Peter Meschede

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STUDY DESIGN Clinical and radiologic assessment obtained from an ongoing prospective trial following total lumbar disc replacement (TDR) with ProDisc II. OBJECTIVE To analyze the interaction between the parameters of disc space height (DSH), range of motion (ROM) and clinical outcome scores following TDR. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The interdependence(More)
AIM The aim of this in vivo study was to determine whether new miniature cryoprobes provide adequate tissue cooling in long bones by measuring the field of temperature under various conditions. METHODS Freezings were performed in femoral and tibial bones of 10 sheep under general anaesthesia. Applying one cryoprobe, temperatures of -75 degrees C resp. -51(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical study of total lumbar disc replacement (TDR) with ProDisc II (Synthes, Paoli, PA). OBJECTIVES To examine whether baseline variables VAS (Visual Analogue Scale) and ODI (Oswestry Disability Index) correspond with late and final postoperative outcome parameters and to identify early predictors of late outcome following(More)
BACKGROUND In vitro studies show that new miniature cryoprobes are suitable for cryoablation of bone tissue. The aim of this animal trial on 24 sheep was to examine the perioperative complications, particularly the danger of embolism, of cryoablation when using miniature cryoprobes. METHODS Cryoablations with 2 freeze-thaw cycles each were carried out in(More)
While only few data are available yet for radioablation of bone tissue, the occurrence of bone marrow embolisms during cryoablation has been documented. It was the aim of this study to assess perioperative complication rates of thermoablation in animals using state-of-the-art ablation probes. Eight adult sheep were placed under general anaesthesia, and(More)
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