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BACKGROUND Although the results of hip arthrodesis compare favorably with those of total hip arthroplasty (THA) in younger patients, long-term consequences such as osteoarthritis of the neighboring joints may necessitate conversion of the arthrodesis to THA. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES The purpose of the present study is to assess mid-term clinical outcome and(More)
BACKGROUND Dislocation following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the worst form of instability. The incidence is from 0.15 to 0.5%. We report six cases of TKA dislocation and analyze the patterns of dislocation and the factors related to each of them. MATERIALS AND METHODS Six patients with dislocation of knee following TKA are reported. The causes for(More)
The standard treatment for late infections of knee prostheses is a two-stage reimplantation with a temporary articulating spacer between operations, but there is no universal agreement as to the best type of spacer to be used and surgeons have created modifications according to their technical and economic resources. We describe our modified technique for(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the trend of incidence rates of primary total knee (TKA) and primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) due to osteoarthritis among Spanish adults suffering diabetes (type-1 and 2) from 2001 to 2008 and analyze in-hospital mortality (IHM), length of stay (LOS) and hospital charges compared with non-diabetic patients. METHODS From the(More)
Pelvic discontinuity is a complex entity with a high surgical complication rate and no standardized treatment to date. Revision hip arthroplasty in cases of massive bone loss remains a difficult and unsolved problem. The goal of the surgeon is to preserve limb function by restoring bone stock and the biomechanics of the hip. In cases of severe acetabular(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE An epidemiological association between obesity and asthma has been confirmed, but its possible link to disease control is controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate if asthma control was related with obesity. PATIENTS AND METHODS Asthmatics adult outpatients with good compliance on therapy and correct inhalation(More)
An outbreak of Corynebacterium pyogenes mastitis ("Summer Mastitis") was observed in a group of 96 heifers. The outbreak affected 8 animals, of which 7 were too young for breeding. The disease incidence was highest in calves 2 to 4 months old. Cases were observed over an initial estimated 14 day period with a further case being detected 14 days(More)
BACKGROUND Isolated gastrocnemius contracture is thought to lead to numerous conditions. Although many techniques have been described for gastrocnemius recession, potential anesthetic, cosmetic, and wound-related complications can lead to patient dissatisfaction. Open and endoscopic recession techniques require epidural anesthesia, lower limb ischemia, and(More)
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