H Mestdagh

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The dissection of 37 cadavers has shown that in only a third of cases, the sural nerve comes from the communication between the medial cutaneous nerve, derived from the tibial nerve, and the communicating branch of the lateral cutaneous nerve of the leg which comes from the lateral popliteal nerve. The communication is most often at the junction between the(More)
The C2-C3 intervertebral joint must be regarded as a transitional area situated between the upper cervical spine where most rotation of the neck and little flexion and extension occur and the lower cervical spaces where chiefly motion in the sagittal plane and also somewhat rotation take place. Under normal circumstances the range of flexion-extension(More)
On the basis of 150 dissections the authors show that, on the back of the hand, the tendinous formations ensuring the extension of the fingers can be arranged in four groups of a least two tendons for each finger, excepting the thumb. In the little finger the group comprises a constant tendon, the extensor proper, and two variables, the common extensor and(More)
For many authors, the insertion of the long head of the biceps brachii muscle is exclusively or mainly located on the supraglenoid tubercle. The aim of this work was to study the insertion of the long head of the biceps brachii at macroscopic and microscopic examinations. 31 shoulders of macerated cadavers of both sex (age range: 52-92 years) were dissected(More)
The rich sensory innervation of the ankle and foot is manifest through the numerous communicating branches linking the neural trunks, particularly the superficial peroneal and sural nerves on the anterolateral aspect of the hindfoot. The 35 communicating branches seen in 55 dissections (58%) were proximal in half of the cases, lying in the malleolar and(More)
Nine cases of acquired metatarus elevatus or horizontalization of the first metatarsal with hallux flexus (dorsal bunion) were treated surgically associating: plantar wedge resection of the base of the first metatarsal or the first cuneiform; distal disinsertion of the long hallux flexor which was then positioned under the base of the first metatarsal and(More)
An original method of CT measurement of the lateralization of the humeral intertubercular groove is described based on geometric construction following Thales theorem. A study of intra- and interobserver reproducibility was done of this measurement and humeral retroversion on 32 healthy volunteers. The results show good reproducibility of these(More)
The aims of this study were to (a) provide an accurate description of the anterior talo-fibular ligament (ATFL) multifasciculated feature by means of cadaver study, and (b) to further delineate contour and signal variations on MR images related to this feature in a group of asymptomatic subjects. After MR imaging, three cadaveric feet were frozen and cut in(More)
A statistical study of a group of 50 patients determined the mean difference in grip strength between the dominant and non-dominant hands. For every position of the wrist a mean non-dominant/dominant ratio was calculated. This ratio, 87% in the neutral position, was then used to assess grip strength in relation to the dominance of the injured limb in 15(More)