Jacques Vallotton

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The purpose of this study was to compare three types of objective measurement in Lachman test position and to validate a new measurement procedure. Twenty-three patients were evaluated after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction at 10 years’ mean follow-up. The contralateral knee had a normal ACL. Both knees were compared using Lachman test,(More)
A blind and prospective study was conducted to assess the accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for diagnosing patellar cartilage lesions. Thirty-three consecutive patients undergoing knee arthroscopy were examined by MRI prior to surgery. Imaging was performed in the axial plane on a 1.5-Tesla unit with spinecho and gradient-echo T1 and T2(More)
Functional Hallux limitus (Fhl) is still a misconceived and unappreciated clinical entity, being often diagnosed during a clinical examination or a podiatric assessment. In the presence of Fhl, the patient's gait necessitates the unwitting existence of complementary efforts on their part, thus resembling to the gait pattern of someone with elongated foot or(More)
Determination of the sub-chondral bone density, or more precisely the internal density spot, can be used to evaluate the capability of a knee to sustain normal kinematics. To use this technique as a mean of knee kinematics control, the position of the internal density spot must be determined in a reproducible way. This paper presents a definition of an(More)
In a series of 30 consecutive patients who suffered from chronic instability of the knee joint, reconstruction of the torn anterior cruciate ligament was performed with a looped semitendinosus tendon, reinforced by an extra-articular anterolateral procedure. Of these 30, 27 could be followed up 9–11 years after the operation. The evaluation included the(More)
During a two-year period 237 patients were admitted for intertrochanteric fracture of the femur. 196 patients were included in this study with an average age of 79 years. Surgery comprised 163 nailings (Ender-Kempf), 31 blade plates and 2 prostheses. In this study the mortality rate and general complications were essentially related to the age and general(More)
Functional hallux limitus is a loss of metatarsophalangeal joint extension during the second half of the single-support phase, when the weightbearing foot is in maximal dorsiflexion. Functionally, it constitutes a sagittal plane blockade during gait. As a result, the mechanical support and stability mechanisms of the foot are disrupted, with important(More)
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