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Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of both femoral condyles is very rare, with no previously reported cases of bilateral OCD of both knees in two siblings. We report on a brother and sister with both femoral condyle OCD with a description of surgical technique and clinical results. Fixation using headless compressive screws, osteochondral autologous(More)
BACKGROUND Periprosthetic osteolysis in total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is a substantial problem. We report the incidence and characteristics of periprosthetic osteolysis and its association with clinical outcomes after TAA using the HINTEGRA ankle system. METHODS Between May 2004 and April 2010, 126 primary TAA were performed on 115 patients. We excluded(More)
BACKGROUND Although several studies have described good results of proximal chevron and Ludloff osteotomies, there have been no studies comparing the results of these two techniques at a single institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS We consecutively evaluated 46 patients who underwent proximal chevron osteotomies and 52 patients who underwent Ludloff(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the effects of Beraprost sodium (Berasil) on subjective leg symptoms in patients with peripheral arterial disease caused by diabetes mellitus. METHODS Ninety-four diabetic patients with peripheral arterial disease were treated with Beraprost in a fixed-dose, prospective, multicenter, cohort study. Beraprost (40 µg) was(More)
The ultimate goal of primary total ankle replacement is to provide a well-balanced soft-tissue envelope around a well-aligned, well-fixated implant. Some surgeons have emphasized that good outcomes in total ankle replacement are more dependent on ligament balancing, along with the procedure itself, than the extent of preoperative coronal deformity in the(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have reported on the outcome of arthroscopic treatment or osteochondral autologous transplantation (OAT) for osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT), with mixed results. None of these studies has compared the results of repeat arthroscopy and OAT after failed primary arthroscopic treatment. PURPOSE To compare the outcomes of(More)
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