Bing-Fang Zeng

Shanghai Putuo District People's Hospital, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China

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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: Aseptic loosening of an implant after total joint arthroplasty is still a major complication that results from periprosthetic osteolysis. Fibroblasts in the interface membrane express receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand (RANKL) and stimulate osteoclast formation. Studies demonstrate that through the control of osteoclastic bone loss bisphosphonates inhibit wear particle-induced bone resorption around total hip arthroplasty. The majority of bisphosphonates studies have focused on their effects on osteoblasts and osteoclasts. Little attention has been paid to their action on fibroblasts. Methods: We isolated fibroblasts from the interface membrane that was obtained when revision hip arthroplasty was performed because of aseptic loosening. Fibroblasts were stimulated with alendronate. RANKL and osteoprotegerin (OPG) assays were performed using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kit and real time Reverse Transcription- Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR). Results: We found that alendronate stimulated OPG mRNA and protein expression in a time and dose dependent manner. By contrast, alendronate did not affect RANKL expression. Conclusions: The results indicate that alendronate modulated OPG production by fibroblasts from periprosthetic membrane, which may prove helpful for the inhibition of bone loss during aseptic loosening following total joint arthroplasty.
    Hip international: the journal of clinical and experimental research on hip pathology and therapy 09/2015; DOI:10.5301/hipint.5000281 · 0.76 Impact Factor
  • Ting Yuan · Chang-Qing Zhang · Ming-Jie Tang · Shang-Chun Guo · Bing-Fang Zeng ·
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    ABSTRACT: Chronic wounds are a frequent problem in developing countries, are often difficult to heal because they lack the necessary growth factors to maintain the healing process, and are frequently complicated by superinfection. Conventional therapies such as dressings, surgical debridement, and even skin grafting cannot provide satisfactory healing since these treatments are not able to provide enough necessary growth factors to modulate the healing process. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), as a concentrate of platelets, releases a high concentration of multiple growth factors that can modulate healing processes. Furthermore, PRP also contains a high level of leukocytes, which can inhibit infection. PRP has been widely used in many clinical applications. Three patients with large chronic wounds were treated with PRP and achieved good clinical outcomes.
    Wounds: a compendium of clinical research and practice 04/2015; 21(10):280-5. · 0.54 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Study Design: A retrospective study of clinical cases. Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of continuous irrigation and drainage for early postoperative deep wound infection after posterior instrumented spinal fusion. Summary of Background Data: Aggressive debridement and irrigation has been recommended to treat postoperative wound infections after instrumented spinal fusion. However, this method of management, indicating repeating visits to the operating room until the wound is clean enough for closure, often results in prolonged hospitalization, increased cost, and sometimes compromise of the desired outcome. We hypothesize that repeat visits to the operating room for debridements can be avoided by aggressive debridements and primary closure with continuous irrigation and drainage for postoperative wound infections. Methods: From 2004 to 2009, 23 patients with early postoperative deep wound infections after spinal fusion with instrumentation were surgically treated with thorough debridement and primary closure with continuous irrigation and drainage. All patients were followed up for 30.6 months (range, 24–54 mo). Results: The mean duration of irrigation was 12.0 days (range, 7–16 d). In 21 patients (91.3%), the wound healed after continuous irrigation. The removal of the instrumentation or cages was not required in any case. Spinal fusion was achieved in all cases, except 1, where the patient developed a pseudoarthrosis at the L4–L5 level after L4–S1 fusion. The mean ODI for these 23 patients improved significantly from 53.4±18.7 preoperatively to 18.3±11.2 at the final follow-up visit (P<0.001). The mean JOA scores increased significantly from 15.5±4.1 preoperatively to 24.3±3.8 at the final follow-up (P<0.001). Conclusions: Continuous irrigation and drainage is an effective and safe method for the treatment of early postoperative deep wound infection after posterior instrumented spinal fusion.
    Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 08/2014; 27(8). DOI:10.1097/BSD.0000000000000122 · 2.20 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Surgical reduction and posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) is commonly used to recover segmental imbalance in degenerative spondylolisthesis. However, whether intentional reduction of the slipped vertebra during PLIF is essential in aged patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis remains controversial. We compared the outcomes of surgical reduction and fusion in situ among aged patients who underwent PLIF for degenerative spondylolisthesis. A prospective randomized clinical trial on the surgical treatment of degenerative spondylolisthesis patients aged older than 70 years. Between January 2006 and December 2009, 73 patients aged 70 years or older with single-level degenerative spondylolisthesis requiring surgical treatment were included in this study. Clinical outcomes were assessed using the visual analog scale, Oswestry Disability Index, and Japanese Orthopedic Association scores. Radiographic outcomes included percentage of vertebral slippage, focal lordosis, and disc height. The 73 patients were randomly assigned to two groups treated using surgical reduction (Group A, n=36) and fusion in situ (Group B, n=37). Both groups were followed up for an average of 33.2 months (range, 24-54 months). The clinical and radiographic outcomes were compared between the two groups. Surgical complications were similar in the two groups. The average operative time and blood loss during surgery did not insignificantly differ (p>.05) between the two groups. Spondylolisthesis, disc height, and focal lordosis were significantly improved postoperatively in both groups. There was no obvious difference in clinical outcomes, as assessed using the visual analog scale, Oswestry Disability Index, and Japanese Orthopedic Association scores, although the radiographic outcomes were considerably better in Group A than in Group B. Posterior lumbar interbody fusion with pedicle screws fixation, with or without intraoperative reduction, provides good outcomes in the surgical treatment of aged patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis. Better radiological outcomes by intentional reduction do not necessarily indicate better clinical outcomes.
    The spine journal: official journal of the North American Spine Society 10/2013; 13(10). DOI:10.1016/j.spinee.2013.07.481 · 2.43 Impact Factor
  • Guo-Hua Mei · Hai-Ming Wang · Cun-Yi Fan · Chang-Qing Zhang · Bing-Fang Zeng ·
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    ABSTRACT: This research investigates the anatomic basis for the repair and reconstruction of hand joints using transposition of the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint of the hamatum. The morphology and structure of the CMC joints of the hamatum and the base joints of the middle phalanx were observed on 22 freshly frozen wrist specimens at Shanghai 6th People's Hospital Research Institute of Microsurgery. The volar dorsal dia, radioulnar dia, depth of concave, and area of the joints were measured. Data were obtained through statistical analysis, and the resemblance of joints was compared in terms of morphology, structure, area, length, and diameter. The radioulnar dia of the CMC joints of the hamatum (13.54 ± 1.15 mm) did not exhibit any evident differences in the middle phalanx of the forefinger, middle finger, and ring finger, and in the distal phalanx of the thumb. The volar dorsal dia of the CMC joints of the hamatum (10.71 ± 0.93 mm) exhibited an evident difference in the middle phalanx of the ring finger. In all fingers, the depth of the ulnar and radial concave of the CMC joints of the hamatum (1.30 ± 0.08 and 0.95 ± 0.05 mm, respectively) and the area of the CMC joints of the hamatum (139.89 ± 5.44 mm(2)) showed an evident difference. The CMC joint of the hamatum could be considered a new and viable joint donor site that could be used to repair and reconstruct the base joints of the middle phalanx.
    European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology 08/2013; 24(7). DOI:10.1007/s00590-013-1300-4 · 0.18 Impact Factor
  • Yebin Qian · Xian-Long Zhang · Bing-Fang Zeng · Yao Jiang · Hao Shen · Qi Wang ·
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract Aseptic loosening remains the primary cause of failure in total joint arthroplasty. Implant-derived particles are thought to be a main cause of osteolysis that leads to the failure. Substance P (SP) immunoreactive nerve fibers have been detected in the periprosthetic membrane of aseptic loose hip prostheses. We isolated fibroblasts from periprosthetic membrane. Fibroblasts were examined by real time RT-PCR and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for expression of the receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand (RANKL), osteoprotegerin (OPG), cyclooxygenase (COX)-1, and COX-2. Experiments were performed in the presence and absence of titanium particles, SP and NS-398 (a selective COX-2 inhibitor). Titanium particles or SP stimulated RANKL and COX-2 expression in fibroblasts, whereas NS-398 inhibited RANKL production, suggesting a COX-2-mediated event. Moreover, SP enhanced COX-2 and RANKL expression by titanium particles-stimulated fibroblasts. Thus, SP and titanium particles acted synergistically to increase RANKL expression.
