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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040061/validation-of-a-novel-biomechanical-test-bench-for-the-knee-joint-with-six-degrees-of-freedom
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Christian H Heinrichs, Dominik Knierzinger, Hannes Stofferin, Werner Schmoelz
A novel biomechanical test bench has been developed for in-vitro evaluation of the knee joint. The test bench allows the kinematics of the knee joint to be studied in all six degrees of freedom. Flexion-extension knee movements are induced by quadriceps and hamstring muscle forces simulated by five pneumatic cylinders. The kinematics of the knee and the actively applied muscle forces are measured simultaneously. The aim of this study was to validate the sensitivity and reproducibility of this novel test bench...
October 17, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020716/improving-joint-pain-and-function-in-osteoarthritis
#2
Claire Owens, Philip G Conaghan
Osteoarthritis has become a major chronic pain condition. It affects more than 10% of adults and accounts for almost 10% of health service resources. The impact of osteoarthritis is amplified by underuse of effective muscle strengthening exercises and a focus on often less effective and poorly tolerated analgesic therapies. Although traditionally considered to be primarily a disease of cartilage, there is now ample evidence that typical clinical osteoarthritis involves multiple tissue pathologies. Increased BMI is associated with a higher incidence of knee osteoarthritis...
December 2016: Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987873/hip-joint-biomechanics-in-those-with-and-without-post-traumatic-knee-osteoarthritis-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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E Wellsandt, J A Zeni, M J Axe, L Snyder-Mackler
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament injury results in altered kinematics and kinetics in the knee and hip joints that persist despite surgical reconstruction and rehabilitation. Abnormal movement patterns and a history of osteoarthritis are risk factors for articular cartilage degeneration in additional joints. The purpose of this study was to determine if hip joint biomechanics early after anterior cruciate ligament injury and reconstruction differ between patients with and without post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis 5years after reconstruction...
October 2, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952012/comparison-of-a-fast-5-min-knee-mri-protocol-with-a-standard-knee-mri-protocol-a-multi-institutional-multi-reader-study
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Erin FitzGerald Alaia, Alex Benedick, Nancy A Obuchowski, Joshua M Polster, Luis S Beltran, Jean Schils, Elisabeth Garwood, Christopher J Burke, I-Yuan Joseph Chang, Soterios Gyftopoulos, Naveen Subhas
PURPOSE: To compare diagnostic performance of a 5-min knee MRI protocol to that of a standard knee MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred 3 T (100 patients, mean 38.8 years) and 50 1.5 T (46 patients, mean 46.4 years) MRIs, consisting of 5 fast, 2D multi-planar fast-spin-echo (FSE) sequences and five standard multiplanar FSE sequences, from two academic centers (1/2015-1/2016), were retrospectively reviewed by four musculoskeletal radiologists. Agreement between fast and standard (interprotocol agreement) and between standard (intraprotocol agreement) readings for meniscal, ligamentous, chondral, and bone pathology was compared for interchangeability...
September 26, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945482/clinical-outcomes-of-meniscal-allograft-transplantation-with-or-without-other-procedures-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Bum-Sik Lee, Hyun-Jung Kim, Chang-Rack Lee, Seong-Il Bin, Dae-Hee Lee, Na-Jin Kim, Chang-Wan Kim
BACKGROUND: While additional procedures correcting accompanying pathological conditions can improve the clinical outcomes of meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT), whether those outcomes are comparable or poorer than those of isolated MAT has yet to be clarified. PURPOSE:  To evaluate whether there is a difference in clinical outcomes between isolated MAT and MAT combined with other procedures (combined MAT). STUDY DESIGN: Meta-analysis and systematic review...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938385/preoperative-evaluation-and-optimization-for-reconstruction-of-segmental-bone-defects-of-the-tibia
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Philip K McClure, Hamza M Alrabai, Janet D Conway
Reconstruction of segmental bone defects requires a large commitment both on the part of the patient and the physician. Investing in preoperative evaluation and optimization is the only logical way to pursue such an endeavor. Unfortunately, detailed studies regarding segmental bone defects and preoperative factors are relatively lacking owing to the relatively low incidence of the problem. Fortunately, other orthopaedic pathologies (arthritis, ligamentous injuries about the knee) have high prevalence and consistency, allowing detailed analysis of preoperative factors...
