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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781570/effect-of-motor-based-speech-intervention-on-articulatory-placement-in-the-treatment-of-a-posterior-nasal-fricative-a-preliminary-mri-study-on-a-single-subject
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Kazlin N Mason, Eshan Pua, Jamie L Perry
BACKGROUND: Posterior nasal fricatives are a learned compensatory articulation error and commonly substituted for oral fricatives. Treatment of such articulation errors requires the modification or teaching of skilled movements. A motor-based approach is designed to teach the complex motor skill movement sequences required in the production of sounds. Although motor learning research is well established, little has been done to determine how the approach changes the underlying physiology of articulatory movements...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774599/deep-convolutional-neural-network-for-segmentation-of-knee-joint-anatomy
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Zhaoye Zhou, Gengyan Zhao, Richard Kijowski, Fang Liu
PURPOSE: To describe and evaluate a new segmentation method using deep convolutional neural network (CNN), 3D fully connected conditional random field (CRF), and 3D simplex deformable modeling to improve the efficiency and accuracy of knee joint tissue segmentation. METHODS: A segmentation pipeline was built by combining a semantic segmentation CNN, 3D fully connected CRF, and 3D simplex deformable modeling. A convolutional encoder-decoder network was designed as the core of the segmentation method to perform high resolution pixel-wise multi-class tissue classification for 12 different joint structures...
May 17, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769058/efficacy-of-standardized-training-on-a-virtual-reality-simulator-to-advance-knee-and-shoulder-arthroscopic-motor-skills
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Stefan Rahm, Karl Wieser, David E Bauer, Felix Wa Waibel, Dominik C Meyer, Christian Gerber, Sandro F Fucentese
BACKGROUND: Most studies demonstrated, that training on a virtual reality based arthroscopy simulator leads to an improvement of technical skills in orthopaedic surgery. However, how long and what kind of training is optimal for young residents is unknown. In this study we tested the efficacy of a standardized, competency based training protocol on a validated virtual reality based knee- and shoulder arthroscopy simulator. METHODS: Twenty residents and five experts in arthroscopy were included...
May 16, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761471/the-infrapatellar-fat-pad-and-the-synovial-membrane-an-anatomo-functional-unit
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REVIEW
Veronica Macchi, Elena Stocco, Carla Stecco, Elisa Belluzzi, Marta Favero, Andrea Porzionato, Raffaele De Caro
The infrapatellar pad, a fibro-adipose tissue with peculiar microscopic and mechanical features, is gaining wide attention in the field of rheumatological research. The purpose of this descriptive review is to summarize the most recent published evidence on the anatomic, physiologic and biomechanical inter-relationship between the infrapatellar fat pad and the knee synovial membrane. As an extrasynovial tissue, the infrapatellar fat pad does not directly interact with the articular cartilage; based on its location in close contact with the synovial membrane, and due to the metabolic properties of adipose tissue, it may influence the behavior of the synovial membrane...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752638/avoiding-complications-with-mpfl-reconstruction
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REVIEW
Marvin K Smith, Brian C Werner, David R Diduch
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To discuss the potentially significant complications associated with medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction. Additionally, to review the most current and relevant literature with an emphasis on avoiding these potential complications. RECENT FINDINGS: Multiple cadaveric studies have characterized the anatomy of the MPFL and the related morphologic abnormalities that contribute to recurrent lateral patellar instability. Such abnormalities include patella alta, excessive tibial tubercle to trochlear grove (TT-TG) distance, trochlear dysplasia, and malalignment...
May 12, 2018: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728742/in-vivo-three-dimensional-mr-imaging-of-the-intact-anterior-cruciate-ligament-shows-a-variable-insertion-pattern-of-the-femoral-and-tibial-footprints
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S U Scheffler, K Maschewski, R Becker, P Asbach
PURPOSE: Failure to reconstruct the natural footprints of the ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) may lead to premature graft-failure. Therefore, precise analyses of insertion site anatomy and inter-individual variations of the morphology of the ACL are highly important to facilitate optimal individualized graft placement. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to analyze the inter-individual variation of the morphology of the femoral and tibial ACL footprints. METHODS: Thirty subjects with an intact ACL were included in this study for MR imaging of their knee joint...
May 4, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727413/3d-knee-trochlear-morphology-assessment-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-normal-and-dysplastic-trochleae
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Andrew T Pennock, Aileen Chang, Joshua Doan, James D Bomar, Eric W Edmonds
BACKGROUND: Trochlear dysplasia is recognized as a significant risk factor for patellar instability, but current imaging modalities fail to allow full visualization and classification of the complex 3-dimensional (3D) anatomy of the trochlea. The purpose of this study was to elucidate primary differences in trochlear morphology between patients with and without patellar instability by utilizing 3D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reconstructions of the trochlea. METHODS: An institutional review board-approved retrospective review included 24 patients with a diagnosis of patellar instability and an age-matched and sex-matched control population of 12 patients...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721458/tripled-semitendinosus-with-single-harvesting-is-as-effective-but-less-invasive-compared-to-standard-gracilis-semitendinosus-harvesting
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Luca Drocco, Daniele Camazzola, Riccardo Ferracini, Sebastien Lustig, Laura Ravera, Eugenio Graziano, Alessandro Massè, Alessandro Bistolfi
Introduction: The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with pes anserinus tendons has been increasingly used throughout the last years. Although less invasive compared to other autologous grafts, a reduction of internal rotation and flexion strength after gracilis and semitendinosus harvesting has been reported. Harvesting one tendon instead of two from the pes anserinus can reduce the deficit of the knee flexor strength and improve the functional recover without weakening the reconstructed ligament...
