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Breakage of K-wires and wires which are used for fracture fixation is not uncommon, but migration is rare. The authors experienced two cases of symptomatic migration of broken K-wire and wires used for patellar fixation to the popliteal fossa. Migration of broken hardware happened 3 and 4 years after fixation. The broken hardwares were removed surgically.(More)
We investigated the specific factors related to shoulder pain due to a rotator cuff tear using a model in rabbits. A rotator cuff tear was surgically created, and the expression of interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) was analyzed. In the supernatant of the tissue culture of the torn tendon, IL-1beta production(More)
Eighty three patients of infected total hip arthroplasty (THA) treated by implant removal and staged revision were retrospectively analyzed. Clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes were compared between three groups: 17 one-stage revisions (one-stage group), 44 two-stage revisions with second stage reimplantation (two-stage reimplanted group), and(More)
Negative culture result is frequently encountered in periprosthetic joint infection, but its clinical feature has not been well studied. In this study, clinical characteristics and treatment outcome were compared in two patient groups: (1) 40 periprosthetic joint infections with negative culture results (culture-negative group) and (2) 135 patients with(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate how often manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) can achieve functional flexion ≥ 90 degrees and identify predictor for successful outcome of MUA for stiff total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS Demographic data, range of motion, and surgical and anesthetic information of 143 MUAs were retrospectively analyzed from 2000 to 2011. RESULTS(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluates acetabular cup position in the setting of revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) with severe acetabular bone defects. METHODS With a definition of safe zone of abduction (30-50°) and anteversion (5-25°), acetabular cup position was measured by a digital image analysis program for 34 patients with Paprosky type III acetabular(More)
PURPOSE This study reports radiographic and clinical treatment outcomes of tibial tubercle osteotomy (TTO) used for two-stage revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in the setting of periprosthetic infection. METHODS Thirty-six patients with 51 TTOs used for infected TKA were retrospectively analysed from 2000 to 2010. In 15 of 36 patients, TTO was used(More)
From January 1976 to December 1990, 66 high tibial osteotomies for medial gonarthrosis were performed in 59 patients. Thirty knees of 26 patients (18 women and 8 men) were reviewed after a mean follow-up period of 15.3 years (range, 10-24 years). The mean age of these 26 patients was 59 years at the time of operation and 75.5 years at the latest follow-up.(More)
We investigated the spontaneous healing process of a surgically created supraspinatus tendon tear in rabbits with specific reference to the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and its time-course change in enzymatic activity along with the expression of tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs). A transverse, full thickness tear of the(More)
BACKGROUND Retention treatment is reportedly associated with lower infection control rates than two-stage revision. However, the studies on which this presumption are based depend on comparisons of historical rather than concurrent controls. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We (1) asked whether the infection control rates, number of additional procedures, length of(More)