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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)
Osteoarthritis has the highest prevalence in the elderly population, with a rising tendency. Currently often special gait labs are used for objective diagnostic assessment of functional motion deficits or treatment outcome, e.g in patients suffering from gonarthrosis. The artificial lab setting and short measurement periods affect the explanatory power of(More)
PURPOSE 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. METHODS We enrolled eight females and seven males undergoing arthroscopic microfracture for osteochondral defects of the talus at an(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)
PURPOSE 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(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)
BACKGROUND The gap-balancing technique is well established in primary total knee arthroplasty to determine femoral rotation and flexion gap stability. However, it has been reported that the everted or luxated extensor mechanism during this procedure in addition to soft tissue releases performed may cause inaccurate flexion-gap determination and thus result(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)
BACKGROUND Ruptures of the patellar tendon are debilitating injuries requiring surgical repair. Reliable data about the most appropriate suture technique and suture material are missing. The standard procedure consists of refixing the tendon with sutures in transpatellar tunnels, sometimes combined with augmentation. HYPOTHESIS Suture anchors provide at(More)