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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224374/mri-findings-of-knee-abnormalities-in-adolescent-and-adult-volleyball-players
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Heide Boeth, Aoife MacMahon, Felix Eckstein, Gerd Diederichs, Arne Schlausch, Wolfgang Wirth, Georg N Duda
BACKGROUND: To longitudinally and cross-sectionally evaluate knee abnormalities by sex and age in adolescent and adult volleyball athletes over 2 years using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Thirty-six high-level volleyball athletes (18 adolescents: 56% female, mean age 16.0 ± 0.8 years; and 18 adults: 50% female, mean age 46.8 ± 5.1 years) were imaged by MRI at BL and at 2-year follow-up (FU). Prevalence and severity of cartilage lesions, subarticular bone marrow lesions (BMLs), subarticular cysts, osteophytes, and ligament and meniscus integrity were evaluated by sex and by age cohort (adolescents and adults) using the whole-organ MRI score (WORMS)...
December 2017: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223749/digital-mucous-cyst-a-clinical-surgical-study
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Eun Jung Kim, Joon Won Huh, Hyang-Joon Park
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested digital mucous cysts (DMCs) are associated with osteoarthritis and osteophytes in the elderly, and usually have a communicating pedicle with the joint. Surgical excision is a standard therapy with a high cure rate. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this prospective study is to evaluate the features of DMCs via clinical, radiological and pathological examination and the efficacy of surgical excision of DMCs. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2014, 24 Korean patients were treated with the resection of the cyst and the pedicle...
February 2017: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219354/relationship-between-facet-tropism-and-facet-joint-degeneration-in-the-sub-axial-cervical-spine
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Xin Rong, Ziyang Liu, Beiyu Wang, Xuelin Pan, Hao Liu
BACKGROUND: Facet tropism is the angular asymmetry between the left and right facet joint orientation. Although debatable, facet tropism was suggested to be associated with disc degeneration, facet degeneration and degenerative spondylolisthesis in the lumbar spine. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between facet tropism and facet degeneration in the sub-axial cervical spine. METHODS: A total of 200 patients with cervical spondylosis were retrospectively analyzed...
February 20, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205378/chronic-low-back-pain-and-its-association-with-lumbar-vertebrae-and-intervertebral-disc-changes-in-adults-a-case-control-study
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Aranjan L Karunanayake, Arunasalam Pathmeswaran, Lalith S Wijayaratne
AIM: This study was done to determine the association between chronic low back pain and vertebral fractures, intervertebral disc space (IDS) narrowing, vertebral osteophytes and spondylolisthesis among adults. METHOD: This case control study was done in Sri Lanka. Cases were patients with low back pain and controls were without low back pain. Postero-anterior and lateral radiographs of lumbar sacral spine of both groups were studied. To detect vertebral fractures in fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae, anterior and posterior heights of vertebrae were measured using a Vernier caliper and antero-posterior ratio (A/P) was calculated...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203471/lumbar-scoliosis-combined-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-and-herniation-diagnosed-patient-was-treated-with-u-route-transforaminal-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy
#5
Binbin Wu, Shaobo Zhang, Qingquan Lian, Haibo Yan, Xianfa Lin, Gonghao Zhan
The objective was to report a case of a 63-year-old man with a history of low back pain (LBP) and left leg pain for 2 years, and the symptom became more serious in the past 5 months. The patient was diagnosed with lumbar scoliosis combined with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) and lumbar disc herniation (LDH) at the level of L4-5 that was confirmed using Computerized Topography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The surgical team preformed a novel technique, "U" route transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD), which led to substantial, long-term success in reduction of pain intensity and disability...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203259/insights-into-the-action-mechanisms-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-in-osteoarthritis
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REVIEW
Linfu Li, Haiqing Liu, Weimei Shi, Hai Liu, Jianqiong Yang, Daohua Xu, Hao Huang, Longhuo Wu
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative joint disease characterized by articular cartilage destruction, synovial inflammation, and osteophyte formation. No effective treatments are available. The current pharmacological medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and analgesics, accompanied by possible adverse effects, might ameliorate OA symptoms. But they do not arrest the progression of OA. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) provides medical value by modification of disease and symptoms in OA...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191465/pedf-is-associated-with-the-termination-of-chondrocyte-phenotype-and-catabolism-of-cartilage-tissue
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P Klinger, S Lukassen, F Ferrazzi, A B Ekici, T Hotfiel, B Swoboda, T Aigner, K Gelse
Objective. To investigate the expression and target genes of pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) in cartilage and chondrocytes, respectively. Methods. We analyzed the expression pattern of PEDF in different human cartilaginous tissues including articular cartilage, osteophytic cartilage, and fetal epiphyseal and growth plate cartilage, by immunohistochemistry and quantitative real-time (qRT) PCR. Transcriptome analysis after stimulation of human articular chondrocytes with rhPEDF was performed by RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) and confirmed by qRT-PCR...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187731/strontium-ranelate-causes-osteophytes-overgrowth-in-a-model-of-early-phase-osteoarthritis
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Jian-Guo Chu, Mu-Wei Dai, Yu Wang, Fa-Ming Tian, Hui-Ping Song, Ya-Ping Xiao, Li-Tao Shao, Ying-Ze Zhang, Liu Zhang
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) involves cartilage changes as well as modifications of subchondral bone and synovial tissues. Strontium ranelate (SR), an anti-osteoporosis compound, which is currently in phase III clinical trial for treatment of OA. Evidences suggest that SR preferably deposited in osteophyte, other than in subchondral bone in early phase of OA. This phenomenon raises concern about its utility for OA treatment as a disease-modifying drug. To evaluate the effect of SR on cartilage, subchondral bone mass and subchondral trabecular bone structure in medial meniscectomized (MNX) guinea pigs...
