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OBJECTIVE To define the relationship between postoperative congruency of the posterior facet of the subtalar joint based on computed tomography (CT) and clinical results. DESIGN Preoperative and postoperative CT scans were taken prospectively and analyzed. SETTING University medical center. PATIENTS Twenty-nine displaced fractures in twenty-five(More)
We evaluated the outcome in 21 patients having acetabular fractures who had been treated with a 2 mm-braided cable, alone (n = 6), or together with plate and screws. Reduction with a fracture gap of less than 2 mm was achieved in 20 cases. The operation lasted an average of 3 (1.5-4.8) hours. The average blood loss was 1.4 (1.3-2.8) L. No intraoperative(More)
Meralgia paresthetica is a rarely encountered sensory mononeuropathy characterized by paresthesia, pain or sensory impairment along the distribution of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) caused by entrapment or compression of the nerve as it crossed the anterior superior iliac spine and runs beneath the inguinal ligament. There is great variability(More)
The authors retrospectively reviewed all patients with pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) of the hip treated by cementless total hip arthroplasty (THA) combined with synovectomy. Eight patients were reviewed and observed for an average of 8.9 years (range, 4.3-13.5 years). Mean preoperative Harris hip scores improved from 49.3 to 96.6 points, and all(More)
The early growth response-1 gene (egr-1) encodes a zinc-finger transcription factor Egr-1 and is rapidly inducible by a variety of extracellular stimuli. Anisomycin (ANX), a protein synthesis inhibitor, stimulates mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways and thereby causes a rapid induction of immediate-early response genes. We found that anisomycin(More)
BACKGROUND Open reduction and internal fixation of a displaced unstable fracture of the lateral condyle of the humerus in a child usually produces a good result. Only a few reports have focused on closed reduction and internal fixation of these fractures. We prospectively studied closed reduction and internal fixation to determine its usefulness as the(More)
BACKGROUND Several radiographic criteria based on only standard anteroposterior and lateral radiographs have been suggested for predicting the stability of lateral condylar fractures of the humerus in children. Despite adherence to these guidelines, further displacement often occurs after the initial diagnosis and stability assessment. The purpose of this(More)
Tracheomegaly or tracheobronchomegaly is a rare syndrome that consists of marked dilatation of the trachea and the major bronchi, and this is usually due to a congenital defect of the elastic and muscle fibers of the tracheobroncheal tree. Physicians have had only limited experience with performing anesthesia in patients with this type of syndrome. This(More)
The authors reviewed 10 patients with subcapital fractures associated with extensive osteonecrosis of the femoral head and distinguished these fractures from traumatic femoral neck fractures The mean age of the patients was 52 years (range, 36-68 years). Nine patients were younger than 60 years. Eight patients had risk factors for osteonecrosis. Necrosis(More)
BACKGROUND Since no epidemiologic studies have been reported about musculoskeletal injuries in break-dancers, there are no data on the rates and patterns of musculoskeletal injuries in this population that clinicians can use to find ways to decrease injury rate. HYPOTHESIS We believe that the incidence of injuries in break-dancers is higher than assumed(More)