    Connective tissue research 07/2013; 54(6). DOI:10.3109/03008207.2013.823953 · 1.61 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: We prospectively compared surgical reduction or fusion in situ with posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) for adult isthmic spondylolisthesis in terms of surgical invasiveness, clinical and radiographical outcomes, and complications. METHODS: From January 2006 to June 2008, 88 adult patients with isthmic spondylolisthesis who underwent surgical treatment in our unit were randomized to reduced group (group 1, n = 45) and in situ group (group 2, n = 43), and followed up for average 32.5 months (range 24-54 months). The clinical and radiographical outcomes were compared between the two groups. RESULTS: The average operative time and blood loss during surgery showed insignificant difference (p > 0.05) between two groups. The radiological outcomes were significantly better in group 1, but there was no significant difference between two groups of clinical outcomes, depicting as VAS, ODI, JOA and patients' satisfaction surveys. Incident rate of surgical complications was similar in two groups, but in group 1 the complication seemed more severe because of two patients with neurological symptoms. CONCLUSIONS: For the adult isthmic spondylolisthesis without degenerative disease in adjacent level, single segment of PLIF with pedicle screw fixation is an effective and safe surgical procedure regardless of whether additional reduction had been conducted or not. Better radiological outcome does not mean better clinical outcome.
    European Spine Journal 06/2013; 23(1). DOI:10.1007/s00586-013-2858-6 · 2.07 Impact Factor
  • Jian Ding · Yun-Feng Chen · Chang-Qing Zhang · Bing-Fang Zeng ·

    Orthopaedic Surgery 05/2013; 5(2):149-52. DOI:10.1111/os.12031
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    ABSTRACT: Background: To measure and calculate the morphological parameters and determine the anatomical characteristics of the posterior surface of the proximal tibia in a healthy Chinese population. Methods: A total of 150 volunteers with normal knees were enrolled. The parameters in the multi-slice spiral computed tomography (MSCT) three-dimensional (3-D) reconstruction images were measured and calculated by two independent qualified observers. The differences and correlation were investigated. The intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) was used to assess inter-observer reliability. Results: The posterior margin of the tibial plateau is presented as two superior arc-shapes. The central angles of these arcs were 118°±14° (medial) and 106°±20° (lateral). The radii of these arcs both showed a skewed distribution. The median radii of the arcs were 22 mm in the medial and 20mm in the lateral. There were two significant angles present in the sagittal plane of the posterior cortex of the proximal tibia. The first angles were 39°±7° (medial) and 47°±7° (lateral). The second angles were 39°±4° (medial) and 41°±5° (lateral). Significant differences were observed in the central angles and the first angles but not in the second angles between the medial and lateral. There were no significant differences between different gender groups, and between left and right limbs. All of these parameters exhibited excellent to moderate ICC. Conclusion: Due to the varying anatomic morphology between the postero-medial and postero-lateral surface of the proximal tibia, the internal fixation implants of these two parts should be designed differently.
    The Knee 01/2013; 21(2). DOI:10.1016/j.knee.2012.10.025 · 1.94 Impact Factor
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    Yi Zhu · Severin Meili · Changqing Zhang · Congfeng Luo · Bing-Fang Zeng ·
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    ABSTRACT: Object To compare the Sliding with Non-sliding lag screw of a gamma nail in the treatment of A1 and A2 AO-OTA intertrochanteric fractures. Materials and methods 80 patients were prospectively collected. In each group, AO/OTA 31-A were classified into group A. AO/OTA 31-A2.1 was classified as group B. We classified the A2.2 and A2.3 as group C. According to the set-screw locking formation of Gamma-III, the cases were randomly allocated to Sliding subgroup and Non-sliding subgroup in A, B and C groups. Follow-ups were performed 1, 3, 6 and 12 months postoperatively. Results In the Sliding group, the bone healing rate 3, 6, 12 months postoperatively reached 85.00%, 97.50%, 100% in group A, B and C. Meanwhile, in Non-sliding group, postoperatively, bone healing rate were 90.00%, 95.00% and 97.50% in group A, B and C, respectively. Both differences were not significant. Lower limb discrepancy between Sliding and Non-sliding pattern was significantly different in group C which represent fracture types of AO/OTA 31-A2.2 and A2.3 (0.573 ± 0.019 mm in Non-sliding group, 0.955 mm ± 0.024 mm in Sliding group, P < 0.001 ). Difference of sliding distance among the three groups was significant among group A, B and C: 0.48 mm ± 0.04 mm, 0.62 mm ± 0.07 mm and 0.92 mm ± 0.04 mm (P < 0.001). Differences in average healing time and Harris scores also presented no significance in the three groups. Conclusions As a result, we can conclude that the sliding distance is minimal in Gamma nails and it is related to the comminuted extent of the intertrochanteric area in A1 and A2 AO-OTA intertrochanteric fractures. For treating these kinds of fractures, the sliding of the lag screw of an Gamma nail does not improve any clinical results and in certain cases, such as highly comminuted A1 and A2 fractures, can therefore even benefit from a locked lag screw by tightening the set-screw.
