Steffen Hoell

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Introduction: One hundred and eight patients with varus gonarthrosis were treated with high tibial osteotomy (HTO) in 2001. Fifty one patients received an open wedge osteotomy by using the ‘Puddu’ plate and 57 patients received a Coventry-type closing wedge osteotomy. For both groups the follow-up examination period was 22.5 months (253–1009 days). Material(More)
Knee pain after total knee arthroplasty may be caused by an unresurfaced patella. Secondary isolated resurfacing of the previously unresurfaced patella in total knee arthroplasty remains controversial. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the outcome after patellar resurfacing as a second stage procedure. The study included 22 patients (13(More)
We evaluated the clinical results and complications after extra-articular resection of the distal femur and/or proximal tibia and reconstruction with a tumour endoprosthesis (MUTARS) in 59 patients (mean age 33 years (11 to 74)) with malignant bone or soft-tissue tumours. According to a Kaplan-Meier analysis, limb survival was 76% (95% confidence interval(More)
The quality of abstracts presented at medical conferences reflects the scientific activity in the organisations involved. The aims of this study were to evaluate the publication rate of studies presented at the annual congress of the German Society of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery and to investigate predictive factors for publication. The results were to(More)
Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been considered, in recent years, the standard treatment for osteoid osteoma (OO) of the appendicular skeleton. The variable clinical presentations in the foot and ankle pose problems in diagnosis, localization and thus treatment. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of RFA for patients with osteoid(More)
The functional results after reconstruction of the proximal humerus in tumour surgery are poor. Therefore, a reversed proximal humerus replacement was developed in our institution (MUTARS humerus inverse). A low degree of wear on the polyethylene is required because of the patients’ youth and demands on shoulder function. A special type of polyethylene with(More)
The aim of the present study was to assess whether using megaprostheses in revision knee arthroplasty procedures allows limb salvage with an acceptable outcome and complication rate, in comparison with other limb-saving procedures. Between 2000 and 2010, megaprosthesis implantation was required for non-oncologic indications in 20 patients (21 knees)(More)
BACKGROUND Two-stage revision arthroplasty is today regarded as the gold standard treatment method for deep prosthetic joint infection. The aim of the present study was to evaluate clinical and functional outcomes with the Modular Universal Tumor And Revision System (MUTARS) RS stem in patients undergoing two-stage revisions. METHODS The functional and(More)
The distribution of different chemical elements from a nanosilver-coated bone implant was visualized, combining the benefits of two complementary methods for elemental bioimaging, the nondestructive micro X-ray fluorescence (μ-XRF), and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). Challenges caused by the physically inhomogeneous(More)
The Himalayan mountain arc is one of the hotspots of biodiversity on earth, and species diversity is expected to be especially high among insects in this region. Little is known about the origin of the Himalayan insect fauna. With respect to the fauna of high altitude cloud forests, it has generally been accepted that Himalayan lineages are derived from(More)