Hans-Michael Klinger

Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany

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Publications (24)37.31 Total impact

  • Mike Herbert Baums, Hans-Michael Klinger, Stephanie Otte
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    ABSTRACT: Morbus Teutschländer is a benign metabolic disorder involving soft-tissue masses near large joints and a rarely observed form of extraskeletal calcifications. For example, it is seen in patients with chronic renal failure, but in most cases it remains clinically silent. In a minority of patients, this soft-tissue calcification is responsible for complications. Various locations of calcium deposits have been characterized. Advanced age and increased calcium x phosphate product are some of the underlying reasons, but local factors are involved as well. Prevention should be preferred because the treatment is generally difficult. We describe the case of a morbus Teutschländer in a 58-year-old woman with chronic renal failure on hemodialysis presenting with a massive soft-tissue calcification of the foot with a compression of a cutaneous nerve secondary due to uremic tumoral calcinosis. The tumoral masses was successfully excised, and at the 1-year follow-up, the patient had no discomfort. Clinical and radiological features and treatment are discussed, and a review of soft-tissue calcifications is given.
    Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 03/2003; 123(1):51-3. · 1.31 Impact Factor
  • Stephanie Otte, Hans-Michael Klinger, Juergen Beyer, Mike H Baums
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    ABSTRACT: Biodegradable implants were introduced in the middle 1990s as a new technique for the arthroscopic treatment of reparable meniscal tears. We have used these implants since 1999 and present two cases of failure of biodegradable meniscal repair implants. One foreign-body reaction with granuloma and one fresh meniscus tear after renewed trauma in the case of receding meniscus arrows with a chondral lesion. We also performed a review of the literature with the Medline database. Meniscus refixation with bioabsorbable arrows is considered reliable but shows various other complications that must be borne in mind.
    Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy 08/2002; 10(4):250-3. · 2.84 Impact Factor
  • Hans-Michael Klinger, Stephanie Otte, Mike H Baums, Thomas Haerer
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    ABSTRACT: Frozen shoulder is still an enigma in shoulder surgery. It is reported that at 2 years after onset most patients will have recovered whether treated or not. To decrease time to recovery and improve the results of this condition, a number of different treatment modalities have been used. In our unit, all patients with frozen shoulder were selected for the arthroscopic release technique if a conservative program of physical therapy had failed to restore motion after 6 months and if they had no known extra-articular contractures. A prospective study was undertaken of 36 patients with refractory frozen shoulder who were treated with an arthroscopic capsulotomy between November 1997 and October 1999. There were 22 women and 14 men with an average age of 49 years (range 32-63 years). All of the patients were assessed for pain, function, and range of motion before surgery. Five patients were diabetic. An arthroscopic capsular release improved motion in all patients, with substantial relief of pain. Follow-up averaged 18 months (range 10-26 months). The median preoperative Constant score rose from 29 to 66 at the time of follow-up. By a mean of 8 weeks after treatment, 75% of the patients had returned to work. One patient developed recurrent refractory stiffness. There were no complications related to the procedure. This study demonstrates that arthroscopic capsular release can be a safe and effective tool in the management of refractory shoulder stiffness and is an effective way of shortening the course of an apparently self-limiting disease.
    Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 06/2002; 122(4):200-3. · 1.31 Impact Factor
  • Stephanie Otte, Hans-Michael Klinger, Frank Lorenz, Thomas Haerer
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    ABSTRACT: Closed rupture of the tibial anterior tendon is a rare clinical entity. Case reports in the literature reveal a total of only 49 cases up to the year 2000. According to these reports, the age group affected is 50 to 70 years old, and there are more men than women affected. Although the functional limitation is quite considerable, late diagnosis is common. An appropriate clinical examination, including an exact history taking, should lead to the right diagnosis. Ultrasound examination and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be helpful. 'Restitutio ad integrum' can only be achieved by operative treatment. If technically possible, reinsertion of the tendon directly into bone or direct tendon repair is preferred. After delayed diagnosis, a secondary reconstruction through tendon transfer or transplantation is often necessary. A 64-year-old woman presented with pain and swelling in the area of the ankle joint 5 months after falling. She showed insecurity in walking, and the heel-walk could not be demonstrated. The distal neurovascular function was intact. The area of the retinaculum showed a swelling, and the tendon was not palpable in comparison with the other forefoot. An intact tendon could not be seen by ultrasound, and MRI confirmed these findings. A complete rupture was noted during the operative revision. The proximal and the distal tendon stumps were found to be thickened and knotted, the proximal stump was also atrophic. An augmented tenoplasty was performed. Afterwards, the tendon was tense in the neutral position. The lower leg was put in a plaster cast for 6 weeks, followed by physiotherapy. Ten months after the operation, the tendon was palpable in the correct position, the dorsal extension was powerful, and the patient did not experience any difficulty. Rupture of the anterior tibial tendon is a rare clinical entity and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pain in the area of the ankle joint. An early operative treatment is advantageous.
    Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 05/2002; 122(3):188-90. · 1.31 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

220 Citations
37.31 Total Impact Points


  • 2008–2014
    • Universitätsmedizin Göttingen
      • Division of Orthopedics
      Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
  • 2003–2012
    • Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
      Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
  • 2002
    • Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
      Gieben, Hesse, Germany