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Cartilage graft

Iain Rankin, Haroon Rehman, Mark Frame
Background: Traditional ACL reconstruction with non-anatomic techniques can demonstrate unsatisfactory long-term outcomes with regards instability and the degenerative knee changes observed with these results. Anatomic ACL reconstruction attempts to closely reproduce the patient's individual anatomic characteristics with the aim of restoring knee kinematics, in order to improve patient short and long-term outcomes. We designed an arthroscopic, patient-specific, ACL femoral tunnel guide to aid anatomical placement of the ACL graft within the femoral tunnel...
2018: Open Orthopaedics Journal
Jason Talmadge, Robin High, William Wesley Heckman
IMPORTANCE: Spreader grafts are commonly used for nasal valve stenosis. There is debate among practitioners regarding the optimal approach for spreader graft placement. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine whether an endonasal spreader graft placement leads to equivalent postoperative outcomes using a standardized nasal obstruction symptom score and whether there is a significant difference in operative time between the 2 approaches. DESIGN: A retrospective review of functional rhinoplasties by a single facial plastic surgeon over a 2-year period was conducted...
March 13, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Takahiro Ogura, Tim Bryant, Brian A Mosier, Tom Minas
BACKGROUND: Treating bipolar chondral lesions in the tibiofemoral (TF) compartment with cartilage repair procedures is challenging, and a suitable treatment remains unclear. PURPOSE: To evaluate clinical outcomes after autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) for the treatment of bipolar chondral lesions in the TF compartment. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: We evaluated 57 patients who underwent ACI for the treatment of symptomatic bipolar chondral lesions in the TF compartment by a single surgeon between October 1995 and June 2014...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Darren de Sa, Ajaykumar Shanmugaraj, Melissa Weidman, Devin C Peterson, Nicole Simunovic, Volker Musahl, Olufemi R Ayeni
The all-inside technique (AIT) for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is gaining popularity as a more anatomic, less invasive, technique with the potential for more rapid recovery. This systematic review aims to critically assess components of the technique, its safety profile, outcomes, and complications. PUBMED, EMBASE, and MEDLINE were searched for studies discussing primary ACLR using the AIT. Article screening, quality assessment, and data abstraction were completed in duplicate, and a minimal clinically important difference (MCID) was used to frame the descriptive results in a clinically significant context...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Man Koon Suh, Seung Jong Lee, Yeon-Jun Kim
BACKGROUND: Nasal septal cartilage and conchal cartilages are preferred sources of grafts in augmentation rhinoplasty. Rib cartilage can also be used, but it may evoke a patient's concerns about a scar and an extensive surgery. In such cases, irradiated homologous costal cartilage (IHCC) can be a useful alternative. However, controversy still exists in many literatures regarding complications with use of IHCC. Therefore, the authors reviewed our experiences with IHCC in rhinoplasty and analyzed the complications in relation to graft location...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Lu Yin, Yingnan Wu, Zheng Yang, Vinitha Denslin, Xiafei Ren, Ching Ann Tee, Zhangxing Lai, Chwee Teck Lim, Jongyoon Han, Eng Hin Lee
Current clinical approaches for articular cartilage repair have not been able to restore the tissue with zonal architecture, and its biomechanical and functional properties. Mimicking the zonal organization of articular cartilage in neo-tissue by implanting zonal chondrocyte subpopulations in multilayer construct could enhance the functionality of the graft, engineering of stratified tissue has not yet been realized due to lack of efficient and specific zonal chondrocyte isolation protocol. We show that by using a spiral microchannel device, the superficial, middle and deep zone chondrocytes can be separated based on cell size, and enriched from full thickness porcine cartilage in a high-throughput, label-free manner...
March 1, 2018: Biomaterials
Glenn Isaacson, Jonathan A Harounian
Objectives: To evaluate the success of pediatric endoscopic and endoscopically assisted transcanal cartilage inlay tympanoplasty. Methods: Retrospective review of single surgeon experience. Results: During a 3 year period, 30 children underwent 31 endoscopic or endoscopically assisted transcanal tympanoplasties by the senior surgeon using tragal cartilage/perichondrial inlay grafts. There were 22 boys and 8 girls, ranging in age from 3.5 to 17 years (median 6 years)...
