Aart D Verburg

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Two hundred and three patients with 219 Miller Galante type I knee arthroplasties have been reviewed in a multicentre study at an average of 3.5 years after operation. Three groups are compared: 83 patients were treated with a full polyethylene patellar component; 68 with a metal backed component, and 68 with patellar debridement without resurfacing. We(More)
BACKGROUND Allogeneic blood transfusions are associated with a number of well-recognized risks and complications. Postoperative retransfusion of filtered shed blood is an alternative to (reduce) allogeneic blood transfusion. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the clinical efficacy of retransfusion of filtered shed blood and to evaluate the(More)
The average length of hospital stay after Total Hip Replacement (THR) has been decreasing over time. Recently, many hospitals have commenced rapid recovery programs such as Joint Care. In Joint Care the patients are usually discharged on the fifth post-operative day with relatively fresh surgical wounds. The aim of this study is to evaluate the Joint Care(More)
Twelve of 14 patients who underwent arthrolysis of the elbow for post-traumatic stiffness were re-examined after a mean of 62 months. Pain and subjective stiffness were improved. The mean function of the elbow improved from 73° to 112°. Those operated on within a year of their injury improved twice as much as those who had been operated on after a longer(More)
Surgical treatment is considered the last option for chronic tennis elbow. The purpose of this pilot study was to compare treatment with botulinum toxin infiltration of the wrist extensor, a less invasive method, with a surgical wrist extensor release (Hohmann operation). Forty patients were included in the prospective randomized study; one group of(More)
The last decades showed a resurgence of rickets and osteomalacia in the developed countries. In this report, we present two cases of dietary rickets in Indian teenage brothers who migrated to Europe. Supplementation of calcium and vitamin D3 to their diet resulted in rapid relief of musculoskeletal symptoms.
This prospective randomised clinical trial evaluated the effect of alternatives for allogeneic blood transfusions after total hip replacement and total knee replacement in patients with pre-operative haemoglobin levels between 10.0 g/dl and 13.0 g/dl. A total of 100 patients were randomly allocated to the Eprex (pre-operative injections of epoetin) or(More)
BACKGROUND Hip fracture patients often have an impaired nutritional status at the time of fracture, which can result in a higher complication rate, prolonged rehabilitation time and increased mortality. A study was designed to evaluate the effect of nutritional intervention on nutritional status, functional status, total length of stay, postoperative(More)
The efficiency of post-operative cell saving after major joint arthroplasty has been demonstrated in prospective studies focusing on blood management. In everyday practice, however, it is likely that transfusion policy is followed less rigorously because of a slackening in attention to blood management, with a reduced efficiency of post-operative cell(More)
The Souter-Strathclyde unconstrained elbow prosthesis was prospectively studied in 36 patients (45 prostheses) with rheumatoid arthritis (Larsen grade 4 and grade 5). The mean age of the patients at the time of operation was 63 years (range: 39 to 75 years). Eight patients (9 prostheses) died within five years of implantation, from causes unrelated to the(More)