Ph B. Schoettle

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Since 1996 we have gained experience in the development and clinical application of the OATS technique in 167 cases. Operative management, technical demands and early results of osteochondral cylindrical autograft plugs at the talus are presented. Between April 1996 and November 2000 we treated 39 patients (21 male, 18 female) with an average age of 28.4(More)
OBJECTIVE Both, matrix-assisted chondrocyte transplantation (MACT) and osteochondral autograft transplantation (OCT), are applied for treatment of articular cartilage defects. While previous clinical studies have compared the respective outcome, there is no such information investigating the ultrastructural composition using T2 mapping comparing cartilage(More)
Knorpelschäden stellen gerade im Kniegelenkbereich ein zunehmend häufigeres Problem dar. Bei der operativen Therapie müssen Faktoren wie Defektgröße/-tiefe, Alter und Körpergewicht, gleichzeitige Meniskusläsionen, Bandinstabilitäten und Beinachsenfehlstellungen unbedingt mitberücksichtigt werden. Lavage, Shaving und Débridement sind als rein symptomatische(More)
GOAL The failure load of the SD meniscal staple was compared with the 2-0 Etibond meniscus suture in a dynamic test without isolating the meniscus. METHODS In eight knee joint pairs, a standardized lesion of the posterior part of the medial meniscus was repaired by either three staples (7 mm) or three 2-0 Etibond sutures. After resection of the cruciate(More)
Therapy of cartilage damage is a frequent problem, especially in the young and active patient. For the treatment of a cartilage damage we have to consider the size of the defect, age and weight of the patient, meniscal tears, ligament instabilities and varus-/valgus-malalignment. Lavage, shaving and debridement are only sufficient for a short time and have(More)
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