Alban Pinaroli

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We present an algorithmic release approach to the varus knee, including a novel pie crust release technique of the superficial MCL, in 359 total knee arthroplasty patients and report the clinical and radiological outcome. Medio-lateral stability was evaluated as normal in 97% of group 0 (deep MCL), 95% of group 1 (pie crust superficial MCL) and 83% of group(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of tibial tubercle osteotomy on postoperative outcome, intra- and postoperative complications, as well as postoperative clinical results and failures in primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). In a continuous, consecutive series of 1474 primary TKA, we analysed 126 cases where a tibial tubercle(More)
In this prospective, randomized, double-blind study, we compared the efficacy and safety of ondansetron and metoclopramide in the treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). One hundred seventy-five patients with PONV during recovery from anesthesia for gynecological laparoscopy were treated intravenously with either ondansetron 4 mg (58(More)
Bone surgery around the knee joint could represent a more traumatic prior surgical procedure compared to soft tissue knee surgery and may predispose to differing postoperative total knee arthroplasty (TKA) outcomes. The objective of this study was to analyse the postoperative results as well as complications and failures in two groups of patients that had(More)
According to literature, knee arthroscopy is a minimal invasive surgery performed for minor surgical trauma, reduced morbidity and shortens the hospitalization period. Therefore, this type of surgery before total knee arthroplasty (TKA) could be considered a minor procedure with minimum postoperative complication. A retrospective and cohort series of 1,474(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY We report the results of a retrospective analysis of 923 cases of first-intention total knee arthroplasties. The objective was to determine retrospectively the rate of surgical site infections, including all infections diagnosed during the first year, and to search for risk factors. We also wanted to present our surveillance system(More)
BACKGROUND Total knee arthroplasty can involve substantial blood loss. We prospectively studied a consecutive series of patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty to assess the influence of femoral cementing on perioperative blood loss. We hypothesized that an uncemented femoral component is a risk factor for bleeding. METHODS A semiconstrained(More)
A conservative approach to femoral revision is assessed. We report on 41 femoral revisions using an extensively coated hydroxyapatite primary femoral stem. Clinical, operative, and radiological data were gathered. Harris hip scores increased from 65/100 to 90/100 at the minimal follow-up of 1 year (P < .05). All stems showed signs of osseous integration. No(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate cases of early aseptic failures presented during the first 5-year follow-up in a group of 981 primary total knee arthroplasty (primary TKA). Predisposing factors as well causes of failures and postoperative complications in different groups of aseptic failures were re-assessed and compared to a control group. A(More)
INTRODUCTION Intraoperative fractures are a reported complication during the course of primary total knee replacement. Major ligament disruptions can also occur. Clinical data are lacking to tell how much these incidents affect implantation quality and outcome. HYPOTHESIS A thorough knowledge of these occasional incidents helps proper decision making when(More)