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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)
BACKGROUND In 1997, H. Zwipp. proposed a 5-point scoring system for the classification of complex trauma of the foot. However, outcome and quality of life after this type of injury have not been studied systematically. PATIENTS Seventy-four patients with a complex injury of the foot were treated between 2001 and 2007. Fifty patients met the inclusion(More)
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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes in temperature during wrist arthroscopy comparing monopolar and bipolar radiofrequency energy (RFE). METHODS A standard wrist arthroscopy was performed on 14 arms of 7 cadavers without irrigation or with continuous irrigation with 0.9% saline solution and gravity-assisted outflow through an(More)
Congenital alveolar proteinosis and misalignment of lung vessels are rare disorders. We report on five infants of consanguineous kindred. All infants were delivered at term after uneventful pregnancies. Shortly after birth they developed respiratory failure and severe persistent pulmonary hypertension. All died despite intensive care. Lung tissue of two(More)
Various surgical procedures have been proposed for the treatment of trapeziometacarpal joint (TMJ) osteoarthritis. Despite an overall satisfactory outcome in most cases, some patients complain about inadequate performance at work, due to instability of the TMJ. We present a cross-sectional study of patients with TMJ arthritis who underwent a modified Epping(More)
Calcaneal fracture treatment is challenging. Implant failure is one problem encountered with plate osteosynthesis. Therefore a new “bionic” plate was developed, which imitates the trabecular orientation of the human calcaneus. The aim of this study was to biomechanically test this new plate in comparison to a “standard” calcaneal locking plate and present(More)
PROBLEM The parascapular flap is extremely versatile in the armamentarium of the plastic surgeon. However, little is known about the donor-site morbidity. Our purpose was to investigate limitations and problems arising at the donor site of parascapular flaps. METHODS Twenty patients with free parascapular flaps were followed up over a period of 3 years.(More)
Severe bone and soft tissue defects of the first metatarsal bone after trauma, tumor resection or osteomyelitis are challenging to treat. Partial amputation of the foot may be the consequence. However, due to its significance for gait, salvage of the first ray should be considered, whenever possible. One option for bone and soft tissue reconstruction,(More)
Sixty patients who received 75 consecutive liver grafts and had routine Doppler sonography monitoring in the early postoperative period (three times a day) were reviewed for vascular complications. Thrombosis of the hepatic artery was detected in seven patients (3, 4, 20, 24, 48, 70 and 84 h after liver transplantation) and was then confirmed by emergency(More)