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Arthrography was assessed in 300 cases of ankle injury to determine its diagnostic information yield and its aid in classifying ankle injuries. No complications occurred as a result of the procedure. In 59 cases, information gained from the procedure was verified at surgery. Arthrography was considered to give valuable information in 85% of the cases of(More)
A series of 142 stress fractures caused by sporting activities and physical exercise is presented. 121 fractures occurred in athletes and 21 in non-competitive sportsmen. Distance runners presented with 68 fractures, skiers 12, sprinters 10, orienteering runners 9, vaulters 3, and football-players 3 fractures. Athletes engaged in other events had fewer(More)
The effects of suprapubic Marshall-Marchetti-Krantz (MMK) operation or vaginal Kelly's operation on roentgenographic anatomy of the lower urinary tract were elucidated by means of chain urethrocystography (UCG). A selected series of 30 postoperatively continent and 70 incontinent patients were examined both preoperatively and 3-4 years after operation. Both(More)
Ankle arthrography has proved to be a simple, quick, and useful method in evaluating the ligamentous ruptures in connection with ankle injuries. The observations of the present authors are based on almost 5000 arthrographies . On the lateral side, the ligamentous ruptures spring up in an anteroposterior direction so that the FTA ligament is ruptured first,(More)
34 cases of avulsion fractures are described. Each fracture took place during athletic training or competition. Excepting six sportsmen participating in a general fitness programme, every patient was an active competitive athlete. There were six women and 28 men; their average age was 20.1 years, raised by a few middle-aged "fitness sportsmen". Most(More)
Blunt trauma accounted for 1/3 of the 32 patients operated upon for injuries of the large intestine and penetrating wounds for 2/3. Most of the blunt injuries (9/10) were caused by traffic accidents, and more than half of the penetrating ones (12/22) were stab wounds. The transverse colon was most commonly affected, followed by the ascending, descending and(More)