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van der Esch M - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between knee varus-valgus motion and functional ability, and the impact of knee varus-valgus motion on the relationship between muscle strength and functional ability in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. METHODS: Sixty-three patients with knee OA were tested. Varus-valgus motion was assessed by optoelectronic ...
Sernert Ninni - - 2007
The purpose of the study was to analyse and compare KT-1000 knee laxity as examined by a left-hand- and a right-hand-dominant physiotherapist in a group of patients with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and a group of patients, 2 years after ACL reconstruction. The other aim was to measure ...
Naal Florian D - - 2007
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of detailed information concerning patients' sports and recreational activities after unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. HYPOTHESIS: Patients treated by unicompartmental knee arthroplasty will be able to return to sports and activity. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: The authors surveyed 83 patients by postal ...
Tindall, A.
Background: Many skeletal morphological differences between populations have been reported with possible but unproven clinical importance. This study was aimed at identifying the normal radiographic findings and measurements seen in patients from Southern Africa and compares them to a European population’s values. Methods: AP foot radiographs of 40 adults from ...
Pavlopoulos Dimitrios A - - 2007
This is a prospective case series, in which the outcome of shoulder hemiarthroplasty in recent three- and four-part fractures of the proximal humerus was evaluated in patients over 65 years of age. From February 1993 to October 2002, 51 patients with 3- or 4-part fractures of the proximal humerus were ...
Rowan K R - - 2007
The purpose of this study was to compare the frequency of rotator cuff pathology versus labroligamentous pathology in patients younger than 40 years and to determine whether routine MR arthrography is justified in all patients in this age group, regardless of the clinical symptoms. The MR arthrography was carried out ...
Anand Sanjeev - - 2007
Our study aimed to find out patients' opinion on a foot pump device used for thromboprophylaxis, as compared to subcutaneous low molecular weight heparin injections. A survey of 43 consecutive patients undergoing hip and knee joint replacement was carried out at our hospital. Patients were assessed for pain and a ...
Gage William H - - 2008
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is associated with altered sensory and motor functions of the knee which may impair balance control when standing and walking. This study examined the organization of electromyographic and kinematic postural responses to frontal plane support surface rotations, after TKA. Eight TKA patients and nine control participants ...
Giaquinto Salvatore - - 2007
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether gait after Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) is different from gait after Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) in the early days following surgical intervention. METHOD: The gait was studied in water, thus exploiting its buoyancy force. Twenty consecutive patients underwent TKA and twenty consecutive patients underwent THA. The ...
Twilt M - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) involvement is a frequent feature in cross-sectional prevalence studies among juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients. The cross-sectional design makes it almost impossible to study the incidence. Follow-up data on TMJ involvement are sparse. In this study patients were reviewed with an interval of a minimum of ...
Bicknell Ryan T - - 2007
PURPOSE: To evaluate retrospectively the functional and radiographic outcome of patients who had a thumb metacarpophalangeal joint arthrodesis with a single longitudinal K-wire. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 27 patients who had a thumb metacarpophalangeal joint arthrodesis with a single longitudinal K-wire. Outcomes were assessed using self-reported measures ...
Fernandes F A - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: In this study we present data on serum cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) levels in a Brazilian population with isolated knee osteoarthritis (OA) compared to healthy controls. Clinical and radiological correlations with COMP levels were also evaluated. METHODS: Two hundred and seventy-two patients seen at the Rheumatology Division of ...
Kraft Otakar - - 2007
The aim of this study was to evaluate adverse and therapeutic effects of applicated holmium-boro-macroaggregates (HBMAs) in the radiosynoviorthesis (RSO) of knees in patients suffering from chronic synovitis. We started RSO of the knees by means of a new radiopharmaceutical (RF) HBMA in patients with gonarthrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic synovitis, ...
Jank Siegfried - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether there are any correlations between the clinical parameters of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthritis and pathologic ultrasound (US) findings of the TMJ in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS: We conducted prospective clinical and US investigations of the TMJs of 48 patients with JIA. The US ...
Codsi Michael J - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical results of latissimus dorsi tendon transfer in patients with an irreparable posterosuperior rotator cuff tear to help determine which patient and anatomic factors affect clinical outcome. METHODS: Fourteen patients with a latissimus dorsi tendon transfer were clinically evaluated with ...
Ozkan Berna - - 2007
The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of osteoarthritis (OA) on hand function in elderly patients. One hundred elderly patients with a mean age of 68.50 +/- 6.37 years (87 women, 13 men) were enrolled to the study. Radiological hand OA was defined as the presence of ...
Goldfarb Charles A - - 2007
PURPOSE: To evaluate thumb function and appearance in patients with thrombocytopenia absent radius (TAR) syndrome. METHODS: The size and shape of the 14 thumbs in 7 patients with TAR syndrome were quantified and compared with age-matched normals. Function was assessed using a series of standardized tasks. RESULTS: The thumb length ...
