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BACKGROUND Fixation of trochanteric hip fractures using the Gamma Nail has been performed since 1988 and is today well established and wide-spread. However, a number of reports have raised serious concerns about the implant's complication rate. The main focus has been the increased risk of a subsequent femoral shaft fracture and some authors have argued(More)
BACKGROUND In dislocated proximal tibial fractures, the most frequently used treatment is ORIF with screws and plates. Minimally-invasive techniques using external fixation are an alternative. The aim of this study was to analyse the clinical and radiological results using the Ilizarov technique in both uni- and bicondylar tibial fractures. METHODS Thirty(More)
BACKGROUND Although fractures consume large social and financial resources, little is known about their actual numbers, treatment methods or outcomes. The scarcity of data calls for a high-quality, population-based register. No previous registers have prospectively collected data and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) on fractures of all types. The(More)
INTRODUCTION The Swedish Fracture Register (SFR) was started in 2011 and registers fractures of all types, treated either surgically or non-surgically. Twenty-six orthopaedic departments in Sweden are affiliated and a total of 84,000 fractures have been registered. The physician who establishes the diagnosis of the fracture registers and classifies it(More)
OBJECTIVES There is substantial variation in the classification and management of scapula fractures. The first purpose of this study was to analyze the interobserver reliability of the OTA/AO classification and the New International Classification for Scapula Fractures. The second purpose was to assess the proportion of agreement among orthopaedic surgeons(More)
The accuracy and precision of RSA were evaluated in the experimental study of screw cut-out complication after fixation of trochanteric fractures. A plastic bone model of a two-part trochanteric fracture was constructed with a Gamma nail implant incorporating RSA markers. The femoral head fragment was attached to a separate rotational table and the femoral(More)
Thirty-two children with hand dysfunction due to cerebral palsy were examined before tendon transfer and muscle release, and 9 months postoperatively. All children improved their performance regardless of the degree of impaired hand function. The main advantage of surgery was a more functional position of the hand with increased wrist extension and forearm(More)
BACKGROUND The most common mechanical failure in the internal fixation of trochanteric hip fractures is the cut-out of the sliding screw through the femoral head. Several factors that influence this complication have been suggested, but there is no consensus as to the relative importance of each factor. The purpose of this study was to analyse the cut-out(More)
BACKGROUND Humeral fractures are common, but the association between the patho-anatomical fracture pattern and patient characteristics has been inadequately studied and epidemiological knowledge is scarce. Following the introduction of the Swedish Fracture Register (SFR), risk factors for various fractures can be studied, as well as the outcome of different(More)