N°009 - Juanary / February 2021
Modesty, eclecticism and commitment characterise Alberto Gregori. His career, which he was willing to evoke for MO Europe, gave him the opportunity to devote himself to navigation, the beginnings of robotics and above all to humanitarian surgery.
Article : Microinstability of the hip: a new concept to explain unclear hip and groin pain By Frédéric Laude
Symptomatic hip microinstability is very often not diagnosed. It has been identified recently as a potential cause of chronic pain and disability. Clinical and imaging diagnosis is helpful to identify this new pathology. Non-surgical management should be the first choice and surgical intervention might be considered in patients with persistent pain.
Article : Global Orthopaedics - Our legacy for the future? By Alberto Gregori (1), Patricia O’Connor (2)
The overwhelming impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic has been to demonstrate to the world that we are all fragile human beings. Indeed, despite our perceived evolution and societal sophistication we are at risk of succumbing to an infectious disease much like our forefathers throughout history.
Article : Arthrodesis with retrograde compression nail in Charcot neuroarthropathy of the hindfoot By Michel Chraim (1), Peter Bock (1), Sabine Krenn (1), Heinrich Franner (1), Hans-Jörg Trnka (2), Simon Recheis (1), Hamza M. Alrabai (3)
The treatment of charcot neuroarthropathy of the hindfoot often leads to amputation after unsuccessful attempts of conservative and surgical treatment. Despite highly advanced exoprothetics after amputation, when compared to successfully fused hindfoot, looks less functionally efficient in terms of ambulation and energy expenditure, resulting in excessive cardiac strain.
Article : Concept and advantages of trochlear navigation for proper rotational alignment of the femur component in TKA By Philippe Piriou (1), Etienne Peronne (2)
Rotational alignment of the femoral component during total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is an important element of operative technique and remains a hot topic in the literature. It has serious implications on the clinical outcome because it influences balancing the flexion gap and the patellofemoral tracking.