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International Orthopaedics

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17.09.2018 | Original Paper

Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction fails to correct mild patella alta in cases of patellofemoral instability—a case-control study

Various predictors for primary and repeated patellar dislocation have been identified until today, among them is patella alta as a prominent and easy to assess entity. Even a first tool for risk stratification of redislocation has been developed …

17.09.2018 | Review Article

Comparison between posterior sacral plate stabilization versus minimally invasive transiliac-transsacral lag-screw fixation in fractures of sacrum: a single-centre experience

Sacral fractures are often due to high-energy traumas and are connected to fractures of the pelvic ring (pubic symphysis, sacroiliac joint). They are rarely associated with acetabular fracture [ 1 ].

15.09.2018 | Original Paper

Altering polymerization temperature of antibiotic-laden cement can increase porosity and subsequent antibiotic elution

Antibiotic cement has been used in bone and joint surgery for prevention and treatment of infection, and staged management of orthopaedic injuries in patients of all ages [ 1 – 5 ]. Vancomycin and tobramycin are commonly used antibiotic agents as …

15.09.2018 | Review Article

The effectiveness of robotic hip and knee arthroplasty on patient-reported outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Conventional hip and knee arthroplasty are common procedures effectively employed to manage advanced degenerative and inflammatory joint disease [ 1 ], providing acceptable survivorship and significantly improving quality of life (QOL) by reducing …

15.09.2018 | Original Paper

“U” route transforaminal percutaneous endoscopic thoracic discectomy as a new treatment for thoracic spinal stenosis

The conventional surgical treatment for thoracic spinal stenosis (TSS) has evolved over several decades. At present, the main treatment methods for TSS are ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) extirpation through thoracotomy …

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