I Degreef

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Affiliation: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi Risk factors in Dupuytren's diathesis: is recurrence after surgery predictable?
    Ilse Degreef
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Upper Limb Surgery, University Hospitals of Leuven, Pellenberg Campus, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 77:27-32. 2011
  2. ncbi Elbow arthrolysis for traumatic arthrofibrosis: a shift towards minimally invasive surgery
    Ilse Degreef
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Upper Limb Surgery, Leuven University Hospitals, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 77:758-64. 2011
  3. ncbi Complications following resection of the olecranon bursa
    Ilse Degreef
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 72:400-3. 2006
  4. doi Immunohistochemical evidence for Zic1 coexpression with beta-catenin in the myofibroblast of Dupuytren disease
    Ilse Degreef
    Orthopaedic Department, Hand Unit, University Hospitals Leuven, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 43:36-40. 2009
  5. ncbi Chronic elbow dislocation: a rare complication of tennis elbow surgery. Successful treatment by open reduction and external fixator
    I Degreef
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Upper Limb Surgery, University Hospitals of Leuven, Santa Barbara Campus, 1 Weligerveld, 3212 Pellenberg, Belgium
    Chir Main 26:150-3. 2007
  6. ncbi Delayed post-traumatic trigger finger in a 14-year-old boy after blunt trauma. A case report
    I Degreef
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Leuven, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Chir Belg 107:731-2. 2007
  7. ncbi A survey of clinical manifestations and risk factors in women with Dupuytren's disease
    Ilse Degreef
    Orthopaedic Surgery, Upper Limb Surgery, University Hospitals of Leuven, Pellenberg Campus, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 74:456-60. 2008
  8. pmc Beta-catenin overexpression in Dupuytren's disease is unrelated to disease recurrence
    Ilse Degreef
    Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Hand Unit, University Hospitals Leuven, Pellenberg Campus, Weligerveld 1, 3212, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 467:838-45. 2009
  9. ncbi Metallosis in revision total elbow arthroplasty. Complications and staging method
    Ilse Degreef
    University Hospitals Leuven, Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Pellenberg Campus, Weligerveld 1, B 3212 Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 74:753-60. 2008
  10. ncbi Dupuytren's disease: a predominant reason for elective finger amputation in adults
    I Degreef
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, U Z Pellenberg, Lubbeek, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Chir Belg 109:494-7. 2009

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  1. ncbi Risk factors in Dupuytren's diathesis: is recurrence after surgery predictable?
    Ilse Degreef
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Upper Limb Surgery, University Hospitals of Leuven, Pellenberg Campus, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 77:27-32. 2011
    ..This will help the surgeon to more accurately inform the patient and possibly to reconsider and adjust the choice in treatment options...
  2. ncbi Elbow arthrolysis for traumatic arthrofibrosis: a shift towards minimally invasive surgery
    Ilse Degreef
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Upper Limb Surgery, Leuven University Hospitals, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 77:758-64. 2011
    ..6%. A literature review showed that open and arthroscopic arthrolysis yield a gain of about 44.10 degrees and 31.25 degrees, respectively. The conclusion is that there certainly is a place for arthroscopic elbow arthrolysis...
  3. ncbi Complications following resection of the olecranon bursa
    Ilse Degreef
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 72:400-3. 2006
    ..Differentiation between septic and non-septic cases is challenging. The risk of wound healing problems and recurrence should be taken into account when planning surgical resection...
  4. doi Immunohistochemical evidence for Zic1 coexpression with beta-catenin in the myofibroblast of Dupuytren disease
    Ilse Degreef
    Orthopaedic Department, Hand Unit, University Hospitals Leuven, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 43:36-40. 2009
    ..The fibroblast in DD is an interesting model for future experiments...
  5. ncbi Chronic elbow dislocation: a rare complication of tennis elbow surgery. Successful treatment by open reduction and external fixator
    I Degreef
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Upper Limb Surgery, University Hospitals of Leuven, Santa Barbara Campus, 1 Weligerveld, 3212 Pellenberg, Belgium
    Chir Main 26:150-3. 2007
    ..Postoperative rehabilitation involved the use of an articulated external fixator and there was a successful outcome. Possible causes of the dislocation are discussed...
  6. ncbi Delayed post-traumatic trigger finger in a 14-year-old boy after blunt trauma. A case report
    I Degreef
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Leuven, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Chir Belg 107:731-2. 2007
    ..An operation with resection of the A1-pulley and resection of the nodule, that showed chondroid metaplasia and calcifications, resolved the problem completely...
