Ioannis K Triantafillopoulos

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Recurrent dislocation, subluxation and functional instability due to patellofemoral pain might be present in 30 % to 60 % of patients managed non-operatively for posttraumatic patella instability. Disruption of the capsule, medial patella retinaculum and/or vastus medialis obliquus have been associated with recurrent patella instability but recently the(More)
Few studies have assessed the results of autologous chondrocyte implantation in patients with high-impact activities. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the early functional outcome and activity level after 2-stage autologous chondrocyte implantation in professional soldiers and athletes. Nineteen patients with an average age of 32.2 years were(More)
BACKGROUND Thermal microdebridement for the treatment of chronic tendinopathy has recently been introduced. The effect of thermal microdebridement on the biomechanical properties of human tendons, however, remains unknown. HYPOTHESIS Thermal microdebridement does not affect the biomechanical properties of human patellar tendons in a cadaveric model at the(More)
BACKGROUND To date, no studies document the effect of anabolic steroids on rotator cuff tendons. STUDY DESIGN Controlled laboratory study. HYPOTHESIS Anabolic steroids enhance remodeling and improve the biomechanical properties of bioartificially engineered human supraspinatus tendons. METHODS Bioartificial tendons were treated with either nandrolone(More)
Only a few studies have described the microscopic pathology of the articular cartilage after trauma. In the present animal study, we demonstrate the effect of trauma on the articular cartilage of the patella and determine the histological changes. Traumatic injury of the patella was experimentally induced in 45 white New Zealand rabbits aged 4 to 6 months(More)
To address the need to impact the subchondral bone-articular cartilage interaction for the treatment of degenerative osteoarthritis (OA), bisphosphonates may be used as a means to inhibit the subchondral bone resorption. The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the chondroprotective effect of zoledronic acid (ZOL) in a model of OA. Eighteen adult(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite the existence of numerous case series, no evidenced-based medical management for atypical fractures associated with bisphosphonate (BP) treatment has been established. DESIGN We report the outcome of teriparatide (TRP) administration followed by strontium ranelate (SR) in a woman with a complete and an incomplete contralateral atypical(More)
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a major cause of suffering for millions of people. Investigating the disease directly on humans may be challenging. The aim of the present study is to investigate the advantages and limitations of the animal models currently used in OA research. The animal models are divided into induced and spontaneous. Induced models are further(More)
We sought to determine whether the post-traumatic pathology in the rabbit knee induced by anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) transection is a model of cartilage injury and repair (i.e., irreversible osteoarthritis) or one in which phases of degeneration and regeneration occur. After knee instability was induced in 15 New Zealand White rabbits by ACL(More)
Avulsion of the tibial tuberosity is a rarely reported fracture. It is mainly considered as an athletic injury accounting for less than 3% of all epiphyseal lesions. In this study, we hypothesized that the use of tension band wiring as a supplement of the internal fixation for the avulsion fractures of the tibial tuberosity would lead the adolescent(More)