    Scandinavian Journal of Trauma Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 09/2012; 20(1):60. DOI:10.1186/1757-7241-20-60 · 2.03 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of our study is to introduce a new Three-Column Classification for tibial plateau fractures and evaluate its reproducibility and reliability. From December 2004 to December 2006, 278 consecutive patients with tibial plateau fractures were treated operatively at the Department of Orthopedics and Trauma III in Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital. Computed tomography (CT) and three-dimensional reconstruction were preformed for each patient before open reduction and internal fixation. The approaches were instructed by the Three-Column Classification. To test the reproducibility of the Three-Column Classification, the interobserver and intraobserver reliability of this classification system compared with that of the Schatzker Classification was investigated by four observers. Fourteen cases could not be classified by Schatzker Classification. Meanwhile, all cases could be classified by the Three-Column Classification. Using plain radiographs, the mean κ values for interobserver reliability using Schatzker Classification systems were 0.567 (range, 0.513-0.589), representing "moderate agreement," whereas the mean κ values were 0.766 (range, 0.706-0.890), representing "substantial agreement" by the use of the Three-Column Classification based on the CT scan. The mean κ values for intraobserver reliability using Schatzker Classification and the Three-Column Classification based on the CT scan were 0.758 (range, 0.691-0.854) and 0.810 (range, 0.745-0.918), respectively, representing "substantial agreement." The Three-Column Classification demonstrates a higher interobserver reliability and can be used as a supplement to the conventional Schatzker Classification, especially in the complex and posterior comminuted tibial plateau fractures. Furthermore, the Three-Column Classification is clinically relevant and, to some degree, can instruct the surgeon in preoperative planning. Diagnostic study, level III.
    09/2012; 73(3):731-7. DOI:10.1097/TA.0b013e31825c17e7
  • Hui Sun · Cong-Feng Luo · Guang Yang · Hui-Peng Shi · Bing-Fang Zeng ·
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: The study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a posterolateral reversed L-shaped knee joint incision for treating the posterolateral tibial plateau fracture. Methods: Knee specimens from eight fresh, frozen adult corpses were dissected bilaterally using a posterolateral reversed L-shaped approach. During the dissection, the exposure range was observed, and important parameters of anatomical structure were measured, including the parameters of common peroneal nerve (CPN) to ameliorate the incision and the distances between bifurcation of main vessels and the tibial articular surface to clear risk awareness. Results: The posterolateral aspect of the tibial plateau from the proximal tibiofibular joint to the tibial insertion of the posterior cruciate ligament was exposed completely. There was no additional damage to other vital structures and no evidence of fibular osteotomy or posterolateral corner complex injury. The mean length of the exposed CPN was 56.48 mm. The CPN sloped at a mean angle of 14.7° toward the axis of the fibula. It surrounded the neck of the fibula an average of 42.18 mm from the joint line. The mean distance between the opening of the interosseous membrane and the joint line was 48.78 mm. The divergence of the fibular artery from the posterior tibial artery was on average 76.46 mm from articular surface. Conclusions: This study confirmed that posterolateral reversed L-shaped approach could meet the requirements of anatomical reduction and buttress fixation for posterolateral tibial plateau fracture. Exposure of the CPN can be minimized or even avoided by modifying the skin incision. Care is needed to dissect distally and deep through the approach as vital vascular bifurcations are concentrated in this region. Placement of a posterior buttressing plate carries a high vascular risk when the plate is implanted beneath these vessels.
    European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology 08/2012; 23(7). DOI:10.1007/s00590-012-1067-z · 0.18 Impact Factor
  • Qi Li · Bing-Fang Zeng · Jian-Guang Xu · Wei-Qing Kong ·
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    ABSTRACT: To explore a way of the gene therapy for acute spinal cord injury (ASCI) by vivo transfection of exogenous gene into spinal cord tissue. Twenty-four rats of SD were divided into experiment group and control group (each group had 12 rats). After anaesthesia by abdominal cavity, lamina of thoracic vertebra of all rats were cut-open in prone position. Complex of plasmid and report gene-Lac Z, and plasmid without report gene-Lac Z were respectively injected into cavum subdural of SD rats of experiment group and control group by cation liposome (DOTAP) encapsulation. The rats were killed at the 2nd week after operation, spinal cord tissue of injected segments were detected by reverse transcription-polymerase chain raction (RT-PCR) and immunohistochemistry. In experiment group, positive staining of beta-galactosidase can be clearly observed in neuron and glia cell of rat's spinal cord by immunohistochemistry detection. Lac Z mRNA in same area was also detected by RT-PCR. But, in control group, no above-mentioned positive results were found. Effective transfection of exogenous gene in vivo into spinal cord is a new hot spot for treatment of SCI. Thus certain nerve growth factor imput partly area of spinal cord injury can promote central nerve regrowth and avoid early secondary injury.
