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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158995/the-role-of-biomaterials-in-the-treatment-of-meniscal-tears
#1
Crystal O Kean, Robert J Brown, James Chapman
Extensive investigations over the recent decades have established the anatomical, biomechanical and functional importance of the meniscus in the knee joint. As a functioning part of the joint, it serves to prevent the deterioration of articular cartilage and subsequent osteoarthritis. To this end, meniscus repair and regeneration is of particular interest from the biomaterial, bioengineering and orthopaedic research community. Even though meniscal research is previously of a considerable volume, the research community with evolving material science, biology and medical advances are all pushing toward emerging novel solutions and approaches to the successful treatment of meniscal difficulties...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106743/quantifying-meniscal-kinematics-in-dogs
#2
Brian H Park, Scott A Banks, Antonio Pozzi
The dog has been used extensively as an experimental model to study meniscal treatments such as meniscectomy, meniscal repair, transplantation and regeneration. However, there is very little information on meniscal kinematics in the dog. This study used MR imaging to quantify in vitro meniscal kinematics in loaded dog knees in four distinct poses: extension, flexion, internal and external rotation. A new method was used to track the meniscal poses along the convex and posteriorly tilted tibial plateau. Meniscal displacements were large, displacing 13...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062478/mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-human-meniscal-regeneration-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ernest Chew, Rohan Prakash, Wasim Khan
BACKGROUND: Stem cell regeneration is the holy grail of meniscal tissue repair. Currently, the best treatment is to preserve the original meniscus but if it fails, a partial meniscectomy is indicated to delay the onset of osteoarthritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors present a systematic review to determine the up-to-date evidence underlying the use of mesenchymal stem cells for meniscal regeneration in humans. A search was conducted using the electronic databases of MEDLINE/Pubmed, Google scholar, and the Cochrane Collaboration...
December 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017608/autologous-mesenchymal-stem-cells-or-meniscal-cells-what-is-the-best-cell-source-for-regenerative-meniscus-treatment-in-an-early-osteoarthritis-situation
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Johannes Zellner, Girish Pattappa, Matthias Koch, Siegmund Lang, Johannes Weber, Christian G Pfeifer, Michael B Mueller, Richard Kujat, Michael Nerlich, Peter Angele
BACKGROUND: Treatment of meniscus tears within the avascular region represents a significant challenge, particularly in a situation of early osteoarthritis. Cell-based tissue engineering approaches have shown promising results. However, studies have not found a consensus on the appropriate autologous cell source in a clinical situation, specifically in a challenging degenerative environment. The present study sought to evaluate the appropriate cell source for autologous meniscal repair in a demanding setting of early osteoarthritis...
October 10, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887704/-indication-and-limitations-of-meniscus-replacement
#5
REVIEW
C Stärke, S Kopf, R Becker
BACKGROUND: Meniscal lesions are among the most important musculoskeletal disorders and are the most common indication for knee joint arthroplasty. However, the structural integrity and function is rarely retained, and a loss of tissue results. Thus, there is a huge demand for meniscal replacement options. CURRENT PROCEDURES: Autografts were used in the past but did not fulfill expectations. Meniscus allografts have been developed to be a viable treatment option...
