Shyu-Jye Wang

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From January 1993 to December 1997, we treated 78 (75 fresh, 1 delayed union and 2 nonunion) fractures of the mid-third clavicle with open reduction and internal fixation using 3.8 mm Knowles pins. All patients used an arm sling for 2-6 weeks after surgery, and were told to avoid vigorous exercise or work with heavy loads for the next 6 weeks. 73 fractures(More)
AIMS AND METHODS Alcoholism may cause a range of diseases including avascular necrosis of the hip joint (AVN), cirrhosis of the liver, pancreatitis and oesophageal carcinoma. Chinese alcoholic patients diagnosed with AVN have a higher incidence of cirrhosis than of acute pancreatitis or oesophageal cancer. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate(More)
The fracture of the cuboid in children is rarely diagnosed and has probably been underreported for nondisplaced fractures. The diagnosis is often missed, and overlooked cuboid fracture can lead to severe alterations in foot mechanics and function. This case report involves a displaced compression fracture of the left cuboid in a 9-year-old girl after a fall(More)
This study aims to investigate the effects and mechanisms of all-trans retinoic acid (t-RA) on interleukin(IL)-1-induced production of several inflammatory mediators in human chondrocytes. The cartilage from OA patients receiving total knee or total hip replacement was obtained and chondrocytes were prepared. Chemokine concentrations were measured by ELISA.(More)
Two patients experiencing knee stiffness on extension subsequent to total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) are reported on in this paper. The use of an oversized femoral component is suggested as the main cause of the stiffness. Revision surgery using a smaller femoral component and resecting more bone from the posterior aspect of the distal femur than during(More)
A 36-year-old man sustained posterior dislocation of left elbow joint with olecranon fracture, comminuted coronoid fracture and subluxation of proximal radioulnar joint. We reconstructed the coronoid process with autogenous iliac crest bone graft and reduced the olecranon fracture with internal fixation. In addition, we also repaired the medial collateral(More)
BACKGROUND Type V acromioclavicular (AC) joint dislocations need surgical treatment. This report described a new transacromial extra-articular Knowles pin fixation method to treat this very unstable dislocations to analyze this treatment. The hypothesis is that the results would be improved. METHOD Thirteen consecutive patients with type V AC joint(More)
BACKGROUND We report a rare complication of posterior dislocation of a cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty following an acute bacterial infection. The mechanism of dislocation proved to be septic loosening of the femoral component and a tear of the posterior cruciate ligament near to the femoral insertion site. The tear arose during the treatment of(More)
The development of osteoarthritis (OA) has recently been implicated as a result of immune-mediated damage of chondrocytes and their supporting matrixes. Pro-inflammatory cytokines like interleukin (IL)-1 and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) play pivotal roles in immunopathogenesis of OA. Because vitamins preserving anti-oxidative effects are(More)
We report a very rare case of intraosseous ganglion cyst of the capitate in a 54-year-old female who complained of a painful right wrist mass for 1 year. Computed tomography study showed an expansile osteolytic lesion with sclerotic margin and thinning of the cortex. Combined soft tissue ganglion cyst was also noted at operation and confirmed by pathologic(More)