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Bone quality is important for the success of joint prostheses implantation, and the assessment of bone density after total knee arthroplasty by means of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry may be useful for monitoring implant stability. The aim of this study is to suggest a validated analysis protocol for the assessment of bone status after total knee(More)
Surgical reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) does not necessarily decrease the risk of developing osteoarthritis (OA). The inflammatory response and relative changes in pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines could participate in triggering the development of OA. To test this hypothesis we measured the concentrations of IL-1β, IL-1ra, IL-6,(More)
Dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) instruments are now able to evaluate bone mineral density (BMD) of bone surrounding metal implants. The assessment of BMD around prosthetic components could provide additional information for the follow-up of total hip arthroplasty (THA). In this study, we evaluated the potential application of DXA in the field of THA. BMD(More)
We tested the effectiveness of different intra-articular analgesics and of pre-emptive intra-articular analgesia for arthroscopy-assisted anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) and for operative knee arthroscopy. Eighty-two patients underwent operative knee arthroscopy under selective subarachnoid anaesthesia (group A), and 60 patients underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Sympathetic activation induced by cold pressor test or cigarette smoking is accompanied by a marked reduction of radial artery distensibility. It is not known, however, whether arterial distensibility is under tonic sympathetic restraint, or whether this restraint involves arteries greater than the radial one in both normal and pathological(More)
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs), seeded onto a scaffold and associated with platelet-gel, may represent an innovative treatment to improve bone repair. The preparation of MSCs for clinical use requires the fulfillment of Good Manufacturing Practice indications. The aim of this study was to validate a Good Manufacturing Practice-grade protocol of tissue(More)
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction restores knee stability but does not reduce the incidence of posttraumatic osteoarthritis induced by inflammatory cytokines. The aim of this research was to longitudinally measure IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, and TNF-α levels in patients subjected to ACL reconstruction using bone-patellar tendon-bone graft.(More)
Concentrations of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in synovial fluid samples collected from patients with chronic meniscal tears were investigated. An acute inflammatory response is generally reported 24-48 h after knee injury, but the largest body of data available in literature concerns anterior cruciate ligament injury and very little information is(More)
HYPOTHESIS The purpose of this study was to evaluate, with isokinetic testing, the recovery of strength in patients with rotator cuff tears treated with two different arthroscopic repair techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS From September 2004 to September 2006, patients with a full-thickness supraspinatus tear were randomized to two different groups.(More)
Several open surgical techniques have been used to treat recalcitrant cases of snapping iliotibial band with varying results. Recently, endoscopic techniques have become available. The purpose of this study was to investigate the results of a modified endoscopic iliotibial band release using a longitudinal retrospective case series.
 Fifteen patients (three(More)