Grethe Elisabeth Borchgrevink

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The relationships between personality and psychiatric symptoms and long-lasting physical symptoms were assessed in 88 neck sprain patients injured in car accidents. The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI-I) was completed at time of occurrence (intake) and 6 months after the injury. The neck sprain patients were divided into three subgroups according(More)
STUDY DESIGN A single-blinded, randomized treatment study with a follow-up period of 6 months. OBJECTIVE To study the long-term consequences of whiplash neck sprain injuries in patients treated with two different regimes during the first 14 days after the car accident. Patients in the first group were encouraged to act as usual, i.e., continue to engage(More)
Fifty-two patients underwent MR imaging and conventional radiography of the neck within 4 days after a hyperextension-flexion injury. The patients also had follow-up investigations during the first 2 years. The images did not reveal any serious lesions in any of them. Based on the main MR and radiographical findings the patients were divided into 4 groups;(More)
OBJECTIVE To map the extent of sick leave and number of claims made for health insurance among persons who had suffered neck sprain (whiplash) injuries in traffic accidents, and to map subjective feeling of health and quality of life among patients several years after the injury. DESIGN A retrospective study of neck sprain injuries after car accidents and(More)
The present study was undertaken to evaluate if MRI within 2 days of a motor vehicle accident could reveal pathology of importance for understanding long-term disability after whiplash neck-sprain injuries. As part of a prospective study cervical and cerebral MRI was performed on 40 neck sprain patients with whiplash injury after car accidents. The imaging(More)
There are very few reports in the literature on the results of surgery for ganglia of the flexor tendon sheaths of the digits. We reviewed 24 patients operated for flexor tendon sheath ganglia 8 (3-11) years previously. Two operations were for recurrences and one of these recurred again. There was one permanent digital nerve injury and one patient(More)
BACKGROUND Hammertoe is one of several toe deformities caused by an imbalance between tendons which flex and extend the toes. The condition is most common among women and may be caused by systemic disease, but is most often idiopathic. The standard method of operation is resection of the distal part of the proximal phalanx. We here report an evaluation of(More)
BACKGROUND Over the period 1991-2000 the postoperative treatment of total Achilles tendon ruptures at St. Olav Hospital was changed from plaster cast during 6 weeks to plaster cast during the first 14 days and subsequently orthosis treatment from 2nd to 6th week postoperatively. The purpose of the study was to analyze the treatment of Achilles tendon(More)
BACKGROUND High-heeled shoes have been suggested as a main explanation for the female dominance in foot pain and deformities. Aim of study was to test this hypothesis scientifically. METHODS Women 40-66 years were included in two groups. 95 women who had worn high-heeled shoes at work for at least 5 years were compared to 102 women who had never worn(More)