October 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859517/a-novel-approach-for-meniscal-regeneration-using-kartogenin-treated-autologous-tendon-graft
#6
He Huang, Hongyao Xu, Jianning Zhao
BACKGROUND: The meniscus is one of the most commonly injured parts of the body, and meniscal healing is difficult. HYPOTHESIS: Kartogenin (KGN) induces tendon stem cells (TSCs) to differentiate into cartilage cells in vitro and form meniscus-like tissue in vivo. A damaged meniscus can be replaced with a KGN-treated autologous tendon graft. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study. METHODS: In the in vitro experiments, TSCs were isolated from rabbit patellar tendons and cultured with various concentrations of KGN, from 0 to 1000 µM...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765605/the-potential-of-using-semitendinosus-tendon-as-autograft-in-rabbit-meniscus-reconstruction
#7
Chenxi Li, Xiaoqing Hu, Qingyang Meng, Xin Zhang, Jingxian Zhu, Linghui Dai, Jin Cheng, Mingjin Zhong, Weili Shi, Bo Ren, Jiying Zhang, Xin Fu, Xiaoning Duan, Yingfang Ao
Since transplantation of meniscal allograft or artificial menisci is limited by graft sources and a series of adverse events, substitution for meniscus reconstruction still needs to be explored. Natural biomaterials, which can provide a unique 3-D microenvironment, remain a promising alternative for tissue engineering. Among them, autograft is a preferred option for its safety and excellent biocompatibility. In this study, we utilized semitendinosus tendon autograft in meniscus reconstruction to investigate its fibrochondrogenic metaplasticity potential and chondroprotective effect...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757192/delivery-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-inhibitor-via-a-customized-collagen-scaffold-promotes-meniscal-defect-regeneration-in-a-rabbit-model
#8
Zongyou Pan, Yan Wu, Xiaolei Zhang, Qianbao Fu, Jun Li, Yang Yang, Dongsheng Yu, Yuzi Xu, Xiaolang Lu, Heng Sun, Xianzhu Zhang, Boon Chin Heng, Varitsara Bunpetch, Shufang Zhang, Hongwei Ouyang
Meniscal injury is one of the most common knee joint injuries, which remains an intractable challenge in clinical practice to date. Aberrant epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) activation levels in both human and mice menisci following injury, prompted us to investigate the functional role of EGFR by utilizing an inducible cartilage-specific EGFR-deficient mouse model. We demonstrated that conditional EGFR deletion in mice resulted in increased partial meniscectomy-induced ECM production within the meniscus, which is comparable to utilization of the small molecule EGFR inhibitor, gefitinib, to block EGFR activity...
July 28, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748491/polyurethane-meniscal-scaffolds-lead-to-better-clinical-outcomes-but-worse-articular-cartilage-status-and-greater-absolute-meniscal-extrusion
#9
Young-Soo Shin, Hoon-Nyun Lee, Hyun-Bo Sim, Hyun-Jung Kim, Dae-Hee Lee
PURPOSE: Implantation of polyurethane (PU) meniscal scaffolds has become a popular procedure to provide a scaffold for vessel ingrowth and meniscal tissue regeneration in patients with partial meniscal defects. However, it is unclear whether PU meniscal scaffolds lead to better clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) outcomes post-operatively. This meta-analysis compared the clinical and MRI outcomes in patients with partial meniscal defects treated with PU meniscal scaffolds. METHODS: This meta-analysis reviewed all studies that assessed Lysholm score, International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) score, visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain, Tegner score, Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcomes Score (KOOS), articular cartilage (AC), absolute meniscal extrusion (AME), morphology and size (MS), signal intensity (SI) of meniscal implant, and interface of the implant-residual meniscus complex (IIRMC) in patients with partial meniscal defects treated with PU meniscal scaffolds...
July 26, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698718/the-holy-grail-of-orthopedic-surgery-mesenchymal-stem-cells-their-current-uses-and-potential-applications
#10
REVIEW
Roberto Berebichez-Fridman, Ricardo Gómez-García, Julio Granados-Montiel, Enrique Berebichez-Fastlicht, Anell Olivos-Meza, Julio Granados, Cristina Velasquillo, Clemente Ibarra
Only select tissues and organs are able to spontaneously regenerate after disease or trauma, and this regenerative capacity diminishes over time. Human stem cell research explores therapeutic regenerative approaches to treat various conditions. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are derived from adult stem cells; they are multipotent and exert anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects. They can differentiate into multiple cell types of the mesenchyme, for example, endothelial cells, osteoblasts, chondrocytes, fibroblasts, tenocytes, vascular smooth muscle cells, and sarcomere muscular cells...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622089/large-animal-models-of-meniscus-repair-and-regeneration-a-systematic-review-of-the-state-of-the-field
#11
Sonia Bansal, Niobra M Keah, Alexander L Neuwirth, Olivia O'Reilly, Feini Qu, Breanna N Seiber, Sai Mandalapu, Robert L Mauck, Miltiadis H Zgonis
Injury to the meniscus is common, but few viable strategies exist for its repair or regeneration. To address this, animal models have been developed to translate new treatment strategies toward the clinic. However, there is not yet a regulatory document guiding such studies. The purpose of this study was to carry out a systematic review of the literature on meniscus treatment methods and outcomes to define the state of the field. Public databases were queried by using search terms related to animal models and meniscus injury and/or repair over the years 1980-2015...
