Woo-Suk Lee

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Currently, several potential advantages lead to minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty which become popular with orthopaedic community. However, there is little comparative study on minimally invasive techniques especially through anterior approach. This investigation aimed to evaluate the efficacy of minimally invasive modified Watson–Jones approach and(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the radiographic results in patients who underwent transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), particularly the changes in segmental lordosis in the fusion segment, whole lumbar lordosis and disc height. METHODS Twenty six cases of single-level TLIF in degenerative lumbar diseases were analyzed. The changes in segmental lordosis,(More)
BACKGROUND While Western literature has mostly reported the incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) after TKA with chemoprophylaxis, the Asian literature still has mostly reported the incidence without chemoprophylaxis. This may reflect a low incidence of DVT and PE in Asian patients, although some recent studies suggest the(More)
Proper ligament balancing, restoration of the mechanical axis and component alignment are essential for the success and longevity of a prosthesis. In conventional total knee arthroplasty (TKA), an intramedullary guide is used to improve the alignment. An extramedullary guide can be used in cases of severe femoral bowing or intramedullary nailing but its use(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate complications related to prosthesis design in patients managed with cemented total knee arthroplasty using anterior-posterior glide mobile-bearing prosthesis. One hundred eighty-three total knee arthroplasties were performed using this prosthesis on 146 patients, with a minimum of 7 years of follow-up. There were late(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the midterm results of primary cementless total hip arthroplasty using a tapered stem and alumina bearing couple in active patients. After a minimum of 5 years of follow-up, 78 arthroplasties in 72 patients were reviewed retrospectively. The mean Harris hip score was 94 points, and 2 hips had thigh pain. All components(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study. PURPOSE To compare the level of restoration of the vertebral height, improvement in the wedge and kyphotic angles, and the incidence of complications in osteoporotic compression fracture in patients treated with either kyphoplasty or lordoplasty. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE Kyphoplasty involves recompression of the(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY RELEVANCE A previous study indicated non-inferiority of GCSB-5 to celecoxib regarding efficacy and safety in treating OA; however, the gastrointestinal (GI) safety data was limited to 12 weeks. Accordingly, a longer term study with a larger number of patients was necessary to establish the GI safety of GCSB-5. AIM OF STUDY The primary(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to report the long-term outcome and the failure mechanism of cementless total hip arthroplasty (THA) using hydroxyapatite (HA)-coated acetabular cup. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 1992 to May 1994, a total of 123 consecutive cementless primary THAs were performed using a HA-coated acetabular cup with(More)
Vitamin D has received considerable attention in recent years owing to the increasing evidence of its importance in muscle function and physical performance. The present study attempted to determine whether patients with low serum vitamin D levels had impairment in early functional outcomes following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This was a prospective(More)