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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777893/age-related-vascularization-and-ossification-of-joints-in-children-an-international-pilot-study-to-test-multi-observer-ultrasound-reliability
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Daniel Windschall, Paz Collado, Jelena Vojinovic, Silvia Magni-Manzoni, Peter Balint, George A W Bruyn, Cristina Hernandez-Diaz, Juan Carlos Nieto, Viviana Ravagnani, Nikolay Tzaribachev, Annamaria Iagnocco, Maria Antonietta D'Agostino, Esperanza Naredo
OBJECTIVE: To determine the intra- and inter-observer reliability of ultrasound (US)-detected age-related joint vascularization and ossification grading in healthy children. METHODS: Following standardized image acquisition and machine setting protocols, 10 international US experts examined four joints (wrist, second metacarpophalangeal joint, knee, and ankle) in 12 healthy children (divided into four age groups: 2-4, 5-8, 9-12, and 13-16 years). Grey-scale was used to detect the ossification grade, and power Doppler (PD) US was used to detect physiological vascularization...
August 4, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653865/sagittal-plane-knee-moment-during-gait-and-knee-cartilage-thickness
#2
Randy J Schmitz, David Harrison, Hsin-Min Wang, Sandra J Shultz
CONTEXT:   Understanding the factors associated with thicker cartilage in a healthy population is important when developing strategies aimed at minimizing the cartilage thinning associated with knee osteoarthritis progression. Thicker articular cartilage is commonly thought to be healthier cartilage, but whether the sagittal-plane biomechanics important to gait are related to cartilage thickness is unknown. OBJECTIVE:   To determine the relationship of a weight-bearing region of the medial femoral condyle's cartilage thickness to sagittal gait biomechanics in healthy individuals...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638681/efficacy-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-and-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-in-a-rat-knee-osteoarthritis-model-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#3
Volkan Yılmaz, Ömer Karadaş, Taner Dandinoğlu, Ebru Umay, Aytül Çakçı, Arif Kenan Tan
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess the efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) and low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) on osteoarthritic rat knees. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-four rats were divided into 3 groups: group 1-control (n=8), group 2-LIPUS (n=8) and group 3-ESWT (n=8). Cartilage degeneration was provided using mono-iodo-asetate (MIA). One milligram of MIA was delivered to the right knees in group 1 and both knees in group 2 and 3. A 0...
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638676/utilization-of-longitudinal-ultrasound-to-quantify-joint-soft-tissue-changes-in-a-mouse-model-of-posttraumatic-osteoarthritis
#4
Hao Xu, Echoe M Bouta, Ronald W Wood, Edward M Schwarz, Yongjun Wang, Lianping Xing
To assess the utility of longitudinal ultrasound (US) to quantify volumetric changes in joint soft tissues during the progression of posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) in mice, and validate the US results with histological findings. A longitudinal cohort of 3-month-old wild-type C57BL/6 male mice received the Hulth-Telhag surgical procedure on right knee to induce PTOA, and sham surgery on their left knee as control. US scans were performed on both knees before, 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks post-surgery. Joint space volume and Power-Doppler (PD) volume were obtained from US images via Amira software...
2017: Bone Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606838/the-role-of-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-on-cartilage-healing-in-knee-osteoarthritis-a-review
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REVIEW
Joshua B Rothenberg, Prathap Jayaram, Usker Naqvi, Joslyn Gober, Gerard A Malanga
Ultrasound (US) is a therapeutic modality that has been used in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions for decades. In recent years, there have been technological advancements using low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) as a clinical modality. The purpose of this review was to critically examine the medical literature to determine the effects of LIPUS on the chondrogenic properties of knee osteoarthritis. A literature search of 3 major databases (PubMed, Scopus, and EMBASE) was performed. Two independent physician reviewers screened titles and abstracts, yielding a total of 18 relevant articles after the inclusion and exclusion criteria were applied...
