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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This study investigates the correlation between the composition of human meniscus and its absorption spectrum in the visible (VIS) and near infrared (NIR) spectral range. Meniscus samples (n = 24) were obtained from nonarthritic knees of human cadavers with no history of joint diseases. Specimens…
Author: Juho Ala-Myllymäki, Juuso T.J. Honkanen, Juha Töyräs, Isaac O. Afara
Posted: August 27, 2015, 6:26 am
The optimal reorientation of the acetabulum for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is unknown in terms of hip range-of-motion (ROM). The simulated ROMs of 52 DDHs after rotational acetabular osteotomy (RAO) with several patterns of femoral head coverage and those of 73 normal hips were anal…
Author: Hidetoshi Hamada, Masaki Takao, Ichiro Nakahara, Takashi Sakai, Takashi Nishii, Nobuhiko Sugano
Posted: August 27, 2015, 5:32 am
The study compared the OARSI osteoarthritis cartilage histopathology assessment system with the biomechanical quality of human in vivo cartilage samples. In a prospective cohort study, 84 patients (100 knees) with varus deformity of the knee were included between May, 2010 and January, 2012. Oste…
Author: Wenzel Waldstein, Giorgio Perino, Susannah L. Gilbert, Suzanne A. Maher, Reinhard Windhager, Friedrich Boettner
Posted: August 27, 2015, 5:22 am
Several studies have demonstrated the benefits of IGF-I gene therapy in enhancing the histologic and biochemical content of cartilage repaired by chondrocyte transplantation. However, there is little to no data on the mechanical performance of IGF-I augmented cartilage grafts. This study evaluate…
Author: Darvin Griffin, Kyla Ortved, Alan Nixon, Lawrence Bonassar
Posted: August 26, 2015, 11:22 pm
The aim of this retrospective cohort study is to investigate the association between different subjective and objective assessments of ankle function in a population of athletes with or without functional ankle instability (FAI).
29 athletes with a history of ankle spraining were divided into two…
Author: Tobias Golditz, Goetz H. Welsch, Milena Pachowsky, Friedrich F. Hennig, Klaus Pfeifer, Simon Steib
Posted: August 26, 2015, 11:21 pm
The widespread usage of metal-on-metal (MoM) articulations in total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been tempered by concerns of increased metal ion production. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the influence of metal ion exposure on semen quality in young male patients undergoing THA.

Author: Szu-Yuan Chen, Chih-Hsiang Chang, Chih-Chien Hu, Chun-Chieh Chen, Yu-Han Chang, Pang-Hsin Hsieh
Posted: August 26, 2015, 11:21 pm
Formation of chondrocyte clusters is not only a morphological sign of osteoarthritis but it is also observed in cell culture. Active locomotion of chondrocytes is controlled by integrins in vitro. Integrins bind to Laminin- A4 (LAMA4), a protein that is highly expressed in vivo in clus…
Author: FC Moazedi-Fuerst, G Gruber, MH Stradner, D Guidolin, JC Jones, K Bodo, K Wagner, D Peischler, V Krischan, J Weber, P Sadoghi, M Glehr, A Leithner, WB Graninger
Posted: August 21, 2015, 10:27 pm
During the early stages of articular osteochondrosis, cartilage is retained in subchondral bone, but the pathophysiology of this condition of growing humans and domestic animals is poorly understood. A subtractive hybridisation study was undertaken to compare gene expression between the cartilage…
Author: Michiko Mirams, Babatunde A Ayodele, Liliana Tatarczuch, Frances M Henson, Charles N Pagel, Eleanor J Mackie
Posted: August 21, 2015, 10:27 pm
With limited availability of osteochondral allografts, tissue engineered cartilage grafts may provide an alternative treatment for large cartilage defects. An effective storage protocol will be critical for translating this technology to clinical use. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the…
Author: Adam B. Nover, Robert M. Stefani, Stephanie L. Lee, Gerard Ateshian, Aaron M. Stoker, James L. Cook, Clark T. Hung
Posted: August 21, 2015, 10:26 pm
Thermal cycling is a temperature modulation process developed to improve the performance, durability and longevity of materials. This process has been successfully utilized in the automotive, aeronautic and manufacturing industries. Surgical cutting tools undergo cyclical loading and generally fa…
Author: Ryan N Katchky, Stewart D McLachlin, Edwin KY Wong, Joel Finkelstein, Hans J Kreder, Cari M Whyne
Posted: August 21, 2015, 10:26 pm
Surgical technique is one factor that has been identified as critical to success of total knee arthroplasty. Researchers have shown that computer simulations can aid in determining how decisions in the operating room generally affect post-operative outcomes. However, to use simulations to make cl…
Author: Joseph A. Ewing, Michelle K. Cullen, Erin E. Hutter, Jeffrey F. Granger, Matthew D. Beal, Stephen J. Piazza, Robert A. Siston
Posted: August 20, 2015, 10:47 pm
Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a benign tissue proliferation characterized by its hyper-vascularity within the lesion. The true etiology and cell source of this disease entity still remain unclear. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) exist in various tissues of human body. However, it has n…
Author: En-Rung Chiang, Hsiao-Li Ma, Jung-Pan Wang, Chien-Lin Liu, Tain-Hsiung Chen, Shih-Chieh Hung
Posted: August 20, 2015, 10:47 pm
The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of elastase on tendinopathy, as well as to evaluate the potential for peritendinous injections of elastase into rats to cause tendinopathy. We first investigated the expression of elastase in the tendons of patients with tendinopathy, and then…
Author: Yen-Ting Wu, Po-Ting Wu, I-Ming Jou
Posted: August 20, 2015, 10:46 pm
The osteoclast is an integral cell of bone resorption. Since osteolytic disorders hinge on the function and dysfunction of the osteoclast, understanding osteoclast biology is fundamental to designing new therapies that curb osteolytic disorders. The identification and study of lysosomal proteases…
Author: Neel Patel, Saqib Nizami, Lee Song, Maya Mikami, Anny Hsu, Thomas Hickernell, Chandhanarat Chandhanayingyong, Shim Rho, Jocelyn T. Compton, Jon-Michael Caldwell, Philip B. Kaiser, Hanying Bai, Heon Goo Lee, Charla R. Fischer, Francis Y. Lee
Posted: August 20, 2015, 7:12 am
We previously reported that a toll-like receptor 4 signaling contributes to the development of osteonecrosis of the femoral head. Also, oxidative stress is suggested to be one of the possible pathogenesis of osteonecrosis of the femoral head. A recent study showed that toll-like receptor 4 signal…
Author: Shunichiro Okazaki, Satoshi Nagoya, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Keisuke Mizuo, Junya Shimizu, Satoshi Watanabe, Hiromasa Inoue, Toshihiko Yamashita
Posted: August 19, 2015, 1:48 pm