Hans Van der Bracht

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This case report presents a 38-year-old male patient who developed a false aneurysm of the superficial femoral artery after minimally invasive plate internal fixation of a comminuted articular distal femoral fracture sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Two days after surgery, the patient developed pain, non-pulsatile swelling on the medial side of the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the cortical entry point and the length of a revision lateral tibial tunnel (LTT) in a human cadaveric study and to investigate knee stability after a revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with an LTT. METHODS Ten human cadaveric knee specimens were used to perform a preliminary investigation. Twenty-two human(More)
BACKGROUND Normal function of the upper limb is seldom restored after limb-sparing surgery for tumors of the proximal humerus. The literature suggests superior shoulder function is achieved in the short term with reverse total shoulder arthroplasty compared to other techniques when performed for conditions with rotator cuff deficiency. It is unclear whether(More)
Patellar tendon ruptures are rare but very invalidating lesions. We describe a case of re-rupture of a sutured patellar tendon. An autologous semitendinosus graft was used for tendon augmentation in the reconstruction procedure. This technique uses an easy-to-harvest graft which has low donor site morbidity. Additionally, the strength of the graft allows(More)
Meniscal allograft transplantation has emerged as a useful treatment for carefully selected patients. The aim of this review of meniscal allograft transplantation is to put this procedure into a clinical perspective. Since there still is a lack of consensus on how the success of meniscal transplantation should be evaluated it is difficult to compare study(More)
Isolated revision of the femoral component of hip resurfacings to metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip arthroplasties has shown inferior results. We present a case series of well-fixed, painful MoM hips with elevated chromium and cobalt levels. An isolated femoral revision using a noncemented femoral component and a double-mobility head was performed. Patients(More)
The Birmingham hip resurfacing (BHR) arthroplasty has shown good medium-term results in the centres that have been involved in its development. A retrospective cohort study analyzing the clinical and functional outcome of 297 metal-on-metal BHR arthroplasties at an independent hospital was performed. At medium-term follow-up, 4 patients had died, 8 patients(More)
The purpose of this study is twofold: first, to visualize both the tibial and femoral bony insertion surfaces and second, to describe the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) geometrically, using novel 3D CT imaging. In addition, new concepts of best-fit cylinder and central axis are introduced and evaluated. Eight unpaired knees of embalmed cadavers were used(More)
The purpose of the study was to investigate the biomechanical differences between single bundle (SB), single tunnel-twisted hamstring graft (ST-TG) and double bundle (DB) reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), using computer navigation for data acquisition. Anterior translation in the medial compartment was corrected to near normal levels(More)
We report the case of a 32-year-old male patient involved in a road traffic accident in which he sustained a grade II open supra- and intercondylar fracture of the left distal femur with substantial bone loss of the lateral femoral condyle and trochlea (AO classification type 33 C3). Normal knee function was no longer possible, as the patella was trapped(More)