Alexandros N. Mavrodontidis

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One hundred thirty-six knees were treated with the Endomodel rotating hinge knee prosthesis as primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The indications for surgery included osteoarthritis (110 knees), rheumatoid arthritis (18 knees), and osteonecrosis (8 knees). Patients were divided into four study groups according to follow-up duration. Group A was followed(More)
We retrospectively studied the outcome of 16 knee dislocations. 11 patients had surgical treatment, 4 were managed nonoperatively and 1 patient died. In the elderly the outcome was poor, regardless of the type of treatment. Only 3 adolescents obtained excellent results and 2 young adults had good results after surgical repair of the knee. Concurrent(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to present the functional outcomes of percutaneous tenorrhaphy of the Achilles tendon with a minimum follow-up of 10 years. METHODS The medical records of patients who underwent percutaneous surgery for acute unilateral Achilles tendon rupture between 2000 and 2004 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS A total of(More)
Isolated subtalar dislocations are unusual injuries due to the inherent instability of the talus. Subtalar dislocations are frequently associated with fractures of the malleoli, the talus, the calcaneus or the fifth metatarsal. Four types of subtalar dislocation have been described according to the direction of the foot in relation to the talus: medial,(More)
Replantation of a completely amputated part of the distal phalanx, which has a very small vessel size, has been reported by several authors with a varying rate of success. Drainage through venous anastomosis is not always possible. In 12 completely amputated fingers, at the level of, or more distal to, the distal interphalangeal joint, we attempted(More)
A 27-year-old man, while serving in the armed forces, presented with complaints of right knee pain of 3 months duration. The patient reported pain localized on the lateral side of the right knee, especially during long-distance walking and stair climbing, and a feeling of giving way. There was no history of recent or remote trauma to the knee joint. At that(More)
A 22-year-old woman presented with pain on the dorsum of her left big toe. The patient had had an accident 1 year previously, when a heavy object fell on her left big toe. She experienced no pain in the hallux before the injury. Radiographic evaluation revealed a well-circumscribed osseous mass, in close relationship to the underlying dorsal cortex of the(More)
Posterior tibial subluxations because of combined or isolated posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries require detailed evaluation. PCL reconstructions are difficult procedures because of the low rate of such injuries and the complex anatomy of the ligament. We report on 2 cases of failed PCL reconstruction because of malpositioned femoral tunnels. These(More)
Study Design Case report. Objective Sacral fractures, traumatic or atraumatic, are a rather rare cause of low back pain. The majority of the cases of pregnancy-related sacral fractures are reported as a postpartum complication, and only few cases of sacral atraumatic fractures have been reported in the last trimester of the pregnancy. The aim of this study(More)
Management of severe open fractures and non-viable injuries of the tibia remain both difficult and controversial. The orthopedist must carefully assess the injured limb in order to determine whether it should be salvaged or amputated. The difficult operative procedure requires thorough knowledge of microsurgical techniques necessary to repair vascular and(More)