Bernhard Maria Speth

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In the last decade, intramedullary limb lengthening has become a viable alternative to traditional external systems. We retrospectively analyzed the use of an intramedullary motorized nail (Fitbone) in a consecutive series of 32 patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS During the period September 2006 to December 2008, 32 consecutive patients(More)
BACKGROUND Synovial sarcoma (SS) is a malignant soft tissue sarcoma with a poor prognosis because of late local recurrence and distant metastases. To our knowledge, no studies have minimum follow-up of 10 years that evaluate long-term outcomes for survivors. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data on 62 patients who had been treated for SS from 1968 to 1999 were(More)
Polyethylene wear of acetabular components is a key factor in the development of periprosthetic osteolysis and wear at the articular surface has been well documented and quantified, but fewer data are available about changes which occur at the backside of the liner. At revision surgery for loosening of the femoral component we retrieved 35 conventional(More)
We review the treatment of pelvic Ewing's sarcoma by the implantation of extracorporeally-irradiated (ECI) autografts and compare the outcome with that of other reported methods. We treated 13 patients with ECI autografts between 1994 and 2004. There were seven males and six females with a median age of 15.7 years (interquartile range (IQR) 12.2 to 21.7).(More)
PURPOSE Synovial sarcoma (SS) is an aggressive soft-tissue tumor noted for late local recurrence and metastasis. This study investigates the long-term outcome of SS in patients of pediatric age and evaluates potential prognostic factors for SS. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of 13 SS cases in patients younger than 20 years at the time of(More)
UNLABELLED Leg lengthening by external fixation is associated with various difficulties. We evaluated eight adolescent patients who underwent leg lengthening with a motorized intramedullary lengthening device. We asked whether this method could reduce the time of hospitalization and rehabilitation and whether the incidence of complications commonly(More)
Using Tibialis Anterior Shortening (TATS) in combination with Achilles Tendon Lengthening (TAL) to treat spastic equinus in children with cerebral palsy (CP) was described in 2011. Short-term results have indicated a good outcome, especially an improvement of the drop foot in swing phase and the correction of equinus in stance phase. The aim of this study(More)
This study aimed to determine the alteration in maximum isokinetic torque in patients after intramedullary femoral leg lengthening. Thirty patients with a median leg-length discrepancy of 3.0 cm underwent femoral limb lengthening with an intramedullary motorized device. Maximum isokinetic, concentric torque of the extensors, and flexors of the knee was(More)
Management of minimally displaced femoral neck fractures in paediatric patients with autosomal dominant osteopetrosis (ADO) remains unclear as only small numbers have been reported. There are no detailed reports on successful conservative treatment. Common causes of failure in this particular area include non-union and development of coxa vara. Although(More)
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