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Vascularized bone graft from the dorsum of distal radius was used to treat 22 nonunions of scaphoid fractures, with a mean delay of 4 years from the initial injury. Four of the eight patients with associated scapho-styloid arthritis also underwent a closing wedge osteotomy of the distal radius. Follow-up time ranged from 14 to 74 months. Union was(More)
Treatment of patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head focuses on pain relief and improved function of the hip. Total hip arthroplasty remains an effective tool for the treatment of patients with end-stage osteonecrosis with collapse of the femoral head, although there is a greater risk for failure. The aim of the current study was to assess the(More)
Malleolar fractures are one of the most common fractures faced in orthopaedic surgery. The results from a consecutive series of 144 malleolar fractures during a 10-year period that were classified and treated according to the AO system are presented. Assessment of outcome was done using the scoring system of Baird and Jackson, which is based on subjective,(More)
We retrospectively studied the outcome of 16 knee dislocations. 11 patients had surgical treatment, 4 were managed nonoperatively and 1 patient died. In the elderly the outcome was poor, regardless of the type of treatment. Only 3 adolescents obtained excellent results and 2 young adults had good results after surgical repair of the knee. Concurrent(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the nature and number of complications relative to magnitude of limb lengthening. Results and complications of 50 limb-lengthening procedures were analyzed. There were 49 patients. Mean age was 21 years (range, 7-48 years). Lengthening was performed in 24 femora, 18 tibiae, 4 humerii, 3 radii, and 1 ulna. Average(More)
This study identified factors associated with the prevalence of idiopathic scoliosis and curve evolution in schoolchildren from northwestern and central Greece. A total of 85,627 children aged 9-15 years were screened for scoliosis. A subset of children with curves of at least 10 degrees underwent clinical and radiographic follow-up. The total population(More)
In order to assess the efficacy of epidural steroid injections (ESI) in acute and subacute pain due to lumbar spine disk herniation, we conducted a randomized trial, comparing 2 different protocols. Fourty patients with radicular pain due to L4-L5 and L5-S1 disc herniation were assigned to receive either 3 consecutive ESI every 24 hours through a spinal(More)
A two-year prospective study was done to assess the prevalence and distribution of various parameters associated with scoliosis in schoolchildren in northwestern and central Greece. A total of 82,901 children (41,939 boys and 40,962 girls) who were nine to fourteen years old were screened for scoliosis. Five thousand eight hundred and three children had(More)
Fourteen patients with ring avulsion injuries were treated at the University of Ioannina from 1982 to 1991. One patient was classified as Urbaniak class II, and microsurgical repair produced good functional results. The remaining 13 patients had class III injuries. Six of these patients had class IIIa injuries, defined as skin avulsions at the level of the(More)