In a prospective study 58 patients undergoing limb amputation were interviewed the day before operation about their pre-amputation limb pain and 8 days, 6 months and 2 years after limb loss about their stump and phantom limb pain. All but one patient had experienced pain in the limb prior to amputation. Pre-amputation limb pain lasted less than 1 month in… (More)
58 patients undergoing limb amputation mainly because of peripheral vascular disease were interviewed by means of a standard questionnaire and examined 8 days, 6 months and 2 years after limb amputation regarding non-painful phantom limb phenomena. During the follow-up period, 41% of patients died. The incidence of phantom limb 8 days, 6 months and 2 years… (More)
The incidence and clinical picture of non-painful and painful phantom limb sensations as well as stump pain was studied in 58 patients 8 days and 6 months after limb amputation. The incidence of non-painful phantom limb, phantom pain and stump pain 8 days after surgery was 84, 72 and 57%, respectively. Six months after amputation the corresponding figures… (More)
Phantom breast syndrome (PBS) following mastectomy has already been reported by other authors. The temporal course, character and extent of these phenomena, however, have not yet been elucidated. In a prospective study, we investigated the incidence, clinical picture and the temporal course of PBS. One hundred and twenty women who, during a 1 year period,… (More)
The role played by the vastus lateralis and vastus medialis obliquus in their alignment of the patella during maximal isometric quadriceps contractions was studied by electromyography in 28 patients with unilateral symptoms of the patellofemoral pain syndrome. Eleven knees were classified as subluxation of the patella and 17 as idiopathic chondromalacia… (More)
The patellar tendon/patella ratio and the patellofemoral congruence was estimated in 118 knees. There was a statistically significant positive correlation between the two measurements, high-riding patella occurring with patellofemoral incongruence.
Following simultaneous dorsal dislocation of both interphalangeal joints of a finger, attention must be paid to the risk of a long period of recovery because of the severity of the lesion. Approximately one year after such an accident to a footballer arthrodesis was performed on the proximal interphalangeal joint, as the patient was still suffering from… (More)
The aim of our study was to demonstrate higher concentrations of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) on the colonic mucosa in operated colorectal cancer patients treated with oral intake of synbiotics or prebiotics preoperatively. We also tried to prove that the systemic inflammatory response after surgery is not so severe in patients who took synbiotics or… (More)