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Effective treatment of periprosthetic fractures following TKA continues to represent a surgical challenge. The incidence and frequency of these complicated type of fractures is expected to increase as the number of TKA as well as the activity level of these patients steadily rises. A careful and correct analysis of the fracture pattern, its classification,(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate the influence of the screw location and plate working length of a locking plate construct at the distal femur on interfragmentary movement under physiological loading. METHODS To quantitatively analyse the influence of plate working length on interfragmentary movements in a locking plate construct bridging a(More)
This study compared the quality of reduction and complication rate when using a standard ilioinguinal approach and the new pararectus approach when treating acetabular fractures surgically. All acetabular fractures that underwent fixation using either approach between February 2005 and September 2014 were retrospectively reviewed and the demographics of the(More)
Pilonidal sinus disease (PSD) most commonly presents in young men when hair follicles enter through damaged epithelium and cause an inflammatory reaction. This results in the formation of fistular tracts. We reviewed studies based on a shared cohort of patients who presented at German military hospitals with PSD. The effect of the morphology of the sinus,(More)
BACKGROUND Extent and orientation of interfragmentary movement (IFM) are crucially affecting course and quality of fracture healing. The effect of different configurations for implant fixation on successful fracture healing remain unclear. We hypothesize that screw type and configuration of locking plate fixation profoundly influences stiffness and IFM for(More)
PURPOSE Although it remains the golden standard, several authors have questioned the role of pneumatic tourniquets in primary knee arthroplasty in recent studies. An intra-articular wound drainage is widely used in the field of total knee arthroplasty although the benefit of postoperative wound drainage is controversial in the literature. This study(More)
BACKGROUND Bone cysts are benign tumor-like lesions which often present as a fluid-containing cavity in the bone. They can occur in the skeletal bone as solitary or sometimes multiple bone lesions. OBJECTIVES This review discusses the diagnostics, radiological appearance and therapeutic strategies of the most important benign cystic bone lesions, such as(More)
Fractures of the patella account for about 1% of all skeletal injuries and can lead to profound impairment due to its crucial function in the extensor mechanism of the knee. Diagnosis is based on the injury mechanism, physical examination and radiological findings. While the clinical diagnosis is often distinct, there are numerous treatment options(More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic major amputations of the upper extremity are devastating injuries. These injuries have a profound impact on patient's quality of life and pose a burden on social economy. The aims of the current study were to report about the initial management of isolated traumatic major upper limb amputation from the time of admission to definitive(More)