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BACKGROUND Treatment of lateral fractures of the clavicle is challenging and has been controversially discussed for a long time due to high non-union rates in non-operative treatment and high complication rates in surgical treatment. Acromioclavicular joint instability due to the injury of the closely neighbored coraco-clavicular ligaments can result in a(More)
To develop and validate an elbow self-assessment score considering subjective as well as objective parameters. Each scale of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons-Elbow Score, the Broberg and Morrey rating system (BMS), the Patient-Rated Elbow Evaluation (PREE) Questionnaire, the Mayo Elbow Performance Score (MEPS), the Oxford Elbow Score (OES) and the(More)
Patients suffering from isolated subacromial impingement (SI) of their shoulder but who are resistant to other therapies benefit substantially from arthroscopic subacromial decompression (ASD) if they are young (<60 years). Although physical demands rise notably in the older population, it still remains unclear if surgery leads to better results in these(More)
OBJECTIVE To restore the physiologic anterior and posterior capsular volume to achieve an anatomic central contact point of the glenohumeral articulation and treatment of concomitant glenohumeral injuries due to posterosuperior impingement (PSI). INDICATIONS Plateauing of clinical improvement despite adequate nonsurgical treatment (for at least 6-12(More)
For comminuted and displaced fractures of the radial head open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is recommended nowadays as the treatment of choice. Due to the development of locking plates the possibilities of ORIF in complex fracture types were extended. The purpose of this retrospective survey therefore was to review the preliminary subjective and(More)
Short-stem hip arthroplasty preserves femoral bone stock which includes the femoral neck. This implies that the stem has to follow the anatomy of the femoral neck. Therefore, it has been questioned whether biomechanical reconstruction of the hip can be safely achieved with SHA. Biomechanical reconstruction of the hip was analysed for 50 modular short-stem(More)
BACKGROUND Locking plate fixation of displaced fractures of the proximal humerus is still accompanied by a distinct complication rate, especially in case of osteoporotic bone, short-segment fracture length and comminution of the medial calcar. Secondary loss of reduction leading to varus deformity and screw cutout most frequently lead to surgical revision.(More)
BACKGROUND Isolated radial neck fractures occur only in rare cases. The majority of cases are non-displaced or minimally displaced and can be treated conservatively. Conservative treatment, however, might result in secondary displacement and/or malunion. On the other hand, open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) as standard surgical approach in adults(More)
To detect concomitant intra-articular glenohumeral injuries, in acute displaced fractures of the lateral clavicle, initially missed due to unfeasible clinical evaluation of the acutely injured shoulder. All patients suffering from an acute displaced lateral clavicle fracture with indication to surgical treatment underwent diagnostic shoulder arthroscopy(More)
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury represents one of the most common diagnoses in orthopaedic sports medicine. In the past, anatomic knowledge about the different bundles within the cruciate ligaments triggered new treatment concepts, such as double-bundle ACL reconstruction. Recently, besides complete tearing, partial ACL ruptures and bundle(More)