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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814027/challenges-in-using-compliant-ligaments-for-position-estimation-within-robotic-joints
#1
Felix Russell, Lei Gao, Peter Ellison, Ravi Vaidyanathan
The mechanical advantages of bio-inspired condylar robotic knee joints for use in prosthetics or rehabilitation has been argued extensively in literature. A common limitation of these designs is the difficulty of estimating joint angle and therefore accurately controlling the joint. Furthermore, the potential role of ligament-like structures in robotic knees is not very well established. In this work, we investigate the role of compliant stretch sensing ligaments and their integration into a condylar robotic knee...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808811/construction-and-biocompatibility-of-a-thin-type-i-ii-collagen-composite-scaffold
#2
Long Han, Zhong-Wen Zhang, Bo-He Wang, Zhen-Kun Wen
Articular cartilage injury is a common type of damage observed in clinical practice. A matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implant was developed to repair articular cartilage as an advancement on the autologous chondrocyte implant procedure. Here, we establish a thin double layer of collagen as a novel and effective bioscaffold for the regeneration of cartilaginous lesions. We created a collagen membrane with double layers using a cover slip, a cover slip, and the collagen was then freeze-dried under vacuum...
August 14, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808753/segmental-torsion-assessment-is-a-reliable-method-for-in-depth-analysis-of-femoral-alignment-in-computer-tomography
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Peter Wilhelm Ferlic, Armin Runer, Christopher Seeber, Maria Thöni, Gerd Seitlinger, Michael Christian Liebensteiner
PURPOSE: De-rotational osteotomies are indicated in patients with pathologic femoral torsion. However, there is disagreement whether an osteotomy should be performed proximally or distally. Conventionally only the total torsion is measured, which does not allow differentiation between a torsional deformity located in the proximal or distal metaphysis or the diaphysis. The aim of this study is to validate a new multi-level measurement protocol for evaluation of the magnitude of torsion of the respective femoral segments in CT...
August 14, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808696/psychological-stress-alters-extracellular-matrix-metabolism-in-mandibular-condylar-cartilage
#4
Qiang Li, Fei Huang, Jia Liu, Yin Hua Zhao, Min Zhang, Yong Jin Chen
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of long-term stress on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) condyle and its possible underlying mechanism. METHODS: A 12-week, chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) model was used to induce long-term psychological stress in rats. Rats were randomly divided into control group (CONT), chronic unpredictable mild stress group (CUMS) and chronic unpredictable mild stress with fluoxetine treatment group (CUMS + DT) (n = 30 per group). A 5 mg/kg dose of fluoxetine was intraperitoneally injected daily 0...
2017: Chinese Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806709/in-vivo-kinematics-of-early-stage-osteoarthritic-knees-during-pivot-and-squat-activities
#5
Keisuke Matsuki, Kei O Matsuki, Tomonori Kenmoku, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Takahisa Sasho, Scott A Banks
Kinematic changes have been shown to accompany severe knee osteoarthritis, but no studies have analyzed early-stage osteoarthritic knee kinematics in the transverse plane during functional activities. The purpose of this study was to analyze kinematics of early-stage osteoarthritic knees using model registration techniques. Fifteen early-stage osteoarthritic knees from eight females with a mean age of 52 years old (range, 43-57years old) were involved in this study. A radiologist confirmed with plain radiographs that knees had Kellgren-Lawrence grade-1 or -2 arthritic changes...
August 4, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805272/clinical-phenotype-of-south-east-asian-temporomandibular-disorder-patients-with-upper-airway-resistance-syndrome
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David K L Tay, Kenny P Pang
OBJECTIVE: To document the clinical phenotype of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients with concomitant upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) in a South East Asian population. STUDY DESIGN: A multi-center prospective series of 86 TMD patients (26 men and 60 women / mean age 35.7 years) with UARS. All had excessive daytime sleepiness, high arousal index and apnea-hypopnea index (AHI)<5 RESULTS: The mean body mass index was 20.1, mean arousal index 16.2, mean respiratory disturbance index 19...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803652/long-term-follow-up-evaluation-of-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation-for-symptomatic-cartilage-lesions-of-the-knee-a-single-centre-prospective-study
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M Berruto, P Ferrua, S Pasqualotto, F Uboldi, A Maione, D Tradati, E Usellini
INTRODUCTION: Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) has been the first technique in reconstruction of a valid articular surface. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical results of this technique at an average follow up of 162±27months (range 88-208) in a group of patients who underwent ACI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 32 patients were operated between 1997 and 2007 for chondral lesions or osteochondritis dissecans of the knee. Mean size of the defect was 5...
