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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520463/a-preclinical-assessment-of-early-continuous-passive-motion-and-treadmill-therapeutic-exercises-for-generating-chondroprotective-effects-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-rupture
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Nai-Jen Chang, Kuan-Wei Lee, Chih-Jou Chu, Ming-You Shie, Pei-Hsi Chou, Chih-Chan Lin, Peir-In Liang
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is a well-known risk factor for the development of posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA). However, whether using continuous passive motion (CPM) with or without additional treadmill exercise (TRE) in early ACL injury might provide chondroprotective effects and further decrease the risk of PTOA has yet to be determined. HYPOTHESIS: CPM may offer an enhanced chondroprotective effect, but TRE may attenuate that effect due to the mechanical stress on the joint and inflammatory cytokines in the joint...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457606/combined-measurement-and-modeling-of-specimen-specific-knee-mechanics-for-healthy-and-acl-deficient-conditions
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Azhar A Ali, Michael D Harris, Sami Shalhoub, Lorin P Maletsky, Paul J Rullkoetter, Kevin B Shelburne
Quantifying the mechanical environment at the knee is crucial for developing successful rehabilitation and surgical protocols. Computational models have been developed to complement in vitro studies, but are typically created to represent healthy conditions, and may not be useful in modeling pathology and repair. Thus, the objective of this study was to create finite element (FE) models of the natural knee, including specimen-specific tibiofemoral (TF) and patellofemoral (PF) soft tissue structures, and to evaluate joint mechanics in intact and ACL-deficient conditions...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455730/knee-abduction-affects-greater-magnitude-of-change-in-acl-and-mcl-strains-than-matched-internal-tibial-rotation-in-vitro
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Nathaniel A Bates, Rebecca J Nesbitt, Jason T Shearn, Gregory D Myer, Timothy E Hewett
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injures incur over USD 2 billion in annual medical costs and prevention has become a topic of interest in biomechanics. However, literature conflicts persist over how knee rotations contribute to ACL strain and ligament injury. To maximize the efficacy of ACL injury prevention, the effects of underlying mechanics need to be better understood. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We applied robotically controlled, in vivo-derived kinematic stimuli to the knee to assess ligament biomechanics in a cadaver model...
April 28, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436958/local-clearance-of-senescent-cells-attenuates-the-development-of-post-traumatic-osteoarthritis-and-creates-a-pro-regenerative-environment
#4
Ok Hee Jeon, Chaekyu Kim, Remi-Martin Laberge, Marco Demaria, Sona Rathod, Alain P Vasserot, Jae Wook Chung, Do Hun Kim, Yan Poon, Nathaniel David, Darren J Baker, Jan M van Deursen, Judith Campisi, Jennifer H Elisseeff
Senescent cells (SnCs) accumulate in many vertebrate tissues with age and contribute to age-related pathologies, presumably through their secretion of factors contributing to the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP). Removal of SnCs delays several pathologies and increases healthy lifespan. Aging and trauma are risk factors for the development of osteoarthritis (OA), a chronic disease characterized by degeneration of articular cartilage leading to pain and physical disability. Senescent chondrocytes are found in cartilage tissue isolated from patients undergoing joint replacement surgery, yet their role in disease pathogenesis is unknown...
April 24, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432504/3t-mri-of-the-knee-with-optimised-isotropic-3d-sequences-accurate-delineation-of-intra-articular-pathology-without-prolonged-acquisition-times
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Osamah M Abdulaal, Louise Rainford, Peter MacMahon, Eoin Kavanagh, Marie Galligan, James Cashman, Allison McGee
OBJECTIVES: To investigate optimised isotropic 3D turbo spin echo (TSE) and gradient echo (GRE)-based pulse sequences for visualisation of articular cartilage lesions within the knee joint. METHODS: Optimisation of experimental imaging sequences was completed using healthy volunteers (n=16) with a 3-Tesla (3T) MRI scanner. Imaging of patients with knee cartilage abnormalities (n=57) was then performed. Acquired sequences included 3D proton density-weighted (PDW) TSE (SPACE) with and without fat-suppression (FS), and T2*W GRE (TrueFISP) sequences, with acquisition times of 6:51, 6:32 and 5:35 min, respectively...
