Andreas Panagopoulos

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Introduction: In this study, we initiated a prospective, randomised, clinical trial comparing the AMBI, TGN and PFN operations used for treatment of unstable fractures, for differences in intra-operative use, consolidation, complications and functional outcome. Materials and methods: We have compared the pre-, intra- and post-operating variables of AMBI,(More)
BACKGROUND Although it has been established that surgical treatment for acromioclavicular joint disruption (types IV-VI and type III in overhead throwing athletes and heavy laborers) is preferred, the literature is inconclusive about the best type of surgery. PURPOSE With the goal of avoiding the potential complications of hardware use, the authors(More)
Recurrent dislocation, subluxation and functional instability due to patellofemoral pain might be present in 30 % to 60 % of patients managed non-operatively for posttraumatic patella instability. Disruption of the capsule, medial patella retinaculum and/or vastus medialis obliquus have been associated with recurrent patella instability but recently the(More)
BACKGROUND Different types of bone-graft substitutes have been developed and are on the market worldwide to eliminate the drawbacks of autogenous grafting. This experimental animal study was undertaken to evaluate the different histological properties of various bone graft substitutes utilized in this hospital. MATERIAL/METHODS Ninety New Zealand white(More)
We report a case of Tillaux fracture of the distal tibia in a 14-year-old patient. Reduction and fixation of the fracture was achieved arthroscopically through the anterolateral portal. The patient was able to participate in competitive athletic activities 3.5 months after surgery with an AOFAS score of 100. Arthroscopy is an expedient tool in the(More)
The authors have retrospectively studied the results achieved with the AO/ASIF PFN system in the treatment of unstable intertrochanteric fractures of the proximal femur. Between June 1999 and February 2003, 51 patients with unstable intertrochanteric fractures of the proximal femur underwent intramedullary nailing with the PFN system. A total of 45 patients(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal treatment of displaced fractures of the proximal part of the humerus remains controversial. We evaluated the long-term functional and radiographic results of transosseous suture fixation in a series of selected displaced fractures of the proximal part of the humerus. METHODS Over an eleven-year period, a consecutive series of 188(More)
Compartment syndrome is characterised by an increase in the interstitial pressure within a closed osseofascial compartment. This may be due to a decrease in compartment volume, an increase in compartment content or external pressures. We report 4 patients who required surgical decompression for gluteal compartment syndrome that developed after joint(More)
Few studies have assessed the results of autologous chondrocyte implantation in patients with high-impact activities. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the early functional outcome and activity level after 2-stage autologous chondrocyte implantation in professional soldiers and athletes. Nineteen patients with an average age of 32.2 years were(More)
A case of chondral lesion of the medial femoral condyle caused by a bioabsorbable Mitek RapidLoc meniscal repair implant is presented. Meniscal repair was quite successful, but migration of one of the implanted fixation devices resulted in chondral damage, 12 months postoperatively. All orthopaedic surgeons using these new devices should be aware of the(More)