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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214459/molecular-biomarkers-of-knee-pathology
#1
Vanessa Cuellar, Eric Strauss
The identification of biomarkers has become increasingly important in our fundamental understanding of the molecular basis for disease and subsequently in the advancement of modern medicine. Biomarkers have been identified in a plethora of normal and pathologic conditions and are most often found in blood, tissue, or synovial fluid. Orthopaedic research has more recently focused on biomarkers of cartilage and joint diseases, with an emphasis on understanding the molecular underpinnings of their pathophysiology...
January 2017: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214084/il-10-and-tgf-%C3%AE-roles-in-chondroprotective-effects-of-glucosamine-in-experimental-osteoarthritis
#2
Nermien E Waly, Abeer Refaiy, Nora M Aborehab
OBJECTIVE: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a complex disease of the whole joint. Glucosamine (GlcN) treatment may have a chondroprotective effect on OA. We investigated the mechanism of action of glucosamine treatment through interleukin-10 (Il-10) and transforming growth factor β-1 (TGF β-1). METHODS: Thirty male albino rats were used. A single intraarticular (i.a.) injection of 2mg of Monosodium Iodoacetate (MIA) was injected into the knee joint of anesthetized rats...
February 11, 2017: Pathophysiology: the Official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213953/the-effects-of-acl-graft-placement-on-in-vivo-knee-function-and-cartilage-thickness-distributions
#3
REVIEW
Louis E DeFrate
Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) frequently lead to early-onset osteoarthritis. Despite advancement in surgical techniques, ACL reconstruction has a limited ability to prevent these degenerative changes. While previous studies have investigated knee function after ACL reconstruction, in vivo investigations of the effects of graft placement on in vivo joint function and cartilage health are limited. This review presents a series of studies that used novel imaging and 3D modeling techniques to determine the in vivo placement of the ACL graft on the femur using two different ACL reconstruction techniques...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212675/sex-differences-in-the-association-of-skin-advanced-glycation-endproducts-with-knee-osteoarthritis-progression
#4
Charles B Eaton, Maria Sayeed, Syeda Ameernaz, Mary B Roberts, John D Maynard, Jeffrey B Driban, Timothy E McAlindon
BACKGROUND: The accumulation of advanced glycation endproducts in articular cartilage has been suggested as an etiologic factor in the development and progression of knee osteoarthritis (KOA). METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of skin advanced glycation endproducts (sAGEs) measured non-invasively by skin intrinsic fluorescence and the relationship between sAGE KOA progression in 160 men and 287 women in a sub-cohort of the Osteoarthritis Initiative at a single site...
February 17, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211591/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-knee-an-overview-and-update-of-conventional-and-state-of-the-art-imaging
#5
Nicholas C Nacey, Matthew G Geeslin, Grady Wilson Miller, Jennifer L Pierce
: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become the preferred modality for imaging the knee to show pathology and guide patient management and treatment. The knee is one of the most frequently injured joints, and knee pain is a pervasive difficulty that can affect all age groups. Due to the diverse pathology, complex anatomy, and a myriad of injury mechanisms of the knee, the MRI knee protocol and sequences should ensure detection of both soft tissue and osseous structures in detail and with accuracy...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210945/mr-imaging-evaluation-of-the-postoperative-meniscus
#6
REVIEW
A Russo, R Capasso, C Varelli, A Laporta, M Carbone, G D'Agosto, S Giovine, M Zappia, A Reginelli
MR imaging has been widely evaluated in the assessment of patients with recurrent or residual symptoms following meniscal surgery. Importantly, the causes of such symptoms may relate to failure or complication of the surgical procedure, a possible recurrent or residual meniscal tear, or may be related to other causes of joint symptoms, including tears of the contralateral meniscus, or local hyaline cartilage, or marrow abnormalities subjacent to or distant to the meniscal surgical site. The complex diagnostic issues involved in the MR imaging evaluation of the postoperative meniscus were identified in early MR imaging studies...
February 16, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210648/utilization-of-platelet-rich-plasma-for-musculoskeletal-injuries-an-analysis-of-current-treatment-trends-in-the-united-states
#7
Joanne Y Zhang, Peter D Fabricant, Chad R Ishmael, Jeffrey C Wang, Frank A Petrigliano, Kristofer J Jones
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has emerged as a popular biologic treatment for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Despite numerous investigations on the efficacy of PRP therapy, current utilization of this treatment within the United States is not widely known. PURPOSE: To investigate the national utilization of PRP, including the incidence and conditions for which it is used in the clinical setting, and to determine the current charges associated with this treatment...
December 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209345/multiobjective-optimization-of-cartilage-stress-for-non-invasive-patient-specific-recommendations-of-high-tibial-osteotomy-correction-angle-a-novel-method-to-investigate-alignment-correction
#8
Keke Zheng, Corey J Scholes, Junning Chen, David Parker, Qing Li
Medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy (MOWHTO) is a surgical procedure to treat knee osteoarthritis associated with varus deformity. However, the ideal final alignment of the Hip-Knee-Ankle (HKA) angle in the frontal plane, that maximizes procedural success and post-operative knee function, remains controversial. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to introduce a subject-specific modeling procedure in determining the biomechanical effects of MOWHTO alignment on tibiofemoral cartilage stress distribution...
