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Ruptures of the ligaments about the tibio-fibular syndesmosis.
A surgical method is described of stabilizing this affected joint, wherein local bone is used to arthrodese the tibio-fibular joint.
Total femoral replacement.
Between 1973 and 1983, 19 patients with sarcoma of the femur were treated by adjuvant chemotherapy, excision of the entire femur, and replacement by a total femoral prosthesis. Five patients had
Clinical evaluation of an electrical current stimulator in spinal fusions
Five patients with spondylolisthesis which caused symptoms were treated by spinal fusion and direct current bone-growth stimulation and the implanted stimulator appears to promote early fusion.
Total femur replacement in sarcoma of the distal end of the femur.
This approach to the treatment of osteogenic sarcoma attempts to eliminate the primary tumor, the micrometastases and the overt metastatic disease, leaving the patient to follow as normal a life a possible, which is not the case when a high thigh amputation or a hip disarticulation is performed.
Stimulation of Bone Formation by Electrical Current on Spinal Fusion
An experimental double-blind study to evaluate the effectiveness of a constant current stimulator was performed on 30 young pigs that underwent a spinal fusion at the level of L5-L6 and showed a statistically significant increase of osteoblastic activity with bone formation.
Dynamic fixation of the avulsed clavicle.
Three cases are presented in which open reduction and the clayicle held in the corrected position by transfer of the coracoid process with its attached muscles onto the clavicle was followed by complete recovery.
Fractures of the acetabulum.
Synovial osteochondromatosis of the shoulder joint.
Treatment consists of a surgical removal of the free loose osteocartilaginous bodies with a partial excision of the affected synovia in a synovial recess of the shoulder joint.
Very long-term radiographic and bone scan results of frozen autograft and allograft bone grafting in 17 patients (20 grafts) a 30- to 35-year follow-up
Allogenous or a combination of allogenous with autogenous frozen bone grafts proved to be a satisfactory and durable method for filling bone defects.
Dynamic Repair of Acromioclavicular Dislocation
Twenty patients with complete acromio-clavicular dislocation treated between 1967 and 1973 were reviewed with a follow-up time of from 1-6 years, the average being 3 years. They were treated by