Dragos Popescu

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PURPOSE This paper reports a prospective review of patients who, between 2004 and 2007, underwent secondary patellar resurfacing (SPR) due to anterior knee pain after a primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The aim was to evaluate the clinical outcomes obtained with the SPR and to compare them with radiological findings. METHODS A total of twenty-seven(More)
INTRODUCTION Surgical management of proximal humerus fractures remains controversial and there is an increasing interest in intramedullary nailing. Created to improve previous designs, the T2-proximal humeral nail (PHN) (Stryker) has been recently released, and the English literature lacks a series evaluating its results. We present a clinical prospective(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using the double bundle technique (DB) improves stability in the knee compared with the single bundle technique (SB) with the femoral tunnel in a more horizontal position (2 or 10 o'clock). We conducted a randomized, prospective study. Forty patients were(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate mid-term return to recreational sport in general population and identify factors related with sports return. METHODS Retrospective evaluation of 99 recreational sports players (Tegner score of 6) with ACL arthroscopic reconstructions with hamstring autograft, between 2006-2011. 74 male and 25 female with(More)
Eight adult surgical patients received a single i.v. injection of etomidate-base (mean 0.22 mg.kg(-1)). Venous blood samples were drawn at frequent intervals for up to 10 hr following drug administration. Plasma concentrations of etomidate were measured with a newly developed capillary gas chromatographic method. Plasma concentrations fitted best to an open(More)
A simple clinical and a more elaborate instrumental study are presented on the cardio-circulatory action of Althesine and Etomidate (Hypnomidate) compared to thiopental (Pentothal). Statistically is Althesin not significantly worse than thiopental but significantly worse than Hypnomidate. Hypnomidate is less aggressive than thiopental although non(More)
PURPOSE The aims of this study were to assess the healing rate of repair of chronically torn meniscal tear with MR-arthrography and to evaluate the relationship between the clinical and the radiographic outcomes and the impact of the meniscal section on healing. METHODS MR-arthrography was performed at a median of 10.5 months (range 6-55) after surgery in(More)
Alumina ceramic-on-ceramic total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been widely used due to its advantages such as low wear, scratch resistance, wettable surface and relatively low biological reactivity of the wear particles. Nevertheless, this material in THA still persists to be one of the major concerns about the risk of fracture, due to its brittleness. Many(More)
The Endo-Model rotating-hinge prosthesis is preferably indicated as a primary implant in patients with advanced axial deviation of the lower limbs or unstable knees with severe bone defects. Outcomes were studied in 111 knees, operated in a three-year period; the mean followup was 28 months. Joint balance enhancement and limbs mechanical axis correction(More)
We report the case of a 59-year-old male patient who returned to the Hospital with severe pain in the right upper arm, 9 hours after reduction of an anterior dislocation of the right shoulder. A thrombosis of the axillary artery was quickly diagnosed and the rapid treatment allowed revascularisation in the arm without any major consequences.