Herbert Resch

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Untreated 3- and 4-part fractures of the proximal humerus have a poor functional outcome. Open operation increases the risk of avascular necrosis and percutaneous reduction and fixation may be preferable. We report 27 patients, 9 with 3-part and 18 with 4-part fractures, treated by percutaneous reduction and screw fixation. Thirteen of the 4-part fractures(More)
The best treatment for Rockwood type III injuries is still controversial. During a retrospective study, 24 patients who were treated surgically with a hook plate and 17 conservatively treated patients were examined with a mean follow-up of 34 months. The Oxford Shoulder Score, Simple Shoulder Test, and Constant score were assessed at the follow-up(More)
Percutaneous reduction and fixation of severe humeral head fractures would be the treatment of choice since it will not increase the risk of necrosis already inherent in these fractures. Nevertheless, the question arises of whether anatomical reduction is possible with the percutaneous technique and whether the reduced fracture can be adequately stabilized.(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical diagnosis of a tear of the subscapularis tendon is difficult, and the resulting delays frequently cause a major time-lapse before repair is attempted. Diagnostic delay often means that surgical repair is no longer possible. In twelve patients who had an irreparable tear of the subscapularis tendon, the superior one-half to two-thirds(More)
The surgical treatment of three- and four-part fractures of the proximal humerus in osteoporotic bone is difficult and there is no consensus as to which technique leads to the best outcome in elderly patients. Between 1998 and 2004 we treated 76 patients aged over 70 years with three- or four-part fractures by percutaneous reduction and internal fixation(More)
We have examined 167 patients who had a hemiarthroplasty for three- and four-part fractures and fracture-dislocations of the head of the humerus in a multicentre study involving 12 Austrian hospitals. All patients were followed for more than a year. Anatomical healing of the tuberosity significantly influenced the outcome as measured by the Constant score(More)
Ten patients after traumatic shoulder dislocation with resulting instability due to an acute anterior glenoid fracture involving at least 21 percent of the glenoid length were treated by arthroscopic screw fixation of the fragment. The average fragment size measured 26.2% of the glenoid length. Pre- and postoperative radiographic evaluations were performed(More)
BACKGROUND Biomechanical studies comparing various surgical techniques for acromioclavicular joint reconstruction have reported that semitendinosus tendon graft for coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction provides a substantial improvement in initial stability and a load-to-failure equivalent to the intact coracoclavicular ligaments. Although it represents(More)
A total of 41 patients presenting with recurrent anterior instability of the shoulder after surgical repair were followed up after a mean period of 49 months (range, 24-81 months). The failed procedures were arthroscopic Bankart repair in 25 cases, open Bankart repair in 6 cases, Eden-Hybinette procedure in 4 cases, rotational osteotomy in 2 cases, capsular(More)
BACKGROUND Posttraumatic shoulder dislocations with glenoid rim fractures show high rates of dislocation recurrence. For glenoid rim defects exceeding a certain size, several investigators recommend bone grafting. Few reports on anatomical glenoid reconstruction addressing this problem are published. HYPOTHESIS Anatomical glenoid reconstruction by the(More)