bray, Theodore B Shybut
The menisci play an important biomechanical role in axial load distribution of the knees by means of hoop strength, which is contingent on intact circumferentially oriented collagen fibers and meniscal root attachments. Disruption of the meniscal root attachments leads to altered biomechanics, resulting in progressive cartilage loss, osteoarthritis, and subchondral edema, with the potential for development of a subchondral insufficiency fracture. Identification of meniscal root tears at magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is crucial because new arthroscopic surgical techniques (transtibial pullout repair) have been developed to repair meniscal root tears and preserve the tibiofemoral cartilage of the knee...
October 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Tarek M Hegazi, Jeffrey A Belair, Eoghan J McCarthy, Johannes B Roedl, William B Morrison
Injuries of the hip and surrounding structures represent a complex and commonly encountered scenario in athletes, with improper diagnosis serving as a cause of delayed return to play or progression to a more serious injury. As such, radiologists play an essential role in guiding management of athletic injuries. Familiarity with hip anatomy and the advantages and limitations of various imaging modalities is of paramount importance for accurate and timely diagnosis. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is often the modality of choice for evaluating many of the injuries discussed, although preliminary evaluation with conventional radiography and use of other imaging modalities such as ultrasonography (US), computed tomography, and bone scintigraphy may be supplementary or preferred in certain situations...
October 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Richard Kijowski, Humberto Rosas, Alexey Samsonov, Kevin King, Rob Peters, Fang Liu
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of using compressed sensing (CS) to accelerate three-dimensional fast spin-echo (3D-FSE) imaging of the knee. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 3D-FSE sequence was performed at 3T with CS (CUBE-CS with 3:16-minute scan time) and without CS (CUBE with 4:44-minute scan time) twice on the knees of 10 healthy volunteers to assess signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) using the addition-subtraction method and once on the knees of 50 symptomatic patients to assess diagnostic performance...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
Semra Duran, Mehtap Cavusoglu, Onur Kocadal, Bulent Sakman
This study aimed to compare trochlear morphology seen in magnetic resonance imaging between patients with chondromalacia patella and age-matched control patients without cartilage lesion. Trochlear morphology was evaluated using the lateral trochlear inclination, medial trochlear inclination, sulcus angle and trochlear angle on the axial magnetic resonance images. Consequently, an association between abnormal trochlear morphology and chondromalacia patella was identified in women. In particular, women with flattened lateral trochlea are at an increased risk of patellar cartilage structural damage...
September 28, 2016: Clinical Imaging
Uchechukwuka D Monu, Caroline D Jordan, Bonnie L Samuelson, Brian A Hargreaves, Garry E Gold, Emily J McWalter
PURPOSE: To identify focal lesions of elevated MRI T2 and T1ρ relaxation times in articular cartilage of an ACL-injured group using a novel cluster analysis technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen ACL-injured patients underwent 3T MRI T2 and T1ρ relaxometry at baseline, six months and one year and six healthy volunteers at baseline, one day and one year. Clusters of contiguous pixels above or below T2 and T1ρ intensity and area thresholds were identified on a projection map of the 3D femoral cartilage surface...
October 5, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Zhiguo Yuan, Shuyun Liu, Chunxiang Hao, Weimin Guo, Shuang Gao, Mingjie Wang, Mingxue Chen, Zhen Sun, Yichi Xu, Yu Wang, Jiang Peng, Mei Yuan, Quan-Yi Guo
Tissue-engineered meniscus regeneration is a very promising treatment strategy for meniscus lesions. However, generating the scaffold presents a huge challenge for meniscus engineering as this has to meet particular biomechanical and biocompatibility requirements. In this study, we utilized acellular meniscus extracellular matrix (AMECM) and demineralized cancellous bone (DCB) to construct three different types of three-dimensional porous meniscus scaffold: AMECM, DCB, and AMECM/DCB, respectively. We tested the scaffolds' physicochemical characteristics and observed their interactions with meniscus fibrochondrocytes to evaluate their cytocompatibility...
September 28, 2016: Biomaterials
William Lewis, Juan-Pablo Padilla-Martinez, Antonio Ortega-Martinez, Walfre Franco
A significant source of morbidity in the elderly population of the United States is osteoarthritis (OA), a disease caused by the breakdown and loss of articular cartilage. The exact causes of OA remain unknown, though biomechanical forces and biochemical alterations are important factors. There exists an unmet need for an imaging tool to identify early lesions of OA via metabolic, chemical or structural changes. Our work aims to characterize changes in the intensity of UV fluorescent bands associated with known structural proteins of cartilage...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Biophotonics
Jens Ole Laursen
PURPOSE: The HemiCAP-Wave® implant for the patellofemoral resurfacing treatment of large cartilage lesions and osteoarthritis (OA) was introduced in 2009. The outcome of a prospective cohort study of 18 patients with large trochlea lesions or isolated OA treated with the HemiCAP-Wave® implant is presented with up to a 6-year survival rate, and hypothesised short-to mid-term reduced pain and improved function. METHODS: Indication for treatment with the HemiCAP-Wave® implant was a symptomatic, large cartilage lesion in trochlea demonstrated by MRI or arthroscopy, which was ICRS grades 3-4 and larger than 4 cm(2)...
