Felix Amsler

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We studied the intra- and interobserver reliability of measurements of the position of the components after total knee replacement (TKR) using a combination of radiographs and axial two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) reconstructed CT images to identify which method is best for this purpose. A total of 30 knees after primary TKR were assessed by(More)
OBJECTIVES There is increasing research on posttraumatic stress (PS) 4-6 weeks and 3 months postpartum, but, there are no data on acute stress reactions (ASR) in the first 3 weeks postpartum, i.e. the potential precursors of PS. However, ASR may have long-term effects, e.g., on a subsequent pregnancy without having manifested as PS in the meantime. We(More)
UNLABELLED The advent of managed care, reduction of costs, and advances in medical technology place increasing demands on anesthesiologists. Preoperative anxiety may go unnoticed in an environment that stresses increased productivity. The present study compares different methods for measuring preoperative anxiety, identifies certain patient characteristics(More)
Trochleoplasty and reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) are among the most commonly performed surgical treatments in patients with patellofemoral instability. The primary purpose of the study was to perform a systematic literature review on trochleoplasty in the treatment of patients with patellofemoral instability. The secondary(More)
Based on the transcripts of video-recorded, semi-structured interviews with 41 offspring (aged 6-18 years) of parents with multiple sclerosis, we evaluated the indication for psychotherapy. These results were then compared with the previously determined coping ability of each child/adolescent. Psychotherapy was indicated for 22 out of the 41(More)
This study investigates if the mechanical/anatomical alignment influences the intensity values as well as the distribution pattern of SPECT/CT tracer uptake. Eighty-five knees (mean age 48 ± 16) undergoing 99mTc-HDP-SPECT/CT due to pain were prospectively included. SPECT/CTs were analyzed using a previously validated localization method. The maximum(More)
The current study investigates whether patella height and tilt or leg alignment influence the intensity values as well as the distribution pattern of single photon emission computerized tomography/computerized tomography (SPECT/CT) tracer uptake in the patellofemoral joint. 99mTc-HDP-SPECT/CT and radiographs of consecutive 84 knees were prospectively(More)
Patient-based and psychological factors do influence outcome in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The purpose was to investigate if preoperative psychological factors influence the subjective and objective outcomes 6 weeks, 4 months and 1 year after TKA. Our hypothesis was that there is a significant influence of psychological factors on(More)
Based on the study of 48 patients and their partners by means of semi-structured interviews, we evaluated how the ability to cope (Coping Index) with a chronic somatic disease (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis) is affected by gender, the degree of disability (assessed by the Kurtzke EDSS) and associated depression (measured by the BDI). An associated depression in a(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the memory of various subdimensions of the birth experience in the second year postpartum, and to identify women in the first weeks postpartum at risk of developing a long-term negative memory. DESIGN, METHOD, OUTCOME MEASURES: New mothers' birth experience (BE) was assessed 48-96 hours postpartum (T1) by means of the SIL-Ger and the(More)