Henri Mestdagh

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Subcutaneous injection of elemental mercury is a very rare situation. The authors report the case of a 31-year-old man who accidentally injected an unknown quantity of metallic mercury into his left forearm. Several surgical procedures were required to reduce the blood and urinary levels of mercury. However, the patient never developed clinical signs of(More)
We compared the long-term function of subscapularis after the Latarjet procedure using two surgical approaches. We treated 102 patients (106 shoulders) with a mean age of 26.8 years (15 to 51) with involuntary unidirectional recurrent instability. The operation was carried out through an L-shaped incision with trans-section of the upper two-thirds of the(More)
Abstract 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(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of fibrocartilage within the distal posterior tibial tendon (PTT) before its division correlating with size and signal variation on MR images through a radio-anatomic and pathologic study. Eight fresh cadaveric feet underwent MR imaging were cut into 4-mm slices in the axial plane. The PTT specimens were(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)
Subcoracoid impingement is a rare but well-know cause of anterior shoulder pain in throwing and overhead athletics. Bulging of the walls or the contents of the coracohumeral space may hamper the smooth gliding of soft tissue between the coracoid process and glenohumeral joint, especially in forward elevation and internal rotation of the arm. Following is a(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)
Although bone tumors are often located in the knee area, primary tumors of the patella are rare (6, 8), and patellar metastases even rarer. A few cases were reported in the literature, originating from the breast, lung, kidney, uterine cervix and oesophagus. We report a case, for the first time to our knowledge, of a patellar metastasis from a large bowel(More)
Tibiotalar dislocations without fracture are extremely rare lesions. This series included 16 patients, 12 of whom have been examined clinically and radiographically. The purpose of this study was to specify the injury mechanism of the various anatomical types and to assess the long term outcome. The group included eight posteromedial dislocations (50%),(More)