Francesco Smeraglia

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Purpose  The aims of this paper are to report the rate and risk factors for the failure of the most common cartilage repair technique, and analyze the most important factors that could influence the choice of a specific surgical treatment to revise a failed cartilage repair. Methods  A review of the literature was performed focusing on failed cartilage(More)
INTRODUCTION In the last few years, the use of collagenase clostridium histolyticum for management of Dupuytren's contracture has increased. The procedure of enzymatic fasciectomy has become popular because it is non-invasive, safe and fast to perform. SOURCES OF DATA A systematic search was performed on Medline (PubMed), Web of Science and Scopus(More)
INTRODUCTION Fractures of the distal radius account for 15% of all fractures. The use of arthroscopy is increasingly popular in the last years, with the goal to achieve a better anatomical reduction of the articular fragments. SOURCES OF DATA We searched the literature on Medline (PubMed), Web of Science and Scopus databases using the combined keywords(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the long-term clinical results and morphological changes after tendon ball arthroplasty for advanced Kienböck's disease. Twenty-six patients were reviewed, with a mean follow-up interval of 125 months (range 50-226). At follow-up, mean score on the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand questionnaire was 7.7 and(More)
We present a retrospective study of 107 cases of thumb carpometacarpl joint arthrodesis. The aim of our study was to analyse our population and to compare the outcomes of patients who obtained bone union with the patients who did not. There were no statistical differences in most of the clinical outcomes (DASH score, visual analogue scale, Kapandji test,(More)
Purpose  Septic knee arthritis following arthroscopy is a rare but dreaded complication. Definition and management of knee deep infections are quite discussed in literature. In this review, literature regarding infections after knee arthroscopy is analyzed highlighting the incidence, causative bacteria, risk factors as well as clinical outcomes. Methods  We(More)
INTRODUCTION Theoretical advantages of endoscopic cubital tunnel release are the short incision, lower risk of nerve damage, reduced manipulation of the nerve and possible faster recovery. SOURCES OF DATA We systematically searched Medline (PubMed), Web of Science and Scopus databases using the following keywords: 'endoscopic ulnar nerve', 'endoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the long-term clinical and radiographic outcome in a group of patients treated with resection of the proximal pole and tendon ball arthroplasty because of a scaphoid non-union. PATIENTS AND METHODS 15 patients affected by scaphoid non-union and treated with resection arthroplasty were studied at a mean(More)