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The results of coccygectomy for coccygodynia seem not to have been correlated with etiologic factors and were investigated in 48 cases (10 men and 38 women) with an average follow-up period of seven years. The following four etiologic groups were designated: I, direct trauma; II, spontaneous in origin; III, coccygodynia associated with spinal surgery; and(More)
Charcot's arthropathy of the right wrist in a 55-year-old patient with diabetes is reported. Neurogenic arthropathy rarely affects non-weightbearing joints such as those of the hand and wrist; the foot, ankle, and knee most commonly are affected. When crutches are used by patients with diabetes who have Charcot's arthropathy, orthotics and platform crutches(More)
In summary, patients with spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee requiring surgery were elderly and generally had late stage IV disease. They seemed to do better with osteotomy and debridement than with osteochondral allograft replacement because they could not tolerate restricted weight bearing. Patients with steroid-induced osteonecrosis did well initially(More)
Patients with prior patellectomy may continue to experience pain and instability following total knee arthroplasty. Seventeen such cases were found, 14 of which were available for study. One knee was fused for deep infection. Of the remaining 13, six were revised for continuing pain. The final results correlated to the intrinsic stability of the prosthesis.(More)
Simultaneous proximal and distal interphalangeal joint dislocations in a single finger are rare. Even though the joints above and below are routinely evaluated, one of the joint dislocations can be missed. When phalangeal dislocations are suspected, special attention should be given to obtaining sufficient roentgenographic views both before and after(More)
Arterial thrombosis is a rare complication of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The overall incidence of arterial complications after TKA, including arterial occlusion, arteriovenous fistula, arterial aneurysm, and arterial severance, varies between 0.03% and 0.17% in reports published in the orthopedic literature (J Vasc Surg 1994;20:927-932). We report a(More)
A case is reported of an isolated radial head dislocation following breech delivery. A search of the literature revealed only one other reported case following difficult delivery, which raises questions as to the mechanism of injury producing this lesion. Although a rare condition, dislocation of the radial head following difficult delivery can result in(More)
Bipolar arthroplasty of the hip was introduced by the first author in 1974. From that time until 1988, this type of arthroplasty has been carried out in 1213 hips at the authors' institution. Included is a group of 760 osteoarthritic hips on which follow-up studies have been done at six months, five years, ten years, and 15 years. Studies of the acetabulum(More)
Review of the world biomedical literature noted only scant attention to the rare variant of squamous cell carcinoma which can develop in traumatic lesions. Squamous cell carcinoma developed 10 months after a patient was treated for multiple injuries including bilateral ankle and foot trauma. After surgery, attention to the clinical signs of neoplastic(More)
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