February 13, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206712/medial-femur-t2-z-scores-predict-the-probability-of-knee-structural-worsening-over-4-8-years-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
#9
Gabby B Joseph, Charles E McCulloch, Michael C Nevitt, Alexandra S Gersing, Benedikt J Schwaiger, Martin Kretzschmar, Ursula Heilmeier, Thomas M Link
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the probability of structural worsening of knee cartilage and whole joint degeneration over 4-8 years based on cartilage T2 Z-scores at baseline. DESIGN: Right knees with Kellgren-Lawrence (KL) grades of 0-2 in 587 participants from the Osteoarthritis Initiative were studied. 3T MR images were used to perform baseline cartilage T2 quantification and assess 4-year changes in cartilage morphology (WORMS scoring) in 5 regions...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203586/comparison-of-kinematics-and-tibiofemoral-contact-pressures-for-native-and-transplanted-lateral-menisci
#10
Patrick C McCulloch, Donald Dolce, Hugh L Jones, Andrea Gale, Michael G Hogen, Jason Alder, Jeremiah E Palmer, Philip C Noble
BACKGROUND: Lateral meniscus transplantation is a proven treatment option for the meniscus-deficient knee, yet little is known about meniscal kinematics, strain, and tibiofemoral contact pressure changes after transplantation or the effect of altered root position in lateral meniscus transplantation. PURPOSE: To compare the native lateral meniscal kinematics, strain, and tibiofemoral contact pressures to a best-case scenario meniscus transplant with perfectly matched size and position and to determine how sensitive these factors are to subtle changes in shape and position by using a nonanatomic meniscus transplant position...
December 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203112/bone-contusion-progression-from-traumatic-knee-injury-association-of-rate-of-contusion-resolution-with-injury-severity
#11
Douglas R Pedersen, Georges Y El-Khoury, Dan R Thedens, Mothana Saad-Eldine, Phinit Phisitkul, Annunziato Amendola
BACKGROUND: Bone contusions are frequently encountered in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation of knee anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Their role as indicators of injury severity remains unclear, primarily due to indeterminate levels of joint injury forces and to a lack of preinjury imaging. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to 1) quantify bone contusion pathogenesis following traumatic joint injuries using fixed imaging follow-ups, and 2) assess the feasibility of using longitudinal bone contusion volumes as an indicator of knee injury severity...
2017: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203047/transplantation-of-autologous-chondrocytes-ex-vivo-expanded-using-thermoreversible-gelation-polymer-in-a-rabbit-model-of-articular-cartilage-defect
#12
Sivaraman Arumugam, Balasubramanyan Bhupesh Karthik, Rajeswar Chinnuswami, Yuichi Mori, Hiroshi Yoshioka, Rajappa Senthilkumar, Rajmohan Mathaiyan, Karthick Ramalingam, Preethy Senthilkumar, Samuel J K Abraham
Graft failure due to de-differentiation of the chondrocytes during in vitro culture and after transplantation is a major hurdle in Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI). We, herein, report the transplantation of autologous chondrocytes ex vivo expanded using a Thermo-reversible Gelation Polymer (TGP) in a rabbit model. A full thickness chondral defect was created in one of the knee joints in each of the six rabbits of the study and autologous chondrocytes in vitro expanded using TGP scaffold were transplanted after 10 weeks...
June 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198149/the-effects-of-using-vitrified-chondrocyte-sheets-on-pain-alleviation-and-articular-cartilage-repair
#13
Yoshiki Tani, Masato Sato, Miki Maehara, Hiroshi Nagashima, Munetaka Yokoyama, Miyuki Yokoyama, Masayuki Yamato, Teruo Okano, Joji Mochida
The effect of using vitrified-thawed chondrocyte sheets on articular cartilage repair was examined because the methods for storing chondrocyte sheets are essential for allogeneic chondrocyte sheet transplantation. Six Japanese white rabbits were used as sources of articular chondrocytes and synovial cells. Chondrocytes were harvested from the femur, and synovial cells were harvested from inside the knee joints. After coculture of the chondrocytes with synovial cells, triple-layered chondrocyte sheets were fabricated...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197696/large-meniscus-extrusion-ratio-is-a-poor-prognostic-factor-of-conservative-treatment-for-medial-meniscus-posterior-root-tear
#14
Yoon-Ho Kwak, Sahnghoon Lee, Myung Chul Lee, Hyuk-Soo Han
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to find a prognostic factor of medial meniscus posterior root tear (MMPRT) for surgical decision making. METHODS: Eighty-eight patients who were diagnosed as acute or subacute MMPRT without severe degeneration of the meniscus were treated conservatively for 3 months. Fifty-seven patients with MMPRT showed good response to conservative treatment (group 1), while the remaining 31 patients who failed to conservative treatment (group 2) received arthroscopic meniscus repair...
