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Three different implants, bare Ti-6Al-4V alloy, Ti-6Al-4V alloy coated with plasma-sprayed hydroxyapatite (PSHA), and Ti-6Al-4V alloy coated with electrochemically deposited hydroxyapatite (EDHA), were implanted into canine trabecular bone for 6 h, 7, and 14 days, respectively. Environmental scanning electron microscopy study showed that PSHA coatings had(More)
BACKGROUND Progress in developing effective surgical techniques, such as scapular allograft reconstruction, enhance shoulder stability and extremity function, in patients following scapular tumor resection. METHODS Case details from seven patients who underwent scapular allograft reconstruction following scapular tumor resection were reviewed. A wide(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this meta-analysis was to find out whether the proximal femoral nail was better than the dynamic hip screw in the treatment of trochanteric fractures with respect to operation time, blood transfusion, hospital stay, wound complications, number of reoperation, and mortality rate. METHODS All randomized controlled trials comparing(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of perioperative oral nutritional supplementation (ONS) on elderly patients after hip surgery remains controversial. This study intended to ascertain whether perioperative ONS is beneficial for the rehabilitation of elderly patients after hip surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS We searched databases including PubMed, Embase, and the(More)
BACKGROUND Plantar plate tears could be the reason of forefoot pain, affecting foot function. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound (US) were commonly used for the diagnosis of plantar plate tears. The decision of whether to use MRI or US carried some controversy. Our study aimed to find out the diagnostic accuracy of MRI versus US for plantar(More)
BACKGROUND To explore the efficacy of tranexamic acid (TXA) on reducing hidden blood loss (HBL) in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) by conducting a comparative study and meta-analysis. MATERIAL/METHODS A total of 108 patients underwent TKA was equally distributed to experimental and control groups. The only difference between two groups was the(More)
PURPOSE Network meta-analysis (NMA) is a comparatively new evidence-based technique in medical disciplines which compares the relative benefits associated with multiple interventions and obtains hierarchies of these interventions for various treatment options. We evaluated the effectiveness and safety of open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF),(More)
OBJECTIVE This meta-analysis was conducted to investigate the efficacy of bisphosphonates for preventing recurrent hip fracture and reducing the mortality of elderly patient with hip fracture. METHODS The databases of Pubmed, Embase and Cochrane Library were searched. All randomized or prospective matched controlled trials that assessed the efficacy of(More)
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) derived from the circulation may be used to enhance neovascularization. Since the combination of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF) and CXCR4 antagonist AMD3100 efficiently mobilizes hematopoietic stem cells into peripheral circulation, it may increase the pool of endogenously circulating EPC. We tested this(More)