October 6, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Florian Schmaranzer, Pascal C Haefeli, Markus S Hanke, Emanuel F Liechti, Stefan F Werlen, Klaus A Siebenrock, Moritz Tannast
BACKGROUND: Delayed gadolinium-enhanced MRI of cartilage (dGEMRIC) allows an objective, noninvasive, and longitudinal quantification of biochemical cartilage properties. Although dGEMRIC has been used to monitor the course of cartilage degeneration after periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) for correction of hip dysplasia, such longitudinal data are currently lacking for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) How does the mean acetabular and femoral dGEMRIC index change after surgery for FAI at 1-year followup compared with a similar group of patients with FAI treated without surgery? (2) Does the regional distribution of the acetabular and femoral dGEMRIC index change for the two groups over time? (3) Is there a correlation between the baseline dGEMRIC index and the change of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) at 1-year followup? (4) Among those treated surgically, can dGEMRIC indices distinguish between intact and degenerated cartilage? METHODS: We performed a prospective, comparative, nonrandomized, longitudinal study...
October 5, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Paolo Giannoni, Federico Villa, Cinzia Cordazzo, Luciano Zardi, Paolo Fattori, Rodolfo Quarto, Mauro Fiorini
Three different heterologous substitutes for bone regeneration, manufactured with equine-derived cortical powder (CP), cancellous chips (CC) and demineralized bone matrix granules (DBM), were compared in in vitro and in vivo settings. We tested: a commercially available bone paste (Osteoplant-Activagen™, consisting of aqueous collagenous carrier, CP, DBM; named A); a second-generation injectable paste (20 kDa polyethylene glycol/hydroxypropyl-methyl cellulose-based hydrogel, CP, DBM; B); a pre-formed bone filler (400 kDa polyethylene oxide/hydroxypropyl-methyl cellulose-based hydrogel, CP, CC, DBM; C)...
November 18, 2016: Biomaterials Science
Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, Jiandong Hao, John Schrock, Omer Mei-Dan, Jorge Chahla
Cartilage lesions in the hip are of high prevalence. Most of these lesions are treated with microfracture. Microfracture has relatively good subjective outcomes for smaller lesions; however, it is limited by the ability to reproduce hyaline cartilage, especially in older patients. For larger chondral defects, we present a technique using juvenile allograft cartilage implantation implanted arthroscopically to treat cartilage lesions in the hip. The purpose of this technical note is to describe the arthroscopic technique for treating chondral lesions in the hip with allograft juvenile cartilage...
August 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
Graeme P Whyte, Alberto Gobbi, Boguslaw Sadlik
Cartilage lesions of the knee are a frequent finding; however, treatment options that are capable of restoring hyaline-like tissue are not routinely used. Cell-based technology such as autologous chondrocyte implantation may in some cases provide durable cartilage repair, but availability of this procedure is often restricted due to cost constraints. There have been promising outcomes reported with the use of scaffolds seeded with activated bone marrow aspirate concentrate in cases of chondral injury. There are clear advantages to cell-based cartilage repair techniques that are performed as a single-stage procedure, particularly when the repair technology can be used in a minimally invasive manner...
August 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
Nata Parnes, Maryellen Blevins, Brian Carr, Paul Carey
Inferior labrum anterior to posterior lesions as an isolated injury or as part of an extensive traumatic labral tear are uncommon and may present as multidirectional instability of the shoulder. These lesions are hard to visualize radiographically and many times are diagnosed only during surgery. Arthroscopic repair of these lesions requires advanced arthroscopic skills and is required for restoration of glenohumeral stability. We report a combined double-pulley simple knot technique that anatomically reconstructs the inferior labrum while overcoming the typical technical challenges, providing a large footprint for healing along the inferior glenoid rim and minimizing the amount of suture material in direct contact with the articular cartilage and the risk of knot migration...
August 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
Andrew Raines, Mei-Shu Shih, Lorraine Chua, Chen-Wei Su, Scheffer Cg Tseng, Julie O'Connell
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive degenerative joint disease and to date, no disease modifying osteoarthritis drug exist. Amniotic membrane and umbilical cord products have been used clinically in several diseases due to their anti-inflammatory and anti-scarring properties. In the present study, we sought to evaluate whether a particulate amniotic membrane and umbilical cord (AM/UC) matrix could aid in attenuating disease progression. Lewis rats underwent medial meniscus transection (MMT) to induce OA. Two weeks after surgery, animals received intra-articular injections (50 μL) of either 50 µg/µL or 100 µg/µL particulate AM/UC or saline control and were subsequently euthanized 1 or 4 weeks later...
October 5, 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part A
Martha C Castaño-Betancourt, Dan S Evans, Yolande F M Ramos, Cindy G Boer, Sarah Metrustry, Youfang Liu, Wouter den Hollander, Jeroen van Rooij, Virginia B Kraus, Michelle S Yau, Braxton D Mitchell, Kenneth Muir, Albert Hofman, Michael Doherty, Sally Doherty, Weiya Zhang, Robert Kraaij, Fernando Rivadeneira, Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, Rose A Maciewicz, Nigel Arden, Rob G H H Nelissen, Margreet Kloppenburg, Joanne M Jordan, Michael C Nevitt, Eline P Slagboom, Deborah J Hart, Floris Lafeber, Unnur Styrkarsdottir, Eleftheria Zeggini, Evangelos Evangelou, Tim D Spector, Andre G Uitterlinden, Nancy E Lane, Ingrid Meulenbelt, Ana M Valdes, Joyce B J van Meurs
Osteoarthritis is one of the most frequent and disabling diseases of the elderly. Only few genetic variants have been identified for osteoarthritis, which is partly due to large phenotype heterogeneity. To reduce heterogeneity, we here examined cartilage thickness, one of the structural components of joint health. We conducted a genome-wide association study of minimal joint space width (mJSW), a proxy for cartilage thickness, in a discovery set of 13,013 participants from five different cohorts and replication in 8,227 individuals from seven independent cohorts...
October 2016: PLoS Genetics
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