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The pelvic subcutaneous cross-over internal fixator is a minimally invasive technique for the fixation of instable anterior pelvic ring fractures. A USS-II-VAS screw is anchored bilaterally in the supra-acetabular region of the os ileum by a mini-incision approach. An angled fixation rod is inserted subcutaneously and after successful closed reduction(More)
Endoscopic operations are tissue-preserving operative methods, which are increasing constantly in importance. Lag screw osteosynthesis is suitable for performance as an endoscopic operation with specially designed instruments. We have developed a set that allows lag screw osteosynthesis into the axis of the dens. Under endoscopic view the soft tissues are(More)
The aim of the present paper is to compare the results obtained using two osteosynthesis systems developed for the surgical treatment of unstable fractures of the trochanteric region of the femur: the proximal femoral nail (PFN) and the dynamic hip screw (DHS) with trochanteric butt-press plate (TBPP). From December 1997 to November 2000, 173 patients with(More)
Cervical spine changed by Bechterew's disease is severely endangered with any increased load. Even decent trauma is enough to produce a fracture with affection of spinal cord. Because of little knowledge in these special items, late diagnosis of overlooked injury is not rare, especially in two-level injuries. Neurolesions following secondary fracture(More)
In the last decade, there has been an increasing interest in compensating thermally induced errors to improve the manufacturing accuracy of modular tool systems. These modular tool systems are interfaces between spindle and workpiece and consist of several complicatedly formed parts. Their thermal behavior is dominated by nonlinearities, delay and(More)
A normal active human being will not accept chronic instability or persistent luxation of any joint. Many attempts have been made to stabilize a damaged joint with autogeneic and allogeneic materials and by various surgical techniques. In animal and clinical trials, carbon fibers are reported to be a promising material for ligament replacement in chronic(More)
The long-term behavior of carbon fiber ligament replacements was evaluated in sheep. In vitro assessments of both isolated carbon fiber prostheses and resected animal ligaments were performed. The right knee in 45 sheep was reconstructed. In 30 animals, only the medical collateral ligaments were replaced, but with different systems of anchorage to bone. In(More)