February 15, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197694/relaxation-of-the-mcl-after-an-open-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomy-results-in-decreasing-contact-pressures-of-the-knee-over-time
#15
N van Egmond, G Hannink, D Janssen, A C Vrancken, N Verdonschot, A van Kampen
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of a medial open-wedge osteotomy (OWO) and the release of the superficial medial collateral ligament (MCL) on the tibiofemoral cartilage pressure, the MCL tension and the valgus laxity of the knee. METHODS: Seven fresh-frozen, human cadaveric knees were used. Medial and lateral mean contact pressure (CP), peak contact pressure (peakCP), and contact area (CA) were measured using a pressure-sensitive film (I-Scan; Tekscan, Boston, MA)...
February 15, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194878/platelet-activated-serum-might-have-a-therapeutic-effect-on-damaged-articular-cartilage
#16
Munetaka Yokoyama, Masato Sato, Yoshiki Tani, Miyuki Yokoyama, Mami Kokubo, Masayuki Yamato, Teruo Okano, Joji Mochida
Platelet-activated serum (PAS) was collected from rabbits. This contains high concentrations of growth factors, including vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-BB, and transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β). PAS was injected into the knee joints of Japanese White rabbits subjected to anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACL-T) to investigate its therapeutic effects on articular cartilage. The effect of Avastin (an anti-VEGF monoclonal antibody) on VEGF expression was also investigated...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194388/in-vivo-evaluation-of-porous-hydrogel-pins-to-fill-osteochondral-defects-in-rabbits
#17
Túlio Pereira Cardoso, André Petry Sandoval Ursolino, Pamela de Melo Casagrande, Edie Benedito Caetano, Daniel Vinicius Mistura, Eliana Aparecida de Rezende Duek
OBJECTIVE: This experimental study aimed to evaluate the biological performance of poly (l-co-D, l-lactic acid)-co-trimetilene carbonate/poly (vinyl alcohol) (PLDLA-co TMC/PVA), hydrogel scaffolds, as an implant in the filling (and not in the repair) of osteochondral defects in New Zealand rabbits, assessing the influence of the material in tissue protection in vivo. METHODS: Twelve rabbits were divided into groups of nine and 16 weeks. In each animal, an osteochondral defect was created in both medial femoral condyles...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193143/conscious-performance-and-arthroscopic-findings-in-athletes-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-treated-via-conservative-therapy-during-the-competitive-season
#18
Yasushi Takata, Junsuke Nakase, Tatsuhiro Toratani, Hitoaki Numata, Takeshi Oshima, Katsuhiko Kitaoka, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
PURPOSE: Athletes often receive conservative treatment for injured anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs) so that they can continue to play to the end of their season. The purpose of this study was to examine the conscious performance and arthroscopic findings of athletes who received conservative therapy for ACL injuries. METHODS: Forty-two patients with ACL injuries underwent conservative treatment. After the season ended, ACL reconstruction was performed. We examined the following parameters: (1) time required for return to competition after injury, (2) conscious performance after return to competition, (3) whether the injured knee gave way during conservative therapy or after return to competition, and (4) cause of performance deterioration if applicable...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192826/the-management-of-bone-defects-in-periarticular-knee-injuries-a-review-article
#19
Brian Buck, Yvonne M Murtha
Traumatic bone defects of the distal femur and proximal tibia present treatment challenges for the orthopaedic traumatologist. In addition to bone loss, significant soft tissue compromise and cartilage defects leave the patient and surgeon with few reconstructive options for proper long-term joint function. These injuries are often complicated by delayed healing, nonunion, malunion, infection, and poor subjective patient outcomes. There are a variety of clinical problems associated with the treatment of periarticular fractures about the knee...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192075/the-effect-of-additive-compounds-on-glycerol-induced-damage-to-human-chondrocytes
#20
Joshua Hahn, Leila Laouar, Janet A W Elliott, Gregory S Korbutt, Nadr M Jomha
High concentrations of cryoprotective agents are required for cryopreservation techniques such as vitrification. Glycerol is a common cryoprotective agent used in cryopreservation protocols but this agent is toxic at high concentrations. This work is an attempt to mitigate the toxic effects of high concentrations of glycerol on intact chondrocytes in human knee articular cartilage from total knee arthroplasty patients by simultaneous exposure to glycerol and a variety of additive compounds. The resulting cell viability in the cartilage samples as measured by membrane integrity staining showed that, in at least one concentration or in combination, all of the tested additive compounds (tetramethylpyrazine, ascorbic acid, chondroitin sulphate, glucosamine sulphate) were able to reduce the deleterious effects of glycerol exposure when examination of membrane integrity took place on a delayed time frame...
February 10, 2017: Cryobiology
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