  7. ncbi A survey of clinical manifestations and risk factors in women with Dupuytren's disease
    Ilse Degreef
    Orthopaedic Surgery, Upper Limb Surgery, University Hospitals of Leuven, Pellenberg Campus, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 74:456-60. 2008
    ..Several known risk factors were present: high cholesterol, smoking and manual work. Frozen shoulder showed a very high prevalence in women with Dupuytren's disease...
  8. pmc Beta-catenin overexpression in Dupuytren's disease is unrelated to disease recurrence
    Ilse Degreef
    Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Hand Unit, University Hospitals Leuven, Pellenberg Campus, Weligerveld 1, 3212, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 467:838-45. 2009
    ..Clinical parameters for Dupuytren's diathesis remain the best way to predict recurrence risk...
  9. ncbi Metallosis in revision total elbow arthroplasty. Complications and staging method
    Ilse Degreef
    University Hospitals Leuven, Orthopaedic Surgery Department, Pellenberg Campus, Weligerveld 1, B 3212 Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 74:753-60. 2008
    ..Transient neuropathy was present in five patients (4 ulnar, 1 radial). Metallosis in total elbow arthroplasty may be associated with severe tissue damage. A staging method is presented...
  10. ncbi Dupuytren's disease: a predominant reason for elective finger amputation in adults
    I Degreef
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, U Z Pellenberg, Lubbeek, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Chir Belg 109:494-7. 2009
    ..Based on these data, we feel that patients should be informed that sometimes, surgical treatment for Dupuytren's disease can lead to an eventual decision to amputate...
  11. ncbi Multiple simultaneous mallet fingers in goalkeeper
    Ilse Degreef
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, 3212 Pellenberg, Belgium
    Hand Surg 14:143-4. 2009
    ..Here, we present the case of a goalkeeper with simultaneous bilateral mallet fingers in the third and fourth ray, successfully treated with splinting. Origin and treatment options are discussed...
  12. ncbi A high prevalence of Dupuytren's disease in Flanders
    Ilse Degreef
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospitals of Leuven, Campus Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 76:316-20. 2010
    ..These findings were compared with literature data on the prevalence of Dupuytren's disease in other countries and populations. It appears that, similar to northern Europe, Dupuytren's disease is also a common disease in Flanders...
  13. ncbi The Outerbridge-Kashiwaghi procedure in elbow arthroscopy
    Ilse Degreef
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Upper Limb Surgery, Leuven University Hospital, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 76:468-71. 2010
    ..The arthroscopic Outerbridge-Kashiwaghi procedure appeared in this study as a good surgical option in mild to moderate elbow arthritis, with significant pain relief and increased elbow mobility and function...
  14. doi Improved postoperative outcome of segmental fasciectomy in Dupuytren disease by insertion of an absorbable cellulose implant
    Ilse Degreef
    Orthopaedic Department, Hand Unit, University Hospitals Leuven, Pellenberg Campus, Pellenberg, Belgium
    J Plast Surg Hand Surg 45:157-64. 2011
    ..The VAS for satisfaction also improved. We conclude that cellulose implants may improve the outcome of segmental fasciectomy in Dupuytren disease by achieving a better extension of fingers and a higher patients' satisfaction...
  15. ncbi Vanishing finger in psoriatic arthritis: a case report
    Ilse Degreef
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Leuven, Weligerveld 1, 3212, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Clin Rheumatol 26:1391-2. 2007
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  16. ncbi Treatment of irreparable rotator cuff tears by latissimus dorsi muscle transfer
    Ilse Degreef
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Pellenberg, Weligerveld 1, B 3212 Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 71:667-71. 2005
    ..A good active range of motion can be expected but a lack of force persists. However, it remains difficult to conclude for which patients this surgery can be predictably successful...
