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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636254/pirfenidone-reduces-subchondral-bone-loss-and-fibrosis-after-murine-knee-cartilage-injury
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Deva D Chan, Jun Li, Wei Luo, Dan N Predescu, Brian J Cole, Anna Plaas
Pirfenidone is an anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic drug that has shown efficacy in lung and kidney fibrosis. Because inflammation and fibrosis have been linked to the progression of osteoarthritis, we investigated the effects of oral Pirfenidone in a mouse model of cartilage injury, which results in chronic inflammation and joint-wide fibrosis in mice that lack hyaluronan synthase 1 (Has1(-/-) ) in comparison to wild-type. Femoral cartilage was surgically injured in wild-type and Has1(-/-) mice, and Pirfenidone was administered in food starting after 3 days...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635368/efficacy-and-safety-of-autologous-cell-therapies-for-knee-cartilage-defects-autologous-stem-cells-chondrocytes-or-the-two-randomized-controlled-trial-design
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James B Richardson, Karina T Wright, Johanna Wales, Jan Herman Kuiper, Helen S McCarthy, Peter Gallacher, Paul E Harrison, Sally Roberts
AIM: The main aim of this trial is to test the safety and efficacy of autologous stromal/stem cells, chondrocytes or the two combined in the treatment of knee cartilage defects. PATIENTS & METHODS: Patients with symptomatic chondral/osteochondral defects will be randomized to cell therapy treatment with one of three cell populations (1:1:1). The primary efficacy outcome is a functional knee score (Lysholm) at 15 months post-treatment and the primary safety outcome is the incidence of adverse events...
June 21, 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635148/how-common-are-cranial-sesamoids-among-squamates
#3
Ricardo Montero, Juan D Daza, Aaron M Bauer, Virginia Abdala
Sesamoids are elements that originate as intratendinous structures due to genetic and epigenetic factors. These elements have been reported frequently in vertebrates, although cranial sesamoids have been recorded almost exclusively in non-tetrapod Osteichthyes. The only tetrapod cranial sesamoids reported until now have been the transiliens cartilage (of crocodiles and turtles), and another one located in the quadrate-mandibular joint of birds. Here, we examined seven squamate species using histological sections, dissections of preserved specimens, dry skeletons, cleared and stained specimens, computed tomographies (CT), and report the presence of other cranial sesamoids...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634835/impact-of-mechanical-stimulation-on-the-chondrogenic-processes-in-human-bone-marrow-aspirates-modified-to-overexpress-sox9-via-raav-vectors
#4
Jagadeesh K Venkatesan, Janina Frisch, Ana Rey-Rico, Gertrud Schmitt, Henning Madry, Magali Cucchiarini
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of gene-based approaches to target human bone marrow aspirates in conditions of mechanical stimulation that aim at reproducing the natural joint environment may allow to develop improved treatments for articular cartilage injuries. In the present study, we investigated the potential of rAAV-mediated sox9 gene transfer to enhance the chondrogenic differentiation processes in human bone marrow aspirates under established hydrodynamic conditions compared with the more commonly employed static culture conditions...
December 2017: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634008/aging-associated-modifications-of-collagen-affect-its-degradation-by-matrix-metalloproteinases
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Preety Panwar, Georgina S Butler, Andrew Jamroz, Pouya Azizi, Christopher M Overall, Dieter Brömme
The natural aging process and various pathologies correlate with alterations in the composition and the structural and mechanical integrity of the connective tissue. Collagens represent the most abundant matrix proteins and provide for the overall stiffness and resilience of tissues. The structural changes of collagens and their susceptibility to degradation are associated with skin wrinkling, bone and cartilage deterioration, as well as cardiovascular and respiratory malfunctions. Here, matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are major contributors to tissue remodeling and collagen degradation...
June 17, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633973/patellofemoral-osteoarthritis-progression-and-alignment-changes-after-open-wedge-high-tibial-osteotomy-do-not-affect-clinical-outcomes-at-mid-term-follow-up
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Kenichi Goshima, Takeshi Sawaguchi, Kenji Shigemoto, Shintaro Iwai, Akira Nakanishi, Ken Ueoka
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes of open-wedge high tibial osteotomy (OWHTO) with respect to the patellofemoral joint and to assess whether patellofemoral osteoarthritis (OA) progression and alignment changes after OWHTO affect clinical outcomes. METHODS: Inclusion criteria were consecutive patients who underwent OWHTO from March 2005 to September 2013. Exclusion criteria were loss to follow-up within 2 years and absence of second-look arthroscopy findings at the time of plate removal...
