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UNLABELLED Percutaneous treatment of calcaneal fractures is intended to reduce soft tissue complications and postoperative stiffness of the subtalar joint. We assessed the complications, clinical hindfoot alignment, motion, functional outcome scores, and radiographic correction of percutaneous arthroscopically assisted reduction and screw fixation of(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to investigate the influence of the radiological parameters on the functional outcome of patients with a fracture of the distal radius and to find out to which extent a deformity can be tolerated. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 344 patients with an isolated fracture of the distal radius were treated during(More)
BACKGROUND The percutaneous technique for Achilles tendon repair with the Dresden instruments (pDI suture) was developed to minimize the typical problems of percutaneous Achilles tendon sutures. METHODS From 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2003, the pDI suture was performed in 61 patients with 62 Achilles tendon ruptures. We reviewed 39 of 47 patients (83%)(More)
Percutaneous reduction methods play an important role in the management of calcaneal fractures with severe soft tissue compromise, particularly open fractures, and they offer a treatment alternative in patients with local or systemic contraindication to open reduction. Percutaneous reduction by pin leverage (Westhues or Essex-Lopresti maneuver) followed by(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to define the outcome after dorsal or volar plating of Association for Osteosynthesis (AO) type C3 distal radius fractures based on the fracture morphology. METHODS Twenty-nine patients with AO type C3 distal radius fractures were surgically managed between 1996 and 2005. Group 1 (n = 15) had volar plating. Group 2 (n =(More)
The open tendon suture is the most commonly used method of treatment for Achilles tendon rupture in Germany. Over the last decade the therapeutic spectrum of operative methods has been further enlarged by the development of new minimally invasive surgical techniques. Important criteria for planning treatment are the location and age of the rupture and(More)
The etiology and mechanisms of Achilles, patellar and quadriceps tendon ruptures are very similar. Age dependent changes in tendon structure and disorders such gout, diabetes, rheumatic diseases and chronic renal failure are associated causes. The main mechanism of rupture is indirect trauma. Although clinical diagnosis is easy, ruptures are still(More)
BACKGROUND Transfer of the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon is an established method to replace a dysfunctional Achilles tendon. When using a single incision, the FHL tendon has to be transferred as a single stranded graft into the calcaneus and the distal FHL stump cannot be directly attached to the flexor digitorum longus tendon (FDL). Another concern(More)
Purpose. This work introduces a distinct sonographic classification of Achilles tendon ruptures which has proven itself to be a reliable instrument for an individualized and differentiated therapy selection for patients who have suffered an Achilles tendon rupture. Materials and Methods. From January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2005, 273 patients who suffered(More)
Complete traumatic rupture of the tibialis posterior tendon is absolutely rare. From the scarce case reports in the medical literature a extreme pronation-abduction or pronation-external rotation mechanism according to the Lauge-Hansen classification can be presumed, leading to a malleolar fracture because of forced pronation, external rotation and(More)