Dimitrios C. Christoforou

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B ecker muscular dystrophy (BMD) is an X linked mutation of the dystrophin gene characterised by skeletal muscle dystrophy and progressive heart failure which frequently leads to a fatal outcome. Cardiac involvement is not accurately predicted by gene mutation and may occur in patients without muscle weakness. Consequently, systematic cardiac examinations(More)
Traumatic injuries of the hand and fingers may be devastating and can result in irreversible functional and psychological problems in individuals who sustain them. They occur in all age groups, ranging from the elderly to young children. The management of these injuries can be challenging and onerous. As a result, it is imperative that the surgeon be both(More)
BACKGROUND Shoulder arthroplasty has become more prevalent, and patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty are becoming more active. Recommendations for return to athletic activity have not recently been updated and do not consider the newest arthroplasty options. METHODS A survey was distributed to 310 members of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons,(More)
The majority of simple fractures of the radial head are stable, even when displaced 2 mm. Articular fragmentation and comminution can be seen in stable fracture patterns and are not absolute indications for operative treatment. Preservation and/or restoration of radiocapitellar contact is critical to coronal plane and longitudinal stability of the elbow and(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to report the preoperative complaints and postoperative outcome of patients after removal of the radial head prosthesis. METHODS This is a retrospective review of 14 adult patients (6 females and 8 males) from 2007 to 2011, who underwent radial head prosthesis removal by three surgeons. The average time between(More)
The issue of athletic participation after hip and knee arthroplasty has become more relevant in recent years, with an increase in the number of young and active patients receiving joint replacements. This article reviews patient-, surgery-, implant-, and sports-related factors, and discusses currently available guidelines that should be considered by the(More)
PURPOSE Many techniques for repair of the flexor digitorum profundus to the distal phalanx show excessive gapping with variable clinical results. The purpose of this study was to test the biomechanical characteristics of an anchor-button (AB) technique, as compared to 3 other techniques. METHODS Twenty-four fresh-frozen human cadaveric fingers were(More)
INTRODUCTION Femoral neck fractures in the elderly comprise a significant number of orthopedic surgical cases at a major trauma center. These patients are immediately incapacitated, and surgical fixation can help increase mobility, restore independence, and reduce morbidity and mortality. However, operative treatment carries its own inherent risks including(More)
The goals of this study were to find associations between anterior and posterior ring injuries, provide a descriptive comparison of pelvic ring disruptions as assessed by plain radiography, and compare the value of computed tomography (CT) over plain radiography in evaluating anterior and posterior structures. A retrospective review of radiographic reports(More)
Current repair of a distal biceps tendon rupture has reverted to the single incision technique. Postoperative complications are rare, but the most common are due to neuropraxia. We present the case of patient who sustained multiple nerve injuries following distal biceps repair. This case is presented with a review of the literature.