Reidar-Martin Svendsen

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Postoperative wound infection, caused by Streptococcus pyogenes transmitted during the operation from members of the surgical team, is a rare but serious complication of surgery. This study describes three cases, which could be traced to an orthopaedic surgeon, who carried the epidemic strain in this throat. Epidemiological characteristics of 14 other(More)
We report two cases of severe aseptic synovitis of the knee 8 and 13 weeks after biodegradable internal fixation (Biofix rods) of a fracture of the intercondylar eminence. Both knees were treated by surgical revision and synovectomy. Histologic examination revealed a severe foreign-body type of reactive synovitis in the absence of infection. It is not(More)
: In this retrospective study 48 humeral shaft fractures in 48 patients were operated on using the Seidel interlocking nail. The length of follow-up ranged from 6 to 60 months (median, 26 months). The treatment of fractures was satisfactory with the Seidel nail, but we emphasize the importance of countersinking the tip of the nail into the humeral head to(More)
Injections of local anaesthetics with or without steroids are widespread in the treatment of muscular pain. Occasionally, however, they are followed by serious bacterial infections. Three cases of septic arthritis, one localised to the hip, one to the knee and one to the sacroiliac joint are presented. One should offer great consideration to the possible(More)
From 1.1.1986-31.12.1987 we treated 78 fractures of the femoral neck with two Hansson nails in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery in the County Hospital in Roskilde. All cases were evaluated after two years. Fifteen patients had died (19.2%). Seventeen patients had had a secondary operation (21.8%). Secondary total hip replacement was performed in 19.2%(More)
To analyse the use of a casualty department in Copenhagen, we prospectively analysed all contacts to the casualty department at Hvidovre Hospital during a period of four weeks. There were 3908 contacts and 3851 of these were accessible for registration with a full record (98.5%). The mean intake was 130 patients per 24 hours. Sixty eight percent were seen(More)