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In a patient, at revisional Christiansen total hip arthroplasty, silver-impregnated bone cement was used as prophylaxis against deep infection. Five years later the patient developed serious neurological deficits, and the prosthesis was loose. The loose Christiansen prosthesis and the silver-impregnated bone cement were removed and a Charnley prosthesis… (More)
Ordinary bone wax, manufactured from beeswax, was used to stop bleeding from cancellous bone in elective surgery among seven women. Five of them had a resection of a calcaneal exostosis and bursa at the insertion of the calcaneous tendon, one underwent a resection of a medial exostosis of the first metatarsal head, and one had an acromial resection.… (More)
In 1967 an 18-year-old woman was operated on because of a tumour in her right thigh, of which she had been aware for one year. Histological examination led to a diagnosis of alveolar soft part sarcoma. Re-excision of the area was performed but not amputation of the extremity. Ten years later the woman is in good health. She is married and has two children.… (More)
A material of 26 patients treated for hallux rigidus using the Swanson silastic great toe implant is presented. Subjectively the results were evaluated as 88% excellent or good whereas objective examination gave 84% good or excellent results (80% taking into account two patients who had the prosthesis removed).
The wear was examined in 39 Christiansen total hip prostheses, which were removed because of mechanical loosening after being used 5 (3-11) years. In the polyacetal acetabular cups, the head had made an eccentric defect, the mean volume of which was 680 (180-3310) mm3. The mean penetration of the head into the wall of the cup was 0.8 (0.1-3.2) mm. In two… (More)
Charnley total hip arthroplasties (THA) and Christiansen THA were carried out in two concurrent groups of patients, consisting of 113 hips in 87 patients and 90 hips in 81 patients respectively. The mean age of the patients was about 65 years, two thirds had idiopathic arthrosis, and only two had rheumatic hip disease. The two groups of patients were… (More)
The authors studied the effect of phenazepam, a benzodiazepine derivative, on sleep disorders in alcoholic patients at the first period following alcohol intake discontinuation. Polygraphic registration of the sleep pattern was performed for two nights in 18 patients, receiving the drug and in ten patients of the control group. The drug use was associated… (More)