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Varus deformity of the knee is a determining factor in the development of osteoarthrosis of the medial compartment. Open wedge osteotomy corrects the deformity and has quickly become popular due to the fact that the surgical technique can be easily reproduced, it spares loss of bone tissue in the metaphysiary region, and it does not require muscle(More)
PURPOSE Because the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) is the primary restraint to lateral dislocation of the patella, we aimed, in this controlled study, to verify whether the MPFL with different measurements could be considered another predisposing factor for patellar dislocation. METHODS A group of 100 consecutive individuals without the criteria(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the surgical aspects that may offer good anatomic and functional results in posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction using an autologous graft of the quadriceps tendon and double semitendinosus through a double femoral tunnel. METHODS Fourteen patients with isolated PCL lesions, instability and pain were operated on by(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the results obtained from posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction with the double femoral tunnel technique, using quadriceps tendon and semitendinous autograft, in patients with isolated PCL tears or PCL tears associated with other ligament lesions, 2 years after surgery. METHODS The study(More)
BACKGROUND In the field of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, there is still no consensus regarding the proper fixation method and position of the tunnels. The primary objective of this paper was to describe a new fixation device, the Endo Tunnel Device (ETD®), for both techniques (transtibial and transportal), as well as the associated(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the measurements and anatomical relationships of the patellofemoral joint using magnetic resonance imaging, and to evaluate the variation in the morphology of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) according to patients' heights and ages and the variation in measurements on other structures that are known to be involved in(More)
To create a rehabilitation protocol following reconstruction of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), through a literature review. The literature review was conducted in the Medline and Embase databases, to search for data on biomechanical concepts and analyses relating to the posterior cruciate ligament of the knee. The search strategy was set up using(More)
UNLABELLED To evaluate results obtained using the protection device technique for osteosintesis or suture of extensor mechanism lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS The authors reviewed 18 charts of patients submitted to protection device technique due to traumatic lesion of extensor mechanism that had occurred between the anterior tibial tuberosity and the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the medium and long term results from total knee arthroplasty with rotating tibial weight-bearing. METHODS Between January 2000 and July 2007, 162 patients underwent total knee arthroplasty with mobile tibial weight-bearing. Among these, 96 were evaluated in a previous study with a mean follow-up of 4 years. In the present study, the(More)
OBJECTIVES To ascertain thickness measurements on the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in its middle third on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and to assess whether there is any association between variations in ligament thickness and patients' heights and ages, along with variations in the anatomical measurements on the knee. METHODS MRI scans on(More)
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