Reidar-Martin Svendsen

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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)
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)
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)
Since HIV-infection was recognized in Denmark in the middle of the 80'ies, the authorities have tried to prevent spread of the infection by common educational information. Besides this, special interest was focussed on transmission between members in certain subgroups at high risk. Amongst these are intravenous drug users because of their common(More)