August 4, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802414/management-of-resistant-distal-femur-non-unions-with-allograft-strut-and-autografts-combined-with-osteosynthesis-in-a-series-of-22-patients
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Raja Bhaskara Kanakeshwar, Dheenadhayalan Jayaramaraju, Devendra Agraharam, Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran
INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE: Challenges to the surgeon in managing cases of resistant non-union of the distal femur include poor bone stock, disuse osteopenia and joint contractures. Procedures varying from simple bone grafting to megaprosthesis revision have been described. We successfully managed such cases using our technique of combining cortical allograft struts to augment the defect in the femoral condyle coupled with autogenous iliac crest bone grafting and locking plate osteosynthesis...
August 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798004/clear-cell-variant-of-calcifying-epithelial-odontogenic-tumor-a-rare-clinical-entity
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Husain Sabir, Subhash Kumbhare, Saurabh Redij, Namrata Gajbhiye
Calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor (CEOT) is a rare benign odontogenic neoplasm of the jaws. Although clear cells have been reported in approximately 8% of cases of CEOT, the exact nature of these cells in clear cell calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor (CCEOT) has not been elucidated. Presence of clear cells in CEOT may confer a more aggressive behavior to the lesion and a tendency for recurrence and metastatic spread. We report of a case of CCEOT in a 63 year old female patient which was first treated with enucleation; however recurrence prompted a segmental resection along with coronoid and condyle...
May 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796103/does-idiopathic-bone-cavity-involving-mandibular-condyle-need-surgical-intervention-of-bone-cavity-filling
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Wenhao Zhang, Minjie Chen, Chi Yang, Zixiang Han, Wenbin Wei, Ying Chai
Idiopathic bone cavity (IBC) is a rare, asymptomatic, unilateral, oval-shaped radiolucent defect in the mandible. It is extremely rare that IBC occurs in the mandibular branch and condylar process. This article presents a 16-year-old male with IBC occuring in the mandibular branch.
August 8, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792464/histological-and-immunohistochemical-analyses-of-repair-of-the-disc-in-the-rabbit-temporomandibular-joint-using-a-collagen-template
#11
Kuo-Hwa Wang, Wing P Chan, Li-Hsuan Chiu, Yu-Hui Tsai, Chia-Lang Fang, Charn-Bing Yang, Kuan-Chou Chen, Hung-Li Tsai, Wen-Fu Lai
A previous study demonstrated that the reconstituted type I collagen matrix extracted from rabbit tendons enabled the TMJ disc to regenerate in the rabbit. The aim of this study was to investigate changes in the extracellular matrix (ECM) and mechanisms of regeneration in the TMJ disc. In 36 New Zealand rabbits that underwent a partial discectomy, discs were replaced with reconstituted collagen templates for 3 months. A histological analysis showed that moderate to severe degeneration appeared in partially discectomized joints without implantation...
August 9, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774675/3-tesla-mri-beneficial-visualization-of-the-meniscofemoral-ligaments
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Johanna Ebrecht, Andrej Krasny, Dinah Maria Hartmann, Marcia Viviane Rückbeil, Thomas Ritz, Andreas Prescher
BACKGROUND: Recent investigations have confirmed an important stabilizing and protective function of the meniscofemoral ligaments (MFLs) to the knee joint and suggest a clinical relevance. Concerning their incidences, however, there have been discrepancies between data acquired from cadaveric studies and MRI data using 0.3- to 1.5-Tesla field strengths probably due to lower resolution. This study aims to investigate whether imaging with 3-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (3-T MRI) is beneficial in gaining information regarding the ligaments' incidence, length, width and anatomic variation...
July 31, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770298/no-influence-of-femoral-component-rotation-by-the-lateral-femoral-posterior-condylar-cartilage-remnant-technique-on-clinical-outcomes-in-navigation-assisted-tka
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Seong Hwan Kim, Yong-Beom Park, Dae Woong Ham, Jae-Sung Lee, Min-Ku Song, Han-Jun Lee
PURPOSE: To investigate whether cartilage thickness in the lateral femoral posterior condyle affects the femoral rotation angles on navigation and clinical outcomes of navigation-assisted total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: This is a prospective randomized study of navigation-assisted TKA. Fifty cases underwent TKA without removal of the lateral posterior femoral cartilage (Group 1), and 56 cases underwent TKA with removal of the lateral posterior femoral cartilage (Group 2)...
August 2, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767176/sequential-chimeric-medial-femoral-condyle-and-anterolateral-thigh-flow-through-flaps-for-one-stage-reconstructions-of-composite-bone-and-soft-tissue-defects-report-of-three-cases
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Dominic Henn, Mohamed H Abouarab, Christoph Hirche, Jochen F Hernekamp, Volker J Schmidt, Ulrich Kneser, Thomas Kremer
Small recalcitrant non-unions with poor perfusion require reconstruction with vascularized bone flaps. Cases with concomitant large soft tissue defects are especially challenging, since vascularized soft tissue transfer is often indicated and distant microvascular anastomoses may be required. We introduce a sequential chimeric free flap composed of a medial femoral condyle corticoperiosteal flap anastomosed to an anterolateral thigh flow-through flap (MFC-ALT flap) and report its use for reconstruction of small non-unions with concomitant large soft tissue defects in three exemplary patients...