June 9, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599554/regular-chondrocyte-spacing-is-a-potential-cause-for-coherent-ultrasound-backscatter-in-human-articular-cartilage
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Daniel Rohrbach, Satu I Inkinen, Jana Zatloukalová, Anke Kadow-Romacker, Antti Joukainen, Markus K Malo, Jonathan Mamou, Juha Töyräs, Kay Raum
The potential of quantitative ultrasound (QUS) to assess the regular cellular spacing in the superficial cartilage zones was investigated experimentally and numerically. Nine osteochondral samples, extracted from two human cadaver knee joints, were measured using a 50-MHz ultrasound scanning device and evaluated using Mankin score. Simulated backscattered power spectra from models with an idealized cell alignment exhibited a pronounced frequency peak. From the peak, cell spacing in the range between 15 and 40 μm between cell layers was detected with an average error of 0...
May 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499496/relationships-between-quantitative-pulse-echo-ultrasound-parameters-from-the-superficial-zone-of-the-human-articular-cartilage-and-changes-in-surface-roughness-collagen-content-or-collagen-orientation-caused-by-early-degeneration
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Wataru Kiyan, Akira Ito, Yasuaki Nakagawa, Shogo Mukai, Koji Mori, Tatsuo Arai, Eiichiro Uchino, Yasushi Okuno, Hiroshi Kuroki
We aimed to quantitatively investigate the relationship between amplitude-based pulse-echo ultrasound parameters and early degeneration of the knee articular cartilage. Twenty samples from six human femoral condyles judged as grade 0 or 1 according to International Cartilage Repair Society grading were assessed using a 15-MHz pulsed-ultrasound 3-D scanning system ex vivo. Surface roughness (Rq), average collagen content (A1) and collagen orientation (A12) in the superficial zone of the cartilage were measured via laser microscopy and Fourier transform infrared imaging spectroscopy...
May 9, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355674/ultrasound-of-the-knee-common-pathology-excluding-extensor-mechanism
#8
Jon A Jacobson, Thumanoon Ruangchaijatuporn, Viviane Khoury, Olaf Magerkurth
Ultrasound can be used to diagnose many types of pathology and guide various diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. The most common applications for musculoskeletal ultrasound of the knee include evaluation of the joint recesses, the extensor mechanism, and bursae including Baker's cyst. However, a role exists for ultrasound in the evaluation of cartilage, other tendons, ligaments, peripheral nerves, osseous structures, and vasculature. This article reviews common pathologies of these structures as seen with ultrasound...
April 2017: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295049/structure-symptom-relationship-with-wide-area-ultrasound-scanning-of-knee-osteoarthritis
#9
Jana Podlipská, Juhani M Koski, Päivi Kaukinen, Marianne Haapea, Osmo Tervonen, Jari P Arokoski, Simo Saarakkala
The aetiology of knee pain in osteoarthritis (OA) is heterogeneous and its relationship with structural changes and function is unclear. Our goal was to determine the prevalence of wide-area scanned ultrasound-defined knee OA structural features and their association with pain and functional impairment in 79 symptomatic and 63 asymptomatic subjects. All subjects underwent ultrasound knee wide-area scanning and the severity of articular cartilage degeneration, the presence and size of osteophytes, and meniscal extrusion were evaluated...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250136/definition-and-reliability-assessment-of-elementary-ultrasonographic-findings-in-calcium-pyrophosphate-deposition-disease-a-study-by-the-omeract-calcium-pyrophosphate-deposition-disease-ultrasound-subtask-force
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Georgios Filippou, Carlo A Scirè, Nemanja Damjanov, Antonella Adinolfi, Greta Carrara, Valentina Picerno, Carmela Toscano, George A Bruyn, Maria Antonietta D'Agostino, Andrea Delle Sedie, Emilio Filippucci, Marwin Gutierrez, Mihaela Micu, Ingrid Möller, Esperanza Naredo, Carlos Pineda, Francesco Porta, Wolfgang A Schmidt, Lene Terslev, Violeta Vlad, Pascal Zufferey, Annamaria Iagnocco
OBJECTIVE: To define the ultrasonographic characteristics of calcium pyrophosphate crystal (CPP) deposits in joints and periarticular tissues and to evaluate the intra- and interobserver reliability of expert ultrasonographers in the assessment of CPP deposition disease (CPPD) according to the new definitions. METHODS: After a systematic literature review, a Delphi survey was circulated among a group of expert ultrasonographers, who were members of the CPPD Ultrasound (US) Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) subtask force, to obtain definitions of the US characteristics of CPPD at the level of fibrocartilage (FC), hyaline cartilage (HC), tendon, and synovial fluid (SF)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093371/sonographically-guided-knee-meniscus-injections-feasibility-techniques-and-validation
#11
Michael R Baria, Jacob L Sellon, Dan Lueders, Jay Smith
BACKGROUND: There is a growing interest in the use of biologic agents such as platelet-rich plasma and mesenchymal stem/stromal cells to treat musculoskeletal injuries, including meniscal tears. Although previous research has documented the role of diagnostic ultrasound to evaluate meniscal tears, sonographically guided (SG) techniques to specifically deliver therapeutic agents into the meniscus have not been described. OBJECTIVE: To describe and validate SG injection techniques for the body and posterior horn of the medial and lateral meniscus...
