Publications by authors named "Steven K Samijo"

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[Suspected traumatic posterior shoulder luxation].

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2019 10 11;163. Epub 2019 Oct 11.

Zuyderland Medisch Centrum, afd. Orthopedie, Heerlen.

BACKGROUND An obstetric brachial plexus lesion arises during childbirth as a consequence of excessive lateral traction of the neonate's head during shoulder dystocia. A small number of patients do not experience spontaneous recovery and secondary glenohumeral deformities can arise due to rotator cuff imbalance. CASE DESCRIPTION A 34-year-old man of Syrian descent with a history of a conservatively treated right-sided obstetric brachial plexus lesion went to the accident and emergency department (A and E) with acute pain in the right shoulder. Additional X-ray diagnostics suggested a posterior shoulder luxation, but attempts to relocate the glenohumeral joint in A and E failed. An additional CT scan of the shoulders revealed a severe right-sided dysplasia of the glenohumeral joint, with severe retroversion and posterior luxation of a rotated humeral head. After 3 weeks of relative rest through use of a sling and pain relief with an NSAID the pain had diminished and the patient had resumed his daily activities. CONCLUSION Posterior shoulder luxation can occur as a complication of obstetric brachial plexus lesion. Closed reduction is not of any use in these cases. The expertise of a specialized multidisciplinary team is indispensable for providing a patient with obstetric brachial plexus lesion with the best advice on treatment.
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October 2019

Souter-Strathclyde total elbow arthroplasty: medium-term results.

Acta Orthop Belg 2003 Dec;69(6):501-6

Orthopaedic Department of Atrium Medisch Center, Heerlen, Kliniek Klein Rosendael, Rosendael, The Netherlands.

The Souter-Strathclyde unconstrained elbow prosthesis was prospectively studied in 36 patients (45 prostheses) with rheumatoid arthritis (Larsen grade 4 and grade 5). The mean age of the patients at the time of operation was 63 years (range: 39 to 75 years). Eight patients (9 prostheses) died within five years of implantation, from causes unrelated to the elbow arthroplasty. One patient was lost to follow-up, leaving 27 patients (35 prostheses) for review. The mean length of follow-up was 98 months (range: 60 to 174 months). At 8.2 years follow-up, the prosthesis showed a probability of survival of 76% (SD 9%) with revision of the humeral component as an end point; the percentage dropped to 67% (SD 9%) when radiographic loosening was taken as an end-point. Survival of the ulnar component was 98%. Loosening of the humeral component seems to be related to both the short humeral stem and a persistent extension deficit.
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December 2003