Johannes Menck

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The role of the periosteal and intraosseous blood supply to the femur and the proximal tibia was investigated to improve the operating technique for transplantation of allogenic vascularized femoral diaphyses and knee joints in humans. Altogether 48 limbs were injected with gelatin, red latex milk, or Revertex and macroscopically prepared; 41 limbs were(More)
The vitality of a graft in a vascularized allogenic knee joint transplantation in humans will depend strongly on maintaining the arterial blood supply to the bone. As can be demonstrated in injected specimens on cadavers, only periostal aa. are important to ensure the blood supply of the human knee joint. The main arteries have defined nutritive areas.(More)
The blood supply of the periosteum of the human tibia was investigated by anatomical dissection of 12 lower extremities which were filled with injection mass. By division of the tibia into 4 segments (proximal and distal fifths; proximal and distal diaphysis) a general supplying system of the periosteum was found. The proximal fifth of the tibial periosteum(More)
The esophageal hiatus lies in the muscular part of the diaphragm. The hiatus transmits, in addition to the esophagus, the vagus nerves, the esophageal blood vessels and connective tissue. The connective tissue binding the esophagus to the diaphragm has been termed the phrenico-esophageal membrane. Its strongest part derives from the inferior diaphragmatic(More)
The periosteal and endosteal blood supply of the human ulna and radius was investigated by anatomical dissection. The main artery concerned is the anterior interosseous artery. It supplies the diaphysis of ulna and radius; its branches feed the distal one-fourths of both the ulna and the radius. The proximal one-fourth of the ulna is supplied by the ulnar(More)
The architecture of the arteries supplying the patellar rete was examined in 14 anatomic specimens in order to develop an optimized operating technique for knee joint transplantation. The specimens were fixed in Jores Solution and exarticulated from the hip joint. The lower limbs were injected with Berliner-Blau-Gelatin, and the arteries were dissected(More)
The proximal third of the humerus is fed by the anterior and posterior circumflex arteries of the axillary artery. They construct a fine anastomoses network at the humeral head as well as longitudinal anastomoses to the diaphysis. The middle third of the humerus is maintained by the rami musculoperiostales originating in both the brachial artery and the(More)
It is well known that the recurrent laryngeal nerve is often damaged during or following an anterior approach to the cervical vertebral column. Reports in the literature suggest that the right-sided approach gives rise to more complications of the recurrent nerve than the left-sided approach and that the right recurrent nerve is in a less protected(More)
The angioarchitecture of the human fibula was investigated by anatomical dissection. The main artery of the periosteal and endosteal blood supply is the arteria fibularis. The proximal part of the facies lateralis is additionally nourished by a well-built branch of the arteria tibialis anterior. The periosteal branches of the arteria fibularis are most(More)
In each polytrauma a diaphragmatic rupture is possible. Usually the rupture is located in the central tendon. A cause of the bizarre form of ruptures is the individual arrangement of gaps between the fibres of the central tendon. These fibres are classified in three groups. A rupture is generally on the left side of the central tendon. A further cause of(More)