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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of bifocal compression-distraction method for the acute treatment of open tibia fractures with bone and soft-tissue loss. DESIGN Patients were selected for bifocal compression-distraction (shortening and lengthening) who had open tibia fractures with bone and soft-tissue loss and a Mangled Extremity Severe Score of 6 and(More)
We evaluated the midterm results of high tibial osteotomy in patients with medial compartment arthritis. This study included 53 patients treated with high tibial osteotomy accompanied by either internal fixation (group A, n=26) or Ilizarov-type external fixator (group B, n=27). Clinical assessment of patients was performed using Hospital of Special Surgery(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the effect of some epidemiological and radiologic factors on the outcome of prosthetic replacement in acute proximal humerus fractures. DESIGN Retrospective clinical study. PATIENTS Thirty-two patients [mean age 58 (range 37-83 years)] with a mean follow-up period of 35 months (range 8-80 months). Fifteen cases had Neer type(More)
BACKGROUND In limb-lengthening, the quest for increased patient comfort and a reduced period of external fixation has led to techniques such as lengthening over an intramedullary nail. The goals of this study were to investigate the rate and types of complications encountered during lengthening over an intramedullary nail and to identify solutions to these(More)
BACKGROUND Callus distraction over an intramedullary nail is a rarely used technique for the reconstruction of intercalary defects of the femur and tibia after radical débridement of chronic osteomyelitic foci. The aim of this study was to summarize our experience with distraction osteogenesis performed with an external fixator combined with an(More)
Twenty-two patients with primary tumors of the sacrum were surgically treated between 1983 and 1997. Seventeen male and 5 female patients were followed up for a mean of 53.6 months (range 12–203 months). The histopathologic diagnoses were giant cell tumor (GCT) in 7 patients, chordoma in 4 patients, aneurysmal bone tumor in 3 patients, chondrosarcoma in 2(More)
There are many drawbacks to using conventional approaches to the treatment of complex foot deformities, like the increased risk of neurovascular injury, soft-tissue injury, and the shortening of the foot. An alternative approach that can eliminate these problems is the Ilizarov method. In the current study, a total of 23 deformed feet in 22 patients were(More)
Thirty-five humeral shaft non-unions treated by the Ilizarov external fixator were studied after an average of 39 months. Bone union was achieved in all but one. The mean time to union was 5.5 months (range: 3–10 months). Major pin tract problems leading to removal of the Schanz screws occurred in three patients. A radial nerve palsy developed in three(More)
We present the results of the surgical correction of lower-limb deformities caused by metabolic bone disease. Our series consisted of 17 patients with a diagnosis of hypophosphataemic rickets and two with renal osteodystrophy; their mean age was 25.6 years (14 to 57). In all, 43 lower-limb segments (27 femora and 16 tibiae) were osteotomised and the(More)
We reviewed 17 patients with distal intraarticular humeral type C fractures, treated by open reduction and internal fixation, followed by an early rehabilitation programme. The results, as judged by the criteria of Jupiter, were excellent in ten, good in five and fair in two. Non-union of the olecranon osteotomy occurred in one patient. Nous avons revu 17(More)