Andreas Platz

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OBJECTIVES Evaluation of diagnostic and therapeutic workup in multiply injured patients with pelvic ring disruption and hemorrhagic shock. DESIGN Prospective study. PATIENTS Twenty consecutive multiply injured patients (ISS: 41.2 +/- 15.3 points) with pelvic ring disruption and hemorrhagic shock. INTERVENTION A C-clamp was used for primary(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the incidence, main physiologic effects, and therapeutic management of the abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) after severe abdominal and/or pelvic trauma. DESIGN Retrospective analysis from January 1991 to December 1996; prospective study from January 1997 to August 1998. SETTING Level I trauma center, intensive care unit. (More)
BACKGROUND Care of elderly patients after hip fracture is not well established. METHODS We enrolled 173 patients with acute hip fracture who were 65 years or older (79.2% women; mean age, 84 years; 77.4% living at home). Using a factorial design, we randomly allocated patients to extended physiotherapy (PT) (supervised 60 min/d during acute care plus an(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the imaging findings and the prevalence of active hemorrhage on contrast-enhanced multidetector CT in patients with blunt abdominal trauma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Contrast-enhanced multidetector CT images of 165 patients with blunt abdominal trauma were reviewed for the presence of extravasated contrast(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was a direct comparison of fixed-angle plate fixation (FAPF) and shoulder hemiarthroplasty (SHA) for complex fractures of the proximal humerus in the elderly. PATIENTS AND METHODS A single-institution case series of 52 consecutive geriatric patients (age > or =70 years) treated with FAPF for three- and four-part(More)
Advances in diagnostic imaging and the introduction of damage control strategy in trauma have influenced our approach to treating liver trauma patients. The objective of the present study was to investigate the impact of change in liver trauma management on outcome. A total of 468 consecutive patients with liver trauma treated between 1986 and 2010 at a(More)
The present in vitro study investigates the cellular interaction of primary human osteoblasts with human and bovine solvent dehydrated cancellous bone (SDCB) discs. These are bio-implants from solvent dehydrated, gamma-irradiated preserved human and bovine cancellous bone, pre-treated to remove all cells, genetic components and water soluble proteins.(More)
Minimal invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) not only meets the criteria of a "biological" osteosynthesis by minimising invasivity as well as iatrogenic soft tissue damage, but can also provide adequate stability for fracture healing and early functional aftertreatment. Up to date, only few publications report on MIPO of humeral shaft fractures mainly using(More)
Traumatic atlanto-occipital dislocation (AOD) is a rare cervical spine injury and in most cases fatal. Consequently, relatively few case reports of adult patients surviving this injury appeared in the literature. We retrospectively report four patients who survived AOD injury and were treated at our institution. A young man fell from height and a woman was(More)
BACKGROUND Most clinical guidelines for the prevention of hip fractures recommend 800 IU vitamin D per day. This dose shifted serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels (25(OH)D) in previous studies to between 60 and 100 nmol/l. AIM To measure 25(OH)D levels and prevalence of vitamin D supplementation in individuals age 65+ with acute hip fracture. METHODS 222(More)