  17. ncbi An unusual cause of shoulder pain: osteoid osteoma of the acromion--a case report
    I Degreef
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Pellenberg, Weligerveld 1, B 3212 Pellenberg, Belgium
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 14:643-4. 2005
  18. ncbi Long term outcome of trapeziectomy with ligament reconstruction/tendon interposition versus thumb basal joint prosthesis
    L Vandenberghe
    Department of Orthopaedics, Hand Unit, University Hospitals Leuven, Pellenberg, Belgium
    J Hand Surg Eur Vol 38:839-43. 2013
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  19. ncbi Outcome of two salvage procedures for posttraumatic osteoarthritis of the wrist: arthrodesis or proximal row carpectomy
    L De Smet
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UZ Pellenberg, Lubbeek, Belgium
    Acta Chir Belg 105:626-30. 2005
    ..to compare a motion preserving procedure of the wrist with the wrist arthrodesis, the so-called gold standard in patients with posttraumatic wristpain...
  20. ncbi Proximal row carpectomy with or without postoperative immobilisation
    R Jacobs
    University Hospital Leuven, Pellenberg, Belgium
    J Hand Surg Eur Vol 33:768-70. 2008
    ..We conclude that postoperative immobilisation is not necessary after proximal row carpectomy...
  21. ncbi Debridement arthroplasty for osteoarthritis of the elbow (Outerbridge-Kashiwagi procedure)
    Bart Vingerhoeds
    Orthopaedic Department, University Hospital Pellenberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 70:306-10. 2004
    ..5%), fair for one (6.2%) and poor for one (6.2%). Patients' satisfaction showed that thirteen (86.6%) were much better or better and two (13.3%) were not improved compared with the preoperative situation...
  22. doi Avascular necrosis of the proximal carpal row of the wrist. A possible complication of bisphosphonate administration
    K Didden
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Upper Limb Surgery, University Hospitals of Leuven, Pellenberg Campus, Weligerveld 1, B 3212 Pellenberg, Belgium
    Chir Main 31:355-7. 2012
    ..This case is reported to make clinicians aware of a possible causative link between bisphosphonate use and osteonecrosis of other bones...
  23. ncbi Enchondroma protuberans of the phalanx
    I Degreef
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Pellenberg, Belgium
    Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 39:315-7. 2005
    ..We report a case of an enchondroma protuberans of the fifth middle phalanx of the right hand treated by resection, curettage, and autologous bone grafting, with recovery of the normal function of the hand and fingers...
  24. doi A biomechanical study on fracture risks in ulnohumeral arthroplasty
    I Degreef
    Orthopaedic Department, Hand Unit, Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Pellenberg Campus, Weligerveld, Belgium
    Chir Main 30:183-7. 2011
    ..Alterations in the biomechanical properties of the distal humerus after ulnohumeral arthroplasty may lead to a shift in fracture patterns from diaphyseal to column fractures. The strength of the columns is strongly reduced by 41%...
  25. ncbi Fixation of a periprosthetic humeral fracture with CCG-cable system
    L De Smet
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, U Z Pellenberg, Lubbeek, Belgium
    Acta Chir Belg 105:543-4. 2005
    ..We report a case of periprosthetic fracture of the shoulder, treated operatively. A special plate/cable system (ECG) was used with an excellent outcome. This easy technique is recommended for such fractures...
  26. ncbi Outcome of four-corner arthrodesis for advanced carpal collapse: circular plate versus traditional techniques
    Luc De Smet
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, KUL University Hospital Pellenberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 75:323-7. 2009
    ..The range of motion was better in those with a traditional fixation (K-wires or screws) compared to the newer circular plates. There was no significant difference concerning pain relief, gripping force and disability...
  27. ncbi Disability and function after arthroscopic repair of ulnar avulsions of the triangular fibrocartilage complex of the wrist
    Ilse Degreef
    Hand Unit, U Z Pellenberg, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 71:289-93. 2005
    ..The mean DASH score was 17.3. Pain was absent or minimal in 47 patients. The grip force was 80% of the contralateral side. Based on these findings, arthroscopic repair of the TFCC appears to be a reliable technique...
  28. ncbi Arthroscopic fenestration of the distal humerus: a viable option for painful elbow impingement in sportsmen
    Ilse Degreef
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Leuven University Hospitals, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 75:678-80. 2009
    ..Their elbow function remained perfect within a 2 year follow-up period. We suggest that arthroscopic ulnohumeral arthroplasty is a viable option in sportsmen with recurrent loose bodies and elbow locking due to ongoing elbow arthritis...
  29. doi Effect of severity of Dupuytren contracture on disability
    Ilse Degreef
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, U Z Pellenberg, Lubbeek Pellenberg, Belgium
    Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 43:41-2. 2009
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  30. ncbi Is there still a place for arthrodesis in the surgical treatment of basal joint osteoarthritis of the thumb?
