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For many fractures of the femoral shaft, closed intramedullary nailing will not control rotation or telescoping of the fragments. Locked intramedullary nailing combines closed nailing with the percutaneous insertion of screws that interlock the bone and nail. This method permits static locking that controls rotation and telescoping and subsequently(More)
We have reviewed 81 patients with fractures of the odontoid process treated between May 1983 and July 1997, by anterior screw fixation. There were 29 patients with Anderson and D'Alonzo type-II fractures and 52 with type III. Roy-Camille's classification identified the direction and instability of the fracture. Operative fixation was carried out on 48 men(More)
The Gamma Nail, developed at the Centre for traumatology and orthopaedics of Strasbourg, is the latest advance in the treatment of trochanteric fractures, based on the intra-medullary principle and on the closed procedure. It was inspired both by the Y nail of Küntscher and by the interloking nail. This is the study of the results of a first series of 121(More)
The Seidel's humeral interlocking nail is used in our department since december 1986. We report about the 48 first cases, 41 of them have been reviewed with a mean time follow up of 14 months. The indications were humeral mid-shaft fractures with associated lesions (20 cases), failures of non operative treatment (10 cases) and compound fractures (7 cases).(More)
Sixty-six cases of noninfected nonunions (27 femoral and 39 tibial) were treated with an interlocking nail. In these cases, 92.6% of the femurs and 94.8% of the tibias healed after the first operation in a mean time of 15.4 and 13.0 weeks, respectively. Deep infection complicated five nailings (7.5%, two femur and three tibia), which included three patients(More)
Our purpose was to report about technical success, problems and solutions, as experienced in a first multicentre study on MR-guided localisation or vacuum biopsy of breast lesions. The study was carried out at four European sites using a dedicated prototype breast biopsy device. Experiences with 49 scheduled localisation procedures and 188 vacuum biopsies(More)
Interlocking nailing is an alternative method of internal fixation following corrective osteotomies for malunions or after correction of leg length inequality. Of 13 osteotomies (six femoral, seven tibial) for angular or rotational malunion, all healed following dynamic locked nailing. Eleven were considered anatomic and two had mild residual deformity.(More)
In two hospitals, 115 consecutive open femoral shaft fractures were treated by meticulous wound excision and early locked (97) or unlocked (18) intramedullary nailing. All the fractures united; union was delayed in four, three of which required bone grafting. The average range of knee flexion at follow-up was 134 degrees (60 to 148). Five patients had a(More)
OBJECTIVES Systematic information management in hospitals demands for a strategic information management plan (SIM plan). As preparing a SIM plan is a considerable challenge we provide a practical guideline that is directly applicable when a SIM plan is going to be prepared. METHODS The guideline recommends a detailed structure of a SIM plan and gives(More)
In recent decades, survey research throughout the world has shifted from emphasizing in-person interviewing of block-listed samples to random digit dialing samples interviewed by telephone. In this paper, we propose three hypotheses about how this shift may bring with it changes in the psychology of the survey response, involving survey satisficing,(More)