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PURPOSE The goal of this prospective study was to evaluate the results of arthroscopic meniscal repair using the FasT-Fix repair system. TYPE OF STUDY Prospective case series. METHODS Sixty-one meniscal repairs with the FasT-Fix meniscal repair system in 58 patients with a mean age of 32.6 years were performed between 2001 and 2002. Concurrent anterior(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate differences in graft orientation between transtibial (TT) and anteromedial (AM) portal technique using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Fifty-six patients who were undergoing ACL reconstruction underwent MRI of their healthy and reconstructed knee. Thirty patients(More)
This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the factors that influence the final outcome of treatment of purulent flexor tenosynovitis, viz. delay in treatment, severity of the condition, the infecting pathogen and the method of treatment. Of 41 patients with this condition treated by drainage and irrigation through two small incisions (16) and wide incision(More)
Localized pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) of the knee is an uncommon entity, presenting with different clinical signs and symptoms. We report on a case of a 42-year-old woman who presented with a 3-year history of knee pain and mechanical problems such as locking. On examination she was found to have a palpable and painful mass over the anteromedial(More)
The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate and compare the results of arthroscopic meniscal repair using three different techniques. Between January 2002 and March 2004, 57 patients who met the inclusion criteria underwent an arthroscopic meniscal repair. The outside-in technique was used in 17 patients (group A), the inside-out in 20 patients(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) results between early and delayed operative treatment in patients with traumatic rotator cuff tears (RCT). METHODS Thirty-five patients with a traumatic RCT who have been treated surgically during a 4-year period were included in the study. The results of(More)
BACKGROUND Radial nerve palsy associated with humeral shaft fractures is the most common nerve lesion complicating fractures of long bones. The purpose of the study was to review the outcome of surgical management in patients with low energy and high energy radial nerve palsy after humeral shaft fractures. METHODS Eighteen patients were treated(More)
OBJECTIVE Several flaps can be dissected from the same or neighboring digits for the reconstruction of relatively large soft tissue digital defects. MATERIAL AND METHODS In a 6-year period, 106 large soft tissue digital defects were reconstructed with the use of flaps in 101 patients. For the reconstruction of 75 fingertip defects 73 neurovascular, island(More)
BACKGROUND Scaphoid nonunions remain controversial with regard to optimal management, especially for those located at the proximal third. In this study, the authors aim to assess the union rate, avascular proximal pole revascularization, and functional outcome of scaphoid nonunions managed with distal radius vascularized bone grafts. METHODS Thirty(More)
PURPOSE With their intrinsic vascularity vascularized bone grafts provide an alternative solution to the challenging problem of scaphoid nonunions. The union rate (after imaging evaluation including magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]) and functional outcome of using vascularized bone grafts pedicled on the palmar carpal epiphyseal artery for waist nonunions(More)