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BACKGROUND Since cut-out still remains one of the major clinical challenges in the field of osteoporotic proximal femur fractures, remarkable developments have been made in improving treatment concepts. However, the mechanics of these complications have not been fully understood.We hypothesize using the experimental data and a theoretical model that a(More)
A complication rate between 4-18% for the conventional osteosynthesis of the proximal femur fracture continues to be unacceptable even if increasing age and co-morbidity of patients are taken into account. Therefore, new intramedullary techniques are under development, and we here report our results with the novel trochanteric fixation nail (TFN). During(More)
With industrial societies getting older the incidence of femoral fractures is increasing. Complication rates up to 20% have led to a continuous improvement of intramedullar nailing systems and the third generation of implants is in clinical application. They seem superior to the second generation. But as clinical data is still fragmentary, we wanted to(More)
INTRODUCTION After surgical treatment of osteoporotic hip fractures, complications such as implant cut-out are reported to be high and implant failure often is associated with poor bone quality. As augmentation is reported to enhance implant anchorage, the aim of our study was to investigate the effect of bone cement augmentation on the rotational stability(More)
PURPOSE Optimal surgical treatment of high-grade acromioclavicular joint dislocations is still controversially discussed. The purpose of the present controlled laboratory study was to evaluate whether a polydioxansulfate (PDS(®)) cord augmentation with separate reconstruction of the coracoclavicular (CC) ligaments and the acromioclavicular (AC) complex(More)
Injuries of the meniscus roots have become increasingly recognised as a serious pathology of the knee joint. However, the current available literature focuses primarily on posterior meniscus root tears. In this article, a case with an isolated avulsion of the anterior medial meniscus root is presented, and a new arthroscopic technique to treat this type of(More)
BACKGROUND The formation of a fibrous capsule around a silicone breast implant is part of a physiologic foreign body reaction after breast augmentation. In contrast, the formation of a capsular contracture is a local complication of unknown cause. This study aimed to discover whether the surface structure of the implant (textured vs smooth) has any impact(More)
Pertrochanteric fractures are a rising major health-care problem in the elderly and their operative stabilisation techniques are still under discussion. Furthermore, complications like cut-out are reported to be high and implant failure often is associated with poor bone quality. The PFNA(®) with perforated blade offers a possibility for standardised cement(More)
Axis and torsion malalignment of the femur has been widely recognized as a primary reason for patellofemoral instability and pain. In this article we explain the current concepts of biomechanics and describe the radiological findings in computed tomography (CT) examination. We describe the technique of a biplanar varus and/or external rotation distal(More)
BACKGROUND The plate-screw interface of an angular stable plate osteosynthesis is very rigid. So far, all attempts to decrease the stiffness of locked plating construct, e.g. the bridged plate technique, decrease primarily the bending stiffness. Thus, the interfragmentary motion increases only on the far cortical side by bending the plate. To solve this(More)