Daniel R Schlatterer

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BACKGROUND Grade IIIB open tibia fractures are devastating injuries. Some clinicians advocate wound closure or stable muscle flap coverage within 72 hours to limit complications such as infection. Negative pressure wound therapy was approved by the FDA in 1997 and has become an adjunct for many surgeons in treating these fractures. Opinions vary regarding(More)
Our patient presented with a rare lesion, a patella osteogenic sarcoma that spread to the anterior horn of the lateral meniscus via the arthroscope. He was treated arthroscopically for a torn medial meniscus of his right knee. A lesion in the patella was observed and a biopsy specimen was obtained through the arthroscope. The specimen was diagnosed as an(More)
Over the last decade, the application of and indications for negative pressure wound therapy with reticulated open cell foam (NPWT/ROCF) as delivered by V.A.C.(R) Therapy (KCI, San Antonio, TX) have grown tremendously. This is particularly true in orthopaedic trauma in the management of injuries to the leg, ankle, and foot. This article reviews the(More)
Demineralized bone matrix (DBM) has been touted as an excellent grafting material; however, there are no Level I studies that use DBM alone in humans to back up this claim. DBM functions best in a healthy tissue bed but should be expected to have little impact in an anoxic or avascular tissue bed, a situation often encountered in traumatic orthopaedic(More)
The drilling bone may potentially cause excessive frictional heat, which can lead to local bone necrosis. This heat generation and local necrosis has been suggested to contribute to the resorption of bone around the placed screws, ending in loss of screw purchase in the bone and inadvertent loosening and/or the bone-implant construct. In vivo studies on(More)
Little has been published about the complexity of orthopaedic tumors compared to others tumors. The current study in the literature treated this problem in terms of classification, surgical intervention and impact on the patient. In this article, factors risks of tumors will be we identified. A strategy based on three dimensional simulations will be(More)