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OBJECTIVE To retrospectively assess, with a sufficiently long followup (mean 11.6 years; median 9 years), the long-term outcome of chronic recurrent multifocal osteitis (CRMO), a multifocal, inflammatory bone disease. METHODS Patients included were 8 children/adolescents and 7 adults with no family history of rheumatic disease who had been diagnosed as(More)
Twenty-four arthroscopies of the hip performed at the Alfred I. duPont Institute, Wilmington, Delaware, in 21 patients between 1981 and 1991 were retrospectively studied. The average age of patients at the time of arthroscopy was 16 years (range, 11-21 years). The arthroscopies were diagnostic if the procedure was performed to visualize the hip or to(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The purpose of this study was to evaluate a diagnostic and management protocol for osteoarticular infection in children which was developed at the Rouen University Hospital in 1993. We studied the technical aspects of the protocol allowing improved certain diagnosis and bacteriological documentation as well as the reduction in(More)
Amniotic band syndrome is a collection of fetal congenital malformations, affecting mainly the limbs, but also the craniofacial area and internal organs. Two mains pathogenic mechanisms are proposed: early amnion rupture (exogenous theory) leading to fibrous bands, which entrap the fetal body; the endogenous theory privileges vascular compromise,(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The incidence of wrist fractures is increasing in children. We undertook an epidemiological survey in western France to determine characteristic features. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective multicentric study was conducted over one year in five university hospital centers in western France. The survey included 839 wrist fractures in(More)
Osteoid osteoma or osteoblastoma of the cervical spine require complex therapeutic solutions in cases in which there is proximity to the vertebral artery. We describe four such cases. Generally, resection was efficacious and without recurrence, but twice the vertebral artery had to be sacrificed. Although we did not find any serious neurological(More)
BACKGROUND Outpatient consultation constitutes a major part of medical practice. However, little is known about the skills which should be taught to residents in order for them to improve their consultant-referring physician relationships. PURPOSES To specify the consultant skills which are required to ensure an effective communication between specialists(More)
Amniotic band syndrome or amniotic disruption complex is a well-known congenital limb abnormality, which occurs in 1 in 1200 to 1 in 15,000 live births. In cases of an isolated band constriction, it has been speculated that the bands lead to decreased blood flow in the constricted limb and subsequent natural amputation. Fetal surgery could be considered in(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Nineteen osteochondral fractures of the lateral femoral condyle associated with acute traumatic patellar dislocation resulting from sport injury in children were studied. The purpose of this study was to specify clinical and radiological features. MATERIAL AND METHOD This study was led with special care to injury circumstances,(More)