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This is an experimental study on human cadaver spines. The objective of this study is to compare the pullout forces between three screw augmentation methods and two different screw designs. Surgical interventions of patients with osteoporosis increase following the epidemiological development. Biomechanically the pedicle provides the strongest screw(More)
Bite wounds have a special position in traumatology because of their high complication rate compared to similar soft tissue wounds caused by other reasons. The authors report in a retrospective study about the results of 525 patients with bite wounds. In 98 (18.7%) cases the wounds were sutured primarily after surgical revision when there was no sign of(More)
We carried out a prospective, randomised controlled trial on two groups of 40 patients with painful calcific tendonitis and a mean age of 48.4 years (32.5 to 67.3). All were to undergo arthroscopic removal of the calcific deposit within six months after randomisation. The 40 patients in group I received ultrasound-guided needling followed by high-energy(More)
Resection arthroplasty-known as the Keller procedure-is used for the treatment of severe hallux rigidus. As a modification of this procedure, resection arthroplasty is combined with cheilectomy and interposition of the dorsal capsule and extensor hallucis brevis tendon, which are then sutured to the flexor hallucis brevis tendon on the plantar side of the(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of the vasoactive drug iloprost in Bone Marrow Edema Syndrome (BMES) and to compare it to the results of a control group treated by core decompression. PATIENTS AND METHODS 38 hips (36 patients) with BMES in the femoral head were investigated. In group A, 18 hips (17 patients; mean age 49(More)
BACKGROUND Bone marrow edema (BME) is a common cause of pain of the musculoskeletal system. The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of iloprost in the treatment of BME of different localizations and etiologies. PATIENTS AND METHODS We reviewed 104 patients (54 male, 50 female) with BME. Their mean age was 52.8 +/- 14.7 years. BME was located 50(More)
Bone marrow edema (BME) is a common finding when patients with knee pain are evaluated by MRI. The typical MRI signal patterns for BME are nonspecific, however. This article categorizes painful BME of the knee joint into three distinct etiologic groups and briefly describes therapeutic approaches for each of the 12 different types of BME.
UNLABELLED Following introduction of the compulsory use of seat belts in cars, whiplash injuries of the cervical spine have become common in everyday practice. Current treatment approaches lead to resolution of the symptoms within a short time in most cases but cannot prevent a small proportion of patients developing persistent health problems. The effects(More)
Bone marrow oedema syndrome of the talus is a rare cause of pain in the foot, with limited options for treatment. We reviewed six patients who had been treated with five infusions of 50 microg of iloprost given over six hours on five consecutive days. Full weight-bearing was allowed as tolerated. The foot score as described by Mazur et al was used to assess(More)
The bone-marrow oedema syndrome is associated with local vascular disturbances and may be treated either conservatively or by core decompression after which recovery may take several weeks. We describe a 15-year-old girl with bone-marrow oedema of the left acetabulum which was confirmed by MRI. She presented with a four-week history of severe constant pain.(More)