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Fractures of the proximal humerus can be described using the Neer and AO fracture classifications. To assess the reproducibility and reliability of these classifications, we investigated 26 proximal humeral fractures with both plain radiographs and CT. 5 specialists in orthopedic surgery and 5 specialists in radiology independently classified all(More)
220 patients with femoral neck fractures were randomly treated with either a Rydell nail (n 110) or two LIH hook pins (n 110). The age, sex, and displacement patterns were similar in both group. All the patients were operated on by orthopedic specialists and followed clinically and radiographically for 2 years or until death. The mortality at 2 years was(More)
A consecutive series of 64 halo-vest-treated unstable cervical spine injuries is described. We agree with earlier investigators on the advantages of halo-vest treatment. For several types of injuries affecting the cervical spine we prefer the halo-vest method, which has a low rate of technical failures and complications. The healing rate was found to be(More)
We report the occurrence and distribution of 17 fractures in four patients with malignant, autosomal recessive osteopetrosis. The frequency of the disease in the Caucasian population is in the order of 1 per 20,000, of which the vast majority suffer from a mild autosomal dominant form. The patients have been followed up for 17-22 years and have multiple(More)
Factors such as cause of the trauma, concomitant injuries, and cervical sagittal spinal canal size were compared between survivors and nonsurvivors of cervical spine injuries. Traffic accidents were more commonly the cause of the trauma among nonsurvivors (76%) than among survivors (50%). Concomitant injuries were of a more serious degree among nonsurvivors(More)
Two series of patients with a hip fracture, sustained at home, were assessed regarding utilization of rehabilitation resources before and after adoption of an active policy favoring rehabilitation at home. Out of 86 consecutive patients in 1985 (Series I), 22 were discharged directly to their home versus 44 out of 84 in 1986 (Series II). Four months after(More)
In a follow-up study of ten atlas and 85 axis fractures, 12% had residual symptoms in the form of local and radiating cervical pain. The residual symptoms were interpreted as a sign of a mild demyelinating process initiated by the trauma of the medulla. At least 22% of the accidents occurred while the person was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.(More)