Jacques R. Griffet

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Intervertebral disk calcification is a rare childhood disease. The etiology of disk calcification in children remains unclear. We report three cases of children with cervical disk calcification. Their clinical manifestations are very different. The first patient mainly had a neurological deficiency. The second had neck pain and muscular deficit of the left(More)
The objective of this study was to quantify the relationship between gibbosity and spinal deformation expressed by the angle of Cobb before and during treatment with a brace for different classes of idiopathic scoliosis patients. As part of the standard treatment with the Dynamic Corrective Brace (SpineCor), 89 idiopathic scoliosis patients underwent an(More)
Resistance to activated protein C (RPCA) and other congenital prethrombotic disorders have been recently reported to be strongly associated with Legg-Perthes disease. RPCA and deficiencies of protein C, protein S, and antithrombin III were sought in 22 children with Legg-Perthes disease. Detection of the factor V Leiden mutation was found in children with(More)
Forearm fractures are very common in children. They are usually treated orthopedically. For the last few years, Métaizeau's elastic stable nailing has been used in the authors' hospital. This study is based on 80 children with forearm fractures treated with intramedullary nailing: 64 boys and 16 girls, aged 6 to 16 (23 right sides, 58 left sides: 81(More)
Nineteen clinical cases of intestinal stricture due to neonatal necrotising enterocolitis and a review of available references are presented in this paper. Intestinal strictures are estimated to arise in 20% to 30% on neonatal enterocolitis. However the delay between the acute episode and the occurrence of the stenosis is variable; the depth and the extend,(More)
PURPOSE Tibial fractures in the skeletally immature patient are usually treated without surgery. Elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) is commonly used for other diaphyseal fracture locations. Its advantages are minimally invasive surgery with a short hospitalisation duration, primary bone union and early weight bearing. The purpose of this study was(More)
The objective of this study was to identify acute spinal and three-dimensional postural adaptations induced by a shoe lift in a population of idiopathic scoliosis (IS) patients. Forty-six IS patients (mean age: 12±2 years) were evaluated radiologically and with a stereovideographic system for pelvic obliquity. Based on the initial postural and radiological(More)
INTRODUCTION The natural progression of neuromuscular diseases results in inevitable musculotendinous contractures, most often in spite of early treatment. Surgery corrects this. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of tendon surgery in these cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty children with muscular dystrophy underwent hip surgery (tensor(More)
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a 3D spine deformity that worsens during the whole growth. The treatments available are bracing during the whole growth to avoid progression of the deformity and surgical fusion of the spine at skeletal maturity for the most severe curves. Recent advances in flexible spinal implants have given rise to new expectations in(More)
In order to develop a biodegradable interlocking nail for fracture fixation, hydoxylapatite pins and paste were implanted in the femoral bone of rats. A distal fracture was performed. The union and the tissue reaction to hydroxylapatite versus stainless-steel rods were studied after 15 days, 1, 2 and 6 months implantation. Metal pins induced a union.(More)