Maarten W. G. A. Bronkhorst

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BACKGROUND Fractures of the proximal humerus are associated with a profound temporary and sometimes permanent, impairment of function and quality of life. The treatment of comminuted fractures of the proximal humerus like selected three-or four-part fractures and split fractures of the humeral head is a demanding and unresolved problem, especially in the(More)
BACKGROUND Fractures of the humeral shaft are associated with a profound temporary (and in the elderly sometimes even permanent) impairment of independence and quality of life. These fractures can be treated operatively or non-operatively, but the optimal tailored treatment is an unresolved problem. As no high-quality comparative randomized or observational(More)
BACKGROUND Infectious complications remain a serious threat to patients with multiple trauma. Susceptibility and response to infection is, in part, heritable. The lectin pathway plays a major role in innate immunity. The aim of this study was to assess whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in three key genes within the lectin pathway affect(More)
BACKGROUND The traditional view that the vast majority of midshaft clavicular fractures heal with good functional outcomes following non-operative treatment may be no longer valid for all midshaft clavicular fractures. Recent studies have presented a relatively high incidence of non-union and identified speciic limitations of the shoulder function in(More)
BACKGROUND Fractures of the distal radius are common and account for an estimated 17% of all fractures diagnosed. Two-thirds of these fractures are displaced and require reduction. Although distal radius fractures, especially extra-articular fractures, are considered to be relatively harmless, inadequate treatment may result in impaired function of the(More)
BACKGROUND Elbow dislocations can be classified as simple or complex. Simple dislocations are characterized by the absence of fractures, while complex dislocations are associated with fractures of the radial head, olecranon, or coronoid process. The majority of patients with these complex dislocations are treated with open reduction and internal fixation(More)
INTRODUCTION Leiomyosarcoma of the venous system is rare, even more so in the greater saphenous vein. In the 85 years since van Ree described the first case in 1919 only 25 cases have been reported in the world. METHODS We describe a case of an 85-year-old woman who was successfully treated by excision of the tumour. We also reviewed pertinent literature(More)
BACKGROUND Elbow dislocations can be classified as simple or complex. Simple dislocations are characterized by the absence of fractures, while complex dislocations are associated with fractures. After reduction of a simple dislocation, treatment options include immobilization in a static plaster for different periods of time or so-called functional(More)
OBJECTIVE We describe 2 patients with surgical injury to the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) after bone harvesting from the iliac crest for autologous bone grafting. DESIGN A case-series of 2 patients and literature study of all anatomical variants of the LFCN in relation to the anterior superior iliac spine and inguinal ligament. SETTING A(More)