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To elucidate the behavior of autologously transplanted mesenchymal cells in osteochondral defects, we followed transplanted cells using green fluorescent protein (GFP) transgenic rats, in which all cells express GFP signals in their cytoplasm and nuclei as transplantation donors. Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal cells, which contain mesenchymal stem cells(More)
Computed tomography (CT) has been used to assess the rotational alignment of the distal femur. The purpose of this study was to establish a simple radiographic technique to evaluate the posterior femoral condyles. For this study, 39 osteoarthritic knees and 19 normal knees were examined. The condylar twist angle and posterior condylar angle were measured(More)
An original tensor system was developed to directly measure the load between femoral trial component and tibial cut surface in vivo in both patella everted and reset positions during total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We used this system during posterior-stabilized (PS) and cruciate-retaining (CR) TKA. In PS-TKA, there was no significant difference between the(More)
BACKGROUND The shoulder capsule is the main static stabilizer of the glenohumeral joint. However, few studies specifically address the function of the superior shoulder capsule, which is usually damaged in patients with complete rotator cuff tears. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the biomechanical contribution of the superior shoulder(More)
A 24-year-old male presented with an open fracture of the left patella (Gustilo-Anderson grade III-A) and fracture of the left femoral lateral condyle, and subsequent patella alta suggesting rupture of the left patellar tendon. This initial injury was treated 6 months earlier in another hospital. He was referred because of limited knee motion and(More)
A potential strategy to enhance ligament healing by transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which are demonstrated to differentiate into fibroblast-like cells in vitro, is presented. The objective of this study was to follow transplanted nucleated cells from bone marrow, which contain MSCs, in the healing medial collateral ligament (MCL) over(More)
Acoustic emission testing is a well-established method for assessment of the mechanical integrity of general construction projects. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the usefulness of acoustic emission technology in monitoring the yield strength of healing callus during external fixation. Thirty-five patients with 39 long bones treated(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the functional difference in the performances of sliding femoral head screws by comparing the displacement of the screw in relation to the femoral head in hips treated with the Gamma Asia-Pacific nail (GN) and hips treated with the intramedullary hip screw (IMHS). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of prospectively collected data. (More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to evaluate the kinematics of the flexor pollicis longus tendon (FPL) at the wrist by examining the movement of the FPL on the distal radius during various wrist and finger motions using transverse ultrasound in healthy volunteers. METHODS Forty-eight wrists of 24 asymptomatic volunteers were examined by transverse ultrasound to(More)