Shih-Hao Chen

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Deep hip infection is a rare complication of intertrochanteric fractures and an optimal treatment has not yet been reported. Twenty-seven patients who contracted deep hip sepsis following the failed primary treatment of an intertrochanteric fracture were treated with two-stage hip arthroplasty. Antibiotic-impregnated cement beads were implanted following(More)
The artificial disc is a mobile implant for degenerative disc replacement that attempts to lessen the degeneration of the adjacent elements. However, inconsistent biomechanical results for the neighboring elements have been reported in a number of studies. The present study used finite element (FE) analysis to explore the biomechanical differences at the(More)
The surgical method of repairing distal tibial fractures remains controversial. Open reduction and plating is a popular method that can result in good fixation and retention of the achieved position. The usual approach for open plating is anterior. Although it offers good exposure to the tibia, the medial plating is at high risk of wound problems and(More)
The Acutrak plus compression screw (APCS) (Acumed Inc., Beaverton, OR, USA) is an intramedullary implant which can achieve stable fixation with minimum soft tissue dissection. The characteristics of the APCS include fully-threaded length, headless, cannulated, and variable thread pitch. Twenty-three patients with AO type-B2 ankle fractures treated with(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known about the biomechanical effectiveness of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) cages in different positioning and various posterior implants used after decompressive surgery. The use of the various implants will induce the kinematic and mechanical changes in range of motion (ROM) and stresses at the surgical and adjacent(More)
Juvenile xanthogranuloma (JXG) is a self-limited cutaneous lesion that most often occurs in infancy. Approximately 10% to 30% of JXGs occur in adult patients, where most cases present as cutaneous papulonodular lesions, with only rare cases involving extracutaneous sites. Intramuscular JXG is extremely rare and has received little attention. On review of(More)
BACKGROUND Initial promise of a stand-alone interbody fusion cage to treat chronic back pain and restore disc height has not been realized. In some instances, a posterior spinal fixation has been used to enhance stability and increase fusion rate. In this manuscript, a new stand-alone cage is compared with conventional fixation methods based on the finite(More)
Infective spondylitis occurring concomitantly with mycotic aneurysm is rare. A retrospective record review was conducted in all cases of mycotic aneurysm from January 1995 to December 2004, occurring in a primary care and tertiary referral center. Spontaneous infective spondylitis and mycotic aneurysm were found in six cases (10.3% of 58 mycotic aneurysm(More)