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Repairing the cervico-mandibular angle following neck burns is a major problem. Several artistic landmarks show its aesthetic importance. From a functional point of view, the authors show the positive consequences of rebuilding using the results from 101 patients with neck burns. In principle, the treatment involves maximal use of healthy skin, and the(More)
A bone graft, taken from the medial part of the radial epiphysis can be pedicled on the radial branch of the volar carpal arch, freed back to its origin. The graft can be transferred into the proximal row of the carpus to fill up a loss of bony substance or to provide vascularised bone. This permits the treatment of chronic pseud-arthrosis of the scaphoid(More)
The synovial sheaths of the flexor digitorum of 70 pieces of fresh cadavers have been studied on the whole of their length as far as the basis of the fingers: 20 have been injected with a latex or a physiologic solution, after the ablation of the palmar aponeurosis and of the superficial palmar arch. The arteries of the 50 other pieces have been injected(More)
Every fibrous structure of ten wrists of fresh cadavers has been the object of an elastometric study. The opposite wrists have been studied surgically and then histologically with the optical microscope. Comparison between the two shows a close relationship between the mechanical features and the morphology of the bundles, which proved also to be perfectly(More)
The nutrient flap is a new concept of the role of the flap. It has three functions: (1) it provides supplementary blood flow to ischemic zones, (2) it assists venous drainage in regions of venous insufficiency, and (3) it induces the formation of a capillary network. Its skin covering role is only accessory. We have applied this principle to osteitis,(More)
The authors report the observation of a patient, in whom coexisted a hypersolicitation of the wrists, a congenital lunatotriquetral fusion, a stress fracture of the hook of the hamate and a VISI, giving evidence of a medial carpal instability. They analyse the factors, which allow to understand the relations between these different elements. They caution(More)
In fractures of the lower end of the radius, the presence of a posteromedial fragment should be recognized if present. This fragment with two articular surfaces, if not reduced, will damage the radiocarpal and inferior radioulnar articulations. The diagnosis needs to be made on 3/4 X-ray views, as the fracture is often mistaken for a Colles' fracture. The(More)
The authors report their experience with the use of a vascularised pisiform bone graft based on the dorsal branch of the ulnar artery to provide osseous support and an efficient vascular aid especially in non-unions of the carpal navicular bone with avascular necrosis of its proximal pole and in stage III Kienböck's disease. The pisiform can replace the(More)