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On 01/08/2021

N°012 - July / August 2021

N°012 - July / August 2021


For this issue, we met Klaus-Peter Günther, a hip specialist and current EFORT President. He tells us about his career as an orthopaedic surgeon, in the footsteps of the great german masters. Meet a man who knows how to combine tradition, innovation and reflection.

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Article : The EFORT VEChybrid is around the corner By Klaus-Peter Günther(1), Philippe Neyret(2), Søren Overgaard(3)

Dear MO Journal readers, The EFORT Annual Congress is the largest cross-border platform within European Orthopaedics and Traumatology dedicated to the exchange of knowledge and experience in Europe, as well as beyond, with colleagues joining from other parts of the world too.

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Article : Tibial Tubercle By Umar BJ Yousuf & Rhidian L Morgan-Jones

There is an increasing demand for revision total knee arthroplasty. Exposure is a critical operative step and can be difficult; struggling for exposure impacts the workflow of the surgery and may lead to prolonged operating time.

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Article : Endoscopic piriformis tenotomy and sciatic nerve release: Why and how? By Rémy Coulomb (1), Pierre Martz (2)

The term ‘piriformis syndrome’ was first described in 1947 by Robinson, who defined it as entrapment neuropathy involving compression of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle. However, the condition is now recognized to be caused rather by adhesions than by genuine compression of the sciatic nerve.

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Article : Simultaneous periacetabular osteotomy and arthroscopically assisted treatment of cam-related pathology in acetabular dysplasia By K.-P. Günther, J. Goronzy

Acetabular dysplasia (AD) as well as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) are frequent disorders and play an important role in the development of hip osteoarthritis (OA). The two entities can occur independent from each other, but also in combination. According to selected prevalence studies, the frequency of additional cam deformities in AD is between 10% and 80%.

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Article : Update on treatment options for thumb arthritis By Philippe PASQUIER

Small implants are no small task, and the surgery should not just fill a gap in your schedule. The same level of care is needed for arthroplasty of the thumb as when performing an arthroplasty of the knee, hip or any other joint. This includes case management, especially in terms of keeping an accurate record of the decision-making process leading up to the surgery.

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Article : Sublaminar osteotomy for lumbar spinal stenosis: Surgical technique By V. Lamas (1), E. Laloux (2)

Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is the most common indication for spinal surgery in patients aged 65 and over. The ligamentum flavum contributes to the narrowing of the spinal canal. The challenge of surgical treatment for LSS is how to effectively and lastingly remove the causes of the compression whilst avoiding complications such as iatrogenic instability.

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