Jean-Jacques Rombouts

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Between January 1970 and December 1985, 76 patients (76 fractures) underwent internal fixation for tibial-plateau fractures as recommended by the AO-group (14). Fifty patients were available for follow-up. The long term results of this retrospective study are reported. Subjective results were satisfying. Forty-four percent of the patients were painfree and(More)
BACKGROUND Residual deformities of operatively treated severe clubfeet evaluated radiographically have been rarely studied in detail in adults. METHODS Twenty-five operatively treated stiff clubfeet were analyzed at a mean age of 21 years and 6 months. The clinical evaluation used the Laaveg and Ponseti scale for clubfeet. Radiographic assessment was done(More)
BACKGROUND We studied the long-term survival and the rate of revision of 93 consecutive total hip replacements (THRs) performed for avascular necrosis of the femoral head after renal transplantation from 1971 to 1988. Seventy-four were primary procedures while 19 hips had undergone previous surgery procedures on the same hip in the form of other(More)
A case of primary chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis of the fibula in a 14-year-old is described. This rare condition can be difficult to differentiate from a bone tumor. Its pathogenesis is controversial, although the prevalent hypothesis involves chronic osteomyelitis developing after an unrecognized phase of acute infection. The existence of primary(More)
To evaluate if there is a relation between the size of asbestos plaques and the level of past exposure and pulmonary function, we measured the surface of localized pleural plaques found on high-resolution (HR) CT scan, using a computerized video display unit-imaging system, in 73 workers (mean age, 43.5 yr) who had worked from 23 to 27 yr in an(More)
Growth hormone (GH) therapy is widely used in children; it may have various severe orthopaedic complications. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis, Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, scoliosis and carpal tunnel syndrome may occur with GH treatment. Before beginning GH therapy, it is important to take into account all the risk factors of the individual patient, as(More)
We conducted a prospective study to evaluate the functional status of patients surgically treated by trapeziectomy with intermetacarpal tendon stabilisation. Pain relief, the height of the trapezial cavity, hand impairment, and manual ability were measured in a group of 18 patients at a mean of 2.3 years after surgery. Complete relief of pain was achieved(More)
This preliminary study evalluated two surgical techniques for the treatment of resistant clubfoot: the posteromedial and the subtalar release. Two groups of matched patients with idiopathic clubfoot who underwent surgery between 1983 and 1995 were compared. In group 1 (12 patients, 18 feet), posteromedial release was performed. In this group, the results(More)
Sickle cell disease is the most frequent haemoglobinopathy in the world. It affects mostly African descent, but is also present in whites in Greece, Turkey, Italy and India. The responsible gene is autosomal co-dominant and only individuals homozygous for the gene are symptomatic. The condition is characterised by haemolytic anaemia crises and(More)
This prospective study reviews the behaviour of a cementless conical screw cup in total hip revision surgery with or without the use of bone grafts to reconstruct acetabular bone stock. Clinical and radiologic results are given. For proper radiographic interpretation a new classification system is suggested, based on histologic features, the principles of(More)