Mitja Rupreht

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BACKGROUND Slow graft healing in bone tunnels and a slow graft ligamentization process after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction are some of the reasons for prolonged rehabilitation. AIMS The purpose of this study was to determine if the use of platelet gel (PG) accelerates early graft revascularization after ACL reconstruction. METHODS PG(More)
This article presents the recommendations of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology Arthritis Subcommittee regarding the standards of the use of MRI in the diagnosis of musculoskeletal rheumatic diseases. The recommendations discuss (1) the role of MRI in current classification criteria of musculoskeletal rheumatic diseases (including early(More)
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic reconstruction is a standard surgical procedure in cases of symptomatic knee instability due to rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament. Bone-tendon-bone and hamstring tendon grafts are both in use for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. There are no significant differences between the two types of graft in relation to(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate early functional results of revision hip arthroplasty with pelvic bone loss revised with porous tantalum (PT) acetabular components. Twenty-five consecutive patients (25 hips) with loose acetabular components after total hip arthroplasty with a minimum of Paprosky IIa pelvic bone loss treated with PT cups with and(More)
BACKGROUND After anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, formation of cortical sclerotic bone encircling the femoral and tibial tunnel is a part of intratunnel graft healing. During the physiological cascades of soft tissue healing and bone growth, cellular and hormonal factors play an important role. The purpose of this study was to non-invasively(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate effect of platelet-rich plasma gel (PRPG), locally administered during the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, with two MRI methods. The proximal tibial tunnel was assessed with diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and with dynamic contrast-enhanced imaging (DCE-MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS In 50 patients, standard arthroscopic(More)
Vascular calcification is a frequent complication of chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease. In both the general population and patients with end stage renal disease, vascular calcification is related to arterial stiffness and is a predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Various diagnostic methods are currently used to assess(More)
Patients on haemodialysis (HD) and patients with type 2 diabetes are at high-risk for coronary artery calcification (CAC). The coronary artery calcium score (CACS), quantified by computed tomography, cannot be completely explained by traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors. CAC was measured in 45 non-diabetic chronic kidney disease patients on HD(More)
This article presents the recommendations of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology Arthritis Subcommittee on the use of ultrasonography (US) in rheumatic disease, focused on the examination of joints in the adult population. The recommended examination technique and protocols used in a radiologic work-up are discussed. The main US features that(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the feasibility of two quantitative MRI methods: diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and dynamic contrast enhanced imaging (DCEI), for follow-up assessment of the tibial tunnel after reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Twenty-three patients were examined by MRI at 1 and 6 months following ACL(More)