June 17, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633801/total-talar-prosthesis-replacement-after-talar-extrusion
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Sébastien Ruatti, Clémentine Corbet, Mehdi Boudissa, Gael Kerschbaumer, Michel Milaire, Philippe Merloz, Jérôme Tonetti
Dislocation of the talus is a serious and extremely rare injury, with 86 cases reported in the published data in 20 years. The reference standard for case management involves replacement of the dislocated talus to restore the height and function of the tibiotalar joint. The risk of avascular necrosis remains very high, and the standard treatment in such cases is tibiotalar arthrodesis. We report the case of total dislocation of the talus, which was treated with the insertion of a custom total talar prosthesis affixed directly to the tibial cartilage at 6 months after injury...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633793/treatment-of-a-focal-articular-cartilage-defect-of-the-talus-with-polymer-based-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation-a-12-year-follow-up-period
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Peter Cornelius Kreuz, Richard Horst Kalkreuth, Philipp Niemeyer, Markus Uhl, Christoph Erggelet
Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) is a first-line treatment option for large articular cartilage defects. Although well-established for cartilage defects in the knee, studies of the long-term outcomes of matrix-assisted ACI to treat cartilage defects in the ankle are rare. In the present report, we describe for the first time the long-term clinical and radiologic results 12 years after polymer-based matrix-assisted ACI treat a full-thickness talar cartilage defect in a 25-year-old male patient. The clinical outcome was assessed using the visual analog scale and Freiburg ankle score, magnetic resonance imaging evaluation using the Henderson-Kreuz scoring system and T2 mapping...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633151/age-based-normative-measurements-of-the-pediatric-pelvis
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Matthew E Oetgen, Steven Andelman, Benjamin D Martin
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric pelvic trauma is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Current classifications do not take into account age-dependent quantitative differences of the pediatric pelvis making accurate diagnosis of pathologic diastasis of the pubic symphysis, sacroiliac (SI) joints, and triradiate cartilage difficult. The purpose of this study was to establish age-based normative values for the width of the pubic symphysis, SI joints, and the triradiate cartilage of the pediatric pelvis...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632901/biexponential-t1%C3%AF-relaxation-mapping-of-human-knee-cartilage-in-vivo-at-3%C3%A2-t
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Azadeh Sharafi, Ding Xia, Gregory Chang, Ravinder R Regatte
The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of biexponential T1ρ relaxation mapping of human knee cartilage in vivo. A three-dimensional, customized, turbo-flash sequence was used to acquire T1ρ -weighted images from healthy volunteers employing a standard 3-T MRI clinical scanner. A series of T1ρ -weighted images was fitted using monoexponential and biexponential models with two- and four-parametric non-linear approaches, respectively. Non-parametric Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney U-statistical tests were used to evaluate the regional relaxation and gender differences, respectively, with a level of significance of P = 0...
June 20, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632600/does-size-really-matter-commentary-on-an-article-by-david-c-flanigan-md-et-al-interrater-and-intrarater-reliability-of-arthroscopic-measurements-of-articular-cartilage-defects-in-the-knee
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Mark R Hutchinson
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June 21, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632586/interrater-and-intrarater-reliability-of-arthroscopic-measurements-of-articular-cartilage-defects-in-the-knee
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David C Flanigan, James L Carey, Robert H Brophy, William C Graham, Alex C DiBartola, David Hamilton, Haikady N Nagaraja, Christian Lattermann
BACKGROUND: Cartilage lesions of the knee are difficult to treat. Lesion size is a critical factor in treatment algorithms, and the accurate, reproducible sizing of lesions is important. In this study, we evaluated the interrater and intrarater reliability of, and correlations in relation to, various arthroscopic sizing techniques. METHODS: Five lesions were created in each of 10 cadaveric knees (International Cartilage Repair Society grade 3C). Three orthopaedic surgeons used 4 techniques (visualization and use of a 3-mm probe, a simple metal ruler, and a sliding metallic ruler tool) to estimate lesion size...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632455/joint-preservation-techniques-in-orthopaedic-surgery
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Philip J York, Frank B Wydra, Matthew E Belton, Armando F Vidal
CONTEXT: With increasing life expectancy, there is growing demand for preservation of native articular cartilage to delay joint arthroplasties, especially in younger, active patients. Damage to the hyaline cartilage of a joint has a limited intrinsic capacity to heal. This can lead to accelerated degeneration of the joint and early-onset osteoarthritis. Treatment in the past was limited, however, and surgical treatment options continue to evolve that may allow restoration of the natural biology of the articular cartilage...
