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BACKGROUND Increasing incidence rates of soft tissue sarcomas (STS) have been reported. In the present study, the authors have analyzed the incidence of STS in Austria in a population-based study for the period 1984-2004. PATIENTS AND METHODS Age-adjusted incidence rates, gender and age predilection and geographic differences were analyzed, comprising(More)
Aneurysmal bone cyst is a rare nonneoplastic expansile osteolytic bone lesion of unknown etiology. To the best of the authors' knowledge, no epidemiologic study concerning its incidence has been reported. The authors performed a retrospective, population based analysis of 94 patients with primary aneurysmal bone cyst and a literature review of 1002 patients(More)
PURPOSE Ankle arthrodesis (AAD) and total ankle replacement (TAR) are the major surgical treatment options for severe ankle arthritis. There is an ongoing discussion in the orthopaedic community whether ankle arthrodesis or ankle fusion should be the treatment of choice for end stage osteoarthritis. The purpose of this study was to compare the participation(More)
We treated 106 patients with a peripheral osteoid osteoma by conventional surgical methods; 81 had curettage and 25 en-bloc resection. The rate of local recurrence after curettage was 12% and after en-bloc resection 4.5%. Postoperative fractures were observed in 3% after curettage and in 4.5% after en-bloc resection. We compared our findings with those(More)
Bone marrow presents an attractive option for the treatment of articular cartilage defects as it is readily accessible, it contains mesenchymal progenitor cells that can undergo chondrogenic differentiation and, once coagulated, it provides a natural scaffold that contains the cells within the defect. This study was performed to test whether an abbreviated(More)
BACKGROUND Both microfracture (MFX) and matrix associated autologous cartilage transplantation (MACT) are currently used to treat cartilage defects of the talus. T2 mapping of the ankle at 7 T has the potential to assess the collagen fibril network organization of the native hyaline cartilage and of the repair tissue (RT). This study provides first results(More)
BACKGROUND Aseptic loosening is the most frequent cause of implant failure in total hip arthroplasty. While a direct link between aseptic loosening and periprosthetic bone loss remains elusive, there is plentiful evidence for a close association with early implant migration. The present trial was primarily designed to evaluate whether a single infusion of 4(More)
Ewing tumours (ET), including Ewing's sarcoma and peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumour, are well characterised at the molecular level by a unique chromosomal rearrangement which fuses the EWS gene to one of two closely related ETS proto-oncogenes, FLI-1 or ERG. Expression of the resulting chimaeric transcripts can be readily detected by reversed(More)
Limb salvage surgery in patients with osteosarcoma is reported to cause a higher rate of local recurrences with a poorer chance of survival. It was the aim of the study to analyze differences between ablative and limb sparing surgery in patients with osteosarcoma who are treated with chemotherapy with respect to local and systemic tumor control and to(More)
In 251 patients over a period of 15 years an uncemented Kotz modular femoral and tibial reconstruction mega prosthesis was implanted after resection of a malignant tumour of the lower limb. Twenty-one patients (8.4%) underwent revision for aseptic loosening, again using an uncemented prosthesis, and five of these required a further revision procedure. The(More)