Creighton Hager

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The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate clinically, functionally, and objectively our initial experience using free, autogenous middle third patellar tendon for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction without extraarticular augmentation in 62 of 75 patients (80% followup) who were available for clinical review at a minimum 2-year followup.(More)
This study examined the functional, objective, and subjective outcome of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in recreational athletes > or = 35 years after a minimum of 2 years of follow-up. Patients > or = 35 years who underwent ACL reconstruction by a single surgeon were identified from our surgical database. Nineteen knees in 18 (62%(More)
Sixty-two patients who underwent arthroscopically assisted anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with the middle-third patellar tendon autograft without extraarticular augmentation were retrospectively reviewed at a minimum 2-year (mean, 37-month) followup. A postoperative KT-1000 arthrometric evaluation revealed a mean maximum manual difference of 0.3(More)
Distal clavicle resection is frequently performed for persistent acromioclavicular pain. However, patient outcome after this procedure has not been well described. The results of subjective and objective retrospective analysis of 23 open distal clavicle resections in 21 patients are reported. Patients were evaluated with a questionnaire, roentgenographs,(More)
Fat embolism syndrome is a potentially serious, life-threatening complication of long bone fractures, blunt trauma, and intramedullary manipulation. The orthopaedic nurse needs to have an understanding of fat embolism syndrome (FES), its pathophysiology, the varied aspects of its clinical presentation, and an understanding of treatment protocols and(More)
Tactical communication environments are characterized by frequent disruptions, intermittent connectivity, and low bandwidth (DIL) due to the unfavorable, unfriendly, and sometimes very dynamic network conditions. Nevertheless, there is still an expectation that tactical applications can communicate seamlessly despite the challenging communication(More)