Luis Eduardo Passarelli Tírico

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BACKGROUND Reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common procedures in orthopaedic surgery. However, even with advances in surgical techniques and implants, some patients still have residual anterolateral rotatory laxity after reconstruction. A thorough study of the anatomy of the anterolateral region of the knee is(More)
BACKGROUND The location of patellar and femoral fixation of the graft in medial patellofemoral ligament reconstructions has been widely discussed. This study aimed to assess the distances between different patellar and femoral fixation points to identify the least anisometric pairs of points. METHODS Ten cadaver knees were attached to an apparatus that(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze occurrences of trochlear dysplasia in patients with Down syndrome in the presence and absence of femoropatellar instability. METHODS Eleven knees with stable patellae and thirteen with unstable patellae in patients with Down syndrome were compared. Radiographs were produced to evaluate patellar height, trochlear angle and(More)
OBJECTIVES Healing is an event that is fundamental to the success of total knee arthroplasty. The aims of the present study were to compare the rates of complications related to wound healing between two groups of volunteers submitted to total knee arthroplasty and to evaluate the effects of postoperative oxygen supplementation by means of a nasal catheter.(More)
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