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Proximal humerus fractures are the third most common fracture in elderly patients. Hemiarthroplasty has been the treatment of choice in patients with bone quality and fracture patterns not amenable to open reduction and internal fixation. Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty is a newer option that appears to be less dependent on tuberosity healing than(More)
The purpose of this study was to outline the epidemiologic criteria of humerus fractures after traumatic injuries. All patients admitted to the trauma service at the authors' institution between 2005 and 2011 were entered into a prospective database. The authors obtained data on age, sex, injury mechanism, presence and location of humerus fracture,(More)
BACKGROUND Sleep disturbance is a common complaint of patients with a rotator cuff tear. Inadequate and restless sleep, along with pain, is often a driving symptom for patients to proceed with rotator cuff repair. To date, no studies have examined sleep disturbance in patients undergoing rotator cuff repair, and there is no evidence that surgery improves(More)
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BACKGROUND Articular cartilage damage of the knee is common, causing significant morbidity worldwide. Many adult tissues contain cells that are able to differentiate into multiple cell types, including chondrocytes. These stem cells have gained significant attention over the past decade and may become frontline management for cartilage defects in the very(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether deeper-than-recommended insertion of a suture anchor within the rotator cuff footprint of human cadaveric humeri affects fixation characteristics. Metallic 5-mm screw-in anchors loaded with a single No. 2 suture were placed in the infraspinatus footprint of 8 human cadaveric humeri at standard and deep(More)
Articular cartilage injuries of the knee are an increasingly common source of pain and dysfunction, particularly in the athletic population. In the athlete, untreated articular cartilage defects can represent a career threatening injury and create a significant obstacle in returning to full athletic participation. The markedly limited healing potential of(More)
BACKGROUND Recent literature has recognized a correlation with depression and poor self-reported functional outcome after orthopaedic procedures. However, the effect of depression on anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) outcome has never been studied. PURPOSE To quantify the incidence of major depressive disorder (MDD) and correlate depression(More)
PURPOSE Disruption of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) is now considered the essential lesion of recurrent lateral patellar dislocation in patients with normal lower extremity alignment. Reconstruction of the MPFL is a technique gaining significant success in the treatment of patients with this disabling condition. HYPOTHESIS Reconstruction of(More)
BACKGROUND Venous air embolism is a rare but potentially fatal complication of arthroscopy. Fatal venous air embolism has been reported with as little as 100 mL of air entering the venous system. During liquid-only arthroscopy, avenues for air introduction into the joint are limited. Therefore, we hypothesized that commercially prepared 3-L saline-solution(More)