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In the advent of the EU guidelines 2004/23/EG and 2006/17/EG requiring extensive safety and quality steps in bone banking, the prevalence and risk of infection disease transmission from bone allograft needs to be reconsidered. Therefore, we prospectively reviewed the screening process of bone donations and the outcome of surgeries utilizing bone allografts(More)
BACKGROUND Total hip joint replacement (THR) is a high volume, effective intervention for hip osteoarthritis (OA). However, indications and determinants of outcome remain unclear. The 'EUROHIP consortium' has undertaken a cohort study to investigate these questions. This paper describes the variations in disease severity in this cohort and the relationships(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyse differences of opinions on indications for primary total hip replacements (THRs) within and between groups of orthopaedic surgeons and the physicians who refer patients to them. METHODS 22 orthopaedic centres in 12 European countries took part, resulting in a postal survey of 304 orthopaedic surgeons and 314 referring physicians.(More)
Our aim in this study was to evaluate the prevalence of patella baja after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) using 2 different surgical techniques. Postoperative changes in patella height were measured on serial radiographs of 74 TKAs implanted using a mini-midvastus capsular approach without patella eversion (group 1) and 57 TKAs implanted using a standard(More)
Less-invasive techniques for total hip arthroplasty (THA) have sparked an increased interest among orthopedic surgeons and patients. There has been concern regarding decreased surgical exposure and compromise in prosthesis durability. We present the first long-term outcome of THA performed via the mini-incision posterior approach to show the durability of(More)
OBJECTIVE Rapid functional recovery and improved range of motion after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) without compromising implant position. INDICATIONS Osteoarthritis of the knee requiring TKA. CONTRAINDICATIONS Preoperative flexion < 80 degrees. Flexion contracture > 20 degrees. Body mass index > 40 kg/m(2). Fixed valgus deformity > 15 degrees.(More)
Posterior fracture-dislocations of the shoulder are uncommon and challenging lesions. We present the case of a 76-year-old male patient who sustained a locked posterior humeral head fracture-dislocation during a convulsion. Because more than 40% of the articular surface was involved, preserving the head was not possible. We treated the fracture with a(More)
Minimally invasive approaches are increasingly being used in total knee arthroplasty. By means of a review of the literature the pros and cons of minimally invasive approaches for total knee arthroplasty were analyzed. The potential advantages of reduced postoperative pain and improved early range of motion and mobility are opposed by the risks of(More)
Nineteen patients were examined at an average follow-up of 2 years after total knee joint replacement without patella resurfacing. They were compared with 22 healthy subjects of the same age. Using the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) score the operated knee joints scored an average of 77 points, the contralateral side scored 87 points and the control(More)