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Silver Russell Syndrome (SRS) is a rare condition (1/3000 - 1/100,000 newborns). We present a female infant with SRS, cardiac malposition and asymmetric enlargement of the clitoris. She is the first child of Greek nonconsanguinous parents, born at 38 weeks gestation, following in vitro fertilisation (IVF). The patient had intrauterine growth retardation,(More)
The value of postoperative salvage and re-infusion of drained blood was assessed in 155 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty for primary knee osteoarthritis. In group A (n = 77), standard vacuum drains were used. In group B (n = 78), an auto-transfusion system was used and the blood drained within 6 hours postoperatively was re-infused. Group B(More)
The displacement of the femoral head along the upper femoral physis that occurs during adolescence or slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is not a very common traumatic entity. Ever since Muller1 first described it in 1888, its symptoms, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment and complications have been thoroughly described and studied.(More)
We present the case of a 14-year-old male with Scheuermann's disease and significant neurological deficit due to thoracic disk herniation at the apex of kyphosis. He was treated with an anterior decompression, anterior and posterior fusion in the same setting using plate, cage and a segmental instrumentation system. The patient had an excellent outcome with(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the incidence of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SH) among postmenopausal women with end-stage knee osteoarthritis scheduled for total knee replacement (TKR). METHODS 283 Caucasian postmenopausal women aged 49 to 81 (mean, 70) years with end-stage idiopathic knee osteoarthritis were scheduled to undergo primary TKR. They had been(More)
A case of painful shoulder in a 42-year old right-hand dominant Caucasian female due to degeneration of the coracoclavicular joint is described. The pain was aggravated by weight lifting. The diagnosis was confirmed radiographically with simple plain films and clinically by the injection of local anaesthetic (xylocaine 2%) that lead to the exclusion of any(More)
BACKGROUND Scoliotic curves do not necessarily stop progressing at skeletal maturity. The factors that influence curve behavior following bracing are not fully determined. Our objectives were to evaluate the loss of the scoliotic curve correction in a cohort of patients treated with bracing during adolescence and to compare the outcomes of 18 versus 23 h of(More)
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