Pieter Boele van Hensbroek

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“I am because we are; and since we are, therefore, I am” — this is the by now familiar aphorism expressing a traditional African ethic known as ubuntu. Culture-specific versions of this aphorism include umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu (Nguni) and motho ke motho ka batho babang (Sotho), both of which could also be translated as “a person is a person through other(More)
Locking Compression Plates (LCPs) have been introduced in the last decade. Clinicians have the impression that hardware removal of LCPs are more difficult and associated with more complications than conventional (non-locking) plates. Therefore, this study compares the complication rates of Locking Compression Plate (LCP) removal and conventional non-locking(More)
Background This study was designed to systematically review the literature to assess which temporary abdominal closure (TAC) technique is associated with the highest delayed primary fascial closure (FC) rate. In some cases of abdominal trauma or infection, edema or packing precludes fascial closure after laparotomy. This ‘‘open abdomen’’ must then be(More)
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