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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809636/-arthroscopic-finding-of-knee-joint-in-relation-to-age-and-its-comparison-with-pre-operative-clinical-finding-a-retrospective-study
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P Látal, K Šimeček, M Kloub
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY In the retrospective study of two South Bohemian centres we present the comparison of pre-operative anamnestic clinical signs in relation to the arthroscopic intraoperative finding. The obtained data is used also to evaluate the arthroscopic finding in relation to age and sex. MATERIAL AND METHODS The arthroscopic findings of patients who underwent surgery in 2013-2014 period (1.1.2013-31.12.2014) at the Department of Trauma Surgery of České Budějovice Hospital, a.s. and in 2014 (1.1...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805136/the-ovine-model-for-meniscus-tissue-engineering-considerations-of-anatomy-function-implantation-and-evaluation
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Andrzej Brzezinski, Salim A Ghodbane, Jay M Patel, Barbara A Perry, Charles J Gatt, Michael G Dunn
Meniscus injuries represent one of the most-common intra-articular knee injuries. The current treatment options include meniscectomy and allograft transplantation, both with poor long-term outcomes. Therefore, there is a need for regenerative techniques to restore meniscal function. In order to pre-clinically test scaffolds for meniscus replacement, large-animal models need to be established and standardized. This review establishes the anatomical and compositional similarities between the human and sheep menisci and provides guidance for implantation and evaluation of such devices...
August 12, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801209/compromised-autophagy-precedes-meniscus-degeneration-and-cartilage-damage-in-mice
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Jeanie Kwok Meckes, Beatriz Caramés, Merissa Olmer, William B Kiosses, Shawn P Grogan, Martin K Lotz, Darryl D D'Lima
OBJECTIVE: Autophagy is a cellular homeostasis mechanism that facilitates normal cell function and survival. Objectives of this study were to determine associations between autophagic responses with meniscus injury, joint aging, and osteoarthritis (OA), and to establish the temporal relationship with structural changes in menisci and cartilage. METHODS: Constitutive activation of autophagy during aging was measured in GFP-LC3 transgenic reporter mice between 6 and 30 months...
August 8, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780004/prognostic-factors-for-all-inside-meniscal-repair-an-87-case-series
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LoïcLaurendon, Thomas Neri, Frédéric Farizon, Rémi Philippot
INTRODUCTION: Repair is indicated for tears in non-degenerative menisci. The literature reports a 15% failure rate for all-inside repair. The aim of the present study was to determine prognostic factors for failure of all-inside meniscal repair. The study hypothesis was that epidemiological, clinical and surgical factors affect success. MATERIALANDMETHODS: A retrospective study included 87 meniscal repair procedures, with or without anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear...
August 2, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772725/wear-distribution-detection-of-knee-joint-prostheses-by-means-of-3d-optical-scanners
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Saverio Affatato, Maria Cristina Valigi, Silvia Logozzo
The objective of this study was to examine total knee polyethylene inserts from in vitro simulation to evaluate and display-using a 3D optical scanner-wear patterns and wear rates of inserts exposed to wear by means of simulators. Various sets of tibial inserts have been reconstructed by using optical scanners. With this in mind, the wear behavior of fixed and mobile bearing polyethylene knee configurations was investigated using a knee wear joint simulator. After the completion of the wear test, the polyethylene menisci were analyzed by an innovative 3D optical scanners in order to evaluate the 3D wear distribution on the prosthesis surface...
March 30, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765605/the-potential-of-using-semitendinosus-tendon-as-autograft-in-rabbit-meniscus-reconstruction
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Chenxi Li, Xiaoqing Hu, Qingyang Meng, Xin Zhang, Jingxian Zhu, Linghui Dai, Jin Cheng, Mingjin Zhong, Weili Shi, Bo Ren, Jiying Zhang, Xin Fu, Xiaoning Duan, Yingfang Ao
Since transplantation of meniscal allograft or artificial menisci is limited by graft sources and a series of adverse events, substitution for meniscus reconstruction still needs to be explored. Natural biomaterials, which can provide a unique 3-D microenvironment, remain a promising alternative for tissue engineering. Among them, autograft is a preferred option for its safety and excellent biocompatibility. In this study, we utilized semitendinosus tendon autograft in meniscus reconstruction to investigate its fibrochondrogenic metaplasticity potential and chondroprotective effect...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757192/delivery-of-epidermalgrowthfactor-receptor-inhibitor-via-a-customized-collagen-scaffold-promotes-meniscal-defect-regeneration-in-a-rabbit-model
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Zongyou Pan, Yan Wu, Xiaolei Zhang, Qianbao Fu, Jun Li, Yang Yang, Dongsheng Yu, Yuzi Xu, Xiaolang Lu, Heng Sun, Xianzhu Zhang, Boon Chin Heng, Varitsara Bunpetch, Shufang Zhang, Hongwei Ouyang
Meniscal injury is one of the most common knee joint injuries, which remains an intractable challenge in clinical practice to date. Aberrant epidermalgrowthfactor receptor (EGFR) activation levels in both human and mice menisci following injury, prompted us to investigate the functional role of EGFR by utilizing an inducible cartilage-specific EGFR-deficient mouse model. We demonstrated that conditional EGFR deletion in mice resulted in increased partial meniscectomy-induced ECM production within the meniscus, which is comparable to utilization of the small molecule EGFR inhibitor, gefitinib, to block EGFR activity...
