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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate the development of lateralization skills in children who received bilateral cochlear implants (CIs) in sequential operations. METHODS The lateralization skills of 9 children with a mean age of 4.1 years at the first surgery and 5.5 years at the second surgery were assessed at 3 time intervals.(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY To assess the effects of medical history, fracture type, method of treatment and complications on the risk of death in elderly patients treated for proximal femoral fracture. MATERIAL AND METHODS The group comprised of 269 patients (219 women and 50 men) older than 70 years who underwent surgery for proximal femoral fracture at the(More)
The authors report on a rare complication of humeral luxations, thrombosis of the axillary artery. They present a literature overview to discuss possible causes and mechanisms of venous complications. Although humeral luxations are very frequently diagnosed in traumatological departments, vascular complications are rare. Therefore, thorough examination of(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY To inform on our experience with the treatment of humeral shaft fractures by intramedullary osteosynthesis using Hackethal's bundle nailing and to evaluate indications for the current use of this technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS From January 2001 to December 2009, a total of 184 patients with humeral shaft fractures were treated(More)
Laparoscopic visualization techniques have improved dramatically over the last 5 years and have led to reassessment of the laparoscope for use in the staging of intraabdominal malignancy. One hundred sixty-two consecutive cases undergoing preoperative staging laparoscopy from January 1988 to December 1993 were reviewed in order to determine the value of(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY We aimed to determine the incidence of pressure sores and their effect on survival in patients older than 70 years who underwent surgery for hip fracture, and to identify the factors which were associated with an increased risk of pressure sores. MATERIAL AND METHODS The group comprised 269 patients (219 women and 50 men) older than(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the clinical and radiographic results in a group of patients with calcaneal fractures treated by means of minimally invasive, arthroscopically-assited osteosynthesis. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 175 calcaneal fractures in 154 patients were treated surgically at the Trauma Centre of(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY To evaluate the mid-term results in a group of patients with displaced comminuted (three- and four-fragment) fractures of the proximal humerus treated by angle-stable plate osteosynthesis and compare them with the results in the patients in whom the method of percutaneous Kirschner-wire (K-wire) fixation was used. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
Although proximal humeral fractures are common diagnosis in emergency, cases of axillary artery injuries are rare. Authors present a patient, who underwent high energy trauma during a traffic accident like a pedestrian. Comminuted proximal humeral fracture was complicated with an occlusion of the third part of the axillary artery. There was necessary an(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The aim of the study was to describe the indication criteria and operative technique and to present the first conclusions of a prospective study dealing with an assessment of functional and radiographic findings in patients with concurrent fractures of the distal ulna and distal radius; the former was treated by osteosynthesis using an(More)