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BACKGROUND Little attention has been devoted to subtalar dislocations without an associated bone injury in the literature to date. The aim of this study was to assess the functional and subjective results of a cohort of patients with this injury. METHODS A total of ninety-seven patients with a subtalar dislocation were treated at two major university(More)
INTRODUCTION It is generally accepted that severely displaced or malrotated neck fractures of the fifth metacarpal should be treated by closed reduction and pinning. As antegrade intramedullary splinting avoids adhesions of the extensor hood and provides intramedullary stability this technique seems to be advantageous in comparison with traditional(More)
Fractures of the patella account for approximately 0.5% to 1.5% of all skeletal injuries. The diagnosis is made by means of the mechanism of injury, physical and radiological findings. The kind of treatment of patella fractures depends on the type of fracture, the size of the fragments, the integrity of the extensor mechanism and the congruity of the(More)
BACKGROUND H2-receptor antagonists are commonly used for stress ulcer prophylaxis on intensive care units. However, there is evidence that via the route of an elevated gastric pH, followed by bacterial overgrowth and subsequent tracheal aspiration, pneumonia could occur. In line with this assumption total gastrectomized patients should develop a very high(More)
Septic segmental bone voids of the diaphysis are difficult to manage. The induced membrane technique by Masquelet has been successfully used to reconstruct segmental defects more than 20 cm. Our article describes a series of 13 cases with extensive posttraumatic bone loss of the metatarsal, tibial, femoral and radial bones after septic injuries followed by(More)
One possible alternative to the application of autologous bone grafts represents the use of autologous bone marrow concentrate (BMC). The purpose of our study was to evaluate the potency of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in combination with BMC. In 32 mini-pigs a metaphyseal critical-size defect was surgically created at the proximal tibia. The(More)
The objective of this study comparing the proximal femoral nails Targon PF (Aesculap, Tuttlingen, Germany) and Proximal Femoral Nail Antirotation (PFNA; Synthes. Oberdorf, Switzerland) was to observe the complications and postoperative results following pertrochanteric femoral fracture fixation, with special attention devoted to the dynamic properties of(More)
The clinical relevance and nature of calcaneal cysts is controversial. The risk of pathologic fracture is undefined and diagnostic criteria to differentiate between cysts in patients who can be treated nonoperatively and patients who require surgical intervention are not available. To address these questions, 50 calcaneal bone cysts in 47 patients were(More)
The femur is the largest, longest and strongest bone in the human skeleton. Fractures of the shaft of the femur can result from high energy as well as low energy trauma and 30% of patients have multiple injuries. In the clinical diagnostic special attention must be paid to the peripheral neurovascular status as well as the possibility of a compartment(More)
Korrekte Ausheilung der dislozierten distalen Radiusfraktur nach offener Reposition und interner Fixation durch winkelstabile Schrauben/Bolzen über palmaren Zugang. Extraartikuläre distale Radiusfrakturen Typ A2/A3, einfache intraartikuläre Frakturen Typ C1 nach AO, sofern palmarer Zugang möglich. Weichteildefekte/Infektionen am Unterarm. Als alleiniges(More)