Byung Woo Min

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
UNLABELLED Subchondral fracture of the femoral head has been reported to occur as an insufficiency fracture associated with poor bone quality or as a fatigue fracture in young military recruits. Transient osteoporosis of the hip has clinical and imaging findings that resemble those of a subchondral fracture, but it usually occurs in healthy middle-aged(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)
BACKGROUND Housekeeping genes, which show constant protein expression patterns between different tissue types, are very important in molecular biological studies as an internal control for protein research. METHODS The protein expression profiles of seven housekeeping genes (HPRT1, PPIA, GYS1, TBP, YWHAZ, GAPDH and ACTB) in various rat tissues (cerebrum,(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)