Carlo Fabbriciani

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PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to compare the mechanical behavior of some devices used for femoral fixation of doubled hamstring tendon graft in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction when included in a graft fixation complex (GFC). METHODS An ACL reconstruction was performed on 90 porcine knees. The graft used was the doubled lateral(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare the results of arthroscopic and open repair of isolated Bankart lesions of the shoulder using metallic suture anchors. TYPE OF STUDY Prospective randomized clinical study. METHODS Sixty patients with traumatic anterior shoulder instability underwent a surgical repair of an isolated Bankart lesion. The(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcome of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with single-row and double-row techniques. METHODS Eighty patients with a full-thickness rotator cuff tear underwent arthroscopic repair with suture anchors. They were divided into 2 groups of 40 patients according to repair technique: single row(More)
PURPOSE Our purpose was to evaluate the role of subacromial decompression in the arthroscopic repair of full-thickness rotator cuff tears in a prospective randomized clinical study. METHODS Arthroscopic cuff repair was performed in 80 patients with a full-thickness rotator cuff tear. They were divided into 2 groups comprising 40 patients each. In group 1(More)
To evaluate the intra-observer and interobserver reliability of the ‘Pico’ computed tomography (CT) method of quantifying glenoid bone defects in anterior glenohumeral instability. Forty patients with unilateral anterior shoulder instability underwent CT scanning of both shoulders. Images were processed in multiplanar reconstruction (MPR) to provide an en(More)
Twenty-seven adolescents with anterior knee pain with or without patellar instability were studied by computerized tomography to detect patellofemoral malalignment. The examination was performed with and without quadriceps contraction with the knee flexed to 15 degrees. Congruence angle, patellar tilt angle, sulcus angle, and trochlear depth were measured.(More)
We performed intra-articular reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) with the semitendinosus tendon placed in 2 mm diameter tunnels in 21 skeletally immature rabbits. The operation caused 11% damage to the physis of the femur on the frontal plane and 3% of its cross-sectional area but no alteration of growth or axial deviation of the bone(More)
Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with patellar tendon was performed in 50 rabbits (two groups of 25 animals) by the outside-in (Group I) and the inside-out (Group II) techniques. Five animals from each group were sacrificed at different times (2 weeks, 1, 3, 6, and 9 months). Histologic analysis showed that the intraarticular part of the graft was(More)
PURPOSE To assess the histology and biomechanics of repair cartilage after microfractures with and without repeated local injections of platelet concentrate for the treatment of full-thickness focal chondral defects of the knee. METHODS A full-thickness chondral lesion on the medial femoral condyle was created in 30 sheep and treated with microfractures.(More)