Limb Alignment, Subluxation, and Bone Density Relationship in the Osteoarthritic Varus Knee
This study highlights the relationship between limb alignment, knee subluxation, and bone density in the osteoarthritic knee. These preliminary results present a proof-of-principle, that bone mineral density affects the degree of coronal alignment and TF subluxation in OA.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents | Abstract | Full text
ConclusionOur findings indicate that visceral fat is associated with an increased risk of musculoskeletal and widespread pain.
AbstractObjectiveTo develop and validate a 3D registration approach by which double echo steady state (DESS) MR images with cartilage thickness segmentations are used to extract the cartilage transverse relaxation time (T2) from multi-echo-spin-echo (MESE) MR images, without direct segmentations for MESE.Materials and methodsManual DESS segmentations of 89 healthy reference knees (healthy) and 60 knees with early radiographic osteoarthritis (early ROA) from the Osteoarthritis Initiative were registered to corresponding MESE images that had independent direct T2 segmentations. For validation purposes, (a) regression analysi...
n F Abstract OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a 3D registration approach by which double echo steady state (DESS) MR images with cartilage thickness segmentations are used to extract the cartilage transverse relaxation time (T2) from multi-echo-spin-echo (MESE) MR images, without direct segmentations for MESE. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Manual DESS segmentations of 89 healthy reference knees (healthy) and 60 knees with early radiographic osteoarthritis (early ROA) from the Osteoarthritis Initiative were registered to corresponding MESE images that had independent direct T2 segmentations. For validation purposes...
CONCLUSION: OMERACT ultrasound scores revealed significant associations with pain severity, KLG and MOAKS. PMID: 32414954 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Statistical shape modelling (SSM) of hip dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans has identified relationships between hip shape and radiographic hip OA (rHOA). We aimed to further elucidate shape characteristics related to rHOA by focusing on subregions identified from whole-hip shape models.
ConclusionsIn our opinion, first COMP increasing can be caused by injection of platelet rich plasma. It is not adequate to interpret this growth in COMP levels as increased osteochondral degeneration. One year follow-up period showed good quality of life improvement, significant pain reduction, and essential MRI changes. The long-term observation of these cohort of patients combined with an analysis of MRI images is still ongoing.
Conclusions: Patellar nonresurfacing TKA reduces anterior knee pain in the early postoperative period. The procedure can be considered a relatively safe option with fewer complications; however, its effectiveness appears to decrease over time. PMID: 32117538 [PubMed - in process]
We report a case of 26-year-old woman with left breast cancer referred for 18F-NaF PET-CT. She is complaining of right thumb and wrist pain. Findings are negative for bone secondaries. Dedicated hands views are acquired on positron emission scanner which shows focal uptake at 1st carpometacarpcal and 2nd metacarpophalangeal joints. Findings are likely due to active arthritic changes due to repetitive strain injury caused by excess text messaging (textitis). PMID: 32111663 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionAlthough rare, osteoid osteoma may occur in the hallux. Even if the patient age, pain pattern, and radiographic findings do not exactly meet the classical definitions for osteoid osteoma, this tumor should always be included in the differential diagnosis list in patients presenting with foot pain.
Publication date: April 2020Source: Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology, Volume 20Author(s): Adinun Apivatgaroon, Suthee Tharakulphan, Pinkawas Kongmalai, Bancha ChernchujitAbstractBackgroundA hooked acromion on an outlet view and a keeled acromion on Rockwood tilt radiographs are associated with rotator cuff tears. The identification of the acromial morphology may be helpful for acromioplasty planning with regarding the acromial types.MethodsDescriptive Laboratory Study. Three-dimensional computed tomography scans models of 108 shoulders in 91 patients with; (1) Normal shoul...