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The minimally invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis (MIPPO) technique through the anterior approach has been successfully used in the treatment of humeral shaft fractures and has gained satisfactory clinical outcome. An anatomical study and a preliminary clinic report were performed to evaluate the feasibility of applying the MIPPO technique in the(More)
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been shown to play key roles in cancer development and progression. In this study, we focused on lncRNA HOTTIP and investigated its expression pattern, clinical significance, and biological function in osteosarcoma (OS). In the present study, lncRNA HOTTIP expression in OS tissues was examined and its correlation with(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether or not reconstruction of the medial cortex in subtrochanteric fracture can reduce the risks of internal fixation failure, fracture malunion, and nonunion. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Between 2005 and 2008, 46 patients with subtrochanteric fracture were treated with intramedullary nailing and followed up. The average age was 42(More)
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been identified as oncogenes or tumor suppressors that are involved in tumorigenesis and chemotherapy resistance. HOTTIP is located at the 5' tip of the HOXA locus and coordinates the activation of multiple 5' HOXA genes, which plays an important role in multiple cancers. However, its biological role in the development of(More)
We evaluated the efficacy of vascular endothelial growth factor 165 (VEGF(165)) transgenic bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) for the repair of early-stage osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) in mature mongrel dogs. This animal model was surgically established by femoral neck osteotomy and subsequent repinning. Twenty-seven dogs (54 hips) were(More)
BACKGROUND In surgeries of closed calcaneal fractures, the lateral L-shaped incision is usually adopted. Undesirable post-operative healing of the incision is a common complication. In this retrospective study, controllable risk factors of incision complications after closed calcaneal fracture surgery through a lateral L-shaped incision are discussed and(More)
The anterior part of the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is a synovial joint, with little gliding and rotary movement between the contact surfaces of SIJ during locomotion. Due to its complex structure, especially when considering the surrounding ligaments, it is difficult to construct an accurate three-dimensional (3-D) finite element model for the human pelvis.(More)
BACKGROUND Keloids represent a dysregulated response to cutaneous wounding that result in an excessive deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM), especially types I and III collagen. In keloid scars, the ratio of 'type I to type III collagen' varies compared to normal skin. Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) plays a central role in the pathogenesis(More)
BACKGROUND Keloids represent a dysregulated response to cutaneous wounding that results in an excessive deposition of extracellular matrix, especially types I and III collagen. Transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta plays a central role in the pathogenesis of fibrosis by inducing and sustaining activation of keloid fibroblast. However, the underlying(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this meta-analysis was to compare the clinical outcomes of arthroscopic and mini-open rotator cuff repairs based on recently published Level I randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS We systematically searched electronic databases to identify RCTs that compared arthroscopic and mini-open rotator cuff repairs from 1980 to October(More)