Reinhard Wittke

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OBJECTIVE To establish whether patients receiving the cholesterol synthesis enzyme inhibitor fluvastatin 20 mg/day could obtain an additional improvement in their lipid pattern as a result of physical endurance training. DESIGN This was an observational study using a before- and after-treatment comparison of fitness and lipid parameters in outpatients(More)
  • R Wittke
  • MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
  • 2005
Chronic pain in the knee joint is frequently a sign of arthrosis in adults. This must be clearly differentiated from other knee problems. Patellofemoral stress syndrome (occurs mostly in young people) and arthritis with effusion in the knee joint after long and mostly unusual stress also allow only a reduced function of the knee joint. However, even when(More)
In the diagnostic work-up of acute and chronic injuries to the knee, the patient's history together with the clinical findings are of decisive importance. Injuries to the cruciate and lateral ligaments, or to the menisci, as well as osteochondritis dissecans or chronic recurrent dislocation of the patella can usually be reliably diagnosed on the basis of(More)
  • R Wittke
  • MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
  • 2005
The criterion "positive or negative capsular pattern" serves as a signpost in the differential diagnosis of pain in the groin. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis, Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, necrosis of the femoral head in adults, and the coxarthrosis of athletes belong to the first group. Inguinal hernia, osteitis pubis, and adductor tendinosis have no(More)
  • R Wittke
  • MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
  • 2003
Pain in the shoulder should prompt a systematic clinical examination that adheres closely to the functional anatomy. The basic examination of the shoulder joint comprises active and passive movements and isometric resistance tests with the aid of which external and internal rotation and abduction/adduction can be investigated. The results of these tests(More)