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A classification of tibial shaft fractures based on etiology, morphology, and clinical features is documented in a series of 291 fractures treated by AO/ASIF rigid internal fixation. The fractures were placed in nine main fracture groups, each with three subgroups according to location in the proximal, middle, or distal segment of the shaft. Group A(More)
Electrical burns in diathermy rarely occur but are not always recognized as such or thoroughly investigated. The literature has proved to be very sparse in terms of reference to complications, although prolonged courses of treatment are required in individual cases. This paper analyses and discusses the problems of burns associated with diathermy that(More)
Between 1975 and 1987 91 patients with Types I and II open lower extremity fractures (66 tibia and 25 femur) have been treated surgically with interlocking nailing at the I University Clinic of Traumatology, and the Trauma Department of Wilhelminenspital, Vienna. Our infection rate of 1.2% was found to be lower than figures cited in the literature.(More)
Metastasis of the cervical spine or pathological fracture respectively presents a demanding therapeutical task. Pain and threatening, neurological deficit require an active action, even if curative treatment is unlikely. The remaining survival time after appearance of osseous metastasis is on the average nine to twelve months and justifies an operation,(More)
The authors report on a series of open fractures (Type I and Type II) on the lower extremities of 91 patients, treated at the I. University Clinic of Traumatology, Vienna and at the Traumatologic Department of Wilhelminenspital, Vienna from 1975-1987. There were 25 open femoral- and 66 open tibial fractures. We have seen 60% Type I and 40% Type II fractures(More)
Twenty-six patients with femoral shaft- and ipsilateral neck-fracture, treated in four different hospitals, have been analysed. The majority of these fractures was treated by a distally locked dynamic nail and fixation of the femoral neck by two or three lag-screws. In some cases a "contralateral" nail with a proximal locking screw in the femoral neck was(More)
Bei verschiedenen zur Zeit gebräuchlichen Nahtmaterialien aus synthetischen oder natürlichen Fasern wurde die Gleitfähigkeit des dopelt geschlungenen chirurgischen Grundknotens geprüft, weiters die Abnützung durch Reibung, die Festigkeit des chirurgischen Grundknotens und die Oberflächenstruktur des Fadens. Die Bedeutung der gemessenen Parameter für die(More)
  • O. Wruhs
  • Wiener klinische Wochenschrift. Supplementum
  • 1986
Intramedullary osteosynthesis is preferred for shaft fractures of the long bones of the lower extremities because it generally results in early weight-bearing stability, allowing full function of the leg and rapid rehabilitation. Only transverse and short oblique fractures near the middle of the medullary cavity can be sufficiently stabilised using(More)
To close the relaxed abdominal wall, a force of 10-15 N is required. During the tying-up process, the pressure inside the suture loop increases to 10N and decreases thereafter to 2-3N. Abdominal walls sutured under standard tension show ring-shaped or discoid necroses inside the loop surrounded by calcification, leucocyte infiltration and granulation(More)