July 27, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752186/low-impact-sports-activities-are-feasible-after-meniscus-transplantation-a-systematic-review
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Sue D Barber-Westin, Frank R Noyes
PURPOSE: To determine sports activities achieved after meniscus transplantation and if associations exist between sports activity levels and transplant failure or progression of tibiofemoral osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: A systematic search was performed using PubMed and Cochrane online databases. Inclusionary criteria were English language, clinical trials published from 1996 through May 2017, minimum 2 years of follow-up, and sports activity data reported. RESULTS: Twenty-eight studies were included in which 1521 menisci were implanted into 1497 patients...
July 27, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748490/a-simple-cinch-is-superior-to-a-locking-loop-for-meniscus-root-repair-a-human-biomechanical-comparison-of-suture-constructs-in-a-transtibial-pull-out-model
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Aaron J Krych, Nick R Johnson, Isabella T Wu, Patrick A Smith, Michael J Stuart
PURPOSE: To determine the cyclic displacement and ultimate failure loads of two clinically relevant suture configurations for repair of medial and lateral meniscus root tears. METHODS: A total of 10 matched pair fresh-frozen, human meniscus specimens were randomly assigned to either simple cinch or locking loop meniscus-suture fixation techniques for transtibial pull-out repair in either medial (n = 10 matched pairs) or lateral (n = 10 matched pairs) meniscal root tears...
July 26, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707050/tensile-strength-of-the-pullout-repair-technique-for-the-medial-meniscus-posterior-root-tear-a-porcine-study
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Masataka Fujii, Takayuki Furumatsu, Haowei Xue, Shinichi Miyazawa, Yuya Kodama, Tomohito Hino, Yusuke Kamatsuki, Toshifumi Ozaki
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the load-to-failure of different common suturing techniques with a new technique for the medial meniscus posterior root tear (MMPRT). METHODS: Thirty porcine medial menisci were randomly assigned to three suturing techniques used for transtibial pullout repair of the MMPRT (n = 10 per group). Three different meniscal suture configurations were studied: the two simple suture (TSS) technique, the conventional modified Mason-Allen suture (MMA) technique, and the new MMA technique using the FasT-Fix combined with the Ultrabraid (F-MMA)...
July 14, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674738/three-single-loops-enhance-the-biomechanical-behavior-of-the-transtibial-pull-out-technique-for-posterior-meniscal-root-repair
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Lawrence Camarda, Giuseppe Pitarresi, Michele Lauria, Federico Fazzari, Michele D'Arienzo
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of applying an additional suture to enhance the biomechanical behavior of the suture-meniscus construct used during the transtibial pull-out repair technique. METHODS: A total of 20 fresh-frozen porcine tibiae with intact medial menisci were used. In one half of all specimens (N = 10), two non-absorbable sutures were passed directly over the meniscal root from the tibia side of the meniscus to the femoral side (2SS). In other ten specimens, three sutures were passed over the meniscal root (3SS)...
July 3, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671850/in-vivo-tibial-cartilage-strains-in-regions-of-cartilage-to-cartilage-contact-and-cartilage-to-meniscus-contact-in-response-to-walking
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Betty Liu, Nimit K Lad, Amber T Collins, Pramodh K Ganapathy, Gangadhar M Utturkar, Amy L McNulty, Charles E Spritzer, Claude T Moorman, E Grant Sutter, William E Garrett, Louis E DeFrate
BACKGROUND: There are currently limited human in vivo data characterizing the role of the meniscus in load distribution within the tibiofemoral joint. Purpose/Hypothesis: To compare the strains experienced in regions of articular cartilage covered by the meniscus to regions of cartilage not covered by the meniscus. We hypothesized that in response to walking, tibial cartilage covered by the meniscus would experience lower strains than uncovered tibial cartilage. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667767/equine-meniscal-degeneration-is-associated-with-medial-femorotibial-osteoarthritis
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J Dubuc, C Girard, H Richard, J De Lasalle, S Laverty
BACKGROUND: There is limited information available concerning normal equine meniscal morphology, its degeneration and role in osteoarthritis (OA). OBJECTIVES: To characterise normal equine meniscal morphology and lesions and to explore the relationship between equine meniscal degeneration and femorotibial OA. STUDY DESIGN: Ex vivo cadaveric study. METHODS: Menisci were harvested from 7 normal joints (n = 14 menisci) and 15 joints with OA (n = 30 menisci)...
