Alan G Garrett

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We discontinued anticonvulsant drugs in 92 patients who had been free of seizures during two years of treatment with a single drug. All the patients had epilepsy that had previously been untreated, and had been randomly assigned to receive carbamazepine, phenytoin, or sodium valproate. Thirty-one patients relapsed, and 61 remained free of seizures. The mean(More)
The treatment of advanced hallux rigidus remains controversial, with many authors discussing arthrodesis versus arthroplasty. The purpose of this study is to report mid-term outcomes after implantation of a motion-preserving metatarsal head-resurfacing prosthetic and to present our technical considerations and modifications to the published technique to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate foot and ankle function in a series of patients undergoing fibula microvascular free tissue transfer. STUDY DESIGN A nonrandomized, nonblinded analysis was performed using the ankle-hindfoot scale as well as radiographic analysis to determine donor site morbidity. RESULTS Overall, foot ankle function was deemed to be good in this(More)
Diabetic foot ulcers have a biomechanical etiology related to triaxial plantar stresses (3DS) (1). Bergtholdt and Brand (2) suggested that the foot would heat up before breaking down, indicating that elevated 3DS in the diabetic foot would result in inflammation that could be monitored by thermography. The purpose of this study was to explore the(More)
The traditional stainless steel wire tension band (WTB) has been popularized for small avulsion fractures at the medial malleolus. Despite the tension band principle creating a stable construct, complications continue to arise utilizing the traditional stainless steel WTB with patients experiencing hardware irritation at the tension band site and subsequent(More)
The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine the outcome of bimalleolar equivalent ankle fractures in patients who were treated nonoperatively. The charts of 214 patients with isolated Weber B (supination-external rotation pattern) fibula fractures were reviewed. Fifty-one patients met the inclusion criteria and were administered the American(More)
Controversy remains regarding the use of arthroplasty versus arthrodesis in the surgical treatment of late-stage hallux rigidus. The purpose of our retrospective study was to report the long-term follow-up results of the metatarsal head resurfacing implant used for hemiarthroplasty. The patient assessments were conducted using the American Orthopaedic Foot(More)
Plantar shear stress has been held accountable as a causative factor in diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) (1,2). Delbridge et al. (2) recognized shear stress as a major causative factor by stating that it is shear rather than vertical load that is responsible for tissue breakdown that occurs deep to the skin. Historically, research in this area has been hampered(More)