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BACKGROUND This study was performed to evaluate the results of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in patients with open wounds in the foot and ankle region. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using a NPWT device, 16 patients were prospectively treated for soft tissue injuries around the foot and ankle. Mean patient age was 32.8 years (range, 3-67 years). All(More)
BACKGROUND Although intramedullary nailing is an ideal treatment for subtrochanteric femoral fractures, it is technically challenging in fractures extending into the nail entry area and/or involving the lesser trochanter. Although the application of circumferential wire may facilitate reduction in these situations, its use remains controversial due to(More)
STUDY DESIGN We performed a prospective study to evaluate the reliability of using triggered electromyography (EMG) for predicting pedicle wall breakthrough during the placement of pedicle screw in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery. PURPOSE We wanted to correlate pedicle wall breakthrough with the triggered EMG threshold of stimulation and the(More)
Context Although impending incomplete atypical femoral fractures (AFFs) require prophylactic fixation, there is still a lack of study on predicting complete fracture among the incomplete AFFs. Objective Our purposes are to develop a scoring system to predict progression into complete fracture and to evaluate its reliability and validity. Design,(More)
Twenty-four unstable tibial fractures were stabilized with a narrow limited contact-dynamic compression plate inserted using a percutaneous plating technique under fluoroscopic guidance. The major indication for this technique was a tibial fracture for which intramedullary nailing would be difficult. There were 16 proximal or distal metaphyseal fractures(More)
INTRODUCTION Recent reports have described the occurrence of low-energy subtrochanteric and femoral shaft fractures associated with long-term bisphosphonate use. Although information regarding the surgical treatment of these atypical femoral fractures is increasing, it is unclear if the preventive operation is useful in incomplete fractures. This study(More)
BACKGROUND Iliosacral screw fixation is a popular technique for treatment of unstable pelvic injuries involving the posterior ring. However, screw malposition may result in dangerous complications involving injury to adjacent neurovascular structures. This study was conducted in order to evaluate the results and efficacy of using three-dimensional(More)
Twenty-one patients with fractures of the distal tibial metaphysis, some with minimal displacement in the ankle, were treated by percutaneous plate osteosynthesis with a narrow limited contact-dynamic compression plate. Using the classification by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen and Orthopaedic Trauma Association, 17 fractures had no(More)