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We report the cases of 28 patients with bacterial infections of the shoulder treated between 1979 and 1991. There were ten cases of septic arthritis, ten cases of simple osteomyelitis of the proximal humerus, four cases of septic arthritis and concomitant osteomyelitis of the proximal humerus and four cases of periarticular soft-tissue infection. The(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The application of various high-resolution (< 100 microns) imaging techniques for in vitro bone mineral analysis is explored. METHODS The techniques of contact microradiography and microtomography, using the x-ray spectrum filtered out of synchrotron radiation (SR) and conventional staining techniques, are compared to each other(More)
The diagnosis of Marfan syndrome (MFS) is based on evaluating a large number of clinical criteria. We have observed that many persons presenting in specialized centers for "Marfan-like" features do not have MFS, but exhibit a large spectrum of other syndromes. The spectrum of these syndromes and the distribution of "Marfan-like" features remain to be(More)
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type VI (EDS VI) is a rare autosomal recessively inherited connective tissue disorder, which poses several problems of diagnosis and management. We report on a patient who developed severe kyphoscoliosis long before the diagnosis was reached. We conclude that early biochemical diagnosis and a timely operative procedure by extensive(More)
The language spoken by orthopaedic surgeons is filled with eponyms. In orthopaedics, perhaps more than any other medical specialty, we speak cryptically to one another using code words and other secret language. Certain hyphenated eponyms are of particular interest because they pique one's curiosity as to how these people came to be partners in orthopaedic(More)
The indication and surgical procedure of mesh skin grafting with mesh graft dermatoma II after Tanner-Vanderput concerning avoidable failures are shown. In order to avoid therapeutic complications of skin grafting in extremities it is of great importance to have a well granulating transplantation ground and to spread out the mesh graft equally. Even in(More)
External fixation is rarely used in the treatment of fractures of the upper extremity, but is indicated in missile fractures, elbow-joint injuries with extensive bone and soft-tissue defects, infected osteosyntheses and also to facilitate intensive care. The advantages of this method are its simple technique and low rate of complications. Further operations(More)
Primary liver cancer was observed in a 15-year-old boy. There was no rise in the al-fetoprotein level. Laparotomy revealed a large tumor in the right liver lobe and several nodules in the left lobe. An X-ray showed numerous pulmonary metastases. Multiple-drug chemotherapy was initiated. The patient died after 6 weeks. From histological examination of the(More)
Besides the known cardiovascular effects of hemorrhagic shock, regular metabolic consequences can be demonstrated in the rabbit: 1. The rise in blood sugar in hemorrhagic shock increases with the amount of blood withdrawn per unit of time. 2. The characteristic rise in blood sugar lasts longer than the phase of the partial exsanguination. 3. In traumatic(More)