Michel Hoogmartens

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Sixty-two tibial diaphyseal nonunions in 60 patients were treated with a posterolateral bone graft over an 18-year period (1969-1987). The majority were complicated by severe soft tissue damage or segmental bone loss. Thirty-four had a deep infection. Primary healing was achieved in 92%. Three types of bone grafts have been used: from 1969 to 1978 either a(More)
In 20 patients the following 3 techniques have been used for ankle fusion, all with a lateral transfibular approach: (1) fibular grafting; (2) lateral removal of the distal fibula and fixation with 3 Blount staples; (3) removal of the distal fibular and fixation with Charnley compression clamps. The compression technique, through a lateral approach, was(More)
A clinical analysis of 8 patients with brachial plexus neuropathy is presented. The disease may involve the upper, the lower, or the entire plexus. There is a higher incidence in men than in women. The syndrome is not uncommon but is frequently diagnosed incorrectly. The fairly typical pattern of symptoms and signs includes sudden onset with severe pain(More)
UNLABELLED Hypophosphataemic rickets was diagnosed in a 6-year-old boy with a negative family history. After 16 years of medical treatment he developed a malignant sarcoma of the right distal thigh. Removal of the tumour by high amputation of the leg resulted in disappearance of the phosphate leak. In spite of surgery and chemotherapy, the patient died due(More)
A syndrome of hyperostosis of the thoracic wall, nonspecific signs of inflammatory disease, and palmar and plantar pustulosis is described in eight patients (Table 1). Seven had intersternocostoclavicular ossification, and one had chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis. This complex of findings has been called "pustulotic arthro-osteitis". This report(More)