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Synovial haemangioma of joints are rare, but usually affect the knee joints of children and adolescents. Recurrent swelling, usually due to haemarthrosis, and intermittent pain may be present for a long time before the diagnosis is made. In this case report the common features of the condition are described, with emphasis on the occurrence of atraumatic(More)
Heterotopic ossification (HO) after total hip arthroplasty is known to be a major complication with an impact on the functional outcome. Efforts have been made to prevent the occurrence of HO by means of either radiation therapy or pharmacotherapy. To date, there are no data available regarding the relative benefit of radiation versus medication with(More)
The term osseointegration referred originally to an intimate contact of bone tissue with the surface of a titanium implant; the term bone ingrowth refers to bone formation within an irregular (beads, wire mesh, casting voids, cut grooves) surface of an implant. The section dealing with the historical background describes the development of macroporous,(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure load and moment changes acting on the lumbar spine during rotatory sitting. BACKGROUND A new chair concept generating dynamic stimuli by alternating rotations in the horizontal plane of the chair's seat was recently developed. METHODS Load and moment changes were measured telemetrically with a spinal fixator device in vivo. (More)
We retrospectively compared the influence of surface finish with respect to the long-term durability of a cemented titanium alloy stem of the same design but different surface finish. From 1984 to 1994, the stem was made of a titanium-aluminum-vanadium alloy. A total of 201 patients with 220 smooth stems (mean follow-up 11 years and 4 months) out of 612(More)
PURPOSE Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a common, important complication of major orthopaedic surgery, particularly knee arthroplasty. Knee arthroscopy is increasingly performed on an outpatient basis. Few reports have elucidated the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients undergoing arthroscopic surgery receiving no prophylaxis. The objective(More)
Prolonged sitting is generally accepted as a high risk factor in low back pain and it is frequently suggested that a lordotic posture of the lumbar spine should be maintained during sitting. We asked whether the sagittal curvature of the lumbar spine during sitting is affected by the seat tilt, backrest and the direction of the synchronised mechanism of the(More)
We have performed a controlled, randomised study to analyse the effects of low-energy shock-wave therapy (ESWT) on function and pain in tendinitis of the supraspinatus without calcification. There were 20 patients in the treatment group and 20 in the control group. The former group received 6,000 impulses (energy flux density, 0.11 mJ/mm2) in three sessions(More)
Clinical experience with 130 endoprostheses, entirely made of ceramic, having an average 5 year follow-up is reported. Excellent to sufficient results were seen in 84% of all cases. A number of particular matters of interest (operative technique, radiological morphology of the bone/ ceramic bone interface etc.) are discussed in detail. Complications(More)
When total hip replacement is performed, the position of the acetabular component may affect wear and component survival time. We considered the questions: In what way does displacement of the hip joint center alter (1) the magnitude and (2) the direction of the resultant force? Biomechanical tests were carried out on a human multibody model. After(More)