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INTRODUCTION The Lubinus patellofemoral arthroplasty was introduced in our institution in 1994. The first 17 patients were followed-up in order to identify the short-term outcome for this prosthesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS The average age at surgery was 66 years (range 37-82 years). The mean follow-up was 19 months. The indications for surgery were(More)
We describe the results of a retrospective analysis of patients with microbiologically proven infection, who underwent revision TKA between 1994 and 2008. Of the 121 patients included in the study, 61 (50%) were male and 60 (50%) were female. The mean age was 71 (range 42-88) years. The most common organisms identified were Coagulase negative Staphylococcus(More)
Successful outcomes following high tibial osteotomy (HTO) require precise realignment of the mechanical axis of the lower extremity. The inability to accurately assess the weight-bearing axis intraoperatively may account for inappropriate degrees of correction with the osteotomy. We tested the hypothesis that axial loading of the limb affects alignment(More)
Steroid injection into the arthritic joint is a well-known treatment. Its efficacy is well documented. An increase in the incidence of infection secondary to steroid injection has been reported in recent literature. Based on the current literature we carried out a retrospective study to evaluate the incidence of infection in primary total knee arthroplasty(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between irrigation fluid temperature and core body temperature in patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-four consecutive patients undergoing arthroscopic subacromial decompression were allocated to receive irrigation fluid at either room(More)
INTRODUCTION Many surgical techniques have been advocated to treat Dupuytren's contracture. Partial fasciectomy is often performed to treat the whole spectrum of Dupuytren's disease. METHOD We have reviewed the effectiveness of total aponeurectomy performed on 61 patients [10 women and 51 men (male:female ratio 5.1:1) with a mean age of 63.0 (range 42-79(More)
There has been growing concern regarding the systemic and local effects of metal ions released from metal-on-metal hip resurfacings and total hip replacements, including the development of aseptic lymphocyte dominated vasculitis associated lesions (ALVAL). We describe our experience of treating 13 patients with failed metal on metal bearing hip prostheses(More)
Heterotopic ossification following joint replacement in the lower limb occurs in 3% to 90% of cases. Higher grades of heterotopic ossification can result in significant limitation of function and can negate the benefits of joint replacement. The understanding of the pathophysiology of this condition has improved in recent years. It would appear to be(More)