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PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The Seidel intramedullary locking nail is one of the alternative methods for operative treatment of humeral shaft fractures. Short follow-up demonstrated persistent pain and stiffness at the shoulder joint. The aims of this retrospective study were first to evaluate results with attention to operative technique, consolidation rate and(More)
The authors analyse the results of treatment of 159 fractures of the distal end of the radius by the "Kapandji Technique". Of these 159 fractures, 129 were extra-articular, 27 intra-articular and 3 fractures affected both the two bones of the forearm. The technique should be applied strictly, with primary reduction and direct control of the tendinous and(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY A retrospective study reports the evolution of patients treated for dislocation of one or several of the four medial carpometacarpal joints. MATERIALS AND METHODS In five of twenty-six patients, the dislocations were undiagnosed in emergency. Twenty-five dislocations were dorsal. A patient presented a divergent dislocation of the four(More)
The supra-condylar process exists in a small percentage of the population. Infrequently this process may cause compression of the median nerve. The authors such a case associated with compression of the ulnar nerve. Excision of the bony process led to immediate resolution of the symptoms. In the presence of compressive symptoms with neurologic deficit, it(More)
OBJECTIVES The goal of the work was to evaluate the mid-term results of the Rubis II® trapeziometacarpal prosthesis for the treatment of basal thumb osteoarthritis. METHODS From 1997 to 2003, 118 trapeziometacarpal prostheses Rubis II® were implanted at Saint-Quentin's Hospital. Seventy-seven have been clinically and radiologically reviewed. The average(More)
INTRODUCTION We have implanted 49 uncemented reversed trapeziometacarpal prostheses since 1997. OPERATIVE TECHNIQUE We used a classical dorsal approach. A good preparation of the base of the first metacarpal will give excellent exposure of the trapezium, the most important stage of the operation. Instrumentation allows easy insertion of the two components(More)
The authors have studied the incidence of lunate necrosis in 110 perilunate dislocations. Twenty-one cases (19%) developed a necrosis. The classification into three types, according to the amount of damage to the perilunar ligaments, is of prognostic value. There is no risk of necrosis in type 1, 17% in type II, and 50% in type III. An associated fracture(More)