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Florian Gebhard

Florian Gebhard
Ulm University | UULM · Clinic of Trauma, Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) represents a major determining factor of outcome in severely injured patients. However, reliable brain-damage-monitoring markers are still missing. We therefore assessed brain-specific beta-synuclein as a novel blood biomarker of synaptic damage and measured the benchmarks neurofilament light chain (NfL), as a neuroaxon...
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Background Pediatric traumas are common and remain a unique challenge for trauma surgeons. Demographic data provide a crucial source of information to better understand mechanisms and patterns of injury. The aim of this study was to provide this information to improve treatment strategies of potentially preventable morbidity and mortality in childr...
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Background: Forearm fractures are one of the most common fractures in children. Over the last years, a tendency towards surgical treatment was seen, especially closed reduction and internal fixation with elastic stable internal nailing (ESIN). Despite an overall low complication rate being described, a risk of intraoperative complications remains....
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Background Hip fractures in the elderly population are common and the number of patients is rising. For young and geriatric patients with undisplaced fractures osteosynthesis is the primary type of treatment. The dynamic hip screw (DHS) is around for many years and proved its value especially in displaced fractures. Since 2018 the femoral neck syst...
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PurposeOperative timing, perioperative management and postoperative rehabilitation are rising challenges in orthopedic geriatric trauma. The aim of this study was to determine the outcome of patients with dementia or with a high number of comorbidities treated with hemiprosthesis after hip fracture. Literature regarding patients with high comorbidi...
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Background The treatment of fragility fractures of the pelvis is rising challenge for orthopedic trauma surgeons. Operative treatment should allow immediate full weight bearing and early mobilisation but should also be as minimal invasive as possible. Sacroiliac (SI) or transsacral transiliac screws (TSTI) alone or depending on the fracture in comb...
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Background Pediatric femur fractures are a major trauma in children. Different treatment algorithms have been developed but indications for surgical treatment, especially in very young patients, are still controversial. Literature recommends surgical stabilization with elastic-stable intramedullary nailing (ESIN) starting at the age of 3 and non-op...
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Purpose: In order to prevent implant failure and secondary fracture dislocation, it is often recommended that patients perform partial weight-bearing after surgery of the lower extremity. Previous examinations showed that patients are often not able to follow these instructions. In this study, patients who had undergone surgery of the lower extrem...
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IntroductionAfter surgical treatment of injuries of the lower extremity, partial weight bearing is often suggested until soft tissue consolidation. It is doubtful, if this recommendation can be implemented, even in the case that a patient is performing partial weight bearing with a physical therapist. Consequently the question remains, if patients...
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Background Among potentially modifiable risk factors for delirium, transfers between wards, hospitals and other facilities have been mentioned with low evidence. TRADE (TRAnsport and DElirium in older people) was set up to investigate i) the impact of transfer and/or discharge on the onset of delirium in older adults and ii) feasibility and accepta...
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Introduction Femoral neck fractures in the elderly are a major event and are rising in incidence over the last decade. Advancing age and numerous comorbidities largely account for high mortality rate and require geriatric expertise. Treatment options are total hip arthroplasty (THA), hemiarthroplasty (HA) or osteosynthesis. Literature suggests THA...
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Mast cells are important tissue resident sensor and effector immune cells, but play also a major role in osteoporosis development. Mast cells are increased in numbers in the bone marrow of postmenopausal osteoporotic patients, and mast cell‐deficient mice are protected from ovariectomy (OVX)‐induced bone loss. In this study, we showed that mast cel...
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Background and objectiveThe isolated proximal radius fracture in children is a quite rare injury. In difference to adults a conservative treatment is often possible. But in case of increasing dislocation the indication for surgery is given. Options for an operative treatment are “closed reduction”, “percutaneous reduction”, “intramedullary nailing”...
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Life-threatening polytrauma results in early activation of the complement and apoptotic system, as well as leukocytes, ultimately leading to the clearance of damaged cells. However, little is known about interactions between the complement and apoptotic systems in PMN (polymorphonuclear neutrophils) after multiple injuries. PMN from polytrauma pati...
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Introduction: Accuracy for screw placement in the dorsal pelvic ring can be enhanced using intraoperative 3D navigation. Advances in intraoperative imaging lead to benefits for pelvic surgery. New c-arms are equipped with flat panel detectors, which have a larger detector and assure higher image quality with accompanying dose reduction. A hybrid OR...
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Die Inzidenz periprothetischer Frakturen (PPF) im Allgemeinen und somit auch im Bereich der Hüfte wird entsprechend der Anzahl an primären Implantationen künftig weiter zunehmen. Für die USA beispielsweise werden für das Jahr 2030 ca. 572.000 primäre Hüft-Totalendoprothesen (H-TEP) pro Jahr prognostiziert.
