Osteoporosis is a " progressive skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass and micro-architectural deterioration, with a consequent increase in bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture ". 1 The clinical relevance of osteoporo-sis is the resulting fractures that occur in the weakened bone – the so-called fragility fractures. Although managing the… (More)
Osteoporosis is characterized by a decreased bone mass and an increased bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture. Patients with a fragility fracture at any site have an increased risk of sustaining future fractures. Orthopedic surgeons manage most of these fractures and are often the only physician seen by the patient. Mounting evidence that orthopedic… (More)
AIM To assess the impact of the implementation of a Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) associated with a pharmaceutical checking of medication orders on medication errors in the 3 stages of drug management (i.e. prescription, dispensing and administration) in an orthopaedic surgery unit. METHODS A before-after observational study was conducted in… (More)
The authors describe a median posterior approach of the elbow with preservation of the triceps mechanism in continuity. Such an approach provides an excellent exposure of the elbow and of the lower part of the humeral shaft which can be used for the osteosynthesis of complex supra and intercondylar fractures. This approach can also be extended to the… (More)
A posterior screw fixation technique for C1-C2 is described which respects strict anatomical relations and allows associated posterior arthrodesis limited to C1-C2, using a single approach route. This method of posterior fixation can be used even when anomalies of the posterior arch of C1 or C2 exist, of whatever origin, as well as in the presence of a… (More)
The authors describe the surgical technique of atlanto-axial fixation using a bilateral lateral approach. The cartilage of the articular processes of C1 and C2 are excised and the joints grafted. A screw fixation of the articular processes is performed. 8 cases are reported.