February 10, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181577/age-dependent-changes-in-the-articular-cartilage-and-subchondral-bone-of-c57bl-6-mice-after-surgical-destabilization-of-medial-meniscus
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Henry Huang, Jordan D Skelly, David C Ayers, Jie Song
Age is the primary risk factor for osteoarthritis (OA), yet surgical OA mouse models such as destabilization of the medial meniscus (DMM) used for evaluating disease-modifying OA targets are frequently performed on young adult mice only. This study investigates how age affects cartilage and subchondral bone changes in mouse joints following DMM. DMM was performed on male C57BL/6 mice at 4 months (4 M), 12 months (12 M) and 19+ months (19 M+) and on females at 12 M and 18 M+. Two months after surgery, operated and unoperated contralateral knees were harvested and evaluated using cartilage histology scores and μCT quantification of subchondral bone plate thickness and osteophyte formation...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176489/thigh-muscle-specific-strength-and-the-risk-of-incident-knee-osteoarthritis-the-influence-of-sex-and-greater-body-mass-index
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Adam G Culvenor, David T Felson, Jingbo Niu, Wolfgang Wirth, Martina Sattler, Torben Dannhauer, Felix Eckstein
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether lower thigh muscle specific strength increases risk of incident radiographic knee osteoarthritis (RKOA), and whether there exists a sex-specific relationship between thigh muscle specific strength and BMI. METHODS: 161 Osteoarthritis Initiative participants (62% female) with incident RKOA (Kellgren-Lawrence grade 0/1 at baseline, developing an osteophyte and joint space narrowing grade ≥1 by year 4) were matched to 186 controls (58% female) without incident RKOA...
February 8, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166636/cartilaginous-metabolomic-study-reveals-potential-mechanisms-of-osteophyte-formation-in-osteoarthritis
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Zhongwei Xu, Tingmei Chen, Jiao Luo, Shijia Ding, Sichuan Gao, Jian Zhang
Osteophyte is one of the inevitable consequences of progressive osteoarthritis with the main characteristics of cartilage degeneration and endochondral ossification. The pathogenesis of osteophyte formation is not fully understood to date. In this work, metabolomic approaches were employed to explore potential mechanisms of osteophyte formation by detecting metabolic variations between extracts of osteophyte cartilage tissues (n = 32) and uninvolved control cartilage tissues (n = 34), based on the platform of ultraperformance liquid chromatography tandem quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry, as well as the use of multivariate statistic analysis and univariate statistic analysis...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159036/current-concepts-review-arthroscopic-treatment-of-anterior-ankle-impingement
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REVIEW
Keir A Ross, Christopher D Murawski, Niall A Smyth, Ruben Zwiers, Johannes I Wiegerinck, Christiaan J A van Bergen, Cornelis Niek van Dijk, John G Kennedy
Anterior ankle impingement is a common cause of chronic ankle pain, particularly in athletic populations. Morris and McMurray provided the earliest descriptions of anterior impingement, coining the condition as "athlete's ankle" or "footballer's ankle". The pathology has since been a topic of considerable investigation and has been re-termed "anterior ankle impingement syndrome". Treatment with open surgery has provided good results historically, but at the price of significant complications. Advancements in ankle arthroscopy have decreased the risk of complication drastically and evidence in the literature indicates that anterior arthroscopy is an effective approach to treating osseous and soft tissue impingement...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149731/modified-jobe-approach-with-docking-technique-for%C3%A2-ulnar-collateral-ligament-reconstruction
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Daniel J Kaplan, Sergio A Glait, William E Ryan, Laith M Jazrawi
The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the elbow acts as the primary restraint to valgus force experienced in the late cocking and early acceleration phases of overhead throwing. If the UCL or dynamic flexor-pronator musculature is incompetent, elbow extension and valgus torque, as seen in throwing, can result in posteromedial impingement with subsequent chondromalacia and osteophyte formation. Before the first UCL reconstruction, performed by Frank Jobe in 1974, this injury was considered career ending in overhead athletes...