October 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933331/-comparison-of-the-arthroscopic-finding-in-the-knee-joint-and-the-mri-retrospective-study
#7
K Šimeček, P Látal, J Duda, M Šimeček
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Our retrospective study presents the comparison of the preoperative magnetic resonance imaging of the knee joint - MRI - and the arthroscopic finding - ASC. Its aim is to find out how a positive or a negative finding of MRI corresponds with the operative finding and how much the experience of radiologist contributes to the conformity. MATERIAL AND METHODS The MRI findings of knee joints treated surgically at two departments in 2013 and 2014 were assessed. The MRI was performed in a total of 470 patients who subsequently underwent an arthroscopic surgery...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918500/current-evidence-advocates-use-of-a-new-pathologic-tibial-tubercle-posterior-cruciate-ligament-distance-threshold-in-patients-with-patellar-instability
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Nickolas Boutris, Domenica A Delgado, John S Labis, Patrick C McCulloch, David M Lintner, Joshua D Harris
PURPOSE: To determine (1) whether a correlation exists between tibial tubercle-posterior cruciate ligament (TT-PCL) and tibial tubercle-trochlear groove (TT-TG) distances in patellar instability patients; (2) reliability when measuring TT-PCL distance; (3) whether TT-PCL distances measured on MRI are equivalent to those on CT; and (4) whether a correlation exists between TT-PCL distance and number of instability events or recurrence of instability following stabilization surgery. METHODS: A systematic review was performed using PRISMA guidelines...
September 16, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914334/the-clinical-and-radiological-results-of-individualized-surgical-treatment-depending-on-pathologic-abnormalities-in-recurrent-patellar-dislocation-low-recurrence-rate-but-unintended-patella-baja
#9
Do Kyung Lee, Joon Ho Wang, Seung Hoon Kang, Jun Ho Kim, Russel Haque, Byung Hoon Lee
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes and chondral lesion change using individualized surgery for recurrent patellar dislocation. METHODS: A total of 31 knees with recurrent patellar dislocation underwent surgery depending on individual pathologic abnormalities. Pathologic abnormalities including medial laxity, lateral tightness, increased tibial tuberosity (TT)-to-trochlear groove distance (>20 mm), and patella alta (Caton-Deschamps ratio >1...
September 15, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893426/outcomes-after-double-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Ji Hyun Ahn, Ho Won Kang, Kug Jin Choi
PURPOSE: To identify the risk factors predicting unsatisfactory postoperative clinical outcomes after double-bundle (DB) anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using multivariate logistic regression. METHODS: Inclusion criteria were consecutive DB ACL reconstructions from January 2006 to September 2012 with a minimum 3-year follow-up. Exclusion criteria included (1) a delay to surgery from initial injury of more than 4 years (210 weeks); (2) contralateral knee pathology; (3) the lack of postoperative 3-dimensional computed tomography; (4) single-bundle ACL reconstruction; (5) revision ACL reconstruction; (6) meniscus allograft transplantation after total or subtotal meniscectomy; (7) multiple ligament surgeries...
September 8, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890904/thirty-year-experience-with-acl-reconstruction-using-patellar-tendon-a-critical-evaluation-of-revision-and-reoperation
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Andrew J Riff, Timothy J Luchetti, Alexander E Weber, Jaskarndip Chahal, Bernard R Bach
BACKGROUND: During the preoperative discussion prior to anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), patients are often interested in data regarding rates of revision reconstruction, reoperation, concomitant pathologic changes, and future contralateral ACL injury. PURPOSE: To analyze a single surgeon's experience with primary and revision ACLR over a 30-year interval, focusing on incidence and risk factors for revision and reoperation. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4...
August 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888902/a-small-molecule-inhibitor-of-the-wnt-pathway-sm04690-as-a-potential-disease-modifying-agent-for-the-treatment-of-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee
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V Deshmukh, H Hu, C Barroga, C Bossard, S Kc, L Dellamary, J Stewart, K Chiu, M Ibanez, M Pedraza, T Seo, L Do, S Cho, J Cahiwat, B Tam, J R S Tambiah, J Hood, N E Lane, Y Yazici
OBJECTIVES: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease characterized by loss of cartilage and increased subchondral bone within synovial joints. Wnt signaling affects the pathogenesis of OA as this pathway modulates both the differentiation of osteoblasts and chondrocytes, and production of catabolic proteases. A novel small-molecule Wnt pathway inhibitor, SM04690, was evaluated in a series of in vitro and in vivo animal studies to determine its effects on chondrogenesis, cartilage protection and synovial-lined joint pathology...
September 6, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865572/torsional-appearance-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-explaining-ribbon-and-double-bundle-concepts-a-cadaver-based-study
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Thibaut Noailles, Philippe Boisrenoult, Matthieu Sanchez, Philippe Beaufils, Nicolas Pujol
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) torsion in 90° knee flexion on the morphological appearance of the ACL. METHODS: Sixty knees from fresh frozen anatomical specimens were dissected. Eighteen knees were excluded according to selection criteria (torn ACL, mucoid degeneration of the ACL, arthritic lesions of the notch, or knees harboring synovial inflammatory pathologies). After the removal of the synovial membrane, the morphology of the ligamentous fibers of the ACL and the twist were analyzed...
