Franky Steenbrugge

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Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) and loose body formation are rare following Perthes' disease. We have reviewed the literature about clinical presentation, treatment and outcome and added a further three cases of the condition. Cases mentioned in the literature were poorly documented. We feel that a thorough documentation should be carried out as soon as the(More)
Ochronotic arthropathy is a rare condition found in patients with alkaptonuria. Due to the accumulation of homogentisic acid, cartilages get a dark discoloration and become brittle and more vulnerable to mechanical stress (Centinus et al. Rheumatol Int 3:127–131, 2004; Hamdi et al. Int Orthop 23:122–125, 1999; Phornphutkul, N Engl J Med 347:2111–2121, 2002;(More)
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare noninfectious neutrophilic dermatosis. Its course can be mild or malignant, chronic or relapsing with remarkable morbidity. We describe a case of PG, which presented with severe wound breakdown following a closed tibial plateau fracture of the left knee. Two weeks after the trauma, the patient developed ulcers in both(More)
A prospective study was initiated to evaluate the surgical treatment of chronic groin pain resistant to conservative treatment. Forty-one patients were treated using Bassini's hernial repair and percutaneous adductor longus tenotomy between 1984 and 1998. All patients were males aged 17 to 34 years and were mainly soccer players. Twenty-seven patients(More)
The authors report the case of a 13-year-old patient with neurofibromatosis (NF-I), who suffered blunt trauma to the left tibia in 1993. The diagnosis of subperiosteal hematoma was made. Treatment consisted of temporary rest. There was a recurrence in 1996, and the subperiosteal hematoma was drained. In 1997, a shortening osteotomy of the left tibia was(More)
A prospective study was performed to determine the effect of a ligament augmentation device (LAD) on the replacement of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) using tendon allografts. Twenty-five patients were followed for 66 to 98 months after tendon allograft replacement with LAD reinforcement for ACL rupture. The evaluation was done using the form of the(More)
The authors report the case of a 50-year-old man who presented with nontraumatic swelling of the left upper arm. The diagnosis of parosteal osteosarcoma of the humerus was made after diagnostic workup. A long diaphyseal segment of the humerus containing the tumor was resected with a healthy margin of soft tissues and was irradiated extracorporeally with a(More)
BACKGROUND This study was initiated to evaluate the long-term outcome of meniscal sutures and to correlate clinical findings with MRI findings. We were interested to see if a clinically healed meniscus also showed as such on MRI and if degenerative changes were present PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied prospectively 13 patients (7 men) aged between 29 and(More)
Dear Editors, We would like to thank Delialioglu and colleagues for their critical review of our article and pointing out the earlier case report on the same subject matter. Indeed our case report is the fourth and not the third published mention of arthroscopic diagnosis of ochronotic arthropathy. The authors express their concern with regards to the(More)
Between 1985 and 1995, 45 patients underwent closed meniscus repair. There were 30 men and 15 women with a mean age of 32.5 years. In 23 patients, the anterior cruciate ligament was intact (group 1) whereas it was deficient in 22 patients (group 2). All patients were managed with the same postoperative program of partial weight bearing, immediate motion and(More)