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Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a critical role in chondrogenic differentiation in the growth plate of the epiphysis. This function is necessary for chondrocyte survival in cartilage development. We investigated the localization of VEGF in the osteochondral regeneration process using a bioabsorbable polymer scaffold. Osteochondral defects (5(More)
We report a rare case of subcutaneous peroneus longus tendon rupture associated with os peroneum fracture. Three dimensional computed tomographic scan was useful to understand this disorder. We treated the patient with excision of fractured os peroneum and tenodesis of the proximal stump of the ruptured peroneus longus tendon to the lateral aspect of the(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes in structural properties of an osteochondral cylinder graft-recipient construct after autologous osteochondral transplantation. METHODS A full-thickness cylindrical osteochondral defect (5 mm in diameter and 3 mm in depth) was made on the femoral condyle of a mature female Japanese white(More)
A successful scaffold for use in tendon tissue engineering requires a high affinity for living organisms and the ability to maintain its mechanical strength until maturation of the regenerated tissue. We compared two types of poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA) scaffolds for use in tendon regeneration, a plain-woven PLLA fabric (fabric P) with a smooth surface only(More)
We developed a new porous scaffold made from a synthetic polymer, poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLG), and evaluated its use in the repair of cartilage. Osteochondral defects made on the femoral trochlear of rabbits were treated by transplantation of the PLG scaffold, examined histologically and compared with an untreated control group. Fibrous tissue was(More)
Triamcinolone acetonide (TA) injections are widely used to treat enthesopathy, but they may induce adverse effects such as tendon impairment and rupture. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a blood fraction containing high platelet concentrations and various growth factors that play a role in tissue repair processes. The purpose of this study is to investigate(More)
Advanced carpal tunnel syndrome presents severe thenar atrophy with the absence of electrophysiological motor and sensory responses. Because of severity of these conditions, a substantial period of recovery after surgery is required before improvement becomes evident. In this electrophysiological-based study, the reappearance of distal motor latency (DML)(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of our study was to explore the possibility that an electrospun bioabsorbable scaffold could be used in the treatment of a full-thickness articular defect without the addition of exogenous cells in a rabbit model. METHODS Two types of poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLG) scaffolds, a solid cylindrical type and a cannulated tubular(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the application of a layered cell free poly (L-lactic acid) (PLLA) scaffold to regenerate an infraspinatus tendon defect in a rabbit model. We hypothesized that PLLA scaffold without cultivated cells would lead to regeneration of tissue with mechanical properties similar to reattached infraspinatus without tendon defects. (More)