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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114928/a-new-substitute-for-formalin-application-to-embalming-cadavers
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Yoshinori Haizuka, Miki Nagase, Satoshi Takashino, Yasushi Kobayashi, Yoshihisa Fujikura, George Matsumura
The development of formalin-free fixatives is an urgent issue in gross anatomy because of the health hazard and the tissue-hardening actions of formalin. We recently identified the fixative, antimicrobial, and preservative effects of N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone (NVP), a precursor of the water-soluble macromolecular polymer polyvinylpyrrolidone, in animal experiments. The aim of the present study is to investigate whether NVP solution can be used as an alternative to formalin in human cadaveric dissection. Twelve donated cadavers were infused with NVP via the femoral and common carotid arteries using a peristaltic pump...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100777/anisometry-of-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-in-the-setting-of-increased-tibial-tubercle-trochlear-groove-distance-and-patella-alta
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Lauren H Redler, Kathleen N Meyers, Jacqueline M Brady, Elizabeth R Dennis, Joseph T Nguyen, Beth E Shubin Stein
PURPOSE: To assess the impact elevated tibial tubercle-trochlear groove (TT-TG) distance and patella height, as measured by the Caton-Deschamps Index (CDI), have on the isometry of a reconstructed medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL). METHODS: Nine fresh-frozen cadaveric knees were placed on a custom testing fixture, with a fixed femur and a mobile tibia. A suture fixed to the MPFL origin on the patella and free to move at the Schöttle point on the femur represented a reconstructed MPFL...
October 31, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098684/comparative-hindlimb-myology-of-foot-propelled-swimming-birds
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Glenna T Clifton, Jennifer A Carr, Andrew A Biewener
Several groups of birds have convergently evolved the ability to swim using their feet despite facing trade-offs with walking. However, swimming relative to terrestrial performance varies across these groups. Highly specialized divers, such as loons and grebes, excel at swimming underwater but struggle to stand on land, whereas species that primarily swim on the water surface, such as Mallards, retain the ability to move terrestrially. The identification of skeletal features associated with a swimming style and conserved across independent groups suggests that the hindlimb of foot-propelled swimming birds has adapted to suit the physical challenges of producing propulsive forces underwater...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095400/mri-arthroscopy-correlations-ligaments-of-the-knee
#4
Joseph J Ruzbarsky, Gabrielle Konin, Naaman Mehta, Robert G Marx
Magnetic resonance imaging and a thorough understanding of its interpretation in the diagnosis and management of injuries to the ligaments about the knee is an essential skill for orthopedists. The goal of this review is to provide a description of the native and injured anatomy through magnetic resonance imaging and its correlations, when appropriate, as seen through the arthroscope at the time of surgery. The ligaments of focus include the anterior cruciate ligament, the posterior cruciate ligament, the medial collateral ligament, the posterolateral corner, the anterolateral ligament, and the medial patellofemoral ligament...
December 2017: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083361/chondral-tissue-engineering-of-the-reumatoid-knee-with-collagen-matrix-autologous-chondrocytes-implant
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Massimiliano Leigheb, Michela Bosetti, Antonio De Consoli, Alessia Borroni, Mario Cannas, Federico Grassi
Articular cartilage repair is still a challenge. To date evidence is insufficient to support a treatment over the others. Inflammatory conditions in the joint hamper the application of tissue engineering during chronic joint diseases. Most of the Matrix Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (MACI) cases reported in literature do not deal with rheumatoid knees and do not have a long clinical-histologic follow-up. We report about a 46-year old woman who suffered of a painful focal Outerbridge 4th degree chondral lesion in the medial femoral condyle of her left rheumatoid knee...
October 18, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071356/no-improvement-in-reducing-outliers-in-coronal-axis-alignment-with-patient-specific-instrumentation
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Uwe Maus, Carlos J Marques, David Scheunemann, Frank Lampe, Djordje Lazovic, Hagen Hommel, Dennis Vogel, Martin Haunschild, Tilman Pfitzner
PURPOSE AND HYPOTHESIS: Patient-specific instrumentation (PSI) uses 3D preoperative imaging to produce individualized cutting blocks specific to patients' anatomy and according to the preoperative plan with the aim to reduce the number of mechanical leg alignment (MLA) outliers, to improve implant positioning and to decrease surgery time. The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of a specific PSI in comparison with standard instrumentation (SI) in reducing the number of MLA outliers...
