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BACKGROUND Injuries to the sternoclavicular (SC) joint typically occur with high-energy mechanisms such as those obtained in automobile accidents or contact sports. Many disorders of the SC joint can be treated nonoperatively. However, surgical treatment may be indicated for locked posterior dislocations; symptomatic, chronic instability; or persistent,(More)
BACKGROUND Tibial plateau fractures requiring surgery are severe injuries. For professionals, amateurs, and recreational athletes, tibial plateau fractures might affect leisure and professional life. HYPOTHESIS Athletic patients will be affected in their sporting activity after a tibial plateau fracture. Despite a long rehabilitation time and program,(More)
The purpose of the current study was to assess the clinical and radiological results after locking T-plate osteosynthesis with coracoclavicular augmentation of unstable and displaced distal clavicle fractures (Neer type 2). Thirty patients, treated between January 2007 and January 2010 were followed up after a median follow-up time of 12.2 months (range(More)
Posterior shoulder instability with glenoid deficiency is a rare entity and its surgical treatment is challenging. Reconstructive techniques have focused on extra-articular structural bone transfer that obstructs humeral translation and thereby prevents glenohumeral dislocation. However, long-term results are not as promising. In this report, the authors(More)
Bony deficiency of the anterior glenoid rim may significantly contribute to recurrent shoulder instability. Today, based on clinical and biomechanical data, a bony reconstruction is recommended in patients with bone loss of greater than 20–25 % of the glenoid surface area. Recent advances in arthroscopic instruments and techniques presently allow minimally(More)
Fractures of the tibial plateau are among the most severe injuries of the knee joint and lead to advanced gonarthrosis if the reduction does not restore perfect joint congruency. Many different reduction techniques focusing on open surgical procedures have been described in the past. In this context we would like to introduce a novel technique which was(More)
BACKGROUND Bony deficiency of the anteroinferior glenoid rim can cause recurrent glenohumeral instability. To address this problem, bony reconstruction is recommended in patients with glenoid bone loss more than 20% to 25%. Recent advances in shoulder surgery techniques allow for the arthroscopic reconstruction of glenoid bone defects to restore stability.(More)
BACKGROUND Fractures of the tibial plateau are among the most severe injuries of the knee joint and are often the result of sports accidents, especially skiing accidents. PATIENTS/MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 2003 and March 2009, a total of 37 skiers with tibial plateau fractures were treated operatively at Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (level(More)
The success of shoulder stabilization with the Latarjet procedure might depend on the size of the bone graft and the positioning of the coracoid at the glenoid. The aim of this study was to quantitatively assess the surface of the coracoid bone graft and to assess its positioning in the en-face view. A series of 21 patients (17 men, 4 women, 26.1 ± 6.8(More)
Operative treatment for middle-third clavicle fractures has been increasing as recent data has demonstrated growing patient dissatisfaction and functional deficits after non-operative management. A controlled biomechanical comparison of the characteristics of locked intramedullary (IM) fixation versus superior pre-contoured plating for fracture repair and(More)