Morshed Saam - - 2007
We report the first known case of septic arthritis in the setting of total hip arthroplasty caused by Clostridium cadaveris, a gas-forming anaerobic enteric organism usually considered a non-pathogen. This case occurred in a patient treated with total hip arthroplasty for metastatic breast cancer involving the acetabulum. The patient was ...
de Groot Ingrid B - - 2008
The long-term functional results of a triple arthrodesis of the hindfoot are not well known. In this retrospective cohort study we therefore investigated pain, function and alignment of the tibiotalar joint, patient satisfaction with the procedure and the prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA) of the tibiotalar joint after a median follow-up ...
Cimolin Veronica - - 2007
Patients with hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) often resemble patients with mild spastic diplegia (SD), although their motor limitations differ. The aim of this study was to analyse quantitatively the gait of HSP and SD subjects in order to define the gait pattern in HSP and the differences between the two ...
Kapral Theresa - - 2007
Current treatment strategies aim to achieve clinical remission in order to prevent the long-term consequences of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Several composite indices are available to assess remission. All of them include joint counts as the assessment of the major 'organ' involved in RA, but some employ reduced joint counts, such ...
Cheema Birinder Singh B - - 2007
The purpose of this article is to document a rotator cuff tear sustained by an elderly woman performing progressive resistance training (PRT) in a recent randomized controlled clinical trial. The patient was a sedentary 73-y-old Caucasian woman. Investigation revealed an acute, full-thickness tear of the right supraspinatus secondary to performing ...
Wolswijk Rob H A - - 2007
BACKGROUND: A disruption of the extracellular matrix (ECM) of the intracranial arterial wall is a likely contributing factor in the pathogenesis of intracranial aneurysms. If this is a generalized process, patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) may have subtle signs of a general laxity of the connective tissue. We performed a ...
González L-M - - 2007
In the general population, the degenerative processes in joints are directly related to adult age, and osteoarthrosis represents the most frequent musculoskeletal alteration. In the haemophilic patient, the degenerative processes in the joint begin at very early ages, and are directly related to musculoskeletal bleeding episodes, which are occasionally subclinical ...
Demir Mehmet - - 2007
This study has been performed to demonstrate the type and frequency of the anatomical variations of the sacroiliac joint according to age, gender, Body Mass Index and childbirth, and the influence of the anatomical variants to the uniformity and width of the joint space. It was conducted on 400 consecutive ...
Mont Michael A - - 2007
Patients with standard total hip arthroplasties may have reduced hip abduction and extension moments when compared with normal nonosteoarthritic hips. In comparison, patients after resurfacing total hip arthroplasty appear to have a near-normal gait. The authors evaluated temporal-spatial parameters, hip kinematics, and kinetics in hip resurfacing patients compared with patients ...
Allali Fadoua - - 2007
To determine radiological features of arthropathy in systemic sclerosis patients with polyarthritis. Forty one women and 5 men were included in this study. The mean age was 41 + 14,2 years, the mean duration of disease was 10,5+ 6,5 years. Thirty seven patients (80%) had radiological abnormalities including joint space ...
Magnusson Lennart - - 2007
The purpose of this study was to investigate the value of ultrasonography in the pre-operative assessment of patients with recurrent post-traumatic, anterior shoulder instability. Forty-four consecutive patients, 44 men and 12 women, with unilateral, post-traumatic, recurrent instability of the shoulder were included in the study. One experienced radiologist examined all ...
Lippold Carsten - - 2007
Treatments to correct skeletal deformities in patients with hemimandibular hyperplasia differ, particularly about the age at which the operation is done and the operation itself. To some extent, the differences can be attributed to the unknown biological basis of disease. The aim of the present study was to evaluate clinically ...
Dominkus Martin - - 2006
We analyzed the clinical outcome of patients who had reconstruction of the extensor apparatus with a new polyester ligament after extensive resection of malignant tumors around the knee. Twenty-two patients were included; 19 were evaluated after a mean followup of 44 months (range, 8-67 months) to assess active and passive ...
Cobeljić Goran - - 2006
Femoral derotation osteotomy is used to treat increased femoral neck anteversion and to correct medial hip rotation deformity in patients with cerebral palsy. We investigated if there were significant differences between planned and achieved corrections of increased femoral neck anteversion and whether our method influenced walking ability and number of ...
Ishii Ken - - 2006
OBJECT: The authors conducted a study to assess the correlation between radiological features and clinical courses in patients with chronic atlantoaxial rotatory fixation (AARF) and to determine diagnostic imaging signs for predicting prognosis. METHODS: There were 24 patients (eight boys and 16 girls) whose mean age was 7.8 years (range ...
Noble Philip C - - 2006
Satisfaction with the outcome of total knee arthroplasty is highly variable, with a small but significant percentage of patients reporting dissatisfaction with the procedure. The purpose of this study was to determine which factors contribute to patient satisfaction with total knee replacement (TKR), and their relative importance. At a minimum ...
Ismail Abdullah I - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To find out the prevalence and relation between osteoarthritis of knees and obesity in Al-Ahsa region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). METHODS: The study included 243 male and female patients diagnosed with osteoarthritis of knees between June 2001 to March 2003. All patients were recruited from the Physical Therapy ...
