Christopher D Kreulen

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA) in diagnosing superior labral anterior–posterior (SLAP) lesions. We hypothesized that the accuracy of MRI and MRA was lower than previously reported. Between 2006 and 2008, 444 patients who had both shoulder arthroscopy and an(More)
Use of amphotericin B-impregnated bone cement in combination with systemic antifungals for the treatment of coccidioidal osteomyelitis offers the potential for sustained local concentrations of drug at the site of the infection. Amphotericin B levels in bone of up to 5.1 μg/g have been demonstrated 4 months after placement of bone cement.
BACKGROUND Treatment of superior labral anterior posterior (SLAP) tears remains controversial, particularly in older age groups. Repair, debridement, biceps tenodesis, tenotomy, and observation have been recommended depending on patient characteristics, but there have not been any large epidemiologic studies investigating treatment trends. PURPOSE To(More)
BACKGROUND Large talar cartilage defects can be treated with either autologous chondrocyte implantation or matrix autologous chondrocyte implantation. Both techniques depend on successful harvesting of the chondrocytes. In the past, they have come from the ipsilateral knee, which has been associated with donor site morbidity. We hypothesized that damaged(More)
There are many causes of large bone defects in the tibiotalar joint that need to be definitively treated with a tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) arthrodesis. Some of the challenges of a large defect are its effect on leg length and the complications associated with trying to fill the defect with structural bone graft. We present an operative strategy involving the(More)
Arthrodesis of the subtalar joint can be performed via both open and arthroscopic techniques. Both groups of procedures have their own relative indications and contraindications, as well as complications. Good results have been reported for both general procedures, although some studies suggest superiority with arthroscopic subtalar arthrodesis.
BACKGROUND Osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT) are difficult to treat because of the poor intrinsic healing capability of articular cartilage. Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) has been shown to be a reliable method for treating cartilage lesions that fail to respond to traditional microfracture and debridement. The purpose of(More)
A 65-year-old man without significant comorbidities was referred to the senior author (EG) 9 months after an ankle arthrodesis procedure with complaints of pain, swelling, and progressive hindfoot valgus. The patient had elected to have the index surgery because of severe ankle arthritis due to longstanding lateral ankle instability. Physical examination(More)
46 Background: Superior labral anterior posterior (SLAP) lesions are infrequent injuries, 47 and diagnosis by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is difficult and controversial. 48 Hypothesis: Based on our clinical experience, the accuracy of the MRI to diagnose a 49 SLAP lesion is less than previously reported. 50 Study Design: Diagnostic Retrospective Study(More)
Forty years of clinical experience and peer-reviewed research studies support the use of nonweight-bearing removable rigid dressings (RRDs) as an effective means of postoperative management of transtibial amputations. We reviewed the published medical evidence regarding the use of RRDs as a postoperative management strategy, culminating in an evidence-based(More)
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