Annarita Agovino

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Morton's neuroma is an entrapment neuropathy of the plantar digital nerve. We treated five patients with wound dehiscence and tendon exposure, after Morton's neuroma surgery excision using a dorsal approach. In this article we describe our technique. From July 2010 to August 2011, at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Rome(More)
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) can be a debilitating chronic disease. The underlying cause of the disease is still not clear. HS may be managed through numerous different medical or surgical procedures. Surgical treatment may consist of local excisions and reconstruction using a variety of methods: perforator flaps, skin grafts, local flaps, primary closure(More)
INTRODUCTION Therapeutic angiogenesis by autologous-peripheral blood mononuclear cells (A-PBMNC) implantation has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment for critical limb ischemia (CLI). We herein report our investigation of the long-term efficacy of implantation of A-PBMNC produced by selective filtration to treat patients with CLI, for which(More)
BACKGROUND The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and hyaluronic acid (HA) constitute a system of tissue growth that can regenerate damaged tissue. This study was performed to evaluate the effect of PRP and HA in treatment of complications of Achilles tendon reconstruction. METHODS We selected ten patients affected by Achilles tendon injuries resulting from(More)
The purpose of this uncontrolled study was to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of ReCell(®) system in the treatment of chronic ulcers. From October 2011 to July 2012, 20 patients, 8 men and 12 women with a mean age of 70 years, with chronic ulcers of different aetiology that were unresponsive to conventional therapies were recruited and treated using the(More)
Diabetic ulcers and pressure ulcers represent a more frequent cause of chronic wounds in aging populations. It is estimated that approximately 15% of the diabetic population will develop diabetic ulcers during their life and over half of these patients develop an infection, often osteomyelitis, with 20% requiring amputation. The authors report a case of a(More)
A 61-year-old patient was affected by flaccid paraplegia for 20 years because of post-traumatic medullar injury caused by an accidental fall, with stage IV sacral pressure ulcer for 3 years. The patient later developed stage IV sacral pressure ulcer. After 6 months, a new granulation tissue formation appeared in the wound and a reduction of its diameter was(More)
Clostridial myonecrosis (CM) is a rare, life threatening necrotizing infection of a skeletal muscle caused by Clostridium perfringens in the majority of cases. The diagnosis may be difficult because of few diagnostic and cutaneous signs early in its course. Standard therapy involves surgical debridements of a devitalized tissue and high-dose(More)
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