November 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610487/establishment-of-novel-meniscal-scaffold-structures-using-polyglycolic-and-poly-l-lactic-acids
#12
Tomohiko Murakami, Shuhei Otsuki, Kosuke Nakagawa, Yoshinori Okamoto, Tae Inoue, Yuki Sakamoto, Hideki Sato, Masashi Neo
The purpose of this study was to evaluate various types of meniscus scaffolds that mimic the meniscus structure, and to establish a novel cell-free meniscus scaffold with polyglycolic acid or poly-l-lactic acid. Four types of scaffolds were implanted into Japanese white rabbits: poly-l-lactic acid sponge poly-l-lactic acid, PGA-coated PLLA sponge, PGA lamination, and film-coated PGA lamination. Samples were harvested at 8 and 12 weeks after implantation, and a compression stress test was performed. The meniscus size and Ishida scores were evaluated for regenerated tissue...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598834/do-cell-based-tissue-engineering-products-for-meniscus-regeneration-influence-vascularization
#13
Matthias Koch, Tobias Ehrenreich, Gudrun Koehl, Girish Pattappa, Christian Pfeifer, Markus Loibl, Michael Müller, Michael Nerlich, Peter Angele, Johannes Zellner
BACKGROUND: Meniscus regeneration is observed within the peripheral, vascularized zone but decreases in the inner two thirds alongside the vascularization. Within this avascular area, cell-based tissue-engineering-approaches appears to be a promising strategy for the treatment of meniscal defects. OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of the angiogenic potential of cell-based tissue-engineering-products for meniscus healing. METHODS: Evaluation of angiogenesis induced by rabbit meniscus-pellets, meniscus-cells (MC) or mesenchymal stem-cells (MSC) in cell-based tissue-engineering-products within a rabbit meniscus-ring was performed using a transparent dorsal skin fold chamber in nude mice...
June 7, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511649/il-10-ameliorates-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-meniscus-degeneration-in-mature-meniscal-tissue-in-vitro
#14
P Behrendt, K Häfelein, A Preusse-Prange, A Bayer, A Seekamp, B Kurz
BACKGROUND: Joint inflammation causes meniscus degeneration and can exacerbate post-traumatic meniscus injuries by extracellular matrix degradation, cellular de-differentiation and cell death. The aim of this study was to examine whether anti-inflammatory interleukin-10 exerts protective effects in an in vitro model of TNF-α-induced meniscus degeneration. METHODS: Meniscus tissue was harvested from the knees of adult cows. After 24 h of equilibrium explants were simultaneously treated with bovine TNF-α and IL-10...
May 16, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463545/meniscal-tissue-engineering-using-aligned-collagen-fibrous-scaffolds-comparison-of-different-human-cell-sources
#15
Jihye Baek, Sujata Sovani, Wonchul Choi, Sungho Jin, Shawn P Grogan, Darryl D D'Lima
Hydrogel and electrospun scaffold materials support cell attachment and neotissue development and can be tuned to structurally and mechanically resemble native extracellular matrix by altering either electrospun fiber or hydrogel properties. In this study, we examined meniscus tissue generation from different human cell sources including meniscus cells derived from vascular and avascular regions, human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells, synovial cells, and cells from the infrapatellar fat pad (IPFP)...
