John M. Kirkos

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Shortening of the femoral neck and relative overgrowth of the greater trochanter are the main problems after avascular necrosis of the capital femoral epiphysis. A new type of femoral osteotomy was performed in 16 patients to lengthen the femoral neck, improve the biomechanics of the hip joint with a better congruity of the head, and to restore the leg(More)
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)
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)
The authors report the results of corrective osteotomy of the humerus in 11 children with severe posttraumatic cubitus varus deformity. The average carrying angle on the affected side was -24.4 degrees, and there was an average internal rotation deformity of the distal humerus of 22 degrees. Flexion and extension of the injured elbow were severely limited.(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 result from 50 children (5 to 14 years; mean age 11 years) with unstable diaphyseal forearm fractures involving both the radius and ulna, for which closed reduction has been unsuccessful, and so were treated with open reduction and internal fixation of the radius only. The rationale of this treatment is to stabilize the(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)
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)