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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)
BACKGROUND There are several methods to reduce anterior shoulder dislocations, but few studies have compared the efficacy, safety, and reliability of the different techniques. As a result, deciding which technique to use is seldom based on objective criteria. The aim of the present study was to introduce a new method to reduce an anterior shoulder(More)
Hip fusion has served well for many years as the surgical procedure of choice to treat painful joints with severe osteoarthritis or tuberculous arthritis. This retrospective study evaluates the long-term results of hip fusion, as far as its impact on the adjacent joints is concerned. Thirty-three patients that underwent hip arthrodesis 26-52 years(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective, double-blind, randomized, case-control study. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of caudal epidural injections (CEI) containing steroid versus nonsteroid preparations when treating patients suffering from low back pain (LBP) and sciatica. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Literature seems to be deprived of well-designed randomized,(More)
We retrospectively reviewed the results of rotational osteotomy that had been performed distal to the surgical neck of the humerus in twenty-two patients who had sustained an injury of the brachial plexus at birth. Eighteen patients had a lesion of the superior trunk of the brachial plexus (the fifth and sixth cervical nerve roots), and four had involvement(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)
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)
A rare case of bursal osteochondromatosis overlying an osteochondroma located at the proximal third of the left tibia in a 10-year-old boy is described. The treatment was operative by marginal resection of the affected bursa and marginal en bloc resection of the osteochondroma. The patient remains symptom and complication free 8 years postoperatively with(More)
A case of spontaneous recurrent hemarthrosis--due to developed hypertrophied synovium--after total knee arthroplasty is reported. The patient was successfully treated with radiosynovectomy. The first hemorrhage occurred 18 months after the total knee arthroplasty. Several similar episodes followed over a period of 4 years. Because conservative treatment(More)
This retrospective study was aimed to investigate the epidemiologic, clinical and arthroscopic features of discoid meniscus variant in Greek population. We reviewed the cases of 2,132 patients who underwent knee arthroscopy between 1986 and 2004 and diagnosis of discoid lateral meniscus was established in 39 patients with mean age of 31.7 +/- 9.4 years old.(More)