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BACKGROUND Tibial plateau fractures requiring surgery are severe injuries. For professionals, amateurs, and recreational athletes, tibial plateau fractures might affect leisure and professional life. HYPOTHESIS Athletic patients will be affected in their sporting activity after a tibial plateau fracture. Despite a long rehabilitation time and program,(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the current study was to assess the clinical and radiological results after locking T-plate osteosynthesis with coracoclavicular augmentation of unstable and displaced distal clavicle fractures (Neer type 2). METHODS Thirty patients, treated between January 2007 and January 2010 were followed up after a median follow-up time of 12.2(More)
Meniscus tears are frequent indications for arthroscopic evaluation which can result in partial or total meniscectomy. Allografts or synthetic meniscus scaffolds have been used with varying success to prevent early degenerative joint disease in these cases. Problems related to reduced initial and long-term stability, as well as immunological reactions(More)
PURPOSE Optimal surgical treatment of high-grade acromioclavicular joint dislocations is still controversially discussed. The purpose of the present controlled laboratory study was to evaluate whether a polydioxansulfate (PDS(®)) cord augmentation with separate reconstruction of the coracoclavicular (CC) ligaments and the acromioclavicular (AC) complex(More)
PURPOSE Fractures of the tibial plateau are among the most severe injuries of the knee joint and lead to advanced gonarthrosis if the reduction does not restore perfect joint congruency. Many different reduction techniques focusing on open surgical procedures have been described in the past. In this context we would like to introduce a novel technique which(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 Fractures of the tibial plateau are among the most severe injuries of the knee joint and are often the result of sports accidents, especially skiing accidents. PATIENTS/MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 2003 and March 2009, a total of 37 skiers with tibial plateau fractures were treated operatively at Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (level(More)
OBJECTIVE To restore the physiologic anterior and posterior capsular volume to achieve an anatomic central contact point of the glenohumeral articulation and treatment of concomitant glenohumeral injuries due to posterosuperior impingement (PSI). INDICATIONS Plateauing of clinical improvement despite adequate nonsurgical treatment (for at least 6-12(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this biomechanical in vitro study was to compare the novel technique of double intramedullary cortical button (DICB) fixation with the well-established method of suture anchor (SA) fixation for distal biceps tendon repair. METHODS A matched-pair analysis (24 human cadaveric radii) was performed with respect to cyclic loadings and(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to biomechanically evaluate a new technique of intramedullary cortical button fixation for subpectoral biceps tenodesis and to compare it with the interference screw technique. METHODS We compared intramedullary unicortical button fixation (BicepsButton; Arthrex, Naples, FL) with interference screw fixation(More)