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Lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow, is a common cause of elbow pain in the general population. Traditionally, lateral epicondylitis has been attributed to degeneration of the extensor carpi radialis brevis origin, although the underlying collateral ligamentous complex and joint capsule also have been implicated. Nonsurgical treatment, the mainstay of(More)
BACKGROUND Current evidence suggests that limited ankle dorsiflexion is an etiologic factor for plantar fasciitis. This limitation can arise from either an isolated contracture of the gastrocnemius or from a contracture of the gastrocnemius-soleus complex. This study's aim was to determine the proportion of patients with plantar fasciitis that have an(More)
The total hip prosthesis has evolved from the initial monoblock system developed by Charnley. Modularity of both the femoral and acetabular components, which allows the surgeon to assemble the prostheses just before or during the course of implantation, has now become standard. Modularity increases the number of implant parameter variables, allowing(More)
BACKGROUND Type II odontoid fractures are reportedly increasing in incidence and occur primarily in the elderly. Neurologic deficits (ND) at presentation add to the morbidity of these fractures; however, reports are limited as a result of small case series. It is unclear what specific complications are associated with ND and whether these result in(More)
BACKGROUND Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is frequently cultured in patients with wound infections after shoulder surgery. The purpose of this study was to characterize the colonization of various anatomic locations with P. acnes in order to explain this clinical observation. METHODS Culture samples were collected from the skin overlying the shoulder,(More)
Bursitis is a common cause of musculoskeletal pain and often prompts orthopaedic consultation. Bursitis must be distinguished from arthritis, fracture, tendinitis, and nerve pathology. Common types of bursitis include prepatellar, olecranon, trochanteric, and retrocalcaneal. Most patients respond to nonsurgical management, including ice, activity(More)
BACKGROUND Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is effective in treating the segmental symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) as well as axial symptoms that are levodopa responsive. PD patients on chronic DBS who develop axial symptoms and gait disturbances several years later oftentimes are refractory to high frequency stimulation (HFS). Several studies report(More)
We report an unusual variant of a palmar trapezoid dislocation with a shearing fracture of the dorsal cortex treated with mini-fragment screw fixation. This patient's treatment is compared to the few previously published reports of palmarly dislocated trapezoids to assist hand surgeons facing this uncommon injury.