Lucian Bogdan Solomon

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BACKGROUND Lateral tibial plateau fractures that are located posterolaterally are difficult to reduce through an anterolateral surgical approach because of the lack of direct visualisation of the fracture. This study compared the results of unicondylar posterolateral tibial plateau fractures in two patient cohorts: one treated through a posterolateral(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the risk and to analyse the significance of laceration of the sural and superficial fibular nerves during the surgical approach to the lateral malleolus. The sural and the superficial fibular nerves, and their branches were dissected under x 3 magnifying lenses in 68 embalmed leg-ankle-foot specimens. The specimens(More)
We dissected 20 cadaver hips in order to investigate the anatomy and excursion of the trochanteric muscles in relation to the posterior approach for total hip replacement. String models of each muscle were created and their excursion measured while the femur was moved between its anatomical position and the dislocated position. The position of the hip was(More)
BACKGROUND The Paprosky acetabular defect classification is widely used but has not been appropriately validated. Reliability of the Paprosky system has not been evaluated in combination with standardized techniques of measurement and scoring. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES This study evaluated the reliability, teachability, and validity of the Paprosky acetabular(More)
We describe a posterolateral transfibular neck approach to the proximal tibia. This approach was developed as an alternative to the anterolateral approach to the tibial plateau for the treatment of two fracture subtypes: depressed and split depressed fractures in which the comminution and depression are located in the posterior half of the lateral tibial(More)
Periprosthetic osteolysis is a serious complication of total hip replacement (THR) in the medium to long term. Although often asymptomatic, osteolysis can lead to prosthesis loosening and periprosthetic fracture. These complications cause significant morbidity and require complex revision surgery. Here, we review advances in our understanding of the cell(More)
Most of the clinical studies report the incidence of tarsal coalitions (TC) as less than 1% but they disregard the asymptomatic coalitions. TC have been associated with degenerative arthritic changes. After X-rays, computer tomography (CT) is the most commonly used diagnostic test in the detection of TC. The aims of our study were to establish the incidence(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Wear rates of highly crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) acetabular components have varied considerably between different published studies. This variation is in part due to the different techniques used to measure wear and to the errors inherent in measuring the relatively low amounts of wear in XLPE bearings. We undertook a scoping(More)
We report a new technique for pelvic external fixation that we have developed as an alternative to the anterosuperior (Slätis) and the anteroinferior (supra-acetabular) type pelvic external fixator configurations. The method principally differs from the other techniques by virtue of the subcristal positioning of the pins and offers advantages in terms of(More)
We investigated the effect several lower limb positions have on muscles that are detached to perform hip arthroplasty through posterior and lateral approaches. We used string models and computer navigation to measure the length changes in these muscles throughout hip movements in the anatomical planes and while simulating several sitting and lying postures.(More)