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BACKGROUND Presentations of clinically relevant data at AOSSM national meetings are presented yearly and may influence clinical decision making. HYPOTHESIS The incidence of presentations that do not subsequently get published is high, and the numbers of major and minor inconsistencies, once published, are also high. STUDY DESIGN Systematic review. (More)
OBJECTIVES To compare failure rates between short and long cephalomedullary nails used for the treatment of intertrochanteric hip fractures in patients over 65 years of age. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. Data were collected from medical records and radiographs. SETTING Three level 1 trauma centers. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS Patients aged 65 years or(More)
BACKGROUND Intramedullary pin and plate fixation for midshaft clavicular fractures both have their proponents, but little comparative data are available. We performed a retrospective comparison of these 2 techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review was performed on 40 consecutive patients with closed, simple, or wedge-type midshaft clavicular(More)
BACKGROUND Hip arthroscopy is an evolving surgical technique being performed in greater numbers because of advances in skill, improved technology, and increased demand. Identifying vascular safe zones using anatomic and intracapsular landmarks provides a valuable intraoperative guide to reduce the risk of damage to the femoral head blood supply during(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this study was to show that patient self-assessment of active shoulder range of motion (ROM) by use of a novel, diagram-based questionnaire is accurate when compared with physician-assessed shoulder ROM. METHODS We designed a diagram-based self-assessment tool that enables patients to determine their own active shoulder ROM in 3 planes(More)
BACKGROUND A number of different femoral anterior cruciate ligament fixation techniques are currently in use. Slippage of the graft caused by excessive early loading or aggressive rehabilitation may negate benefits of surgery and result in a knee with undesirable laxity. HYPOTHESIS Anterior cruciate ligament femoral graft slippage varies by fixation(More)
STUDY DESIGN A case report of a patient who survived a traumatic disassociation of both atlanto-occipital and atlantoaxial joints. OBJECTIVE.: To describe a rare case of concurrent atlanto-occipital and atlantoaxial dislocation with a review of the related literature regarding occipitocervical dislocation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Cases of isolated(More)
BACKGROUND Traditional biomechanical evaluations of rotator cuff repair techniques employ cyclic loading of the supraspinatus tendon in an isolated medial direction. PURPOSE This study was conducted to evaluate 2 different rotator cuff repair techniques that are currently the subject of debate with cyclic loading and with internal and external humeral(More)
BACKGROUND All-arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is becoming more commonly performed with recent improvements in implants, instrumentation, and techniques. This study evaluated the influence of different training resources for surgeons performing this procedure. METHODS A twenty-eight-item survey was created to evaluate the methods by which orthopaedic(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if intraoperative autologous transfusion using a Cell Saver (CS) was routinely indicated for open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) of acetabular fractures, and if so, was there a difference between differing surgical approaches. DESIGN Retrospective single-center cohort study. SETTING University Level 1 trauma center. (More)