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BACKGROUND The major problem after posterior correction and instrumentation in the treatment of thoracolumbar burst fractures is failure to support the anterior spinal column leading to loss of correction of kyphosis and hardware breakage. We conducted a prospective consecutive series to evaluate the outcome of the management of acute thoracolumbar burst… (More)
PURPOSE To report results of twin hook fixation for proximal femoral fractures in comparison to those fixed with the conventional lag screw. METHODS Between August 2005 and July 2006, 2 men and 15 women aged 74 to 94 (mean, 85) years with proximal femoral fractures underwent open reduction and internal fixation using the twin hook system. The tip-apex… (More)
[Purpose] Superficial heat treatment is one of the most widely used physical therapies for osteoarthritis (OA). We clinically evaluated the effects of local heat treatment and exercise therapy for knee OA, and evaluated the articular cartilage using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) T2 mapping. [Subjects and Methods] Eighteen females aged 50-69 (59.5 ± 8.5… (More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospectively study. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to clarify the safety and efficacy of asymmetrical pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) in the treatment of severe adult lumbar deformities prospectively. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Vertebral wedge osteotomy provides good correction of kyphosis but has rarely been applied to degenerative… (More)
BACKGROUND Although fatty degeneration of the rotator cuff muscles has been reported to affect the outcomes of rotator cuff repairs, only a few studies have attempted to quantitatively evaluate this degeneration. T2 mapping is a quantitative magnetic resonance imaging technique that potentially evaluates the concentration of fat in muscles. The purpose of… (More)
Fracture of the atlas is rare in children. We report a case of fracture of the atlas through a synchondrosis of the anterior arch complicated by atlantoaxial rotatory fixation in a four-year-old girl.