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INTRODUCTION Surgical treatment of chronic complete acromioclavicular (AC) joint dislocation is still debated and no gold standard surgical procedure has been identified. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective series of 90 patients treated for AC dislocations is reported here. Patients were divided into three groups: group 1 receiving AC reconstruction(More)
BACKGROUND Rotator cuff repair typically results in a satisfactory, although variable, clinical outcome. However, anatomic failure of the repaired tendon often occurs. HYPOTHESIS Patch augmentation can improve the results of open rotator cuff repair by supporting the healing process, protecting the suture, and reducing friction in the subacromial space.(More)
Fracture of the humerus represents a common problem among the young and elderly populations. Although humerus fractures usually heal uneventfully, nonunions can sometimes occur. We present a case of humeral nonunion managed with shock wave therapy in the outpatient setting. A 62-year-old woman with a closed comminuted fracture of the proximal third of the(More)
Thoracic outlet syndrome is an often misdiagnosed syndrome which consists of a neurovascular compression at the upper thoracic outlet. The clinical presentation can be variable, ranging from mild symptoms to venous thrombosis and muscle atrophy. Many aetiologies, both congenital and acquired, related either to bony or soft tissue anomalies, have been(More)
Subclavius posticus muscle is a supernumerary anatomical variation of the subclavius muscle. The aim of this study was to show the possible contribution of the posticus muscle in the development of unilateral thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) in overhead athletes, presenting hypertrophy of the dominant arm due to their sport activity. Reported here are 2 young(More)
Between 1990 and 1996, 129 children (mean age 4.8 years) with hip pain were examined consecutively. In group I (n = 100, mean age 4.14 ± 2.2), transient synovitis of the hip was diagnosed; group II (n = 29, mean age 7.3 ± 2.1) showed the following diagnoses: Perthes' disease (n = 12), early slipped capital femoral epiphysis (n = 5), Meyer's dysplasia (n =(More)
Between 1990 and 1996, 129 children (mean age 4.8 years) with hip pain were examined consecutively. In group I (n = 100, mean age 4.14 +/- 2.2), transient synovitis of the hip was diagnosed; group II (n = 29, mean age 7.3 +/- 2.1) showed the following diagnoses: Perthes' disease (n = 12), early slipped capital femoral epiphysis (n = 5), Meyer's dysplasia (n(More)
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