October 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713636/the-pathobiology-of-the-meniscus-a-comparison-between-the-human-and-dog
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REVIEW
Olga Krupkova, Lucas Smolders, Karin Wuertz-Kozak, James Cook, Antonio Pozzi
Serious knee pain and related disability have an annual prevalence of approximately 25% on those over the age of 55 years. As curative treatments for the common knee problems are not available to date, knee pathologies typically progress and often lead to osteoarthritis (OA). While the roles that the meniscus plays in knee biomechanics are well characterized, biological mechanisms underlying meniscus pathophysiology and roles in knee pain and OA progression are not fully clear. Experimental treatments for knee disorders that are successful in animal models often produce unsatisfactory results in humans due to species differences or the inability to fully replicate disease progression in experimental animals...
2018: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29700856/defining-the-width-of-the-normal-tibial-plateau-relative-to-the-distal-femur-critical-normative-data-for-identifying-pathologic-widening-in-tibial-plateau-fractures
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Adam M Johannsen, Austin M Cook, Michael Gardner, Julius A Bishop
INTRODUCTION: Tibial plateau widening in the setting of fracture is an indication for surgical treatment, and restoring width is an important goal of surgery. In order to identify and correct pathological widening, the width of the normal tibial plateau must first be defined. The aim of this study was to establish normative data for the width of the tibial plateau relative to the distal femur to enable surgeons to identify and correct pathological widening in the setting of tibial plateau fracture...
April 26, 2018: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685524/medial-meniscal-extrusion-detection-evaluation-and-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Nayanatara Swamy, Vibhor Wadhwa, Gitanjali Bajaj, Avneesh Chhabra, Tarun Pandey
The menisci play an important role in knee kinematics. Their unique anatomy allows them to channel forces generated during knee movements through the larger tibio-femoral condylar surfaces while simultaneously resisting deleterious hoop stresses. Although physiologic meniscal extrusion occurs with every knee joint movement, pathologic meniscal extrusion subjects the knee to persistent and excessive load transmission. This renders the knee structures susceptible to injury or exacerbates worsening of existing knee joint internal derangement...
May 2018: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682681/patellar-instability-in-the-skeletally-immature
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REVIEW
Charles A Popkin, Ahmad F Bayomy, Evan P Trupia, Charles M Chan, Lauren H Redler
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review will focus on the evaluation and management of patellar instability in the developing patient. RECENT FINDINGS: A large number of surgical techniques have been described to prevent recurrent patellofemoral instability in the pediatric population, including both proximal and distal realignment procedures. The wide variety of treatment options highlights the lack of agreement as to the best surgical approach. However, when a comprehensive exam and workup are paired with a surgical plan to address each of the identified abnormalities, outcomes are predictably good...
April 23, 2018: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679117/the-infrapatellar-fat-pad-is-a-dynamic-and-mobile-structure-which-deforms-during-knee-motion-and-has-proximal-extensions-which-wrap-around-the-patella
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Joanna M Stephen, Ran Sopher, Sebastian Tullie, Andrew A Amis, Simon Ball, Andy Williams
PURPOSE: The infrapatellar fat pad (IFP) is a common cause of knee pain and loss of knee flexion and extension. However, its anatomy and behavior are not consistently defined. METHODS: Thirty-six unpaired fresh frozen knees (median age 34 years, range 21-68) were dissected, and IFP attachments and volume measured. The rectus femoris was elevated, suprapatellar pouch opened and videos recorded looking inferiorly along the femoral shaft at the IFP as the knee was flexed...
April 20, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678623/differences-in-subchondral-bone-plate-and-cartilage-thickness-between-women-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstructions-and-uninjured-controls
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Jennifer L Bhatla, Andres Kroker, Sarah L Manske, Carolyn A Emery, Steven K Boyd
OBJECTIVE: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears increase early onset osteoarthritis (OA) risk leading to cartilage and bone degradation. While the contribution of bone in OA development is unclear, evidence suggests that bone changes accompany cartilage degradation. This study aims to assess if regions with differences in subchondral bone plate thickness have differences in cartilage thickness when comparing ACL reconstructed (ACLR) knees of women ≥5 years post-injury to contralateral and controls with uninjured knees...
