Brian P. Kelly

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OBJECTIVE To develop a radiographic grading scheme for osteoarthritis of the knee that would relate to arthritic progression and deformity. METHODS The scheme of Scott, et al was revised to include new fields of Tibial Erosion and Subluxation; the fields of Tibial Osteophytes and Sclerosis were removed. The worst affected compartment only was scored on(More)
STUDY DESIGN A biomechanical testing protocol was used to study atlantoaxial fixation techniques in a human cadaveric model. OBJECTIVE To compare the in vitro biomechanics of locking plate fixation of the posterior arch of C1 to C2 laminar screw fixation, with that of conventional C1 lateral mass to C2 pars screw fixation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA(More)
STUDY DESIGN A biomechanical testing protocol was used to study different lumbo-pelvic fixation techniques in a human cadaveric lumbar spine model. OBJECTIVE To compare the in vitro biomechanics of a novel four-rod lumbo-pelvic reconstruction technique with and with out cross-links, to that of a conventional cross-linked two-rod technique. SUMMARY OF(More)
Robotic methods applied to in-vitro biomechanical testing potentially offer more comprehensive evaluations however, standard position control algorithms make real-time load control problematic. This paper describes and evaluates a novel custom developed Cartesian force controlled biomechanical testing system with coordinated 6 degree of freedom (DOF)(More)
The purpose of this study is to describe the kinematics of normal knees in vivo, assessed in deep flexion, using bi-planar radiographs. Antero-posterior and lateral views were obtained from five healthy males during three sequential positions of kneeling. In the first position, the subject knelt with the knees fully flexed (deep flexion between 150 and 165(More)
OBJECTIVES Constitutional delay in growth and adolescence (CDGA) is common in boys, some of whom request treatment to accelerate growth and attainment of secondary sexual characteristics. The aims of this study were to confirm that a 3-month course of intramuscular testosterone oenanthate does not impair final height in boys with CDGA, and to determine the(More)
CD4 T cells are both necessary and sufficient to mediate acute cardiac allograft rejection in mice. This process requires "direct" engagement of donor MHC class II molecules. That is, acute rejection by CD4+ T cells requires target MHC class II expression by the donor and not by the host. However, it is unclear whether CD4+ T cell rejection requires MHC(More)
Squatting and kneeling are important daily activities for Middle and Far East cultures that require positioning the knee in deep flexion. In these activities, the limb becomes fully flexed with a knee flexion angle reaching between 150 and 160 degrees and the heel reaching the posterior surface of the upper thigh. Existing knee prostheses do not allow a(More)
Recent studies using mouse models demonstrate that CD4(+) T cells are sufficient to mediate acute cardiac allograft rejection in the absence of CD8(+) T cells and B cells. However, the mechanistic basis of CD4-mediated rejection is unclear. One potential mechanism of CD4-mediated rejection is via elaboration of proinflammatory cytokines such as IFN-gamma.(More)
Standard in-vitro spine testing methods have focused on application of isolated and/or constant load components while the in-vivo spine is subject to multiple components that can be resolved into resultant dynamic load vectors. To advance towards more in-vivo like simulations the objective of the current study was to develop a methodology to apply(More)