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BACKGROUND Interspinous stand-alone implants are inserted without open decompression to treat symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). The insertion procedure is technically simple, low-risk, and quick. However, the question remains whether the resulting clinical outcomes compare with those of microsurgical decompression, the gold standard. MATERIAL AND(More)
INTRODUCTION Vertebral fractures (VF) are a leading cause of morbidity in the elderly. In the past decade, minimally invasive bone augmentation techniques for VF, such as percutaneous vertebroplasty (VP) and kyphoplasty (KP) have become more widespread. According to the literature, both techniques provide significant pain relief. However, KP is more(More)
INTRODUCTION Despite the clinical success of cemented TKA, aseptic loosening of the tibial component remains a potential long-term complication. Considering the constantly growing revision burden, there is a need for clarification regarding controversial views on primary fixation techniques. In this retrospective analysis, surface (SC) or full cementation(More)
BACKGROUND In revision hip arthroplasty, cages are commonly used for acetabular reconstruction in cases with loss of bone stock. It is important to follow this patient group closely, in order to better understand failure mechanisms and the chance of long-term success. PATIENTS AND METHODS We followed our first 164 acetabular revisions with the Mueller(More)
BACKGROUND Acetabular revision in total hip arthroplasty (THA), especially for loose or migrated cup components with collateral bone loss, remains a great surgical challenge. The aim should always be a functionally favorable reconstruction of the rotation center with sufficient load capacity of the acetabulum. Commonly used implants in Europe are the(More)
BACKGROUND Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) bone cements are mainly used for implant fixation in joint replacement surgery. During cement preparation for application, all staff in the operating theatre are exposed to methylmethacrylate (MMA) fumes, which are known to have toxic side effects. METHODS AND RESULTS In this study we found that vacuum mixing of(More)
Squeaking in total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been observed only in hard-on-hard bearings, such as ceramic-on-ceramic or metal-on-metal. We report the case of a patient with a squeaking THA who had undergone multiple femoral head revisions combined with a composite ceramic cup (polyurethane, ceramic). Squeaking started 6 years postoperatively and acetabular(More)
OBJECTIVES Polymethylmethacrylate bone cements are widely used in orthopaedic and trauma surgery as well as in dentistry. The toxic side effects of inhaled methylmethacrylate (MMA) fumes generated during mixing have been well studied. Vacuum cement mixing systems have been shown to reduce the risk of airborne MMA significantly compared to handmixing. In an(More)
Vertebroplasty (VP) and kyphoplasty (KP) are minimally invasive vertebral augmentation procedures for the treatment of fresh vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) associated with osteoporosis, trauma, malignant conditions, hemangiomas, and osteonecrosis. During these procedures, bone cement (e.g., polymethylmethacrylate) is percutaneously injected into the(More)
Pulsatile lavage is purported to improve radiographic survival in cemented total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Similarly, a potential improvement of fixation strength of the tibial tray has been assumed based on the increased cement penetration. In this study, the influence of pulsed lavage on fixation strength of the tibial component and bone cement penetration(More)