Elias E Lambiris

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Introduction: In this study, we initiated a prospective, randomised, clinical trial comparing the AMBI, TGN and PFN operations used for treatment of unstable fractures, for differences in intra-operative use, consolidation, complications and functional outcome. Materials and methods: We have compared the pre-, intra- and post-operating variables of AMBI,(More)
We reviewed 13 patients with infected nonunion of the distal femur and bone loss, who had been treated by radical surgical debridement and the application of an Ilizarov external fixator. All had severely restricted movement of the knee and a mean of 3.1 previous operations. The mean length of the bony defect was 8.3 cm and no patient was able to bear(More)
This prospective longitudinal randomized clinical and radiological study compared the evolution of instrumented posterolateral lumbar and lumbosacral fusion using either coralline hydroxyapatite (CH), or iliac bone graft (IBG) or both in three comparable groups, A, B and C, which included 19, 18 and 20 patients, respectively, who suffered from symptomatic(More)
This is a prospective randomized study comparing cefuroxime to 2 antistaphylococal agents (fusidic acid and vancomycin), for prophylaxis in total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in an institute, where methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE) prevalence exceeds 25%(More)
BACKGROUND Although it has been established that surgical treatment for acromioclavicular joint disruption (types IV-VI and type III in overhead throwing athletes and heavy laborers) is preferred, the literature is inconclusive about the best type of surgery. PURPOSE With the goal of avoiding the potential complications of hardware use, the authors(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective comparative randomized clinical and radiologic study. OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to compare the short-term effects of rigid versus semirigid and dynamic instrumentation on the global and segmental lumbar spine profile, subjective evaluation of the result, and the associated complications. BACKGROUND DATA Lumbar spine(More)
This retrospective study examined the results of non-pilon fractures of the distal part of the tibia treated with interlocking intramedullary nailing. Seventy-three patients with equal numbers of fractures treated surgically between 1990 and 1998 were reviewed. Mean patient age was 39.8 years, and follow-up averaged 34.2 months. The AO fracture(More)
Thirty-eight patients with four-part proximal humerus fractures and fracture dislocations were treated with humeral head replacement between 1989 and 1995. At followup (mean, 37 months; range, 12-48 months) the patients were evaluated for postoperative pain, active range of motion, muscular strength, overall function in every day activities, and patient(More)
Fifty patients suffering from aseptic tibial nonunion underwent reamed intramedullary nailing (I.N.) and were retrospectively reviewed. Thirty-six patients were initially treated with external fixation, six with plate and screws, one with a static I.N., and seven with plaster of Paris. Eighteen of the fractures were initially open (A: 5, B: 6, and C: 7(More)
We reviewed 18 patients, 14 with acute fractures and four with non-union of the distal tibia, treated between 1990 and 2001 with a shortened, reamed intramedullary nail. The mean follow-up was 38 (8–144) months. The fractures united at an average of 16 (12–18) weeks and the non-unions at 20 (12–30) weeks. Two patients required nail dynamization. No limb(More)