April 17, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657851/kinematic-alignment-technique-for-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-the-personalized-implant-positioning-surgery
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Charles Rivière, Stefan Lazic, Loïc Villet, Yann Wiart, Sarah Muirhead Allwood, Justin Cobb
Conventional techniques for hip and knee arthroplasty have led to good long-term clinical outcomes, but complications remain despite better surgical precision and improvements in implant design and quality.Technological improvements and a better understanding of joint kinematics have facilitated the progression to 'personalized' implant positioning (kinematic alignment) for total hip (THA) and knee (TKA) arthroplasty, the true value of which remains to be determined.By achieving a true knee resurfacing, the kinematic alignment (KA) technique for TKA aims at aligning the components with the physiological kinematic axes of the knee and restoring the constitutional tibio-femoral joint line frontal and axial orientation and soft-tissue laxity...
March 2018: EFORT Open Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656809/lateral-knee-compartment-portals-a-cadaveric-study-defining-a-posterolateral-viewing-safety-zone
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Brian Dilworth, Victor Fehrenbacher, John Nyland, Jamie Clark, Joseph W Greene
PURPOSE: This study attempted to define a reproducible "safe zone" based on extra- and intra-articular knee anatomy for placing one or 2 accessory portals in the lateral tibiofemoral compartment for posterolateral region viewing. METHODS: Standard portals were created in 10 cadaveric knees to enable posterolateral region arthroscopic lateral tibiofemoral joint compartment viewing. After identifying the lateral knee surface tissue "soft spot," an accessory posterolateral portal (A) was created using an 18-gauge spinal needle and 4-mm cannula under direct visualization of a 70° arthroscope through the anteromedial portal...
April 12, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642550/healing-of-osteochondral-defects-implanted-with-biomimetic-scaffolds-of-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-hydroxyapatite-and-glycidyl-methacrylate-modified-hyaluronic-acid-in-a-minipig
#17
Yi-Ho Hsieh, Bo-Yuan Shen, Yao-Horng Wang, Bojain Lin, Hung-Maan Lee, Ming-Fa Hsieh
Articular cartilage is a structure lack of vascular distribution. Once the cartilage is injured or diseased, it is unable to regenerate by itself. Surgical treatments do not effectively heal defects in articular cartilage. Tissue engineering is the most potential solution to this problem. In this study, methoxy poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly(ε-caprolactone) (mPEG-PCL) and hydroxyapatite at a weight ratio of 2:1 were mixed via fused deposition modeling (FDM) layer by layer to form a solid scaffold. The scaffolds were further infiltrated with glycidyl methacrylate hyaluronic acid loading with 10 ng/mL of Transforming Growth Factor-β1 and photo cross-linked on top of the scaffolds...
April 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587147/load-transfer-and-periprosthetic-fractures-after-total-hip-arthoplasty-comparison-of-periprosthetic-fractures-of-femora-implanted-with-cementless-distal-load-or-proximal-load-femoral-components-and-measurement-of-the-femoral-strain-at-the-time-of-implantation
#18
E Schwarz, G Reinisch, A Brandauer, S Aharinejad, W Scharf, K Trieb
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the causes and mechanisms underlying periprosthetic fractures around femoral components particularly in relation to the stem design. In an in vitro study 20 pairs of fresh cadaveric femora were loaded to fracture axially and transversally. FINDINGS: When proximal femoral strain was measured at the time of impaction of cementless stems the load transfer was determined by the underlying anatomy rather than by the shape of the stem, so that the so-called "load transfer" properties - proximal or distal - ascribed to stem designs are a myth...
March 21, 2018: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569702/an-anatomical-study-of-the-origin-structure-and-insertion-of-the-medial-patellofemoral-ligament
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Chang-Hui Li, David Ricketts, Xi-Shan Wang, Teng-Bo Yu, Chao Qi, Yong-Le Zhu
BACKGROUND: Repair and reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) has been undertaken for the treatment of patellar instability. For successful surgery detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the ligament is required. The aim of this study was to describe the origin, structure and insertion of the MPFL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied cadaveric knees from 30 Chinese adults. We studied the origin, course and insertion of the MPFL. RESULTS: We found that the MPFL was composed of two main strands, superficial and deep...
March 23, 2018: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559494/combined-acl-reconstruction-and-segond-fracture-fixation-fails-to-abolish-anterolateral-rotatory-instability
#20
Levi Reina Fernandes, Herve Ouanezar, Adnan Saithna, Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet
The Segond fracture (SF) is considered pathognomonic of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. However, the anatomy of the soft-tissue attachments responsible for the avulsion of SFs has been a cause of controversy. A 31-year-old male patient presented with an injury to his right knee that resulted in ACL tear and a SF. Open SF fixation and arthroscopic ACL reconstruction were performed. The anatomical dissection demonstrated that the avulsion of SFs had occurred because of the tibial attachment of the anterolateral ligament (ALL) with an intact Iliotibial band...
March 20, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
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