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In this paper, 152 patients with 187 osteonecrotic femoral heads (83 idiopathic, 56 corticosteroid induced, 40 post-traumatic, seven alcohol abuse and one associated with gout) were classified according to the staging by Ficat and Arlet (Ischemia and necroses of bone, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, Maryland, pp 171–182, 1980); four were in Stage I, 82 in(More)
From January 1990 to December 1998, 48 patients with 50 recurrent anterior dislocations of the shoulder were treated using a modified Boytchev procedure. The age of the patients varied from 18 to 35 years (average 24.7 years). The follow-up period was in average 88 (26–132) months. Six patients were lost in follow-up. Forty-two shoulders showed excellent(More)
Forty-one patients with an intercondylar fracture of the humerus (21 recent and 20 ununited) were treated by total elbow arthroplasty using Baksi’s recent version of the sloppy hinge from January 2003 to April 2009. Twelve were AO classification type C2 and nine were type C3 recent closed fractures of seven days’ mean duration according to Muller(More)
BACKGROUND The conventional technique of free non-vascularized fibular grafting is attended with some amount of morbidity and a long scar. We report a technique with little interference to the surrounding soft tissues to harvest more than one-third of whole length fibula. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty four patients of average age 23.5 years (range 8 to 51(More)
BACKGROUND Ununited femoral neck fracture is seen commonly in developing countries due to delayed presentation or failure of primary internal fixation. Such fractures, commonly present with partial or total absorption of femoral neck, osteonecrosis of femoral head in 8-30% cases with upward migration of trochanter posing problem for osteosynthesis,(More)
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