Bruce A. Levy

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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)
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 purpose of this systematic review was to address the treatment of multiligament knee injuries, specifically (1) surgical versus nonoperative treatment, (2) repair versus reconstruction of injured ligamentous structures, and (3) early versus late surgery of damaged ligaments. METHODS Two independent reviewers performed a search on PubMed from(More)
A systematic approach to evaluation and treatment is needed for the patient with knee dislocation. There is a paucity of high-level evidence on which to base treatment decisions. Reported controversies related to the treatment of the multiligament-injured knee include the selective use of arteriography for vascular assessment, serial physical examination(More)
The clinical practice guideline was explicitly developed to include only treatments less invasive than knee replacement (ie, arthroplasty). Patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee are to be encouraged to participate in self-management educational programs and to engage in self-care, as well as to lose weight and engage in exercise and(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)
The records of patients aged 50 years or over who underwent primary reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament between 1990 and 2002 were reviewed. There were 35 knees in 34 patients that met the inclusion criteria. The mean age of the patients was 57 years (50 to 66) and the mean clinical follow-up was for 72 months (25 to 173). A total of 23 knees(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)
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)
The ideal management of the dislocated knee remains controversial. These injuries often can be elusive; a significant number of dislocated knees spontaneously reduce and appear relatively benign on routine radiographs. A high index of suspicion, based on the mechanism of injury, soft-tissue assessment of the limb, and the level of knee instability should(More)