    Luc De Smet
    Department of Orthopaedics, University Hospital Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 76:719-24. 2010
    ..Considering the overall complication rate, and more specifically the incidence of nonunion after trapeziometacarpal fusion, it can be reasonably concluded that the latter should be reserved for specific indications...
  31. doi In vitro biomechanical study to compare the double-loop technique with the Pulvertaft weave for tendon anastomosis
    Luc De Smet
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, U Z Pellenberg, Lubbeek, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 42:305-7. 2008
    ..The experiments were made on specimens of fresh human extensor tendon. The double-loop technique was significantly stronger than the other suture techniques...
  32. ncbi Outcome of proximal row carpectomy
    Luc De Smet
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, U Z Pellenberg, Lubbeek, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 40:302-6. 2006
    ..Excision of the proximal row provided predictable and durable pain relief, restored functional movement and grip strength, and allowed returned to gainful employment in most of the patients...
  33. ncbi Salvage procedures for degenerative osteoarthritis of the wrist due to advanced carpal collapse
    Luc De Smet
    University Hospital Pellenberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 72:535-40. 2006
    ..There was a significant increase in gripping force in the PRC group, but not in the others. The final gripping force was not significantly different in the three treatment regimes...
  34. ncbi Post-vaccination frozen shoulder syndrome. Report of 3 cases
    I Degreef
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospitals of Leuven, Campus Pellenberg, Lubbeek, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Chir Belg 112:447-9. 2012
    ..Correct intramuscular administration is crucial to prevent post-vaccination frozen shoulder and on the other hand, physicians' awareness is needed to recognize this feature early on...
  35. ncbi Responsiveness of the Dutch version of the DASH as an outcome measure for carpal tunnel syndrome
    L De Smet
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, U Z Pellenberg, Lubbeek Pellenberg, Belgium
    J Hand Surg Eur Vol 32:74-6. 2007
    ..78). With an effect size of 0.87 and a standardized mean response of 0.69, the Dutch version of the DASH is highly responsive for the evaluation of the outcome of surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome...
  36. doi Reliability and reproducibility of Kienbock's disease staging
    S Goeminne
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, U Z Pellenberg, Lubbeek Pellenberg, Belgium
    J Hand Surg Eur Vol 35:555-7. 2010
    ..81 showing intraobserver reproducibility. This classification for Kienböck's disease has good reliability and reproducibility...
  37. ncbi Bilateral osteochondroma of the scaphoid causing scapholunate dissociation: a case report
    L De Smet
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, U Z Pellenberg, 1, Weligerveld, 3212 Lubbeek Pellenberg, Belgium
    Chir Main 26:141-2. 2007
    ..A case with bilateral scaphoid osteochondroma (exostosis) with scapholunate dissociation. In both the cases a proximal row carpectomy was performed with excellent outcome...
  38. ncbi Heterotopic ossification of the supraspinatus tendon after rotator cuff repair: case report
    I Degreef
    Department of Othopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Leuven, Weligerveld 1, 3212 Pellenberg, Belgium
    Clin Rheumatol 25:251-3. 2006
    ..Postoperatively he developed substantial ossification of the supraspinatus tendon. A review of the literature was done. To our knowledge no other cases similar to this have been reported...
  39. ncbi Ulnar shortening osteotomy for ulnar ideopathic impaction syndrome
    Annelies Moermans
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, U Z Pellenberg, Lubbeek, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 41:310-4. 2007
    ..Mean consolidation time (10 months) (range 2-32) and return to work were longer than in similar studies. Our findings confirm the usefulness of ulnar shortening osteotomy in the relief of ulnocarpal impingement symptoms...
  40. ncbi Missed radial head dislocations in children associated with ulnar deformation: treatment by open reduction and ulnar osteotomy
    I Degreef
    Orthopedic Department, University Hospital Pellenberg, Pellenberg, Belgium
    J Orthop Trauma 18:375-8. 2004
    ..To evaluate the results of open reduction and ulnar osteotomy on missed Monteggia fractures in children...
  41. ncbi Treatment of scaphoid non-unions with a corticocancellous graft and Herbert screw fixation: results at five years follow-up
    Marlies Schreuder
    University Hospital Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 74:24-8. 2008
    ..However this was not related to the correction or absence of correction of the preoperatively existing DISI. There was no correlation between radiological presence of osteoarthritis and clinical outcome...
