Luca Maria Vena

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Total knee replacement often is performed with tourniquet application. The advantages of a dry field, including fixation, are well known, but it still is debatable if tourniquet application increases deep vein thrombosis. Measurement of coagulation markers is a well accepted method of studying thrombogenesis activation intraoperatively and postoperatively.(More)
This retrospective study reviewed the long-term experience with high tibial osteotomy and determined which factors influence the results. Between 1980 and 1989, 120 closing wedge high tibial osteotomies for varus gonarthrosis were performed in 102 patients. Twenty-nine knees were excluded because the patients died (17 knees), were bedridden (7 knees), or(More)
The increased risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) after orthopaedic surgery has been well documented as well as hypercoagulable state during both total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee replacement (TKR). To investigate the influence of the surgical procedure [posterolateral (PL) or lateral (L) approach for THA, use of tourniquet (TQ) or not use of TQ(More)
We evaluated 13 reconstructions of the lateral collateral ligament (LCL) of the knee associated with a reconstruction of the ACL (n=6) and PCL (n=7). In all cases the LCL was reconstructed using a semitendinosus tendon graft through a tunnel in the fibular head and fixed in anatomical insertion of LCL at lateral femoral condyle. Patients were evaluated(More)
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