Carsten Gebert

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Two hundred and fourteen patients with benign giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB), treated from 1980 to 2007 at the Department of Orthopedics of the University of Muenster (Germany), were analyzed in a retrospective study. The mean age was 33.3 years with a female-to-male ratio of 1.2 : 1. The mean follow up was 59.8 months. The recurrence rate of patients who(More)
UNLABELLED We assessed the clinical results and complications associated with a new endoprosthetic replacement system (Mutars) used in 250 patients with a malignant bone or soft tissue tumor. The key features of the system are its cementless, hexagonal-shaped stem (titanium alloy), the possibility of torsion adjustments in 5 degrees -increments, and the(More)
In 45 patients we assessed the functional results and complications for three different reconstructive procedures after resection of primary tumours of the proximal humerus. An osteoarticular allograft was used in 11, a clavicula pro humero operation in 15 and a tumour prosthesis in 19. The glenoid was resected with the proximal humerus in 25 patients. The(More)
The chick chorio-allantoic membrane (CAM) assay is a commonly used method for studying angiogenic or anti-angiogenic activities in vivo. The ease of access allows direct monitoring of tumour growth by biomicroscopy and the possibility to screen many samples in an inexpensive way. The CAM model provides a powerful tool to study effects of molecules, which(More)
Deep infection of megaprostheses remains a serious complication in orthopedic tumor surgery. Furthermore, reinfection gets a raising problem in revision surgery of patients suffering from infections associated with primary endoprosthetic replacement of the knee and hip joint. These patients will need many revision surgeries and in some cases even an(More)
Introduction: Infection associated with prosthesis used after tumor resection is a common and serious complication. The purpose of the current retrospective study was to describe the course of infection in patients with a tumor endoprosthesis and the determination of risk factors associated with failed limb salvage. Material and Methods: 30 patients with an(More)
BACKGROUND Limb salvage after resection of a pelvic sarcoma that involves the acetabulum represents a surgical challenge. The ideal method of reconstruction after acetabular resection remains a subject of controversy, and the outcome in terms of the impact of therapy is still unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of surgery on(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES One of the most difficult problems in tumor surgery is the treatment of pelvic tumors, particularly those in the periacetabular region. This retrospective study serves to analyze clinical and functional outcome of the new surgical technique of hip transposition. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty-two patients were analyzed(More)
Giant cell tumour of bone (GCTB) is an expansile osteolytic tumour which contains numerous osteoclast-like giant cells. GCTB frequently recurs and can produce metastatic lesions in the lungs. Bisphosphonates are anti-resorptive drugs which act mainly on osteoclasts. In this study, we have examined clinical and radiological outcomes of treatment with(More)
We evaluated the clinical results and complications after extra-articular resection of the distal femur and/or proximal tibia and reconstruction with a tumour endoprosthesis (MUTARS) in 59 patients (mean age 33 years (11 to 74)) with malignant bone or soft-tissue tumours. According to a Kaplan-Meier analysis, limb survival was 76% (95% confidence interval(More)