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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this prospective multicenter study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes of an unconstrained bicondylar total knee prosthesis with a new ceramic femoral component made of BIOLOX® delta. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty patients underwent cemented total knee arthroplasty in three hospitals/centers. Clinical and(More)
Overexertion and pain of the musculoskeletal system may occur partly owing to load application by the equipment. Both the weight of equipment and the duration of loading are relevant. The aim of the present study was to examine the extent of loading and resultant strain in the trunk muscles. Therefore, the trunk posture of soldiers and muscular activity in(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)