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Evidence-based clinical practice update: practice guidelines for anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation based on a systematic review and multidisciplinary consensus
Aim The Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy (KNGF) instructed a multidisciplinary group of Dutch anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) experts to develop an evidence statement for rehabilitationExpand
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Tissue engineering of the meniscus.
Meniscus lesions are among the most frequent injuries in orthopaedic practice and they will inevitably lead to degeneration of the knee articular cartilage. The fibro-cartilage-like tissue of theExpand
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Biomaterials in search of a meniscus substitute.
The menisci fulfill key biomechanical functions in the tibiofemoral (knee) joint. Unfortunately meniscal injuries are quite common and most often treated by (partial) meniscectomy. However, someExpand
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Tissue ingrowth and degradation of two biodegradable porous polymers with different porosities and pore sizes.
Commonly, spontaneous repair of lesions in the avascular zone of the knee meniscus does not occur. By implanting a porous polymer scaffold in a knee meniscus defect, the lesion is connected with theExpand
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Cross-linked type I and type II collagenous matrices for the repair of full-thickness articular cartilage defects--a study in rabbits.
The physico-chemical properties of collagenous matrices may determine the tissue response after insertion into full-thickness articular cartilage defects. In this study, cross-linked type I and typeExpand
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Effect on Tissue Differentiation and Articular Cartilage Degradation of a Polymer Meniscus Implant
Background Replacement of the meniscus by an implant could potentially avoid cartilage degeneration. Hypothesis An implant of degradable polycaprolacton-polyurethane should act as a temporaryExpand
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Changes in articular cartilage after meniscectomy and meniscus replacement using a biodegradable porous polymer implant
To evaluate the long-term effects of implantation of a biodegradable polymer meniscus implant on articular cartilage degeneration and compare this to articular cartilage degeneration afterExpand
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Meniscus replacement using synthetic materials.
The meniscus plays a critical role in load transmission, stability and energy dissipation in the knee joint. Loss of the meniscus leads to joint degeneration and osteoarthritis. An increasedExpand
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Presence and mechanism of knee articular cartilage degeneration after meniscal reconstruction in dogs.
OBJECTIVE Partial meniscectomy is the golden standard for treating a bucket-handle tear in the meniscus of the knee, but it inevitably leads to articular cartilage degeneration. Surgical creation ofExpand
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The collagen meniscus implant
Lesions in the meniscus occur particularly in young, active patients in the nonvascularized area which, consequently have a bad intrinsic healing capacity. This has a large impact on the mobility andExpand
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