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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530131/a-novel-combination-of-a-polycaprolactone-fumarate-pclf-scaffold-with-polyethylene-terephthalate-pet-sutures-for-intra-articular-ligament-regeneration
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Joshua Parry, Eric R Wagner, Peter Kok, Mahrokh Dadsetan, Michael J Yaszemski, Andre J van Wijnen, Sanjeev Kakar
Intra-articular ligamentous injuries are typically unrepairable and have limited outcomes after graft reconstruction. A combination of porous polycaprolactone fumarate (PCLF) scaffolds with polyethylene terephthalate (PET) sutures was developed with the goal of regenerating intra-articular ligaments. Scaffolds were fabricated by injecting PCLF over 3D-printed molds containing two strands of PET suture down its central pore followed by crosslinking. Scaffolds were seeded with human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from adipose tissue...
May 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525884/training-volume-and-soft-tissue-injury-in-professional-and-non-professional-rugby-union-players-a-systematic-review
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Shane Ball, Mark Halaki, Rhonda Orr
AIM: To investigate the relationship between training volume and soft tissue injury incidence, and characterise soft tissue injury in rugby union players. DESIGN: A systematic search of electronic databases was performed. The search strategy combined terms covering: training volume and injury, and rugby union, and players of all levels. DATA SOURCES: Medline, SPORTDiscus, Web of Science, Embase, PubMed. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SELECTING STUDIES: Studies were included if they reported: male rugby union players, a clear definition of a rugby union injury, the amount of training volume undertaken by participants, and epidemiological data for soft-tissue injuries including the number or incidence...
October 8, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522238/biomechanical-comparison-of-four-coupled-fixation-systems-for-acl-reconstruction-with-bone-socket-or-full-tunnel-on-the-tibial-side
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Edoardo Monaco, Mattia Fabbri, Riccardo Maria Lanzetti, Andrea Del Duca, Luca Labianca, Andrea Ferretti
BACKGROUND: To compare in an animal model the biomechanical properties of four coupled fixation devices currently used in ACL reconstruction. Three out of four devices used a full tibial tunnel with an interference screw, while the other one system used a tibial socket and an adjustable loop suspension device. The null hypothesis is that there are no biomechanical differences between all the techniques tested. METHODS: Thirty two femur-graft-tibia complexes were mounted on a tensile machine using bovine digital extensor tendons, porcine knees and four different fixation device combinations: After a preconditioning with a tensile load of 90N for five minutes, 1000cycles between 0 and 150N were applied to the complex before the final pulled to failure...
May 15, 2017: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521693/from-tendon-injury-to-collagen-based-tendon-regeneration-overview-and-recent-advances
#4
Clément Rieu, Lise Picaut, Gervaise Mosser, Léa Trichet
Tendon injury is a clinical, societal and economical issue. Moreover, tendon repair represents an important clinical challenge, partly due to the mechanical constraints that occur at the junctions with muscle and bone. Several strategies have been developed for tendon repair. In this review, we first assess the importance of tendon injuries from different sites and their causes. After a short overview of tendon three-dimensional organization, the complexity of the perfect repair quest is presented ranging from current clinical procedures to new engineering scaffolds...
May 16, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514129/-hand-injuries-in-rock-climbers
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Hagay Orbach, Guy Rubin, Alejandro Wolovelsky, Micha Rinott, Uriel Giwnewer, Nimrod Rozen
Rock climbing, whether practiced in nature on cliffs and boulders or indoors on walls made of resin and wood, has gained tremendous popularity in recent decades. More people are exposed to injuries associated with the unique biomechanical forces of rock climbing. A series of repetitive high torque movements of the upper limbs are needed to ascend a wall or rockface. These movements subject the hand and wrist to large forces, potentially resulting in ligament and tendon sprains or rupture and even bone fracture...
