Gereon Schiffer

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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)
Die Diagnostik bei einem schwerstverletzten Patienten soll so kurz wie möglich sein. Durch die Einführung der Spiral-CT-Technik lässt sich die Diagnostikzeit verringern. Profitiert ein Schwerverletzter durch eine Verkürzung der Primärdiagnostik auf <30 min? Wieviel Zeit wird für die primäre Schockraumversorgung und wieviel im CT benötigt? Vom 31.07.2001 bis(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)
This prospective controlled clinical trial was performed to assess fracture healing and clinical outcome after intramedullary nailing of midclavicular fractures. Within 3.5 years elastic-stable intramedullary nailing was performed in 62 patients with 65 midclavicular fractures. Surgery was performed in supine position. The ventral cortex of the proximal(More)
This prospective clinical trial was performed to assess healing, clinical outcome and complications after intramedullary nailing of midshaft clavicular nonunions. Over 2.5 years, 14 patients were included. Exclusion criteria were pathological fractures, bony defects, previous operative therapy, atrophic and infection pseudarthrosis and the patient's age:(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)
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)
Das Ziel dieser prospektiven Untersuchung bestand in dem Vergleich der Frühergebnisse von 2 verschiedenen Behandlungsstrategien bei diaphysären Klavikulafrakturen des Typs A und B der OTA-Klassifikation. In der 1. Gruppe wurden 27 Patienten konservativ im Rucksackverband behandelt, in der 2. Gruppe wurde die Fraktur bei 26 Patienten minimal-invasiv mit(More)