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Stress Radiographs in Orthopaedic Surgery

Última actualización 27/08/09Paul M. Lafferty, MD, William Min, MD, MS, MBA and Nirmal C. Tejwani, MD J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Vol 17, No 8, August 2009 Stress radiographs are useful in determining the amount of ligamentous laxity present following trauma. The results may be helpful in determining diagnosis, surgical …

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Intramedullary Nailing of Femoral Shaft Fractures: Current Concepts

Última actualización 4/05/09William M. Ricci, MD, Bethany Gallagher, MD and George J. Haidukewych, MD J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Vol 17, No 5, May 2009 Intramedullary nailing is the preferred method for treating fractures of the femoral shaft. The piriformis fossa and greater trochanter are viable starting points for antegrade …

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Achondroplasia: Manifestations and Treatment

Última actualización 22/04/09Eric D. Shirley, MD and Michael C. Ain, MD J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Vol 17, No 4, April 2009, Achondroplasia, the most common skeletal dysplasia, is caused by a mutation of fibroblast growth factor receptor-3. This disorder is characterized by frontal bossing, midface hypoplasia, otolaryngeal system dysfunction, …

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Effect of procedure duration on total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty survivorship in the United States Medicare population

Última actualización 26/12/08J Arthroplasty. 2008 Sep;23(6 Suppl 1):127-32. Epub 2008 Jun 13. Ong KL, Lau E, Manley M, Kurtz SM. The effect of procedure duration on joint arthroplasty survivorship in the USA is unknown. We examined the association between procedure duration with primary total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty …

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Obesity and Osteoarthritis in Knee, Hip, and/or Hand: An Epidemiological Study in the General Population With 10 Years Follow-up

Última actualización 27/11/08BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2008 Margreth Grotle; Kare B. Hagen; Bard Natvig; Fredrik A. Dahl; Tore K. Kvien Abstract Background: Obesity is one of the most important risk factors for osteoarthritis (OA) in knee(s). However, the relationship between obesity and OA in hand(s) and hip(s) remains controversial and needs …

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Clopidogrel therapy-Implications for hip fracture surgery

Última actualización 4/09/08NULL Injury. 2008 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print] Johansen A, White J, Turk A. It remains unclear whether it is justifiable to delay hip fracture surgery in patients who are taking clopidogrel therapy-to allow the drug’s anti-platelet effect to wear off. In a follow-up of 740 consecutive …

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