Guangzhi Wu

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In this study, the role of valproic acid (VPA) in protecting motoneuron after brachial plexus root avulsion was investigated in adult rats. Sixty rats were used in this study, and underwent the brachial plexus root avulsion injury, which was created by using a micro-hemostat forceps to pull out brachial plexus root from the intervertebral foramen. The(More)
Hourglass-like constriction has been previously associated with the main trunk of the radial nerve, with its branch of the posterior interosseous nerve, as well as the anterior interosseous nerve, a branch of the median and axillary nerve. Here, we report a case of hourglass-like constriction of the musculocutaneous nerve lesion that showed no recognizable(More)
A two-stage arthroplasty technique was used to treat an isolated fibrous ankylosis that developed in the index metacarpophalangeal joint of a 14-year-old boy after a rattlesnake bite. The first stage consisted of a minimal joint resection combined with rib perichondrial grafts to resurface the joint. The second stage, performed 5 months later, consisted of(More)
PURPOSE The present study aimed to investigate the long-term functional and clinical outcomes of a tendon transfer to restore the extension of the thumb using the extensor carpi radialis brevis. METHODS AND MATERIALS From June 2005 to September 2012, eight patients (six males; two females) with a mean age of 30 years (range, 16-52 years) who suffered(More)
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