Michael T Karski

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We describe the early results of a prospective study of 100 total ankle replacements (96 patients) at a single centre using the Mobility Total Ankle Replacement. At final review, six patients had died and five ankles (5%) had been revised, two by fusion and three by exchange of components. All remaining patients were reviewed at a minimum of three years.(More)
We prospectively audited 79 patients undergoing primary knee or hip arthroplasty (38 knees, 41 hips) and found that 66% (58% of knees, 73% of hips) had at least one unit of blood transfused postoperatively, with a mean transfusion requirement of 13 units per patient (1.1 for knees, 0 to 6; 1.5 for hips, 0 to 4). We then established a new protocol for(More)
A previously undescribed method for posterior fusion of the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) utilizing the Cloward instrumentation is presented, suitable for cases with chronic pain and intact ligamental structures of the SIJ. The advantages of the method in comparison with other described options include minimal disturbance of the periarticular structures, avoidance(More)
BACKGROUND Little has been written about the functional outcome of patients treated with bone transport to reconstruct a distal tibial defect. The aim of this study was to investigate the functional capabilities of patients who had undergone reconstruction with distraction osteogenesis for the treatment of a distal tibial defect in one lower limb. METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION Total ankle replacement (TAR) or ankle arthrodesis (fusion) is the main surgical treatments for end-stage ankle osteoarthritis (OA). The popularity of ankle replacement is increasing while ankle fusion rates remain static. Both treatments have efficacy but to date all studies comparing the 2 have been observational without randomisation, and(More)
Postoperative reossification is a common clinical correlate following surgery. It has been suggested that an underexpression of transforming growth factor-β3 (TGF-β3) may be related to craniosynostosis and postoperative reossification. Adding TGF-β3 may delay reossification and improve postoperative growth. The present study was designed to test this(More)
Small bowel infection in patients that underwent extensional bowel resection is one of causal mechanisms of massive diarrhoea in postoperative period. The aim of this study was to investigate clinical importance of ciprofloxacin efficacy in treatment of massive diarrhoea in patients after extensional bowel resection with removing of ileo-coecal valve (EBR +(More)
Intensive care management in recent postoperative period in nine patients with superior mesenteric artery embolism was provided. In all patients during surgical treatment an extensive resection of small bowel and right colectomy were performed. On the basis of physiopathological mechanisms of occlusional bowel ischemia and septic shock development the(More)