Marios Stamatakis

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STUDY DESIGN A prospective study conducted on several roentgenographic parameters of the standing sagittal profile of the spine in an asymptomatic Greek population. OBJECTIVES To perform segmental analysis of the sagittal plane alignment of the normal thoracic, lumbar, and lumbosacral spines and to compare the findings with those derived from similar(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective study was conducted in a young homogenous adolescent population, with the use of the scoliometer. OBJECTIVES To create a mathematic formula that provides the accurate Cobb angle of idiopathic scoliosis with the use of the scoliometer only. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The scoliometer is an accepted method for detection and(More)
This is a prospective comparative histological study on blood supply between lumbar herniated discs and postmortem retrieved ones. The aim of this study is to observe the evolution of disc degeneration in relation to its blood supply changes. Disc vascularization is present early in life, but the nucleus pulposus becomes avascular after adolescence.(More)
Over a 10-year period, 74 patients with unstable pelvic injuries were treated with open reduction and internal fixation. Radiographic and clinical follow-up averaged 71 months (range: 38-141 months). Satisfactory (ie, good and very good) radiographic results were obtained in 90% of patients. Clinical results were superior in patients without associated(More)
Two homogenous groups of 120 volunteers and 120 low back pain (LBP) patients, age range 20-79 years, underwent a prospective roentgenographic segmental vertebral analysis of the thoracic and lumbar spine to compare several roentgenographic parameters useful for planning spine surgery. The following roentgenographic parameters were measured: thoracic(More)
High tibial valgus osteotomy for varus gonarthrosis was performed in 63 consecutive patients in a homogenous agricultural population using two different surgical techniques. Patients were divided into two groups. A two-level Mittelmeier osteotomy was performed in group A patients, and a lateral closed wedge high tibial osteotomy using the AO/ASIF L-plate(More)
We report a case of pancreatitis in a 28-year-old woman who underwent a combined anterior Zielke procedure followed by Luque-TSRH (Texas Scottish Rite Hospital) operation in the same session for severe polioscoliosis. To our knowledge, only one case of a child with acute pancreatitis after posterior instrumentation for spondylolisthesis has been reported.(More)
Thoracic disc herniation is a rare and slowly progressing disease, commonest at the lower thoracic spine. We performed transthoracic discectomy and interbody fusion in 12 patients with an average age of 46 years suffering from symptomatic herniated thoracic disc. Pain and neurologic impairment were the commonest symptoms at admission. The outcome at a mean(More)
In this prospective study we describe our experience with a new method of osteosynthesis of fissures, spiral and comminuted fractures of long bones of the extremities using the titanium compression cerclage of Gundolf (CCG). The operative technique is described in detail, and the results are presented for 50 operated patients who were followed up until(More)
In this prospective study we followed the bone mineral content (BMC) changes over time in seven zones of interest around uncemented Zweymueller total hip arthroplasty (THA) components, using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) combined with a radiographical analysis of the distal femoral cortices, close to the tip of the stem. In 36 women (average age(More)