September 2017: World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Ping Chen, Jun Ouyang, Jiangwei Xiao, Zhongyu Han, Qiang Yu, Jing Tian, Li Zhang
The objective of this study was to investigate whether the co-injection of human adipose stromal cells (hASCs) and rhBMP-2/fibrin gel into the bone tunnels of anterior cruciate-ligament reconstructions can effectively enhance tendon graft osteointegration. We performed bilateral reconstructions using autologous semitendinosus tendons in 45 New Zealand rabbits, which we divided into three groups. We injected the bone tunnels with fibrin gel for group 1, rhBMP-2 (1 μg/ml)/fibrin gel for group 2, and hASCs wrapped in rhBMP-2 (1 μg/ml)/fibrin gel for group 3...
2018: American Journal of Translational Research
Ze-Jian Li, Chun-Ting Lu, Ren-Fa Lai
To explore the ectopic osteogenesis effect of sequential sustained release application of recombinant human bone morphogenic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF). Antigen-extracted xenogeneic cancellous bone coupled with growth factor-loaded chitosan nanocapsules were implanted in rats in intramuscular site in accordance with the following experimental pattern: group A: simultaneous burst release of rhBMP-2 and bFGF; group B: simultaneous sustained release of rhBMP-2 and bFGF; group C: preferential burst release of rhBMP-2, then sustained release of bFGF; group D: preferential burst release of bFGF, then sustained release of rhBMP-2; group E: sustained release of rhBMP-2 alone; group F: sustained release of bFGF alone, blank control group G: antigen-extracted xenogeneic cancellous bone graft only; negative control group H: not filled with anything...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
Kyle John Hancock, Robert R Westermann, Alan Gregory Shamrock, Kyle R Duchman, Brian R Wolf, Annunziato Amendola
This study aims to evaluate the trends in treatment of knee articular cartilage lesions over the past decade using data obtained from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Part II database. The ABOS Part II database was queried from 2004 to 2013 for chondroplasty, microfracture, and osteochondral grafting procedures. All cases were analyzed for patient age and operating surgeon's fellowship training status. Univariate analysis including chi-square test for categorical variables and Student's t -test for continuous variables was performed to determine if any significant changes in practice patterns were present...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Raffaele Russo, Marco Maiotti, Ettore Taverna
BACKGROUND: Glenoid bone loss and capsular deficiency represent critical points of arthroscopic Bankart repair failures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate an all-arthroscopic bone block procedure associated with arthroscopic subscapularis augmentation (ASA) for treating gleno-humeral instability with glenoid bone loss (GBL) and anterior capsulo-labral deficiency. Our hypothesis was that these two procedures could be combined arthroscopically. The feasibility of this technique and its reproducibility, and potential neurovascular complications were evaluated...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
Oliver Petters, Christian Schmidt, Ralf Henkelmann, Philipp Pieroh, Gero Hütter, Bastian Marquaß, Gabriela Aust, Ronny Maik Schulz
Due to the limited self-healing capacity of articular cartilage, innovative, regenerative approaches are of particular interest. The use of two-stage procedures utilizing in vitro expanded mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) from various cell sources requires good manufacturing practice-compliant production, a process with high demands on time, staffing and financial resources. In contrast, one- stage procedures are directly available but need a safe enrichment of potent MSCs. CD271 is a surface marker known to marking the majority of native MSCs in bone marrow...
