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On 01/11/2017

N°268 - Book 1 - November 2017

N°268 - Book 1 - November 2017

Article : Acetabular reconstruction using the Kerboull reinforcement device and allograft By Luc Kerboull, Moussa Hamadouche, Marcel Kerboull

Invented by Marcel Kerboull in 1975 to deal with transverse acetabular fractures secondary to failed metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty, this device continues to be used successfully, primarily in France and Japan, where articles are frequently published describing long-term results that demonstrate the efficacy of the implant when it is combined with allograft.

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Article : Aneurysmal bone cysts in children: Absolute alcohol sclerotherapy as first-line treatment By Stéphanie Pannier(1), Alexandra Alves(1), Francis Brunelle(2), Sylvain Breton(2), Eric Mascard(1), Christophe Glorion(1)

We believe that surgery can no longer be considered as first-line treatment for aneurysmal bone cysts (ABCs) in children and adolescents. We have been using absolute alcohol sclerotherapy to treat ABCs in children and adolescents for nearly 10 years, with around 100 patients treated with remarkable results.

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Article : Total ankle arthroplasties: a reliable solution By Yves Stiglitz, Fabrice Gaudot

In addition to comfort and psychological experience, the recovery of a few degrees of dorsiflexion at the tibiotalar joint has a protective effect on neighbouring joints. This is why total ankle replacement (TAR) should be offered, even though it may act as a relay, which can be protracted in young patients, leading to ankle arthrodesis at a later stage.

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Article : Is surgical practice dependent on certain cardinal virtues? By Alain C. Masquelet

This is the question that I put to you today: Does surgical practice require fundamental virtues that are uniquely the surgeon’s? The term ‘virtue’, here, is understood in its intellectual – and not moral – sense: that is, as synonymous with ‘capability’, ‘faculty’, ‘property’ or ‘asset’.

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Article : How I perform surgical site infiltration with local anaesthetics By Y. Michaud, D. Jochum

Operative site infiltration with local anaesthetics is developing along with rapid recovery procedures and prostheses in outpatient surgery. In our experience, it is a simple and low-risk technique that can relieve or even often eliminate pain on waking and during the first few hours after surgery.

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