G. H. R. Albers

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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)
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)
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)
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 bone cells(More)
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. A total of 282 patients were randomised to 10 cc NaCl 0.9%, 10 cc Bupivacaine 0.5% or 10 cc Ropivacaine 0.75%. Patients(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 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/cm2;(More)
The distribution of the 110-kilodalton fetoacinar pancreatic (FAP) protein was examined in 56 pancreases obtained from human embryos and fetuses (ranging 6 from weeks of gestation to full term) and 10 normal adult pancreases. This recently discovered protein is a concanavalin-A-binding glycoprotein that is specific for acinar cells of the pancreas. Using a(More)
The immunohistologic distribution of the feto-acinar pancreatic protein (FAP), detected by the monoclonal antibody (MoAb) J28 using an indirect immunoperoxidase technique, is described. Tests were carried out on normal adult pancreas (n = 10), chronic pancreatitis (n = 14), pancreatic adenocarcinoma (n = 17), intraabdominal metastases of pancreatic and(More)
Over an eight-year period up to 1983, a total of 322 consecutive patients had operations for ankle fractures; 176 were Weber type B and 128 type C. We were able to review 230 of these patients after a mean follow-up of six years (1 to 11) including 128 with Weber B and 102 with Weber C fractures. We used an ankle score which combined symptoms and clinical(More)