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54. Jahrestagung der Norddeutschen Orthopädenvereinigung e. V.

Norddeutsche Orthopädenvereinigung

16.06. bis 18.06.2005, Hamburg

20 years of experience with the Sledge-Prothesis (St. GEORG and ENDO-Model)

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  • corresponding author J. Kasch - Hanse-Klinikum-Stralsund, Orthopädie, Stralsund
  • D. Bartel - Stralsund
  • R. Kasch - Stralsund

Norddeutsche Orthopädenvereinigung. 54. Jahrestagung der Norddeutschen Orthopädenvereinigung e.V.. Hamburg, 16.-18.06.2005. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2005. Doc05novEP73

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Published: June 13, 2005

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Within the orthopaedic center of the "Hanse"-clinical complex, Stralsund 432 Sledge-Prothesis have been implanted.

109 patients (121 knee joints) have been checked afterwards in average of 9.4 years (1/20). According to KAPLAN-MEIER a 9 year long survival ratio of 93.44% has been realised.

The knee-score (INSALL et al) increased from prae-surgery 53.46 to post-surgery 93.57, the function-score of prae-surgery 49,37 to post-surgery 82.76 and the over all score from prae-surgery 102.83 to post-surgery 176.43.

8 aseptically loosened knees were confronted with 2 times exchange of Sledge-Prothesis, 4 times with a shift to an unstring total surface-substitute and 2 times with a rotation-knee-joint

Within a weighted indication positioning the result's of the medial sledge-prothesis are comparable with them of the total surface-substitute.