Benjamin Craiovan

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Restoring a neutral mechanical axis in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) (within ±3° of varus/valgus) is associated with superior functional outcome and reduced early implant failure. Using conventional alignment jigs results in malalignment in >20 % of cases. In this study, we investigated the reduction of outliers within the threshold of ±3° of leg alignment(More)
Malposition of the acetabular component in total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a common surgical problem that can lead to hip dislocation, reduced range of motion and may result in early loosening. The aim of this study is to validate the accuracy and reproducibility of a single x-ray image based 2D/3D reconstruction technique in determining cup inclination and(More)
Different target areas within the concept of combined cup and stem anteversion have been published for total hip arthroplasty (THA). We asked whether component positioning according to eight standard combined anteversion rules is associated with (1) more physiological gait patterns, (2) higher improvement of gait variables and (3) better clinical outcome(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare 2 different femoral neck augmentation techniques at improving the mechanical strength of the femoral neck. METHODS Twenty pairs of human cadaveric femora were randomly divided into 2 groups. In 1 group, the femora were augmented with a steel spiral; the other group with the cemented technique. The untreated contralateral side served(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to compare clinical outcome, component loosening, polyethylene cup wear and periprosthetic bone mineral density between “cup first” navigated and conventional cementless total hip arthroplasty (THA) 5–7 years after surgery. Fifty patients who received THA with (n = 25) or without (n = 25) the use of an image-free(More)
Background and purpose - In hip arthroplasty, acetabular inclination and anteversion-and also femoral stem torsion-are generally assessed by eye intraoperatively. We assessed whether visual estimation of cup and stem position is reliable. Patients and methods - In the course of a subgroup analysis of a prospective clinical trial, 65 patients underwent(More)
Various methods are available for measuring acetabular cup position after total hip arthroplasty (THA) on standard anterior-posterior (AP) radiographs. We compared the accuracy of a commercial radiographic planning software program with that of three-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT) scans. We obtained plain AP radiographs and 3D-CTs from 65 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Non-selective NSAIDs can cause serious gastrointestinal side-effects. Selective COX-2 blockers are a reasonable alternative for pain treatment. They do not seem to affect platelet function and consequently cause a lower perioperative blood loss than non-selective NSAIDs. This study compared etoricoxib and diclofenac during a perioperative (9 days)(More)
The influence of cruciate-ligament-retaining (CR-TKA) and cruciate-ligament-substituting (CS-TKA) TKA on tibiofemoral kinematics was analysed in many investigations. However, the influence on patellar kinematics is unclear so far. The aim of this study was to compare patellar kinematics of the natural knee with those after CR- and CS-TKA. Patellar(More)
The purpose of this prospective, randomised, double-blind study was to test the hypotheses that patients with high-flexion total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have (1) a wider/greater range of motion (ROM) post-operatively and (2) higher levels of knee society score (KSS) and WOMAC score post-operatively compared to standard TKA. In this study, 28 high flexion(More)