Maurice Hinsenkamp

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ease (KBD) or ‘big bone disease’ and even less have seen a patient suffering from this disease. Surprisingly, more than 3 million people are affected by KBD but in a limited endemic area starting from south-eastern Siberia crossing northern China and ending in central Tibet. It is unusual that in 2000 so little is known about the aetiology and the(More)
To assess the effectiveness of nuclear magnetic-resonance imaging in the detection of osteonecrosis of the femoral head, we studied the cases of twenty-five patients (forty-nine hips) in whom necrosis of the femoral head was suspected on the basis of plain radiographs, computed tomographic scans, radionuclide bone scans, and magnetic resonance-imaging(More)
A clinical trial of physical therapy treatment for patients suffering from Kashin-Beck disease (KBD) has been carried out in Tibet. One-hundred and thirty-five patients with Kashin-Beck disease were allocated to either physical therapy (72 patients) or prescription of multivitamins (63 patients). The patients were followed for 4 years. This study suggested(More)
The use of bone and connective tissue allografts has grown rapidly and surpassed the use of autografts in many countries. Being of human origin, bone and tendon allografts carry the risk of disease transmission and complications have been reported. As part of the Project NOTIFY led by the World Health Organisation, an effort to improve recognition,(More)
We compared two different populations living in central Tibet with the purpose of establishing standard values for different anthropometric parameters in a rural population. Later on, these values were used as references for a similar study on a KBD population. One group (KBD) (n=1246) came from the endemic areas, and the other group, serving as the control(More)
OBJECTIVE Aseptic nontraumatic osteonecrosis (ON) of the femoral head is a painful disorder that often leads to femoral head collapse due to subchondral fracture. We postulated that alteration of osteoblast function might play a role in the pathophysiology of ON. We evaluated the ex vivo proliferation rate and differentiation capacity of osteoblasts derived(More)