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A total of 1147 pertrochanteric and subtrochanteric fractures, 10 delays in consolidation and non-union, 24 pathologic fractures and osteolysis with the risk of fracture, treated with a gamma nail in 17 Italian departments of traumatology, were collected. In 70% of the patients weight-bearing was allowed during the first week postsurgery; 77% of the(More)
Two years after the first large series on the Gamma nail, the authors analyze 119 surgical procedures for proximal femur fractures performed using the 11 mm Gamma nail. The study was performed by 24 surgeons (from six orthopedics departments) at different levels of learning, as in the previous study. The small-sized nail allows an easier surgical procedure(More)
Visual disorders secondary to TBI are common, often multiple, associated with complex clinical pictures; in developmental age they may particularly interfere with the development process, and compromise the rehabilitation and outcome processes. The aim of this study is to identify visual disorders in 56 post-traumatic children admitted to the Traumatic(More)
Traumatic plastic deformation is a rare occurrence in childhood and is exceptional during adult age. The authors report one case of the lesion occurring in a patient aged 20 years; they emphasize the need for adequate treatment, and formulate a pathogenetic hypothesis with a biomechanical basis.
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