Champ L. Baker

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BACKGROUND Loss of meniscal tissue leads to increased pain and decreased clinical function and activity levels. We hypothesized that patients receiving a collagen meniscus implant would have better clinical outcomes than patients treated with partial medial meniscectomy alone. METHODS Three hundred and eleven patients with an irreparable injury of the(More)
We undertook a prospective study using arthroscopy to determine the intraarticular derangement caused by initial anterior shoulder dislocations. Of our 32 patients, 15 (47%) had a grade I, grade II, or grade III Hill-Sachs lesion. The patients were 29 men and 3 women whose ages ranged from 15 to 28 years (mean 22 years). All of the patients studied were(More)
We reviewed the clinical records and operative notes of seventeen consecutive patients who were treated by surgical repair for acute posterolateral rotatory instability in order to determine the diagnostic features of the instability and the effectiveness of our surgical repair in thirteen patients who returned for objective and subjective evaluation after(More)
Ankle arthroscopy has become an accepted procedure for the treatment of various intraarticular disorders. More than 100 ankle arthroscopies have been performed at our institution since 1983. To better define the role of arthroscopic surgery in the treatment of ankle disorders, we evaluated the preoperative examination and indications, operative data, and(More)
BACKGROUND There are few reports in the literature detailing arthroscopic treatment of unidirectional posterior shoulder instability. HYPOTHESIS Arthroscopic capsulolabral reconstruction is effective in restoring stability and function and alleviating pain in athletes with symptomatic unidirectional posterior instability. This population has significant(More)
Arthroscopic evaluation of patients with an acute anterior shoulder dislocation was done to identify and classify the intraarticular lesions that might predict recurrent dislocations. Forty-five shoulders fit the following criteria for inclusion in our study: initial dislocation with no prior history of shoulder problems; confirmation of the dislocation(More)
Arthroscopic treatment of transchondral talar dome fractures allows accurate visualization and debridement of the lesion with less postoperative morbidity and earlier mobilization than arthrotomy. Although many studies document the results of open treatment, no reports of long-term results of arthroscopic treatment of these fractures have been published. We(More)
We assessed the clinical utility of 42 arthroscopic releases for lateral epicondylitis in 40 patients (average age, 43 years) with an average of 14 months of symptomatic history before surgery. At arthroscopy, we found 15 type I lesions (intact capsule), 15 type II lesions (linear capsular tear), and 12 type III lesions (complete capsular tear), and(More)
As our understanding of the anatomy and function of the elbow joint continues to grow and technology continues to advance, our ability to correct disorders of the elbow with arthroscopic techniques will expand. Today, we are at the brink of major advances in the arthroscopic evaluation and treatment of elbow ailments. Many open surgical procedures currently(More)
Fifty-five ankle arthroscopies performed for anterolateral ankle impingement between January 1987 and April 1992 were reviewed for functional outcome and patient satisfaction. There were 33 men and 22 women with an average age of 34 years (range 20-67). All patients reported a previous history of ankle injury, and 60% of the patients had at least one ankle(More)