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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524271/histological-characteristics-of-knee-menisci-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis
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D McDaniel, E Tilton, K Dominick, K Flory, T Ernest, J C Johnson, D C Main, P Kondrashov
INTRODUCTION: Existing data indicate knee menisci in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) show tearing, maceration, and fragmentation, but little is known about the change in histological structure. The aim of this study was to evaluate change in the menisci histological structure in patients with clinically diagnosed knee OA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen patients undergoing surgical treatment of knee OA (OA group) and 14 cadaveric knees (control group) were assessed...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511664/yields-and-chondrogenic-potential-of-primary-synovial-mesenchymal-stem-cells-are-comparable-between-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-osteoarthritis-patients
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Yuji Kohno, Mitsuru Mizuno, Nobutake Ozeki, Hisako Katano, Keiichiro Komori, Shizuka Fujii, Koji Otabe, Masafumi Horie, Hideyuki Koga, Kunikazu Tsuji, Mikio Matsumoto, Haruka Kaneko, Yuji Takazawa, Takeshi Muneta, Ichiro Sekiya
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells derived from the synovial membrane (synovial MSCs) are a candidate cell source for regenerative medicine of cartilage and menisci due to their high chondrogenic ability. Regenerative medicine can be expected for RA patients with the inflammation well-controlled as well as OA patients and transplantation of synovial MSCs would also be a possible therapeutic treatment. Some properties of synovial MSCs vary dependent on the diseases patients have, and whether or not the pathological condition of RA affects the chondrogenesis of synovial MSCs remains controversial...
May 16, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508006/early-osteoarthritis-after-untreated-anterior-meniscal-root-tears-an-in-vivo-animal-study
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Brett D Steineman, Robert F LaPrade, Kelly S Santangelo, Brent T Warner, Laurie R Goodrich, Tammy L Haut Donahue
BACKGROUND: Meniscal root tears cause menisci and their insertions to inadequately distribute loads and potentially leave underlying articular cartilage unprotected. Untreated meniscal root tears are becoming increasingly recognized to induce joint degradation; however, little information is known about anterior meniscal root tears and how they affect joint tissue. PURPOSE: To observe the early degenerative changes within the synovial fluid, menisci, tibial articular cartilage, and subchondral bone after arthroscopic creation of untreated anterior meniscal root tears...
April 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471817/effects-of-tibial-rotational-guided-growth-on-the-geometries-of-tibial-plateaus-and-menisci-in-rabbits
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Figen Sevil-Kilimci, Mutlu Cobanoglu, Mehmet K Ocal, Deniz Korkmaz, Emre Cullu
BACKGROUND: There are studies on the use of oblique plate over epiphyses for rotational deformities but the effects of this method on bone are not yet known. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect and rebound effect of rotational-guided growth on the geometries of the tibial plateaus and menisci in a rabbit model of tibial axial rotation. METHODS: Thirty male rabbits were 6 weeks old when medial and lateral plates were applied to the proximal tibias of the left side...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469288/friction-properties-of-a-new-silk-fibroin-scaffold-for-meniscal-replacement
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Daniela Warnecke, N B Schild, S Klose, H Joos, R E Brenner, O Kessler, N Skaer, R Walker, M Freutel, A Ignatius, L Dürselen
The menisci protect the articular cartilage by reducing contact pressure in the knee. To restore their function after injury, a new silk fibroin replacement scaffold was developed. To elucidate its tribological properties, friction of the implant was tested against cartilage and glass, where the latter is typically used in tribological cartilage studies. The silk scaffold exhibited a friction coefficient against cartilage of 0.056, which is higher than meniscus against cartilage but in range of the requirements for meniscal replacements...
May 2017: Tribology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451662/is-an-electric-field-always-a-promoter-of-wetting-electro-dewetting-of-metals-by-electrolytes-probed-by-in-situ-x-ray-nanotomography
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Maryana I Nave, Yu Gu, Yu-Chen Karen Chen-Wiegart, Jun Wang, Konstantin G Kornev
We developed a special electrochemical cell enabling quantitative analysis and in situ X-ray nanotomography of metal/electrolyte interfaces subject to corrosion. Using this cell and applying the nodoid model to describe menisci formed on tungsten wires during anodization, the evolution of the electrolyte surface tension, the concentration of reaction products, and the meniscus contact angle were studied. In contrast to the electrowetting effect, where the applied electric field decreases the contact angle of electrolytes, anodization of the tungsten wires increases the contact angle of the meniscus...
April 28, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434217/bilateral-hypoplasia-of-the-medial-and-lateral-menisci
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Yoon-Seok Youm, Sung-Do Cho, Hye-Yong Cho, Tae-Wook Kang
Hypoplasia of the meniscus is a very rare congenital abnormality, with only a few cases reported to date. A 9-year-old girl visited our hospital due to lateral knee pain following a hyperextension injury to the left knee. Magnetic resonance imaging showed hypoplasia of the medial and lateral menisci, as well as a posterior horn tear of the lateral meniscus, in both knee joints. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a patient with hypoplasia of the medial and lateral menisci in both knee joints.
