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Matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte transplantation/implantation (MACT/MACI) is a new operation procedure using a cell seeded collagen matrix for the treatment of localized full-thickness cartilage defects. A prospective clinical investigation was carried out in order to clarify whether this proves suitable and confirms objective and subjective(More)
Supratentorial subdural hematoma is a well-known complication following spinal interventions. Less often, spinal or supratentorial interventions cause remote cerebellar hemorrhage (RCH). The exact pathomechanism accounting for RCH remains unclear, but an interventional or postinterventional loss of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) seems to be involved in almost(More)
The first documented case of knee alloarthroplasty infection due to Abiotrophia defectiva, formerly known as nutritionally variant streptococci (NVS) and Streptococcus defectivus, is presented. The microbiology of this bacterium is discussed and clinical features of previously reported cases of infections by NVS are reviewed briefly.
Hintergrund: Die chronisch rezidivierende multifokale Osteomyelitis ist eine seltene Erkrankung unbekannter Ätiologie. Aufgrund fehlender diagnostischer Kriterien stellt sie eine Ausschlußdiagnose dar. Das Ziel dieser Arbeit war die Metaanalyse einer möglichst großen Zahl von Patienten zur Charakterisierung des Krankheitsbilds. Methode: Im Zeitraum von(More)
The Ligg. coracohumerale and coracoglenoidale are constant anatomical structures, represented in all the 34preparations investigated. The Lig. coracoglenoidale is a strong band of dense connective tissue, running from the Processus coracoideus to the Tuberculum supraglenoidale. In 27 specimens out of 34 it was the continuation of the M. pectoralis minor(More)
INTRODUCTION We studied the migration pattern, morphology and viability of cells suspended in five different fibrin glues. Besides this, the behaviour of chondrocytes seeded on porous matrices comprising different collagen types sealed with fibrin glue was investigated. MATERIAL AND METHODS In an experiment A, cell suspension (0.5x10(6) cells) was(More)
Twelve right cadaver shoulder joints were investigated after alcohol-formalin-glycerol fixation. The tendons of the "rotator cuff" were separated from the joint capsule. The capsulo-ligamentous structures: Lig. coracohumerale, Lig. coracoglenoidale and Ligg. glenohumeralia were dissected. In addition to the Ligg. glenohumerale superius, medium et inferius,(More)
Owing to the poor regenerative capacity of cartilage, cartilaginous defects are considered to represent pre-arthrotic factors. In addition to autologous and allogenic osteochondral fragments, proliferative tissue, such as periosteum and perichondrium are increasingly being used as graft material. The aim of treatment is to eliminate the defect and to(More)
BACKGROUND Radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy is an effective treatment for chronic plantar fasciitis that can be administered to outpatients without anesthesia but has not yet been evaluated in controlled trials. HYPOTHESIS There is no difference in effectiveness between radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy and placebo in the treatment of(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal treatment strategy following primary total hip or knee replacement remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of ergometer cycling after hip or knee replacement surgery on health-related quality of life and patient satisfaction. METHODS Three hundred and sixty-two patients were randomly assigned to either(More)