Johannes Beckmann

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Minimal invasive surgery (MIS) in total knee replacement (TKR) has been favoured by several authors and the industry and is asked for by the patients. Computer assisted surgery (CAS) is proposed to support the surgeon in terms of postoperative leg alignment and implant orientation. To prove the hypothesis that MIS in TKR fastens early rehabilitation(More)
Implant positioning and knee alignment are two primary goals of successful unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. This prospective study outlines the radiographic results following 32 patient-specific unicompartmental medial resurfacing knee arthroplasties. By means of standardized pre- and postoperative radiographs of the knee in strictly AP and lateral view,(More)
BACKGROUND Analogous to vertebroplasty, cement-augmentation of the proximal femur ("femoroplasty") could reinforce osteoporotic bones. This study was to evaluate (i) the feasibility of femoroplasty with a composite cement (Cortoss), (ii) its influence on femoral strength by mechanical testing and (iii) the feasibility of stable osteosynthesis of the(More)
Restoration of the mechanical leg axis and component positioning are crucial factors affecting long-term results in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). In a prospective study, 1,000 patients were operated on either using a CT-free navigation system or the conventional jig-based technique. Leg alignment and component orientation were determined on postoperative(More)
Many studies have demonstrated higher precision and better radiological results in Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with computer-assisted surgery (CAS). On the other hand, studies revealed a lengthening of operation time up to 20 min for this technique and demonstrated rare additional complications as fractures and neurovascular injuries caused by the array(More)
Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) usually affects young individuals and has a major impact on lifestyle. Notably, the pathogenetic mechanisms of osteonecrosis are unresolved and no effective treatment exists. The objective of this study was to assess the gene expression levels of factors regulating bone formation and remodeling (bone morphogenetic(More)
Degeneration of the meniscus and the articular cartilage in unicompartmental osteoarthritis of the knee results in progressive deformity of the leg axis. It is the aim of this study to evaluate if a leg axis correction can be achieved by implanting a customised metallic interpositional device for the knee (ConforMIS iForma™). Before and after implanting a(More)
One aim of the surgical treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures is to obtain a maximum primary stability of the sutured tendon. Therefore, we investigated the primary stability of sutured human Achilles tendons depending on different applied techniques. The strength of 60 repaired cadaveric human Achilles tendons was tested depending on either the(More)
Die minimal-invasive Knieendoprothetik wird in den letzten Jahren von vielen Operateuren und der Industrie propagiert und von den Patienten gefordert. Dabei wird die Definition, was minimal-invasiv heißt, weiterhin kontrovers diskutiert. Einige Autoren grenzen den Hautschnitt auf <14 cm ein, andere schlagen vor, den Hautschnitt so klein wie möglich aber so(More)
Computer-assisted knee surgery has become established in routine clinical practice. Still, there is no study investigating midterm clinical outcome after five to seven years postoperatively. We aimed to test the hypothesis that there is no difference either for subjective [Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) scores] or for objective (Knee(More)