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BACKGROUND In children, acute leukemia (AL) at presentation can mimic several orthopaedic pathologies, so that a variable delay of the correct diagnosis is often reported. METHODS To define more clearly the clinical and radiological musculoskeletal manifestations of leukemia in children, 122 affected children referred from 1984 to 1999 to our Pediatric(More)
PURPOSE This study was performed to develop a standardized methodology for the sonographic assessment of clubfoot at birth and at the end of both conservative treatment and surgical correction. METHODS Forty-two congenital clubfeet and 42 normal feet were examined sonographically in the position of spontaneous alignment and during passive manual(More)
Massive osteolysis of the humerus occurred in a 19-year-old male. The lesion was successfully treated with an autogenous fibular shaft transplant. During the 20-year follow-up period, humerus function was restored. Roentgenograms showed incorporation of the graft without any recurrence of the disease. This experience and reports in the literature show that(More)
UNLABELLED This study compared three radionuclide techniques in distinguishing musculoskeletal infection from noninfectious inflammation. METHODS Thirty-five orthopedic patients with suspected musculoskeletal infection were examined using three radionuclide techniques in sequence: triphasic bone scintigraphy, 99mTc radioleukocytes (99mTc-WBC) scintigraphy(More)
To compare the prognostic value of the Catterall and Herring classification, 32 patients, treated without surgery for unilateral Perthes diseases, were reviewed and classified at skeletal maturity according to Stulberg. The Catterall classification had no significant prognostic correlation with the final outcome. Only some head at-risk signs, such as(More)
Our purpose is to report a very rare case of proximal tibia triplane fracture, focusing the particular pattern of fracture and the long-term follow-up result. The triplane fracture is an exceptional fracture that occurs in the 3 planes (coronal, sagittal and transverse) close to the end of the growth period. A 15-year-old boy was admitted to our Center for(More)
From February 1989 to April 1991, 12 hyperthermic limb perfusions (HLP) with adriamycin (ADR) were performed in 12 patients with high grade soft tissue sarcomas (9 in the leg and 3 in the arm); two were at A.J.C. stage IIb, eight stage IIIb and two stage IV. ADR (0.7-1.5 mg/kg) was administered in bolus at a mean temperature of 41.5 degrees C and perfused(More)
We report our experience in seven patients with congenital gigantism of the foot with the following diagnoses: neurofibromatosis (two), fibrolipomatosis (two), Proteus syndrome (two), and idiopathic localized gigantism (one). Our purpose is to introduce a new classification of foot gigantism, based on the concept of "neuroinduction." In our experience,(More)
Seventy-five cases of children affected with septic arthritis for a total of 85 joints were followed-up after an average of 6 years and 9 months and evaluated according to Rigault clinical and radiographic criteria. Prognosis of the disease was related to age (less favorable results during neonatal age), to the joint affected (the hip and shoulder obtained(More)
The authors report a case of Ewing's sarcoma localised in the clavicle followed up 5 years after total cleidectomy. There was no recurrence and excellent function of the shoulder, which justifies this method as it may be the treatment of choice for this rare localisation as opposed to the less reliable partial cleidectomy.