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Qi Zhang, Shuxian Lin, Ying Liu, Baozhi Yuan, Steph E Harris, Jian Q Feng
Patients with hypophosphatemia rickets (including DMP1 mutations) develop severe osteoarthritis (OA), although the mechanism is largely unknown. In this study, we first identified the expression of DMP1 in hypertrophic chondrocytes using immunohistochemistry (IHC) and X-gal analysis of Dmp1-knockout-lacZ-knockin heterozygous mice. Next, we characterized the OA-like phenotype in Dmp1 null mice from 7-week-old to one-year-old using multiple techniques, including X-ray, micro-CT, H&E staining, Goldner staining, scanning electronic microscopy, IHC assays, etc...
2016: International Journal of Biological Sciences
Saulo de Tarso de Sá Pereira Segundo, Edgar Santiago Valesin, Mario Lenza, Durval do Carmo Barros Santos, Laercio Alberto Rosemberg, Mario Ferretti
Objective: To measure the interobserver reproducibility of the radiographic evaluation of lumbar spine instability. Methods: Measurements of the dynamic radiographs of the lumbar spine in lateral view were performed, evaluating the anterior translation and the angulation among the vertebral bodies. The tests were evaluated at workstations of the organization, through the Carestream Health Vue RIS (PACS), version Inc. 2009© system. Results: Agreement in detecting cases of radiographic instability among the observers varied from 88...
July 2016: Einstein
R L Xing, L R Zhao, P M Wang
High-turnover type bone metabolism derangement has been considered to be one of the major causes of osteoarthritis (OA). Bisphosphonates can attach to hydroxyapatite binding sites on bony surfaces, particularly those which are undergoing active bone resorption. To evaluate the effectiveness of bisphosphonates in OA treatment, literature databases were searched from inception to February 28, 2016 for clinical studies of bisphosphonates for OA treatment. All randomized controlled trials in which bisphosphonates therapy was compared with a placebo or a conventional medication, were selected...
2016: SpringerPlus
Miha Vodičar, Robert Košak, Rok Vengust
PURPOSE: Presentation of a case series (10 patients) with surgical treatment of symptomatic anterior cervical osteophytes, a review of the latest literature and discussion of surgical methods. OBJECTIVE: To present our results of the surgical treatment and compare them with the existing literature. On the basis of the gathered data, we aim to propose an optimal choice of surgical treatment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Anterior cervical osteophytes rarely cause symptoms that require surgical treatment, which disables bigger cohort analysis...
November 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
Christian H Roux, Violaine Foltz, Emmanuel Maheu, Gabriel Baron, Frederique Gandjbakhch, Cédric Lukas, Daniel Wendling, Damien Loeuille, Pierre Lafforgue, Liana Euler-Ziegler, Pascal Richette, Xavier Chevalier
OBJECTIVES: To explore the relationship between clinical findings, biologic biomarkers, conventional radiography and MRI in patients with painful hand OA. METHODS: The following patient baseline data from the DORA study (evaluating anti-TNF-α agents against painful hand OA) were used: clinical assessment (pain, swelling, stiffness and function: Dreiser functional hand index [FIHOA] and Cochin hand functional scale [CHFS]); measurement of biomarkers (cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP), type IIA collagen N-propeptid (PIINP), hyaluronic acid (HA), ultrasensitive C-reactive protein (usCRP), tumour necrosis factor (TNF), interleukin (IL)-6, IL-1β and urinary CTXII); radiological staging (Verbruggen, Kallman, Kellgren-Lawrence); anatomical evaluation by contrast-enhanced MRI of proximal and distal interphalangeal joints of dominant hand...
September 18, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Jai Thilak, Melvin J George
BACKGROUND: The correct sizing of the components in both anteroposterior and mediolateral (ML) dimensions is crucial for the success of a total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The size of the implants selected is based on the intraoperative measurements. The currently used TKA implants available to us are based on morphometric measurements obtained from a Western/Caucasian population. Hence, the risk of component ML mismatch is more common in Asian sub-population, as they are of a smaller built and stature...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
L Athlani, E Gaisne, P Bellemère
The TACTYS(®) implant is a new anatomic gliding articular and modular prosthesis for the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint. We report preliminary results with a minimum follow-up of 2 years. Twenty-two patients with a mean age of 63 years were operated on at a single center by two senior hand surgeons. Indications were painful and stiff PIP joints. The joint damage was caused by osteoarthritis (18 cases), post-traumatic arthritis (3) and rheumatoid arthritis (1). All prostheses were implanted through a dorsal mid-line transtendinous approach...
