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BACKGROUND To present the medium-term results of intra-articular, bicondylar AO/OTA classification type C fractures of the tibial plateau in a retrospective study at a level-1 trauma center in 22 patients with 23 fractures. METHODS Demographic data for the patients and details of current clinical and radiological follow-up findings were obtained to assess(More)
Axial burst fractures of the distal tibia are challenging to treat and often lead to restricted function of the lower limb. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical outcome and changes in gait pattern in such patients. Thirty-five patients in a level 1 trauma centre were followed up clinically and by gait analysis. The American Orthopaedic(More)
A new method for determining blood loss during transurethral operations is presented. Its basic principle is photometry of blood concentrations in haemolysed irrigating fluid. At test study was run on 50 patients who underwent transurethral prostatic resection because of hyperplasia. The photometer was of a type commonly used for routine determination of a(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the biomechanical characteristics of locking plates with the TriLock system with different design and screw settings compared to a non-locking plate in a diaphyseal metacarpal fracture. Oblique diaphyseal shaft fractures in porcine metacarpal bones were created in a biomechanical fracture model. After reduction they(More)
UNLABELLED Six patients with glucose-6-phosphatase deficiency were treated for 12 hr at night with gastric drip feeding (GDF), containing soy milk plus glucose, dextrimaltose, and starch. An alarm system (thermistor), connected to the gastric tube, was devised in case of displacement of the tube by the child. The effects of GDF were as follows. Base deficit(More)
To investigate the clinical outcome and gait analysis findings by dynamic pedobarography in patients following surgically treated single, closed, dislocated intra-articular calcaneal fractures. Retrospective single-center study with 26 patients. The average follow-up period was 34 months (range 18–61 months). We used the Zwipp score and a score based on a(More)
Reconstructing posttraumatic tibial defects is often challenging. Some authors recommend acute limb shortening. We determined whether soft tissue trauma affects the formation of regenerated bone after acute shortening and monofocal lengthening. Twenty-two rabbits were divided into two equal groups. In the test group, 90 minutes of ischemia and 30 minutes of(More)
Conflicting reports have been presented on the rôle of substratum surface free energy (s.f.e.) on bacterial adherence. It is the aim of the present study to evaluate the effect of the s.f.e. of substrata on bacterial adherence in vivo. The following substrata with s.f.e. varying from 23.3-124.9 erg X cm-2 were cut into facings of 5 by 6 mm, polished and(More)
INTRODUCTION Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is detectable in later stages of human osteoarthritis (OA), but not in the healthy articular cartilage. Due to its capacity to increase matrix metalloproteinases and to decrease their inhibitors (tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases or TIMPs) VEGF seems to play an important role in the development of(More)
Cancer cachexia is characterised by metabolic alterations leading to loss of adipose tissue and lean body mass and directly compromises physical performance and the quality of life of cancer patients. In a murine cancer cachectic model, the effects of dietary supplementation with a specific combination of high protein, leucine and fish oil on weight loss,(More)