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BACKGROUND Low-intensity ultrasound has demonstrated an acceleration of bone healing and more profound callus formation in animal and human clinical experiments. In this study, the effect of pulsed, low-intensity ultrasound was determined in established nonunion cases. METHODS The enrolled cases were reviewed for the time from their last surgical(More)
This article describes the complications after medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) with the TomoFix plate. Between June 2003 and July 2005, 40 TomoFix medial opening wedge HTOs were performed. On average, radiological consolidation was reached after 10.4 months. Nonunions were not recorded. In 4 cases (10%), a superficial infection was found.(More)
Several investigations have established a stimulatory effect of low-intensity ultrasound treatment on osteogenesis and fracture healing. The objective of this study was to examine whether the stimulatory effect of low-intensity ultrasound results in increased bone cell activity and/or proliferation. Twenty-four paired triplets of metatarsal bone rudiments(More)
We investigated whether low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) stimulates chondrocyte proliferation and matrix production in explants of human articular cartilage obtained from donors suffering from unicompartimental osteoarthritis of the knee, as well as in isolated human chondrocytes in vitro. Chondrocytes and explants were exposed to LIPUS (30 mW/cm(2);(More)
Animal and clinical studies have shown an acceleration of bone healing by the application of low-intensity ultrasound. The objective of this study was to examine in vitro the influence of low-intensity ultrasound on endochondral ossification of 17-day-old fetal mouse metatarsal rudiments. Forty-six triplets of paired metatarsal rudiments were resected 'en(More)
Trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis is a common entity, often bilateral and predominantly affecting postmenopausal women. In the case of failure of conservative treatment, surgery is a good option. The aim of this study was to compare three surgical procedures. 63 patients (74 thumbs) with osteoarthritis of the trapezio-metacarpal joint were surgically(More)
We describe a new operative procedure for patients with chronic trochanteric bursitis. Between March 1994 and May 2000, a trochanteric reduction osteotomy was performed on ten patients (12 hips). All had received conservative treatment for at least one year. Previous surgical treatment with a longitudinal release of the iliotibial band combined with(More)
PURPOSE In this double-blinded, randomised clinical trial, the aim was to compare the analgesic effects of low doses of intra-articular Bupivacaine and Ropivacaine against placebo after knee arthroscopy performed under general anaesthesia. METHODS A total of 282 patients were randomised to 10 cc NaCl 0.9%, 10 cc Bupivacaine 0.5% or 10 cc Ropivacaine(More)
Mechanical loading is thought to provoke a cellular response via loading-induced flow of interstitial fluid through the lacuno-canalicular network of osteocytes. This response supposedly leads to an adaptation of local bone mass and architecture. It has been suggested that loss of estrogen during menopause alters the sensitivity of bone tissue to mechanical(More)
INTRODUCTION Osteoporosis (OP) and osteoarthritis (OA) are both common diseases in the elderly, but remarkably seldom coexist. The bone defects that are related to both diseases develop with increasing age, which suggests that they are related to some form of imperfect bone remodeling. Current opinion holds that the bone remodeling process is supervised by(More)