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Fifty Saudi Arabian men 30 to 40 years of age without present or previous history of injury or disease related to the lower extremities were randomly selected for measurement of the range of motion in the basic planes of hip, knee, and ankle joint. The results were compared to a similar study from Scandinavia. There was a highly significant difference in(More)
  • M Moussa
  • 1994
Forty-five osteoarthritic knees in 25 patients with patellofemoral joint involvement were examined preoperatively by computed axial tomography (CT scan) for measurement of femoral torsion, rotation of the knee, and tibial torsion. Rotational alignment of the affected lower extremities was determined as the angle between the femoral neck axis and the(More)
BACKGROUND Most research reporting the management of advanced thyroid cancer focuses on major aerodigestive system or vessel involvement. In the present study, we investigated patients with locally advanced thyroid cancers who presented with malignant skin infiltration. The term fungating thyroid cancer (fTC) has been used to describe such a condition. (More)
In this paper, we focus on a sub-problem of Arabic text error correction, namely Arabic Text Denormalization. Text Denormalization is considered an important post-processing step when performing machine translation into Arabic. We examine different approaches for denormalization via the use of language modeling, stemming, and sequence labeling. We show the(More)
The results of sixty-four perforating eye injuries with intraocular foreign bodies (IOFB) treated at University Hospital over ten years were reported. Compared to an earlier report we found that the population at risk was the same and consisted of patients under 35 years (70%), males (95.3%) and work related (86%). The commonest causes of IOFB were hand(More)
The orthopaedic experience of the scud missile disaster in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia during the Gulf war is reviewed. This was by far the most severe of 70 scud attacks. The majority of casualties had 'orthopaedic' injuries, fractures and soft tissue lacerations of the extremities and the back. Our experience confirmed the importance of the principles of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate acetabular morphology and the prevalence of dysplasia in a Saudi population, and compare it with others in different geographical areas. METHODS The study took place at King Fahd University Hospital, Al-Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from May 2005 to April 2006. We recruited radiographs of 104 patients of 40-88 years of age. We(More)
The aim of this study was to compare double gloves (DGs) with single gloves (SGs) during orthopedic and trauma surgery in prevention of blood contact between patients and surgeons. DGs and SGs were collected after orthopedic operations, tested for size, site, and number of perforations. Medical records were reviewed for age, sex, type of operation,(More)