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L X Zhang, Y M Balani, Sophia Trinh, Henry M Kronenberg, Yiming Mu
Objective: To investigate the distinct effects of intermittent and continuous administration of parathyroid hormone (PTH) on bone and mesenchymal stem cell (MSC). Methods: Six weeks old mice with C57/BL6J background and SOX9-creERT/Td-tomato/Osteocalcin-GFP genotype were divided into 6 groups: intermittent administration and withdraw group (subcutaneous injection with PTH 500 μg·kg-1 ·d-1 ), continuous administration and withdraw group (subcutaneous implantation of PTH pump, 80 μg·kg-1 ·d-1, with a rate of 0...
March 13, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Volker Vieth, Ronald Schulz, Walter Heindel, Heidi Pfeiffer, Boris Buerke, Andreas Schmeling, Christian Ottow
PURPOSE: To explore the possibility of determining majority via a morphology-based examination of the epiphyseal-diaphyseal fusion by 3.0 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a prospective cross-sectional study developing and applying a new stage classification was conducted. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 344 male and 350 female volunteers of German nationality between the ages of 12-24 years were scanned between May 2013 and June 2015. A 3.0 T MRI scanner was used, acquiring a T1-weighted (T1-w) turbo spin-echo sequence (TSE) and a T2-weighted (T2-w) TSE sequence with fat suppression by spectral pre-saturation with inversion recovery (SPIR)...
March 13, 2018: European Radiology
Karen L Posey, Francoise Coustry, Jacqueline T Hecht
Cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) is a large pentameric glycoprotein that interacts with multiple extracellular matrix proteins in cartilage and other tissues. While, COMP is known to play a role in collagen secretion and fibrillogenesis, chondrocyte proliferation and mechanical strength of tendons, the complete range of COMP functions remains to be defined. COMPopathies describe pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH) and multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (MED), two skeletal dysplasias caused by autosomal dominant COMP mutations...
March 9, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
Germán L Farfalli, Jose I Albergo, Nicolas S Piuzzi, Miguel A Ayerza, D Luis Muscolo, Lucas E Ritacco, Luis A Aponte-Tinao
BACKGROUND: The treatment of locally aggressive bone tumors is a balance between achieving local tumor control and surgical morbidity. Wide resection decreases the likelihood of local recurrence, although wide resection may result in more complications than would happen after curettage. Navigation-assisted surgery may allow more precise resection, perhaps making it possible to expand the procedure's indications and decrease the likelihood of recurrence; however, to our knowledge, comparative studies have not been performed...
March 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Frank J Simutis, Thomas P Sanderson, Gary D Pilcher, Michael J Graziano
The toxicity of avagacestat, a sulfonamide-based gamma (γ)-secretase inhibitor that was in development as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease, was evaluated in a comprehensive nonclinical toxicology program that included 6-month and 1-year repeat-dose toxicity studies in rats and dogs, respectively. There was a spectrum of mechanism-based changes attributed to inhibition of Notch signaling that regulates the differentiation and proliferation of cells throughout development and in adult tissues. In both rats and dogs, ovarian follicular degeneration and atrophy and a low incidence of granulosa cell hyperplasia and benign granulosa-thecal cell tumors were observed...
February 24, 2018: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
Tomohiro Yoshizawa, Yoshikazu Okamoto, Kenta Tanaka, Takeshi Makihara, Tomoko Tonoe, Manabu Minami, Masashi Yamazaki
OBJECTIVE: Multimodality elbow screening of adolescent baseball players shows apparent laterality in morphology and signal intensity of the medial epicondyle on dedicated magnetic resonance imaging. We aimed to elucidate actual imaging laterality in the medial epicondyle by comparing magnetic resonance images of the dominant and contradominant elbows and to clarify the clinical meaning and mechanism of this phenomenon. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used a 0.2-T dedicated magnetic resonance imaging scanner...
March 9, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
O J Alí-Morell, F Zurita-Ortega, I Davó-Jiménez, S Segura-Biedma
OBJECTIVE: To relate, in non-ambulatory subjects with palsy, Reimers' migration percentage with standardized radiological measurements, including the acetabular-epiphyseal angle. METHOD: Descriptive, observational and transversal study of 15 individuals with cerebral palsy at levels IV and V of the Gross Motor Function Classification System, aged between 3 and 9 years. Radiological measurements of the acetabular index, Hilgenreiner's epiphyseal angle, acetabular-epiphyseal angle, neck-shaft angle and Reimers' migration percentage of each of the hips were performed...
