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PURPOSE To evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQL) in patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery by use of 2 procedures and to estimate the direct costs of surgery. METHODS We performed a 2-year randomized, prospective intervention study of 2 surgical ACL reconstruction techniques (anatomic single bundle [SB] v(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with osteoarthritis undergoing total knee replacement (TKR); identify the influence of sociodemographic, clinical, intraoperative, and postoperative variables on HRQOL; and determine patient perceptions at 7 years. METHODS We conducted a prospective study with 7 years of followup.(More)
BACKGROUND The administration of tranexamic acid (TA) is associated with a decrease in the number of red blood cell (RBC) units transfused. However, concerns about its safety have hindered its broader use. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS We evaluated the effect of TA on RBC transfusion and thromboembolic complications in total knee arthroplasty. We(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of obesity on total knee replacement (TKR) outcomes is unclear. Studies use different classifications of obesity and heterogeneous methods, making comparisons difficult. The aim of this study was to evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQL) preoperatively and at 12 months of follow-up in severe and morbidly obese patients with(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate mid-term return to recreational sport in general population and identify factors related with sports return. Retrospective evaluation of 99 recreational sports players (Tegner score of 6) with ACL arthroscopic reconstructions with hamstring autograft, between 2006–2011. 74 male and 25 female with middle age of 30 years(More)
To determine clinical and epidemiological features of scorpion stings in two departments of Colombia, a descriptive study was performed in the hospitals of 10 towns from Antioquia (2 256 071 inhabitants) and five from Tolima (630 424 inhabitants). One hundred and twenty-nine cases were admitted during one year, 51 in Antioquia, 78 in Tolima and 41 were(More)
OBJECTIVES (1) To evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQL) in patients with severe osteoarthritis (OA) undergoing total knee replacement (TKR) and (2) to identify the influence of sociodemographic, clinical, intra-operative and postoperative variables on HRQL at 36 months after TKR. DESIGN Prospective study with a 36-month follow-up. Preoperative(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with obesity have an increased risk of osteoarthritis of the knee, which can lead to the need for total knee replacement (TKR). TKR may be more complex in obese patients and the correct orientation of the implant is more difficult. We selected patients with body mass index (BMI) >35 kg/m(2) undergoing TKR and studied the utility of an(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate meniscal suturing using the FasT-Fix device for chronic meniscal tears. This procedure was carried out on 25 patients between 2006 and 2007. Nineteen patients were male and the median age was 31 (14–47) years. The median waiting time to surgery was 27 (6–80) months and the median follow-up was 20 (14–29)(More)
BACKGROUND Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in patients with severe and morbid obesity is one of the current challenges in prosthetic knee surgery. The body mass index (BMI) is used to identify patients who may present difficulties during surgery and postoperative complications. We carried out a prospective study with an initial hypothesis that BMI is not(More)