July 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509836/make-no-bones-about-it-rotator-cuff-repair-healing-is-not-just-about-the-tendon-commentary-on-an-article-by-shivam-a-shah-phd-et-al-sclerostin-antibody-treatment-enhances-rotator-cuff-tendon-to-bone-healing-in-an-animal-model
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509826/sclerostin-antibody-treatment-enhances-rotator-cuff-tendon-to-bone-healing-in-an-animal-model
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Shivam A Shah, Ioannis Kormpakis, Necat Havlioglu, Michael S Ominsky, Leesa M Galatz, Stavros Thomopoulos
BACKGROUND: Rotator cuff tears are a common source of pain and disability, and poor healing after repair leads to high retear rates. Bone loss in the humeral head before and after repair has been associated with poor healing. The purpose of the current study was to mitigate bone loss near the repaired cuff and improve healing outcomes. METHODS: Sclerostin antibody (Scl-Ab) treatment, previously shown to increase bone formation and strength in the setting of osteoporosis, was used in the current study to address bone loss and enhance rotator cuff healing in an animal model...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508295/mri-based-tendon-bone-healing-is-related-to-the-clinical-functional-scores-at-the-first-year-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-hamstring-tendon-autograft
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Hong-Yun Li, Hong Li, Zi-Ying Wu, Ji-Wu Chen, Shi-Yi Chen
PURPOSE: The correlation between tendon bone healing and clinical functional scores after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) using four-stranded hamstring tendon autograft has rarely being reported. The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based tendon bone healing and clinical functional scores after ACLR using hamstring tendon. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients with ACLR using four-stranded hamstring tendon autograft were included in this prospective study in the authors' hospital from 2013 to 2014...
May 15, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506489/enhancement-of-rotator-cuff-tendon-bone-healing-with-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-impregnated-in-gelatin-hydrogel-sheets-in-a-rabbit-model
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Takuya Tokunaga, Tatsuki Karasugi, Hitoshi Arimura, Ryuji Yonemitsu, Hidetoshi Sakamoto, Junji Ide, Hiroshi Mizuta
BACKGROUND: Application of fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF-2) may improve the healing response after rotator cuff (RC) surgical repair. This study aimed to determine whether FGF-2-impregnated gelatin hydrogel sheet (GHS) incorporation into the bony trough on the greater tuberosity facilitates healing after RC surgical repair in rabbits. METHODS: We assigned 120 adult male Japanese white rabbits treated with unilateral surgery for supraspinatus tendon repair into the following groups: suture-only group (suture); suture and GHS with phosphate-buffered saline (carrier); suture and GHS with 3 µg of FGF-2 (F3); and suture and GHS with 30 µg of FGF-2 (F30)...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506172/the-effect-of-myostatin-gdf-8-on-proliferation-and-tenocyte-differentiation-of-rat-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#10
Wei Le, Jeffrey Yao
BACKGROUND: The future in flexor tendon surgery involves tissue engineering approaches directed toward increasing early repair strength to accelerate tendon healing and to allow for earlier onset of rehabilitation. Previous work has shown that pluripotential mesenchymal stem cells may be successfully delivered to a tendon repair site using a suture carrier. The current work describes the use of Myostatin (GDF-8) to help guide these delivered pluripotential stem cells to differentiate down a tenocyte lineage to potentially maximize the reparative effects of these cells at the tendon repair site...
June 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502669/biomimetic-tendon-extracellular-matrix-composite-gradient-scaffold-enhances-ligament-to-bone-junction-reconstruction
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Huanhuan Liu, Long Yang, Erchen Zhang, Rui Zhang, Dandan Cai, Shouan Zhu, Jisheng Ran, Varitsara Bunpetch, Youzhi Cai, Boon Chin Heng, Yejun Hu, Xuesong Dai, Xiao Chen, Hongwei Ouyang
Management of ligament/tendon-to-bone-junction healing remains a formidable challenge in the field of orthopedic medicine to date, due to deficient vascularity and multi-tissue transitional structure of the junction. Numerous strategies have been employed to improve ligament-bone junction healing, including delivery of stem cells, bioactive factors, and synthetic materials, but these methods are often inadequate at recapitulating the complex structure-function relationships at native tissue interfaces. Here, we developed an easily-fabricated and effective biomimetic composite to promote the regeneration of ligament-bone junction by physically modifying the tendon extracellular matrix (ECM) into a Random-Aligned-Random composite using ultrasound treatment...
