Darren S. Drosdowech

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A systematic review was conducted of primary intervention of proximal humeral fracture, which is a common injury with significant morbidity. Keywords of proximal humeral fracture were entered into PubMed and Embase databases. Two evaluators reviewed abstracts from 1985 to 2004 for inclusion and exclusion criteria yielding 66 articles. These articles were(More)
The purposes of this study were to determine the reliability of strength and self-reporting measures, the relationship of different strength measures to function, and the impact of rotator cuff pathology on patients' quality of life. Patients with nonoperated rotator cuff pathology (n = 36) and unaffected control subjects (n = 48) were assessed by use of(More)
BACKGROUND Comminuted fractures of the radial head are challenging to treat with open reduction and internal fixation. Radial head arthroplasty is an alternative treatment with results that compare favorably with those reported after open reduction and internal fixation of similar fractures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the two-year outcomes(More)
OBJECTIVE This biomechanical study compares four different techniques of fixation of middle third clavicular fractures. METHODS Twenty fresh-frozen clavicles were randomized into four groups. Each group used a different fixation device (3.5 Synthes reconstruction plate, 3.5 Synthes limited contact dynamic compression plate, 3.5 Synthes locking compression(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort study with repeated measures. OBJECTIVE To establish the responsiveness of the Simple Shoulder Test (SST) in comparison to other commonly used clinical outcomes in patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty. BACKGROUND Responsiveness statistics are a useful means to compare different outcomes in terms of their ability to(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to identify the incidence of metallic suture anchor pullout after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and determine the impact of tear size on the risk of pullout. METHODS A retrospective review of 269 patients (550 metallic suture anchors) who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair between January 2006 and January(More)
BACKGROUND This clinical trial was done to evaluate outcomes of the single and double-incision techniques for acute distal biceps tendon repair. We hypothesized that there would be fewer complications and less short-term pain and disability in the two-incision group, with no measureable differences in outcome at a minimum of one year postoperatively. (More)
A consecutive series of patients (n = 149) completed 4 self-reporting scales (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand [DASH] questionnaire; Simple Shoulder Test [SST]; Western Ontario Rotator Cuff [WORC] questionnaire; and Short Form 36 [SF-36]) during the week before rotator cuff repair and 6 months after surgery. Patients were divided into 3 groups:(More)
The Hill-Sachs lesion is a well-known entity that threatens recurrent instability, but the treatment options are multiple and the surgical indications remain undefined. The evidence for each operative technique is limited to retrospective reviews and small case series without controls. The decision of which technique to use resides with the surgeon. Older,(More)
This in vitro study evaluated the effects of four different muscle-loading ratios on active glenohumeral joint abduction. Eight cadaveric shoulders were tested using a shoulder simulator designed to reproduce unconstrained abduction of the humerus via computer-controlled pneumatic actuation. Forces were applied to cables that were sutured to tendons or(More)