Joerg G Gruenert

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BACKGROUND Current surgical approaches to the distal radius include dorsal and palmar plate fixation. While palmar plates have gained widespread popularity, few reports have provided data on long term clinical outcomes in comparison. This paper reports the result of a randomised clinical study comparing dorsal Pi plates and palmar, angle-stable plates for(More)
BACKGROUND Intraarticular distal radius fractures can be treated with many methods. While internal fixation with angle stable implants has become increasingly popular, the use of bone graft substitutes has also been recommended to address comminution zones and thus increase stability. Whether a combination of both methods will improve clinical outcomes was(More)
The rejuvenation of the hand has received increased attention recently. Although many different methods have been advocated, only little is known about the chronological ageing process of the Caucasian hand. A qualitative study was performed to evaluate ageing changes. One hundred and forty-three volunteers were enrolled. Standardised pictures of both hands(More)
The syndrome of the windblown hand deformity is a complex constellation of malformations affecting not only the head and the feet but also the hands in a quite distinct manner. In the hand, it involves congenital bilateral flexion contracture with ulnar deviation of the metacarpophalangeal joints. The thumb is characteristically adducted (reaching the palm;(More)
Digital avulsions and amputations are not uncommon in outdoor activities. Rope entanglement is often the cause, though specific descriptions of the mechanism of injury have not been reported. We report a common scenario where entanglement during a fall resulted in an amputation injury. Although any roping activity may cause a loop formation leading to(More)
The wind-blown hand is part of a complex congenital malformation syndrome. In addition to malformations in the head and feet, the hands are deformed in a characteristic manner. The metacarpophalangeal joints are bilaterally in flexion contracture and ulnar deviation. The thumb is adducted (thumb-in-palm deformity), flexed in the metacarpophalangeal joint(More)
PURPOSE To compare 5 different Kirschner wire fixation techniques in terms of the failure loads seen as scapholunate (SL) dissociation in a cadaveric, biomechanical study. METHODS 10 fresh-frozen, finger-amputated wrists with sectioned SL ligaments from 3 male and 2 female cadavers were tested. The change of SL angle, SL dissociation, and the load to(More)
We describe a male with functionally impairing radial deviation of the thumb who presented to us at 24 years of age. Two sclerotic skin lesions had been excised 7 years before because of consecutive skin contracture. Latest radiological examination showed a spotted pattern consistent with osteopoikilosis. A corrective osteotomy of the thumb was carried out(More)
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