Martin C Berli

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INTRODUCTION The ideal treatment for a boxer's fracture remains controversial, particularly the degree of volar dislocation considered acceptable for nonoperative treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS From December 2003 to December 2004, 25 patients who sustained a subcapital metacarpal fracture of the little finger with volar angulation between 30 to 75(More)
UNLABELLED While others have reported short-term comparisons between various minimally invasive surgical (MIS) approaches to total hip arthroplasty (THA) and their conventional analogues, longer-term data is lacking, as is information indicating whether MIS approaches to THA provide a biomechanically complete recovery. Furthermore, different MIS approaches(More)
When performing distal interlocking of an intramedullary humeral nail, there is risk of iatrogenic injuring to the neurovascular structures. Our cadaveric study with frozen sections through the distal humerus presents the anatomic relationship of the different neurovascular bundles and the trajectories used for the implantation of the three distal(More)
BACKGROUND Charcot neuropathic osteoarthropathy (CN) is a chronic, progressive-destructive process affecting the feet of patients with sensory neuropathy. Data on CN recurrence are underrepresented in the literature. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the rate of CN recurrence after its treatment and to find predisposing factors. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with a personal or familial history of thromboembolism are considered at higher risk for thromboembolic disease after knee arthroplasty. While it remains unclear why some patients develop deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) despite similar operative procedures and the same prophylactic regimen, we presume one(More)
BACKGROUND Charcot osteoarthropathy (COA) is characterized by a progressive destruction of bone and joint associated with neuropathy and is most common in the foot and ankle. Clinical manifestation of COA is frequently indistinguishable from other causes of pain, swelling, and erythema of the affected extremity, in particular, infection. Diagnosis of COA(More)
The objective was to compare the results of a conservative treatment of non-displaced Jones fractures and of avulsion fractures of the fifth metatarsal. In 2004/2005 29 fractures of the fifth metatarsal were distinguished into avulsion fractures (n = 21) and Jones fractures (n =8). Six patients with avulsion fractures were lost. We proposed the same(More)
BACKGROUND Charcot neuropathic arthropathy (CN) is a chronic, progressive, destructive, non-infectious process that most frequently affects the bone architecture of the foot in patients with sensory neuropathy. We evaluated the outcome of protected weightbearing treatment of CN in unilaterally and bilaterally affected patients and secondarily compared(More)