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BACKGROUND Total ankle arthroplasty is an accepted alternative to arthrodesis of the ankle. However, complication and failure rates remain high. Long-term results of the Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR) are limited, with variable complication and failure rates observed. This prospective study presents the long-term survivorship and postoperative(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether sympathetic activity is increased in early-onset hypertensive pregnancy and whether this can be influenced by management with plasma volume expansion. METHODS The study group consisted of 74 subjects, of which 37 had early-onset hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (preeclampsia or gestational hypertension with fetal growth(More)
Study Design Retrospective cohort study. Objective Supination deformity in obstetric brachial plexus injury can have debilitating consequences for the functionality of the hand. Surgical treatment by a forearm osteotomy has a recurrence rate of 20 to 42%. As a complement to forearm osteotomy, a biceps rerouting may improve outcome. Methods Children with(More)
PURPOSE To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature evaluating treatment outcome for supination deformity in obstetric brachial plexus injury. METHODS We included studies on brachial plexus and supination deformity with follow-up of at least one year and quantitative measurements of forearm mean passive pronation and position at(More)
Ochronosis is a rare autosomal recessive metabolic disease caused by homogentisic acid oxidase enzyme deficiency. High homogentisic acid levels will eventually result in black deposits in skin, sclerae, connective tissues and urine (alkaptonuria). It can lead to early degeneration of connective tissues and cartilage. Ochronosis can damage normal cartilage,(More)
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