Geert Van Damme

Geert Van Damme
AZ Sint-Lucas Brugge | AZ Sint-Lucas · Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Minimally invasive surgery has recently been introduced in TKA surgery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of eversion of the patella, on safety and functional result after TKA. In a prospective, randomised, double blinded trial, 60 patients were divided in two groups: group A underwent TKA through a standard medial parapatellar a...
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Osteochondral talar defects usually affect athletic patients. The primary surgical treatment consists of arthroscopic debridement and microfracturing. Although this is mostly successful, early sport resumption is difficult to achieve, and it can take up to one year to obtain clinical improvement. Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) may be effecti...
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Introduction Cette étude rapporte les résultats du traitement arthroscopique des conflits antérieurs de cheville. Matériel et méthodes Il s’agit d’une série prospective continue multicentrique de 70 patients d’âge moyen 36 ans, présentant un conflit antérieur osseux ou tissulaire de l’articulation tibio-talienne traité sous contrôle arthroscopique...
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The restoration of correct soft tissue tension is key to achieving a successful total knee arthroplasty. However, it remains unclear whether the status achieved immediately after the operation will persist over time. Some surgeons believe soft tissue stress relaxation occurs and therefore the knee loosens somewhat after the procedure. It was the ai...
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To determine whether retrograde nailing of distal femoral fractures is beneficial for the elderly patient. Prospective study of consecutive patients, aged sixty-five years or older, whose distal femoral fractures were treated with a retrograde femoral nail between January 3, 1993, and April 30, 1996. Twenty-four of twenty-six patients were followed...
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The drawbacks of plating techniques for the treatment of distal femoral fractures are the need for a large exposure with the possible risk of soft tissue damage, devascularisation of bone fragments and loss of the possible positive effect of the fracture hematoma. Moreover, early weight bearing is not advisable with these implants. To find out whet...
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To find out whether retrograde nailing of distal femoral fractures is beneficial for the aged patient, we performed a prospective study of consecutive patients 65 years or older with distal femoral fracture treated with a retrograde femoral nail between 1 March 1993 and 30 April 1996 in our department. In total, 26 patients with unilateral distal f...

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