Susanne Finze

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BACKGROUND As a consequence of limited personnel and financial resources, the increase in total hip arthroplasties places higher demands on orthopedic surgeons. OBJECTIVES In order to maintain high quality treatment, the correlation between surgical experience, duration of surgery and risk of complications was examined. MATERIAL AND METHODS The surgery(More)
BACKGROUND The parallel-group randomized active-controlled clinical study was conducted to compare the effectiveness of two in-hospital range of motion (ROM) exercise programs following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Continuous passive motion (CPM) is frequently used to increase ROM and improve postoperative recovery despite little conclusive scientific(More)
PURPOSE Footwear and equipment worn by military personnel is of importance for them to be able to meet the physical demands specific to their profession daily activities. The aim of the present study was to investigate by means of gait analysis how army-provided footwear and equipment influence the range of motion of hip, knee and ankle joints as well as(More)
The objective of the study was to analyse the influence of the shape and material of the military footwear worn by soldiers on muscle activity in the lower extremities, and whether such footwear could explain specific strain complaints and traumatic lesions in the region of the lower extremities.37 soldiers (one woman, 36 men) aged between 20 and 53 years(More)
The demand for improved clinical outcomes in total hip arthroplasty (THA) has led to improvements in fixation, bone ingrowth and designs providing an increased range of motion.The purpose of this prospective clinical study was to evaluate the outcome of a new cementless stem (Hipstar). The variables of body mass index (BMI), gender, preoperative function(More)
AIM The point of time for total knee arthroplasty has a significant importance due to limited implant survival rate. To what extent the preoperative stage of physical and psychological function limitation, which is increasing with the progression of the osteoarthritis, has an influence on the early functional outcome after total knee arthroplasty should be(More)
Due to their profession and the tasks it entails, soldiers are exposed to high levels of physical activity and strain. This can result in overexertion and pain in the locomotor system, partly caused by carrying items of equipment. The aim of this study was to analyse the extent of muscle activity in the lower extremities caused by carrying specific items of(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous studies have shown reduction of periprosthetic bone mineral density (BMD) after hip replacement. The effect on the whole limb, however, is still unexplored. This study's objective was to analyse the postoperative development of BMD and muscle strength of the limb after total hip replacement (THR) and to determine links between these(More)
BACKGROUND Hypersensitivity reactions to implant materials have become more important in total knee replacement (TKR). The purpose of this retrospective comparative study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes of unconstrained bicondylar total knee prostheses with and without anti-allergic titanium(niobium)nitrite (Ti(Nb)N) coating. (More)
PURPOSE To investigate the impact of preoperative functional status on early postoperative outcomes after total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS 39 men and 36 women aged 50 to 76 years who underwent cementless THA for osteoarthritis were followed up for at least 2 years. Patients were evaluated pre- and post-operatively (at 6, 12, and 24 months) using the(More)