September 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831830/biological-treatment-of-the-knee-with-platelet-rich-plasma-or-bone-marrow-aspirate-concentrates
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Gilbert Moatshe, Elizabeth R Morris, Mark E Cinque, Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, Jorge Chahla, Lars Engebretsen, Robert F Laprade
- Knee pathologies including focal cartilage injuries, osteoarthritis (OA), and ligament injuries are common. The poor regeneration and healing potential of cartilage has led to the search for other treatment modalities with improved healing capacity. Furthermore, with an increasing elderly population that desires to remain active, the burden of knee pathologies is expected to increase. Increased sports participation and the desire to return to activities faster is also demanding more effective and minimally invasive treatment options...
August 23, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828058/arthroscopic-knee-anatomy-in-young-achondroplasia-patients
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M Del Pilar Duque Orozco, N C Record, K J Rogers, M B Bober, W G Mackenzie, A Atanda
PURPOSE: Achondroplasia is the most common form of skeletal dysplasia, affecting more than 250 000 individuals worldwide. In these patients, the developing knee undergoes multiple anatomical changes. The purpose of this study was to characterise the intra-articular knee anatomy in children with achondroplasia who underwent knee arthroscopy. METHODS: Records of achondroplasia patients who underwent knee arthroscopy between 2009 and 2014 were reviewed. Demographic data, operative reports, follow-up notes, MRI and arthroscopy images were reviewed...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812037/a-retrospective-analysis-of-concurrent-pathology-in-acl-reconstructed-knees-of-elite-alpine-ski-racers
#16
Matthew J Jordan, Patricia Doyle-Baker, Mark Heard, Per Aagaard, Walter Herzog
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is the most frequent injury in alpine ski racing, and there is a high prevalence of ACL reinjury. Limited data exist on the concurrent pathology with primary ACL tears in elite alpine ski racers and the magnitude of injury progression after primary ACL reconstruction (ACLR). PURPOSE: To evaluate (1) the involvement of intra-articular and multiligament pathologies at the time of primary ACLR, (2) the subsequent progression in meniscal/chondral injuries, and (3) the occurrence of ACL reinjury in elite alpine ski racers...
July 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809636/-arthroscopic-finding-of-knee-joint-in-relation-to-age-and-its-comparison-with-pre-operative-clinical-finding-a-retrospective-study
#17
P Látal, K Šimeček, M Kloub
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY In the retrospective study of two South Bohemian centres we present the comparison of pre-operative anamnestic clinical signs in relation to the arthroscopic intraoperative finding. The obtained data is used also to evaluate the arthroscopic finding in relation to age and sex. MATERIAL AND METHODS The arthroscopic findings of patients who underwent surgery in 2013-2014 period (1.1.2013-31.12.2014) at the Department of Trauma Surgery of České Budějovice Hospital, a.s. and in 2014 (1.1...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768528/safety-tolerability-clinical-and-joint-structural-outcomes-of-a-single-intra-articular-injection-of-allogeneic-mesenchymal-precursor-cells-in-patients-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-controlled-double-blind-randomised-trial
#18
Yuanyuan Wang, Andrew Shimmin, Peter Ghosh, Paul Marks, James Linklater, David Connell, Stephen Hall, Donna Skerrett, Silviu Itescu, Flavia M Cicuttini
BACKGROUND: Few clinical trials have investigated the safety and efficacy of mesenchymal stem cells for the management of post-traumatic osteoarthritis. The objectives of this pilot study were to determine the safety and tolerability and to explore the efficacy of a single intra-articular injection of allogeneic human mesenchymal precursor cells (MPCs) to improve clinical symptoms and retard joint structural deterioration over 24 months in patients following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction...
August 2, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760559/how-to-measure-responses-of-the-knee-to-lateral-perturbations-during-gait-a-proof-of-principle-for-quantification-of-knee-instability
#19
Josien C van den Noort, Lizeth H Sloot, Sjoerd M Bruijn, Jaap Harlaar
Knee instability is a major problem in patients with anterior cruciate ligament injury or knee osteoarthritis. A valid and clinically meaningful measure for functional knee instability is lacking. The concept of the gait sensitivity norm, the normalized perturbation response of a walking system to external perturbations, could be a sensible way to quantify knee instability. The aim of this study is to explore the feasibility of this concept for measurement of knee responses, using controlled external perturbations during walking in healthy subjects...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735021/wisp1-ccn4-aggravates-cartilage-degeneration-in-experimental-osteoarthritis
#20
M H van den Bosch, A B Blom, V Kram, A Maeda, S Sikka, Y Gabet, T M Kilts, W B van den Berg, P L van Lent, P M van der Kraan, M F Young
OBJECTIVE: Increased Wisp1 expression was previously reported in experimental and human osteoarthritis (OA). Moreover, adenoviral overexpression of Wisp1 in naïve mouse knee joints resulted in early OA-like cartilage lesions. Here, we determined how the matricellular protein WISP1 is involved in the pathology that occurs in the complex osteoarthritic environment with aging and experimental OA in wild type (WT) and Wisp1(-/-) mice. METHODS: WT and Wisp1(-/-) mice were aged or experimental OA was induced with intraarticular collagenase injection, destabilization of the medial meniscus (DMM) or anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT)...
July 19, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
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