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Nail impingement against the anterior femoral cortex during nail insertion, or anterior cortex penetration, has been described in the literature as a worrying complication. We describe a previously unreported surgical failure due to a compromised dynamic distal locking caused by distal jamming of the nail. An 80-year-old male suffered a closed right(More)
Osteogenic proteins (OP) are elements of a class of natural growth factors called Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMP). A specific member of this class is OP-1, a human recombinant protein that has osteogenic properties. The osteoinductive and osteoconductive properties of OP-1, with its specific collagen matrix, promote the generation of new functionally(More)
Intra-articular (IA) injection of hyaluronic acid (HA) into the hip joint appears to be safe and well tolerated but only a small number of randomized clinical trials in humans has been published. The objective of this prospective study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a single IA injection of high-molecular-weight (2800 kDa) HA (Coxarthrum) for(More)
Multiple comorbidities sometimes represent a contraindication for total hip arthroplasty (THA). Major symptoms of patients with hip pain include groin, thigh, and trochanteric pain. Groin and thigh pain arise from sensory branches of the obturator nerve, whereas trochanteric pain arises from sensory branches of the femoral nerve. Between January 2009 and(More)
This article describes a patient in whom a broken cerclage wire migrated from the left hip into the left ventricle. A 71-year-old woman was admitted to the authors' hospital for preoperative examination before femoral hernia repair. Chest radiograph showed a metallic wire in the left ventricle. Twenty-four years earlier, she had a revision arthroplasty.(More)
Viscosupplementation is the intra-articular administration of preparations containing hyaluronic acid or hyaluronate intended to restore the normal biological properties of hyaluronic acid normally found in synovial fluid. Infiltration of hyaluronic acid in the arthritic hip is a more recent technique than viscosupplementation of the knee due to the greater(More)
Intra-articular injection of hyaluronic acid is a well-established therapy for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness and safety of the use of Arthrum HCS® (40 mg hyaluronic acid and 40 mg chondroitin sulfate in 2 mL). This was an open, multicenter, prospective study. Men or women over 40 years of age with(More)
Advances in systemic and radiation therapy have led to considerable improvement in the prognosis of patients with metastatic disease. As a result, orthopedic surgeons are being asked with increasing frequency to evaluate and treat the manifestations of skeletal metastases. Intramedullary nailing is a valuable technique for stabilizing (impending)(More)
BACKGROUND Torsional malalignment syndrome (TMS) is a well defined condition consisting of a combination of femoral antetorsion and tibial lateral torsion. The axis of knee motion is medially rotated. This may lead to patellofemoral malalignment with an increased Q angle and chondromalacia, patellar subluxation and dislocation. Conservative management is(More)