June 13, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407495/stem-cell-delivery-in-tissue-specific-hydrogel-enabled-meniscal-repair-in-an-orthotopic-rat-model
#16
Xiaoning Yuan, Yiyong Wei, Aránzazu Villasante, Johnathan J D Ng, Derya E Arkonac, Pen-Hsiu Grace Chao, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic
Interest in non-invasive injectable therapies has rapidly risen due to their excellent safety profile and ease of use in clinical settings. Injectable hydrogels can be derived from the extracellular matrix (ECM) of specific tissues to provide a biomimetic environment for cell delivery and enable seamless regeneration of tissue defects. We investigated the in situ delivery of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) in decellularized meniscus ECM hydrogel to a meniscal defect in a nude rat model. First, decellularized meniscus ECM hydrogel retained tissue-specific proteoglycans and collagens, and significantly upregulated expression of fibrochondrogenic markers by hMSCs versus collagen hydrogel alone in vitro...
July 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321424/cell-based-meniscus-repair-and-regeneration-at-the-brink-of-clinical-translation-a-systematic-review-of-preclinical-studies
#17
Jasmijn V Korpershoek, Tommy S de Windt, Michella H Hagmeijer, Lucienne A Vonk, Daniel B F Saris
BACKGROUND: Meniscus damage can be caused by trauma or degeneration and is therefore common among patients of all ages. Repair or regeneration of the menisci could be of great importance not only for pain relief or regaining function but also to prevent degenerative disease and osteoarthritis. Current treatment does not offer consistent long-term improvement. Although preclinical research focusing on augmentation of meniscal tear repair and regeneration after meniscectomy is encouraging, clinical translation remains difficult...
February 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278383/3d-printed-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-scaffold-augmented-with-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-total-meniscal-substitution-a-12-and-24-week-animal-study-in-a-rabbit-model
#18
Zheng-Zheng Zhang, Shao-Jie Wang, Ji-Ying Zhang, Wen-Bo Jiang, Ai-Bing Huang, Yan-Song Qi, Jian-Xun Ding, Xue-Si Chen, Dong Jiang, Jia-Kuo Yu
BACKGROUND: Total meniscectomy leads to knee osteoarthritis in the long term. The poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) scaffold is a promising material for meniscal tissue regeneration, but cell-free scaffolds result in relatively poor tissue regeneration and lead to joint degeneration. HYPOTHESIS: A novel, 3-dimensional (3D)-printed PCL scaffold augmented with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) would offer benefits in meniscal regeneration and cartilage protection. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study...
June 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242455/micromechanical-anisotropy-and-heterogeneity-of-the-meniscus-extracellular-matrix
#19
Qing Li, Feini Qu, Biao Han, Chao Wang, Hao Li, Robert L Mauck, Lin Han
To understand how the complex biomechanical functions of the meniscus are endowed by the nanostructure of its extracellular matrix (ECM), we studied the anisotropy and heterogeneity in the micromechanical properties of the meniscus ECM. We used atomic force microscopy (AFM) to quantify the time-dependent mechanical properties of juvenile bovine meniscus at deformation length scales corresponding to the diameters of collagen fibrils. At this scale, anisotropy in the elastic modulus of the circumferential fibers, the major ECM structural unit, can be attributed to differences in fibril deformation modes: uncrimping when normal to the fiber axis, and laterally constrained compression when parallel to the fiber axis...
May 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203596/intra-articular-implantation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-part-2-a-review-of-the-literature-for-meniscal-regeneration
#20
Matthew J Kraeutler, Justin J Mitchell, Jorge Chahla, Eric C McCarty, Cecilia Pascual-Garrido
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) after partial or total meniscectomy is a prevalent issue that patients must face. Various methods of replacing meniscal tissue have been studied to avoid this progression, including meniscal allograft transplantation, meniscal scaffolds, and synthetic meniscus replacement. Studies have shown that meniscal scaffolds may improve symptoms but have not been shown to prevent progression of OA. Recently, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been proposed as a possible biological therapy for meniscal regeneration...
January 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
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