  42. ncbi Dupuytren's disease: outcome of the proximal interphalangeal joint in isolated fifth ray involvement
    Nicolien Van Giffen
    University Hospital Pellenberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 72:671-7. 2006
    ..Fifth ray involvement in Dupuytren's disease remains a surgical challenge, especially at the proximal interphalangeal joint. Residual deformity and recurrence rate remain high, irrespective of the surgical technique used...
  43. ncbi Vascularised bone graft for Kienböck disease: preliminary results
    Stijn Hermans
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, U Z Pellenberg, Lubbeek, Pellenberg, Belgium
    Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 41:77-81. 2007
    ..The mean postoperative disabilities of the arm, shoulder, and hand score was 29.8 (compared with 40.0 preoperatively)...
  44. ncbi Negative ulnar variance has prognostic value in progression of Kienböck's disease
    Sophie Goeminne
    Orthopaedic Department, University Hospital Pellenberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 76:38-41. 2010
    ..We hypothesize that negative ulnar variance encourages further progression of the collapse of the lunate, while neutral or positive ulnar variance seems to protect the lunate against deformation...
  45. ncbi Symptomatic pseudo-arthrosis of a trapezial ridge fracture
    L De Smet
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, U Z Pellenberg, Lubbeek, Belgium
    Acta Chir Belg 107:86-7. 2007
    ..We present a fracture of the ridge of the trapezium with evolution towards a pseudo-arthrosis...
  46. ncbi Proximal row carpectomy in advanced Kienbock's disease
    L De Smet
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, U Z Pellenberg, Weligerveld 1, Lubbeek Pellenberg, Belgium
    J Hand Surg Br 30:585-7. 2005
    ..Proximal carpal row resection arthroplasty gave satisfactory results in patients with advanced Kienbock's disease...
  47. ncbi Predictors of outcome in surgical treatment for basal joint osteoarthritis of the thumb
    Ilse Degreef
    Hand Unit, Department Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Pellenberg and Leuven, UZ Pellenberg, Weligerveld 1, 3212 Pellenberg, Belgium
    Clin Rheumatol 25:140-2. 2006
    ..In contrast, age, first web retraction, and hyperextension of the metacarpophalangeal joint were considered valuable in predicting the ultimate outcome...
  48. ncbi Anconeus muscle transposition for failed surgical treatment of tennis elbow: preliminary results
    Ilse Degreef
    Orthopaedic Department, Pellenberg University Hospital, Lubbeek, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 71:154-6. 2005
    ..At follow-up the results were excellent in 3 patients, good in 4 and poor in 3. This appears as a valid salvage procedure for lateral epicondylitis, since the operation was performed as a second or even a third approach...
  49. doi Evaluation of corrective osteotomy of the malunited distal radius on midcarpal and radiocarpal malalignment
    Filip Verhaegen
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, U Z Pellenberg, Lubbeek, Pellenberg, Belgium
    J Hand Surg Am 35:57-61. 2010
    ..To quantify 2 patterns of carpal malalignment, midcarpal malalignment (type 1) and radiocarpal malalignment (type 2), and to evaluate the effect of distal radius osteotomy on these malalignment patterns...
  50. ncbi Outcome of index finger pollicisation for the congenital absent or severely hypoplastic thumb
    Laurens Ceulemans
    University Hospital Pellenberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 75:175-80. 2009
    ..A significantly worse outcome was seen for function and subjective evaluation in the radial clubhand associated thumbs and for the functional score for the more severe Blauth group...
  51. ncbi Anterior interosseous nerve paralysis due to Gantzer's muscle
    Ilse Degreef
    The University Hospital Pellenberg, Leuven, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 70:482-4. 2004
    ..During exploration an accessory muscle slip running from the coronoid process of the ulna towards the flexor pollicis longus (Gantzer's muscle) was found compressing the nerve...
  52. ncbi Intraarticular fibroma of the tendon sheath in the wrist
    Ilse Degreef
    J Hand Surg Eur Vol 32:723. 2007
  53. ncbi Temporary epiphysiodesis with Blount stapling for treatment of idiopathic genua valga in children
    Ilse Degreef
    University Hospital of Leuven, U Z Pellenberg, Belgium
    Acta Orthop Belg 69:426-32. 2003
    ..Blount stapling appears as a reliable method for treatment of idiopathic genua valga in children, with satisfactory results and few complications...