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We describe the surgical technique and report the outcome after closed reduction and percutaneous plating in 21 closed extraarticular distal tibial fractures using titanium LC-DCP. A long plate was pushed subcutaneously through a small incision at the medial malleolus and fixed with screws through stab incisions. Fracture reduction was anatomical or nearly(More)
Thumb injuries are next to knee injuries the most common injury in downhill skiing today. In this material they constituted 17% of all skiing injuries. Three-fourths of the thumb injuries were lesions of the ulnar collateral ligament of the metacarpophalangeal joint. Compared to a control population consisting of 1619 randomly chosen uninjured skiers, we(More)
In an easily practicable method of measuring the motion range in the ankle under load, the patient is asked to put his foot on a 30-cm-high stool and then lean forward as much as possible without lifting his heel from the supporting stool. In this position the knee is flexed and the greater part of the body weight is on the examined foot. Dorsal extension(More)
  • U Lindsjö
  • 1985
Lauge-Hansen's system of classification of ankle fractures has been of pioneering importance and when correctly employed has improved the results of conservative treatment. Weber's classification scheme introduced by AO is simpler and more suited for surgical than nonoperative therapy. Both systems have deficiencies. Moreover, both are based on partly(More)
  • U Lindsjö
  • 1981
In an unselected prospectively planned series of 611 ankle fractures 25% were of the AO (Weber) type A, 56% type B and 13% type C; 4% were impact fractures. The fractures were also classified according to Lauge Hansen's system, which was considered more complicated and not suitable for planning of operative treatment. Lauge Hansen's theory of the mechanism(More)
  • U Lindsjö
  • 1985
In a prospective study of 321 consecutive cases of dislocation ankle fractures, operatively treated according to the AO (ASIF) principles, 306 cases (95%) were followed up two to six years after surgery. The infection rate was 1.8% with no septic arthritis. The clinical results were "excellent and good" in 82%, "acceptable" in 8%, and "poor" in 10%.(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Several surgical techniques have been used to treat clavicular nonunions. The aim with this prospective study was to compare treatment of symptomatic midshaft clavicular nonunions with either external fixation or plating. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included two consecutive series where the first 11 patients (8 men and 3 women) were(More)
One-hundred children were picked at random from ski lift queues and were questioned as regards their skiing ability, experience, and ski equipment. Around 40% of the skiers had not made any adjustment and/or setting of the bindings. The lateral toe release and recentering forces were recorded. We found, irrespective of to which reference system our results(More)
The investigation is a retrospective analysis of 2756 skiing injuries from two centers in a Swedish skiing area during the years 1972 to, and including, 1979. The relative frequency of lower extremity injuries successively diminished, while a corresponding increase of upper extremity injuries was found. The relative frequency of ankle and foot injuries(More)
A study was made of 113 children who sustained a lower leg fracture during downhill skiing. The age distribution showed a peak between 4 and 7 years in both sexes, and boys had another peak in their teens. Three of four patients were beginners. To a large extent, they had had their bindings adjusted in ski shops. Three of four bindings did not release at(More)