Nikolaus Stockenhuber

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Common techniques to assess the healing process of fractures are usually related to the experience of the clinician. However, standard x-rays allow only indirect conclusions on the stability of the healing bone. In addition to the radiological examination delayed union or non-union can only be diagnosed in the absence of specific changes such as callus(More)
The aim of this study is to present our early clinical experience using the Unreamed AO Femoral Nail (UFN). The UFN system combines the advantages of numerous proximal interlocking options for the treatment of nearly all femoral fractures patterns with those of unreamed nailing (biological osteosynthesis, preservation of the cortical blood supply, closed(More)
Fractures of the femoral head combined with a dislocation of the hip are rare injuries. In the period from 1975 to 1993 nine of our 231 operatively treated patients who had a hip injury sustained a Pipkin fracture. According to the history of our patients and the results of the last 18 years we discuss the possibilities of diagnosis, treatment and prognosis(More)
External fixation as a modality is a versatile and minimally invasive stabilization option that should not be forgotten even as new and specially designed implants for nearly each bone become more fashionable. As a temporary traction device, the external fixator can help condition the soft tissues and, if closed reduction was sufficient, it can stay in(More)
Five patients with hyperextension injuries and dorsally instable motion segments are presented. In the diagnosis of posterior instabilities plain roentgenograms demonstrated no characteristic signs of an injured cervical spine. Flexion and extension views detected a mild degree (2 mm) of retrospondylolisthesis in four cases and a widened disc space in one(More)
The unreamed femoral nail (UFN) system, with its numerous proximal interlocking options, allows a minimal invasive surgical procedure for the treatment of nearly all femoral fracture patterns. Sixty-six fractures, 5 cases of osteolysis or pathologic fractures, 2 limb shortenings and 1 lengthening (monorail technique) and 3 cases of pseudarthrosis were(More)
Unstable fractures of the upper thoracic spine are a therapeutic challenge because of the high rate of associated injuries and frequent occurrence of spinal cord lesions. This study focuses on the operative treatment of these injuries. We present nine patients with unstable injuries of the upper thoracic spine. According to the classification of Magerl et(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the neurological outcome of spinal cord injuries in the traumatized cervical spine with a stenosis of the spinal medullary canal. From 1992 to 1999 we treated 145 spinal cord injuries and/or injuries with an unstable cervical spine, 138 were treated operatively, in 7 patients we found an injury of the spinal cord with(More)
We give an account of the first Austrian clinical results of a prospective study dealing with fractures of the femoral shaft treated with the UFN-system, the intraoperative handling especially considering the intra- and postoperative complications. The UFN-system combines the advantages of numerous proximal interlocking options for the treatment of nearly(More)
There have been various attempts to improve the results of treatment of fractures of the calcaneus in recent decades. Descriptions of conservative treatment with plaster cast, functional treatment and several methods of closed and open reduction and stabilization have been published. We believe that, especially in young patients, intraarticular fractures(More)
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