Andre D. Shaffer

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Reduction of bone turnover with bisphosphonate treatment alters bone mineral and matrix properties. Our objective was to investigate the effect of bisphosphonate treatment on bone tissue properties near fragility fracture sites in the proximal femur in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. The mineral and collagen properties of corticocancellous biopsies(More)
PURPOSE To introduce, implement, and assess an iterative modification to the active deformational image segmentation method as applied to cervical cancer tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS A comparison by Jaccard similarity (JS) between this active deformational method and manual segmentation was performed on tumors of various sizes across preradiation, 3(More)
The operative management of tibial plateau fractures in elderly patients has historically led to inconsistent results, and these clinical outcomes were thought to be associated with poor bone quality often in elderly patients. The goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between bone density and subjective clinical outcome scores after open(More)
Patella fractures are challenging orthopaedic injuries. Many commonly used fixation techniques can be ineffective and lead to poor clinical outcomes even with satisfactory reductions and fracture healing. In this investigation, we present the technique of cage plate fixation of patella fractures and the clinical outcomes of 9 initial patients surgically(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the sensitivity, specificity, and interobserver and intraobserver reliabilities of intraoperative fluoroscopy and postoperative plain radiographs (XR) in the assessment of articular congruency after open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of ankle fractures involving the tibial plafond. DESIGN Retrospective cohort. SETTING(More)
Our objectives were to assess relationships between self-reported questionnaires and 2-minute walk test (2MWT) and timed get-up-and-go test (TUG) in preoperative total hip arthroplasty patients. A total of 162 patients completed the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index and Short Form 36 and performed 2MWT and TUG. Correlations(More)
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