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To evaluate articular cartilage repair tissue after biological cartilage repair, we propose a new technique of non-invasive, high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and define a new classification system. For the definition of pertinent variables the repair tissue of 45 patients treated with three different techniques for cartilage repair(More)
The Vienna Shoulder Score (VSS) was screened by two groups of patients for use in medical expertises and follow-up examinations. One group (n = 157) consisted of patients with healed clavicular bone fractures, the other group (n = 130) consisted of healthy individuals. The study proved that the VSS is a useful, exact and fast method of shoulder evaluation(More)
BACKGROUND Cervical spine injuries are uncommon in pediatric trauma patients. Previous studies were often limited by the small numbers of patients available for evaluation. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence and characteristics of pediatric cervical spine injuries at this Level 1 trauma center and to review the authors' experiences with(More)
BACKGROUND The continuous increase in the number of fractures of the proximal femur is directly attributable to the worldwide increase in life expectancy. The standard version of the Gamma Interlocking-Nail (standard Gamma nail [SGN], 200-mm length, 10-degree valgus curvature, two distal locking bolts) was designed because of the demands in orthopedic hip(More)
BACKGROUND Osteochondritis dissecans (OD) is an affection of the subchondral bone involving progressive detachment of an osteochondral fragment. METHODS This article describes the epidemiology, etiology, clinical appearance, possibilities for radiological diagnostics, and classification of OD and presents conservative and surgical therapeutic techniques.(More)
INTRODUCTION Interprosthetic femoral fractures following ipsilateral hip and knee arthroplasty are a rare but serious complication in clinical practice. In most cases, adequate management of these injuries might constitute a challenging problem. However, the literature provides only few data regarding the treatment and outcome of interprosthetic femoral(More)
OBJECTIVE A multicenter trial analyzed complications and odds for complications in open and closed tibial fractures stabilized by small diameter nails. DESIGN Retrospective. SETTING Four Level I trauma centers. PATIENTS Four hundred sixty-seven tibial fractures were included in the study. There were fifty-two proximal fractures, 219 midshaft(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of different prosthetic systems on the functional and radiographic outcomes after shoulder arthroplasty for fractures. This study comprised 35 patients (28 women and 7 men) with a mean age of 74 years (range, 56-88 years) who sustained 4-part fractures of the proximal humerus and were randomly(More)
There has been a marked increase in the incidence of pelvic fractures over the last few years. Associated injuries to the urogenital and vascular system as well as nerve injuries worsen the prognosis. Over a five year period 126 patients with severe pelvic trauma were treated. Out of these 39 (30.9%) sustained additional peripelvic injuries and represent(More)
Fractures of the proximal humerus in children are rare and constitute only 3% of all epiphyseal injuries. From 1992 to 2002 sixteen patients aged 4 - 15 years with a displaced fracture of the proximal humerus were treated at our level I trauma unit. The mean follow-up of the patients was 23.8 months (8 - 72). Ten children had a metaphyseal fracture and six(More)