May 11, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502356/dealing-with-the-stiff-ankle-preoperative-and-late-occurrence
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Beat Hintermann, Roxa Ruiz, Alexej Barg
In patients with a stiff ankle replacement, appropriate resection of scarred capsular structures, hypertrophic bone debridement, and careful release of tendons should be performed to achieve good outcomes. Appropriately sized and correctly implanted components are required to restore ankle function to as normal as possible. Although not proven, the better a total ankle replacement is balanced, the less likely scar and heterotopic bone formation will occur. In patients with a stiff and painful ankle replacement, a preoperative diagnostic workup is mandatory to understand the underlying pathologic process and plan appropriate treatment...
June 2017: Foot and Ankle Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499921/anterior-cruciate-ligament-soft-tissue-graft-fixation-in-the-elderly-is-there-a-reason-to-use-interference-screws-a-human-cadaver-study
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Christoph Domnick, Mirco Herbort, Michael J Raschke, Sarah Habermann, Benedikt Schliemann, Wolf Petersen, André Weimann
PURPOSE: To analyze the ultimate failure load, yield load, stiffness, and cyclic resistance of different anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) soft tissue graft fixation techniques in osteopenic bone. METHODS: In this study, 24 fresh-frozen human cadaveric tibiae (mean age 82.6 years; range 56-96; 6 male and 6 female donors) were used. Quantitative computed tomography was performed to match bone density. Looped porcine flexor tendon grafts were chosen as ACL graft substitutes for tibial graft fixation techniques (n = 8 each): (1) hybrid fixation with an interference screw and extracortical button fixation; (2) extracortical button fixation; and (3) interference screw fixation...
May 9, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495756/cystic-fibrosis-transmembrane-conductance-regulator-mediates-tenogenic-differentiation-of-tendon-derived-stem-cells-and-tendon-repair-accelerating-tendon-injury-healing-by-intervening-in-its-downstream-signaling
#14
Yang Liu, Jia Xu, Liangliang Xu, Tianyi Wu, Yuxin Sun, Yuk-Wai Lee, Bin Wang, Hsiao-Chang Chan, Xiaohua Jiang, Jinfang Zhang, Gang Li
Tendons are a mechanosensitive tissue, which enables them to transmit to bone forces that are derived from muscle. Patients with tendon injuries, such as tendinopathy or tendon rupture, were often observed with matrix degeneration, and the healing of tendon injuries remains a challenge as a result of the limited understanding of tendon biology. Our study demonstrates that the stretch-mediated activation channel, cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), was up-regulated in tendon-derived stem cells (TDSCs) during tenogenic differentiation under mechanical stretching...
May 11, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489206/lower-extremity-reconstruction-epidemiology-management-and-outcomes-of-patients-of-the-federal-district-north-wing-regional-hospital
#15
Jefferson Lessa Soares Macedo, Simone Corrêa Rosa, Daniel Lobo Botelho, Clendes Pereira Dos Santos, Murilo Neves DE Queiroz, Tabatha Gonçalves Andrade Castelo Branco Gomes
Objective: to evaluate the management of lower limbs complex traumatic injuries by analyzing their characteristics, types, conduct and evolution, with emphasis on surgical treatment. Methods: we conducted a prospective study of patients treated by Plastic Surgery at a regional hospital of the Federal District during a one-year period. We collected data through serial evaluations and telephone contact records. Results: we studied 40 patients, with a mean age of 25...
