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This study presents the results of a minimally invasive operative treatment for markedly displaced midclavicular fractures. In all patients a flexible titanium nail was inserted in an unreamed technique from the sternal end of the clavicle. The result of surgery was determined with clinical and radiographic controls. The clinical outcome was evaluated 12(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this prospective study was to compare the results achieved in two groups of patients treated for mid-clavicular fracture. METHODS The first group of 27 patients was treated nonoperatively with a rucksack bandage, whereas the second group underwent intramedullary fixation with a titanium pin, using a minimally invasive technique.(More)
BACKGROUND To compile an evaluation system (score) for post-treatment outcomes of midclavicular fractures, 172 patients were studied on average 15 months post-injury. As a control group 45 healthy volunteers were examined. The most relevant elements were filtered out for use in a new classification system, the Clavicle Score (CS). METHODS The CS is based(More)
BACKGROUND New cell-based treatments for articular cartilage repair are needed. As the optimal scaffold for cartilage repair has yet to be developed, scaffold-free cartilage implants may remove the complications caused by suboptimal scaffolds. HYPOTHESIS The implantation of a scaffold-free, autologous de novo cartilage implant into standardized(More)
BACKGROUND Although the anatomy and physiology of the venous circulation of the ankle and midfoot are well documented, the physiologic importance of forefoot mobility has not been reported in the literature. The question of this study was whether the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint may operate, like the ankle, as a "pump" to encourage venous return.(More)
The functional influence of the medial collateral ligament on the medial meniscus is still discussed controversially. Commonly, a strong fixation of the meniscus by the collateral ligament is described. Injury to the medial meniscus is explained by its reduced mobility due to its strong adherence to the medial collateral ligament. The analysis of 10(More)
The aim of this prospective clinical controlled trial was to investigate the early and midterm results of shaft fractures in children treated with elastic stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN). From January 1997 to December 2001, elastic stable intramedullary nailing was carried out on 112 children with 118 diaphyseal fractures. The mean age was 7.7 years.(More)
BACKGROUND In severely injured patients, diagnostic procedures should be as brief as possible. With the use of spiral CT technology, the time required for diagnosis is minimized. QUESTION Do severely injured patients benefit when primary diagnostic examinations are completed in less than 30 min? How much time is required for primary emergency department(More)
UNLABELLED The outcome of peripheral nerve injuries requiring surgical repair is poor. Recent work suggested that electrical stimulation (ES) of the proximal nerve stump to produce repeated discharges of the parent motoneurons for one hour could be a beneficial therapy if delivered immediately prior to reconstructive surgery of mixed peripheral nerves. (More)