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BACKGROUND We report the outcomes of patients treated with a new arthroscopic treatment modality for knee dislocation after high-velocity trauma. METHODS Twenty-three patients (12 men, 11 women; 25 knees) with traumatic knee dislocation were treated with this technique. Under arthroscopy with gravity inflow irrigation, the ruptured posterior cruciate(More)
Based on a series of 120 normal subjects of different gender and age, the geometry of the knee joint was analyzed using a full-length weight-bearing roentgenogram of the lower extremity. A special computer program based on the theory of a rigid body spring model was applied to calculate the important anatomic and biomechanical factors of the knee joint. The(More)
The magnitude of the tissue damage from surgery impacts the trauma response. This response is proportional to the severity of surgical stress. Systemic cytokines are recognized as markers of postoperative tissue trauma. Microendoscopic discectomy (MED) recently has become popular for treating lumbar disc herniations, and is associated with favorable(More)
BACKGROUND Vibrio species are an uncommon cause of necrotizing fasciitis and primary septicemia, which are likely to occur in patients with hepatic disease, diabetes mellitus, adrenal insufficiency, and immunocompromised conditions. These organisms are found in warm sea waters and are often present in raw oysters, shellfish, and other seafood. The purposes(More)
Osteomyelitis characterized by an inflammatory response often leads to bone loss and the spread of bacterial infection to surrounding soft tissues. To overcome the side effects induced by the systemic antibiotic treatment for osteomyelitis, recent investigations have explored the use of antibiotic-loaded undegradable or biodegradable delivery implants at(More)
Traditional anterior lumbar surgery usually requires a long and sometimes painful skin incision. The current study evaluated the feasibility and safety of minimal access surgery for anterior lumbar disorders, emphasizing indications, operative technique, and the minimum 2-year followup results. From May 1996 to December 1997, the authors used this technique(More)
The results of surgical treatment of giant cell tumors of the distal radius were reviewed in 12 patients between 1982 and 1995. All 12 patients had Grade III lesions. Six of the 12 patients were treated using intralesional curettage with local excision, and the other six patients underwent en bloc resection with total condyle (four of the six by(More)
The literature includes no studies on the use of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in the management of tuberculous spondylitis, and its role in the management of tuberculosis involving the thoracic spine remains unclear. The authors experience with 10 consecutive patients (six women, four men) who underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for the(More)
Patellar fractures are frequently encountered in emergency situations. With proper treatment, the outcome is usually favorable. This study focuses on a rare complication of circumferential wiring in a case of patellar fracture treated by open reduction. A technical error which may have caused this complication is analyzed.
BACKGROUND Arthritic knees with Ranawat type-II valgus deformity present with soft tissue contracture and osseous anomalies that make total knee arthroplasty (TKA) difficult. We hypothesized that computer-navigated-TKA (CN-TKA) may be superior to conventional techniques and provide better mid-term radiographic and clinical outcomes in such cases. METHODS(More)