Daniel A. Rikli

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In the present study the variation of the localisation and the course of the coronal suture (CS) was examined on the lateral skull X-ray. The study shows a variation of the localisation and course of the CS from the average position within +/- 4 mm in 65-77% and extreme differences between minimum and maximum values between 16 and 21 mm. The CS has also a(More)
BACKGROUND With an ever-increasing elderly population, orthopaedic surgeons are faced with treating a high number of fragility fractures. Biomechanical tests have demonstrated the potential role of osteoporosis in the increased risk of fracture fixation complications, yet this has not been sufficiently proven in clinical practice. Based on this knowledge,(More)
This article describes the anatomical and biomechanical rationale for stable internal fixation of distal radius fractures using a dorsal approach. The three column biomechanical model is illustrated. Advances in the understanding of the anatomy, the biomechanical model of the three columns and our clinical experience with dorsal double plating have lead to(More)
Complex distal intra-articular radial fractures (AO Type C3) are rare, but are life-changing injuries. They are usually related to high-velocity trauma mechanisms in a working male population.We surveyed a cohort of these fractures treated in our institution to assess the functional long-term outcome.Twelve consecutive patients with comminuted(More)
BACKGROUND "Chevron"-Olecranon osteotomies are commonly used for the approach to intraarticular distal humerus fractures but are often associated with procedure related complications. We studied the triceps reflecting approach (TRA) with preservation of the extensor apparatus as a safe alternative giving a sufficient exposure to the elbow joint and helping(More)
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