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PURPOSE To examine our incidence of early complications that occur using the Proximal Humeral Internal Locking System (PHILOS) and to determine the contributing factors. SETTING Academic medical center. PATIENTS Fifty-one consecutive patients treated with a proximal humerus locking plate. OUTCOME Development of an intraoperative, acute postoperative,(More)
We conducted a study to evaluate the outcomes and complications of open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of 2-, 3-, and 4-part proximal humerus fractures using a standard management protocol with locking plates. Of 72 patients with acute proximal humerus fractures managed with ORIF and locking plates, 63 were available at the minimum follow-up of 1(More)
Osseous injuries affecting the posterosuperolateral aspect of the humeral head, also known as the Hill-Sachs lesion, are common and can pose a difficult problem for the operating surgeon. Hill-Sachs lesions can lead to recurrent shoulder instability if not identified and addressed. This review will focus on osseous defects of the humeral head and address(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to examine fracture settling and screw penetration after open reduction-internal fixation of 2-, 3-, and 4-part proximal humeral fractures and determine whether the use of calcium phosphate cement reduced these unwanted complications. METHODS We performed a retrospective study of prospective data. Inclusion criteria included patient(More)
Gradual distal fibula lengthening (DFL), in conjunction with other procedures, was used to correct ankle valgus and short fibulae in three pediatric patients with multiple hereditary exostoses (MHE). The average amount of DFL was 15 mm with a mean follow-up of 2.9 years. Final radiographs showed that all three patients had a stable ankle mortise without(More)
BACKGROUND Locking plates have become a commonly used fixation device in the operative treatment of three- and four-part proximal humerus fractures. Examining function in patients treated nonoperatively and operatively should help determine whether and when surgery is appropriate in these difficult-to-treat fractures. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We compared(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine functional outcomes following ORIF of displaced proximal humerus fractures in patients who received brachial plexus blocks compared to those who underwent general anesthesia. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed prospectively collected data on 92 patients. Patients were grouped according to anesthesia(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effects of age on the clinical, functional, and radiographic outcomes of patients with proximal humerus fractures treated operatively with locking plates. METHODS Between February 2003 and July 2012, all patients who sustained a proximal humerus fracture who presented to our institution were enrolled into a database. Patients(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of heterotopic ossification (HO) after hip arthroscopy reportedly ranges from less than 1.0% to 6.3%. Although open debridement has been described and a few series mention arthroscopic debridement, the techniques for arthroscopic excision of HO have not been described in detail. We describe the arthroscopic treatment of this(More)
The unsustainable rising cost of medical care is creating financial pressures that will critically alter the way that health care is paid for and delivered. Limited resources dictate that physicians must become more efficient at providing high quality care. In an effort to provide financial incentive for delivering quality care, the federal government(More)