Karolien Didden

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The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that patella alta leads to a less favourable situation in terms of patellofemoral contact force, contact area and contact pressure than the normal patellar position, and thereby gives rise to anterior knee pain. A dynamic knee simulator system based on the Oxford rig and allowing six degrees of freedom(More)
The biomechanics of the patellofemoral joint can become disturbed during total knee replacement by alterations induced by the position and shape of the different prosthetic components. The role of the patella and femoral trochlea has been well studied. We have examined the effect of anterior or posterior positioning of the tibial component on the mechanisms(More)
We retrospectively assessed time off work after rotator cuff repair, in relation with the compensation system and the shoulder loading demand at work. The Belgian insurance system distinghuises three main financial compensation systems for time off work. Patients with a work-related accident receive the highest compensation. A second group includes(More)
Several surgical techniques to treat thumb basal joint arthritis have been described. In this study we compared the results of a cemented thumb basal joint with trapeziectomy with a ligament reconstruction and tendon interposition. A questionnaire was sent to all 519 patients, 322 (with 382 procedures) responded. No significant differences were found when(More)
Gastrointestinal tract duplications are uncommon congenital abnormalities, that may occur anywhere along the alimentary tract. Most frequently they occur at the level of the small bowel tract and are symptomatic before the age of two. In our case we report the history of a 68-years old women with a colon duplication, especially a rectal duplication. This is(More)
The outcome of ulnar shortenings was compared to the outcome after arthroscopic wafer resections for ulnar impaction (or abutment) syndrome in patients with a positive ulnar variance. Both surgical techniques are described. The outcome was measured by the DASH score, the visual analogue score for pain and the working incapacity. The mean DASH score in the(More)
Dupuytren's contracture is a common hand problem that affects the palmar fascia. Several treatment options exist, but none are curative and recurrence is common. Bacterial collagenase has recently been proven beneficial for treating Dupuytren's disease, cleaving the collagen fibers at different sites, with weakening and eventually rupture of the fibrous(More)
The effect of correction of metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint hyperextension on the outcome of reconstructive surgery for basal joint osteoarthritis of the thumb was studied. Impairment, pain and satisfaction were similar after a combined surgical treatment of MCP hyperextension and basal thumb osteoarthritis in 33 patients, as in a series of 233 patients at(More)
Reports of coexisting osteonecrosis of more than one carpal bone are rare. We report an osteonecrosis of the entire proximal carpal row of the wrist, started briefly after intravenous bisphosphonate administration. The use of bisphosphonates for the treatment of osteoporosis is increasing. Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is one of the known adverse effects(More)
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