Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Günter Altner

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Ten ulnae of mongrel dogs were osteotomized and a 3 to 5 mm cylindrical segment of bone removed from each shaft. In 10 ulnae of the opposite forelimb, living muscle tissue was placed in the resection site. The control ulnae (Set 1, Set 2) revealed 60 per cent unions, while the experimental ulnae revealed 100 per cent non-unions as determined by radiological(More)
Errors in judgement and technique are responsible for increased failure rates in fractures around the proximal femur. The advanced age of the average patient jeopardizes even the best hip pinning. Proper understanding of mechanics, operative techniques, and the natural course of those fractures will lower the incidence of failures.
A retrospective study of 52 consecutive patients was conducted to determine the influence of certain factors on the ambulatory rehabilitation of patients with hemiplegia and lower extremity amputation. Factors studied included side of hemiplegia, laterality of disability, level of amputation, order of disability (amputation first or hemiplegia first),(More)
Discussion is provided of an Orthoplast splint that was used to aid in the successful treatment of a mentally deficient patient who had sustained a fracture in the distal forearm, which was managed by external fixation. This splint is advocated for the treatment of various types of uncooperative patients. Although this splint has not been tried in the(More)