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Knee dislocations are limb-threatening injuries and, if not treated appropriately, may result in significant functional disability. Currently, there is a paucity of high-quality outcome studies in the literature to help guide optimal treatment strategies for these complex injuries [2]. Highlevel studies are extremely difficult to achieve because of the(More)
BACKGROUND There is no consensus on the best treatment for periprosthetic supracondylar fracture. MATERIAL AND METHODS We systematically summarized and compared results of different fixation techniques in the management of acute distal femur fractures above a total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Several databases were searched (Medline, Cochrane library, OTA(More)
Between 1976 and 1980, 81 knees in 59 patients 75 years of age or older, underwent primary total knee arthroplasty with a cemented, condylar femoral component and a cemented, moderately conforming, all polyethylene tibial component. All patients were followed up until death, revision surgery, or for a minimum of 10 years. Mean clinical followup was 8.1(More)
While it is generally accepted that most partial and isolated medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries can be treated non-operatively, ideal treatment of the MCL in multi-ligament knee injuries remains controversial. High failure rates with repair of the posterolateral corner in the multi-ligament injured knee have been recently reported, favoring(More)
Despite the popularity of surgical repair of rotator cuff tears, literature regarding the indications for and timing of surgery are sparse. We performed a systematic review of the literature to investigate factors influencing the decision to surgically repair symptomatic, full-thickness rotator cuff tears. Specifically, how do demographic variables,(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of the multiligament-injured knee remains controversial. PURPOSE To compare clinical and functional outcomes of a consecutive series of multiligament-injured knees that underwent repair of the fibular collateral ligament (FCL) and posterolateral corner (PLC), followed by delayed cruciate ligament reconstructions, with those that had(More)
PURPOSE The posterolateral corner (PLC) of the knee is anatomically complex with similarly complex MR imaging findings in acutely injured knees. The purpose of this study was to define the MRI pattern of injury in cases of PLC disruption requiring surgery because of clinical instability. METHODS The knee MRIs of 22 patients who underwent surgical repair(More)
BACKGROUND There are sparse data available regarding outcome of meniscal repair performed at the time of ACL reconstruction in the pediatric and adolescent population. PURPOSE To review the results of meniscal repair performed at the time of ACL reconstruction in pediatric and adolescent patients. STUDY DESIGN Case series; Level of evidence, 4. (More)
BACKGROUND Peroneal nerve palsy is a frequent and potentially disabling complication of multiligament knee dislocation, but little information exists on the degree to which patients recover motor or sensory function after this injury, and whether having this nerve injury--with or without complete recovery--is a predictor of inferior patient-reported outcome(More)