January 16, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078503/efficacy-of-pulsed-nd-yag-laser-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#12
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Mohamed Salaheldien Mohamed Alayat, Tarek Helmy Ahmed Aly, Aly Elsayed Mohamed Elsayed, Ammar Suliman Mohamed Fadil
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of pulsed Nd:YAG laser plus glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate (GCS) in patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) by examining changes in pain and knee function, as well as synovial thickness (ST) and femoral cartilage thickness (FCT). Sixty-seven male patients participated, with a mean (SD) age of 53.85 (4.39) years, weight of 84.01 (4.70) kg, height of 171.51 (3.96) cm, and BMI of 28.56 (1.22). Group 1 was treated with high-intensity laser therapy (HILT), GCS, and exercises (HILT + GCS + EX)...
April 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981278/knee-ultrasound-from-research-to-real-practice-a-systematic-literature-review-of-adult-knee-ultrasound-assessment-feasibility-studies
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REVIEW
Alexandra Peltea, Florian Berghea, Tania Gudu, Ruxandra Ionescu
OBJECTIVE: To identify and analyse existing data regarding knee ultrasound (US) feasibility in clinical practice. Material and methods: A systematic literature review was performed using the terms: ("knee") AND ("ultrasound" OR "ultrasonography") AND ("feasibility" OR "pilot" OR "proof of concept"). Feasibility studies regarding knee US or US aided maneuver involving knee joint, published during 2005-2015, were selected and evaluated against a complex framework constructed around mandatory key areas for feasibility studies: acceptability, demand, implementation, practicality, adaptation, integration and expansion...
December 5, 2016: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914723/evaluation-of-knee-cartilage-thickness-a-comparison-between-ultrasound-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-methods
#14
Randy J Schmitz, Hsin-Min Wang, Daniel R Polprasert, Robert A Kraft, Brian G Pietrosimone
BACKGROUND: Establishing clinically accessible measures of cartilage health is critical for assessing effectiveness of protocols to reduce risk of osteoarthritis (OA) development and progression. Cartilage thickness is one important measure in describing both OA development and progression. The objective was to determine the relationship between ultrasound and MRI measures of cartilage thickness in the medial femoral condyle. METHODS: Mean cartilage thicknesses of the left medial femoral cartilage were measured via T1 weighted MRI and ultrasound imaging from transverse, anterior, middle, and posterior medial femoral regions in 10 healthy females (Mean±Std Dev) (1...
November 30, 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630407/ultrasonographic-evaluation-of-the-femoral-cartilage-thickness-in-patients-with-hypothyroidism
#15
Gul Devrimsel, Munevver Serdaroglu Beyazal, Aysegul Kucukali Turkyilmaz, Serap Baydur Sahin
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of hypothyroidism on femoral cartilage thickness by using ultrasound, which has been found to be useful in the early diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis. [Subjects and Methods] Forty patients diagnosed with hypothyroidism and 30 age-, gender-, smoking status, physical activity-, and body mass index-matched healthy subjects were enrolled. The thickness of the femoral articular cartilage was measured using a 7- to 12-MHz linear probe. Three mid-point measurements were taken from each knee at the lateral condyle, intercondylar area, and medial condyle...
