1. The current place of patellofemoral arthroplasty in the treatment of isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis

E. Carlos RODRIGUEZ-MERCHAN

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 November 2019

Abstract
  Patellofemoral (PF) osteoarthritis (OA) is a relatively prevalent disease, afflicting up to 24% of women and 11% of men over the age of 55 years who have symptomatic knee OA.The aims of this narrative overview is to help to determine the place of patellofemoral arthroplasty (PFA) in the management of ...  Read More

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2. Hemophilic pseudotumors: diagnosis and management

E. Carlos RODRIGUEZ-MERCHAN

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 09 August 2019

Abstract
  Prevention is essential for avoiding the complications of muscle hematomas (pseudotumous, compartment syndrome and peripheral nerve lesions) in hemophilic patients. This is achieved through early diagnosis of muscle hematomas and proper long-term hematological treatment until they have resolved (confirmed ...  Read More

Knee
3. Important Topics on Contemporary Total knee Arthroplasty: What Does Recent Literature Say?

E. Carlos RODRIGUEZ-MERCHAN

Volume 7, Issue 6 , November 2019, , Pages 476-477

Abstract
  In the present editorial, I would like to comment oneleven recent articles that broaden our understandingof the controversial issues pertinent to total kneearthroplasty (TKA).  Read More

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4. Primary Repair of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: A Review of Recent Literature (2016-2017)

E. Carlos RODRIGUEZ-MERCHAN

Volume 7, Issue 3 , May 2019, , Pages 297-300

Abstract
  Background: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using tendon or ligament autograft is the current goldstandard surgical technique for acute ACL ruptures. However, ACL repair surgical procedures are reappearing as anoptimistic treatment alternative for acute proximal ruptures. The purpose ...  Read More

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5. The Role of Gene Therapy in Cartilage Repair

E. Carlos RODRIGUEZ-MERCHAN; Leonard A. Valentino

Volume 7, Issue 2 , March and April 2019, , Pages 79-90

Abstract
  The key principle of gene delivery to articulations by direct intra-articular injection is to release complementary DNA(cDNA)-encoding medical products that will lead to maintained, endogenous production of the gene products withinthe articulation. In fact, this has been accomplished for both in vivo ...  Read More

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6. Preoperative Aspiration Culture (PAC) for the Diagnosis of Infection in a Prosthetic Knee Joint

E. Carlos RODRIGUEZ-MERCHAN

Volume 6, Issue 5 , September 2018, , Pages 342-345

Abstract
  Background: Periprosthetic infection is the most serious joint replacement complication, occurring in 0.8-1.9% of totalknee arthroplasties (TKAs).This review aims to define the role of preoperative aspiration culture (PAC) for diagnosis of TKA infection.Methods: A PubMed (MEDLINE) search related to TKA ...  Read More

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7. Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy for Painful Degenerative Meniscal Tears in the Presence of Knee Osteoarthritis in Patients Older than 50 Years of Age: Predictors of an Early (1 to 5 Years) Total Knee Replacement

E. Carlos Rodriquez-Merchan; Jose Garcia-Ramos; Norma G. Padilla-Eguiluz; Enrique Gomez-Barrena

Volume 6, Issue 3 , May 2018, , Pages 203-211

Abstract
    Background: The role of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) for painful degenerative meniscal tears (PDMT) is currently controversial. To define the rate of early (1 to 5 years) conversion to total knee replacement (TKR) and their predictors after APM for PDMT in patients with knee osteoarthritis ...  Read More

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8. What´s New in Orthopedic Surgery for People with Hemophilia

E. Carlos RODRIGUEZ-MERCHAN

Volume 6, Issue 3 , May 2018, , Pages 157-160

Abstract
  Modern orthopedic surgery can improve the musculoskeletal problems of people with hemophilia. The most commonly affected joints are the knees, the ankles and the elbows. The most common orthopedic procedures that PWH undergo are the following: RS, arthroscopic synovectomy, arthroscopic joint debridement, ...  Read More

9. Does a Previous High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO) Influence the Long-term Function or Survival of a Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)?

