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Avulsion of the anterior-superior iliac spine rarely occurs in adolescents. The condition is commonly encountered in athletes. Despite the resulting caudal dislocation of the apophysis, the injury is as a rule treated by conservative means. We report on avulsion in two young athletes treated by open reduction and internal fixation, which enabled them to(More)
BACKGROUND The ideal treatment for avulsion fractures of the inferior pole of the patella has not yet been identified. The options include (1) internal fixation of the pole fragment and (2) resection of the avulsed fragment and repair of the patellar ligament to the patella. We are not aware of any previous study in which the results of internal fixation(More)
BACKGROUND We describe the preliminary clinical results of a new operative technique for MPFL reconstruction using a strip of quadriceps tendon (QT). METHODS PATIENTS 17 patients (7 male, 10 female; mean age 21.5 years ± 3.9) have been operated on with this technique. All patients were evaluated clinically, radiologically and with subjective(More)
We report an unusual case of incarceration of small bowel between the 4th and 5th lumbar vertebrae in a patient with rheumatoid spondylitis. Incarceration of the loop of jejunum within the fracture or between dislocated lumbar vertebrae is an uncommon entity. The cases of traumatic jejunal entrapment have been previously reported in the literature [1, 2, 3,(More)
PURPOSE Fractures of the tibial eminence can be treated arthroscopically. Fixation of the fracture is usually followed by temporary immobilization. The literature suggests that only anterograde fixation with cannulated screws and washer is considered stable enough to allow for immediate mobilization and weight bearing. The goal of this study was to evaluate(More)
Cyclops syndrome has been defined as a loss of knee extension due to impingement of a pedunculated proliferative tissue mass after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. We describe four patients who were operated on for progressive loss of knee extension after minor knee injury. During the arthroscopic procedure, the consistent finding was a fibrous(More)
Treatment of comminuted avulsion fractures of the inferior pole of the patella is still an unsolved problem. Different methods of treatment have been introduced, some quite controversial, including immediate total patellectomy; a variety of partial patellectomies, and fixation by tension band wiring. Yet the problem of early development of arthrosis and a(More)
Local topical cooling with gel-packs or cryo-cuffs is often used after surgery or after knee injuries. Mostly beneficial, but some deleterious effects have been reported in literature. The spatial distribution of heat/cold through different tissues of the knee in time may be responsible for different effects of cooling on the traumatized or inflamed tissue(More)
Avulsion fracture of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is a rare condition, and arthroscopically assisted reattachment of the surgical fixation of the fragment is not always an easy task. Only a few reports describe techniques for arthroscopic fixation of avulsion of the PCL.We report on a case treated arthroscopically with reduction and antegrade(More)
UNLABELLED Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is associated with moderate to severe postoperative pain. We compared the intraarticular analgesic effects of ropivacaine and morphine with or without ketorolac and the need for rescue IV morphine at rest and during movement in patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction during(More)