Kang-Lai Tang

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Although the anatomy and histology of the coracohumeral ligament (CHL) play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of frozen shoulder, they remain unclear. Our objective was to study the anatomic features of the CHL and analyze its histology. Twenty-six fresh-frozen, normal cadaveric shoulders were used to examine the position and morphology of(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have demonstrated that the coracohumeral ligament (CHL) is shortened and thickened in a frozen shoulder. We analyzed the rate in CHL visualization between patients with frozen shoulder and normal volunteers using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to determine the CHL thickness in the patients with a frozen shoulder. METHODS AND(More)
The aim of this study was to find a descriptive rationale to quantify articular-sided supraspinatus tendon tears in the transverse and coronal planes, leading to a 2-dimensional description of the tear pattern. Fifty-six consecutive patients with articular-sided, symptomatic supraspinatus tendon tears diagnosed clinically and by magnetic resonance imaging(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate Caspase-3 expression and its role in neuronal apoptosis. METHODS The T13-L2 spinal cord of rats was injured by traction after the amplitude of P1-N1 wave, monitored by a cortical somatosensory evoked potential (CSEP) monitor, decreased to seventy percent of that before operation. Then rats were killed in 6 h, 1 d, 4 d, 7 d, 14 d(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the early clinical results of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with JOURNEY prosthesis. METHODS From September 2006 to May 2007, TKA with JOURNEY prosthesis was used to treat 32 patients in ATOS Clinic, Germany. There were 21 males and 11 females, aged 40-84 years old (average 65.6 years old). The locations were left knee in 13 cases(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical outcomes of the core decompression combined with autologous bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) transplantation with the isolated core decompression for the treatment of early avascular necrosis of the femoral head (ANFH). METHODS From May 2006 to October 2008, 8 patients (16 hips) with early ANFH were treated.(More)
Since partial-thickness tears of the rotator cuff were described well by Codman in 1934, they have been extensively discussed in all kinds of literatures. Partial-thickness tears of the rotator cuff are now considered to play a more significant role than previously in inducing patients' disability. Partial-thickness cuff tears deserve more clinical(More)
Calcaneal spurs, as a cause of plantar fasciitis, are currently debatable. A prospective study was performed to classify calcaneal spurs according to the findings from an investigation of the relationship between calcaneal spurs and plantar fasciitis. Thirty patients with calcaneal spurs and plantar heel pain underwent calcaneal spur removal and endoscopic(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the clinical and radiologic outcomes of an autologous osteoperiosteal cylinder graft from the medial tibia for the treatment of large cystic medial osteochondral lesions (OCLs) of the talus. METHODS The study included 15 patients with large cystic medial OCLs. All underwent medial malleolus osteotomy and excision and curettage of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of exogenous bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) and transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) on biomechanical property for ulna of fracture healing. METHODS Thirty-six adult rabbits were made the model of right ulnar fracture and treated locally with TGF-beta/PLA, BMP/PLA, TGF-beta + BMP/PLA or PLA (as control group).(More)