Wei-Hsiu Hsu

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BACKGROUND Locations of femoral tunnels for anterior cruciate ligament replacement grafts remain a subject of debate. HYPOTHESIS A lateral femoral tunnel placed at the insertion of the posterolateral bundle of the anterior cruciate ligament can restore knee function comparably to anatomical femoral tunnel placement. STUDY DESIGN Controlled laboratory(More)
BACKGROUND Repetitive motion of the hand has been suggested as a major factor of pathogenesis of cumulative trauma disorders (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome). The purpose of this study was to investigate the 3D displacement of the median nerve and extrinsic finger flexor tendons (flexor digitorum superficialis; flexor digitorum profundus) as a function of(More)
BACKGROUND Necrotizing fasciitis is a true surgical emergency. This study was undertaken to determine whether clinical indicators could be used to initiate early surgery, and to compare the characteristics observed on initial examination of necrotizing fasciitis in patients who died and those who survived. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical(More)
BACKGROUND Normally, the subacromial-subdeltoid bursa is thinner than 2 mm using ultrasound examination. The subtle thickening of the bursa could be an early sign of subacromial impingement and possibly a rotator cuff tear. The aim of this study was to compare the thickness of subacromial bursa measured using ultrasonography in the painful shoulder with(More)
This prospective study analyzed computer-assisted surgery (CAS) navigation and conventional instrumentation in bilateral total knee arthroplasty. Sixty patients underwent CAS navigation in 1 knee and conventional instrumentation in the contralateral knee randomly. The target zone resided in the reconstructed mechanical axis within a range of 3 degrees varus(More)
Osteomyelitis characterized by an inflammatory response often leads to bone loss and the spread of bacterial infection to surrounding soft tissues. To overcome the side effects induced by the systemic antibiotic treatment for osteomyelitis, recent investigations have explored the use of antibiotic-loaded undegradable or biodegradable delivery implants at(More)
BACKGROUND In many sports, female athletes have a higher incidence of anterior cruciate ligament injury than do male athletes. Among many risk factors, the lower rotatory joint stiffness of female knees has been suggested for the increased rate of anterior cruciate ligament injuries. HYPOTHESIS In response to combined rotatory loads, female knees have(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of the iliotibial band (ITB) on the kinematics of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) intact and deficient knees and also on the in situ force in the ACL during a simulated pivot shift test. A combination of 10 N-m valgus and 5 N-m internal tibial torques was applied to 10 human cadaveric knees at 15(More)
OBJECTIVE Our study aimed to determine whether the displacement and morphology of a fragment in femur fracture with Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen/Orthopaedic Trauma Association/32-B/32-C (AO/OTA/32-B/32-C) classification affect the outcomes following closed reduction and internal fixation with an interlocking nail. DESIGN This was a(More)
A 2-stage revision arthroplasty has been suggested as the optimal treatment for deep infections in the hip joint. Improvement of the surgical technique to increase the interim function is subject to investigation. From 2004 to 2007, we collected a cohort of 15 consecutive patients who were treated by a novel design augmented with a modified hip compression(More)