Srihatach G Ngarmukos

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The objective of this study was to investigate bone morphogenetic protein-7 (BMP-7) levels in both plasma and synovial fluid of patients with primary knee osteoarthritis (OA) and to determine their relationship to disease severity. Thirty-two patients with knee OA and 15 healthy subjects were enrolled in the study. Anteroposterior knee radiographs were(More)
Recent evidence suggests that angiogenesis and inflammation contribute to the development and progression of osteoarthritis (OA). The purpose of this study was to investigate vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels in plasma and synovial fluid of patients with knee OA and to determine the relationship of VEGF levels with disease severity in knee(More)
We prospectively evaluated a consecutive series of 314 patients (265 females and 49 males) who underwent unilateral TKA and received an average of 2 years of follow-up. In all patients, a standard (STD) or a gender-specific (GS) femoral component was selected based on the presentation of intra-operative medio-lateral overhanging of the femoral cutting guide(More)
AIM This study assesses the impact of serum carboxy-terminal collagen crosslinks (CTX) bone marker feedback (BMF) on adherence to ibandronate treatment in Asian postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. METHODS This was a 12-month (6-monthly phased), randomized, prospective, open-label, multi-center study conducted in 596 (of 628 enrolled) postmenopausal(More)
Knee osteoarthritis is a common cause of severe pain and functional limitation. Total knee arthroplasty is an effective procedure to relieve pain, restore knee function, and improve quality of life for patients with end stage knee arthritis. The aim of this study was to investigate the inflammatory process in patients with primary knee osteoarthritis before(More)
We prospectively evaluated outcomes of high-flexion total knee arthroplasty in 165 patients who had advanced arthritis with a minimum 120-degree pre-operative knee flexion, with a mean follow-up of 77 months. Patients were divided into two groups according to their ability to perform full-range (heel-to-buttock) pre-operative knee flexion (group A) and the(More)
Popliteus-tendon injury during total knee arthroplasty (TKA) may result in imbalanced soft-tissue tension; however, it is unclear whether complete popliteus-tendon resection is a factor which contributes to knee instability following TKA. We performed an isolated complete resection of the popliteus tendon during a standard posterior stabilised TKA (PS-TKA)(More)
UNLABELLED Scar cosmesis is one of the proposed benefits of mini-incision total hip replacement as opposed to standard-incision procedures; however, there has been no scientific proof of this clinical outcome. The cosmetic appearances of healed incisions of 34 primary total hip replacement procedures done by one surgeon using either a mini-incision (20(More)
Zoledronic acid has been used for prevention of osteolytic and osteoblastic bone metastasis. This case report illustrates an undesirable consequence from prolonged usage of zoledronic acid in bone metastasis prevention. Periprosthetic acetabular fracture in a patient treated with zoledronic acid for 7 years was reported. The clinical presentation,(More)
BACKGROUND Glucosamine sulfate has been recommended for treatment of knee osteoarthritis in several published guidelines. However, there are various preparations of glucosamine that may result in different pharmacokinetic and clinical outcomes. OBJECTIVES Comparison of clinical outcomes of two different preparations of glucosamine sulfate (Sodium chloride(More)