April 21, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425757/the-prevalence-and-characteristics-of-a-subcortical-cystic-lesion-at-the-subspinous-region-of-the-knee
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Ji Ye Son, Young Cheol Yoon, Wook Jin, Jang Gyu Cha
Background Although we observed that subcortical cysts near the attachment of the meniscus or cruciate ligaments are frequently seen with a tear or degeneration of the adjacent meniscus and/or cruciate ligament, there is no large study describing the prevalence, distribution, and associated findings of these cysts. Purpose To evaluate the prevalence and distribution of subcortical cysts near the attachments of the meniscus or cruciate ligaments and evaluate pathologies of the meniscus or cruciate ligaments using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420082/can-early-rehabilitation-prevent-posttraumatic-osteoarthritis-in-the-patellofemoral-joint-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-rupture-understanding-the-pathological-features
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Nai-Jen Chang, Ming-You Shie, Kuan-Wei Lee, Pei-Hsi Chou, Chih-Chan Lin, Chih-Jou Chu
Knee instability resulting from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is a high-risk factor for posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) in the patellofemoral joint (PFJ). However, whether non-weight-bearing and weight-bearing treatments have chondroprotective effects remains unclear. Twenty-four adult New Zealand White male rabbits were employed in this study. All animals received ACL transection in the right knee and sham surgery in the left knee. The rabbits were randomly assigned to the following groups: (I) In the sedentary (SED) group, the rabbits (n = 6) were simply kept in their cage; (II) In the continuous passive motion (CPM) group, the rabbits (n = 6) performed CPM exercise for 7 days, starting from the first postoperative day; (III) In the active treadmill exercise (TRE) group, the rabbits (n = 6) performed TRE for 2 weeks; (IV) In the CPM + TRE group, the rabbits (n = 6) executed CPM exercise, followed by TRE...
April 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383764/risk-factors-for-radiographic-joint-space-narrowing-and-patient-reported-outcomes-of-post-traumatic-osteoarthritis-after-acl-reconstruction-data-from-the-moon-cohort
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Morgan H Jones, Kurt P Spindler
The Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) is an NIH-funded prospective, longitudinal cohort of over 3,500 patients who have undergone anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) by 14 sports medicine surgeons at 7 academic medical centers. Patient reported outcome questionnaires (PRO's) are completed at baseline and multiple timepoints after surgery, and a nested cohort of patients return for radiographs to assess the development of joint space changes. We review the risk factors for worse patient reported outcomes, the predictors of clinically significant symptoms of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA), and the factors associated with more radiographic joint space narrowing...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375638/the-placenta-applications-in-orthopaedic-sports-medicine
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James Alexander McIntyre, Ian A Jones, Alla Danilkovich, C Thomas Vangsness
BACKGROUND: Placenta has a long history of use for treating burns and wounds. It is a rich source of collagen and other extracellular matrix proteins, tissue reparative growth factors, and stem cells, including mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Recent data show its therapeutic potential for orthopaedic sports medicine indications. PURPOSE: To provide orthopaedic surgeons with an anatomic description of the placenta, to characterize its cellular composition, and to review the literature reporting the use of placenta-derived cells and placental tissue allografts for orthopaedic sports medicine indications in animal models and in humans...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367081/changes-of-articular-cartilage-and-subchondral-bone-after-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-in-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee
#10
Ching-Jen Wang, Jai-Hong Cheng, Wen-Yi Chou, Shan-Ling Hsu, Jen-Hung Chen, Chien-Yiu Huang
We assessed the pathological changes of articular cartilage and subchondral bone on different locations of the knee after extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) in early osteoarthritis (OA). Rat knees under OA model by anterior cruciate ligament transaction (ACLT) and medial meniscectomy (MM) to induce OA changes. Among ESWT groups, ESWT were applied to medial (M) femur (F) and tibia (T) condyles was better than medial tibia condyle, medial femur condyle as well as medial and lateral (L) tibia condyles in gross osteoarthritic areas (p<0...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355677/imaging-of-the-pediatric-knee
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Jessica R Leschied, Kara Gaetke Udager
The knee joint is commonly injured in the young athlete. This article discusses the common injury patterns around the knee that are unique to this patient population. Pediatric patients have relative weak points at their physes and apophyses that result in different forces on ligaments and bones during injury compared with adults. Common pathologic findings seen on imaging include patellar and patellar tendon injury, physeal fractures, osteochondral abnormality, ligament tears, and meniscal injury. Imaging studies are also performed to evaluate pediatric patients after surgical knee injury repair, and radiologists should be familiar with certain pediatric-specific knee repair techniques and their imaging appearances...
April 2017: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355674/ultrasound-of-the-knee-common-pathology-excluding-extensor-mechanism
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Jon A Jacobson, Thumanoon Ruangchaijatuporn, Viviane Khoury, Olaf Magerkurth
Ultrasound can be used to diagnose many types of pathology and guide various diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. The most common applications for musculoskeletal ultrasound of the knee include evaluation of the joint recesses, the extensor mechanism, and bursae including Baker's cyst. However, a role exists for ultrasound in the evaluation of cartilage, other tendons, ligaments, peripheral nerves, osseous structures, and vasculature. This article reviews common pathologies of these structures as seen with ultrasound...
April 2017: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349161/combined-reconstruction-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-associated-with-anterolateral-tenodesis-effectively-controls-the-acceleration-of-the-tibia-during-the-pivot-shift
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Alexandre Hardy, Laurent Casabianca, Edouard Hardy, Olivier Grimaud, Alain Meyer
PURPOSE: The pivot shift test is quantified subjectively during assessment of patients presenting with suspected Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears and has a low interobserver reproducibility. The Kinematic Rapid Assessment (KiRA) is a triaxial accelerometer that makes it possible to non-invasively quantify tibial acceleration during the pivot shift test. Abolishing pivot shift is considered to be a key element in surgical reconstruction but is incomplete in 25-38% of patients. METHODS: Patients were included prospectively...
