S. Edward Klima

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AIM A major advantage of the unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) is the quick rehabilitation, small traumatisation of tissue and the mostly uncomplicated revision to a total knee arthroplasty. The aim of the study is to examine whether the conversion to the total endoprosthesis, as is frequently is recommended at present in cases of defect of the(More)
Opinions differ on unicompartmental knee replacement for treatment of unicompartmental ostearthritis of the knee. There is general agreement that well-functioning cruciate ligaments are necessary if use of this prosthesis is to be successful. Especially for younger people who are still working and who have advanced medial arthritis and lacking or inadequate(More)
The goal of using navigation systems in total hip arthroplasty (THA) is to minimise malpositioned components, increase range of motion, and decrease the risk of dislocation, which may result in long-term stability. The two systems used to navigate the acetabular component are CT-based and fluoroscopy-based. Between May 2001 and May 2002, surgery was(More)
The aim of this prospective study was to assess the range of motion (ROM) achieved with the Genesis II Posterior Stabilized High Flexion knee prosthesis. The ROM was compared with that of a historical study group with the standard PS insert and an identical study design. Sixty three patients with primary knee osteoarthritis (37 female, 26 male; average age:(More)
Computer-assisted navigation in total knee arthroplasty has been shown to improve implant positioning and may lead to improved patient outcomes. The purpose of this study was to assess differences in time and accuracy using a navigation system with either a conventional (20 knees) or specially designed (20 knees) system of cutting blocks. The time needed(More)
BACKGROUND This study aims to analyse the outcome and the complications after total knee arthroplasty in post-traumatic osteoarthritis in comparison to TKA in patients with degenerative osteoarthritis. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a period of six years 43 patients with a post-traumatic osteoarthritis were treated with a total knee arthroplasty (group PT). 38(More)
The flexible Triac-Brace was developed to improve cosmetic appearance and wearing comfort. It was evaluated in this study with respect to primary curve correction in idiopathic scoliosis (IS). Twenty patients (15 girls, 5 boys, mean age: 12.5) with a diagnosis of IS were treated with the Triac-Brace. Lumbar curves showed an initial average Cobb angle of 26(More)
BACKGROUND Low postoperative pain level, decreased length of hospital stay and accelerated rehabilitation are the major benefits of unicondylar knee arthroplasty. Especially in comparably young, not yet retired and still active patients with an isolated medial gonarthrosis, these prostheses offer many advantages. However, one important requirement to be(More)
Due to heavy workloads and shortage of staff, doctors often find it difficult to explain operations to their patients with the legally required detail and timing (in Germany, 24 h preop). This is however mandatory for obtaining informed consent. We developed a computer program that generates films explaining 24 common orthopedic operations and blood(More)
In laparoscopic appendectomy several variants of technique have been proposed. In a randomized prospective trial we compared three common techniques: 1. application of two endoloops, 2. application of two endoloops and additional manual stump sinking 3. application of endo-cutter. The study included 150 patients, 50 each per technique. The application of(More)