Norbert Kastner

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Osteoporosis is characterized by excessive loss of bone mass, while exercise is believed to maintain or enhance bone mass. Since exercise marginally affects osteoporosis, we wondered whether bone cells from osteoporotic patients would fail to respond to strain. Primary human bone-like cultures were obtained from females over age 60 with hip arthroplasty(More)
BACKGROUND It is imperative to understand the most common failure modes of total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) to appropriately allocate the resources, healthcare costs, enhancing surgical treatment methods, and improve design and longevity of the implant. The objective of this study was to investigate the primary mode or modes of failure (Loose talar component,(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to analyse a possible correlation between the tibial slope and range of motion (ROM) after implantation of the low-contact-stress (LCS), mobile-bearing, total knee arthroplasty (TKA) after a minimum follow-up of ten years. METHODS Eighty-three TKAs in 66 patients were investigated in this retrospective correlation(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the tibial and femoral insertion site of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) using an objective coordinate system in a cadaver study in order to confirm radiological assumptions of previous investigators who identified the tibial footprint (T) of the ACL on T (5.3; 5.5) and the femoral footprint (F) on F(More)
Musculoskeletal surgery is associated with a high risk of venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. The introduction of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAK) has broadened the possibilities for prevention of venous thromboembolism in the course of orthopedic and trauma surgery. Addressing this recent development, the Austrian Societies of Orthopedics and(More)
A prospective single-cohort study was designed to include 20 patients with enchondromas but was stopped because of poor early results. Four patients with an enchondroma, three in the proximal humerus and one in the distal femur, were treated by curettage and filling of the defect with Norian SRS cement. Clinical and radiological follow-up including CT and(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare total knee arthroplasty (TKA) procedures between different countries with regard to epidemiological data and surgical technique by reference to the worldwide arthroplasty registers. METHODS A systematic search was carried out using the EFORT website to identify the relevant arthroplasty registers. We extracted(More)
BACKGROUND Low-contact-stress (LCS) mobile-bearing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) (Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ; previously: DePuy, Warsawa, USA) provides excellent functional results and wear rates in long-term follow-up analyses. Radiological analysis shows radiolucent lines (RLL) appearing immediately or two years after primary implantation,(More)
Soft tissue sarcomas are a group of rare mesenchymal neoplasms comprising 0.8% of all malignant tumors. Workup should include medical history, physical examination, magnetic resonance imaging, biopsy, and thoracoabdominal computed tomography scan, in that order. Centralized multimodality treatment in a cross-disciplinary setting is mandatory. Treatment not(More)
The purpose of this study was to provide comprehensive long-term data about sports activity levels in patients following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and to determine the impact of pre-operative function, pain and specific performed sports on the results. 236 patients who have undergone TKA for severe osteoarthritis of the knee were asked to provide(More)