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BACKGROUND The incidence of distal femur fracture in the elderly has been increasing recently, and commonly occurs with osteoporosis. Retrograde intramedullary nailing has been considered a good surgical option for distal femur fracture. The purpose of the present study was to present our surgical results with retrograde intramedullary nailing for distal(More)
BACKGROUND Periprosthetic supracondylar fractures of the femur after total knee arthroplasty are not common but are usually difficult to treat due to the advanced age of patients and frequently accompanying osteoporosis. Retrograde intramedullary nailing can be effective in promoting healing of these fractures by providing sufficient stability, but the(More)
BACKGROUND The authors examined whether poor preoperative glucose control, as indicated by the hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) level of more than 8%, is associated with postoperative wound and infectious complications in diabetic patients that have undergone total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS One hundred and sixty-seven TKAs performed in 115 patients with type(More)
Experimental and clinical studies on the accuracy of the intramedullary alignment method have produced different results, and few have addressed accuracy in the sagittal plane. Reported deviations are not only attributable to the alignment method but also to radiological errors. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of the intramedullary(More)
To the Editor: We read with great interest the manuscript by Kim et al. 1) entitled " Retrograde Intramedullary Nailing for Distal Femur Fracture with Osteoporosis " in the current issue of your journal. We must congratulate the authors for this study. However, we would like to elaborate on few points and would like to draw attention of authors and readers(More)
The editors of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine thank manuscript reviewers who completed their reviews for the journal from Jan. 2015 to Nov. 2016. We sincerely express our gratitude to all the reviewers listed below for their time and expertise. Through their efforts,Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine has been steadily growing in the(More)
PURPOSE To identify the effects of using a Ti-Ni shape memory alloy ring shaped bone fixator (SMA-rBF) during the retrograde nailing of supracondylar femoral fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors reviewed 25 patients with a supracondylar femoral fracture treated by retrograde intramedullary nailing with or without SMA-rBF (group S, 12/25; group N,(More)
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