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A new surgical technique has been recently described that involves reconstruction of the dorsal aspect of the scapholunate ligament (DSLL) with a bone-retinaculum-bone (BRB) autograft preparation from Lister's tubercle. In this study, the mechanic and histologic properties of the 2 tissues were compared. The BRB and DSLL specimens were harvested from 6(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS This study was performed to determine whether a new, in situ-setting calcium phosphate cement would have sufficient mechanical integrity to reinforce compression screw fixation of unstable intertrochanteric fractures. We compared the cut-out resistance of screws augmented with calcium phosphate cement to the cut-out resistance of(More)
A detailed anatomic, histologic, and immunohistochemical study of the palmar cutaneous branch of the median nerve (PCBMN) and its distal arborization was undertaken on 12 fresh human cadaveric hands. Small unmyelinated fibers terminated in the superficial loose connective tissue of the transverse carpal ligament. There were no nerve fibers detected in the(More)
The tyrosine phosphatase SHP2, encoded by PTPN11, is required for the survival, proliferation and differentiation of various cell types. Germline activating mutations in PTPN11 cause Noonan syndrome, whereas somatic PTPN11 mutations cause childhood myeloproliferative disease and contribute to some solid tumours. Recently, heterozygous inactivating mutations(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a porous biphasic hydroxyapatite-calcium phosphate ceramic as a modifier and extender of an autogeneic marrow graft for filling a 2.5-cm segmental bony defect. Twenty adult mongrel dogs were surgically treated to create diaphyseal defects in the left ulnae. The defects were (1) filled with autogeneic bone marrow(More)
INTRODUCTION This study was performed to evaluate the attenuation of osteoarthritic (OA) pathogenesis via disruption of the stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1)/C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4) signaling with AMD3100 in a guinea pig OA model. METHODS OA chondrocytes and cartilage explants were incubated with SDF-1, siRNA CXCR4, or anti-CXCR4(More)
BACKGROUND An intriguing explanation for the disproportionately high rate of anterior cruciate ligament injury in female athletes is that the structural properties of the anterior cruciate ligament are affected by the menstrual hormones. Whether this actually occurs, however, is the subject of ongoing debate. HYPOTHESES (1) Anterior cruciate ligament(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to quantify carpal bone size, to determine whether gender influences carpal size, and to determine whether small and large carpal bones differ in size only by simple isometric scaling. METHODS Cortical surfaces of all carpal bones in both wrists of 14 women and 14 men (ages 22-34 y) were reconstructed from computed(More)
We report results of a search for weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPS) with the silicon detectors of the CDMS II experiment. This blind analysis of 140.2 kg day of data taken between July 2007 and September 2008 revealed three WIMP-candidate events with a surface-event background estimate of 0.41(-0.08)(+0.20)(stat)(-0.24)(+0.28)(syst). Other known(More)
SuperCDMS is an experiment designed to directly detect weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs), a favored candidate for dark matter ubiquitous in the Universe. In this Letter, we present WIMP-search results using a calorimetric technique we call CDMSlite, which relies on voltage-assisted Luke-Neganov amplification of the ionization energy deposited by(More)