Robert Hierner

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We assessed the value of three-compartment magnetic resonance (MR) wrist arthrography in comparison with non-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the evaluation of 13 individual wrist ligaments in 35 patients with refractory wrist pain. In 20 of these patients MR findings were correlated with the findings from multiportal wrist arthroscopy. For MR(More)
 Objective. To compare three-compartment MR wrist arthrography with non-enhanced MRI in correlation with wrist arthroscopy, and to evaluate the potential of MR arthrography for consistently visualizing all parts of the scapholunate interosseous ligament of the wrist (SLIL) and exactly diagnosing the site and extent of SLIL defects. Design and Patients. In(More)
The real extent of damage in high-pressure injection injuries (grease gun injuries, paint gun injuries, pressure gun in juries) is hidden behind a small and frequently painless punctiform skin lesion on the finger or the hand. These kinds of injuries require prompt surgical intervention with surgical debridement of all ischemic tissue. Possibility of a(More)
The purpose of this paper is to review the results of free latissimus dorsi transfer for scalp and cranial reconstruction in the case of large defects with exposed brain tissue, cranial bone without periosteal cover, and dura, which cannot be reconstructed with local flaps or skin grafts. Free latissimus dorsi transfer was carried out in seven patients with(More)
Between 1982 and 1993, 65 amputation and amputation-like injuries in the upper arm (n = 18), proximal and middle forearm (n = 32) and distal forearm and wrist level (n = 15) were treated in our institution. The overall survival rate in our series was 92.3% (60/65). In 3 of 65 cases early secondary amputation because of vascular failure was necessary. There(More)
OBJECTIVES Functional surgery of unilateral T(2b) to T3 glottic cancer and cricoid chondrosarcoma is possible using the technique of tracheal autotransplantation. The objective of this paper is to report the functional and oncologic outcome of 24 consecutive patients treated with this technique between 2001 and 2007. METHODS Seventeen patients, of whom(More)
This study investigated the reproducibility of repeated measurements with the Kikuhime pressure sensor under two different types of pressure garments used in the treatment and prevention of scars after burns. Also efficiency of garments was assessed in clinical circumstances by assessing pressure loss and residual pressure after 1 month. Intra- and(More)
A review of the literature reveals that with conventional treatment alone or in combination with secondary muscle/tendon transfer, about 4-43% of cases show incomplete recovery with severe functional and/or aesthetic impairment (group III). If these patients undergo early microsurgical brachial plexus revision, regeneration without significant functional(More)
A suicidal 66-year-old female patient was run over by a train. The lower extremities were amputated at different levels. On the right side, there was a complete amputation in the distal third of the lower leg. Proximal to the amputation site, there was an extensive soft-tissue and bone defect. On the left side, there was a crush injury of the tarsus and(More)
As a result of modern therapeutic and technological advances, the surgeon has the ability to salvage even the most severely injured lower limbs. However, the success of replantation nowadays is no longer measured simply on the basis of restoration of viability but also on functional outcome compared with primary amputation with early prosthetic fitting, the(More)