Santina Battaglia

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In its normal lifespan, a knee prosthesis must bear highly demanding loading conditions, going beyond the sole activity of level walking required by ISO standard 14243. We have developed a protocol for in vitro wear simulation of stair climbing on a displacement controlled knee simulator. The flexion/extension angle, intra/extra rotation angle, and(More)
The research questions of the present study were: (1) Is total knee prosthesis wear behaviour influenced by implant size, body weight and their combined effect? (2) Are these findings significant and helpful from a clinical point of view? Two very different sizes of the same total knee prosthesis (TKP), previously tested with ISO 14243 parameters, were(More)
Despite clear patient experience advantages, low specificity rates have thus far prevented swallowable capsule endoscopes from replacing traditional endoscopy for diagnosis of colon disease. One explanation for this is that capsule endoscopes lack the ability to provide insufflation, which traditional endoscopes use to distend the intestine for a clear view(More)
1. Horiguchi S, Kamisawa T. Major duodenal papilla and its normal anatomy. Dig Surg 2010;27:90-3. 2. Bae WY, Yoo BM, Lee KJ, et al. Application of clips during ERCP: a new anchoring method for redundant Kerckring’s fold covering the duodenal papilla. Endoscopy 1998;30:S5-6. 3. Mallery S, Matlock J, Freeman ML. EUS-guided rendezvous drainage of obstructed(More)
On account of its weaker reactions for tryptophan, tyrosine, proteolipids, and lipoproteins, sarcoidotic-hyaline (Sa. Hy.) is immediately distinguishable from caseosis. However, protein histochemistry fails to differentiate Sa. Hy. from normal (fixed and insoluble postfixed) and pericaseous collagen. Evidence of this is provided by the present study on(More)
The majority of total knee replacements currently implanted present an articulation composed of two metal parts, femoral and tibial components, between which there is a polyethylene insert serving as a bearing surface. The finishing surface of the metal components is a very important factor in minimizing the polyethylene wear rate and, later, the gradual(More)
Total Knee Arthroplasty is a well-established surgical procedure performed to relieve pain and to restore function in knee osteoarthritis. A proper choice of the implant size is mandatory in order to guarantee the success of the implant and to respect the bone stock of tibial plateau and femoral condyles. The aim of this study was to investigate the(More)
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