February 26, 2018: Stem Cells and Development
Leela S Mundra, Husain T AlQattan, Meghan G Janette, Carissa Patete, Seth R Thaller
BACKGROUND: Cleft lip and palate are the most common craniofacial congenital malformations. Timing of the nasal repair remains somewhat controversial. Some authors perform a combined nasal and lip repair in infancy while others advocate for a staged repair with the nasal component occurring later in childhood. Frequently, secondary repair is needed to address residual nasal deformities in early adulthood. Conchal cartilage has become increasingly popular as a source of cartilage for secondary reconstruction...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Rod J Rohrich, Paul N Afrooz
The nasal alae and the soft-tissue triangles are delicate structures, the contours of which are largely dependent on soft tissue and the indirect influence of the lower lateral cartilages. Creating appropriate and continuous contour from the tip lobule to the alar lobule can be challenging. The alar contour graft is one reliable method of achieving predictable contour. However, alar contour grafts of ideal length may be scarce. The butterfly graft is a simple, reliable, and predictable method of providing support in the region of the soft triangle, and spans the region between the tip lobule and alar lobule, thereby balancing the transition between these regions...
March 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Yifei Gu, Wenxin Yu, Yunbo Jin, Hui Chen, Gang Ma, Shih-Jen Chang, Xiaoxi Lin
Importance: Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) is a widely used alloplast, but studies of augmentation of the nasal tip and nasal dorsum with ePTFE are lacking. Objective: To investigate whether attaching the conchal cartilage as shield grafts at the distal end of the graft can prevent extrusion and whether the use of ePTFE in the nasal tip can achieve a stable aesthetic outcome. Design, Setting, and Participants: A randomized clinical trial was performed from April 1, 2006, to October 31, 2008...
February 22, 2018: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
Zhihua Han, Mit Bhavsar, Liudmila Leppik, Karla M C Oliveira, John H Barker
Large bone defects are a major problem in trauma and orthopedic surgery. Tissue engineering based treatments have emerged as promising alternatives of traditional bone grafting techniques. Critical size bone defect animal models had been developed and widely used to evaluate and compare therapeutic effectiveness in bone tissue engineering treatments. To measure healing in a given defect, after treatment histological assessment methods are commonly used. These histological methods are typically either qualitative and/or measure the amount of newly formed bone...
February 21, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
Quentin Qassemyar, Nathaniel Assouly, Yoni Madar, Stéphane Temam, Frédéric Kolb
Total nasal reconstruction is a challenging surgical procedure which usually involves a free flap, forehead flap, and cartilage grafts. In certain failure situations where patients do not accept the idea of anaplastology, possibilities become very limited. We report the case of a patient who underwent several reconstruction steps with multiple failures including free and local flaps and cartilage harvests which showed recurrent episodes of necrosis and infection leading to melting and collapse of reconstructed structures...
February 21, 2018: Microsurgery
Sara Tanini, Giulia Lo Russo
Columella is an important structure in the center of the face, and its structural integrity has an important functional, social, and psychological role. Columella reconstruction can be very challenging for surgeons and the ideal technique remains elusive. This article describes a reconstruction technique in a young woman with columella necrosis due to nasal continuous positive airway pressure treatment. The method of reconstruction described here, with a V-shaped internal nasal vestibular flap and a cartilage grafts from lateral crura, is simple and easily reproducible, providing an optimal aesthetic result and in addition the donor site does not create a secondary deformity by disrupting normal anatomy...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Armando Boccieri, Tito M Marianetti, Michele Pascali
While the use of crushed cartilage is now universally recognized as a valid procedure in rhinoplasty to mask irregularities and eliminate slight deficits, there is still no consensus as to the optimal degree of crushing and the rate of graft resorption over time. With a view to casting light on these 2 important aspects and providing some guidelines, the authors present a study of 123 patients subjected to grafts of cartilage with different degrees of crushing in the different areas of the nasal pyramid: upper third (45 patients), middle third (40), and lower third (38)...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Naoki Haraguchi, Koki Ota, Naoki Nishida, Takuma Ozeki, Takashige Yoshida, Atsushi Tsutaya
BACKGROUND: Clinical results of autologous osteochondral transplantation (AOT) for treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus have been mixed. T1ρ imaging can be used to noninvasively detect early cartilage degeneration. PURPOSE OR HYPOTHESIS: To quantitatively assess, by means of T1ρ imaging, changes over time in the biochemical health of grafted cartilage after AOT for osteochondral lesions of the talus. STUDY TYPE: Retrosepctive case series...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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