Ludwig Labler

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PURPOSE To prospectively determine if kinematic magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the knee may demonstrate displacement of menisci with tears and, if so, to characterize displaceable and nondisplaceable meniscal tears. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was approved by the hospital's review board, and informed consent was obtained. Forty-two patients (30(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical observations are suggesting accelerated granulation tissue formation in traumatic wounds treated with vacuum-assisted closure (VAC). Aim of this study was to determine the impact of VAC therapy versus alternative Epigard application on local inflammation and neovascularization in traumatic soft tissue wounds. METHODS Thirty-two(More)
OBJECTIVES Prophylactic vena cava filters (VCF) are efficient in preventing pulmonary embolism. Filter retrieval avoids the potential long-term complications of permanent VCF. Clinical evaluation was focused on filter-related complications and feasibility of retrieval in high-risk trauma patients. METHODS Analysis of single-institution consecutive case(More)
Traumatic atlanto-occipital dislocation (AOD) is a rare cervical spine injury and in most cases fatal. Consequently, relatively few case reports of adult patients surviving this injury appeared in the literature. We retrospectively report four patients who survived AOD injury and were treated at our institution. A young man fell from height and a woman was(More)
Application of vacuum-assisted closure (VAC™) in soft tissue defects after high-energy pelvic trauma is described as a retrospective study in a level one trauma center. Between 2002 and 2004, 13 patients were treated for severe soft tissue injuries in the pelvic region. All musculoskeletal injuries were treated with multiple irrigation and debridement(More)
BACKGROUND Good results have been reported with both operative and nonoperative treatment of floating shoulder, and discussions about an appropriate therapy of this rare entity are controversial because of small numbers of patients. METHODS Seventeen patients with a floating shoulder were retrospectively evaluated. The treatment was nonoperative in eight(More)
The use of vacuum assisted closure (V.A.C.) therapy in postoperative infections after dorsal spinal surgery was studied retrospectively. Successful treatment was defined as a stable healed wound that showed no signs of acute or chronic infection. The treatment of the infected back wounds consisted of repeated debridement, irrigation and open wound treatment(More)
OBJECTIVE The problem of the temporary vacuum assisted closure (V.A.C.) of open abdomen situation is that the fluids, following the negative pressure, pass the abdominal cavity and in case of a local infection disseminate over the whole abdominal cavity. METHODS The usual open abdominal wound V.A.C. technique was modified by using an auxiliary,(More)
BACKGROUND Resuscitative emergency thoracotomy (ET) is performed as a salvage manoeuvre for selected patients with trauma. However, reports from European trauma centres are scarce. METHODS A retrospective analysis was undertaken of injured patients who underwent resuscitative ET in the emergency department (ED) or operating room (OR) between January 1996(More)
Management of Morel-Lavallee soft tissue lesion (MLL) in patients with associated pelvic and/or acetabular fractures is still under discussion. Especially, the sequence of treatment of MLL soft tissue management and osteosynthesis of pelvic and acetabular injury remains controversial. We report all consecutive patients with MLL associated with pelvic ring(More)