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BACKGROUND In a noticeable percentage of patients anterolateral rotational instabilities (ALRI) remain after an isolated ACL reconstruction. Those instabilities may occur due to an insufficiently directed damage of anterolateral structures that is often associated with ACL ruptures. Recent publications describe an anatomical structure, termed the(More)
PURPOSE A test setup for clinical use in the awake and non-anesthetized patient measuring anteroposterior translation and rotation of the knee joint is the subject of validation. METHODS A measuring device featuring fixation of the foot at 30° of knee flexion with varus/valgus stress posts for the knee was developed. Tibial rotation (external/internal)(More)
INTRODUCTION The most common failure reasons of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft are incorrect positioning of the drill channels and insufficient fixation. In many cases, one-stage revision with patellar tendon graft and the appropriate corrections are possible. For previous use of the ipsilateral patellar tendon third, an allograft seems favorable(More)
GOAL The Orthopaedic Department of Martin-Luther-University has been using computer-guided, robot-assisted surgery in cementless total hip arthroplasty since June 1997. The goal of the present paper is to critically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the ROBODOC system when using two different femoral components and the employment of the system in(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent rotatory instability after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction may be a result of unaddressed insufficiency of the anterolateral structures. Recent publications about the anatomy of the anterolateral ligament (ALL) have led to a renewed interest in lateral extra-articular procedures, and several authors have proposed ALL(More)
In a retrospective study with a population over 65 years, sports activity was conducted 6 years after cruciate retaining (CR) total condylar knee arthroplasty (TKA) with rotating platform (RP). Eighty-one Patients (71.8±5.4years) were examined at follow-up 6.4±0.9 years postoperative. Sport was practiced 5.3 hours every week in mean. Patients were active in(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction using a water-filled soft brace to those using a hard brace. The method used in this study was a prospective randomised clinical trial including 36 patients wearing a hard brace and 37 patients wearing a water-filled soft brace for 6 weeks after(More)
Synovial mesenchymal stem cells (SMSC) possess a high chondrogenic differentiation potential, which possibly supports natural and surgically induced healing of cartilage lesions. We hypothesized enhanced chondrogenesis of SMSC caused by the vicinity of chondrocytes (CHDR). Human SMSC and CHDR interactions were investigated in an in-vitro trans-well(More)
The use of passaged chondrocytes is the current standard for autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI). De-differentiation due to amplification and donor site morbidity are known drawbacks highlighting the need for alternative cell sources. Via clinically validated flow cytometry analysis, we compared the expression of human stem cell and cartilage markers(More)