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[Vacuum sealing as treatment of soft tissue damage in open fractures].
In 1992, 15 of 152 patients with open fractures were treated with vacuum sealing; 1 patient sustained a soft tissue infection due to an insufficient sealing technique, and when the correct technique was applied the infection cleared up. Expand
Is interleukin 6 an early marker of injury severity following major trauma in humans?
There is strong evidence that systemic IL-6 plasma concentrations correlate with ISS values at hospital admission, andIL-6 release can be used to evaluate the impact of injury early regardless of the injury pattern. Expand
[Computed tomographic torsion-angle and length measurement of the lower extremity. The methods, normal values and radiation load].
Fifty patients with an average age of 31 years who had suffered fractures of the lower limbs and had been treated by osteosynthetic or conservative methods were studied, using a GE 9800 Quick CT; accurate and reproducible measurements of the angles of torsion of the femur and tibia were obtained. Expand
Operative treatment of patellofemoral maltracking with torsional osteotomy
The aim of the study was to prove that a torsional osteotomy could bring about significant pain relief and create a stable femoropatellar joint, and introduce a tORSional index for validation and quantification of torsial deformities. Expand
Early biochemical characterization of soft-tissue trauma and fracture trauma.
The amount of fracture and soft-tissue damage can be estimated early by analysis of serum interleukin-6 and creatine kinase and is of great importance with regard to long-term outcome after trauma. Expand
Strength measurement and clinical outcome after pulley ruptures in climbers.
Nonsurgical treatment of single pulley ruptures is recommended, and the clinical outcome was good to excellent, and no long-term strength deficit for the injured finger could be observed. Expand
Length and torsion of the lower limb.
The length and torsion of the segments of the lower limb in normal individuals are evaluated, to analyse the differences between left and right sides, and to provide tolerance figures for both length andTorsion to help plan corrective osteotomies in the lower limbs. Expand
The Pattern of Preformed Cytokines in Tissues Frequently Affected by Blunt Trauma
Due to their consistent presence at the tissue level, high systemic concentrations of IL-6 and IL-8 in patients blood, seen after pulmonary trauma, long bone fractures, or soft tissue injury, may be interpreted as an overspill of local trauma mediators, indicating their relevance in post-traumatic monitoring. Expand
Planning analysis of knee-adjacent deformities. I. Frontal plane deformities.
  • W. Strecker
  • Medicine
  • Operative Orthopadie und Traumatologie
  • 1 August 2006
The planning analysis of leg deformities around the knee joint is based on a standardized clinical examination and on long leg standing anteroposterior (AP) radiographs, which may be complemented byExpand