Brandon S Smetana

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BACKGROUND Prior retrospective studies have reported magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of common adductor-abdominal rectus enthesopathy and acetabular labral tear in athletes treated for athletic pubalgia and hip pain. The true prevalence of these findings and association with symptoms in this population is unknown. PURPOSE This study was(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the length gained from subcutaneous and submuscular transposition of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Specifically, the study aimed to define an expected nerve gap able to be overcome, and to determine if a difference between transposition techniques exists. METHODS Eleven cadaveric specimens from the scapula to fingertip were(More)
PURPOSE To investigate rates, trends, and complications for carpal tunnel release (CTR) related to fellowship training using the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Part II Database. METHODS We searched the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery database for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome who underwent either open carpal tunnel release (OCTR) or(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes and playing status of professional hockey players 4 years after they underwent bilateral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of asymptomatic hips. METHODS Twenty-one professional hockey players with no previous hip/groin pain underwent hip/pelvis MRI. Each MRI study was evaluated by 3(More)
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Preparation of nanocomposite kaolinite/TiO(2), using hydrolysis of titanyl sulfate in the presence of kaolin was addressed. A variable (kaolin)/(titanyl sulfate) ratio has been used in order to achieve the desired TiO(2) content in prepared nanocomposites. Calcination of the composites at 600 °C led to the transformation of the kaolinite to metakaolinite(More)
A 13-year-old, right hand-dominant, otherwise healthy boy presented with left wrist pain 19 months after a nonmotorized scooter injury. Radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging at presentation demonstrated proximal pole scaphoid nonunion with avascular necrosis of the proximal fragment. Operative and nonsurgical treatment options were discussed and the(More)
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