Andrzej Górecki

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Loosening of an artificial joint is a common complication in orthopedic surgery. It is estimated that bacteriological implant contamination is responsible for its loosening in 2-5 percent of cases, and in most cases aseptic loosening takes place. Despite low percentage of positive microbiological studies, histopathological examinations and modern laboratory(More)
Bloch-decay and cross-polarization (CP) 31P nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra of healthy human trabecular bone were acquired under magic-angle spinning (MAS) at 3 kHz. A single peak at 3.1 ppm was detected. Variable-contact time 1H --> 31P CP experiments revealed three signal components growing at various rates. The fast, moderate and slow components(More)
Approximately 10–15% of all fractures of long bones heal with delay, prolonged immobilization and repetitive operative interventions. Despite intense investigations, the pathomechanism of impaired healing of skeletal tissue remains unclear. An important role in the pathomechanism of mal-union of close fractures plays subclinically proceeding infections. The(More)
BACKGROUND More than 1% of closed fractures of lower limbs and 6% of orthopedic implants are complicated by inflammation caused by infection despite of all precautionary methods taken. The question arises whether this clinical complication is not caused by bacteria dwelling in limb tissues. METHODS Skin, subcutaneous fat, muscle, and fracture gap callus(More)
Background. Clinical material collected from 1989 to 1999 from three orthopedic centers is discussed: the Orthopedic Clinic at the Center for Postgraduate Medical Education in Otwock, the Orthopedic Clinic at the Lublin Academy of Medicine, and the Orthopedic Clinic at the Warsaw Academy of Medicine.<br /> Material and methods. During this period 511(More)
INTRODUCTION The World Health Organization (WHO) claimed osteoarthritis as a civilization-related disease. The effectiveness of preoperative physiotherapy among patients suffering hip osteoarthritis (OA) at the end of their conservative treatment is rarely described in the literature. The aim of this study was to assess the quality of life and(More)
The structures of the closely related bis-azo dyes Evans blue, Trypan blue and Congo red, which appeared to have different self-assembly properties and correspondingly different abilities to form complexes with amyloids and some other proteins, were compared in this work. Ab initio and semi-empirical methods were used to find the optimal structures and(More)
INTRODUCTION The use of noninvasive, acoustic methods like ultrasonometry is becoming increasingly interesting in the quantitative assessment of fracture healing. A reliable measurement technique has been described using ultrasonic transducers placed across the fracture gap. Ultrasonic image aiming is useful for accurate transducers location, on both sides(More)
We present an automatic method for assessment of pectus excavatum severity based on an optical 3-D markerless shape measurement. A four-directional measurement system based on a structured light projection method is built to capture the shape of the body surface of the patients. The system setup is described and typical measurement parameters are given. The(More)
BACKGROUND Damage of tissues by mechanical injury and inflammation is followed by reaction of the regional lymphoid tissue, lymphatics, and lymph nodes. In our previous lymphoscintigraphic studies, we showed that closed fractures of a lower limb cause reaction of the local lymphoid tissue. There was dilation of lymphatics draining the site of the fracture(More)