Rudolph Reindl

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This study is an attempt to describe a new technique for anterior transarticular screw fixation of the atlantoaxial joints, and to compare the stability of this construct to posterior transarticular screw fixation with and without laminar cerclage wiring. Nine human cadaveric specimens were included in this study. The C1–C2 motion segment was instrumented(More)
Four different radiological diagnostic methods were compared as to their diagnostic relevance in the analysis of odontoid fractures. Thirty-one patients with fresh odontoid fractures were investigated using standard anteroposterior and lateral radiographs, conventional tomography, axial computerized tomography and two-dimensional reconstruction in the(More)
BACKGROUND A general trend in orthopedic traumatology is the advent of daily, dedicated orthopedic trauma theatres. Availability of trauma theatres is believed to decrease morbidity and mortality, but this remains unproven. We performed a retrospective review comparing morbidity and mortality outcomes at a single institution before and after the(More)
spine is a rare spinal injury often resulting from high-energy trauma. Associated soft-tissue thoracic injuries are common and are compounded by the often-associated paraplegia. Exceptionally, there are some cases of thoracic spine dislocations without neurological injuries. A major challenge in the surgical management of such spinal fractures is achieving(More)
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