Matteo Ferretti

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Minimally invasive surgery has become a trend over the last few years in all aspects of orthopaedic surgery, including total hip arthroplasty. So-called mini-incision techniques involve limiting the length of the skin incision to 10 cm with use of either an anterior, lateral or posterior approach. Between March 2004 and December 2005 one hundred consecutive(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of postural rehabilitation (PR) on trunk asymmetry and balance, with and without Kinesio taping (KT) of the back muscles as additional treatment, in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) who have postural disorders. DESIGN Single-blind, randomized controlled trial with 1-month follow-up. SETTING Ambulatory care in(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in reducing femoral and tibial tunnel enlargement in patients operated on for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with hamstrings. Forty male patients, in which both femoral and tibial 9-mm tunnels were performed because of the graft size, were enrolled in this(More)
We evaluated the behaviour of plasma fibrinogen in subjects undergoing physical training in a prospective non-controlled open study, carried out in 14 sedentary, mildly hypertensive individuals (mean age 52 +/- 5 years). Subjects underwent 3 months of controlled physical training (3 times a week) tailored to reach, at each session, 80-90% of maximal heart(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to evaluate effects of shoulder overuse in elite symptomatic or asymptomatic gymnasts. METHODS This was a university-based sport traumatology research, a cohort study, with a control group comparison. Patients included were: 21 elite male gymnasts performing in the Italian National team for at least 10 years and a control(More)
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