Tilman Calliess

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The implantation of a total hip arthroplasty is the standard treatment for patients with progressive osteonecrosis. However, there is uncertainty about the type of arthroplasty that provides the best outcome and whether short stem arthroplasty represents a reasonable alternative for young patients in order to have more options in case of revision. This(More)
OBJECTIVES A periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a significant complication after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Still there is no agreement on a perfect diagnosis and treatment algorithm. The aim of this study was to evaluate the success and revision rates after two-stage revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and factors that affect the success rate.(More)
Kinematic alignment in TKA is supposed to restore function by aligning the components to the premorbid flexion–extension axis instead of altering the joint line and natural kinematic axes of the knee. The purpose of this study was to compare mechanically aligned TKA to kinematic alignment. In this study, 200 patients underwent TKA and were randomly assigned(More)
This human cadaveric study compares the biomechanical properties of quadriceps tendon repair with suture anchors and the commonly applied transosseous sutures. The hypothesis was that suture anchors provide at least equal results concerning gap formation and ultimate failure load compared with transosseous suture repair. Thirty human cadaveric knees(More)
Patients suffering from end-stage knee osteoarthritis are often treated with total knee arthroplasty, improving their functional mobility. A number of patients, however, report continued difficulty with stair ascent and descent or sportive activity after surgery and are not completely satisfied with the outcome. State-of-the-art analyses to evaluate the(More)
To compare repaired cartilage with native cartilage, and inter-observer reliability, using T2 mapping at 3 T for assessing cartilage repair in osteochondral defects of the talus after the microfracture technique. We enrolled eight females and seven males undergoing arthroscopic microfracture for osteochondral defects of the talus at an average follow-up of(More)
When performing unicondylar knee arthroplasty (UKA), the surgeon can choose between two fundamentally different designs: a mobile-bearing (MB) inlay with high conformity, or a low-conformity, fixed bearing (FB) inlay. There is an ongoing debate in the orthopaedic community about which design is superior. To date, there have been no comparative biomechanical(More)
BACKGROUND Late-onset chronic (low-grade) periprosthetic joint infections are often accompanied by unspecific symptoms, false-negative cultures or nonspecific low values of serum biomarkers. This may lead to the unintended implantation of a revision prosthesis into an infected surgical site with the risk of short-term failure developing again. Conversely,(More)
Prostheses with single radius (SR) design were supposed to be as good as the physiological kinematic and stability of the knee. This in-vitro biomechanical study compared SR to a multiple radius (MR) design on the one hand and seven left human knee specimens were used. The SR and MR knee prosthesis where implanted with a navigation system. We measured(More)
BACKGROUND Previous biomechanical studies have shown that bi-cruciate retaining knee replacement does not significantly alter normal knee kinematics, however, there are no data on the influence of a combined medial and patellofemoral bi-compartimental arthroplasty. The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effect of different replacement(More)