Carsten Neumann

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The Trans Iliacal Internal Fixator (TIFI) is a minimally invasive technique for the stabilization of sacro-iliac joint ruptures and fractures lateral to the sacral ala or through the sacral foramen. In this study, 7.0 mm pedicle screws of the Universal-Spine-System (USS, Synthes) were inserted 1-2 cm on the cranial side of the posterior superior iliac spine(More)
STUDY DESIGN Eighty-six surgical interventions in 76 consecutive patients with symptomatic spinal metastases were reviewed retrospectively. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the postoperative outcome and quality of life of patients surgically treated for symptomatic spinal metastases. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The standard surgical treatment for patients with(More)
The effects of cyclic, mechanical compression on human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal progenitor cells undergoing chondrogenic differentiation were examined in this study. Mesenchymal progenitor cells were injected into cylindrical biodegradable scaffolds (hyaluronan-gelatin composites), cultured in a defined, serum-free chondrogenic medium and subjected(More)
Experiencing communication problems in our emergency services, we developed an innovative communication network and system the NOAH-system (NOAH, which stands for Notfall -, Organisations - und Arbeitshilfe or Emergency-Organisation Active Aide System). In contrast with the currently established emergency services communication in Germany by radio wave,(More)
OBJECT Pyogenic vertebral infections are rare. In most papers investigators have focused on risk factors, clinical characteristics, and diagnostic findings, and discussed different management strategies. The optimal strategy for dealing with spinal infections, however, remains controversial. Additionally, outcome data regarding quality of life (QOL) after(More)
Prospective evaluation of atlanto-occipital dissociations (AODs) at a level 1 trauma centre within 5 years. Over a period of 5 years (2005–2009), all CT scans of the skull base and the upper cervical spine due to traumatic injuries were prospectively entered into a database. Furthermore, in cases of confirmed AOD all empirical data were prospectively(More)
PURPOSE Vertebral osteomyelitis (VO) is an infection of the vertebral body and the adjacent disc space. The aim of our study was to identify outcome-related co-factors of patients with VO treated in the last decade. METHODS AND RESULTS We retrospectively identified 105 patients with VO (mean age 66.1 years) who had been treated at our institution from(More)
We have developed a communication system in which data are transferred from the scene of an emergency in the form of an electronic record on a notepad computer by means of a satellite link (MODACOM). The data are received at the dispatch centre and transferred to the admitting hospital automatically. In a prospective study of 53 emergencies the technical(More)
In eight patients with delayed union or nonunion after 3 degrees open fracture of the tibia, a minimally invasive technique of autologous bone grafting was performed. Bone harvesting from the iliac crest and debridement of the fracture side were done percutaneous by using a 5.5 mm acromionizer without complications. In seven of eight patients complete(More)
BACKGROUND A new bone substitute, consisting of hydroxylapatite and calcium sulphate, was prepared in two formulations and analysed for its mechanical strength and antibiotic elution. MATERIAL AND METHODS The bone substitute PerOssal has osteoconductive and degradable properties. The material has a built-in capillary structure, which results in an(More)