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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777422/patellofemoral-cartilage-repair
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REVIEW
Alexandre Barbieri Mestriner, Jakob Ackermann, Andreas H Gomoll
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review provides an overview of well-established and newly developed cartilage repair techniques for cartilage defects in the patellofemoral joint (PFJ). An algorithm will be presented for approaching cartilage defects considering the distinct anatomy of both the patellar and trochlear articular surfaces. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies on cartilage repair in the PFJ have demonstrated improved outcomes in an attempt to delay or obviate the need for arthroplasty, and improve symptoms in young patients...
May 18, 2018: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776853/outcomes-of-a-fixed-bearing-medial-cemented-unicondylar-knee-arthroplasty-design-survival-analysis-and-functional-score-of-460-cases
#2
Philip Winnock de Grave, Justine Barbier, Thomas Luyckx, Alexander Ryckaert, Paul Gunst, Luc Van den Daelen
BACKGROUND: Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) is an alternative to total knee arthroplasty in isolated medial osteoarthritis (OA). However, despite satisfactory reports on the clinical performance, UKA revision rates are still concerning. This retrospective study reports on the long-term survivorship, functional outcomes, and reasons for revision in fixed-bearing UKA implant. METHODS: Between 2005 and 2013, 460 consecutive patients were treated with medial UKA in one center using a fixed-bearing UKA system...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775733/association-of-childhood-adiposity-measures-with-adulthood-knee-cartilage-defects-and-bone-marrow-lesions-a-25-year-cohort-study
#3
Tao Meng, Shaun Thayer, Alison Venn, Feitong Wu, Flavia Cicuttini, Lyn March, Terence Dwyer, Andrew Halliday, Marita Cross, Laura L Laslett, Graeme Jones, Changhai Ding, Benny Antony
OBJECTIVE: To describe the associations between childhood adiposity measures and adulthood knee cartilage defects and bone marrow lesions (BMLs) measured 25 years later. METHODS: 327 participants from the Australian Schools Health and Fitness Survey of 1985 (aged 7-15 years) were followed up 25 years later (aged 31-41 years). Childhood measures (weight, height and skinfolds) were collected in 1985. Body mass index (BMI), overweight status and fat mass were calculated...
May 15, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774599/deep-convolutional-neural-network-for-segmentation-of-knee-joint-anatomy
#4
Zhaoye Zhou, Gengyan Zhao, Richard Kijowski, Fang Liu
PURPOSE: To describe and evaluate a new segmentation method using deep convolutional neural network (CNN), 3D fully connected conditional random field (CRF), and 3D simplex deformable modeling to improve the efficiency and accuracy of knee joint tissue segmentation. METHODS: A segmentation pipeline was built by combining a semantic segmentation CNN, 3D fully connected CRF, and 3D simplex deformable modeling. A convolutional encoder-decoder network was designed as the core of the segmentation method to perform high resolution pixel-wise multi-class tissue classification for 12 different joint structures...
May 17, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770878/slight-under-correction-following-total-knee-arthroplasty-for-a-valgus-knee-results-in-similar-clinical-outcomes
#5
Sung-Sahn Lee, Hyeon Lee, Dae-Hee Lee, Young-Wan Moon
BACKGROUND: Restoration of correct coronal alignment is one of the main goals of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Traditionally, TKA has been considered successful when a neutral mechanical hip-knee-ankle (HKA) axis within 3° is achieved. Recent studies have reported no differences or improved clinical outcomes following a slight under-correction of the HKA axis for a varus knee. However, the influence of under-correction of a valgus knee has not been reported. This study investigated the influence of post-operative HKA alignment in TKA patients with valgus deformity on clinical outcomes...
May 16, 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767809/pediatric-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#6
Alexia G Gagliardi, Jay C Albright
The rate of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures diagnosed among the pediatric and adolescent population is increasing. The rise in ACL injuries may be attributed to earlier sports specialization, year-round sports participation, increased awareness, and improved ability to diagnose the injury. Treatment options for pediatric or adolescent ACL injuries include nonoperative conservative treatment, ACL repair, or various techniques for ACL reconstruction. The best course of treatment for ACL rupture in young patients continues to be debated...
May 1, 2018: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767271/graft-failure-is-more-frequent-after-hamstring-than-patellar-tendon-autograft
#7
E Laboute, E James-Belin, P L Puig, P Trouve, E Verhaeghe
PURPOSE: The risk of graft failure after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions with hamstring or patellar tendon was evaluated in a French population of athletes. METHODS: Athletes who had undergone ACL autograft reconstruction and who received rehabilitation care at the European Center for Sports Rehabilitation (CERS; Capbreton, France) were screened for this prospective cohort study. Eligibility criteria included a simple hamstring autograft or patellar tendon autograft surgical technique...
