Emmanuel Brilakis

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BACKGROUND Ankylosing spondylitis is a rheumatic disease in which spinal and sacroiliac joints are mainly affected. There is a gradual bone formation in the spinal ligaments and ankylosis of the spinal diarthroses which lead to stiffness of the spine.The diffuse paraspinal ossification and inflammatory osteitis of advanced Ankylosing spondylitis creates a(More)
The incidence of surgical site infection and urinary tract infection following orthopaedic procedures has diminished in recent years due to modern antimicrobial prophylaxis. We conducted a case-control study (100 cases, 100 controls) in order to evaluate the risk factors associated with infection after orthopaedic procedures. The following risk factors were(More)
The goal of this study was to evaluate the effects of maintaining different foot postures during healing of proximal fifth metatarsal fractures for each of 3 common fracture types. A 3-dimensional (3D) finite element model of a human foot was developed and 3 loading situations were evaluated, including the following: (1) normal weightbearing, (2) standing(More)
PURPOSE A double osteotomy for correcting tibial deformity in combination with medial plateau elevation is recommended for the management of neglected Blount disease cases. We report our clinical experience with the application of this surgical technique and describe the long-term follow-up of the patients who were operated on. METHODS During a 10-year(More)
Intramedullary interlocking nailing is the gold standard method for treatment of tibial shaft fractures. Thus, the growing use of the intramedullary nailing resulted in an increased number of tibial nails removal procedures in daily clinical practice. Despite adequate surgeon experience, the removal of tibial intramedullary nails is not without(More)
This study describes the rare phenomenon of partial physeal arrest spontaneous correction. It concerns a case of a 3.5-year-old girl who suffered from a Salter-Harris IV fracture of the distal tibial epiphysis, which was managed conservatively. After fracture healing an osseous bridge was formed at the medial part of the physis, leading to a varus(More)
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