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We prospectively studied 17 consecutively treated patients (15 men and 2 women) who had surgically treated subcutaneous, complete and acute Achilles tendon ruptures. The patients underwent a new postoperative regimen that allowed free ankle motion in a patellar tendon bearing plaster cast with a protecting frame under the foot making weightbearing possible(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to compare the frequency of readmissions due to small bowel obstruction (SBO) after open versus laparoscopic surgery performed for suspected acute appendicitis. BACKGROUND Appendicitis is a common disease, with a lifetime risk of approximately 7%. Appendectomy is the treatment of choice for most patients.(More)
In a prospective study of 22 patients (24 hips) with Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) the findings at conventional radiography, arthrography, bone scintigraphy and MR imaging, obtained at the time of diagnosis, were compared. MR was superior to conventional radiography and bone scintigraphy in the detection of the extent of involvement in the femoral head.(More)
PURPOSE The role of conventional radiography and bone scintigraphy in predicting the outcome of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease was investigated. MATERIAL AND METHODS The 75 children reviewed (86 hips) were followed up to the primary healing of the disease. The findings at conventional radiography (obtained at presentation, at the time of maximum capital head(More)