May 16, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763358/bone-marrow-stimulation-technique-augmented-by-an-ultrapurified-alginate-gel-enhances-cartilage-repair-in-a-canine-model
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Rikiya Baba, Tomohiro Onodera, Masatake Matsuoka, Kazutoshi Hontani, Zenta Joutoku, Shinji Matsubara, Kentaro Homan, Norimasa Iwasaki
BACKGROUND: The optimal treatment for a medium- or large-sized cartilage lesion is still controversial. Since an ultrapurified alginate (UPAL) gel enhances cartilage repair in animal models, this material is expected to improve the efficacy of the current treatment strategies for cartilage lesions. HYPOTHESIS: The bone marrow stimulation technique (BMST) augmented by UPAL gel can induce hyaline-like cartilage repair. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763336/adjustable-loop-femoral-cortical-suspensory-fixation-for-patellar-tendon-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-time-zero-biomechanical-comparison-with-interference-screw-fixation
#9
Dayne T Mickelson, Thomas Lefebvre, Ken Gall, Jonathan C Riboh
BACKGROUND: Adjustable-loop cortical buttons for femoral fixation of bone-tendon-bone grafts have potential advantages over interference screw fixation; however, these devices have not been benchmarked biomechanically against interference screws. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose was to compare the time zero biomechanical properties of commercially available, adjustable-loop cortical button and metallic interference screws for femoral fixation of bone-tendon-bone grafts. It was hypothesized that no significant differences would be found in biomechanical properties between fixation techniques...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762280/long-term-outcomes-of-pedicled-gastrocnemius-flaps-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Matthew T Houdek, Eric R Wagner, Cody C Wyles, William S Harmsen, Arlen D Hanssen, Michael J Taunton, Steven L Moran
BACKGROUND: Deficient soft tissue following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can jeopardize outcome. The gastrocnemius flap is an important means of providing coverage of a knee with deficient soft tissue. There is a paucity of long-term studies on the use of the gastrocnemius flap in the setting of TKA. The purpose of this study was to review the outcomes after the use of pedicled gastrocnemius flaps for coverage of a soft-tissue defect at the time of TKA. METHODS: Eighty-three patients in whom a gastrocnemius flap had been used to cover the site of a primary (n = 18) or revision (n = 65) TKA over a 25-year period were identified...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754129/granuloma-formation-associated-with-patellar-tendon-necrosis-in-response-to-ethibond-confirmed-by-histopathological-examination
#11
Alejandro Blasco, Emilio Baixauli
The aim of this study is to describe a case of delayed granuloma formation associated with tendon necrosis in response to Ethibond confirmed by histopathological examination and to review and discuss the related literature. A 40-year-old woman underwent a patellar tendon repair with Krakow-like #5 Ethibond sutures. Four years after the repair, she noticed progressive soreness with knee extension and swelling. An ultrasound examination revealed a proximal partial patellar tendon rupture. Based on these findings, the patient was advised to undergo surgical intervention due to a diagnosis of re-rupture...
May 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753949/associations-between-knee-structural-measures-circulating-inflammatory-factors-and-mmp13-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
#12
Guangfeng Ruan, Jianhua Xu, Kang Wang, Juan Wu, Qicui Zhu, Jiale Ren, Fuqin Bian, Bingru Chang, Xiaochun Bai, Weiyu Han, Changhai Ding
OBJECTIVE: To investigate cross-sectional associations between serum level of MMP13 and knee structural measures and circulating inflammatory factors in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA). DESIGN: A total of 149 subjects with symptomatic knee OA were included. Magnetic resonance imaging was used to measure infrapatellar fat pad (IPFP) volume, IPFP signal intensity alternation, cartilage volume and cartilage defects. Knee radiography was used to assess radiographic OA using the Kellgren-Lawrence (K-L) grading system...
May 10, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753172/the-increase-of-anterior-pelvic-tilt-after-crouch-gait-treatment-in-patients-with-cerebral-palsy
#13
Mauro César de Morais Filho, Francesco Camara Blumetti, Cátia Miyuki Kawamura, Jaqueline Bartelega Rodrigues Leite, José Augusto Fernandes Lopes, Marcelo Hideki Fujino, Daniella Lins Neves
BACKGROUND: The increase of anterior pelvic tilt (APT) has been described after the treatment of crouch gait in cerebral palsy (CP). The ideal treatment option for flexed knee gait in CP should provide knee extension improvement in the stance phase without generating the increase of APT. RESEARCH QUESTION: The purpose of this study was to compare three different approaches used for the treatment of crouch gait in CP [distal femur extension osteotomy (DFEO), patellar tendon shortening (PTS) and the combination of DFEO +PTS] regarding the increase of APT after the interventions...
