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)
Chronic medial knee instability is frequently due to a combination of superficial medial collateral ligament (sMCL) and posterior oblique ligament (POL) insufficiency. We present a new technique for simultaneous anatomical reconstruction of sMCL and POL, using an anterior tibialis tendon allograft with three reconstruction tunnels.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safe zones of screw fixations of Jumbo cup and reinforcement rings in acetabular revision surgery. METHODS From December 2006 to January 2008, 11 fresh frozen human cadaver pelvises were prepared by removing all soft tissues except the medial neurovascular structures, each specimen was held in supine position with clamps. The… (More)
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhymia, and it results in increased risk of thromboembolism and decreased cardiac function. In patients undergoing cardiac surgery, concomitant radiofrequency ablation to treat AF is effective in restoring sinus rhythm (SR). This study is an observational cohort study aimed to investigate the safety and… (More)