June 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631937/the-effect-of-the-sagittal-ridge-angle-on-cartilage-stress-in-the-equine-metacarpo-phalangeal-fetlock-joint
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Helen Liley, Helen Davies, Elwyn Firth, Thor Besier, Justin Fernandez
Fatigue failure of bones of the metacarpo-phalangeal (fetlock, MCP) joint is common in thoroughbred racehorses. Stresses within the fetlock joint cartilages are affected by the morphology of the third metacarpal bone (MC3) and proximal phalangeal bone, and the steepness of the median sagittal ridge of MC3 is believed to be associated with fracture. This study investigated the influence of the steepness of the sagittal ridge on cartilage stress distribution using a finite element model of the joint. Changes to the steepness of the sagittal ridge were made by applying a parabolic function to the mesh, creating four different models with sagittal ridge angles ranging from 95° to 105°...
June 15, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631779/recent-advances-in-nanomedicines-for-the-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Qin Wang, Xun Sun
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a severe systemic inflammatory disease. It is often associated with serious cartilage destruction and massive inflammatory infiltration, which might ultimately cause disability, wide complications and reduced life quality. Current clinical treatments of RA show several drawbacks such as high doses, frequent administration and serious side effects. These limitations have motivated tremendous expansion of the research and application of nanomedicines in RA therapy. In this review, we summarize the cutting edge progress in nanomedicines for the treatment of RA and discuss the application of various targeting strategies...
June 20, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631707/-chondroprotectors-a-range-of-application-in-general-somatic-practice
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O A Shavlovskaya
Chondroprotectors (CP) are biological agents that contribute to the regeneration of the cartilage surfaces and articular capsule, participating in the metabolic processes of the articular cartilage. Progressive loss of hyaline cartilage and lower levels of chondroitin sulfate were observed in osteoarthritis (OA) at different sites, including dorsopathy. OA therapy is aimed at slowing disease progression, relieving pain symptoms, and reducing functional disorders. For this purpose, oral or injectable CPs (Chondroguard, Sustaguard) are prescribed...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631378/runx2-i-is-an-early-regulator-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-cell-transition-in-the-chick-embryo
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Andre L P Tavares, Jessie A Brown, Emily C Ulrich, Katerina Dvorak, Raymond B Runyan
BACKGROUND: Though normally linked to bone and cartilage development, the Runt-related transcription factor, RUNX2, was reported in the mouse heart during development of the valves. We examined RUNX2 expression and function in the developing avian heart as it related to the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in the atrioventricular canal. EMT can be separated into an activation stage involving hypertrophy and cell separation and an invasion stage where cells invade the extracellular matrix...
June 19, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631112/risk-of-revision-was-not-reduced-by-a-double-bundle-acl-reconstruction-technique-results-from-the-scandinavian-registers
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Cathrine Aga, Jüri-Tomas Kartus, Martin Lind, Stein Håkon Låstad Lygre, Lars-Petter Granan, Lars Engebretsen
BACKGROUND: Double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has demonstrated improved biomechanical properties and moderately better objective outcomes compared with single-bundle reconstructions. This could make an impact on the rerupture rate and reduce the risk of revisions in patients undergoing double-bundle ACL reconstruction compared with patients reconstructed with a traditional single-bundle technique. The National Knee Ligament Registers in Scandinavia provide information that can be used to evaluate the revision outcome after ACL reconstructions...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630737/mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-hip-osteoarthritis
#19
Rodrigo Mardones, Claudio M Jofré, L Tobar, José J Minguell
This study was performed to investigate the safety and efficacy of the intra-articular infusion of ex vivo expanded autologous bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSC) to a cohort of patients with articular cartilage defects in the hip. The above rationale is sustained by the notion that MSCs express a chondrocyte differential potential and produce extracellular matrix molecules as well as regulatory signals, that may well contribute to cure the function of the damaged hip joint. A cohort of 10 patients with functional and radiological evidences of hip osteoarthritis, either in one or both legs, was included in the study...
July 2017: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630723/outcome-after-arthroscopic-labral-surgery-in-patients-previously-treated-with-periacetabular-osteotomy-a-follow-up-study-of-43-patients
#20
Charlotte Hartig-Andreasen, Torsten G Nielsen, Bent Lund, Kjeld Søballe, Martin Lind
To identify factors predicting failure after hip arthroscopy in patients with previous periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) defined as a conversion to total hip replacement (THR) and to evaluate the patient reported outcome scores. Of 55 hips treated with hip arthroscopy after PAO from Aug 2008 to 2012 at Aarhus University Hospital, 43 hips were included (median age: 36.1 yrs, range 16.3-56.9 yrs). Indications were unacceptable pain, a positive FABER and impingement test and signs of labral damage on MR-arthrography...
January 2017: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
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