June 2016: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
Susanne M Kaiser, Oliver Harms, Martin Konar, Anne Staudacher, Anna Langer, Cetina Thiel, Martin Kramer, Sebastian Schaub, Kerstin H von Pückler
OBJECTIVES: To describe clinical, radiographic, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in 16 dogs diagnosed with gastrocnemius musculotendinopathy. METHODS: Retrospective evaluation of medical records, radiographs, and MRI results, as well as follow-up completed by telephone questionnaire. RESULTS: Most dogs had chronic hindlimb lameness with no history of trauma or athletic activities. Clinical examination revealed signs of pain on palpation without stifle joint instability...
October 14, 2016: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
Daigo Komatsu, Yukiharu Hasegawa, Toshihisa Kojima, Taisuke Seki, Yoshitoshi Higuchi, Naoki Ishiguro
OBJECTIVES: Joint space narrowing and osteophyte formation, radiographic features of knee osteoarthritis (OA), are not necessarily synchronous processes. We evaluated the relationship between medial minimum joint space width (mJSW) and osteophyte formation. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 1050 individuals (424 males; 626 females; mean age 64.9 years) who underwent knee radiography as part of a health screening program, between 2011 and 2013. mJSW and tibial osteophyte area (OF) were quantified using automated software...
October 14, 2016: Modern Rheumatology
Saba Farnaghi, Indira Prasadam, Guangping Cai, Thor Friis, Zhibin Du, Ross Crawford, Xinzhan Mao, Yin Xiao
The contribution of metabolic factors on the severity of osteoarthritis (OA) is not fully appreciated. This study aimed to define the effects of hypercholesterolemia on the progression of OA. Apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE(-/-)) mice and diet-induced hypercholesterolemic (DIHC) rats were used to explore the effects of hypercholesterolemia on the progression of OA. Both models exhibited OA-like changes, characterized primarily by a loss of proteoglycans, collagen and aggrecan degradation, osteophyte formation, changes to subchondral bone architecture, and cartilage degradation...
October 13, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Meriam Nefla, Dirk Holzinger, Francis Berenbaum, Claire Jacques
Alarmins (also known as danger signals) are endogenous molecules that are released to the extracellular milieu after infection or tissue damage. Extracellular alarmins interact with specific receptors expressed by cells that are engaged in host defence to stimulate signalling pathways that result in initiation of innate and adaptive immune responses, triggering inflammation or tissue repair. Alarmins are considered to be markers of destructive processes that occur in degenerative joint diseases (primarily osteoarthritis (OA)) and chronic inflammatory joint diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and spondylarthropathy)...
October 13, 2016: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
Patience Meo Burt, Liping Xiao, Caroline Dealy, Melanie C Fisher, Marja M Hurley
Humans with X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) and Hyp mice, the murine homologue of the disease, develop severe osteoarthropathy and the precise factors that contribute to this joint degeneration remain largely unknown. Fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) is a key regulatory growth factor in osteoarthritis. Although there are multiple FGF2 isoforms the potential involvement of specific FGF2 isoforms in joint degradation has not been investigated. Mice that overexpress the high molecular weight FGF2 isoforms in bone (HMWTg mice) phenocopy Hyp mice and XLH subjects and Hyp mice overexpress the HMWFGF2 isoforms in osteoblasts and osteocytes...
October 12, 2016: Endocrinology
Leticia A Deveza, Virginia B Kraus, Jamie E Collins, Ali Guermazi, Frank W Roemer, Michael Bowes, Michael C Nevitt, Christoph Ladel, David J Hunter
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between biochemical markers involved in bone turnover and bone features on imaging in knees with osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: We analysed data from the OA Biomarkers Consortium within the Osteoarthritis Initiative (n=600). Bone marrow lesions (BMLs), osteophytes, subchondral bone area (mm(2) ) and shape (position on 3D vector) were assessed on MRIs and bone trabecular integrity (BTI) was assessed on radiographs. Serum (s) and urinary (u) markers (sCTX-I, sNTX-I, uNTX-I, uCTX-II, uCTX-I alpha and beta) were measured...
