Antonio De' Medici

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Background Rugby is a contact sport and for this reason is very demanding from a physical point of view. Up to now few studies describe the incidence and types of the most frequent traumas. The present study aims to evaluate the epidemiology of the major accidents related to the practice of this sport. Materials and methods: We collected data on a total of(More)
Introduction: The Damage Control Orthopedics (DCO) with external fixation is the most valuable aid for a surgeon, when a quick and efficient solution to war and civil injuries to the extremities and pelvis is needed. Material and methods: 2462 wounded patients were analyzed in this study. These patients sustained injuries to the extremities, abdomen, thorax(More)
BACKGROUND The three-point orthosis is the most commonly used brace in the conservative treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures. The Spinomed® dynamic orthosis represents an alternative. AIMS We compared efficacy and safety of these two types of brace in treating osteoporotic vertebral fractures. METHODS One hundred forty patients, aged 65-93(More)
Percutaneous and non-operative stabilization are very controversial choices in the management of Magerl’s A1 or A2 thoracolumbar spine fractures in adults. Our purpose is to figure out which of the two treatments is more suitable for the management and outcomes of these injuries. From 12/01/2011 to 06/30/2014 at the AO Orthopedics and Traumatology, Gaetano(More)
OBJECTIVE This case-control study was designed to test the hypothesis whether carpal tunnel release (CTR) during fixation of distal radius 23-C2 AO fractures improves outcomes. METHODS Thirty-five consecutive patients who sustained distal radius fractures of the dominant hand participated in this study. Patients were allocated into two groups: (a) The(More)
Renal tumor has a high incidence of bone metastasis (BM). BM are burdened by a considerable morbidity and are the most common cause of cancer-related pain. Local treatment of metastases remains controversial despite showing promising results for pain control. We would like to report our experience with a patient who developed foot bone metastasis 3 years(More)
The effect of a single oral dose of loxiglumide, a cholecystokinin antagonist, on postprandial gallbladder contraction and on gastric emptying was evaluated in humans. Following a 12-hr fasting period, two tablets of loxiglumide (400 mg each) or placebo was administered on different days, in random order and in a double-blind fashion to 10 healthy(More)
PURPOSE Periprosthetic acetabular fractures represent a growing and serious complication of total hip arthroplasty (THA). The purpose of the study is to report our experience in the use of tantalum for the treatment of Paprosky type IV and V periprosthetic acetabular fractures. METHOD We analyzed 24 patients with type IV and V periprosthetic acetabular(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of our study is to demonstrate the effectiveness of Steadman microfracture technique in the management of high-grade chondral defects at the level of the knee by clinical follow-ups at eleven years. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a study conducted on fifteen patients suffering from Outerbridge grade III and IV chondral lesions of the(More)
Orthopedic implants have become essential components of modern medicine. The risk of infection of total hip arthroplasty (THA) is 1.5%-2%. Are the C-reactive protein (CRP), the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and procalcitonin (PCT) good markers for THA infection screenings? From February 2009 to December 2012 at our Department of Orthopedics and(More)
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