Learn More
BACKGROUND For the reconstruction of acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation, several operative procedures have been described; however, the anatomic reconstruction of both coracoclavicular ligaments has rarely been reported. PURPOSE The aim of this biomechanical study is to describe a new procedure for anatomic reconstruction of the AC joint. STUDY(More)
BACKGROUND To achieve reduction of an acute acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation, novel procedures aim to provide stability and function by restoring the coracoclavicular anatomy. HYPOTHESIS Anatomical reconstruction for acute AC joint disruption using 2 flip-button devices results in satisfactory clinical function and provides a stable fixation. (More)
BACKGROUND Current surgical procedures restoring a dislocated acromioclavicular joint aim to perform an anatomically correct and biomechanically stable reconstruction. However, the coracoidal insertions for the coracoclavicular ligaments have not yet been defined. PURPOSE The objective was to evaluate dimension and orientation of the coracoclavicular(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, no clinical midterm results have been reported on arthroscopically assisted reduction of the acutely dislocated acromioclavicular (AC) joint using suture-button devices for fixation. HYPOTHESIS Athroscopically assisted reduction of the acutely dislocated AC joint yields satisfactory clinical outcomes without loss of reduction,(More)
BACKGROUND Isolated varus osteoarthritis of the knee is a common problem in patients engaged in sports and recreational activities. HYPOTHESIS Patients will be able to resume sporting activity after high tibial osteotomy. STUDY DESIGN Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS A total of 65 patients were surveyed by postal questionnaires to determine(More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic acromioclavicular (AC) joint dislocations are common injuries among the active population. The injury mechanism requires excessive force delivered by a fall or blow to the shoulder. Associated injuries may occur and remain undetected if they are masked by the painful and prominent AC joint injury. HYPOTHESIS Intra-articular injuries(More)
While autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) has become an established surgical treatment for cartilage defects of the knee, only little is known about the clinical outcome following ACI for chondral or osteochondral lesion of the ankle. To evaluate efficiency and effectiveness of ACI for talar lesions was aim of the present meta-analysis. An OVID-based(More)
BACKGROUND Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) represents an established surgical therapy for large cartilage defects of the knee joint. Although various studies report satisfying midterm results, little is known about long-term outcomes. PURPOSE To evaluate long-term clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) outcomes after ACI. STUDY DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND Several factors influence clinical outcome after autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) for the treatment of cartilage defects of the knee joint. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of cell quality on clinical outcome after ACI. The hypothesis of the authors was that cell quality at the time of(More)
Anterosuperior rotator cuff tears involving the subscapularis and supraspinatus tendons are less common than other tears of the rotator cuff. The purpose of this study was to report the clinical outcome, rotator cuff strength and structural integrity of open repair of combined anterosuperior rotator cuff tears. Forty-eight patients at an average age of 58(More)