Sabine Gruber

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Soft tissue injuries with associated bone defects are difficult to manage and often require prolonged treatment with repeated interventions. Frequently, a free flap is applied as a first step and bone grafting is carried out in a second procedure. Ideally, these two procedures are combined in one operation, utilizing a soft tissue flap with an attached(More)
BACKGROUND Soft tissue defects overlying the Achilles tendon often occur after traumatic ruptures of the Achilles tendon or because of pressure ulcers in patients suffering from circulatory problems. Ideally, reconstruction should be achieved in as few stages as possible. Currently, there are different methods used to treat these defects. Here, we examined(More)
Multiple attempts to repair the Achilles tendon can be associated with major soft-tissue defects of skin and tendon necessitating reconstruction with free flaps. In view of its specific anatomical characteristics, the fasciocutaneous infragluteal free flap is best suited for restoring sensibility and achieving nearly full function, including resumption of(More)
BACKGROUND Defects in the buttock region are frequent indications for plastic surgery and are caused by various mechanisms. Therefore, different flaps were introduced and are well established. However, all of them have their limitations in reconstruction because of their restricted arc of rotation. Hence, we indicated the use of the local fasciocutaneous(More)
Measurements of bone mineral density (BMD) of the proximal femur (including femoral neck, Ward's triangle and trochanteric region) were compared with the Singh index grading in 40 normal subjects (20 male, 20 female) and in 116 patients (18 male, 98 female) referred for assessment of possible osteoporosis. Additionally, the BMD and the Singh index of 12(More)
The aim of the present systematic review was to evaluate the evidence of a potential learning curve for laser treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. A systematic literature search was conducted in November 2011 using The Cochrane Library, EMBASE and MEDLINE. Overall, 18 sources (mostly case series) were included for further assessment. The majority of(More)
Thin patients who will not accept breast reconstruction with foreign material may not have enough tissue associated with the TRAM or latissimus muscle to achieve an acceptable reconstruction. We feel the next choice is tissue from the infragluteal region raised and moved as a free fasciocutaneous flap (FCI) based on the descending branch of the inferior(More)
INTRODUCTION Latissimus dorsi flap breast reconstruction is associated with a high incidence of donor site seromas. After using several preventive operative techniques, we were able to reduce postoperative complications in a standard operation procedure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of various risk factors related to incidence, volume(More)