Publications by authors named "Alexandre Luiz Dal Bosco"

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Lower Limb Reconstruction - Fasciocutaneous Sural Flap.

Rev Bras Ortop (Sao Paulo) 2019 Apr 10;54(2):128-133. Epub 2019 May 10.

Hospital São Vicente de Paulo (HSVP-RS), Passo Fundo, RS, Brasil.

 The present study aims to evaluate the use of the reverse-flow sural fasciocutaneous flap to cover lesions in the distal third of the lower limb.  A total of 24 cases were analyzed, including 20 traumatic injuries, 3 sports injuries, and 1 case of tumor resection.  Among the 24 evaluated medical records, 16 patients were male, and 8 were female. Their age ranged from 6 to 75 years old. Most of the patients evolved with total healing of the flap ( 21). There was only one case of total necrosis of the flap in an insulin-dependent diabetic, high blood pressure patient, evolving to subsequent limb amputation. In two cases, there was partial necrosis and subsequent healing by secondary intention; one of these patients was a heavy smoker. Complications were associated with comorbidities and, unlike other studies, no correlation was observed with the learning curve. There was also no correlation with the site or size of the lesion to be covered.  It is clinically relevant that the success rate of the reverse-flow sural fasciocutaneous flap technique was of 87.5%. This is a viable and effective alternative in the therapeutic arsenal for complex lower limb lesions.
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April 2019

Hindfoot aneurysmal bone cyst: report of two cases.

Rev Bras Ortop 2018 Mar-Apr;53(2):257-265. Epub 2018 Feb 23.

Instituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Passo Fundo, RS, Brazil.

Osseous tumors of the hindfoot are not usual in the literature, the diagnosis in these cases is difficult and can often go unnoticed. Besides that, surgery and reconstruction are complicated due to the complexity of the local anatomy, which makes these lesions even more challenging for the orthopedic oncological professionals. On the following article two cases of aneurysmal bone cyst of the hindfoot are reported, as well as the alternatives and peculiarities in conducting these cases according to the oncological principles. When the subject are hindfoot tumor lesions, the early diagnosis is extremely important, as well as the proper staging and the management of the case by the orthopedic oncological professional according to oncological principles.
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February 2018

Awareness, attitudes and perceptions on epilepsy in Southern Brazil.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr 2007 Dec;65(4B):1186-91

Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil.

Objective: To verify awareness and attitudes toward epilepsy in Southern Brazil.

Method: A questionnaire about familiarity with the disease, awareness and attitudes toward epileptics was applied to 832 inhabitants of Caxias do Sul. The answers were analyzed in three different groups: G1, non-university students; G2, university students up to the second year; and G3, university students with more than two years education and university graduates.

Results: University students and graduates are better informed regarding causes and treatment of epilepsy. Moreover, those interviewees present less negative attitudes toward epileptics. However, a large part of that group lacks some basic information on the disease.

Conclusion: There is lack of information on epilepsy among Brazilians. Education campaigns should be carried out in order to clarify some aspects concerning epilepsy.
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December 2007