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The treatment of complex humeral fractures or fracture-dislocations presents several challenges. Late complications such as malunion, avascular necrosis, or nonunion are frequent and often lead to articular incongruence. Patients can be severely handicapped, presenting with considerable pain, stiffness, and important functional impairment. Stiff shoulders(More)
Radial head prostheses are indicated for treatment of complex radial head fractures not amenable for fixation. After the initial experience with silastic implants, metallic or pyrocarbon arthroplasty have been used for 20 years. Little is known about complications related to these implants. Main complications are related to loosening whether they are(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of our study was to evaluate the results of surgical treatment of clavicle non-union after failure of conservative treatment. Our hypothesis was that stable fixation with bone graft derived from local bone stock (fracture site) or the iliac crest was essential to achieve bone union. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-one patients with a(More)
INTRODUCTION Our purpose was to evaluate if, in case of aseptic glenoid loosening and failure in anatomical total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA), revision by a reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) is a reliable therapeutic option. METHODS Retrospective multicenter cohort study of 37 consecutive anatomical TSA revised by RSA for aseptic glenoid loosening or(More)
Proximal humerus fractures (PHF) are osteoporotic fractures that affect women over 70 years of age. Like fractures of the femoral neck they have become a public health concern. As the population ages there is an increase in the number of people in poor general condition with an increased risk of falls on fragile bones. The incidence of these fractures has(More)
BACKGROUND The goal of a resurfacing shoulder arthroplasty is to reproduce the individual's anatomy while preserving the bone stock of the humeral head. This study investigated the hypothesis that resurfacing the humeral prosthesis restores normal glenohumeral relationships and correlates with the final clinical results. MATERIALS AND METHODS A(More)
INTRODUCTION Resurfacing shoulder arthroplasty is proposed in primary osteoarthritis of the shoulder. The present study compared resurfacing versus 3rd generation stemmed hemiarthroplasty in terms of survival, functional results and implant positioning effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy eight patients underwent arthroplasty for primary osteoarthritis(More)
BACKGROUND The Coonrad-Morrey total elbow arthroplasty is a linked implant. This study investigated the hypotheses that reliable results can be obtained in rheumatoid patients and in traumatic conditions and that the survival rate is similar to or better than what has been published for nonlinked implants. METHODS Surgery was performed on 70 consecutive(More)
INTRODUCTION Fractures of the distal humerus represent 5% of osteoporosis fragility fractures in subjects over the age of 60. Osteoporosis, comorbidities and intra-articular comminution make management of this entity difficult. HYPOTHESIS The hypothesis was that total elbow arthroplasty could be a reliable treatment option in subjects over the age of 65(More)
INTRODUCTION Few series have evaluated the long-term results of total elbow arthroplasty (TEA). MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifteen patients with a Coonrad/Morrey total elbow implant were reviewed with a minimum follow-up of 10 years. There were nine women and six men with a mean age of 55 years at surgery. The aetiology was rheumatoid arthritis in eight cases,(More)