Tamir Pritsch

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Humeral suspension was the most popular reconstructive procedure after total scapulectomy until the early 1990s. Since 1992 the senior author has been performing scapular endoprosthetic reconstruction after total scapulectomy whenever the rhomboids, latissimus dorsi, deltoid, and trapezius were preserved. We hypothesized that scapular endoprosthetic(More)
Endoprosthetic reconstruction of the proximal tibia continues to pose many challenges. A retrospective analysis of 44 consecutive patients who underwent cemented proximal tibial replacement were included to investigate if patient age, surgical stage, type of implant, stem diameter, or resection length could be associated with implant failure. Fifteen(More)
Scaphoid fracture is the most common fracture in carpal bone of the wrist and represents 11% of all upper extremity fractures. In most cases, the mechanism of injury is a fall with an outstretched hand. Scaphoid fracture detection can be made by clinical examination and standard radiography. Computed tomography (CT), bone scan and MRI improve the(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe the surgical technique, and evaluate and analyze the clinical outcomes of patients who underwent tibial tubercle realignment in our institution. Reported results of tibial tubercle transfer for patellofemoral malalignment vary considerably. Most authors rely mainly on the passive intraoperative patellar tracking(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively analyze the reasons for reoperations following primary nonconstrained proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint arthroplasty and review clinical outcomes in this group of patients with 1 or more reoperations. METHODS Between 2001 and 2009, 294 nonconstrained (203 pyrocarbon and 91 metal-plastic) PIP joint replacements were performed(More)
BACKGROUND The authors describe the surgical technique and functional results of extensor mechanism reconstruction after major resections of soft-tissue tumors from the anterior compartment of the thigh. METHODS Between 1983 and 2003, 78 patients with soft-tissue sarcomas of the anterior compartment of the thigh were operated on at the authors'(More)
Managing tumors of the proximal fibula may require en bloc resection of the fibular head with the attachment site for the lateral collateral ligament. These resections of the proximal fibula cause unavoidable knee instability. We describe a reconstructive technique intended to minimize that instability. We retrospectively reviewed 24 patients who had(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of posterolateral instability of the knee is often based on a typical indirect mechanism of injury, a history of "giving way" and a positive dial test. Our search of the English literature revealed no mention of including the valgus stress test in the diagnostic protocol for posterolateral instability. HYPOTHESIS Based on our(More)