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Background Cement augmentation of the proximal femur nail antirotation (PFNA; Fa. DePuy Synthes) showed good biomechanical and clinical results regarding increased stability and functional outcome [Linden et al. in J Orthop Res 24:2230–2237, 2006;Kammerlander et al. in Injury 49:1436–1444, 2018;]. Cement-associated complications are well known in o...
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Background Trauma is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, especially in the young population. Cardiac injuries are an independent predictor for a poor overall outcome after trauma. The aim of the present study was to analyze systemic inflammation as well as local cardiac inflammation after experimental limb-, neuro- and combined tra...
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Musculoskeletal injuries are the most common reason for surgery in severely injured patients. In addition to direct cardiac damage after physical trauma, there is rising evidence that trauma induces secondary cardiac structural and functional damage. Previous research associates hip fractures with the appearance of coronary heart disease: As 25% of...
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Background Fractures of the proximal femur in the elderly population are rising. Teaching the appropriate surgical treatment of these fractures is of paramount importance. The aim of the study was to evaluate differences in outcome of surgical procedures between supervised trainees and senior surgeons. Objective Are there more surgical complication...
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Zusammenfassung Die prähospitale, stationäre und poststationäre Versorgung von immer mehr hochbetagten Patienten mit typischen alterstraumatologischen Frakturen stellt eine Herausforderung für Rettungsdienst, Krankenhäuser und Krankenkassen dar. Diese Herausforderungen in der Behandlung der alterstraumatologischen „Big Five“ soll im Fokus dieses Ar...
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Periodontitis is the inflammatory destruction of the tooth-surrounding and -supporting tissue, resulting at worst in tooth loss. Another locally aggressive disease of the oral cavity is tooth resorption (TR). This is associated with the destruction of the dental mineralized tissue. However, the underlying pathomechanisms remain unknown. The complem...
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Zusammenfassung Die prähospitale, stationäre und poststationäre Versorgung von immer mehr hochbetagten Patienten mit typischen alterstraumatologischen Frakturen stellt eine Herausforderung für Rettungsdienst, Krankenhäuser und Krankenkassen dar. Diese Herausforderungen in der Behandlung der alterstraumatologischen „Big Five“ soll im Fokus dieses Ar...
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One third of multiple trauma patients present abnormal echocardiographic (ECHO) findings. Therefore, ECHO diagnostic after trauma is indicated in case of hemodynamic instability, shock, after chest trauma and after cardiac arrest. 20 male pigs underwent multiple trauma. Blood samples were collected 4 and 6 h after trauma and concentrations of heart...
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Trauma remains a leading global cause of mortality, particularly in the young population. In the United States, approximately 30,000 patients with blunt cardiac trauma were recorded annually. Cardiac damage is a predictor for poor outcome after multiple trauma, with a poor prognosis and prolonged in-hospitalization. Systemic elevation of cardiac tr...
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Initially underestimated as platelet dust, extracellular vesicles are continuously gaining interest in the field of inflammation. Various studies addressing inflammatory diseases have shown that microvesicles (MVs) originating from different cell types are systemic transport vehicles carrying distinct cargoes to modulate immune responses. In this s...
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Cardiac injuries are recorded after multiple trauma and are associated witha poor patient outcome. Reaming prior to locked intramedullary nailing is a frequently used technique to stabilize femoral diaphysis fractures. However, in polytraumatized patients, complications such as fat emboli and acute respiratory distress syndrome has been associated...
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Trauma represents a major socioeconomic burden worldwide. After a severe injury, hemorrhagic shock (HS) as a frequent concomitant aspect is a central driver of systemic inflammation and organ damage. The kidney is often strongly affected by traumatic-HS, and acute kidney injury (AKI) poses the patient at great risk for adverse outcome. Recently, th...
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Background Approximately 30,000 patients with blunt cardiac trauma are recorded each year in the United States. Blunt cardiac injuries after trauma are associated with a longer hospital stay and a poor overall outcome. Organ damage after trauma is linked to increased systemic release of pro-inflammatory cytokines and damage-associated molecular pat...
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Objectives Separation of the lesser trochanteric fragment in pertrochanteric 3-part fractures leads to a significant weakening of the medial cortical wall. Because of the attachment of the Iliopsoas muscle to this structure, the lesser trochanteric fragment tends to cranial dislocation along this muscle's action direction. Refixation of these fract...
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Background and purpose: The aim of the study was to determine the effects of post-traumatically released High Mobility Group Box-1 protein (HMGB1) and extracellular histones on cardiomyocytes (CM). We also evaluated a therapeutic option to capture circulating histones after trauma, using a hemadsorption filter to treat CM dysfunction. Experimenta...
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The purpose of this study was to reveal possible consequences of long-bone fracture on cardiac tissue and to analyze the role of systemically elevated danger associated molecular patterns, complement anaphylatoxins and cytokines. Blood samples of mice, pigs, and humans after a fracture were analyzed by ELISAs for complement component 5a (C5a), tumo...