March 6, 2018: Radiología
Roberto Cameriere, Fiorella Bestetti, Luz Andrea Velandia Palacio, Giulia Riccomi, Edlira Skrami, Valentina Parente, Luigi Ferrante
The aim of this study is to develop a new formula for age estimation in a longitudinal study of a sample from the radiological collection of wrist bones of growing infants, children, and adolescents recorded at the Burlington Growth Centre. A sample of 82 individuals (43 boys and 39 girls), aged between 3 and 16 years, were analyzed with a total of 623 X-rays of left hand-wrist bones by measuring the area of carpal bones and epiphyses of the ulna and radius (Bo) and carpal area (Ca). The intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) and its 95% confidence interval were used to evaluate intra-observer agreement...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Legal Medicine
Alexander Kolb, Simon Robinson, David Stelzeneder, Markus Schreiner, Catharina Chiari, Reinhard Windhager, Siegfried Trattnig, Klaus Bohndorf
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical feasibility of ultrahigh field 7-T SWI to visualize vessels and assess their density in the immature epiphyseal cartilage of human knee joints. METHODS: 7-T SWI of 12 knees (six healthy volunteers, six patients with osteochondral abnormalities; mean age 10.7 years; 3 female, 9 male) were analysed by two readers, classifying intracartilaginous vessel densities (IVD) in three grades (no vessels, low IVD and high IVD) in defined femoral, tibial and patellar zones...
February 26, 2018: European Radiology
Tobias Hesper, Sarah D Bixby, Daniel A Maranho, Patricia Miller, Young-Jo Kim, Eduardo N Novais
BACKGROUND: Hip osteoarthritis has been reported in the contralateral hip in patients who had been treated for unilateral slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) during adolescence. Although this might be related to the presence of a mild deformity, the morphologic features of the contralateral hip in unilateral SCFE remains poorly characterized. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: Do measurements of (1) femoral head-neck concavity (α angle and femoral head-neck offset), (2) epiphyseal extension into the metaphysis (epiphyseal extension ratio and epiphyseal angle), and (3) posterior tilt of the epiphysis (epiphyseal tilt angle) differ between the contralateral asymptomatic hips of patients treated for unilateral SCFE and hips of an age- and sex-matched control population without a history of hip disease? METHODS: From January 2005 to May 2015, 442 patients underwent surgical treatment for SCFE at our institution...
February 23, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Xingzhi Jing, Yaping Ye, Yuan Bao, Jinming Zhang, Junming Huang, Rui Wang, Jiachao Guo, Fengjing Guo
Epiphyseal growth plate is highly dynamic tissue which is controlled by a variety of endocrine, paracrine hormones, and by complex local signaling loops and mechanical loading. Mechano growth factor (MGF), the splice variant of the IGF-I gene, has been discovered to play important roles in tissue growth and repair. However, the effect of MGF on the growth plate remains unclear. In the present study, we found that MGF mRNA expression of growth plate chondrocytes was upregulated in response to mechanical stimuli...
February 19, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
Andreas Finnøy, Kristin Olstad, Magnus B Lilledahl
Osteochondritis dissecans is a joint disease that is observed in several species. The disease can develop as a cause of ischemic chondronecrosis in the epiphyseal growth cartilage. Some lesions of chondronecrosis undergo spontaneous resolution, but it is not possible to predict whether a lesion will resolve or progress and require intervention. Proliferation of cells into clusters occurs at the lesion margin, but it is unclear if the clusters have a repair function. The aims of the current study were to examine clusters and potential matrix changes in response to ischemic chondronecrosis in the distal femur of 10 pigs aged 70-180 days using advanced microscopy based on two-photon excitation fluorescence and second harmonic generation...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Yu-Xin Song, Zeng-Ping Wang, Lin Liu, Wen Xue, Zhong-Yu Hao, Qun-Li Zhang, Wei She, Li-Yang Cai, Hai-Tao Gou, Yao-Wen Qian
Madelung deformity is a rare deformity of forearm and wrist caused by growth disorders of distal radius ulnar and palmar epiphyseal. Current studies showed that its incidence mainly associated with trauma, epiphyseal developmental abnormalities, nutritional disorders and genetic deletion or mutation. The early clinical presentation is not typical, in middle and late time, wrist deformity and weak can appear. Plain film considered as the main means of diagnosis is often lack of early diagnosis significance. Although wrist joint magnetic resonance imaging showing early soft tissue and skeletal abnormalities were used for the early diagnosis of the disease, current domestic study in magnetic resonance imaging of this deformity is less...
