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INTRODUCTION Distal tibial or pilon fractures are usually the result of combined compressive and shear forces, and may result in instability of the metaphysis, with or without articular depression, and injury to the soft tissue. The complexity of injury, lack of muscle cover and poor vascularity make these fractures difficult to treat. Surgical treatment of(More)
The aim of this prospective randomized clinical study was to evaluate the magnitude of bone mineral changes as well as the clinical results after cemented and cementless haemiarthroplasty (HA) for femoral neck fracture. The study was comprised of 60 patients (mean age 85.2 years); 30 of them underwent cemented HA and 30 cementless HA. All patients underwent(More)
INTRODUCTION Injuries to the acromioclavicular (AC) joint are common in sports participants and may lead to instability or degenerative changes that require surgical intervention. Diagnostics include X-ray projections; MRI could also be a useful method. Surgical treatment of acute Rockwood type III AC dislocation varies on a case-by-case basis and includes(More)
Inguinal hernia repair is a common worldwide surgical procedure usually done in the outpatient setting. The purpose of this systematic review is to make an evidence-based meta-analysis to determine the possible benefits of regional (neuraxial block) anesthesia compared to general anesthesia in open inguinal hernia repair in adults. Cochrane Library,(More)
Osteogenesis Imperfecta is a rare, genetically determined disease with several possible complications in anaesthesia. Anaesthesiologists therefore pay special attention to the treatment of patients suffering from Osteogenesis Imperfecta since they commonly suffer from a difficult airway and intraoperative positioning difficulties. We report here the case of(More)
Blunt shoulder trauma rarely causes damage to either arteries or nerves. Neurovascular structures are covered by muscles and protected by the surrounding bones deep in the axilla. We report a case of a 34-year-old male motorbike driver referred to us 5 hours after injury. Standard X-ray of the left shoulder revealed multipart fracture of the left scapula,(More)
INTRODUCTION Different modalities of treatment for hip fractures have been discussed in the literature; however, practice may vary between centres. A survey was conducted on participants at an international AO course to assess the current management of pertrochanteric fractures (AO/OTA 31-A2) and displaced, non-impacted, subcapital fractures (AO/OTA 31-B3)(More)
High pressure injection injuries (HPII) of the foot are not common in every-day practice. We present a 50-year-old patient with a HPII of the left foot caused by water-gun in a self-inflicted accident working as a technical diver four meters under the sea surface. Surgical treatment included extensive debridement of necrotic tissue and fibrin deposits and(More)
INTRODUCTION Management of the intraarticular calcaneal fracture is a challenge. The optimal method of treatment remains controversial. This study evaluates the anatomical and functional postoperative outcomes of displaced intraarticular calcaneal fractures that have been treated using three different techniques of ORIF. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 2004(More)
BACKGROUND Elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) osteosynthesis has been used in our department for the treatment of long-bone fractures in children and adolescents for more than 17 years. During this period we have shown that ESIN has several advantages compared with other methods of treatment. However, as with every other method, ESIN has its(More)