José Manuel Fernández-Carreira

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We prospectively measured the changes in bone mineral density (BMD) in the proximal tibia of 20 total knee arthroplasties, ten with cruciform stems and ten with cylindrical stems. The measurements were made one, four and seven years after surgery. We observed a uniform density decrease in three regions of interest from one to seven years of follow-up.(More)
Computer-assisted surgery (CAS) may facilitate better positioning of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) along the coronal and lateral axes; however, there are doubts as to its usefulness in the rotational plane. This is a prospective study of 95 TKAs comparing two groups: the CAS group and the standard equipment group. The series comprises 95 cases. A(More)
This review summarizes the existing economic literature, assesses the value of current data, and presents procedures that are the less costly and more effective options for the treatment of periprosthetic infections of knee and hip. Optimizing antibiotic use in the prevention and treatment of periprosthetic infection, combined with systemic and behavioral(More)
The goal of this study was to compare the results of the total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in 2 study groups only differing by age. We have analyzed 218 TKA cases (138 women and 80 men) with at least 2 years follow-up. Mean age was 70 years (SD, 7.38 years; range, 43 to 98 years). An age cutoff point at 75 years defined the 2 study groups: 167 cases younger(More)
BACKGROUND Measured bone density correlates well with the mechanical properties of the bone. Our objective was to evaluate optical densitometry as a method of measuring the periprosthetic bone density of the tibial platform in total knee replacement using serial dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as the reference test. METHODS 30 patients who(More)
The elevation of metal levels in serum and urine during post-operative follow-up is a frequent find following the implantation of certain models of metal-on-metal hip prostheses. Among 45 patients with the same resurfacing prostheses, chromium (Cr) and cobalt (Co) levels in serum and urine were determined at 3, 4, 5, and 6 years after surgery. In the same(More)
The economic burden of periprosthetic infections is enormous, but the number of economic studies dealing with this issue is very scarce. This review tries to know the economic literature existing, assess the value of current data, and recognize the less costly and more effective procedures for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periprosthetic(More)
BACKGROUND Controversy exists regarding the relationship between radiographic findings and clinical status in knee osteoarthritis. Although the surgical indication for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) should be based on pain, clinical status, and the deterioration of quality of life, the radiographic study is the most commonly used criterion for preoperative(More)
The acute spinal cord infarction is a rare cause of acute-onset paraplegia. Furthermore, it is specially uncommon that the infarction occurs in patients with apparent low predisposition to vascular disease. The 20210A allele of the prothrombin gene (causing a threefold-increased risk in venous thromboembolism) was recently associated with unexplained spinal(More)