Weng Chi Chao

Learn More
Seventeen adult fresh-frozen below-knee amputation cadaver specimens were studied. Calcific Achilles tendinitis was present in three specimens. After exposing the Achilles tendon insertion on the calcaneus, the insertion was outlined with waterproof paint. The specimens were photographed on a special plexiglass apparatus to highlight important findings. For(More)
One of the most common causes of acquired flatfoot deformity in adults is dysfunction of the posterior tibial tendon. The main function of the posterior tibial tendon is to invert the midfoot and lock the transverse tarsal joints (talonavicular and calcaneocuboid joints). When the tendon fails to function properly, a progressive flatfoot deformity develops.(More)
AIM To study the feasibility and efficiency of transumbilical single-incision laparoscopic surgery splenectomy (SILS-Sp) using conventional instruments in consecutive patients and to compare outcomes of the procedure with those of standard multiple-incision laparoscopic splenectomy (MLS). PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective review was conducted to(More)
Forty-nine patients with posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (4 patients had bilateral involvement) were treated with orthoses. Forty feet were treated with molded ankle-foot orthoses, and 13 feet were treated with University of California Biomechanics Laboratory shoe inserts with medial posting. A total of 37 women and 12 men were included in the study.(More)
Electronic health record system (EHRS) is an important healthcare innovation associated with many controversies about the benefits and challenges to different stakeholders. The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of EHRS by outpatient physicians in Macao and to identify, in their opinions, the significance of EHRS on health institutes,(More)
The Mitchell distal metatarsal stepcut osteotomy for the treatment of hallux valgus is a technically demanding procedure with a high complication rate. Reported complications include metatarsal shortening with lateral metatarsalgia, partial avascular necrosis of the distal fragment, and loss of position with incomplete correction. Nonunion, however, has(More)
  • 1