María Luisa Bertrand

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Calcaneal fractures result, in many cases, in, subtalar joint stiffness and severe disability. Diagnosis is usually made by X-ray, but more accurately by a computed tomography (CT) scan. In the last years, much has been known regarding its physiopathology and osteosynthesis. Although new developments in osteosynthesis materials have been made, calcaneus(More)
INTRODUCTION Unreamed intramedullary nailing (UIMN) is an effective treatment procedure for the majority of tibial fractures, with locking constituting the technical support for the buttressing and neutralisation principles underlying intramedullary nailing. It has been claimed that the added versatility obtained from the use of more bolts in distal locking(More)
In recent decades, many technical improvements have been achieved in the use of prosthetic joints, and the risk of infection has been greatly reduced, to current rates of 0.4-2.0% following primary knee replacement. However, the increasing rate of joint replacements being performed means that the absolute number of such infections remains significant and(More)
An update paper on massive bleeding after major trauma. A review of protocols to address massive bleeding, and its possible complications, including coagulation abnormalities, complications related to blood storage, immunosuppression and infection, lung injury associated with transfusion, and hypothermia is carried out. Literature review and discussion with(More)
We report the first clinical case of transplantation of autologous bone marrow-derived cells in vitro exposed to a novel recombinant human transforming growth factor (rhTGF)-beta1 fusion protein bearing a collagen-binding domain (rhTGF-beta(1)-F2), dexamethasone (DEX) and beta-glycerophosphate (beta-GP). When such culture-expanded cells were loaded into(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes of hip fractures treated by orthopaedic surgeons, performed by specialist vs. non-specialist surgeons. The rate of surgical site infection (SSI) obtained is taken as the main variable. This was a prospective controlled cohort study of 814 patients presenting with hip fractures, operated on by a group of(More)
Intramedullary nailing has become the standard for the treatment of long bones diaphyseal fractures. Modern techniques of locking have further enlarged the primary indications to more proximal and distal fractures relying upon a former correct alignment. Nevertheless, residual deformities are not rare as once the nail has left the narrow diaphyseal canal(More)
 The compartment syndrome is well recognised as occurring after trauma, but atraumatic acute compartment syndrome is less widely known. We report 3 cases in whom an acute compartment syndrome developed without major injury. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment by decompressive fasciotomy is of vital importance if limb function is to be preserved and(More)
Tibial plateau fractures (TPF) are highly prone to complications and adverse effects. Their treatment has long been a matter of controversy, as fracture patterns and possible damage to soft tissues can easily aggravate complications. On the one hand, open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) techniques provide a good approach to joint shape restoration(More)