Journal of Orthopaedic Research

The Journal of Orthopaedic Research (JOR) is the premier source for advanced orthopaedic research in the world today. Fully searchable, the JOR research articles on musculoskeletal subjects range from microbiology to engineering to clinical work, and the archive is searchable all the way back to 1983. Members may also submit research articles of interest to the JOR editors for consideration in future publications.

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Journal of Orthopaedic Research

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The most conventional technique to treat the intervertebral disc degeneration consists on fusing the affected segment with a posterior screw fixation and sometimes with the insertion of a cage in the intersomatic space. However, this kind of surgeries had controversial results in the adjacent dis…
Author: José Cegoñino, Andrea Calvo-Echenique, Amaya Pérez-del Palomar
Posted: March 2, 2015, 6:59 pm
The zebrafish Danio rerio is a powerful model for the study of development, regenerative biology, and human disease. However, the analysis of load-bearing tissues such as tendons and ligaments has been limited in this system. This is largely due to technical limitations that preclude accurate mea…
Author: Rishita R. Shah, Nandan L. Nerurkar, Calvin C. Wang, Jenna L. Galloway
Posted: March 2, 2015, 6:58 pm
The purpose of this study was to investigate the biomechanical properties of modified repair techniques for flexor tendon reconstruction and the effects of surface modification using carbodiimide-derivatized synovial fluid plus gelatin (cd-SF-G), compared to the traditional repair techniques. The…
Author: Jingheng Wu, Andrew R. Thoreson, Ramona L. Reisdorf, Kai-Nan An, Steven L. Moran, Peter C. Amadio, Chunfeng Zhao
Posted: March 2, 2015, 6:57 pm
Inverse dynamics analysis is commonly used to estimate the net loads at a joint during human motion. Most lower-limb models of movement represent the knee as a simple hinge joint when calculating muscle forces. This approach is limited because it neglects the contributions from tibiofemoral joint…
Author: Jonathan P. Walter, Nuray Korkmaz, Benjamin J. Fregly, Marcus G. Pandy
Posted: March 2, 2015, 6:56 pm
Patients with longstanding trigger finger may develop flexion contracture at the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint that persists even after division of the A1 pulley. The purpose of this study was to explore the hypothesis that flexion deformity of the PIP joint in advanced trigger finger is c…
Author: Jihyeung Kim, Seung Hwan Rhee, Hyun Sik Gong, Sohee Oh, Goo Hyun Baek
Posted: March 2, 2015, 6:56 pm
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) adversely affects many tissues, and the greater incidence of discogenic low back pain among diabetic patients suggests that the intervertebral disc is affected too. Using a rat model of polygenic obese T2D, we demonstrate that diabetes compromises several aspects of disc com…
Author: Aaron J. Fields, Britta Berg-Johansen, Lionel N. Metz, Stephanie Miller, Brandan La, Ellen C. Liebenberg, Dezba G. Coughlin, James L. Graham, Kimber L. Stanhope, Peter J. Havel, Jeffrey C. Lotz
Posted: March 2, 2015, 6:56 pm
To assess the biomechanical effect of carpal tunnel release (CTR), we evaluated the deformation and displacement patterns of the median nerve before and after CTR in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) patients. Sixteen wrists of 14 idiopathic CTS patients who had open CTR and 26 wrists of 13 asymptomat…
Author: Yuichi Yoshii, Tomoo Ishii, Wen-lin Tung
Posted: March 2, 2015, 6:56 pm
Tendon disorders are common and lead to significant disability, pain, healthcare cost, and lost productivity. A wide range of injury mechanisms exist leading to tendinopathy or tendon rupture. Tears can occur in healthy tendons that are acutely overloaded (e.g., during a high speed or high impact…
Author: Stavros Thomopoulos, William C. Parks, Daniel B. Rifkin, Kathleen A. Derwin
Posted: March 2, 2015, 6:55 pm
Tendons are fibrous connective tissues that transmit force between muscle and bone. Whereas the molecular and cellular mechanisms of bone and muscle development have been well studied, that of tendon development is poorly understood. Using the Scx-GFP transgenic mice, we isolated GFP+ cells from …
Author: Han Liu, Jingyue Xu, Chia-Feng Liu, Yu Lan, Christopher Wylie, Rulang Jiang
Posted: February 28, 2015, 10:11 pm
In this review, we summarize the group discussions on Cell Biology & Mechanics from the 2014 ORS/ISMMS New Frontiers in Tendon Research Conference. The major discussion topics included: 1) the biology of tendon stem/progenitor cells (TSPCs) and the potential of stem cell-based tendon therapy usin…
Author: Hui B. Sun, Christoph Schaniel, Daniel J. Leong, James H-C. Wang
Posted: February 28, 2015, 10:11 pm
Osteogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is essential for bone repair. Recently, microRNAs have been proven to play an important role in the regulation of MSC differentiation, including osteogenesis. Here, the function of microRNA-21 (miR-21) in the osteogenic differentiation of human umbili…
Author: Yu-Bin Meng, Xue Li, Zhao-Yang Li, Jin Zhao, Xu-Bo Yuan, Yu Ren, Zhen-Duo Cui, Yun-De Liu, Xian-Jin Yang
Posted: February 28, 2015, 9:41 pm
Adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) can be excellent alternative to bone marrow derived stem cells for enhancing fracture repair since ADSCs can be isolated comparatively in large numbers from discarded lipoaspirates. However, osteogenic potential of ADSCs in vivo is very controversial. We hypothe…
Author: Vedavathi Madhu, Allison Kilanski, Nikitha Reghu, Abhijit S. Dighe, Quanjun Cui
Posted: February 28, 2015, 9:40 pm
Posted: February 26, 2015, 2:26 pm
Sheep are a predominant animal model used to study a variety of orthopaedic conditions. Understanding and controlling the in-vivo loading environment in the sheep hind limb is often necessary for investigations relating to bone and joint mechanics. The purpose of this study was to develop a muscu…
Author: Zachary F. Lerner, Benjamin C. Gadomski, Allison K. Ipson, Kevin K. Haussler, Christian M. Puttlitz, Raymond C. Browning
Posted: February 26, 2015, 7:35 am
Tendon injuries are common and heal poorly. Strategies to regenerate or replace injured tendons are challenged by an incomplete understanding of normal tendon development. Our previous study showed that embryonic tendon elastic modulus increases as a function of developmental stage. Inhibition of…
Author: Nathan R. Schiele, Friedrich von Flotow, Zachary L. Tochka, Laura A. Hockaday, Joseph E. Marturano, Jeffrey J. Thibodeau, Catherine K. Kuo
Posted: February 26, 2015, 7:35 am