Bogusław Frańczuk

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Introduction. In the current paper, results of epidemiological and microbiological analyses of surgical site infections (SSI) are summarized, regarding patients, subject to surgical treatments in trauma and orthopedic units. Material and methods. In 2004, 1,095 surgical treatments were carried out - identified 31 SSIs. Infections were classified, according(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) are a major infection control problem in modern hospitals. The aim of this study was to carry out an epidemiological analysis of surgical site infections diagnosed in patients after hip endoarthroplasty in two clinical centres in 2005. MATERIAL AND METHODS Surveillance of hospital infections was performed(More)
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a frequently performed procedure in orthopaedic surgery. Recently, patient-specific instrumentation was introduced to facilitate correct positioning of implants. The aim of this study was to compare the early clinical results of TKA performed with patient-specific CT-based instrumentation and conventional technique. A(More)
Background. The angular nail-plate is still one of the most common materials used in Poland to achieve union of the bone fragments in fractures of the proximal femur. The main goal of post-surgical rehabilitation is for the patient to recover locomotion and the ability to perform activities of daily living. Material and method. We examined 102 patients(More)
Background. The number of patients undergoing total hip replacement has been increasing steadily. Most of the patients referred for this surgery have degenerative changes in the hip joint, which significantly hinder or prevent movement and self-care, and cause severe pain. By reducing pain and increasing the range of movement, arthroplasty allows more(More)
BACKGROUND Many persons who survived Nazi concentration camps are now in advanced age, so that rehabilitation centers in Poland are seeing increasing numbers of such patients, especially after strokes. In many cases, the process of rehabilitation is severely hampered by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), while the neuropsychological consequences of the(More)
Background. Much research has been done in recent years on optimizing rehabilitation by increasing effectiveness, shortening hospitalization, and reducing cost. One of the more interesting solutions that has been proposed is rehabilitation with elements of active movement, conducted on the basis of strategic planning in cooperation with the patient. The(More)
This article describes the development of techniques for the surgical mobilization of ankylosed joints, with particular emphasis on "interposition material," i.e. a substitute for the destroyed articular cartilage, used to present limitations of movement. In the 19th and 20th century, various different organic and non-organic materials were used(More)
INTRODUCTION The introduction of resection prostheses paved the way for the development of limb-sparing surgery in patients with primary or metastatic bone tumours. After some time, the developing possibilities of treatment of extensive bone defects allowed for the use of resection prostheses as an emergency procedure in patients undergoing revision surgery(More)
Background. Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), also known as Munchmeyer's Disease, is a rare inherited disease. By 1996 there had been no more than 200 cases described in world literature. The disease is characterized by progressive ectopic ossification and congenital deformity of the hallux. Patients with FOP require full-time nursing care. Case(More)