Effect of medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy on intraarticular knee and ankle contact surface pressures

Effect of medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy on intraarticular knee and ankle contact surface pressures Suero EM, Hawi N, Sabbagh Y, Westphal R, Wahl FM, Krettek C, Citak M, Liodakis E   Objective: High tibial osteotomy (HTO) is a commonly used surgical technique for treating moderate osteoarthritis (OA) of the medial compartment of the knee by shifting the center Read More …

Preclinical evaluation of posterior spinal fixators: a comparative analysis

Preclinical evaluation of posterior spinal fixators: a comparative analysis La Barbera L, Villa T, Galbusera F, Wilke HJ Objective: Preclinical evaluation of spinal implants is a mandatory step to ensure their reliability and safety before clinical use and implantation. The American Society of Testing and Materials reapproved a standard for the evaluation and comparison of mechanical properties of posterior spinal Read More …

Prevalence of Degenerative Changes of the Atlanto-Axial Joints

Prevalence of Degenerative Changes of the Atlanto-Axial Joints Betsch M, Blizzard S, Boshears E, Gernhart T, Yoo J   Obbjective: Degeneration of the atlanto-dens and atlanto-axial joints is associated with cervical spine pain and may also be associated with an increased risk of dens fracture. However, there is paucity of literature describing the prevalence of specific degenerative changes in the Read More …

Sport Activity after AMIC-aided Repair of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus

Sport Activity after AMIC-aided Repair of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus Wiewiorski M, Barg A, Valderrabano V   Objective: Data regarding sport activity after autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis (AMIC)-aided repair of osteochondral transplantation of the talus is limited. The aim of this study was to determine whether AMIC-aided osteochondral repair of the talus is a clinically successful treatment and enables patients Read More …