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BACKGROUND Detection of nerve involvement originating in the spine is a primary concern in the assessment of spine symptoms. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become the diagnostic method of choice for this detection. However, the agreement between MRI and other diagnostic methods for detecting nerve involvement has not been fully evaluated. The aim of(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative widening of the bone tunnels have been found after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using autologus bone-patellar tendon-bone or hamstring tendon grafts. These changes seem to be of no clinical significance in a short to midterm follow-up. We investigated if a synthetic graft evokes the same bone tunnel widening and if it(More)
A total of 63 women who had an operation for a fracture of the hip was randomly allocated to one year of treatment either with anabolic steroids, vitamin D and calcium (anabolic group) or with calcium only (control group). The thigh muscle volume was measured by quantitative CT. The bone mineral density of the hip, femur and tibia was assessed by(More)
We measured the levels of biochemical markers of bone formation and bone resorption in hip fracture patients preoperatively and after 6 and 12 months. Bone densitometry was done with quantitative computer tomography (QCT), dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and heel ultrasound. After 6 months, the biochemical markers of bone formation and bone(More)
BACKGROUND A catabolic state develops after a hip fracture, with loss of muscle and bone tissue. Growth hormone (GH) treatment has been shown to exert anabolic effects during other catabolic states. We investigated whether GH given postoperatively to elderly hip fracture patients could increase serum insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and reduce the loss(More)
10 patients with major instability symptoms due to an acute anterior cruciate ligament injury were operated on with a bone-patellar tendon-bone reconstruction. Tibial condyle bone mineral density (BMD), bone ingrowth and changes in diameter in the tibia bone tunnel were studied with quantified computed tomography (QCT) postoperatively and after 1, 3, 6 and(More)
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