Carlin A. Ridpath

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Three bones and two joints comprise the pectoral girdle. These are the clavicle, scapula, proximal humerus, acromioclavicular joint, and shoulder joint. The pectoral girdle binds the upper extremity to the torso. Thus, injury to any of the pectoral girdle's components can impact the function of the entire extremity. The spectrum of pectoral girdle injuries(More)
Purpose: To delineate chest radiographic (CXR) findings in scapulothoracic dissociation (SD), defined as a closed, blunt-force partial amputation of the forequarter dominated by brachial plexus and appendicular vascular injuries. Methods: Radiographs were available in 8 of 11 cases of SD identified by retrospective search of patient databases. Recumbent,(More)
Phantom studies were performed to develop a technique for linear tomography of the craniocervical junction with a digital fluoroscopic angiographic C-arm unit. Section thicknesses were similar to those used at conventional tomography, and the radiation dose was lower. C-arm tomography was possible with a 6-second exposure and a 40 degrees arc. C-arm(More)
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a disorder which afflicts children between the ages of 8 and 16 years of age. The underlying cause of SCFE is thought to be related to the relative weakness of the physis and strenuous physical activity in adolescence. If undetected SCFE can progress and cause significant complications such as AVN, avascular(More)
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