Ashraf Atef

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Bone and soft-tissue defects in the leg can be caused by high-energy trauma. One of the causes of extensive bone defects are gunshot injuries. The incidence of these has been noticeably increasing in recent years in countries with political instabilities due to the random availability of weapons. The aim of this study is to focus on the essentials of(More)
Bone loss is very common in high energy trauma. It could be treated either by amputation and prosthesis or by reconstruction of both bony and soft tissue structures. The choice of treatment in a given case must be based on the assessment of the local and general condition of the patient such as regional neurovascular supply, and the residual articular and(More)
The treatment of open and unstable metaphyseo-diaphyseal fractures of the tibia in adolescents is challenging. It is important to choose a fixation method that can maintain alignment, allow wound care and not violate the growth plate. The aim of this work was to evaluate the efficacy of using flexible intramedullary nails (FIN) augmented by external fixator(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have reported the use of peritonsillar infiltrations of local anaesthetics and/or locally active analgesic drugs for the relief of post-tonsillectomy pain, with variable results in terms of quality and duration of analgesia. We aimed to compare the effects of peritonsillar infiltration of lidocaine versus tramadol versus placebo(More)
HYPOTHESIS The pathophysiology of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea is still unclear. Two theories are proposed. The first is the obstructive theory, which postulates palatopharyngeal muscle hypertrophy leading to airway narrowing; there is no neural role. The second is the neurogenic theory, which postulates neural degeneration due to vibratory stretch(More)
The treatment of intra-articular distal femur fractures with severe metaphyseal comminution is challenging. It is important to choose a technique that provides secure fixation, minimum tissue handling, and early ambulation. The aim of this work was to evaluate the outcomes of application of Ilizarov concept as an early definitive treatment of comminuted(More)
Anterior shoulder dislocation can be associated with many lesions such as Bankart lesions, rotator cuff tears (RCT), Hill-Sachs lesions or greater tuberosity fractures. It has been documented that early management of the associated injury affords better recovery of shoulder function. The aim of this study was to highlight the incidence of associated(More)
Although intramedullary fixation of closed simple (type A or B) diaphyseal tibial fractures in adults is well tolerated by patients, providing lower morbidity rates and better mobility, it is associated with some complications. This study evaluated the results of managing these fractures using percutaneous minimal internal fixation using one or more lag(More)
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