Bruce Yang

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BACKGROUND Direct laryngoscopy requires movement of the head, neck, and cervical spine. Spine movement may be limited for anatomic reasons or because of cervical spine injury. The Bullard laryngoscope, a rigid fiberoptic laryngoscope, may cause less neck flexion and head extension than conventional laryngoscopes. The purpose of this study was to compare(More)
The treatment of recurrent anterior, posterior, or multidirectional glenohumeral instability by operative closure of the rotator interval has been proposed. The purpose of this study was to determine whether arthroscopic thermal capsuloplasty of the rotator interval with the radiofrequency probe significantly decreases anterior-posterior glenohumeral(More)
OBJECTIVE To delineate the prevalence of tendon and cartilage calcification as well as its possible predilection for age, sex, or side of involvement in calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) crystal deposition disease of the knee. METHODS We reviewed 225 lateral knee radiographs from 138 patients (M/F: 85/52, 1 unspecified sex, mean age: 73 yrs) to(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the occurrence of calcification around the triangular fibrocartilage complex in calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) crystal deposition disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS The radiographs of 316 wrists in 181 patients with a definite or probable diagnosis of CPPD disease were reviewed to determine the occurrence of calcification in the(More)
A novel cadaveric model for anterior-inferior shoulder dislocation using forcible apprehension positioning is presented. This model simulates an in vivo mechanism and yields capsulolabral lesions. The scapulae of 14 cadaveric entire upper limbs (82 +/- 9 years, mean +/- standard deviation) were each rigidly fixed to a custom shoulder-testing device. A(More)
During the last three decades, several laser systems, ancillary technologies, and treatment modalities have been developed for the treatment of port wine stains (PWSs). However, approximately half of the PWS patient population responds suboptimally to laser treatment. Consequently, novel treatment modalities and therapeutic techniques/strategies are(More)
Successful outcome of a Bankart procedure depends on knowledge of the effects of capsulolabral lesions on joint biomechanics. The joint reaction force, through "concavity compression," is integral to glenohumeral stability. In this study, we applied loads to the tendons of the rotator cuff and deltoid (anterior and middle portions) of five cadaver upper(More)
Here, we review our current knowledge on the etiology and treatment of port-wine stain (PWS) birthmarks. Current treatment options have significant limitations in terms of efficacy. With the combination of 1) a suitable preclinical microvascular model, 2) laser speckle imaging (LSI) to evaluate blood-flow dynamics, and 3) a longitudinal experimental design,(More)
In this paper, we introduce the Sketch2Cartoon system, which is an automatic cartoon making system by leveraging a novel sketch-based clipart image search engine. Different from existing work, most of which either limited users to the pre-prepared characters or only used keyword queries to search materials, Sketch2Cartoon enables users to sketch major(More)
BACKGROUND Component mal-positioning may contribute to a poor clinical outcome after hemiarthroplasty. Eccentric head components, recently introduced, allow posterior offset of the humeral head relative to the shaft so the purpose of this study was to determine effects of mal-aligning humeral head offset. MATERIAL/METHODS Five glenohumeral joints were(More)