Articles by Mareen Braunstein in JoVE
Diagnosis of Musculus Gastrocnemius Tightness - Key Factors for the Clinical Examination Sebastian F. Baumbach1,2, Mareen Braunstein1,2, Markus Regauer1,2, Wolfgang Böcker2, Hans Polzer1,2 1Foot and Ankle Surgery, Munich University Hospital, 2Department of Trauma Surgery, Munich University Hospital Isolated Musculus gastrocnemius tightness is a common cause for foot and ankle pathologies. Currently no standardized examination procedure exists. This manuscript demonstrates that 20 degree of knee flexion eliminates the restraining effect of the M. gastrocnemius on ankle dorsiflexion and presents a video description of a standardized examination protocol.
Other articles by Mareen Braunstein on PubMed
Development of an Accelerated Functional Rehabilitation Protocol Following Minimal Invasive Achilles Tendon Repair Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy : Official Journal of the ESSKA. Sep, 2015 | Pubmed ID: 26410099 Surgical repair after acute Achilles tendon rupture leads to lower re-rupture rates than non-surgical treatment. After open repair, early functional rehabilitation improves outcome, but there are risks of infection and poor wound healing. Minimal invasive surgery reduces these risks; however, there are concerns about its stability. Consequently, physicians may have reservations about adopting functional rehabilitation. There is still no consensus about the post-operative treatment after minimal invasive repair. The aim of this study was to define the most effective and safe post-operative rehabilitation protocol following minimal invasive repair.
The Value of Arthroscopy in the Treatment of Complex Ankle Fractures - a Protocol of a Randomised Controlled Trial BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2016 | Pubmed ID: 27175917 An anatomical reconstruction of the ankle congruity is the important prerequisite in the operative treatment of acute ankle fractures. Despite anatomic restoration patients regularly suffer from residual symptoms after these fractures. There is growing evidence, that a poor outcome is related to the concomitant traumatic intra-articular pathology. By supplementary ankle arthroscopy anatomic reduction can be confirmed and associated intra-articular injuries can be treated. Nevertheless, the vast majority of complex ankle fractures are managed by open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) only. Up to now, the effectiveness of arthroscopically assisted fracture treatment (AORIF) has not been conclusively determined. Therefore, a prospective randomised study is needed to sufficiently evaluate the effect of AORIF compared to ORIF in complex ankle fractures.