Nicolandrea Del Piccolo

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Accuracy of implant positioning and precise reconstruction of leg alignment offers the best way to achieve good long-term results in total knee arthroplasty. Computer instrumentation was developed to improve the final position of the component and restore the mechanical axis. Current navigation systems use either optical or electromagnetic tracking. The(More)
We retrospectively evaluated the postoperative results of total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients presenting with Crowe group IV dislocated hips. Overall, results were compared with regard to the type of osteotomy performed (Z or oblique) to define the correct indications for surgical technique and choice of prosthetic implant. Thirty-three subtrochanteric(More)
This study evaluates results following patellar resurfacing using trabecular metal (TM) patella in marked deficiency or weakness of patellar bone that precludes patellar resurfacing with a standard cemented patellar button. Ten consecutive patients undergoing primary (3 cases) or revision (7 cases) total knee arthroplasty with patella augmentation were(More)
In this prospective, randomized, double-blind study, the effect of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMFs) was investigated in 30 subjects undergoing hip revision using the Wagner SL stem. The subjects were treated for 6 h/day up to 90 days after revision. Study end points were assessed clinically by the functional scale of Merle D'Aubigné and instrumentally(More)
Navigation has been developed to help surgeons install implants more accurately and reproducibly; at the same time, this tool is able to record quantitative information such as joint range of motion, laxity and kinematics intra-operatively. As for standard surgery, two strategies are possible to achieve either femoral component rotation or overall(More)
Chronic recurrent multifocal and unspecific osteomyelitis (CRMUO) is a severe form of chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis. Lesions can be found anywhere in the skeleton, in young patients, such as children or adolescents, chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis often affects the metaphyses of the long bones. Furthermore, other organs like skin, eyes and(More)
We reviewed performed a retrospective review of our series of excision arthroplasty patients and identified 16 patients who had undergone the procedure for sepsis, and who we had subsequently subjected to revision to a total hip arthroplasty (THA). Mean follow-up was 96 +/- 15 months. There was a significant reduction in limb length discrepancy and a marked(More)
OBJECTIVES: We previously demonstrated that diaspirin crosslinked hemoglobin (DCLHb, Baxter Healthcare Corp.) improves systemic oxygen uptake in sepsis. Therefore, our objective was to study the effects of DCLHb on microcirculatory blood flow in septic rats. DESIGN: Prospective and randomized experimental study in a university-affiliated laboratory.(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare return to sport activity between a short femoral cementless stem and a conventional femoral cementless stem in total hip arthroplasty in patients 50 years old and younger. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 55 patients (61 hips) treated with a short femoral cementless stem and 28 patients (32 hips) treated(More)
AIM The purpose of the study was to present our arthroscopic surgical technique and the results in patient with pain after a hip replacement. METHODS Between November 2009 and September 2011, 35 patients with groin pain after total hip arthroplasty (THA) were treated arthroscopically. The patients underwent a preoperative examination consisting in careful(More)
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