Brian D. Dierckman

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate patient factors that might contribute to a poor result after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Seventy-one knees (6.9%) of 1024 primary TKAs were identified at 1 year follow-up as having a poor result because of either stiffness or pain. Radiographs demonstrated well-fixed and aligned implants. This group was compared(More)
PURPOSE (1) Describe a previously unreported finding involving the intra-articular portion of the subscapularis, the Conrad lesion. (2) Describe a novel classification system for the spectrum of non-insertional tendinopathy of the subscapularis. (3) Report the outcomes of surgical treatment of this spectrum of pathology. MATERIALS AND METHODS Outcomes of(More)
We conducted a study to evaluate in vivo tension applied to the rotator cuff tendon positioned at the medial versus lateral footprint during arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. We evaluated 20 consecutive patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. During repair, a grasper was inserted through a lateral portal, and a digital weigh scale was(More)
With the significant increase in use of the arthroscope around the hip have come several less invasive techniques to manage pathologies around this joint. This technical note with a video details one such technique that allows for the endoscopic management of proximal hamstring tears and chronic ischial bursitis, which until now have been managed(More)
A variety of complications, including iatrogenic anterior hip instability, have been reported after hip arthroscopy. We present a case of a patient sustaining a postoperative anterior hip dislocation after cam resection for treatment of femoroacetabular impingement. Our patient developed persistent instability and required anterior capsuloligamentous(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the maximum load and point of failure of the construct during tensioning of the lateral row of a transosseous-equivalent (TOE) rotator cuff repair. METHODS In 6 fresh-frozen human shoulders, a TOE rotator cuff repair was performed, with 1 suture from each medial anchor passed through the tendon and tied(More)
PURPOSE To compare the biomechanical, time, and profile characteristics of a new sliding locking knot termed the slippage-proof knot (SPK) and a modified slippage-proof knot (MSPK) with those of traditional arthroscopic knots. METHODS We evaluated the Samsung Medical Center (SMC) knot, Revo knot, SPK, and MSPK (an SPK with a single added half-hitch) tied(More)
BACKGROUND Risser staging is one of several criteria used in scoliosis screening programs. This study aimed to evaluate the reliability of a radiologist's Risser interpretations from a large metropolitan scoliosis-screening program when compared to interpretations of 2 pediatric orthopaedic surgeons and 2 orthopaedic residents. METHODS During the 2008 to(More)
BACKGROUND The modified Broström procedure has been successful for most patients with chronic lateral ankle instability (CLAI); however, a subset of patients has had unsatisfactory outcomes. For those at risk of failure, anatomic reconstruction of the lateral ankle ligaments using a semitendinosus allograft to augment the modified Broström procedure is(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of our study was to determine whether secondary fixation is needed when lateral femoral wall breach occurs and whether the diameter of the femoral tunnel affects the cyclical and ultimate load to failure of 3 different suspensory fixation devices. METHODS Sixty fresh-frozen porcine femora were dissected to isolate the anterior cruciate(More)