April 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345597/post-traumatic-osteoarthritis-in-mice-following-mechanical-injury-to-the-synovial-joint
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Muhammad Farooq Rai, Xin Duan, James D Quirk, Nilsson Holguin, Eric J Schmidt, Nobuaki Chinzei, Matthew J Silva, Linda J Sandell
We investigated the spectrum of lesions characteristic of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) across the knee joint in response to mechanical injury. We hypothesized that alteration in knee joint stability in mice reproduces molecular and structural features of PTOA that would suggest potential therapeutic targets in humans. The right knees of eight-week old male mice from two recombinant inbred lines (LGXSM-6 and LGXSM-33) were subjected to axial tibial compression. Three separate loading magnitudes were applied: 6N, 9N, and 12N...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345404/are-bone-bruise-characteristics-and-articular-cartilage-pathology-associated-with-inferior-outcomes-2-and-6-years-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#15
Christian Lattermann, Cale A Jacobs, Emily K Reinke, Erica A Scaramuzza, Laura J Huston, Warren R Dunn, Kurt P Spindler
Objective To determine (1) if bone bruise characteristics seen on magnetic resonance imaging are associated with patient-reported outcomes prior to and following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and (2) if the combined presence of bone bruises with articular cartilage pathology results in inferior 2- or 6-year outcomes. Design Bone bruise volume and severity were measured on 81 patients' preoperative magnetic resonance imaging in the medial and lateral femoral condyle (MFC, LFC) and medial and lateral tibial plateau (MTP, LTP) using the Costa-Paz classification and a modified version of Roemer and Bohndorf's technique...
April 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343325/mri-can-accurately-detect-meniscal-ramp-lesions-of-the-knee
#16
Justin W Arner, Elmar Herbst, Jeremy M Burnham, Ashish Soni, Jan-Hendrik Naendrup, Adam Popchak, Freddie H Fu, Volker Musahl
PURPOSE: Posterior horn meniscal tears are commonly found in conjunction with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Some believe tears in the posterior meniscocapsular zone, coined ramp lesions, are important to knee stability. The purpose of this study was to determine whether pre-operative MRI evaluation was able to accurately and reproducibly identify ramp lesions. METHODS: Three blinded reviewers assessed MRIs twice for the presence of ramp lesions in patients undergoing ACL reconstruction...
March 25, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332149/biomechanical-cadaveric-comparison-of-patellar-ligament-suture-protected-by-a-steel-cable-versus-a-synthetic-cable
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P Bouget, C Breque, J S Beranger, J P Faure, F Khiami, T Vendeuvre
BACKGROUND: Purpose and hypothesis: Patellar ligament rupture is a rare disabling pathology requiring a surgical ligament suture protected by a frame. The gold standard is the steel cable, but its rigidity and the necessity of a surgical re-intervention for its removal render it unsatisfactory. The objective of this paper is to quantify the mechanical protection provided by the terylene® in comparison with steel. METHODS: Twenty-four knees of 12 fresh frozen cadaveric subjects were divided into 2 homogeneous groups (terylene and steel) of 12 knees (mean age = 69...
December 2017: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289822/combined-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-and-lateral-extra-articular-tenodesis-does-not-result-in-an-increased-rate-of-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review-and-best-evidence-synthesis
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Brian M Devitt, Nicolas Bouguennec, Kristoffer W Barfod, Tabitha Porter, Kate E Webster, Julian A Feller
PURPOSE: The role of lateral extra-articular tenodesis (LEAT) as an augment to primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) remains controversial. However, concerns exist regarding the risk of development of osteoarthritis due to over constraint of the knee. To systematically review the literature to analyse the long-term incidence of osteoarthritis in patients who had an LEAT performed in isolation or in combination with intra-articular ACLR for the treatment of ACL deficiency...
April 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254071/semi-automated-detection-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-from-mri
#19
Ivan Štajduhar, Mihaela Mamula, Damir Miletić, Gözde Ünal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A radiologist's work in detecting various injuries or pathologies from radiological scans can be tiresome, time consuming and prone to errors. The field of computer-aided diagnosis aims to reduce these factors by introducing a level of automation in the process. In this paper, we deal with the problem of detecting the presence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in a human knee. We examine the possibility of aiding the diagnosis process by building a decision-support model for detecting the presence of milder ACL injuries (not requiring operative treatment) and complete ACL ruptures (requiring operative treatment) from sagittal plane magnetic resonance (MR) volumes of human knees...
March 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229574/athlete-presentations-and-sports-injury-frequencies-by-sport-branches-at-a-university-sports-medicine-clinic
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Bernard Tahirbegolli, Şensu Dinçer, Ömer B Gözübüyük, Ufuk Değirmenci, Safinaz Yildiz, Suphi Vehid
BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate the profile of athletes by determining the branch of sports, type, and area of sustained sports injury, and the frequencies through athletes' presentations to the largest university clinic in one of the most crowded and athletepopulated cities of Turkey, Istanbul. MATERIALS AND METHODS: THE study population comprised 1302 athletes who presented to the sports medicine clinic between the dates of July 1st, 2014, and June 30th, 2015...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
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