Mauricio Kfuri

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OBJECTIVE Evaluate safety and reliability of internal fixator for the treatment of intra-articular and periarticular distal femur fractures. METHODS Retrospective data evaluation of 28 patients with 29 fractures fixed with internal fixator was performed. There was a predominance of male patients (53.5%), with 52% of open wound fractures, 76% of AO33C type(More)
No surgical technique recreates native posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) biomechanics. We compared the biomechanics of five different PCL reconstruction techniques versus the native PCL. Cadaveric knees (n = 20) were randomly assigned to one of five reconstruction techniques: Single bundle all-inside arthroscopic inlay, single bundle all-inside suspensory(More)
PURPOSE Biomechanical properties of locking plate and angle blade plate constructs in opening-wedge distal femur osteotomy were compared, with special attention to the impact of opposite cortex breakage and buttressing. METHODS Forty-eight synthetic femora underwent a lateral opening-wedge distal femur osteotomy, which was fixed either with a locking(More)
During pregnancy, high progesterone and relaxin levels produce physiological ligament relaxation on the pelvis. Therefore, moderate pubic symphysis and sacroiliac joints relaxing provide birth canal widening, thereby facilitating vaginal delivery. Sometimes, functional pain or pelvic instability may occur during pregnancy or puerperium, which is defined as(More)
BACKGROUND Foot and ankle injuries are frequent in emergency departments. Although only a few patients with foot and ankle sprain present fractures and the fracture patterns are almost always simple, lack of fracture diagnosis can lead to poor functional outcomes. AIM The present study aims to evaluate the reliability of the Ottawa ankle rules and the(More)
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