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On 01/10/2018

N°277 - October 2018

N°277 - October 2018


The German Congress of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, DKOU, is being held this month in Berlin under the triple chairmanship of Werner Siebert, Joachim Windolf and Gerd Rauch. We met Werner Siebert, president of the German Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopeadic Surgery. We were surprised by the extent of his experience and seduced by the relevance of his points of view.

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Article : Calcar-guided short stems - there's no getting around in modern THA By Karl Philipp Kutzner, Joachim Pfeil

Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is one of the most successful procedures of the last century providing excellent long-term results. However, worldwide increasingly young and active patients with osteoarthritis are treated with THA, thus being more demanding regarding postoperative clinical function and physical activity.

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Article : Is a Short Stem an Option for Obese Patients? By Sabine Mai, Werner Siebert

Obesity contributes to a higher rate of osteoarthritis in joints not only because of cartilage loading forces but also because the adipose tissue releases adipokine, a protein that leads to excess cartilage inflammation and degradation.

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Article : Cinderella shoe syndrome By Harald Kuhn

What is the link between the daily practice of foot surgery and the fairy tale? Perrault described the glass slipper as properly fitting footwear: the fairy-tale template for a wearer who transforms from the poor maid Cinderella to a princess.

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Article : Individualised therapy of femoral neck fractures - The Wiesbaden concept By Michael Schneider, Karl Philipp Kutzner, Alexander Walz, Yves Gramlich, Joachim Pfeil

The incidence of femoral neck fractures increases continuously (Johnell et al. 2005). There is a wide variation across the world showing highest rates for Europe and North America. Within Europe incidence rates vary between North and South...

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