April 25, 2017: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430716/simultaneous-multislice-accelerated-turbo-spin-echo-magnetic-resonance-imaging-comparison-and-combination-with-in-plane-parallel-imaging-acceleration-for-high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-knee
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Jan Fritz, Benjamin Fritz, Jialu Zhang, Gaurav K Thawait, Dharmdev H Joshi, Li Pan, Dingxin Wang
PURPOSE: We prospectively quantified the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) of integrated parallel acquisition technique (PAT) and simultaneous multislice (SMS) acceleration and various combinations thereof, and we further compared two 4-fold-accelerated (PAT2-SMS2) high-resolution turbo spin echo (TSE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocols of the knee against a clinical 2-fold-accelerated (PAT2-SMS1) TSE standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional review board approval was obtained, and all subjects gave informed consent...
April 20, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429011/drop-transport-and-positioning-on-lubricant-impregnated-surfaces
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Jian Hui Guan, Élfego Ruiz-Gutiérrez, Ben Bin Xu, David Wood, Glen McHale, Rodrigo Ledesma-Aguilar, Gary George Wells
We demonstrate the transport and positioning of water droplets on macro-patterned lubricant-impregnated surfaces. The macro-patterning produces menisci features in the impregnating liquid layer which interact with a droplet via a capillary mechanism similar to the Cheerios effect. These interactions control the droplet motion and positioning on an otherwise completely slippery surface. We present experimental results using a V-shape channel geometry as a model system. The interaction between deformations on the lubricant layer induced by the droplet and the underlying V-shape geometry leads to both local and global equilibrium positions for the droplet within the channel...
May 14, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406879/physical-examination-of-the-knee-meniscus-cartilage-and-patellofemoral-conditions
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Robert D Bronstein, Joseph C Schaffer
The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints in the body. Its superficial anatomy enables diagnosis of the injury through a thorough history and physical examination. Examination techniques for the knee described decades ago are still useful, as are more recently developed tests. Proper use of these techniques requires understanding of the anatomy and biomechanical principles of the knee as well as the pathophysiology of the injuries, including tears to the menisci and extensor mechanism, patellofemoral conditions, and osteochondritis dissecans...
May 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397004/the-frequency-of-cartilage-lesions-in-non-injured-knees-with-symptomatic-meniscus-tears-results-from-an-arthroscopic-and-nir-near-infrared-spectroscopic-investigation
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Gunter Spahn, Holger Plettenberg, Martin Hoffmann, Holm-Torsten Klemm, Christoph Brochhausen-Delius, Gunther O Hofmann
INTRODUCTION: Are symptomatic tear injuries to the menisci of the knee frequently or always associated with cartilage damage to the corresponding articular surfaces and other joint surfaces, respectively? METHODS: A total of 137 patients (medial n = 127; lateral n = 10) underwent a meniscus resection. These patients showed no signs of a clear radiographic arthrosis and no MRI-detectable cartilage lesions > grade II. Traumatic injury was ruled out with a thorough medical history...
April 10, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374739/mechano-regulated-surface-for-manipulating-liquid-droplets
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Xin Tang, Pingan Zhu, Ye Tian, Xuechang Zhou, Tiantian Kong, Liqiu Wang
The effective transfer of tiny liquid droplets is vital for a number of processes such as chemical and biological microassays. Inspired by the tarsi of meniscus-climbing insects, which can climb menisci by deforming the water/air interface, we developed a mechano-regulated surface consisting of a background mesh and a movable microfibre array with contrastive wettability. The adhesion of this mechano-regulated surface to liquid droplets can be reversibly switched through mechanical reconfiguration of the microfibre array...
April 4, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373943/simplified-arthroscopic-lateral-meniscal-root-repair-involving-the-use-of-2-cinch-loop-sutures
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Patrick A Smith, Jordan A Bley
The meniscal root attachments are critical for meniscal function by securing the menisci in place and allowing optimal shock absorption in the knee. Successful meniscal root repair has been shown to restore the knee's tibiofemoral contact pressure to the same state as an intact meniscus. Although there have been multiple different repair techniques described, there is no report in the literature regarding the use of 2 simple cinch-loop sutures for a meniscal root repair. This article presents an arthroscopic lateral meniscal root repair technique involving the use of 2 simple cinch-loop configuration sutures and tibial suture anchor fixation...
