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OBJECTIVE In 1981, Moore introduced a new classification for dislocation-type fractures caused by high-energy mechanisms. The most common medial Moore-type fractures are entire condyle fractures with the avulsion of the median eminence (tibial anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) insertion). They are usually associated with a posterolateral depression of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Surgical site infections (SSIs) are the most common nosocomial infections after surgery.However, clinical guidance on how to handle any suspicious clusters of SSI in orthopaedic surgery is missing. We report on problem analysis and solution finding following the observation of an increased rate of SSI in trauma implant surgery. SETTING Trauma(More)
BACKGROUND Locking-plate osteosynthesis is a well-established treatment option for proximal humerus fractures. The standard approach is delta-pectoral, but few data using the minimally invasive antero-lateral delta-split approach exist. The aim of the study was to prospectively evaluate shoulder function and radiological outcome after a minimally invasive(More)
INTRODUCTION Dislocation type proximal tibia fractures are associated with the major soft tissue injuries. The main purpose of this study was to analyze the incidence of compartment syndrome (CS) in proximal tibia fractures in relation to the fracture type, i.e., dislocation versus non-dislocation type. We further analyzed CS within the non-dislocation type(More)
INTRODUCTION Delayed bone healing is an eminent problem in the operative treatment of distal tibia fractures. To address this problem from a biomechanical perspective, the DLS 3.7 (Dynamic Locking Screw 3.7 mm) as a new generation of locking screws has been developed. This screw enables the surgeon to control the rigidity of the plate osteosynthesis and(More)
In recent years a trend has evolved from unidirectional to multidirectional locking plates. Different technical solutions have been developed and the quality of the angle stability of all methods has been described as sufficient. Published trials describing the necessary shearing forces are rarely published. We report two cases with loss of reduction after(More)
At the Orthopaedic Department of the University of Basel, a total of 540 cemented Müller titanium alloy (Ti6Al7Nb) Straight Stems were inserted between 1989 and 1993. A cohort of 120 consecutive patients (66 women, 54 men) with 126 prostheses operated on between March and December 1989 were followed clinically and radiologically in a prospective manner for(More)
Bone complications, also known as skeletal-related events (SREs), are common in patients with bone metastases secondary to advanced cancers. To provide a detailed estimate of the health resource utilization (HRU) burden associated with SREs across eight European countries. Eligible patients from centers in Austria, the Czech Republic, Finland, Greece,(More)
INTRODUCTION The anterior delto-pectoral approach is the standard approach for the fixation of proximal humeral fractures with the PHILOS(®)-Plate system. However, this approach can impair the vascular supply and can increase avascular necrosis. The objective of this study was to evaluate the results and complexity of surgery of proximal humeral fractures(More)