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PURPOSE Heterotopic ossification is a common complication after total hip arthroplasty. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are known to prevent heterotopic ossifications effectively, however gastrointestinal complaints are reported frequently. In this study, we investigated whether etoricoxib, a selective cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor that(More)
The transtrochanteric rotational osteotomy described by Sugioka is used to preserve the femoral head and to prevent secondary osteoarthritis in young patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head. Several Japanese studies have shown favourable results, but European and American studies were disappointing. An explanation for these outcomes may be that the(More)
BACKGROUND Differences in the performance of gait and gait-related activities of daily living are known to persist after total hip arthroplasty compared to healthy controls, but the specific underlying deficits (spatiotemporal, kinematics and kinetics) are not completely understood. This review aimed to map the differences between patients and controls, and(More)
Even in extensive osteonecrosis of the femoral head in younger patients, a femoral head-preserving method is preferable. We developed a new technique using the lateral approach as used in traditional core biopsy; the osteonecrotic lesion was removed and impacted bone grafts were used to regain sphericity and prevent collapse. In this prospective one surgeon(More)
BACKGROUND Osteonecrosis of the distal portion of the femur produces a segment of dead bone in the weight-bearing portion of the femoral condyle, frequently associated with subchondral fracture and collapse and eventually resulting in secondary osteoarthritis. Treatment of these late stages of osteonecrosis in the knee can be problematic. The purpose of the(More)
This article presents results for total hip arthroplasty after failed transtrochanteric rotational osteotomy according to Sugioka and after failed bone impaction grafting, both initially performed for osteonecrosis of the femoral head. After a minimal follow-up of 2 years, 33 hips were studied. In total hip arthroplasty after failed osteotomy, when compared(More)
Bone impaction grafting has been advocated for reconstruction of femoral head osteonecrosis. However, bone grafts do not prevent the progression of collapse and subsequent disabling osteoarthritis in late-stage osteonecrosis. We hypothesized reconstruction of large subchondral defects with a mix of impacted morsellized cancellous bone grafts and calcium(More)
BACKGROUND The increasing number of total hip arthroplasties (THAs) performed in younger patients will inevitably generate larger numbers of revision procedures for this specific group of patients. Unfortunately, no satisfying revision method with acceptable survivorship 10 years after revision has been described for these patients so far. (More)
BACKGROUND Surgical treatment options for sternoclavicular joint luxations described in the literature are numerous, although all have limitations. Therefore, there is no favorable surgical treatment for sternoclavicular luxations when nonoperative treatment has failed. DESCRIPTION OF TECHNIQUE We developed the polydioxanone (PDS) envelope plasty, a(More)
We present the results of 62 consecutive acetabular revisions using impaction bone grafting and a cemented polyethylene acetabular component in 58 patients (13 men and 45 women) after a mean follow-up of 27 years (25 to 30). All patients were prospectively followed. The mean age at revision was 59.2 years (23 to 82). We performed Kaplan-Meier (KM) analysis(More)