E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan

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The results of primary total knee replacement performed on a group of haemophiliac patients in a single institution by the same surgeon using the same surgical technique and prosthesis are reported. A total of 35 primary replacements in 30 patients were carried out between 1996 and 2005 and were reviewed retrospectively. The mean age of the patients was 31(More)
In this article, the knee instruments and rating scales that are designed to measure outcomes are revised. Although the International Knee Documentation Committee Subjective Knee Form can be used as a general knee measure, no instrument is currently universally applicable across the spectrum of knee disorders and patient groups. Clinicians and researchers(More)
Hemophilia is an inherited disorder of clotting factor deficiencies resulting in musculoskeletal bleeding, including hemarthroses, leading to musculoskeletal complications. The articular problems of hemophiliac patients begin in infancy. These include: recurrent hemarthroses, chronic synovitis, flexion deformities, hypertrophy of the growth epiphyses,(More)
BACKGROUND Patellar tendinopathy (PT) presents a challenge to orthopaedic surgeons. The purpose of this review is to revise strategies for treatment of PT MATERIALS AND METHODS: A PubMed (MEDLINE) search of the years 2002-2012 was performed using "patellar tendinopathy" and "treatment" as keywords. The twenty-two articles addressing the treatment of PT with(More)
At least seven parameters have been described for the measurement of patellofemoral malalignment on CT scanning; three of which measure lateral patellar tilt, two lateral patellar shift and two femoral trochlear dysplasia. We studied 22 knees in 18 patients complaining of patellofemoral pain in order to investigate the reproducibility of these methods. CT(More)
We present the case of two patients aged 12 years and 7 years who were referred to our hospital for factor VII deficiency inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, who had suffered from previous multiple joint haemarthroses. They presented with fine motor symptoms and difficulty in walking. During physical examination we observed neurological symptoms(More)
BACKGROUND Fractures of the femoral shaft are mostly the result of high-energy accidents that also cause multiple trauma injuries, in particular ipsilateral knee and hip injuries. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of injuries associated with femoral shaft fractures and how many of them were undetected. METHODS We studied 148(More)
The clinical use of PRP therapy in the practical setting of orthopaedic fields is increasing partly because of the accessibility of devices that are used in outpatient preparation and delivery. Another reason is the strong advertisement of PRP procedures as the ultimate treatment and novel technology for knee problems by a few orthopaedic surgeons based on(More)
The MEDLINE database was searched using the key words: 'obesity' and 'knee arthroplasty'. 41 articles focused on the topic were reviewed; most studies were prospective case series (providing low-level evidence) and 3 were systematic reviews. 16 studies reported no adverse association between obesity and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) outcome, whereas 24(More)