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INTRODUCTION Many scoring systems have been used for elbow disorders. However, only few of these have been validated, and many assess only few aspects of elbow function. METHODS A literature search was performed using the keyword 'elbow' in combination with 'scoring system', 'outcome assessment', 'elbow disorder' and 'clinical evaluation'. RESULTS(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this systematic review is to analyze outcomes of surgical procedures for glenoid and/or humeral bony defects, performed singularly or in combination, in patients with traumatic anterior glenohumeral instability. A secondary aim is to establish in clinical settings which percentage of glenoid or humeral bone loss needs to be treated with a(More)
PURPOSE 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. METHODS Between 2004 and 2007, we prospectively enrolled 52 patients with medial compartment(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)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effects of eccentric strengthening exercises (ESE) in athletic patients with Achilles tendinopathy. METHODS Forty-five athletic patients (29 men, average age 26 years +/- 12.8, range 18 - 42; 16 women, average age 28 years +/- 13.1, range 20 - 46; average height: 173 +/- 16.8, range 158 - 191; average weight 70.8 kg +/- 15.3, range(More)
BACKGROUND Arthroscopic management has been recommended for some superior labrum anterior and posterior (SLAP) lesions, but no studies have focused on patients over 50 years of age with rotator cuff tear and a type II SLAP lesion. HYPOTHESIS In patients over 50 years of age with an arthroscopically confirmed lesion of the rotator cuff and a type II SLAP(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)
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)
Physical activity plays a significant role in the physical and emotional well-being of a child. In the past 15 to 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in sports participation at a young age, which has offered numerous health benefits, including self-esteem, confidence, team play, fitness, agility, and strength. Children are playing sports at younger(More)
The fabella is a sesamoid bone that can very occasionally act as a source of atypical knee pain, often mistaken for a more common cause of clinical symptoms, such as an intra-articular loose body or an osteophyte. We report a case of symptomatic dislocation of an osteoarthritic, enlarged fabella, 4 years after total excision of the patella for a comminuted(More)