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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351749/meta-analysis-of-serum-c-reactive-protein-and-cartilage-oligomeric-matrix-protein-levels-as-biomarkers-for-clinical-knee-osteoarthritis
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Junfeng Zhang
BACKGROUND: The roles of C-reactive protein (CRP) and cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) in knee osteoarthritis (KOA) remain controversial, thus the present study is aimed to explore the relationships between CRP, COMP, and the incidence/progression of KOA. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted on PubMed and Embase until September, 2016 for all the relevant studies. The pooled mean difference (MD) with its 95% confidence interval (95% CI) based on fixed effects model or random effects model was calculated to assess the potential role of CRP and COMP in the incidence or progression of KOA...
January 19, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349977/-therapeutic-effects-of-internal-drainage-by-expanding-arthroscopic-gastrocnemius-semimembranosus-bursa-and-cyst-wall-resection-for-the-treatment-of-41-patients-with-popliteal-cysts
#2
Li-Chuang Wu, Hai-Bo Zhou, Chao Zhang, Lei Chen, Cai-Long Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical curative effects of internal drainage by expanding arthroscopic gastrocnemius-semimembranosus bursa(GSB) and cyst wall resection for the treatment of popliteal cysts. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients from May 2011 to December 2015. Arthroscopic treatment for 41 patients with popliteal fossa cysts, 18 males and 23 females, aged from 34 to 67 years old, averaged 42.6 years old. All the patients had preoperative magnetic resonance imagings to confirm the diagnosis and identify the valvular opening(Gastrocnemius-Semimembranosus bursa, GSB), as well as the associated intra-articular pathology...
April 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349030/augmentation-of-patellar-tendon-repair-with-autologous-semitendinosus-graft-porto-technique
#3
João Espregueira-Mendes, Renato Andrade, M J S Fredrick Michael, André Sarmento, Nuno Sevivas, Rui Rocha, Ricardo Bastos Filho
Patellar tendon ruptures can lead to significant functional deficiency of the extensor mechanism of the knee. These injuries, because of their inherent nature and associated complications, may require a complex treatment and remains a challenge for orthopaedic surgeons. Current surgical techniques present significant complications, including patellar fracture, damage to patellar articular cartilage, and abnormal patella height. This note describes a surgical technique to provide an additional reinforcement to the patellar tendon repair with a semitendinous autograft, without the necessity to perform any transosseous tunnels at the patella bone...
December 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346825/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-articular-cartilage-within-the-knee
#4
Erin C Argentieri, Alissa J Burge, Hollis G Potter
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides an effective and noninvasive means by which to evaluate articular cartilage within the knee. Existing techniques can be utilized to detect and monitor longitudinal changes in cartilage status due to injury or progression of degenerative disease. Quantitative MRI (qMRI) techniques can provide a metric by which to evaluate the efficacy of cartilage repair techniques and offer insight into the composition of cartilage and cartilage repair tissue. In this review, we provide background on MR signal generation and decay, the utility of morphologic MRI assessment, and qMRI techniques for the biochemical assessment of cartilage (dGEMRIC, T2, T2*, T1ρ, sodium, gagCEST)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343182/fibronectin-enhances-cartilage-repair-by-activating-progenitor-cells-through-integrin-%C3%A9-5%C3%AE-1-receptor
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Tianqi Tao, Yang Li, Chang Gui, Yong Ma, Yingbin Ge, Hanhao Dai, Kaibin Zhang, Jing Du, Yang Guo, Yiqiu Jiang, Jianchao Gui
This study aimed to determine the effect of fibronectin (FN) on cartilage regeneration through the activation of chondrogenic progenitor cells (CPCs). Cells were isolated from the knee cartilage of mice and cultured in the presence of various concentrations of FN. Proliferation, migration and chondrogenic differentiation assays were performed in vitro. In some experiments, CPCs were pre-incubated with anti-integrin ɑ5β1 antibody for 60 min prior to FN treatment to block the integrin ɑ5β1 receptor. Soluble FN was mixed with Pluronic F-127 and injected into the joint cavity in an early-stage osteoarthritis (OA) model...
