Joern Kircher

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We describe postoperative functional outcome and accuracy of implant position in 38 cases after unicompartmental knee arthroplasty with the Oxford knee prosthesis with a standard open approach compared with 30 cases with a minimally invasive approach. Patients with the minimally invasive approach had significantly better functional results, with an average(More)
Arthroplasty is the treatment of choice for severely damaged humeral heads in chronic locked posterior dislocation of the shoulder. We retrospectively reviewed the results of 12 shoulder arthroplasties (11 patients) between 1999 and 2005. Mean follow-up was 37.4 ± 16.8 months. Mean postoperative Constant score (CS) was 59.4 ± 21.6 (normative age and(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome of subcoracoid pectoralis major transfer for the treatment of irreparable anterosuperior rotator cuff tears. This type of tear involves complete rupture of the subscapularis in combination with either the supraspinatus alone or the supraspinatus and infraspinatus. These ruptures are characterised by a(More)
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common chronic diseases, with increasing importance due to increased life expectancy. On a cellular level, the pathophysiology of joint function impairment and ultimate destruction associated with OA remains poorly understood. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules involved in both normal intracellular signal(More)
The success and long-term survival rates of modern joint arthroplasty leads to a high patient satisfaction and, together with its technical improvements, has broadened the indications to an increasingly younger population. Limitations to the established systems are the long-term survival rates, which are mainly influenced by wear of the articulating parts(More)
To evaluate the relationship of a large acromion index and calcifying tendinitis of the supraspinatus tendon at the shoulder. Between 2002 and 2008, 109 consecutive patients with isolated calcifying tendinitis of the supraspinatus tendon were prospectively analysed by clinical investigation and standardized radiographs. Deposit size and appearance were(More)
From 2004 to 2008 we evaluated 431 SLAP lesions during 3,395 shoulder arthroscopies and compared two groups of patients, one with SLAP lesion as group I and one without SLAP lesions as group II. Exclusion of type I SLAP lesions, rotator cuff tears and history of dislocation of the shoulder in both groups left 182 cases in group I, and additionally,(More)
Improvements of ceramic components and design changes have reduced failure rates over the past 30 years in total hip arthroplasty. We present a series of n = 11 cases with ceramic failure out of n = 113 implantations, from which n = 66 were ceramic-on-ceramic (n = 50 with ceramic insert with sandwich in polyethylene and n = 16 with directly fixed ceramic(More)
Reduced bone stock and difficult intraoperative orientation are challenges in glenoid replacement surgery. New implant designs and methods for fixation, such as locking screws, extra-long central pegs and/or central compression screws are targeting these issues. The objective of this study is the analysis of the glenoid dimension regarding maximum central(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of SLAP and biceps reflection pulley lesions. The hypothesis was that these lesions do not occur concomitantly and they have a different etiology. METHODS We prospectively analyzed 3,395 shoulder arthroscopies that were independently performed by 2 surgeons between 2004 and 2008 regarding(More)