Tewfik Benkalfate

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In a prospective randomised trial of calcifying tendinitis of the rotator cuff, we compared the efficacy of dual treatment sessions delivering 2500 extracorporeal shock waves at either high- or low-energy, via an electromagnetic generator under fluoroscopic guidance. Patients were eligible for the study if they had more than a three-month history of(More)
INTRODUCTION Arthroplasty for glenohumeral arthropathies have specific complications and the final results are sometimes more dependent upon the type of shoulder arthroplasty than the initial etiology. The aim of our study was to evaluate the rate of complications and the functional improvement with different types of shoulder arthroplasties after a minimum(More)
INTRODUCTION Stiffness in the shoulder is a frequent symptom associated with a number of clinical entities whose management remains inadequately defined. PATIENTS AND METHODS This prospective study of 235 cases of stiffness in the shoulder compared six therapeutic techniques with a mean follow-up of 13 months (range, 3-28 months) (T1: 58 cases,(More)
BACKGROUND An association between massive rotator cuff tear (RCT) and suprascapular nerve neuropathy has previously been suggested. The anatomic course of the suprascapular nerve is relatively fixed along its passage. Thus, injury to the nerve by trauma, compression, and iatrogenic reasons is well documented. However, the association between retraction of(More)
INTRODUCTION The present study investigated the impact of respecting pain threshold on clinical recovery in stiff shoulder. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective multicenter comparative study followed up 193 cases of shoulder stiffness for a mean 12-month period (range, 8-31 months) after four different treatment protocols: (1) conventional(More)
Currently, there is little information on the clinical, radiographic and electric profile of patients younger than 65 years of age with large rotator cuff tear. According to our hypothesis, massive rotator cuff tear, when discovered after recent traumatism, do not provide typical radiographic findings and suprascapular nerve impairment in large rotator cuff(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY This survey of 48 cases of trochanteric non-union in THR showed that this complication had not only functional consequences (one patient out of three complains of some instability and mild pain) but may also lead to stem loosening (3/48) through an original mechanism. The movements of the trochanter produce wear debris, mainly from the(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY We performed an isokinetic analysis of both shoulders in 102 male patients suffering from shoulder instability after several trauma-related anterior or anterior-inferior dislocations. The analysis was part of a comprehensive medical and radiological assessment (with standard X-rays and cross-sectional imaging) prior to surgery. The(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Twenty consecutive rotation osteotomies for idiopatic necrosis of the femoral head were reviewed with an average follow-up of 6,5 years, in order to evaluate an original technique (which uses a nail plate for rotation and fixation of the fragments), and to determine the middle term results (and therefore indications) of anterior and(More)