Zalavras Charalampos G - - 2006
We asked whether adjacent osteomyelitis with acute septic knee arthritis explained a lack of response to initial management, and whether patient comorbidities predisposed to the nonresponsiveness. From 147 adult patients (151 knees) with septic arthritis, we identified 29 patients (33 knees) who had persistence or recurrence of symptoms after surgical ...
Salem Khaled Hamed - - 2006
Several techniques for knee fusion have been described with success rates ranging from 29% to 100%, with worse results occurring in patients with joint sepsis. We treated 21 patients with persistent infections using knee arthrodesis with a hybrid Ilizarov frame at our institution. There were 13 men and eight women ...
Pradhan Sunil - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To observe whether patients with Miyoshi-type dysferlinopathy demonstrate any distinct appearance in the back of the shoulders and upper back in a specific posture. DESIGN: Case series. SETTING: Neurology outpatient clinic of a north Indian tertiary care medical institute. PATIENTS: Fifteen patients from 9 families (10 males and 5 ...
Mizel Mark S - - 2006
Arthrodesis of the metatarsophalangeal joint of the hallux is frequently used for treatment of a variety of disorders. However, occasionally patients who have complex deformities or degenerative changes of the hallux require reconstruction of both the metatarsophalangeal and interphalangeal joints. There is concern that arthrodesis of both the metatarsophalangeal and ...
Ferrario Virgilio F - - 2007
The aim of this study was to assess the electromyographic characteristics of the masticatory muscles (masseter and temporalis) of patients with either "temporomandibular joint disorder" or "neck pain". Surface electromyography of the right and left masseter and temporalis muscles was performed during maximum teeth clenching in 38 patients aged 21-67 ...
Parvizi Javad - - 2006
It is believed that patients undergoing 1-stage bilateral joint arthroplasty are at higher risk for developing cardiopulmonary and possibly other complications. The aim of this prospective matched study was to evaluate and compare the morbidity profile of patients undergoing 1-stage bilateral uncemented total hip arthroplasty (BTHA) vs unilateral uncemented THA ...
Röder C - - 2006
Long-term follow up of patients with total hip arthroplasty (THA) revealed a marked deterioration of walking capacities in Charnley class B after postoperative year 4. We hypothesized that a specific group of patients, namely those with unilateral hip arthroplasty and an untreated but affected contralateral hip was responsible for this ...
Fucs Patrícia M de Moraes Barros - - 2007
Between 1988 and 2003, 23 patients with paralytic calcaneus-valgus feet were submitted to the Westin procedure and 17 patients (25 feet) were re-evaluated. Nine patients were male and eight were female. The mean age at the surgical procedure was 8+/-5 years. The aetiology of paralysis was sequelae of poliomyelitis in ...
Bond Simon J SJ MRC Biostatistics Unit, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge, - - 2007
The predictors for the development of clinical damage in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) have been reported previously. To identify predictors for radiological damage in PsA. Patients followed-up prospectively according to a standard protocol at The University of Toronto between 1978 and 2004 were included. The principal outcome was the change in ...
Darlis Nickolaos A - - 2006
The results of surgical treatment of post-traumatic elbow contractures in adolescence have been conflicting in the literature. Twelve adolescent patients (mean age 16.7 years, range 13-21) that had open release of post-traumatic elbow contractures were followed-up for a mean of 18.9 months (range 10-42 months). All releases were performed through ...
Yamaguchi Ken - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Very little comparative information is available regarding the demographic and morphological characteristics of asymptomatic and symptomatic rotator cuff tears. This information is important to provide insight into the natural history of rotator cuff disease and to identify which factors may be important in the development of pain. The purpose ...
Brandon Mark L - - 2006
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether an increased posterior-inferior tibial slope (PITS) is associated with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture and whether an increased PITS results in worse pivot-shift grades in ACL-insufficient patients. This study also examined the difference in PITS between men and women. METHODS: ...
Schoellnast Helmut - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to define typical MRI findings of the wrist and the hand in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen PsA and 21 RA patients with arthralgia of the wrist or hand joints underwent gadolinium-enhanced MRI of the wrist and hand. ...
Ouédraogo Dieu-Donné - - 2007
Cervical spine involvement is common but usually delayed in patients with psoriatic arthritis. We report two cases with early and predominant involvement of the upper cervical spine. Synovitis of the atlanto-odontoid joint and fusion of multiple facet joints were noted in one patient. In the other patient, the main finding ...
Granchi Donatella - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested that the balance between receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappaB ligand (RANKL) and its decoy-receptor osteoprotegerin (OPG) in local tissue seems to play a crucial role in the loosening of the total hip replacement. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the circulating levels ...
Micheli Lyle J - - 2006
PURPOSE: Procedures aimed at biologically repairing cartilage injuries may have the greatest potential benefit in young patients because of their long-life expectancy and high-functional demands. Most cartilage-repair studies focus on older patient populations. This study assesses the outcomes of patients who were treated with autologous chondrocyte implantation before the age ...
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