Christopher R. Spock

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BACKGROUND Microfracture is a frequently used technique for the repair of articular cartilage lesions of the knee. Despite the popularity of the technique, prospective information about the clinical results after microfracture is still limited. The purpose of our study was to identify the factors that affect the clinical outcome from this cartilage repair(More)
BACKGROUND Microfracture is a frequently used technique for the repair of articular cartilage lesions of the knee. Despite the popularity of the technique, prospective information about the clinical results after microfracture is still limited. The purpose of our study was to identify the factors that affect the clinical outcome from this cartilage repair(More)
Cross-pin fixation of hamstring grafts for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction was developed with hopes of improving on potential problems associated with interference screw and button fixation methods. However, cross-pins are a relatively new method of graft fixation and there are limited data on this technique. We report 2 cases in which reoperation(More)
STUDY DESIGN The study design consisted of a New Zealand white rabbit model of pseudarthrosis repair. Study groups consisting of no graft, autograft, or recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) with absorbable collagen sponge (ACS) or compression resistant matrix (CRM) were evaluated. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relative efficacy of bone(More)
A log splitter is a gasoline- or diesel-powered machine that uses a hydraulic-powered cutting wedge to do the work of an axe. Log-splitter injuries that do not result in amputation of digits or limbs are uncommon and not well described in the literature. We present a unique case of a patient who sustained a log-splitter injury that resulted in thrombosis of(More)
Antidepressant medications are commonly prescribed for older adults with depressive symptoms who may not have a major depressive disorder. Yet the effect of antidepressants on depressive symptoms in this population over time is largely unknown. We sought to determine whether the use of antidepressant medications is associated with a reduction in the(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case report of multifocal necrotizing fasciitis with lumbar involvement. OBJECTIVES To raise awareness of an unusual, but potential, focus of a multifocal necrotizing infection in a diabetic patient. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Necrotizing fasciitis is a rapidly spreading infection of the soft tissue and fascia. These infections can be(More)