TA Schildhauer

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OBJECTIVE Presentation of a new triangular osteosynthesis technique that permits early weight-bearing in vertically unstable sacral fractures. DESIGN Retrospective evaluation of a consecutive series. SETTING Level I trauma center. PATIENTS Thirty-four patients, twenty-eight of whom were polytraumatized, all with vertically unstable sacral fractures.(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the surgical handling, potential complications, and remodeling of an injectable, osteoconductive calcium phosphate cement (Norian SRS) for joint depression-type calcaneal fractures in humans, and to illustrate the clinical efficacy of this cement with special reference to early postoperative full weight bearing. DESIGN Prospective(More)
INTRODUCTION The surgical treatment of displaced proximal humeral fractures (ORIF) is a perpetual challenge to the surgeon. For this reason, the principle of polyaxiality was developed to provide an improved primary stability of the fracture through better anchorage of the screws, especially in osteoporotic bone. The aim of this study was to present(More)
AIM Bipolar hemiarthroplasty is frequently used in femoral neck fractures. There is only little evidence regarding differences in complication rates if the procedure is performed by either a junior or senior surgeon. METHODS 360 bipolar hemiarthroplasties were retrospectively investigated. Complication rates for junior and senior surgeons were evaluated(More)
Silver nanoparticles (Ag-NP) are increasingly used in biomedical applications because of their remarkable antimicrobial activity. In biomedicine, Ag-NP are coated onto or embedded in wound dressings, surgical instruments and bone substitute biomaterials, such as silver-containing calcium phosphate cements. Free Ag-NP and silver ions are released from these(More)
Lateral compression injuries to the pelvis typically result in a rotationally unstable and vertically stable condition including an impaction and compression fracture of the posterior pelvic ring. The operative and postoperative management, as well as the morbidity and mortality, of these fractures differs significantly from vertical shear injuries to the(More)
Acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are life-threatening complications in trauma patients. Despite the implantation of a veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (vv ECMO), sufficient oxygenation (arterial SaO(2)  > 90%) is not always achieved. The additive use of high-frequency oscillation ventilation (HFOV) and(More)
AIMS Our aim was to investigate the outcomes of patients with a displaced fracture of the glenoid fossa who are treated conservatively. There is little information in the literature about the treatment of these rare injuries non-operatively. PATIENTS AND METHODS We reviewed 24 patients with a mean age of 52 years (19 to 81) at a mean of 5.6 years (11(More)
Nickel-titanium shape memory alloys (NiTi-SMAs) exhibit mechanical and chemical properties which make them attractive candidate materials for various types of biomedical applications. However, the high nickel content of NiTi-SMAs may result in adverse tissue reactions, especially when they are considered for load-bearing implants. It is generally assumed(More)
Eight patients with sacrum fractures combined with pelvic ring fractures type C were treated using a triangular osteosynthesis after reduction of the fracture. The additional vertical stabilization between the lumbar spine and the posterior iliac crest caused the stability, which is necessary for immediate mobilization of patients. Perfect reduction,(More)