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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of double-bundle posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction using a non-hardware suspension fixation technique and 8 strands of autogenous hamstring tendons. METHODS Twenty-two cases of isolated chronic PCL rupture were reconstructed arthroscopically with 8 strands of autogenous hamstring(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical results of medial retinaculum plasty (MRP) and medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction (MPFLR) with concomitant lateral retinacular release with respect to imaging and functional results. METHODS Seventy patients with recurrent patellar instability were randomly divided into 2 groups(More)
PURPOSE This study aims to determine the outcome of double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using an allograft in comparison with ACL reconstruction using a double-bundle autograft or a single-bundle allograft. METHODS A total of 424 patients who accepted primary ACL reconstructions were divided randomly into three groups:(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the contribution of genetic polymorphisms of vitamin K epoxide reductase complex subunit 1 gene VKORC1-1639G>A, cytochrome P450 2C9 gene (CYP2C9), EPHXI, and clinical factors to warfarin sensitivity in southwest Chinese Han patients with mechanical heart valve prostheses. METHODS A total of 127 patients with mechanical heart valve(More)
BACKGROUND Twenty five percent of women with breast cancer who undergo preoperative chemotherapy do not have axillary metastases. These patients need to withstand sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). The optimal timing of SLNB in patients with neoadjuvant chemotherapy has not yet been defined. METHODS We systematically reviewed the literature for studies(More)
The present study was designed to investigate the clinicopathological correlation between the expression of KLF5 and MMP-9, which are associated with extracellular matrix degradation and cartilage degeneration in human knee osteoarthritis (OA). Tibiofemoral joint samples from 20 patients with OA, treated with surgery alone, were divided into two groups:(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical results of medial collateral ligament (MCL) anatomic ligament repair (ALR) and triangular ligament reconstruction (TLR) in treating acute grade III MCL injury with respect to imaging and functional results. METHODS Between January 2009 and October 2011, a total of 69 patients with an acute(More)
BACKGROUND The medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is popular in clinical practice for chronic patellar dislocation; however, the combination with vastus medialis advancement is rare. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of the combination of MPFL reconstruction with vastus medialis advancement. METHODS We(More)
The features of RTP (rapid thermal processing) temperature control system are analyzed. Regarding TI's DSP chip TMS320LF2407A as the main chip, adopted FPGA for logical and sequential control, temperature controller based on DSP and FPGA has been designed. DSP is used as executing temperature control algorithms and FPGA as logic unit for temperature(More)
BACKGROUND The goal of pharmacological osteoarthritis (OA) treatments is to reduce pain and thus increase patient joint function and quality of life. Retigabine, a potent Kv7/M channel activator, shows analgesic efficacy in animal models of chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain. We hypothesized that retigabine may also mitigate OA pain. To determine the(More)