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Viscosupplementation refers to the concept of synovial fluid replacement with intra-articular injections of hyaluronic acid (HA) for the relief of pain associated with osteoarthritis (OA). Intra-articular viscosupplementation was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1997. It is currently indicated only for the treatment of pain associated(More)
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of coralline hydroxyapatite (CHA) and laminectomy-derived bone as an adjuvant graft material when combined with autogenous iliac bone graft (AIBG) in posterolateral fusion (PLF). METHODS This prospective, case-control study involved 58 patients who underwent lumbar(More)
BACKGROUND There was an increasing requirement for novel treatments of osteoarthritis (OA). The aim was to compare the efficacy of intraarticular Botulinum toxin type A (BoNT-A) and intraarticular hyaluronate plus rehabilitation exercise in patients with ankle OA. METHODS This was a prospective, randomized, assessor-blinded study with a 6-month follow-up(More)
— This study presents a revolutionary computer-aided surgery planning and simulating system under computer-based environment for the calcaneal osteotomy surgery. This system uses the full-scale 3D reverse engineering technique in designing and developing preoperative planning system for the calcaneal osteotomy surgery. The planning system provides(More)
In this study, we developed a CT-based computer-assisted pre-operative planning and simulating system for the calcaneal osteotomy by integrating different software's function. This system uses the full-scaled 3D reverse engineering technique in designing and developing preoperative planning modules for the calcaneal osteotomy surgery. The planning system(More)
Tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS) is an entrapment neuropathy of the posterior tibial nerve and its terminal branches. The syndrome is first described in 1962 by Keck and Lam in two separate case reports [1, 2]. Reported etiologies of TTS include space-occupying lesions (tumors, varicosities, hypertrophic muscle, accessory muscle or bone), inflammatory process(More)
—This study presents a revolutionary computer-assisted surgery planning and simulating system under multimedia environment for the internal fixation operative of calcaneal collapse. This system uses the full-scale 3D reverse engineering technique in designing and developing preoperative planning modules for the internal fixation operative of calcaneal(More)
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