Marta Massada

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The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the results of 44 percutaneous needle fasciotomies for Dupuytren's contracture, performed from March 2005 to June 2010. The mean age of the 36 patients was 58 years and the mean follow-up period was 28 months. The assessment was based on the clinical records and clinical evaluation. Pre-operative and(More)
Bilateral posterior fracture-dislocation of the shoulder is a very rare injury. Almost 50% of bilateral posterior dislocations are due to a convulsive seizure, rising to 90% if the dislocations are associated with fractures. Electric shock accounts for less than 5% of bilateral posterior dislocations of the shoulder. A systematization of the clinical and(More)
When dealing with prosthetic joint infections (PJI) there is often the need to start antibiotic therapy without having identified the underlying pathogen. Under these circumstances there is no consensus regarding which antibiotic to use. We aimed to produce local recommendations for empirical antibiotic treatment of PJI by describing the microbiological(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to review the short- and long-term clinical and radiological results of intramedullary compression screw fixation of proximal fifth metatarsal fractures in athletes. METHODS Eleven male and six female active patients with fifth metatarsal zone II and zone III fractures fixed with a 4.5-mm cannulated compression(More)
Brachial plexus injuries are a major indication for shoulder arthrodesis. However, there is no consensus concerning the optimal position of the glenohumeral joint for fusion. Between 1997 and 2008, 19 shoulder arthrodeses were performed using pelvic reconstruction plates. The radiographic and functional characteristics of 13 patients of mean age 46 years(More)
One of the most common knee joint disorders is known as osteoarthritis which results from the progressive degeneration of cartilage and subchondral bone over time, affecting essentially elderly adults. Current evaluation techniques are either complex, expensive, invasive or simply fails into detection of small and progressive changes that occur within the(More)
OBJECTIVE(S) Autologous-labeled leukocytes combined with sulfur colloid bone marrow scan is the current nuclear medicine gold standard for the diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection. The goal of this study is to assess the diagnostic accuracy of a new nuclear medicine modality for detecting infection in this context. METHODS Twenty-seven patients with(More)
Evaluation of osteolysis after total hip arthroplasty remains a challenge. It may reflect a myriad of problems: from wear-debris induced lesions to infection, metabolic bone disease or even malignant infiltration. We present the clinical, radiographic and pathological features of a 64-year-old woman in whom loosening and failure of total hip arthroplasty(More)
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