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BACKGROUND The WOSI (Western Ontario Shoulder Instability Index) is a self-administered quality of life questionnaire designed to be used as a primary outcome measure in clinical trials on shoulder instability, as well as to measure the effect of an intervention on any particular patient. It is validated and is reliable and sensitive. As it is designed to(More)
STUDY DESIGN  Population-based retrospective cohort study. CLINICAL QUESTION  Are patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or more who undergo elective lumbar spine surgery at increased risk of post-surgical complications, as evidenced by reoperation within a 3-month period? METHODS  The Alberta Health and Wellness Administrative database was queried(More)
BACKGROUND Type IV superior labral anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesions, which are superior labral detachments associated with Bankart tears, are reported to occur in up to 25% of recurrent shoulder instability patients. However, the clinical implications of this finding are debatable. PURPOSE To determine whether there are any functional differences(More)
BACKGROUND This paper aims to determine the strongest fixation method for split type greater tuberosity fractures of the proximal humerus by testing and comparing three fixation methods: a tension band with No. 2 wire suture, a double-row suture bridge with suture anchors, and a manually contoured calcaneal locking plate. METHODS Each method was tested on(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical significance of a positive culture to Propionibacterium acnes in orthopedic specimens remains unclear, whether about its role as a contaminant or a pathogen, or its impact as a coinfectant. Therefore, we performed a retrospective study to provide a more accurate description of the clinical impact of P. acnes in an orthopedic(More)
Fractures of the acromion and scapula are known to occur after reverse shoulder arthroplasty. We present a case of a fracture at the base of the acromion 5 months after arthroplasty treated successfully with dual plating of the acromion. Eighteen months after fracture fixation, the patient had 160 degrees of active forward flexion, a QuickDASH of 29.5, a(More)
BACKGROUND Only a few outcome measures specific to elbow pathology and the assessment of their impacts on function are valid and reliable when used in French speaking populations. The English version of the Patient Rated Elbow Evaluation (PREE) was determined to be an optimal candidate for translation. HYPOTHESIS A French version of the PREE (PREE-Fr)(More)
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