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BACKGROUND The advantageous properties of carbon fiber reinforced polyetheretherketone (CF-PEEK) composites for use as orthopedic implants include similar modulus to bone and ability to withstand prolonged fatigue strain. METHODS The CF-PEEK tibial nail, dynamic compression plate, proximal humeral plate and distal radius volar plate were compared(More)
BACKGROUND Musculoskeletal manifestations (MMs) are considered to be rare in cat scratch disease (CSD) and are not well characterized. We aimed to study MMs of CSD. METHODS A surveillance study performed over 11 years identified patients with CSD on the basis of compatible clinical presentation and confirmatory serological test or PCR results for(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the articular manifestations of cat-scratch disease (CSD) and to evaluate the long-term clinical outcome of those manifestations. METHODS A community- and hospital-based surveillance study of CSD was conducted in Israel between 1991 and 2002. CSD was defined as present in a patient when a compatible clinical syndrome and a(More)
Proximal humerus fractures comprise approximately 5% of all fractures, with isolated greater tuberosity fractures accounting for approximately 20% of proximal humerus fractures. Although performing shoulder arthroscopy in situations including a fracture is technically demanding, it allows surgeons the opportunity to identify and treat other coexisting(More)
BACKGROUND Rotator cuff tears are very common, but little is known about the outcome of nonoperative treatment of symptomatic tears in terms of progression and the need for surgical intervention. METHODS Fifty-nine shoulders in fifty-four patients (thirty-three women and a mean age of 58.8 years) with rotator cuff tears on initial magnetic resonance(More)
BACKGROUND The shoulder is regarded as the most commonly dislocated major joint in the human body. Most dislocations can be reduced by simple methods in the emergency department, whereas others require more complicated approaches. We compared the efficacy, safety, pain, and duration of the reduction between the Milch technique and the Stimson technique in(More)
BACKGROUND Early surgical treatment is indicated to reduce mortality and morbidity associated with immobilization due to hip fracture. The judiciousness of postponing surgery to allow withdrawal of clopidogrel and return of normal platelet function (5-10 days) in elderly patients being chronically treated with this antiplatelet medication is a matter of(More)
Tumors of the axilla are rare and pose a surgical challenge because they are usually large at presentation and in close proximity to the major neurovascular bundle of the upper extremity. The use of detailed preoperative evaluation studies and extensile surgical exposure for these tumors enabled us to determine tumor resectability and proceed with a safe(More)
BACKGROUND Arthroscopic Bankart repair (ABR) is a standard treatment for recurrent anterior shoulder instability. Young age, hyperlaxity, loss of bone stock and multidirectional or voluntary type of instability are all associated with failure of this procedure. Rotator interval laxity is associated with shoulder instability, whereas rotator interval closure(More)
Rotator cuff tear (RCT) is a common cause of pain and disability among adults. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a fraction of whole blood containing concentrated growth factors and proteins important for tissue healing. This study aimed at investigating the effects of local autologous PRP injection on repaired rotator cuff (RC) tendon repair in rats. Following(More)