December 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149728/arthroscopic-interphalangeal-arthrodesis-of-the-thumb
#14
Tun Hing Lui
Arthrodesis of the interphalangeal joint of the thumb is an effective treatment for pain, deformity, or instability at the joint. Arthroscopic interphalangeal arthrodesis of the thumb is a minimally invasive surgery and has better cosmetic results and less surgical trauma as compared with the open approaches. The purpose of this technical note is to report the details of the arthroscopic interphalangeal arthrodesis with oblique placement of the headless screw. No traction device is used for this technique. It is indicated in recalcitrant painful arthritis of the interphalangeal joint of the thumb...
December 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149655/osteoarthritis-toward-a-comprehensive-understanding-of-pathological-mechanism
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REVIEW
Di Chen, Jie Shen, Weiwei Zhao, Tingyu Wang, Lin Han, John L Hamilton, Hee-Jeong Im
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common degenerative joint disease and a major cause of pain and disability in adult individuals. The etiology of OA includes joint injury, obesity, aging, and heredity. However, the detailed molecular mechanisms of OA initiation and progression remain poorly understood and, currently, there are no interventions available to restore degraded cartilage or decelerate disease progression. The diathrodial joint is a complicated organ and its function is to bear weight, perform physical activity and exhibit a joint-specific range of motion during movement...
2017: Bone Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148919/the-changing-role-of-tgf%C3%AE-in-healthy-ageing-and-osteoarthritic-joints
#16
REVIEW
Peter M van der Kraan
Transforming growth factor-β (TGFβ) is a pleiotropic cytokine that is important in the regulation of joint homeostasis and disease. TGFβ signalling is induced by loading and has an important function in maintaining the differentiated phenotype of articular chondrocytes. Concentrations of active TGFβ differ greatly between healthy and osteoarthritic joints, being low in healthy joints and high in osteoarthritic joints, leading to the activation of different signalling pathways in joint cells. The characteristic pathology of osteoarthritic joints, such as cartilage damage, osteophyte formation and synovial fibrosis, seems to be stimulated or even caused by the high levels of active TGFβ, in combination with altered chondrocyte signalling pathways (which are also observed in ageing joints)...
March 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148490/characterisation-of-osteophytes-as-an-autologous-bone-graft-source-an-experimental-study-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#17
K Ishihara, K Okazaki, T Akiyama, Y Akasaki, Y Nakashima
OBJECTIVES: Osteophytes are products of active endochondral and intramembranous ossification, and therefore could theoretically provide significant efficacy as bone grafts. In this study, we compared the bone mineralisation effectiveness of osteophytes and cancellous bone, including their effects on secretion of growth factors and anabolic effects on osteoblasts. METHODS: Osteophytes and cancellous bone obtained from human patients were transplanted onto the calvaria of severe combined immunodeficient mice, with Calcein administered intra-peritoneally for fluorescent labelling of bone mineralisation...
February 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144717/-individualized-unicondylar-knee-replacement-use-of-patient-specific-implants-and-instruments
#18
J Arnholdt, B M Holzapfel, L Sefrin, M Rudert, J Beckmann, A F Steinert
OBJECTIVE: Unicompartmental knee replacement in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the medial compartment. Individualized instruments and implants with a planning protocol for optimal fit. The individualized instruments and implants (ConforMIS Inc.; Burlington, MA, USA) are manufactured based on a computed tomography scan of the affected lower extremity and are provided together with a planning protocol (iView®) of the surgery. INDICATIONS: Unicompartmental OA of the knee (Kellgren & Lawrence stage IV) or Morbus Ahlbäck after unsuccessful conservative or joint preserving surgery...
February 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144716/bicompartmental-individualized-knee-replacement-use-of-patient-specific-implants-and-instruments-iduo%C3%A2
#19
A F Steinert, J Beckmann, B M Holzapfel, M Rudert, J Arnholdt
OBJECTIVE: Bicompartmental knee replacement in patients with combined osteoarthritis (OA) of the medial or lateral and patellofemoral compartment. Patient-specific instruments and implants (ConforMIS iDuo™) with a planning protocol for optimal implant fit. INDICATIONS: Bicompartmental OA of the knee (Kellgren & Lawrence stage IV) affecting both the medial or lateral and patellofemoral compartment after unsuccessful conservative or joint-preserving surgery. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Tricompartmental OA, knee ligament instabilities, knee deformities >15° (varus, valgus, extension deficit)...
February 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142258/bone-loss-of-vertebral-bodies-at-the-operative-segment-after-cervical-arthroplasty-a-potential-complication
#20
Dong Hwa Heo, Dong Chan Lee, Jong Yang Oh, Choon Keun Park
OBJECTIVE Bony overgrowth and spontaneous fusion are complications of cervical arthroplasty. In contrast, bone loss or bone remodeling of vertebral bodies at the operation segment after cervical arthroplasty has also been observed. The purpose of this study is to investigate a potential complication-bone loss of the anterior portion of the vertebral bodies at the surgically treated segment after cervical total disc replacement (TDR)-and discuss the clinical significance. METHODS All enrolled patients underwent follow-up for more than 24 months after cervical arthroplasty using the Baguera C disc...
February 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
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