E. Carlos RODRIGUEZ-MERCHAN

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 19-22

Abstract
   High tibial osteotomy (HTO) is a well established technique for the treatment of medial osteoarthritis ofthe knee with varus malalignment. The outcome of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) after HTO remains uncertain.The aim of this paper is to revise the literature with the aim of answering the following ...  Read More

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10. Joint Distraction in Advanced Osteoarthritis of the Ankle

E. Carlos RODRIGUEZ-MERCHAN

Volume 5, Issue 4 , July 2017, , Pages 208-212

Abstract
  replacement (TAR) in patients with advanced ankle osteoarthritis (OA). AJD could a tenable option to ankle fusion orTAR.Methods: A review has been performed on the role of AJD in advanced OA of the ankle. The exploration machinewas MedLine. The keywords utilized were: joint distraction ankle. Three hundred ...  Read More

11. Unicompartmental Knee Osteoarthritis (UKOA): Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty (UKA) or High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO)?

E. Carlos RODRIGUEZ-MERCHAN

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2016, , Pages 307-313

Abstract
    Background: The aim of this review article is to analyze the results of high tibial osteotomy compared to unicompartmental knee arthroplasty in patients with unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis.   Methods: The search engine used was PubMed. The keywords were: "high tibial osteotomy versus ...  Read More

12. Knee Fusion or Above-The-Knee Amputation after Failed Two-Stage Reimplantation Total Knee Arthroplasty

E. Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2015, , Pages 241-243

Abstract
  Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a serious complication of total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Control of infection after a failed two-stage TKA is not always possible, and the resolution of infection may require an above-knee amputation (AKA) or a the-knee (KF). The purpose of this review is to determine ...  Read More

13. Better Survival of Total Knee Replacement in Patients Older Than 70 Years: A Prospective Study with 8 To 12 Years Follow-Up

Ricardo Fernandez-Fernandez; E. Carlos RODRIGUEZ-MERCHAN

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 22-28

Abstract
   Background: Modern knee designs have popularized its use in younger patients due to its better performance. There remains uncertainty whether higher demands of these patients can affect implant survivorship.    Purpose: To assess whether modern knee designs have provided similar ...  Read More

14. Evidence-Based ACL Reconstruction

E. Carlos RODRIGUEZ-MERCHAN

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 9-12

Abstract
  There is controversy in the literature regarding a number of topics related to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)reconstruction. The purpose of this article is to answer the following questions: 1) Bone patellar tendon bone (BPTB) reconstruction or hamstring reconstruction (HR); 2) Double bundle or single ...  Read More

15. Medial Unicompartmental Osteoarthritis (MUO) of the Knee: Unicompartmental Knee Replacement (UKR) or Total Knee Replacement (TKR)

E. Carlos RODRIGUEZ-MERCHAN

Volume 2, Issue 3 , September 2014, , Pages 137-140

Abstract
  The aim of this review article is to analyze the clinical effectiveness of total knee replacement (TKR) compared to unicompartmental knee replacement (UKR) in patients with medial unicompartmental osteoarthritis (MUO) in terms of survival rates, revision rates and postoperative complications. The search ...  Read More

16. Evidence Based Conservative Management of Patello-femoral Syndrome

E. Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan

Volume 2, Issue 1 , March 2014, , Pages 4-6

Abstract
  Background:   Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is defined as pain surrounding the patella when sitting with bent knees for prolonged periods of time or when performing activities like ascending or descending stairs, squatting or   athletic activities. Patella dislocation is not included ...  Read More

17. Injuries Associated with Femoral Shaft Fractures with Special Emphasis on Occult Injuries

E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan; Luis Moraleda; Primitivo Gomez-Cardero

Volume 1, Issue 2 , December 2013, , Pages 59-63

Abstract
    Background: Fractures of the femoral shaft are mostly the result of high-energy accidents that also cause multiple trauma injuries, in particular ipsilateral knee and hip injuries. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of injuries associated with femoral shaft fractures and ...  Read More

18. Intraarticular Injections of Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)in the Management of Knee Osteoarthritis

E. Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan

Volume 1, Issue 1 , September 2013, , Pages 5-8

Abstract
    The clinical use of PRP therapy in the practical setting of orthopaedic fields is increasing partly because of the accessibility of devices that are used in outpatient preparation and delivery. Another reason is the strong advertisement of PRP procedures as the ultimate treatment and novel technology ...  Read More