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The subscapularis tendon is involved in up to 43% of arthroscopically treated rotator cuff lesions. Due to the close anatomic relationship, participation of the long head of the biceps and supraspinatus tendon is common. Subscapularis tendon lesions are often not primary diagnosed correctly. Using specific clinical tests and modern sectional imaging, the(More)
BACKGROUND The annual number of persons killed in road-traffic accidents in Germany declined by 36% from 2001 to 2008, yet official traffic statistics still reveal a marked difference in fatalities between the federal states of the former East and West Germany twenty years after German reunification. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed data from the(More)
BACKGROUND By implementation of a nationwide trauma network in Germany a high quality standard of technical, personnel and scientific conditions should be attained in hospitals participating in care for severely injured patients. All hospitals audited within the framework of TraumaNetwork(D) DGU are also evaluated for the modifications undertaken by(More)
The term "Damage-control" is borrowed from naval terminology. It means the initial control of a damaged ship. Because of the lethal triad in multiple injured patients the classical concept of definitive surgically therapy in the acute phase of the injury has a high rate of complications such as exsanguination, sepsis, heart failure and multiple organ(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The most frequently used bones for mechanical testing of orthopedic and trauma devices are fresh frozen cadaveric bones, embalmed cadaveric bones, and artificial composite bones. Even today, the comparability of these different bone types has not been established. METHODS We tested fresh frozen and embalmed cadaveric femora that(More)
PURPOSE Reduction and intramedullary fixation of subtrochanteric fractures is often challenging. Osteosynthesis frequently fails and a higher rate of non-unions is found. The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefit of an additional cerclage to anatomically reduce and support the medial hinge. The application is based on the experience of the surgeon;(More)
BACKGROUND Subscapularis (SSC) tendon tears seem to regularly occur combined with lesions of the supraspinatus (SSP) and long biceps (LBS) tendons. The aim of this study was to evaluate the rupture configurations and results after arthroscopic treatment of anterosuperior rotator cuff tears. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 65 consecutively treated patients(More)
Epidemiological evidence of lung cancer risk from radon is based mainly on studies of men employed underground in mines where exposures are relatively high in comparison to indoor exposure. Risk from residential radon can be estimated from occupational studies. Nevertheless, as such extrapolations depend on a number of assumptions, direct estimation of the(More)
Epidemiological evidence of lung cancer risk from radon is based mainly on studies of men employed underground in mines where exposures are relatively high in comparison to indoor exposure. Nevertheless, direct evidence of risk from residential radon is desirable. In 1990, a study was started comprising 12,000 inhabitants of an area with elevated radon(More)
Trochanteric fractures are common fractures in the elderly. Due to characteristic demographic changes, the incidence of these injuries is rapidly increasing. Treatment of these fractures is associated with high rates of complications. In addition, the long-term results remain poor, with high morbidity, declines in function, and high mortality. Therefore, in(More)