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OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to compare anterior and posterior pin placement of the pelvic C-clamp with specific reference to the proximity of the sciatic nerve, sciatic notch, hip joint capsule, and superior gluteal neurovascular bundle. METHODS The pelvic C-clamp (Synthes, Paoli, PA) was applied to eight extracted pelvic specimens and five(More)
Ankle fractures are one of the most common injuries seen by orthopedic surgeons. It is therefore essential to understand the risks associated with their treatment. Using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program(®) database from 2006 to 2013, the patient demographics, comorbidities, and 30-day complications were(More)
BACKGROUND Involvement in patient care is critical in training orthopedic surgery residents for independent practice. As the focus on outcomes and quality measures intensifies, the impact of resident intraoperative involvement on patient outcomes will be increasingly scrutinized. We sought to determine the impact of residents' intraoperative participation(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this retrospective study was to identify opioid prescribing practices, determine the number of morphine milliequivalents (MMEs) prescribed by orthopaedic/non-orthopaedic members to narcotic naive and previously exposed patients and provide narcotic prescribing recommendations. METHODS Patients over 18 years old with an isolated(More)
E lbow stiffness is a well-known complication of elbow trauma that is commonly associated with morbidity. It has been theorized that a 50% reduction of elbow rangeofmotion can reduceupper extremity function by as much as 80%. Injuries are the most common cause of elbow stiffness requiring operative release. Posttraumatic contracture of the elbow occurs in(More)
We sought to conduct the largest retrospective study to date of open tibia fractures and describe the incidence of complications and evaluate the potential predictive risk factors for complications. Patients with open tibia fractures treated with reamed intramedullary nail (IMN) across a 10-year period were evaluated. Patient charts were reviewed for(More)
SummaryIn this study, we sought to retrospectively evaluate union and infection rates after treatment of distal femur nonunions using a combined nail/plate construct with autogenous bone grafting. 10 patients treated at a Level I Trauma Center for nonunion of a femoral fracture using a combined nail/plate construct from 2004 to 2014 were included in the(More)
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