January 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488244/decellularized-iliotibial-band-recolonized-with-allogenic-homotopic-fibroblasts-or-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
#16
Clemens Gögele, Silke Schwarz, Benjamin Ondruschka, Niels Hammer, Gundula Schulze-Tanzil
Decellularized scaffolds present promising biomimetic approaches in various fields of tissue engineering. Different tissues have been selected for decellularization, among them extracellular matrix (ECM)-rich tissues such as tendons, ligaments and cartilage. The dense ECM of ligaments is particularly challenging to achieve a completely non-immunogenic ECM void of any cells. Here, the methods for decellularization adapted to ligamentous tissue of the iliotibial band (ITB) are presented along with cell isolation and several recolonization techniques using allogenic ITB-derived fibroblasts or mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs)...
May 10, 2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486778/efficacy-of-thermoresponsive-photocrosslinkable-hydrogels-derived-from-decellularized-tendon-and-cartilage-extracellular-matrix-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
#17
Benjamin B Rothrauff, Luca Coluccino, Riccardo Gottardi, Luca Ceseracciu, Silvia Scaglione, Luca Goldoni, Rocky S Tuan
Tissue engineering using adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), a promising approach for cartilage repair, is highly dependent on the nature of the matrix scaffold. Thermoresponsive, photocrosslinkable hydrogels were fabricated by functionalizing pepsin-soluble decellularized tendon and cartilage extracellular matrices (ECM) with methacrylate groups. Methacrylated gelatin hydrogels served as controls. When seeded with human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and cultured in chondrogenic medium, methacrylated ECM hydrogels experienced less cell-mediated contraction, as compared against non-methacrylated ECM hydrogels...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479128/arthroscopic-treatment-of-symptomatic-calcific-periarthritis-on-the-medial-side-of-the-knee-after-posterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Eui-Chan Jang, Han-Jun Lee, Seong Hwan Kim, Yoon-Ho Kwak
Calcific periarthritis in the distal femur is a rare condition. Forty two year old Asian male visited to the outpatient clinic of orthopedic department with acute excruciating knee pain. The arthroscopic posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction was performed 20 years ago with the bonepatellar tendon-bone (BPTB) autograft combined with Trevira (polyethylene terephthalate) artificial ligament. Severe tenderness was noted incidentally over the medial epicondyle area of the distal femur which the cancellous screw was inserted for PCL reconstruction, without any preceding trauma history or medial joint line tenderness due to degenerative change...
May 4, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473335/evaluation-of-autologous-skeletal-muscle-derived-factors-for-regenerative-medicine-applications
#19
M Yoshikawa, T Nakasa, M Ishikawa, N Adachi, M Ochi
OBJECTIVES: Regenerative medicine is an emerging field aimed at the repair and regeneration of various tissues. To this end, cytokines (CKs), growth factors (GFs), and stem/progenitor cells have been applied in this field. However, obtaining and preparing these candidates requires invasive, costly, and time-consuming procedures. We hypothesised that skeletal muscle could be a favorable candidate tissue for the concept of a point-of-care approach. The purpose of this study was to characterize and confirm the biological potential of skeletal muscle supernatant for use in regenerative medicine...
May 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470838/quantitative-magnetization-transfer-ultrashort-echo-time-imaging-using-a-time-efficient-3d-multispoke-cones-sequence
#20
Ya-Jun Ma, Eric Y Chang, Michael Carl, Jiang Du
PURPOSE: To accelerate the quantitative ultrashort echo time imaging using a time-efficient 3D multispoke Cones sequence with magnetization transfer (3D UTE-Cones-MT) and signal modeling. THEORY AND METHODS: A 3D UTE-Cones-MT acquisition scheme with multispoke per MT preparation and a modified rectangular pulse (RP) approximation was developed for two-pool MT modeling of macromolecular and water components including their relative fractions, relaxation times and exchange rates...
May 3, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
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