October 25, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067474/restoring-tibiofemoral-alignment-during-acl-reconstruction-results-in-better-knee-biomechanics
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Frantzeska Zampeli, Ioannis Terzidis, João Espregueira-Mendes, Jim-Dimitris Georgoulis, Manfred Bernard, Evangelos Pappas, Anastasios D Georgoulis
PURPOSE: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR) aims to restore normal knee joint function, stability and biomechanics and in the long term avoid joint degeneration. The purpose of this study is to present the anatomic single bundle (SB) ACLR that emphasizes intraoperative correction of tibiofemoral subluxation that occurs after ACL injury. It was hypothesized that this technique leads to optimal outcomes and better restoration of pathological tibiofemoral joint movement that results from ACL deficiency (ACLD)...
October 24, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059112/the-posteromedial-corner-of-the-knee-anatomy-pathology-and-management-strategies
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Andrew P Dold, Stephanie Swensen, Eric Strauss, Michael Alaia
The posteromedial corner of the knee encompasses five medial structures posterior to the medial collateral ligament. With modern MRI systems, these structures are readily identified and can be appreciated in the context of multiligamentous knee injuries. It is recognized that anteromedial rotatory instability results from an injury that involves both the medial collateral ligament and the posterior oblique ligament. Like posterolateral corner injuries, untreated or concurrent posteromedial corner injuries resulting in rotatory instability place additional strain on anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstructions, which can ultimately contribute to graft failure and poor clinical outcomes...
November 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059111/pedicled-rotational-medial-and-lateral-gastrocnemius-flaps-surgical-technique
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Zeke Walton, Milton Armstrong, Sophia Traven, Lee Leddy
Gastrocnemius flaps have been used for decades to reconstruct defects of the proximal tibia and knee. They have proven to be useful in the soft-tissue reconstruction of defects caused by trauma, tumors, and infections about the knee, and the reconstruction of extensor mechanism discontinuity with and without total joint arthroplasty. The flaps have low failure rates and a distinct proximally based blood supply that allows them to be elevated and rotated up to 15 cm above the level of the knee joint. The vascular anatomy is reproducible because rotational flaps do not require microvascular anastomosis...
November 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038943/a-lower-limb-pelvis-finite-element-model-with-3d-active-muscles
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Fuhao Mo, Fan Li, Michel Behr, Zhi Xiao, Guanjun Zhang, Xianping Du
A lower limb-pelvis finite element (FE) model with active three-dimensional (3D) muscles was developed in this study for biomechanical analysis of human body. The model geometry was mainly reconstructed from a male volunteer close to the anthropometry of a 50th percentile Chinese male. Tissue materials and structural features were established based on the literature and new implemented experimental tests. In particular, the muscle was modeled with a combination of truss and hexahedral elements to define its passive and active properties as well as to follow the detailed anatomy structure...
October 16, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035609/single-surgeon-experience-and-complications-of-a-fixed-bearing-total-ankle-arthroplasty
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Garett J Pangrazzi, Erin A Baker, Phillip J Shaheen, Chikezie N Okeagu, Paul T Fortin
BACKGROUND: Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) has historically resulted in inferior survivorship rates compared with total hip and knee arthroplasty, because of technical issues unique to ankle anatomy. In this study, a single-surgeon series of intra- and postoperative complications as well as resultant reoperations/revisions of the Tornier Salto Talaris, a fixed-bearing TAA prosthesis, were reviewed. METHODS: Medical records from index procedure to latest follow-up of primary TAA were reviewed...
October 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016187/quantitative-and-qualitative-analysis-of-the-medial-patellar-ligaments-an-anatomic-and-radiographic-study
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Bradley M Kruckeberg, Jorge Chahla, Gilbert Moatshe, Mark E Cinque, Kyle J Muckenhirn, Jonathan A Godin, Taylor J Ridley, Alex W Brady, Elizabeth A Arendt, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: The qualitative and quantitative anatomy of the medial patellar stabilizers has been reported; however, a quantitative analysis of the anatomic and radiographic attachments of all 4 ligaments relative to anatomic and osseous landmarks, as well as to one another, has yet to be performed. PURPOSE: To perform a qualitative and quantitative anatomic and radiographic evaluation of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL), medial patellotibial ligament (MPTL), medial patellomeniscal ligament (MPML), and medial quadriceps tendon femoral ligament (MQTFL) attachment sites, with attention to their relationship to pertinent osseous and soft tissue landmarks...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993563/mri-findings-consistent-with-peripatellar-fat-pad-impingement-how-much-related-to-patellofemoral-maltracking
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Mohamed Jarraya, Luis E Diaz, Frank W Roemer, William F Arndt, Ajay R Goud, Ali Guermazi
Peripatellar fat pads are intracapsular extrasynovial adipose cushions that accommodate the changing shape and volume of articular spaces during movement. Variations in bone geometry, passive and active stabilization mechanisms and/or functional demands may lead to peripatellar fat pad abnormalities. While peripatellar fat pads may be affected a variety of conditions such as synovial inflammation, tumor and fibrosis, a mechanical origin should also be considered. Commonly, the clinical term "impingement" is used synonymously in the radiological literature to refer to three distinct entities of structural peripatellar fat pad abnormalities: superolateral the infrapatellar fat pad (Hoffa fat pad) edema, suprapatellar fat pad edema, and prepatellar fat pad edema, implying a mechanical origin of these conditions...
