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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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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...
May 19, 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
#7
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580241/lateral-capsular-fixation-an-implant-free-technique-to-prevent-meniscal-allograft-extrusion
#8
Joan C Monllau, Maximiliano Ibañez, Angel Masferrer-Pino, Pablo E Gelber, Juan I Erquicia, Xavier Pelfort
Although several surgical techniques have been described to perform meniscal allograft transplantation with good clinical results and although different methods of capsular stabilization can be found in the literature, there is no standard surgical technique to prevent a common complication in the most of series: the tendency to a radial displacement or extrusion of the transplanted menisci. We present a simple, reproducible, and implant-free technique to perform a lateral capsular fixation (capsulodesis) at the time of only the soft-tissue fixation technique of meniscal allograft transplantation in an effort to reduce or prevent the risk of graft extrusion...
April 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573971/relationship-between-increased-in-vivo-meniscal-loads-and-abnormal-tibiofemoral-surface-alignment-in-acl-deficient-sheep-is-varied
#9
Jillian E Beveridge, Mohammad Atarod, Bryan J Heard, Etienne E J O'Brien, Cyril B Frank, Nigel G Shrive
The aim of this study was to quantify how abnormal dynamic tibiofemoral surface alignment affects the load bearing function of menisci in vivo. Using a sheep model of ACL deficiency, we tested the hypothesis that increased in vivo meniscal loads correlate with greater tibiofemoral surface alignment abnormality. Stifle kinematics were recorded using a bone-mounted instrumented spatial linkage in four sheep before, and at four and twenty weeks (w) after ACL transection. A parallel robotic manipulator was used to quantify stifle kinetics by reproducing each animal׳s in vivo kinematics and measuring tissue loads during gait...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567149/comparison-of-meniscal-cell-mediated-and-chondrocyte-mediated-calcification
#10
Alex J Kiraly, Andrea Roberts, Michael Cox, David Mauerhan, Edward Hanley, Yubo Sun
BACKGROUND: Chondrocytes have been traditionally thought to be responsible for calcium crystal deposits within osteoarthritic knees. Increasing recent experimental evidence suggests that menisci may also play a role. However, the calcifying potential of chondrocytes and meniscal cells derived from same OA patients, and the genes associated with meniscal calcification have never been fully examined. OBJECTIVE: Examine and compare the calcifying potential of articular chondrocytes and meniscal cells derived from same OA patients and identify the calcium crystal type(s) and selected gene expression in OA menisci...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556414/dynamic-compression-of-human-and-ovine-meniscal-tissue-compared-to-a-potential-thermoplastic-elastomer-hydrogel-replacement
#11
Kristine M Fischenich, Katie Boncella, Jackson T Lewis, Travis S Bailey, Tammy L Haut Donahue
Understanding how human meniscal tissue responds to loading regimes mimetic of daily life as well as how it compares to larger animal models is critical in the development of a functionally accurate synthetic surrogate. Seven human and 8 ovine cadaveric meniscal specimens were regionally sectioned into cylinders 5mm in diameter and 3 mm thick along with 10 polystyrene-b-polyethylene oxide block copolymer-based thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) hydrogels. Samples were compressed to 12% strain at 1 Hz for 5000 cycles, unloaded for 24 hours, and then retested...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554494/effects-of-a-viscosupplementation-therapy-on-rabbit-menisci-in-an-anterior-cruciate-ligament-transection-model-of-osteoarthritis
#12
A Levillain, H Magoariec, C Boulocher, A Decambron, V Viateau, T Hoc
The aim of this study was to evaluate the morphological, microstructural, and mechanical effects of a viscosupplementation therapy on rabbit menisci at an early stage of osteoarthritis (OA). Anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT) was performed in twelve male New-Zealand White rabbits on the right knee joint. Six of these twelve rabbits received a mono intra-articular injection of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid (HA) two weeks after ACLT. Six additional healthy rabbits served as controls. Medial menisci were removed from all right knees (n=18) six weeks after ACLT and were graded macroscopically...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551397/automated-t2-mapping-of-the-menisci-from-magnetic-resonance-images-in-patients-with-acute-knee-injury
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Anthony Paproki, Craig Engstrom, Mark Strudwick, Katharine J Wilson, Rachel K Surowiec, Charles Ho, Stuart Crozier, Jurgen Fripp
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of an automated method for segmentation and T2 mapping of the medial meniscus (MM) and lateral meniscus (LM) in clinical magnetic resonance images from patients with acute knee injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty patients scheduled for surgery of an anterior cruciate ligament or meniscal injury underwent magnetic resonance imaging of the knee (multiplanar two-dimensional [2D] turbo spin echo [TSE] or three-dimensional [3D]-TSE examinations, T2 mapping)...
May 24, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545179/the-efficacy-of-meniscal-treatment-associated-with-lateral-tibial-plateau-fractures
#14
Hyun-Joo Park, Hui-Du Lee, Jin Ho Cho
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the incidence of lateral meniscal tears associated with lateral tibial plateau fractures and report the clinical outcomes of meniscal treatment with internal fixation of fractures. Materials and Methods: All lateral tibial plateau fractures (Schatzker types II and III) in skeletally mature patients treated operatively at our institution between January 2010 and February 2016 were included. All patients underwent open reduction and internal fixation using a buttress plate or cancellous screws...
June 1, 2017: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524271/histological-characteristics-of-knee-menisci-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis
#15
Dalton McDaniel, Emily Tilton, Kathryn Dominick, Kale Flory, Taylor Ernest, Jane C Johnson, Donet C Main, Peter Kondrashov
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 the change in the menisci histological structure in patients with clinically diagnosed knee OA. Fourteen patients undergoing surgical treatment of knee OA (OA group) and 14 cadaveric knees (control group) were assessed. Demographic data, medical history, synovial fluid, OA severity, medial meniscus (MM) tissue, and lateral meniscus (LM) tissue were collected from the OA group...
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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