    Zhongguo gu shang = China journal of orthopaedics and traumatology 01/2012; 25(1):47-50.
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    Jia Jiang · Cun-Yi Fan · Bing-Fang Zeng ·
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility and advantages of constructing a novel tissue engineering bone, using β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) and rat bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), modified with human bone morphogenetic protein 2 gene (hBMP2) and human vascular endothelial growth factor 165 gene (hVEGF165), through lentiviral transfection. Both genes were successfully co-expressed in the co-transfection group for up to eight weeks confirmed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). After seeding MSCs onto the scaffolds, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) observation showed that MSCs grew and proliferated well in co-transfection group at 7 and 14 days. There was no significant difference among all the groups in hoechst DNA assay for cell proliferation for 14 days after cell seeding (P > 0.05), but the highest alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity was observed in the co-transfection group at 14 days after cell seeding (p < 0.01). These results demonstrated that it was advantageous to construct tissue engineering bone using β-TCP combined with MSCs lentivirally co-transfected with BMP2 and VEGF165, providing an innovative way for treating bone defects.
    International Journal of Molecular Sciences 12/2011; 12(3):1744-55. DOI:10.3390/ijms12031744 · 2.86 Impact Factor
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    Zhiyong Ruan · Cong-Feng Luo · Bing-Fang Zeng · Chang-Qing Zhang ·
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    ABSTRACT: The percutaneous three-dimensional (3D)-fluoroscopic-navigated screw directing to the quadrilateral plate was attempted. Five patients with acetabular fractures were treated by 3D navigated percutaneous screw. The quadrilateral plate was involved in all the patients. The Arcadis 3D (ARCADIS Orbic 3D(®); Siemens AG Healthcare Sector, Erlangen, Germany) and computer navigation system (stryker navigation system) were employed, screwing trajectory was attempted to anchor the quadrilateral plate perpendicularly to the fracture line and close to the joint cartilage as much as possible. Parameters including fracture gap closure (P1), distance to the joint cartilage (P2), angulations between the screw and the fracture line (P3), were measured with the software installed on the machine of Arcadis 3D. Seven screws were inserted with the use of 3D fluoroscopic navigation. The quadrilateral plate was hold by percutaneous screws. The closure of fracture gap was achieved in 3 patients by 2-3mm. The nearest distance from the screw to the joint cartilage was ranged from <1mm to 6mm. The angulations between the screw and the fracture line was 80-90° in three patients, it was 60° and 65° respectively on the rest two patients. All patients felt pain free 1week after the operation. No complication was noted postoperatively. The surgical technique of percutaneous screwing for the acetabular fracture with three-dimensional fluoroscopy-based navigation was demonstrated.
    Injury 09/2011; 43(4):517-21. DOI:10.1016/j.injury.2011.08.002 · 2.14 Impact Factor
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    Xian-long Zhang · Tao Cheng · Bing-fang Zeng ·

    Orthopaedic Surgery 08/2011; 3(3):147-51. DOI:10.1111/j.1757-7861.2011.00134.x
  • Lei Wang · Zhong-Min Shi · Chang-Qing Zhang · Bing-Fang Zeng ·
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    ABSTRACT: A special type of trimalleolar fracture with the involvement of the entire posterior tibial plafond has been reported recently. Because of the low incidence, the characteristics of the fracture in different studies have not been consistent. We describe our clinical experience with this fracture type. From January 2007 to December 2009, 12 patients were identified with a trimalleolar fracture with involvement of entire posterior tibial plafond. All the fractures were openly reduced and fixed through a combined operative approach (posterolateral and posteromedial). Ten of 12 patients were followed up. The clinical outcome was assessed with the Short Form-36 (SF-36) and standardized AAOS foot and ankle questionnaire, and the radiological evaluation with an osteoarthritis-score (OA-score). Based on the pathoanatomy of the posteromedial malleolar fragment, all the fractures could be classified into two types. Using a combined operative approach, anatomical reduction and stable fixation was accomplished in all 12 patients. At a mean followup of 18.9 (range, 12 to 30) months, 10 patients achieved a good radiological result and satisfactory clinical recovery. This fracture pattern may be classified into two types with different injury mechanisms, which has not been described previously. After anatomic reduction and stable fixation through a combined operative approach, the short-term outcome was good.
