Karl-Josef Prommersberger

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Nonunion of a distal radius fracture is extremely uncommon. Healing problems in the distal radius seem to be related to unstable situations, such as concomitant fracture of the distal radius and ulna, and to an inadequate period of immobilization. Nonunion should be suspected if there is continuing pain after remobilization of the wrist in combination with(More)
The international orthopaedic community aims to achieve the best possible outcome for patient care by constantly modifying surgical techniques and expanding the surgeon’s knowledge. These efforts require proper reflection within a setting that necessitates a higher quality standard for global orthopaedic publication. Furthermore, these techniques demand(More)
Steigerung der Gebrauchsfähigkeit der Hand vor allem durch Schmerzreduktion und dadurch bedingte verbesserte Kraftentwicklung. Schmerzhafte Destruktion des Radiokarpal- und Mediokarpalgelenks mit Kontraindikationen für bewegungserhaltende Eingriffe. Konservative Therapiemöglichkeiten ausgeschöpft und unzureichend. Patient mit bewegungserhaltender operativer(More)
The purpose of this study was to quantify the clinical and radiographic outcomes after corrective osteotomy for malunions of the distal radius following failed internal fixation. Results of 18 patients (8 women, 10 men; mean age 41 years) are presented an average of 7 years after osteotomy of a malunited distal radius fracture. We assessed active range of(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the reliability and accuracy of diagnosis of scapholunate dissociation (SLD) among AO type C (compression articular) fractures of the distal radius. METHODS A total of 217 surgeons evaluated 21 sets of radiographs with type C fractures of the distal radius for which the status of the scapholunate interosseous ligament was established(More)
The indication and treatment of malunited fractures of the distal radius in the growing skeleton differ from those for adults. The literature results are scarce. In this study we examined the results of surgical correction following fractures of the distal radius in infants. Seven infant patients with malaligned fractures of the distal radius that(More)
Compartment syndrome of the upper extremity is rare, but happens frequently. It most often affects the forearm, compartment syndromes of the upper arm and hand are seen much more seldom. Early diagnosis and efficient fasciotomy is of highest importance to achieve good outcome and prevent development of Volkmann's ischemic contracture.
Immobilisierende Verbände sind wesentlicher Bestandteil der konservativen und perioperativen Behandlung in der Handchirurgie. Der einfache Gipsverband zeichnet sich durch niedrige Kosten und hervorragende Modellierbarkeit aus. Dieser Beitrag gibt eine Übersicht über häufig angewandte Gipsverbände in der Handchirurgie. Immobilization is as essential to(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated the functional outcome of corrective osteotomy for combined intra- and extra-articular malunions of the distal radius using multiple outcome scores. METHODS We evaluated 18 skeletally mature patients at an average of 78 months after corrective osteotomy for a combined intra- and extra-articular malunion of the distal part of(More)
Stabilisierung der proximalen Handwurzelreihe bei skapholunärer Bandruptur zur Verhinderung eines karpalen Kollapses. Als zusätzliche Maßnahme zur Naht des komplett rupturierten skapholunären Bandes insbesondere bei statischer, aber nicht fixierter skapholunärer Fehlstellung. Fixierte Fehlstellung des Skaphoids und/oder Lunatums. Radiokarpale oder(More)