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BACKGROUND The incidence of childhood bone and joint infections (BJIs) is not well known, but is useful for identifying epidemiological differences and improving practice. OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of BJI in previously well children and describe their clinical, laboratory and radiological characteristics. DESIGN A multicentre,(More)
STUDY DESIGN A reproducibility study was conducted in preoperative and postoperative three-dimensional (3D) measurements for patients operated for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). OBJECTIVE To assess the reliability of preoperative and postoperative 3D reconstructions using EOS in patients operated for AIS. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA No prior(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Severe scoliosis is a very frequent condition in cerebral palsy children (CP). It is surgically managed, with unit rod instrumentation being the gold standard in English-speaking countries. The purpose of this work was to report on a small, homogeneous series of non-ambulatory, quadriplegic, spastic patients treated by the(More)
Robotics has spread over many surgical fields over the last decade: orthopaedic, cardiovascular, urologic, gynaecologic surgery and various other types of surgery. There are five different types of robots: passive, semiactive and active robots, telemanipulators and simulators. Hand surgery is at a crossroad between orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate three-dimensional (3D) measurements of the lower extremity using a biplanar low-dose X-ray device in children and adolescents. METHODS Firstly, 3D measurements of eight dried bones were analysed by a biplanar low-dose X-ray device (LDX) using stereoscopic software and compared with 3D computed tomography (CT). Secondly, 47 lower(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to investigate cases of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and analyze the risk factors for a painful hip at skeletal maturity after Perthes disease. We hypothesized that FAI occurs as a sequela of Perthes disease and that coxa plana and triple osteotomy of the pelvis (TOP) may be risk factors. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) is used routinely world-wide for treating femoral and tibial shaft fractures in children before skeletal maturity. Overall, ESIN allows rapid limb mobilisation with few complications. However, many centres have experienced some complications resulting from secondary fracture displacement, especially in(More)
Telesurgery is frequently used in cardiac, urologic, gynaecologic or digestive surgery. Significant advances are due to this technology: reduction of the operative time, safety and precision of the surgical gesture, reduction of bleeding and more comfort for the surgeon. However, no telesurgical experiment has been reported yet in microsurgery with 10-0(More)
BACKGROUND Purpura fulminans is a rare and extremely severe infection, mostly due to Neisseria meningitidis frequently causing early orthopedic lesions. Few studies have reported on the initial surgical management of acute purpura fulminans. The aim of this study is to look at the predictive factors in orthopedic outcome in light of the initial surgical(More)