Piotr Lukasik

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PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The aim of this study was to provide data on the prevalence and epidemiology of isolated deep chondral lesions of the knee, diagnosed in arthroscopy. The study was also aimed to analyse subjective treatment results of localized deep isolated cartilage lesions and to determine how the different factors might affect the final outcome.(More)
We aimed to evaluate whether and to what extent an isolated deep cartilage lesion localized within the tibiofemoral and the patellofemoral joint has an impact on the clinical outcomes and osteoarthritis (OA) progression when it is left untreated. From 1991 to 1994, 4121 consecutive knee arthroscopies were performed, and 37 of them in patients with a single(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of an intraarticular injection of Cingal (Anika Therapeutics, Inc., Bedford, MA) compared with Monovisc (Anika Therapeutics, Inc., Bedford, MA) or saline for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. DESIGN This multicenter, double-blind, saline-controlled clinical trial randomized subjects with knee(More)
Background. In children and young adolescents, like in adults the knee joint is the most exposed joint to the injuries and pathologies of various ethiology. Injuries of the knee joint in children and young adolescents have their own specificity and they are characterized by some differences. Therefore the diagnostics and management are difficult even for(More)
Background. The knee joint cartilage is vulnerable to traumatic injury, which may lead to osteoarthritis and may result in restrictions of normal knee function and negatively influence the physical activity. The purpose of this study was the epidemiologic and statistical analysis of traumatic cartilage lesions. Material and methods. From 1998 to 2003, 5233(More)
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