July 1, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653078/mri-characteristics-of-torn-and-untorn-post-operative-menisci
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Richard Kijowski, Humberto Rosas, Adam Williams, Fang Liu
OBJECTIVE: To compare magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of torn and untorn post-operative menisci. METHODS: The study group consisted of 140 patients with 148 partially resected menisci who were evaluated with a repeat knee MRI examination and subsequent repeat arthroscopic knee surgery. Two musculoskeletal radiologists retrospectively assessed the following MRI characteristics of the post-operative meniscus: contour (smooth or irregular), T2 line through the meniscus (no line, intermediate signal line, intermediate-to-high signal line, and high fluid-like signal line), displaced meniscus fragment, and change in signal pattern through the meniscus compared with baseline MRI...
June 26, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631112/risk-of-revision-was-not-reduced-by-a-double-bundle-acl-reconstruction-technique-results-from-the-scandinavian-registers
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Cathrine Aga, Jüri-Tomas Kartus, Martin Lind, Stein Håkon Låstad Lygre, Lars-Petter Granan, Lars Engebretsen
BACKGROUND: Double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has demonstrated improved biomechanical properties and moderately better objective outcomes compared with single-bundle reconstructions. This could make an impact on the rerupture rate and reduce the risk of revisions in patients undergoing double-bundle ACL reconstruction compared with patients reconstructed with a traditional single-bundle technique. The National Knee Ligament Registers in Scandinavia provide information that can be used to evaluate the revision outcome after ACL reconstructions...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615116/an-unusual-presentation-of-synovial-chondromatosis-of-the-knee-in-a-10-year-old-girl
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Hyung Joon Cho, Jung Dong Suh
Synovial chondromatosis commonly occurs in the anterior compartment of the knee joint, predominantly in middle-aged men. It is relatively unusual in female children and is rarely encountered in the synovium beneath the meniscus. The present report describes a rare case of synovial chondromatosis that developed in the synovium just inferior to both menisci of the right knee in a 10-year-old girl. At this unusual age and location, there is a greater probability of missed diagnosis, due to the lack of definite informative incidence, and difficulty in finding the lesions during arthroscopic examinations...
June 11, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608727/osteoarthritis-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-and-medial-tibial-plateau-a-cadaveric-study
#17
Jessica Immonen, Chris Siefring, Luke Sanders
The objective of this study was to analyze morphometric anatomy and damages with aging in cadaveric knee specimens specific to the cruciate ligaments, the articular cartilage of the tibial plateau, and the menisci. Morphometric analyses to cadaveric anatomy of the knee were performed using Image-Pro® software on 3 age populations: <70 years old, 70 to 79 years old, and ≥80 years old. An average thickness of the cruciate ligaments was assessed with 5 circumferential measurements per specimen using nylon thread...
June 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586544/segmental-and-regional-quantification-of-3d-cellular-density-of-human-meniscus-from-osteoarthritic-knee
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Ibrahim Fatih Cengiz, Hélder Pereira, José Miguel Pêgo, Nuno Sousa, João Espregueira-Mendes, Joaquim Miguel Oliveira, Rui Luís Reis
The knee menisci have important roles in the knee joint. Complete healing of the meniscus remains a challenge in the clinics. Cellularity is one of the most important biological parameters that must be taken into account in regenerative strategies. However, knowledge on the 3D cellularity of the human meniscus is lacking in the literature. The aim of this study was to quantify the 3D cellular density of human meniscus from the osteoarthritic knee in a segmental and regional manner with respect to laterality...
June 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582908/the-collagen-microstructural-changes-of-rat-menisci-and-tibiofemoral-cartilages-under-the-influence-of-mechanical-loading-an-in-vitro-wear-test-of-whole-joints
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Haoliuyang Cai, Zhixiu Hao, Liying Xiao, Chao Wan, Lingying Tong
BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is suggested to be induced by multi-factors, and mechanical environment is regarded as a risky factor. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of isolated mechanical factor on cartilage. METHODS: An active wear test system was designed to perform parameters-controlled in vitro wear tests on rat knee joints with specific load magnitude, flexion-extension angle, and movement frequency. Six hind limbs of 9-month-old male Sprague-Dawley rats, with an additional spring on the medial side, were worn by using the custom-designed apparatus...
July 20, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580627/age-related-modulation-of-angiogenesis-regulating-factors-in-the-swine-meniscus
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Alessia Di Giancamillo, Daniela Deponti, Silvia Modina, Irene Tessaro, Cinzia Domeneghini, Giuseppe Maria Peretti
An in-depth knowledge of the native meniscus morphology and biomechanics in its different areas is essential to develop an engineered tissue. Meniscus is characterized by a great regional variation in extracellular matrix components and in vascularization. Then, the aim of this work was to characterize the expression of factors involved in angiogenesis in different areas during meniscus maturation in pigs. The menisci were removed from the knee joints of neonatal, young and adult pigs, and they were divided into the inner, intermediate and outer areas...
June 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
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