January 18, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340746/similar-clinical-outcomes-following-collagen-or-polyurethane-meniscal-scaffold-implantation-a-systematic-review
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Darby A Houck, Matthew J Kraeutler, John W Belk, Eric C McCarty, Jonathan T Bravman
PURPOSE: The purpose of this systematic review is to evaluate the current literature in an effort to assess specific clinical outcomes following meniscal scaffold implantation using the two available scaffolds: Collagen Meniscal Implant (CMI) and the Actifit polyurethane meniscal scaffold. METHODS: A systematic review was performed by searching PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library to find studies evaluating clinical outcomes of patients undergoing meniscal scaffold implantation...
January 16, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338820/preoperative-evaluation-of-the-grade-and-stability-of-osteochondritis-dissecans-of-the-knee-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#7
Cui Ren, Ning Lang, Wen Chen, Hui Shu Yuan
Objective To assess the diagnostic performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the grading of osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the knee.Methods Totally 47 patients with OCD of the knee confirmed by arthroscopy were retrospectively enrolled in this study.The OCD lesions were classified into four stages according to classification system of the International Cartilage Repair Society.Two radiologists analyzed all MRI findings independently,and the results were compared with those of arthroscopy.Sensitivity,specificity,and accuracy were calculated...
December 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338324/effect-of-vertical-or-beveled-chondral-defect-creation-on-rim-deformation-and-contact
#8
Adam B Yanke, Megan L Konopka, Davietta C Butty, Maximilian A Meyer, Eric J Cotter, Alejandro A Espinoza, Brian J Cole
Objective To determine biomechanical effects of knee cartilage defect perimeter morphology based on cartilage strain and opposing subchondral bone contact. Design Articular cartilage defects were created in 5 bovine femoral condyles: group 1, 45° inner bevel with 8-mm rim; group 2, vertical with 8-mm rim; and group 3, 45° outer bevel with 8-mm base. Samples were placed into a custom-machined micro-computed tomography tube and subjected to 800 N of axial loading. DICOM data were used to calculate cartilage thickness 4 and 6 mm from the center, distance between tibial cartilage surface and femoral subchondral bone, and contact width between tibial cartilage and subchondral bone...
January 1, 2018: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337871/influence-of-kartogenin-on-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-human-bone-marrow-derived-mscs-in-2d-culture-and-in-co-cultivation-with-oa-osteochondral-explant
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Timea Spakova, Jana Plsikova, Denisa Harvanova, Marek Lacko, Stefan Stolfa, Jan Rosocha
Articular cartilage has limited capacity for natural regeneration and repair. In the present study, we evaluated kartogenin (KGN), a bioactive small heterocyclic molecule, for its effect on in vitro proliferation and chondrogenic differentiation of human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (hBMSCs) in monolayer culture and in co-culture models in vitro. OA osteochondral cylinders and hBMSCs were collected during total knee replacement. The effect of KGN on hBMSCs during 21 days of culture was monitored by real-time proliferation assay, immunofluorescence staining, histological assay, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) (imaging and multiplex enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) ELISA assay...
January 16, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336368/glycosaminoglycan-content-of-the-lateral-compartment-cartilage-in-knees-conforming-to-the-indications-for-oxford-medial-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty
#10
Fu-Yin Wan, Ju-An Yue, Wan-Shou Guo, Lu-Yao Ma, Ran Yan, Qi-Dong Zhang, Li-Ming Cheng
BACKGROUND: The quality of the lateral compartment cartilage is important to preoperative evaluation and prognostic prediction of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA). Delayed gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of cartilage (dGEMRIC) enables noninvasive assessment of glycosaminoglycan (GAG) content in cartilage. This study aimed to determine the GAG content of the lateral compartment cartilage in knees scheduled to undergo Oxford medial UKA. METHODS: From December 2016 to May 2017, twenty patients (20 osteoarthritic knees) conforming to the indications for Oxford medial UKA were included as the osteoarthritis (OA) group, and 20 healthy volunteers (20 knees) paired by sex, knee side, age (±3 years), and body mass index (BMI) (±3 kg/m2) were included as the control group...
