Antonis Papoutsidakis

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PURPOSE Aim of this study is to assess the psychometric properties of the developed Greek version of the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) in total knee replacement (TKR) patients. METHODS Psychometric properties of the Greek version of KOOS were evaluated according to the Consensus-based Standards Measurements Instruments (COSMIN)(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the postoperative analgesic effect of intra-articular administration of a low- and a high-dose morphine solution after knee arthroscopy. Thirty patients who underwent diagnostic arthroscopy or arthroscopic meniscectomy were allocated in three groups. At the end of the arthroscopic procedure patients in Group A received(More)
The consecutive steps of tumor growth, local invasion, intravasation, extravasation and invasion of anatomically distant sites are obligatorily perpetrated through specific interactions of the tumor cells with their microenvironment. Lumican, a class II small leucine-rich proteoglycans (SLRP) has been designated key roles both in extracellular matrix (ECM)(More)
We report on a patient who developed persistent low back pain, pyrexia and neurological deficit soon after she underwent a laparotomy under combined general and epidural anaesthesia. The diagnosis of lumbar vertebral osteomyelitis, discitis, epidural and psoas abscesses was made one month later when she was referred to our institution. The patient was(More)
The aim in this study was to find out if there were any revision operations in patients who underwent an arthroscopic partial meniscectomy and we attempted to identify the factor(s) that may be associated with the need for that revision. We reviewed 1,603 patients who underwent an arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, and 16 cases of revision were identified(More)
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