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BACKGROUND Intra-articular pain prophylaxis is a controversial measure, adding costs although the benefits are still disputed. We wanted to evaluate the effects of intra-articular opioid or local anaesthesia or a combination of the two on postoperative analgesia and analgesic consumption after elective knee arthroscopy. METHODS 107 patients with little or(More)
BACKGROUND In 1999, an Utstein Template for Uniform Reporting of Data following Major Trauma was published. Few papers have since been published based on that template, reflecting a lack of international consensus on its feasibility and use. The aim of the present revision was to further develop the Utstein Template, particularly with a major reduction in(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the method of extraperitoneal pelvic packing (EPP), and to assess the impact of EPP on outcome in severely hemodynamically unstable patients after blunt pelvic trauma. METHODS Of 661 patients treated for pelvic trauma, 18 underwent EPP as part of our protocol with the intent to control massive pelvic bleeding and constituted the(More)
BACKGROUND Due to improved surgical techniques and more efficient decision making in treating severely injured patients, survival rates have increased over the years. This study was initiated to evaluate the incidence and identify risk factors for developing posttraumatic stress symptoms, using both extensive trauma-related data and data assessing the(More)
BACKGROUND Intramedullary reaming and nailing increases intramedullary pressure. This may cause intravasation of bone marrow contents, leading to bone marrow embolization and altered cardiopulmonary function. Possible beneficial effects of attenuation of the intramedullary pressure increase by the use of a reamer-irrigator-aspirator (RIA) system were(More)
Fat embolism (FE) and fat embolism syndrome (FES) are controversial topics, particularly regarding their clinical relevance and their independency as a clinical syndrome. FE describes the presence of fat globules within the microcirculation. FES on the other hand, is a clinical syndrome characterized by the presence of FE with the manifestation of an(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective, longitudinal single-cohort study of 28 patients with displaced sacral fractures treated with internal fixation. OBJECTIVE To describe the long-term functional outcome concerning neurological deficits in the lower extremities and urinary, bowel, and sexual functions after severe sacral fractures and to compare the long-term(More)
BACKGROUND The indication for acquiring angiographic embolization in the initial treatment of severe pelvic fractures is controversial. We describe the characteristics and outcome of 31 patients with traumatic pelvic bleeding who underwent percutaneous angiography with embolization according to a standardized protocol. PATIENTS AND METHODS During an(More)
BACKGROUND Injury severity is most frequently classified using the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) as a basis for the Injury Severity Score (ISS) and the New Injury Severity Score (NISS), which are used for assessment of overall injury severity in the multiply injured patient and in outcome prediction. European trauma registries recommended the AIS 2008(More)
BACKGROUND Classification of fractures is crucial in decision making and planning of acetabular surgery. Transverse fractures with secondary vertical fracture lines--which constitute either a large posterio-superior fragment (floating dome) or an inverse T with the posterior ileum attached to the axial skeleton--have not been described in detail in the(More)