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Thirty-day postoperative complications and mortality following total knee arthroplasty: incidence and risk factors among a national sample of 15,321 patients.
BACKGROUND The purpose of this investigation was to determine the incidence rates of, and identify risk factors for, thirty-day postoperative mortality and complications among more than 15,000Expand
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Patient factors, comorbidities, and surgical characteristics that increase mortality and complication risk after spinal arthrodesis: a prognostic study based on 5,887 patients.
BACKGROUND CONTEXT The impact of patient factors and medical comorbidities on the risk of mortality and complications after spinal arthrodesis has not been well described. Prior works have beenExpand
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Epidemiology of combat wounds in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom: orthopaedic burden of disease.
The United States forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) are primarily engaged in counterinsurgency operations within an irregular war. The US combat medicalExpand
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Type II Odontoid Fractures of the Cervical Spine: Do Treatment Type and Medical Comorbidities Affect Mortality in Elderly Patients?
Study Design. Retrospective cohort study. Objective. To determine the influence of age, comorbidities, and treatment type on mortality in elderly patients with acute Type II odontoid fractures.Expand
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Experimental evaluation of the holding power/stiffness of the self-tapping bone screws in normal and osteoporotic bone material.
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study is to compare the holding power of the self-tapping bone screws in normal and osteoporotic bone materials. BACKGROUND Self-tapping screws are increasingly beingExpand
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The combat experience of military surgical assets in Iraq and Afghanistan: a historical review.
BACKGROUND The Forward Surgical Team and Combat Support Hospital have been used extensively only during the past decade in Iraq and Afghanistan. The scope of their operational experience andExpand
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Impact magnitudes applied by surgeons and their importance when applying the femoral head onto the Morse taper for total hip arthroplasty
IntroductionThis study was designed to test whether the number of impacts, the experience of the surgeon or impact force made significant difference in pull off forces.Materials and methodsThe forcesExpand
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Treatment of lumbar disc herniation: Evidence-based practice
Clinical question: What is the best treatment for lumbar disc herniations? Results: For patients failing six weeks of conservative care, the current literature supports surgical intervention orExpand
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Morbidity and mortality in the thirty-day period following total hip arthroplasty: risk factors and incidence.
The study sought to ascertain the incidence rates and risk factors for 30-day post-operative complications after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA). Complications were categorized as systemic orExpand
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Mortality in elderly patients after cervical spine fractures.
BACKGROUND Despite an increased risk of cervical spine fractures in older patients, little is known about the mortality associated with these fractures and there is no consensus on the optimalExpand
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