Luca Zanasi

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The authors describe the method used for the treatment of subcapital fractures of the femoral neck in younger subjects. This method associates intertrochanteric osteotomy with osteosynthesis using one or two spongy bone screws and a nail plate. The series includes 26 patients followed up both clinically and radiographically. The results were very good, with(More)
Based on more than 20 years experience, the authors support the effectiveness of intramedullary nailing in the treatment of diaphyseal fractures of the femur. They review the history and advantages of this method and discuss the biomechanical principles on which it is based. Recent advances in technique have made it possible to secure proximal and distal(More)
Intramedullary osteosynthesis with Küntscher nailing is an appropriate and extremely effective operation in the treatment of diaphyseal fractures of the ulna. Like the other long bones of the limbs (femur, humerus, tibia), in the ulna, as well, the advantages of the method, particularly when performed in closed surgery, are undeniable, so much so that this(More)
The authors reviewed 55 sustentacular fractures of the calcaneus treated between 1979 and 1988. Our therapeutic objective was that of reconstructing the subtalar joint. This purpose was always achieved in a short amount of time; nonetheless, there were some cases of secondary unreduction in time (13% poor results in 4.5 years). Essex-Lopresti closed surgery(More)
With regard for the principles that govern the correct application of intramedullary osteosynthesis in the long bones of the lower limb, the authors also support its use in the humerus. After an exhaustive survey of the specific problems at this site, a critical review of 130 cases observed over the last 15 years is reported. Extremely favourable results(More)
The authors propose the association of two or more surgical methods in the treatment of aseptic pseudarthrosis of the tibia with the object of increasing the probability of union and reducing the period of disability. Based on the anatomo-pathological features of the pseudarthrosis, methods aimed at obtaining mechanical stability (fibula pro tibia,(More)
The purpose of this study is to discuss diaphyseal fractures of the tibia treated by intramedullary Küntscher nailing. This is based on 368 cases treated over the last 20 years. Closed intramedullary osteosynthesis favours the healing process, resulting in the early formation of callus which is of good quality and abundant. A careful review of the cases(More)
The authors discuss the advantages of using intersomatic lumbar fusion with a posterior approach for the treatment of low back pain due to discopathy or grade I spondylolisthesis. After a description of the surgical method used, the long-term results obtained in 16 cases are presented. The clinical and radiographic results are good in cases of discopathy,(More)
The authors discuss the various operations used in the treatment of myelopathy caused by cervical spondylosis. Recently they have used the so-called "open door" operation, which raises the posterior vertebral arch, in place of laminectomy, hemilaminectomy and anterior interbody fusion. The "open door" operation is less radical, less traumatizing and safer,(More)