October 9, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
Jeffrey B Driban, Alina C Stout, Grace H Lo, Charles B Eaton, Lori Lyn Price, Bing Lu, Mary F Barbe, Timothy E McAlindon
BACKGROUND: We evaluated agreement among several definitions of accelerated knee osteoarthritis (AKOA) and construct validity by comparing their individual associations with injury, age, obesity, and knee pain. METHODS: We selected knees from the Osteoarthritis Initiative that had no radiographic knee osteoarthritis [Kellgren-Lawrence (KL) 0 or 1] at baseline and had high-quality quantitative medial joint space width (JSW) measures on two or more consecutive visits (n = 1655 knees, 1143 participants)...
October 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease
Laura A Wyatt, Bryan J Moreton, Paul I Mapp, Deborah Wilson, Roger Hill, Eamonn Ferguson, Brigitte E Scammell, David A Walsh
OBJECTIVE: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a heterogeneous, multi-tissue disease. We hypothesised that different histopathological features characterise different stages during knee OA progression, and that discrete subgroups can be defined based on validated measures of OA histopathological features. DESIGN: Medial tibial plateaux and synovium were from 343 post-mortem (PM) and 143 OA arthroplasty donations. A `chondropathy/osteophyte' group (n=217) was classified as PM cases with osteophytes or macroscopic medial tibiofemoral chondropathy lesions ≥ grade 3 to represent pre-surgical (early) OA...
October 6, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Nerissa Naidoo, Lelika Lazarus, Kapil Sewsaran Satyapal
Enthesopathy is considered to be an osseous phenomenon, either disease-specific or bone-site specific, which occurs at the enthesis of bone. Upon routine cadaveric dissection of the glenohumeral region in two Caucasian females, enthesopathy of the right proximal humerus was observed unilaterally in both cases. Case 1 exhibited an inconsistent pattern of bony protuberances and crests dispersed across the lesser and greater tuberosities of the right humeral head. Varying degrees of ossification of the distal subscapularis muscle was also observed...
October 7, 2016: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
Raj D Rao, Donald R Gore, Shu-Jie Tang, Brandon J Rebholz, Narayan Yoganandan, Mei Wang
BACKGROUND: Adjacent segment degeneration frequently develops following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. The objectives of the present study were to characterize the long-term evolution of degenerative radiographic changes at segments adjacent to anterior cervical fusion and to identify factors associated with the development of these changes, including the preoperative condition of the cervical spine and parameters related to arthrodeses. METHODS: One hundred and sixty-six patients who underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fusion for symptomatic cervical spondylosis or disc herniation were followed radiographically for a mean time of 12...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Michael E Berend, John B Meding, Robert A Malinzak, Philip M Faris, Michael D Jackson, Kenneth E Davis, Merrill A Ritter
BACKGROUND: ACL status varies in the arthritic knee during TKA. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: The purpose of this study was to examine clinical features and intraoperative findings associated with stages of ACL degeneration. METHODS: Coronal deformity, ROM, intra-articular degenerative patterns, and ligament releases were assessed for 1656 knees during TKA. Common patterns of deformity and severity of degenerative change were assessed as a function of the severity of ACL deficiency...
October 2016: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
Charline Estublier, Roland Chapurlat, Pawel Szulc
OBJECTIVE: Data on the relationship between disc degeneration (DD) and fragility fractures in men are limited. The aim of this study was to prospectively analyse the risk of vertebral and non-vertebral fractures in men with thoracolumbar DD according to the severity of its radiological signs: disc space narrowing (DSN), osteophytes and endplate sclerosis. METHODS: Men >50 years of age (n = 765) had lateral spine radiographs and DXA and were monitored prospectively...
October 3, 2016: Rheumatology
Sujay Nagaraj, Stephanie Finzel, Kathryn S Stok, Cheryl Barnabe
OBJECTIVE: To synthesize descriptions of periarticular findings at the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) and wrist joints in different types of arthritis and in the normal state imaged by high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT); to assemble the literature reporting on the ability of HR-pQCT to detect findings relative to other imaging modalities; and to collate results on the reproducibility of image interpretation. METHODS: A systematic literature review was performed using terms for HR-pQCT and MCP or wrist joints using medical literature databases and conference abstracts...
October 2016: Journal of Rheumatology
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