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A STUDY ON THE TREATMENT OF THE CARPAL LUNATE AVASCULAR NECROSIS BY SHORTENING OSTEOTOMY OF THE RADIUS.

By ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ ΓΚΟΡΓΚΟΛΗΣ

Abstract

IN THIS THESIS A STUDY IS MADE OF 14 CASES OF SHORTENING OSTEOTOMY OF THE RADIUS IN AVASCULAR NECROSIS OF THE LUNATE. THIS IS THE FIRST STUDY IN GREECE CONCERNING THIS METHOD. AN ALTERNATIVE IS THE BROADLY USED METHOD OF ULNA LENGTHENING. THE RADIUS SHORTENING OSTEOTOMY WAS APPLIED ON 14 CASES BECAUSE OF THE UNSATISFACTORY RESULTS OBTAINED BY OTHER TECHNICS. THE OPERATIVE TECHNIC IS RELATIVELY SIMPLE AND ITS APPLICATION IS BASED ON THE PATHOGENETIC MECHANISM, WHICH IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE CAUSE OF THE DISEASE I.E. THE LENGTH DISCREPENCY BETWEEN RADIUS - ULNA WITHIN THE WRIST JOINT (MINUS VARIANTE ACCORDING TO HULTEN). DURING THE ELABORATION OF THIS STUDY THE AUTHOR HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO REFER TO THE ETIOLOGY, THE PATHOLOGY, THE CLINICAL AND X-RAY PICTURE OF THE DISEASE AND FINALLY TO SUMMARIZE THE MODERN ASPECTS OF ITS TREATMENT.

Publisher: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Year: 1975
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