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We studied 105 patients who received a total hip arthroplasty between June 1985 and August 2001 using freehand positioning of the acetabular cup. Using pelvic CT scan and the hip-plan module of SurgiGATE-System (Medivision, Oberdorf, Switzerland), we measured the angles of inclination and anteversion of the cup. Mean inclination angle was 45.8 degrees(More)
UNLABELLED Pelvic tilt and rotation can drastically affect the apparent cup orientation on conventional anteroposterior pelvic radiographs. It was hypothesized that nonstandardized radiographic cup version and abduction can differ significantly from the corresponding anatomic angles if not measured to the anterior pelvic plane, defined by the pubic(More)
AIM The purpose of the current study was to determine the accuracy of free hand and computer-assisted (CAS) cup placement. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between June 1985 and August 2001, 105 free-hand and from March to November 1999 80 total hip arthroplasties under computer assistance were implanted in the above mentioned centers. To determine the accuracy of(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Studies concerning intraoperative complications and their influence on the clinical outcome of microscopic disc surgery are quite rare. Complication rates vary between 1.5% and 15.8%. A correlation between the surgeon's experience and the complication rate may be expected. PURPOSE To determine the influence of the surgeon's experience(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective, long-term follow-up study. OBJECTIVES To find out whether incidental durotomy in lumbar disc surgery is associated with long-term sequelae. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Incidental durotomy is a frequent complication during spinal surgery. Little is known about the clinical long-term outcome. METHODS The study population(More)
Computer assisted orthopaedic surgery (CAOS) technology has recently been introduced to overcome problems resulting from acetabular component malpositioning in total hip arthroplasty. Available navigation modules can conceptually be categorized as computer tomography (CT) based, fluoroscopy based, or image-free. The current study presents a comprehensive(More)
Epidural scarring is one of the possible complications after lumbar disc surgery. Perineural scar tissue has been considered responsible for recurrent neurological symptoms in patients operated on for disc herniation and leads to a high rate of unsatisfactory results. In addition, postoperative scars may increase the technical difficulty and risk of(More)
AIM The position of the acetabular implant has a great influence on the outcome of total hip arthroplasty. The acetabular implants differ in their characteristics during insertion. In order to control the influence of the implant in different axes, 80 implantations of acetabular component were performed under computer-assisted control by a surogate(More)
It is difficult to find medical evidence of a correlation between a lumbar disk disease and trauma. One should consider whether the individual degeneration of lumbar disks or the trauma lead to the typical complaints. Disk disease in the population are very common. Therefore the relevance of the individual affection before trauma has to be considered.(More)
AIM AND METHOD The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is of great importance for the knee joint function. In the case of a complete ligament injury there is hardly any chance for complete recovery. The clear advantages of an operative reconstruction by replacing the ACL has been shown in many trails. The accurate placement of the graft's insertions has a(More)