August 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630395/association-of-neuropathic-pain-with-ultrasonographic-measurements-of-femoral-cartilage-thickness-and-clinical-parameters-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
#16
Nilgün Mesci, Erkan Mesci, Duygu Geler Külcü
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to investigate whether neuropathic pain is associated with femoral condylar cartilage thickness, electrical pain threshold, and clinical parameters in patients with knee osteoarthritis. [Subjects and Methods] Sixty patients over the age of 40 diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis were enrolled. The PainDETECT questionnaire, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and Short Form-36 questionnaire were completed for all patients...
August 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622408/pain-in-bilateral-knee-osteoarthritis-correlations-between-clinical-examination-radiological-and-ultrasonographical-findings
#17
Oana Serban, Mihai Porojan, Maria Deac, Flavia Cozma, Carolina Solomon, Manuela Lenghel, Mihaela Micu, Daniela Fodor
AIMS: The aim of the study was to evaluate the correlations between clinical symptoms (pain), physical examination, ultrasound (US), and radiological findings in patients with bilateral knee osteoarthritis (OA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Knee pain was appreciated during medial and lateral palpation of each knee joint and using visual analogue scale (VAS) and The Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC). US evaluation (osteophytes, meniscal protrusion, synovial fluid, femoral hyaline cartilage thickness) and radiological assessment (osteophytes, femoral-tibial space, Kellgren-Lawrence [K-L] score, enthesopathies) were performed by two examiners blinded to the clinical results and to each other...
September 2016: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27600474/effect-of-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-after-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-injection-to-treat-osteochondral-defects-an-in%C3%A2-vivo-study
#18
Shoki Yamaguchi, Tomoki Aoyama, Akira Ito, Momoko Nagai, Hirotaka Iijima, Junichi Tajino, Xiangkai Zhang, Kiyan Wataru, Hiroshi Kuroki
We investigated the effect of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) treatment combined with mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) injection for cartilage repair and subchondral bone reconstitution for treatment of osteochondral defects. An osteochondral defect was created on both femur grooves of Wistar rats. Four weeks later, bone marrow MSCs were injected into the right knee joint. The rats were divided into two intervention groups: without or with LIPUS irradiation. Cartilage repair was evaluated histologically based on the Wakitani cartilage repair score...
December 2016: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27556241/role-of-ultrasonography-in-knee-osteoarthritis
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REVIEW
Win Min Oo, Myat Thae Bo
Ultrasound has become popular among rheumatologists as the first-choice imaging investigation for the evaluation and monitoring of osteoarthritis (OA). Because of recent improvement in technology, ultrasound has the ability to demonstrate and assess the minimal structural abnormalities, which involve the pathophysiology and progression of OA, such as articular cartilage, synovial tissue, bony cortex, and other soft tissue. Nowadays, ultrasonography is a promising technique for assessing soft tissue abnormalities such as joint effusion, synovial hypertrophy, Baker cyst, and other structural changes including the decrease in cartilage thickness, meniscus bulging, and formation of osteophyte...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27401002/pediatric-musculoskeletal-ultrasound-age-and-sex-related-normal-b-mode-findings-of-the-knee
#20
Daniel Windschall, Ralf Trauzeddel, Maria Haller, Manuela Krumrey-Langkammerer, Antje Nimtz-Talaska, Rainer Berendes, Gerd Ganser, Christine Nirschl, Philipp Schoof, Ralf Felix Trauzeddel, Katharina Palm-Beden, Hartwig Lehmann
Musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) is an important tool for evaluating disease activity, therapeutic progress, and remission status of rheumatic diseases in children. Knowledge of age-related normal findings is essential when interpreting pathological findings such as those seen in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. To evaluate normal findings of the knee joint, we recorded age-related stages of musculoskeletal development in the knee of 435 healthy children between 1 and 18 years of age using high-resolution B-mode MSUS...
November 2016: Rheumatology International
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