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A report of 43 cases

Treatment of fracture of shaft of humerus by ender nailing: A report of 43 cases Moon, Myung-Sang ABSTRACT The authors report a retrospective series of 43 consecutive fractures of the humeral shaft treated with closed unreamed medullary Ender nails. 36 fractures were closed and 7 were open. One nail was used in 11 cases, 2 […]

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comparison of results following injuries in zone 2 and other zones

Active mobilisation after flexor tendon repair: comparison of results following injuries in zone 2 and other zones Hung, L K ABSTRACT Purpose. To prospectively study the role of active mobilisation after flexor tendon repair. Methods. The standard modified Kessler’s technique was used to repair 46 digits in 32 patients with flexor tendon injuries. Early active […]

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Arthroscopic subacromial decompression for stage-II impingement

Arthroscopic subacromial decompression for stage-II impingement Lim, K K ABSTRACT Purpose. To evaluate outcomes of arthroscopic subacromial decompression for stage-II impingement. Methods. Records of 42 consecutive patients with stage-II impingement treated by arthroscopic subacromial decompression from January 2000 to February 2002 were reviewed. Clinical outcomes were measured using the UCLA shoulder rating scale, and radiological […]

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Cementless total hip arthroplasty using the omnifit system: An 8.2 year followe-up study of 166 hips

Cementless total hip arthroplasty using the omnifit system: An 8.2 year followe-up study of 166 hips Hsieh, Pang-Hsin INTRODUCTION Long-term follow-up on the use of cemented implants for total hip arthroplasty has demonstrated two major problems: aseptic loosening and bone loss.1,8 This is especially of great concern in younger and more physically-active patients.4,7 To solve […]

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Anatomic double bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Review article: Anatomic double bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction Shen, W ABSTRACT The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) consists of 2 bundles: a slightly larger anteromedial bundle and a posterolateral bundle, named according to their relative tibial insertion sites. Both bundles are crucial to knee stability. Although it is more technically demanding, a double bundle ACL […]

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Epidural steroid injection for sciatica: An analysis of 526 consecutive cases with measurements and the whistle test

Epidural steroid injection for sciatica: An analysis of 526 consecutive cases with measurements and the whistle test Loy, Tony TT ABSTRACT The effects of epidural injections of triamcinolone acetonide and bupivacaine in the treatment of sciatica were analyzed in a retrospective series of 526 consecutive cases with measurements. A new test (the whistle test) is […]

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Factors that affect the healing index of metacarpal lengthening: a retrospective study

Factors that affect the healing index of metacarpal lengthening: a retrospective study Bozan, M E ABSTRACT Purpose. To determine factors that affect healing index and consolidation time following lengthening of congenitally short metacarpals (brachymetacarpia). Methods. 18 metacarpals of 8 young women (mean age, 18.6 years) were lengthened using the callus distraction technique. The results, including […]

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Polyethylene wear and osteolysis in total hip arthroplasty

Review article: Polyethylene wear and osteolysis in total hip arthroplasty Zhu, Y H ABSTRACT Polyethylene wear has been accepted as a major cause of osteolysis in total hip arthroplasty. Submicron particles, which are secondary to abrasive wear, migrate into the effective joint space and stimulate a foreign-body response resulting in bone loss which is mainly […]

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Skeletal angiomatosis in association with gastro-intestinal angiodysplasia and paraproteinemia: A case report

Skeletal angiomatosis in association with gastro-intestinal angiodysplasia and paraproteinemia: A case report Clayer, Mark CASE REPORT A 67-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department in 1997 with cellulitis affecting his left leg. Examination of the legs demonstrated non-pitting edema of the ankles and legs and erythema consistent with cellulitis. Laboratory investigation at that time confirmed […]

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A case report on refracture at the docking site

Primary shortening with secondary limb lengthening for type IIIB tibial fracture: A case report on refracture at the docking site Yagi, Kenji ABSTRACT Treatment by primary shortening with secondary limb lengthening is thought to be useful for early soft tissue closure of type IIIB open tibial fractures. Primary shortening by 4 cm at the fracture […]