Learn More
In a prospective study we analyzed the volume of drainage, the contamination of the drain track, and drain tip in 81 primary total hip arthroplasties in 78 patients. The drain was removed when the drainage from midnight to the following morning was 20 mL or less. The drainage in the first 12 h and in total was reduced in cases with a drain period of 24 h,(More)
Eighty unstable trochanteric fractures were treated with the sliding screw-plate system. Early weight-bearing was encouraged and mobilization was obtained within the first week in 47 per cent of the cases (37/78). Technical complications were encountered in 5 per cent of the patients (4/76) but none required re-operation. Telescoping of the screw occurred(More)
The quality of cement packing was radiographically evaluated using three different types of intramedullary plugs in 77 total hip arthroplasties. The Thackray polyethylene plug (38 mm, disc-shaped), with its large and flexible diameter, was best able to seal the femoral canal and produced significantly better cement packing compared to both the autologous(More)
Twelve patients with isolated lesions in the radio-ulnar disk are reviewed. In the traumatic cases, where peripheral ruptures were found at operation, the results after excision were satisfactory, whereas patients with no evident traumatic etiology, where a degenerated disk was found, did not benefit from the excision. Resection of capitulum ulnae is(More)
The Partridge Cerclene system was used for femoral fractures in 15 elderly patients with osteoporotic bones who previously had a hemiarthroplasty (12) or total hip arthroplasty (3) inserted. The operation is less extensive than others have suggested in similar cases. All of the patients could immediately be mobilized out of bed. Weight bearing was not(More)
The study comprises a follow-up (11-13 years) of an orthopaedic department's first 131 consecutive cemented total hip arthroplasties (THA). All operations were performed with Richards' Series 2. Posterior approach, plug, lavage, cementation with cement pistol, antibiotics and low-dose heparin. At the time of follow-up 44 patients (38%) were dead (= 49 THA),(More)
The need for, expenses of and consequences of one year follow-up after total cemented hip replacements with posterior access are reviewed. A total of 150 patients were registered prospectively and consecutively with Charnley scores preoperatively, three months and one year after operation. The Charnley scores increased significantly from the preoperative(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the per- and postoperative complications in 79 consecutively operated selected patients with bilateral hip disease who had bilateral hip replacements performed in one session. It was carried out as a retrospective examination of the case records, a questionnaire and clinical and radiological follow-up of 41 patients(More)