Anne-Maria Birkenbach

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The intraoperative sagittal cutting block alignment when intramedullary alignment rods are used was investigated. Its absolute orthogonal orientation in relation to the mechanical femoral axis should be analysed. It was hypothesized that (1) alignment rods do not ensure a desired deviation within a range between 0° and 3° flexion as it has been shown to be(More)
Correct rotational implant alignment is associated with increased postoperative function and implant survival in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Due to conformity between tibial and femoral implants, particularly in full extension, we assumed a mutual interference of femoral and tibial component rotations. We, therefore, hypothesized that different(More)
Seventy-five organ transplant recipients underwent prolonged virological and serological follow-up for early detection of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection after transplantation. HCMV DNA detection by nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and HCMV early structural antigen (pp65) detection were carried out in 576 peripheral blood leucocyte (PBL)(More)
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