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Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) are involved in the development of tendinopathy. These potent enzymes completely degrade all components of the connective tissue, modify the extracellular matrix (ECM), and mediate the development of painful tendinopathy. To control the local activity of activated proteinases, the same cells produce tissue inhibitors of(More)
BACKGROUND Hyaluronic Acid (HA) has been already approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for osteoarthritis (OA), while its use in the treatment of tendinopathy is still debated. The aim of this study was to evaluate in human rotator cuff tendon derived cells the effects of four different HA on cell viability, proliferation, apoptosis and the(More)
Little attention has been focused on the most common risk factors for post-operative glenohumeral arthropathy in patients undergoing open and arthroscopic stabilization. We performed a literature search using Medline, Cochrane and Google Scholar using the keywords: 'Shoulder instability surgery' in combination with 'glenohumeral osteoarthrosis', 'recurrent(More)
The kneeling view is a method to objectively measure posterior knee laxity. However, the actual amount of load applied and the reliability of this method in term of side to side difference are not known. We studies these issues in a group a 25 healthy volunteers who underwent measurements of posterior knee laxity in both knees. A standard digital scale was(More)
BACKGROUND Management of tears of the anterior and posterior roots of the meniscus is still controversial. We wish to propose a simple technique of suture anchor to repair tears of the anterior root of the medial meniscus. METHODS Twelve patients, active males, underwent arthroscopic repair of the anterior meniscal horn between 2009 and 2011. All were(More)
The rationale to anatomically repair this tendon is to restore the functional biomechanics of the shoulder. Clinical and imaging assessment are required before undertaking arthroscopy. In this way, associated pathologies of the biceps and labrum may be successfully addressed. The arthroscopic repair of the tendon implies to use suture anchors and reinsert(More)
Erratum After publication of the article [1], one of the corresponding authors noticed that there was information mistakenly omitted from the ' Acknowledgements' section. " Blood Donors Association FIDAS Pescara " should have been acknowledged. The section should have read as follows, which has been updated on the original article: Acknowledgements The(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to report the clinical and functional outcomes following arthroscopic management of anterior impingement, grade III-IV cartilage lesions, and mild to moderate osteoarthritis of the ankle in former soccer players. METHODS The study included 15 former male professional soccer players with mild to moderate degenerative(More)
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