Umile Giuseppe Longo

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BACKGROUND Restoring the anatomical footprint may improve the healing and mechanical strength of repaired tendons. A double row of suture anchors increases the tendon-bone contact area, reconstituting a more anatomical configuration of the rotator cuff footprint. HYPOTHESIS There is no difference in clinical and imaging outcome between single-row and(More)
We determined whether the early improvement in symptoms and function after microfracture in the management of articular cartilage defects of the talus is maintained at mid term follow-up. Factors influencing outcome and postoperative magnetic resonance imaging were also evaluated. We performed data collection prospectively using the Hannover Scoring System(More)
The aim of the study was to compare clinical and radiographic outcomes of opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) augmented with either xenograft or tricalcium phosphate spacer for the management of medial compartment osteoarthritis (OA) with genu varum. Between 2004 and 2007, we prospectively enrolled 52 patients with medial compartment knee OA who(More)
BACKGROUND Many techniques have been developed for the reconstruction of the Achilles tendon in chronic tears. In presence of a large gap (greater than 6 centimetres), tendon augmentation is required. METHODS We present our method of minimally invasive semitendinosus reconstruction for the Achilles tendon using one para-midline and one midline incision.(More)
BACKGROUND After reinsertion on the humerus, the rotator cuff has limited ability to heal. Growth factor augmentation has been proposed to enhance healing in such procedure. PURPOSE This study was conducted to assess the efficacy and safety of growth factor augmentation during rotator cuff repair. STUDY DESIGN Randomized controlled trial; Level of(More)
INTRODUCTION Several biomaterials are available to bridge large tendon defects or reinforce tenuous tendon repairs. METHODS We performed a comprehensive search of PubMed, Medline, Cochrane, CINAHL, and Embase databases using various combinations of the commercial names of each scaffold and the keywords 'tendon', 'rotator cuff', 'supraspinatus tendon',(More)
Osteoid osteoma is a benign tumour in young adults. The clinical manifestations are generally typical nocturnal pain that prevents sleep and that is alleviated with aspirin. When the typical clinical and radiological features are present, diagnosis is not difficult. Problems in the differential diagnosis may arise in connection with an unusual location. We(More)
The concept of minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty surgery evolved to reduce quadriceps muscle strength loss and improve clinical outcome following total knee replacement. We performed a systematic review of the published literature on Minimally Invasive Total Knee Arthroplasty (MITKA) and analyzed the reported surgical outcomes. Twenty-eight studies(More)
INTRODUCTION Despite advances in knowledge and refinements of technique, the management of flexor tendon injuries within the digital sheath continues to present a formidable challenge. This in turn has led to a massive expansion in search of modified surgical therapies and various adjuvant therapies, which could prevent adhesion formation without(More)
UNLABELLED Distal tibial fractures are difficult to manage. Limited soft tissue and poor vascularity impose limitations for traditional plating techniques that require large exposures. The nature of the limitations for traditional plating techniques is intrinsic to the large exposure required to approach distal tibia, a bone characterized by limited soft(More)