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The current study reports complications from thyroidectomy in 253 consecutive patients from 1988 to 1992. There were 10 temporary cases of hypoparathyroidism. After total thyroidectomy, one of 34 patients (3.2%) developed permanent hypoparathyroidism. Complications of recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury or hypoparathyroidism were no more common following(More)
OBJECTIVES Physiological pelvic motion has been known to lead to eventual loosening of screws, screw breakage, and plate breakage in conventional plate fixation of the disrupted pubic symphysis. Locked plating has been shown to have advantages for fracture fixation, especially in osteoporotic bone. Although design-specific locked symphyseal plates are now(More)
BACKGROUND Iliosacral screws are commonly used for fixation of pelvic ring injuries. Previous reports using different screw insertion techniques have reported high neurologic complication rates, leading to recommendations for intraoperative neurodiagnostic monitoring. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the neurologic complications after percutaneous(More)
BACKGROUND Isolated coronal plane fractures of the distal femoral condyles (Hoffa fractures) occur uncommonly, are difficult to diagnose, and may be challenging to treat. The combination of supracondylar distal femoral fractures and these coronal plane fractures is thought to occur rarely. The purposes of the present study were to identify the frequency of(More)
Comminuted fracture-dislocations of the elbow are complex injuries that can result in significant postoperative loss of motion. Rigid anatomic fixation with early range of motion is the required treatment. Because of the local anatomy of the proximal ulna, it often is difficult to achieve a rigid fixation construct. A fixation technique of a dorsally(More)
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