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OBJECTIVE To compare minimally invasive dynamic hip screw (MIDHS) fixation with conventional dynamic hip screw (CDHS) fixation for treatment of intertrochanteric femoral fracture. METHODS Of the 66 participants in this double-blind study, 35 were randomised to MIDHS and 31 to CDHS fixation. Main outcome measurements were wound size, haemoglobin decrease,(More)
Glycopeptides were isolated from bovine fetuin after digestion with Pronase, aminopeptidase M, and carboxypeptidase Y. The glycopeptides were derivatized with tert-butyloxycarbonyltyrosine and separated on the basis of peptide by using reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography. Using 400-MHz 1H NMR, the asialotriantennary oligosaccharides at each(More)
We performed a retrospective review of 22 thumbs in 22 Chinese patients attending for the basal joint arthritis of the thumb over the last 14 years. There were 16 women and six men with a mean age of 50 years old. All were treated surgically by partial trapeziectomy and volar oblique ligament reconstruction with flexor carpi radialis tendon and(More)
We performed a prospective cohort study on a consecutive series of 35 unstable, dorsally displaced distal radius fractures, which were treated with palmar locking plates and SmartLock locking screws. There were 17 men and 18 women with a mean age of 44 years who were reviewed at a mean follow-up of 10 months. All the fractures healed at a mean time of 7(More)
We performed a non-randomized controlled clinical trial of 59 clinical cases to compare percutaneous transverse K-wire fixation and intramedullary K-wires in treating closed fractures of the metacarpal neck of the little finger. Twenty-nine patients were treated by percutaneous transverse K-wire fixation and 30 patients were treated with intramedullary(More)
Fifty-two consecutive patients with acute scaphoid fractures were treated by closed reduction and percutaneous screw fixation. In addition, all underwent a wrist arthrogram and 22 patients also underwent a wrist arthroscopy. Eighteen patients (34%) had an associated carpal ligament injury (four scapholunate ligament, eight lunotriquetral ligament, two(More)
Atypical mycobacterium infection after total hip arthroplasty is a very rare but a potential cause of implant failure. We present the first report of Mycobacterium farcinogenes infection in human beings. Although the treatment of atypical mycobacterium infection after total hip arthroplasty is controversial, we successfully treated the infection in this(More)
Squamous cell carcinoma of the nail bed is rare, and the disease is often misdiagnosed as a benign condition. Digital amputation is often performed because of the delay in diagnosis and the involvement of the distal phalanx. Between March 1999 and March 2002, 3 patients presented to the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong, with squamous cell(More)
From April 2003 to April 2004, the records of 24 patients who underwent primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) through an anterolateral mini-incision technique (MIS group) were reviewed. They were matched by diagnosis, gender, average age, and body-mass index to those with a traditional-incision technique (control group). The clinical significances in terms(More)
Derivatives of glycosides of D-galactosamine were prepared in order to study further the binding requirement of the Gal/GalNAc receptor in mammalian hepatocytes. These structures included N-propanoyl, N-benzoyl, and N,N-phthaloyl derivatives of 2-hydroxyethyl 2-amino-2-deoxy-beta-D-galactopyranoside, 6-amino-hex-1-yl(More)