Dimitrios D. Nikolopoulos

Central Clinic of Athens

Dr. Dimitrios D. Nikolopoulos (MD, PhD) is a sports medicine-specialized orthopedic surgeon and arthroscopist. He focuses on sports injuries, mainly in shoulder, hip, knee, foot, and ankle pathology. He has performed arthroscopic restoration of hip, knee, and ankle cartilage, as well as treatment and surgical correction of foot disorders. He has published 42 original scientific articles in prestigious scientific journals in the United States, Europe, and Greece referring to knee (valgus knee) and shoulder (arthroscopic and minimally invasive new techniques) surgery, osteoporotic spine and hip fractures, and research into the in vitro environment of bone and cartilage metabolism. He has more than 180 citations in research projects on valgus knee and cartilage ankle restoration. He has also presented over 180 oral and poster presentations internationally.

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The tibia is the larger, stronger, and anterior (frontal) of the two bones in the leg, which connects the knee with the ankle bones. The tibia, or shinbone, is the most fractured long bone in the body. In recent years, high-energy accidents result in comminuted tibia fractures or intraarticular fractures of the knee (plateau) or ankle (platform) that need immediate open reduction and internal fixation with anatomical plates or intramedullary nails. Intraarticular fractures with comminution or fractures with non-appropriate internal fixation predispose to post-traumatic knee or ankle arthritis. Conservative current therapies (injections of plate-rich plasma or stems cells) or high tibia osteotomies may delay the need of total knee arthroplasty. Tibia Pathology and Fractures analyzes all the up-to-date internal fixation or other operative or conservative therapies.

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