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Pedicle screw fixation is the standard technique for the stabilization of the spine, a clinically relevant complication of which is screw loosening. This retrospective study investigates whether preoperative CT scanning can offer a predictor of screw loosening. CT-scan attenuation in 365 patients was evaluated to determine the mean bone density of each(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Adequate restoration of femoral offset (FO) is critical for successful outcome after hip arthroplasty or fixation of hip fracture. Previous studies have identified that hip rotation influences the projected femoral offset (FOP) on plain anteroposterior (AP) radiographs, but the precise effect of rotation is unknown. PATIENTS AND(More)
The femoral neck-shaft angle (NSA) is an important measure for the assessment of the anatomy of the hip and planning of operations. Despite its common use, there remains disagreement concerning the method of measurement and the correction of hip rotation and femoral version of the projected NSA on conventional radiographs. We addressed the following(More)
Inadequate reconstruction of femoral offset after total hip arthroplasty (THA) is associated with unfavourable outcomes, but its importance following hemiarthroplasty for displaced femoral neck fracture is unknown. Our study examined the correlation between reconstructed femoral offset and functional outcome 12 months after post traumatic hemiarthroplasty(More)
PURPOSE It is crucially important to optimise functional outcome after fixation of trochanteric femoral fractures. While a number of risk factors that predict a poor clinical course have been identified, the influence of pre-existing radiographic osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip is unclear. METHODS The influence of pre-existing radiographic OA of the hip on(More)
A precise understanding of the radiological anatomy and biomechanics as well as reliable reference values of the hip are essential. The primary goal of this study was to provide reference values of the neck-shaft angle (NSA) for adult patients based on the analysis of rotation corrected computed tomography (CT) scans of 800 hips. The secondary aim was to(More)
BACKGROUND Nonoperative management (NOM) has become the standard treatment in hemodynamically stable patients with blunt hepatic injuries. While the reported overall success rates of NOM are excellent, there is a lack of consensus regarding the risk factors predicting the failure of NOM. The aim of this systematic review was to identify the incidence and(More)
Following infection of mice with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV), virus-neutralizing antibodies appear late, after 30 to 60 days. Such neutralizing antibodies play an important role in protection against reinfection. To analyze whether a neutralizing antibody response which developed earlier could contribute to LCMV clearance during the acute(More)
BACKGROUND There is increasing evidence that spinal cord injury without radiologic abnormalities (SCIWORA) is underreported in adults. The increasing availability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has added substantial information, but there remains considerable disagreement concerning definition as well as diagnostic and therapeutic measures.(More)