Brad A. Petrisor

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BACKGROUND Hip fractures occur in 280,000 North Americans each year. Although surgeons have reached consensus with regard to the treatment of undisplaced fractures of the hip, the surgical treatment of displaced fractures remains controversial. Identifying surgeons' preferences in techniques, and the rationale for their choices, may aid in focusing(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate prediction of likelihood of reoperation in patients with tibial shaft fractures would facilitate optimal management. Previous studies were limited by small sample sizes and noncomprehensive examination of possible risk factors. OBJECTIVE We conducted an observational study to determine which prognostic factors were associated with an(More)
OBJECTIVE We reviewed those patients who developed a postoperative infection after reamed intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fractures to investigate the possible causes of infection, its effect on union time, and the requirement for reconstructive surgery. DESIGN Retrospective review of patients who developed deep infection after reamed tibial(More)
BACKGROUND Metatarsal fractures are common injuries; however little has been written regarding their epidemiology in an adult population. METHODS All patients with metatarsal fractures during a 1-year time period were included in the study. Demographic information, grade, and mechanism of injury, associated injuries, and fracture location and type were(More)
BACKGROUND Tibial shaft fractures are the most common long bone fracture and are prone to complications such as nonunion requiring reoperations to promote fracture healing. We aimed to determine the fracture characteristics associated with tibial fracture nonunion, and their predictive value on the need for reoperation. We further aimed to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND Although surgeons acknowledge the importance of irrigating open fracture wounds, the choice of irrigating fluid and delivery pressure remains controversial. Our objective was to clarify current opinion with regard to the irrigation of open fracture wounds. METHODS We used a cross-sectional survey and a sample-to-redundancy strategy to examine(More)
BACKGROUND Shortening of the femoral neck after fracture fixation with multiple parallel screws decreases the moment arm for the abductor muscles of the hip. This study aimed to assess the incidence of femoral neck shortening quantitatively and qualitatively in patients with femoral neck fractures treated with multiple cannulated screws, and to investigate(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare quality of care in for-profit and not-for-profit nursing homes. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies and randomised controlled trials investigating quality of care in for-profit versus not-for-profit nursing homes. RESULTS A comprehensive search yielded 8827 citations, of which 956 were judged(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to determine interrater and intrarater reliabilities on the healing assessment of femoral neck fractures between orthopedic surgeons and radiologists and to test the performance of a checklist system for hip fracture healing. METHODS We developed and used a scoring system [radiographic union score in hip fracture (RUSH)(More)
BACKGROUND Identifying optimal treatment strategies in patients with traumatic foot and ankle injuries has been hampered by the use of multiple available outcome measures with unproven reliability and validity. This prospective observational study aimed to measure the correlation between six functional outcome measures in patients with traumatic foot and(More)