Atul V Sukthankar

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BACKGROUND Factors predisposing to tearing of the rotator cuff are poorly understood. We have observed that the acromion of patients with a rotator cuff tear very often appears large on anteroposterior radiographs or during surgery. The purpose of this study was to quantify the lateral extension of the acromion in patients with a full-thickness rotator cuff(More)
We hypothesised that a large acromial cover with an upwardly tilted glenoid fossa would be associated with degenerative rotator cuff tears (RCTs), and conversely, that a short acromion with an inferiorly inclined glenoid would be associated with glenohumeral osteoarthritis (OA). This hypothesis was tested using a new radiological parameter, the critical(More)
BACKGROUND Glenoid loosening continues to be the primary reason for failure of total shoulder arthroplasty. The purpose of this study was to evaluate, with use of a sensitive and reproducible imaging method, the radiographic and clinical results of total shoulder replacement with a pegged, cemented polyethylene glenoid implant. METHODS Forty-three(More)
BACKGROUND The natural history of massive rotator cuff tears is not well known. The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical and structural mid-term outcomes in a series of nonoperatively managed massive rotator cuff tears. METHODS Nineteen consecutive patients (twelve men and seven women; average age, sixty-four years) with a massive rotator(More)
Lequesne’s vertical-center-anterior margin (VCA) angle measured on the false profile view of the pelvis aims at quantifying the anterior acetabular coverage of the femoral head. The anterior delimitation of the acetabular roof is often defined on the false profile view but there are no data on its interrater reliability. Additionally, it is not known how(More)
PURPOSE Leg length discrepancy and angular deformities can, in contrast to adults; easily be corrected with epiphysiodesis during growth. Goal of this study was to evaluate our results of a modified Canale technique for definitive epiphysiodesis treating leg length discrepancy and also angular deformities. METHODS Between 2000 and 2007, 22 patients (11(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the precision of central hip arthroscopy in the assessment and treatment of pincer-type femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) avoiding the posterolateral portal, with its close proximity to the main arterial blood supply of the femoral head, the medial circumflex femoral artery. METHODS Seven human cadaveric(More)
OBJECTIVES To carry out a pilot study to demonstrate the feasibility of the contingent valuation (CV) approach to identify net benefits gained from spinal interventions; and to conduct a formal cost-benefit analysis (CBA) using a retrospective study design. The study design is a CBA feasibility study using a CV survey with ex post(More)
We report a new technique for pelvic external fixation that we have developed as an alternative to the anterosuperior (Slätis) and the anteroinferior (supra-acetabular) type pelvic external fixator configurations. The method principally differs from the other techniques by virtue of the subcristal positioning of the pins and offers advantages in terms of(More)