Alessandro Combi

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The Ilizarov method for leg lengthening was used for cosmetic reasons in 54 patients with constitutional short stature. A mean lengthening of 7 cm with a low rate of complications produced an excellent or good outcome in all the patients, including improvement in psychological disturbances related to short stature. Those who undergo the procedure must be(More)
UNLABELLED Massive segmental tibial bone loss from trauma, tumor, or infection is a limb-threatening situation. It is a considerable surgical challenge, especially when associated with extensive skin and soft tissue damage. Amputation was the only solution in the past, but current limb-salvage options include contralateral or ipsilateral microvascularized(More)
We retrospectively review 84 cases of diaphyseal humeral fractures (24 type A, 38 type B, 22 type C of the AO/OTA classification) treated with external fixation (Hoffmann II frame) between 1995 and 2007. Six of these fractures were complicated with radial nerve palsy. Four cases were open fractures. All reductions were achieved closely or through minimal(More)
BACKGROUND Implant registries have proved valuable in assessing the outcomes of arthroplasty procedures. Moreover, by identifying lesser quality implants they have indirectly improved the quality of care. The registry of prosthetic shoulder implants was established in 2008. METHODS It records information on all types of primary and revision arthroplasty(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate if there is a difference in the rates of infection between Ilizarov wires and half-pins and between half-pins with threads outside and inside the skin in circular fixators modified by Catagni and Cattaneo. METHODS Between May and December 2004, 218 patients with circular Ilizarov fixators for various(More)
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