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AIMS The purpose of this prospective randomised study is to evaluate the efficacy, safety and the appropriate dose of the ropivacaine in the control of post-knee arthroscopy pain. METHODS We randomised 60 patients in two groups to receive 10 ml/7.5 mg/ml ropivacaine (Group B) or 20 ml/7.5 mg/ml (Group A) at the end of a routine knee arthroscopy. We(More)
BACKGROUND Tension band wiring (TBW) remains the most common operative technique for the internal fixation of olecranon fractures despite the potential occurrence of subjective complaints due to subcutaneous position of the hardware. Aim of this long term retrospective study was to evaluate the elbow function and the patient-rated outcome after TBW fixation(More)
The aim of this cross-sectional case-control study is the comparison of the weight and height between a group of children with Scheuermann’s disease (SD) and a comparable group of healthy ones and also the correlation of them with the degree and the morphology of the kyphotic curve. Following a school-screening program of 10,057 school students, aged(More)
Anterior shoulder dislocation is a disabling injury affecting all ages, young and old alike. Recently, the treatment of traumatic shoulder dislocation has included immobilisation for varying periods of time followed by physiotherapy. This study is the first in this country to address the demographic data and recurrence rates of shoulder dislocation. Three(More)
STUDY DESIGN A clinical cohort study of sternum clinical measurements was performed in 10,057 students, during a school screening program for Scheuermann disease. OBJECTIVE To determine whether the length of sternum is correlated with Scheuermann disease pathogenesis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Many theories have been proposed for the etiology of(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term results after acute treatment of clavicle fractures. We reviewed 139 patients with an average age of 39.3 years (range: 18 to 74) who sustained a clavicle fracture either isolated or as part of a polytrauma. Besides demographic data, both clinical result and residual symptoms were also recorded. The(More)
Chondromyxoid fibroma constitutes a rare benign tumor of the bones, which has a potential of regional enlargement towards the local tissues. An adult male patient at the age of 28 suffered a fracture of the lateral malleolus due to an eccentric, lytic, lobular lesion in the epiphysis, during a basketball match. The differential diagnosis included the(More)
UNLABELLED We report a case of a closed tibiotalar dislocation without an associated malleolar fracture, in the presence of medial malleolar hypoplasia, treated with closed reduction and surgical repair of the deltoid ligament, followed by cast immobilization. Post-reduction radiographs, before open repair of the deltoid ligament, revealed an Elisé test(More)
Subcutaneous targeted neuromodulation is one part of the wider new peripheral neuromodulation development in the treatment of neuropathic pain. Although it has not received wider acceptance, there are many reports in the literature of successful use of this technique.