Camilla Bettuzzi

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PURPOSE The incidence of trochanteric fractures has increased significantly during the last few decades, especially in elderly patients with osteoporosis. The dynamic/sliding hip screw and the cephalomedullary nail are the most commonly used fixation methods to treat trochanteric fractures. The improvements in the Gamma Nail System (GNS) associated with a(More)
A total of 38 relapsed congenital clubfeet (16 stiff, 22 partially correctable) underwent revision of soft-tissue surgery, with or without a bony procedure, and transfer of the tendon of tibialis anterior at a mean age of 4.8 years (2.0 to 10.1). The tendon was transferred to the third cuneiform in five cases, to the base of the third metatarsal in ten and(More)
INTRODUCTION Multifocal humeral fractures are extremely rare. These may affect the neck and the shaft, the shaft alone, or the diaphysis and the distal humerus. There is no classification of these fractures in the literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS From 2004 to 2010, 717 patients with humeral fracture were treated surgically at our department. Thirty-five(More)
The Authors describe a case of Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome, a rare congenital autosomal dominant disorder (gene mapped on chromosome 11p15.5) characterized by microstomia with crinkled lips, camptodactyly with ulnar deviation of the fingers and equinus-varus-supine clubfoot. The autosomal recessive form, even rarer and difficult to recognize, has a more severe(More)
Septic arthritis of the shoulder in children is a rare condition. The diagnosis may present some difficulties and, consequently, appropriate treatment often is delayed. Main sequelae are humeral shortening, joint instability, premature arthritis and limited range of motion. We report a case of septic arthritis of the shoulder in a child who was treated by(More)
The authors report two cases of children with Down syndrome presenting with different patterns of instability of the hip. A 4-year-old girl with delay in the acquisition of walking presented with a painless ''habitual dislocation''. An 11-year-old girl presented with ''subluxation'' of the hip, painful after long walks. Surgical treatment combining soft(More)
BACKGROUND Fractures of the pelvis in pediatric population are extremely rare. Children with complex pelvic fractures are most often pedestrians who have been struck by a motor vehicle. Head injuries are the main cause of death, unlike the adult, where severe hemorrhages are common and contribute to mortality. Long-term follow-up studies have reported(More)
One thousand nine hundred and eighty-four children who had received conservative treatment for shaft (diaphyseal and metadiaphyseal) fractures of lower limbs (1162 femoral, 822 tibial fractures) at an average age of 8.5 years (range 0-14 years) were reviewed by clinical and radiographic investigations at an average follow-up of 6.6 years (1-15 years).(More)
Indications and techniques of locked plate fixation for the treatment of challenging fractures continue to evolve. As design variant of classic locked plates, the polyaxial locked plate has the ability to alter the screw angle and thereby, enhance fracture fixation. The aim of this observational study was to evaluate clinical and radiographic results in 89(More)