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PURPOSE The purpose of this prospective non-randomised study was to compare the efficacy of two opposed methods, operative and conservative. Our hypothesis was that if the method was selected correctly, on an individual basis, the results should be approximately equal. METHODS The study included 37 adolescents aged between 12 and 16 years, with a mean(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the reliability and durability of alumina-on-alumina ceramic in comparison to metal-on-highly cross-linked polyethylene (CoCr/HXLPE) bearing couples. This prospective randomised study involved 150 patients (157 hips). All patients (mean age: 54.7 years) obtained an identical fibre metal midcoat femoral stem and fibre(More)
The anterior cruciate ligament or ACL (ligamenturn cruciatum anterius) is often injured, either alone or within complex ligament injuries of the knee. Therefore, the knowledge of detailed anatomic (macro- and micro-morphological) characteristics of this ligament is of key importance in therapy. The anatomy, structure, insertions, vascularization and(More)
INTRODUCTION Paget disease, localized on thoracal vertebrae, presents a significant challenge in diagnostics and treatment. Presenting with progressive neurological symptoms, it has a broad differential diagnostic spectrum and requires additio-nal radiological, neurological and endocrinological evaluation. Besides drug therapy, an operative decompression of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM To analyse the results of the treatment of the patients with the diagnosis of chondroblastoma, to confirm the possible malignancy and to recommend the best and the safest method of the treatment. METHODS We reviewed the cases of 30 patients with chondroblastoma who were treated between 1975 and 2004. Data were obtained using complete(More)
The paper presented the results of diagnostics and treatment of patients with diagnosis of chondroblastoma, treated at the Institute of Orthopedic Surgery "Banjica", Belgrade. A total of 30 patients were analyzed, involving the period from 1975-2004. All important data were obtained using the complete medical documentation, physical examination,(More)
Chondroblastoma of bone is rare bone tumor, representing around 1% of benign bone lesions. It is considered a benign lesion, although primary malignant form as well as malignant alteration in the form of chondrosarcoma has been documented. It occurs predominantly in the second decade, more commonly in males. Predilection sites include proximal humeral(More)
INTRODUCTION The acute slipped capital femoral epiphysis can result in development of avascular necrosis of the femoral head which is very difficult condition to treat. Orthopedic surgeon can influence the development of avascular necrosis. OBJECTIVE The main objective in our study was to identify factors influencing the development of avascular necrosis(More)
We reviewed seven patients with an unstable fracture of the pelvic ring who had been treated with a Ilizarov external fixation device after a mean follow-up of 5.5 years. There were four "open-book" injuries (type B according to Tile) and three rotationally and vertically unstable injuries (type C according to Tile). In all patients union of fracture site(More)
During the period of development foot deformities can occur, not only during the growth and development, but also in the later age. The most frequent foot deformity is flatfoot, congenital club foot and hallux valgus. Prior to the decision on surgical treatment of the deformity, whenever possible the patient should be referred for physical therapy that may(More)