E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan

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UNLABELLED Patellar resurfacing (PR) in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is controversial. The Outerbridge classification of cartilage defects in the patella is commonly used in the literature. The purpose of this study was to determine if the Outerbridge classification can predict the need for PR as part of total knee arthroplasty. Between 1995 and 2000, we(More)
The Garden classification of femoral neck fractures is used most commonly in the literature. However, there is difficulty in differentiating the four types of fractures as shown by studies of interobserver reliability. Therefore, it may be more accurate to classify femoral neck fractures as nondisplaced (Garden Types I and II) or displaced (Garden Types III(More)
Our aim was to clarify the effective decrease in blood transfusion after primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) from a multimodal blood-loss prevention approach (MBLPA) and the related risk factors of blood transfusion. We retrospectively compared the rate of postoperative blood transfusion in 418 cases of primary TKA during 2010 from a single institution(More)
Prospectively, 40 patients with an average age of 45 (20-65) with closed transverse fractures of the middle one-third of the humerus without associated radial nerve palsy were treated. All had failed nonoperative reduction and were then operated on with either compression plating or intramedullary fixation with Hackethal nails and a postoperative ready-made(More)
Forearm fractures are common injuries in childhood. There are a number of important principles that should be followed to achieve the ideal goal of fracture healing without deformity or dysfunction. I will review the general principles, classifications, diagnosis, treatment, and complications of pediatric forearm fractures, including some specific injuries(More)
The majority of bleeding episodes in hemophilic patients occur within the joints. Of these hemarthroses, the knees, elbows, and ankles account for almost 80%. Should the bleeding persist, the synovium starts to hypertrophy and a vicious cycle of chronic synovitis develops, leading to joint destruction. In immature articulation, synovitis causes hypertrophy(More)
If continuous prophylaxis is not feasible due to expense or lack of venous access, we must aggressively treat major haemarthroses (including arthrocentesis) to prevent progression to synovitis, recurrent joint bleeds, and ultimately end-stage osteoarthritis (haemophilic arthropathy). For the treatment of chronic haemophilic synovitis, radiosynovectomy(More)
Chronic ankle instability (CAI) is a very common injury but still remains an area of debate. This review aims to define the current diagnosis and treatment of persons with CAI. A PubMed (MEDLINE) search of the years 2010 and 2011 (1 January 2010 to 15 July 2011) was performed using three keywords: ankle and chronic and instability. The number of articles in(More)
Current treatment of joint cartilage lesions is based either on conventional techniques (bone marrow stimulation, osteochondral autograft or allograft transplantation) or on newly developed techniques (chondrocyte implantation and those based on cell therapy that use bioreactors, growth factors, mesenchymal stem cells [MSCs] and genetically modified cells).(More)