Walter Braun

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In intraarticular fractures of the distal humerus, full functional recovery is difficult to obtain. Even if stable anatomic reconstruction of the articular surface is achieved by open reduction and internal fixation, nerve lesions, joint stiffness, and heterotopic bone formation may spoil the functional result. Ninety-nine consecutive fractures were treated(More)
Pre-donation kidney volume and function may be crucial factors in determining graft outcomes in kidney transplant recipients. We measured living donor kidney volumes by 3D helical computed tomography scanning and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) by (125)I-iothalamate clearances in 119 donors, and correlated these values with graft function and incidence of(More)
Intraosseous benign leiomyoma is a rare manifestation of disseminated leiomyomatosis. In a 54 year old housewife presenting with a painful left hip due to a cystic lesion of the femoral neck, histological assessment following resection of the cyst showed a benign intraosseous leiomyoma. Years before a diagnosis of disseminated peritoneal leiomyomatosis had(More)
During a 7-year period (between July 1987 and June 1994) 19 patients were treated for Chopart dislocation. Seventeen patients were examined clinically 48 months following trauma. We found 1 excellent, 6 good, 6 mediocre, and 4 poor results. Only 4 patients were able to achieve their pre-accident level of work and no patients could return to sports at the(More)
At our hospital, closed dislocations of the elbow without neurovascular or osseous lesion are treated conservatively after successful reduction in the absence of a tendency to redislocation. Indications for surgery are irreducible dislocations and those with a tendency to redislocation as well as open soft tissue injuries, neurovascular and osseous(More)
Nach wie vor stellt die Femurkopfluxationsfraktur zwar eine relativ seltene, jedoch sehr komplikationsträchtige Verletzung dar. Zur Vermeidung von Sekundärschäden ist die umgehende schonende Reposition unabdingbar. Eine übungsstabile Osteosynthese des Hüftkopffragmentes ist im Interesse der Kongruenz der Gelenkfläche und damit der Verhinderung einer(More)
Beside the basic question wether a separation of the acromioclavicular joint should be treated operatively or not, the method of operation is discussed in particular. For that reason we investigated our own method of a temporary transfixation of the joint by a centrally drilled K-wire combined with a PDS-augmentation of the coracoclavicular and a suture of(More)
BACKGROUND Although our understanding of the risk factors involved in the occurrence of posttransplant diabetes mellitus (PTDM) as well as its outcomes has improved, it still remains incomplete. Our study attempts to analyze the risk factors as well as the outcomes associated with PTDM in the renal transplant patients at the Cleveland Clinic. METHODS Our(More)
In this study the results of conservatively treated stable fractures of the thoracolumbar spine in 112 cases are reported. The follow-up of these patients was carried out by clinical and radiological examinations. It proved that functional treatment used in 94% of all cases was superior in its results and lack of pain to Böhler the method according of(More)
The main problem with fractures of the femoral neck is the high incidence of avascular necrosis and non-union. While the rate of pseudarthroses has been lowered by treatment with stable compression screws, no effect of this technique on the incidence of head necrosis is evident. The reasons for this are rupture of vessels, wide dislocation of fragments and(More)