Thomas Mendel

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The objective of this prospective, randomized, controlled trial was to compare the results of two operative techniques used for the treatment of unstable distal radius fractures in elderly patients classified as AO types A2, A3, and C1. Patients were treated with either fixed-angle volar plates or K-wires using a combined Kapandji and Willenegger technique.(More)
Correct cup positioning is one of the keys for successful total hip replacement. There are mechanical and computer assistant guides for correct cup positioning in the market. To optimize the cup positioning, the use of navigation systems is recommended. The aim of this study was to compare spatial orientation of the acetabulary entry plane in relation to(More)
Bronchopleural fistula (BPF) and bronchial stump insufficiency (BSI) after lobectomies and pneumonectomies are dreaded complications with incidences of up to 12 % and a mortality rate of up to 51 %. Apart from the basic illness causes include complications like aspiration-pneumonia and ARDS, formation of empyema as well as histories of sepsis. Corticoid(More)
Degeneration of intervertebral disc (IVD) tissue is characterized by several structural changes that result in variations in disc physiology and loss of biomechanical function. The complex process of degeneration exhibits highly intercorrelated biomechanical, biochemical, and cellular interactions. There is currently some understanding of the cellular(More)
The use of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) bone cement to augment hip screws reduces cut-out risk but is associated with an exothermic reaction. This in vitro investigation evaluated the risk of thermal necrosis when augmenting the implant purchase with PMMA. A pilot study analyzed the effects of different PMMA layer thicknesses on temperatures around an(More)
Sacroiliac (SI) screws are used for osteosynthesis in unstable posterior pelvic ring injuries. In the cases of “sacral dysplasia”, in which the elevated upper sacrum does not allow a secure SI screw insertion into the S1 level, the S2 segment must be used to achieve stable fixation. The bone quality of the S2 segment is thinner compared to that of the S1(More)
Ellenbogenluxationen mit ipsilateraler proximaler Radiusschaftfraktur und Radiusköpfchenluxation sind eine bisher selten beschriebene Verletzungsentität. Im Folgenden stellen wir den Fall eines 23-jährigen Patienten mit diesem Verletzungsmuster vor. Nach initialer Diagnostik wurde der Radiusschaft osteosynthetisch versorgt, wobei auf die anatomische(More)
Sacroiliac (SI) screw fixation represents an effective method to stabilise pelvic injuries. However, to date neither reliable radiological landmarks nor effective anatomical classifications of the sacrum exist. This study investigates the influence of variability in sacral shape on secure transverse SI-screw positioning. Furthermore, consistent correlations(More)
Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a recognised cause of secondary osteoarthritis of the hip. Several imaging methods have been used to analyse the pathologic signs. Because of the lack of precise pre- and intraoperative overview and the difficulty locating osseous pathologies, arthroscopic and minimal invasive treatment is still challenging, even for(More)
Sacroiliac (SI) screw fixation for unstable pelvic fractures stands out as the only minimally invasive method among all other ORIF procedures. A strictly transverse screw trajectory is needed for central or bilateral fracture patterns up to a complete iliosacroiliac fixation. However, secure screw insertion is aggravated by a narrow sacroiliac bone stock.(More)