Enrico Borgo

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Aims/hypothesis. Metabolic control worsens progressively in Type II (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus despite intensified pharmacological treatment and lifestyle intervention, when these are implemented on a one-to-one basis. We compared traditional individual diabetes care with a model in which routine follow-up is managed by interactive group(More)
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, one of the most common knee injuries in sports, results in anteroposterior laxity, which often leads to an unstable knee. Traditional ACL reconstruction is performed with autograft; disadvantages of this technique are donor site morbidity and a long rehabilitation period. In the 1980s, artificial ligaments became an(More)
The aim of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is essentially to restore functional stability of the knee and to allow patients to return to their desired work and activities. While in the young and active population, surgery is often the best therapeutic option after an ACL tear, ACL reconstruction in middle-aged people is rather more(More)
Artificial ligaments for ACL replacement have been widely used in the 1980s and early 1990s in orthopaedic surgery. Synthetic devices have been utilized either as a prosthetic material or as an augmentation for a biological ACL graft substitute. The initial enthusiasm surrounding the introduction of synthetic graft materials stemmed from their lack of donor(More)
There is no general consensus on the use of growth factors (GF) in surgery. The aim of this study was to clarify if GF play a role in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery. Twenty patients with laxity caused by a torn ACL underwent arthroscopically assisted reconstruction with autologous hamstring tendons. We performed a prospective study with these(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic lateral ankle instability is a condition of perception of giving way and persistent pain usually following multiple ankle sprains. Open reconstructive procedures carry the disadvantages of subtalar joint stiffness and potential morbidity at the harvesting site. Recently, arthroscopic treatment of chronic lateral ankle instability has been(More)
The purpose of the present study was to retrospectively evaluate the outcomes of patients who underwent combined medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The hypothesis was that this procedure would lead to a high success rate in patients affected by isolated medial unicompartmental osteoarthritis(More)
The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess the treatment of post-traumatic osteochondral lesions (OCLs) of the ankle with a four-step protocol. Thirty-eight patients with at least one MRI-documented OCL of the ankle were treated from 2004 to 2010. Median age at surgery was 39 years (range: 18–52). Mean lesion size was 1.0 cm2 (SD: 0.2). All(More)
Synthetic ligament for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has been widely used in the past. Long-term follow-up has demonstrated the unreliability of many of these devices in ACL surgery, and problems may arise for the surgeon approaching a patient with failed artificial ligament reconstruction. The aim of this study is to investigate whether(More)
Sleep disturbances may be associated with impaired glucose metabolism. The aim of this study was to evaluate sleep duration and quality in relation to glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. In a cross-sectional study, sleep duration and quality were assessed in 47 middle-aged patients with type 2 diabetes treated with oral agents and without(More)