T. Renkawitz

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We report the kinematic and early clinical results of a patient- and observer-blinded randomised controlled trial in which CT scans were used to compare potential impingement-free range of movement (ROM) and acetabular component cover between patients treated with either the navigated 'femur-first' total hip arthroplasty (THA) method (n = 66; male/female(More)
In a prospective and randomised clinical study, we implanted acetabular cups either by means of an image-free computer-navigation system (navigated group, n = 32) or by free-hand technique (freehand group n = 32, two drop-outs). Total hip replacement was conducted in the lateral position and through a minimally invasive anterior approach (MicroHip). The(More)
There is still conflicting evidence about the true benefit of minimally invasive (MI) techniques in total hip replacement (THR). The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the safeness of a MI approach during the learning curve of a single surgeon. Second, clinical and radiographic results among the MI THR group were compared with the results using a(More)
The use of computer navigation systems during total hip arthroplasty requires the femoral fixation of a reflective dynamic reference base (DRB), which theoretically involves the risk of bony fracture, infection, and pin loosening. The first objective of this study was to evaluate the relative movements between a novel, noninvasive external femoral DRB(More)
BACKGROUND A novel imageless measurement algorithm to assess leg length (LL) and offset (OS) changes during total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been established, the purpose of this study was to describe the process and establish whether or not it is accurate. METHODS THA was performed on 17 cadaver hip specimens. LL and OS changes were determined(More)
This study investigates the influence of pelvic tilt on conventional alignment of acetabular cups. Cementless cups were aligned into a synthetic replica of the pelvis 300 times at different pelvic tilts. At +10 degrees pelvic tilt, average cup inclination was 46.2 degrees (32 degrees to 65 degrees ; +/-7.0 degrees ), and average cup anteversion was 19.8(More)
Chondrosarcoma is virtually resistant to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Survivin, the smallest member of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein family, is a critical factor for tumor progression and resistance to conventional therapeutic approaches in a wide range of malignancies. However, the role of survivin in chondrosarcoma has not been well studied.(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Imbalanced patterns of erector spinae activity and reduced trunk extension strength have been observed among patients with low back pain (LBP). The association between LBP and neuromuscular imbalance still remains unclear. PURPOSE To examine the relationship between LBP, neuromuscular imbalance, clinical symptoms, and trunk extension(More)
BACKGROUND Restoration of biomechanics is a major goal in THA. Imageless navigation enables intraoperative control of leg length equalization and offset reconstruction. However, the effect of navigation compared with intraoperative fluoroscopy is unclear. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We asked whether intraoperative use of imageless navigation (1) improves the(More)
AIM The aim of the paper was to evaluate neuromuscular activity patterns of the lumbar erector spinae during isometric voluntary maximum trunk extension and how this could be influenced through a back exercise home program in high performance amateur tennis players. METHODS Experimental longitudinal study of the lower back in a clinical setting. Seventy(More)