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Fractures of the proximal femur are one of the principal causes of mortality among elderly persons. Traditional methods for the determination of femoral fracture risk use methods for measuring bone mineral density. However, BMD alone is not sufficient to predict bone failure load for an individual patient and additional parameters have to be determined for(More)
Currently, conventional X-ray and CT images as well as invasive methods performed during the surgical intervention are used to judge the local quality of a fractured proximal femur. However, these approaches are either dependent on the surgeon's experience or cannot assist diagnostic and planning tasks preoperatively. Therefore, in this work a method for(More)
OBJECTIVE Achieve stable fixation to initially start full range of motion (ROM) and to prevent secondary displacement in unstable fracture patterns and/or weak and osteoporotic bone. INDICATIONS (Secondarily) displaced proximal humerus fractures (PHF) with an unstable medial hinge and substantial bony deficiency, weak/osteoporotic bone, pre-existing(More)
Antegrade nailing of proximal humeral fractures using a straight nail can damage the bony insertion of the supraspinatus tendon and may lead to varus failure of the construct. In order to establish the ideal anatomical landmarks for insertion of the nail and their clinical relevance we analysed CT scans of bilateral proximal humeri in 200 patients (mean age(More)
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