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OBJECTIVE To investigate the effectiveness of free vascularized fibula grafting with unilateral fibula as donor in treatment of bilateral avascular necrosis of femoral head (ANFH). METHODS Between June 2007 and January 2008, 14 patients with bilateral ANFH were treated with free vascularized fibula grafting with unilateral fibula as donor. There were 12(More)
BACKGROUND Reconstruction of large skeletal defects secondary to osteomyelitis or open fracture is a challenging problem. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of using free vascularized fibular graft (FVFG) combined with locking plate in the treatment of large skeletal defects from open fracture and infection. METHODS Ten patients with a(More)
Treatment of skeletal defects secondary to osteomyelitis is a challenging problem. The purpose of this study was to present our experience of the use of free vascularised fibular grafts to treat such defects. Ten patients with a mean age of 31 years (range 16-50 years) and a skeletal defect with a mean length of 9.5 cm (range 6-17 cm) were managed with a(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent cells that have been widely used in cell based transplantation therapy. The use of MSCs requires in vitro expansion in order to fulfill their regenerative capacity. Therefore the proliferative ability of MSCs is one of the key factors which determine MSC therapeutic efficacy. In the present study, we showed for(More)
In traffic safety related application of Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs), security is a great important issue. Sybil attack is a particular kind of attack where the attacker illegitimately claims multiple identities. In the past years, several approaches have been proposed for solving this problem. They are categorized into PKI-based,(More)
Nowadays, wireless ad hoc networks become more and more popular and significant in many fields. However, the important applications of wireless ad hoc networks make them very attractive to attackers. Moreover, the deployment scenarios, the functionality requirements and the limited capabilities of these types of networks make them vulnerable to a large(More)
Neglected femoral neck fractures in young adults pose a great challenge to orthopedic surgeons because of the high risks of nonunion and osteonecrosis. We attempted to determine whether free vascularised fibular grafting through an anterior approach could enhance bone union, improve hip function and reduce complications in the treatment of such fractures.(More)