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Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-based therapies may aid in the repair of articular cartilage defects. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of intraarticular injection of allogeneic MSCs in an in vivo anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT) model of osteoarthritis in rabbits. Allogeneic bone marrow-derived MSCs were isolated and(More)
BACKGROUND Bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is required for many patients. There are few studies comparing the overall costs of staged and simultaneous bilateral TKA. METHODS The Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) was searched, and the total medical costs of 452 patients who received simultaneous bilateral TKAs were compared(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics of rotator cuff tears and the clinical outcome of rotator cuff repair in patients under 50 years of age. Sixty-eight patients (72 shoulders) aged < 50 years, who underwent repair of rotator cuff tears were evaluated. We analyzed the cause of injury, tear size, time from symptom onset to(More)
We analyzed anatomic distribution of the radial nerve in the upper arms in Chinese-adult embalmed cadavers (120 nerves in 60 cadavers) and compared it with findings reported for Caucasian adults. The acromion, the medial epicondyle, and the lateral epicondyle were used as bony landmarks. We used previously described techniques to quantitatively describe the(More)
Different biologic approaches to treat disc regeneration, including growth factors (GFs) application, are currently under investigation. Human annulus fibrosus (hAF) repair or regeneration is one of the key elements for maintenance and restoration of nucleus pulposus function. However, so far there is no effective treatment for this purpose. The aim of the(More)
Treating shoulder multidirectional instability with an open stabilization procedure has been reported to have good results. However, few studies exist of arthroscopic plication, especially in overhead athletes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of arthroscopic pancapsular plication for multidirectional instability in overhead(More)
Femoral slump test is a neurodynamic testing, which could be used to assess the mechanosensitivity of the femoral component of the nervous system. Although Trainor and Pinnington reported the diagnosis accuracy of the femoral slump test, the neurodynamic responses of the femoral slump test have never been studied. The purposes of this study were to evaluate(More)
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