Bruce J Sangeorzan

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BACKGROUND Talar neck fractures occur infrequently and have been associated with high complication rates. The purposes of the present study were to evaluate the rates of early and late complications after operative treatment of talar neck fractures, to ascertain the effect of surgical delay on the development of osteonecrosis, and to determine the(More)
BACKGROUND Contracture of the gastrocnemius-soleus complex has well-documented deleterious effects on lower-limb function in spastic or neurologically impaired individuals. There is scarce literature, however, on the existence of isolated gastrocnemius contracture or its impact in otherwise normal patients. We hypothesized that an inability to dorsiflex the(More)
BACKGROUND Open reduction and internal fixation has been recommended as the treatment for most unstable injuries of the Lisfranc (tarsometatarsal) joint. It has been thought that purely ligamentous injuries have a poor outcome despite such surgical management. METHODS We performed a retrospective study of patients who underwent open reduction and screw(More)
The purpose of this paper is to report prosthesis-related issues of importance that were identified by a diverse group of persons living with lower limb amputations (LLA) and prostheses. These perceptions and themes validate some old assumptions and challenge others, report both common and unusual experiences, and indirectly identify the information level(More)
BACKGROUND Fractures of the body of the talus are uncommon and poorly described. The purposes of the present study were to characterize these fractures, to describe one treatment approach, and to evaluate the clinical, radiographic, and functional outcomes of operative treatment. METHODS Fifty-six patients with fifty-seven talar body fractures who had(More)
BACKGROUND Plantar pressure measurements often are used as a tool to evaluate pathologic gait. Previous studies, often done at self-selected walking speeds, have used peak plantar pressure to try to predict ulcer formation, compare surgical outcomes, and evaluate orthotic device efficacy. However, the relationship between walking speed and plantar pressures(More)
This is a review of 183 patients with 218 displaced intraarticular fractures of the calcaneus treated by open reduction and internal fixation. One hundred and ninety four (89%) wounds underwent primary uneventful healing. Twenty-four wounds (11%) required local wound care. One deep infection occurred in a neuropathic foot that required below-knee(More)
Ankle arthrodesis treated by external fixation frequently results in complications from pin tract infections, loss of position, nonunion, and malunion. A method of ankle arthrodesis using 6.5-mm cancellous screws as the primary fixation hardware was developed. The most important screw is placed from the posterior malleolus into the neck and head of the(More)
Periodic cycles of enthusiasm for surgical management characterize the history of fractures of the calcaneus of the past century. After each period of advocacy for aggressive surgical therapy, there has been a trend toward nonoperative treatment. Morbidity and disappointing results were reported by those whose early attempts at open reduction were more(More)