Rafael Arriaza

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The goal of this paper was to document the injury rate in modern competitive karate. A prospective recording of the injuries resulting from 2,837 matches in three consecutive World Karate Championships (WKC) was performed. Eight hundred and ninety-one injuries were recorded, with an incidence of 0.31 injuries per match or 157.03 injuries per 1,000 athlete(More)
The ACL reconstruction with hamstring tendons has become increasingly popular, in part because it is assumed that the complication rate associated with the technique and their severity are lower than with patellar tendon. Two cases of stress reaction of the medial supracondylar area of the femur after ACL reconstruction with hamstring tendons using(More)
The authors describe an original procedure, the patella thinning osteotomy, as an alternative to advancement of the tibial tuberosity or patellectomy in cases of severe anterior knee pain. They present an experimental study on cadaveric knees prior to a clinical trial. This study on 13 knee specimens, using Fujifilm Prescale barosensitive film, shows that(More)
The aim of this paper is to document the injury rate in high-level modern competitive karate after a change of competition rules was implemented in the year 2000, and to compare it with the injury rate found before the rules were changed. A prospective recording of the injuries resulting from 2,762 matches in three consecutive World Karate Championships(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic Achilles tendon tears could hinder patients and represent a challenge to surgeons. Although many different surgical techniques have been proposed for reconstruction of a neglected Achilles tendon rupture, there is no clear evidence to support one technique over the others, but the use of a technique that could allow for an "anatomical"(More)
BACKGROUND Prospective studies on injuries in martial arts competition are scarce, especially those involving young practitioners, but the upsurge of children and adolescents taking part in organized training and competition in these sports requires clarification of the injury risk that they represent for youths. HYPOTHESIS Top-level karate competition(More)
We present the case of a 64-year-old female patient who had a traumatic dislocation of a reversed shoulder arthroplasty that was unnoticed for 5 weeks and that was reduced arthroscopically. Arthroscopy of the shoulder, as in other joints with prostheses, can facilitate the treatment of conditions that would otherwise require the use of open surgery to solve(More)
Tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis is considered an aggressive and technically demanding procedure that can be used to treat severe deformities of the hindfoot, and it is rarely performed. The indications for ankle arthroscopy are increasing, and arthroscopic tibiotalar arthrodesis is a common and successful procedure, but arthroscopic tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis(More)
Pullout strength of the anchors used in arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery depends on various factors, such as the implant shape and the density of the bone in which they are inserted. Unfortunately, most patients with long-standing rotator cuff tears have diminished bone density in the proximal humerus. This can produce the feeling of anchor loosening when(More)