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BACKGROUND Infiltration procedures are a common treatment of lumbar radiculopathy. There is a wide variety of infiltration techniques without an established gold standard. Therefore, we compared the effectiveness of CT-guided transforaminal infiltrations versus anatomical landmark-guided transforaminal infiltrations at the lower lumbar spine in case of(More)
Compared to older patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) younger patients are considered to be more active, thereby exposing the implant to significantly higher loads over a much longer period of time. Additionally, cases of secondary osteoarthritis caused by hip dysplasia, femoral head necrosis or rheumatic diseases are much more frequent than(More)
BACKGROUND Painful vertebral compression fractures (VCF) caused by osteoporosis are a common health problem in the elderly population. If conservative treatments are unsuccessful, surgical treatments like vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty are recommended. But the use of Polymethylmethacrylat (PMMA) bone cement for augmentation surgery is associated with risks.(More)
BACKGROUND Vertebral compression fractures (VCF) change the natural spinal alignment and inevitably lead to a decreased quality of life. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate changes in pulmonary function after VCF were treated by radiofrequency kyphoplasty (RF-TVA). METHODS Twenty-five patients were treated with RF-TVA and analyzed in 3(More)
Pain coming from the sacroiliac (SI) joints can explain up to 25 % of all chronic low back pain. A careful differential diagnosis is required to avoid misdiagnosis of low back pain. In addition to historical findings, positive findings on physical examination maneuvers that stress the SI joint are a key component diagnosis. The SI joint is confirmed as a(More)
BACKGROUND 30% of myeloma patients suffer from vertebral compression fractures (VCF). Consequently, augmentation often becomes inevitable to prevent further problems. This study evaluated the interaction of radiation therapy (RT) and radiofrequency kyphoplasty (RFK) in the treatment of myeloma associated VCF. METHODS Eighty-six myeloma patients with VCF(More)
BACKGROUND Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) temperatures reaching 45°C in adjacent tissues are cytotoxic to the spinal cord, nerves and surrounding tissues. OBJECTIVE This study compares different RFA electrodes with regard to the temperature distribution during ablation of spinal metastases. METHODS In vitro experimental study in isolated lumbar vertebrae(More)
BACKGROUND Kyphoplasty is a proven minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of patients with osteoporotic fractures. By augmentation of fractured vertebral body, however, a very large portion of the intervertebral structures will be destroyed. With the help of a new device (Vertect Jack Device), the erection of the vertebral body will be carried out(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with lumbar degenerative disk disease (DDD) often require an interbody fusion. Several spacer systems have been developed to achieve an adequate fusion. The newly developed flexible interbody spacer system (Luna®, Benvenue Medical Inc.) expands to the disk space and is adjustable to the patient's anatomy. OBJECTIVE Prospective(More)
The following report deals with the case of a post-surgical gout after total hip arthroplasty. Before surgery, the patient was diagnosed with hyperuricaemia. Following the procedure, the patient developed superinfected gout tophi and several joint infections. Multiple surgeries were necessary to control the illness and to finally heal the infection. This(More)