October 10, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983969/a-high-performance-gradient-insert-for-rapid-and-short-t2-imaging-at-full-duty-cycle
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Markus Weiger, Johan Overweg, Manuela Barbara Rösler, Romain Froidevaux, Franciszek Hennel, Bertram Jakob Wilm, Alexander Penn, Urs Sturzenegger, Wout Schuth, Menno Mathlener, Martino Borgo, Peter Börnert, Christoph Leussler, Roger Luechinger, Benjamin Emanuel Dietrich, Jonas Reber, David Otto Brunner, Thomas Schmid, Laetitia Vionnet, Klaas P Pruessmann
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to devise a gradient system for MRI in humans that reconciles cutting-edge gradient strength with rapid switching and brings up the duty cycle to 100% at full continuous amplitude. Aiming to advance neuroimaging and short-T2 techniques, the hardware design focused on the head and the extremities as target anatomies. METHODS: A boundary element method with minimization of power dissipation and stored magnetic energy was used to design anatomy-targeted gradient coils with maximally relaxed geometry constraints...
October 5, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975655/absence-of-bony-patella-in-the-white-eared-opossum-didelphis-albiventris-morphology-and-diagnostic-imaging
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L R Inamassu, M J Mamprim, C R Dadalto, F C Cavaletti, M C Mello, B C Schimming
Patella, the kneecap, is the best known and largest of the sesamoid bones and is present in the quadriceps femoris tendon. Typical patella appears in all extant mammals, with the exception of some marsupials and bats. No description about the white-eared opossum stifle was found in the available literature up to now. Thus, the knee joints of 16 Didelphis albiventris were examined by gross anatomy, histology, radiography and computed tomography images to determine the presence or absence of ossified patella in this animal...
October 4, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969819/editorial-commentary-biomechanics-of-cutting-studies-knowledge-and-deficiencies-knee-joint-stability-and-the-posterolateral-corner
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EDITORIAL
C Benjamin Ma
Injury to the posterolateral corner of the knee is a difficult condition to treat. We know a lot about the anatomy and different methods with which we can reconstruct this complex area of the knee. Despite these advances, injuries to this area still do not lead to great surgical outcomes.
October 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942225/arthroscopic-deepening-trochleoplasty-for-chronic-anterior-knee-pain-after-previous-failed-conservative-and-arthroscopic-treatment-report-of-two-cases
#17
Lars Blønd
PURPOSE: A proportion of patients having years of chronic anterior knee pain(AKP) that have not responded to non-operative modalities. Trochlear dysplasia have been found to be a cause for AKP. By restoring the anatomy with a trochleoplasty procedure the patellofemoral joint is unloaded. This study is a prospective 2year follow-up study, based on two cases with chronic AKP for several years and having severe trochlear dysplasia and both were successfully treated by arthroscopic deepening trochleoplasty...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939969/tibial-shaft-anatomy-differs-between-caucasians-and-east-asian-individuals
#18
Hongyi Shao, Chilung Chen, Daniel Scholl, Ahmad Faizan, Antonia F Chen
PURPOSE: The orientation and distance from the shaft of the femur and tibia to the articular surface centre is important for performing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with cementless stems. It is important to understand anatomic differences between races to match the tibial and femoral shaft axis to the knee articular surface. Thus, the purpose of this study was to compare knee morphology between Caucasian and East Asian individuals to determine the optimal placement of tibial and femoral stems...
September 22, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933331/-comparison-of-the-arthroscopic-finding-in-the-knee-joint-and-the-mri-retrospective-study
#19
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/28925568/the-fibular-meniscus-of-the-kangaroo-as-an-adaptation-against-external-tibial-rotation-during-saltatorial-locomotion
#20
Adrian C Miller, Martin A Cake, Natalie M Warburton
The kangaroo knee is, as in other species, a complex diarthrodial joint dependent on interacting osseous, cartilaginous and ligamentous components for its stability. While principal load bearing occurs through the femorotibial articulation, additional lateral articulations involving the fibula and lateral fabella also contribute to the functional arrangement. Several fibrocartilage and ligamentous structures in this joint remain unexplained or have been misunderstood in previous studies. In this study, we review the existing literature on the structure of the kangaroo 'knee' before providing a new description of the gross anatomical and histological structures...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
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