Kosmas Stafylas

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This study aims to evaluate the influence of bone harvesting on postoperative pain and fusion rates. Group 1 patients received iliac crest bone graft (ICBG) either alone or augmented with local bone. Group 2 received only local bone. No statistical significance was found in radiological union or in the Oswestry Disability Index scores. Visual Analogue Scale(More)
Great strides have been made in the field of total hip arthroplasty, but the issue of wear and osteolysis continue to be a problem, mostly for young adults. For this population varus rotational osteotomy still remains a viable alternative to total hip arthroplasty. The purpose of this prospective study was to describe the indications, the technique and the(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of hips with abnormal anatomy is challenging, and requires demanding surgical technique. We report the preoperative planning and the functional outcome of 38 patients with severe distorted anatomy who were treated with custom implants. PATIENTS AND METHODS 38 consecutive patients (48 hips) were selected for customized femoral(More)
Intertransverse posterolateral fusion along with instrumentation is a common technique used for spinal fusion. Iliac crest bone graft (ICBG) offers good fusion success rates with a low risk for disease transmission but is, however, linked with certain morbidity. In an effort to eliminate or reduce the amount of iliac graft needed, bone substitutes including(More)
Intra-articular fractures of the tibia plafond are among the most challenging of orthopaedic problems. This is a retrospective case-control study of surgically treated pilon fractures which was undertaken to compare the internal fixation with the two external fixation methods. This is a case-control study of 55 patients with 55 pilon fractures. There were(More)
Successful total hip arthroplasty (THA) in congenital dislocated hips demands anatomical reduction in the normal center of rotation without overstretching the sciatic nerve and without excessive compression or abnormal forces across the joint. Proximal femoral and subtrochanteric shortening osteotomy has been described for THA for the treatment of(More)
The anatomic abnormalities associated with the dysplastic acetabulum make total hip arthroplasty a very complex and challenging procedure. Various techniques have been reported for the reconstruction of the dysplastic acetabulum. This prospective study examined the clinical results and technical challenges associated with acetabular reconstruction using a(More)
Total disc replacement (TDR) clinical success has been reported to be related to the residual motion of the operated level. Thus, accurate measurement of TDR range of motion (ROM) is of utmost importance. One commonly used tool in measuring ROM is the Oxford Cobbometer. Little is known however on its accuracy (precision and bias) in measuring TDR angles.(More)
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