J I Spicka

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PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the effect of topical application of tranexamic acid (TXA, Exacyl) on the amount of post-operative blood loss, and blood transfusion requirement in patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Attention was paid to early complications potentially associated with TXA(More)
Tissue compensators afford one the opportunity of producing idealized dose distributions in radiotherapy. We have developed a technique which may be used to produce fast, accurate and inexpensive compensators within a few minutes and requires minimal patient involvement. Three dimensional contour data is acquired using a moire fringe photograph taken at the(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY To evaluate the efficacy and usefulness of 99Tc-MDP bone scans for the diagnosis of complications associated with hydroxyapatite- coated total hip prostheses. MATERIAL AND METHODS 99Tc-MDP bone scans of 42 hips were taken before revision surgery in 41 patients with ABG 1 prostheses. Of these, 26 patients (27 hips) were included in our(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The article presents results of surgical treatment of osteolysis around stable cementless THA. MATERIAL AND METHODS The authors evaluated 18 operated on cases of osteolysis around stable THA of ABG 1 type with a minimal follow-up of 4 years (49-70 months). The group included 6 men and 12 women who were at the time of revision 47 years(More)
This paper investigates a method of designing and producing an unusual class of compensators. Through use of these compensators one can deliver an even dose to dmax when one is irradiating a sloping contour with a single megavoltage photon field. These compensators are designed not to provide an even dose at midplane in a patient but instead to produce what(More)
It is reported on the appearance of transient infarction-like electrocardiographic changes in a 49-year-old female patient which developed during a cholecystectomy after cardiac arrest due to a considerable loss of blood. The ECG normalised within 7 minutes, neither accompained nor followed by any pathologic ion displacements in the systemic blood or by(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY It has been reported that periprosthetic osteolysis in a stable cementless total hip prosthesis is often free from symptoms. The aim of this study is to check this assumption and provide details on the clinical presentation of this troublesome and worrying complication of hip arthroplasty. MATERIAL Between March 1999 and June 2002, 76(More)