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Thrombospondin-2 (TSP2) is a matricellular protein with increased expression during growth and regeneration. TSP2-null mice show accelerated dermal wound healing and enhanced bone formation. We hypothesized that bone regeneration would be enhanced in the absence of TSP2. Closed, semistabilized transverse fractures were created in the tibias of wildtype (WT)(More)
We investigated the expression and regulation of the zinc finger protein Osterix (Osx) during endochondral ossification in mice. In studies to determine the temporal and spatial regulation of Osx mRNA and protein during embryogenesis we found it to be present throughout development, but its expression is restricted to the immature chondro/osteoprogenitor(More)
The cellular and molecular events responsible for reduced fracture healing with aging are unknown. Cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2), the inducible regulator of prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) synthesis, is critical for normal bone repair. A femoral fracture repair model was used in mice at either 7-9 or 52-56 wk of age, and healing was evaluated by imaging, histology,(More)
Based on remarkable success of PTH as an anabolic drug for osteoporosis, case reports of off-label use of teriparatide (1-34 PTH) in patients with complicated fractures and non-unions are emerging. We investigated the mechanisms underlying PTH accelerated fracture repair. Bone marrow cells from 7 days 40 microg/kg of teriparatide treated or saline control(More)
BACKGROUND Review of the recent literature suggests substantial use of the Internet by patients seeking health care information despite questionable accuracy and readability of information presented on some websites. The purpose of our study was to assess the accuracy, quality, and readability of online information regarding trigger finger. METHODS Three(More)
The Internet is a common resource for applicants of hand surgery fellowships, however, the quality and accessibility of fellowship online information is unknown. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the accessibility of hand surgery fellowship Web sites and to assess the quality of information provided via program Web sites. Hand fellowship Web(More)
PURPOSE To assess the risk of injury to the dorsal sensory branch of the ulnar nerve (DSBUN) with percutaneous pinning of commonly stabilized ulnar-sided structures. METHODS Eleven fresh-frozen cadaveric upper extremities were assessed. Percutaneous pinning of the fifth metacarpal base and neck, lunotriquetral joint, ulnar styloid, and distal radioulnar(More)
This study attempted to determine whether patients undergoing cemented long-stem proximal femoral replacement had: (1) an increased short-term mortality rate; (2) greater intraoperative hemodynamic instability; (3) a greater need for resuscitation; and (4) a decreased risk of periprosthetic fracture. The current study reviewed intraoperative and short-term(More)
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