Ruud H G P van Erve

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Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the source is credited. DOI 10.3109/17453674.2013.862461 Sir—In reply and maybe completion of the article by Bisseling, Tan, Lu, Campbell and Susante in(More)
Arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint is a commonly accepted technique to treat various afflictions of the hallux. Many techniques have been described to fixate the arthrodesis. However, no superior fixation technique has been identified in regard to nonunion. We performed a retrospective analysis of first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodeses(More)
Although the main aim of clubfoot correction is to create a foot without limitations in daily activities and sport, studies on the walking capacity of children with corrected clubfeet are rare. In this cross-sectional study, the outcome of the six-minute walking test in 44 children with clubfeet (16 unilateral and 28 bilateral, mean age 8.57±2.45 years) was(More)
Introduction: Exercise-based approaches exist; however, it is unclear whether these approaches are based on scientific findings in the literature on trunk muscle deficits in scoliosis that could be targeted by exercises. The aims of this study were to systematically review the literature to understand the functional muscular properties of paraspinal muscles(More)
BACKGROUND Ollier's disease (multiple enchondromatosis) is a rare non-hereditary condition characterised by the occurrence of multiple enchondromas, usually unilateral and asymmetrically distributed in the metaphyseal regions of the long bones and in the phalanges of the hand and foot. CASE DESCRIPTION A 10-year-old girl visited our outpatients'(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish the effect of the introduction of an auto-transfusion system on the number of homologous blood transfusions required as part of total hip- and knee-replacement surgery. DESIGN Prospective observational study. METHODS The number of homologous blood transfusions required after total hip or knee replacement was compared between a(More)
PURPOSE Compare conservative and operative treatment in the most severely affected Legg-Perthes disease patients. METHODS 29 patients (14 conservative and 15 operative) with 32 affected hips (16 conservative and 16 operative) were evaluated, all Catterall 3 or 4. The conservative group, with a median age-at-onset of 4.8 (range, 2.5-9.5) years, was treated(More)
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