Author: Szymon Skwarcz

June 21, 2022

Dislocation of the knee – mechanisms, complications

Introduction: Dislocations of the knee constitute 0.02-0.2% of all orthopedic injuries. Statistically, they are four times more common in men than in women. They often undergo spontaneous reposition. Quite often they are connected with severe vascular and nervous complications. Aim: The aim of this study is to determine the mechanisms of dislocation of the knee, their impact on early treatment procedure […]
June 21, 2022

Proximal femoral fracture in the elderly and the withholding of informed consent to surgery. How to give the optimal treatment in accordance with the law?

Proximal femoral fractures (PFF), especially neck-of-femur fractures (NOF), are common injuries reported in the daily activities of trauma and orthopaedics departments in Poland and abroad. In order to minimise the risk of death and serious complications it is necessary to focus as much as possible on the early and optimal preparation of the patient for the surgical procedure. From the legal point […]
June 21, 2022

The infl uence of intramedullary retrograde femoral nail on function of the patello-femoral joint

Introduction:  The insertion of retrograde femoral nail injuries the articular surface of intercondylar fossa. Patella makes contact with this place when the knee is fl exed between 30o and 60o.  Aim of the study:  The aim of this study was an examination of patello-femoral joint after insertion of retrograde femoral nail.  Material and methods:  The study group consists of 29 […]