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OBJECTIVE To analyze the clinical outcomes of arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with irradiated bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) allograft compared with non-irradiated allograft and autograft. METHODS All BPTB allografts were obtained from a single tissue bank and the irradiated allografts were sterilized with 2.5 mrad of(More)
OBJECTIVES Polymorphism of the vitamin D receptor (VDR), collagen alpha I type I (Col I alpha I), and oestrogen receptor (ER) genes have been shown to account for some of the heritability of bone mineral density (BMD) in adults. This study examined this relation in prepubertal children. METHODS AND SUBJECTS The relation between genotypes of VDR gene (Taq(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of activated microglia grafting on rats' hind limb motor function recovery after spinal cord injury. METHODS Microglia were separated from primary culture and subcultured for 3 generations. Lipopolysaccharide was added to the culture medium with the terminal concentration of 10 microl/L for microglia activation 3 days before(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the clinical outcomes and differences among three surgical procedures for avulsion fracture of tibial intercondylar eminence. METHODS From October 1995 to October 2005, 3 different procedures had been performed on 49 patients, which included open reduction and internal fixation (Group A, n = 17), arthroscopic reduction and internal(More)
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common form of bone malignancy in children and adolescents. A class of molecules known as microRNAs (miRNAs) have been routinely associated in the development and progression of OS. The present study was centered on the less well-known miRNA, miRNA (miR)-150, and its role in OS was investigated. The levels of miR-150 were(More)
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