August 2, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762259/congenital-muscle-dystrophy-and-diet-consistency-affect-mouse-skull-shape-differently
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Alexander Spassov, Viviana Toro-Ibacache, Mirjam Krautwald, Heinrich Brinkmeier, Kornelius Kupczik
The bones of the mammalian skull respond plastically to changes in masticatory function. However, the extent to which muscle function affects the growth and development of the skull, whose regions have different maturity patterns, remains unclear. Using muscle dissection and 3D landmark-based geometric morphometrics we investigated the effect of changes in muscle function established either before or after weaning, on skull shape and muscle mass in adult mice. We compared temporalis and masseter mass and skull shape in mice with a congenital muscle dystrophy (mdx) and wild type (wt) mice fed on either a hard or a soft diet...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761278/unilateral-condylar-hyperplasia-a-genetic-link-case-reports
#16
Monika Mahajan
Unilateral condylar hyperplasia is an uncommon condition with unknown etiology which causes overdevelopment of condyle leading to facial asymmetry, mandibular deviation, malocclusion, and articulation dysfunction. Two Indian families with unilateral condylar hyperplasia are presented where the similar abnormality was also detected in one of their parents. The condylar hyperplasia in these two families indicates that mandibular condylar hyperplasia could be genetic in origin.
January 2017: National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761275/efficacy-of-arthrocentesis-versus-arthrocentesis-with-sodium-hyaluronic-acid-in-temporomandibular-joint-osteoarthritis-a-comparison
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Tikaram Gurung, R K Singh, Shadab Mohammad, U S Pal, Abbas Ali Mahdi, Manoj Kumar
INTRODUCTION: Temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis (TMJ OA) is a degenerative disease characterized by deterioration of articular tissue with concomitant osseous changes in the condyle and/or articular eminence, joint positive for TMJ noise with jaw movement or function, crepitus detected on palpation on opening, closing, right/left lateral, or protrusive movement. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a polysaccharide of the family of glycosaminoglycans. HA has been shown to improve and restore normal lubrication in joint, provide nutrition to the avascular articulating disc, and stabilize the joint...
January 2017: National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760283/idiopathic-condylar-resorptions-3-dimensional-condylar-bony-deformation-signs-and-symptoms
#18
Kasper Dahl Kristensen, Bjarke Schmidt, Peter Stoustrup, Thomas Klit Pedersen
INTRODUCTION: Our aim was to describe 3-dimensional condylar deformation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and symptoms and signs of temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) in patients with idiopathic condylar resorption (ICR). METHODS: We included 25 patients with ICR and 25 controls. We performed cone-beam computed tomographic scans and analyzed condylar width, length, and height as well as the condylar axial angle and the condylar neck angle. TMJ cross sections were evaluated for degenerative characteristics and location of bony deformations...
August 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757775/an-anatomical-study-of-the-proximal-aspect-of-the-medial-femoral-condyle-to-define-the-proximal-distal-condylar-length
#19
Chia-Ming Chang, Wen-Tien Wu, Kuan-Lin Liu, Kuang-Ting Yeh, Cheng-Huan Peng, Ing-Ho Chen
OBJECTIVE: Despite its possible role in knee arthroplasty, the proximal-distal condylar length (PDCL) of the femur has never been reported in the literature. We conducted an anatomic study of the proximal aspect of the medial femoral condyle to propose a method for measuring the PDCL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Inspection of dried bone specimens was carried out to assure the most proximal condylar margin (MPCM) as the eligible starting point to measure the PDCL. Simulation surgery was performed on seven pairs of cadaveric knees to verify the clinical application of measuring the PDCL after locating the MPCM...
April 2017: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750725/hydroxyapatite-collagen-scaffold-with-autologous-bone-marrow-aspirate-for-mandibular-condylar-reconstruction
#20
Debraj Howlader, U Vignesh, Dichen P Bhutia, Rahul Pandey, Sumit Kumar, Tulika Chandra, Divya Mehrotra
PURPOSE: This study was designed with the aim to assess the efficiency of hydroxyapatite/collagen (HA/Col) bio-scaffold with bone marrow aspirate (BMA) to reconstruct mandibular condyle in patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven pediatric patients with TMJ ankylosis, who visited our outpatient clinic and whose parents opted for this procedure, were included in this study. After a history and clinical examination for TMJ movements, computed tomography (CT) scans were obtained...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
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