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This article reports about the internet based, second multicenter study (MCS II) of the spine study group (AG WS) of the German trauma association (DGU). It represents a continuation of the first study conducted between the years 1994 and 1996 (MCS I). For the purpose of one common, centralised data capture methodology, a newly developed internet-based data(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal treatment strategy for burst fractures of the thoracolumbar junction is discussed controversially in the literature. Whilst 360° fusion has shown to result in better radiological outcome, recent studies have failed to show its superiority concerning clinical outcome. The morbidity associated with the additional anterior approach may(More)
Fractures of the pubic rami are typically classified as stable injuries. The current treatment strategies involve pain management and mobilization. However, pain-dependent immobilization may pose a serious hazard to patients with severe preexisting co-morbidities. There is paucity of literature on the outcome and mortality of these patients. We(More)
The treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures is complicated because of the comorbid conditions of the elderly patient. Underlying osteoporosis leads to malalignment of the weakened bone and impedes fracture fixation. The treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures is widely empirical, because standardized and accepted treatment evidence-based(More)
Treatment of thoracolumbar fractures is still controversial. Several treatment options are reported to yield satisfactory results. There is no evidence indicating superiority of any treatment option. We have already presented radiological results of the use of PLIF/TLIF in trauma, which showed satisfactory results concerning intervertebral fusion and(More)
Die kongenitale Tibiapseudarthrose gehört zu den schwierigsten Krankheitsbildern in der Kinderorthopädie. Anamenstisch findet sich bei diesen Patienten meist eine Vielzahl ineffektiver, operativer Eingriffe und letztendlich auch ein funktionell unbefriedigendes Ergebnis in Form einer den Patienten schwer behindernden Deformität. Bei den meisten dieser(More)
Reposition und Stabilisierung osteoporotischer Wirbelkörperfrakturen durch kurzstreckige dorsale Instrumentation. Verbesserung des Schraubenhalts im osteoporotischen Knochen durch Zementaugmentation der Pedikelschrauben zur Vermeidung eines postoperativen Korrekturverlusts. Rasche und schmerzarme postoperative Mobilisation ohne weitere äußere Ruhigstellung.(More)
Patients with fractures from the 11th thoracic to the 5th lumbar vertebra had a reconstruction of the anterior column with monocortical iliac crest autograft by using a single dorsal approach. The loss of correction was observed using X-rays pre- and post-operatively, at 3 months and after implant removal (IR). Successful fusion was assessed using computed(More)
Lumbosacral fracture dislocation is a very rare lesion and was first described by Watson-Jones in 1940. Two anatomical classifications are described in the literature, all other reports are case presentations. This fracture type is characterised by an antero- or retrolisthesis or a lateral translation of the 5th lumbar vertebra in relation to the sacrum.(More)
Percutaneous sacroiliac screw fixation under fluoroscopic control is an effective method for posterior pelvic ring stabilization. However, sacral dysmorphism has a high risk of L5 nerve injury. This study describes a simple method for the preoperative assessment of the sacral morphology using CT scans with widely available tools. CT scans of 1000 patients(More)