Celeste Bertone

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Osteogenic proteins (OP) are elements of a class of natural growth factors called Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMP). A specific member of this class is OP-1, a human recombinant protein that has osteogenic properties. The osteoinductive and osteoconductive properties of OP-1, with its specific collagen matrix, promote the generation of new functionally(More)
Peritalar dislocation is an uncommon lesion, although its incidence has increased on account of the rise in motor vehicle accidents and improved radiological diagnostic techniques. In our review of the literature, we counted 312 cases described over the past 50 years. Medial dislocation represented the majority of cases (79%), lateral dislocation accounted(More)
BACKGROUND Massive irreparable posterosuperior rotator cuff tears represent a serious functional disablement for young and active patients in their daily activities. Latissimus dorsi (LD) muscle-tendon transfer can restore elevation and external rotation where supraspinatus and infraspinatus function is lost. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 2009 and 2013,(More)
Advances in systemic and radiation therapy have led to considerable improvement in the prognosis of patients with metastatic disease. As a result, orthopedic surgeons are being asked with increasing frequency to evaluate and treat the manifestations of skeletal metastases. Intramedullary nailing is a valuable technique for stabilizing (impending)(More)
From 1995 to 1999, 19 patients (13 males and 6 females) were treated for Code 43 (distal segment) tibial fractures according to AO and Orthopaedic Trauma Association classification: there were 5 type A, 4 type B and 10 type C fractures. The mechanisms of injury included motor-vehicle accidents (n = 8), falls from heights (n = 8), a chainsaw injury (n = 1),(More)
Latissimus dorsi musculotendinous transfer has been described for the treatment of massive rotator cuff defects. The aim of this paper is to present the relevant surgical anatomy of an arthroscopically assisted technique associated with a modified harvesting of the tendon. For tendon harvesting, a skin incision of about 5-6 cm in length is made in the(More)
The treatment of unstable intertrochanteric fractures in elderly osteopenic patients, especially those who cannot follow limited weight bearing instructions, is controversial. Recent publications indicate concern with excessive sliding of telescoping nail or sliding screw devices when used in these unstable intertrochanteric fractures. In our experience(More)
The Clos tibial nail is a new interlocking dynamic compression nail. From September 1998 to September 2001 fifty-six patients who had tibial shaft fractures were treated. Depending on positioning of the blocking screw, the system can be mounted in four different configurations: static configuration (19 cases), dynamic configuration (30 cases),(More)
PURPOSE the aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between positive painful forced internal rotation (FIR) and lateral pulley instability in the presence of a pre-diagnosed posterosuperior cuff tear. The same investigation was conducted for painful active internal rotation (AIR). METHODS a multicenter prospective study was conducted in a(More)