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Analysis of a special outpatient department of sports orthopaedics covers a 15-year period (1972-1986); the department studies by us was initially part of the Orthopaedic Hospital of the University of Heidelberg, whereas later on we continued our studies at the Sports Clinic in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt. A grand total of 13,296 sportsmen treated in these(More)
Purely clinical examination of the knee joint can, at best, only be regarded as a "screening procedure". Diagnosis with the aid of apparatus (sonography, arthrography, CT, NMR) produces better results. However, arthroscopy performed by an experienced examiner confirms the diagnosis in cases of suspected meniscus injury or isolated lesions of the cruciate(More)
In a 25-years period (1972-1997) 30,603 sportsmen, having a total of 34,742 sports related injuries, were treated in our outpatient-department specialized in sports orthopaedics and traumatology. All cases were systematically recorded and analysed right from the beginning. This is the most extensive clinical statistics currently known. The absolutely(More)
The example of the javelin thrower demonstrates that an unphysiological movement sequence at the elbow joint (valgus stress) leads to regular arthrotic alterations by summation of such strains: these are known as "javelin elbow". Since the new javelin introduced in 1986 requires a greater explosive force, a tendency to an increased incidence of these(More)
The use of a central one-third patellar tendon as a substitute for a damaged cruciate ligament has grown in popularity in recent years. 15 patients undergoing physical check-ups were examined clinically and with the aid of ultrasound imaging on both knees 2 years after the operation. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate changes of the patellar(More)
Between 1967 and 1978, a total of 2587 patients received primary treatment in the Spinal Cord Injury Centre at the University of Heidelberg. In 212 cases the paralysis was caused by sports or diving accidents. Injuries resulting from accidents in water sports totalled 139, 131(61.7 per cent) of which could be classified as actual diving accidents. These(More)
From 1972 - 1996 570 Achilles tendon ruptures in 565 patients were treated in the Sportklinik Stuttgart. The 499 men and 66 women had an average age of 38 years. For the diagnosis of a Achilles tendon rupture Ultrasound and MRI are important procedures, but clinical history and examination are still the best methods to find an Achilles tendon rupture(More)
The object of this study was to compare treatment of ruptured Achilles tendon by operative "end to end" surgery, percutaneous repair, or conservative therapy clinically; a subject of considerable controversy in the literature. These three methods were compared in 73 patients in a randomized trial between 1994 and 1996. After 2.5 years (11-41 months), the(More)
In this prospective study,73 patients (with an average age of 36 years) were examined by ultrasound to compare the results of open Achilles tendon surgery, percutaneous tendon adaptation, and conservative treatment. Once the accident reports had been collected, all of the patients presented themselves at the Sportklinik Stuttgart at intervals of 4, 8, 12,(More)
Subcutaneous rupture of the triceps tendon is mostly preceded by previous damage. Local injections, systemic anabolics, metabolic disorders, damage due to overstrain in heavy athletes and body builders are risk factors. Surgical treatment is mandatory. If the rupture has occurred mainly at the point of insertion of the tendon, we can recommend transosseous(More)