January 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335748/hydrogel-implant-is-as-effective-as-osteochondral-autologous-transplantation-for-treating-focal-cartilage-knee-injury-in-24%C3%A2-months
#11
Antonio Altenor Bessa de Queiroz, Pedro Debieux, Joicemar Amaro, Mario Ferretti, Moises Cohen
PURPOSE: The treatment approach for a patient with knee joint focal cartilage lesion is a difficult decision. To date, there has been no randomized clinical trial involving Hydrogel (Cartiva™). This study evaluated and compared the results of a hydrogel implant (Cartiva™) with autologous osteochondral transplantation (AOT) for treating knee joint focal cartilage lesions. METHODS: Thirty-eight symptomatic patients, with a focal cartilage lesion of Outerbridge grades III or IV, were randomized into one of two groups according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria...
January 15, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334180/nitric-oxide-dependent-degradation-of-polyethylene-glycol-modified-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-implications-for-intra-articular-delivery
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Kunal Bhattacharya, Cristiano Sacchetti, Pedro M Costa, Jens Sommertune, Birgit D Brandner, Andrea Magrini, Nicola Rosato, Nunzio Bottini, Massimo Bottini, Bengt Fadeel
Polyethylene glycol (PEG)-modified carbon nanotubes have been successfully employed for intra-articular delivery in mice without systemic or local toxicity. However, the fate of the delivery system itself remains to be understood. In this study 2 kDa PEG-modified single-walled carbon nanotubes (PNTs) are synthesized, and trafficking and degradation following intra-articular injection into the knee-joint of healthy mice are studied. Using confocal Raman microspectroscopy, PNTs can be imaged in the knee-joint and are found to either egress from the synovial cavity or undergo biodegradation over a period of 3 weeks...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333118/the-relationship-between-chondromalacia-patella-medial-meniscal-tear-and-medial-periarticular-bursitis-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis
#13
Mustafa Resorlu, Davut Doner, Ozan Karatag, Canan Akgun Toprak
Background: This study investigated the presence of bursitis in the medial compartment of the knee (pes anserine, semimembranosus-tibial collateral ligament, and medial collateral ligament bursa) in osteoarthritis, chondromalacia patella and medial meniscal tears. Patients and methods: Radiological findings of 100 patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging with a preliminary diagnosis of knee pain were retrospectively evaluated by two radiologists. The first radiologist assessed all patients in terms of osteoarthritis, chondromalacia patella and medial meniscal tear...
December 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332174/a-friend-in-knee-ccn3-may-inhibit-osteoarthritis-progression
#14
Alex Peidl
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a major clinical problem among the ageing population, yet no disease-modifying treatments currently exist. This issue arises, in part, due to the complex processes occurring in the microenvironment of articular cartilage that lead to osteoarthritic changes. Gaining a better understanding of these processes is crucial in developing a viable therapy for OA. A recent report in Journal of Bone Mineral Metabolism by Janune et al. (J Bone Miner Metab 35:582-597, 2016) suggests a novel role for CCN3 in maintaining the differentiated phenotype of articular cartilage...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331302/bone-matrix-microdamage-and-vascular-changes-characterize-bone-marrow-lesions-in-the-subchondral-bone-of-knee-osteoarthritis
#15
Dzenita Muratovic, David M Findlay, Flavia M Cicuttini, Anita E Wluka, Yea-Rin Lee, Julia S Kuliwaba
INTRODUCTION: Bone marrow lesions (BMLs) in the subchondral bone in osteoarthritis (OA) are suggested to be multifactorial, although the pathogenic mechanisms are unknown. Bone metabolism and cardiovascular risk factors associate with BML in epidemiologic studies. However, there are no studies at the tissue level investigating the relationship between these processes and BML. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between BMLs in the tibial plateau (TP) of knee OA and bone matrix microdamage, osteocyte density and vascular changes...
