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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)
BACKGROUND 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. METHODS All consecutive patients presented in the(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)
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)
A total of 3 patients, a female aged 66 years, a male aged 67 years and a female aged 82 years, presented with rest pain or gangrene of their lower extremities as a result of critical limb ischemia (CLI). Radiographic studies showed non-reconstructable arterial obstructive disease in the 66-year-old female patient, who underwent an uncomplicated primary(More)
BLACKGROUND In the last couple of years dynamic fixation for syndesmosis injuries, using a suture-button technique, raised more interest due to its advantages over the static fixation. In the current systematic review suture-button fixation is compared to the traditionally applied static fixation in unstable ankle fractures accompanied with distal(More)
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