M. D. René Lerch

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AIM Intraoperative periprosthetic femoral fractures (PFF) during the implantation of primary non-cemented total hip arthroplasties (THA) are an increasing problem. Thus, the goal of this study was to analyse the postoperative performance of primary non-cemented THA in patients with intraoperative PFFs, with respect to the patient's subjective health-related(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcome of the treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head by implantation of an osteonecrosis intervention rod. In this retrospective study the follow-up of 19 patients with 23 osteonecrotic femoral heads treated with implantation of an osteonecrosis intervention implant was assessed.(More)
The design of the Bicontact® stem (BBraun, Aesculap, Tuttlingen, Germany) and the implantation technique have undergone no major alterations in the last 20 years leading, and good clinical results have been reported. The aim of our study was to investigate whether the implant encourages beneficial bone remodelling. Twenty-four patients were included in a(More)
In total hip arthroplasty (THA), short stemmed cementless implants are used because they are thought to stimulate physiological bone remodeling and reduce stress shielding. We performed a numerical investigation on bone remodeling after implantation of a specific short stemmed implant using finite element analysis (FEA). Overall bone mass loss was 2.8% in(More)
In this study, the success of cup positioning in total hip arthroplasty (THA) using an imageless navigation system was analyzed (1) during the learning period and (2) after the learning period for using the navigation system. Sixty THAs were performed in which threaded cups were placed with use of a computer-assisted navigation device (B. Braun Aesculap,(More)
In femoral revision arthroplasty the orthopaedic surgeon frequently has to decide between performing an extended trochanteric osteotomy or trying to remove the femoral stem without an osteotomy and taking the risk of an intraoperative fracture. As this decision is often hard to make this study compared intraoperative femoral fractures during stem removal(More)
Background: The low molecular weight heparin Reviparin reduces smooth muscle cell proliferation in cell culture experiments. Clinical studies with systemic application of the substance did not show a reduction of the incidence of restenosis following balloon angioplasty. Local delivery, by achieving higher local concentrations of the drug, may have the(More)
A number of short stems for total hip arthroplasty have been introduced during the last decade. We describe our experience with the NANOS prosthesis (Smith and Nephew, Marl, Germany). The potential increase of bone mass around a femoral short stem using bone densitometry may be an indicator for secondary ingrowth. We report the outcome of 72 NANOS short(More)
Injection parameters for local drug delivery are frequently determined by studies with marker substances. However, the pharmacologic properties of the actual drug may influence delivery efficiency and lead to different results. Aim of this study was to assess the delivery capacities of two device-drug combinations in order to verify this approach for(More)
The cementless Bicontact® total hip arthroplasty (THA) system (AESCULAP AG, Tuttlingen, Germany) was introduced in 1986/1987 and has been in successful clinical use in an unaltered form up to today. Although good long-term results with the Bicontact® stem have been published, it is questionable whether the implant provides the criteria for a(More)