Jad Bou Monsef

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A retrospective analysis of 221 patients undergoing unilateral total knee arthroplasty between January 2007 and April 2008 was performed to look at rates of total transfusions, allogenic transfusions, and autogenic transfusions. Two senior surgeons performed all the surgeries. During that period, patients in group A (129 patients) all donated one unit of(More)
INTRODUCTION Reducing allogeneic blood transfusions remains a challenge in total knee arthroplasty. Patients with preoperative anemia have a particularly high risk for perioperative blood transfusions. MATERIALS AND METHODS 176 anemic patients (Hb < 13.5 g/dl) undergoing total knee replacement were prospectively evaluated to compare the effect of a(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this prospective study was to determine the clinical value of lateral radiographs and corresponding MRI scans in the preoperative evaluation of the functional integrity of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in a consecutive series of 78 patients (93 knees) with medial compartment osteoarthritis. METHODS All knees received standardised(More)
BACKGROUND Preoperative donation of autologous blood has been widely used to minimize the potential risk of allogeneic transfusions in total knee arthroplasty. A previous study from our center revealed that preoperative autologous donation reduces the allogeneic blood exposure for anemic patients but has no effect for non-anemic patients. (More)
PURPOSE Pre-operative donation of autologous blood has been widely used in elective joint replacement procedures to avoid the risks of allogeneic blood transfusions. However, the high percentage of wasted autologous blood questions the general efficacy of pre-operative autologous blood donation (PABD) for all patients undergoing hip replacement. This study(More)
PURPOSE We investigated the effectiveness of non-image-guided hip injections. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated 369 intra-articular hip injections in 331 patients using anatomical landmarks. The percentage and duration of pain relief was documented. Hip injections were grouped in responders and nonresponders (50 % maximum pain relief as a cut off). (More)
BACKGROUND The steady rise in demand for total hip arthroplasty constitutes a significant and increasing burden on health care resources. The biggest contributors to the total cost of hip replacement procedures other than the price of the implant are hospital stay and postoperative rehabilitation. Blood management is one of the most adjustable factors that(More)
PURPOSE Severe patellar bone loss precludes the insertion of another patellar implant in revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and weakens the attachment of the patella to the quadriceps tendon. Hanssen described securing a tissue flap to the patellar rim allows the delivery of cancellous bone graft into the patellar bone defect. The purpose of this study(More)
BACKGROUND High tibial osteotomy and unicompartmental knee arthroplasty are surgical treatment options for unicompartmental knee arthritis; these procedures are indicated for patients who do not have severe arthritis in the lateral compartment. Valgus stress radiographs sometimes are used to make this evaluation, but this test has not been critically(More)
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