John Van Overschelde

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We report the results of a prospective randomized clinical trial comparing the Gamma 3 nail with the ACE trochanteric nail for the treatment of pertrochanteric femoral fractures. One hundred and twelve consecutive patients were enrolled in the study: 61 patients were treated with the Gamma 3 nail, 51 with the ACE trochanteric nail. The two groups were(More)
A restrictive definition of ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) has allowed us to select a more uniform cohort of 41 patients having undergone mitral valve surgery for IMR between January 1993 and March 1995. Thirty-six patients (88%) presented with chronic and five with acute IMR. All patients had at least one significant stenosis in the circumflex area.(More)
Blood-lead level (Pb-B), erythrocyte delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD) activity, free erythrocyte porphyrin (FEP) concentration, delta-aminolevulinic acid concentration in urine (ALAU), hematocrit value, and hemoglobin concentration were compared for groups of children 10-13 years old from areas differently polluted by lead (rural area and lead(More)
The results of 190 primary total hip arthroplasties with a Harris-Galante cementless acetabular cup were reviewed. All patients had a minimum follow-up of 3 years (range, 3 to 5.5 years, mean 46 months). Clinical and radiographical analysis was performed. Inguinal pain was recorded in five cases. We noted a fracture of a screw in four cases without further(More)
We report our experience with CT-arthrotomography, compared to the arthroscopic findings in a group of 54 non-selected patients with a shoulder problem. Thirty-one patients had a CAT-scan of the shoulder and subsequently underwent a videotaped arthroscopy of the shoulder. Five out of the 10 negative CAT-patients were positive on arthroscopy for impingement(More)