Meng-Huang Wu

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STUDY DESIGN Retrospective, nonrandomized, comparative study. OBJECTIVE This study compared the early postoperative analgesic effects and the postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) associated with three methods of pain control after posterior lumbar spinal surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The use of opioids for postoperative pain control is common(More)
We present a case of a patient with preoperative cutaneous candidiasis, who developed candidal infection during stage revision knee arthroplasty. The patient received intravenous fluconazole for 6 weeks and resection arthroplasty with an amphotericin B-loaded cement spacer and continuous oral fluconazole therapy for 9 weeks. Revision surgery was successful.
BACKGROUND Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PV) requires relatively lengthy fluoroscopic guidance, which might lead to substantial radiation exposure to patients or operators. The two-fluoroscopic technique (two-plane radiographs obtained using two fluoroscopes) during PV can provide simultaneous two-planar projections with reducing operative time. However, the(More)
BACKGROUND Iliosacral screw fixation has generally been accepted as a treatment for unstable pelvic fractures with posterior sacroiliac joint disruption despite a 2-16% rate of screw malposition. The integration of an intraoperative computed tomography (iCT) with a navigation system was utilized in percutaneous sacroiliac screwing to provide an alternative.(More)
BACKGROUND Severely collapsed vertebral compression fracture (VCF) is usually considered as a contraindication for vertebroplasty because of critically decreased vertebral height (less than one-third the original height). However, osteoporotic VCF can possess dynamic mobility with intravertebral cleft (IVC), which can be demonstrated on supine lateral(More)
BACKGROUND Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) cement-augmented dynamic hip screws (DHS) have been used as a solution in unstable intertrochanteric fractures (ITF). Our aim was to investigate the complications in PMMA cement-augmented DHS. METHODS All patients who had received DHS plate osteosynthesis with or without PMMA cement augmentation from August 2005 to(More)
The purpose of our study is to make a follow-up evaluation of endoscopic carpal tunnel release under focal anesthesia using the Wolf single portal system. A total of 65 patients with a mean age of 50 years undergoing 79 procedures were retrospectively studied. Preoperative complaints, intraoperative findings, and postoperative results of all the patients(More)
Transpedicular screw (TPS) fixation in unstable thoracic and lumbar (TL) spine fractures remains technically difficult because of destroyed anatomical landmarks, unstable gross segments, and discrepancies in anatomic orientation using conventional anatomic landmarks, fluoroscopic guidance, or computed tomography (CT)-based navigation. In this study, we(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Traditional anterior spinal surgery (TASS) for the thoracolumbar spine is associated with significant morbidities. To avoid excessive tissue damage, minimal access spinal surgery (MASS) has been developed to treat a variety of anterior spinal disorders at the authors' institution. No previous reports comparing the outcomes of MASS and(More)
Methicillin-sensitive and resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA and MRSA, respectively) can cause non-tuberculosis infectious spondylitis. In 43 cases of bacterial infectious spondylitis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and S. aureus were the two major causative pathogens. MRSA caused more anterior operations and thoracic infections, while MSSA caused more(More)