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OBJECTIVE To assess the morbidity after sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy compared with SLN and completion level I and II axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) in a prospective multicenter study. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA ALND after breast cancer surgery is associated with considerable morbidity. We hypothesized: 1) that the morbidity in patients undergoing(More)
We determined whether the early improvement in symptoms and function after microfracture in the management of articular cartilage defects of the talus is maintained at mid term follow-up. Factors influencing outcome and postoperative magnetic resonance imaging were also evaluated. We performed data collection prospectively using the Hannover Scoring System(More)
Preoperative selective embolisation was carried out on 17 patients with spinal metastases from various primary tumours. There was a significant reduction in the blood loss (2088 ml) and infusion volume requirement (3500 ml) and more favourable postoperative haemoglobin (Hb) development compared with the non-embolised but otherwise identical control group.(More)
Avulsion fractures of the lateral tibial plateau, known as the lateral capsular sign, are increasingly associated with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures. This phenomenon, known as the Ségond fracture, is a bony avulsion of the menisco-tibial ligament. Stress, which can lead to an avulsion of this kind, almost always occurs during knee flexion and(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the fixation strength of press-fit-implanted osteochondral grafts with respect to graft size (length and diameter), the effect of repeated insertion after pullout, and harvesting technique. Experiments were performed using the Osteochondral Autograft Transfer System on porcine femoral condyles. Failure loads of(More)
The objective of this study was to measure the resultant force in the human bone-patellar tendon-bone graft after reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament under various conditions in vitro. Seven fresh-frozen cadaver lower extremities were used. Force measurement was made with a quartz force transducer mounted in a specially designed load cell. The(More)
Objective To assess the accuracy of sentinel lymph node (SLN) frozen section in a prospective multicenter study of early-stage breast cancer patients. Summary background data The decision to perform an immediate completion axillary node dissection (ALND) is based on results of SLN frozen section. However, SLN frozen sections are not routinely performed in(More)
Twelve patients undergoing cementless hip joint arthroplasty were retransfused with unwashed drainage blood collected postoperatively. Global coagulation parameters, coagulation factors (factor V:C, factor VIII:C, activated factor XII, and factor XIII) and markers of thrombin generation (F1+2 Fibrin split products, thrombin-antithrombin complexes), fibrin(More)
Fat embolism syndrome occurs in only 0.9-4% of patients with long bone fractures and especially with intramedullary nailing. Earlier publications have shown that intramedullary manipulation, e.g. reaming and nailing, can produce high pressures of up to 1 bar. The design of the new non-slotted interlocking compressions nails seems to increase the pressure in(More)
Axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) is the standard of care for nodal staging of patients with invasive breast cancer. Due to significant somatic and psychological side effects, replacement of ALND with less invasive techniques is desirable. The goal of this study was to evaluate the clinical usefulness of axillary lymph node (ALN) staging by means of(More)