Matthias U. Schafroth

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UNLABELLED Anterior knee pain is one of the major short-term complaints after TKA. Since the introduction of the mobile-bearing TKA, numerous studies have attempted to confirm the theoretical advantages of a mobile-bearing TKA over a fixed-bearing TKA but most show little or no actual benefits. The concept of self-alignment for the mobile bearing suggests(More)
The number of patients receiving a TKA during working life is increasing but little is known about the impact of TKA on patients' reintegration into the workplace. In this cross-sectional survey it was found that 173 of 480 responders worked within 2 years prior to surgery. Sixty-three percent of the working patients stopped within two weeks prior to(More)
BACKGROUND Several risk factors for falls and hip-fractures have been recognized, but controversy still exists toward the importance of structural cardiac abnormalities as a potentially modifiable risk factor for recurrent falls. Aim of this study was to determine the association between echocardiographic abnormalities and hip-fractures. METHODS Design(More)
Even in current orthopaedic practice, some cases are still not suitable candidates for hip replacement and hip fusion remains the only option in these highly selected patients. In this retrospective study we describe the long-term clinical outcome, quality of life and radiological evaluation of all adjacent joints in a cohort of 47 hip fusions. The main(More)
Controversy has prevailed for many years relating to the safety of one-stage and two-stage total hip arthroplasty (THA) for bilateral disease. We performed a meta-analysis of 1460 studies of which 5 prospective studies met our inclusion criteria. A total of 579 patients had two-stage procedures and 334 had one-stage surgery. The studies showed a low(More)
BACKGROUND Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS-I) is a lysosomal storage disorder characterized by progressive multi-organ disease. The standard of care for patients with the severe phenotype (Hurler syndrome, MPS I-H) is early hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). However, skeletal disease, including hip dysplasia, is almost invariably present in(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether femoral neck preserving total hip arthroplasty would become less difficult and more efficient during the first 20 cases and to identify potential pitfalls during the introduction of this procedure. The difficulty and efficiency of the initial 20 procedures performed by four surgeons was prospectively determined(More)
BACKGROUND Two types of methods are used to assess learning curves: outcome assessment and process assessment. Outcome measures are usually dichotomous rare events like complication rates and survival or require an extensive follow-up and are therefore often inadequate to monitor individual learning curves. Time-action analysis (TAA) is a tool to(More)
A cross-sectional study in two hospitals was performed on 807 patients with a primary Vanguard (Biomet) total knee Arthroplasty (TKA). The research questions addressed were (1) what are the two- and six year survival rates of the Vanguard, (2) what are the clinical outcome scores, (3) what are the findings at revision and (4) what are predictors for(More)
Accurate transfer of a preoperatively planned osteotomy plane to the bone is of significance for corrective surgery, tumor resection, implant positioning and evaluation of new osteotomy techniques. Methods for comparing a preoperatively planned osteotomy plane with a surgical cut exist but the accuracy of these techniques are either limited or unknown. This(More)