February 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370168/major-complications-of-tibial-tuberosity-advancement-in-1613-dogs
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Mario Costa, Diane Craig, Tony Cambridge, Peter Sebestyen, Yuhua Su, Maria A Fahie
OBJECTIVES: To report major postoperative complications in 1613 dogs with tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SAMPLE POPULATION: Dogs (n = 1613) with cranial cruciate ligament deficiency treated with TTA. METHODS: Medical records of TTAs performed between December 2007-2013 were reviewed for age, sex, weight, contralateral stifle surgery, surgical approach, duration of preoperative lameness, presence of meniscal damage, concurrent patellar luxation and simultaneous bilateral TTA...
March 31, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364144/current-advances-in-the-development-of-natural-meniscus-scaffolds-innovative-approaches-to-decellularization-and-recellularization
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REVIEW
Yunbin Chen, Jiaxin Chen, Zeng Zhang, Kangliang Lou, Qi Zhang, Shengyu Wang, Jinhu Ni, Wenyue Liu, Shunwu Fan, Xianfeng Lin
The increasing rate of injuries to the meniscus indicates the urgent need to develop effective repair strategies. Irreparably damaged menisci can be replaced and meniscus allografts represent the treatment of choice; however, they have several limitations, including availability and compatibility. Another approach is the use of artificial implants but their chondroprotective activities are still not proved clinically. In this situation, tissue engineering offers alternative natural decellularized extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffolds, which have shown biomechanical properties comparable to those of native menisci and are characterized by low immunogenicity and promising regenerative potential...
March 31, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356779/potential-use-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-human-meniscal-repair-current-insights
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REVIEW
Jaewoo Pak, Jung Hun Lee, Kwang Seung Park, Jeong Ho Jeon, Sang Hee Lee
The menisci of the human knee play an important role in maintaining normal functions to provide stability and nutrition to the articular cartilage, and to absorb shock. Once injured, these important structures have very limited natural healing potential. Unfortunately, the traditional arthroscopic meniscectomy performed on these damaged menisci may predispose the joint toward early development of osteoarthritis. Although a very limited number of studies are available, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been investigated as an alternative therapeutic modality to repair human knee meniscal tears...
2017: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345410/transplantation-of-chemically-processed-decellularized-meniscal-allografts
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Kolja Gelse, Ludwig Körber, Martin Schöne, Kay Raum, Peter Koch, Milena Pachowsky, Götz Welsch, Roman Breiter
Objective The aim of this study was to evaluate the chondroprotective effect of chemically decellularized meniscal allografts transplanted into the knee joints of adult merino sheep. Methods Lateral sheep meniscal allografts were chemically processed by a multistep method to yield acellular, sterile grafts. The grafts were transplanted into the knee joints of sheep that were treated by lateral meniscectomy. Joints treated by meniscectomy only and untreated joints served as controls. The joints were analyzed morphologically 6 and 26 weeks after surgery by the macroscopical and histological OARSI (Osteoarthritis Research Society International) score...
April 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345407/knee-menisci
#18
James Kevin Bryceland, Andrew John Powell, Thomas Nunn
The menisci of the knees are semicircular fibrocartilaginous structures consisting of a hydrophilic extracellular matrix containing a network of collagen fibers, glycoproteins, and proteoglycans maintained by a cellular component. The menisci are responsible for more than 50% of load transmission across the knee and increase joint congruity thereby also aiding in fluid film lubrication of the joint. In the United Kingdom, meniscal tears are the most common form of intra-articular knee injury and one of the commonest indications for orthopedic intervention...
April 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334504/redd1-deficiency-impairs-autophagy-and-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-articular-cartilage-and-increases-the-severity-of-experimental-osteoarthritis
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Oscar Alvarez-Garcia, Tokio Matsuzaki, Merissa Olmer, Lars Plate, Jeffery W Kelly, Martin K Lotz
Objective REDD1 is an endogenous inhibitor of mTOR that regulates cellular stress responses. REDD1 expression is decreased in aged and osteoarthritis (OA) cartilage and it regulates mTOR signaling and autophagy in articular chondrocytes in vitro. The present study investigated the effects of REDD1 deletion in vivo using a mouse model of experimental OA. Methods Severity of OA was histologically assessed in 4-month-old wild-type and in Redd1(-/-) mice subjected to surgical destabilization of the medial meniscus (DMM)...
March 23, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321424/cell-based-meniscus-repair-and-regeneration-at-the-brink-of-clinical-translation-a-systematic-review-of-preclinical-studies
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Jasmijn V Korpershoek, Tommy S de Windt, Michella H Hagmeijer, Lucienne A Vonk, Daniel B F Saris
BACKGROUND: Meniscus damage can be caused by trauma or degeneration and is therefore common among patients of all ages. Repair or regeneration of the menisci could be of great importance not only for pain relief or regaining function but also to prevent degenerative disease and osteoarthritis. Current treatment does not offer consistent long-term improvement. Although preclinical research focusing on augmentation of meniscal tear repair and regeneration after meniscectomy is encouraging, clinical translation remains difficult...
February 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
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