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This study aimed to improve the effectiveness of orthotic treatment for the patients with AIS using the three-dimensional clinical ultrasound (3D CUS) method in which the optimal location of pressure pad of spinal orthosis was determined with the assistance of ultrasound image analysis. By means of 3D CUS method, the spinous process angle (SPA) could be(More)
To investigate the effect of pressure therapy (PG), silicone gel sheeting (SGS), and combined therapy on the management of posttraumatic hypertrophic scar (HS) using a randomized controlled clinical trial. A total of 104 subjects with HS mostly resulting from burns and scald injuries (63 men and 41 women; average age: 21.8 +/- 18.7 years) were recruited(More)
One of the characteristics of hypertrophic scarring is its raised appearance. Its maturation often results in increased thickness. Therapists usually rely on subjective observation and palpation to document scar thickness. The result of these subjective assessments may reflect only the superficial scar thickness but is unable to measure the whole scar(More)
Fibrotic change in the soft tissue of the neck is a common side-effect after radiotherapy treatment for cancers of the head and neck region. The development of a quantitative approach for the assessment of neck tissue stiffness using an ultrasound palpation system (UPS) is reported. A testing protocol was established with the participation of eight normal(More)
We previously reported a noncontact ultrasound water jet indentation system for measuring and mapping tissue mechanical properties. The key idea was to utilize a water jet as an indenter as well as the coupling medium for high-frequency ultrasound. In this paper, the system was employed to assess articular cartilage degeneration, using stiffness ratio as an(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Thermal related problems with prostheses are common complaints of amputee people. This article aims to introduce a thermoregulatory technique as a potential solution for those problems in prostheses wearers. TECHNIQUE A smart thermoregulatory system was designed, manufactured, and installed on a phantom model of a prosthetic socket. It(More)
Quantitative assessment of articular cartilage is important for the early diagnosis of osteoarthritis, intra-operation joint tissue evaluation and judgment of repaired cartilage quality. This technique is also applicable to the cartilage if arthroscopic instrument embedding this technique can be developed. In this study, an arthroscopic water-jet ultrasound(More)
Ultrasound is useful in demonstrating bone mineral density of regenerating osseous tissue as well as structural alterations. A proposed ultrasound method, which included ultrasonography and acoustic parameters measurement, was employed to evaluate its efficacy in monitoring the bone callus changes in a rabbit tibial distraction osteogenesis (DO) model. The(More)
This study investigated the trypsin digestion and serum inhibition in articular cartilage monitored using high-frequency ultrasound system in situ. Three normal bovine patellae were obtained from a local butcher shop. Four full-thickness cartilage-bone specimens were prepared from the lower medial side of each patella and divided into 4 groups: Group A, B,(More)