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We treated 26 patients with 27 aneurysmal bone cysts by curettage and cryotherapy and evaluated local tumour control, complications and functional outcome. The mean follow-up time was 47 months (19 to 154). There was local recurrence in one patient. Two patients developed deep wound infections and one had a postoperative fracture. We compared our results(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of exercise therapy in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip or knee. METHODS A randomized single blind, clinical trial was conducted in a primary care setting. Patients with hip or knee OA by American College of Rheumatology criteria were selected. Two intervention groups were compared. Both groups received(More)
STUDY DESIGN Fifty-two patients with degenerative disc disease underwent single- or double-level anterior lumbar interbody fusion with SynCage and additional posterior fixation as treatment for degenerative disc disease and were prospectively followed for 4 years. OBJECTIVES To test the clinical performance of anterior lumbar interbody fusion with(More)
AIMS To shed light on the controversy surrounding the methods of evaluating, staging and final treatment of intramedullary chondroid lesions. Controversy particularly exists for enchondroma and low-grade chondrosarcoma located in the extremities, because their accurate distinction is hampered by their radiographical and histological similarity. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of a short course of a low dose of a glucocorticoid agent on bone mass. DESIGN Double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study. SETTING Outpatient clinic of a university hospital. PATIENTS Forty patients with active rheumatoid arthritis. INTERVENTION All patients started receiving intramuscular gold salts. In(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine to what extent articular, kinesiological, and psychological factors each contribute to pain and disability in patients with osteoarthritis (OA), after controlling for other factors. METHODS Cross sectional study among 200 patients with OA of the hip or knee. Dependent variables include pain (visual analog scale), self-reported(More)
A 56-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus developed septic arthritis and bursitis of the left shoulder due to an atypical mycobacterium, M. xenopi. Plain radiography, ultrasound (US), and MRI were performed. Articular disease by tuberculous and nontuberculous mycobacteria have similar presentations, clinically as well as radiologically, and have(More)
To find out whether MR imaging is contraindicated in patients with metallic implants or can be a routine diagnostic procedure, MR investigations in 18 patients with 22 Charnley-Müller total hip prostheses were performed on a 0.5 T Gyroscan S 5, Philips. No adverse reactions during or post MR investigation were encountered. The imaging of the soft tissue was(More)
The susceptibility to glucocorticoid-induced bone loss may vary in different parts of the skeleton. We studied 62 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, 26 of whom were on low-dose glucocorticoid treatment. Bone mineral content (BMC) in the forearm was measured by single photon absorptiometry at a cortical, diaphyseal, and at a mixed cortical and trabecular,(More)
PURPOSE The role of MR imaging in grading medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury of the knee in comparison to other grading methods (clinical findings and instrumental measurement) is hardly documented in the literature. The purpose of this study is to compare the results of MR imaging in grading acute MCL injuries to the results of a clinical grading by(More)