Stefaan J B Nijs

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UNLABELLED In this multicentre study, data on 102 shoulder hemiarthroplasties for the treatment of fractures were analysed retrospectively with regard to tuberosity healing and functional outcome. METHODS Clinical outcome was assessed using the constant score (CS) and the American Shoulder and Elbow Score (ASES). The mean follow-up time was 28.1 months.(More)
INTRODUCTION Angular stable osteosynthesis has become the gold standard in the operative treatment of proximal humeral fractures. The aim of this article is to determine the indications for osteosynthesis versus primary arthroplasty based on clinical and radiological parameters. METHODS A total of 368 surgically treated proximal humeral fractures were(More)
The fracture of the distal radius is the most common fracture we treat. Although sometimes stated otherwise, the outcome of these fractures is not uniformly good regardless the treatment instituted. A thorough understanding of the anatomy and biomechanics of the wrist is a prerequisite when treating these lesions. The literature proves that there is a(More)
The authors report two cases of isolated, undisplaced, fractures of the trapezoid bone. Because of its well-protected position in the wrist, traumatic lesions of the trapezoid bone are rare. Dislocation of the trapezoid has been reported in 30 patients; fractures are seen even less frequently and usually go with dorsal displacement. To our knowledge and(More)
BACKGROUND Fractures of the proximal humerus are associated with a profound temporary and sometimes permanent, impairment of function and quality of life. The treatment of comminuted fractures of the proximal humerus like selected three-or four-part fractures and split fractures of the humeral head is a demanding and unresolved problem, especially in the(More)
INTRODUCTION One of the most challenging musculoskeletal complications in modern trauma surgery is infection after fracture fixation (IAFF). Although infections are clinically obvious in many cases, a clear definition of the term IAFF is crucial, not only for the evaluation of published research data but also for the establishment of uniform treatment(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies showed that the amount of hip flexion and the combination of knee valgus and lateral trunk motion, measured with two-dimensional video analysis, were related to three-dimensional measured knee joint moments during single-leg drop vertical jumps, but it remains unclear whether these measurements can be used to identify non-contact(More)
Limited evidence is available on the optimal treatment of complex fractures of the proximal humerus. No randomized prospective studies have compared hemiarthroplasty, open reduction internal fixation and/or conservative treatment. Two systematic reviews are available but they do not include angle-stable plate osteosynthesis or third-generation prosthetic(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of our study was to evaluate the objective and subjective outcomes, as well as the radiographic results after elbow hemiarthroplasty (HA) for comminuted distal humerus fractures in elderly patients. METHODS Ten female patients with a mean age of 75.2 years were treated with elbow HA either for osteoporotic, comminuted distal humerus(More)
Open reposition and internal fixation (ORIF) is the reference standard for unstable Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen (AO)-type 44-B ankle fractures. Age, comorbidity, delayed-staged surgery, and length-of-stay (LOS) are all factors that presumably correlate positively with health care costs. We performed an exploratory analysis of the health care(More)