Anke L Fierlinger

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Animal experiments show a dramatic improvement in skeletal repair by teriparatide. We tested the hypothesis that recombinant teriparatide, at the 20 microg dose normally used for osteoporosis treatment or higher, would accelerate fracture repair in humans. Postmenopausal women (45 to 85 years of age) who had sustained a dorsally angulated distal radial(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Development of new agents to induce fracture healing requires more sensitive methods to detect early changes in fracture repair. The aims of this study were to determine quantitative and qualitative features of fracture healing using volumetric computed tomography (CT) and to compare them with conventional radiography during the(More)
BACKGROUND Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the leading causes of disability within the adult population. Current treatment options for OA of the knee include intra-articular (IA) hyaluronic acid (HA), a molecule found intrinsically within the knee joint that provides viscoelastic properties to the synovial fluid. A variety of mechanisms in which HA is(More)
PURPOSE To assess the use of combined color Doppler ultrasonography (US), power Doppler US, and spectral wave analysis (SWA) in differentiating malignant and benign musculoskeletal tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy-nine musculoskeletal tumors (34 malignant, 45 benign) were examined with color and power Doppler US and SWA. Two radiologists(More)
Currently, there are no in vivo techniques for quantifying healing within fractures involving mainly trabecular bone. Methods for quantitatively assessing healing would aid the investigation of new treatment regimes, and might also be useful for predicting whether a patient may be undergoing delayed union. Using CT and automated image registration, we have(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the cost-effectiveness of bioengineered hyaluronic acid (BioHA, 1% sodium hyaluronate) intra-articular injections in treating osteoarthritis knee pain in poor responders to conventional care (CC) including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and analgesics. METHODS Two decision analytic models compared BioHA treatment(More)
BACKGROUND Few nonoperative treatment options for knee osteoarthritis (OA) are available, but there is ongoing debate about the effectiveness of intra-articular (IA) hyaluronic acid (HA) injections. We investigated whether the formulation of IA HA, or its combined use with IA corticosteroid (CS), may be contributing to some of the reported variation in(More)
INTRODUCTION Osteoarthritis (OA), as one of the leading causes of disability, decreases the quality of life for those suffering from the disease and creates a substantial financial burden. Intra-articular hyaluronic acid (HA) can provide relief from the symptoms of OA and multiple HA products are prescribed. The purpose of this study is to examine the(More)
Stress fractures are common injuries frequently overlooked on first radiographs, especially in the early course. The gold standard for accurate diagnosis is MRI and scintigraphy. We report six cases of stress fractures of the lower limb diagnosed with sonography and describe typical sonographic features.
Fractures of the distal radius are one of the most common injuries presented to orthopaedic surgeons. A variety of treatment options are available for the vast array of fracture patterns. Research that explores bone fragility and fracture healing has led to new treatment modalities. As new products and methods are derived to aid in fracture healing it is(More)