October 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Arie Franco, Apeksha Chaturvedi
Physeal injuries occurring secondary to neonatal birth-related trauma are rare entities. Most reported cases of physeal injury involve the distal humerus with only a few published case reports of proximal femoral involvement. So far, we have found only one reported case of neonatal distal femoral epiphysiolysis following Caesarean section. We hereby report a unique case of distal femoral physeal injury with at least partial epiphyseal separation following an uneventful, spontaneous vaginal delivery. Given the uneventful delivery and no known prenatal risk factors, the imaging findings were initially not recognized as being secondary to birth-related injury...
February 7, 2018: Clinical Imaging
Leslie Bosseler, Jaco Bakker, Luc Duchateau, Ed Remarque, Jan A M Langermans, Pieter Cornillie, Koen Chiers
BACKGROUND: To date, reference values for 25-OH-vitamin D, parathyroid hormone (PTH), and calcium in serum of common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) based on a large sample size are not available. METHODS: Serum reference values for these parameters were determined and correlated with sex, age, season of sampling, and time of long bone epiphyseal closure in captive-housed marmosets. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: The 90% reference range for serum 25-OH-vitamin D is 47...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Primatology
M Pinheiro, C A Dobson, D Perry, M J Fagan
OBJECTIVES: Legg-Calvé-Perthes' disease (LCP) is an idiopathic osteonecrosis of the femoral head that is most common in children between four and eight years old. The factors that lead to the onset of LCP are still unclear; however, it is believed that interruption of the blood supply to the developing epiphysis is an important factor in the development of the condition. METHODS: Finite element analysis modelling of the blood supply to the juvenile epiphysis was investigated to understand under which circumstances the blood vessels supplying the femoral epiphysis could become obstructed...
February 2018: Bone & Joint Research
Susanne Scheipl, Stefan Tauber, Marko Bergovec, Andreas Leithner, Gerhard Ranner
Herein, we report the case of a 4-year-old boy, who presented with a cortical lytic lesion of his distal tibia. It was located eccentrically, measured 2 cm in its craniocaudal diameter, and was associated with a lamella-like soft-tissue mineralization that resembled a periosteal reaction. Thus, the lesion's radiographic features were initially suggestive of an aggressive disease. However, further imaging revealed the lesion to be of cartilaginous origin and to extend into the metaphysis, thus creating the aspect of hyperplastic epiphyseal cartilage...
February 9, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
Xing Qiu, Liang-Liang Cheng, Ben-Jie Wang, Bao-Yi Liu, Lei Yang, Mingyang Yu, Guishan Gu, De-Wei Zhao
The present study investigates the feasibility of micro perfusion of femoral head specimens from femoral neck fracture patients by the inferior retinacular arteries and performing intraosseous artery quantitative analysis of the femoral head. Twelve femoral neck fracture patients who had undergone conventional hip replacement surgery were included in this study. Femoral head specimen arteries were first dissected and exposed and then perfused by the inferior retinacular arteries and all the femoral heads underwent micro-CT scanning...
February 9, 2018: Orthopaedic Surgery
Manuel da Silva Pinheiro, Catherine Dobson, Nicholas M Clarke, Michael Fagan
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCP) is one of the most poorly understood diseases in paediatric orthopaedics. One common trait of LCP is the marked morphological difference between healthy and pathological hips, early deviations of which (i.e. prior to disease onset) have been suggested to lead to the overload and collapse of the epiphysis. Here, the impact of common variations in geometry is investigated with a finite element model of a juvenile femur under single leg standing and landing. Here, the impact of typical variations in geometry is investigated with a finite element model of a juvenile femur under single leg standing and landing...
February 8, 2018: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo, Gennaro Selvaggi, Benedetto Longo, Rosaria Laporta, Vittoria Amorosi, Michail Sorotos
We present a case report of a 10-year-old girl diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma treated with intra-articular wide resection of the right femur and reconstruction with a series-connected double-barrel bilateral vascularized fibula graft (db-BVFG), including fibular head for articulation with the acetabulum of the pelvic bone and preservation of the epiphyseal growth plates for eventual limb growth. No postoperative complications were observed and bone union was achieved with fibular graft hypertrophy, allowing for full weight bearing...
February 8, 2018: Microsurgery
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