January 10, 2018: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329888/associations-between-cartilage-proteoglycan-density-and-patient-outcomes-12months-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#16
Brian Pietrosimone, Daniel Nissman, Darin A Padua, J Troy Blackburn, Matthew S Harkey, Robert A Creighton, Ganesh M Kamath, Kaitlin Healy, Randy Schmitz, Jeffrey B Driban, Steve W Marshall, Joanne M Jordan, Jeffrey T Spang
BACKGROUND: Lower proteoglycan density (PGD) of the articular cartilage may be an early marker of osteoarthritis following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACL-R). The purpose this study was to determine associations between the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcomes Score (KOOS) and PGD of the articular cartilage in the femur and tibia 12-months following ACL-R. METHODS: We evaluated KOOS pain, symptoms, function in activities of daily living (ADL), function in sport and recreation (Sport), and quality of life (QOL), as well as PGD using T1rho magnetic resonance imaging in 18 individuals 12...
January 9, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329878/course-dose-and-stage-dependent-toxic-effects-of-prenatal-dexamethasone-exposure-on-fetal-articular-cartilage-development
#17
Ze Chen, Zhe Zhao, Yunzepeng Li, Xingyu Zhang, Bin Li, Liaobin Chen, Hui Wang
Dexamethasone, a synthetic long-acting glucocorticoid, is routinely used for treating mothers at risk for preterm delivery. However, intrauterine overexposure to glucocorticoids induces low birth weight and cartilage dysplasia in offspring. Also, the "critical window" and safe dose of this treatment are largely unknown. This study investigated the course-, dose-, and stage-dependent toxic effects and the possible mechanisms of prenatal dexamethasone exposure (PDE) on fetal development and articular cartilage development...
January 9, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329325/classification-of-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-in-clinical-phenotypes-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
#18
A Dell'Isola, M Steultjens
OBJECTIVES: The existence of phenotypes has been hypothesized to explain the large heterogeneity characterizing the knee osteoarthritis. In a previous systematic review of the literature, six main phenotypes were identified: Minimal Joint Disease (MJD), Malaligned Biomechanical (MB), Chronic Pain (CP), Inflammatory (I), Metabolic Syndrome (MS) and Bone and Cartilage Metabolism (BCM). The purpose of this study was to classify a sample of individuals with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) into pre-defined groups characterized by specific variables that can be linked to different disease mechanisms, and compare these phenotypes for demographic and health outcomes...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326877/natural-history-of-morquio-a-patient-with-tracheal-obstruction-from-birth-to-death
#19
Caitlin Doherty, Lauren W Averill, Mary Theroux, William G Mackenzie, Christian Pizarro, Robert W Mason, Shunji Tomatsu
Morquio A syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis IVA, MPS IVA) is a lysosomal storage disease caused by a deficiency of N-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulfate sulfatase, resulting in systemic accumulation of the partially degraded glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), keratan sulfate and chondroitin-6-sulfate. The accumulation of these GAGs leads to distinguishing features as skeletal dysplasia with disproportionate dwarfism, short neck, kyphoscoliosis, pectus carinatum, tracheal obstruction, coxa valga, genu valgum, and joint laxity...
March 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322876/study-of-telomere-length-in-preimplanted-cultured-chondrocytes
#20
Juan Manuel López-Alcorocho, Isabel Guillén-Vicente, Elena Rodríguez-Iñigo, Marta Guillén-Vicente, Tomás Fernando Fernández-Jaén, Rosa Caballero, Mercedes Casqueiro, Pilar Najarro, Steve Abelow, Pedro Guillén-García
Design In the process of cell division, the extremes of the eukaryotic chromosomes are progressively shortening, and this phenomenon is related to cell degeneration and senescence. The treatment of cartilage lesions with autologous chondrocytes implies that cells proliferate in an artificial environment. We have studied the viability of cultured chondrocytes after measurement of their telomere length before implantation. Methods Articular cartilage biopsies (B1, B2, and B3) were obtained from 3 patients (2 males and 1 female) with knee cartilage defects, who were going to be treated with chondrocyte implantation...
January 1, 2018: Cartilage
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