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BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to examine PHTLS Provider courses in Germany and to proof the assumption that formation of physicians and paramedics in prehospital trauma care can be optimized. METHODS PHTLS participants were asked to fill out standardized questionnaires during their course preparation and directly after the course. There were some(More)
PURPOSE Elbow dislocations with complex elbow instability (CEI) and unstable radial head fractures require reconstruction by open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) if possible or alternatively by a radial head prosthesis. The aim of this study was to determine the differential outcome of both strategies and to investigate the contribution of(More)
The training in orthopedic and trauma surgery has changed significantly with the introduction of the new residency program. The contents taught have already been reduced in breadth and the current developments in the outpatient and particularly in the clinical landscape also contribute to increasing specialization. This trend favors structures in which(More)
BACKGROUND The Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) concept is well established throughout the world. The aim is to improve prehospital care for patients with major trauma. In 2011, a German Level 3 (S3) evidence- and consensus-based guideline on the treatment of patients with severe and multiple injuries was published. The scope of this study was the(More)
INTRODUCTION Isolated vital signs (for example, heart rate or systolic blood pressure) have been shown unreliable in the assessment of hypovolemic shock. In contrast, the Shock Index (SI), defined by the ratio of heart rate to systolic blood pressure, has been advocated to better risk-stratify patients for increased transfusion requirements and early(More)
BACKGROUND With over 2 million certified physicians worldwide, the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) program is one of the most successful international medical education programs. Germany joined the ATLS program in 2003. Before implementation of the program, there was a controversial discussion as to whether a country like Germany with a long history of(More)
BACKGROUND Clavicle non-unions can occur after both conservative and operative treatment failure. Here, we investigated the outcome of patients with delayed fracture healing or non-unions of the clavicle. Patients underwent revision surgery by plate osteosynthesis of the clavicle with or without bone grafting. Our aim was to determine rates of bone healing(More)
OBJECTIVE Validation of the classification of hypovolaemic shock suggested by the prehospital trauma life support (PHTLS) in its sixth student course manual. METHODS Adults, entered into the TraumaRegister DGU(®) database between 2002 and 2011, were classified into reference ranges for heart rate (HR), systolic blood pressure (SBP) and Glasgow coma scale(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to assess the changes in rotational alignment introduced by total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and the reproducibility of pre- and postoperative CT measurements of rotational limb alignment. METHODS For this purpose we analyzed data from 196 consecutive cruciate-retaining, fixed bearing Columbus TKA procedures. Both(More)
BACKGROUND Controversy exists on whether gender-specific anatomic differences in the human knee have to be taken into account by gender-specific design in total knee replacement (TKR). We evaluated total knees that were implanted in both genders. OBJECTIVE This paper will describe the influence of gender on the outcome after a unisex total knee(More)