Giorgio Pilato

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Recently it has been reported that low serum IL-10 levels are associated with an increased susceptibility for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We investigated whether the -1087G/A (rs1800896), -824C/T (rs1800871), -597C/A (rs1800872) IL-10 polymorphisms were associated with type 2 diabetes in a study on a cohort of Italian Caucasians(More)
An original technique for the arthroscopic diagnosis and treatment of the fractures of the radial head is proposed and described. The elbow arthroscopy is started with a 4.5-mm 30 degrees arthroscope from the proximal anteromedial portal and the anterior elbow is examined; then a proximal anterolateral portal is created and a full-radius blade inserted to(More)
The aim of this study was to describe microcirculation in the human digit, focusing on the vascular patterns of its cutaneous and subcutaneous areas. We injected a functional supranumerary human thumb (Wassel type IV) with a low-viscosity acrylic resin through its digital artery. The tissues around the vessels were then digested in hot alkali and the(More)
Until the mid-eighties, capitellectomy was the treatment of choice for displaced fractures of the radial capitellum. The observation of complications such as instability of the elbow, proximal migration of the radius, valgus and humerus-ulna arthrosis, led us to safeguard the capitellum until the biomechanics of the elbow had been restored. A total of 20(More)
Twenty-two patients underwent surgery for 23 complex articular fractures of the distal radius of C.3 type, according to the AO classification. The surgical treatment consisted, in all cases, of a closed, or limited-open, reduction and external fixation. The functional and radiographic results were analysed at a mean follow-up of 40 months. This(More)
The aim of this study was to assess outcomes in a group of patients with scapholunate dissociation treated with stabilisation surgery (Brunelli-Stanley) and to compare arthrography with multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) with conventional radiography, the gold standard in the follow-up of wrist surgery. Twelve patients (13 wrists) underwent surgery(More)
An original modification in the Burton-Pellegrini technique was used to treat 20 cases of trapeziometacarpal arthritis between 1992 and 2001. A retrospective evaluation concerned 13 cases and was based on functional and radiographic criteria measuring the height of the column of the thumb at rest and under stress. Mean follow-up was 54.2 months (range(More)
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