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Background and study aim Advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMP) frequently lack of clinical data on efficacy to substantiate a future clinical use. This study aims to evaluate the efficacy to heal long bone delayed unions and non-unions, as secondary objective of the EudraCT 2011-005441-13 clinical trial, through clinical and radiological bone...
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Background: The complement system is part of the innate immunity, is activated immediately after trauma and is associated with adult respiratory distress syndrome, acute lung injury, multiple organ failure, and with death of multiply injured patients. The aim of the study was to investigate the complement activation in multiply injured pigs as well...
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Sepsis is associated with global cardiac dysfunction and with high mortality rate. The development of septic cardiomyopathy is due to complex interactions of damage-associated molecular patters, cytokines, and complement activation products. The aim of this study was to define the effects of sepsis on cardiac structure, gap junction, and tight junc...
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The number of fragility fractures is rising, and treatment is a challenge for orthopaedic trauma surgeons. Various augmentation options have been developed to prevent mechanical failure. Different composites can be used based on the fracture type, patient needs, and biomechanical needs. Indications for augmentation are not limited to osteoporotic f...
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After severe trauma, the resulting excessive inflammatory response is countered by compensatory anti‐inflammatory mechanisms. The systemic inflammatory response to trauma enhanced by inappropriately timed surgical second hits may be detrimental for the patient. On the other hand, overwhelming anti‐inflammatory mechanisms may put patients at increas...
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Background: About one third of all patients with proximal femur fractures take oral anticoagulation like aspirin (ASS), direct platelet aggregation inhibitors like Clopidogrel and Ticagrelor (PAI), vitamin-K-antagonists like Warfarin (VKA) and direct oral anticoagulants like Rivaroxaban, Dabigatran and Apixaban (DOAC). The management and timing of...
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Background and Purpose: Post-traumatic cardiac dysfunction often occurs in multiply injured patients (ISS ≥ 16). Next to direct cardiac injury, post-traumatic cardiac dysfunction is mostly induced by the release of inflammatory biomarkers. One of these is the heparin-binding factor Midkine, which is elevated in humans after fracture, burn injury an...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to define the influence of trauma on cardiac glucose and fatty acid transport. The effects were investigated in vivo in a porcine mono- and polytrauma model and in vitro in human cardiomyocytes, which were treated simultaneously with different inflammatory substances, mimicking post-traumatic inflammatory condi...
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Hybrid-operating rooms enable the surgeon to acquire intraoperative high-resolution 2- and 3D images and use them for navigation. The radiation dose of the operating personal and the patient remains the major concern. In 9 months, 109 pelvic and spine cases were performed using a hybrid operating room. Radiation dose of the surgeon and the assistin...
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Endogenously mobilized stem and progenitor cells (SPCs) or exogenously provided SPCs are thought to be beneficial for trauma therapy. However, still little is known about the synchronized dynamics of the number of SPCs in blood after severe injury and parameters like cytokine profiles that correlate with these numbers. We determined the number of h...
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Purpose: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are primarily stromal cells present in bone marrow and other tissues that are crucial for tissue regeneration and can be mobilized into peripheral blood after different types of organ damage. However, little is known about MSC appearance in blood in the setting of polytrauma. Methods: We conducted a monocen...
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Postmenopausal females display a chronic inflammatory phenotype with higher levels of circulating pro-inflammatory cytokines. Furthermore, the inflammatory response to injury may be altered under estrogen-deficiency, because it was shown previously that estrogen-deficient mice displayed increased levels of the inflammatory cytokines Midkine (Mdk) a...
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Zusammenfassung Wie in allen anderen Abschnitten der Wirbelsäule gewinnt die intraoperative Navigation auch im Bereich der Halswirbelsäule zunehmend an Bedeutung. Die Nähe der neurovaskulären Strukturen, die komplexe Anatomie des 1. und 2. Halswirbelkörpers und die Einführung von minimalinvasiven Verfahren erschwert die sichere Schraubenplatzierung...
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The invention of flat-panel detectors led to a revolution in medical imaging. The major benefits of this technology are a higher image quality and dose reduction. Flat-panel detectors have proved to be superior to standard C-arms (= C-arm with radiograph source and image intensifier). Cone-beam computed tomography (cone-beam CT) is a 3D data set, w...
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We here investigated whether the unique capacity of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to re-establish tissue homeostasis depends on their potential to sense danger associated molecular pattern (DAMP) and to mount an adaptive response in the interest of tissue repair. Unexpectedly, after injection of MSCs which had been pretreated with the calcium-bindi...
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Introduction New implant designs like the Proximal Femoral Nail Antirotation (PFNA) were developed to reduce failure rates in unstable pertrochanteric fractures in the elderly. Standardized implant augmentation with up to 6 mL of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) cement has been introduced to enhance implant anchorage by increasing the implant-bone int...