Laurent Sedel

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Bone lesions above a critical size become scarred rather than regenerated, leading to nonunion. We have attempted to obtain a greater degree of regeneration by using a resorbable scaffold with regeneration-competent cells to recreate an embryonic environment in injured adult tissues, and thus improve clinical outcome. We have used a combination of a coral(More)
From individual randomized studies it is unclear whether the patella should be replaced during total knee replacement. We did a meta-analysis to provide quantitative data to compare patellar resurfacing with nonresurfacing during total knee arthroplasty. Only randomized, controlled trials reported between January 1966 and August 2003 comparing patellar(More)
During a period of 25 years (1977 to 2001), 13 fractures of an alumina component were recorded retrospectively. During the same period, approximately 5500 alumina components were implanted (3300 with all-alumina bearings and 1200 with alumina-on-polyethylene). These events occurred in seven women and six men, with a mean age of 59 years and a mean weight of(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been proposed for the repair of damaged tissue including bone, cartilage, and heart tissue. Upon in vivo transplantation, the MSCs encounter an ischemic microenvironment characterized by reduced oxygen (O2) tension and nutrient deprivation that may jeopardize viability of the tissue construct. The aim of this study was to(More)
To avoid the consequences of polyethylene wear in a high-risk population, 128 alumina-on-alumina total hip arthroplasties have been done in 104 consecutive patients. The maximum age of patients was 40 years. The main preoperative diagnoses were osteonecrosis and sequellae of congenital hip dislocation (71% of the hips). The same titanium alloy cemented stem(More)
Seventy-eight patients who had a complete brachial plexus palsy caused by a stretching injury were operated on by the same surgeon between January 1980 and December 1991. The aim of the operative intervention was to obtain the best functional result, including at the level of the hand, that was possible in view of the initial lesions and the intraoperative(More)
A potential therapy to enhance healing of bone tissue is to deliver isolated mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to the site of a lesion to promote bone formation. A key issue within this technology is the development of an injectable system for the delivery of MSCs. Fibrin gel exploits the final stage of the coagulation cascade in which fibrinogen molecules are(More)
Repair of fractures involves a sequence of dynamic events which ultimately restores the integrity of the bone and its biomechanical properties. In some cases healing is compromised, leading to delayed union or nonunion. It is estimated that 10% of the fractures which occur annually will require further surgical procedures because of impaired healing. The(More)