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Treatment of large posttraumatic tibial bone defects using the Ilizarov method: a subjective outcome assessment
BackgroundThe treatment of large posttraumatic tibial bone defects using the Ilizarov method was shown to be successful in several studies. These studies, however, typically focus on the radiologicalExpand
Fragility non-hip fracture patients are at risk
IntroductionFragility fractures are a growing worldwide health care problem. Hip fractures have been clearly associated with poor outcomes. Fragility fractures of other bones are common reasons forExpand
Functional outcome and mortality in geriatric distal femoral fractures.
BACKGROUND Fragility fractures are a major health care problem worldwide. Due to the ageing population an increase of distal femoral fractures is to be expected. We studied the long-term functionalExpand
Fragility fractures requiring special consideration: vertebral fractures.
The treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures is complicated because of the comorbid conditions of the elderly patient. Underlying osteoporosis leads to malalignment of the weakened bone andExpand
Cervical Disc and Ligamentous Injury in Hyperextension Trauma: MRI and Intraoperative Correlation
To identify and evaluate diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features in patients with suspicion of discoligamentous cervical injury after hyperextension trauma of the cervical spine.
Treatment and outcome with traumatic lesions of the olecranon and prepatellar bursa: a literature review apropos a retrospective analysis including 552 cases
BackgroundTraumatic lesions of the olecranon bursa (OB) and prepatellar bursa (PB) are injuries commonly seen in orthopaedic trauma units. These injuries are associated with a high rate ofExpand
Fast and easy preoperative estimation of cancellous bone mineral density in patients with proximal femur fractures
IntroductionPostoperative complications after hip fractures in osteoporotic bone such as implant cutout can be reduced by the use of specially designed implants or additional cement augmentation. ItExpand
Multidisciplinary Approach to Lifesaving Measures in the Elderly Individuals With Flail Chest Injury With ORIF of Rib Fractures
In this case report, we present 2 cases of flail chest in geriatric patients after severe blunt chest trauma, which were treated at the University Hospital Innsbruck (Level I Trauma Center andExpand
Hemorrhage after low-energy pelvic trauma
Background: Severe pelvic hemorrhage after low-energy trauma has been described in some reports of single cases only. However, it might not be as rare and unique as generally expected. The aim ofExpand
Monosegmental anterior column reconstruction using an expandable vertebral body replacement device in combined posterior–anterior stabilization of thoracolumbar burst fractures
IntroductionIn combined posterior–anterior stabilization of thoracolumbar burst fractures, the expandable vertebral body replacement device (VBRD) is typically placed bisegmentally for anteriorExpand