    Foot & Ankle International 08/2011; 32(8):774-81. DOI:10.3113/FAI.2011.0774 · 1.51 Impact Factor
  • Ting Yuan · Shang-Chun Guo · Pei Han · Chang-Qing Zhang · Bing-Fang Zeng ·
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    ABSTRACT: Leukocyte- and platelet-rich plasma (L-PRP) contains high concentrations of platelet, leukocytes and other bioactivities, which play an prominent role in both bone and soft tissue healing processes. Large numbers of studies provide evidence for application of L-PRP in experiments and clinical practice. It has been identified to improve cellular chemotaxis, proliferation and differentiation, angiogenesis, and production of extracellular matrix, but also responsible for stimulating defense mechanisms against infections. L-PRP is now playing an increasing role in the management of patients with traumatic injuries. However, most studies are only anecdotal or case reports, and then larger controlled studies are needed. This article introduces the reader to L-PRP properties and L-PRP applications in trauma surgery, including applications of L-PRP in bone healing, acute soft tissue wound healing, and repairing of acute muscle, tendon, ligament, nerve and cartilage injury caused by trauma.
    Current pharmaceutical biotechnology 07/2011; 13(7):1173-84. DOI:10.2174/138920112800624445 · 2.51 Impact Factor
  • Hai-Feng Wei · Bing-Fang Zeng · Yun-Feng Chen · Liang Chen · Yu-Dong Gu ·
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    ABSTRACT: It is known that contralateral seventh cervical nerve (C7) root transfer after brachial plexus avulsion injuries (BPAI) causes interhemispheric cortical functional reorganization. However, the potential mechanisms and the role of neurotrophic factors and/or growth-associated protein expression in the process of cerebral reorganization are not well understood. The present study identified the expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and growth-associated protein 43 (GAP43) mRNA in primary motor cortex after contralateral C7 root transfer following BPAI. BDNF and GAP43 mRNA levels were significantly increased in brain samples at both 6 and 9 months after contralateral C7 root transfer following BPAI, in comparison with the samples from the rats with BPAI only. These findings indicate that BDNF and GAP43 may play an important role during the dynamic transhemispheric functional reorganization.
    Neuroscience Letters 06/2011; 500(3):187-91. DOI:10.1016/j.neulet.2011.06.029 · 2.03 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Titanium elastic nails (TENs) are commonly used to repair displaced midshaft clavicular fractures. Although several clinical studies have shown that the use of TENs is more effective and less invasive than traditional plate fixation, high rates of complications associated with TENs have been reported. This retrospective study compared the use of TENs with reconstruction plates in the treatment of displaced midshaft clavicular fractures. From January 2005 to July 2007, 141 patients with displaced midshaft clavicular fractures were treated with TEN or plate fixation. At 6 and 24 months postoperatively, we evaluated the patients' general health, operative complications, and functional recovery. The mean bone union time of TEN patients was 12.4 ± 3.4 weeks, whereas that in the plate group was 14.4 ± 3.7 weeks. The time of union was significantly shorter in the TEN group than that in the plate group. There was no significant difference between these 2 groups' rates of complications such as nonunion or malunion. Shoulder function scores were significantly better in the TEN group than in the plate group at 6 months postoperatively. There was no significant difference at 24 months postoperatively. Patients were more satisfied with the cosmetic appearance and overall outcome after TEN repair than after plate fixation. TEN fixation of displaced midshaft clavicular fractures allows for a faster functional recovery, higher patient satisfaction, and a more cosmetically satisfactory appearance than plate fixation. The complication rates of both TENs and reconstruction plates were similar.
    Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery / American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons ... [et al.] 06/2011; 21(4):495-501. DOI:10.1016/j.jse.2011.03.007 · 2.29 Impact Factor

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  • 2007-2013
    • Shanghai Putuo District People's Hospital
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
  • 2005-2013
    • Shanghai University
      • Department of Orthopaedics
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
  • 2004-2013
    • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
      • • Department of Orthopedics Surgery (Children's)
      • • Department of Orthopaedics
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
  • 2008-2010
    • Beijing Jiaotong University
      Peping, Beijing, China
  • 2003-2008
    • Xin Hua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China