Mike Bemelman

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Intramedullary fixation is the treatment of choice for diaphyseal fractures of the femur and tibia. Locking the implant can sometimes be cumbersome and time consuming. In our institution, fractures with axial and rotational stability are treated with intramedullary nailing without interlocking. All consecutive patients presented in the University Medical(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the relative risks and advantages of using soft bandage therapy (BT) for impacted greenstick fractures of the distal forearm compared with cast therapy (CT). METHODS At a single center from September 2005 to October 2006 all patients with an impacted greenstick fracture were randomized to BT or CT. RESULTS A total of 92 patients(More)
The authors report a case study of a 78-year-old man with a bilateral extracranial atherosclerotic aneurysm of the internal carotid artery. The patient was treated surgically with resection of the aneurysm and restoration of the flow with a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) graft. The postoperative period was uneventful. Histologic tests demonstrated almost(More)
OBJECTIVE This study describes the long-term results of endoluminal therapy for iliac in-stent obstructions. DESIGN This is a retrospective study. MATERIALS AND METHODS From 1992 to 2005, 68 patients (22 women), with a mean age of 61+/- 13 years and 16 bi-iliac in-stent obstructions, underwent 84 endovascular interventions for focal iliac in-stent(More)
- In 90% of children, blunt abdominal trauma is the cause of renal, splenic or hepatic injury or an injury affecting a combination of these organs.- Because children's kidneys are anatomically less protected than those of adults, potential renal injury following direct trauma affecting the child's flank, for example by a handlebar or knee should be(More)
Necrotising fasciitis (NF) is a destructive bacterial infection and has often been described in media reports as a 'flesh-eating disease', which if diagnosed late is associated with worse outcome. Unfortunately, diagnosing NF is difficult due to the similar presentation of NF compared with other types of skin and soft tissue infections. The early(More)