Andrew Haskell

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The increased use of locking plates to treat difficult fracture scenarios has been advocated in patients that have reduced bone mineral density. One of these difficult fracture patterns, fixation of the distal fragment of a distal fibula fracture, may depend on unicortical and cancellous bony purchase. This study investigated the construct stiffness(More)
Metachronous multicentric giant cell tumors of bone are rare. The case of a 47-year-old woman who had a giant cell tumor of the ilium develop 24 years after resection of a giant cell tumor of the proximal tibia is reported. The initial and current surgical approaches for this patient are described. A literature review is presented to show that this patient(More)
The treatment of coronal plane deformity during total ankle arthroplasty is understood poorly. This study tests the hypotheses that preoperative coronal plane malalignment and incongruence of the ankle can be corrected and maintained for 2 years with total ankle replacement, and that factors can be identified that place ankles at risk of having progressive(More)
This study compared cannulated 4.5-mm bioabsorbable screws made of self-reinforced poly-levolactic acid to cannulated 4.5-mm steel and titanium screws for resistance to shear stress and ability to generate compression in a polyurethane foam model of slipped capital femoral epiphysis fixation. The maximum shear stress resisted by the three screw types was(More)
Ankle fractures are among the most common injuries managed by orthopaedic surgeons. Many ankle fractures are simple, with straightforward management leading to successful outcomes. Some fractures, however, are challenging, and debate arises regarding the best treatment to achieve an optimal outcome. Some patients have medical comorbidities that increase the(More)
International volunteerism helps remedy global inequities in orthopaedic care and provides relief for increasing professional disillusionment experienced by many orthopaedic surgeons in the United States. From 1992 to 1998, 41% of residents from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco volunteered overseas.(More)
Total ankle arthroplasty was developed to reduce pain and retain motion of the ankle joint in patients with osteoarthritis. The ankle joint has unique, complex anatomic and biomechanical characteristics that must be considered in a successful total ankle arthroplasty prosthesis. Initial designs from the 1960s to the 1970s had many failures. Current designs(More)
BACKGROUND Surgeons disagree about the safety of adding adjuvant procedures requiring separate incisions during total ankle replacement (TAR). This study tested the hypothesis that complication rates for patients in the first year after TAR would be greater when combined with procedures through separate incisions. METHODS A retrospective review was(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies suggest the perioperative complication rate of total ankle arthroplasty decreases as a surgeon becomes familiar with the procedure. This study tests the hypothesis that the number of perioperative adverse events will decrease as surgeon experience with total ankle replacement increases. METHODS Ten surgeons completed(More)