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Expression of growth factors in the early phase of supraspinatus tendon healing in rabbits.
Growth factors are known to appear during wound healing. We hypothesized that growth factors would also appear during the healing process of a rotator cuff tear. We determined the expression ofExpand
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Factors related to long-term outcome after decompressive surgery for ossification of the ligamentum flavum of the thoracic spine.
OBJECT Factors related to long-term surgical outcome of thoracic myelopathy caused by ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) have not been fully investigated. To evaluate these factors, theExpand
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Outcome of One-Level Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion for Spondylolisthesis and Postoperative Intervertebral Disc Degeneration Adjacent to the Fusion
Study Design. Review of the clinical and radiologic records of patients who underwent one-level posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) at L4–L5. Objective. To determine whether adjacentExpand
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Impact of postural deformities and spinal mobility on quality of life in postmenopausal osteoporosis
The objective of the study was to evaluate the impact of postural deformities and spinal mobility on quality of life (QOL) in patients with spinal osteoporosis. A total of 157 postmenopausal womenExpand
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Effect of low-intensity back exercise on quality of life and back extensor strength in patients with osteoporosis: a randomized controlled trial
SummaryRandomized controlled study in 80 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis was conducted to investigate the effect of a home-based, simple, low-intensity exercise. Low-intensityExpand
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Intermittent administration of human parathyroid hormone enhances bone formation and union at the site of cancellous bone osteotomy in normal and ovariectomized rats.
Intermittent administration of human parathyroid hormone (hPTH) has an anabolic effect on bone in animals and humans and is expected to be a potent agent for the treatment of osteoporosis. However,Expand
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Healing of bisphosphonate-associated atypical femoral fractures in patients with osteoporosis: a comparison between treatment with and without teriparatide
Atypical femoral fracture (AFF) often appears with bisphosphonate use. Teriparatide (TPTD) treatment may promote AFF healing, but few controlled or comparative studies have examined the effects ofExpand
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Postnatal and Pubertal Skeletal Changes Contribute Predominantly to the Differences in Peak Bone Density Between C3H/HeJ and C57BL/6J Mice
Previous studies have shown that 60–70% of variance in peak bone density is determined genetically. The higher the peak bone density, the less likely an individual is to eventually developExpand
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Low-energy diaphyseal femoral fractures associated with bisphosphonate use and severe curved femur: a case series
Recent reports have raised concerns about low-energy subtrochanteric and diaphyseal femoral fractures after long-term bisphosphonate treatment, which may be associated with severely suppressed boneExpand
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Prevalence of sarcopenia in Japanese women with osteopenia and osteoporosis
Sarcopenia and osteoporosis are both significant health burdens among postmenopausal women. This study examined associations between sarcopenia and osteopenia/osteoporosis in Japanese women andExpand
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