Christian B. Frank

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BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to examine PHTLS Provider courses in Germany and to proof the assumption that formation of physicians and paramedics in prehospital trauma care can be optimized. METHODS PHTLS participants were asked to fill out standardized questionnaires during their course preparation and directly after the course. There were some(More)
It is unknown whether intraoperative subcutaneous wound closing culture samples (WCCS) are useful to predict periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). Here we prospectively followed 167 out of a total of 175 consecutive patients with primary total hip (THR) or knee replacement (TKR) between 01/2002 and 12/2002 for a mean follow-up period of 5 years; of those(More)
Delayed fracture healing and non-unions of the femoral neck after lag screw osteosynthesis occur particularly in multiply injured young patients, and then surgical revision is often required. Currently no evidence-based treatment guidelines exist and therapeutic options include both hip arthroplasties and femoral head-maintaining operations. Here we report(More)
BACKGROUND Clavicle non-unions can occur after both conservative and operative treatment failure. Here, we investigated the outcome of patients with delayed fracture healing or non-unions of the clavicle. Patients underwent revision surgery by plate osteosynthesis of the clavicle with or without bone grafting. Our aim was to determine rates of bone healing(More)
Pseudogout is frequently seen in painful arthritis of larger joints, especially the knees and shoulders. This case report describes a rare clinical entity of soft-tissue calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease surrounding the second metatarsal bone of an 81-year-old man with moderate painful swelling of the right forefoot for 2 years.(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE The application of a cervical collar is a standard procedure in trauma patients in emergency medicine. It is often observed that cervical collars are applied incorrectly, resulting in reduced immobilization of the cervical spine. The objective of this study was to analyze the practical skills of trained professional rescue personnel(More)
Die Ausbildung der Studenten der medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Heidelberg scheint im Vergleich zu einem sehr guten, durch die Klinik für Anästhesie etablierten Reanimationstraining hinsichtlich der präklinischen Traumaversorgung verbesserbar. Mit dieser Studie sollten die aktuelle Situation und potentielle Optimierungsmöglichkeiten aus der Sicht(More)
In recent years, the emergency medical services in Wiesbaden and the Rheingau-Taunus district made great efforts to standardise structures. Since there are only few established procedures in the annual examinations for paramedics, there is reason to assume that treatment procedures for patients have not been standardised either. Materials and equipment are(More)
Eine zunehmende Anzahl an radiologischem Bildmaterial wird in digitalisierter Form gespeichert. Zusätzlich zu der im Haus erfolgten Diagnostik stellt eine große Menge an radiologischen Fremduntersuchungen in digitaler Form eine Herausforderung an klinikinterne Strukturen dar. Ziel der Studie war es daher, den Aufwand zu analysieren, welcher durch die(More)
Die Arthroskopie des Ellenbogengelenkes gewinnt zunehmend an Bedeutung. Eine umfassende Untersuchung und präoperative Diagnostik sind für eine korrekte Indikationsstellung entscheidend. Neben den häufigen Eingriffen an Gelenkhaut und Knorpel können bei zunehmender Expertise auch Instabilitäten sowie Bewegungseinschränkungen arthroskopisch therapiert werden.(More)