Renato Mario Facchini

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Limb lengthening is used to correct leg length discrepancy and to increase stature. The reported frequency of peripheral nerve complications varies from 5% to 30%, but is probably underestimated. Damage may be direct or be caused by overstretching of the nerves. We have used electrophysiological tests to evaluate five patients during bilateral tibial(More)
The purpose of the study was to assess the outcomes of knee synovectomies in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Thirty-one arthroscopic synovectomies were performed in 19 children (six oligoarthritis, 20 polyarthritis, five psoriatic arthritis). The percentage of recurrence in the group with oligoarthritis was 67%, in the group with polyarthritis(More)
BACKGROUND Results on the effectiveness of PRP supplementation in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair are conflicting, making it difficult to draw definitive conclusions. METHODS This was a prospective, randomized, and double-blind study with two groups of 20 patients each (PRP group and control group). Degenerative supraspinatus full-thickness tears grade(More)
BACKGROUND Several diseases may lead to advanced hip disease and cause disabling symptoms in adolescents. In literature there is no consensus which is the optimal surgical treatment for young adults with end-stage osteoarthritis. The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical and radiological outcomes of uncemented total hip arthroplasty for the(More)
The authors report the data relative to 1507 infants studied with clinical and US examination, in the neonatal period, in order to exclude hip dysplasia or dislocation. US examination was carried out according to Graf's technique and the newborns were classified according to US hip type, to clinical examination and to possible risk factors. The patients(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary multiple exostosis represents the most frequent bone tumor disease in humans. It consists of cartilage deformities affecting the juxta-ephyseal region of long bones. Usually benign, exostosis could degenerate in malignant chondrosarcoma form in less than 5% of the cases. Being caused by mutations in the predicted tumor suppressor(More)
Six patients affected by arthrogriposis multiplex congenita (AMC) are studied and the detected alterations, the adopted treatment and the obtained results are described and discussed. Notwithstanding the limited number of considered cases, it is underlined that a precocious, constant and protracted treatment can considerably help these patients to gain a(More)