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New techniques for tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis ideally should improve union rate and reduce the complication rate. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the union rate of tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis achieved using an intramedullary nail without formal debridement of the subtalar joint and open or percutaneous debridement of the ankle joint.(More)
Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is regarded as critical to the physiological kinematics of the femoral-tibial joint, its disruption eventually causing long-term functional impairment. Both the initial trauma and the pathologic motion pattern of the injured knee may result in primary degenerative lesions of the secondary stabilisers of the(More)
PURPOSE Open surgical reconstruction of the lateral ulnar collateral ligament is the standard treatment for symptomatic posterolateral rotatory instability of the elbow. It involves dissection and retraction of the lateral elbow muscles, which have been shown to be secondary stabilizers of the lateral elbow. We introduce a new muscle-protecting technique(More)
Side-to-side comparison of anatomical or functional parameters in the evaluation of unilateral pathologies of the human knee joint is common practice, although the amount of symmetry is unknown. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that there are no significant differences in the morphometric knee joint dimensions between the right and the left(More)
External fixation for fractures of the distal radius has been used for almost 80 years. The main objective is to gain reduction and maintain the reduction throughout the treatment period. Several fixator concepts are available and selection is based on the complexity of the injury to be treated as well as the surgeon's experience. Periarticular application(More)
External fixation is a well accepted treatment option in distal radial fractures. The fixator can be used in two different ways: joint bridging or extraarticular. The extraarticular technique presumes that the fracture does not involve the radio-carpal joint and that the distal fragment is broad enough to accommodate two fixator screws. Taking into account(More)
For osteosynthesis in the epiphyseal region of long bones, specialized screw types are available to achieve a better purchase in cancellous bone. Typically, the cancellous bone screw has a large outer thread diameter with a relatively small core diameter and a great pitch. Due to its dimensions, this screw type is not suited for the cancellous bone areas in(More)
Post-traumatic stiffness of the elbow joint is a frequent result of immobilisation leading to severe disability in the use of the upper extremity. Recognition of the tendency to stiffness leads to the assumption that the strong self-healing forces of the capsule and ligament apparatus converts the initial instability of the joint after ligament disrupture,(More)
Chronic dislocation of the elbow is an exceedingly disabling condition associated with severe instability, limitation of elbow function and significant pain. Due to the potentially conflicting goals of restoring elbow stability and regaining a satisfactory arc of motion, successful treatment is a challenge for the experienced trauma surgeon. We report our(More)