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Pertrochanteric fractures are a rising major health-care problem in the elderly and their operative stabilisation techniques are still under discussion. Furthermore, complications like cut-out are reported to be high and implant failure often is associated with poor bone quality. The PFNA(®) with perforated blade offers a possibility for standardised cement(More)
BACKGROUND Many femoral fracture patterns in children cannot be stabilized sufficiently by intramedullary nailing only. Such fractures may require additional cast bracing or cerclage wiring after nailing. To overcome this problem, pediatric Ender nails that can be interlocked were designed to achieve better fracture stabilization. METHOD Seventeen(More)
The clinical relevance and nature of calcaneal cysts is controversial. The risk of pathologic fracture is undefined and diagnostic criteria to differentiate between cysts in patients who can be treated nonoperatively and patients who require surgical intervention are not available. To address these questions, 50 calcaneal bone cysts in 47 patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE Combined dorsoventral stabilization provides superior mechanical stability in the operative treatment of thoracolumbar spine fractures. Currently, there are no data available reflecting the quality of life in trauma patients following the combined procedure. The aim of this investigation was to study the health-related quality of life after(More)
It is generally accepted that severely displaced or malrotated neck fractures of the fifth metacarpal should be treated by closed reduction and pinning. As antegrade intramedullary splinting avoids adhesions of the extensor hood and provides intramedullary stability this technique seems to be advantageous in comparison with traditional retrograde(More)
Although equinus gait is the most common abnormality in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) there is no consistency in recommendations for treatment, and evidence for best practice is lacking. The Baumann procedure allows selective fractional lengthening of the gastrocnemii and soleus muscles but the long-term outcome is not known. We followed a group(More)
Aufgrund der höheren mechanischen Stabilität hat die kombinierte dorsoventrale Stabilisierung von Frakturen des thorakolumbalen Übergangs in den letzten Jahren zunehmend an Bedeutung gewonnen. Bislang liegen nur wenige Daten zum postoperativen Verlauf nach einer dorsoventralen Instrumentierung vor. Unklar ist insbesondere, welche Auswirkungen sich auf die(More)
It is absolutely necessary to classify children's fractures for quality controls and clinical research. It is not possible that a classification of children's fractures will follow hierarchies, such as the prognosis of growth, the kind of treatment, the severity of the lesion, the patient's age, as well as medical expenditures and different techniques of(More)
Fragestellung. In der operativen Versorgung instabiler Frakturen des thorakolumbalen Überganges besteht Unklarheit darüber,mit welchem Verfahren die besten Ergebnisse erzielt werden können.Aufgrund der höheren mechanischen Stabilität scheint sich gegenwärtig die kombinierte dorsoventrale Stabilisierung durchzusetzen.Für das kombinierte Verfahren sind(More)
Um eine stabile knöcherne Heilung von Frakturen der thorakolumbalen Wirbelsäule zu erreichen, müssen häufig die lasttragenden ventralen Abschnitte rekonstruiert werden. Die Verwendung autogener Knochentransplantate gilt dabei als „golden standard“, obgleich die Transplantate nicht in allen Fällen zur Einheilung gelangen. Bezüglich des weiteren Vorgehens bei(More)