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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)
Six orthopaedic clinics in Sweden made a comparison of the effects and side effects of Piroxicam (20mg) and Indometacin (100mg) suppositories in 261 patients with painful coxarthrosis on the waiting list for total hip replacement (THR). The study was designed as a single blind study over 4 weeks. Amount of pain and range of motion was registered before the(More)
A follow-up of 332 consecutive cervical spine injury patients is described. Treatment was with collars (47%), operation (6%), skull traction (24%) and Halo vest (23%). There was a large number of cervical spine injuries at the C2 level, and odontoid process fractures constituted 35% of all cervical spine injuries. The bad reputation of cervical spine(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)
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)
It has recently been reported that morphine given in low doses intra-articularly can produce significant analgesia in patients undergoing arthroscopic knee joint surgery. Data are lacking on the effect of other opioids using a local approach for drug delivery. We studied the analgesic effect of intra-articular opioids in 70 patients, divided into 7 groups,(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)
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)
Fibrinogen was purified from five patients admitted for hip-replacement surgery the day before (day 0), the day after (day 2) and and one week after the operation (day 8). The behaviour of each patient's three fibrinogens was compared in thrombin gelation assays and plasmin degradation experiments to investigate whether the reported increase in(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)