Nikolaus Aebli

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BACKGROUND MMP28 (epilysin) is a recently discovered member of the MMP (matrix metalloproteinase) family that is, amongst others, expressed in osteoarthritic cartilage and intervertebral disc (IVD) tissue. In this study the hypothesis that increased expression of MMP28 correlates with higher grades of degeneration and is stimulated by the presence of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There are very few data concerning the outcome after short-segment posterior stabilization and anterior spondylodesis with rib grafts in patients suffering from unstable thoracolumbar burst fractures. We have therefore investigated the clinical and radiographic outcome after posterior bisegmental instrumentation and monosegmental(More)
BACKGROUND Low back pain (LBP) is by far the most prevalent and costly musculoskeletal problem in our society today. Following the recommendations of the Multinational Musculoskeletal Inception Cohort Study (MMICS) Statement, our study aims to define outcome assessment tools for patients with acute LBP and the time point at which chronic LBP becomes(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Acute cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) has been observed in some patients after a minor trauma to the cervical spine. The discrepancy between the severity of the trauma and the clinical symptoms has been attributed to spinal canal stenosis. However, to date, there is no universally established radiological parameter for identifying(More)
OBJECT The authors investigated the relevance of 2D MRI measurements for the diagnosis of critical cervical spinal canal stenosis. Among patients who had sustained a minor cervical spine trauma, they compared MRI measurements of the cervical spine between those with acute cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI) and those without. They also investigated the(More)
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