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BACKGROUND A novel, biodegradable, polyurethane scaffold was designed to fulfill an unmet clinical need in the treatment of patients with painful irreparable partial meniscal defects. HYPOTHESIS The use of an acellular polyurethane scaffold for new tissue generation in irreparable partial meniscal defects provides both pain relief and improved(More)
Comparison between the inputs of photoreceptors with different spectral sensitivities is required for color vision. In Drosophila, this is achieved in each ommatidium by the inner photoreceptors R7 and R8. Two classes of ommatidia are distributed stochastically in the retina: 30% contain UV-Rh3 in R7 and blue-Rh5 in R8, while the remaining 70% contain(More)
INTRODUCTION The importance of a dysplastic trochlea as a component of patellar instability has long been recognized. An original trochleoplasty technique consisting in retro-trochlear recession wedge osteotomy was described by Goutallier et al. The aim is not to fashion a groove but to reduce the bump without modifying patellofemoral congruence. PATIENTS(More)
INTRODUCTION Various surgical techniques have been described to set the rotational alignment of the tibial baseplate during total knee arthroplasty. The self-positioning method ("self-adjustment") aligns the tibial implant according to the rotational alignment of the femoral component which is used as a reference after performing repeated knee(More)
BACKGROUND Studies evaluating healing of repaired meniscus are rare and primarily retrospective. The aim of this study was to assess whether there were different healing rates for arthroscopic meniscal repair with respect to the different zones of the meniscus. PURPOSE This study was conducted to assess outcomes and to document anatomic characteristics of(More)
INTRODUCTION Accurate implantation of the prosthesis components is a prognostic factor for long-term total knee arthroplasty survival as it reduces wear and loosening failure. Computer-assisted navigation systems have proved to produce accurate bone cuts orthogonal to the mechanical axis. Proper rotational alignment of the femoral component is one of the(More)
Trochleoplasty is the theoretical solution to persistent symptoms (pain and/or instability) related to trochlear dysplasia where there is not only a trochlear flatness but also a trochlear prominence. The threshold of prominence indicating surgical intervention has as yet not been determined. A bump of 5 mm is generally accepted as the inferior limit. Given(More)
PURPOSE To examine at magnetic resonance (MR) imaging the degradation of an interference screw made of polyglycolic acid (67.5%) and trimethylene carbonate (32.5%) and compare the MR findings with the clinical evaluation results. MATERIALS AND METHODS Clinical and MR imaging studies were performed concomitantly 6 months (in 20 patients), 1 year (in 10(More)
The purpose of this multicenter retrospective study was to analyze the causes for failure of ACL reconstruction and the influence of meniscectomies after revision. This study was conducted over a 12-year period, from 1994 to 2005 with ten French orthopaedic centers participating. Assessment included the objective International Knee Documenting Committee(More)
AIMS Congestive heart failure (CHF) is associated with severe structural changes of atria, contributing to impaired atrial function and the risk of arrhythmia. This study investigated the effects of CHF treatments on atrial remodelling. METHODS AND RESULTS Three months after myocardial infarction (MI), rats were treated for 1 month with spironolactone,(More)