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STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case-referent study. OBJECTIVE To assess whether the new sedimentation sign discriminates between nonspecific low back pain (LBP) and symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA In the diagnosis of LSS, radiologic findings do not always correlate with clinical symptoms, and additional diagnostic signs(More)
AIM To correlate findings of hip ultrasound on day 4-10 of life with sex, intrauterine position and a positive family history for congenital hip anomalies. METHODS The SNiP-study ( Survey of Neonates In Pommerania) registered 2256 neonates (2030 term, 226 preterm) between May 2002 and March 2004. Hip ultrasound results of 1043 term and since October 2003(More)
The sedimentation sign (SedSign) has been shown to discriminate well between selected patients with and without lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). The purpose of this study was to compare the pressure values associated with LSS versus non-LSS and discuss whether a positive SedSign may be related to increased epidural pressure at the level of the stenosis. We(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT The nerve root sedimentation sign in transverse magnetic resonance imaging has been shown to discriminate well between selected patients with and without lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), but the performance of this new test, when used in a broader patient population, is not yet known. PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical performance of the(More)
In the usual method of brain removal in forensic autopsies, the upper bridging veins were invariably torn. There are several types of head injuries, in which ruptures of these vessels are the predominant intracranial injury. For the past 5 years we have investigated nearly all cases of lethal head injuries by a simple X-ray method (axial X-ray after(More)
Lumbar spinal stenosis is a frequent indication for spinal surgery. The predictive quality of treadmill testing and MRI for diagnostic verification is not yet clearly defined. Aim of the current study was to assess correlations between treadmill testing and MRI findings in the lumbar spine. Twenty-five patients with lumbar spinal stenosis were prospectively(More)
INTRODUCTION Hand injuries due to circular saws are a common reason for patients seeking medical care in emergency departments. With respect to cases of insurance fraud, these injuries are of medico-legal interest. It is the aim of this study to investigate the critical circumstances of the incidents, the accident mechanism, and the specific injury patterns(More)
AIM This prospective report evaluates the clinical outcome of titanium arthroplasty in the management of hallux metatarsophalangeal joints. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eigthy joints in 78 patients were treated surgically with the titanium implant for hallux metatarsophalangeal joints between January 2000 and April 2007. There were 56 women and 22 men. The mean(More)
BACKGROUND Blunt ballistic impact trauma is a current research topic due to the widespread use of kinetic energy munitions in law enforcement. In the civilian setting, an automatic dummy launcher has recently been identified as source of blunt impact trauma. However, there is no data on the injury risk of conventional dummy launchers. It is the aim of this(More)
Millimetre wave therapy (MWT) is a promising complementary method for pain relief, however rigorous investigations of its effectiveness are needed. The purpose of this study was to examine if MWT can reduce opioid requirement compared to sham procedure applied for relief of acute pain in patients after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Eighty patients(More)