Ole Ackermann

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OBJECTIVE Metaphyseal forearm fractures are very common in childhood. Radiography of the wrist is the standard diagnostic procedure. The aim of our study was to evaluate and confirm the safety and applicability of the ultrasound diagnostic procedure in comparison to x-ray diagnosis. METHODS We investigated 76 patients aged between 1 and 14 years. After(More)
The objective of our study was to evaluate the safety and accuracy of ultrasound (US) compared to standard radiographs in diagnosing supracondylar fractures (SCFs) of the humerus in children. A total of 106 children (aged between 1 and 13 years) with clinically suspected SCF of the humerus were primarily examined by US followed by standard two-plane(More)
Metaphyseal forearm fractures are a common pathology in any emergency department. The standard diagnostic procedure is an X-ray of the forearm and wrist. Former studies have shown that these fractures can be visualized by ultrasound. The intention of this study was to evaluate the safety and reliability of the ultrasound diagnostic procedure in comparison(More)
AIM Distal forearm fractures are very common in childhood. Radiography of the wrist is the standard diagnostic procedure. But because of higher sensitivity of growing bones to ionising radiation the diagnostic use of X-rays should be minimised as much as possible. Recent studies have shown that distal forearm fractures in children can be safely and reliably(More)
Elbow fractures are a common pathology in any pediatric emergency unit. X-ray of the elbow is the standard diagnostic procedure. Previous studies have shown that fractures can also be visualized by ultrasound (US). The aim of our study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of US in comparison to X-rays in diagnosing pediatric elbow fractures. Sixty-seven(More)
BACKGROUND The mass panic at the Love Parade 2010 attracted a great deal of public attention in Germany and abroad. The goals of this paper are to summarize the available data on the injured persons and their treatment, and to assess the preparations that should be made for such an eventuality and the acute measures that should be taken if it occurs. (More)
OBJECTIVES Metaphyseal forearm fractures are a common occurrence in childhood accounting up to 20% of all pediatric fractures. The standard diagnostic procedure is an x-ray scan. Sonographic examinations could be an alternative that avoids exposition to ionizing radiation and possibly reduces pain, time, and costs. This is a systematic review of clinical(More)
BACKGROUND In the clinical evaluation of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), there is a lack of quantitative, reliable and informative assessment methods for the overall functional capability of an individual. OBJECTIVE We compared clinical and radiological measurements of the hip joint with a new methodology based on the concept of 3-dimensional(More)
OBJECTIVES Modern orthopaedic surgery provides a variety of techniques for cartilage repair. Despite comprehensive scientific data about the single procedures, there is little experience with the combination of these methods. Inspired by a case from our clinic, we performed a PubMed based literature search about the combination of cartilage restoration(More)
BACKGROUND The effectiveness of e-learning for reporting of x-ray-findings in a prospective, randomized trial was tested. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty advanced medical students were randomized into two groups. The test group practiced 4-6 hours with the newly developed software, the control group used conventional learning material. Afterwards, a test was(More)