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BACKGROUND Current surgical approaches to the distal radius include dorsal and palmar plate fixation. While palmar plates have gained widespread popularity, few reports have provided data on long term clinical outcomes in comparison. This paper reports the result of a randomised clinical study comparing dorsal Pi plates and palmar, angle-stable plates for(More)
Enchondromas are the most common bone tumors of the hand. In a retrospective study, medical records and radiographs of 112 patients were reviewed. These patients were operated on between January 1973 and June 1997. After extirpation of the tumor, the defect was preferably treated with bone grafting in 102 patients. A malignant transformation(More)
PURPOSE In early stage Dupuytren's contracture radiotherapy was applied to prevent disease progression. Long-term results and late toxicity of this treatment were evaluated in a retrospective analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1982 and 1994, 99 patients (176 hands) received orthovoltage radiotherapy, which consisted of two courses with 5 x 3 Gy (total(More)
The literature on short scar mastopexy was reviewed, with a focus on the different techniques. Currently four techniques have been described: the periareolar, the vertical, the inverted-T, and the L-shaped scar. The different techniques were evaluated with regard to patient selection, operative techniques, scar length, and complications. A large number of(More)
BACKGROUND Tumoral calcinosis occurs in two distinct clinical forms. The sporadic form is secondary to chronic renal failure, hyperparathyroidism, milky-alkali syndrome, hypervitaminosis D and other systemic disorders. The familial form is extremely rare (around 100 cases worldwide) and affects patients in the first or second decade of life. It is believed(More)
Traumatic dislocation of the hip joint is an uncommon injury in children. The present report on this traumatic emergency is based on the authors' own observations of three cases and a review of the literature. The main problem is the possible development of avascular necrosis of the femoral head. The crucial therapeutic intervention to avoid this serious(More)
From 1975 to 1990, 1133 carpal tunnel releases were performed. Of these operations, 81 were secondary procedures, suggesting that repeat surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome is not uncommon. Of the 50 repeat procedures during the last six years, 37 were operated on due to persistent or early recurrent symptoms within fifteen months of their first operation.(More)
BACKGROUND Breast reduction by liposuction alone is an appealing technique that has failed to gain widespread acceptance. Despite numerous studies on liposuction, the majority of surgeons remain skeptical. This study aimed to review the indication and limitations of this procedure. METHODS Two groups of patients that qualify for this procedure can be(More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic and nontraumatic defects of the distal third of the tibia are challenging in regard to soft tissue coverage. While local, pedicled fasciocutaneous perforator flaps allow adequate coverage, the donor site often requires skin grafting. When a local perforator flap is designed as a 180-degree propeller flap, an excellent esthetic result(More)
PURPOSE The reconstruction of tendon defects is challenging. The palmaris longus and plantaris tendon are generally considered best for tendon grafting. Only a few studies have examined whether these tendons, when present, meet criteria for successful grafting. The purpose of this study was to evaluate these tendons in regard to adequacy as tendon grafts.(More)