Michael Raschke

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BACKGROUND A rupture of the entire fibers of the anterior cruciate ligament leads to knee instability due to increased anterior tibial translation and increased internal tibial rotation. The influence of isolated deficiency of the anteromedial or posterolateral bundle of the anterior cruciate ligament on the resulting knee kinematics have not yet been(More)
Eye tracking technology is becoming easier and cheaper to use, resulting in its increasing application to numerous fields of research. The data collected during an eye tracking experiment can be analyzed by statistical methods and/or with visualization techniques. Visualizations can reveal characteristics of fixations, saccades, and scanpath structures. In(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of open fractures of the tibial shaft is often complicated by delayed union and nonunion. The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2; dibotermin alfa) to accelerate healing of open tibial shaft fractures and to reduce the need for(More)
Local application of growth factors like insulin like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-beta1) from a biodegradable thin layer of poly(D,L-lactide) (PDLLA) coated implants could stimulate fracture healing. A new "cold coating technique" for metallic implants was established to produce a biodegradable coating with a high(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the anterolateral rotational instability (ALRI) of the human knee after rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and after additional injury of the different components of the posterolateral structures (PLS). It was hypothesized that a transsection of the ACL will significantly increase the ALRI of the knee and(More)
BACKGROUND This research was undertaken to determine whether there is a need for a second tibial tunnel in anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. HYPOTHESIS Anatomic two-bundle reconstruction with two tibial tunnels restores knee anterior tibial translation in response to 134 N and to 5-N.m internal tibial torque combined with 10-N.m valgus(More)
BACKGROUND Tibial eminence fractures have become more common, but the best method of fixing these fractures arthroscopically has not been elucidated. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to assess the stability of different fixation methods for tibial eminence fractures. STUDY DESIGN Controlled laboratory study. METHODS The authors evaluated the(More)
Infection related to osteosynthesis often has dramatic consequences for the patient. Prolonged hospitalization with systemic antibiotic therapy, several revision procedures, possible amputation, and even death may occur. To investigate the pathology of infection in orthopedic surgery, a new rat model of implant related osteomyelitis was developed. Three(More)
In vitro and in vivo studies have demonstrated an osteoinductive effect of growth factors such as insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1). However, for therapeutic use in fracture treatment, questions remain with regard to the local application of these proteins. A controlled, local release of growth factors(More)
Recently, several publications investigated the rotational instability of the human knee joint under pivot shift examinations and reported the internal tibial rotation as measurement for instrumented knee laxity measurements. We hypothesize that ACL deficiency leads to increased internal tibial rotation under a simulated pivot shift test. Furthermore, it(More)