May 5, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752638/avoiding-complications-with-mpfl-reconstruction
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REVIEW
Marvin K Smith, Brian C Werner, David R Diduch
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To discuss the potentially significant complications associated with medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction. Additionally, to review the most current and relevant literature with an emphasis on avoiding these potential complications. RECENT FINDINGS: Multiple cadaveric studies have characterized the anatomy of the MPFL and the related morphologic abnormalities that contribute to recurrent lateral patellar instability. Such abnormalities include patella alta, excessive tibial tubercle to trochlear grove (TT-TG) distance, trochlear dysplasia, and malalignment...
May 12, 2018: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752498/arthroscopic-reduction-of-a-locked-patellar-dislocation-a-new-less-invasive-technique
#15
João Teixeira, Carlo Gamba, Jan Ophuis, Geert A Buijze, Gino M M J Kerkhoffs
Patellar dislocation is a condition that is often reduced by itself or through closed manipulation from a trained professional. In this case of a traumatic lateral patellar dislocation, the patella was caught through the rupture in the lateral retinaculum, as is seen in Boutonniere-like lesions. Reduction of the dislocated patella was obtained by arthroscopic reduction.Level of evidence V.
May 11, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750318/return-to-play-after-patellar-stabilization
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REVIEW
Seth L Sherman, Daniel P Deasis, Andrew J Garrone, Elliott E Voss, Harvey A Oliver
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to evaluate the existing literature regarding return to play (RTP) and return to prior performance (RPP) following patellar stabilization surgery. It will also discuss suggested guidelines regarding RTP, and finally, to encourage future patellofemoral instability research to report and publish results of RTP rates using standardized RTP guidelines. RECENT FINDINGS: There is a lack of validation and universal adoption of standardized RTP guidelines...
May 10, 2018: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749751/visual-motor-control-of-drop-landing-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#17
Dustin R Grooms, Ajit Chaudhari, Stephen J Page, Deborah S Nichols-Larsen, James A Onate
CONTEXT:   Visual feedback is crucial in the control of human movement. When vision is obstructed, alterations in landing neuromuscular control may increase movements that place individuals at risk for injury. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury may further alter the motor-control response to alterations in visual feedback. The development of stroboscopic glasses that disrupt visual feedback without fully obscuring it has enabled researchers to assess visual-motor control during movements that simulate the dynamic demands of athletic activity...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748692/clinics-in-diagnostic-imaging-185
#18
Ying Xin Candice Leong, Poh Lye Paul See
A 20-year-old National Serviceman presented with left knee pain and swelling after training for his physical fitness test. Lateral knee radiography and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed patellar tendon-lateral femoral condyle friction syndrome (PT-LFCFS), on a background of patella alta and patellar malalignment. The patient was treated non-operatively with a course of physiotherapy and given advice on rest and activity modification. PT-LFCFS is a less well-recognised but important cause of anterior knee pain and represents an entity in a spectrum of disorders related to patellofemoral instability...
April 2018: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747465/guiding-device-for-the-patellar-cut-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-design-and-validation
#19
Erica L Rex, Cinzia Gaudelli, Emmanuel M Illical, John Person, Karen C T Arlt, Barry Wylant, Carolyn Anglin
An incorrect cut of the patella (kneecap) during total knee arthroplasty, affects the thickness in different quadrants of the patella, leading to pain and poor function. Because of the disadvantages of existing devices, many surgeons choose to perform the cut freehand. Given this mistrust of existing devices, a quick, but accurate, method is needed that guides the cut, without constraining the surgeon. A novel device is described that allows the surgeon to mark a line at the desired cutting plane parallel to the front (anterior) surface using a cautery tool, remove the device, and then align the saw guide, reamer, or freehand saw with the marked line to cut the patella...
May 10, 2018: Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745261/streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-alters-transcription-of-multiple-genes-necessary-for-extracellular-matrix-remodeling-in-rat-patellar-tendon
#20
Shivam H Patel, Arman Sabbaghi, Chad C Carroll
OVERVIEW: Tendon collagen fibril degradation is commonly seen in tendons of diabetics, but the mechanisms responsible for these changes remain to be elucidated. We have demonstrated that streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes increases tendon cell proliferation and collagen content. In the present study, we evaluated that impact of STZ-induced diabetes on mRNA transcripts involved with collagen fibril organization, extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling, apoptosis, and proliferation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rats were divided into four groups: nondiabetic (control, n = 9), 1 week (acute, n = 8) or 10 weeks of diabetes (chronic, n = 7), and 10 weeks of diabetes with insulin (insulin, n = 8)...
May 10, 2018: Connective Tissue Research
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